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The Brown County Press Sunday, December 16, 2012 • Volume 40 No. 19 Serving Brown County, Ohio since 1973

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Hospital board votes to dissolve BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press The Brown County Hospital Board has dissolved. Board Members met at Southwest Regional Medical Center Dec. 13, using their last vote to end the existence of the board. The resolution stated in part that “all pending claims have been fully satisfied and all remaining liabilities have been assumed by Southwest through the Asset Purchase Agreement” and that the “Hospital Board finds it has completed winding up its affairs and there is no need for the board to continue as a public body and/or political subdivision.” Part of those affairs included disbursing the final $212,000 left in the board’s bank account. Hospital Board Chairman Eric Sontag said part of the money went to settle a lawsuit filed against Southwest

Regional Medical Center, the hospital board and the Brown County Commissioners by Drs. Barbara Patridge and Judith Varnau for prior contract incentive payments. “We took some money out of our bank account and paid that settlement through Southwest today”, Sontag said. Sontag said that the Brown County Health and Wellness Foundation received a total of $75,000. Sontag said $50,000 of that money would be to maintain Automatic Electronic Defibrillators located within the county and that $25,000 went to the “Good Neighbor Fund” that helps subsidize medical care for those in need. Another $25,000 went to the Brown County Emergency Medical System Association. Sontag said the remainder of the funds went to pay small miscellaneous debts CONTINUED ON PAGE 9

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Hospital Board members and Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little attend the final meeting of the Brown County Hospital Board. Clockwise from left are Erika Ackley, Margery Paeltz, Jessica Little, Dr. Doris Charles, Eric Sontag, Robert Clonch, Ralph Quallen and Donna Sutton.

Ripley IGA owner says electric bill is too high BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press

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More than 60 people attended the December 10 Western Brown Local Board of Education meeting to prove to the board that they are willing and ready to volunteer to help get a levy passed for their school.

High electric bills may drive the owner of the Ripley IGA to close the store. Charlie Collins, co-owner and general manager of the Ripley IGA Store since 2010, told Ripley council at the December 11 meeting that his electric bill for the period of February to March was 73% higher than it was last year. “I sent a letter to Charles Ashmore on the 20th of July contesting this charge,” Collins explained, “I got a response back that the

charges would be looked at. I met with Mr. Ashmore, Mayor Tom Leonard and the head of the electric department, Mike Judy on August 9. Before that meeting, however, I had received my bill from June to July and it was 42% higher than the previous year, same cycle.” Collins went on to say that the response that he had received from Mike Judy was that the February to March billing had three extra days causing the bill to be $4,000 higher. “I didn’t believe that three days of use could be $4,000 more,” Collins said. “When

I got the bill for June to July it was $12,752. Mike Judy said that he had found power surges while monitoring our electric meters. “He also said we had faulty equipment in our store which was causing us to use more electricity. He said the higher temperatures also contributed to it.” He said at that particular meeting there was no mention of the fact that the multiplier factors for single and three phase electricity had changed, which was the prime reason for the bill going up.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

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WB board urged to put levy back on the ballot Sardinia discusses Following a challenge by Western Brown Superintendent Christopher Burrows to have at least 100 residents agree to work on a new campaign to help get a school bond levy passed, 129 members of the community stepped up and signed a petition to help. At the December 10 board of education meeting, more than 60 people came forward and presented the board with a signed list of volunteers who signed a petition of their intentions to work to get a levy passed for the district.

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On the ballot in November this year, was a six-year emergency operating levy, which failed by a wide margin. A newly formed organization called the Western Brown Community Group attended the board meeting and asked the board to approve passing a resolution to place the levy back on the ballot in May. An organizer of the group, Teresa Wallace, told the board that the community group had met on three occasions and felt like they were well organized, with enough involved parents and friends, to get a new levy passed. Burrows responded to the group after Wallace spoke. “We’re all ready to roll up our sleeves and work hard to get this levy passed,” Burrows said. “It’s been 41 years since residents were asked to pass a levy to help this school. But now it’s time and it’s necessary.” Following an executive session the board scheduled a re-organizational meeting for January 7, 2013, to be followed by a work session to discuss the

wording of a resolution and next step needed by the board regarding placing the issue back on the May ballot. Then at the first regular board meeting set for Monday, January 21 the issue will be voted on by the board. Each of the board members expressed their gratitude to the group and stated how pleased they were that there was so much interest and obvious love for their school. The board must make a decision about the matter at the January 21 meeting because papers must be filed with the board of elections no later than February 1, 2013. In other business at the meeting, Burrows reported to the board that he had received a lot of concerns from parents regarding the bus route changes, particularly the two-mile radius of the school, no pick-up of an any students K through grade 8. “I sent out a second letter today to all the parents of those children that don’t have transportation even though a bus goes right by CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

raising water rates BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press At its December 10 meeting, the Sardinia Village Council had first readings of two ordinances raising the water and sewer rates/charges for customers living outside the village, from 60% to 120 %.

The increase in rates will effect between 45 and 50 customers who currently purchase those services from the Village of Sardinia but live outside the corporation. Currently customers outside the village pay $27.26 for the first 2,000 gallons of water used, then $12.72 for each 100 gallons used after

that. They pay an average of $168.57 per month for both water and sewer. The proposed increase will take the cost to $231.79 per month. Customers living within the village pay an average of $121.43 a month for water, sewer and trash pick up. The village buys its water CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

Helping Hands looks to community for help BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press For more than fifty years, volunteers at Helping Hands in Christian Service, Inc. at 668 Camp Run Road in Georgetown has been helping families in Brown County with their basic needs, like food, clothing and household goods. But now Helping Hands is asking the community for

a helping hand. “People in this county have always opened their hearts to Helping Hands,” said JoAnn Kattine, volunteer and executive director of the facility. “In fact, this community has been so generous with donations that we a bursting out at the seams. We moved to this location in the mid 80’s. We worked out of a mobile home for a little while, but quickly outgrew

it. It wasn’t the perfect situation, we couldn’t keep it warm and food would freeze. But we made do until we could move into a larger old building next to it.” Helping Hands was organized in 1962 with the aid of the Brown County Extension Office, the Brown County Ministerial Association, Pearl Mullins and the Department of Human ServCONTINUED ON PAGE 10

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tempted Abduction and a fourth degree felony count of Menacing by Stalking. He is accused of enter-

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degree felony county of Burglary, a second degree felony count of Attempted Kidnapping, a fourth degree felony count of At-

Grand Jury on Dec. 10. Christopher McKeehan, 36, is currently in the Clermont County Jail. He is charged a second

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ing the home of his victim and attempting to abduct her on April 18. Marvin Windsor, 59 of Georgetown, is facing seven counts of Pandering Sexually Oriented Matter Involving a Minor, all fourth degree felonies. Windsor is accused of possessing the material on June 3. Shane Lineberger, 20 of Cincinnati, faces one count of Unlawful Sexual Conduct With A Minor, a fourth degree felony, and one count of Disseminating Matter Harmful To Juveniles, a fifth degree felony. He is accused of engaging in sexual conduct with a person between thirteen and fifteen years of age. Christopher Davis, 39 of Bethel, faces one count of Aggravated Vehicular Assault, a third degree felony, and Operating A Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol, a first degree misdemeanor. Davis is accused of causing serious physical harm to Carla Schwier on Sept. 24. Justin Jacobs, 26 of Mt. Orab, faces one count of Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle, a fourth degree felony and one count of Theft, a fifth degree felony. Jacobs is accused of taking a backhoe and a

truck from separate victims on Oct. 22. Jeremy Dehaas, 32 of Mt. Orab, faces one count of Possession of Heroin, a fifth degree felony and one count of Possessing Drug Abuse Instruments, a first degree misdemeanor. He is accused of committing both acts on Nov. 9. An indictment means that charges have been filed against an individual. It is not a finding or admission of guilt.

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GOP to replace Green The Brown County Republican Party is in the process of replacing Brown County Auditor Doug Green as he moves to become State Representative for the 66th Ohio House District. Any interested party should contact Brown County Republican Vice Chair Mariah Votel at (937) 618-0446 before six p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16 for consideration.

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Anette Mineer signs the Memorandum of Understanding in Brown County Common Pleas Court on Dec. 12. Her attorney John Estill is at right.

because they failed to respond in the proper timeframe. The town will probably pay a heavier price in the future for the actions of the majority in future litigation.” In an e-mail to the Brown County Press, village council member Billie Eitel expressed frustration with Mineer. “This was a nuisance lawsuit and the majority of the members of council thought it was in the best interest of the Village to settle to keep it from going to court therefore incurring more cost to the Village. It is definitely a bitter taste that it is stated that we did nothing wrong but it cost the Village $3500 dollars because one individual of this Village has the money to waste on frivolous lawsuits.” She added “...the Village was not at fault and that this was brought on the village

Spurlock sentenced In November 2012, a One Count indictment was filed against Kara Spurlock from Cincinnati, Ohio. The indictment charged Count One, Trafficking in Heroin (with a specification that the offense was committed in the vicinity of a school), a felony of the first degree, having a maximum penalty of 11 years in prison. Ms. Spurlock did knowingly sell or offer to sell a controlled substance; the drug involved being heroin or a compound, mixture, preparation, or substance containing heroin and the amount of the drug involved equals or exceeded ten grams but less than fifty grams. Brown County Court of Common Pleas, Judge Scott T. Gusweiler, accepted a plea of guilty to an amended Count One, Trafficking in Heroin, a felony of the second degree. Upon a motion by the State of Ohio, the specification was dismissed. On December 3, Judge Gusweiler sentenced Ms. Spurlock to a mandatory prison term of 3 years. Judge Gusweiler ordered Ms. Spurlock to successfully complete the Thinking for Change Program and substance abuse counseling while in prison. Judge Gusweiler ordered her to pay court costs and further advised Ms. Spurlock of the mandatory three years of post-release control through the Adult Parole Authority upon her release from prison.

by an individual, just because as I stated, she has the money to invest in nuisance lawsuits just because she can. Evidently she gets enjoyment out of being vindictive at the cost of the village.” Village council member Jim Perraut added “We fulfilled all our duties in providing the information and we were not at fault whatsoever.” After the hearing, Mineer said “If the village had complied with my request in a timely manner, the suit would not have been necessary. I’m happy with the outcome.” She declined further comment on the advice of her attorney. The complaint, called a Writ of Mandamus, was filed by Mineer in July after her attorney, John Estill, asked for “The complete transcript and any other documents which constitute a part of the bond issuance by the Village of Aberdeen pertaining to its

intended construction and/or financing of a water treatment, storage and distribution records, including or not limited to the actual bonds, all required ordinances or resolutions, opinions of counsel, correspondence with the counsel, documents, writings, e-mails, or other memoranda with others, including public agencies, regarding such bond issuance.” The letter also asked for “Minutes and actual transcripts or recordings of all meetings at which the construction of the water facility was discussed or the issuance of bonds was authorized” and “All correspondence with contractors, bidders, or others pertaining to the status of the project.” Public entities who do not respond to proper public records requests can be required to pay the attorney’s fees of those asking for the records, among other possible sanctions.

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A lawsuit filed by Aberdeen resident Anette Mineer against the Village of Aberdeen has been settled. A memorandum of understanding was signed by both sides on Dec. 12 following a hearing in before Common Pleas Judge Scott Gusweiler. Mineer filed the lawsuit in July, claiming that the village had not responded to her requests for public records in a timely manner as required by law. The memorandum states that both parties agree that the village has complied with the public records request and that the village will comply with any further requests within sixty days of receipt. The village also agreed to pay Mineer $3500.00 for attorney’s fees. The memorandum must be approved by the village council at their Jan. 7 meeting before it becomes official. Mineer was present for the hearing, along with all six members of the Aberdeen Village Council, Mayor Harry Foxworthy and Village Fiscal Officer Nathan Pfeffer and Village Solicitor David Grimes. Following the hearing, village council member Jay Castle said “It’s sad that a majority of council does not understand Ohio Revised Code regarding public records requests. The majority cost the town $3500.00

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From the desk of Christopher J. Burrows, Superintendent Western Brown Local Schools Changing the Way We Do Business I learned a long time ago that a pure sign of ignorance is doing the same thing over and over and expecting something different to happen. With that being said I am too competitive of a person to simply sit back and let the resounding gong bang and the organization I am responsible for crumble to pieces. As a community who loves our schools, we must collectively respond and begin implementing an organizational makeover. We must realize that the schools that “worked for us” are not sufficient for today’s students. I cannot even begin to predict what the Christopher J. Burrows, jobs of tomorrow are or how many Superintendent Western will even be available, but what I do Brown Local Schools know is that they will involve technology, creativity, teamwork and innovation. Our schools are still set up to send our students into industry to repetitively do the same thing over and over again without much independent thinking. We cannot settle nor can our students afford to continue to come to school in a 20th century classroom when they go home to a 21st Century living room! What can we do you ask? Well, I wish I was smart enough to prescribe a scripted plan for schools to implement and to be the magic cure for our learning to living gap. If this were the case, I would probably not be writing this article as the superintendent of Western Brown but as an educational consultant traveling around the world. Needless to say we must start somewhere and begin challenging and changing the status quo. Below you will find 9 things I will be challenging the WBLSD Board of Education and our entire staff with as we prepare to transition to the year of 2013. 1. Set a High Bar 2. Start conversations about next generation learning 3. Take a field trip to next generation schools 4. Model technology-based learning 5. Develop a service learning plan 6. Develop an online learning plan 7. Develop a blended learning plan 8. Develop a one room schoolhouse plan 9. Engage our legislatures and Governor’s office. Shift is happening in the Western Brown Local School District. The way we educate our students will drastically change in a short period of time. Our students, in particular at the WBHS, will have several flexible options that will adhere to their interest and to their career pathway. We are currently in communications with the Governor’s office, our local legislatures, Southern State Community College, Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, WBLSD staff and students redesigning education. We will call this The Western Brown Way. Collectively we will become the school district that all students want to attend, all people want to work in and a place all parents want to send their children. By combining a rigorous curriculum like Harvard, discipline like the US Naval Academy and fun like Disneyland there is no doubt that we can prepare students for whatever their next step in life may be.

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Taking A Trip Through Time Back in October, 2012, The Brown County Press, printed a photo provided by the Brown County Historical Society of the inside of Adamson Dairy. Since then we were sent two more photos that have to do with Adamson Dairy along with a little information. Adamson Dairy was originally began on the Adamson family farm by Archie Adamson. Back in the 1930’s the farm was near the Childrens Home in Georgetown and Mr. Adamson provided milk to the Childrens Home. Then after several years of urgings from neighbors and friends Archie and his son, Virgil Adamson (above, left) finally built the dairy in 1945 that was located near what is now the Sears Store on State Route 125, east of Georgetown, (seen behind Virgil, above left). Archie retired in the 1950’s and his children, Virgil, Lily, Geneva and their spouses took over the dairy until it was sold in 1965. Pictured above right is a 1964 Adamson Dairy truck. The above photos were provided by Susan Willenbrink Shaw, great granddaughter of Archie Adamson. If you have any additional information about the Adamson Dairy or the above photos please contact her at (513) 3193444. ‘Taking a Trip Through Time’ is a feature of the Brown County Press that is supplied by our readers. If you have photos of places within Brown County that are at least 30 years old please feel free to submit them along with some information about the photo to The Brown County Press by email to bcpress@frontier.com or mail them to or drop them off at The Brown County Press 219 South High Street Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154. You will get your picture back. You can also reach us at (937) 444-3441.

Changing trends in land stewardship As part of a 5th generation century farm family, I can tell you with certainty that most agricultural producers understand that change is inevitable. As with all successful businesses, as times change, so must production practices in agriculture. At the Ohio Department of Agriculture, we work with farmers every day. We know that Ohio’s farmers are concerned with keeping up with the times and responsibly providing us with an abundance of food, fiber, fuel, bioproducts - the things we need every day and the engine of Ohio’s economy and job creation. We also know that it is time to rethink the way we have been used to doing things to preserve the quality of our lakes and streams, and safeguard public health. Balancing the ideals of a thriving economy and feeding a growing population, while preserving public health and environmental integrity, has long been a

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goal of agriculturalists and environmentalists alike. Although there are skeptics, we have proven these principles can effectively coexist. In the 1970s, when Lake Erie problems were brought into focus, the state met a goal of reducing 11,000 metric tons of phosphorus from all sources. Agriculture did its part by reducing sediment loss and the loss of the phosphorus attached to it so that, by 1985, the state achieved its goal. That historic hurdle has now evolved into a new problem that needs to be solved. New research shows that nutrients are leaving our fields in ways we did not know were possible before in the form of dissolved phosphorous. Re-

Letters to the Editor Western Brown man says he’s taxed out Dear Editor, We as senior citizen's are taxed out. Our cost of living for social security this year will be less than 1 1/2 percent and Western Brown school's want to add to our property tax. Where are we supposed to get additional money? The way Mt. Orab has grown over the last several year's, the new school that was built, I would have thought that the school board, the superintendent, the teacher's and all the people that work for the

school and the district would have done something long before now. I feel that this levy is mostly for raise's for the superintendent, the teacher's, the school board and other's who work for the district. I think to serve on the school board should be a privilege instead of being paid for it. Does it cost more for the superintendent and the teacher's and other's in the district to go to the store or pay for their gas or to live period? Gene Snider

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ducing the amount of dissolved phosphorous that makes it out of our fields and into our waterways is our newest challenge. There are a variety of factors, here in Ohio as well as in other states and Canada, contributing to algal blooms in our lakes, and dissolved phosphorous is one of the primary culprits. Because there are several non-agricultural sources of dissolved phosphorous entering Lake Erie, it is important to note that Ohio’s agricultural industry should not be singled out as the only source. Nonetheless, land application of commercial fertilizer and livestock manure is a contributing factor. This is a complex problem and there are still many unanswered questions. What we do know is that how we are currently farming is contributing to the problem. The good news is that Ohio farmers understand the problem and want to be part of the solution. They are stewards of the land. They care about the environment. It is the foundation of their business and their survival. At Governor Kasich’s direction earlier this year, I, along with Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director Jim Zehringer and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Director Scott Nally, announced the Ohio Clean Lakes Initiative. The Ohio Clean Lakes Initiative is dedicated to improving Ohio’s water quality, specifically in the Western Lake Erie Basin region, while maintaining the integrity of the region’s agricultural industry. It was established earlier this year based on recommendations from agricultural, environmental and academic representatives. Under the Ohio Clean Lakes Initiative, the state will educate and encourage farmers across the state to adopt the 4R Nutrient Stewardship model, which promotes using the right fertilizer source, at the right rate, at the right time, in the

right places. Good nutrient stewardship not only benefits the environment, it benefits the farmer by saving the money and time that could otherwise be invested in applying unnecessary or excessive fertilizer to the soil. The state will also work with farmers through the local Soil and Water Conservation Districts to exthe use of pand on-the-ground practices to help control the displacement of agricultural nutrients. A total of 33,500 acres of farmland will incorporate the new nutrient management programs over the next 12 to 18 months. Target areas include the Maumee River Watershed, along with counties of Defiance, Henry, Putnam, Hancock and Wood. We will partner with the agri-business industry to expand the frequency and type of soil testing being used and work with the legislature to develop nutrient management plans that can be developed and approved by the local Soil and Water Conservation Districts. The initiative will also provide a means to collaborate with Ohio’s colleges and universities, research institutions and private businesses to create a monitoring network to implement and assess the effectiveness of management practices. Change may be inevitable, but agriculture is well-versed in adapting to change. With around 74,000 farming operations and some of the best soils in the nation, it is imperative that the agricultural productivity of Ohio is maintained. Food and agriculture adds $105 billion to the state’s economy and employs one in seven people with jobs. As harvest season wraps up this year and plans for the new growing season commence, the state is working with farmers to implement as many of these changes as possible into the new growing season.

