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The Brown County Press Sunday, February 2, 2014 • Volume 41 No. 26 Serving Brown County, Ohio since 1973

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Flood insurance rates exploding BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press Flood insurance rates for residents and businesses near the Ohio River are skyrocketing. The Biggert-Waters Insurance Reform Act of 2012 ends flood insurance subsidies for homes and businesses in flood zones. Insurance premiums are based on risk and property value, so individual amounts of the increase vary, but some individuals will see their rates go up tenfold as subsidies are phased out over four to five years. The issue is complicated further by the issuance of new flood risk maps by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The up-

dated maps are placing some areas in risk zones for flooding that were not designated as at-risk by previous maps. Biggert-Waters phases out the flood insurance subsidy for homeowners and businesses by 20 to 25 percent per year, depending on individual circumstances, until it is eliminated. Also as of October 1, 2013, if flood insurance has lapsed or upon ownership transfer, the new unsubsidized flood insurance rates apply. The idea behind the law was to reduce the debt owed by the federal flood insurance program, which after storms like Katrina and Sandy, is billions of dollars in the hole. There are moves in the U.S. Senate and the House

to soften the impact of the changes. On January 29, the Senate voted to reopen debate on the matter. However, the law was passed in July of 2012, and unless changes are made and approved by the Senate, House and President, the subsidies will be cut as planned. “This whole thing is in a state of flux right now”, 2nd District Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R) told the Brown County Press. “I don’t know that people are getting a fair shake. I think there are places with levees and other measures that are in place that are less risk, but the government is putting them all in one category.” Wenstrup said there are some options being disCONTINUED ON PAGE 12

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Many homes and businesses along the Ohio River are facing higher flood insurance costs as a result of the Biggert-Waters Insurance Reform Act of 2012.

Districts explore options Mootispaw pleads to make up snow days guilty, gets five years BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press With the continuing harsh weather, Brown County schools are searching for ways to help students keep up with their school work. Schools are allowed five snow days allotted by the Ohio Department of Education. After those days, students have to make up any more missed school days. According to Michele Filon, Superintendent of Eastern Local Schools, her district has now accumulated 12 calamity days due to the extreme temperatures and inclement weather. Filon said, “Hopefully

Governor Kasich will grant additional calamity days for Ohio school districts. Eastern’s Board of Education passed a resolution last Friday approving at least three blizzard bag days.” A ‘blizzard bag’ is homework that students take home in anticipation of missing school. They do the work and return it to the teacher when school resumes. Schools are then allowed to use the work that is turned in to count as a school day. Filon described the following four ways this can be accomplished including: • 4 “Fridays” built into the May calendar;

• blizzard bag days (3 days); • extend the school day by 30 minutes during April and May (if legislation occurs to allow districts this option): • extend the school year by adding days in June (this option will be used as a last resort). “If our district is forced to extend the school year by adding days in June,” Filon added, “our 5th and 6th graders and families who are going on the Washington DC trip during the first week in June will participate without being penalized in any way. The district will work with any family with trips CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press Less than a week after deciding to go to trial for first degree Involuntary Manslaughter in connection with the death of his brother, Darrell Mootispaw has entered a guilty plea to that charge. He was sentenced to five years in prison on Jan. 28 by Common Pleas Court Judge Scott Gusweiler. As part of his plea agreement, Mootispaw must testify against Joseph Trzeciak, who is charged with killing James Mootispaw in Mt. Orab in June of 2013.

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Trzeciak will go on trial for murder later this year. “We believe that Joseph Trzeciak was the shooter,

the one that actually killed James Mootispaw”, said Brown County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Zac Corbin. “This tragedy shows that bringing drugs into Brown County is not a victimless crime. Here we have a death that is attributed to drug activity in Brown County” Corbin said. “It was set up as a drug deal involving marijuana, things went wrong. We believe that there was approximately one thousand dollars worth of marijuana involved and James Mootispaw was shot and killed over that money.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

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Southern State Community College representatives accept the 2013 Drucker Award, presented by the Brown County Chamber of Commerce. Shown from left, Paul Hall, Board of Trustees, SSCC, Brown County, Lisa Copas, director of recruitment, Russ Brewer, coordinator of Adams County Enterprise Center, Dr. Peggy Chalker, director of South Campus, Jim Buck, vice president of business and finance, Mindy Markey-Grabill, director of human resources, James Bland, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management, Dr. Nicole Roades, vice president of institutional advancement, Dr. Ryan McCall, vice president of academic affairs, Dr. Kevin Boys, president, Brian Elliott, president of the Brown County Chamber of Commerce and Mike Pell, board of trustees for Adams County, SSCC.

BC Chamber honors award winners BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press The Brown County Chamber of Commerce honored recipients of the 2013 Drucker and Lifetime Achievement awards at the chamber business breakfast on January 27. Southern State Community College received the Drucker award and the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award was

Ray Becraft of Georgetown. The Drucker Award of Distinction recognizes local businesses that have accomplished “Achievement in Business Excellence”. The award takes into account evidence of leadership, vision and innovation as well as exhibiting understanding of the principles of quality management. This year’s award was sponsored by First

State Bank. Before the award was presented, visitors enjoyed a powerpoint presentation about the history of SSCC and some of its accomplishments since it was chartered in 1975 as Southern State General and Technical College to serve Adams, Brown, Clinton, Fayette and Highland Counties. In April of 1975 the University of Cincinnati’s

Board of Trustees indicated its support of the college district which encompassed UC’s Tri-County Academic Center at Macon. In 1977, the name of the college was officially changed to Southern State Community College. SSCC currently has a new campus under construction in Mt. Orab which is scheduled to open CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

Local attorney Danny Bubp is running for Probate/Juvenile Court Judge. Bubp filed his petition with the Brown County Board of Elections on January 28. If another Republican gets into the race, Bubp will face a primary opponent in May. If not, Bubp will be on the general election ballot in November of this year. Bubp said his desire to be elected to the bench comes from wanting to continue to serve the public. “I finished up eight years in the state legislature and chose not to run for the state senate in 2013. I sat out last year and thought about public service and decided to get back into the arena, if you will”, he said. “After eight years in the legislature, with the last two as Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, I helped pass a lot of laws in Ohio that affect the courts, and I thought that after passing these laws, why not help enforce them?”

Bubp pointed out that he already has extensive experience on the bench. “Years ago, I was elected as the Adams County court judge and then our Common Pleas judge died suddenly and Governor Voinovich at the time appointed me to fill the term out as Common Pleas/Juvenile judge.” Bubp said he felt that serving as juvenile judge put him in a unique position to help young people. “You have such an opportunity to impact their lives” he said. “I really enjoyed workCONTINUED ON PAGE 12

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BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press Georgetown Village Council member Susan Bean told council at the January 23 meeting that she had heard that Shopko Marketplace was closing its doors. Shopko has only been in business in Georgetown for

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a little over a year, having moved into the location after the Pamida store closed its doors. “I stopped in and spoke to the manager yesterday,” said Councilwoman RaeLena Morrison. “As far as they’re concerned, it was a corporate decision and they are scheduled to be closed by April.”

Also at the meeting, Ron Roberts of Roberts-Stein Group spoke briefly to members council about the designated CRA (Community Reinvestment Area) in the village. The CRA is a state funded program through the Ohio Department of Development which offers grants to be used for offering real property tax incentives for residents and businesses that invest in the designated areas. “The CRA is actually complete,” Roberts began, “It’s ready to submit we’re just waiting for a couple items. One is a letter from the school board. Back in September when we met with them, (Village Admin-

istrator) Jeremy (Germann) requested that letter after an ordinance had been posted in the newspaper, which has just recently appeared, so I expect to get the letter soon, get Jeremy to sign it and get it on its way. I don’t know how long it will take to be reviewed.” Roberts, who is also building inspector for Georgetown continued with an update on the past years demolitions on old structures as well as upcoming plans to clean up old and unsafe structures. Roberts provided council with a long list of old buildings, burned buildings and dilapidated structures which he discussed one by one. Several council members provided more information on the list. In other business, Mayor Dale Cahall reported to council about a Jan. 16 utility committee meeting with himself, council members Drew Watson and Dennis Wastewater Superintendent Dereck Copus and Germann. “We met with Wayne Cannon, a rural development specialist contractor through the Rural Community Assistance Program,” Mayor Cahall said. “Mr. Cannon has been working with us in regard to the sewer plant.” Cahall explained that Cannon had given a presentation on establishing wastewater rates that will be adequate to pay off loans incurred to complete the Town Run Wastewater Project, which was mandated by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. He added that the presentation included expected operating budget, capital improvement plans and inflation rates. “We have invited Mr.

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Georgetown Councilwoman Susan Bean shared this picture of the Georgetown Village sign with council to show just how badly the sign needs to be repaired.

Cannon to join us on Feb. 13 at our regular council meeting to make his formal presentation in front of full council,” Cahall added. Georgetown Fire Department Chief Joey Rockey told council that he was very happy to report that since his department’s merger with the life squad in November, things were going very smoothly. “Since the merger we’ve had a lot of meetings and a lot of trainings and just a lot going on,” Rockey said. “Through October, November and December we’ve answered 270 squad calls. We only missed one call. I’m not sure why, but here lately we’ve been getting multiple calls at the same time. I would like to say that I am very happy with our staff and their efforts in keeping the roster covered.” Rocky also described a special hands on training session his department held behind the elementary school which was a simulation of a patient over a cliff. “We’re currently working with farm bureau in the purchase of a farm-accident rescue trailer for the county,” Rockey said. “Actually we’d like to get two, if we can. Highland County was very successful in get-

ting one through donations and when I saw it, I wanted one for our village. Farm Bureau would own it and we would staff it and store it at our station.” Rockey said the equipment would be crucial in saving lives during a silo accident. Chief Rockey also told council that he had recently added four more people to his department. In other business during the meeting, Bean provided pictures of the Georgetown sign at the corporation limits of the village taken when it was new, approximately 12 years ago. Bean said something needed to be done to preserve the sign which is in bad condition, full of cracks and in dire need of being painted. She told council that if necessary, she would be willing to paint it if the cracks could be repaired first. “The sign is very weathered and the paint needs to be removed before it’s repainted,” Bean explained. “We really need a sign maker to do the job right. I did find the name of a sign maker, from Mansfield and I emailed him pictures of the sign to get an estimate. I haven’t heard from him as of yet.”

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BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press Representatives from the Ohio Association of Food Banks, Jessica May and James Ferda, held an informational meeting at the Mt. Orab Library, Jan. 27 to help residents from the area apply for coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace. The three and half hour workshop was set up to answer any questions about how the marketplace works and to help individuals apply on line. “The first thing we try to do is help people understand just how the ‘Affordable Care Act’ works,” May said. “The act has provisions that make health care more comprehensive, more affordable and gives consumers more choices.” May told people that beginning in 2014 most individuals will need to purchase or obtain health insurance coverage. They can get it through their

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There are so many variables out there, from family size, age, if they qualify for Medicaid, and the list goes on and on.” May stated that people currently on or about to become eligible for Medicare are not affected by the insurance mandate. She said even qualified health plans can vary to cover additional benefits, over and above the essential health benefits. “Premiums, copays and coinsurance will be different in different plans,” she said, “and some special types of plans will be structured differently, such as high-deductible plans. All the plans in the marketplace offer the same set of essential health benefits. These are benefits that people need when getting care. They cover things like doctor’s visits, prescriptions, hospitalizations, pregnancy and more.” She said that plans can offer other benefits like vision, dental or medical management programs for a specific disease or condition. However, she said specific benefits may be different in each state. “When you compare plans in the marketplace, they’re put into four categories based on how you and the plan can expect to share the costs for health care,” May said. “The categories are bronze, silver, gold and platinum. On the bronze level of coverage (in addition to monthly premium) a person pays 40%, silver a person pays 30%, gold a person pays 20% and on

the platinum category a person wsill pay 10%. “The category you choose affects how much your premium costs each month and what portion of the bill you pay for things like hospital visits or prescriptions. It also affects your total out-ofpocket costs.” May said that after someone fills out a marketplace application they will learn if they are eligible for lower costs on their monthly premiums. “People can get all the information they need by visiting website www.healthcare.gov or by calling (800) 318-2596,” May added. May said the Ohio Association of Food Banks plans on scheduling another workshop in Brown County in the near future, before the March 31, 2014 deadline. Footnote: The Ohio Department of Insurance issued a consumer alert on Wednesday, Jan. 29 about complications with federal health insurance exchanges that are not getting “Proof of Insurance” cards or ID numbers. According to Mary Taylor, Ohio Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director, “Since open enrollment began on Oct.1 the federal exchange has struggled to

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Four people were indicted by a Brown County Grand Jury on January 24 on a variety of charges. Those indicted include Zachary McKee, 24 of West Union. McKee is charged with Tampering With Evidence, a third degree felony, Identity Fraud and Forgery, both fifth degree felonies and Possessing Drug Abuse Instruments, a first degree misdemeanor. Waylon Slusher, 23 of Batavia, is charged with Burglary, a second degree felony and Petty Theft, a first degree misdemeanor. Mark Elam, 37 of Georgetown, is charged with two counts of Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs. The charges are third degree felonies. Elam has been convicted of, or pleaded guilty to, five similar offenses between 1995 and 2005. Larry Taylor, 49, is charged with Unlawful Possession of Dangerous Ordnance, a fifth degree felony and Possessing a Defaced Firearm, a first degree misdemeanor. An indictment means that an individual has been charged with an offense. It is not a finding or admission of guilt.

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Taking A Trip Through Time In the above portrait are pictured front row, l-r, Archie Cleveland Houser, Thomas J. Houser, and Margaret Ellen Jennings Houser. Back row, l-r, Roy J. Houser and John William Houser. The picture also noted the spelling of Houser as “Howser” in one location. Thanks to L’vira Seipelt, Georgetown for sharing the above photo with The Brown County Press. ‘Taking a Trip Through Time’ is a feature of the Brown County Press that is supplied by our readers. If you have photos of places within Brown County that are at least 30 years old please feel free to submit them along with some information about the photo to The Brown County Press by email to bcpress@frontier.com or mail them to or drop them off at The Brown County Press 219 South High Street Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154. You will get your picture back. You can also reach us at (937) 444-3441.

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Reader distrustful of President Obama Dear Editor, I just don’t feel like I can sit here one more day and not say something about our president and his idealogical allies on the left. President Obama is working towards dictatorial power that will turn America into a Soviet style disaster that will enslave me, you, and families all over America for many years to come. His lying is getting out of control. He and Hillary Clinton lying about our Ambassador Chris Stephens and three other Americans deaths killed by an anti Islamic video when they both knew it was a planned attack by AlQaeda on the anniversary of 9/11. He supposedly lied about the IRS scandal of attacks on conservative and religious groups. He denied knowing it happened. His spending spree’s are

putting our nation at risk demanding trillions of dollars more of new debt. He keeps preaching about more spending. We shall never get out of debt as long as he harasses Congress for more and more. He doesn’t care about working families struggling to make ends meet, have used up all their unemployment benefits, and not able to find a decent job unless it is part time. Families cannot live on part time wages. Now his Obamacare is robbing families of rightful insurance. This insurance will cause many families to go without insurance. Thousands have already lost their insurance and what does he do? Lie, you can keep your doctor, Lie, you can keep your insurance, Lie. He knew very well what was going to happen when trying to put this into effect. It is already

Be careful when you buy property Dear Editor, On September 9, 2013 we bought a piece of property at the Sheriff’s auction with the understanding that the taxes would be paid up til we received the deed. We got the deed on December 12, 2013. Then on January 10, 2014 we got a tax bill for $1342.32 for 2013. Even though we owned this property for only 19 days of 2013, we have to pay $1342.32 for the year of 2013. We went to the Sheriff’s

Department for help, they tried to no avail. Went to the Treasurer’s office, no help. Went to Chase Bank who held the mortgage on the property, no help there. Went to the Brown County Commissioners, no help. So, if you are going to buy property at the Sheriff’s auction, buy in January, that way you will at least own the property that you are paying taxes on for the year. Frank Estep

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costing American families many times over what they were paying. He wants us to be so dependent on him and his government he will try anything. He lied about Osama Bin Laden for his own political gain. He lied about everything to get reelected. These terrorist groups are all over, even in America just waiting for the right time to strike again. Does he care? No. The Obama Administration has abandoned our allies. He has been especially cold with Israel, while giving aid to people like the Muslim Brotherhood. We all know that Israel and the Jewish people are God’s Chosen People and He will protect them in the end and protect the USA if we rally behind them. But what does President Obama know about religion? He worshipped for 20 years under a communist leader who hated the USA. He protects Iran with all his so called sanctions, and we know very well they too are just waiting for the right time to strike with their nuclear weapons. The ACLU with Hillary’s backing are trying to persecute christians by trying to silence us. Taking prayer out of schools, trying to take down public displays such as the Ten Commandments, Crossess where they have been for many years. Obama has destroyed many jobs for Americans by his restrictions and standards put on businesses. One in five households are on food stamps and nothing is getting better for the work force. Unemployment benefits are at an all

time high. Older seniors are struggling between food and medication. He has caused a surge in the cost of college tuition for our younger generation. Tuitions now cost a fortune and some may never find a job good enough to pay back the school loans. This is just a few of his tactics. Most of us teach our young children not to lie and to be honest, I know mine did. Now we are seeing a lawless President of the United States of America and his Washington cronies lying more and more to Americans. I hate this. Our Constitution is on the attack. We want honesty, jobs for everyone again and America wants to be a free nation by which we have always been proud of. A Nation under God with Liberty and Justice for all. Definitely not a dictatorial government. Let’s not forget God is still in control, watching us as a nation and if we the people don’t stand up for what is right and defend our liberties and our country, God can with a snap of his fingers take us out. As I know in my heart He is not happy with what is going on all around us. Let’s not let scare us by saying ‘I have a pen and a phone, I can do anything I want’. Lets stand up and get our Representatives on the phone and tell them we do not want our freedoms taken away by a dictator or a communist, leftist or whoever. We are a Christian nation and we need to let our government know where we stand. He is not God nor will he ever be one. He is just a president. Ginny Fultz

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This past November, the Ohio House of Representatives successfully passed an important piece of legislation, House Bill 296. This bill seeks to better protect children while they are at school, easing the minds of many parents across the state. Allergic reactions are a concern for many Americans, as the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology estimates that approximately 50 million Americans suffer from some type of allergy. Furthermore, they can be an even greater concern for children, who may have unknown allergies or may develop an allergy as they age. Therefore, this bill permits public schools, residential camps, and day camps to obtain epinephrine autoinjectors (otherwise known as EpiPens) without a license to use in the circumstance that a child would have a sudden allergic reaction. Many allergic reactions can be severe, or even fatal, and quick and safe treatment is necessary. EpiPens contain a dose of adrenaline that counteracts the effects of such a reaction, potentially saving the child’s life. Additionally, this bill gives permission to drug manufacturers to donate EpiPens to public schools and camps. It also allows

DOUG GREEN these entities to accept financial donations from individuals for the purchase of EpiPens. These two considerations eliminate some of the cost and financial burden that may be applied to school districts when they procure a supply of EpiPens. I am proud to be a supporter of this bill and its passage, and I have high hopes that the Ohio Senate will pass it as well. As most of the legislators behind this bill are parents themselves, we all know too well the fear of putting your child’s well-being into another person’s hands. However, when we send our children off to school, it becomes unavoidable. House Bill 296 will allow us to sleep a little easier at night knowing that if our children suffer from a sudden allergic reaction while at school they will be quickly and safely treated. By giving public schools and camps the authorization to carry EpiPens, we can make such places safer and better equipped for all children in Ohio.

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BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press Families coping with a loved one living with mental illness now have a weekly recovery support group meeting that can help them learn how to better understand and cope with the problem. Through the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Connections Support Group meetings people living with mental illness, can learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies and offering each other encouragement and understanding. Amy Foley, executive di-

rector of the NAMI Clermont County hopes that Brown County residents will consider attending at least one support group meeting. “This is a free 90 minute structured support group,” Foley said. “It’s a place where people living with mental illness can learn valuable information about mental illness. They can also learn many coping mechanisms that perhaps are new to them. According to Foley NAMI Clermont County is also offering a free basic course for parents and caregivers of children with mental illness. “This NAMI Basics cours

will be taught by trained teachers who are the parent or other caregivers of individuals who developed the symptoms of mental illness prior to the age of 13 years,” Foley said. “The class will be held from 10 a.m. in the morning to 4 p.m. Dates for the class are March 1, March 8 and March 15 in the Child Focus Meeting Room at 551 Cincinnati-Batavia Pike in Clermont County.” Foley explained that parents/caregivers will receive valuable information on coping with the impact that mental illness has on the child living with the illness and the entire family

It will also provide tools for the parent/caregiver to use even after completing the program that will assist in making the best decisions possible for the care of the child. “This course will include an introduction to the stages of emotional reactions of the family to the mental illness, including crisis, shock, denial, grief and acceptance,” Foley said. “They will also receive the most current research related to the biology of mental illness and the evidencebased, most effective treatment strategies available, including medications used to treat mental illness in chil-

dren and adolescents.” The course will also offer specific workshops to learn problem solving, listening and communication skills. Information about the systems that are major players in the lives of children and adolescents with mental illness, the school system and the mental health system. The course will also offer current information about ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), major depression, bipolar disorder, conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, childhood schizophrenia and substance abuse disorders.

Ripley Council discusses flood insurance increases BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press Members of the Ripley Village Council met in regular session on Jan. 28. Most of the meeting was spent discussing the dramatic effect of the recent changes made by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) regarding the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. “Since our last meeting I’ve researched everything I can find on this flood insurance reform,” village administrator Charles Ashmore said. “It actually went into effect the first of January in 2013. A lot of these changes are date sensitive in terms of residential properties. If you bought your property after

July 6, 2012, then they will face the unsubsidized rates. The federal government has been subsidizing insurance rates and those individuals have no choice, they’re going to pay the market rate.” Nearly every member of Ripley Council had some input on the flood insurance increase and how devastating it could be for the village. Ashmore said he has been in close contact with Congressman Brad Wenstrup in an effort to get this huge flood insurance increase stopped. Councilman Daniel Dragoo told council that people living in the flood plain could be forced to walk away from their homes because they would be unable to pay the

insurance increase which could turn the village into a ghost town. “Businesses won’t be able to pay these increases and they will be forced to close their doors and they won’t be able to pay the insurance and they won’t be able to sell.” In other business at the meeting Mayor Tom Leonard congratulated the street department for doing an outstanding job keeping the streets in the village cleaned up during the recent snow days. “I was in a couple neighboring villages on Friday,” Leonard said, “and you can tell the ones that don’t have a street department. I’m very happy with the job they’re doing.” Ashmore brought up the

Kroger donates to K-9 unit In the late 2000’s the Mt. Orab K-9 unit lost a dear friend and essential member of their department. The German Shepard had been a part of the K-9 unit for many years and in that time he was credited with helping keep crime and drugs off the streets of Mt. Orab. Since the dog passed, crime and drugs have increased exponentially in Mt. Orab and Brown County. The Mt. Orab police department has put a levy on the ballot in the past years but was unable to raise enough money to get a new dog so they reached out to the local businesses for help. Kroger took this project underway and came up with a fundraiser where they sold paper dog bones for $1 a piece to anyone willing to donate to the cause. The dog bones were sold at the registers during the month of November with all proceeds going to the K-9 unit. On Friday, Mt. Orab Kroger presented Chief Mount with a check for the money raised to help with any expenses for the upkeep of the new dog. This check along with other fundraisers the store has put together has raised nearly $2,000 for the police department. The police Association have also signed up for Kroger Community Rewards which is a program through Kroger for any nonprofit organization. When you sign up with your Kroger plus card and pick which organization you wish to donate to Kroger will donate 1% of the money you spend at Kroger to that organization. If you wish to add this to your Kroger plus

2014 budget which was provided to council at its Jan. 13 council meeting. “I haven’t received any questions or changes on the budget so I’m assuming everyone has read it and is okay with it,” Ashmore said. “We can either pass it tonight or we can have a first reading, it doesn’t matter to me, it’s up to council.” Councilman Daniel Dragoo said he hadn’t had a chance to review it completely so he asked council to have a first reading before approving it. Council also had its second reading of an ordinance which raises the in-town perthousand gallon water rate by $1 and the out-of-town rate by $1.20. Ashmore reminded council that the rate increase will become effective 30 days after its third reading by council. Councilwoman Roberta Sidwell expressed some concerns over the rate increase hitting residents at a time when many of them have been forced to let their taps drip because of the low temperatures to keep them from freezing. “I am just a little afraid that some people may have

higher than usual water bills because of letting their taps drip,” Sidwell said. “I’m glad we will have another water reading before it goes into effect, that was my only concern.” Ripley Council will meet again on Feb. 11.

“The weekly NAMI Connections Support Group meets every Sunday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 in Clermont County,” Foley said. NAMI Clermont County is also offering a special program at the monthly Family Support Group where families meet for support and sharing from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. “I have a speaker every month on various topics,” Foley added. “This year we are celebrating “The Year of the Family. The February presentation is called “Did you really just say that and why am I reacting this way?” The program will be presented by Tony Fryer, well known Cincinnati marriage and family therapist. The event will take place on Monday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road in Cincinnati. For more information visit www.nami-cc.org.

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Local family loses everything in house fire, needs your help On Sunday, January 26, a house fire destroyed the home of Heather, Matt, and Christina Frye near Williamsburg . The house is a total loss. Matt, age 9 and Christina, age 7 have lost everything in the home. Matt and Christina are both students at Mt. Orab Elementary School . An account has been set up through National Bank and Trust in the name of "Joan Frye for Matt and Christina Frye." Donations

can be made at any branch. Donations of clothing, shoes, and gift cards can be sent to Jeff Frye, 15555 Crawford-Day Road , Mt. Orab , Ohio 45154 . Matt wears size 10-12 clothing and size 3 shoes. Christina wears size 6X clothes with a shoe size of 13. Furniture is also needed by the family. Those who are interested in donating furniture are asked to call (513) 543-9932.

