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County to begin ‘paperless justice’ BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press The Brown County Prosecuting Attorney’s office and local law enforcement are changing the way they do business. Training began last week on a “paperless” system for filing charges and dealing with court cases. The system is called “Matrix Pointe” and is used in Cuyahoga and Union counties, among others in Ohio. It will cost Brown County $18,000 dollars per year. “The system seems very efficient and we are looking forward to seeing how it works”, said Brown County Commission President Ralph Jennings.

Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little said the idea behind the system is electronically link police, prosecutors, defense attorneys and the court system together to avoid delays and duplication of effort. “Local law enforcement officers will be able to submit their case files to the prosecutors office through electronic means”, Little said. “They will be able to scan documents, video and audio files and any other documentation necessary without having to leave their village. It will save them time and gas money and that’s only the beginning of the benefits.” Little said that currently, officers are forced to drive from their villages to the prosecutors

office to hand deliver their case files. She said that once the case files are built electronically, they won’t have to be reconstructed if they move from one court to another, and documents won’t get lost or misplaced. She also said the system will help when it comes to sharing evidence with defense attorneys. “If our local courts will change the rules so we can do electronic discovery, we will be able to comply with discovery rules with the click of a button rather than copy and mail hundreds of pages of documents”, Little said. “That will save time, money, storage space and postage.” If other attorneys are CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

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Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little (center) and Paralegal Denedra Gelter (left) are instructed on the use of the Matrix Pointe system by Teri Coury (right).

Aberdeen council and citizens Margery Paeltz named to Brown County Hospital Board of Trustees call for unity in community BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press

BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press

The Jan. 3 meeting of the Abderdeen Village Council began with a pledge of public service and a call for unity in the village. Before the meeting was brought to order, Mayor Harry Foxworthy read a prepared statement to the packed room thanking the voters for electing him. “My goal as mayor is to serve the residents and bring city government and the citizens together on the decisions that affect the lives of the people that live and work here”, Foxworthy said. The mayor also said that he hoped that local citizens would work with council members to make the village a better place to live and work. After his statement, Foxworthy turned the floor over to Shari Stafford, who read a prepared statement on behalf of a group called “Concerned Citizens of Aberdeen.” Stafford said her group first met in December and wants to work to remove the negative perception that some area residents may have of the village. “The greatest asset of the Village of Aberdeen is its’ citizens”, Stafford told the crowd. “But it is quite apparent that

The Brown County General Hospital Board of Trustees met on Jan. 3 and appointed Margery Paeltz to replace the late Ben Houser on the board. The board is still active as it resolves a number of issues that remain beyond the sale of the hospital to Southwest Healthcare. Board President Eric Sontag said two of those issues involve bequests to the hospital that were made before the sale. “We still have to resolve the issues surrounding the Laycock farm and the Tyler estate, among other things”, Sontag said. The Laycock farm was left to the hospital and Doug Louden. A hearing to determine the

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Aberdeen Mayor Harry Foxworthy opens the Jan. 3 village council meeting with a statement thanking voters for their support. At left is village administrator emily Henderson.

we need to improve our image on all levels. Citizens of the village working together can only help to build a bridge between the citizens, local government and other areas of the county and surrounding area.” She continued, saying everyone in the village had a common enemy as well. “Negative gossip has all but destroyed this village. There are so many rumors, I don’t think any of us knows what the truth is. Rumors cause is to be reactive instead of proactive. Why are we allowing rumors both to run and ruin our village?” She concluded, saying “The

people of Aberdeen are sick and tired of being humiliated with all the negativity and political games that have made us the laughing stock of the entire surrounding community. The Village of Abderdeen belongs to all of us. We the people of Abderdeen invite the Mayor and Council to join us to work to improve the public image of the Village of Aberdeen.” The crowded room applauded Stafford’s remarks. The formal meeting then began, which involved a number of organizational issues. As the meeting opened, the

value of the property so the legal procedure of transferring ownership can continue is scheduled for Jan. 11. The estate of Dr. George and Junia Tyler is also expected to release a gift of approximately one million dollars to the board within the coming weeks. Sontag said that the change of the legal status of the hospital from a non-profit to a for-profit entity has complicated the procedure for accepting bequests and gifts that were made to the hospital prior to the legal change. However, Sontag said “The Board is determined to use the money to accomplish the intent of those who entrusted us to use it to benefit the citizens of Brown County.” The board of trustees has passed a resolution requiring that all monetary gifts be held

in an account until “at least May 31, 2012 as a reserve for contingent or unforeseen expenses.” After that time, the resolution calls for the money to be given to “one or more of the following entities”: • The Brown County Hospital Auxiliary • The Brown County Health and Wellness Foundation (formerly known as the Brown County Hospital Foundation) • The Brown County Life Squad Association • Southwest Regional Medical Center through or by a non-profit entity • Another non-profit entity that is dedicated to the purpose of improving the health, safety or general welfare of the community. Sontag also said that a memorial bust of Dr. George Tyler would also be funded by the board of trustees.



Mt. Orab Council member leaves after 25 years of service It was emotional Mt. Orab Village Council Meeting, December 29, as Mayor Bruce Lunsford presented a plaque of appreciation councilwoman Joyce Wilson, who is stepping down after 25 years as a council member. “This is Joyce’s last meeting tonight,” Mayor Lunsford announced as he called Wilson from her seat. “This plaque reads...’Presented to Joyce Wilson for 25 years of dedicated service to the Village of Mt. Orab council.” Lunsford continued, “Joyce has been a pleasure to work with and she’s always tried to do what was best for this village.” To that comment, Wilson replied, “It’s my town.”

Lunsford went on to add that he felt it was an honor and a privilege to serve with Wilson the past 25 years and that she would be missed. Lunsford also swore-in one new member to council, Woody Whittington, and one returning council member, Kenny Schefield. He also sworn-in new Board of Public Affairs members Fred Hansen and Rob Wilson.

Council then approved an annual appropriation s ordinance for 2011 following suspending the rules. Lunsford said it had to be approved before the first of the year. He added that the numbers hadn’t changed much since it was approved in the fall. “This has to be passed before the first of the year before CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

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Ripley’s River Walk in Spring, Photo by Thomas F. Zachman

New book covers the past 50 years of Ripley history By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press

Index Classifieds.................18 Court News................15 Death Notices..............7 Education ..................14 Opinion ........................4 Social .........................14 Sports .....................9-12

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Krystal Lunsford and Roger Hayslip, Jr. are the proud parents of Kiana Hayslip, who was first baby of 2012 at Southwest Regional Medical Center. Kiana was born on the morning of Jan. 1. The family was presented with a basket of baby items by the SWRMC staff. Standing behind the family (left to right) are RN Glenda Huff, RN Glenna Jones, Dr. Barb Patridge and Alayne Wells.

A new book is offering a detailed look at the past fifty years in the Village of Ripley...but soon the book itself will be history. Only 500 copies of ‘Ripley Ohio, Its History and Families, volume 2, were printed, and only about 100 copies are still available. The new book, organized and published by members of Ripley Heritage, Inc. is dedicated to the people of Ripley. In 1962, during Ripley’s Sesquicentennial celebration the first history book was written by a group of interested Ripley historians led by Eliese Bambach Stivers. It was titled Ripley, Ohio, It’s History and Families. It was published in

1965, and is now considered volume 1. It told of Ripley’s founding and history from 1812 to 1962. Local historian Betty Campbell had a big hand in helping volume 2 become a reality. She is the current president of the board of trustees of Ripley Heritage, Inc. “My aunt and my motherin-law were part of the original Ripley Heritage many years ago,” Betty Campbell

explained. “In fact, there are still many charter members around who helped with this Volume 2 of Ripley history.” Campbell added “Jane and Tom Zachman were co-chairs on the book planning committee and did a wonderful job pulling everything together.” The book is filled with history about the Ohio River which caresses the edge of the Village of Ripley. It also contains extensive information about the CONTINUED ON PAGE 8



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The Brown County Animal Shelter moved 90 dogs out of the shelter during the month of December, leaving only 19 dogs still residing at the shelter. “We’re very happy with those numbers,” said Ray Staubach, volunteer at the shelter and member of the Brown County Humane Society. “We actually cut the cost of adopting a dog in the last week of December, so that helped a lot. We had a lot of adoptions.” According to shelter volunteer Jan Staubach, it is very important for dog owners to be aware of the cold temperatures and its effects on outside dogs. “I just can’t express how important it is to have good, dry shelter for dogs who are kept outside,” Jan Staubach said. “They need a place to get out of the weather. The best and warmest bedding is straw.” Staubach also warns dog owners about checking water bowls frequently during low temperatures, to make sure it hasn’t frozen. “Another thing dog owners need to be aware of is ice building up on a tangled chain,” she added. That can get to be a very serious problem.” Staubach said she and other humane society members will be making a visit to the Clermont Animal Shelter to view dry kennels and discuss proper water buckets for puppies. “We can learn a lot from other successful kennels,” Staubach said. “Right now we have a ‘wetkennel’ where we use hoses to clean with, but there are other, better ways of doing it and we want to explore them



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Economic Development Director Cole anticipates increase in opportunities again, after a dry spell. “From mid 2008 to mid 2010, very few economic development projects emerged,” Cole said. “Even general inquires were significantly decreased. I believe that in Brown County, just like the rest of the state and most of the country, this has been the most difficult time I’ve seen. With virtually all sectors of the economy being impacted and recovery being extremely slow, more people have been and are negatively impacted and for a greater length of time.” Cole said that she is beginning to see things pick up. “In the last half of 2010 we saw interest begin to stir again and I’m happy to say that in 2011 we have been busy with site selection inquiries, general interest and information distribution and most importantly with assisting several investment/job creation projects, both new and expansions. Some of these projects are at beginning stages and we expect to be working on those projects into, and possibly through 2012.” Cole stated that is is impossible to predict trends but she is hopeful that the increased growth will continue.

When asked if her office helps anyone who asks for help when starting a new business, Cole responded, “Whenever we can help, we do. But the assistance we can offer always hinges on the project type, characteristics, and needs. All businesses are unique. To date I’ve never come across two projects that are exactly the same, so it is important to have a solid overview of the project in order to determine if we can help in any way.” Cole said that if someone needs assistance with basic information or a business plan she can generally provide that information. If a project needs help with financing, her office can try to determine if they are a fit for any programs available to her. “We can only work withing the parameters of the programming available and each of those has its own guidelines and rules,” she said. “Most all programs that provide financial assistance have job creation or retention requirements, are usually fixed asset based and are not structured to assist retail or most service sector business types. If someone has a business they need assistance

with, they can contact my office and I can tell them if my office can help them in any way.” To talk to Economic Development Director Kelly

Cole about any of the programs mention including the CHIP program, SOACDF or other financing opportunities call 937) 378-3536.


Kelly Cole has been Brown County Economic Development Director for more than eight years and has seen a lot of changes throughout the county. Cole said that of the programs that have been very beneficial to Brown County, she is the most excited about the Southern Ohio Agricultural and Community Development Foundation (SOACDF). “The programming that has been developed by the SOACDF has been a significant boom to all the economy of southern Ohio,” Cole commented. “The majority of the benefits from this foundation comes to Brown and Adam’s counties, as the largest producers of burly tobacco. The programming covers agricultural operations, education and economic and community development. Millions of dollars have been provided to individuals and businesses through both competitive and non-competitive programming.” Cole added that as these programs are all set up as cost share, at least an equal

amount of individual and business investment has been leveraged. “I have been a trustee on the SOACDF board for eight years or so,” continued Cole, “And I am very proud of the work done by the board, the staff and the award recipients.” Cole said the CHIP (Community Housing Improvement Program), established in Brown County in 2004 is also a competitive grant that she writes every other year. “We have been very fortunate to be awarded four consecutive grants totaling $2 million dollars,” Cole said. “The focus of this program is to assist low to moderate income families and individuals that own their own homes with needed repairs to those homes. The benefit to the individuals is obvious, but it is also a benefit to the county as a whole in that it improves the county’s housing stock.” Cole added that to date, around 100 families and 175 individuals have received assistance that has addressed a health, safety or maintenance need. Cole said that economic activity is starting to pick up


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Business community to welcome Secretary Husted Secretary of State John Husted will make a visit to the Brown/Clermont County area on Friday, Jan. 13 to hear from businesses about how they can be better served by his office. Though the most visible role of the Secretary of State is that of chief elections officer, the office is also the first stop for individuals or companies who want to file and start a business in Ohio. In his Business Services role, Secretary Husted enhances economic growth and job creation using technology and customer service practices that save businesses time and money. Secretary Husted will visit the Brown County Chamber for a VIP breakfast meeting at 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13 at Country Inn Restaurant in Mt. Orab, sponsored by the Brown County Office of Economic Development and American Trailer Works, and then will make a site visit to American Trailer Works also in Mt. Orab. For more information about the Brown County Chamber breakfast meeting, contact Heather Frye at (937) 378-4784 or Secretary Husted will then join the Clermont business community for the Clermont Chamber of Commerce monthly lunch meeting sponsored by Duke Energy at Receptions Eastgate, from 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. Any resident or employee of a Clermont County business is welcome to attend the lunch at Chamber member price of $25. Luncheon registrations may be handled online at or by calling (513) 576-5005. Fifth Third Bank will be sponsoring a group of high school students from Amelia High School to attend the lunch meeting with the

Secretary. Following the Clermont Chamber luncheon, the

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McKinney announcing candidacy for Brown County Clerk of Courts Sandy McKinney is a Brown County native. She lives in Georgetown, has two adult children Jared and Alexis Wahl. She is the daughter of Charles and the late June McKinney. For many years she was a local business woman, former owner of Lakewood Golf Course and Restaurant, Georgetown Sundry Store and Bethel Sundry Store. She was employed at the Brown County Clerk of Courts Title Department. Also, continues to volunteer for the County to manage the Brown County Airport, maintaining all operations of the airport. She was a Western Brown High School

attendee, after graduating she continued in family owned businesses. In June of 2011, she completed the Computerized Business and Medical Applications at Grant Career Center with high honors. Sandy feels with her business background she can bring many ideas to the position of Clerk of Courts. She would like to serve the people of Brown County with professional customer service, protection of accurate records and prompt case filing of the Courts and Title Department. She would like your support in the upcoming primary election on March 6, 2012.



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It would be a good Biblical study to read through the four Gospels and to see how often Jesus said these words: ‘the truth.’ He was interested in truth. He spoke nothing but truth. Jesus clearly prays in JOHN 17:17, “Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.” He also says in JOHN 8:32, “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” So, we can conclude Biblical truth is a must to be saved and then to live as a Christian. Biblical truth is knowable! In the 1800s, there were a group of men that realized that the truth of Scripture was being pushed aside for manmade teachings. Men like Thomas and Alexander Campbell, Walter Scott and Raccoon John Smith, among others, sought to use the Bible and the Bible ONLY for teaching salvation and Christian living. This resulted in what is known as the American Restoration Movement. The purpose was to restore the local

church to its original, primitive form. Jesus is the Head of the New Testament Church. (Colossians 1:18.) What these men did was to leave the forest of confusion because of denominationalism, sectarianism and cultism to seek the clearing of the Bible only. We live in a world that says believe something, anything with all your heart and you will be fine. Unfortunately, that is not true. God is clear in what he says and that HIS truth is all that matters when it comes to salvation and living the Christian life. It must always be a “thus saith the Lord.” Do you want to leave all the confusion behind? Do you want to seek simple Biblical truth? You are welcomed. “All the churches of Christ send greetings.” (Romans 16:16)

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Letters to the Editor

We should watch what politicians say in 2012 Dear Editor, Having just finished your article regarding the kick off of Mr. Hall's campaign, I have several comments. First, he says he's not a "career politician", maybe that's good. Second, he's apparently a good business man if he can go off to Columbus and leave such business. Third, he wants to use the "common sense" approach to government". Fourth, he mentions that the founding fathers were practicing Christians and that those values are still important. Fifth, he states that he will make decisions based on Christian values. He states local control as his legislative priority. This seems all good and especially good speak ease for a person seeking "public" office.

My concerns are: A non career politician soon becomes one. How do I know if his "common sense' is as good as yours or mine? And as far as Christians valves and politics they should not be mixed. James Madison says "An alliance or coalition between Government and religion cannot be too carefully guarded against......Every new and successful example therefore of a PERFECT SEPARATION between ecclesiastical and civil matters is of importance........religion and government will exist in greater purity, without (rather) than with the aid of government." How can we ever define Christian values with so many different churches and religions to choose from? If a value is chosen is it right for everyone? I prefer that val-

accomplished. The first that comes to my mind is the road to nowhere and the added traffic signal. And last thing to remember is that Mr. Hall is a salesman, in fact a car salesman. Be very attentive to what politicians say. Bob Bryant Mt. Orab

Are educators resistant to teaching about civics? Dear Editor, This letter is in regard to your article “We the People” high school students at Western Brown. In it you quote Mr. Barrows’ comments on HB165. His three comments begin: It will now be required; these must be taught; We have to adopt

this plan; convey a tone of not wanting to teach the important basis of our government. If my sense of tone is correct in this matter, we as a society are in dire straits when our educators resent and resist teaching the basics of our government. Gary Haas Ash Ridge

Are pastors picking and choosing from the Bible? Dear Editor, Why do so many ministers, pastors, etc., claim that ‘the Old Testament is Jewish’, when there are more than 50 scriptures, which show that the Old Testament is for and about the children of Israel ( Israel), the house of Israel, and/or the house of Judah? (Exodus 1:1-7; Numbers 1:116; 1 Kings 12:1-33) Why do these ministers, pastors, etc., ‘pick and choose’ their scriptures, from both the Old and New Testaments, that satisfy their ‘cultish beliefs’, while ignoring th main body of the teachings contained in the Bible? Who do many of these ‘men of God’, preach and teach that the law has been ‘nailed to the cross, and done away with’, when the God of Israel explicitly stated that His ten commandments were and are, ‘a covenant’? (Exodus 34:1-35; Deut. 4:1-40 (13), 1 Kings 8:9, 20-23; Psalm 105:6-14; Deut. 5:1-33). I ask these so called ‘men of God’, doesn’t your conscience bother you after having read the

preceding scriptures, let alone, Matt. 5:17-48; Matt. 22:35-40; Matt. 19:16-26, Matt. 7:12, 1 John 2:1-6, 1 John 3:1-24? But what about Rev. 22: 13-21, where the scripture states (14) ‘Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.’? You ‘men of God’, if these ‘commandments’ are not the ‘Ten Commandments Covenant’ then pray tell, what are they and where are they, for many people do indeed wish to enter ‘the city’?! (Rev. 21:1-27 and 22:1-21) Why do these ‘men of God’ keep teaching ‘their flocks’ that the ‘New Covenant’ (Heb. 8:1-13, Jer. 31: 31-34) is now in effect? I ask this because, unless one is both ‘physically and spiritually blind’, one can not miss reading Jer. 31:34 ‘And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of

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ues of this nature not guide the politician and that every law begin deliberation with does this stand in line with the constitution? Why do we never hear a politician say that they will uphold and legislate based on the constitution? As to local control, look what our local control has