Even though preparing large meals and purchasing Christmas gifts add to our stress level this time of the year, I’m excited, as are so many, that the Christmas season is here and people still view this season as a time of celebration and spending time with family. Having already attended several Christmas parades this year, I can say with certainty that the residents in our area continue to go out of their way to smile a bit more and extend their kindness as the day we celebrate Christ’s birth approaches. As we prepare for Christmas day, we recognize that regardless of the conflicts in our world, we are all striving to live our lives in peace with one another. To me, that includes the acceptance of those who make different choices than me, including those with different cultural and religious backgrounds than I have. ‘Tis the season for political correctness, though. Every year, it seems there are a few ACLU-types out there who stir up conflict because they do not celebrate Christmas or honor the reasoning behind it. They would rather that we do not have community na-

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DANNY BUBP tivity scenes and that we stick to words such as “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas!” This has got to stop. We all recognize that we live in a very diverse world in which people make their own life choices according to how they see fit. This doesn’t mean that we restrict others from their customs. It means that we all have something to bring to the table, and Christmas is part of that for the vast majority of Americans. As we continue through the month of December, I encourage you to live out your faith, beliefs, and traditions—whatever they may be—without apology. Respect others, learn about one another’s traditions, and teach others about yours. Spend time with your family and friends, and enjoy this joyous time of year. The birth of Christ is reason to celebrate! As for myself and my family, we wish all of you a very “Merry Christmas!”

What Do You Think? This question was asked of Kindergarden students from Mt. Orab Elementary School

If you could ask Santa for just one very special present, what would it be?

I'd ask him for a play horse because I really like horses. Madison Steele

I would ask him to bring me an Easy-Bake oven so I could make my own pretzels. Mikayla Eisem

Well...I would ask him to bring me a camera but I don't know what I would take pictures of. Skyler Smith

I'd ask for a violin. My friend has one and I know how to play it. Jillian Baird

I would ask Santa for a robot...one that could clean my bedroom up. Logan Hood

An Iron-Pad II, you know, an I-Pad, one that lets me play music and watch movies. Baylie Windham

I'd ask for an EDS, it plays different games than the one I have. Daniel Budke

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BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press Three men pleaded guilty Dec. 5 in Brown County Municipal Court to charges related to poaching deer. Nick Owens of the Brown County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said the three were from Mississippi and had traveled to Brown County to hunt. Caleb Skelton pleaded guilty to Spotlighting, Tagging, Hunting from a Vehicle and Hunting with a Rifle. He was ordered to pay $7196.39 in restitution to the State of Ohio Division

of Wildlife, ordered to forfeit a Mossberg .30-06 and a Ruger M77 rifle, all deer parts, knives and the ammunition used in the crime. Skelton’s hunting license was also suspended for five years. He was also fined $50.00 plus court costs, placed on one year of community control and 240 days in jail, all of which were suspended. Robert Lins also pleaded guilty to Spotlighting, Tagging, Hunting from a Vehicle and Hunting with a Rifle. He was ordered to pay $1923.77 in restitution to the State of Ohio Division

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NOTICE Peace Lutheran Church “Cemetery Committee” is evaluating the condition of some of the older grave markers in the cemetery located at 10581 Dayhill-Arnheim Road. It has been brought to our attention, that some of the grave markers, in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery, are in a very bad state of disrepair. Most of the markers that are of concern are dated before 1925, although there may be some that are a little newer. Although it is the responsibility, of the family of the deceased, to maintain the marker and appearance of the gravesite, we understand that some of the graves may not have any family left to give the care that is needed. To avoid the situation, of our cemetery becoming dilapidated and run down, our Church Council has authorized the Cemetery Committee to initiate a program to counter the forces of nature, which has taken a toll on the condition of some of our loved ones gravesites. Repairs or, when needed, replacement of selected grave markers, will be scheduled during the coming year (2013), so that we can give the respect and honor, that should be given to those that have gone before us. If there are any concerns or questions about the maintenance program, that is about to be implemented, you may write to the Peace Lutheran Cemetery Committee, 10581 Dayhill-Arnheim Rd., Georgetown, Ohio 45121, or you may send an email to peacelutheran@ymail.com Respectfully: The Peace Lutheran Cemetery Committee

of Wildlife, ordered to forfeit a Mossberg ATR .270 rifle, all deer parts, knives and the ammunition used in the crime. Skelton’s hunting license was also suspended for five years and he was sentenced to 240 days in jail with all jail time suspended.

He was also fined $50.00, plus court costs. Michael Brown pleaded guilty to Hunting with a Rifle and having no deer permit. He was fined $750.00 plus court costs and sentenced to 90 days in jail with all 90 days suspended.

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LEGAL NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE OF BIDS The Village of Mt. Orab is now accepting bids for the surplus equipment as declared by the Village Council of Mt. Orab, Ohio. The surplus equipment includes the following items: 1992 Chevy P/U, 1996 Chevy S-10 Blazer, 1997 Jeep Cherokee, 2003 Ford Crown Vic, Police Interceptor, Ford 550 Truck with snow equipment. These items can be viewed by calling Chief Bryan Mount at 937-444-2281 and making arrangements for viewing. Bids should be submitted to: Surplus Equipment Bid: (Vehicles), Village of Mt. Orab, and 211 South High St., P.O. Box 466, Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154. Bids for more than one surplus item must be submitted in separate envelopes. Bids will be due at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2013, and will be opened on January 11, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers at 211 South High St. The Village of Mt. Orab reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Payment for winning bids must be made within fifteen (15) days from opening of bids to be valid. Questions regarding the items for bid should be addressed to the Village of Mt. Orab, 211 South High St., P.O. Box 466, Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154, or phone at 937-444-2281. BY ORDER OF THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF MT. ORAB BCP 12-9t2 ----------------------------------------

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pediently distribute $555.1 million in state and federal funding to hospitals to reimburse them for their uncompensated costs in treating indigent and uninsured patients under the Ohio Hospital Care Assurance Program (HCAP). Executive Order 201218K permits the Ohio Department of Agriculture to adopt new temporary standards of care and housing for dangerous wild animals as required under Senate Bill 310. These rules will go into effect on or before December 4, 2012. Further, pursuant to another section of SB 310, owners of the affected animals must comply with the rules ninety days after the rules are adopted. KASICH SIGNS EIGHT BILLS INTO LAW Gov. John R. Kasich signed the following pieces of legislation into law: • Am. SB 40 (Kearney) designates November as "Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Awareness Month" and to require the Department of Health to include on its web site information regarding the syndrome; • Sub. SB 130 (Hughes, Cates) regulates certain dog breeding kennels and dog retailers; • Am. SB 135 (Kearney) designates the month of September as "Craniofacial Acceptance Month"; • SB 199 (Smith) desigCONTINUED ON PAGE 9

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Andrew & Jason Stephens would like to thank the following buyers for purchasing their animals at The 2012 Brown County Junior Fair Sale: JD Equipment, Washington C.H., Singleton Farms/Pioneer Seeds, Brown County Farm Bureau, Carrington Farm Supply, Judy Iles, Perry Twp. Fiscal Officer, NCB, Magulac’s Tire Service, Hudson Fuel Oil, Consolidated Grain & Barge, Alan Davis Insurance, Five Points Implement, H&R Block, Mt. Orab, Joe Stephens Trucking, Farm Credit Services, Trupointe, Brown Co. Commissioners and Sardinia Ready Mix.

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George Hammon winner of gift basket The U.S. Grant Homestead Association, who sponsored the 2012 Georgetown Christmas Home Tour would like to thank everyone involved in making the Christmas Home Tour a big success this year. Special thanks to the homeowners who invited us in, and to John Ruthven for donating a gift basket. Pictured is Nancy Purdy presenting the basket to the winner, George Hammon.

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Important topics to discuss over the holidays with your loved ones It’s the Holidays – and that time of the year where we look forward to visits and sharing time with friends, family and loved ones. It’s also a time when our Agency likes to encourage families to spend time discussing important issues that might be affecting Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, or other family members or friends. During this time, we encourage families to pay particular attention to situations where it might seem that a family member or special friend’s health may be declining. If so, perhaps they might need some help and assistance to remain safe and independent at home? Our Agency is here to help you find the resources in your community that can assist your loved ones with accomplishing their wish to stay in their own home. In addition, we are joining Eldercare Locator and their 10th Annual Home for the Holidays campaign. Eldercare Locator is a public service of the US Administration on Aging that is administered by our national associthe National ation, Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). This

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year, the campaign encourages older adults, caregivers, and their families to use their time together this holiday season to discuss and become informed about strategies to prevent financial exploitation. The National Center on Elder Abuse partnered with the Eldercare Locator to produce a consumer guide that is now available to help inform this discussion with seniors during the holiday season. The Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7) is supporting the campaign by raising awareness for the issue and encouraging families to take steps to prevent financial exploitation this holiday season. You can review the financial exploitation brochure by visiting our website at www.aaa7.org. At the bottom of the home page, there will be an ad and link to a copy of the brochure entitled “Protect Your Pocketbook”. There are several signs of financial exploitation for families to look out for, including financial activity that is inconsistent with an older adult’s past financial history; confusion about recent financial arrangements; changes to key documents that have not been authorized; a caregiver or beneficiary who refuses to use designated funds for necessary care and treatment of an older adult; and older adults who feel threatened by a caregiver or another individ-

ual who is seeking to control their finances. Families that are concerned about financial exploitation should report the issue to state agencies that deal with protecting the safety and well-being of older adults, such as our AAA7 Ombudsman Program, which can be reached at 1-800-582-7277. The campaign, which encourages older adults and their families to plan and be cautious, released tips to help prevent financial exploitation, some of which include: • Have an estate plan in place. Talk with an attorney about creating a durable power of attorney for asset management; a living will; a revocable, or living, trust; and healthcare advance directives. • Learn how to avoid fraud and scams at www.stopfraud.gov/protect.html. • Consult with a trusted person before making any large purchases or investments. • Do not provide personal information (i.e. Social Security number, credit card, ATM PIN number) over the phone unless you placed the call and know with whom you are speaking. • If you hire someone to help you in your home, ensure that they have been properly screened with criminal background checks completed. Ask for certifications when appropriate. For more information about financial exploitation or to learn more about home and community-based resources in your community and county, please do not hesitate to contact us at 1800-582-7277.

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dend of $.30 per share payable December 28, 2012 to shareholders of record December 20, 2012. This dividend is the same as the previous quarter and the dividend declared in December 2011. John J. Limbert, President and CEO, commented, "With a potential dividend tax increase looming, the Board decided to pay this quarter’s dividend in 2012 so shareholders could take advantage of the current lower applicable tax and keep more of the proceeds to use in their local communities." NB&T Financial had, as of September 30, 2012, total assets of $670 million, cash management accounts totaling $37 million, trust and brokerage assets with a market value of $287 million, and loans serviced for other of $49 million resulting in a total of $1.04 billion in assets under management, and currently operates 23 full service offices in seven Ohio counties.

Velma L. Juillerat, 96

Thelma Walker Huston Bishop, 81

David Harlan Beam, 64

Velma L. Juillerat, 96, Mowrystown, Oh., passed away Wednesday December 12, 2012. She was born January 25, 1916 in Mowrystown, daughter of the late Noah Edgar Young and Ida May Badgley Young. She married the late Earl M. Juillerat on December 24, 1938. They were married 69 years and nine months. She was a member of Mowrystown Church of Christ, Ladies Aid; and was a Charter member American Legion Auxillary. Surviving are son, Kenneth (Jenny) Juillerat, Mowrystown, granddaughter, Kassie (Jason) Bennett of Lexington, Ky., two grandsons, Kenny Juillerat, Mowrystown, Klayton (Kara) Juillerat, Mowrystown, two greatgrandsons, Grant and Tanner Taylor, two step-great grandsons, Shiloh and Zackery Bennett, of Lexington, Ky., and one great granddaughter, Kenley Juillerat, Mowrystown. In addition to her parents and husband, Velma was preceded in death by an infant brother, Lenard Young; her sister and brother-in-law, Irma and William Watson; brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Loretta Young; brother and sister-in-law, Dwight and Eunice Young; brother and sister-in-law, Winfield and Vera Young. Services will be held at Mowrystown Church of Christ, Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 11 a.m. with Pastors Jerry Mueller and Jason Moore officiating. Interment will follow in the Mowrystown Cemetery, Mowrystown. Friends will be received at the church on Friday, December 14, 2012 from 4 - 7 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Mowrystown Church of Christ, 28 W. Main St. (PO Box 17), Mowrystown, Oh. 45155. The Edgington Funeral Home, Mowrystown, served the family.

Thelma Walker Huston Bishop, 81, left to be with her Lord Jesus on December 10, 2012. She was born December 2, 1931 in Lewis County, Ky., the daughter of the late Wilbur Alvin Walker and Grace Walker Swanger. She lived most of her life in Ripley. She was a former employee of PCP Champion and U.S. Shoe in Ripley. Thelma attended the Ripley Assembly of God and was a faithful follower of Evangelist Joel Osteen. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers – Alvin F. Walker and Lovell (Hunky) Walker and two sisters – Dorothy Foxworthy Akers and Avis Walker. Thelma is survived by her husband Wallace E. Bishop; four children – Ron (Sue) Huston, Aberdeen, Betty Huston Strode, Maysville, Ky., Terry (Kathy) Huston, Tampa, Flor., and Donna (Harold) Oberschlake, Ripley, grandchildren – Jade W. Henson, Mysty (David) Pfeffer, Shelly (Rocky) Moran, Brandy (Christopher) Clark, James E. Oberschlake, Christopher (Amanda) Huston, Byron (Kristen) Huston; eleven great grandchildren – Jessica and Leslie Pfeffer, Rusty and Erin Moran, Noah and Natalie Clark, Wesley, Alexis, Evan and Cane Huston and Lane Michael Huston; four sisters – Garnet Carder, Milford, Evelyn Downing, Ripley, Peggy Trammel, Florida, Shirley (Bunny) Stropes, West Union, and many nieces and nephews. Services were held on Friday, December 14, 2012 where Rev. Bill Jones officiated. Interment followed in Linwood Cemetery in Russellville. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to: The Adams Co. Crisis Pregnancy Center, 11827 S.R. 41 South, Box 431 West Union, Ohio 45693 or the Ripley Life Squad, P.O. Box 174 Ripley, Ohio 45167. The Cahall Funeral Home, Ripley, served the family.

David Harlan Beam, 64 years, West Union, Oh., passed away Monday, December 10, 2012. David was born January 23, 1948 in Maysville, Kentucky, the son of the late Harlan and Mary (Campbell) Beam. David was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Linda, in 2009, and many aunts and uncles. David was co-owner of the Ellis-Beam Funeral Home, and former manager of the Beam Funeral Home of West Union. He was a former Eagle Scout and Scout Master of West Union Boy Scout Troop 60; the first volunteer patient for Hospice of Dayton; member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association; member of the American Legion Young-Moore Post 100 in West Union; former Cub Master of West Union Cub Scout Pack 260; and numerous other organizations. David is survived by two sons, Christopher (Lee Long) Beam, Sligo, Oh., and Joshua Beam of Adams County; three granddaughters: Alyssa and Katelyn Beam, Blanchester and Erica Beam, West Union; two sisters: Judy (Bill) Ross, Crystal Rivers, Flor., and Jeannie (Gary) Swearingen, of Jacksonville, Flor., former daughter- in-law, Jamie (Ronnie) Medley, Blanchester; along with several close friends, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. A gathering of friends and family was held on Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 12 until 2 p.m. with a Celebration of Life service to be held at 2 p.m. at Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union with Mr. Randy Reed speaking. David will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife at the Moore’s Chapel Cemetery in Blue Creek. The Lafferty Funeral Home, West Union, served the family.

John Luke, 55 John Luke, 55, Mt. Orab, Oh., passed away on Friday, December 7, 2012. John was born on February 23, 1957, the loving son of the late Eugene and Anna Luke. He was the beloved father of Katrina Luke, Noah Luke, and Keith Luke all of Virginia, caring brother of Gary Luke, Fayetteville, David Luke, Mt. Orab, Danny Luke, Mt. Orab, Sue Garrison, Kissimmee, Flor., Dorie Vilvens, Goshen, Pam Polk, Nashville, Tenn., and Elaine Howard, Virginia Beach, VA., dear grandfather of three grandchildren. Services were held Friday, December 14, 2012. The Megie Funeral Home, West Union, served the family.

Robert L. Patterson, 67 Robert L. Patterson, 67, Mt. Orab, Oh., entered into rest Wednesday, November 28, 2012. Robert was born March 27, 1945 to the late Francis and June Patterson. He was the beloved father of Bill Patterson, Cincinnati, Tammy Bayes, Ross, Oh., Rhonda Osterman, Springdale, Oh., John Patterson, Cincinnati, and Sandy Patterson, Cincinnati, loving brother of Don Patterson of Burgaw, NC. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. The Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Betty Marie (nee Glasbrenner) Walriven, 87 Betty Marie (nee Glasbrenner) Walriven, 87, New Richmond, passed away December 7, 2012. She was the loving wife of the late Joseph S. Walriven, beloved mother of Joseph “Jody” Walriven (Peggy), Timmy Walriven (Linda), Mark Walriven (Angie) and Monty Walriven (Cindy), devoted grandmother of 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 2 great, great-grandchildren, dear sister of Linda Waters. Services were held Tuesday, December 11 at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Withamsville. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia, served the family.

Lisha BallardHughbanks, 52 Lisha Ballard-Hughbanks, 52, Georgetown, passed Tuesday, December 4, 2012. She was born January 18, 1960. She was the beloved wife of Larry Hughbanks, Georgetown, loving mother of Heather (Billy) McNichols, Williamsburg, caring daughter, Carolyn and Richard Darby, Mt. Orab, affectionate grandmother of Lily McNichols, dear sister of Tony Ballard of Kentucky, Inda Dozier of Williamsburg, Eric Ballard of Williamsburg, Joey Hughes of Colerain Township, and the late David Hughes. She worked as a nurse's aide for over 20 years. Services were held Saturday December 8, 2012. Interment followed at Williamsburg Cemetery. The Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

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Bible Chapel U.C.C., Hamersville, will be holding a traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on Monday, December 24, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend and celebrate the true meaning of the Christmas Season. Bible Chapel is located at 119 North Avenue, Hamersville, just one block north of State Route 125.

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Marie Garrett, 68 Marie Garrett, 68, Williamsburg, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2012. She was born in Peebles, Oh., on November 12, 1944 the daughter of the late Harold and Freda (Wallace) Crothers. She is survived by her husband, Bud Garrett of Williamsburg whom she married on December 3, 1960, two sons and daughter-in-law; Bill and Lynette Garrett, Mt. Orab and Pat Garrett, Mt. Orab, one brother, Edward Crothers, Jr. of West Union, one sister, Pearl Vincent of Peebles, and 7 grandchildren; Nate, Elise, Taylor, Kylie, Emily, Spencer, and Luke. Services were held on Saturday, December 8, 2012. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery. The Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home, Peebles, served the family.