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Anderson Huff Realty congratulates agents: Ani Vejdani, Christy Colglazier, Tina Mattix, Juli Daly, Rose Jones, Paula Hoeflich, Janet Carpenter, Mike McCarthy (pictured), Doris Luttrell, Bert Thomas & George Madden (not pictured) for winning awards at the Huff Annual Awards Banquet! We would also like to welcome Catie VanDerVelde & Jack Vilardo as agents to the Huff Anderson office!

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Charles G. Becker Jr., 67, of Fayetteville, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2014. Beloved husband of Yvonne Becker (nee Kraemer). He was born in Cincinnati to the late Charles, Sr. & Margie (nee Burns) Becker, also preceded in death by in laws Audrey and Geo "Bud" Kraemer and step daughter Suezette Latham, dear brother of Jill Sprowl, Mike Kraemer, Ron (Jeanie) Hyden, Jeanie (Ron) Coot and Carolyn (Jay) Cline. Chersiehd father of Pamela (Jason) Watson, Tammy Keegan, Jamie Becker, Richard (Janet) Latham, Charles Becker and Darin (Jenny) Hurrell, loving grandfather of 26 and great grandfather of 42, uncle of Georgetta and Michael Kramer, nephew of Phyllis and Howard Zoller, Katie Papet, Johanna Bokelman, Harold Conner, also survived by numerous family and friends. Charles spent 4 years in the Airforce, belonged to American Legion & Masonic Lodge, Police Anglers Assoc of Greater Cincinnati, ran and owned Norwood Cafe for 41 years. A Memorial Service has been set for Saturday, February 1 at 11 a.m. at the United Church of Christ, 4100 Taylor Ave, Oakley, Ohio 45209 and Celebration of Life to follow at Norwood Eagles at 1:30 p.m. The Naegele, Kleb and Ihlendorf Funeral Home, Norwood, served the family.

Lowena “Lena” Evans, 95, of Cherry Fork, Oh., died Thursday, January 23, 2014. She was born October 7, 1918 in McKee, Ky. She was preceded in death by husband, Dellis Evans and two sons, Ray Wayne Evans and Ronald Allen Evans. She is survived by two daughters: Wilma Rollins of West Union and Patsy Cantrell of Blue Creek; five sons: Cecil (Mary) Evans of Monroe Township, Donald (Rosie) Evans, Waco, Ky., Elvie (Sis) Evans of Richmond, Ky., Randall (Ivie) Evans of Richmond, Ky., and Douglas (Nancy) Evans of Richmond, Ky., brother, Eal (Alice) Lainhart of Russellville; 26 grandchildren; 61 great grandchildren; 23 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was a homemaker and a 60 plus year member of the Youngsville Pentecostal Holiness Church at Youngsville in Adams County. The funeral service was held Monday, January 27, 2014 at the Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union where Pastor Doug Hymer officiated. The interment is at Cherry Fork Cemetery. The Lafferty Funeral Home, West Union, served the family.

Jeff L. Duncan, 54, Amelia, Oh., passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. He was born March 6, 1959. Mr. Duncan was the owner/operator of Duncan's Paint and Body and was a member of I.H.R.A. (International Hot Rod Association). He was the beloved husband of Sandy Duncan of Amelia, loving father of Stevie Duncan of Dayton, and Dustin White of Amelia, cherished son of Mary Feix of Mt. Orab, and the late Fred Feix; caring brother of Gordon (Donna) Duncan of Sardinia, George (Rosie) Duncan of Georgetown, Jim Duncan of Mt. Orab, and Sherry Simpson of Mt. Orab, dear uncle of Allison Cassady of Amelia, and numerous additional nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 25, 2014. Memorial donations may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Burl Gatch, 85 Burl Gatch, 85, Old Town, Flor., died Monday, January 20, 2014. He was a Navy Veteran of WWII and the Korean War. He was a member of American Legion Post #383 and VFW Post #5625. Mr. Gatch was preceded in death by his first wife Marie Gatch and son James Gatch. He is survived by his children Greg Gatch (Hilary Floyd), daughter Tina Amiott (Vic) and Brian Gatch (Venetia Huffman), brother Donald Gatch (Jean), grandchildren Tiffany Gatch and Tristan Amiott, and many nieces, nephews and ex-wife Evelyn Gatch.

Charles Edward ‘Charlie’ Tackett, 63 Virginia Helen Galloway Nicols, 91 Virginia Helen Galloway Nicols, 91, Felicity, Oh., died on Friday, January 24, 2014. She was the wife of the late James O. Nicols. She is survived by 1 son, David (Cindy) Nicols, 1 daughter, Diane (Donald) O’Connor, 7 grandchildren, James Rigdon, William Nicols, Amanda Randall, Chad Loman, Tiffany O’Connor, David O’Connor and Joey O’Connor, 15 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters, Betty Bailey and the late Norma Bratton and Cathlene Galloway, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services have been set at the Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home, 323 N. Union St., Felicity, Ohio, 45120, on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 1 p.m. Visitation has also been set on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 11 a.m. until time of service, also at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Felicity Cemetery, Felicity, Ohio. The Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home, Felicity, served the family.

Robert Osman, 62 Juno Henry Anderson, infant Juno Henry, infant, passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. Juno Henry was born on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, the son of Matthew and Kristy Anderson, brother of Jasper James Anderson, grandson of Billy and Teresa Jarvis, Sandra Anderson, Larry and Margie Anderson, great grandson of June Moore, nephew of Amy Jarvis (George), Tracie and Bill Deaton, Destiny Jarvis (Freddy) and Laura Steinmann. Also survived by numerous cousins and other relatives. Services were held at the Williams Corner Church of God on Monday, January 27. Interment was in Graceland Memorial Gardens. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia, served the family.

ALL THINGS NEW Revelation 21:5: And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.” One of these days God is going to make all things new. The one sitting on the throne here is our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who is KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS! In John 1:3 it tells us: “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” Verse 1 states: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Jesus was there with God the Father and with the Holy Ghost at the beginning of creations. And now here in Revelation He is seated on the throne and He said: “...Behold, I make all things new...”. Here we are at the beginning of the new year 2014. I remember back in 1999 when people said all computers would crash and the whole world would be in a mess. They told us to put food in store and prepare for a mass shut down. Well, the year 2000 came and went and nothing happened that had not happened before. There have been many false predictions and guess work going on in this age that when the real truth, according to the Bible, is given people don’t know whether to believe it or not. But the Bible clearly states that God is going to make all things new. There will be no more old dilapidated things. Years ago I got laid off from General Motors. We had 8 children and we had an old 53 Chevrolet. One Sunday morning it was way down there below zero and that old car just would not crank over. We were all ready to go to church and I said to my wife: “I got to be there this morning.” Now, I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYBODY, but I took an old tire and set it on fire and slid it right under the engine of that old Chevy! That engine got as warm as summer time! I pulled that blazing tire out with a rake, got in that Chevy and she started right up. However, I did burn some of the chrome off the bumper, and some paint. It did not look too good before but I sure didn’t help the look of it any! So I told my wife that we needed a new car because that old car had gone as far as it

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wanted to go. I also needed a job. So we prayed for a job and a brand new car. Do you know what faith is? It is simply this: believing. Some people have faith in just about everything except God. Well, we prayed to God believing that God would answer and God delivered! A few weeks went by and I got a job offer that came with a brand new company car that you could use like your own! I worked for them for 6 years and in that time I had 5 new cars to use. It sure was nice to have something new! But, someday God is going to make all things new! He said: “... for these are true and faithful.” Verse 1 of Revelation 21 tells us that there will be a new heaven, which is the atmosphere around the earth, and a new earth for the first heaven and the first earth are passed away and there will be no more sea. Not only that, but in verse 2 it tells us that there will be a new Jerusalem. That’s not all; look at verses 34: “And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Christians, lift up your heads; look what we have to look forward to! A brand new beginning, without death, sorrow, or pain! Glory be to God forever and ever, Amen! Who could not possibly want that? The only condition is that you must be saved. Believe in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ and call upon His name for the forgiveness of your sins and the salvation of your soul! You too can have that new beginning!

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Robert Osman, 62, of West Union, Oh., died Tuesday, January 28, 2014. He was born November 24, 1951 in Mason County, Ky. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Henry and Marjorie Maxine (Thatcher) Osman. He is survived by his wife, Diane Osman of West Union; two daughters: Stephanie E. Thompson of West Union and Roberta L. (Joe) Castro of Hutto, Tex.; four grandchildren: Joshua and Diana Aston, and Ethan and Evan Thompson; and one sister, Helen Fetters of West Union. He retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation after 23 years and attained the position of County Manager. He was a former Tiffin Township Trustee for six years. He was a 1969 graduate of West Union High School. He was a member of the Bible Baptist Church in West Union. He was a member of the Adams County Democrat Club. He was a member of the Ohio Army National Guard for eight years. Funeral service have been set for Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Bible Baptist Church in West Union where Pastor Tim Carter will officiate. Visitation has been set for Friday from 5 - 9 p.m. at Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union and Saturday from 12 - 1 p.m. at the church. The interment is at West Union Cemetery. The Adams County Honor Guard will perform a military service The Lafferty Funeral Home, West Union, served the family.

Wanda Carol Jones, 72 Wanda Carol Jones, 72 of Georgetown, Oh., died Tuesday, January 28, 2014. She was retired from American Showa in Blanchester. Ms. Jones was born May 18, 1941 in Russellville, the daughter of the late Preston and Josephine (Kennedy) Doyle. She was also preceded in death by four sisters – Opal Straub, Avenelle Scott, Anna Daugherty and Frances Carl; one granddaughter – Jody Patten. Ms. Jones is survived by four daughters – Gwen Hines of Ripley, Terry Patten (Jeff Pendergrass), Regina Herman (Bruce) and Jenny Jones, all of Georgetown, one son – Adam Jones (Minnie Sturgile) of Georgetown, three stepdaughters – Tami Bering of Mt. Orab, Joyce Whitelock (Bill) of High Springs, Flor., and Amber Jones of Georgetown, three stepsons – Rob Jones (Willa), Rusty Jones (Tracy) and Aaron Jones, all of Georgetown, nine grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, twelve step grandchildren; six step great grandchildren; two sisters – Edna Shay (Jim) and Evelyn Parker, both of Georgetown, many nieces and nephews. Services have been set for 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Cahall Funeral Home in Georgetown. Visitation will be from 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will follow the funeral service in Linwood Cemetery in Russellville, Ohio. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Sammie R. Malott, 77 Sammie R. Malott, 77, passed away Monday, January 27, 2014. Sammie was born on August 28, 1936. Sammie was retired from the Coast Guard and was a longtime firefighter for Hamersville and Williamsburg Fire Departments. He was the beloved husband of Sandra S. Malott (nee Gordon), loving father of Dean (Jennifer) Malott, Dawn (Doug) Henry, Dana (Jeremiah) Fields, Dela Yazzie Malott, William Russell (Diane) Maffey and Kevin J. (Beth) Maffey, also survived by 22 grandchildren and 4 greatgrandchildren. Memorial Services have been set at the Maham Funeral Home, 187 North Second Street, Williamsburg, Ohio on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 11a.m. Visitation has been set for Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The Maham Funeral Home, Williamsburg, served the family.

Charles Edward “Charlie” Tackett, 63 of Mt. Orab, Oh., died Saturday, January 25, 2014. He was a retired school teacher for the Western Brown School District for thirty years, former athletic director for the Western Brown Jr. High and the Clermont Northeastern School District and a softball and baseball coach for the Western Brown High School and girls and boys basketball and cross country coach for the Western Brown Jr. High School. He was born February 22, 1950 in Lynchburg, Va., the son of Macie (Silcox) Tackett of Mt. Orab, and the late Bobby Cleo Tackett. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one brother, Bobby Tackett and one sister, Becky Roberts. In addition to his mother, Mr. Tackett is survived by his wife, Velma (Newberry) Tackett; five children, Sabrina Armstrong and husband Neil, Heather Cobb, Tabitha Shumate and husband Brandon all of Mt.Orab, Josh Tackett and wife Liz of Florence, Ky., and Jason Tackett and wife Amanda of Denton, Tex., seven grandchildren, Christopher and Brooklynn Cobb, Jonathon, Bradley and Cassidy Armstrong, Cade Shumate and Lucas Tackett; one sister, Debbie Stroud of Mt.Orab, Ohio and many nieces, nephews and extended family. Funeral services have been set at 1 p.m. Friday, January 31, 2014 at the Mt.Orab First Baptist Church, 704 South High Street, Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154. Tim Cline will officiate. Visitation has been set for 5 – 8 p.m. Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the church. Interment will be in the New Harmony Cemetery near Mt. Orab, Ohio. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Charlie Tackett Athletic Memorial Scholarship c/o Western Brown School District, 524 West Main Street, Mt.Orab, Ohio 45154 The Cahall Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Will Isom Wagoner Jr., 64 Will Isom Wagoner Jr., 64 of Russellville, Oh., passed away Monday, January 27, 2014. He was born June 14, 1949 in Muses Mills, Ky., the son of Juanita Hinton and the late Will Isom Wagoner Sr. He was a truck driver and a farmer. Besides his father, he was preceded in death by grandson Seth Blevins and brother Gary Wagoner. He is survived by his wife of 46 years Shirley Wagoner of Russellville, mother and step father; Juanita and Bill Riggle of Manchester, 2 sons; Scott Wagoner and wife Stephanie of Mt. Orab, Shannon Wagoner and wife Katrina of Decatur, 1 daughter; Trish Koehler and husband Chris of Russellville, 3 brothers; Robert (Butch) Wagoner and wife Sandra of Manchester, Mickey Wagoner and wife Joyce of Sardinia, Jeff Presley of Manchester, 1 sister; Sue Metz of Florida, 4 grandchildren; Paige Blevins, Samarra Wagoner, Jacob Isom Wagoner and Katie Wagoner. Following cremation, there will be a Gathering of Family and Friends on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 6- 9 p.m. at the Meeker Funeral Home in Russellville. Burial of ashes will be private at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the SPC Seth Blevins Memorial Scholarship Fund at any First State Bank. The Meeker Funeral Home, Russellville, served the family.

Virginia Berneice Wooten, 89 Virginia Berneice Wooten, 89, of West Union, Oh., died Monday, January 27, 2014. She was born July 16, 1924 in Monroe Township in Adams County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ollie Sproul and Virgie Winifred (Little) Bradford; husband, Doyle Wooten and son, Lonnie Ray Wooten. She is survived by one daughter, Cynthia Paula Wooten of Portsmouth; three sons: Johnnie Doyle Wooten of Los Angeles, Cal., Billy Gene Wooten of San Jose, Cal., and Mick L. Wooten of Springville, Cal., one sister, Shirley Kathryn Thomas of West Union; one grandson, Cory Simon Frizzell of Elsegundo, Cal., and many nieces and nephews. She retired from Staks Restaurant in Los Angeles where she was in the food service business for 25 years, and then returned to Adams County where she was a caregiver for her mother and brother, Russell Bradford. She attended the former Bentonville School in Bentonville. Mrs. Wooten will be cremated and there will be no services. The Lafferty Funeral Home, West Union, served the family.

Thomas E. Friskney, 85 Thomas E. Friskney, 85, Hamersville, passed away January 25, 2014. Tom was a retired minister at Hamersville Church of Christ and retired professor from Cincinnati Christian University. He was the devoted husband of Ruth M. (Miller) Friskney, dear father of Elizabeth (David) Love, Esther (late C.M.) Fike, Lois (Bob) Santel, Sara (Jason) Jones, Steve (Debbie) Friskney and Paul (Ann) Friskney, brother of Dorothy Hake, Donna Oberlin and the late Phyllis Disbro, Raymond, Victor and Frank Friskney, also survived by 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Tom's life will be held at the Hamersville Church of Christ at a date yet to be determined. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

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Chatfield College welcomes new Alumni Coordinator

Southern State Community College has released its president’s and dean’s list for academic excellence for Spring Semester 2013. To be eligible for the president’s list, a student must maintain a 4.0 grade point average while carrying a specific number of academic credit hours. Those who achieve the dean’s list are full-time students who have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0. ADAMS COUNTY Named to the President’s List from Adams County are Jacob Ashton of Seaman, Melissa Ashton of Seaman, Kayla Baker of Winchester, Rodney Bowman of Winchester, Tyler Brummett of West Union, Matthew Carter of Manchester, Laura Case of Peebles, Chelsea Davis of Manchester, Amber Grooms of West Union, Theressa Mangus of West Union, Emily McCarty of West Union, Robert McCormick of Winchester, Caleb McDowell of Seaman, Cornella Miller of Lynx, Haylee Pell of West Union, Heather Reed of Peebles, Brandon Schumacher of Manchester, Katie Schwamberger of Peebles, Peggy Shumaker of Winchester, Ta’Keyah Stevens of Winchester, Baylee Tolle of Winchester, Robert Welch of West Union, and Joshua Wheeler of Peebles. Named to the Dean’s List from Adams County are Brandon Alexander of Winchester, Alicia Allen of

Chatfield College is pleased to introduce Misty Spurlock as the new Alumni Coordinator. Her responsibilities include interacting with alumni through social media as well as maintaining current alumni relations, coordinating alumni reunions and events along with planning career development seminars. “I am very excited to be a part of Chatfield College in a new way. Being a part of Chatfield has been a life changing experience thus far. It has given me the drive and determination to be successful and I have met many wonderful people along the way. I look forward to many years of involvement with Chatfield College,” Misty

West Union, Brent Anderson of Winchester, Christopher Ashton of Seaman, Sara Baldwin of West Union, Kirsten Bowman of Winchester, Leslie Carrier of West Union, Charles Carter of Peebles, Heather Green of Peebles, Jessica Grissett of Stout, Carla Grooms of Lynx, Ryan Grooms of Winchester, Glenna Hackworth of Peebles, Mackenzie Harover of West Union, Jonathan Harper of Winchester, Elizabeth Havens of West Union, Tiffany Hayslip of West Union, Joshua Jarvis of West Union, Megan Jones of Winchester, Karson Kendall of Winchester, Kristopher King of Winchester, Trinity King of Winchester, Rachel Laxton of Peebles, Mia Morgan of West Union, Winston Queen of Manchester, Colin Ryan of Seaman, Tristan Schumacher of Manchester, Robert Scott of West Union, Kevin Smart of Seaman, Rebeca Valle of Blue Creek, Suzanne Valle of Blue Creek, David Williams of Peebles, and Veronica Young of Seaman. BROWN COUNTY Named to the President’s List from Brown County are Jordan Dawson of Georgetown, Brenda Eldridge of Mt Orab, Michelle Feldhaus of Fayetteville, Traci Gardner of Sardinia, Allison Gast of Russellville, Hannah Gray of Sardinia, Megan Ham of Mt Orab, Jacob Handra of Sardinia, Daniel JeanClaude of Sardinia, Starr

Lewis of Mt Orab, Julie Louderback of Sardinia, Ethan Mullins of Winchester, Sarah Newman of Hamersville, Abigail Troutman of Sardinia, Korey Whitsett of Georgetown, Lawrence Wolf of Fayetteville, and Eli Woollard of Russellville. Named to the Dean’s List from Brown County are Emily Barber of Williamsburg, Brittany Brinson of Sardinia, Savannah Copas of Lake Waynoka, Kasey Fitzpatrick of Fayetteville, Mary Hauke of Ripley, Abigail Hoskins of Fayetteville, Brittany Johnson of Georgetown, Kaela Lacey of Russellville, Joshua Latham of Georgetown, Erin Luke of Sardinia, Gabrielle Mason of Georgetown, Jennifer Palazzolo of Sardinia, Jessica Puckett of Winchester, Foster Simpson of Sardinia, Sarah Simpson of Russellville, Debra Smith of Mt. Orab, Eric Stansberry of Georgetown, and Amber Sullivan of Russellville CLERMONT COUNTY Named to the President’s List from Clermont County are Lonnie Pittman of Loveland, and Nolan Tucker of Amelia. Named to the Dean’s List from Clermont County are Anna Howard of Blanchester, Hannah Keller of Williamsburg, and Jessica Moorhouse of Bethel. To learn more, call 1800-628-7722, email info@sscc.edu or visit www.sscc.edu.

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BY Madison Burton High School Senior and Girl Scout Ambassador It is winter homecoming season! It is time to go pick out that perfect dress, or that shirt and tie. Just remember that when you are on your way home from the mall, you need not be so hasty in telling everyone what you have bought. That text or Instagram photo can wait until you get home. Every day, we teens hear about how dangerous texting and driving is, but we do not always take those warnings into consideration. However, do you teens know that by reading that text message you are 23 times more likely to crash? Compare that to driving the length of a football field at 55 miles per hour with your eyes closed. Texting is not the only form of distraction. Answering your cell phone, reaching for something, reading (including a map), applying make-up, or even thinking about that devastating break up are all distractions. They take your mind away from driving. When talking on a cell phone, drivers fail to see 50 percent of the environment around them, so while you’re telling your best friend about your date to homecoming, you may pull out in front of a car you did not see. In Ohio, it is against the law for those under the age of 18 to drive while using a wireless electronic device. (http://bmv.ohio.gov/texting_ban.stm) This includes texting, talking on your cell phone, using a GPS system, tablets or laptops, and using Bluetooth communications. Failure to obey this law will result in a fine of $150 and your license revoked for 60 days. A second violation will result in a fine of $300 and your license revoked for a year. If you are 18 years of age and older, it is illegal to read, write or send a text message while driving. Consequences of disobeying this law will result in a

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fine of $150. According to www.distraction.gov, the government’s official website for

distracted driving, 3,328 people were killed in 2012 from crashes involving distracted driving. In order to bring awareness to this number and hopefully help reduce it, I decided to use this subject as the main focus of my Girl Scout Gold Award. I created a video presenting facts and examples of distracted driving in hopes that both teens and adults will become aware of the dangerous actions that are involved. I ask that you watch my video at http://youtu.be/5Fhb9l2Fan k and share it with your friends and family. Let us put an end to distracted driving and remember that the text message can wait.

Farm Credit Mid-America offers scholarships Farm Credit Mid-America funnels more than $1.6 million into our communities each year through our corporate giving program. Our mission is to give priority to youth and young farmers in order to contribute to the long term success of agriculture, demonstrate the value of our cooperative to our customers, and support our vision of being the lender of choice. Helping young people with their education is a natural fit with this mission and that’s why we make a commitment to invest more than $150,000 in scholarship programs to help students advance their education each year. Farm Credit offers three scholarship programs: 1. Scholarships are awarded to students who are enrolled in college of agriculture at universities throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. 2. The 4-H and FFA offer scholarships to youth members of their programs through Farm Credit. 3. Farm Credit offers a scholarship program for our customers. Called the Farm Credit Scholarship,

customers, grandchildren or children of customers who study at any four-year or two-year university can apply for this scholarship. When are scholarships awarded? The 4-H and FFA scholarships are administered through the state office 4-H and FFA. To get more information about this program, contact your state office. The universities scholarships are administered through the colleges of agriculture and they can be contacted directly about application instructions and scholarship amounts. We offer scholarships each year through the Farm Credit Scholarship. The application deadline for Farm Credit’s scholarship is February 28th. Applications for the Farm Credit scholarship can be downloaded off our website at www.efarmcredit.com or you can pick up an application at the office at 100 Grieshop St, Mt Orab. Mail the completed application to your local office. Scholarship recipients will be notified in April. For more information call (937) 444-0905.

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Steve Ranieri adds, “We are excited to have Misty join the College in her new role. She has been an exemplary student and I expect that she will be successful engaging Chatfield alumni with their alma mater.” Misty currently resides in Lynchburg with her family. When not working or attending classes she is spending time with her family or out walking. She also enjoys reading and tackling new challenges. She is a 1992 graduate of East Clinton High School and a current student at Chatfield College. After Chatfield, she plans to pursue a degree in nursing and become a diabetes educator.

Ripley Federal Savings Bank offers scholarship Ripley Federal Savings Bank is pleased to announce it will once again offer its’ annual scholarship award for the 2013-2014 school year. This scholarship is non-recurring and will be awarded in the amount of $500.00. All high school seniors in the counties of Adams,

Brown, Clermont and Highland, who are planning to attend college and major in business, economics, finance or accounting, and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, may apply for this award. Application forms are

available at the Ripley office located at 1006 S. Second Street, Ripley, Ohio; the Georgetown office located at 200 E. State Street, Georgetown, Ohio, or from your high school guidance counselor. Applications must be postmarked no later than March 22, 2014.

Brown Countians graduate from Wilmington College Wilmington College is announcing the names of December graduates earning Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS) and Masters in Education (MED) degrees at the close of the 2013 fall semester. Wilmington College, a career-oriented liberal arts

institution affiliated with the Society of Friends (Quakers), is located in southwestern Ohio, approximately one hour from Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton. The Blue Ash branch campus serves a large number of non-traditional students. Additional information may be

obtained at www.wilmington.edu. Brown County graduates from WC’s main campus are: Julia K. Baker, Mt. Orab, BA - cum laude, business administration; Katie N. Campbell, Mt. Orab, BA, mathematics.