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them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.’ Heb. 8:11 reads, ‘And they shall not teach every man his neighbor, saying, know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.’ Now either the Lord God of Israel doesn’t know what He is talking about, or, the ‘men of God’ are ignorant of, or lying, about the New Covenant ‘being in effect’. I say this because of the more than 40 different references made in both the Old and New testaments which state when and how the new Covenant will be enacted. I also say this because of the most obvious and blatant reason ... what do the churches do on Sunday and Wednesday? what do they do on TBN and the radio? What do they do with their magazines, newsletters and websites? Are they not teaching ‘know the Lord’? Does every church have its pews filled with people who already know all there is to know of the Lord? Just as in the old fable ‘The Emperors Clothes’, it is time to holler out, ‘Hey dude! You are butt naked!’ I have another question. Why do so many ‘men of God’ teach that ‘the Gentiles’ have replaced the children of Israel, as being the ‘called’ and ‘chosen’ of the God of Israel? haven’t these spiritually blind ‘men of God’ read in Acts 7:37,38 (KJV) that ‘the church’ was with Moses at Mount Sinai? Have they not read in Rom. 11:1-27, that God has not cast away his people? have they not read that the ‘wild olive tree’ is only grafted in and that the Gentile branches are not to boast against the natural branches, for if they do, they will be broken off also? (Rom. 11:13-27) And do not overlook Rom. 11:26,27 where it plainly states ‘all Israel shall be saved’! In fact, Rom. 11:27 states ‘For this is my covenant unto them, when I

shall take away their sins.’ (That verse was one of the reasons why I became determined to learn about the ‘Covenants’.) But how many scriptures, whether they be verse, paragraph, or chapter speak of the Twelve tribes of Israel being ‘forgiven’, ‘saved’, and ‘inheriting the Kingdom of Heaven’? More than 75 scriptures in both Testaments, confirm that the Twelve Tribes of Israel are ‘the church’, ‘the elect’ and ‘the saints’! In fact Paul wrote in Eph. 2:11-22 that they had been ‘aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.’ (2:16) speaks of ‘one body’, (2:19) states ‘ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God;’. Eph. 3:6 states ‘That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body.’ Only those who are spiritually blind, or liars, can come up with a ‘Gentile church that doesn’t go through ‘the tribulation’, ‘time of Jacob’s trouble’! One must wonder who these ‘men of God’ serve, is it the Lord God of Israel, or ‘the God of this world’ (2 Cor. 4:3, 4)? Do these ‘men of God’ truly seek the knowledge that is readily available in the Bible, or do they fervently seek to deceive ‘their flocks’? Do these ‘men of God’ fear and honor the Lord God of Israel, or, do they fear and honor their peers and congregation? As we move closer to a one world government, and suffer through one mega-disaster after another, ... should we not expect the absolute truth from our ‘church’ and political leaders? David DeBord

What makes this nation so great is that Americans recognize the value of hard work. Given the opportunity, most want to put in an honest day’s labor in return for a paycheck. Unfortunately, many workers – and businesses – have been struggling amid the downturn in the economy. The good news is there’s hope for the future. The U.S. House of Representatives spent much of the last year trying to foster an environment that would help people in the private sector who want to create jobs. My focus has been on helping not only large employers and small businesses, but also individuals interested in starting their own companies. Government intrusion can hinder job creation at all levels, and that’s why I sponsored or co-sponsored House bills to eliminate or ease regulations deemed unnecessary or excessive. I’m proud that one of the first things I did this year was co-sponsor a bill to repeal Obamacare. The cost of implementing the president’s health-care plan makes many business people uncomfortable – and that could actually lead to a reduction in employment. The legislation to repeal it was approved by the House, but became stranded in the Senate. Back home in Clermont County, I presented my first Start-Up Summit on how to launch and grow a small business. More than 200 people participated in the November workshop, which was held in Union Township. Panel discussions included experts in funding start-up companies. My hope is that the Start-Up Summit will be a springboard to help those people develop innovative and sustainable businesses. Those start-ups could provide jobs for others. While planning the Start-

Jean Schmidt Up Summit, I co-sponsored a House bill called the Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act. This would provide an innovative way for friends and family members to contribute small amounts of money into a pool to help entrepreneurs launch and grow companies – which could lead to new jobs. It passed in the House with bipartisan support. The Senate began holding hearings on the bill this month, and the White House has stated its support. I have sponsored or cosponsored 180 bills so far during this 112th Congress, and among the most important are those related to jobs. Just last week, I introduced legislation that could lead to the creation of nearly 4,000 jobs in Southern Ohio – and another 4,000 jobs in nearby states, including Kentucky. My bill, which is co-sponsored by 11 other members of Congress from Ohio, would give the U.S. Department of Energy the authority to assess technologies related to the American Centrifuge project. The Department of Energy has proposed a $300 million effort to research, develop, and demonstrate the viability of the American Centrifuge, the cost of which would be shared with the USEC company. This could lead to a loan guarantee that USEC says is vital to job creation. The effort is important not only to Ohio’s economy, but also to our national security. USEC is the only American CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

What Do You Think? Are you looking forward to 2012?

Oh yes, it's a new year and I have new goals. Cherish Johnson, Hamersville

Yes, a new year means a new beginning. Wes Campbell, Mt. Orab

Sure, every new day is the chance for a great day! Pam Reilman, Sardinia

Yeah, I'm anxious to see what the new year will bring. Brandy Perry, Mt. Orab

Sure I am, I'm alive. A few years ago I died of a heart attack and was brought back. I'm happy to be alive, prayer is a wonderful thing. Andy Fain, Georgetown

Certainly I'm looking forward to 2012, it has to be better than 2011. Carolyn Evans, Mt. Orab



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The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution protects you from unreasonable government searches and seizures. The Ohio Constitution provides similar protections. Depending on the circumstances, those protections may apply when you are confronted by the police. The law generally recognizes three types of interactions with police officers: consensual encounters, investigative stops, and arrests. The type of encounter you experience significantly impacts your rights and obligations, and in some cases, your criminal prosecution. Q: What is an investigative stop? A: An investigative stop occurs when a police officer briefly detains you because of a “reasonable suspicion,” based upon explainable, objective facts that you are engaged in criminal activity. A modest amount of suspicion is enough for a brief stop, but a vague hunch is not. Because an investigative stop is a “seizure” under the Fourth Amendment, it must be “reasonable.” Q: Are there limits to what a police officer can do during an investigative stop? A: Yes. The stop must be no longer and no more intrusive than necessary to confirm or allay the officer’s “reasonable suspicion” of criminal activity. In most situations, a stop of several minutes is acceptable. If you are stopped while driving, the police may require you to step out of your car, but the same limitations regarding the length and scope of the investigative stop still apply. Q: How can I tell if I am involved in an investigative stop? A: If you are confronted by more than one officer, or if an officer displays a weapon or tries to exert physical control over you, then you very well may be involved in an investigative stop. Also, courts have held that, if a police officer takes and keeps your driver’s license or identi-

LAW YOU CAN USE OHIO STATE BAR fication card, you have been “seized” under the Fourth Amendment. If you are stopped by a police officer and are unsure of the reason, you may ask, “Am I free to leave?” If the answer is “no,” you are, at the least, involved in an investigative stop. Q: Is a police officer allowed to search me during an investigative stop? A: An officer may conduct a limited frisk of your outer clothing for concealed weapons when he or she has a reasonable, explainable belief that you are armed. That standard is relatively low, but the officer must have more than a mere hunch, and may not conduct such searches according to a blanket law enforcement policy. Even so, “stops” and “frisks” frequently occur together. Under the Fourth Amendment, however, a frisk is a “search” and the reasonable suspicion necessary to justify an investigative stop does not automatically allow an officer to search you. In other words, depending on the circumstances, an officer may have “reasonable suspicion” to briefly stop you without having enough reason to frisk you. Q: What about my Fourth Amendment rights? If you have been A: involved in an investigative “stop” or “frisk,” then your Fourth Amendment rights do apply. If a court decides that the police lacked the required “reasonable suspicion” to conduct a “stop” or a “frisk,” then incriminating evidence the police obtained as a result of those actions may not be admissible in court. Q: Should I reveal my personal information during an investigative stop? A: Yes. If the police have “reasonable suspicion” to conduct an investigative

stop, you may be found guilty of a separate criminal offense if you do not provide your name, address, or date of birth when asked to do so. That remains true even if you were not actually involved in criminal activity, so long as the “reasonable suspicion” was warranted. However, if your age or date of birth is an element of an offense you are suspected of having committed, such as underage drinking, you do not have to provide that information. Q: Must the police read me my “Miranda rights” during an investigative stop? A: No. Police officers do not have to read you your “Miranda rights” during an investigative stop. You cannot determine the type of interaction you are having solely based on whether the police have informed you of your “Miranda rights.”

Q: What should I do during an investigative stop? A: It is a good idea to cooperate with police requests during an investigative stop, but also remember that what you say during an investigative stop may be used against you. Being aware of the police officer’s limited authority to briefly “stop” and “frisk” you is an important part of understanding your constitutional rights. This “Law You Can Use” column was provided by the Ohio State Bar Association. It was prepared by Assistant State Public Defender Jeremy J. Masters of the Office of the Ohio Public Defender. The column offers general information about the law. Seek an attorney’s advice before applying this information to a legal problem.


SHERROD BROWN state fishing license—that can put the Postal Service back on the road to fiscal health. The legislation would also protect a six-day delivery— preserving Saturday delivery and maintaining current standards for first-class mail delivery. This is vitally important for seniors and patients who depend on timely delivery of life-saving prescription medications. With any postal reform legislation Congress considers, we must take into account what affect these decisions will have on America’s recov-


Sheriff announces Deputy and Corrections Officer of the Year for 2011 Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger would like to congratulate the following personnel who have been recognized by their co-workers and supervisors for their outstanding performance of duty during 2011. DEPUTY OF THE YEAR: Deputy Eric Lang (top, left photo) has been with the Brown County Sheriff’s Office since 2009. He has worked in the Corrections Division, Court Services Division and now works as a Road Deputy for the Brown County Sheriff’s Office. CORRECTIONS OFFICER OF THE YEAR: Corporal Austin Fulton (bottom, right photo) has been with the Brown County Sheriff’s Office since 2007. He has worked in the Corrections Division and was promoted to Corporal in 2011. “It is a pleasure working with both of these individuals. They have a good working relationship with all of their co-workers and have done an excellent job this year,” said Sheriff Wenninger.

Job-creation efforts offer hope for the New Year CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 company that enriches uranium. Its American Centrifuge plant in Pike County would provide the uranium needed to supply tritium, which is a key component of our nuclear arsenal and must be replenished regularly. I hope to see action on this bill in the coming month. In October, I was successful in pushing for free-trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea, which have the potential to boost the U.S. gross domestic product by billions of dollars, according to the International Trade Commission. The president says that could lead to the creation of 250,000 jobs. The free-trade agreements, which eliminate tariffs that made U.S. products unnecessarily expensive, could benefit farmers, manufacturers, and freight haulers throughout the Second

Congressional District. The Ohio Soybean Association estimates that the agreements will result in a $3 billion increase in soybean exports to the three trading partners. I also was proud to cosponsor the REINS Act, which stands for Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny. This bill, which I and other members of the House approved earlier this month and forwarded to the Senate for consideration, is designed to ease the regulatory burden on job creators. It would require congressional approval of administrative regulations that would have an economic impact of $100 million or more. In the coming year, I will continue to concentrate on the economic interests of the residents and businesses of Southern Ohio. I hope each of you has a happy and prosperous New Year.

The next era of the Postal Service This holiday season, Ohioans received scores of gifts—from Great Lakes beer to Cincinnati chili—but many of the parcels probably weren't dropped off by their local postal carrier. The United States Postal Service (USPS)—the secondlargest employer in the United States and one authorized by the U.S. Constitution—is governed by rules that limit its financial viability. To address a growing deficit, more than 120 post offices and 10 mail processing centers in Ohio have been slated for possible closure because of financial challenges. These closures could prove costly for middle-class families in our state, resulting in job losses and deteriorated service. That is why I fought for a moratorium on all postal facility closures until May 2012. With this additional time, Congress can modernize the rules and usher in the next era of the USPS. Private delivery companies perform an important service. But the Post Office should be able to compete for all the parcel business, too. That’s why I’m fighting to pass the Postal Service Protection Act, legislation that would help bring the USPS back to fiscal solvency. First, it would deal with the USPS’s fiscal challenges. This bill would address a broken pension system which currently costs the USPS more than $5 billion every year. Right now, the Postal Service must pre-fund 75 years of future retiree health care benefits in just 10 years. With this legislation, we can address immediate fiscal problems facing the USPS by overhauling the USPS retiree benefit requirements. Second, it would allow the Post Office to innovate. By easing current financial constraints on the agency, the USPS would have additional avenues to earn income—like shipping beer or issuing a


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ering economy. What would inaction mean for Ohio families? Postal workers—many of them veterans, women, and rural residents—do more than deliver holiday cards and news from home. They also watch out for elderly neighbors, and help build a sense of community. Since 1775, the USPS has kept Americans connected with one another and the rest of the world. Our state ranks eighth in the nation for the number of USPS employees—including letter carriers and sorters— who help Ohioans cash checks, obtain passports, and operate small businesses. We must help the USPS, a selfsupporting government entity, adapt to the challenges of the 21st century. A robust Post Office means

that small businesses and non-profits have reliable and affordable means to conduct their business. It means that the shopping centers and small businesses in urban areas—which, in many cases, are anchored by the presence of a post office—can continue to thrive. It also ensures that seniors can receive their mailorder prescriptions and Social Security checks without delay. The motto of the Post Office: “neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night” dates back to antiquity. The Greek letter carriers likely faced unleashed dogs— though not email. Yet I’m confident that we can and must overcome the challenges faced by the USPS. This is our promise to our neighborhood postal worker, our neighbors, and our communities.


Reps. Bubp, Uecker attend signing State Representatives Danny Bubp (R-Lake Waynoka), and Joe Uecker recently attended the signing of House Bill 79, which is designed to protect Ohio’s taxpayers from paying for abortion through Obamacare. Specifically, it prohibits the coverage of elective abortions within the health care plans required by the new federal health care law.

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A reluctant Gerry Faust, owner/operator of the Georgetown Office Supply, prepares to have his head shaved by employee Keith Werner, after his staff surpassed the number of sales, challenged by Faust.

Gerry Faust has head shaved after his staff surpasses sales goal BY Martha Jacob The Brown County Press Gerry Faust, owner/operator of the Georgetown Office Supply will be wearing a lot more hats in the next few months. That’s because Keith Werner, a member of his staff, shaved Faust’s head bald. It all began about four months ago when Werner first came on board at the office supply store, according to Faust. “Our cases calls had been consistent,” Faust began, “Keith had been out there knocking on doors and I told him it was going to take some time to get sales up. “I told him he would add a new account here, and another one here, and they would eventually add up. I think that’s a big part of this story.” Faust said the other part of the story was the hard work and commitment from employees Julie Kuebler and Richard Frebis. “One day, about a month ago, we were just talking about a certain goal that we had never gotten to before,” said Faust, shaking his head. “I named a certain number, that I really didn’t think was reachable, at least not in just one month. I figured it would take at least another month to reach the goal.” Faust said what he saw in that number was a goal for the future. “We have to show profits each month, an average,” he said, “just to be where we want to be. “So, I just said to these guys, if they could get to this number by the end of December, they could shave my head bald. And that was enough for them.” “There was a lot of ground


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Werner finishes shaving the head of Faust.

work that had to be covered to make this all happened,” added Werner. “But we pulled it off.” On Wednesday, December 28, the numbers weren’t looking to good according to Kuebler. “According to those Wednesday numbers,” said Kuebler, “I honestly didn’t think we were going to make it. but by the end of Thursday, we met our goal and actually broke two records.” The staff had the single largest day in sales in the history of the store on Thursday, pushing them over the top. “I knew on Thursday that on Friday, I was going to be bald,” Faust said with a chuckle, rubbing his bald head. “Since Keith shaves his own head every morning, he had the honor of doing the deed.” Faust said he is proud of his staff for all their hard work and looks forward to 2012. The Georgetown Office Supply is located at 107 North Main Street in Georgetown, and may be reached by calling (937) 378-2000.




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A resolution accepting the amounts and rates from the budget commission was approved which authorized the necessary tax levies and certifying them to the county auditor. After reviewing recommendations from Mt. Orab Fire Chief Lisa Reeves, the following actions were also approved by council: • accept resignations from Mike Mehring and Anthony

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Christie; • approve a status change for William Tyler Spitznagel and Jake Barber to be paid per- call firefighters; • approve hiring Craig Short and Matthew Carey as part-time paramedic firefighters and paid per call; • approve hiring Roger Brown as paid-per-call firefighter/EMT; • pending legal verification on an issue of nepotism by hiring a cousin of Chief Reeves, hire Ben Hoop as a paid-per-call firefighter after he completes his level 1 firefighter certification. Mayor Lunsford passed out a copy of the minutes from the September 27, 2011 board meeting to members of council. “The reason I’ve passed out a copy of these minutes,” Lunsford began, “is because at that meeting we approved an expense report of the TIF districts along with X-Mill and a Brown County Industrial Parks (BCIP) agreement. At that time Hawkline’s agreement was not approved due to the transfer of real estate.” Lunsford added that a couple

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Joyce Wilson, who is stepping down as a Mt. Orab Councilwoman after 25 years of service to the village, receives a plaque of appreciation from Mt. Orab Mayor Bruce Lunsford.

weeks after council too the action all the property that belonged to the Brown County Industrial Park was transferred out of its name. “There are no companies

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 chair set aside for newly elected council member Bernice Jones sat empty. Jones is currently the village secretary, and ran for a council seat last November. She tied with former Mayor Garland Renchen for the most votes, and won the seat with a coin toss. Ohio Revised Code prohibits village employees from holding elective office. Prior to the meeting, Jones submitted a letter of resignation to Mayor Harry Foxworthy. The letter read in part, “It has been an honor and a privilege to be voted in to represent this fine community. I appreciate the people that supported me during this difficult decision of resigning.” Following the meeting, Jones said in an e-mailed statement to the Press, “It wasn’t an easy decision but after careful consideration I feel I would be more effective as Village Secretary than serving on council. I want to thank everyone for their support during this difficult decision of resigning my seat on council. To the citizens who voted for me, I regret any inconvenience and I wish all the best and much success to my replacement that council has yet to appoint.” Council spent some time discussing the issue of replacing Jones, finally coming to an agreement that they would like to talk to potential candidates before choosing one. Councilman Jay Castle said that Ohio Revised Code reads that council must appoint a

replacement within thirty days of a resignation at a regular meeting, or the duty will fall to the mayor. The next regular meeting of the Aberdeen council is scheduled for February 6, outside the 30 day window. Another topic of discussion was the naming of new committee members for 2012. An ordinance spelling out council procedures that was adopted in December reads that the Vice Mayor names the members of various council committees. Council chose to amend that part of the ordinance to read that those duties are now fulfilled by the mayor. Mayor Foxworthy did not name any committee members at the January council meeting, saying that he would fulfill that obligation at the next meeting. Councilwoman Billie Eitel, who chaired the finance committee in 2011, said there were some serious issues facing the next finance committee for the village. “We’ve got some problems that we’re going to have to face. Out of all the major funds that we have, expenses have exceeded the receipts. There is no way that we can continue to do that.” In other business, • Jason Phillips was selected as Vice Mayor by a 5-0 vote. • Council learned the village will receive $12,960 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for two repair projects from flood damage.

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Matrix system has been in place since 2007, and since that time the system and other reforms have saved Cuyahoga County over $19 million dollars in prisoner board and care expenses. Williamson said the system can also track statistics of how cases are managed that allows her to monitor and manage workflow for her employees. David Phillips is the Union County Prosecuting Attorney. Union County has a population of approximately 52,000 people. “This system has cut down on my office supply costs tremendously”, Phillips said. “I had a case with 16 defendants that I was able to deal with electronically instead of having to copy and mail thousands of pieces of paper.” Little said that the new system is scheduled to be online by the end of February, and she is confident that it will save Brown County time and money. “It’s going to save gasoline, it’s going to save work hours, it’s going to be more efficient because files will no longer be lost.” She also said the new system is the first step toward a larger goal. “We are working toward a county-wide electronic integration of our law enforcement system.”, Little said.