Charlotte L. (nee Riesenberger) Hale, 88 Charlotte L. (nee: Riesenberger) Hale, 88, Bethel, passed away December 11, 2012. She was the beloved wife to Clemon Hale for 66 years, loving mother of Stanley Hale, Sue Leopold (Mike), Elaine Talley (Glenn) and the late Kenneth Hale, devoted grandmother of Brian, Craig, Lori, Scott, Chris and Lisa. Also survived by numerous great-grandchildren and great, great-grandchildren. Dear sister of the late Bill Riesenberger. Services were held on Friday, December 14, 2012. Interment at Tate Township Cemetery. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

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Roberta "Jean" Wilson, 83

Mabel Mason James, 83, Seaman, Oh., died Sunday, December 9, 2012. She was born February 11, 1929 in West Union. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Allen and Stella Lucille (Seaman) Young; and husbands, Ray G. Mason and Paul Ray James; son, Michael Ray Mason; and step son, H. Brent James; brothers: Mack Young, Kenneth Young and Hubert Young; and a sister, Della Ruth Young. She is survived by two granddaughters, Alana (Gerald) Humphrey and Stephanee Mason, both of Seaman; and step grandson, Brent Paul James of Seaman; and step granddaughter, Bethany Humphrey and daughterin-law, Judy Mason of Wayne Township. She retired from the former Adams County Hospital where she was Director of Medical Records for 33 years. She was a consultant with Adams, Highland, and Jackson County Extended Care Facilities, and was a consultant with Eagle Creek Nursing Center. She was a member of the West Union Christian Union Church and had attended Countryside Church of Christ in Seaman. She was a member of the West Union O.E.S. Chapter 246; American Legion YoungMoore Post 100 Auxiliary; and the American and Ohio Medical Records Associations. Services were held Thursday, December 13, 2012, at Countryside Church of Christ in Seaman where Pastor Hannum Taylor officiated. Interment was at Manchester Cemetery in Manchester. The Lafferty Funeral Home, West Union, served the family.

Ruby Ree Baker, 91 of Hamersville, Oh., died Friday, December 7, 2012. She was born September 13, 1921 in Panola, Ky., the ninth of ten children born to the late Beechum and Nettie (Walton) Thomas. In 1934, at the age of thirteen, she was baptized in the Little Rock creek and became a member of the Christian Church in Panola, Ky. On May 28, 1936 at the age of fifteen, she was united in marriage to Dallas Lewis Baker and to this union eight children were born. Besides her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, Dallas Lewis Baker in 2001, two sons – James Ray Baker in 2003 and Clay Baker in 2004, three brothers and five sisters. Mrs. Baker is survived by six children – Shirley Mae Henson of Morristown, Tenn., Danny (Donna) Baker, and Vern (Pat) Baker, all of Hamersville, Joan (Don) Robinson, Batavia, Irene (Elmer) Cornett and Nelson (Janet) Baker, all of Georgetown, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and greatgreat grandchildren and one sister – Christine Smith of Winchester, Oh. Services were held on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 where Troy Braunstein officiated. Interment was in the Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown. Ruby leaves us with this thought: Let not there be sorrow in your heart from my passing from this earthly body, for I go now to be with God in heaven for eternity. The Cahall Funeral Georgetown, Home, served the family.

Roberta "Jean" Wilson, 83, Hillsboro, died on Saturday December 8, 2012. She was born in Mt. Orab on February 16, 1929, the daughter of the late Harry and Imo (Williams) Frazee. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Marion D. Wilson on September 26, 1990. She was a member of Hillsboro 1st United Methodist Church, Hillsboro Mother's Club, retired South Central Power Co. Jean and Marion owned and operated Moon Tractor Company in Hillsboro Ohio. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Eric (Jill) Wilson, sisters, Carolyn Malott (Edwin) and Sandra Hagge (Warren) both from Mt. Orab, a sister-in-law, Helen Frazee, a brother, Carroll Ray (Margie) Frazee of Cleveland, Tenn., two grandchildren, Brian (Jennifer) Wilson of Hillsboro and Carrie Wilson of Cincinnati; one great grandchild, Alex Wilson; 13 nieces and nephews, 2 aunts and numerous cousins. Services were Friday December 14, 2012. Burial followed at Resthaven Memory Gardens. The Thompson Funeral Home, Hillsboro, served the family. To have your loved ones obituary published free please have your funeral director e-mail us at bcpress@frontier.com or fax them to 937-444-2652

GARY A. HERRMANN Gary A. Herrmann, age 65, of Columbus, Ohio formerly of Mount Orab, devoted husband of Gloria (Pursley) Herrmann departed his Earthly home to enter his Eternal home on Monday, November 19, 2012, after a long hard fought battle with cancer. He and Gloria shared 46 years together. Gary was born May 5, 1947, at Maysville, Kentucky and was always a loving son to the late William Paul and Bernice (Lanter) Herrmann. He was a big man who did not hesitate in expressing his opinion and was always concerned with helping others in any way he could, especially children and older people. He attended and graduated from Mount Orab High School in 1965. Gary was a long-time employee of Complete General Construction Company, Columbus, Ohio before retiring. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus and the Sons of American Legion. He was proceeded in death by a brother, Greg. Left to mourn are sister, Judy (Bill) Hughes; brother, Jim (Judy) Herrmann; mother-in-law, Ruth Pursley; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of relatives and friends. He will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, November 24 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Michael Parish, Mount Orab, with Father Henry Albietz, the celebrant. Interment Mount Orab Cemetery. O.R. Woodyard Funeral Home, Columbus and Egbert Funeral Home, Mount Orab served the family. Memorials may be made to the Mount Carmel Hospice, 1144 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215-1039.

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TO THOSE I LOVE When I am gone, just release me, let me go - so I can move into my afterglow. You mustn’t tie me down with your tears; let’s be happy that we had so many years. I gave you my love, you can only guess how much you gave me in happiness. I thank you for the love you each have shown, but now it’s time I traveled alone. So grieve for me awhile, if grieve you must, then let your grief be comforted with trust. It’s only for a while, that we must part, so bless the memories within your heart. And then, when you must come this way alone, I’ll greet you with a smile and a “Welcome Home.” CARD OF THANKS The family of Gary A. Herrmann would like to express their thanks and appreciation for the spiritual bouquets, flowers, cards, phone calls, food and the many acts of kindness expressed during our recent loss. A special thanks to Father Henry Albeitz for his words of comfort; St. Michael’s Ladies Sodality for the prepared meal; the pallbearers; the nurses and doctors at Mt. Carmel Hospice for their expertise in administering to Gary’s medical needs; the O.R. Woodyard Funeral Home, Columbus, and Egbert Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, for their kind and efficient service to the family. Sadly Missed by The Family Gloria (Pursley) Herrmann Judy and Bill Hughes Jim and Judy Herrmann Jimmy and Shelley Herrmann Jeffrey and Micah Herrmann Ruth Pursley Derry Pursley Jacqueline and Danny Bohl Danny and Edie Pursley

Lester E. “Gene” Roehm, 83 Lester E. “Gene” Roehm, 83, Felicity, Oh., died on Thursday, December 6, 2012. He is survived by his 3 children, Kaye (John) Lipps, Gary (Karen) Roehm and Jeff (Connie) Roehm, 8 grandchildren, Melissa Netherland, Meyer, Eric Marie Roehm, Amy Roehm, Justin Roehm, Ryan Roehm, Savannah Harrison and the late Michael Lipps, 7 great-grandchildren, Shelby Netherland, John Michael Netherland, Crystal Rattliff, Kayden Rawlings, Jayden Rawlings, Dylan Roehm and Madyson Roehm, 4 sisters, Aileen Baker, Willmena Cooper, Fay Fletcher and Connie numerous Howard, nieces and nephews. 3 late brothers, Richard Adams, Tracy Hayes and Francis Hays. Services were held Monday, December 10, 2012. Burial was at the Neville Vesper Cemetery, Neville, Oh. The Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home, Felicity, served the family.

Sara A. Watson, 59 Sara A Watson, 59, Ripley, Oh., passed away Thursday December 6, 2012. She was born September 11, 1953 in Georgetown, the daughter of the late Arnold R. Watson and Kathryn F. (Fiscus) Watson. She was a security guard with Anderson Security. Besides her parents, Sara was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, James and Phillip Watson and 2 sisters, Shirley Watson and Carol Puckett. She is survived by 1 son; Johnathan (Judy) Watson, Brooksville, Ky., 2 brothers, Carl Watson of Pottsboro, TX and Charles Watson of Georgetown, 1 sister, Melody Thackston of Sardinia, 3 grandchildren; Zach, Jacob and Destiny Watson and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Saturday December 8, 2012 where Nathan Puckett officiated. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Brown County Human Society. The Meeker Funeral Home, Russellville, served the family.

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S. Charlene Wisecup, 70 S. Charlene Wisecup, 70 of Georgetown, Oh., passed away Friday December 7, 2012. She was born September 13, 1942 in Claiborne County, Tenn., the daughter of the late Levi Williams and Ada Cinnamon. She was a homemaker and attended the Bantam Church of God. Besides her parents, Charlene was preceded in death by 2 brothers Ed and Charlie Williams and 2 sisters Lillie Shiflet and Opal Carey. She is survived by her husband of 43 years Mark Wisecup, Georgetown, 3 sons, Tom Patrick of Jackson, Oh., Mark (Lisa) Wisecup Jr., Amelia, Shane Wisecup, Russellville, 1 brother, Jr. ( Edna) Williams, Milford, 8 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 5 nieces and 5 nephews. Services were held Wednesday December 12, 2012 where Brother Henry Taylor officiated. Burial followed at the Linwood Cemetery. The Meeker Funeral Russellville, Home, served the family.

Harvey Gordon Polly, 82 Harvey Gordon Polly, 82 of Hamersville, Oh., died Thursday, December 6, 2012. He was a machinist, a farmer and a member of the Georgetown Lodge F&AM #72. Gordon was born June 18, 1930 in Vanceburg, Ky., the son of the late Thomas and Lily (Pell) Polly. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother – Forrest “Bob” Polly and five sisters – Mary Nickell, Ruth Vice, Eleanor Parker, Helen Wietlisbach and Roberta Howard. Mr. Polly is survived by his wife fifty-two years – Dorothy (Smitson) Polly, whom he married February 14, 1959, one daughter – Lisa Polly (Jeff) Griffey, Maysville, Ky., four grandchildren – Brandon Gilliam, Matthew (Kati) Kilgore and Kelsey Osborne all of Hamersville, and Shelby Osborne of Maysville, Ky., four great grandchildren – Lacy and Dylan Kilgore and Hayden and Corbin Osborne. Services were held Sunday, December 9, 2012 where Gary Brose officiated. Interment was in the Rosehill Cemetery in Feesburg. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

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WINDOWS Malaci 3:10: “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.” God wants to bless you! Look with me in Genesis 1 verses 27-28 “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them...” The very first thing God did was to bless them! And that is exactly what God wants to do to you today! You know God said He would open the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing, but the greatest blessing comes by means of the door. Jesus said in John 10:9: “I am the door: by me if any enter in, he shall be saved...” In John 14:6 Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” In order to receive the greatest blessings of God you must first receive Jesus as your Saviour! He is the greatest blessing! He is the only doorway to salvation! But, once you are saved, God wants to bless you even more! He said that He would open the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing that you would not even have room enough to receive it! When you trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding and in all your ways acknowledge Him, do you know what He is going to do? He is going to direct your path! He did not say He might; He said He would! Look at Proverbs 3:5-6. It is a promise of God. James 4:8 tells us: “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you...” You just have to trust God to do what He says He will do. When you do, you will not have to worry about doing something that God tells you to do. I am talking about tithing and giving your offerings. We owe God the tithe. It is His and He requires it. The old saying goes: the tithe we owe, the seed we sow. The seed is our offerings. Some of our greatest blessings come as a result of our tithing and our offerings to God. He even said to prove Him! He wants to bless us, but we have to trust Him!

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You might say: But I can not do that, I don’t have enough to pay my bills as it is. You don’t know what you can do unless you trust God enough to see what He can do with you and through you! He does not break His promises! And He never fails! He can use you to do wonderful things! Like soul winning, teaching a Sunday school class, or one of the many other jobs to do around the church. Maybe it is witnessing for Him, working in the nursery, or singing in the choir, but whatever it is you are the one who receives the blessings. In Jeremiah 33:3 God said: “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” Wouldn’t you like to find out about a blessing that you did not even know about? Some people gamble to try to get what they want. There is no gamble with God. He is a sure thing! His promises are yea and amen to them that believe! The question is asked: Is there anything too hard for the Lord? He can take care of you! You will not lack the things you need. I am talking about His promise to pour out a blessing that you will not have room enough to receive it, and that particular blessing comes in connection with tithing and offerings! Prove Him. God said that He is not going to use just one window to pour it out of! Maybe He has a window directly over your house but you think that the hinges are stuck. Well, get out the W-D 40 and oil it! Let loose of God’s tithe and your offerings and put them in the offering plate of your local church! He will not drop His end of the promise. In verse 11 God said He will rebuke the devourer for your sakes. That is an amazing blessing all in itself. He won’t allow Satan to destroy your goods! Think about that. I mean really think about that!

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Ruth and Jr. Hayslip, Hamersville will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, December 22. Ruth Sellers met Lester Otis (JR.) Hayslip in grade school at the old Feesburg School. They were married on December 22, 1962 at the First Baptist Church in Mt. Repose, Clermont County, Ohio. They now have two wonderful sons and daughter in laws, Daryle and Casey Hayslip, Sardinia and Rodney and Becky Hayslip, Hamersville. They also have five grandchildren, Noah, Ava, Lana, Ryland, and Landis Hayslip. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Hayslip on their 50th wedding anniversary!

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Free living Nativity set in Winchester You can visit Bethlehem this Christmas by coming to the Free Living Nativity! See the country stable with the shepherds. The Bethlehem, West Union and Seaman Churches of Christ, invite you to a free Living Nativity on Wednesday, December 19 and Thursday, December 20 across from Subway Restaurant at 18862 Ohio 136 Winchester. Come share a quiet moment away from the Christmas rush. Free cookies and hot chocolate will be served. Those with limited mobility can even view the scene from inside their vehicle. Nativity hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call (937) 373-4533

Brown County Toys for Tots still raising funds The Brown County Toys for Tots has extended their registration for families to receive help this Christmas season. Registration is daily through Saturday, December 15 from 12 - 4 p.m. The need is even greater this year than last so toy and cash donations are still being accepted at this time. Pick up will be at the Brown County Fairgrounds at the Danny Gray Building on December 19 - 21 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and on Saturday, December 22 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. There will also be a

Baby Pageant on December 14 at the Southern Hills JVS on Hamer Road in Georgetown. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. and the Show will begin at 6 p.m. Trophies and ribbons will be awarded to winners. All entries will receive a participation certificate from the Marines. Entry cost is $15.00 per child. There will also be pictures with Santa for $5.00 and a silent auction. All proceeds will go to Brown County Toys for Tots. For more information call (937) 213-2235.

PRC announces Christmas hours

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The Pregnancy Resource Center, A Place of Hope, will be CLOSED the week of Christmas to spend the Holiday Season with their families. The last day the PRC will be open before the holidays is Thursday, December 20, 2012. Anyone who will need assistance will have to make an appointment before December 20. Normal business hours will resume on Wednes-

Candlelight Service to be held Taylor’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Williamsburg will have a Candlelight Service on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 7 p.m. There will be refreshments in the Fellowship Hall following the service. Everyone welcome. The church is located at 2460 Greenbush West Road, Sterling Township.

day, January 2, 2013 from 2 - 6 p.m. Anyone in need of the PRC services is encouraged to call and make an appointment. A Place of Hope is located at 852 Mt. Orab Pike in Georgetown, Ohio. Their hours are Mondays and Thursdays, 10 am to 2 pm; Tuesdays, 10 am to 8 pm and Wednesdays, 2 pm to 6 pm. The phone number to call for appointments is 937-378-6853.

Prosecutor, Commissioners hold tours and Open House The Brown County Prosecuting Attorney and the Brown County Board of Commissioners will be hosting an Open House for the public on Friday, December 21, 2012 from 2 - 4 p.m. All are welcome to come and tour the new Prosector’s Office located at 510 East State Street, Suite 2, Georgetown.

The Western Brown High School Student Council recently held a coat drive collecting gently used coats. On Saturday, December 15 from 9 a.m. until noon, student council members will be in the community room at the high school, and anyone in the community in need of a coat can come and see if we have one that will work for them. For more information please call Melissa Brown, WBHS Student Council Advisor at (937) 444-2544 extension 11246.

Book discussion group meets at Georgetown library Come join the Third Wednesday Book Discussion Group at the Mary P. Shelton Library in Georgetown on Wednesday, December 19 at 1 p.m. We will be browsing through popular fiction works, challenging nonfiction selections and inspiring biographies as we consider which titles to read in 2013. This fun and friendly group welcomes all fellow book lovers! Call the Georgetown Library at (937) 378-3197 for more information.

Mt. Orab UMC holds Christmas services The Mt. Orab United Methodist Church (UMC) will be presenting ‘Once Upon A Manger’ at the Western Brown High School Auditeria on Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 7 p.m. This is not a play, not a production, but a new Christmas tradition for the whole family! Nursery care and refreshments will be available. The Western Brown High School is located at 524 West Main Street, Mt.

Orab Then Mt. Orab UMC will be holding their annual Candlelight Christmas Eve service at the church on Monday, December 24, 2012 at 10 p.m. Come join them to hear and sing the Christmas Story by Candlelight. The church is located at the corner of Elm Street and US 68 in Mt. Orab. For more information call (937) 444-1046 or visit mtorabumc.org

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Joo graduates from Marine basic training Marine Corps Pvt. William Clinton McDonald Joo, son of William H. Joo, Winchester and Cynthia E. Ritchey, New Market, recently completed basic training on Friday, December 7, 2012 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C., designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally. Joo and fellow recruits began their training at 5 a. m., by running three miles and performing calisthenics. In addition to the physical conditioning program, Joo spent numerous hours in classroom and field assignments which included learning first aid, uniform regulations, combat water survival, marksmanship, hand-to-hand combat and assorted weapons training. They performed close order drill and operated as a small infantry unit during field training. Joo and other recruits also received instruction on the Marine Corps' core values-honor, courage and commitment, and what the core values mean in guiding personal and professional conduct. Joo and fellow recruits ended the training phase with The Crucible, a 54-hour, team evolution culminating in an emotional ceremony in which recruits are presented the Marine Corps Emblem, and addressed as "Marines" for the first time in their careers. Joo is a 2010 Hillsboro High School graduate. The Brown County Press would like to thank Marine Corps Pvt. William Clinton McDonald Joo for serving our country.