Local students named on Dean's List at Shawnee State University David Todt, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs at Shawnee State University, has released the Dean's List for the Fall Semester 2013. To be named on the list, students must be full time and achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better. ABERDEEN Lyna Kelley, an Arts and Humanities major. Corey Henschen, an Athletic Training major. Ann Marie Daly-Hyden, a Fine Arts major. Krista Frazier, a Psychology major. BETHEL Marina Martin, a Fine Arts major. Mariah Conger, a Nursing major. Tara McNeese, an Intervention Specialist K-12 major. Jessica Martin, a Fine Arts major.

Christina Howison, a Psychology major. Andrew Ziggas, a Computer Engineering Technology major. BLANCHESTER Margaret Chamberlain, an Individualized Studies major. Allison Falgner, a Psychology major. Amber Fackusseh, a Dental Hygiene major. FAYETTEVILLE Olivia Mullins, a Mathematical Sciences major. FELICITY Zachary Burton, a History major. GEORGETOWN Cortney Spencer, a Natural Science major. Samantha Fetters, a Mathematical Sciences major. MT. ORAB Andrew Magie, an Individualized Studies major. Lindsey Leist, an Early

Childhood Education major. Kylin Massner, an Undecided major. RIPLEY Mercedes Grisham, a Natural Science major. Jessica Sims, a Natural Science major. WILLIAMSBURG Katelyn Writesel, an Early Childhood Education major. WINCHESTER Brookelynn Koenig, a Post-Secondary major. Rebecca Worthington, a Fine Arts major. Lisa Boggs, a Respiratory Therapy major. Logan Beckett, a Biology major. Carrie Berry, an Occupational Therapy Assistant major. Haylee Kendall, a Radiologic Technology major. Heather Stephenson, an English and Humanities major.

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SHCTC offers first aid/CPR classes First Aid/Healthcare Provider CPR classes will be offered at Southern Hills Career Center on Saturday, February 1, 2014. Performing First Aid will be covered during the morning session. The afternoon session consists of learning how to perform CPR at the

level necessary for hospital, nursing home, and EMS employees. The course follows the American Heart Association guidelines. The First Aid class will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the CPR class will begin at 1:00 pm. Students many take one or both

classes. Classes will be held at Southern Hills Career Center , 9193 Hamer Road in Georgetown. To register, call Southern Hills Adult Education at (937) 378-6131 Ext. 357. Class space is limited; register soon to secure your place in the class.

Sydnor named to 2013 Dean List Bradley Ross Sydnor, of Sardinia, has been recognized among over 1,900 students from Valdosta State University who made the Fall 2013 Dean's List.

Students who achieve a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher on nine (9) or more semester hours with an institutional (VSU) GPA of 3.00 or higher are recognized by

being placed on the Dean's List. Developmental Studies, transients and graduate students are not eligible for Dean's List status.

SSU releases President's List 2013 Shawnee State University President Rita Rice Morris, Ph.D., has released the President's List for the Fall Semester 2013. To be named to the list, students must be full-time and have achieved

a grade point average of 4.0. Several local students have been named to the President's List for Fall Semester. Mikelle Moon, of Mount Orab, a Middle Childhood

Education major. LeAron Foster, of Winchester, a Mathematical Sciences major. Brittany Burns, of Winchester, a Mathematical Sciences major.

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California company donates clothing to PRC The Pregnancy Resource Center A Place of Hope announces a donation of clothing from Giggle Moon. Giggle Moon is a children’s clothing company located in California. On their website, they state, “Giggle Moon is all about Love, Joy, and Laughter. We want to be JOY-Bringers to our customers. We want to create clothes that are cozy, soft and keep the innocence of children. All of our outfits

are designed and manufactured in California!” A label on each outfit states “Behold, children are a gift of the Lord.” Psalm 127:3. It is their practice to donate excess clothing each season to a Pregnancy Resource Center such as A Place of Hope to assist them in their fight to better the lives of children in their community. The clothes donated are unique with a “funky” 70’s style. Clothing pro-

duced by Giggle Moon is sold all over the country in high end boutiques. More information about Giggle Moon can be found on their website: http://www.gigglemoonbaby.com/. PRC clients interested in receiving some of these clothes for their little girls may call for an appointment. The Pregnancy Resource Center is a nonprofit, life affirming organization that provides

services for women in the midst of unplanned pregnancies. The mission of the PRC is to provide the opportunity for women to keep and parent their baby. Services available include free pregnancy tests, information regarding fetal development and options available for women and families in the midst of unexpected pregnancies. Families are given an opportunity to earn items such as a car

seat, crib, blankets, a “shopping trip” in our Baby Boutique and many other needed supplies and baby equipment. Services are available to all expectant mothers and families with infants and toddlers in Brown County and surrounding communities. The PRC is not a government agency, and receives no local, county, state or federal government funds. It is supported with donations from individuals,

churches and fundraisers. The PRC is located at 852 Mt. Orab Pike in Georgetown, Ohio. It is open on Mondays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Appointments are recommended, but not required. Walk-ins are accepted, but those with appointments take priority. Appoints may be made by calling 937-378-6853.

Brown County Pioneers - 71st anniversary services set to honor ‘Four Chaplains’ The Frazee family The Brown County Genealogical Society is reintroducing this column which first appeared in The Brown County Press over 30 years ago. The Society’s goal is to spark reader interest and encourage participation in researching one’s family roots at the local level. If you have ever used Ancestry.com or other genealogical search websites, have you wondered where all the Brown County-related information is derived? Much of it comes from primary documents and records maintained at the county government offices and from the extraordinary collection of research materials available at the Brown County Genealogical Society (BCGS) library. This collection includes birth, death, and marriage records, copies of obituaries and newspapers, historical publications, and family histories, to name a few sources. Regularly in The Brown County Press, the BCGS will introduce you to a Brown County Pioneer family who may be related to you whether or not your last name is FRAZEE. John Frazee, Jr. born February 16, 1770, and his wife, Esther Shipman, born January 6, 1774, were married in Madison County, New Jersey, in 1793. Esther was the daughter of Jabez Shipman and Phoebe Rogers of Morris County, New Jersey. John and Esther likely left New Jersey about the same time as other Frazee kin and founder, Obediah Denham, who all settled in the new village of Bethel in Clermont County, Ohio. According to the H. H. Beers and Company History of Brown County, Ohio, (1883), page 522: “John Frazee was one of the first settlers of (Clark) the township. He located on Survey No. 2939 in 1803 or 1804 and raised a large family.” That family consisted of the following children: John, Eri, Jabez, Joseph G., Abigail, Ann, James, Henry, and Charlotte. John Frazee served as private under Captain Jacob Boerstler’s Third Regiment, Ohio Militia, Clermont County, during the War of 1812. His widow, Esther, received a bounty land warrant, No. 31025-80-50, for his service. John Frazee died in 1833 in Clark Township, Brown

LINKS AND CLUES BROWN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY County. His widow, Esther and son, John, were the executors of his estate, Probate Court Case #7441. At the time of the 1840 Ohio census, Esther Frazee resided near her son, James, and daughter Abigail (Israel) in Bethel, Ohio. Their neighbors were Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Grant, parents of the

future General and President, Ulysses S. Grant. You could be related to the Frazee family and not even know it. COME VISIT US! If you are a beginner, a seasoned researcher, or just want to learn to whom you are related, we welcome you to visit us at the BCGS library located at 200 East Cherry Street (the Old Jail), Georgetown, Ohio, open Thursdays and Saturdays, except holidays, from 12 noon until 5:00 p.m. Or call us at 937-378-2746. Our librarians are available to assist you.

In commemoration of the dramatic sacrifice of four armed forces chaplains during World War II, The American Legion will observe Religious Emphasis Week, Feb. 2-8 and Four Chaplains’ Sunday, Feb. 2, Chaplain Bill Graybill of Post 180, Georgetown has announced. Legion officials and clergymen are planning special programs for the observance of the 71st anniversary of the sinking of the USS Dorchester and the heroism demonstrated by four valiant chaplains. Of the many thrilling incidents of World Way II, probably none stirred the nation more deeply than the story of these four men of God whose heroic efforts

were credited with the saving of more than 200 lives. These four: a Jewish Rabbi, a Roman Catholic Priest, and two Protestant Ministers, calmly issued life-belts to American servicemen aboard the troop transport after it was torpedoed on Feb. 3, 1943. When the supply of life preservers was exhausted, the four chaplains removed their own life belts and gave them to four soldiers and then stood calmly on the sinking ship, their arms around one another’s shoulders, and their heads bowed in prayer. Inspired by the heroic deed of these four Chaplains, The American Legion each year marks the anniversary of their supreme sacri-

fice through special services and programs throughout the nation. This annual observance, as part of the Legion’s ‘Service to Goad and Country’ program, helps bring new emphasis to the religious aspects of our American heritage and the need for continuing adherence to the basic religious concepts upon which America was founded. Everyone is invited to this years observances to be held on Saturday, Feb. 1 at St. George Church, located at 501 E. State Street, Georgetown at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 2 at 2 p.m., at the Ohio Veterans Home, located at 2003 Veterans Blvd., Georgetown.

William ‘Bill’ Taylor retires from OVM Russellville Kiwanis Christmas

William “Bill” Taylor has retiring from Ohio Valley Manor, Inc. and OVM hosted a retirement party to celebrate the occasion. Taylor has been a Physical Therapist in the Adams/Brown County area for 39 years. He started coming to OVM in 1975 as a contract therapist and has most recently been a full time therapist at OVM. “I have enjoyed working with people in Southern Ohio for the last 39 years, “ said Taylor. “It’s really been a pleasure.” Taylor is looking forward to spending more time with his family. He has three grandchildren, two of whom live out of town and the new grandbaby lives nearby. He is also a planning to spend more time traveling and on various hobbies he enjoys – fishing, hunting and wine making. Ohio Valley Manor, Inc. is located North of Ripley, Ohio on U.S. Highway 62 and 68. Providing Better Tomorrows, OVM health-

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care options include: Outpatient Rehabilitation and Wellness, Home Health, Short-term Rehabilitation, Assisted Living Community, Memory Care and Long-term Care. Visit www.ohiovalleymanor.co m to learn more about our services, facility and healthcare team.

Valentine Quarter Auction set There will be a Sizzle Quarter Raffle on Friday February 14th to benefit the Cincinnati Fischer House. The Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment at the local Veterans Hospital. The Raffle will be held at the Southern Hills Technical and Vocational Center on Hamer Road in Georgetown. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the raffle starts at 7 p.m. Paddles are $1 each or 6 for $5. Food is available. Vendors include Mary Kay, 31, Lia Sophia, Origami Owl and more!

The Kiwanis Club would like to thank the public for supporting our first annual, “Russellville Kiwanis Christmas Tree Silent Auction!” Because of your support, we were able to raise $935.00. All of which, will be used to help fund college scholarships for local Brown County high school graduates. We proudly, and prominently, displayed the names of our donors with their respective trees. The public seemed impressed with the creativity and individuality of each and every tree. Please mark your calendar for December 6, 2014 for the “Second Annual Kiwanis Christmas Tree Silent Auction.” This project would not have been successful without our partners who provided the materials to trim the trees. We are thankful for their help and creativity. And last but not least, we thank the Georgetown United Methodist Church for allowing us to display the trees in their hall during the Christmas Parade celebration day. Thank you to all those who participated! And thank you to the public who bid on the trees. The highest bid was for the tree pictured above, referred to as the Ruthven Tree. This tree was the creative design of Suzi Woods honoring John Ruthven. It coincided

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John Ruthven pictured with the ‘Ruthven Tree’ created by Suzi Woods.

with the honor by the City of Cincinnati in declaring 2013 as the “Year of John Ruthven” for all his contributions to that city. The tree was purchased by

Donohoo Pharmacy and displayed in their store during the 2013 Christmas season. They plan to display the tree annually in the future.


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All Clermont County addresses mapped by GPS

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Project will help with county’s safety services BY KRISTIN ROVER Sun Staff

Clermont County residents may begin recognizing a black truck with a Digital Data Technologies Inc., logo driving slowly along roads throughout the county. While the vehicle does not stand out as much as a Google Maps car, its purpose is similar, to map all of the roads and addresses throughout the county using GPS technology. “What they do is drive all of the roads in the county,” Kelly Perry, GIS administrator for Clermont County, said. “They GPS a road center line and pick up any addresses along the way.” Perry said the county hired DDTI to complete the project and were able to pay for the services using grant funds.

“This is all through a grant from the state,” Perry said. “The program is called the Location Based Response System.” Perry said the program was started by Ohio Department of Transportation. Perry said the state provided $449,500 and the county contributed $16,888 to complete the project. She said many of the counties in Ohio already use GPS mapping technology, however, many do not have up-to-date addresses. She said one of the most important benefits of the new data is for emergency situations. “It's primarily helping residents from an emergency services standpoint,” Perry said. “We work with Clermont County Dispatch, and if they get a call that comes in, they have map-

ping. If that address doesn't pop up, they have to use other means. This will hopefully make that much easier.” Perry said the process also helps standardize the technology throughout the state, and provides important data to other county offices. Mitch Pinkston and Jimmie Fout make up one of the DDTI teams currently driving the roads in the county to collect information. Pinkston said they began the program in southern Clermont County and have been working their way north. “In Clermont County we are about 75 percent through field collection and about 50 percent overall,” Pinkston said about the progress they have made.

Police arrest stabbing suspect Pitzer arrested in Batavia Twp; stolen car was recovered BY KRISTIN ROVER Sun staff

Police have tracked down and arrested a man who stabbed and robbed another man in Pierce Township Jan. 22. Lt. Edward Dye, of the Pierce Township Police Department, said officers arrested Milton Pitzer, 41, of Owensville, and he was charged with aggravated robbery and felonious assault. Lt. Dye said they found Pitzer at Thomaston Woods apartment complex located in Batavia Township. “He advised that the stolen car was in the East-

gate Meijer parking lot,” Dye said. “And it was.” Police had been searching for Pitzer since Jan. 19, when he stabbed Brian Finn, 43, a business owner, with a knife and robbed him outside of his place of business at 1275 Ohio Pike in Pierce Township. “The suspect stole cash and the victim's vehicle,” Dye said. Finn was transported to a local hospital by the Pierce Township Life Squad, and remained there as of Jan. 24. Police began searching for suspects and the stolen car, a black, four-door Lexus. Pitzer appeared in front Municipal Court Magistrate Robert Lamb Jan. 23. Lamb set Pitzer's bond at $100,000. He remains in Clermont County Jail. Pitzer is scheduled for a preliminary hearing at 3

Milton Pitzer appeared in court for a bond hearing Jan. 23 after being arrested and charged for stabbing another man and stealing a vehicle in Pierce Township.

p.m. Jan. 29 in front of Judge Kevin Miles at Clermont County Municipal Court.

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The Glen Este wrestling team didn’t need an acclimation period with Chris Redmond when their former head coach Jason Roush dawned a different shade of purple, filling the head coaching vacancy at Elder High School. After all, Redmond, previously the Glen Este Middle School coach, had helped shape the varsity wrestlers earlier in their career. “I graduated from Glen Este High School in ‘96 and have been involved in the junior high for the past 10 years,” Redmond said. “I jumped down to the junior high because my teaching position is in the junior high. When Roush decided to go to Elder, the coaching staff asked me to move up because I’ve coached all these kids at the junior high level. “I have a really good relationship with them and we didn’t want to throw a wrench into the mix with technique. I’ve really enjoyed it.” Redmond said the success that the current varsity wrestlers experienced under his tutelage in junior high along with his familiarity with their wrestling styles has made the move seamless. The first-year head coach was also adamant about the support he’s received from his staff, the alumni and the parents throughout the program. Returning five district qualifiers from last year’s Eastern Cincinnati Conference championship team, expectations for the Trojans as the season winds down are very high. “We’re off this week, then next week is league,” Redmond said. “That’s going to be a huge meet for us with Loveland (the secondranked team in the city). We haven’t seen them head-tohead yet, so that’ll be interesting.

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The Trojans, under first year head coach Chris Redmond, are looking to repeat as Eastern Cincinnati Conference champions.

It’s going to be an absolute war. Loveland is stacked, so we’re looking to have a lot of fun.” Redmond also explained that with the ECC incorporating a round-robin-style tournament for each weight class as opposed to a bracket-style tournament that a true league champion will be crowned. As opposed to year’s past, each wrestler will face more opponents en route to a league championship. Among those Redmond has tapped to contend for league titles are four of the five returning district qualifiers. The fifth returner, Seth Crissman at 285, was injured at the Coaches Classic. A torn labrum and cracked humerus will keep the sophomore heavyweight out for the remainder of the season. Starting from the bottom, Gage Branson at 113 pounds has high expectations both in the league meet and beyond. “(Branson) has been very dominant on the mat,” the coach said. “He’s fallen short of his goal the past couple of years of going to state, but he’s focused and become more offensive and aggressive.” At 126, Brandon Smith has a 31-7 record on the season with 18 pins. Matt Si-

curella at 138 is the Trojans lone returning state qualifier and has a combined record of 21-6. He has wrestled a bit at 132 as well. Rounding out the returning district qualifiers, Matt Kennedy at 182 has accrued a 21-10 mark and Redmond expects him to return to districts and possibly qualify for state. Among those the coach expects to join the four previous qualifiers is senior Max Davis at 145 pounds. Davis was unable to finish last season due to injury, but healthy this season, Redmond believes he can qualify for state. At 120 pounds, the Trojans’ Tristin McGrath has the potential to come out of a stacked weight class and get up to districts, Redmond said. Also, at 195 Nate Stone has a shot to turn a disappointing freshman season into a breakout sophomore campaign. Glen Este has a pair of dual matches between the ECC next weekend, Feb. 1 that Redmond said he would like to use as warmups for the sectional. The Trojans will wrestle in Division I at Hamilton High School on Feb. 14 with the first matches to begin at 6 p.m.

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NOTICE OF SALE UNDER JUDGEMENT OF FORECLOSURE OF LIENS FOR DELINQUENT LAND TAXES Revised Code Sec. 5721.19.1 In the Court of Common Pleas, Brown County, Ohio Case No. 20130823CVE In the Matter of Foreclosure of Liens for delinquent land taxes County Treasurer of Brown County, Ohio Brown County Treasurer Connie Patrick Plaintiff -vsParcels of land encumbered with delinquent tax liens James W. Graham Defendants

Whereas, judgement has been rendered against certain parcels of real property for taxes, assessments, penalties, costs and charges as follows: (1) Parcel No. 30-058372-0000 & 30-058376-0000. Judgement $5,803.53 plus interest & accuring costs to date of sale. Said premises located at 102 2nd Street Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154. Prior Instrument Ref: Official Record Book 242, Page 1583, Brown County Recorder’s Office, Georgetown, Ohio 45121. Whereas, such judgement orders such real property to be sold by the undersigned to satisfy the total amount of said judgement; Now, therefore, public notice is hereby given that I, Dwayne Wenninger, Sheriff of Brown County, Ohio, will sell such real property at public auction, for cash to the highest bidder of an amount sufficient to satisfy the judgement against each parcel at 1:00 p.m., at the west door of the courthouse on the square in Georgetown, Ohio, on Monday, the 10th day of March, 2014, if any parcel does not receive a sufficient bid, it shall be offered for sale, under the same terms and conditions of the first sale and at the same time of day and at the same place, on the 24th day of March, 2014, (2) for an amount sufficient to satisfy the judgement against the parcel. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff of Brown County, Ohio Steven W. Purtell #0062624, Attorney Publication Dates; January 26, February 2 & 9, 2014 BCP ---------------------------------------GREEN TOWNSHIP HOLDS REORGANIZATIONAL MEETING The Green Township Trustees met January 9th, 2014 for their reorganizational meeting. Jay Holden was elected chairman, Daren Howser was elected cochairman, and Gary Frye is road supervisor. Pam Campbell is the elected township Fiscal Officer. The trustees meet 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the township hall, located at 3827 Greenbush West Rd. Special Meetings and change of regular meetings will be posted at the township hall. Trustees can be reached at the following numbers: Jay Holden 937-444-1343, Daren Howser 937-444-4787 and Gary Frye 937-444-3400. BCP 2-2-14 ---------------------------------------NOTICE The 2013 Annual Financial Report for the Green Township Board of Trustees has been completed and filed with the Ohio State Auditor. A copy of the report will be available at the regular meetings, held the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 P.M. at the Green Township Hall. Submitted By: Green Township Fiscal Officers Pam Campbell BCP 2-2-14 ---------------------------------------NOTICE The 2013 Annual Report for the Village of Sardinia has been completed and is available for review at the office located at 151 Maple Avenue in Sardinia. BCP 2-2-14 ----------------------------------------

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20121254CVE BMO Harris Bank Plaintiff -vsMelissa L. Boling-Maggard, 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 10th day of March, 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 Sterling to-wit: Exhibit A Situated in the Village of Mt. Orab, Township of Sterling, County of Brown, and State of Ohio, being all of Lot Number 40 of The Heritage Subdivision, Section 2, as the same is designated, numbered and known on the recorded plat thereof, Plat Cabinet 2, Slide 154 of the Plat Records of Brown County Recorder’s Office, but subject to all legal highways, easements, rights of way and restrictions of record. Property Address: 108 Pine Ridge Avenue, Mount Orab, OH 45154 Parcel Number: 44071768.0504 Prior Instrument Number: OR 182, Page 259 Said Premises Located at 108 Pine Ridge Ave Mount Orab, Ohio 45154 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $92,500.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: January 26, 2014, February 2, 2014 and February 9, 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 Craig A. Thomas #0037667 Attorney ---------------------------------------SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20120695CVE Bank of America, N.A. Successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP Plaintiff -vsMary M. Barnett aka Mary Barnett, Mark Morris and Charlene Morris aka Sharlene Morris, 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 10th day of March, 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 Huntington to-wit: Property at: 4180 State Route 763, Ripley, Ohio PP#: 120214960001/Mobile Home Tax No#: 33-0051 Prior Deed Reference: OR Book 374, Page 2363 Legal description can be found at the Brown County Recorder’s Office Said Premises Located at 4180 State Rt 763 Ripley, Ohio 45167 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $40,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: January 26, 2014, February 2, 2014, February 9, 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 F. Peter Costello #0076112 Attorney ----------------------------------------