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During the Village of Mt. Orab Council meeting held December 29, (l-r) Woody Whittington was sworn-in as council member, Rob Wilson and Fred Hansen were both sworn-in as Board of Public Affairs members and Kenny Schefield was sworn-in as returning council member.

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Marilyn Sue "Mary" Campbell, 67, Georgetown, died Tuesday, December 6, 2011. ‘Mary’ was born on May 12, 1944. She was the beloved wife of the late Bob Campbell, loving mother of Bobby B. Campbell of Cincinnati, Charles Shannon Campbell of Cincinnati, Sharon (Mark) Foster of Georgetown and the late Nernie Campbell, step mother of the late Kathy Campbell, dear grandmother of Bobby Justin Cox, James Cox, Trey Foster, Trent Foster, Trevor Foster along with numerous great grandchildren, dear sister of Raydell (Doris) Bailey of Oceana, WV and the late Jim and Charles Bailey, she is also survived by a host of additional family and friends. She attended Kingdom Hall of Jehovas Wittness in Russellville, and worked at the Georgetown Nursing Home for many years. Services were held Saturday, December 10, 2011. The Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Donald O. Roades, 89, Mt. Orab, Oh., died on Saturday, December 31, 2011. Mr. Roades is survived by his wife, Rachel "Berneda" (nee Long) Roades, Mt. Orab, daughter, Lisa Roades (Lori Sharp) of Mt. Orab, sons, Gerald (Joyce) Roades of Winchester, Ky., Paul (Darlene) Roades of Mt. Orab, Mark Roades of Hyde Park, grandchildren, April Linville, Andrea Crim, Amy Renye, Vincent Roades, Jeffrey Roades; 20 greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by his son, Jerry Roades; parents, Ottis and Estella (Kibler) Roades; brother, Robert Roades; sister, Lucille Sydnor. Services were held Wednesday, January 4, 2012. Interment was in Mt. Orab Cemetery. Memorial donations in Donald's memory may be made to the Mt. Orab Church of Christ. The Egbert Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Basil Taylor Laney, 86 of Georgetown, Oh., died on Wednesday, December 28, 2011. Basic was born January 7, 1925 in Virginia. He was a World War II army veteran and was a processor at GM. Mr. Laney is survived by his wife, Virginia Mae (nee Johnson) Laney of Georgetown, daughters, Jenny (Richard) Castle of Hamersville, Brenda Laney of Milford, sons, Jack (Romah) Laney of Georgetown, Scott (Connie) Laney of Blanchester, brother, Bear Brickey of Kentucky, sister, Louise Sizemore of Batavia, 11 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his mother, Annie Laney (Moore); grandchild, Aaron Cornwell; son-in-law, Dale Cornwell. Services were held Tuesday, January 3, 2012 where Ted House officiated. Interment was in Confidence Cemetery, Georgetown. The Egbert Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

John S. Railsback, 84 John S. Railsback, 84, of New Madison, Oh., died Saturday, December 31, 2011. John was born April 5, 1927, in Fountain City, to Vernon D. and Marjorie B. (Smith) Railsback, he was a 1945 graduate of Fountain City High School. John served in the U.S. Army 717th Tank Battalion during World War II. He was a farmer, having lived in the Lynn and Fountain City area, 22 years in Mt. Orab, and then in New Madison, Ohio. John enjoyed attending auctions. Survivors include his wife, Ruth E. Faucett Railsback, to whom he was married March 23, 1953; four sons, Alan (Patty) Railsback of New Madison, Oh., Steve (Theresa) Railsback of New Paris, Oh., Kelly (Laurie) Railsback of Lynn, and Dennis “Tyke” (Jean) Railsback of Mt. Orab, Oh.; 13 grandchildren; 18 greatgrandchildren; five sisters, Martha Burk of Sonora, California, Jean Helms of Centerville, Evelyn Johnson of New Hope, Oh., Vivian Gibbins of Richmond, and Carole (Dave) Chamberlain of Richmond; and brother, Robert (Anita) Railsback of Fountain City. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Joan Beck; and stepson, James Miller. Services were held Wednesday, January 4, 2012 where Rev. Richard Smelser officiated. Burial was in Elkhorn Cemetery with military honors by the Wayne County Honor Guard. The Doan and Mills Funeral Home, Richmond, Ind., served the family.

Thomas Patrick Hastings, 58 Thomas Patrick Hastings, 58 of Ripley, Ohio, died Wednesday, December 28, 2011. He was formerly self employed in construction and most recently was a welder at Ripley Metal Works in Ripley. He was also a member of St. Michael Church in Ripley. Mr. Hastings was born March 12, 1953 in Dayton, Oh., the son of Mary Ann Hastings Dyehouse of Hillsboro, and the late Thomas A. Hastings. In addition to his mother, Mr. Hastings is survived by his long time companion, Susan Klump of Ripley, one son, Mitchell Patrick Hastings and wife Mindy of Georgetown, three grandchildren - Nancy, Anna and William Hastings; two sisters Cyndy Patrick of Washington, D.C. and Beth Robinson of Cincinnati, one brother, Jeff Hastings of Mt. Orab, and three nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at St. Michael Church in Ripley, Oh. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley. The Cahall Funeral Home, Ripley, served the family.

Mildred Anders Sizemore, 94 Mildred Anders Sizemore, 94, Felicity, Oh., died on Thursday, December 29, 2011. Mrs. Sizemore was the wife of the late Alex Sizemore. She leaves behind 3 sons, James, Thomas (Carolyn) and the late Parnell, 1 daughter, Ruth Mitchell, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Services were at the Keavy Christian Church, Keavy, Ky., on Wednesday, January 4, 2012. Burial was at the Locust Grove Cemetery, Keavy, Ky. The Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home, Felicity, served the family.

William Alfred Garland, 35 William Alfred Garland, 35 of Milford, Oh., passed away on Monday, January 2, 2012. He was born March 11, 1976 to the late Jimmy and Margaret Garland. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Ruby Roberts and grandfather, George Garland. Mr. Garland is survived by his wife, Samantha (nee Watson) Garland of Milford daughter, Harley Garland of Milford, and sister, Holly (Douglas, Jr.) England. Services were held Friday, January 6, 2012 where Ben Hurst officiated. Interment was in Mt. Orab Cemetery. Memorial donations in William's memory may be made to the Harley Garland Trust Fund c/o National Bank & Trust. The Egbert Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Anna M. (nee Huff) Whitehead, 69 Anna M. (nee Huff) Whitehead, 69, Amelia, died January 3, 2012. She was born March 3, 1942 to the late Millard and Thelma Huff. Mrs. Whitehead was the widow of Russell E. Whitehead, dear mother of Diane E. Meyer, Felicity, Charles Whitehead, Felicity, James Whitehead, Amelia, Andy Whitehead, Withamsville and Dellno (Peggy) Whitehead, Falmouth, Ky., sister of Rose Pribble, Ky., and Millard Huff, Largo, Fl., also survived by 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the convenience of the family in Kentucky. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

In the late 1890’s scientist Paul Ehrlich tried injecting dye into the blood stream of some animals. Afterwards he used a microscope to study the animal’s organs. He found that all the organs were stained except the brain, and just thought that the tissue in the brain didn’t stain very easily. Several years later, in 1913, one of Ehrlich’s students tried injecting dye into the cerebro-spinal fluid (the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord) and he found that the brain was stained but not the other organs. In 1921, Lina Stern proposed the concept of a hematoencephalic barrier. Luckily for us, it was renamed with the much more alliterative name blood-brain barrier. The nutrients and oxygen that the blood carries do not get to the tissue from arteries and veins. That transfer takes place in the capillaries, which are extremely small vessels not much larger in diameter than a red blood cell. These vessels are lined by a single row of cells called endothelial cells, but don’t think hose or pipe, think of a highway where cars flow along, but there are places they can turn off. These endothelial cells keep blood flowing along, but are porous enough to allow fluids and sometimes even cells to move in or out of the capillaries. This is not the case for capillaries that feed the brain. In the brain, the endothelial cells are tightly packed together, then this layer is backed up by special brain cells called glial cells. These glial cells encase the capillaries that feed the brain. The two layers act to form a fairly robust barrier against most things in the blood getting into the brain. Why are we talking about this in a pharmacy related column? Many drugs — penicillin for instance— are unable to cross the blood-brain barrier. Small molecules that are fat soluble pass easily through the blood-brain barrier, so alcohol, chloroform and caffeine all cross the blood brain barrier and have effects on the brain. Even though the brain only accounts for about two percent of the body’s weight, it uses 20 percent of the oxygen we breathe and 25 percent of the glucose. Because glucose is a sugar and sugars are water-soluble not fat soluble, glucose cannot pass through the bloodbrain barrier. The endothelial cells have to actively transport the glucose from the blood to the brain, so even something as vital to the brain’s survival as glucose (its energy source) is unable to freely pass through the blood-brain barrier. Drug manufacturers have to be acutely aware of this problem when trying to develop new drugs. Parkinson’s patients have low levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine in their brains. Easy enough just give them more dopamine, right? No, dopamine is unable to cross the blood-brain barrier, therefore they were given levodopa, which can cross the blood-brain barrier and then the body is able to convert it to dopamine. Unfortunately, in order to get enough dopamine in the blood stream to affect the Parkinson’s, the side effects of dopamine on the gastrointestinal tract were intolerable. The answer turned out to be giving

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odopa from being turned into dopamine. Meanwhile in the brain since there is no carbidopa, there is plenty of levodopa being converted into dopamine. I find it amazing the lengths that nature has gone to in order to protect those three pounds of body weight that are our brains If you have a question you’d like me to address, stop in and see me at Pamida pharmacy, call me at 378-6849, or send an email to You can find archives of previous Health Matters at

Farm Bureau holds membership rally Brown County Farm Bureau will kick off its 2012 Membership campaign at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, January 12 in Rhonemus Hall on the Brown County Fairgrounds. Anyone who’s interested in helping grow the county Farm Bureau is invited,” said Jim Crocker, Brown county membership coordinator. “During the event we’ll discuss campaign tactics and strategies. It’s a great start to membership.” Crocker will lead the membership campaign and provide volunteers with the materials and support needed to carry out the membership drive. The kickoff will also review Farm Bureau’s accomplishments and provide volunteers with information they can use to answer questions about the organization. “Volunteering for Farm Bureau is more than just fun,” Crocker said. “Folks can gain

leadership experience, become more involved in their community, make new friends and voice their opinion on local, state and national legislative policies. There’s something for everyone.” “We have prizes for folks who participate at every level,” said Crocker. Volunteers can earn one-of-a-kind Farm Bureau clothing, many "neat" prizes including a Longaberger basket complete with engraved lid and protector, a cruise for 2, and a trip to American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2013 annual meeting. For more information, or to participate, contact the county office at 937-378-2212 or 888378-2212. The vision of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is to create a partnership between farmers and consumers. There are currently more than 1,250 members in Brown County.

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NOT ENOUGH TIME Part One I Timothy 6:20-21: “O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.” What do you think the Apostle Paul is talking about when he said: “...and oppositions of science falsely so called:...”? Let me first say this. Although the Bible is not a book of science, it is scientifically accurate. It is not a treatise on theology, morals, history, science, or any other secular subject. It touches on these subjects in different ways although it is not necessarily in chronological order as we find in men’s books. The Bible is a revelation of God! Now, first I want to talk about four persons presented in the Genesis 1. It presents God. Then it presents the Spirit of God moving upon the face of the waters. That is two members of the Holy Trinity. In John 1:1-3 states: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” Verse 14: “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” That is talking about Jesus! Jesus was also in the beginning. Therefore when the book of Genesis says: “And God said, Let us...” It is presenting the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. That is three. The fourth person it is presenting is Satan. After God gave the command to Adam (Genesis 2:16) not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and after God made woman from the rib of Adam (Genesis 2:22), we find that Satan shows up. He contradicts God and says to the woman (Genesis 3:1): “...Yea, hath God said...” The Bible also presents three places, Heaven, earth, and hell. It is presented by forty different human authors over a period of nearly 1600 years. It is God’s book for man. Now, let’s talk about science, particularly evolution. It can not possibly be true, scientifically speaking, although they want to use scientific terminology. Let’s use honesty instead. Consider the population of the human race for example. We just reached 7 billion people, a short time ago, for the first time in

DR. CHARLES SMITH MT. ORAB BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH the history of the world. Eighty years ago it was two billion. Two hundred years ago it was 1 billion. Why didn’t the population reach 2, 3, or 4 billion people a thousand years ago? Simply put, there was not enough time. If evolutionists are correct in what they are teaching, then over millions of years that man evolved from a lower form into what he is now, it would have taken a lot more time then we have. Man has been on earth less than 6000 years from Adam and Eve. Now, I am not going to say to those who believe in scientific study that earth is only 6000 years old because I do not agree with that. And I totally disagree with the museum across the river. I believe it is a waste of money because they say everything was created, the earth and all, 6000 years ago. If that was true, God did not create anything of significance up until 6000 years ago although He has been around for all eternity past. I find that hard to believe! Science does back up the fact that this earth is a lot older than that, however, I am not going by science. But I will say this: there is no room in that six day teaching for Satan. Chapter 1 verses 1-2 of Genesis: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” What day did God create the water? It was not on the first day nor was it on the other five. So when was it? When I was young this six day idea was never taught. That only came about in the last 50 years! It was an attempt to defeat the evolutionary theory. But you can not defeat the evolutionary theory if you are not correct in the first place. Therefore they change the Bible to these modern versions which support the six day theory. You can not change the truth and it still be the truth!

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Catholics returning home St. Mary, Arnheim, St. Michael, Ripley, and St. George, Georgetown will conduct an ongoing series called Catholics Returning Home on six Friday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. beginning on January 13, 2012. These sessions are for nonpracticing Catholics who are seeking answers to questions about returning to the Church. There will be informal sharing and an update of the Catholic faith. The first session will take place at St. George, Georgetown. The location of the following evenings will be determined that night. To register or for more details, call Marilyn Fryer at 937-3784583 or mmmrf1989@fron

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Sardinia Council looks G’town School for new member Board to meet The newly appointed bers of village council would Georgetown Exempted Village School District will be holding a combined 2012 organizational meeting and January 2012 regular board of education meeting on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the board offices.

Mayor of the Village of Sardinia, Todd Bumbalough, will be interviewing for a new council member. The new member will take Bumbalough’s place on the village council. Bumbalough and mem-

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Behind strong overall performance, Warriors earn second straight Brown County Tournament championship By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press

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The 2011 Brown County Tournament champion Eastern Warriors basketball team and cheerleaders.

“Kids played well,” Eastern coach Rob Beucler said. “Defensively we played pretty well. Offensively we had to do a little better. We got out on transition a littler better. We did run our half court game a little bit and was a little more patient. Early we were a little more impatient. I thought as it went along we did better.”

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The five players selected to the Brown County Tournament All-Tournament team pictured above, l-r: Jordan Payne and Chase Lawson (Eastern), Jake Cropper (Georgetown), D.J. Iles (Fayetteville) and Justin Nickell (Western Brown).

For as well as it went for the Warriors, it was the opposite for the Broncos. While the Warriors got in to a groove and saw shots drop, the Broncos weren’t as fortunate. “We started missing some easy shots close to the basket,” Western Brown coach Greg Foster said. “Mentally we were frustrated. It seemed like everything they shot was going in and ours weren’t.” However, it was the Broncos who came out strong early as their feisty defense helped them jump to an early lead. After back-to-back buckets by Justin Nickell about midway through the period, the Broncos held a 6-2 lead. They were able to keep that lead, 86, at the end of first quarter. “It was probably one of the best starts we had,” Foster said of the opening quarter. But as the second quarter began the Warriors (3-4) began to play like they had against Georgetown the night before. They ran solid offensive

sets while their defensive intensity remained high. Chase Lawson gave the Warriors their first lead of the evening when he nailed a 3pointer a little more than a minute in to the second quarter to push Eastern out to a 98 lead. The Warriors continued their offensive assault over the next few minutes as they built their lead. A Jordan Payne open layup pushed the Warriors ahead by three before Conner Purdin hit a 3-pointer off of Payne’s baseline drive and dish. Scott put the Warriors up eight when he hit a jumper off a Purdin drive and dish. It gave the Warriors a 16-8 lead. The 10-0 Warriors run was finally put to rest when Cory Kuttler hit one of two free throws for the Broncos (6-2) that cut the Warrior lead to 169. But the Warriors continued their offensive assault as the half was winding down. Purdin hit another 3-pointer before Scott hit a short bank shot off an inbounds play.

After Justin Nickell got the Broncos within nine with a 3pointer of his own, Brandon Belcher answered for the Warriors when he hit a three from the corner right before the buzzer to push Eastern out to a 26-14 halftime lead. After the break it was much of the same. The Warriors pushed their lead to as many as 16 early in the half before the Broncos made a bid to get back into the game. Back-to-back 3-pointers from Nickell and Nick Woodyard followed by a Zack Siemer free throw line jumper got the Broncos back to within 10, 32-22 with 2:39 left in the half. But that would be as close as the Broncos would get thanks to the Warriors strong defensive game. They began to pressure the Broncos full court in the third quarter and got results as the quarter ran down. “We went a little half court press back to man back to zone (and) it kind of kept them off a little bit,” Beucler said. “It

Strong defense helps Lady G-Men to Brown County Tournament title By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press Coming into the Brown County Tournament championship game against Fayetteville, Georgetown coach Bernie Cropper knew what his team was going to have to do if they wanted to win -- they would have to slow down the explosive Lady Rocket offensive attack. Averaging over 75 points per game, the Lady Rocket offense capitalizes on turnovers and missed shots created by their 2-3 zone for easy transition offense. And from the opening tip the Lady G-Men did just as they had planned. They shut down the Lady Rockets transition game by running patient

offense that forced Fayetteville out of their patented zone and played strong defense when they needed to as they won their second straight Brown County Tournament title 51-35 on Wednesday night at Western Brown High School. “We knew that we had to take away their transition game. They do a great job running the floor. We did a good job getting back, taking that away from them,” Cropper said. “I was real happy with our half court defense. “(Fayetteville guards Makayla) Rosselot and (Megan) Eyre, in particular, are very good offensive players but we contained them CONTINUED ON PAGE 10



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Georgetown’s Hannah Jones grabs a rebound as Fayetteville’s Carly Burroughs defends in the Brown County Tournament championship game last Wednesday.




Before the season started the Eastern boys basketball team was expected to be one of the stronger teams in the area thanks to a strong returning core group of players. For much of the early part of the season that hadn’t been the case as injuries, among other things, had hampered the Warriors. But after rolling to a 56-36 victory over host Western Brown in the championship game of the Brown County Tournament last Friday night, it seems that the Warriors may have finally found their way by taking advantage of their strengths. Despite lacking height against a Bronco team that started two players taller than anyone on its roster, the Warriors strong defense and rebounding led to easy offense as they recovered from a shaky first quarter to quickly pull away for their second Brown County Tournament title in a row.

slowed their guards down and kept their big kids a little at bay.” A Scott jumper and a Purdin layup got the Warriors lead back to 14 before two Siemer free throws and a Kuttler free throw cut it back to 11, 36-25, before the Warriors transition game and defense finished off the Broncos. As they passed to beat the Bronco pressure, Scott was able to convert a layup before Payne finished a fast break with a layup off a Purdin steal to push the Warriors to a 4025 lead after three quarters. “We were getting out in transition,” Beucler said. “We probably scored 10 off layups. That was a big point in the game.” The Warriors wasted no time putting the game out of reach as the final quarter got underway. The Warriors continued to run as Payne got behind the Broncos off a defensive rebound and went in for a layup and was fouled. He missed the free throw. Lawson then put the game out of reach when he hit another 3-pointer after another defensive stop to put the Warriors out on top 45-25 with about six and a half to go. “Fortunately we’ve had guys step up but that was one of those nights where we didn’t play well collectively as a team,” Foster said. While the Broncos -- particularly Kuttler, who scored most of his 13 points in the quarter -- tried to rally, they could get no closer than 15 in the final minutes. “Well we’ll see,” Beucler said of if his team’s strong play in the BCT would be the start of a strong bounce back. “I’m hoping it was a turnaround.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

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The 2011 Brown County Tournament girls champion Georgetown Lady G-Men.