‘Burg church presents Christmas production Clear Mountain Community Church will be holding ‘Christmas Past, Present and Future’ - a light hearted but Christ centered look at Christmas in the 1940’s, 1980’s and the future. There will be lots of music, laughter and the tru Christmas message and its great for all ages. This will take place on

Blue Christmas Church Service set for Dec. 16 Bible Chapel U.C.C. in Hamersville invites you to a Blue Christmas Service on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. The Blue Christmas Service recognizes that, for many, the Christmas Season is a time of sadness and loss. Changes may have occurred in our lives such as the loss of loved ones from death, divorce, or moving away and may make celebrating difficult for us. We may find it hard to fit in when there is so much joy surrounding us and yet inside we feel our heart breaking. We encourage you to

TD Club to Living Church of Five Mile raffle of 32” Christmas to hold Christmas Cantada flat screen

play presented Apostles Doctrine will be having Third Annual Christmas Play. This years play /musical, "Christmas From The Heart" is free and open to the community of Georgetown. Play starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2012. The church is located at 402 N. Main Street Georgetown.

The Living Church of Five Mile congregation and Pastor Don White would like to invite you to join them for their Christmas Cantada. Performances will be held on Sunday, December 16 at 6 p.m. and Friday, December 21 at 7 p.m. The cantada will include selections from the Living Church of Five Mile Choir,

Drama Team and Kids Choir. You also are invited to join them for Christmas worship on Sunday, December 23 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The church is located at 16908 US Route 68, Mt. Orab. For more information call (513) 515-4933.

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Saturday, December 22 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, December 23 at 10 a.m. Admission is free and no reservations are required. The church is located at 4050 Tollgate Road, Williamsburg. For more information call (513) 724-3341 or go to www.cmcchurch.com

The Western Brown Touchdown Club is selling raffle tickets for a 32 inch flat screen LCD TV. The price of a ticket is $5.00 or three for $10.00. We will be at the Home Basketball games. You can stop in at Merchants Bank for a ticket through December 20, 2012. For any questions you can call (513) 490-5299 Danny or Cindy (513) 305 -5481. Drawing will be December 20, 2012.

join us for this service of worship. You will be welcomed, accepted, and free to join in the service as you feel comfortable doing. God’s love for you can never be diminished and He knows and understands you completely. Bible Chapel is located at 119 North Avenue in Hamersville, just one block north of State Route 125.

Mt. Nebo U.M.C. Children's Christmas Play The children's ministries of Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church (U.M.C.) will present "The Christmas Lamb" on Sunday, December 16, 2012. The program begins at 6 p.m. and will take place in our new church. Cookies and punch will be served after the program. Please come and be blessed by this presentation of the beautiful Christmas story. Mt. Nebo U.M.C. is located at 11693 St. Rt. 774, Bethel, Ohio, just three miles north of Hamersville at Neal's Corner. If you have any questions please call the church office at (937) 379-1225.

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Sontag also thanked Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little. who attended the meeting. “This lady has gotten us through this stuff (the sale). We couldn’t have done it without her.” Paeltz said “We wish the hospital well and we encourage the people of Brown County to continue to use and support the hospital.” Sontag echoed that sentiment as well. “Instead of using the hospital as a political football, vote for it by using it. You support a community hospi-

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 that were incurred by the hospital during the board’s tenure. Board Member Ralph Quallen served on the hospital board since 1999. “Everybody on this board worked very hard to keep this hospital open and I’m very proud of that”, Quallen said. Sontag said “I especially want to thank (board member) Erika Ackley. Since the sale, she has worked very hard, as has Margery Paeltz. I take my hat off to every member of the board.”

tal by using it.” Little also commended the members of the board for their commitment. The board sold the hospital to Southwest Healthcare in June of 2011, but remained constituted to deal with ongoing financial issues. Those issues centered around bequests left to the board prior to the sale, primarily $1,150,000 dollars by the estate of Dr. George and Junia Tyler. The board voted to place $500,000 dollars in July and $200,000 in October into a trust account to be used to

pay debts incurred prior to the sale. Sontag said Dec, 19 those funds have all been allocated and approved by the board for payment. In October, the board also gave $236,000 through Southwest Regional Medical Center to repay a $300,000 loan given by the Brown County Commissioners to Brown County General Hospital in July of 2010. The loan was made when the hospital was still a county-owned facility.

Kasich administration announces state-federal agreement on coordinated care delivery program for Ohio seniors comprehensively manage the full continuum of benefits for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees. Long term services and supports, behavioral-health services and physical-health services are at the center of the finalized pact. The ICDS will be launched as a three-year demonstration project in seven geographic regions covering 29 Ohio counties and approximately 114,000 individuals. The demonstration will allow Ohio to idenand incentivize tify innovative techniques for improving care to a highlyacute population. “We hope to make the most out of this opportunity, and we are eager to continue working with the federal government and Ohio stakeholders in the coming months to implement this new program,” said Director McCarthy Because Medicaid and Medicare are currently designed and implemented with virtually no connection to each other, the services that are provided to Medicare-Medicaid enrollees are poorly coordinated, leading to diminished quality of care, poor health

Innovative Model Will Improve Care for 114,000 MedicareMedicaid Enrollees and Reduce Costs Governor John R. Kasich’s Administration today announced that Ohio has reached agreement with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on a new initiative to better coordinate care for individuals eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. Ohio is just the third state — after Massachusetts and Washington — to finalize such an agreement with CMS and only the second to use a managed care approach. “This agreement puts Ohio at the cutting edge of care coordination in the country,” said Gov. Kasich. “Better care coordination across the state means healthier Ohioans, and it will also help in driving down costs in the long run.” The Office of Medical Assistance (Ohio Medicaid), under the leadership of Director John McCarthy, has worked with federal officials to create an Integrated Care Delivery System (ICDS) to

outcomes for individuals and high costs for the Medicaid system and taxpayers. In Ohio, approximately 180,000 dually eligible individuals make up only 14 percent of Medicaid enrollment, but these individuals account for 40 percent of total Medicaid spending. The development of the ICDS is a cornerstone of the state’s ongoing efforts to improve access and quality while simultaneously containing the growing costs of Medicaid. A coalition of stakeholders and advocates worked with state officials in finalizing the terms of the ICDS agreement, including representatives from the aging community. “In partnering with the state, Ohio’s Area Agencies on Aging will offer our expertise and experience to promote independent living and better health for Ohio’s older adults and people with disabilities,” said Larke Recchie, Executive Director of the Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging. “By focusing on the needs of the individual and coordinating care, the ICDS plan has the potential to improve quality of care for lower-income,

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aging adults while helping to save taxpayer money.” In August, Ohio selected five health plans, Aetna, Buckeye, CareSource, Molina and United, to help manage and coordinate the care of Medicare-Medicaid enrollees in the ICDS. Ohio Medicaid will launch Ohio's ICDS program in 29 counties on September 1, 2013. A division of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), Ohio Medicaid administers the state’s Medicaid program and provides health coverage to 2.2 million Ohioans with low incomes through a network of 75,000 health-care providers. Greg Moody, director of the Governor’s Office of Health Transformation, recently announced plans to transform Ohio Medicaid from a division of ODJFS into a cabinet-level state agency effective July 1, 2014. For more information about Ohio’s initiative to improve care coordination for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees and the ICDS, see http://www.healthtransformation.ohio.gov/CurrentInitiatives/IntegrateMedicareM edicaidbenefits.aspx.

Educational Excellence Competitive Grant The Southern Ohio Agricultural and Community Development Foundation is once again offering the Educational Excellence Competitive Grant for school year 2013-2014. The Educational Excellence grant is a one time award of up to $7,500 towards the cost of tuition, on campus housing, lab fees and books that can be billed through the college or university. Producers who reside in the 22 counties the Foundation serves with a current Farm Service Number on record with the Farm Service Agency as of July 1, 2011 and their financial dependents OR tobacco program eligible producers and their financial dependents are eligible to apply. Appli-

cants must be enrolled full time as a sophomore, junior or senior in the 2013-2014 school year at an accredited institution and be seeking a BacheStudents lor degree. must also maintain 2.8 or higher g.p.a. to be eligible. and Applications guidelines for the Educational Excellence Competitive Grant are now at the available SOACDF office, Farm Service Agencies, local Extension offices or online at www.soacdf.net. The application period is January 1, 2013 to January 31, 2013. Applications will not be accepted after this period. If you have questions, please call the Foundation Office at 937-393-2700.

Gov. Kasich signs Executive Orders, Bills CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 nates October 13 as Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day; • Am. SB 300 (Manning, Wagoner) designates the bridge spanning the Vermillion River, that is part of State Route 113, as the "Staff Sgt. James P. Hunter Memorial Bridge" and to designate a portion of State Route 800 in Harrison County as the "Trooper George Conn Memorial Highway"; • Sub. SB 301 (Burke, Cafaro) revises the law regarding the enforcement powers of certain health care professional licensing boards, regulation of pain management

clinics, limits on prescriberfurnished controlled substances, and classifications of certain controlled substances; • Sub. HB 365 (Beck, Dovilla) allows taxpayers who claim an enhanced federal income tax depreciation deduction to reduce the amount of the deduction the taxpayer must add-back for Ohio income tax purposes if the taxpayer increases payroll in the year the enhanced federal deduction is taken by at least ten per cent over the preceding year; and • HB 423 (Gonzales) provides for the dissolution of a joint recreation district.

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The Ripley IGA could be closing its doors if co-owner Charlie Collins and Ripley Village Council can’t come to some kind of compromise regarding the unusually high electric bill at the business.

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how he had come up with his numbers using the village’s formula. He said he met with Mr. Ashmore again on Oct. 12 and was told that the multipliers on the bill had indeed been reversed during the 42 month ownership of the business by Collins and Cox. Collins said the number had been switched back as many as 12 years earlier. He said he didn’t understand how it could have gone on that long and no one caught it. “Those factors were then switched back in June of this year,” Collins said, “but we were never informed of the change. There have been too many inconsistencies that no one can prove. “The bottom line here is, I can not afford to pay $30,000 extra a year to keep the business going here in Ripley. I’ve been told that new meters have been ordered, but I’m not sure. “With my bill now 34% higher than it was before, I can’t make this work, no one could. My electric bill at my Bethel IGA is about the same as Ripley, and the store is two times bigger.” Collins then told council that if the electric bill can’t be adjusted and the problem figured out he will have to shut down the Ripley IGA. He said he did not want to close the store but he would have no choice.

Council asked a few questions of Mr. Collins and Ashmore agreed to get a new meter on the building and monitor it closely for a couple months. In other business at the meeting, Jim McCann, the Ripley resident working with the village to bring his properties up to code met with council to update them on his progress. At least two of his properties were scheduled for demolition by the village if not made safe. “The sheeting is all no now and the underlayment is on,” McCann told council. “And today, the metal sheeting was delivered to finish the roof. As far as a time frame, pending more rain we should have the roof on by the end of the year.” Councilman Daniel Dragoo reminded McCann that he had 30 days to complete the construction and those 30 days had come and gone. McCann told Dragoo that he is moving forward as fast as he can and doing the best he could. Dragoo told McCann that the next council meeting is set for Tuesday, January 8 and council expects the structure to be completed or demolition proceedings will begin. Council also adopted the 2013 temporary budget after suspending the rules.

Sardinia discusses raising water rates CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 from Brown County Rural Water Company at a flat rate, then sells it to its customers. “We will be sending out letters to all those out-oftown customers explaining why we needed to increase their rates,” said Sardinia Mayor Todd Bumbalough. “Jay (Jay Cutrell, village solicitor) and I have been talking about this increase for several months and we’ve got a letter drafted and ready to send out after the first of the year explaining everything. Unfortunately this is just something we’ve got to do.” Bumbalough explained that council will have two more readings of the ordinances before they go into effect. Then after the third reading it will be another 30 days before the increase goes into effect, which will be some time in March 2013. “We are offering all outside customers the opportunity to annex into the village,” the mayor said. “Before that March deadline, the Village of Sardinia will assume the cost of the annexation. It usually runs somewhere around $450 per property. “After that March deadline, they can still be annexed into the village, but they will have to pay the cost of annexation themselves.” Bumbalough said he regrets that if someone elects not to be annexed into the village, the neighbors to that person will not be able to be annexed even if they request it. “These customers will have plenty of time to come in and talk to us about their options,” he added. “I have been talking to most of the people who will be affected and done my best to explain

everything. So far only a couple of them are unhappy, the rest of them seem to know already that this was coming. This letter we’re sending out will explain everything and how their bills will change in the future. We will also explain the many benefits that will come with annexation into the Village of Sardinia including reduced water and sewer bills, police protection, garbage pick up and street cleaning.” Bumbalough said that Sardinia isn’t doing anything that many small municipalities in Ohio haven’t already done and he is following the same guidelines. Councilman John Hudepohl commented that there is no real drawback to annexation into the village and he has talked to many out of village customers who want the annexation. In other business at the meeting Fire Chief Chris Shumacher, reported to council that his department had reported 10 runs in the last month and that he was continuing his efforts to purchase a new fire truck. “I have found out a little more about a new engine located in Texas, they are asking $239,000,” Shumacher said. “It’s a 2004, has 1,256 hours of use on it and has about 10,000 miles on it. It’s better than we’ve had in the past and will actually take the place of two vehicles in our department. “What I need tonight from council is a bottom price that we can bid. I know that there is another department in Brown County interested in it too. But if we put in a bid we will lock it in. I think we should start off with a $200,000 bid and hope for the best, but I need to do it now.” Council gave Shumacher

permission to proceed with the bid. Shumacher also said that he has contracted with Greater Cincinnati Hazmat (GCH) for all hazmat responses. He added that the County Emergency Management Agency will cover the contract with GCH and also the County EMA announced that they will soon be purchasing an accountability system so that every department will be running the same system. Sardinia Police Chief Jim Lewis told council that the “Shop With a Cop” program was moving along well. He said that Sardinia has joined forces with the Mt. Orab Police Department. He said Sardinia will be helping at least two needy families possibly three depending on donations.” “Shop With a Cop” is a really great program,” Lewis said. “The day will start with a big breakfast at the Country Inn in Mt. Orab. Then we head for Walmart in Hillsboro for some shopping, on to lunch then a movie and finally back here in Sardinia to wrap all the gifts. It’s a great time for all of us, not just the kids.” Administrator Tim Mock reported that the new blacktop and the sidewalks are all in and it looks great. He added that the village asked for a six month extension to complete the basketball court, the playground and the skate park, which it received through an email. Later in the meeting, council adopted an emergency resolution to employ Val E. Lewis II as village magistrate after foregoing the three reading rule, at a cost of $200 a month.

Jo Ann Kattine, executive director of Helping Hands prepares bags full of food from the facilities Food Pantry. The Food Pantry will soon be moving to a new building on Apple Street in Georgetown.

Helping Hands looks to community for help CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 ices. There was a pressing need for someone to help all the less fortunate in the county with clothing, food, homemaking items and emergency needs. Today Helping Hands fills all those needs. It is operated by an eight member board and several other agencies are also involved. Helping Hands is open to the public Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 to noon. Families can come into the building and fill a large plastic bag full of any merchandise for only a $4 donation, or a large brown paper bag for only a $3 donation. “Helping Hands is a wonderful facility, and it has helped thousands and thousands of needy families,” Kattine said. “But we simply cannot operate out of such a small building much longer. “We have mountains of clothing, both adult and children. And they’re good clothes, some new, most in very good condition. “We have mountains of toys, household items and furniture. But we have no where to display all this merchandise. People have to dig around to try and find sizes. “We do our best in this 40 by 60 building and a couple old storage sheds out back, but we also operate a food pantry which feeds large numbers of qualified people. We get deliveries from the Food Bank every week, but it never seems to be enough. “With help from the United Way, we are able to pay rent and make utility payments. And we used to receive about $50,000 from FEMA for our food pantry. But that has now been reduced to $29,000. “The need for help from so many families in our area has become extremely demanding, while the generosity from our community continues to be overwhelming and its gotten away from

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Large stacks of bags are piled in every corner of the Helping Hands facility. But there’s no more room in the current building to house all the items.

us. “With a $57,000 Neighborhood Stabilization Grant along with donations, we were able to purchase about an acre of land on Apple Street here in Georgetown and have an old building torn down. But building a structure big enough to house the food pantry, a furniture section, a sales area and a sorting area (similar to a Goodwill) what we hope to have and what we need will actually cost between $300,000 and $330,000. The Brown County Commissioners were able to oban additional tain Community Development Block Grant this year for $64,000. “Helping Hands owns that piece of property at Apple and Plum Streets,” explained Commissioner Ralph Jennings. “It’s where the old Landmark Feedmill was. They are going to be getting a building on that lot about 32 feet by 48 feet, 1,536 square feet of space for about $48,000 And it’s my understanding that that will become the food pantry, giving them more space in the facility where they are.” He continued, “Construction could begin the first of the year. The structure will be built so that it will be easy to expand as they get the funds.”

Jennings said Helping Hands is a non-profit organization that is federally funded. He said that it has helped many people through the past 50 years and his office would continue to look for grant money for them. Kattine said that it will take a large structure to house all the items they have already accumulated. An architect has to be hired to draw up the plans, heating and air conditioning have to be installed and it has to be built to code. “I know we can raise enough money to build what we need,” Kattine said. “I would love to see every church in this county come together on this effort, not only for monetary donations, but volunteers to help run Helping Hands. “We have so much to offer so many needy families, but when everything is just in piles, our customers can’t get to the things they really need like school clothes for their children. It’s heart-breaking.” She said that moving the food pantry to the new location on Apple Street will give the group a little more space but much, much more is needed. Kattine added that anyone who would like to volunteer some hours helping at the center can call (937) 3786942 or (937) 213-2059.

WB board urged to put levy back on the ballot CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 their home,” Burrows began, “basically, the problem is, when you take 5 or 6 busses off the road, your are also eliminating 300 seats, so there aren’t enough seats to transport those kids.” Burrows added that open enrollment students would not be provided transportation, the students living outside the two-mile radius have the problem of child care. “Unless the student has childcare within their route,” he continued, “they cannot be dropped of at another address, even if it is a relative. It is required by law only drop a student off the bus at their residence address.” Burrows said he is checking with the school’s legal council and he was advised that bus drivers will not be allowed to drop kids off at any day care center includ-

ing the Gingerbread House near the school. The superintendent told the board and the crowd of people that he was working on a program at the school which could take kids early in the morning and keep them late, for a fee of $5 per day, $25 a week, regardless if they were there all five days. He said an aide would be made available to take early students and a teacher would be available after school. He added that he did some research and found that the YMCA also offers the same services for $17 per day. “We can only offer this service to the kids living within the two mile radius at first,” Burrows said. “We wanted to help those people who are losing those services.” The board also approved the following actions:

• accepted the resignations of Andrea Britton and Georgia Shelden as middle school science fair coordinators; • employ Beth Gardner, Mindy Pride, Stephanie Williford, Sue Purtell, Carla Waits, Tracy gibson, Joy Balz, Lori Sams, Terri Furnas, Andrea Britton, Georgia Shelden and Casey Hayslip; • elect Shane Bishop as president pro-tem of the board; • approve a resolution to let the high school assistant principal go; • approve a resolution to let five bus drivers go effective December 31; • approve 15% reduction is substitute pay effective January 3, 2013, going from $107 to $91: • approve sending $250 to the legal assistance fund through the Ohio School Board Association.