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20090561CVE U.S. Bank National Association, as Successor Trustee to Bank of America, National Association, as successor by merger to LaSalle Bank, N.A. as Trustee for the MLMI Trust Series 2006-HE6 -vsSonya Dee Stevens, AKA Dee Stevens, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Alias Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 10th day of March, 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 Byrd to-wit: EXHIBIT A Legal Description: Situated in the County of Brown, in the State of Ohio and in the Township of Byrd: A tract of land situated in Byrd Township of Brown County, State of Ohio in S. Hopkins Military Survey No. 999, Lying West of and adjacent to Decatur-Eckmansville Road and North of and Adjacent to Hughes Road and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a spike found at the intersection of the centerline of Decatur-Eckmansville Road with the centerline of Hughes Road; Thence along the centerline of Hughes Road N. 56 Deg. 21’ 07” W., 136.82 feet to a spike set; N. 52 Deg. 41’ 16” W., 217.36 feet to a spike set; N. 50 Deg. 07’ 18” W., 236.91 feet to a spike set and N. 49 Deg. 43’ 48” W., 502.43 feet to a spike set at a corner to the land of Danny & Margaret Gray; Thence with Danny & Margaret Gray S. 86 Deg. 43’ 50” E., 427.28 feet to a 1/2” iron pin set at a corner to the land of Dean Long; Thence with Dean Long S. 86 Deg. 43’ 50” E., 593.08 feet to a 1/2” iron pin set; Thence with a severance line S. 24 Deg. 56’ 31” W., 170.60 feet to a 1/2” iron pin set, and S. 63 Deg. 13’ 09” E., 141.74 feet to a spike set in the centerline of DecaturEckmansville Road; Thence along Decatur-Eckmansville Road S. 28 Deg. 05’ 13” W., 327.16 feet to a spike found, and S. 29 Deg. 31’ 43” W., 136.60 feet to the place of beginning and containing 8.231 acres. Being part of the land conveyed to Grant Sowers by Deed Recorded in Deed Book 242, Page 559 in the Office of the Recorder of Brown County, Ohio. A survey of this property was made by James B. Mitchell, registered surveyor No. 6692 in June, 1992. Save and except the following described conveyance: A tract of land situated in Byrd Township of Brown County, State of Ohio and is S. Hopkins Military Survey No. 999, lying Northeast of and adjacent to Hughes Road and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a spike found in the centerline of Hughes Road at a corner to the 123.00 acres conveyed to Danny & Margaret Gray, D.B. 114, Page 48; Thence with the line of Danny & Margaret Gray S. 86 Deg. 43’ 50” E., 427.28 feet to a 1/2” iron pin found at a corner to the 32.8283 acres conveyed to Danny & Margaret Jo Gray, O.R. 152, Pg. 787; Thence with the line of Danny & Margaret Jo Gray S. 86 deg. 43’ 50” E, 41.03 feet to a 1/2” iron pin set; Thence with a severance line S. 25 Deg. 50’ 47” W., 291.01 feet, passing a 1/2” iron pin set at 271.01 feet, to a spike set in the centerline of Hughes Road; Thence along Hughes Road N. 49 Deg. 43’ 48” W, 446.50 feet to the place of beginning and containing 1.444 Acres. Bearings are magnetic and based upon the record bearing (N. 49 Deg. 43’ 48” W.) Being the centerline of Hughes Road. Being part of the 8.231 Acres conveyed to James E. & Sonya Dee Stevens by Deed Recorded in D.B. 263, Page 463 in the Office of the Recorder of Brown County, Ohio. This description was prepared by James B. Mitchell, registered surveyor No. 6692 on June 7, 2005 based on a field survey. Parcel Number(s): 010004480100 Property Address: 6708 Hughes Road, Decatur, OH 45115 Deed Reference Number: dated July 13, 1992, filed July 23, 1992, recorded in Deed Book Volume 263, Page 463, Recorder’s Office, Brown County, Ohio Case Number: CVE 09 0561 Said Premises Located at 6708 Hughes Road, Decatur, Ohio 45115 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 $229,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that

amount. Publication Dates: January 26, 2014, February 2, 2014, February 9, 2014 Terms of Sale: To be sold for not less than two-thirds of the appraised value. A deposit equal to 10% of the appraised value of the property must be made in the form of a cashier’s check at the time of sale. The balance of the purchase price must be paid by cashiers check within thirty days of the sale. If the purchaser fails to pay the balance of the purchase price within thirty days of the sale, the deposit shall be forfeited to Plaintiff for the costs associated with the advertisement and resale of the property and for interest charges. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Kyle E. Timken #0071381 Attorney ---------------------------------------SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20120764CVE Bank of America, N.A. successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing L.P. fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing L.P. Plaintiff -vsDouglas E. Loudermilk, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Pluries 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 10th day of March, 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 Pike to-wit: Situate in the Township of Pike, County of Brown and the State of Ohio: Situate in G. Light’s Military Survey No. 12754 and in M. Day’s Military Survey No. 14564, Pike Township, Brown County, Ohio and being all of Lot 8 of Grant’s Landing Subdivision, Section Two as recorded in Plat Cabinet 2, Slide 41 in the Office of the Recorder of Brown County, Ohio. Surveyed by Gerald S. Renshaw, Professional Surveyor No. 4872 on September, 1994. Subject to plat restrictions of record. Premises commonly known as: 3462 Kyle Lane Mount Orab, OH 45154 Permanent Parcel No(s): 29-056672.1000 Prior Deed Reference: OR Vol. 135, Page 399 Said Premises Located at 3462 Kyle Lane, Mt Orab, Ohio 45154 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $62,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: January 26, 2014, February 2, 2014, February 9, 2014 Terms of Sale: 10% of purchase price to be paid on day of sale. Balance due within 30 days. Any sum not paid within thirty days shall bear interest at the rate of ten percent (10.00%) per annum from the date of sale. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio George J. Annos #0060075 Attorney ---------------------------------------SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20120167CVE Merchants National Bank Plaintiff -vsCarol S. Hines, 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 10th day of March, 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 Lewis to-wit: “Exhibit A” Carol S. Hines Situated in the Village of Higginsport, Lewis Township, Brown County, Ohio, and being In-Lot Seventy (70) as known and described on the recorded plat of said Village, Clermont County Transcribed Record Book 2, Page 167, Brown County Plat Records. Parcel Number: 22042288.0000 Property Address: 410 Columbia Street, Georgetown, Ohio 45121. Prior Deed Reference: Book 326, Page 66 of the Official Records of Brown County, Ohio. Said Premises Located at 410 Columbia St Higginsport, Ohio 45131 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 $50,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: January 26, 2014, February 2, 2014 and February 9, 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 Lee D. Koogler #0073327 Attorney ---------------------------------------SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20111051CVE Deutsche Bank National Plaintiff -vsJoseph A. Dawson, 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 10th day of March, 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 Pleasant to-wit: 135 Hamer Rd., Georgetown, OH 45121-9497 Legal Description: The land referred to in this commitment, situated in the Village of Georgetown, Township of Pleasant, County of Brown, State of Ohio, is described as follows: Situate in Village of Georgetown, Pleasant Township, Brown County, Ohio, and bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a point in the center of the Hamer Road, which point is North 71 deg. E. 1313.53 feet from the intersection of U.S. Route 68 with Hamer Road; Thence N. 19 deg. W. 184.8 feet to a stake in the line of Roy Workman and Ruth Workman, Thence N. 71 deg. E. 75 feet to a stake in the line of Roy and Ruth Workman; Thence S. 19 deg. E. 184.8 feet to the center of Hamer Road; Thence S. 71 deg. W. 75 feet, with the center of Hamer Road to the place of beginning, containing approximately 27/100 of an acre, more or less and being Lot Number Sixteen (16), of the lot plan prepared for Roy and Ruth Workman by Clarke Bros. Co., Surveyors of Maysville, Kentucky. Annexed Plat Cabinet 3, Slide 150. Parcel No. 33-058956-0000 Property Commonly Known As: 135 Hamer Road, Georgetown, Ohio 45121 Parcel Number(s): 33058956-0000 Prior Deed Info.: Survivorship Deed, OR Book 316 Page 61, Instrument #200400007893, recorded on 9/16/2004 Said Premises Located at 135 Hamer Rd. Georgetown, Ohio 45121 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $50,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: January 26, 2014, February 2, 2014, and February 9, 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 Charles V. Gasior #0075946 Attorney ---------------------------------------NOTICE TO BID The Pike Township Board of Trustees is seeking bids for annual maintenance of heating and cooling equipment installed at the Pike Township Community Building located at 12700 SR 774, Pike Township, Brown County, OH. The bid to provide the annual maintenance program should include two inspections (spring and fall) for the three units at this location as well as the hourly repair labor rate to be charged. Proof of liability insurance and worker’s compensation (if applicable) must be provided with submitted bid. Sealed bids may 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 Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 7PM, at the Pike Township Community Building. Please mark the envelope containing the bid “HVAC Maintenance Program Bid”. For more information, contact Jay Anderson, Trustee, at 937-444-7089. Submitted by Jenny Lind Conrad Fiscal Officer 937-444-7418 BCP 1-26-14, 2-2-14 ----------------------------------------

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20130181CVE US Bank National Association Plaintiff -vsEric E. Bloom aka Eric Bloom, 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 10th day of March, 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 Washington to-wit: LEGAL DESCRIPTION Situated in Washington Township, Village of Sardinia, County of Brown and State of Ohio and known as Lot Numbers Two (2) and Four (4) of Livmore Lane Subdivision, located on N/S of State Route 32, as the same are known as designated on the recorded plat thereof, in Plat Book C3, Page 183, Slide 192, Plat Records of Brown County, Ohio. Parcel Numbers: 430826840000 & 430826880000 Property Address: 13238 Livemore Lane, Sardinia, OH 45171 Prior Deed Reference: O.R. Book 332, Page 700 Property Owner: Eric E. Bloom and Shannon M. Parsons Case Number: CV 20130181 Said Premises Located at 13238 Livmore Lane Sardinia, Ohio 45171 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $60,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: January 26, 2014, February 2, 2014 and February 9, 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 Kriss D. Felty #0002338 Attorney ---------------------------------------SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20060062CV HSBC Bank, USA Plaintiff -vsRandall G. Dumford and Tonya C. Dumford, 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 10th day of March, 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 Perry to-wit: 944 Brunswick Drive, Fayetteville, OH 45118-9489 Legal Description: Being situated in the Township of Perry, Brown County, Ohio: Being Lot 944A, a replat of 944 and 945 of Lake Lorelei, Map 5, Volume 4, Pages 72-78, replat recorded in Plat Cabinet 2, Slide 468. Parcel Number(s): 230450680000 Prior Deed Info.: General Warranty Deed, Recorded in OR Book 337, Page 451, Filed on 11/22/2005 Said Premises Located at 944 Brunswick Dr. Fayetteville, Ohio 45118 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $30,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: January 26, 2014, February 2, 2014 And February 9, 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 Charles V. Gasior #0075946 Attorney ----------------------------------------

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20130390CVE Bank of America, N.A. Plaintiff -vsRachel L. Henderson, 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 10th day of March, 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 Perry to-wit: Property Description: Situated in the Village of Fayetteville, County of Brown, State of Ohio, is described as follows: Being situated in Hull’s Military Survey No. 2659, in the Village of Fayetteville, in the Township of Perry, in the County of Brown, in the State of Ohio and bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a 5/8 inch iron pin set in the north line of Main Street (U.S. Route No. 50) at its intersection with the east line of Fayette Avenue and at the southwest corner of Lot No. 1 of Block C of Boyle Park as recorded in Plat Book C-3, Page 88, Slide 96; Thence with the east line of said Fayette Avenue and the west line of Lot No. 1, North 0 deg. 00’ 53” East a distance of 125.00 feet to a 5/8 inch iron pin set in the said line and at the northwest corner of Lot No. 1 and in the south line of a 12 foot wide alley; Thence with the south line of said alley and with the north line of Lot Nos. 1, 2 and 3, North 87 deg. 05’ 10” East a distance of 70.12 feet to a 5/8 inch iron pin set in the north line of Lot No. 3; Thence with a division line through Lot No. 3 and Lot No. 4, South 3 deg. 20’ 00” East a distance of 124.84 feet to a 5/8 inch iron pin set in the south line of Lot No. 4 and in the north line of aforementioned Main Street; Thence with the north line of said Main Street and with the south line of Lot Nos. 4, 3, 2 and 1, South 87 deg. 05’ 10” West a distance of 77.42 feet to the beginning. Containing 0.211 acres, more or less, and being all of Lots Nos. 1 and 2 and 0.068 acre, more or less, out of Lot No. 3 and 0.004 acre, more or less, out of Lot No. 4 of Block C of Boyle Park as recorded in Plat Book C-3, Page 88, Slide 96 and part of the premises transferred to Janet Sutherland in Official Record Book 116, Page 823. Bearings are magnetic and based upon the south 87 deg. 05’ 10” West line along the north line of Main Street. Surveyed by Robert E. Satterfield #4238, January 23, 1998. Property Address: 351 East Pike Street, Fayetteville, Ohio 45118 PPN#: 27-053916.0000 Prior Deed Reference: O.R. Book 385 Page 1916 Said Premises Located at 351 East Pike Street Fayetteville, Ohio 45118 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $50,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: January 26, 2014, February 2, 2014 And February 9, 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 Douglas A. Haessig #0079200 Attorney ---------------------------------------SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20132099CVE State of Ohio Plaintiff -vsDonna M. Covert, 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 10th day of March, 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 Green to-wit: Situate in H. Lee’s Military Survey No. 11082, Green Township, Brown County, Ohio and being bounded and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a railroad spike on the centerline of Hillcrest Road, said beginning point being S. 35 deg. 00’ 00” W. a distance of 425.00 feet from the northwesterly corner of Phillip R. and Nancy L. Barnhill’s 10.298 Acre tract as recorded in Deed Book 174, Page 499 of the Deed Records of Brown County, Ohio; thence from said beginning point and with a new division line through

the land of Marguerite Feibelman S. 34 deg. 05’ 00” E. a distance of 700.00 feet to an iron pin set; thence continuing on a new division line through the land of said Feibelman S. 35 deg. 00’ 00” W. a distance of 100.00 feet to an iron pin set; thence continuing on a new division line through the land of said Feibelman N. 34 deg. 05’ 00” W. a distance of 700.00 feet to a railroad spike set on the centerline of Hillcrest Road; thence with the centerline of said road N. 35 deg. 00’ 00” E. a distance of 100.00 feet to the place of beginning CONTAINING 1.501 Acres more or less subject, however, to all legal highways and easements of record and being a part of the land conveyed to Marguerite Feibelman as recorded in Deed Book 180, Page 247 of the Deed Records of Brown County, Ohio. Surveyed by Gerald S. Renshaw, Registered Surveyor #4872 on March 23, 1988. SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING COVENANTS WHICH SHALL RUN WITH THE LAND: 1. One mobile home per lot. 2. All automobiles and vehicles must have current license numbers. 3. No working on or storage of vehicles on premises, other than those in regular use with current license numbers; unless in an enclosed garage. 4. No occupied camper on premises. 5. All mobile homes must have underpinnings (skirting). 6. No junk allowed in yard. Any storage or garage type building erected on the premises must look neat. No eyesores are permitted. 7. No mobile homes older than 1976 to be erected on premises as of 1985. And thereafter same 9 year differential between year of improvement and age of mobile home. 8. In case of infraction, owner agrees to rectify situation within 60 days of initial complaint or bear the cost if someone has to do it for him/her. 9. All sites to be grass seeded (landscaped) within one year. 10. Each property owner agrees to respect the rights and the property of other residents of Hillcrest Knolls. 11. No mobile home rental property on lot. Being the property conveyed by deed found of record in Volume 257, page 904 of the Brown County Deed Records. See also, deed to Holiday Homes, Inc. found of record in Volume 62, page 795, Brown County Deed Records. Last Deed Reference: OR Book 151, Page 415. Said Premises Located at 15398 Hillcrest Rd. Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $5,334.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: January 26, 2014, February 2, 2014 And February 9, 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 Steven W. Purtell #0062624 Attorney ---------------------------------------SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20130416CVE Fifth Third Mortgage Company Plaintiff -vsJoel R. Herrmann, 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 10th day of March, 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 Lewis to-wit: EXHIBIT A Legal Description: Situated in the Village of Higginsport, Township of Lewis, County of Brown and State of Ohio and being described as follows, to wit: Being all of Lot No. One Hundred Forty (140) of the BentleyOverdurf Addition to the Village of Higginsport as the same is known and numbered on the recorded plat thereof, Plat Book A-1, Page 69, Plat Records of Brown County, Ohio. Also the following described real estate: Situated in the Village of Higginsport, Township of Lewis, County of Brown and State of Ohio and being described as follows, to wit: Being a part of Lot No. One Hundred Thirty-nine (139), being the NorthTpart lot HEofBsaid ROWN consisting of fifty-one (51) feet in depth and eighty-two and onehalf (82 1/2) feet or the entire front part of said lot as the same is known and numbered on the recorded plat of the Bentley-

Overdurf Addition to the Village of Higginsport, Plat Book A-1, Page 69, Plat Records of Brown County, Ohio. Parcel Number(s): 220419560000 and 220419520000 Property Address: 210 John Street, Higginsport, OH 45131 Deed Reference Number: dated February 18, 2001, filed March 7, 2001, recorded as Official Records Volume 233, Page 2582, Brown County, Ohio records. Case Number: CV 20130416 Said Premises Located at 210 John Street Higginsport, Ohio 45131 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 $60,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: January 26, 2014, February 2, 2014 And February 9, 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 David Hanson #0059580 Attorney ---------------------------------------SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20130079CVE Flagstar Bank, FSB Plaintiff -vsCharles Broshears, 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 10th day of March, 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 Scott to-wit: EXHIBIT A LEGAL DESCRIPTION File Number: J130058 Situated in the Township of Scott, County of Brown, State of Ohio, being a part of Albert Gallatin’s Military Survey No. 3859, being a part of the 100.350 acre tract as conveyed to Countrytyme Lebanon Ltd. and recorded in Official Record Volume 188, Page 503 of the Brown County Recorder’s Office, and being further bounded and described as follows: Commencing at a P.K. nail (found) marking the centerline intersection of Lucas Road (County Road No. 41) and White Oak Valley Road (County Road No. 21); thence with the centerline of White Oak Valley Road for the next four calls: 1. S. 75 deg. 55’ 08” E., a distance of 839.50 feet to a P.K. nail (found); 2. S. 82 deg. 19’ 21” E., a distance of 306.80 feet to a P.K. nail (found); 3. S. 82 deg. 08’ 31” E., a distance of 79.58 feet to a P.K. nail (found); 4. S. 81 deg. 23’ 27” E., a distance of 134.99 feet to a Mag nail (set) marking the true point of beginning of the tract of land herein described; thence continuing with the centerline of White Oak Valley Road S. 81 deg. 23’ 27” E., a distance of 30.02 feet to a Mag nail (set); thence with a new direction line for the next ten calls: 1. S. 06 deg. 29’ 26” W., passing a 5/8” iron pin (set) at 25.00 feet, a total distance of 583.05 feet to a 5/8” iron pin (set); 2. S. 18 deg. 13’ 19” E., a distance of 626.65 feet to a 5/8” iron pin (set); 3. S. 55 deg. 53’ 47” W., a distance of 552.52 feet to a 5/8” iron pin (found), said iron pin being a corner to a 6.296 acre tract as conveyed to James R. McKinzie, et ux (D.B. 231, Page 380); 4. N. 05 deg. 19’ 00” E., a distance of 120.54 feet to a 5/8” iron pin (set); 5. N. 02 deg. 41’ 29” E., a distance of 193.50 feet to a 5/8” iron pin (set); 6. N. 02 deg. 54’ 02” E., a distance of 196.15 feet to a 5/8” iron pin (set); 7. N. 02 deg. 55’ 06” E., a distance of 201.57 feet to a 5/8” iron pin (set); 8. N. 03 deg. 03’ 18” E., a distance of 199.03 feet to a 5/8” iron pin (set); 9. S. 88 deg. 55’ 04” E., a distance of 180.44 feet to a 5/8” iron pin (set); 10. N. 06 deg. 29’ 26” E., passing a 5/8” iron pin (set) at 561.72 feet, a total distance of 586.72 feet to the true point of beginning, containing 6.388 acres of land, more or less. The above description is subject to a 20 foot wide right-ofway and waterline easement conveyed to the Brown County Rural Water Association, Inc. and recorded in Deed Book 188, Page 118. Subject to all other legal easements and rights of way of record. Bearings are based upon the record bearing (S 88 deg. 50’ 40” E.) of the southerly line of the 5.961 acre tract found in Deed Book 249, Page 675. Land surveyed in June and COUNTY July 1999, under the direction of Eric N. Lutz, Registered Professional Surveyor No. 7232, the survey plat of which is referred Sun Group NEWSPAPERS to as Drawing No. S99-200 on file in the office of McCarty Associ-

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ates, Hillsboro, Ohio. There are excepted from the warranty covenants set forth herein, matters of zoning, conditions and restrictions and easements of record. Prior Deed Reference: OR Volume 359, Page 675. Premises commonly known as: 3254 WHITE OAK VALLEY RD. GEORGETOWN, OH 45121 Permanent Parcel No(s): 34070172.0305 Said Premises Located at 3254 White Oak Valley Rd. Georgetown, Ohio 45121 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $100,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: January 26, 2014, February 2, 2014 And February 9, 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 Manbir S. Sandhu #0074680 Attorney ---------------------------------------NOTICE OF PUBLICATION IN THE COMMON PLEAS COURT OF BROWN COUNTY, OHIO Brown County Clerk of Courts Courthouse, 101 South Main St. Georgetown, OH 45121 United States of America, acting through the Rural Development, United States Department of Agriculture vs. Kyle R. Lewis, et al Case No. CV 20130800 Vanessa D. Lewis, whose last known address is 80 Douglas Lane, Georgetown OH 45121, and if deceased, all heirs, devisees, legatees, executors, executrixes, administrators, administratrixes, assignees, Unknown Spouse(s) of all heirs, devisees, legatees, executors, executrixes, administrators, administratrixes, assignees, and John Doe, Unknown Spouse of Vanessa D. Lewis, whose addresses are unknown, will hereby take notice that on November 12, 2013, United States of America, acting through the Rural Development, United States Department of Agriculture, filed its complaint in Foreclosure and Marshalling of Liens in the Common Pleas Court of Brown County, Ohio, 101 South Main St., Georgetown OH 45121 being Case No. CV 20130800 against Kyle R. Lewis, et al praying for judgement in the amount of $161,253.62 with interest thereon according to the terms of the note from September 3, 2013 until paid and for foreclosure of said Mortgage Deed on the following described real estate, of which said Defendants, Kyle R. Lewis and Vanessa D. Lewis nka, Vanessa D. Seipelt are the owners of: Real estate located at 80 Douglas Lane, Georgetown, OH 45121 as further described in Plaintiff’s mortgage recorded on March 27, 2001 in OR Book 234 pg 2642 of the Mortgage Records of Brown County, Ohio. and that Defendants, Vanessa D. Lewis, and if deceased, all heirs, devisees, legatees, executors, executrixes, administrators, administratrixes, assignees, Unknown Spouse(s) of all heirs, devisees, legatees, executors, executrixes, administrators, administratrixes, assignees and John Doe, Unknown Spouse of Vanessa D. Lewis, be required to set up any interest they may have in said premises or be forever barred, that upon failure of said Defendants to pay or to cause to be paid said judgement within three days from its rendition that an Order of Sale be issued to the Sheriff of Brown County, Ohio, to appraise, advertise in The Brown County Press and sell said real estate, that the premises be sold free and clear of all claims, liens and interest of any of the parties herein, that the proceeds from the sale of said premises be applied to the Plaintiff’s judgment and for such other relief to which United States of America, acting through the Rural Development, United States Department of Agriculture is entitled. Said Defendants are directed to the Complaint wherein notice under the fair debt collection practice act is given. Said Defendants are required to answer within twenty-eight days after the publication. Said Defendants will take notice that you are required to answer said Complaint on or before the 9th day of March, 2014 or judgment will be rendered accordingly. United States of America Stephen D. Miles Vincent A. Lewis Attorneys for Plaintiff 18 W. Monument Avenue Dayton, Ohio 45402 BCP 1-26-14, 2-2-14, 2-9-14 ----------------------------------------

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20120999CVE Bank of America, N.A. Plaintiff -vsBeverly Arthur aka Beverly K. Arthur and Gary L. Arthur (now deceased), 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 10th day of March, 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 Lewis to-wit: EXHIBIT “A” LEGAL DESCRIPTION A tract of land situated in Lewis Township of Brown County, State of Ohio and in F. Taylor’s Military Survey No. 1657, lying southeast of Richey Road and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a 1/2” iron pin set in the centerline of a 50 foot wide easement, said iron being located South 44 degrees 38’ 50” East, 126.40 feet; South 45 degrees 20’ 09” West, 607.14 feet; South 45 degrees 53’ 00” West, 1023.65 feet and South 44 degrees 08’ 11” East, 1515.00 feet from a 3/4” iron pin found at the intersection of the centerline of Richey Road with the centerline of Robertson Road; thence with a severance line North 45 degrees 53’ 00” East, 1021.73 feet to an iron pin set in the line of the land of Shady Lane Farms; thence with Shady Lane Farms line South 44 degrees 01’ 52” East, 215.00 feet to a 1/2” iron pin set; thence with a severance line South 45 degrees 53’ 00” West, 1021.33 feet to a 1/2” iron pin set in the centerline of a 50 foot wide easement; thence along the centerline of a 50 foot wide easement with a severance line North 44 degrees 08’ 11” West, 215.00 feet to the place of beginning and containing 5.042 acres, subject to all existing easements of record. Being part of the land conveyed to Wooded Run Farms, an Ohio Partnership by deed recorded in Deed Book 251, page 571 in the Office of the Recorder of Brown County, Ohio. A survey of this property was made by William R. Ellis, Registered Surveyor No. 3229 in October 1990. Titleholders: Beverly Arthur aka Beverly K. Arthur and Gary L. Arthur (now deceased) Property Address: 491 Wooded Run Lane, Felicity, OH 45120 Parcel number: 190391680900 Prior Deed Reference: OR Book 310, Page 2020 Recorded: 06/04/2004 Said Premises Located at 491 Wooded Run Lane Felicity, Ohio 45120 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $70,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: January 26, 2014, February 2, 2014 And February 9, 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 Ryan F. Hemmerle #0079721 Attorney ----------------------------------------

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Whereas, judgement has been rendered against certain parcels of real property for taxes, assessments, penalties, costs and charges as follows: (1) Parcel No. 42-080940-1000. Judgement $5,340.69 plus interest & accuring costs to date of sale. Said premises located at 12347 Fite Hauck Rd Sardinia, Ohio 45171. Prior Instrument Ref: Official Record Book 155, Page 352, Brown County Recorder’s Office, Georgetown, Ohio 45121. Whereas, such judgement orders such real property to be sold by the undersigned to satisfy the total amount of said judgement; Now, therefore, public notice is hereby given that I, Dwayne Wenninger, Sheriff of Brown County, Ohio, will sell such real property at public auction, for cash to the highest bidder of an amount sufficient to satisfy the judgement against each parcel at 1:00 p.m., at the west door of the courthouse on the square in Georgetown, Ohio, on Monday, the 10th day of March, 2014, if any parcel does not receive a sufficient bid, it shall be offered for sale, under the same terms and conditions of the first sale and at the same time of day and at the same place, on the 24th day of March, 2014, (2) for an amount sufficient to satisfy the judgement against the parcel. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff of Brown County, Ohio Steven W. Purtell #0062624, Attorney Publication Dates; January 26, February 2 & 9, 2014 BCP ---------------------------------------NOTICE OF SALE UNDER JUDGEMENT OF FORECLOSURE OF LIENS FOR DELINQUENT LAND TAXES Revised Code Sec. 5721.19.1 In the Court of Common Pleas, Brown County, Ohio Case No. 20130671CVE

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Whereas, judgement has been rendered against certain parcels of real property for taxes, assessments, penalties, costs and charges as follows: (1) Parcel No. 33-066596-0000. Judgement $1,810.51 plus interest & accuring costs to date of sale. Said premises located at 421 North Water Street Georgetown, Ohio 45121. Prior Instrument Ref: Official Record Book 388, Page 1793, Brown County Recorder’s Office, Georgetown, Ohio 45121. Whereas, such judgement orders such real property to be sold by the undersigned to satisfy the total amount of said judgement; Now, therefore, public notice is hereby given that I, Dwayne Wenninger, Sheriff of Brown County, Ohio, will sell such real property at public auction, for cash to the highest bidder of an amount sufficient to satisfy the judgement against each parcel at 1:00 p.m., at the west door of the courthouse on the square in Georgetown, Ohio, on Monday, the 10th day of March, 2014, if any parcel does not receive a sufficient bid, it shall be offered for sale, under the same terms and conditions of the first sale and at the same time of day and at the same place, on the 24th day of March, 2014, (2) for an amount sufficient to satisfy the judgement against the parcel. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff of Brown County, Ohio Steven W. Purtell #0062624, Attorney Publication Dates; January 26, February 2 & 9, 2014 BCP ----------------------------------------

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Brown County Board of Elections Deputy Director Beth Thorne-McKenzie accepted the election petitions of Danny Bubp for Probate/Juvenile Court Judge in Brown County on January 28.