After the Lady G-Men forced a Lady Rocket miss, Casey Carter hit a 3-pointer to push the Lady G-Men out to a 5-0 lead. The Lady Rockets were able to respond with about three and a half minutes left in the quarter. Lincoln Smyth, who scored 10 points, grabbed teammate Carly Burroughs miss and got the putback to go to finally get Fayetteville on the board. A little over a minute later, Rosselot was fouled on a jumper after she grabbed a long rebound. She made one of two free throws to bring the Lady Rockets within 5-3 with a little over two minutes left in the quarter. The Lady G-Men pushed

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The five girls named to the Brown County Tournament All Tournament pictured above, l-r: Casey Carter and Jesse Kidwell (Georgetown), Megan Eyre (Fayetteville), Allison Prine (Eastern) and Morgan Wright (Western Brown).

the lead right back out as they continued to patiently attack the zone. This time their attack netted another Carter 3-pointer to push their lead to 8-3. After Carter had nailed her second 3-pointer of the quarter, the Lady Rockets came out of their standard zone and moved to a man-to-man defense. “They play that zone so well,” Cropper said. “When they play that zone it also triggers their transition game. They got their guards ready to outlet and run the floor. “Casey hit some big threes to help pull them out. The kids did a great job finding each other (and) passing the ball.” Eyre got a little transition game going before the quarter ended after she stole a Georgetown pass and went in for a layup but Mackenzi Carrington hit a 3-pointer right before the buzzer to push the Lady G-Men lead to 11-5 at the end of the first quarter. A Carter basket increased the Lady G-Men lead to eight as the second quarter started before the Lady Rockets got two straight opportunities at the free throw line. Normally a very good free throw shooting team, the Lady Rockets hit just one of the three free throws. They hit just 5-13 on the night. “I don’t know what we shot from the free throw line,” Sheets said, “(and) we’ve been outstanding this year but it wasn’t great either.”

Down 15-8, Rosselot quickly brought the Lady Rockets right back into the game. She stole the ball from Megan Hatfield and went in for an easy layup that brought them within five. After hitting one of two free throws, Rosselot grabbed a defensive rebound and quickly pushed up court for a layup. The bucket brought Fayetteville within 1511 with 4:08 left in the half. But the Lady G-Men answered as they quickly increased their lead. A Carter free thrown and her third 3pointer of the half increased the Georgetown lead to 19-11. Smyth closed the gap with another basket in the post before Carter hit another 3pointer and Pack converted on a drive on the baseline. The buckets pushed the Lady GMen lead to 24-13. As the Lady G-Men pushed their lead to 24-14 at halftime, they did it with starters Jesse Kidwell and Becca Whitaker on the bench with foul trouble. The Lady G-Men reserves came in and gave them some quality minutes. “Megan Hatfield, Mackenzi Carrington and Morgan Gast, they came in and did a great job defensively,” Cropper said of his bench. “(They) just played well. We actually increased the lead with those girls in there. It’s big for us when our bench steps up and plays like that.” In the second half it was much more of the Lady G-Men

Defense helps Lady Broncos past Eastern in Brown County Tournament consolation game By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press The Western Brown girls basketball team made the big plays when they needed to in their Brown County Tournament consolation game last Wednesday night. Using pressure defense to disrupt the Lady Warriors to start the game, and a zone defense as the second half started, the Lady Broncos were able to cause 18 Eastern turnovers that led to several easy offensive opportunities. Though the Lady Warriors battled all night as they fought back from 10 plus point deficits to get within striking distance twice, they ultimately weren’t able to come up with the big play when they needed it as they fell to the Lady Broncos 54-41 at Western Brown High School. “Our defense has been pretty good all year,” Western Brown coach Kyle Fender said. “We managed the game fairly well outside of a couple untimely turnovers and silly fouls. I thought we were able to play a good start to the game and maintain the control of the game after that.” While he gave credit to the Lady Broncos for a strong defensive effort, Eastern coach John Burrows felt like the game came down to the Lady Warriors turnovers and missed opportunities. “We couldn’t hit any shots,” Burrows said. “We missed a lot of shots and it seemed like a lot of shots we took they blocked...but it was a lot of turnovers.” The Lady Broncos (7-2) wasted no time getting results from their full court pressure. After Kylie Garrett got the Lady Broncos on the board with a hard driving scoop layup, they were able to trap Eastern to force a turnover. While that particular turnover didn’t lead to points, it set the tone for the first

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Amberly Dowd tries to drive around Eastern’s Kayla Seigla in the Brown County Tournament consolation game last Wednesday night.

quarter. Kayla Seigla got the Lady Warriors (4-5) on the board when she was fouled and stepped to the foul stripe. Her free throw made it a 2-1 game very early on. That was the point when the Lady Broncos pressure began to take hold. After Delayne Seigla scored on a cut to the basket off a pass from Lady Bronco teammate Morgan Wright, Garrett stole the ball on the inbounds. She got the ball back seconds later and was fouled. Her two free throws pushed the Lady Broncos out to a 6-1 lead. Another Eastern turnover against the pressure, this time Ty Henry came up with the steal, resulted in another Delayne Seigla basket and an 8-1 Lady Bronco lead. “Our press, defensively, has been one our strengths all year,” Fender said. “We’ve got some hard working kids who love to set traps and we got some easy baskets.” Burrows called a timeout after the Delayne Seigla basket as his team was struggling with the pressure. It worked momentarily as Tressie Lewis

corralled teammate Emile Turner’s miss and put it back in to make it an 8-3 game. Two Garrett baskets, a 3pointer and another long two pointer jumper, sandwiched around a Henry short jumper pushed the Lady Broncos out ahead 16-3 with 1:14 left in the first quarter. It was at that point the Lady Warriors turned the game around. They got the deficit down to eight over the last minute of the quarter thanks to another Lewis basket in the post and an Allison Prine free throw and layup. The Lady Warriors continued to roll as the second quarter started. Kayla Seigla hit two more free throw to make it 18-10 as the quarter started as the teams began trading baskets. It continued for much of the quarter as another Lewis offensive rebound and putback was answered by Morgan Wright’s two free throws. They gave the Lady Broncos a 24-16 lead with 2:19 left in the half. Prine brought the Lady Warriors closer as she hit 3-4 free throws as the half ended

to bring Eastern within five at half, 25-19. After getting down 16-3, the Lady Warriors had outscored the Lady Broncos 16-8 the rest of the half. As the second half began, it was much of the same. The teams continued to answer one another as the Lady Broncos kept their lead at six to eight points. But after a Prine runner in the lane had brought the Lady Warriors within four, 28-24, with 4:59 left in the third, the Lady Broncos used a different defense to take the momentum back. Switching to a zone defense, which they had done as the half began, started to pay off a little more than halfway through the quarter. As the Lady Warriors struggled to run offense against the zone, the Lady Broncos took advantage. Delayne Seigla converted another layup as she drove across the lane to push the lead back to six before she finished at the basket again just seconds later off another Henry steal as the Lady Warriors tried to inbounds against the pressure the Lady Broncos used all game long. Then a Garrett block of Prine led to an Abby Hall layup as she sprinted behind the Lady Warrior defense. Hall was also fouled on the play and the free throw pushed the Lady Broncos out to a 35-24 lead. “We didn’t handle that very well. We didn’t move the ball very well,” Burrows said of the Lady Broncos zone. “We got the ball to the middle some but we couldn’t score in the middle. You’ve got to score some there against the zone. We didn’t hit many outside shots either.” He added, “I thought their defense was pretty good. They pressured us. You can’t take much away from them because they did probably CONTINUED ON PAGE 11

executing their game plan. The Lady G-Men continued their strong defensive play early in the half as Carter made two big plays on the defensive end of the floor. She blocked a shot and stole a Lady Rocket pass on back-to-back possessions. Both led to Kidwell points as she first converted a short bank shot and then hit two free throws after being fouled on a jumper to push the Lady G-Men lead to 28-14. Then, as Fayetteville hit a couple of shots, Kidwell began to find her stroke. She answered a Rosselot layup with a 3-pointer then a Smyth hook in the lane with another 3-pointer off of a Whitaker steal. Then the combination of Carter, who scored 18 points, and Kidwell, who added 17 points, put the game out of reach. Carter converted a layup off a back cut before Kidwell drained another 3-pointer. It put Georgetown ahead 39-18. “Seemed like they would run that patient offense and would convert that bucket,” Sheets said of the Lady GMen third quarter. “We play fast so I think we were trying

maybe a little too hard to get down and get a shot compared to working and getting a good shot. But I don’t think any one thing made a major difference just a combination of things.” The Lady Rockets continued to fight but really weren’t able to get any closer until, as the Lady G-Men tried to run out the clock, they were able to get a couple of quick steals and score six points in the final minute of the game. “You don’t necessarily want to run the floor with Fayetteville,” Cropper said of the win. “We were able to control that pretty good. It was a great team win. All the kids played well.” Pack added five points for the Lady G-Men while Whitaker scored four, Hatfield two and Gast two. Rosselot led the way for the Lady Rockets with 12 points while Eyre chipped in with 10 points. Carly Burroughs scored three points off the bench. The Fayetteville junior varsity squad came home with the JV Brown County Tournament title as they beat Eastern 35-28.


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 well. Everybody did a good job helping defensively. Seeing the basketball and helping each other out. And I thought we rebounded the ball, to close it out, well.” The Lady G-Men’s (9-0) strong performance was not lost on Fayetteville coach Toby Sheets. “They played well. I thought they played a near perfect game to tell you the truth,” Sheets said. “I didn’t think we shot real well but, yeah, they didn’t (give) many open looks.” The Lady G-Men were on their game, at least defensively, from the start. Though it took them a few minutes to find their groove offensively, the Lady G-Men defense didn’t give the Lady Rockets any good looks early. As Fayetteville (9-1) tried to attack the Lady G-Men defense early on, they were thwarted by active Lady GMen hands that forced four early turnovers. With 4:47 left in the quarter the Lady G-Men scored the first bucket of the game. The basket was a microcosm of the Lady G-Men’s efforts offensively. They patiently ran their offense against the Lady Rocket zone and finally, as she cut to the basket, found Madison Pack for an easy layup for the early 2-0 lead.

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Fayetteville’s Makayla Rosselot looks to pass the ball during the Brown County Tournament championship game last Wednesday.

Eastern’s strong performance earns second straight Brown County Tourney title C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 There was a bit of a disruption in the final quarter when a discrepancy in the Eastern book, a wrong number was written for player in the official team scorers book, led to a long discussion before a technical was assessed on the Warriors. Scott led the way for the Warriors with his second strong game in a row. He scored a game 18

points and grabbed six rebounds. “He’s stepping up some,” Beucler said of Scott. Lawson added 13 points while Payne scored 12, Purdin eight and Belcher five. Kuttler led the Broncos with his 13 points while Nickell scored 10, Woodyard five and Siemer and Spencer Allen scored four apiece.



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Eastern’s Riley Prine battles for a rebound in the BCT championship game against Western Brown last Friday night.

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Having fought back to take the lead early in the second half, the Georgetown boys basketball team was looking for a way to put Fayetteville away in the Brown County Tournament consolation game last Friday night. The G-Men had overcome a hot start for the Rockets to take the lead thanks to a strong defensive performance and a rim-attacking offense but still led by just five with 3:58 left. And it seemed that the Rockets season long hard luck streak might come to an end as they were in position to fight for the win when its touch luck reared its ugly head. On back-to-back possessions the Rockets missed open layups that could have gave them the lead but instead opened the door for the G-Men to run away for the win and that’s just what they did as they scored seven straight points after the misses and would go on to take third place with a 60-50 win at Western Brown High School. “I think we came out and played harder tonight,” Georgetown assistant coach Mike Jennings said. “Our intensity was a little better. I think we played with more confidence.” On the flip side, it was another tough loss for the 1-7 Rockets. It was another game that game down to something as small as making an open layup. “We had layups we could have made and they went in and out,” Fayetteville coach Darryl Iles said. “Can’t put it in for them. They’re gonna have to eventually make some layups and some free throws.” With the score 21-13 in favor of Fayetteville early in the second quarter, the GMen (5-3) began to make their way back into the game. They were able to do that by attacking the basket and getting to the foul line. On three straight possessions after D.J. Iles had made a 3-pointer to put the Rockets up by the eight points, the G-

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Gage Bradley looks to score a basket for the G-Men during their BCT consolation game against Fayetteville last Friday night.

Men went to the free throw line for points. Nathan Lewis and Gage Bradley hit two free throws each before Jacob Miller hit one of two for the G-Men to bring them within three of the Rockets, 21-18, with 5:44 left in the half. A Cody Stegman layup pushed the Rockets (1-7) back out five before the GMen went back to the line. With the Rockets battling foul trouble, the G-Men had already entered the double bonus with 3:39 left in the half when Jake Cropper stepped up to the stripe. He hit both of the free throws to bring Georgetown back within three, 23-20. “We hit free throws. Free throws were huge,” Jennings said. “(We were) 10-12 in the first half.” But the Rockets weren’t

WB earns third place at BC Tournament earn the victory. They hit 14-17 free throws while the Lady Warriors were just 15-28, including 1-6 in the fourth quarter. “That’s a lot of misses,” Burrows said of their free throw shooting. “We did get to the line, it’s what we want to try to do and we did do that, but they just didn’t go in.” Garrett led a balanced attack for the Lady Broncos with 15 points while Wright scored 12. Delayne Seigla added nine, Henry eight, Hall six, Hannah Weisenhahn two and Lindsey Harvey two. “If you look at the games we’ve played best in, we’ve had seven, eight kids get in the scoring column,” Fender said. “That’s our strength. Everybody who steps on the court for us is a scorer. We got to use that to our advantage and I thought we did that tonight.” Prine led the way for Eastern with 10 points while Johnson added nine, Kayla Seigla six, Turner five and Mikayla Purdy three. In the junior varsity consolation game Western Brown beat their Georgetown counterparts 36-32.


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 execute defensively what they wanted to do.” The Lady Warriors continued to fight, however, and got the lead down to six, 35-29, after Maria Johnson hit a little bank shot from the lane off of another Lewis offensive rebound. But a Wright layup and a Hall free throw pushed the Lady Broncos out to a 38-31 lead as they entered the final quarter. Again, as the quarter started, Kayla Seigla cut into the Lady Bronco lead. Her offensive rebound and putback got the Lady Warriors within 38-33. But turnovers and missed opportunities once again hurt the Lady Warriors. As Garrett hit a 3-pointer and two free throws, the Lady Warriors turned the ball over twice and missed the front end of a one and one to find themselves down 10, 43-33, again. Lewis, who scored eight points and grabbed eight rebounds (seven offensive), converted off another offensive rebound to bring the Lady Warriors within eight, 43-35. But the Lady Broncos made the plays down the stretch to

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Eastern’s Tressie Lewis drives toward the basket while Western Brown’s Delayne Seigla tries to get back and defend.

going to give up their lead that easy. Corey Lykins and Iles each hit two free throws before Dave Kranz hit one of two to give the Rockets a 28-20 lead with 1:56 left before half. The G-Men quickly closed the gap. Cropper hit two free throws before Logan Lucas stole a Rocket pass at midcourt and raced in for the layup to make it a three point game. After a missed front end of a one and one by Stegman, Bradley finished at the basket off of G-Men teammate Quin Sandlin’s steal to bring the GMen within two, 28-26. Two free throws from Kranz and a late offensive rebound and putback from Sandlin made the score 30-28 Fayetteville at half. The teams continued their back and forth play for much

of the second half. Neither team held more than a two point lead until the G-Men got a little breathing room over the final 3:42 of the quarter. Up just one point, Bradley finished on a fast break at the rim for the G-Men before hitting one of two free throws. Lewis put the G-Men up seven as they entered the final quarter with a jumper with 1:46 left. After giving up 28 points in the first half, the G-Men defense stepped up in the third quarter to limit the Rockets to just seven points. They were able to slow down Iles and Toby Lykins in the quarter after they had played very well in the first half. “They were getting open and hitting shots,” Jennings said of the Rockets duo. “I think our defense settled down a little bit more. They kind of contested their shots a little bit more towards the end of the second quarter and even the second half.” As the final quarter opened, the G-Men looked to have found their groove but the Rockets quickly put an end to that notion. Trevor Clark got the Rockets going with a long jumper to start the quarter. Bruce-Derrick Williams answered for the G-Men to keep their lead at seven before the Rockets made their burst. Back-to-back 3-pointers from Corey Lykins brought Fayetteville within one, 44-43, with 6:19 left. Cropper answered for the G-Men with a needed bucket when he corralled teammate Bradley’s miss and put it back up and in for a 46-43 lead. Then Iles converted a driving layup to the basket to make it a one point game, 4645, again. But that was when the tide began to turn in the G-Men’s favor. A Lewis bucket on the block pushed the G-Men back out three before Nick Durham missed the front end of a one and one -- the Rockets shot just 9-17 from the foul line. Williams put the G-Men up five, 50-45, when he grabbed Bradley’s missed 3-pointer

and converted the putback. That was when the Rockets missed the first of their two game changing layups. Durham missed an open layup at the basket that would have made it a three point game. The Rockets did, however, do that after Corey Lykins stole a pass from Lewis and went in for an easy layup. After another stop, the Rockets ran their offense to perfection again as Kranz had an open layup at the basket but he too missed. Instead of being up one, the Rockets still found themselves down three, 50-47. “That was the turning point,” Darryl Iles said. “We missed two layups and I think they scored both times down on big shots.”

The G-Men took advantage of the opportunity. First Miller hit a mid range jumper to push the G-Men lead to five before Cropper -who scored a game high 19 points -- put the dagger in. His 3-pointer with 1:06 left pushed the G-Men out to a 55-47 lead and on to the win. “He hit a big three towards the end to give us a little bigger lead,” Jennings said of Cropper. “He just played well, played hard.” Williams added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the GMen while Bradley and Lewis scored 10 apiece as well. Miller added seven points. D.J. Iles led Fayetteville with 17 points while Corey Lykins scored 13 points, Toby Lykins 11, Clark four and Kranz three.

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Fayetteville’s Toby Lykins shoots a 3-pointer in the Brown County Tournament consolation game against Georgetown last Friday night.

Western Brown wrestling round-up Bronco grapplers kick off new year with win on the mats after competing at West Jefferson Inv.