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 He added that no one from the village had mentioned that at the time. “I sent a follow-up letter about the issue on August 22, with specific questions in it, but didn’t receive a response,” Collins said. “In that letter I asked these questions. “Why was my meter being monitored between June 21 and July 26 this year? When were they conducted? Had my meters ever been monitored before? Where is the record of those findings about the average surges? What did the records show about spikes or surges? How do you qualify the effects of these surges? Why didn’t they tell the store manager about the problem? And to me the most important question was, why did they think it necessary even to be monitoring usage, only during this particular time period?” Collins said again he had no response to that query and sent another letter to Mr. Ashmore dated September 12. He also sent his own calculations of the June 21 to July 26 period and July 26 to August 20 billing He showed a mistake that found an overcharge of $6,184.80. He said he asked Ashmore how this problem could be resolved quickly. Collins presented council with a prepared chart on

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While they might not have a roster full of six foot tall players, the Western Brown girls basketball team certainly seem to effect the teams they play. They are afforded that opportunity, despite not having that measurable size, due mostly to that fact that nearly every player on the Lady Broncos roster is long and athletic. Having length and athleticism is different than having size but it can still cause all types of problems. The Lady Broncos are proof of just that, particularly on the defensive end of the floor. And the most recent example of how the Lady Broncos play to their strengths may just be their finest. Against a visiting Hillsboro team on Monday night, the Lady Broncos defensive pressure was simply too much. They overwhelmed the Lady Indians from the start as they jumped out to an 11-0 lead and cruised to their fourth straight win, 68-23. “We have a little saying called ‘Be the player you hate to play.’ Nobody likes playing with a hand in their face the whole game and somebody on you the whole game,” Western Brown coach Kyle Fender said after the win. “We try to do that and force other teams to play faster than they want to.” The Lady Broncos wasted little time jumping on their visitors from Highland County. Delayne Seigla got the

Much like the three previous wins to start their season, the Georgetown girls basketball team’s deep roster proved to be just too much for another young Southern Buckeye Conference team last Thursday night. Against an overmatched Williamsburg squad, the Lady G-Men pounced quickly. They outscored the visiting Lady Wildcats 28-8 in the first half despite Lady G-Men coach Bernie Cropper feeling they didn’t play their best before putting them away in the third quarter to secure a 65-21 SBC-National Division win. “We jumped out the first quarter and got that lead,” Cropper said after the game. “The second quarter, I didn’t think we played very well. I was much happier with the third quarter, as far as how we just played the whole night.” While Cropper felt the Lady G-Men didn’t play their best in the first quarter, they still did more than enough to open up a big lead. Much of the damage

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Lindsay Harvey (10) and Morgan Fischer (5) double team Hillsboro’s Faith Middleton during the Lady Broncos win on Monday’s win.

Lady Broncos on the board after she grabbed a missed shot and laid it back in for a 2-0 lead. The basket was a precursor of things to come as the Lady Broncos seemed to get to every loose ball, grab every available rebound and find their way into each passing lane. Causing the most damage, though, was the Lady Broncos full court pressure defense. The Lady Indians struggled to get the ball into the front court against a longer Lady Bronco group. Playing off their defense, the Lady Broncos found a rhythm on the offensive end of the floor. Once Seigla hit a 3pointer and then stole the

Western Brown’s Morgan Nickell shoots a jumper during the win over Hillsboro on Monday night.

ball on the ensuing inbounds and went in for a layup with 4:33 left in the first quarter, the Lady Broncos had built an 11-0 lead. “We want to start and end halves very well,” Fender said. “It’s good for momentum. Basketball is all about momentum so when you come up with those strong starts and strong finishes things usually go your way.” But the Lady Broncos didn’t just slow the pressure once they built their lead, they added to it. Much of adding on was done by senior Kylie Garrett, who the Lady Indians had no answer for. Garrett scored four quick points on hard drives once the Lady Indians got within nine, 14-5, late in the first quarter to push the Lady Broncos back ahead by double figures, 18-5. She just kept adding to the lead as the second quarter began as she converted a baseline drive and layup to open the quarter before hitting a 3-pointer to push the Lady Broncos ahead by 18 points, 25-7, about two minutes into the second quarter. The game was just another strong effort from the 5-foot-9 combo guard/forward. She dropped in a game-best 26 points to up her season average to 22 points a night. “She’s really diversified her game and become a great scorer,” Fender said. “She can still catch and shoot, that’s never been in question, but adding the strong takes to the basket (and) shooting a very high free throw percentage is encouraging. It’s really paying dividends and making her tougher to guard.” But it wasn’t just Garrett who made big plays against

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the Lady Indians. Every player who saw action for Western Brown did something to chip in for the win. That was most evident near the end of the first half as the Lady Broncos looked to close strong. Over the final 4:47 of the half the Lady Broncos outscored Hillsboro 13-1. While Garrett did score five of those points, several of her teammates chipped in. Brittany Palmer grabbed an offensive board and laid it back in for two of her nine bench points while Morgan Nickell and Hannah Pike each grabbed a pair of offensive rebounds and stuck one back in for a basket. contributions Their weren’t just limited to scoring, though. Hannah Wiesenhahn, a guard, didn’t score but grabbed five rebounds while Taylor Henry, a forward, scored six points but grabbed eight rebounds and dished out five assists. Every Lady Bronco did something to contribute to the win. “Tonight we had eight different scorers. I think that’s great for our team,” Fender said. “Everybody goes in and does something. And usually everyone goes in and does multiple things for us. A rebound and a basket or a rebound and a steal or a steal and an assist. They’re going in and doing multiple things for us.” But in the end, it was the defense that carried the Lady Broncos to the win. They held the Lady Indians to just 23 points, 11 in the first half and 12 in the second, while forcing 29 turnovers. “We’ve come a long way defensively over the years,” Fender said. “Very proud of the effort girls put in every day at practice to work on it. I think it’s starting to show.” Hillsboro 23 Bell 6 1 14, Rhodes 2 1 5, Moberly 0 2 2, Kibler 0 0 0, Bowen 1 0 2. Totals: 9 4 23. Western Brown (4-1) 68 Garrett 9 7 26, Henry 3 0 6, Seigla 5 0 12, Wiesenhahn 0 0 0, Ma. Fischer 2 0 4, Harvey 2 0 5, Palmer 4 1 9, Mo. Fischer 0 0 0, Nickell 2 0 4, Pike 1 0 2. Totals: 28 8 68. Halftime: WB 38-11. 3pointers: H 1 (Bell); WB 4 (Garrett, Seigla 2, Harvey).

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early was done by Lady GMen senior forward Jesse Kidwell. She scored 10 of Georgetown’s first 12 points to help the Lady GMen open up a 16-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. “I thought she played extremely hard today,” Cropper said of Kidwell. “The things we like (are) she ran the floor hard and she ran to the offensive boards.” Though they widened their advantage in the second quarter, it wasn’t until after halftime that Cropper felt like his team was playing pretty well. In that third quarter the Lady G-Men turned up the defensive pressure and they got out and ran the floor for some easy baskets. Georgetown forced the Lady Wildcats into eight turnovers in the quarter. “We talked about, basically, trying to do a better job containing the ball and doing a better job helping without fouling,” Cropper said. “I thought the third quarter they did a good job with the containment and with the help and go ahead and finish it by rebounding the ball then get out and run.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 16

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Morgan Gast goes up for a shot during the Lady GMen’s win over Williamsburg last Thursday night.

Correction In the Sports section of last week’s Brown County Press an article titled ‘Resilient Blue Jays fight back late for win on Whitt’s tip in’ ran. The article contained a pair of mistakes. The game winning basket was incorrectly attributed to Austin Whitt

when in fact it was Jonathan Staggs who tipped in the game winning basket. Additionally, a photo that accompanied the story identified Staggs as Whitt. That picture is attached with the correct name featured. We apologize for these mistakes.

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Girls Basketball Eastern girls bounce back with two wins After starting the season with four straight losses to tough competition, the Lady Warriors bounced back with two solid wins this week. “Both of them were pretty good wins, both on the road,” Eastern coach John Burrows said. “Really good bounce back wins.” They picked up their first win last Thursday night when they came back to beat Southern Hills League foe Peebles 60-57 in overtime. “We got better as the game went on,” Burrows said. “We were able to press them and get some turnovers.” The Lady Warriors shooting also bounced back after tough losses to North Adams and LynchburgClay. They shot 46 percent from the field as a team. Kayla Seigla led the way for the Lady Warriors (2-4, 1-2 SHL) with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Mikayla Purdy chipped in with 13 points and Maria Johnson added 11. The Lady Warriors went back out of conference on Monday night when they went to Greenfield McClain and won 51-41. “Defense was a lot better in that game,” Burrow said. Seigla again led the way as she scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds. Freshman Molly Prine added 13 points while Tressie Lewis dished out 10 assists from her forward position. Fayetteville picks up two more wins The Lady Rockets kept their record spotless with two more wins this week. They kicked it off with a 76-19 Southern Hills League win over Fairfield last Thursday night. The Lady Rockets attacked the rim in the game and got the free throw line. They made 28-35, which is 80 percent made, free throws. Makayla Rosselot led the way with 24 points while Alex Carson added 14 points and Megan Eyre 13. Then, on Monday night, the Lady Rockets welcomed in visiting Butlerville, a traveling non-sanctioned OHSAA squad that is very similar to an AAU squad. In a back and forth, physical affair, the Lady Rockets prevailed again thanks to making free throws. They shot 43 free throws and made 33. Five Butlerville players fouled out. The Lady Rockets (6-0, 2-0 SHL) trailed 39-38 after three quarters but made 2226 free throws in the final eight minutes to secure the win. “I was very happy the ladies kept their composure with the physicality Butlerville displayed,” Fayetteville coach Toby Sheets said. “(They) never got rattled and knocked down free throws.” Again, Rosselot led the way with 26 points. During the game the junior guard scored her 1,000 career point. Carly Burroughs added 12 points and 13 rebounds. Ripley picks up pair of wins around tough loss The Lady Jays picked up a pair of Southern Hills League wins this week sandwiched around a close loss to country rival Georgetown. They got their week off with an 80-37 win over Whiteoak in a conference tilt last Thursday night. “Defensively we played very well and shot the ball well,” Ripley coach Chris Coleman said. Then, on Saturday, the Lady Jays (3-2, 2-1 SHL) battled the Lady G-Men.

They got off to a good start and led much of the game before the Lady G-Men took control late. “We played well until three or four minutes left,” Coleman said. “Turned it over too much in the second half and kind of ran out of gas at the end.” They followed up the tough loss with a gritty win over Fairfield on Monday night. “Okay,” Coleman said of how they played. “We didn’t shoot the ball well.” Boys Basketball Fayetteville splits pair of SHL matchups The Rockets faced the two teams picked to finish ahead of them in the Southern Hills League Division II this week and put up strong efforts despite coming up with one win and one loss. Last Friday night the Rockets (2-1, 1-1 SHL) erased an early deficit to Whiteoak late but came up short in overtime as they lost 79-69. The Rockets trailed most of the night and 46-38 at the end of the third quarter before they rallied. They outscored the Wildcats 23-15 in the final eight minutes to send the game to overtime but trailed the entire extra session and Whiteoak hit 11-12 free throws to seal the win in overtime. “We were always battling,” Fayetteville coach Darryl Iles said. “It was back and forth in the fourth quarter

and overtime until we had to foul. They made their free throws.” D.J. Iles led the way with 23 points and Corey Lykins chipped in with 19. But the Rockets bounced back on Tuesday night when they traveled to Fairfield and won 78-65. “It’s a hard place to win up at Fairfield,” Iles said. The Rockets built a big first half lead thanks to Toby Lykins, who had 17 first half points, and because the Fairfield guards got in foul trouble. Coming out the break the Lions roared back. They outscored the Rockets 24-8 in the third quarter and built leads of as many as nine before settling for a 52-49 lead heading into the fourth quarter. This time the Rockets answered. They outscored the Lions 24-13 in the final quarter to pick up the win. Several players contributed to the win including Toby Lykins, who ended up with 23 points. James Decatur was a big post presence for the Rockets as he rebounded and scored 12 points, including 10 in the second half. Max Iles also scored 12, nine of which were in the second half. He was a spark plug for the Rockets in the final quarter as he had four assists and four steals to go along with seven fourth quarter points. Georgetown wins first

two games Despite starting a week after most teams, the GMen got their season underway last Friday night and have picked up two wins in the week since. They opened the season with a 74-33 Southern Buckeye Conference-National Division win over Blanchester last Friday night. “We were excited to finally play our first game after for what seemed like forever of practice. The guys played hard and we came out on top,” Assistant coach Cory Kidwell said. Quinn Sandlin led the GMen with 22 points. Then, on Tuesday night, the G-Men traveled to Batavia to battle a strong Bulldog squad and came back with a 59-55 win in overtime. In what Kidwell said wasn’t their best game, the G-Men overcame a nine point Batavia lead in the fourth quarter to take control in overtime for the win. “We got a lead and ran our sets down the stretch to hold on for the win,” Kidwell said. “In overtime Jake Miller and Jake Cropper hit crucial free throws for us, and Quinn Sandlin had some big time shots to keep our lead.” Kidwell credited a hustle play by Tom Cropper in the fourth quarter as the turning point to overcome the Batavia lead and help the GMen (2-0, 2-0 SBC-N) win.

The Press Box Girls Basketball 12/17 Western Brown at Glen Este Georgetown vs Eastern Fayetteville vs Ripley 12/20 Western Brown vs New Richmond Georgetown at CNE Ripley vs Manchester Fayetteville vs Greenview Boys Basketball 12/18 Western Brown vs Bethel-Tate Georgetown vs Felicity

Eastern at North Adams Fayetteville at Manchester 12/21 Western Brown vs New Richmond Georgetown at CNE Eastern at Huntington Wrestling 12/19 Western Brown at Winton Woods 12/21 Western Brown at Bethel-Tate (10 a.m.)

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WB Jr. High grapplers pick up pair of wins The Western Brown Junior High Wrestling team traveled to Hillsboro Middle School on Thursday Dec. 6 to take on Hillsboro and Bethel-Tate and came back with two wins. Opposed to their comfortable win over Bethel, the Broncos dual with Hillsboro was tight. The host Indians jumped out to a 33 to 16 lead midway through the dual before Davey Stamper came up with a big pin and started to turn the tide for the Broncos. Opie Schwarber, Austin Brooks, Brandon Lucas, Seth Taylor and Destiny Meyer all scored six point

pins for the Broncos down the stretch to carry the Broncos to the victory. The Broncos went 2-0 on the night as they beat Bethel 60-27 and Hillsboro 48-45. Leading the way for the Broncos was Lucas, Taylor, Jake Henderson, Jimmy Hollins and Stamper. All five finished the night 2-0 with one win coming by pin. Noah Hill picked up two wins, including one by pin, while Brooks, Ryan Osborne, Opie Schwarber, Jed Marlow, Meyer, Steven Grooms, Justin Morgan and Damion Hinkle each picked up a victory.

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Rosselot joins Fayetteville’s 1,000 point club Fayetteville junior girls basketball player Makayla Rosselot became the sixth player in Fayetteville girls basketball history to score at least 1,000 career points in a win over Butlerville on Monday, Dec. 10. She needed just 14 points to reach the mark heading into the game but scored a game-high 26 points. Rosselot now has 1,012 and counting. She joins Kelly Hicks (the all-time Fayetteville girls basketball leading scorer with 1,794) Shelby Sheets (1,791), Becky Holden (1,539), Jessica Hafford (1,290) and Dianna Holden (1,084) in the school’s 1,000 point scorers club.

Lady G-Men: Off to undefeated start CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 Along with those turnovers allowing them the chance to run, it also began to open some lanes in the Williamsburg defense that the Lady G-Men took advantage of by driving and then dishing to a teammate for an easy bucket. Kidwell dropped in a layup near the start of a quarter off a Morgan Gash drive and dish before MacKenzie Carrington converted after teammate Madison Pack found her for a layup. “We did a better job. I thought the first half we were really impatient. We were getting good shots but we couldn’t knock them down,” Cropper said. “We said, ‘We’re getting pretty good shots but if we’re a little more patient we’ll get an even higher percentage shot.’ That’s what we did the second half.” The Lady G-Men finished off their visitors with their aggressive defense leading to some easy offense. They got three steals that led to baskets -- two by Becca Whitaker and one by Dawnya Keith -- while also rebounding the ball and pushing ahead for baskets by Gast, Kidwell and Whitaker that helped them build a 50-15 lead by the end of the quarter and on to another easy win. “We’re happy with them. They’re a very coachable bunch,” Cropper said. “We’re happy with their effort. We’ve been playing a lot of young teams over these first few games. Really, they’ve all been young teams. Rebuilding kind of teams. Saturday that will change. We play a very experienced, talented Ripley team.” After playing those four young and inexperienced teams to open the season, the Lady G-Men welcomed Ripley in for their first real test last Saturday. In a game that Cropper called an outstanding girls

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O’Shea Bennett drives to the basket during the second half of Western Brown’s game with Goshen on Tuesday night.

possessions alive for second and third opportunities. “If we don’t box out they’re gonna get the rebounds,” Foster said. “They know that. They just didn’t want to play so they lost.” But even as the Warriors were playing the better basketball, the Broncos still did enough to stay right with them. Much of that could be attributed to the scoring of Spencer Allen, Eli Fulton and O’Shea Bennett. Ashcraft, who scored a game-best 23 points and hit six 3-pointers, tried to deliver a knockout punch late in the third quarter as he nailed 3-pointers on backto-back possessions. But Fulton answered the first trey with two free throws before Bennett converted a hard driving layup with 47 seconds left in the third quarter to answer the second and get the Broncos within two, 36-34, as the fourth quarter started. The start of the final quarter got off to a start similar to the end of the third. Bennett hit a 3-pointer to open the stanza that gave the Broncos a one point lead, 37-36. He had a chance to add to the lead about a minute later when he was fouled on a layup but missed both free throws. The Warriors responded with four quick points, the second off a Bronco turnover, to retake the lead, 40-37, with 6:06 left. Fulton resounded by hitting a jumper in the lane as he was fouled. His foul shot tied the game at 40. Then the Broncos began

to hurt themselves again. Turnovers, of which the Broncos had 17, and Warrior offensive rebounds helped the hosts take a 4540 lead after an Ashcraft 3pointer with 5:11 left. “Turned the ball over too many times,” Foster said simply. Goshen kept the five point cushion until Allen went to work again. The senior forward, who scored a team-best 16 points despite missing much of the first half with foul trouble, converted an old fashioned three point play with 1:24 left to get the Broncos within two, 50-48, but that was as close as they would get as the Warriors hit their free throws down the stretch to secure the win. Even after losses to Hillsboro and Amelia to start the season, which Foster attributed to poor shooting, the loss to Goshen seemed to get under the Broncos coach’s skin a little more. “We played terrible. Played terrible the whole game,” Foster said. “Didn’t do anything right.” Western Brown (0-3, 02 SBC-A) 52 Kuttler 1 0 2, Fulton 4 6 14, Allen 6 4 16, Wallace 0 0 0, Piatt 1 0 3, Wood 1 3 6, Haggerty 0 2 2, Purdon 0 2 2, Bennett 3 0 7. Totals: 16 17 52. Goshen (2-2, 2-0 SBCA) 56 Edwards 0 1 1, Schock 1 0 2, Smith 3 7 13, Wake 2 2 7, Ashcraft 7 3 23, Messer 3 2 8, Brown 1 0 2. Totals: 17 15 56. Halftime: WB 22-20. 3pointers: WB 3 (Piatt, Wood, Bennett); G 7 (Wake, Ashcraft 6).