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Bubp to run for county Juvenile/Probate Judge CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 ing with them by setting up mentorships with successful, career-oriented people. I had a chance to have a positive effect on the lives of young people.” Bubp added that he felt his career and life experience would also help him on the bench. “I’d like to spend the next six years taking what I’ve learned over thirty years in the Marine Corps, taking what I’ve learned as a police officer and a prosecutor and former judge

and state legislator and use it to help our young people. I want to get involved with local people who are successful. Men and women who lead by example who can help some of these kids learn how to be responsible and productive young men and women.” Bubp said he would like to help local schools out by taking court on the road if necessary. “One thing I would like to do to help our schools out is bring the court to them when possible instead of them having to come to

us. That way, students and teachers can talk to us if they need to and they won’t miss as much class time.” Bubp added that he hopes that the voters of Brown County will give him the chance to use professional skills he has learned in three decades of public service. “I’ve been a public defender, a prosecutor and a judge, and then eight years in the state legislature. I would like to use that experience to improve the lives of the citizens of Brown County.”

Districts explore options to snow days CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 planned for the first week in June.” Filon continued, “It’s never convenient to extend the school year into the summer. But Eastern Local Schools will always keep the safety of its students and staff as our number one priority.” According to a press re-

lease Jan. 27 from Gov. Kasich’s communications department representative Rob Nichols, the governor is very aware of the problems facing Ohio schools regarding calamity days. “Governor Kashi is urging the Ohio General Assembly and the Ohio Department of Education to work together on legislation providing a one-time increase in the

number of days that schools can take off because of snow or bad weather,” Nichols said in a press release. “Kasich said a one-time increase of just a few days is needed since so many Ohio schools have used or are close to using their allowable calamity days.” So the big questions facing our schools are...should the state give school districts

Brown County real estate taxes due February 5 The FIRST half Brown County real estate tax statements have been mailed. If you have not received your tax statement, please contact the office of Connie Patrick, Brown County Treasurer, at (937) 3786705, (937) 378-6177, or the toll free number 1-800229-6177. As in the past, you can mail your payment on or before FEBRUARY 5, 2014 (US postmark accepted), or come to the Treasurer’s office located at 800 Mt. Orab Pike-Suite 171, Georgetown, Ohio. In addition, you may make your payment at the following regional locations during regular banking hours until FEBRUARY 5,

2014: CITIZENS DEPOSIT BANK – Ripley and Aberdeen; FIFTH THIRD BANK – Georgetown and Russellville; FIRST SAFETY BANK – Georgetown; MERCHANTS BANK – Mt. Orab, Georgetown, and Higginsport; NATIONAL BANK AND TRUST – Georgetown, Mt. Orab and Sardinia; NCB - Fayetteville; FIRST STATE BANK – Georgetown, Mt. Orab, and Ripley. If you choose to pay at one of the regional locations you MUST present your entire current real es-

tate tax bill, and you must pay the correct amount due. If you mail your payment to the office and wish a receipt, you must return the ENTIRE bill with a stamped, self-addressed envelope. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Treasurer Patrick’s office as soon as possible. Visit our website for more information: www.trea surerbrowncounty.com. The office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. LAST DAY FOR PAYMENT WITHOUT PENALTY IS WEDNESDAY – FEBRUARY 5, 2014.

Flood insurance rates exploding in county CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 cussed in congress. “We’re looking at ways

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SSCC Board of Trustees set to meet The Southern State Community College Board of Trustees will meet beginning 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, through 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at Murphin Ridge Inn, 750 Murphin Ridge Road, West Union, Ohio. The board will enter into executive session for the purpose of discussing sale of property, compensation and employment of public officials. The meeting is open to the public.

to make it a more gradual change and we’re also looking at what happens at change of ownership. As it stands right now, at change of ownership, there is no subsidy.” Local Realtor Bert Thomas of Huff Realty said that the changes will hurt the housing market along the Ohio River in Brown County. “These changes are going to strongly affect the market in a negative manner”, Thomas said. “Those flood insurance increases will make it much more difficult to sell houses at market value.” Wenstrup said he thinks

that those most affected by the rate change deserve a chance to participate in the process of changing the rules. “It would make more sense if we had more local involvement with local and state governments who actually know the area and can truly assess the risk instead of having one plan out of Washington”, Wenstrup said. More information about the Biggert-Waters Insurance Reform Act can be found at http://www.fema.gov/flood -insurance-reform-act2012.

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more calamity days and should the missed time be made up in the summer or through extended school days? According to Georgetown Exempted Village School District’s website, on Jan. 24, the board of education approved a make-up blizzard bag day. “Currently our calamity day make up plan is to attend school on March 24, April 17, April 18, May 30 and June 1,” said Chris Burrows, superintendent of Georgetown School District. “The blizzard bag approach allows us to avoid up to three additional days of school. Should we surpass three additional snow days we would then be required to extend the school year into the designated days in May and June”, Burrows said. All Brown County schools have adopted the ‘blizzard bag’ approach. To find out your childs assignments visit your school’s website listed: • Eastern Local School District, www.eb.k12.oh.us • Fayetteville Perry Local School District, www.fp.k12.oh.us • Georgetown Exempted Village School District, www.gtown.k12.oh.us • Ripley-Union-LewisHuntington School District, www.ripley.k12.oh.us • Western Brown Local School District, www.wb.k12.oh.us

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for classes in August of 2014. According to Tim McKeown, Chairman of the Board of the Brown County Chamber of Commerce, SSCC was chosen because the school exemplifies the management skills that the award is symbolic of and it’s commitment to the future of Brown County. Representative from SSCC accepting the award included Paul Hall, Lisa Copas, Russ Brewer, Dr. Peggy Chalker, Jim Buck, Mindy MarkeyGrabill, James Bland, Dr. Nicole Roades, Dr. Ryan McCall, Dr. Kevin Boys, president, and Mike Pell. Ray Becraft was then asked to come up to the podium to be presented the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award by McKeown. Becraft, a Ripley school graduate, became mayor of Georgetown in 1996 where he considers his most significant milestone was refurbishing the old Gaslight Theater. After serving four years as mayor he moved on to become village administrator so he could follow up with projects he had introduced during his time as mayor. “After about two years

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Tim McKeown, Brown County Chamber of Commerce presents the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award to recipient Ray Becraft.

we finished those projects and I retired again,” Becraft said. “It was then that I became involved with the Chamber of Commerce, and am still active in and help the chamber.” Becraft has served on several boards including Grow, Inc., the Brown County Foundation, the Solid Waste Board, ABCAP and the Brown County Rural Water’s Wellhead Protection Committee. He is also a member of the Georgetown Lions Club and a former member of the board of the Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission. “Ray was an obvious choice,” McKeown said, “He has done so much for the chamber and the community that this is a long overdue recognition.” Becraft graciously thanked everyone at the event for the award on behalf of himself and his wife Joyce who has been by his side all the way. Both SSCC and Becraft received certificates of appreciation from State

Representative Doug Green, State Senator Joe Uecker and a representative from Congressman Brad Wenstrup’s office, Kaci Compton. The breakfast for nearly 200 people was catered by the Country Inn Restaurant. Also during the event Judge Joe Worley swore in the newest members of the Brown County Chamber of Commerce including: • Brian Elliott, President; • Kevin Kratzer, Vice President; • Gerry Schumacher, Treasurer; • Erin Richmond, Secretary; • Kelly Cornette, Chairman of the Board. Upcoming events for the chamber include its spring dinner set for May 5, golf outing, June 13, Business Expo, August 1 and 2 and Jingle Bell Bash set for Dec. 5. For more information on the chamber call (937) 378-4784 or visit www.browncountyohiochamber.com.

Mootispaw pleads guilty, gets five years CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 James Mootispaw was shot to death on June 7 in Mt. Orab, allegedly by Trzeciak at the Hyde Park Apartments. Trzeciak was arrested in White Cloud, MI by Michigan State Police on June 9 and charged with murder. Mt. Orab Police Chief Bryan Mount said last June that investigators believe the murder took place after the Mootispaw brothers took money from Trzeciak during what Trzeciak thought was a drug deal. “We believe that the Mootispaws were engaging in a conspiracy to steal cash

from Trzeciak”, Mount said. “We believe their plan was for Darrell Mootispaw to park a car as a getaway vehicle and for James to take the cash and run while pretending to go inside and get marijuana for Trzeciak. Trzeciak followed James Mootispaw and confronted him. That’s when the shots were fired.”, Mount said. Trzeciak was indicted on Murder charges in Brown County Common Pleas Court on August 7. He faces a minimum of 18 years in prison, including a three year gun specification.

Rep. Wenstrup: We need a President willing to work with Congress, not around Congress Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) made the following comment on the State of the Union Address: “Our nation is strong, but Ohioans and Americans are gripped by a feeling of uncertainty. To rebuild an economy that works for everyone, Americans need a President who is willing to work with Congress, not threatening to work around it. “The American people deserve a serious commitment to unleashing the power of the American economy. Yet, President Obama is doubling down on big government, committing to more regulations, restrictions, and constraints on our workers, businesses, and entrepreneurs. “Unfortunately, with policies like Obamacare, our families and patients continue

to face uncertainty over the future of their health care, as doctors and policies being are dropped despite the President’s promises. “I urge the President to work with Congress to find solutions for the American people. That’s what we were all elected to do.” Congressman Brad Wenstrup represents Ohio’s Second Congressional District in the House of Representatives. #### Wenstrup Votes to Protect Life: No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act Passes House A week after the 41st March for Life, Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-2) and the House of Representatives voted Tuesday to pass the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7) by a

vote of 227 to 188. H.R. 7 makes the long standing Hyde Amendment, which only bars taxpayer funding for abortion in annual spending bills, permanent law. Wenstrup, a lifelong physician who voted for the bill, remarked, “I’m proud that the people’s House is standing strong for life. President Obama’s health care law created new paths for taxpayer dollars to fund abortions, and this bill would once and for all end that practice. ” Wenstrup, who represents Eastern Cincinnati and southern Ohio, notes the legislation also prohibits any government subsidized health care plans under the new Obamacare exchanges from funding elective abortions. H.R. 7 next heads to the Senate.

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Historical events of February 14

1014: Henry of Bavaria, the German king, recognizes Benedict VIII as the rightful pope. 1610: Polish king Sigismund III, Forges Dimitri II and the Romanov family sign a covenant against Czar Vasili Shushki. 1794: The first textile machinery patent in the United States is granted to James Davenport of Philadelphia. 1803: Chief Justice John Marshall declares that any act of U.S. Congress that conflicts with the Constitution is void. 1849: James Polk becomes the first U.S. president to have his photo taken. 1896: The Winnipeg Victorias beat Montreal Victorias to win the Stanley Cup. 1912: Arizona becomes the 48th state. 1919: The Polish-Soviet War begins. 1945: Mostar is liberated by Yugoslav partisans during World War II. 1966: Australia introduces the first decimal currency postage stamps. 1968: The Pennsylvania Railroad and the NYC Central merge to form Penn Central. 1992: A ceasefire begins in Somalia. 2000: The spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker becomes the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid.

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4. Approximately 110 million of these will be sold and delivered within the three days surrounding Valentine's Day. a. chocolates b. roses c. cards d. emails 5. Who receives the most Valentine's Day cards? a. teachers b. wives c. mothers d. children

6. This Italian city was where Romeo and Juliet lived in Shakespeare's tale. a. Rome b. Naples c. Tuscany d. Verona

7. In what year did Hallmark launch its first Valentine's Day product? a. 1913 b. 1915 c. 1917 d. 1919

8. Which Roman goddess was known as the goddess of love? a. Vesta b. Juno c. Venus d. Diana

9. Which monument was given as the ultimate gift of love? a. Egyptian pyramids b. Taj Mahal c. Eiffel Tower d. Palace of Versailles

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11. What letter has become the symbol for a "kiss"? a. X b. O c. K d. Y

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MAKAYLA ROSSELOT, FAYETTEVILLE Not only did Fayetteville-Perry senior Makayla Rosselot shoot for a personal single-game high of 42 points to aid the Lady Rockets in the Jan. 27 win over Whiteoak, but she also managed to break Fayetteville-Perry High School’s all-time scoring record by dropping in her 1,795th career point in the final two minutes of the league contest at Fayetteville. Rosselot snapped the school’s all-time scoring record that stood since 1992.

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Rosselot snaps FPHS scoring record Lady Rockets soar to 15-0 record BY Wade Linville The Brown County Press

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In yet another dominating court performance this season, there were six Fayetteville-Perry Lady Rockets to shoot for double figures in scoring in a dazzling 10927 victory over the Whiteoak Lady Wildcats, Jan. 27. The Lady Rockets rose to a 15-0 overall record and a 10-0 record in Southern Hills Athletic Conference play, but the big story of the night was a 42-point performance by Fayetteville-Perry senior Makayla Rosselot that marked a personal singlegame high in scoring and lifted her to the top of the all-time scorers’ list at Fayetteville-Perry High School. Rosselot needed 41 points to tie the previous record of 1,794 career points set by Kelly Hicks in 1992, and it was in the final two minutes of the Jan. 27 win that she would sink a set of free throws to break Hicks’ record by a single point. The Jan. 27 win came after the Lady Rockets had not played an official contest since Jan. 16. Fayetteville-Perry head coach Toby Sheets was certainly pleased to see his crew of Lady Rockets put on perhaps their best offensive showing of the season to score a season team high of 109 points. “Not playing since Jan. 16, I wasn’t sure how rusty we would be,” said Sheets. “I got the question answered early, with the ladies making 14-of-16 shots in the first quarter. I continue to say that this is the most explosive group of scorers I’ve ever coached.” Fayetteville senior Megan Eyre fired for 11 points, sinking four shots from inside the arc and one

three-pointer with 80-percent shooting from twopoint range. Fayetteville junior Carly Burroughs recorded a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds. She also rose for two blocks and dished for three assists. Fayetteville junior Lincoln Smyth also recorded a double-double against the Wildcats with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Fayetteville’s senior guard Alex Carson shot for 17 points to go along with six assists, four steals, one blocked shot, and three rebounds. Fayetteville junior Emily Burroughs finished with 10 points, four rebounds, one assist, and one steal. As a team, the Lady Rockets shot 48-percent from the field (42-87) and connected on 15-of-17 attempts from the foul line (88-percent). The Lady Rockets exploded to a 32-7 lead before the first quarter reached an end. The Lady Rockets kept up the rapid scoring pace in the second quarter to outscore the Lady Wildcats 27-6 in the frame, and at halftime break it was the Lady Rockets leading by an impressive margin of 59-13. The Lady Rockets continued to dominate the court in the second half, holding the Lady Wildcats to just 14 points in the entire half while shooting for a total of 50 points. Rosselot was awarded the game ball by Sheets after breaking the scoring record. The Lady Rockets looked forward to a busy week. On Jan. 30 they were scheduled to take on the West Union Lady Dragons in a league contest on the road, and on Jan. 31 they planned to return to their home court to CONTINUED ON PAGE 16

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JAKE CROPPER, GEORGETOWN Georgetown junior Jake Cropper has played a huge role in the G-Men’s success on the court this season. Cropper led the G-Men with 25 points in the Jan. 27 victory on the road over the Batavia Bulldogs, sinking nineof-14 shots from the field and six-of-seven attempts from the foul line. He also pulled down nine rebounds in the win at Batavia. He leads the GMen in scoring this season with an average of 17 points per game.

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Fayetteville-Perry senior Makayla Rosselot is awarded the game ball by head coach Toby Sheets after breaking the school’s all-time scoring record with 1,795 career points during the Lady Rockets’ win over Whiteoak on Jan. 27.

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Eastern boys rise to 12-3 record BY Wade Linville The Brown County Press The Eastern Warriors upped their overall record to 12-3 by strolling to a 75-55 victory over the Manchester Greyhounds Jan. 24 on their home court, and then topping the Hillsboro Indians 47-44 in Monday’s nonleague hoop action. The win over Hillsboro marked the Warriors third in a row. With a 12-3 overall record and 5-1 record in Southern Hills Athletic Conference play, the Warriors have found a great deal of success on the court this season; but Eastern head basketball coach Rob Beucler said there is still much room for improvement. “We’re trying to improve,” said Beucler. “Patience and shot selection are things we really need to work on. We’ve got a lot of work to do…learning to take care of the basketball down the stretch.” The Warriors got off to a hot start in the Jan. 24 win over Manchester, jumping to a 23-11 lead in the first period. The Greyhounds rallied in the second quarter, outscoring the Warriors 2019, but the visiting Manchester squad still trailed by 11 at halftime break. Backed by commanding offensive performances by seniors Nathan Scott and Riley Prine, the Warriors were able to expand on their lead in the second half to come away with an easy 20point victory, their 11th of the season. Scott finished with 29 points, scoring 14 in the first half and 15 in the second half. He buried 11-of20 attempts from the field,

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which included two-ofthree shooting from beyond the arc, and connected on five-of-five attempts from the charity stripe in an impressive offensive showing. He also hammered the boards for 12 rebounds to record a double-double in the win over the Greyhounds, and dished out four assists. On the defensive end, Scott grabbed three steals. Prine fired for 27 points to aid the Warriors in the win over the Greyhounds. He drained 12-of-20 at-

tempts from the field and three-of-eight attempts from the foul line. Prine also pulled down five rebounds to go along with one assists and one steal. Scott and Prine were the only Warriors to score in double figures in the win over Manchester. “I thought we were able to take advantage of our size, but we still need to improve on shot selection and being patient on offense. I give credit to Manchester…they shot the ball well,” said Beucler. It was Scott leading the CONTINUED ON PAGE 17

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Ripley’s Hunter Hamilton buries a shot from three-point land during the Blue Jays’ Jan. 24 win over the Whiteoak Wildcats.

Jays rise to 7-5 Ripley dominates for win over ‘Cats Wade Linville/THE BROWN COUNTY PRESS

Eastern’s Nathan Scott fires off a shot during the Warriors’ Jan. 24 win over Manchester.

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BY Wade Linville The Brown County Press The Fayetteville-Perry Rockets rose to a 5-3 record in Southern Hills Athletic Conference play and an overall record of 106 by cruising to a 74-61 victory over the West Union Dragons in a Jan. 24 league contest at Fayetteville. Fayetteville's senior guards D.J. Iles and Tanner Fowler combined for 47

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points in the Rocket victory. D.J. Iles led the Rockets with 24 points, while Fowler finished with 23 points. Fayetteville sophomore Max Iles also shot for double figures against the Dragons, finishing with 14 points. The Rockets held a narrow 14-12 lead at the end of the first quarter, but outscored the Dragons 21-8 in the second period en route to a 13-point victory.

The Rockets claimed the victory over West Union after suffering a 66-60 loss to the Lynchburg-Clay Mustangs on the road Jan. 17. The Rockets were scheduled to be back in action Friday, Jan. 31, as they venture to Manchester High School to take on the Greyhounds. The Rockets are back at home Feb. 4, playing host to the 0-16 Whiteoak Wildcats for an SHAC contest.

BY Wade Linville The Brown County Press The Ripley-UnionLewis-Huntington Blue Jays ventured to Whiteoak High School Jan. 24 to escape with a 55-27 win over the Wildcats. It was homecoming night for the Wildcats, a night in which the Jays led 25-16 at halftime and never looked back. After a break from games

due to recent cancellations due to snowy and cold conditions, Ripley head coach Marty Adams felt his Jays took a while to find their rhythm in the bout at Whiteoak. It was in the third quarter when the Jays burnt up the nets, outscoring the Wildcats 22-4 in the frame. “For not being in the gym very often, I felt we came out a little flat,” said

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Ripley’s Andrew Inskeep goes up for a score during the Blue Jays’ Jan. 24 win at Whiteoak.

Adams. “But, overall, we played pretty well.” The Jays upped their overall record to 7-5 and their record in Southern Hills Athletic Conference play to 3-2 with the Jan. 24 win over the Wildcats. The Wildcats dropped to an overall record of 0-11 with the recent loss to the Jays. While the Jays have performed better than many SHAC expected this season, Adams said his team still needs to show improvement on finishing strong against some of the conference’s tougher opponents. “We’re staying with the top teams, we just haven’t got that signature win,” said Adams. “Like the loss to Fayetteville, where better decisions in the fourth quarter could have made a difference.” Junior guard Hunter Hamilton led the Jays in scoring in the win at Whiteoak with 17 points. Senior Andrew Inskeep contributed 10 points to Ripley’s side of the scoreboard, while junior teammate Austin Whitt finished with seven points. Ripley junior Christian Bradford fired for six points to help the Jays take down the Wildcats. Whitt leads the Jays in scoring so far this season with an average of 12.7 points per game. The Jays were scheduled to be back in action Jan. 31, as they played host to the Eastern Warriors, who stood at a 12-3 overall record after defeating the Hillsboro Indians on Monday night. Hunter Hamilton has averaged 9.7 points per game this season, while Inskeep has averaged 8.8 points per game.

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Fayetteville’s Alex Carson has played a big role in the Lady Rockets’ success on the court this season. Carson shot for 17 points in the Lady Rockets’ Jan. 27 win over Whiteoak. Above, she drives to the hoop for a score during a game this season.

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Lady Rockets: F’ville girls nab 15th win CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 host the Mason County Royals of Kentucky. The Lady Rockets are back in action Feb. 3, as they venture to Bethel-Tate High School to take on the Lady Tigers in a non-league contest.

WOHS 7 6 11 3 – 27 FPHS 32 27 27 23 – 109 Whiteoak (27): Gorman 2 1-1 5, Wardlow 1 5-6 7, Cummings 2 0-0 4, Parr 2 0-0 4, Luman 1 0-0 3, Stratton 1 0-0 3, Lehr 0 1-2 1. Team: 9 7-9 27. Threepointers: Stratton 1, Luman 1.

Fayetteville (109): Rosselot 15 8-10 42, A. Carson 7 0-0 17, Eyre 5 0-0 11, C. Burroughs 5 3-3 13, E. Burroughs 4 0-0 10, C. Carson 1 2-2 4, Smyth 5 22 12. Team: 42 15-17 109. Three-pointers: Rosselot 4, A. Carson 3, E. Burroughs 2, Eyre 1.

Lady Broncos top the Barons, fall at Goshen BY Wade Linville The Brown County Press The Western Brown Lady Broncos stood at an overall record of 10-6 and a Southern Buckeye Athletic/Academic Conference American Division record of 5-2 after topping the Amelia Lady Barons 47-38 in a home

game on Jan. 23, and then falling to the Goshen Lady Warriors in a road game held Jan. 29. It was Western Brown's junior forward, Mackaela Fischer, leading the Lady Broncos in the win over Amelia with 21 points, draining eight-of-12 shots from the field and connect-

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BY Wade Linville The Brown County Press The Georgetown G-Men rose to an overall record of 13-3 and a Southern Buckeye Athletic/Academic Conference National Division record of 6-0 by staking claim to an 82-50 victory over the Batavia Bulldogs on Jan. 29 at Batavia High School. The win over Bulldogs marked the seventh straight for the G-Men, as they continued to dominate the hardwood to lead the way in SBAAC Na tional Division standings. Georgetown juniors Jake Cropper and Jake Miller combined for 46 points to help the G-Men take down the Bulldogs on Wednes-

day night. Cropper led the G-Men with 25 points, sinking nine-of-14 shots from the field and six-ofseven attempts from the foul line. Cropper also pulled down nine rebounds in the win. Miller ended the night with 21 points, sinking sixof-11 shots from the fie ld and nine-of-11 attempts from the charity stripe. Miller also passed for five assists and snatched six steals. Georgetown junior Gage Bradley also shot for double figures against the Bulldogs, burying five-of-nine shots from the field and a free throw to finish with 11 points. Bradley also pulled down four rebounds, dished out five assists, and

grabbed three steals. Georgetown junior Tanner Pack finished with nine points, while senior teammate Bruce DerrickWilliams contributed with eight points and eight rebounds. The G-Men were scheduled to host the Williamsburg Wildcats for a league contest on Jan. 31, and they are back in action Feb. 4, as they host the FelicityFranklin Cardinals in a league bout at Georgetown. GHS 16 21 25 20 – 82 BHS 18 13 7 12 – 50 Georgetown (82): Cropper 9 6-7 25, Miller 6 9-11 21, Bradley 5 1-7 11, Pack 4 12 9, Williams 3 2-2 8. Staggs 1 2-2 4, Broadwell 1 0-0 2, McElroy 1 0-0 2. Team: 30 21-31 82. Threepointers: Cropper 1.