Bronco JV wrestlers compete in Paul Osterman Invitational

The Western Brown wrestling team picked up their seventh dual win of the season on Wednesday night when they traveled to Batavia and beat the Bulldogs 3933. Injuries and illness weakened the Broncos but the team managed to battle back from an early 18-0 deficit to win the dual on the last match of the night. Winners for the Broncos included Jake Latham (138 lbs.), Kenon Bowling (145 lbs.), Daniel Lewis (170 lbs.), Payton Bailey (195 lbs.) and Cody Wilson (220 lbs.). Luke White (285 lbs.) and Tyler Adkins (106 lbs) each won by forfeit. Last week the Broncos traveled to take part in the West Jefferson Invitational on Dec. 27-28

The Western Brown junior varsity wrestling team recently participated in the Paul Osterman JV Invitational and the Broncos came home with 12th place finish. The Broncos accumulated 33 points to finish 12th out of 15 teams. Fairmont won the invitation with 139 points. Cody Wilson was the leading wrestler for the Broncos. He finished second in his weight class as he won three matches, against one defeat, at the tournament. The following Broncos participated in the Invitational: Mike Williams (1-2), Nick Wells (1-2), Nathan Ketterer (1-2), Nick Orr (1-2), Noah McMullen (1-2), Cory Peters (2-2), Tyler Helbling (0-2) and Coty Weis (2-2).

and came home with an 18th place finish. In a field of 21 teams, the Broncos came home with 87 points. Pemberville Eastwood took home the title with 302 points. The Broncos had several wrestlers place at West Jefferson. Blake Silvis led the way as he took home fourth place in the 126 lb. weight class. Teammate Latham came home in fifth place in the 138 lb. division while Bailey was sixth in the 195 lb. class Lewis seventh in the 170 lb. class and Bowling was seventh in the 145 lb. weight class. Western Brown will be back in action on the mats on Jan. 11 when they host Anderson and Hamilton.


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Western Brown Jr. High opens season The Western Brown junior high wrestling team has opened their season with a bang. They kicked off the season with wins over Hillsboro and Bethel-Tate. Western Brown beat the Indians 47-42 and the Tigers 42-33. Austin Brooks (2-0), Jake Henderson (2-0), Malachai Marlow (1-0), Alex Coueh (10), Cody Hanson (2-0), Noah Keith (2-0), and Dusten Dornbach (2-0) went undefeated during the meet. On December 10, the Broncos competed in the Batavia Invitational. Western Brown did a great job overcoming their lack of wrestlers and finished second out of the 16 teams in the tournament. They were just edged out by Hillsboro by just 2.5 points. Several Western Brown wrestlers left Batavia as champions including Brandon Lucas (5-0), Brooks (5-0), Marlow (4-0) and Hanson (50). The Broncos continued their strong start to the season with a 66-12 win over Winton Woods on Wednesday night. Several Broncos picked up a win against the Warriors including Lucas, Brooks, Jake Henderson, Marlow, Couch, Michael Abbott, Hanson, Corey Meyer, Noah Hill, Keith and Dornbach. The win improved Western Brown to 3-0 on the season in dual meets. Anyone interested in joining the wrestling team’s quest to a SBAAC championship please see Coach Chase after school during wrestling practice.




G-Men overcome early deficit to earn hard fought victory over Rockets in consolation game of the Brown County Tournament

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On paper the matchup between the Western Brown boys basketball team and Fayetteville in the first round of the Brown County Tournament looked like your standard mismatch. The Broncos entered the game on a four game winning streak and a 5-1 record while the Rockets, despite some strong efforts, entered on a four game losing streak with just one win on the season. But the Rockets certainly didn’t look at the game like that while their counterparts on the Broncos may have as Fayetteville gave Western Brown all it could handle before the Broncos scored the last five points of the game to hold on for a 56-48 win at Western Brown High School last Thursday night. “That’s one of those games, right there, that’s a close call,” Western Brown coach Greg Foster said. “The boys, they definitely understand. There are different games where we struggled in different areas and this is one of those nights where I think they overlooked Fayetteville and thought it was going to be easier than it was.” Though it was just another loss in a string off tough, close losses, Fayetteville coach Darryl Iles felt like the game came down to the Broncos advantage in size. “I thought we did a lot better job boxing out but they still out-rebounded us too much,” Iles said. “Other than that we were in the game and I though we executed and did what we wanted to do. I thought we had a chance in that game clear to the end.” Despite a slow start, the Broncos were able to rally back from an early deficit as the teams entered the second quarter thanks to some strong defense. Using some full court pressure, the Broncos picked up the pace of the game and looked to have taken control after Cory Kuttler converted a layup off a Caden Piatt steal. The layup was the last of eight straight points the Broncos scored to end the quarter that pushed them out to 17-11 lead. But as the second quarter started neither team could get much going offensively.

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Broncos get by feisty Rockets to earn trip to BCT title game

Strong team effort leads Eastern past G-Men and into BCT final By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press

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Western Brown’s Spencer Allen looks to grab a rebound while Fayetteville’s Trevor Clark tries to get a hand on the ball during the teams Brown County Tournament game last Thursday night.

The Rockets struggled early as the Broncos moved to a zone defense. The zone kept the Rockets to just two points over the first 5:55 of the quarter. “Just mixed it up a little bit,” Foster said of the switch to zone. “Just try to throw them off a little bit.” Though their defense was doing its job, the Broncos couldn’t take advantage because they didn’t convert easy chances. “I think we had (two) baskets in the second quarter (but) probably had 10 shots within a foot,” Foster said. “Our big guys are not making their layups. That’s how the teams that have been close have hung around.” And the Rockets did just that over the final three minutes of the half. Down 20-13, the Rockets went to work when Toby Lykins converted a driving layup. Then Corey Lykins drilled a 3-pointer before Trevor Clark hit a short turnaround jumper in the lane to tie the game at 20, which was the score at the break. After the teams traded baskets to start the third quarter, the Broncos finally put some space between themselves and the Rockets

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Fayetteville’s Nick Durham tries to drive around Western Brown’s Justin Nickell in the teams Brown County Tournament game.

as the quarter wound down. A Spencer Allen -- who played a strong game with 11 points and eight rebounds off the bench -- 3-pointer pushed the Broncos lead to five, 31-26, with 2:38 left in the quarter. Back-to-back 3-pointers from Justin Nickell and Piatt pushed the Broncos out to a 37-28 lead with 27 seconds left in the quarter before Corey Lykins hit a 3-pointer of his own that made it a 3731 game as they entered the final quarter. The Broncos were able to keep that space for much of the first six plus minutes of the final quarter until the Rockets made their final run. It was at that point that the Rockets started to use their full court press to help them get back into the game. With 2:36 left, Dave Kranz hit one of two free throws to bring the Rockets to within 51-43. The Broncos helped the Rockets stay in the game as Nickell -- one of the better Western Brown foul shooters -- missed the front end of back-to-back bonus opportunities. D.J. Iles made them pay for the misses when he nailed a 3-pointer to bring the Rockets to within five, 51-46, with 1:15 left. After the teams traded turnovers, the Broncos got the ball back but Nickell missed two more free throws before Iles hit two of his own to make it a three point game, 51-48, with 49.4 seconds left. But the Rockets could get no closer. Hiro Purdon hit 3-4 free throws down the stretch before Nickell converted a layup with 12 seconds left to seal the win. Nickell led the way for the Broncos with 13 points while Purdin scored nine, Howard eight, Woodyard six, Corey Carroll four and Kuttler two. For the Rockets, Clark paced the way with 13 points. Iles and Corey Lykins added nine apiece, Durham scored six, Toby Lykins five, Kranz four and Austin Fowler two.

Entering the Brown County Tournament, the Eastern boys basketball team was looking to find its way. Injuries had left the Warriors without the services of several key players early on and they had struggled adjusting. Their adjustment period seemed to be finally reaching its end as the Warriors battled county foe Georgetown in the first round of the Brown County Tournament last Thursday night. Behind a strong team performance, the Warriors jumped out early on the GMen and gradually pulled away in the second half for a 56-36 win at Western Brown High School. “We played more as a unit. Very unselfish,” Eastern coach Rob Beucler said. “Four kids in double figures (of points) makes a difference. It’s easier to play as a unit when you get four kids doing that.” Meanwhile, Georgetown coach Jerry Underwood didn’t mince words after the loss. “I’ll be honest with you it was an ugly game,” Underwood said. “I think, as a fan, I’d be pretty upset. We really showed a lack of any kind of confidence. I just felt like we didn’t get off to a good start putting the ball in the hole. They were stronger than us. They pushed us around.” It wasn’t that bad of a start for the G-Men, all things considered. After the G-Men jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead thanks to buckets by Bruce-Derrick Williams and Tommy Stenger, the Warriors went to work taking back the lead. Jordan Payne got the Warriors on the board three and half minutes into the game with a short jumper in the lane. Then the Warriors broke out their full court pressure and it quickly found results. Back-to-back layups off steals by Nathan Scott and Chase Lawson put the Warriors up 6-4. It was a lead the Warriors would not relinquish. A three point play by Payne pushed the Warriors lead out to 9-4 with 2:53 left in the first quarter. Jake Cropper stopped the Warriors scoring gash with two free throws but two more Eastern layups pushed them out to a 13-6 lead. Much of the damage in the quarter was done thanks to the Eastern pressure. They created nine Georgetown turnovers in the quarter and scored six points off of them. “Generally, I will tell you, for most of the year the pressure has not affected us. Our kids out front have done a pretty

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Georgetown’s Jake Cropper looks to make a move on the block against Eastern during the Brown County Tournament last Thursday night.

good job taking care of the ball,” Underwood said. “For some reason it did affect them tonight. They seemed to just run away from it at times and not take control of it and take care of it and get it where it needs to be.” But the G-Men didn’t fade away quickly. Three points from Williams to end the first quarter and a Nathan Lewis jumper to start the second brought Georgetown back within two, 13-11. The Warriors responded themselves with five straight points to push their lead to seven before two free throws from Jacob Miller and a three point play from Gage Bradley got the G-Men back to within two, 18-16. But it was Scott -- who scored a game high 14 points -- who answered for the Warriors. His basket with about two minutes left in the half put the Warriors back up four before teammate Payne hit two free throws to help Eastern to a 22-17 halftime lead. As the third quarter started, it looked as if the G-Men were going to continue to make it a game. Bradley converted on back-to-back possessions at the basket to bring the G-Men within three, 24-21, with 6:58 left in third quarter. “(Georgetown’s) going to be very good,” Beucler said. “Their young kids are pretty good...They didn’t go away. They kept hanging around.” However, after Bradley’s scores, the Warriors quickly pounced. Lawson got the Warriors on

their way when he converted in the post but he was far from the only contributor. Teammate Riley Prine scored the first two of his 10 second half points to help push the Warriors out before Scott hit a turnaround jumper from the block to put the Warriors out on top 30-21. Georgetown answered with a Lewis 3-pointer and a Bradley cutting layup to bring them within six, 32-26, with 3:34 left. That would be as close as the G-Men would get in the second half. Eastern began to stretch its lead with patient offense and very good passing to go along with their stellar defensive performance. “We weren’t taking the first open look,” Beucler said of his teams passing. “We found something better and it was a lot better that way.” It was Payne who put the Warriors up double digits, 3626, with a layup late in the third quarter and the Warriors were able to push their lead out in the fourth quarter thanks to their strong passing finding the open man. “I was more pleased with the effort,” Beucler said. “I thought (we) were more team oriented.” Payne added 13 points and five assists for the Warriors while Lawson chipped in with 11 points and seven assists. Conner Purdin scored six points and Gunner Pollitt scored two. Bradley led the way for the G-Men with nine points while Williams added seven, Cropper six, Miller and Lewis five and Logan Lucas two.

Western Brown senior football player Spencer Howard has been named one of the 10 finalists for the Southwest Ohio Football Coaches Association (SWOFCA) ‘That’s My Boy’ award. The award is based on achievements in three areas: football, academics and extracurricular involvement. Points are awarded based off of achievements in all three areas. Scholarships are awarded to each of the 10 finalists and the award will be announced at a black tie event at the Omni Netherland Hotel in downtown Cincinnati in February. Broncos football coach Evan Dreyer nominated

Howard and he was selected a finalist in voting done by the members of SWOFCA. “He is a great studentathlete who represents Western Brown in a great way,” Dreyer said in an email. Howard has lettered in football, basketball, track and tennis for the Broncos during his four years as well as being in the JROTC, student council and an Eucharistic minister at his church. He scored a 29 on his ACT while twice being named first team AllSouthern Buckeye Conference and AllSouthwest Ohio District. He is the first finalist for the award in school history.

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Western Brown senior player Spencer Howard (shown here making a tackle in the Broncos Oct. 28 game against Williamsburg) was named a finalist for the SWOFCA ‘That’s My Boy’ award. Howard, who also plays basketball and tennis as well as runs track, was nominated for his efforts on and off the football field this past year.



Western Brown senior Howard finalist for ‘That’s My Boy’ award

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DAVID DUGAN If you purchase vaccine for a disease and inject it into your animals you can rest assured that you won’t have to worry about that disease. Right? Wrong! To start with no vaccine is 100% effective at providing immunity to all animals it is administered to. Further, your techniques for purchasing, storage and use of vaccines can diminish their effectiveness tremendously. Although you can’t expect perfect protection, there are some common sense things you can do to get the greatest possible benefit from your investment in animal health products. Proper vaccine management starts at the purchase. If you order vaccines online or via telephone, order them on Monday so they will not be held up over a weekend. Request extra cold packs. When the product arrives check it to see that it is still cold. If it is, store it correctly. If it has become warm, notify the seller immediately. If you purchase vaccines locally either take a cooler with you or request that the retailer provide one. Take or request multiple cold packs or ice. Ask the retailer if there is a thermometer in his refrigerator that is checked regularly and if proper temperature is maintained. Is the vaccine routinely checked for temperature on arrival? If your retailer is not comfortable answering these questions, find a retailer who is. You are making a significant purchase and the retailer should be glad to make sure that you are getting what you are paying for. A recent Idaho study showed that only about 1/3 of retailers’ refrigerators that were checked consistently maintained an acceptable tempera-

ture. All the precautions you can take in storing and handling vaccines will not help if it is deactivated before it comes into your hands. Most of us realize that vaccines should be kept in a cool, dark place but research shows that many producers do a poor job of achieving this. Vaccines should be stored between 35 and 45° F. The University of Idaho study utilized recording thermometers to show that only about 1/3 of producer’s refrigerators used for storage of vaccines consistently maintained temperatures within this range. Another 1/3 of those tested never achieved temperatures in the proper range. Too warm temperatures can quickly deactivate the vaccine, but too cold is even worse. Freezing changes the structure of the adjuvant and thus inactivates the product. In bacterins that contain whole cells, such as the clostridial (blackleg) vaccines, freezing ruptures the cells releasing high levels of endotoxin which can cause local reactions or toxic shock. A common practice for producers is to put the new, efficient refrigerator in the house and the old one that was replaced in the barn for storing vaccines. Perhaps it would make more sense, in light of your vaccine investment, to put a modern, smaller and efficient apartmentsized refrigerator in a convenient place for vaccine storage only. Always discard vaccines that have frozen, vaccines that are opened or partially used, and vaccines that are expired. Proper use of biological products is important also. The first step is to read the label. Almost all vaccines will offer the statement that they are for use in healthy animals. Sick or debilitated animals cannot respond well immunologically to vaccines. The label will also tell you the approved uses, route of administration, and withdrawal time for the product. Always take vaccines to the

chute in insulated coolers that will keep them within the proper temperature range. If you use an appropriate cooler you can take enough for the morning or the afternoon, but not both at once. In hot weather use ice or cold packs and keep the cooler out of direct sunlight. In the case of products that require mixing or reconstitution, such as live virus vaccines, only reconstitute what you can use within 1 hour. More smaller packages are better than fewer bigger ones. Use a transfer needle to reconstitute product. Never use a needle that has been used to inject an animal to mix product or refill a syringe. Products that contain whole cells will settle during storage and need to be agitated before use. Over agitation can rupture cells and cause endotoxin release. If needed you should gently rock vaccine products to stir them before use rather than shaking them. When you are finished for the day, discard any opened or partially used products and mark any unopened packages to use first next time. Most soaps, detergents, and disinfectants can leave residues that may deactivate your biological products when you next use your syringes. After use, disassemble syringes, clean them thoroughly with hot water, and air dry the parts before putting them back together. Storing syringes in clean, dry Ziploc bags will help keep them clean without jeopardizing the effectiveness of the vaccines you will use with them. I am routinely asked if it is acceptable to use vaccines that have recently gone past their expiration date, or how long past the expiration date it is acceptable to use expired vaccines. I often think of vaccines as similar to insurance. They won’t guarantee that you never have a problem but can definitely minimize the impact of the problem. The expiration date is put on the product for a reason. You can

choose to have confidence in the vaccine after the expiration date, just as you can choose to have confidence in your insurance after the expiration date of your policy, but be prepared to accept the consequences if you need the protection but find that it is no longer there for you. Dates to Remember Asian Longhorn Beetle Educational program about ALB, the life cycle, identification, damage, and more. There will be two sessions on January 11 with the first one in Georgetown at the Southern Hills Career Center at 3:30 p.m., and the second one at Southern State Comm. College in Fincastle at 7 p.m. Ohio Cattlemen Dist. Meeting - Southern State College in Community Fincastle, meal starts at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18. Please call the Adams Co. Ext. Office to register so we can properly plan for the meal. The office number is (937) 544-2339. Pesticide Re-certification Pre-registration is required and will save you $10 on registration. The fee for re-certification is different from the fee to ODA. This fee is paid to OSU Extension for the class which includes publications and a meal. Pre-register, with payment at least 5 days prior to the class to save $10. The dates are January 18, 2012 at noon and January 23, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. Both classes are at Southern State Comm. College in Fincastle. To register call OSU Extension at (937) 378-6716. Mailing address is 325 W. State St. Bldg. B, Georgetown, OH 45121. Our surrounding counties offer Pesticide Re-cert on: January 30 at 6:00 p.m. in Ross; February 8 at 5:30 p.m. in Pike; February 15 in Fayette at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in Clinton; and February 29 in Clermont at 6:30 p.m. For other locations and dates you can go to . Gardening Educational Classes - These are open to

the public: January 19 Meditation Gardens; February 23 -Starting Seeds; March 15 - Flowers; April 18 - Container Gardening; and May 17-Herbs. Classes taught by OSU Extension Master Gardeners. Master Gardener Meeting/Class - The Master Gardener Meetings for Adams, Brown, and Highland Counties for January will be held at Southern State Community College in Fincastle on January 23. The meetings will be held separately for each county group following the educational session which begins at 6 p.m. and is open to the public. January session will feature Brad Bergefurd discussing Garden Lay-out, Pruning, and Spraying Options. Similar meetings will be held in March and May. Small Farm College - First date is January 17. That is a correction from earlier. The location is at OSU South Centers near Piketon, located on SR 32 and Shyville Road. For more information log onto for registration or call Tony Nye at (937)382-0901. Beef School - These sessions are offered statewide, and locally, starting January 26 at North Adams HS in Seaman, in the round room. The class will also be at North Adams on February 16. The class will meet at Hillsboro HS in the Voc. Ag classroom on February 9 and March 1. Each class begins at 7 p.m. Please call the OSU Ext. in Highland Co. (937) 393-1918 to register for the program so we can make arrangements for space, no charge. Sheep and Goat School First session is scheduled for this regional type meeting on February 6, and will run for 4 sessions on the next 3 Mondays. The program starts at 7 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m. The program will be offered in Wilmington at the OSU Extension Office (937) 3820901 and in Athens at the OSU Ext. Office 740-5938555.