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Georgetown’s Jesse Kidwell, who scored a game-best 21 points in their win over Williamsburg last Thursday night, shoots a first half jump shot.

basketball game, the Lady Jays jumped out early on the Lady G-Men by spacing Georgetown out, having Niya Royal drive and then find teammates for 3-pointers. But after allowing the Lady Jays to jump out on top early, the Lady G-Men battled back in the second half as they played better on both ends of the floor for a 51-45 win. “The second half we did a much better job getting out on shooters,” Cropper said by phone on Tuesday. Though they did a better job, the Lady G-Men trailed until the waning minutes. But thanks to performances Cropper said were outstanding from Kidwell

(16 points) and Pack (12 points), the Lady G-Men passed their first test. “We knew Ripley was a good team. We were happy to meet the challenge,” Cropper said. “This was a big win for us.” Williamsburg (1-5) 21 Chase 0 1 1, Wetzel 2 0 4, Arnold 1 0 2, Little 0 0 0, Guess 4 4 12, Clark 10 2, Rhone 0 0 0, Rogers 0 0 0. Totals: 8 5 21. Georgetown (6-0) 65 Kidwell 9 2 21, Pack 2 2 6, Whitaker 2 0 4, Carrington 2 0 4, Gast 5 0 10, Hatfield 1 4 6, Dowd 2 1 5, Keith 3 2 8, Gibbons 0 0 0, Baker 0 1 1. Totals: 26 12 65. Halftime: GT 28-2. 3pointers: GT 1 (Kidwell).

Georgetown accepting nominations for Athletic Hall of Fame The Georgetown High School athletic department is accepting nominations for the 2013 athletic Hall of Fame. Applications can be mailed to 987 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown or emailed to athletic director Robert Lane at robert.lane@gtown.k12.oh.us. Deadline for nominations is Wednesday, Jan. 9. Inductions will be held on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.

This year’s Pepsi/ 5/3 Bank Brown County Holiday Tournament will be held at Eastern High School, and as in years past, the teams that will participate include Fayetteville-Perry, Western Brown, Georgetown and Eastern. The format of the tournament has been modified but there will still be a total of 16 games played between the schools at the varsity and junior varsity levels. Previously the tournament has been played over four days with the girls on the first two days and the boys on the second set of days. This year the tournament will be run in its entirety over a two day time period, which means there will be eight (8) games each day. The tournament will begin with the junior varsity contests at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Please see the schedule

Brown County Holiday BasketballTournament Schedule December 28, 2012: •10:00 a.m. Fayetteville vs Georgetown girls junior varsity •11:15 a.m. Fayetteville vs Georgetown boys junior varsity •12:30 p.m. Eastern vs Western Brown girls junior varsity •1:45 p.m. Eastern vs Western Brown boys junior varsity •3:00 p.m. Fayetteville vs Georgetown girls varsity •4:30 p.m. Fayetteville vs Georgetown boys varsity •6:00 p.m. Eastern vs Western Brown girls varsity •7:30 p.m. Eastern vs Western Brown boys varsity December 29, 2012: •10:00 a.m. Girls junior varsity consolation game •11:15 a.m. Boy junior varsity consolation game •12:30 p.m. Girls junior varsity championship game •1:45 p.m Boys junior varsity championship game •3:00 p.m. Girls varsity consolation game •4:30 p.m. Boys varsity consolation game •6:00 p.m. Girls varsity championship game •7:30 p.m. Boys varsity championship game

to find out when your teams are playing. There has also been a change in the admission pricing for the tournament. Previously the admission was $6.00/day for adults and $5.00/day for student and senior citizens, which was for the four day tournament. Now, with the two day

tournament format, the admission prices will be $10.00/day for adults and $8.00/day for students and senior citizens. This change in admission pricing allows the fans to save $4.00 over the entire 2012 tournament. Good luck to all the teams and hope to see you there.

Fayetteville Hoopsters youth basketball league signups end Dec. 22 The Hoopsters Basketball League in Fayetteville is currently hosting signups for a boys and girls kindergarten through third grade basketball league that will take place in January and February. It will take place on five straight Saturdays in early 2013, beginning Jan. 5 and running through Feb. 2. All games will be played at the Fayetteville Elementary gym. Game times are to be announced. Deadline for signups will be Dec. 22. It you are interested in signing up for the league, call (513) 875-4353.

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GOSHEN-- There are a few things that the Western Brown boys basketball coach Greg Foster knows his team can’t do if they want to find success this season. As a team with little size, the Broncos second-year coach knows his team can’t turn the ball over. They can’t give the other team second and third opportunities on the offensive end. And, most importantly, they have to play strong defense. When the Broncos aren’t doing those things it can be hard for them to scratch out a victory. That’s exactly what happened on Tuesday night when the Broncos battled Goshen in a Southern Buckeye ConferenceAmerican Division matchup. The Broncos turned the ball too often, didn’t rebound the ball well enough and gave the Warriors too many open looks as they fell for the third straight time to open the season, 56-52. “Just to sum it up, the whole game (was) lazy,” a frustrated Foster said afterwards. “Didn’t talk. They know if they do that they’re gonna get beat.” The game didn’t get off to that bad of a start as the Broncos hit some shots and did enough defensively to slow down the Warriors as they took 13-5 lead after a quarter. Things quickly turned as the second quarter got underway, however. The Warriors, mostly guard Ryan senior Ashcraft, started to find open looks and they buried them. With the Warriors starting to turn things around, the Broncos were able to only take a two point lead, 22-20, into halftime. Coming out of the break, it didn’t take long to see that the Warriors were continuing to ride the wave of momentum they stole from their visitors in the second quarter. In the first 2:12 of the third quarter Nick Messer scored three baskets, two of which came off of offensive rebounds, to help the Warriors tie the game at 26. The Warriors grabbed 14 offensive rebounds on the night, many of which kept

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St. Michael students decorate Christmas tree for Merchant’s Bank St. Michael School students recently decorated the Christmas tree at the Higginsport Merchant’s Bank. They handcrafted the ornaments in their art class at school. The students in preschool through 8th grade decorated the tree, sang Christmas carols, and spread Christmas cheer.

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Items sent to soldiers On Sunday, December 9, 2012 the Western Brown Touchdown Club was at the Mt. Orab Kroger collecting cookies and other items for care packages for soldiers that are overseas. They collected about 38 dozen cookies. Pictured above, left to right, are Chloe Brumfield, Helen White, secretary Touchdown Club, Amy Uecker, Nick Hostler, Manager at Mt. Orab Krogers. Not pictured, Cindy Brumfield Touchdown Club. Children from Mt. Orab Elementary wrote letters and made cards for the soldiers. At rights is one of the cards - it was a snowman that the student added a camo hat and scarf to, the note on the card expresses all of our wishes to our service people. The student wrote “Dear Soldier, I want to thank you for serving our country. I wish you could spend Christmas with your family.”

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Sports Medicine class visits Bengals Southern Hills Career and Technical Center’s Sports Medicine senior students recently visited the Paul Brown Stadium and toured the Bengals’ athletic training room, workout facilities and field. According to instructor Preston Thomas, the students also had the opportunity to interact with some of the Bengals’ sports medicine staff. The students came away with a better understanding of how their sports medicine classwork is applied in the real world of work, and possible employment opportunities available to them when they complete their schooling. Gathered around a Bengalmobile, left to right are Sports Medicine seniors Hayli Richards, Dani Frey, Kaitlin Spruance, Mishelle Stephens, Branden Helterbrand, Kristina Scott, and Desiray Barber.

CPR Classes Healthcare Provider CPR classes will be offered at Southern Hills Career Center on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. Following the American Heart Association guidelines, learn how to perform CPR at the level necessary for hospital, nursing home and EMS employees. This course will begin at 6 p.m. and will last approximately 4 hours depending on the number of students. Small Engine Repair Class The Small Engine Repair class at Southern Hills Career Technical Center is a fun way to spend your Thursday evenings. Students in this class learn how to repair the small engines in snow blowers, lawn mowers, and chain saws, focusing on repairing small horsepower gasoline engines used in this type of equipment. This will be a great way to get your lawn mower and weed eater ready for spring! Students are encouraged to bring their equipment in to class. The next Small Engine Repair Class begins Thursday, January 10, 2013, and consists of five classes held on Thursday evenings from 6 until 9 p.m. Medical Office Classes Are you looking for a career in the medical office field? The Adult Education Department at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center is offering several medical classes to help you develop the skills necessary to enter or grow your career path in the healthcare industry Southern Hills Adult Education department offers a

Medical Terminology class to assist the student in gaining an understanding of medical terminology. Students will learn the component parts of medical termsroots, prefixes and suffixes. Medical terms related to each bodily system, diseases and abnormal conditions of each system will be discussed. Abbreviations, laboratory tests and procedures will also be covered within this course. The Medical Terminology class is held on Monday evenings from 6 until 9 p.m. and begins January 28, 2013. The Medical Billing II course covers basic information related to billing in the medical field. Medical Billing I must be taken prior to this course. Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning January 3, 2013. Medical Coding I is the first of four modules covering basic information related to coding in the medical field. Coding I will cover the ICD9 Diagnostic and Procedure Coding guidelines with a comprehensive approach to medical diagnosis coding. Either a course in medical terminology or familiarity with medical terminology is recommended before enrolling in Medical Coding I. The first module begins January 9, 2013, and will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. Medical Coding II is the second module in the coding course. This module is scheduled to start January 8, 2013, and will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. Medical Office modules are each held for ten weeks.

All classes will be held at Southern Hills Career Center, at the corner of U.S. 68 and Hamer Road, Georgetown. For more information or registration, please call Southern Hills Adult Education office at (937) 378-6131 Ext. 357.

Austin Coffey, Williamsburg, is a 6th grader at Mt. Orab Middle School. Coffey was recently notified that he was selected to represent Western Brown Schools at the 2013 Junior National Young Leaders Conference to be held in Washington D.C. Mt. Orab Middle School Social Studies teacher, Shelly Cole nominates students every year and this is the first year any of her nominations have been selected. Cole said “This year is the first year that I can proudly say, of the students I nominated, Austin Coffey will be attending the conference. Austin has worked very hard to gain sponsors to help him with the expenses of the trip and learned a valuable lesson in doing this. To date, Austin has raised a fraction of the cost this trip will cost from several establishments that feel he is worthy of this trip as well. ” Coffey is still trying to raise funds for this trip.

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Donations can be sent to: CYLC, Attention: payment processing, 1919 Gallows Road, Suite 700 Vienna, VA. 22182. Make sure to put Austin Coffey's student ID # 903396-55949512. Coffey will also be selling coupon books for $20. If you’re interested in one call Tracy Coffey at (513) 724-1986 to place your order.

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MOM students participate in Honors Choir Program The following students participated in the O.M.E.A. District 16 Honors Choir Program held at Western Brown High School on Saturday, November 3rd. This was Mt. Orab Middle School's first year to send participants to the elementary choir. Top: P.J. Fiscus, Middle: Sophia Leto, Ava Hayslip, Abbie Peace, Bottom: Emma Chalker, Grace Fulton, Siara Swisher, Emilee Riley, Directors: Natalie Cook and Sara Jordan, not pictured.

As tradition for the Greenhand members of the Georgetown FFA chapter it is a required task for them to learn how to tie a tie. This is an important part of FFA because it teaches members how to properly tie ties for their official dress. Also the Greenhand members are busy learning the official FFA creed as part of their orientation. One lucky Greenhand Freshman will be selected to represent Georgetown FFA at the Creed speaking competition. The Greenhands will be officially inducted at the Greenhand ceremony meeting. Pictured above are Colton Craig and Taylor Davis.

JVS Board of Education to meet The Southern Hills JVS District Board of Education will meet in regular session on Monday, December 17, 2012, at 5 p.m. in the Board Office, 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown, OH.

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National Bank and Trust is pleased to announce that Keith Kral has joined the Bank as Senior Vice President, Chief Loan Officer. In his role, Mr. Kral will oversee the Bank’s Commercial and Agricultural lending operation and manage a team of lenders to develop business and ensure production and credit goals. He will be primarily based in our Main Office at 48 N. South Street, Wilmington, Ohio. Kral brings over 20 years of sales and management experience as a financial services and retail sales professional. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Miami University in Marketing and Finance. Kral currently resides in Loveland with his family. He is active in Kids Against Hunger, Loveland Youth Football and various church activities.

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DAVID DUGAN that nurse their mothers. The hope is the mother provides high quality colostrum for the newborn, and that the newborn does its share by getting up and nursing in a timely manner. Unfortunately this is not always the case. Difficult births can stress the newborn that may delay the ability to get up and nurse. The digestive system changes rapidly in the first few hours, so it is critical that consumption be sooner rather than later. There also those cases when a new mother seems to be clueless about what just happened and what that newborn is. Times like this, and in some other cases, there is a need to be able to step in and assist that newborn by supplying it with colostrum within the first few hours of life. Timing is very important, so having colostrum readily available is important. This can also be a case of seizing the opportunity and making the most of bad situation. There are times when calves are born dead, or are too weak to nurse and do not survive. There are other instances when the mother’s colostrum is not utilized for one reason or another. In a more positive situation, maybe the cow is just a heavy milk producer and has more milk that one calf needs. With safety in mind, if you can milk the mother, take advantage of it. Label the milk (colostrum) with the ID of the mother and the date collected. Much more information about colostrum use and transfer of passive immunity is available from the OSU Fact Sheet F-3358 Disease Protection of Baby Calves

http://pods.dasnr.okstate.edu/docushare/dswe b/Get/Document1937/ANSI-3358web.pdf. Dates to Remember Small Farm College The program starts in January with two locations to choose from. The Wednesday night program will be held in Pickaway Co. at the Circleville Fire Department and the Thursday night program will be in the Clermont Co. Extension Office in Owensville. Classes begin on January 9 and 10, 2013. Registration is available at http://adams.osu.edu or insert Brown or Highland. Private Applicator Recert - Pesticide re-certification will be offered at Southern State Community College’s South Campus in Fincastle on Monday, February 4, 2013 at 5:30 p.m., on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at noon, and again on Monday, February 25, 2013 at noon. All three programs will offer a light meal and materials. The class will cost $35. Pre-registration is required. Space is absolutely limited this year. Contact Cindy at the Brown County Extension Office at (937) 378-6716. These classes will fill-up and be closed when full. Pesticide License Testing - Private and commercial testing for applicator license will be offered on February 11, 2013, March 11, 2013 and April 8, 2013 at the Old Y Restaurant. You are required to pre-register by calling the Ohio Department of Agriculture at 800-282-1955 or online at http://pested.osu.edu. Space is limited so register soon. Study materials are also available at the same address or phone number. Ohio River Valley Agronomy Day - Mason Co. Extension Office in Maysville, KY on February 6, 2013 at 9 a.m. Call to register at (606) 5646808.

Creature Feature Season of Giving Every year at this time, I like to remind pet lovers that as fun as it is to wrap gifts for our pets, it doesn't hurt to expand the idea of giving. After all, your pet hasn't been dreaming of this year's hottest gift, and he won't be disappointed if he gets something as modest as a package of yummy pet treats or a single new toy. I encourage pet lovers to be reasonable when it comes to getting gifts for their own pets -- and to remember those other animals who aren't as lucky. The need for assistance has never been more critical in the nation's animal shelters, where funds are tighter than ever follow-

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ing the massive assistance efforts put together in the wake of this year's devastating storms and hurricanes. Don't forget your local shelter. Not only were many of the nation's shelters involved in taking in animals from the disaster zone, but they're also struggling now because donations to local charities traditionally suffer after an event on the scale of Hurricane Sandy. For

local animal charities, a donation of money is most practical, but it's not the only kind of gift that can help. The Humane Society of the United States says it's important to ask your local shelter what's needed before giving. “There's nothing worse for a shelter than to get bags of dog food or cat food they can't use, or toys that can't be disinfected. Storage space is always in short supply." While perishable items or those that cannot be reused should not be given, there are a few items most any shelter can use, including old towels and newspapers. In the coming year, the gift of your time may be appreciated most of all and there are always events that can use volunteers. However, you don't have to volunteer in the shelter - some people find it difficult to deal with the sad reality of homeless pets. One way to help is by getting others to donate. Find out what your local shelter needs in the way of goods and services, and then get on the phone to help get it donated by individuals and businesses in your community. It all starts with making a decision to skip something your pet doesn't need and then putting the money to help those pets who need just about everything. To me, it's the best way to celebrate the season, by giving to those who really need it. Dr. Dan Meakin is the owner of All Creatures Animal Hospital, 1894 Ohio Pike in Amelia. Call (513) 797-PETS.

Annual Tobacco Grower Meeting - North Adams HS in Seaman on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 in the evening. Details about registration for this free program will be available soon. Master Gardener Class - Class begins to train volunteers on February 20, 2013 at the Brown Co. Extension Office. Contact the Adams Co. Extension Office to register at (937) 544-2339 or my cell at (937) 5152314. The cost is $150 for the 13 week class that will be from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Wednesdays. Small Farm Conference - Wilmington College on March 8 and 9, Go to 2013. http://adams.osu.edu, http://brown.osu.edu or http://highland.osu.edu for the printable flyer or call for details. Farm and Family Night - Maysville Community and Technical College on Tuesday, March 12, 2013.

Ohio hunters enjoyed good weather for the week of gun season, and was successful also. The ODNR reported that on opening day Ohio hunters checked in a total of 29,297 on November 26. Opening day was quite different from the 2011 opening day, opening day last year came with heavy rain and less success with only 23,600 checked in. This is a difference of 5,697 from the 2011 to 2012 opening day that would be a 24.1 increase this year. Coshocton County lead the state for the largest number checked in on opening day with 1,199. Brown County gun hunters checked in 334 deer opening day this season, with last season opening day harvest being 244, 90 deer less. As the week went on hunters increased the total number, but when the end of the week came the total

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Beef School Scheduled The 2013 Beef School will be held on January 29, 2013, February 26, 2013, and March 13, 2013, this year. The class will begin at 7 p.m. each night and the plan is to end around 9 p.m. The program is offered at no charge to the public so plan to attend. The only thing I need is a call to let me know how many to plan for. Please call either of the local extension offices so I have a count. All I need is your name and how many are coming. Call (937) 544-2339, (937) 378-6716 or (937) 393-1918 to register for the 2013 Beef School that will be held at North Adams High School, in Seaman, OH. The program will be held in the Round Room. Agriculture is Everyone’s Business I would like to bring your attention to an upcoming event in Hillsboro on January 18, 2013. There are several sponsors for the event titled, Agriculture is Everyone’s Business. The event will be held at the Southern State Community College’s Patriot Center beginning with breakfast at 8 a.m. The Highland County Chamber of Commerce has secured outstanding and well known speakers for this event including Orion Samuelson of RFD-TV and Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David Daniels. Tickets are limited for this event. More details are available from the Chamber at (937) 3931111. I will have more details in the coming weeks in this paper, too. Proper Storing and Using Colostrum Colostrum is something that I get several calls about during calving season. The typical answer normally includes something about consulting with your local veterinarian. There are several things to know about this very important part of raising healthy animals

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number of deer checked this season was less than the total for last season. The total number for the 2012 Ohio white tail gun week was 86,964. During the 2011 gun week Ohio hunters harvested 90,282 this represents a decrease of 3,318 this would represent a 3.7 decrease. And just like opening day Coshocton was the leading county to record the largest number of deer checked in with 3,119. Brown County also showed a decrease in numbers with 1,094 for the week, with last season total 1,229 a difference of 135. For the harvest numbers for all of Ohio 88 counties go to wildohio.com .