BY Wade Linville The Brown County Press The Georgetown Lady GMen's winning streak hit five games as they ventured to Batavia High School on Jan. 29 to come away with a 42-19 victory over the home-standing Lady Bulldogs. “I think we're peaking at the right time,” Georgetown head coach Bernie Cropper said of his crew following the win over Batavia. “We're trying to play a little more transition basketball, and I think we're getting better defensively.” The Lady G-Men held a narrow 9-8 lead at the end of the first quarter, but they managed to heat up in the second quarter to rack up 11 points while holding the Lady Bulldogs scoreless in the frame. At halftime break, it was the Lady GMen leading 20-8. The Lady G-Men returned from halftime break to remain hot in the third quarter. While George-

town's sturdy defense held the Lady Bulldogs to just three third-quarter points, the Lady G-Men fired for 16 points in the period to up their lead to 36-11. The Lady Bulldogs managed to outscore the Lady G-Men 8-6 in the fourth quarter, but the rally attempt came too little, too late for the home team on this night. Leading the Lady G-Men in scoring against the Lady Bulldogs was junior center Kayla Seigla with 11 points. Seigla buried five of six shots from the field, pulled down 10 rebounds, dished out three assists, grabbed four steals, and rose for one blocked shot in an allaround excellent performance. “When she is aggressive on the boards, she is a really good player,” Cropper said of Kayla Seigla after her performance against the Lady Bulldogs. Georgetown seniors Megan Hatfield and Mackenzi Carrington ended the night with nine points

apiece. Carrington also pulled down five rebounds, passed for two assists, and grabbed two steals. Georgetown sophomore Rachel Gibbons finished with five points, while junior teammate Ally Dowd shot for four points to help the Lady G-Men take down the Bulldogs. Georgetown senior Rebecca Whitaker and junior Morgan Gast finished with two points apiece. The Lady G-Men stood at an overall record of 14-3 and were flawless in Southern Buckeye Athletic/Academic Conference National Division play at 7-0 after the win at Batavia. GHS 9 11 16 6 – 42 BHS 8 0 3 8 – 19 Georgetown (42): Kayla Seigla 5 1-4 11, Hatfield 3 0-0 9, Carrington 3 2-3 9, Gibbons 2 1-2 5, Dowd 1 22 4, Whitaker 1 0-0 2, Gast 1 0-0 2. Team: 16 6-11 42. Three-pointers: Hatfield 3, Carrington 1.

Broncos suffer loss to Amelia BY Wade Linville The Brown County Press

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Georgetown’s Jake Miller drives to the hoop for a score.

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 figures against the Lady Barons was junior Lindsey Harvey with 11 points. Harvey also grabbed three steals and pulled down three rebounds. Another Lady Bronco to perform well in the win over the Barons was junior guard Morgan Fischer, who fired for seven points to go along with three assists, four rebounds, and a steal. The Lady Broncos got off to a good start in the Jan. 23 league bout against the Lady Barons, jumping out to a 16-8 lead in the first period of play. The Lady Broncos outscored the Barons 12-5 in the second period, and at halftime break it was the Western Brown girls leading the way by a score of 28-13. The Lady Barons rallied in the third quarter, outscoring the Lady Broncos 18-8 in the frame to slice the Western Brown lead to 3631. The Lady Broncos returned to the court in the fourth quarter to outscore the visiting Lady Barons 11-7, securing a nine-point victory. Leading the Lady Barons in scoring was Elise Whitesell with 18 points. The Lady Broncos were back in action Wednesday, Jan. 29, venturing to Goshen High School to suffer a narrow 47-46 loss to the home-standing Lady Warriors, marking their second league loss of the season. The Lady Broncos ranked second in SBAAC American Division standings with two league losses, while the New Richmond Lady Lions were on top in league standings at 7-0.

The Western Brown Broncos dropped to an overall record of 4-10 and a 1-4 record in Southern Buckeye Athletic/Academic Conference American Division play by falling to the Amelia Barons in a league contest at Western Brown High School on Friday, Jan. 24. The Broncos faced the Barons with their leading scorer, sophomore Eli Fulton, watching from the sidelines with a mild injury. Fulton was expected to return for the Broncos' next outing. The Broncos trailed by just five, 9-4, after the first quarter of play, but the Barons heated up in the second frame to outscore the Broncos 17-8. At halftime break, the Broncos trailed 26-12. Backed by impressive play from postman Tommy Hacker, the Barons dominated the second half of play, outscoring the Broncos 20-11 in the third quarter and 16-12 in the fourth quarter to secure a 27-point victory. Hacker didn't miss a shot the entire night, draining 10-of-10 attempts from the field, which included one three-pointer. Hacker kicked off scoring for the game, knocking down a bucket from close range to give the Barons an early 2-0 lead. Western Brown senior Jarred Haggerty then floated in the paint for a score to tie the game at two apiece. With 3:42 to go in the low scoring first quarter, Hacker rose in the paint for another field goal to put the Barons on top 4-2. Thirty seconds later, Amelia's Brett Greenough dialed long distance and connected to up the Barons' lead to 7-2. Western Brown's Oshay Bennett buried a jump shot late in the first period to cut the Barons' lead to three, but a bucket by Amelia's Keegan Carson left the Broncos trailing 9-4 at the end of the first quarter. Hacker kicked off scoring

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Western Brown’s Oshay Bennett rises for a score during the Broncos’ Jan. 24 league contest against the Amelia Barons.

in the second, coming through with a bucket in the paint to put the Barons up 11-4. An assist by Bennett for an easy score by Shakur Bennett sliced the Amelia lead to five, but the Barons were quick to respond with a field goal of their own to restore a seven-point advantage. Western Brown's Akio Purdon drove in the lane for a score to leave the Broncos trailing by just five, 13-8, but another bucket by Hacker lifted the Barons to a seven point advantage with 5:40 to go in the first half. Another field goal by Oshay Bennett cut the Amelia lead to 15-10 with just over five minutes remaining in the second quarter, but once again the Barons responded quick with a field goal, this time by Garrett Weaver, to put Amelia up by seven. With 4:43 to go in the second quarter, it was Bennett draining a jump shot to once again cut the Barons lead to five points, but once again it

was the Barons answering quick, as Hacker drove to the hoop for a score to restore a seven point lead for Amelia. The long-range shooting heated up for the Barons late in the first half, and threepointer by Carson would expand their lead to 22-12. A hit free throw by Carson upped the Barons' lead to 11, and then a threepointer by Carson with under a minute to go in the second quarter would leave the Broncos trailing 26-12 at halftime break. The Barons remained hot in the second half, utilizing their size advantage late in the game to help them escape Western Brown High School with their 13th victory of the season. The Barons stood at an overall record of 12-2 and a Southern Buckeye Athletic/Academic Conference American Division record of 4-1 after their Jan. 24 win over the Broncos. The Broncos hoped to snap a five-game losing streak as they ventured to Norwood on Jan. 31.

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 Western Brown’s Morgan Fischer sinks a shot from three-point land during a bout this season.

The Lady Broncos were scheduled to be on the road for their next three outings following the loss at Goshen, as they prepared to take on Norwood (Jan. 30), Bethel-Tate (Feb. 1), and Harrison (Feb. 3). AHS 8 5 18 7 – 38 WBHS 16 12 8 11 – 47 Amelia (38): Whitesell 6 44 18, Hultz 3 0-0 7, Kaiser 2 0-0 5, Nichols 1 2-3 4,

Buten 1 0-0 2, Terry 1 0-0 2. Team: 14 6-7 38. Threepointers: Whitesell 2, Hultz 1, Kaiser 1. Western Brown (47): Mackaela Fischer 8 5-7 21, Harvey 5 0-0 11, Morgan Fischer 2 2-4 7, Sininger 2 0-0 4, Lindsey 1 0-0 2, Nickell 1 0-0 2. Team: 19 7-11 47. Three-pointers: Harvey 1, Morgan Fischer 1.

Warriors in scoring in Monday’s win over Hillsboro, firing for a total of 17 points. He buried seven-of13 shots from the field, including one-of-two three-pointers, and sank perfect two-of-two attempts from the foul line. He also led the Warriors on the boards with eight rebounds, dished for one assist, and grabbed one steal. Eastern sophomore Marcus Day also fired for double figures against the Indians, draining four-of-

five shots from the field and two-of-three attempts from the foul line to finish with 10 points. Prine contributed nine points in the win over Hillsboro, while Eastern’s senior guard Curtis Burns ended the night with seven points. The Warriors were scheduled to be back in action Friday, Jan. 31, as they venture to RipleyUnion-Lewis-Huntington High School to take on the Blue Jays. MHS 11 20 12 12 – 55 EHS 23 19 17 16 – 75

Manchester (55): Thornburg 4 4-6 15, Frost 3 5-7 11, Smith 5 4-4 17, Young 0 2-2 2, Aldridge 0 2-2 2, Freeman 0 1-2 1, Thomas 2 2-2 7. Team: 14 20-25 55. Three-pointers: Thornburg 3, Smith 3, Thomas 1. Eastern (75): Scott 11 5-5 29, Prine 12 3-8 27, Pickerill 1 1-1 3, Doss 1 0-0 2, Day 1 1-2 3, Sanders 0 22 2, Stivers 2 0-0 5, Hundley 1 2-4 4. Team: 29 14-22 75. Three-pointers: Scott 2, Stivers 1.

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tant focused on pediatric health. There will be a fun, open discussion time just for moms at the end of the evening. Light refreshments will be provided. This is an afterhours, child-free event just for moms. Call Amber from the Sardinia Library at (937) 446-1565 to sign up for this event.

February Events set at Fayetteville-Perry Library

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Mark your calendars for some fun February events at the Fayetteville-Perry Library. We invite everyone to join us in celebrating American History Month. Patrons are invited to challenge themselves and participate in a History Quiz for a chance to win a prize. Our Adult Book Club will meet to discuss the popular book, “Gone Girl”, on February 12th from 7-8 p.m. and on February 13th from 2-3 p.m. To celebrate Valentine’s Day we would like to invite

you to receive a tasty Hershey Kiss with each checkout, and children of all ages are invited to attend an after school Valentine’s Day Party on Friday, February 14th from 4-5:30 p.m. In remembrance of National Bird Feeding Month, we will be making bird treats for our Make It/Take It craft on Saturday, February 15th from 1-3 p.m. For more information, please call the FayettevillePerry Library at (513) 875BOOK (2665) or stop by and see us at 406 N. East Street, Fayetteville, OH.

Cabin Fever vendor and craft show set Are you tired of being stuck indoors? This will give you a reason to get out and have a great time! Proceeds go to ABCAP to help programs like: Meals on Wheels, Senior Housing, WIC, HEAP, HWAP, WORKFORCE, HEAD START, Brown County Recycling & MORE! For more info or to become a Vendor/Crafter call Samantha Jones at (513) 716-2175 The show will take place on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 406 West Plum St Georgetown, (Old Alverda Reed El-

ementary in the Gym) There is sure to be a little something for everyone. We will have crafters and vendors. Some vendors will include Thirty-One Gifts, Origami Owl, Paparazzi (everythings $5 or less), Scentsy, Pure Romance, Damsel Defense, Baked Goods, Princess Primitives, Tupperware, Country Gourmet, Tastefully Simple, Hairbows, Blankets, Candlewarmes, Paracord Bracelets, Pikle, Paparazzi Jewelry, Handmade unique jewelry, IT Works, Birdbaths, Pine Lane Soaps (made from Goats Milk) and much more!

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3 TOPS Chapter in Mt. Orab meets at 5:30 p.m. every Monday, including Feb. 3, at Hospice of Hope, 215 Hughes Blvd. in Mt. Orab. Further information is available by calling Nancy at (937) 444-3437. Eagle Township Trustees Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3 in Fincastle. This meeting is open to the public. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at the commissioners office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. The public is invited to attend. Ripley Union #71 Masonic Lodge will have a meeting on Monday, Feb. 3 at the lodge. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Aberdeen Village Council will meet in regular session at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3. This meeting is open to the public. TOPS Chapter in Sardinia meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday, including Feb. 3, at Sardinia Church of the Nazarene on Sardinia-Mowrystown Road. Further information is available by calling Regina Davidson at (937) 446-3714. TOPS Chapter in Ripley meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday including Feb. 3 at the Ripley Church of the Nazarene, 230 North Second Street. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4 Alcoholics Anonymous in Sardinia meets from 11 a.m. until noon each Tuesday morning at the Sardinia Town Hall. Please enter the back door. For more information call (937) 444-3877. Mt. Orab Village Council Meeting will be held at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4. This meeting is open to the public. Zumba Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 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. Phileo Ministries-Clothing Ministry will be open for operation on Tuesday, Feb. 4 and Tuesday, Feb. 18 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) 4461416. Yoga Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness, 127, North Point Drive, Mt. Orab at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4

COURT NEWS Property Sales Ronald C. Schneider to Ronald C. Schneider, 1.39 acres of land in Clark Twp., filed1-17-2014 Kathy Blanton and US Bank NA to Leslie Inglis, In-Lot 30 in Midway Acres Sub., Clark Twp., filed 1-162014, $6,500 Henry Bruce Chisman to Mary K. Chisman, In-Lot 22 in Carol Ann Acres, Clark Twp., filed 1-16-2014 Geneva and Harmon Barker to Harman Barker, 2.41 acres of land in Eagle Twp., filed 1-16-2014 Jeremy Bolin to CP-SRMOF II, 2012 Trust, US Bank Trust National Association, 4.60 acres of land in Eagle Twp., filed 1-16-2014, $30,000 Daniel Gene Sams, etal to The Sams Revocable Trust and Charles W. and Mary F. Sams, trustees, 9.19 acres of land in Franklin Twp., filed 1-22-2014 David W. and Laura E. Oliver to Federal National Mortgage Corp., 5 acres of land in Franklin Twp., filed 1-22-2014, $130,000 Julius M Louiso III, trustee to Eli O. and Irene H. Zimmerman, 15.58 acres and 30.50 acres of land in Green Twp., filed 1-17-2014, $222,950 Creative Housing Solutions to Ashley Grove Senior Residence, LLC, Lot 4 in Roberts Place Sub., in Mt. Orab, Green Twp., filed 1-222014, $250,000 Gordon L. and Diana L. Fitzpatrick to The Fitzpatrick Family Trust, Lot 1 in Grants Crossing Sub., Green Twp., Lot 49 in Village at Wills Point in Mt. Orab and 34.30 acres in Sterling Twp., filed 1-17-2014 Dean and Nancy Sellers to Eddie D. Sellers, Lot 29A in Huntington Township Ruggles Sub. filed 1-17-2014 Michael and Sherry Toland to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Lot 7 in Ashwood Acres Sub., in Jackson Twp., filed 117-2014 Ida Kay Smit to Ida Kay and Kenny Smith, In-Lot 1900 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Two., filed 1-17-2014 Audie Orme Jr. and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., to Mark R. and Juwanika A. Boehmer, 1 acre of land in Lewis Twp., filed 121-2014, $124,900 Bullskin Creek Farms to Kimberlee R. Arp, 1.70 acres, 1.58 acres and 1.50 acres of land in Lewis Twp., filed 1-21-2014, $13,700 Gregory Meyer to Riverhills Bank, In-Lot 155 whole in Higginsport, Lewis Twp., filed 1-22-2014 US Bank National Association to Christopher S. Bray, In-Lot 443, In-

Lot 440 and In-Lot 443 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 1-162014, $61,250 Michael C. and Melinda Catron to Melinda E. Catron, Lot 25 in Clearview Acres Sub., in Perry Twp., filed 1-22-2014 Richard L. and Annetta J. Brown to Random Properties Acquisition Corp., III, Lot 22 in Janlee Allen Sub and .09 acres of land in Pike Twp., filed 1-16-2014, $45,000 Richard D. and Mary Sue Bohrer to Mary Sue Bohrer, 1.13 acres of land in Mt. Orab, Pike Twp., filed 117-2014 Linda and Alfred Wardlow to Linda K. Wardlow, Lot 3 in Car-Berl Sub in Georgetown, Pleasant Twp., filed 1-16-2014 Davie Schirtzinger to Cary John and Regina Collins, .43 acres and .35 acres of land in Georgetown, Pleasant Twp., filed 1-22-2014, $30,843 Alfred A. and Linda K. Wardlow to Linda K. Wardlow, .35 acres of land in Georgetown, Pleasant Twp., filed 1-16-2014 Robert G. and Mary E. Mathis to Mary E. Mathis, .45 acres of land in Pleasant Twp., and .36 acres of land in Ripley, Union Twp., filed 1-222014 Rodger L. Jones to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., In-Lot 1 whole in Wills Sub., in Georgetown, Pleasant Twp., filed 1-22-2014 Alfred A. and Linda K. Wardlow to Linda K. Wardlow, In-Lot 15 whole in Blaire Sub., in Georgetown, Pleasant Twp., filed 1-16-2014 Marianne and John C. Speed to Marianne Speed, In-Lot 1 and 2 in Trapp Addition in Ripley, Union Twp., filed 1-22-2014 Jeffrey A. and Robert O’Hara Jr. to Robert O’Hara Jr., .12 acres of land in Sardinia, Washington Twp., filed 1-16-2014 Gordon L. and Diana L. Fitzpatrick to The Fitzpatrick Family Trust, 10.10 acres and .95 acres of land in Sardinia, Washington Twp., filed 1-17-2014 LAH Property Enterprises, LLC to Incorporated Village of Mt. Orab, .82 acres of land (Lot #1) in Sterling Twp., filed 1-16-2014, $150,000 Maadi Inc., Ohio Corporation to Williamsburg Property Management, Inc., Lot #2 in Hale Property Sub., Sterling Twp., filed 1-22-2014, $1,400,000

Marriages Mary Elizabeth West, 27, Fayetteville, homemaker to marry Andrew Paul McFarland, 28, Fayetteville, Substitute Teacher, filed 1-16-2014 Lindsay Renee Clifton, 28, Mt.

Orab to marry Raymond Earl Lovelace, 30, Mt. Orab, filed 1-222014 Kimberly N. Ernst, 33, Georgetown, self-employed to marry Micah Tyler Gross, 26, Georgetown, machinist, filed 1-17-2014

Probate Suzanne N. Woods, Georgetown case #20141007, DOD 12-222013, filed 1-16-2014

Common Pleas CIVIL CASES Midland Funding LLC versus Hope Chapman, case #20140035, filed 1-16-2014, Action: other civil Green Tree Servicing, LLC versus Brian O. Burton, case #20140036, filed 1-16-2014, Action: foreclosures Laneview Loan Servicing, LLC versus Scott J. Henry, case #20140037, filed 1-16-2014, Action: foreclosures General Electric Credit Union versus Oscar Nace, Jr., case #20140040, filed 1-17-2014, Action: other civil Timothy Kennedy versus Penelope S. Kennedy, case #20140041, filed 1-17-2014, Action: civil stalking PNC Bank, NA versus Anthony Fisher, case #20140043, filed 1-172014, Action: foreclosures Corey Marshall versus Lesley Dowers, case #20140044, filed 122-2014, Action: civil stalking Midland Funding, LLC versus Christine Royer, case #20140045, filed 1-22-2014, Action: other civil Discover Bank c/o DB Servicing versus Donna L. Burson, case #20140046, filed 1-22-2014, Action: other civil Midland Funding LLC versus James Ellis, case #20140047, filed 1-22-2014, Action: other civil US Bank National Association versus Ledger Smith III, case #20140048, filed 1-22-2014, Action: foreclosures US Bank National Association versus Teresa M. Vaughn, case #20140049, filed 1-22-2014, Action: foreclosures DOMESTIC CASES Aletha P. McCreary, Fayetteville versus Wayne D. McCreary, Cincinnati, case #20140039, filed 1-162014, Action: termination of marriage Julie A. Schaeffer versus Barry R. Schaeffer, case #20140042, filed 1-17-2014, Action: dissolution of marriage

at the center. Members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members are welcome. Please call (937) 444-5230 for details and new hours. Power Over Parkinson”s Support Group will meet at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at the Villa Georgetown Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 8065 Dr. Faul Road in Georgetown. For more information please call Nikki Pelvit or Heather Frye at (937) 378-4178 or email hfrye@covenantcare.com. Flu Shots will be Available every Tuesday from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Brown County Health Department in Georgetown. For more information call (937) 378-6892 or toll free at (866-867-6892. Williamsburg Garden Club Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at the Cane Run Garden Center, 4068 Tollgate Road. Hostesses for the evening will be Sharma Hatcher, Izella Cadwallader and Gwen Smith. For more information please call (513) 734-7676. 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, FEBRUARY 5 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 Scanlon-Kelly VFW Post 5920 will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at the Fayetteville Township Hall. For more information contact Bernie Vilvens at (513) 460-0236. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5 in the commissioners office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike in Georgetown. This meeting is open to the public. Jefferson Township Trustees will meet in regular session at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5 in Russellville. The public is welcome to attend. Sit and Stitch will meet at 10 a.m. until noon on Wednesday, Feb. 5 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, FEBRUARY 6 Kick-boxing Classes will be offered on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 6, at the Snap Fitness Center in Mt. Orab, 127 North Point Drive. These classes are open to members as well as nonmembers. For details call (937) 4445230. Southern Ohio Council of Governments (SOCOG) will meet at 10 a.m. in Room A of the Ross County Service Center, 475 Western Avenue in Chillicothe on Thursday, Feb. 6. For more information please call (740) 775-5030 ext. 103. Franklin Township Trustees will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6. The public is invited to attend. Yoga Classes will be offered on Thursdays including Feb. 6, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m at the Hospice Center located on Hughes Blvd in Mt. Orab. For more information on this class please contact Jane Amiot at (513) 535-7507. Green Township Trustees meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6 in Greenbush and 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, Feb. 6. These classes are open to both members and nonmembers. Call (937) 444-5230 for more information.d. Career and Technical Center on Hamer Road in Georgetown. For more information contact Dr. Ned Lodwick at (937) 378-6334. Pike Township Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6 on 774 at the Pike Township Community Center. The public is welcome to attend. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7 Harmony-Star, Masonic and Eastern Star Dinner will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7 at the Masonic Lodge, 110 S. High Street in Mt. Orab. For more information call Farrel Amiott at (937) 444-0045. Mt. Holly Christian Chapel Country Gospel Singing will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7 and Friday, Feb. 21 at the chapel, 2141 E. Ohio Pike in Amelia. Event features great gospel music, refreshments/food and door prizes. For details please call Dan Cook at (513) 509-7312 or Kevin Cain at (513) 602-4654. This event is free to the public. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 Phileo Ministries-Clothing Ministry

will be open for operation on Saturday Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 22 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) 4461416. UPCOMING EVENTS Public Planning Meeting with the Brown County Engineer;s Office and the Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission will be held at 3 p.m. on Feb. 10 at the Brown County Administration Building, 800 Mt. Orab Pike in Georgetown. For more information contact Kara Willis at (800) 223-7491. Mt.Orab Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10 at the lodge at 110 S. High Street in Mt. Orab. For more information contact Bob Richmond at (937) 444-4791. (Meal included). Sugar Helpers Diabetes Support Group will meet between 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10 at the Georgetown Baptist Church 784 S. Main Street in Georgetown. For more information call the Brown County Health Department at (937) 378-6892. Brown County Beekeepers will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the Western Brown High School Library. For all the details please call (937)393-6586 or (937) 618-1332. Book Club for Adults Group will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Fayetteville-Perry Library, 406 N. East Street in Fayetteville. To learn more please call (513) 875-2665. Wilson Sroufe VFW Post 9772 will meet in regular session on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Pike Township Building on SR 774 . Book Club for Adults Group will meet at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13 at the Fayetteville-Perry Library, 406 N. East Street in Fayetteville. For more information call (513) 875-2665. Brown County Public Library Special Meeting will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, Feb. 13 at the Mary P. Shelton Library, 200 W. Grant Street in Georgetown for the purpose of opening bids for the re-roofing and improvements for the Mary P. Shelton Library. For details call (937) 4440181. National Alliance 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 www.namicc.org. ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Support Group of Brown County will meet between 6:30 and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at the Western Brown High School Library. For more information on this group please contact Denise Holden at (937) 444-1343. Brown County Public Library regular meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the Mary P. Shelton Library, 200 W. Grant Avenue in Georgetown. At 5:30 p.m. the same day, a personnel committee meeting will be held. For more information call (937) 444-0181. Book Club for Adults Meeting will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the Sardinia Library, 13309 Purdy Road. For more information call (937) 446-1565. Book Club for Adults meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the Georgetown Library, 200 W. Grant Street in Georgetown. For more information call (937) 378-3197. Book Club for Adults Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20 at the Mt. Orab Library, 613 South High Street. For more information call (937) 444-1414. Brown County Singing Convention will be at the Georgetown Church of the Nazarene on Friday, Feb. 21 beginning at 7 p.m. Please come join us and share any Gog-given talents and enjoy a fun time of fellowship. The church is located at 4884 St. Rt. 125 in Georgetown. For directions or more information contact Larry Downing at (937) 446-3259. 30thAnnual Ohio Wildlife Diversity Conference will be held on Wednesday, March 12 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Aladdin Shrine Center located at 3850 Stelzer Road in Columbus. Doors open for registration at 8 a.m. This event is being sponsored by ODNR Division of wildlife. for more information visit www.wildohio.com or cal (800) 945-3543. Harlem Wizards at Western Brown High School on Tuesday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For more information call Cindy at (513) 305-5481, Kaci at (513) 3128778, Lori at (937) 232-6315 or Julie at (937) 232-4079. Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities Workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 20 at Hilltop Designs, 9764 Tri-County Road in Winchester. Topics wil include defining challenging behaviors to using strategies that may help decrease difficult behaviors. For more information visit www.ocecd.org or call Jane at (800) 374-2806. Chatfield College at Cyclones

Game will be held on Friday, March 21 at 7 p.m. Tickets are only $3. Call Brianna Cecil for more information at (513) 875-3344. 2014 Leadercast will be held on Friday, May 9 at Southern State Community College in Fincastle. Speakers will include Andy Stanley, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Malcolm Gladwell, Randall Wallace and Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States vis exclusive video interview. Tickets available at www.leadershipadams.org. Order by Feb. 15 ($49) regular price ($59). Call (937) 544-5454 for details.