Snap Fitness to host open Wesleyan’s to focus on discipleship in the new year Mount Orab Wesleyan from January 8 through They desire something deep- Asking to Listening: Seeking house on January 21 Church is starting a new February 25. Each week will er and crave for something guidance from God Snap Fitness will be hosting an Open House on January 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop in for a tour of our facility which includes a cardio theatre, a full line of Cybex strength training equipment, and a well equipped free weight area. Other services we provide are a full schedule of fitness classes including Zumba, Yoga and many others as well as personal trainers to make sure you reach your fitness goals. During our Open House we will offer free trial fitness classes: 10 a.m. Zumba, 11 a.m. Shape Up, Noon Yoga. Personal Trainers will conduct fitness assessments at

no charge and a nutritionist will be available for advice. Snap Fitness is fast, affordable and convenient. Memberships are month to month with no long contract to sign. Members have access to the facility 24/7. We offer a money back guarantee and the day of our Open House we will waive our enrollment fee. Stop in and see all that Snap Fitness can do for you! We are located at 127 North Point Drive in Mt Orab. Should you need more information our phone number is (937) 444-5230 and our email is You also can visit our website at

Cornhole tournament benefits soccer team An Eagle Invitational Doubles Cornhole Tournament to benefit the BSC Eagles U11 girls soccer team will be held on Sunday, January 15, 2012. Registration begins at 12 p.m. and the Tournament starts at 2 p.m. The tournament will be held at the American Legion Post 72 on 497B Old State Rte 74, Cinti, OH 45244. Cost is $30/team entry fee with payouts for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams. This tournament is open to all players, both social and

competitive. For more information call Theo at (513) 824-4659 or Brian at (513) 543-0785 In addition to the tournament, we will offer the following: Split the pot drawings and basket raffles throughout the day. Snacks will be available for all in attendance. No outside food or drinks are allowed, please! The tournament will be held indoors. Kids are welcome.


Kinkead Ridge featured in 1000 Great Everyday Wines from the World's Best Wineries As reported by the Wine Buzz Magazine (, two Kinkead Ridge wines are featured in the recently published "1000 Great Everyday Wines from the Worlds Best Wineries" (DK Publishing, 337 pp.; $25). Former Wine Spectator editor Jim Gordon and his team of writers/tasters identify a range of good and affordable wines (which he equates with the price of an entree at a good restaurant) from around the world with character that reflects their origin. France gets the most ink, followed by

Italy, Spain, Germany, California and other wine-producing regions. The rest of the U.S., which is everywhere but the West Coast, gets a mere two pages. Ohio merits a mention of Kinkead Ridge Winery for its Cabernet Franc and Viognier-Roussanne, long lauded by an enthusiastic fan base for their high quality. Interspersed among the recommended wines are charts on how to read labels, profiles of grape varieties, tips on doing a home tasting, and many other useful tidbits for the wine enthusiast.

teaching series called Soul Shift on January 8th. Soul Shift is a national campaign in the Wesleyan Church to promote spiritual growth and discipleship. The series will run

feature a coordinated lesson in Sunday School and special themed messages by the pastor. “I find that so many people are tired of shallow spirituality.

RULH FFA alumni basketball dinners to be held The RULH FFA Alumni will be preparing and serving dinners prior to the home boy’s basketball games versus Eastern Brown and North Adams on January 20 and 27, 2012. The menu for the Eastern Brown game on January 20 will be Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Dessert, and a Drink. The menu for the North Adams game on January 27 will be Pork Tenderloin Sandwich, Green

Beans, Scalloped Potatoes, Dessert, and a Drink. All proceeds from these events benefits the college scholarship fund of the RULH FFA Alumni. Presale tickets will be available from RULH FFA Alumni Members and the RULH High School Agriculture Education Instructors prior to each event. A limited amount of dinners will be available for each game.

Deputy Registrars now accepting reinstatement fees Beginning January 3, 2012, there will be 179 Bureau of Motor Vehicle Deputy Registrar locations accepting payment of reinstatement fees. Previously, reinstatement fee payments were only accepted in person at the seven Regional Service Centers statewide. Any documentation that may also be required for reinstatement of driving privileges can also be provided at the Deputy Registrar. These documents will be forwarded to a Reinstatement Office for processing. There will be a service fee of $10.00 charged by the Deputy Registrar for the collection of reinstatement fees. While the payment can be accepted at a Deputy Registrar and will be posted immediately, all other reinstatement requirements such as court appearances, clearing suspensions in other states, community service or filing of proof of insurance must also be completed before the BMV can restore full driving privileges. Customers should not expect to be reinstated imme-

diately after paying reinstatement fees at a Deputy Registrar location. Additional processing may need to take place before driving privileges are reinstated. Customers are reminded that mail-in, telephone and online payments are still available as additional services. Click on the following link to determine if your local deputy registrar is accepting reinstatement fees at their location

Concerned Citizens of A’deen to meet There will be a Concerned Citizens of Aberdeen Meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at the Aberdeen Community Building All are invited. Please attend to see how you can volunteer your time to help the village. Light refreshments will be served. For more information contact Shari Stafford at (937) 7952573.

more. Soul Shift deals with many of the issues that hinder deeper spiritual growth.” David DeWitt, pastor Series Schedule Jan. 8 – Why we need a Shift of the Soul Jan. 15 – Shifting from Me to You: Dealing with selfishness Jan 22 – Shifting from Slave to Child: Understanding our position in Christ Jan 29 – Shifting from Consumer to Steward: Understanding stewardship Feb 5 – Shifting from Seen to Unseen: Living with a deeper faith Feb 12- Shifting from

Feb 19- Shifting from Sheep to Shepherd: Accomplishing ministry Feb 25- Shifting from Me to We: Developing deeper fellowship in the church Mount Orab Wesleyan Church is located at 110 Oak St, just off W. Main. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Pastor David DeWitt via e-mail at or call the church office at (937) 4443370. Sunday School – 9:30 a.m. Worship – 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship – 6 p.m. Wednesday: Bible Study and Youth Group – 7 p.m.


Scholarship Time is Near As we hit the New Year, it is time to start thinking about scholarship applications. The Southern Ohio Ag & Community Development Foundation application period is Jan. 1 through Jan. 31, 2012. This is for college students, not HS seniors. To get the application, you can stop by the OSU Extension Office, the FSA Office or the SOACDF Office in Hillsboro. The website is There will be several other local scholarships available in the coming months from Pork Producers, Cattlemen, Tobacco companies, and so on. The list is endless, so start early. Another that is available now is, United Producers who will have two scholarships available this year. There will be two, one for HS seniors and one for students already in college. Check the web at for applications and guidelines. Don’t Waste Your Vaccine Dollars You can always learn something new. I have used vaccines with livestock for years, and when I read the article below, I learned something that I had never read or heard before. This article covers several things that we all need to keep in mind if you are in livestock production. Livestock markets are thriving and the value of a feeder calf or a replacement bull or heifer is too much to lose one or a few because of being careless. The costs of vaccines vary depending on what you are vaccinating for. The other issues that are addressed below will probably make you think. Do you protect your vaccines chute side, in a cooler? Have you checked your refrigerator lately to see how cold it is? Have you ever over dune it when shaking the vaccine to mix it? The article comes from an Extension Veterinarian from Oklahoma State University and points out some good tips and precautions.


Farm Bureau seeking help with membership campaign Brown County Farm Bureau is seeking leaders to help with the annual membership campaign. In addition to helping the organization grow, volunteers have the opportunity to earn fun prizes. “Membership is vital to Farm Bureau,” said Jim Crocker, Brown County membership chair. “We look forward to growing our numbers and having fun while we do it.” The campaign will officially kick off at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, January 12 in the Ag Administration Building on the Brown County fairgrounds. Volunteers can learn more about the process as well as get

a preview of prizes. “We have prizes for folks who participate at every level,” said Crocker. Volunteers can earn one-of-a-kind Farm Bureau clothing, many "neat" prizes including a Longaberger basket complete with engraved lid and protector, a cruise for 2, a Kindlefire, and a trip to American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2013 annual meeting. For more information call the Farm Bureau office at 937-3782212 or 888-2212. Office hours are 8-4, Monday-Thursday.

Class offered to parents of Buford Church teenagers to hold First Baptist Church Mt. Orab will be offering a class on parenting teens entitled "The 5 Song Fest

Buford Community Church invites you to a Spirit filled Song Fest on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 7 p.m. Come in out of the cold and enjoy the singing of some local artist and our featured guest group Real Life Celebrations a gospel trio providing live music and song. Fellowship and sweet treats following the program. All are welcome. For more information or directions visit our website or call Jean at (937) 446-2966

Love Languages of Teenagers" by Gary Chapman. The class is free, but there is an $8.00 charge for the book used in the class. The class will start on Monday January 23 and run for 6 weeks. The class will meet from 7 9 p.m. at the "Youth House" (located on church property) at 704 S. High Street Mt. Orab. For more information, or to register for the class contact Associate Pastor/Student Ministries Chuck Engle at or 937444-2712. Signup for the class ends on Jan 16.



Several local scholarships will be available soon

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Leila David graduates from Miami University Nader and Ghada David, Mt. Orab are proud to announce the graduation of their daughter Leila David from Miami University. Leila received a Bachelor’s Degree of Education. Her major specializes in early childhood education. Leila has actively been involved with the David Restaurant Group while pursuing her degree. She will be employed full time with the company assuming the duties of Director of Human Resources and Training.



Jones announce birth of son Seth and Lindsay (Piatt) Jones of Ripley, Oh., are very proud to announce the arrival of their baby boy. Gabriel William Jones was born at Christ Hospital on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 9:02 pm. Gabriel weighed in at 7 pounds 7 ounces and 20 inches in length. The proud grandparents are Kelly and Linda Piatt, Sardinia, Sandra Jones and the late Gilbert Jones, Ripley and great grandparents are Donald and Sharon Piatt, West Union. Gabriel was also welcomed home by many proud aunts, uncles and cousins. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate Seth and Lindsay on the birth of their son, Gabriel William.

Fayetteville’s Millikan elected partner at Fish & Richardson Fayetteville High School alumnus Thomas Millikan was elected partner at the international law firm of Fish & Richardson, P.C, where he specializes in helping inventors obtain patents and enforce them. Fish & Richardson is the leading intellectual property law firm in the world, representing both individual inventors and top-tier multinational corporations such as Google and Microsoft. Over the years, Fish has represented technology luminaries including Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, and the Wright brothers. Millikan graduated as the salutatorian of Fayetteville High School in 1994. While at Fayetteville High, he participated in the mock trial program under the guidance of Jackie Miller and now Brown County Court of Common Pleas Judge Scott Gusweiler. Following graduation, Millikan participated in a co-op program where, while working as an intern at Texas Instruments, he simultaneously pursued degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics at the University of Cincinnati. After graduating with honors in 1999, he worked full-time at Texas Instruments, designing and building digital audio systems, such as MP3 players. Millikan left Texas Instruments in 2001 to attend the University of


Jeff and Mary Jablonski, Mt. Orab, are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Noah Jablonski to Caitlin Cunningham. Caitlin is the daughter of Michael and Candice Cunningham of Painesville, Oh. Noah and Caitlin are planning a September 22, 2012 wedding in Columbus, Oh. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate Noah and Caitlin on their engagement.

Jim Mootz Trucking LLC holds annual safety meeting Jim Mootz Trucking LLC, held it’s annual Safety Awards meeting on Saturday, December 10, 2011. The annual meeting was hosted by Gibbs Insurance Associates, their local Independent Insurance Agency and held at The “Old Y” Restaurant in Winchester, Oh. There were 45 in attendance and a buffet breakfast started the morning meeting. Attendance included Gibbs Associates staff, Jim Gibbs Owner, Jonathan Gibbs Agent, and Yolanda Green Agent. Presentations were given by Nicholas Martin, Risk Control Specialist from

Northland Insurance Company followed by Jessica Tincher, PHR of Custom Business Solutions. Driver of the Year Award was presented to Steve Green, by Jim Mootz, Owner of Jim Mootz Trucking LLC. Also receiving merit awards were Tom Green, Roy Young, Greg Hauke, Greg Mootz, Dave Griffith, Bob Clark, Seth Reynolds, Jeff Hildebrecht and Ed Merriman. The meeting ended with a drawing for multiple door prizes compliments of Northland Insurance, Todd Wilkin of Mid America Tire and Gibbs Insurance Associates.


Texas Law School, from which he graduated with honors in 2004. Millikan himself is an inventor, having obtained six patents on his technological work at Texas Instruments. Millikan now resides in San Diego, California with his wife, Michelle, and two children, Alana and Chase. Millikan's parents, Maureen and Dennis Kiley, and Jesse Millikan reside in Fayetteville. His brothers Bryon Millikan and Danny Millikan reside in the Cincinnati area, and his sister Cindy Millikan resides in the Columbus area. They are all very proud of him.

Leila David

West steps down from SHJVSD board After 25 years, current Board President Roger West is stepping down as a member of the Southern Hills Joint Vocational School District Board of Education. Mr. West has served the Board as the appointed representative of the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center. During his 25 year tenure, Mr. West has been instrumental in many advancements at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, most recently serving throughout the major building renovations

of the Career Center. While a member of the Southern Hills Board Mr. West saw many programs grow and advance, sending countless students into the work world, college, and military, prepared to be successful. Mr. West and his brother Andy successfully operate one of the largest farming operations in the region. Roger steps down to afford himself the opportunity to spend more time with his wife, children and grandchildren.


MOE second graders study motion

Thomas Millikan

Coty Carnahan graduates basic training Pfc Coty Carnahan, a 2008 Western Brown graduate from Hamersville, Oh., recently enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. During recruit training, Pfc Carnahan learned military customs and courtesies, first aid and a variety of military related subjects. marine Corps boot camp is a rigorous training period, both physically and mentally, designed to enhance raw talent and create the moral discipline required of all marines. After graduation, new Marines learn their occupational specialties at formal schools and gain further knowledge from on-the-job training. Pfc Carnahan graduated from boot camp, MCRD parris Island, SC on Friday, December 9, 2011. He is now attending MCT/MOS training at Camp Lejeune, NC. Pfc Carnahan was enlisted by Staff Sergeant Joseph Thomas from Recruiting

Jablonski/Cunningham engaged



Yellow Ribbon Campaign gets donation from Legion Post 180

Mrs. Donathan's 2nd grade class from Mt. Orab Elementary is currently studying force and motion. Through the use of inquiry, students were able to design a "Puff Mobile" out of straws, pins, life savers, and paper. As they worked through the design process, they tested their car to see how far they could get it to travel using wind. Students discovered that they had to make many adjustments along the way to improve their design. They also learned that the force acting upon their car was their own puffs of air. The investigation wrapped up with a friendly competition among teams to see which "Puff Mobile" could travel the farthest. Pictured is Dylan Novak.

Joe Farrell, Commander, American Legion Carey Bavis Post 180, Georgetown, and Doug Durbin, Commander Brown County American Legion, present a $1,000.00 check to Keith Maupin of the Yellow Ribbon Campaign on November 12th, 2011. Mr. Maupin stated the money would be used to mail Christmas gifts to Ohio service members stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

2nd Annual Eastern Brown FFA consignment auction to be held BY Dustin Yockey Eastern Brown FFA reporter The Eastern Brown FFA Chapter will be hosting their second annual Consignment Auction on Saturday, January 14 at 10 a.m. On sale day, concessions will be available. We will be accepting consignments starting Saturday, January 7 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and then, during the week of Monday, January 9

through Thursday, January 12 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Friday, January 13 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information or to consign your items today please contact Eastern High School at (937) 378-6016 and ask for Mr. Rhonemus. Also, see our list of consignments and information at: html Thank you, and hope to see you on January 14.

Community night at RULH Schools Provided/ THE BROWN COUNTY PRESS

Pfc. Coty Carnahan

Substation Eastgate, 4476 Gleneste Withamsville Road, Cincinnati. For more information call (513) 752-3231. The Brown County Press would like to thank Pfc Coty Carnahan for serving our country.

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There will be a Community Night at RULH Schools on Wednesday, January 18 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the Ripley High School Lecture Hall. Becky Cropper will present ‘Volunteers Helping Students Achieve: Understanding learning Styles and Student Developmental Needs. Always wondered what to expect from a child at different ages when working with them at home or in the school? Becky will identify what behavior is typical for different ages and discuss individual learning styles. Light refresh-

ments and childcare available Call Pam Sebastian at (937) 392-7036 for more information.

SHJVSD toThemeet organizational

and regular meeting of the Southern Hills Joint Vocational School District will be Thursday, January 12, 2012, at 6 p.m. at the board office at 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown, OH 45121.


Prides visit H’ville Elementary Danny and Linda Pride paid a visit to Hamersville School second graders as "Storytellers of the Month" on December 19, 2011. Danny played guitar and invited everyone to sing Christmas carols and secular Christmas songs with him. Away in a Manger, Silent Night, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Jingle Bells, and The Twelve Days of Christmas were a few of the songs enjoyed by both students and teachers. Students learned that stories do not always have to be read, but can be expressed in song. Linda gave candy canes to all the students. Second grade teachers and students appreciated Danny and Linda taking the time to share their talents to bring the spirit of Christmas into our classroom.






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SUNDAY 1/8 Monthly Breakfast at FOE 2289 in Batavia, 265 Foundry Street, will be held on Sunday, January 8 from 9 a.m. until noon. The cost is only $7 for all you can eat of eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, gravy, toast, hash browns and some surprises. Please call (513) 7329035 for carry out and more information. New teaching series, Soul Shift, will begin on Sunday, January 8 and run through February 25, at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. This national campaign, Soul Shift, will be the focus of the Mt. Orab Wesleyan Church. Each week will feature a coordinated lesson. Series schedule will begin January 8, 15,22,29, February 5, 12, 19 and 25. For details call (937) 444-3370. MONDAY 1/9 TOPS Chapter in Mt. Orab will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 9 at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High St. Further information is available by calling Hope Fain at (937) 444-0404. Western Brown Local School Board of Education Re-organizational meeting and regular meeting will be held on Monday January 9 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Western Brown district office. This meeting is open to the public. Hamersville Village Council will meet in regular session on Monday, January 9 at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. TOPS Chapter in Sardinia will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 9, at Sardinia Church of the Nazarene on SardiniaMowrystown Road. Further information is available by calling Regina Davidson at (937) 4463714. Brown County Board of Commissioners Monday, January 9, at the Commissioners Office will be canceled due to the holiday, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown.

Brown County Sugar Helpers Group, diabetic support will be offered on Monday, January 9 at the Georgetown Methodist Church from 6:30 to 8 p.m. There will be guest speakers, educational material, diabetic recipes and more at these meetings. Please como and bring a friend. Jackson Township Trustees will meet in regular session on Monday, January 9 at Ashridge. The public is invited to attend. Sardinia Village Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 9. This meeting “Core Construction” at Eastern Local Schools will be held at 9 a.m. in the board conference room on Monday, Jan. 9 to discuss construction. The public is welcome. Brown County Public Library organizational and monthly board meeting will be held on Monday, January 9 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Mary P Shelton Library, 200 West Grant Avenue in Georgetown. Perry Township Trustees will hold their regular meeting on Monday, January 9 beginning at 7 p.m. in Fayetteville. The public is invited to attend. TOPS Chapter in Ripley will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 9, at Ripley Church of the Nazarene, 230 N. Second St. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 3772501. TUESDAY 1/10 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. Jefferson Township Trustees will hold their organizational meeting on Tuesday, January 10 at 7 p.m. at the township hall in Russellville. This meeting is open to the public. Byrd Township Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10, in Decatur. This meeting is open to the public. Ripley Village Council will meet in regular session on Tuesday, January 10 at 6:30 p.m. This meeting is open to the public.