Gardening tasks for December BY Faye Mahaffey Master Gardner Volunteer My neighbors must be used to the “happy dance” I perform as I retrieve my mail at the end of the drive. I received my first seed catalog this week! The Baker Creek Heirloom Seed catalog comes with beautiful color photos, recipes, and excellent descriptions of each flower and vegetable seed available. I have emptied my catalog basket and am ready to start filling it up with the 2013 editions. When I came to the tomato section of this new catalog, I lingered for awhile, gazing at the beautiful photographs. Tomatoes are the most popular crop that people grow around the world, and the undisputed queen of the garden. I broke down this week and purchased some grape tomatoes at the grocery. They were good, but not as good as the sunripened ones from the garden. As I was walking back from the mailbox with my new seed catalog cradled in my arm, a flash of yellow caught my eye. Could it be? Yes! It was a dandelion brazenly blooming in my front yard! I guess this year I need to add one more item to my December tasks for

the garden – continue to weed…..even after the first snow falls! The rest of my list includes: 1. Bring clay pots and statues made of cement, clay and some resins indoors. If items are too heavy to move, cover them with a tarp or plastic to keep them dry over winter. Repeated freezing and thawing could crack these garden objects. 2. Stock up on sand or kitty litter to cope with icy paths. 3. Protect shrubs planted under your roofline from snow damage. You might want to consider transplanting them in the spring to a location away from the roofline. 4. Check for mole tunnels and fill them with soil before the ground freezes. 5. Continue starting paper whites every few weeks for nonstop indoor bloom. 6. Start seeds of biennial flowers that you want to treat as annuals. 7. Water houseplants thoroughly, but not too frequently. 8. Treat your houseplants to pebble trays. 9. Mulch strawberries to insulate them from cycles of freezing and thawing. 10. Water evergreens, es-

pecially newly planted ones, when the ground is not frozen. 11. Continue starting paperwhites every few weeks for nonstop indoor bloom. It’s not too late to register for the Master Gardener training classes that begin on February 20. Classes will meet on Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The deadline to register is February 11. For more information you can call the Adams County OSU Extension office at 937-544-2339. Don’t forget about our gardening seminars at the Fincastle campus of Southern State Community College. All seminars are free and open to the public. The 2013 dates include: January 17 – Roses, February 21 – Miniature Gardens, March 21 – Native Plants/Identification, April 18 – Vertical Gardens, and May 16 – Water Gardens. Seminars are held in the library from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Have you received a Poinsettia as a gift? Remember how to care for this beautiful plant? I’ll provide some quick tips next week!

Hocking Hills’ 48th annual famed Winter Hike slated for Jan. 19 Region offers best seasonal treks, tips for winter hikers January 19 is the date for 2013 Annual Winter Hike, which traditionally has offered stunning scenery, as waterfalls freeze to offer unique gorgeous frozen sculptures that highlight the area’s magnificent rock formations. The six-mile trek from Old Man's Cave to Ash Cave draws more than 6,000 hikers each year to experience southeast Ohio's most spectacular scenery. The hike features continuous starts from 9-11 a.m. Steaming hot bean soup is served midway at Cedar Falls (donations accepted) and a shuttle bus returns hikers from Ash Cave to the parking lot at Old Man's Cave. Hikers are advised to wear layered clothing and good traction footwear, as snow and ice can make the trail slippery. They’re also encouraged to bring a camera to record the region’s winter beautify; and to post those pictures and videos to Facebook and Twitter. With the Hocking Hills offering everything from an easy hike through Ash Cave, to more lengthy treks like the annual winter hike, and the region's many other gorgeous rock formations, the Hocking Hills is among the Buckeye State's most popular winter destinations.

"So many people make New Year's Resolutions that include getting in shape or enjoying life more, there's nothing better than a Hocking Hills hiking getaway to help them achieve those goals,” said Hocking Hills Tourism Association Executive Director Karen Raymore. "Winter is a truly magical time in the Hills and with a little preparation, visitors will enjoy a dazzling winter wonderland marked by soaring cliffs and gorges and waterfalls that freeze into beautiful crystal formations." In addition to recommending that hikers stop by the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center for trail maps, travel suggestions and to borrow a Flip Video Camera, Raymore and the experts at the Hocking Hills Tourism Association have compiled the following tips for winter hikers: • Stay on the trail. Hocking Hills naturalists report that accidents only occur when hikers leave the trail. • Choose the right footwear. If your feet are cold your whole body will be cold. Wear waterproof hiking boots designed for cold weather that offer good traction in snow and ice. Keep metal cleats in your backpack and attach to your boots if you encounter ice on the trail. • Wear multiple pairs of socks -- as many pairs as

you can comfortably fit with your boots on. You can always take some off if you get too warm. Carry extra dry socks in a waterproof bag in your backpack, just in case. • Use trekking poles or cross country ski poles for extra stability. • Stay hydrated. Pack water in your backpack. Energy bars are another good idea. • Cover your hands and face. A ski mask covers your entire face, or can be rolled up to just cover your head and ears. Wear insulated gloves and carry an extra dry pair. • Layer your clothes. While hiking you may become warm. Multiple layers allow you to remove items as needed. If possible, carry extra dry thermal underwear in your backpack. • Know the weather forecast and trails. Carry a compass, map and cell phone with you. Your cell phone may not work in all areas, but it's a good idea to have one. A hand-held GPS unit is also a great idea. • Don't hike alone. It's always more fun with friends. If you must hike alone, be sure to tell someone where you are hiking and what time you expect to finish. • Don't forget your camera. Winter in the Hills provides dramatic scenery.

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“Big Christmas Show” at the Clay Township Community Park (formerly Buford Elementary School) 2471 St. Rt. 138 West in Buford. Several singers as entertainment and Santa will also be at this event. Please visit www.reverbnation/thecentral ohioopryband.com for details. Steer/Market Heifer Nose Printing for the 2012 Brown County and State Fairs will be held on Saturday, December 15 between 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. at the Brown County Fairgrounds. For more information call (937) 378-6716. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16 Christmas Cantata at Living Church of Five Mile will be held at the church located at 16908 US Rt. 68, Mt. Orab. Performances will be held on Sunday, December 16 at 6 p.m. and Friday, December 21 at 7 p.m. The Cantata will include selections from the Living Church of Five Mile Choir, drama team and kid’s choir. Everyone is also invited to our Christmas worship on Sunday, December 23 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. For more information call (513) 515-4933. Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church hosts Children’s Christmas Play “The Christmas Lamb” on Sunday, December 16. Program begins at 6 p.m. at the church located at 11693 St. Rt. 774 in Bethel, just three miles north of Hamersville at neal’s Corner. For more information call (937) 3791225. Blue Christmas Church Service at Bible Chapel U.C.C. will be held on Sunday, December 16 at 5:30 p.m. This Blue Christmas Service recognizes that, for many, the Christmas season is a time of sadness and loss. Please join us in this service if you are one of those people. Bible Chapel is located at 119 North Avenue in Hamersville, one block north of St. Rt. 125. Candlelight Service at Taylor’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Williamsburg will be held on Thursday, December 20 beginning at 7 p.m. Event will include refreshments in the Fellowship Hall following the service. Church is located at 2460 Greenbush West Road. MONDAY, DECEMBER 17 TOPS Chapter in Mt. Orab will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, December 17 at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High St. Further information is available by calling Velvet Frye at (937) 444-7237. Buy-A-Brick project for the 9/11 Police, fire and EMS Memorial in Aberdeen, at a cost of $35 for a 4x8 brick with 3 lines of engraving or $75 for an 8x8 brick with 6 lines of engraving. For more information call (937) 795-2212.

TOPS Chapter in Sardinia will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, December 17, at Sardinia Church of the Nazarene on Sardinia-Mowrystown Road. Further information is available by calling Regina Davidson at (937) 446-3714. RCAP (Russellville Community Action Planners) will meet in regular session on Monday, December 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Arts Council Room. Everyone is invited to attend. TOPS Chapter in Ripley will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, December 17, at the Ripley Church of the Nazarene, 230 North Second Street. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501. Sterling Township Trustees meeting will be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, December 17 in the township hall. The public is invited to attend. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. on Monday, December 17 at the commissioners office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike in Georgetown. This meeting is open to the public. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18 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. ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Support Group of Brown County, will meet between 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18 at the Western Brown High School. Please come join us. For more information contact Denise Holden at (937) 444-1343. Pleasant Township Trustees Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Georgetown. This meeting is open to the public. Phileo Ministries Will Sponsor a clothing ministry for the people in the tri-County area on Tuesday, December 18 and Saturday, December 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at the Tri County Baptist Church. For more information call (937) 446-1416. Zumba Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness, 127 North Point Drive in Mt. Orab at 6:30 on Tuesday, December 18. These classes are for members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members. Please call (937) 4445230 for more information. Washington Township Trustees Meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18 at the firehouse. The public is invited and welcome to attend this meeting. Brown County Educational Service Center will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 18 at the office of the board, located at the Brown County Fairgrounds in Georgetown. Yoga Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness, 127, North Point Drive, Mt. Orab at 7:30 p.m. at the center on Tuesday, December 18. Members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members are welcome. Please call (937) 4445230 for details.

Eastern Local School District Board of Education Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18. This meeting is open to the public.

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 Santa Claus at the Rambler Center in Russellville, Saturday, December 15 from 7 to 8 p.m. Bring the kids and enjoy cookies and drinks and bring your camera and have some fun with the family. Kids will receive a holiday treat from the “Big Guy.”

Book Club for Adults Meeting will be held at the Mt. Orab Library, 613 S. High Street at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18. For more information call (937) 444-1414. R-U-L-H School District Board of Education Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18. This is an open meeting and the public is invited. Al-Anon Family Group Sessions will be held on every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Methodist Church on Church Street, off N. High Street. This group can provide support and information to families and individuals who know someone who suffers from substance abuse. For more information call Jean at (937) 444-3877. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter in Winchester will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 19 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. Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will meet at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, December 19 at the office, located at 706 South Main Street in Georgetown. Meetings are open to the public. For more information call (937) 378-4424, ext. 4. Georgetown Exempted Village School District Board of Education meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19 and the public is invited to attend. The Personnel Committee of the Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday, December 19 at 5:50 p.m. preceding the regular monthly meeting of the board at 6:30 p.m. These meetings will be held in the meeting room of the Sardinia Library, 1330 Purdy Road in Sardinia. Immediately following the regular meeting a special organizational meeting will be held. Yoga Classes will be offered by The Hospice Center located on Hughes Blvd in Mt. Orab at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19. For more information on this class please contact Jane Amiot at (937) 444-3446. Belly Dancing Classes will be offered Wednesday, December 19, from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m at the Hospice Center located on Hughes Blvd in Mt. Orab. For more information on this class please contact Jane Amiot at (937) 444-3446. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, December 19, at the commissioners office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. The public is invited to attend. Georgetown Exempted Village Schools board of education will

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Russellville Elementary hosts scholastic book fair Russellville Elementary recently held the annual Scholastic Book Fair. The theme of the Book Fair this year was “All Star-Every Reader is a Star!” The fair is a wonderful opportunity for students and teachers to have access to affordable and educational books. Students were able to find books that had their favorite character, subject, or series and hopefully these books will foster their love of reading. For the first time at Russellville, the book fair was open during Parent Teacher Conference which allowed greater access to the sale. Hosting the book fair would not have been possible without the help of the school, librarian, and parent volunteers. Due to their hard work and the support of the students and parents it was a very successful book fair. The librarian will be using the funds raised to purchase many new books for Russellville Elementary students to enjoy!

meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19. This meeting is open to the public. Sit and Stitch will meet 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, December 19 at the Sardinia Public Library, 13309 Purdy Road, Sardinia. Anyone who is a crocheter or spinner or who wants to learn, is invited to attend and bring a current project. Children are welcome. Further information is available by calling (937) 403-8481 or (513) 314-1656. Book Club for Adults Meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19 at the Georgetown Library, 200 West Grant Street. For more information call (937) 378-3197. TOPS Chapter in Aberdeen will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, at the River Bend Apartments Community Room. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20 Kick-boxing Classes will be offered on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on December 20 at the Snap Fitness Center in Mt. Orab, 127 North Point Drive. These classes are open to members as well as non-members. For details call 444-5230. Pike Township Trustees Meeting will meet on Thursday, December 20

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Property Sales Joshua and Rebecca Kirschner to Joshua B. Kirschner, 1.26 acres of land in Clark Township, filed 125-2012 Alice E. McIntosh to Timothy P. and Tracy J. O’Hara, 66.65 acres of land in Clark Township, filed 12-42012, $140,000 Eric C. and Lisa C. Mullis to Ryan Charles Mullis, 1 acre of land in Eagle Township, filed 12-3-2012 Paul E. Cost to Curt Roler, 3 acres and 3.02 acres of land in Eagle Township, filed 11-30-2012 Lyndon and Janalyn Payne to Steven W. Gabb, In-Lot 303 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Township, filed 11-30-2012, $2,000 Derek L. and Edwina M. Jacobs to Regina E. and David J. Greve, Sr., 8.46 acres of land in Franklin Township, filed 12-4-2012, $78,000 Pauline Cox to Kenneth Church, 1.24 acres of land in Franklin Township, filed 11-30-2012, $20,000 Mitchell D. and Sara McCarty to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Lot 6 in Misty Meadows Sub in Green Township, filed 12-42012 Dorothy J. and Harold L. Young to Jeremy Hill, 1.39 acres of land in Green Township, filed 11-30-2012 Mario and Mary Giovenetti to Mary L. Giovenetti, 2.81 acres of land in Green Township, filed 12-32012 Gary and Dale Smith to Dale Allen Smith, 10.72 acres of land in Huntington Township, filed 12-42012 Brandon and Michael R. Traylor to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 1 acre of land in Lewis Township, filed 11-30-2012 Roger and Rinda Ridener to Rinda Ridener, 1.98 acres of land in Lewis Township, filed 12-5-2012 Patricia Mahoney and Leah Evans to Leah E. Evans, In-Lot 1206 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Township, filed 11-29-2012 Raenna and Tony Roth to Ryan M. Scherer, Out-Lot 9 and In-Lot 8 in Joy Acres Sub., Perry Township, filed 12-4-2012, $132,000 Dennis and Virginia Cronin to Virginia Cronin, 4.56 acres of land in Perry Township, filed 11-29-2012 Richard Wardlow to Marie Sydnor, .99 acres and .10 acres of land in Pike Township, filed 11-29-2012, $27,299

Heather, Jamie and Garry Howard II to Bank of new York Mellon, 1 acres of land, Lot 4 in Janlee Allen Sube in Pike Township, filed 11-29-2012, $25,000 Garnet E. McDaniel to William J. Broomall and Judy K. Baker, Lot 5 and Lot 6 in Southern View Sub., in Pleasant Township, filed $58,000 Michelle L. and Kevin L. Haughn to Jeremy R. and Aimee L. Germann, Lot 20 in Quail Trace Sub., in Georgetown, filed 11-29-2012, $139,500 John Ralston to Arthur V. and Betty Tudor, .77 acres of and in Georgetown, Pleasant Township, filed 11-29-2012, $75,000 Rex T. and Melinda Perkins to Midfirst Bank, 1.50 acres of land in Scott Township, filed 12-4-2012, $78,663 Raymond T. Woodall, Jr. to Bank of America NA, .75 acres of land in Sterling Township, filed 12-4-2012, $30,000 Mary L. and Mario F. Giovenetta to Mary L. Giovenetti, 1.75 acres of land in Sterling Township, filed 12-32012 Robert and Karen R. Wilson to Charles E. Robertson, 2.62 acres of land (Lot 17) in Bressler Sub., in Sterling Township, filed 11-30-2012, $134,000 Jason R. and Cheryl L. Maillet to Steve L. and Ginger Thomas, 28.52 acres of land in Union Township, fled 12-4-2012, $15,000 Arthur and Elizabeth Whitaker to Elizabeth R. Whitaker, 201.63 acres of land in Union Township, filed 124-2012 Villas at River Edge, LLC to Sandra K. Moore and Ronald McQuery, Unit 5-C, Condo, filed 11-30-2012, $129,900 Kelly A. Arnold to Thomas Partin, 1 acre of land in Sardinia, Washington Township, filed 12-5-2012, $22,250 Charles M. and Georgia Claypool to Michelle M. and David C. Brooks, Lot 44 in Sardinia, Washington Township, filed 11-30-2012, $9,000 Curtis and Michele Keith to Vanderbilt Mortgage Finance, Inc., fairground park addition, in Sardinia Village East, filed 12-4-2012, $62,910

Marriages Tamara Dawn Eubanks, 36, Sardinia, self-employed to marry Steven

Wayne Burbage, 39, Georgetown, self-employed, filed 12-3-2012 Heidi Marie Call, 31, Fayetteville, teacher to marry James Alan Greco, 35, Fayetteville, service sales representative, filed 12-3-2012 Kayla Elliot, 21, Russelville, cashier to marry Jerry Cole, 22, Russellville, cashier, filed 12-4-2012 Jolynn Maxine Adams, 38, Russellville, homemaker to marry Larry Scott Wheeler, 43, Russelville, inside sales/Qc, filed 12-5-2012 Elizabeth Ann Hedges, 35, Ripley, disabled to marry Charles Lee Swanger, 41, Ripley, laborer, fled 125-2012

Probate Brenda D. Chance, Ripley, case #20121214, DOD 3-12-2012, filed 11-29-2012 Steven E. Hunt, Williamsburg, case #20121218, DOD 8-29-2012, filed 12-5-2012 William A. Moore, Russellville, case #20121215, DOD 9-14-2012, filed 12-3-2012 Elbert W. Phillips, Hamersville, case #20121217, DOD 10-15-2012, filed 12-4-2012 John Crisp Stearns, Aberdeen. case #20121215, DOD 8-20-2012, filed 12-3-2012

Common Pleas CIVIL CASES Progressive Specialty Insurance versus Deontay L. England, case #2012111, filed 11-29-2012, Action: other torts, (personal injury) Fifth Third Mortgage Company versus Jeannine K. Kidd, case #20121192, filed 11-29-2012, Action: foreclosures Connie Patrick, Brown County Treasurer versus Sheila K. Johnson, case #20121195, filed 11-30-2012, Action: foreclosures Connie Patrick, Brown County Treasurer versus Jaime Phelan, case #20121197, filed 11-30-2012, Action: foreclosures Asset Acceptance, LLC versus David Strole, case #20121199, filed 12-3-2012, Action: other civil Capital One Bank (USA), NA, versus Debbie L. Wallace, case #20121200, filed 123-2012, Action: other civil Midland Funding LLC versus

at Rt. 774 at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Fayetteville-Perry Local School District Board of Education will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 20. This meeting is open to the public. Candlelight Service will be held at Taylor’s Chapel United Methodist Church, on Thursday, December 20 at 7 p.m. The church is located at 2460 Greenbush West Road (Sterling Township) in Williamsburg. This event will include refreshments in the Fellowship Hall following the service. Everyone is welcome. Scott Township Trustees Meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at New Hope on Thursday, December 20. This meeting is open to the public. Legion Hall Bingo held each Thursday (including December 20 at 5 p.m. with the kitchen opening at 5:30 p.m. Ripoffs/Instants start selling at 6 p.m., the early bird bingo is at 7:15 and regular bingo begins at 7:30 p.m. Call Ed Fryman for more information at (937) 442-4704. Yoga Classes will be offered at the Snap Fitness Center in Mt. Orab, 127 North Point Drive beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 20. These classes are open to both members and non-members. Call (937) 4445230 for more information. Pike Township Trustees Meeting will be held 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 20. This meeting is open to the public.