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Moms, get out of your house and into the Sardinia Library on Friday February 7 at 6 p.m., for some "Momoff-duty" time! Come for door prizes, presentations, smoothie tasting, and fun conversation with other moms. Enjoy a presentation with a registered dietician and a physical therapy assis-

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ONGOING EVENTS Miracles Happen Group, (Narcotics Anonymous) meets at 7 p.m. every Sunday at the Brown County Community Board of ADAMHS, 85 Banting Drive (around the back), in Georgetown. For more information on this group please call1-800-587-4232. Southern Hills Tea Party meets each 4th Thursday of the month at the Ripley Library. The public is invited to attend. “Walk in the Park” free to the public are offered daily by Ideal Nutrition in Mt. Orab Village Park. Tee shirts are also provided to anyone who walks and registers their dates and distances at Ideal Nutrition. For more information contact Sue at (937) 515-8488. 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) 386-3590. Adams-Brown Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program available, anyone wishing to obtain further information or to schedule an appointment to discuss obtaining E-HEAP services may contact the Adams Brown Community Action Program Office in Georgetown at (937) 378-6041 or 1-800-553-7393, Ext. 253 or 254. Walk-in hours are 8-11 a.m. daily at the ABCAP Office at 406 W. Plum St., Georgetown, and outreach is available for the very elderly or disabled. We Can Help Food Bank at the corner of Decatur-Eckmansville Road and State Route 125 is open 11 a.m4 p.m. Fridays and is sponsored by private donations. Donations should be made when the Food Bank is not open, and all donations are appreciated. Southern Hills Adult Education Department offers adults an array of computer classes throughout the school year at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown. Anyone wanting further information or wishing to register for an Adult Education class may contact Southern Hills Adult Education at (937) 378-6131, Ext. 357. The Brown County Senior Citizens Council, located at 505 N. Main Street in Georgetown offers transportation for medical appointments, shopping area, nutrition sites and other service providers. It also offers homemaker assistance, Respite Care, Passport which offers alternatives to nursing home placement and care giver support. To contact a representative, call (937) 378-6603 or toll free at (877) 259-8598. Anyone involved with a governing body, an organization, or a regularly-scheduled activity that has a meeting date and/or time or location change should contact The Brown County Press two weeks in advance, if possible, about that change(s) so the correct date and/or time and location may be listed in the Weekly Calendar. Call the newspaper office during regular hours at (937) 444-3441.

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The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) and the Capitol Square Foundation announce the 2014 Great Ohioans. The 2014 honorees were presented by the Capitol Square Foundation and unanimously approved by the twelvemember CSRAB. The two honorees were selected from nominations submitted by individuals and organizations throughout Ohio. The 2014 Great Ohioans are: Annie Oakley, superstar sharpshooter and educator, and Jerri Mock, first woman to fly around the world. “This year we honor two individuals who were pioneers in their fields. Both honorees gained international recognition for their extraordinary accomplishments. These two women have inspired, and continue to inspire, future generations of Ohioans with their skill and drive; they have set themselves apart as true global trailblazers,” said CSRAB Executive Director William Carleton. The Great Ohioan Award commemorates Ohioans who have played a significant role in an event or series of events of lasting significance in World, American or Ohio history. To be selected for the Great Ohioan Award, the nominee must have resided in Ohio for a minimum of five years. In addition, at least 25 years must have passed since the event in which the nominee participated is being

commemorated. ANNIE OAKLEY Annie Oakley was born August 13, 1860, in Darke County, Ohio. Her birth name was Phoebe Anne Mozee. Oakley received a limited formal education, but she became an expert markswoman at a young age. She assisted her parents in paying off the mortgage on the family farm by selling wild game that she killed in Cincinnati. By the mid-1870s, Oakley had earned a name for herself thanks to her shooting skills. In 1875, she won a contest against Frank Butler, a marksman who earned a living by performing in circuses. Butler convinced Oakley to travel with him across the country, demonstrating her skills. The two performers eventually married. In 1885, the couple joined "Buffalo Bill" Cody's Wild West Show. Oakley became known as "Miss Annie Oakley, the Peerless Lady WingShot." In her act, Oakley routinely split a card in two edge-wise with a single shot from thirty paces. She shot cigarettes out of her husband's mouth and, on a tour of Europe, even performed this same act with Crown Prince Wilhelm, who eventually became Kaiser Wilhelm II, the leader of Germany. Oakley also shot dimes thrown into the air. Oakley remained with the Wild West Show until 1901, when she became partially paralyzed in a

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train accident. She eventually recovered and returned to show business. She died on November 3, 1926. The Broadway musical "Annie Get Your Gun" is a fictitious account of Oakley's life.

planes smaller than 3,858 pounds. As a result of her flight, President Lyndon Baines Johnson awarded Mock the Federal Aviation Administration's Exceptional Service Decoration. In 1975, Mock's Cessna was donated to the National Air and Space Museum. For her contributions to flight, the Federation Aeronautique Internationale honored Mock with its Louis Bleriot Medal, the organization's highest honor. Mock was the first woman and also the first U.S. citizen to receive the medal. Mock leads an active life beyond flying. She served as producer of Youth Has Its Say, the first television program dedicated to allowing children to voice their opinions. She authored several magazine articles and a book, and Mock also wrote and directed a radio program, Opera Preludea. Mock resides in Quincy, Florida.

JERRIE MOCK Geraldine Fredritz Mock was born on November 22, 1925, in Newark, Ohio. Mock, better known as "Jerrie," was the first woman to fly around the world. On March 9, 1964, Mock took off from Columbus in her plane, the "Spirit of Columbus, The "Spirit of Columbus" was a Cessna 180. Mock's trip around the world took twentynine days, eleven hours, and fifty-nine minutes, with the pilot returning to Columbus on April 17, 1964. She had flown 23,103 miles. On this flight, Mock had set the round-theworld speed record for

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In pursuance of the law, I, Connie Patrick, Treasurer of Brown County, do hereby give notice that the number of mills levied and voted on each dollar of property listed for taxation within Brown County for the tax year 2013, as compiled by the County Auditor, is as follows:

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COUNTY WIDE LEVIES: County General 3.80; Development Disability 2.00; Senior Citizens .80 Library 1.0 FOR ALL LEVIES: See table below. All rates are in dollars and cents of $1,000 of tax valuation.

TAXING DISTRICT

COUNTY TWP. SCH. JVS

1. Byrd Twp. Eastern LSD 2. Ripley Union Lewis Huntington LSD 3. Clark Twp. Western Brown LSD 4. Bethel Tate LSD (Clermont County) 5. Georgetown EVSD 6. Hamersville Village WB LSD 7. Eagle Twp. Eastern LSD 8. Franklin Twp. Eastern LSD 9. Georgetown EVSD 10. Green Twp. Western Brown LSD 11. Mt. Orab Village WB LSD 12. Huntington Twp. RULH LSD 13. Eastern LSD 15. Aberdeen Village RULH LSD 16. Jackson Twp. Eastern LSD 17. Jefferson Twp. Eastern LSD 18. Russellville Village E LSD 19. Lewis Twp. Western Brown LSD 20. Ripley Union Lewis Huntington LSD 21. Georgetown EVSD 22. Higginsport Village RULH LSD 23. Perry Twp. Fayetteville Perry LSD 24. Northeastern LSD (Clermont County) 25. Blanchester LSD (Clinton County) 26. Lynchburg Clay LSD (Highland County) 27. Fayetteville Village FP LSD 28. St. Martin Village FP LSD 29. Pike Twp. Western Brown LSD 30. Mt. Orab Village WB LSD 31. Pleasant Twp. Georgetown EVSD 32. Ripley Union Lewis Huntington LSD 33. Georgetown Village Georgetown EVSD 34. Scott Twp. Western Brown LSD 35. Georgetown EVSD 36. Eastern LSD 37. Sterling Twp. Western Brown LSD 38. Williamsburg LSD 39. Union Twp. Ripley Union Lewis Huntington LSD 40. Georgetown EVSD 41. Ripley Village RULH LSD 42. Washington Twp. Eastern LSD 43. Sardinia Village Eastern LSD 44. Sterling Twp. Mt. Orab Village WB LSD 45. Franklin Twp. Georgetown EVSD 46. Franklin Twp. Western Brown LSD 47. Washington Twp. Western Brown LSD 48. Jefferson Twp. Ripley Union Lewis Huntington LSD 49. Pleasant Twp. Eastern LSD

7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60 7.60

8.00 8.00 4.60 4.60 4.60 4.00 4.40 3.10 3.10 4.50 1.40 6.30 6.30 6.30 2.50 3.60 1.60 3.25 3.25 3.25 1.00 6.90 6.90 6.90 6.90 6.40 6.90 4.50 .90 2.10 2.10 .60 4.00 4.00 4.00 6.50 6.50 2.10 2.10 .60 3.70 .90 2.90 2.20 2.20 3.70 3.60 2.10

39.70 31.60 23.00 36.86 30.40 23.00 39.70 39.70 30.40 23.00 23.00 31.60 39.70 30.80 39.70 39.70 39.70 23.00 31.60 30.40 31.60 38.70 33.50 34.10 24.55 38.70 38.70 23.00 23.00 30.40 31.60 30.40 23.00 30.40 39.70 23.00 48.81 31.60 30.40 31.60 39.70 39.70 23.00 30.40 23.00 23.00 31.60 39.70

6.40 6.40 6.40 5.85 6.40 6.40 6.40 6.40 6.40 6.40 6.40 6.40 6.40 6.40 6.40 6.40 6.40 6.40 6.40 6.40 6.40 6.40 2.70 2.70 2.70 6.40 6.40 6.40 6.40 6.40 6.40 6.40 6.40 6.40 6.40 6.40 5.85 6.40 6.40 6.40 6.40 6.40 6.40 6.40 6.40 6.40 6.40 6.40

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TOTAL RATE

EFFECTIVE RATES AGR/RES OTHER

61.70 53.60 42.00 55.31 49.40 44.30 58.10 57.20 47.90 41.90 46.40 51.90 60.00 52.10 56.20 57.30 73.40 40.65 48.85 48.05 58.80 60.00 51.10 53.30 42.15 73.60 60.00 41.90 45.90 46.90 47.70 48.70 41.40 48.80 58.10 43.90 69.16 47.70 46.50 53.20 57.80 62.60 47.90 50.30 39.60 41.10 49.20 55.80

43.19 40.79 37.55 40.16 40.72 39.85 40.59 39.83 39.68 38.04 40.86 39.83 42.23 40.03 38.89 40.05 51.68 36.75 37.27 39.92 46.23 46.07 40.76 42.07 37.67 58.66 46.07 36.79 40.36 38.63 35.98 40.52 37.42 40.58 40.73 38.20 48.33 36.00 38.25 40.07 39.03 44.70 41.11 41.99 35.62 35.71 37.66 38.37

50.05 44.70 38.63 43.81 41.49 40.70 46.37 45.55 40.32 38.98 41.83 43.02 48.37 43.22 44.63 45.57 58.99 37.65 39.98 40.51 49.02 47.20 43.05 43.54 40.56 57.93 47.20 38.35 41.33 39.28 38.75 40.98 38.48 41.35 46.57 38.04 55.22 38.85 38.98 44.16 44.96 50.90 41.74 42.46 36.56 36.87 40.22 44.11

The first half 2013 real estate tax collection will close February 5, 2014. ALL MAIL POSTMARKED AFTER THIS DATE WILL ACCRUE A PENALTY. Failure to receive a tax bill will not avoid the penalty. Therefore, if you do not receive a tax bill please contact the office at 3786177, 378-6705, or 1-800-229-6177. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. An additional interest charge, set by the tax commissioner, will be added twice a year on unpaid delinquent taxes. The interest is charged on the first day of the month following the close of second half collection and again on December 1st. CONNIE PATRICK, TREASURER OF BROWN COUNTY BCP 1-26-14, 2-2-14 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ohio Department of Agriculture today released grant applications for the 2014 Agricultural and Rural Community Outreach Program (ARCOP). The program, jointly administered by the Ohio FFA Foundation, Ohio FFA Association and the Ohio Department of Agriculture, helps local FFA chapters finance worthy community development projects. Local FFA chapters can submit project proposals until March 15 to the Ohio FFA Foundation. A committee will then select projects to receive grant funds ranging from $750 to $2,500. Grant winners will be notified by April 1. “FFA provides valuable, life-shaping experiences for our young people,” said Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David T. Daniels. “The Ohio Department of Agriculture is proud to partner with Ohio FFA Foundation and Association for a second year to help students fund community projects that teach them the value of giving back to their communities while gaining experience as agricultural leaders.” Last year, 13 local FFA chapters were awarded funding for projects in a variety of areas including

agriculture and emergency safety training, agricultural science, animal welfare, and targeting hunger needs of school children and rural populations. “With the success of the 2013 projects, Ohio FFA is looking forward to working with our partners to help fund another round of diverse, worthwhile community projects,” said FFA Foundation Director Melissa Bell. One notable project from the Waterford FFA in Washington County created an “Agriculture is Science” Day. The goal of this program is to expand elementary students’ knowledge of science, enabling them to become more aware of its relationship with agriculture and natural resources. FFA members are in the process of developing 15 educational stations to be taught at a 4-H camp, Camp Hervidad, to 120 second and third grade students during a six- hour program. All stations are linked to Ohio Department of Education academic content standards, raising the academic relevance of the event. The program is funded by a $38,000 grant provided by the Ohio Department of Agriculture through the Ohio Rural Rehabilitation fund. For more information on grant guidelines or to apply, visit http://ohioffa.org/foundation/foundation-news/.

OTH to hold 2nd annual Blue Jean Ball Ohio Therapeutic Horsemanship invites you to the 2nd Annual Blue Jean Ball to benefit OTH. " Go ahead and make your plans and sweep your sweetie of their feet, and benefit OTH at the same time." Come out to the 2nd Annual Blue Jean Ball!! The Blue Jean Ball will be on Valentine's day, at the Receptions in Eastgate from 7 - 11 p.m. The Blue Jean Ball will be a fun, romantic, western evening full of entertainment, food, drinks, silent auction and more! Plenty of dancing, including square dancers! Proceeds benefit OTH! By coming to the Blue Jean Ball, you could help a rider have ac-

cess to our program that normally would not have had the chance. It is very easy to buy your tickets to not only the Blue Jean Ball, but also raffle tickets for the Henry 2 Carbine, big loop lever action rifle (you do not have to be present to win). Just go to the link below. http://cherryridgefarms.org/ohiotherapeutichorsemanship/othevents.h tml We hope to see you there! For more information, please contact program director Sabrina Mignerey at ohiotherapeutichorsemanship@yahoo.com or at (937) 213-2378.

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Comprehensive Grief Support Group helps many move beyond loss There are 43 losses – from the death of a loved one to major financial changes – that produce the range of emotions known as grief. The Grief Recovery Method® Outreach Program, offered by the Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation, helps people move beyond the pain of any loss and achieve healing. This comprehensive program starts on Monday, February 17, from 1 - 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church at 704 S. High St., Mt. Orab, OH 45154. Sessions are every Monday afternoon for 12 weeks. There is no charge for materials. To register for The Grief Recovery Method® Outreach Program, please contact Bereavement Coordinator Mike Strick at

(513) 786-3743 or mike.strick@crossroadshospice.com. Developed by the Grief Recovery Institute®, the program creates a safe environment to learn how losses affect us, and how to move past the grief and pain through new actions. A trained and certified moderator leads each session. Crossroads Hospice is committed to being at the forefront of the hospice care industry, to continually shape the way palliative care is viewed and administered. The mission of Crossroads Hospice is to provide highly unique, comprehensive, and compassionate hospice services to persons experiencing a life-limiting illness and to their caregivers.

SOCOG board set to meet The Southern Ohio Council of Governments (SOCOG) will hold its next board meeting on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 10 a.m. in Room A of the Ross County Service Center at 475 Western Avenue, Chillicothe, Ohio, 45601. Board meetings usually are held the first Thursday of the month. For more information, call (740) 775-5030, ext. 103.

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Your ad will appear on our websites (at no charge): clermontsun.com • browncountypress.com 200 - HELP WANTED ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for Cosmetologist for our new location in Mt. Orab. Please apply in person at the Ultimate Salon in Georgetown. ALLIED AMBULANCE Services looking for FT/PT EMT Basics, EMT Intermediate, Paramedic & 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. DIRECT CARE Aides needed to work with individuals with developmental disabilities in a residential setting 2nd and 3rd shift. Must have a valid driver’s license, HS diploma or GED, be able to pass a background check. Please call 937-444-1470 ask for Nancy. DRIVERS-OTR: SIGN-ON Bonus, Great Pay & Benefits! Paid Vacation/Holidays! No Hazmat Needed! CDL-A. 877-412-7209 x3. DRIVERS: CARTER Express Now Hiring, CDL-A. Dedicated Routes. Solos and Teams. Excellent Pay/Benefits/ Bonuses. Newer Equipment/No Touch Freight. Recruiting 855-347-2703. DRIVERS: GREAT Pay, Benefits & Hometime! Haul Flatbed OTR. CDL-A, 2yrs Exp. EEO/AA www.trinitytrucking.com 800-628-3408. DRIVERS: OTR & Regional Home Weekly/Bi Weekly Guaranteed! Paid Weekly +Monthly. Bonuses 90% No Touch/ 70% Drop & Hook. Paid Loaded & Empty/Rider Program BC/BS, Rx, Dental, Vision 401k etc... 877-704-3773.

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91 Simmons Avenue Peebles, Ohio 45660 Applications for low-income senior housing will be accepted for Joshua Manor Apartments at 91 Simmons Avenue, Peebles, Ohio on Wednesdays between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. To qualify you must be 62 years of age or older. Persons requiring a unit designated for persons with a mobility impairment are not required to be 62 years or older to apply. For more information contact Patricia Montgomery at 1-800-553-7393 ext. 257. “This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”

Leslie’s Haven Apartments

Applications for low-income senior housing will be accepted at ADAMS COUNTY APARTMENTS 230 Spruce Lane #7, West Union, Ohio 45693, Wednesday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. To qualify you must be income eligible and be 62 years of age or older. For more information contact Joan Waldbillig at 1-800-553-7393 ext. 262. “This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”

Grace’s Way Apartments

Applications for low-income senior housing will be accepted at ADAMS COUNTY APARTMENTS 230 Spruce Lane #7, West Union, Ohio 45693, Wednesday 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

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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. Community Concepts, Inc. is a drug free workplace.

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MATH INSTRUCTOR Long-term math substitute position to begin in April with possibility of full-time position for the 2014-2015 school-year. Must possess a bachelor’s degree or above and be able to qualify for teaching certification/licensure from the Ohio Department of Education in the area of MATH grades 9-12. Subject to criminal record check by BCII and FBI, as required by law and/or Board Policy. Call 937-378-6131 ext. 353 for an application packet or go to: www.shctc.k12.oh.us, about SHCTC, employment opportunities, certified application.

200 - HELP WANTED MEDICAL ASSISTANT Fast pace pediatric office in need of a full time Medical Assistant. Must be able to work rotational evening and weekend shifts. Candidate must be multi-task oriented and possess excellent communication and computer skills. Please fax resumes to: 513-752-3387. Attn: Office Manager. 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 expe-rience necessary will train. Starting pay @ 11.25 per hour. Apply in person @ 146 North Third St. Williamsburg, Ohio 45176. OFFICE HELP. Must have experience and references. Auto title work, basic office practices. Part time. 513-797-7278.

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SEEKING PEOPLE to work with individuals with disabilities. Must be able to pass a Background check, have a GED or High School diploma. No experience needed, will train. For more informa-tion call 937-446-2803. Did you know that The Brown County Press is delivered free to almost 18,000 homes every weekend?

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

300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED

1 & 2BR APARTMENTS, Williamsburg, all utilities included except electric. 513-724-7802. 3-ROOMS, LARGE eat-in kitchen, new appliances, laundry room, 1.5 baths, 937-444-2788. ABERDEEN, NICE area, like new, 2 bedroom, washer/dryer hookup. $450.00 plus utilities & deposit. 937-378-2684. 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. 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.

Manager, Web Communications (214UC6861) The University of Cincinnati is currently accepting applications for a Manager, Web Communications. Job Description: Under general supervision from a designated administrator, manage the Web presence and initiatives for the University of Cincinnati College/Department and implement marketing initiatives on and through the Web. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree with 3 years experience, OR a combination of education and experience. Degree must be in a related field. Experience must include writing for the Web and developing Websites and strategies. Experience may also require at least 1 year supervision. Position Qualification: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in marketing, journalism, new media studies, or related field. Minimum of 2-3 years demonstrated experience writhing, editing and organizing web and/or electronic communications projects OR the equivalent. Experience in a higher education environment preferred. Strong interpersonal skills, professional demeanor, and exceptional level of organization and attention to detail. Customer service oriented. Self motivated, proactive and works well without direction; also works well as part of a team. Ability to think strategically and translate strategies into tangible results. Comfortable in a fast paced environment and in dealing with multiple projects. Experience with a Web content management system. Familiarity with search engine optimization, knowledge and best practices and web content practices. Use of photos, video, social media and text to communicate effectively. Ability to apply institutional brand standards to all UCCC communications. Ideal Qualifications: Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Design experience with the Adobe Creative Suite Software, such as InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom, Acrobat, and illustrator. Videography and video editing experience preferred. Experience with a digital messaging system preferred. Familiar with digital asset management systems. Must possess a valid drivers license and be willing to work non-business hours and weekends on occasion. Unusual Working Conditions: 1. Repetitive movement of hands and fingers, typing and/or writing. 2. Occasional standing, walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. 3. Reach with hands and arms. 4. Frequently communicate, verbal and written.

To apply for position (214UC6861), please see www.jobsatuc.com The University of Cincinnati is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. UC is a smoke-free work environment.

300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED 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

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

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GEORGETOWN: LARGE 1st Floor, 2BR, equipped kitchen, water/sewer paid, laundry available. Application, background check, deposit required. Pet negotiable. 937-378-3495.

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HIRING DRIVERS! is looking for company drivers and owner operators to run 1200 mile radius of Cincinnati, pulling 53 ft. vans. Must have a Class A CDL, two years of current tractor trailer experience and clean MVR. HOME EVERY WEEKEND! Call (513) 734-6696 and ask for Ron

WATER TRUCK Driver Part-time Must know Clermont County area. Class-B CDL Tanker Endorsement. CALL: 513-625-7072.

THE VILLAGE OF HAMERSVILLE IS LOOKING FOR A CANDIDATE TO FILL A VACANT COUNCIL SEAT. Interested individual must be a registered voter who has lived in the Village for at least one year.

Please call the Village of Hamersville at 937-379-1851, or come in to the Village Office at 130 West Main Street, Hamersville.

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What a January it was! The blowing snow made drifts in new places on our property! “First time drifts” appeared at our front door, our basement door and on our deck. I have been feeding the birds twice a day. Kitty has seen lots of activity in front of the sliding glass door. The doves actually come up and have a staring contest with Miss Kitty. There have been a few starlings appear at the feeders this week and at one point I had a grapevine wreath full of them! We are hoping to head out today on our snowshoes before the next Arctic blast hits. We have a state park close by that has a protected trail around a beautiful marsh. I have tucked my animal tracks book in my back pack and hope to get some photographs. Everyone always came to the farm for Thanksgiving as I was growing up and some of the men would go hunting. My dad was never interested in hunting, (maybe the thought of skinning something just didn’t appeal to him). Recognizing animal and bird tracks doesn’t come easy for me, so I am constantly taking photographs and referring to Animal Tracks of Ohio written by Tamara Eder. The author reminds us that we may never get close to some of the most elusive animals in the Ohio wilderness, except through their tracks. “Remember,” says Eder,

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“you are following in the footsteps of the unseen-animals that are in pursuit of prey, or perhaps being pursued as prey.” Eder encourages trackers to look beyond the single footprint and search out others. Do not rely on the dimensions of just one print, but collect measurements from several prints to get an average impression. Even the prints within one trail can show a lot of variation. I find it handy to put a six-inch ruler in my pocket so that my “estimates” are more accurate. Follow the trail for some distance-it may give you some vital clues. The trail may lead you to a tree, indicating that the animal is a climber, or it may lead down into a burrow. This part of tracking can be the most rewarding, because you are following the life of the animal as it hunts, runs, walks,

jumps, feeds or tries to escape a predator. Most importantly, keep in mind that if you track quietly, you might catch up with the maker of the prints. This is something I find very difficult to do, especially on snowshoes! I hope you will plan to attend the February 20th garden seminar, “Using Native Plants in the Landscape”, at the Fincastle campus of Southern State Community College. All seminars are free and open to the public and are held in the library from 6 - 7:30 p.m. My houseplants are showing some stress from the cold temperatures, but Miss Kitty’s catnip is thriving. Have you checked your plants? Are they healthy? Do they need to be transplanted? That would be a good excuse to do a little digging in the dirt!

The annual tobacco payments were supposed to run through this year. These payments were part of the buyout that was signed into law in October of 2004. The payments have arrived in bank accounts or as a check for the past several years during the month of January. The payments hit a snag. In fact those payments appeared to be subject to sequestration (the "automatic" reductions in spending authority that were authorized by the Budget Control Act of 2011). At the Burley Expo, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky spoke about this situation. According to the Senator the payments will now come, but they will be delayed. So do not look for the payments in the near future. Treat for Lice The conditions have been just great for feeding lots of hay and burning lots of wood in the past few weeks. It has also been ideal conditions for lice to be a problem in the herd. As the temperatures have been cold, cattle group up and lice multiply. Lice come in two forms, biting lice and sucking lice. Hay and most other feed stuffs are cheaper than they were the past couple of years, but the cost is still too high to be feeding parasites. Lice and worms both can be greatly reducing your gain and profit. There are several pour products that will kill both biting and sucking lice. In most cases a second treatment may be needed to get good control. The first treatment will kill the lice,

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but most likely not the eggs, so a second treatment is recommended. Consult your local veterinarian for more advice for controlling parasites. Part of that discussion should probably be based on avoiding resistance. Worms have become more of a problem with resistance in recent years, as the same products have been used over and over. Timing is also important for best results. There are several signs of lice on livestock. One sign might be that the animals just do not appear to be maintaining body condition. Another sign is constantly rubbing on trees and or fences. Cattle will rub their hair of on parts of their body when lice are a problem. Sometimes the rubbing becomes damaging to buildings and fences. Weather and Truck Cleanup With the crazy winter that we are having in the Ohio Valley this year, it is a good idea to pay attention to your vehicles. The salt and other products used to melt ice and snow can have a negative impact on your car or truck. Many wash this off the vehicle at the first sign of temperatures and dry roadways. The clean shinny appearance just makes it all look better, so it is all good, right? The answer is probably not.