Zumba Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness, 127 North Point Drive in Mt. Orab at 6:30 on Tuesday, January 10. These classes are for members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members. Please call (937) 444-5230 for more information. Ripley-Union-LewisHuntington Schools Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, January 10 for the purpose of holding an organizational and special meeting at 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at the high school. The public is invited to attend. Huntington Township Trustees will meet in open session on Tuesday, January 10 in Aberdeen. The public is invited to attend. Russellville Village Council will meet in regular session on Tuesday, January 10 beginning at 7 p.m. This meeting is open to the public. Yoga Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness, 127, North Point Drive, Mt. Orab at 7:30 p.m. at the center on Tuesday, January 10. Members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members are welcome. Please call (937) 444-5230 for details. WEDNESDAY 1/11 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter in Winchester will meet at 10 a.m.. Wednesday, January 11, at Winchester Church of Christ in Christian Union, 1540 Tri-County Highway, Winchester. Further information is available by calling Bobbi Wilson at (937) 446-4662. Fayetteville Village Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11. This meeting is open to the public. Relay for Life Committee and Team Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 11 at 6 p.m. The 2012 rally will be discussed. All announcements can be viewed on line at Georgetown Exempted Village School District Board of Education Meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11 at the administrative office, 1043 Mt. Orab Pike in Georgetown. This is a combined organizational meeting and regular meeting for January. The public is invited to this meeting. Book Club for Adults will meet in regular session on Wednesday, January 11 at 7 p.m. at the

Fayetteville-Perry Library 406 North East Street in Fayetteville. For more details about this group call (513) 875-2665. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, January 11 at the Commissioners Office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. The public is invited to attend. Sit and Stitch will meet 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, January 11, at the Sardinia Public Library, 13309 Purdy Road, Sardinia. Anyone who is a crocheter or spinner or who wants to learn, is invited to attend and bring a current project. Children are welcome. Further information is available by calling (937) 4038481 or (513) 314-1656. TOPS Chapter in Aberdeen will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 11 at the Riverbend Apartments Community Room. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 3772501. THURSDAY 1/12 Kickboxing Classes will be offered on Thursday at 6:30 on January 12, at the Snap Fitness Center in Mt. Orab, 127 N. Point Drive. These classes are open to members as well as non members. For details call (937) 4445230. Book Club for Adults will meet at the Fayetteville-Perry Library on Thursday, January 12 beginning at 2 p.m. The library is located at 406 North East Street in Fayetteville and may be contacted by calling (513) 875-2665. Yoga Classes will be offered at the Snap Fitness center in Mt. Orab, 127 North Point Drive beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 12. These classes are open to both members and nonmembers. Call (937) 444-5230 for more information. Georgetown Village Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 12. This meeting is open to the public. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, January 12, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab. Adams/Brown County Alzheimer's/Dementia Family Caregiver support group will meet Thursday, January 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Adams County Regional Medical Center, second floor. For more information (937) 386-3590.



Property Sales Ronald R. and Patricia C. Ryerson to Ronald R. and Patricia C. Ryerson, .11 acres and of land in Byrd Township and 6.88 acres of land in Jackson Township filed 12/28/2011 Amanda and Gary Bradford Jr. to US Bank National Association, Lot 13, 1.43 acres of land, Pete Rose and Gary Waits Development, Clark Twp., filed 12/29/2011, $30,000 Dale A. and Janice M. Bunn to Janice M. Bunn, 2.33 acres and .90 acres of land in Eagle Township, filed 12/28/2011 Vera M. and Albert J. Benedetti to Dayton Power and Light Company, 91.74 acres of land in Huntington Township, filed 12/28/2011, $155,963 Clyde D. and Wanda J. Ginn to Lisa Joanne Ginn, Lot 15 and Lot 16 in Dundee Valley Sub, in Aberdeen, Huntington Township, filed 12/29/2011 Howard B. and Oma G. McIntosh to Howard B. McIntosh, 21.06 acres and21.35 acres of land in Jackson Township, filed 12/29/2011 Clifford Cooper to Allan Cooper, 98.85 acres of land in Jackson Township, filed 12/28/2011 John and Connie Shelton to Danny R. Bubp, Lot 748 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Township, filed 12/29/2011, $750 John R. and Carol J. McCart to Anthony J. and Elise Clark Trasser, Lot 510, Lot 508, Lot 509 and Lot 537 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Township, filed 12/23/2011, $128,500 Paul and Pauline Geiger to Paul E-Pauline Geiger trustees, Lot 537, Lot 538 and Lot 539 in Lake Waynoka Subdivision, Jackson Township, filed 12/28/2011 Frederick J. and Todd D. Brinkman to Fredrick J and Todd D. Brinkman, 30.20 acres, 29.95 acres and 10.74 acres of land in Lewis Township, filed 12/27/2011 Vicki L. Liggett to Craig Lung, 5.25 acres of land Lot 1 in Liggett Sub., Lewis Township, filed 12/28/2011, $75,000 Darren Hansel and Shayna Soniat-Hansel to Darren S. Hansel and Shayna Soniat-Hansel, Lot 958 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Township, filed 12/26/2011 Emily Hertlein and Eric and Sherri Blevins to Emily Hertlein, Lot 1149, Lot 1148, Lot 1150 and Lot 1151 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Township, filed 12/29/2011 Mary Ellen Coleman to Melinda Catron trustee, 45.85 acres of land in Perry Township, filed 12/28/2011 Cheryl and Robert T. Lang Jr. to Cheryl S. Lang, Lot 11 in Grant Acres Sub., Pike Township, filed 12/28/2011, $84,000 Myra Delaney to David Vogel, Lot 20 in Georgetown, .29 acres of land, filed 12/28/2011, $42,500 Gordon B. Thompson to David L. Wint, trustee, .57 acres of land in Georgetown, Pleasant Township, filed 12/28/2011, $32,012 Jamey Troy Kattine to Jamey T. and Amy Kattine, 1.10 acres of land in Sterling Township, filed 12/23/2011 James D. Rhodes to Liberty Savings Bank FSB, 1 acres of land, Lot 1 in Tri County Farm Sub., Sterling Township, filed 12/29/2011, $35,000 Darrell, Daniel and Donald Anderson to Oxbow LLC, Lot 127 in Ripley, Union Township, filed 12/29/2011, $35,000

Steven L. and Kathe Bradford to Keith J. Herrmann, Lot 6 in Ripley, Union Township, filed 12/28/2011, $30,000 Janet Wallace to DCI Enterprises, LLC, Lot 1 whole in Kennedy Addition, Sardinia, Washington Township, filed 12/28/2011

Marriages Brittany Bennington, 26, Mt. Orab, manufacturing, to marry Robert Benjamin Moman, 26, Mt. Orab, carpenter, filed 12/27/2011 Eliza Dawn Henline, 21, Georgetown, homemaker to marry Jeff Smith, 21, Mt. Orab, factory worker

Probate Clifford Graham, Felicity, case 20111233, DOD 12/17/2011, filed 12/27/2011 Arthur Richa Smith, Mt. Orab, case 20111234, DOD 3/13/2011, filed 12/27/2011

Common Pleas CIVIL CASES Capital One Bank, USA versus Jackie A. Martin, case 20111136, filed 12/27/2011, Action: other civil Fifth Third Mortgage Company versus Joy Orme, case 20111219, filed 12/27/2011, Action: foreclosures Brown County Board of Commissioners versus Merscorp, Incorporated, case 20111220, filed 12/27/2011, Action: other civil First State Bank versus Estate of Pam Kratzer, case 20111221, filed 12/27/2011, Action: foreclosures Main Street Acquisition Corporation versus David W. Oliver, case 20111222, filed 12/27/2011, Action: other civil Robert Wolfe versus Wendy McBroom, case 20111225, filed 12/28/2011, Action: stalking order Wells Fargo Bank NA versus Ricky M. Barger, case 20111227, filed 12/28/2011, Action: foreclosures Virginia Armour versus Liberty Mutual Insurance, case 20111228, filed 12/29/2011, Action: other civil US Bank National Association versus Raylene Richey, case 20111229, filed 12/29/2011, Action: foreclosures DOMESTIC CASES Taryn E. Burton, Ripley versus Jesse D. Burton, Sardinia, case 20111218, filed 12/23/2011, Action: termination of marriage Melinda Jordan, Sardinia versus John Jordan, Georgetown, case 20111223, filed 12/27/2011, Action: domestic violence Harry R. Linskey, Mt. Orab versus Joshua M. Linskey, case 20111224, filed 12/27/2011, Action: domestic violence Hanna E. Watson, Georgetown versus David B. Watson, Georgetown, case 20111226, filed 12/28/2011, Action: termination of marriage

Union Township Trustees will meet in regular session at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 12 at the library. The meeting is open to the public. Organizational and Regular Meeting of SHJVS will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at the board office at 9193 Hamer Road in Georgetown. FRIDAY 1/13 Catholics Returning Home, an ongoing series for non-practicing Catholics who are seeking answers to questions about returning to the church, will begin on Friday, January 13 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and run consecutively, January 13, 20, 27, February 3,10 and 17. The evening will include an informal sharing and an update of the Catholic faith. The first session will take place at St. George in Georgetown. To register or for more details call Marilyn Fryer at (937) 378-4583 or Free knitting and crocheting classes at the Rambler Center (old Russellville-Jefferson High School) in Russellville will be held 10 a.m.-noon Friday, January 13 Anyone who would like information or a list of supplies or who wishes to register for the next group of classes may call Mary Kelch at (513) 734-2501 or (513) 543-3137. Parents Night Out held at the West Fork Baptist Church, 10127 West Fork Road, Georgetown, near Wahlsburg will be held for three hours from 5 to 8 p.m. for children ages 5 through 12 on Friday, January 13. Please call (937) 378-3335 for details. SATURDAY 1/14 Eastern Brown FFA Consignment Auction, will be held on Saturday, January 14 starting at 10 a.m. Consignments will be accepted up until Friday, January 13. For more information call the school at (937) 378-3981 or visit s/1257099.html UPCOMING EVENTS 7th Annual Bridal Show in Brown County, will be held on Sunday, January 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Brown County Fairgrounds. The fashion show will begin at 3 p.m. For more information contact Doug or Candace at (937) 378-6830. Community Night at RULH Schools will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18 at Ripley High School Lecture Hall. The presenter will be Becky Cropper who will identify what child behavior is typical for different ages and discuss individual learning styles. Light refreshments and childcare available. For details contact Pam Sebastian at (937) 392-7036. Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities will meet for its organizational meeting followed by an ethics committee meeting and regular scheduled board meeting on Wednesday, January 18 at 4:30 p.m. at the Habilitation Center, 9116 Hamer Road, Georgetown. The public is invited to attend. Parenting Teens Class will be offered by the First Baptist Church in Mt. Orab from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday January 23 and run for 6 weeks. The class is free but there is an $8 fee for the book used in the class. The church is located at 704 South High Street in Mt. Orab. For more information or to register for the class (by January 16) contact Chuck Engle at or call (937) 444-2712. Book Club for Adults will meet on Wednesday, January 18 at 1 p.m. at the Georgetown Library, 200 West Grant Avenue. Everyone is invited and welcome to attend. Open House at Snap Fitness will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 21 at it’s Mt. Orab Location, 127 North Point Drive. The event will include a tour of the facility, free trial fitness classes. To learn more about this open house call (937) 444-5230. Book Club for Adults will meet on Wednesday, January 18 at 11 a.m. at the Sardinia Library, 13309 Purdy Road in Sardinia. For more information on joining this group call (937) 446-1565. 15th Annual Consignment Auction, sponsored by the

Hillsboro FFA Alumni will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 11 at Hillsboro United Producers, at the edge of Hillsboro on West Main Street (US 50) For more information call Rick Williams or Brad Williams at (937) 393-9447 or the Hillsboro FFA at (937) 3934418.


Joe Myers Memorial Scholarship Texas Hold-em Tournament, will be held on Friday, January 6 at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, January 7 at 12 noon, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. The event will be held at the Rambler Center, 201 East Main Street in Russellville. A $20 entry fee, and based on 60 or more players, a $1,000 First Place. Cash payouts each tournament.

Higginsport Village Council will meet in regular session on Monday, January 9 at 7 p.m. This meeting is open to the public.

2012 Conservation District Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 18 at 7 a.m. at the Brown Soil and Water Conservation District office located at 706 S. Main Street in Georgetown. Meetings are open to the public. For details call (937) 378-4424, ext. 4. FOE 2289 Fish Fry, will be held on Friday, January 20 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Batavia Fraternal Order of Eagles 2289, 265 Foundry Street. Fish, fries, hush puppies, cole slaw, dessert and coffee available at $8 per meal or $3.50 for a sandwich. Please call (513) 732-9035 for carry out and more information. Book Club for Adults will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24 at the Mt. Orab Library, 613 South High Street. The number to call for more information is (937) 444-1414. Certified Crop Adviser Exam Training Session will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, January 18-19 at the Shelby County office of the Ohio State University Extension, 810 Fair Road in Sidney. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, January 10. The cost is only $225. For more information call (937) 4841526 or visit Agape Food Pantry Hours will be on Friday, January 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Fayetteville United Methodist Church, 61 East Humber Street. This is for all Perry Township residents. Livestock Mortality Composting Workshop will be held on Wednesday, January 18 at Wyandot County Recycling Center, 11385 County Highway 4, Carey. Deadline for registration is Friday, January 13. Details on alternative, costeffective, environmentally friendly ways to dispose of dead livestock. registration fee $15. For more information visit or call (419) 447-7073. Book Club for Adults will meet on Thursday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Library, 613 South High Street in Mt. Orab. For more information on this group call the library at (937) 444-1414. LPDC (Licensure and Professional Development Committee) of Western Brown will meet at 4 p.m. on Monday, January 23 at the district office. For more information call the Western Brown High School at (937) 444-2544 for more information.


Ohio Pesticide Commercial Applicator Recertification Conference will be held from 8 a.m to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31, at Kalahari Conference Center and Resort, 7000 Kalahari Drive in Sandusky. For information visit or call (614) 292-4070 RCAPS (Russellville Community Action Planners) will meet in regular meeting on Monday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rambler Center, 203 E. Main Street in Russellville. This group meets every third monday of each month. 8th Annual Valentine’s “Sweetheart Charity Ball” is set to take place on Saturday, February 11 a Roberts Centre in Wilmington from 8 to 11 p.m. Semi-formal/formal attire, at a cost of $100 per couple which includes appetizers, dinner, dancing photo of each couple and door prizes. This event is sponsored by SATH (Supplementary Assistance to the Handicapped). For more information contact Linda Allen at (937) 393-1904 Ext. 131 or (937) 364-6144. Please visit our website at County Master Brown Gardeners Free Workshop “Meditation Gardens” will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 19 at the Learning Resources Center of Southern State Community College’s South Campus near Sardinia, 12681 U.S. Rt. 62. Refreshments will be served.




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Claus. “I had a great time at the celebration,” said Marion Donley. “It was a lot of fun, and I enjoy the visits with family and friends.” “Our turn-out this year was great,” said Pam Sauer, OVM Activities Director. “As old movies played in the

background residents and visitors filled the dining room. Santa was available for pictures as guests helped themselves to dessert, coffee and punch.” OVM’s activities department plans many events throughout the year for residents and their families.

Pamida and Shopko Stores to merge Two of the nation’s leading Midwest-based general merchandise retail chains, Shopko Stores and Pamida, today announced they will merge to create one of the largest U.S. retailers focused on serving smaller and rural communities. The combined entity will have nearly 350 locations in 22 states and plans for new store growth in the second half of 2012 and beyond. Financial details of the merger, which is expected to close in mid-February, were not disclosed. With annual revenues of $2 billion, Green Bay, Wis.based Shopko operates 149 stores in 13 states located throughout the Midwest, Mountain and Pacific Northwest regions. Omaha, Neb.-based Pamida operates 193 stores in 17 states, primarily in the Mountain, North Central and Midwest regions, and has revenues of approximately $1 billion. Pamida and Shopko are highly complementary in terms of locations and communities served, as well as a shared focus on brand-name selection, personalized service, outstanding values every day, pharmacy services and strong community involvement. Customers will benefit from their combined resources, buying power and merchandising expertise, which will also set a solid foundation for future growth. The combined company, which will be headquartered in Green Bay, will use the

Shopko name and be led by Shopko President, Chairman and CEO W. Paul Jones. Pamida President and CEO John Harlow will serve on the leadership team and help direct the integration process. There will be no change to Shopko’s stores, and approximately $80 million will be invested over the next 12 months in the conversion of most of Pamida’s locations to the Shopko Hometown store concept and brand. “Merging Pamida and Shopko is a great move for our businesses and our customers given our complementary strengths, store networks and consumer-centric retail models,” said Jones. “The Shopko Hometown store format, featuring our unique merchandising strategy and improved store design, is an ideal fit for the smaller communities that Pamida serves with its exceptional service and community-minded approach. We intend to be the leader in this category by combining the best of Shopko and Pamida in our aggressive new store growth plans.” The Shopko Hometown retail format, developed over the past three years to augment Shopko’s larger store model, offers a differentiated and financially successful merchandising strategy. Shopko Hometown combines pharmacy services with a broad and dynamic offering of strong national brands and high-value private label brands of apparel, toys, con-

sumer electronics, seasonal items, and lawn and garden products – all in attractive, well laid out, easy-to-shop store formats that range from 15,000 to 35,000 square feet. Over the past two years, Shopko has purchased seven stores from Pamida and successfully transitioned them to the Shopko Hometown format. These locations have delivered an improved customer experience and have seen a significant increase in store traffic, sales and profitability, affirming the potential of the merger. Once Pamida’s chain-wide conversions are complete, the company plans to accelerate the addition of new Shopko Hometown stores in the second half of 2012 and into 2013. Both companies are owned by affiliates of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a leading private investment firm focused on leverage buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in market-leading companies. “This is an exciting move for Pamida, and the Shopko Hometown format will offer our customers an even better retail experience and a new and differentiated product offering that is not currently available in the smaller communities we serve,” said Harlow. “Pamida’s great associates, store locations, focus on personalized service, and commitment to giving back in our local communities are all ideal complements to Shopko.”


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Wow, what a last two months! Besides all that goes on a Christmas and New Years I got what some people have called a wild hair. Anyway, having met my health insurance deductible I decided to find a new family doctor. Well, of course one thing leads to another and before long I found myself in surgery. Well, that was not good enough so shortly thereafter I am scheduled for yet another ride down the surgery hallway. Wow! Happy birthday to Max Kennard, Frances Hermann, Mary Ruth Leasoure, John Zweigart, Jason Phillips, Brycelyn Short. Cassie Higle, Ronald Yockey, Janice Bunn, Clifton Hanselman, Harold Wardlow, Brenda Young, Nancy dick, Ruth Brown Johnson, Robin Mills, William Flaugher, Rhonda Frodge, Cheryl McClain, Dane Ebeling, Lynn Lawhun, Alice Tull Spires, Beverly Stephanson, Greg Applegate, Brett Fisher, Mildred Dixon Kirk, Jared Polley See how quickly things change. Please watch the words that come from your tongue. It has been said that life and death are in the power of the tongue.