The point I am trying to make is the fuel lines and brake lines are exposed to the damage more than the part of the vehicle that is painted. Over time this can cause real problems, especially for farm trucks hauling loads. Take the time to clean the undercarriage, too. It will pay in the long run. Some of the automatic car wash systems will do a good job at reducing the amount of salt on the part of that we can’t see. Ohio River Valley Agronomy Day This event is held at the Mason Co. Extension Office in Maysville, KY. The program includes updates from UK Specialists for Tobacco, Vegetables, Corn, Hay and Pastures and Ponds. The program is free of charge, but you are requested to contact the Mason Co. Extension Office if you plan to attend at 606-564-6808. The program is on Wednesday, February 5 beginning at 9:00 a.m. Lunch is provided. GAP Training for Tobacco Growers There will be training for GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) for burley growers. Dates have not yet been set, but part of the process will include obtaining a Grower ID and Registration. This is part of the program so it is unified for all companies that require this training. I will have more on GAP in the coming weeks. You can register by going to http://gapconnections.com

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

MT. ORAB, 2br, 1.5ba townhouse, Mill St. equipped kitchen, 1/yr. lease, $470 plus utilities, $470 deposit, no pets, good credit, reference check required. February vacancies, 937-442-3275. RIPLEY EFFICIENCY, 1 & 2BR apartments for rent, utilities not included, no pets. $200$350/mo. Background check required. 419-490-3540. TWO APARTMENTS! Ripley - 2-bed., 2ba., HUGE apartment approximately 1600 sq. ft., C/A, private large deck, dishwasher, fridge, stove, W/D hookup, attic storage and tons of closet space. Clean! Deposit required. $550/mo. plus gas and electric. OR 1bed., 1ba., 1st floor unit, C/A, dish-washer, stove, fridge, W/D hookup. Clean and lots of closet space. $350/month plus gas and electric, Deposit required. 513-266-1926.

WAITING LIST NOW OPEN

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

300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED

WILLIAMSBURG, SPACIOUS 1 & 2br apartments available, off street parking, heat & water included. 513-732-5771. WILLIAMSBURG/ GEORGETOWN - Efficiency or 3br. Trash paid. Beautiful setting, spacious apartment homes. Rents $319-$750. Call to view 513-365-4000.

303 - HOUSES FOR RENT

CONDO STYLE Living. No Maintenance Fee. ONE FLOOR PLAN, 2br, 2ba, furnished kitchen, utility room & attached garage, 1-YEAR MINIMUM LEASE. No pets. Contact 937-213-3348. EASTGATE, HOUSE/ STUDIO for rent, 1-bedroom, $100 per week with $700 deposit. 513-752-2277. 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. $650 month plus utilities. Deposit, first month rent & references required. 513-405-3011. GEORGETOWN 2-3BR, 1ba, partial basement, equipped kitchen & laundry, carpet, A/C, natural gas. 30’x32’ nice insulated garage. NO PETS. $600 rent, $500 deposit. Located at 439 Lincoln Ave. Call 937-618-0470. MT. ORAB area. Three bedroom, two baths, 3-year-old home. Ready to move into. 513-404-4543. 4 BEDROOM house for rent in Mt. Orab. 2 bath, 2 car garage, new construction. Available immediately. No Pets. 937-213-1548.

307 - MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT

SARDINIA FOR Rent, 2 & 3BR mobiles homes. $375. - $425. + Deposit. No Pets. 937-822-1366.

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307 - MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT

1998 16’X80’ Fleetwood Mobile Home with Lease/Option to buy, 3br, 2ba, $18,500 @ $400 month. Just renting 2-acres for additional $250. $1000 deposit plus 1st month rent. WBSD. Call 513-724-1315. 2BR, 1BA mobile home country setting between Mt. Orab & Sardinia near Rt. 32. $425/mo., security deposit required. No pets. 937-446-9371. RIPLEY - 14x70 mobile home on corner lot. 3-bedroom, 1-bath, W/D hookup, electric heat, C/A. Newly remodeled, new carpet, 10x12 storage building. 937-515-6862. VERY NICE 3br, 1ba, quiet country living just outside of Fincastle. No Pets. No smoking. $600 month, $500 deposit. 937-515-0210.

400 - HOUSES FOR SALE

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

400 - HOUSES FOR SALE

FOR SALE 1214 YANKEETOWN, Hamersville. 3br, 2ba brick ranch. Open floor 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.

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.

GORGEOUS LAKEFRONT HOME Completely remodeled! 3 bed, 2 bath, fireplace, includes 2 acres, 4 lots at Lake Lorelei 2+ car garage. 1029 Krupp Cove 45118. $159,900 owner/agent. Right Time Realty Call 513-304-1671. GREAT 3-BEDROOM, 2-bath, brick ranch for sale in Georgetown. Perfect starter home with new appliances, full back deck, 1/2 acre lot on quiet dead end street asking $120,000. Call to come view. 937-515-2979.

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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)

MOVE-IN READY 3BR brick ranch with 1.46 fenced-in acres and covered porch. 1-bath, lg. eat-in kitchen, spacious LR, utility room and 2car attached garage. NEW furnace, NEW shingle roof, freshly painted, updated light fixtures, refin-ished hardwood floors in kitchen and completely remodeled bathroom. Stove, microwave & dish washer stay. MUST SEE! REDUCED FROM $115,000.00 TO $105,000.00. Call for an appointment: 937-378-2195.

400 - HOUSES FOR SALE

HOUSE IN Ripley 1-level ranch style. Do absolutely nothing but move in. New carpet and paint. All new plumbing, fenced in back yard w/storage shed. Walk out back deck. Large kitchen and living room. 3-4BR, 2-bath, n/g C/A. Off street parking. Walking distance to school and stores. Handicap accessible. 513-218-8766 or 937-515-6862.

403 - MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE

2005 GAIL Legacy 14x60, shingle on metal, 2br, 1ba, $1500 down, $500 month. 513-505-8311, 859-466-3554, 513-724-7233. ABANDONED DOUBLEWIDE with land, PLEASE TAKE OVER, $3500 deposit. 888-221-4503.

405 - LOTS & ACREAGE

1.6 ACRES, West Clermont SD, flat, buildable, all utilities on property. 1227 Shayler Rd. 937-205-6926.

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) LAND FOR Sale, 37 wooded acres excellent for hunting or new home site, Maysville area, $52,900, 937-378-2684. Did you know Classified Advertising is the most economical way of selling those unwanted items?

408 - FOR RENT OR SALE

FOR RENT OR SALE ABERDEEN 1BR apt. upstairs with down stairs space available for business or storage. Has 25x40 garage behind property. 2-acres total. Will consider land contract. Across from BP station. 606-584-8881 or 937-618-0391.

501 - CHILD CARE

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

506 - CLEANING

SPRING IS COMING! Time to think about a good spring cleaning. I have great references & great rates! I also clean, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Call Sandy at 513-255-4342.

507 - SEWING & ALTERATIONS

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

607 - FIREWOOD

FIREWOOD FOR Sale - $100 pickup truck load. For details call Drew Howser 937-444-4787 or Corey Spitznagel at 937-444-4525. FIREWOOD- SPLIT, seasoned mixed hardwood for sale. Pickup or can deliver. For more information call 937-515-4012. 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

608 - FARM PRODUCE

HAY FOR SALE, square bales mixed grass hay, 1st cutting $3.50; 2nd cutting $4.00. Call 937-373-3480.

608 - FARM PRODUCE

615 - MISC. FOR SALE

HAY FOR SALE. Square bales, mixed grasses. $3.75 per bale. Call 937-549-3802. Leave message if no answer.

POWERCHAIR JAZZY Select, always used inside. Call for details & price. 937-515-3262.

WILLIAMSBURG, HAY for sale, square bales, orchard grass, $3.50 bale. 859-240-9107.

ZUMBA CLASSES Every Friday night at 7pm. Upstairs training room at All Creatures Animal Hospital in Amelia. Call 513-797-7387 ext. 139 with any questions.

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

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

613 - PETS AND SUPPLIES DOG TRAINING All Creatures Animal Hospital Sign up now for 4 week $49 classes. From puppy training to obedience and agility training. Upstairs training room at our Amelia location. Call 513-797-7387 ext. 120 with inquiries or to sign up.

Free Puppy Social All Creatures Animal Hospital Upcoming dates February 1st & 15th 12-1pm Upstairs training room at our Amelia location. 513-797-7387. FREE TO good home. 7 puppies, half Great Pyrenees/half unknown. Absolutely beautiful, available Jan. 18. Must see, please call 937-403-4392.

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:

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703 - SELF IMPROVEMENT

808 - AUTOS FOR SALE 1930’S-PRESENT

MARK WANTS running, wrecked, dead cars and trucks. Now paying $150 - $400/cash for complete vehicles. FREE TOW! 937-446-3021 or 513-739-0774 JUNKED, WRECKED unwanted autos, autos, trucks, motorcycles, etc., some towed free, cash paid for some. Call 513-734-1650

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

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1385723 - Attn: Everyone! Are You looking for a clean immaculate home w/fully equipped Kit. & laundry? 3 bdrm, 2 bath, covered back porch & Beacon Hill Sub-division shed. All on 0.72 acre wooded lot. Move in Gorgeous 4BR 3.5 Ba One story and ready! Call today for your personal tour! $74,500 a half 3/4 wrap brick home. Freshly painted. 1st flr MBR suite, Formal DR, LD Family Rm, Chair rail, Gas Log F/P, SO Fully Equipped Kit w/island. Beautiful wooded rolling corner lot. 1376435 - Mt. Orab - Move-in Beauty! 3BD, 2BA. This corner location is ready to accept your growing family. Open floor plan, fully equipped kit w/island, neutral wall colors, study, MBR suite w/walk-in clst, French door walk-out to fully fenced back yard. Prof. landscaped. Immac!! $135,000

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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1381702 Batavia Wow! Get ready to move. Formal Model Home. 2BD, 2BA. Two year old condo in excellent condition w/brand new laminate thru-out. Fresh neutral paint. Gorgeous lite pkg. Fully equip. kit. and laun. Move-InReady!! A absolute true MUST SEE!!! Call Dominic today! $93,000

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1387032 - Mt. Orab - Immaculate! One owner, no smoking or pets, ever! 3BD, 1367802 2BA. Roomy, open, comfortable. MBR ING END Fayetteville suite w/custom shelving in walk-in clst. SOLD P Quaint 3 bdrm. Fully equipped kitchen & laundry. Home stick built tucked has laun tub, linen clst, drapery headers away on a gorand a gar dr switch at both drs. Get geous wooded lot. More than ready to ready to move! $131,500 move in. Brand new flooring & sub-flooring, 1355240 - Mt. Orab- Total renovation* Modules drywall, Kitchen cabinets & counter tops. have movable walls to set office space up to Lighting, windows. 1 carport. $57,900 suit your needs*Newer HVAC, elec service, wndws (on tanning side) *HWH & flring thru-out 1355243*Tanning business sold separately *New stone Lake facade *Office furniture is negotiable. Lorelei$165,000. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY! 1358528 - Georgetown - WOW! All brick Park-like home w/brand new roof, paint & flring* setting for 1243844 - Both baths & kit. fully renovated* 3BD, this well built cedar sided home Investment 2BA. Open foyer w/ceramic flring & clos- w/separate mother-in-law suite. opportunity! et *Fam. Rm. w/bar & wall of french 2BD, 2BA. *Huge family/florida Nothing to do but doors* Deck w/lanai*2 walk in clsts in rm*Brick wall fireplace*Counter bar MBR suite*Coy pond* Beautifully landtake over the rent in kit*3 car gar. all together.* 4 roll!! Total renovation on all units. 4 different scaped. $129,900 wooded lots* Horseshoe pit & foununits! Elec & gas separately metered. tain* Short walk to lake. $119,900 ILY Laundry facilities on site. Partial Bsmt. Fresh I - FA M MULT paint on exterior. $134,000

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2014 - 10:00 A.M. Located at 976 W. Main Street, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133, Hillsboro United Producers Livestock Yards. TRACTORS: AC 7000 new motor, rebuilt trans., dual remotes 540-1000 pto w/ cab, 18.4-38 tires; IH 3588 2+2, 5,480 hrs., update hyd. pump system and lighting system, 1000 pto, 3 remotes, torque replaced, center pivot all rebuilt, 18.4-38 tires. COMBINE: JD 4420, 3,451 hrs., 18.4-26 tires, bin extension, rear weights; JD 215 grain table, 15 ft. flex; JD 443 High Tin w/ ear savers, new sprockets and chains. TRUCK: Ford 2001 F 250 gas, Super Duty, 4 WD, 138,410 miles, auto, new rubber, AM-FM radio w/ CD, runs good, with a mounted Western 7 ft. snow plow and all controls. BOATS: 1987 Bayliner Bass Trophy w/ 85 force motor, 18 ft., new water pump and Humminbird Unit and other boat accessories; 1976 20 ft. Mercury Cuddi-Cabin w/ 188 hp Mercury Cruiser. FARM EQUIPMENT: JD 7000, 4-30 row no-till (no fertilizer); IH 490 24ft. disc, double wing w/ harrow; JD BW 13ft. wheel disc; 18 ft. harrowgator; J&M 150 bu. gravity bed on gears; 18.4-38 Snap on duals; AC 9000 4-18 plow furrow wheel. OTHER ITEMS: 280 gal. poly transfer tank (has only had water in it); 100 gal. pickup L tank w/ ele pump; Work bench; Jacks; Planter parts; Produce trays; Craftsman tool box; Grain tester; 35 bales straw. The above items belong to Eric Gherman (937-830-8498). Mr. Gherman didn’t have enough items to have his own auction, so we will be selling it at the Hillsboro FFA Auction.

17TH ANNUAL HILLSBORO FFA ALUMNI AUCTION TRACTORS: Kubota B 2910 HFT tran, w/ loader, 2200 hrs., 4 WD, nice; Ford Golden Jubilee, 732 actual hrs., mint condition; AC 190 XT D, 6900 hrs. FARM EQUIPMENT: 24 ft. Kent field cultivator; Brent 420 grain cart, diamond tires & tarp; 11 row 28% injection tool bar w/ coulters; JD 7000 4 row dry corn planter, 30-38 in., good; FarmTrac 7 ft., 3 pt. finishing mower, like new; 6 ft. 3 pt. Bushog finishing mower; 7 ft. snow plow for pickup; Hilner 550 gal. tank; 3 wheel pull cart; 6 in.-53 ft. grain auger; NH 853 round baler; NH 56 rake; NH 488 haybine; NH 166 windrow inverter; Reveal 4 in 1, 7 ft., 3 pt. arena drag, good; Kiser Rascal pull-type arena drag, like new; 6 1/2 ft. snow plow for Skid Steer; 2 bt. plow; new 8 X 8 storage building, and many more items. NOTE: Other items are being consigned daily. Watch for updates on Auction Zip. For more information call 937-393-9447. Proceeds benefit the Hillsboro FFA Scholarship Fund. Items consigned need to be brought to United Producers on Thursday, February 6 & Friday, February 7 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on both days. No consignments will be accepted on auction day. Loader tractor will be available. TERMS: Cash or check with proper ID. Lunch Available. AUCTIONEERS: Rick Williams, Chip Yochum, Brad Williams

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

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1384253 - Winchester - Look no further! Nice farm w/barn, woods & over 850’ of road frontage. 26+ ac. nicely rolls with good drainage. Beautiful private home sites. Water available at the road. Located on a dead end road, lite traffic. Two minutes from SR 32. $87,500

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

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APPROX. 115.206 ACRE FARM

Located 12822 Hamilton Rd., Greenfield, Ohio, 45123. Follow Blazer Rd. or Deer Park Rd. to Blazer Rd. off SR 753 in Petersburg area to Hamilton Rd. AUCTION SITE: Grange Building Highland County Fairgrounds at 604 John St., Hillsboro, Ohio, 45133.

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115.206 ACRES (MORE OR LESS) VACANT LAND & BARNS Farm located in northeastern part of Highland County w/ approx. 75 ac. tillable & remaining ground being pasture with some that could be tilled. Improvements include bank barn with lean-to sheds, machinery pole shed. Farm has approx. 1300’ road frontage on Blazer Rd. & approx. 1150’ on Hamilton Rd., drilled well & creek. AUCTIONEER’S NOTE: This farm is well located in Highland County offering many possibilities to use as investment, farming or plenty of nice spots to build your home. Check web for terms, announcements made by auctioneer on day of sale will take precedence over this ad. Disclaimer: All information contained herein is believed to be accurate but not warranted. Auctioneers will be at property February 24, 2014 4-5:00 PM

OWNER: WILAMACK FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP; JUDGE DAVID & DR. LESIA LANGSTON McKENNA

ZIMNISKI ESTATE REAL ESTATE AUCTION (204.38 ACRE FARM IN BROWN CO.)

Located 2 miles E. of Hamersville & 5 miles W. of Georgetown, at 9682 St. Rt. 505, Hamersville, Ohio, 45130. Follow St. Rt. 125 to St. Rt. 505, turn S. to property. AUCTION SITE: Brown Co Fairgrounds in Rhonemus Hall (325 W. State St., Georgetown, Ohio, 45121).

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204.38 ACRES, 2 STORY BRICK HOME & BARNS This very desirable 204.38 ac. of productive farm land has 168 ac. tillable (approx. 53.8 ac. corn base & approx. 118 ac. bean base). Farm land is level to gently rolling w/ good drainage & has 3200’ of road frontage on St. Rt. 505. Improvements include a 2 story brick home w/ 3188 sq. ft. of living area having eat-in kitchen, LR, family room plus walk-out sliding door, formal DR (all 3 rooms have fireplaces), BR plus bath & half on first floor w/ 4 BR upstairs & bath. Home has open stairway & all natural woodwork plus lots of closet space & storage. There is elec. forced air heat, central air, replacement windows plus a new roof only 1 yr. old & it is on public water & has septic system. Home has lg. front & back porches, full basement, 2 car attached garage & concrete drive. There is a 42’x46’ frame & block barn w/ shed, a 30’x60’ frame barn w/ attached shed & block storage bldg. Farm offered in 3 tracts, combination & entirety by Multi Parcel Method. TRACT #1: 4.518 ac. w/ home & bldgs., 240’ of frontage; TRACT #2: 95.278 ac. vacant land w/ approx. 89 ac. tillable, 1388’ of frontage; TRACT #3: 104.584 ac. vacant land w/ appprox. 79 ac. tillable, 1570’ of frontage; AUCTIONEER’S NOTE: What a rare opportunity to purchase large tracts of vacant farm land, a nice home or the entire 204 acre farm at auction! This farm has good elevation & drainage having a high percentage of tillable land. Home is in good condition w/ a large amount of living area for your family, but could use some updating. Check web pictures & maps! Call auctioneers for information packet. TERMS: $10,000.00 down on tract #1 & $25,000.00 down each on tracts #2 & #3, $60,000.00 down on total farm w/ remainder due at closing which will be on or before March 10, 2014. Possession immediately at closing. Taxes are $1997.44 per half year & will be pro-rated to day of closing. Property sells subject to executor’s confirmation. Any announcements made by auctioneer on day of sale will 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. OPEN HOUSE: Mon., Jan. 13 & Wed., Jan. 22; 4:00-5:30 PM or by Appt. (Tracts 2 & 3 viewed at your convenience & Auctioneers at Tract 1 on these dates)

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ESTATE OF ANNA S. ZIMNISKI; Jay D. Cutrell, Executor;

Brown Co. Probate Court Case # 20131180; Julie McConn Pirman, 118 S. Main St., Georgetown, Ohio, Ph. 937-378-6065, Atty. for the Estate CONDUCTED BY:

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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.

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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:

$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.

OWNER: LINCOLN NATIONAL TRUST CONDUCTED BY:

Reps Green and Landis introduce Birthday and Motorcycle Road Guard Certificate Bill anniversary wishes State Representatives Doug Green (R-Mt. Orab) and Al Landis (R-Dover) recently introduced legislation that will create the motorcycle road guard certificate and training program to allow certified individuals to function as traffic controllers. House Bill 406 is intended to make large organized rides safer and less frustrating for both the motorcyclists and other road users by performing a clear function in making bikes visible at the intersections and allowing the group through and out of the way of other traffic in an expe-

dient and organized manner. The guards will be recognized as an authority to stop and direct traffic for motorcycle group rides until it is safe for the vehicles to proceed. “I am pleased to be part of this effort to provide a much-needed training and certification program that I believe can provide a safer environment for this type of event,” said Rep. Green. “Through greater organization, higher visibility and increased awareness, we can make roads safer for all motorcyclists.” American Bikers Aimed Toward Education (ABATE), a not-

for-profit organization dedicated to preserving the rights, improving the image, and promoting safe operating practices of Ohio motorcyclists, supports this legislation. The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) supports the motorcycle road guard certificate and training program. “Many of these organized rides are charitable in nature; some are even escorting fallen American heroes back to their hometowns,” said Rep. Landis. “Ensuring public safety is of the utmost importance, not only for motorcycle riders, but all motor vehicles.”

This week marks a milestone birthday in the life a my most precious gift ever, my son. Happy, Happy Birthday Mark Duane-my gift! Happy Birthday and Anniversary to: Charles A. Gilliland, Margaret E. West, Jaime Wirth, Lee and Roger Dillion, Tonya Dotson Schlomer, Bob Salisbury, Nellie and Marion Leroy Baird, Randy Brown, Paula Starrett, Beth Webster, Ruth Woods,

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MARY HOWLETTE Gaye Tully Salisbury, Lisa and Mark Salisbury, Susan K. Watson Ratliff, Mark D. Salisbury, Nancy A. Salisbury, William M. Baird, Rosie Parker Ackerman, Geannie and James Gilliland, Maria Day Klump, Lorena and Elmer Carr. Otis Kokensparger, and Hannah Sherwood.

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BY Jennifer Stewart-Hamblen UC AHEC Program HEALTH-UC University of Cincinnati 114 E. State Street Georgetown, Ohio “Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk” That’s more than just a tag line for the latest call to the public to prevent impaired driving. It is a plea from the U.S. National Highway Traffic

Safety Administration, Brown County Safe Communities, National Football League (NFL), Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management (TEAM) Coalition, and local law enforcement. And it is also life saving advice. According to agency statistics, alcohol-impaired crashes claimed a life every 53 minutes in 2011. On Super Bowl Sunday alone,

36 percent of fatalities from motor vehicle crashes were connected to drunk driving. In protecting yourself and others on the roadways, try using the following NHTSA safety tips: Designate your sober driver or have an alternate transportation plan before the party begins. If you don't have a designated driver, ask a sober friend for a ride home; call a cab, friend or family

member to come and get you; or just stay where you are until you are sober. Use your community's sober ride program. Never let friends leave your sight if you think they are about to drive and have had too much to drink. Always buckle up – it's still your best defense against drunk drivers. Feel a little safer because you’re not going to a Super Bowl party but hosting one? Did you know that you can be held liable and prosecuted if someone you served alcohol ends up in a drunk-driving crash? So, do your part to make the roads safe by:

• Making sure all of your guests designate their sober drivers in advance, or help arrange alternate transportation • Serve lots of food and include lots of non-alcoholic beverages at the party. Stop serving alcohol at the end of the third quarter of the game and begin serving coffee and dessert. Keep the numbers for local cab companies handy, and take the keys away from anyone who has had too much to drink. According to NHTSA, 9,878 people were killed in drunk driving crashes in 2011. Let’s do our part in re-

ducing the number of people killed by remembering “Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk”. For information on NHTSA’s Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving Campaign please visit www.nhtsa.gov The Brown County Safe Communities Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Ohio Department of Public Safety/Ohio State Highway Patrol-Ohio Traffic Safety Office. The Program is administered by the HEALTH-UC and the University of Cincinnati AHEC Program..

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Russellville Kiwanis present Fire and Life Squads with gift The Russellville Kiwanis Club presented the Russellville Fire Department and Life Squad with their annual gift. Present was Sherri Neu, Life Squad Captain, Presiding Kiwanis President, Stan Purdy, and Gary Pickerill with Fire Chief, Matt Neu. Thank you to the Russellville Fire Department and Russellville Life Squad for all you do for the community. The Russellville Kiwanis Club meets weekly, Thursday 6:45 p.m. at the firehouse in Russellville. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers, dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. The club would like to thank the community for their support of our fundraisers. We will be having our spring All You Can Eat Pancake & Sausage Breakfast, April 19, 2014 from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the Russellville Elementary School. Please help us to continue to support the Russellville community.

portation Opinion Survey Results, RTPO Goals and Objectives and to solicit public input on existing transportation infrastructure conditions in order to ensure that project decisions meet public transportation needs,

and community goals. For more information call Kara Willis at the Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission (OVRDC) at 1-800-2237491.

Auditions at the Gaslight The Gaslight Theater Players are glad to announce new audition dates and times! We are having a very busy year and are very excited to bring you a farce of sorts that will have you rolling in your seats. We are holding auditions for our spring show on Saturday, February 8 and Saturday, February 15, from 2 - 5 p.m. They will be held at the Gaslight Theater in Georgetown (across from UDF, above the police station). All ages and talent are welcome, as we are always looking for actors, stage hands, behind the scene people and theater lovers alike. We look forward to seeing you and what you have to bring to our friendly, fun and enthusiastic group!

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