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ABCAP HEAP has served over 9100 community residents in 2011. Currently, the Agency is assisting consumers with the Winter Crisis Program (WCP). The purpose of the Winter Crisis Program is to provide financial assistance to low-income households (200% of Federal Poverty Level) who: are threatened with disconnection of their heating source; already have service disconnected; need to establish new service; pay to transfer service; have less than a ten day supply of bulk fuel. The Winter Crisis Program concludes on March 31, 2012. Households must have a 10 day supply or less of bulk fuel or have a disconnect notice from a metered utility company. Households are eligible to receive WCP to restore their services. Other programs the Department administers include: the Summer Crisis Program (SCP), PIPP Plus and the Duke Electric and Fuel Funds. The Summer Crisis Program was created to provide cooling appliances (air conditioners, fans) and assistance with an electric energy bill for applicants determined eligible by the current SCP State Issued Grant Agreement, Exhibit 1, Scope of Work. The Summer Crisis program will run from July 1 – August 31, 2012. PIPP Plus is an extended payment arrangement that requires regulated gas and


Frontier Communications General Manager, Bethany Yost, is pictured presenting Alvin Norris, Adams Brown Community Action Program (ABCAP), a donation in the amount of $884, for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).

electric companies to accept payments based on a percentage of the household income. Under PIPP Plus, if you heat with gas, you pay 6 percent of your monthly household income to your gas company and 6 percent to your electric company. If you heat with electricity, you pay 10 percent of your monthly household income. The ABCAP HEAP Department will inform you of your PIPP Plus installment. Once you are in the program, you must pay your installment every month in full and on time. To be eligible for the PIPP Plus

program, a customer must receive his or her primary or secondary heat source from a company regulated by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), must have a total household income which is at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty level, and must apply for all energy assistance programs for which he or she is eligible. Assistance is available by appointment or walk-in. In Adams County, call 937-6950316 or 1-800-233-7891. In Brown County, call 937-3786041 ext. 254/280 or 1-800553-7393 ext. 254/280.



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FREE YOUR PLACE CLASSES Begins 1/09/12-2/15/12 Need additional education or job training? Offered at ABCAP Building, Georgetown Call 937-378-3564

1 & 2br apartment for rent in Ripley, utilities not included, no pets. 1br $225 & 2br $350. 937-618-0063. 2BR APARTMENT, 2nd floor, newly remodeled, partially furnished. $650/mo. includes utilities. No pets, no smoking, $600/dep., Fayetteville area. Call 513-875-2577. 2ND STORY 2br, Sardinia, $300/mo, $350/dep. Electric efficient heat, no pets allowed. 937-587-2230 ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for 1, 2 & 3br, Equal Opportunity Housing, apply at Forest Glade Apartments, 9001 Airport Rd., Georgetown, OH, 937-378-4565. BATAVIA - 2br, 1ba, balcony, $520/mo. plus deposit. 513-561-4014. BETHEL - 2br, 1ba duplex, washer & dryer, frig., stove & microwave, water & sewer, A/C. No dogs. $570/mo., $570/dep. 937-377-2135. FELICITY GARRISON PLACE SENIOR APARTMENTS 62 & OVER Rent Subsidized Free Utilities Secure Bldg. On-site laundry Pets allowed

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GEORGETOWN - 2 & 3br apartments available for immediate occupancy. 2br, 1ba, c/a, all kitchen appliances, w/d hookup, $560/mo & util., $560/dep. 3br, 1.5ba, 1-car att. garage, c/a, all kitchen appliances, laundry room, $675/mo & util. $675/dep., 513-253-8170 or 513-616-3504. GEORGETOWN, 2BR, 1ba, 1-car attached garage in the country for $475/mo., new carpet & paint, no pets, call 937-515-9758.


1 & 2BR APARTMENTS, Williamsburg, all utilities included except electric. 513-724-7802.

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LICENSED PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT Our expanding home health department is seeking applicants for a PRN Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant position. The applicant must be Ohio licensed and have two years experience.

Apply in Person Or applications are available On-line at 5280 US Hwy. 62 & 68 Ripley, OH 45167 (937) 392-0418 Fax: (937) 392-4599 Email: AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER OHIO RELAY SERVICE PARTICIPANT OHIO RELAY SERVICE NUMBER 1-800-750-0750

MT. ORAB Candlelight Apartments 1 & 2br Townhouse Starts at $465.00, $565 With discount. Visit our website:

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

MT. ORAB - 1br apartment w/balcony at $525/mo. You pay NO utilities. 513-739-5550. MT. ORAB, 2br, 1ba, washer/dryer, stove, refrigerator & water, $575/mo., $575/dep. 513-504-8152. NOW RENTING Hamant Villa Apartments, Mt. Orab, mature living, 1-story, W/D hookup, call for WINTER special. $575/mo. 513-724-2841 or 513-313-8262. RIPLEY - 2br, laundry in apartment, 2nd floor, deck, large yard, no pets, $450/mo. plus deposit of $225. 937-392-4653. RIPLEY SCHOOLHOUSE Apartments, 1br units available, Move-in Rent Special, rent-$255 plus utilities, for Seniors 62 years old, disabled or handicapped. For questions call 937-392-9216 or 937-378-6603. Managed by Brown County Senior Citizens Council.

SARDINIA - 2br apartment, $450/mo., some utilities paid. Houses $450, 2br, $575, 3br, no dogs, outside smoking only. 513-309-4349.

2 OR 3br, Mt. Orab area, gas heat, $600/mo., deposit plus 1st & last months rent. 937-213-1266. 3BR HOME, 1ba, living room, kitchen w/a 2-car garage, large yard in Sardinia. Eastern Local School District. $600/mo. plus $600/security deposit & last month rent required w/1-year lease. No pets in home. 937-515-1918.

3BR, 1.5BA, equipped kitchen, garage, 1-acre, between Sardinia & Mt. Orab, $700/mo. plus security deposit, no pets. 937-446-9371. 3BR, 2BA newer home, Lake Waynoka, $700/mo. plus deposit, no pets, no smoking. Call 513-875-2577. FAYETTEVILLE, 3BR, 1.5ba home sits on approx. 2-acres, 2-car garage, appliances & furnishing optional. 513-309-7991. GEORGETOWN - 3br, 1ba, electric heat, garage, on dead-end street. Close to schools, $600/rent/$600/deposit. 513-508-0915. GEORGETOWN: 3BR home w/detached garage & basement. Newly remodeled thru-out. Nice kitchen w/appliances, washer/dryer hook-ups. $695/mo+utilities & deposit. 513-335-1870. HAMERSVILLE, 3BR, 1ba, all appliances furnished. Absolutely no pets. Credit references, $695/mo. plus deposit and utilities. 937-3926052 or 513-734-4460. NEW 4BR home Mt. Orab w/rent/land contract options. Available end of December, no pets. Viji Grant, Remax Advanced 937-213-1548.

14X70 MOBILE home, 3608 Howard Hill Rd., Ripley, a large country lot, all electric, central heat & air, 2br, 2ba, living room, kitchen appliances provided, washer & dryer hook-ups, $450/rent & security deposit, No Pets, 937-392-1593.

3BR, 1-ACRE lot, storage shed, newly remodeled, no pets, good credit, $500/mo plus deposit. 937-444-3701. BETHEL - 2BR, 1BA in the country, new carpet, on private lot, $550/mo.; Also, 2br, 1ba apartment, Georgetown, $395/mo. Call 937-515-9758. BETHEL/HAMERSVILLE - 3br, new carpet, A/C, 1-acre lot, large deck, NO PETS!, $595 plus deposit. 513-797-7278 or 513-200-9909. MOBILE HOME - 3br, 2ba, Mt. Orab, $650/mo. 513-509-0585.

4,000 SQ. ft. Commercial space for lease on Main St. in Williamsburg. Has kitchen and restrooms in basement area. Has been previously used as a church. Would be good for office space or daycare. Call 513-616-8851. WANTED Farm ground to rent for 2012 season & beyond. Call Jeff at 937-213-3909.

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)

RESIDENTIAL CLEANING or just needing some spring cleaning, great rates, and even better references. Call for a quote, or for more information. 513-255-4342.

For all your sewing needs for you, your family and your home. Call 937-4444276. Reasonable rates, expert service. SEASONED & Split mixed hardwood, $80 full-size pickup truckload, thrown in & thrown out, will deliver in areas between Mt. Orab & Felicity & Amelia & Georgetown. 937-379-5071 or 937-670-0307. Prefer cash payment with receipt.

SARDINIA - 3-family $98K, rents $1350/mo., 2-family, $120K, rents $1300/mo. on acre in town, single families $55K, $68K, $73K. Land contract considered. E-mail

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3BR DOUBLEWIDE mobile, 2-full baths, all electric, refrigerator & stove, finished detached garage, $725/mo. & deposit, 937-446-4677. Renter is responsible for all utilities.

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.

3BR SECLUDED mobile home for rent located between Mt. Orab & Georgetown. Minutes from 68, WBSD, $550/mo. plus deposit. Call 513-724-7802.

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

2004 DODGE Durango, well maintained, looks & runs great, 152K/miles, bought new car, must sell. $7,000. Serious inquiries call 513-5195361. JUNKED, WRECKED unwanted autos, autos, trucks, motorcycles, etc., some towed free, cash paid for some. Call 513-734-1650

SEASONED FIREWOOD for sale. Also cash paid for cars running or not, & I do general clean up from barns to basements. Call Gary 937-515-4012.

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“TOP DOLLAR PAID” FOR Antiques, Furniture, Jewelry, Silver, Gold, Tools, Games, DVD’s, CD’s, any Collectibles! 937-378-1819 937-378-2850 “Almost Anything” WANT TO Buy hay for cattle. 513-448-8520.

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


2BR, 1.5BA, balcony, equipped kitchen, dishwasher, washer/dryer hookup, move in deposit $100 plus rent. 513-237-3692 or 513-831-5959.


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

FORD PARTS, motors, transmission. For sale, lumber from 1830’s home, oak, all parts. 937-289-1040. POST & Beam Kit, 14ft.x16ft. Oak included frame, rafters, braces, etc. 6” thick wall over 9ft. high to top plate. Would make a fine shop, room, garage, etc. Other oak available 2”x8” tongue & groove pine flooring. Call 937-289-1040. 2-LOST BLACK Labs from Ripley Dayhill Rd., bright orange radio fence collars, white markings on chest of larger dog, missing since Saturday, 12/31/11. Call 937-392-9413.

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




1280451- Mt. Orab- Must See! 3BD, 2BA. Beautiful hardwood floors in Bath & Kitchen. Garden tub, stand-up shower & double vanity in master bdrm Bath. Move-in ready in the Kyle Lane sub-division. This property is located in the heart of Mt.Orab on 1.53 acres. $69,900




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





1262256 - Higginsport - This elegant, stately appointed home is offered for sale part. furnished. It was successfully operated as a B&B for many yrs. With 6 bedrooms in this home you can see B&B potential. The Riverboat house, a separate bldg., has 7 rentable units. Truly a turn key operation. 1.75 acre and 500 ft of Ohio River frontage. $770,000

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

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

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

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




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

1251916- Sardinia - 3.25 Acre Mini-Farm. Solidly built Ranch, well kept. 2BD, 1BA. 25x36 Log cabin w/stone FP & huge pot belly stove. 36x36 tobacco barn w/built in stall. Water outside barn. Fenced pasture. Hundreds of feet of road frontage. Close to SR32 on lightly traveled road. $115,000





1281262- Mt. Orab - Must see inside of this home to believe! 3BD, 2BA. Totally transformed. Brand new flring, fixtures, hwh. All new drywall! Newer furnace & compact pellet stove. Gar. has it's own heating system. All on 4.17 acres. $89,900




Western Brown Local Schools Schweighart Home, Great Location, 3BR 2BA, Brand New Carpet, Furnace, Gutters, Paint and Hot water Heater. Priced below Auditor's Value. .5ac.





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



1259689- Ripley - Known as The Red Oak Store. This turn key operation could be yours. C1 & C2 Liquor License. Walk-in cooler refrigerated, pizza bar, double pizza oven, ice cream cooler. Call today to get complete inventory list. $99,900

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

1289593- Sardinia - FIRST OFFERING! Custom Blt Full Brick 5 BR 3 Ba home sitting atop a gently rolling knoll. Master BR suite on the 1st flr. Newer roof, furnace and HWH. Lrg. eat-in country kitchen w/re-finished cabinets. 3 season room on rear. Stocked pond. $249,900

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

1290259- Mt. Orab - Excellent Investment Property! 4 bay and 4 vacuum cleaner carwash located in the heart of Mt. Orab, Brown Counties fastest growing area. One no touch bay and 3 self service all w/ heated concrete flrs. Contact Mgr. will consider staying. $300,000


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





1273562- Eastern Schools - Stop Looking! You can own your own slice of heaven! Very unique 2BR home on 16+ lush acres. Your very own private retreat! Immaculate! Great room is enormous. Family rm has a walk out. Creeks, 3 ponds, woods, tranquility. Wraparound decking, upper deck & covered porch. $189,900

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January’s list of gardening tasks 33 nominated for military BY Faye Mahaffey The Master Gardner I can’t believe that we are talking about January in the garden! With the forecast for frigid weather, I attempted to take down outside lights yesterday in-between the rain showers. These gloomy gray winter days have me dreaming about picking sun-warmed tomatoes from the vine, how about you? I have noticed a couple dandelions blooming in my front yard. Pretty cheeky on their part – they are right along the driveway! On one of those 50 degree days I was almost tempted to do some weeding. That is just crazy! January is the gardener’s month for study and introspection, because who we are and what we want affects what our garden will become. While you are dreaming about warmer days, hold your own mini brainstorm for your garden. Pull out those seed catalogs, collect inspirational photos, and jot down notes to make your dream a reality. This month’s list of gardening tasks includes: The Whole Garden Collect seed and plant catalogs Check the dates on seed packets that you already own Read your catalogs thoroughly before ordering new seeds or plants Read gardening books for inspiration and new approaches to your landscape

Study the bare bones of your garden and make notes on potential improvements. Tour your garden to look for plant damage Plan new gardens Place your seed orders Beware of a January thaw! Apply winter mulch Trees and Shrubs Prune dead or broken branches off trees Prune summer and fallblooming woody vines and shrubs while they are dormant Fertilize acid-loving shrubs, if you didn’t fertilize them in the fall Flowers and Grasses Routinely inspect houseplants and outdoor plants overwintered indoors for pests and diseases Water indoor plants less frequently until they return to active growth Pinch and turn houseplants to keep them shapely Keep houseplants clean Avoid excessive salt use on icy paths and driveways Fruits and Vegetables Make a plan to rotate vegetable crops when designing next year’s garden Prune fruit trees now that they are dormant Seed catalogs are arriving daily and the basket beside my reading chair is quickly filling up. As I browse through a catalog, I use sticky notes to mark interesting seeds and plants that I might want to order. Turning a page down just doesn’t do the trick. I need the item circled in the catalog

and a sticky note on the front cover with a list of the items that interest me. Have you made your list of resolutions for the garden? I am happy to report that I am still composting every week and it has finally become a “habit”. Even my husband has started saving veggie scraps and banana peels! Success! What about my other resolutions? Gardening magazines have been read shortly after they arrived, and no new flower beds were started in 2011. My resolutions for 2012 include: Divide daylilies, purchase a free-standing greenhouse, tour my friends’ gardens, take time to sit on the garden bench and enjoy the scenery, and finally, try to stay ahead of the weeds! Mark your calendars for the two free seminars taking place in January. January 19 – Meditation Gardens – 6 until 7:30 p.m. in the library at the Fincastle campus of Southern State College January 23 – Garden Layout and Spraying – 6 until 8: p.m. in Room 110 at the Fincastle campus of Southern State College Take this time to study your seed catalogs and gardening books. In just a few months we will be ready to dig in the dirt again!


New Year’s fatalities increase in Ohio New Year’s Holiday fatalities have increased over last year’s holiday weekend. During this New Year’s Holiday reporting period of Midnight, Friday, December 30, 2011 through 11:59 p.m., Monday January, 2, 2012, 13 people were killed on Ohio’s roadways. This is an increase of three deaths from last year when 10 were killed during

the same reporting period. Of this New Year’s Holiday fatalities, nearly half of those killed were not wearing a safety belt. “Wearing a safety belt is the best way to protect yourself during a crash,” explained Colonel John Born, Patrol superintendent. “Between buckling-up and driving sober – far too many of these fatal crashes are pre-


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academies by Rep. Schmidt Congresswoman Jean Schmidt has nominated 33 residents of Ohio’s Second Congressional District for acceptance by four of our nation’s military academies. At least one nominee could be accepted by each institution: U.S. Military Academy (Army) at West Point, N.Y.; U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.; U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.; and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. All members of Congress may nominate up to 10 candidates per opening. Academies usually make appointments by March 31. “They are looking for individuals who are well-rounded – academically, physically, and socially – who have demonstrated leadership qualities, community service, and a strong desire to serve in the military as an officer,” Congresswoman Schmidt said. A record number applied this year to be nominated by Congresswoman Schmidt. They were interviewed by two Naval Academy and two Air Force Academy graduates at Congresswoman Schmidt’s Cincinnati office. Her nominations were based on the panel’s recommendations. Congresswoman Schmidt held a reception Thursday (Dec. 29) at her Cincinnati office to recognize the nominees and their families: U.S. Military Academy at West Point (Army) Clermont County: Christopher Lau of Pierce Township, a student at Miami University.

Hamilton County: Bradley Sweeney of Sycamore Township, a student at Sycamore High School; Eliseo Vizcaino of Sycamore Township, a student at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy; Jack Gustafson of Symmes Township, a student at Xavier University; Branden Bodnar of Anderson Township, a student at Turpin High School. Pike County: Mark Clark of Waverly, a student at Waverly High School. Warren County: Louis Kappner of Maineville, a student at Kings High School; Gabriella Stroplos of Lebanon, a student at Lebanon High School; William Ulrich of Oregonia, a student at Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro, Va.; Nicholas Taylor of Maineville, a student at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. U.S. Air Force Academy Clermont County: John Braden Miller of Miami Township, a student at St. Xavier High School; Nicholas Twine of Stonelick Township, a student at Clermont Northeastern High School. Hamilton County: David Berno of Cincinnati, a student at St. Xavier High School; John Dumas IV of Cincinnati, a student at St. Xavier High School; Matthew Krott of Symmes Township, a student at Indian Hill High School; Devon Burris of Cincinnati, a student at Sycamore High School; Reece Martinez of Cincinnati, a student at Loveland High School. Warren County: Alexander Moushey of Mason, a student

at Mason High School; Jacob Gill of Mason, a student at Moeller High School; Edward Kathman of Mason, a student at Summit Country Day School. U.S. Naval Academy Clermont County: William Hamiter of Union Township, a student at Moeller High School; Edward Hoffmann of Stonelick Township, who is home schooled; Henry Jentz II of Union Township, who is home schooled; Erik Shinkle of Tate Township, a student at Bethel-Tate High School; Zachary Sullivan of Miami Township, a student at Milford High School. Hamilton County: Karah Brown of Cincinnati, a student at Walnut Hills High School; David Groh of Cincinnati, a student at St. Xavier High School; Kathleen Heinbach of Cincinnati, a student at Indian Hill High School; Tanner Huskey of Blue Ash, a student at St. Xavier High School; Thomas Wassel of Loveland, a student at Loveland High School. U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Brown County: Holly Van Keuran of Georgetown, a student at Georgetown High School. Clermont County: Kayla Bomske of Union Township, a student at Amelia High School; Nathaniel Adams of Milford, a student at Cincinnati Country Day School.

First Step offered by Hospice of Hope Hospice of Hope and Limestone Family YMCA, and Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley and Highland County Family YMCA have collaborated to bring the community a new program to assist people as they move through the grief process. First Step is a program specifically designed for individuals who have experienced the loss of

a loved one. This unique program incorporates gentle exercise, healthy living tips, skills to assist in the grieving process, and the support of others who are walking the same path. Join us on this journey. Both groups will meet February 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 and March 1, 6, and 8 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at

Limestone Family YMCA in Maysville, and Highland County YMCA in Hillsboro, Ohio. Hospice of Hope bereavement programs and support groups are free and open to the community. Individual support is also available. For more information, contact Peg Lynch at 800-928-4243.




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