Cynthia Wilson, case #20121201, filed 12-3-2012, Action: other civil Asset Acceptance, LLC versus Christine A. Robbins, case #20121202, filed 12-3-2012, Action: other civil Christopher C. Pardue versus Joel H. Hartman, case #20121203, filed 12-3-2012, Action: other torts (personal injury) Green Tree Servicing LLC versus Andrew Smith, case #20121204, filed 12-3-2012, Action: other civil Marsha Hawkins versus Edward Bunn, case #20121205, filed 12-32012, Action: other torts, (personal injury) Brown County Board of Health versus John Smith, case #20121208, filed 12-4-2012, Action: other civil (nuisance) Brown County Board of Health versus Allen Hayes, case #20121209, filed 12-5-2012, Action: other civil The National Bank and Trust Company versus Timothy J. Dooley, case #20121211, filed 12-5-2012, Action: foreclosures Wanda Myers versus Frank Hazelbaker, case #20121212, filed 12-5-2012, Action: other civil DOMESTIC CASES Gregory L. Seibert, Jr. Lucasville versus Jessica E. Seibert, Hamersville, case #20121193, filed 1-29-2012, Action: termination of marriage Joseph M. Walsh, Sr., Russellville, versus Daniel Walsh, Russellville, case #20121194, filed 11-29-2012, Action: domestic violence Adrian Garrido, Sardinia versus Amanda Garrido, Leesburg, case #20121196, filed 11-30-2012, Action: dissolution of marriage Jamie Aubry, Fayetteville versus Robert Aubry, Fayetteville, case #20121198, filed 12-3-2012, Action: domestic violence Zach Ryder, Hopkinsville, KY versus Jennifer Wilson, Mt. Orab, case #20121206, filed 12-3-2012, Action: U.R.E.S.A. Stacy Sizemore, Bethel versus Brian Orick, Amelia, case #20121207, filed 12-3-2012, Action: domestic violence Kavin Inlow, Sardinia versus Amy Inlow, Cincinnati, case #20121210, filed 12-5-2012, Action: dissolution of marriage

Clark Township Trustees will meet in regular session at 8:30 p.m. at the Hamersville firehouse on Thursday, December 20. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Book Club for Adults meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 20 at the Mt. Orab Library, 613 South High Street. For more information call (937) 444-1414. Franklin Township Trustees meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in Arnheim on Thursday, December 20. The public is invited to attend. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, December 20, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab.

Sunday, December 23 at 10 a.m. at Clear Mountain Community Church, 4050 Tollgate Road in Williamsburg. Free admission. for more information call (513) 724-3341 or visit www.cmcchurch.com. UPCOMING EVENTS Christmas Eve Candlelight Services at the Community Chapel (Lake Waynoka) will be held on Monday, December 24 at 7 p.m. A time to prepare hearts for the advent of Jesus’ birth and putting focus on the real meaning of Christmas. Everyone is welcome. Hamersville Baptist Church Christmas Play - “Meet Me at the Manger” will be performed on Sunday evening, December 23 at 6 p.m. The church is located at 1661 St. Rt. 125 in Hamersville. Pastor Lloyd Hopper invites everyone to attend. 2013 Dog License tags will be on sale through January 31, 2013 for only $12. All dogs three months of age or older must be licensed in Brown County. Tags purchased after this date will be $24. Kennel tags are $60. Call the Brown County Animal Shelter at (937) 378-3457 or the auditor’s office at (937) 378-6398. 12-Week NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program will begin on Monday, January 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Avenue in Cincinnati. Free for family members, partners and friends of individuals with chemical imbalance/brain disorder/mental illness. Registration is required, please call 513-528-5500 or visit www.namicc.org. New Year’s Eve Communion Service at the Community Chapel (Lake Waynoka) will be held on Monday, December 31 beginning at 7 p.m. to help usher in 2013. Also a time of prayer as we prepare ourselves to face the challenges ahead of us as a community and as a nation. Everyone is welcome

ONGOING EVENTS Southern Hills Tea Party meets each 4th Thursday of the month at the Ripley Library. The public is invited to attend.

Agape Food Pantry, will be open on Friday, December 21 from 1 to 2 p.m., sponsored by the Fayetteville United Methodist Church, 61 East Humber Street. We will return to our regular schedule beginning in January. This food pantry is for Perry Township residents only.

Senior Bingo will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each Monday at the Georgetown Nutrition Center. Please bring a $1 wrapped gift. A nutritional meal will be offered.

Open House for the Public, hosted by Jessica Little, Brown County Prosecuting Attorney and the Brown County Board of Commissions on Friday, December 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. All are welcome to come and tour the new prosecutor’s office at 510 East State Street, Suite 2 in Georgetown. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22 Christmas Past, Present and Future, a light-hearted, but Christ-centered look at Christmas in the 1940’s, 1980’ and the future. Lots of music, laughter and the true Christmas message. Event will be held on Saturday, December 22 at 7 p.m. and again on

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8th Annual Brown County Bridal Show will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2013 from 1 to 4 p.m. The show is free to brides and their families and friends. The trade show is made up of about 24 businesses and a fashion show runs from 3 to 4 p.m. Door prizes are given away at the completion of the fashion show. For more information please call (937) 378-6830 or visit www.crtourstravel.com/bridalshow.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21 Brown County Singing Convention will meet on Friday, December 21 at the Eastwood Community Church, located at Eastwood and St. Rt 32 at7 p.m. Anyone wishing to take part with special song, poem or any other God given talent, please plan to attend this event. For more information contact Larry Downing at (937) 446-3259.

Free Knitting and Crocheting Classes at the Rambler Center (old Russellville-Jefferson High School) in Russellville will be held 10 a.m.-noon Friday, December 21. Anyone who would like information or a list of supplies or who wishes to register for the next group of classes may call Mary Kelch at (513) 734-2501 or (513) 5433137.

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Helping Hands Please come shop with us any Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday from 9 a.m. until noon at 668 Camp Run Road in Georgetown.

HIV/Hepatitis C Testing is offered free by the Brown County Health Department by appointment only. The HIV test results are available within 15 minutes. To schedule an appointment call (937) 378-6892. Tuesday Community Bingo will be held every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Community Building in Country Place Apartments, located across from the Country Inn in Georgetown. Please bring a $1 gift and join in the fun. This is a free event. For more information contact Joy Gelter at (937) 483-4614. Crafting Classes will be offered the second Saturday of the month at the Mt. Orab Public Library, sessions from 1 to 2 p.m., at the library, 613 South High Street in Mt. Orab. The classes are for adult patrons with the Care and Share program. Adams/Brown County Alzheimer/s/ Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group will meet on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Adams Co. Regional Medical Center.For more info (937) 386-3590.

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Job commitments continue to rise, state takes remedial action against 16 companies

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From L to R - Mercy Health- Anderson Hospital Chief Operating Officer Gyasi Chisley; Medical Director of the Emergency Department Dr. Michael Argus; Chief Nursing Officer Julie Holt; Progressive Care team members Tessa Pastura, Brie Findlan, Mary Yorio, Megan Zizelman and Allison Schlinkert; Volunteer Cliff Robson and Dietary Department Manager Teresa Berlage Ingram.

Mercy Health, Anderson Hospital celebrate top health performers

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Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital recently held its quarterly Senior Leadership Awards to honor staff, physicians and volunteers who best display the Mercy Health mission and who go above and beyond in delivering exceptional care and service to patients and visitors of the hospital. Anderson Hospital presents the Senior Leadership

Awards each quarter based on nominations received by co-workers at the hospital. The winners for the third quarter of 2012 are: Employee of the Quarter – Teresa Ingram, manager of the Dietary Department, Volunteer of the Quarter – Cliff Robson, Physician Spotlight – Michael Argus, MD, Medical Director of the, Emer-

gency Department, Team Spotlight – A2/Progressive Care The Senior Leadership Awards are another way that the staff, physicians and volunteers at Anderson Hospital receive recognition for high performance and encouragement to continue enhancing the care and service they provide.

Western & Southern Life earns “Military Friendly Employer®” designation The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company (Western & Southern Life), a member of Western & Southern Financial Group, announced today that it has been designated a 2013 Military Friendly Employer® by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs. To earn the Military Friendly Employer® designation, companies are judged on the following: • Strength of the company’s military recruiting; • Percentage of new hires with prior military service; • Retention programs; and the company’s policy on National Guard and Reserve service. Each year, more than 250,000 personnel transition out of the U.S. military. The centerpiece of Western & Southern Life’s military recruiting efforts to reach those transitioning, as well as current military veterans, can be at found www.wslife.com/careers/mil itary. This online resource provides information on sales careers, military job fairs, financial products and testimonials from veterans who are currently employed by the company.

Western & Southern Life has found that many of the characteristics possessed by veterans translate effectively into financial services careers: • Self-discipline; • Ability to learn new skills; • Respect for procedures and accountability; • Desire to advance; and • Drive to make a difference in families’ lives. “Veterans possess the special skills to be successful in our business,” explained Tony Garcia, president of Western & Southern Life’s Agency Group. “They have strong leadership skills, a desire to provide protection, and their code of ethics aligns well with our values.” Additionally, Western & Southern Life’s career advancement opportunities mirror the U.S. military’s system of promotion from within. At least 90 percent of Western & Southern Life’s managers are promoted from within the ranks of the organization. “We know from experience and research that military veterans are looking for certain things when it comes to their next career,” said Jeff

Wallace, Sales Manager of Western & Southern Life’s Hillsboro office. “They are highly motivated, highachieving individuals who want rewarding work, onthe-job training and stability. We offer all that.” “Companies earning the prestigious Military Friendly Employer® designation are rising stars with strong military recruitment programs and meaningful job opportunities for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment,” said Sean Collins, director for G.I. Jobs and vice president for Victory Media.

Santa Claus to be in R’ville Santa Claus will be at the Rambler Center, located on East Main Street in Russellville on Saturday, December 15 from 7 - 8 p.m. Cookies and drinks will be provided. All are welcome, so bring your camera and have some fun with your family. Children will also receive a treat from Santa.

Governor John R. Kasich announced the approval of assistance for 17 projects set to create 1,993 jobs and retain 2,181 jobs statewide. During their monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) reviewed economic development proposals brought to the board by JobsOhio and its regional partners. Together the projects are expected to result in more than $141 million in new payroll and spur approximately $169 million in investment across Ohio. The Authority also voted to take remedial action against 16 companies who failed to live up to the promises they made in order to receive tax incentives. Actions taken against these companies include reductions in rate or term, adjustment of commitments, or terminations without clawback. Today’s remedial actions demonstrate the Administration’s commitment to hold companies accountable for the job creation, retention, and wages they promise. In 2012, ODSA has taken remedial action on 59 tax credit projects. In addition, eight grants and loans totaling $7.48 million have been referred

to the Attorney General for clawback this year. New projects approved by the TCA in Southwestern Ohio include: • Huhtamaki, Inc., City of Batavia (Clermont Co.) expects to create 208 fulltime positions, generating $7.6 million in new annual payroll as a result of the company’s new location project in the City of Batavia (Clermont Co.). Huhtamaki is a specialty packaging organization. The TCA approved a 60 percent, seven-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project. • Polaris Sales Inc. dba Polaris Industries Inc., City of Wilmington (Clinton Co.) expects to create 100 full-time positions, generating $2.6 million in new annual payroll as a result of the company’s new project location in the City of Wilmington (Clinton Co.). Polaris is a global manufacturer of off-road vehicles including ATV’s and off-road utility vehicles; snowmobiles; electric vehicles; and Victory motorcycles along with related parts, garments and accessories. The TCA approved a 45 percent, seven-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

• Rhinestahl Corporation, City of Mason (Warren Co.) expects to create 69 full-time positions, generating $6.6 million in additional annual payroll and retaining $13 million in existing payroll as a result of the company’s expansion project in the City of Mason (Warren Co.). Rhinestahl offers specialized tools for the maintenance needs of aircraft engines. The TCA approved a 55 percent, sixyear Job Creation Tax Credit for this project. • Sunstar Engineering Americas Inc., City of Springboro (Warren Co.) and the City of Franklin (Warren Co.) expects to create 14 full-time positions, generating $760,000 in additional annual payroll and retaining $4.6 million in existing payroll as a result of the company’s expansion project in the City of Springboro (Warren Co.) and the City of Franklin (Warren Co.). Engineering Sunstar America manufactures adhesives, sealants and coating products, which are designed to improve the quality and safety of vehicles. The TCA approved a 40 percent, fiveyear Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

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Congratulations go out to Aberdeen Concerned Citizens’ walking program BY Gay Hubbell Brown County Coordinator Adams-Brown Creating Healthy Communities, HEALTH-UC & Univ. of Cincinnati AHEC Program The Aberdeen Creating Healthy Communities Group, a partner of the Adams-Brown Creating Healthy Communities Program, sends hearty congratulations to Sue and Larry Aldridge, Managers of the Town and Country Bowling Lanes in Aberdeen, for taking steps to get folks walking together for the health of it. The Aldridges are taking the lead for the Aberdeen Citizens Concerned (ACC) by creating a community walking group. This all began at the Aberdeen Harvest Festival this fall when a 2-mile Run and Walk activity was held. Participation in

the exercise event has grown with participants showing an interest in forming a walking group. Sue and Larry have taken on the challenge to launch a neighborhood monthly walk. Sue says that they had 7 walkers at the first event and saw 14 participants in the October walk. Walkers are making use of the new Aberdeen Safe Routes To School (SRTS) walk path which is a halfmile stretch between the Aberdeen Library and the Aberdeen RULH Middle School. Participants are encouraged to walk a total of 2 miles in each challenge if possible. Some might choose to do less, which is also fine. The plan is to increase walks from once a month to more frequently. Congrats to the 85 year oldest participant and, of course, to the youngest 2 and 3 year-olds as well.

Sue cited a personal success story from one gentleman who benefited from walking the SRTS walk path a total of 7 miles a day during 2012 and lost 85 pounds since he began daily walking. Shari Stafford, charter member and ACC organizer, has observed growing use of the SRTS walk path for folks of all ages. Sue Aldridge is announcing that monthly walking will continue on the first Saturday of the month, beginning at the Bowling Alley at 10 a.m. The public is invited to join in the walk to get an energy boost of at least 30 minutes of physical activity—that’s the daily amount recommended to keep most adults healthy. Congratulations again to the Aldridges and Aberdeen Concerned Citizens for being champions for the health of the community of Aberdeen!

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Congresswoman Jean Schmidt has nominated 29 residents of Ohio’s Second Congressional District for acceptance by four of our nation’s military academies.

Congresswoman Jean Schmidt has nominated 29 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: the Army’s U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.; the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. All members of Congress may nominate up to 10 candidates per opening. There’s no guarantee that more than one nominee will be accepted by each academy. Academies usually make appointments by March 31. “The academies look for individuals who are well-

rounded academically, physically, and socially,” Congresswoman Schmidt said. “The ideal candidate will have demonstrated leadership qualities, community service, athleticism, scholarship, and a strong desire to serve in the military as an officer. Those selected commit to serving in the military for at least five years after graduation.” In April, the congresswoman hosted an information night in the Brown County village of Ripley for high school students interested in seeking her nomination. Those who later applied were interviewed last month at Congresswoman Schmidt’s Cincinnati office by two Air Force Academy graduates, a West Point graduate, and a Navy lieu-

tenant commander. The congresswoman’s nominations were based on the panel’s recommendations. Congresswoman Schmidt held a reception Tuesday, Nov. 20, at her Cincinnati office to recognize the following nominees and their families: U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Brown County: Holly Van Keuren of Georgetown, a student at the New Mexico Military Institute. Warren County: Duane Sowers of Oregonia, a student at Clinton-Massie High School. U.S. Military Academy at West Point (Army) Clermont County: David Trate of Loveland, a student at Loveland High School; and Jarod Wolfe of Williamsburg, a student at

Clermont Northeastern High School. Hamilton County: Michael Khamis of Cincinnati, a student at Turpin High School in Anderson Township; Dale Lakes of Cincinnati, a student at Summit Country Day School; John McCormick of Cincinnati, a student at Walnut Hills High School; and Michael Plitt of Loveland, a student at Loveland High School. Warren County: Andrew Bergman of Morrow, a student at Moeller High School in Kenwood; Alexander Kuvin of Loveland, a student at St. Xavier High School in Finneytown; Ryan Lyons of Mason, a student at William Mason High School; and Andrew Mendel of Mason, a student at Moeller High School.

U.S. Air Force Academy Clermont County: Benjamin McDonough of Batavia, a student at Batavia High School; and Nicholas Twine of Batavia, a student at the University of Cincinnati. Hamilton County: Isabel Englehart of Cincinnati, a student at Summit Country Day School; Mitchel Hoelker of Cincinnati, a student at Moeller High School; William Shanley of Cincinnati, a student at St. Xavier High School; and Matthew Krott of Cincinnati, a student at Ohio State University. Warren County: Alaina Kappner of Maineville, a student at Kings High School; and Kajler Rask of Oregonia, a student at Utah State University. U.S. Naval Academy

Clermont County: Nicholas Bailey of Loveland, a student at St. Xavier High School. Hamilton County: Samuel Bascom of Madeira, a student at Madeira High School; Ariel Cohen of Cincinnati, a student at Walnut Hills High School; Tanner Hawk of Loveland, a student at Loveland High School; Tanner Huskey of Blue Ash, a student at Miami University; Zachary Hutmier of Cincinnati, a student at the Massanutten Military Academy; and George Koglmeier of Mariemont, a student at Mariemont High School. Warren County: Daniel Kurtzahn of Kings Mills, a student at Kings High School; and Wyatt Thomas of Lebanon, a student at Lebanon High School.

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3BR HOUSE near Mt. Orab, $650 monthly rent. Security Deposit & references required. No Pets. Call Jami at 937-444-0334. 3br, 1.5ba ranch between Sardinia & Mt. Orab, 2-car detached garage on large country lot. No pets. $700/mo, deposit & references required. Call 937-446-9371. BEAUTIFUL! ON SR 774 - Lake Grant. Three bedrooms, walk in closets, two full baths. Living room, fireplace, washer & dryer hookup, large kitchen, gas heating, CA. Nonsmoking environment, no pets, $750 per month, 513-503-8744.

307 - MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT 2 TRAILERS located on E. Grant Ave in Georgetown, 2br, 2ba, $425/mo. Tenants pay all utilities. All new flooring. Will work w/deposit due to holidays. Call 937-444-5223. 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. 3BR, 1.5BA, large yard, storage shed, no pets, good credit, $500/mo plus deposit, 937-444-3701. GEORGETOWN - 1br, 1ba, washer/dryer hookup, $350/mo. plus deposit. 937-378-4706 or 937-213-2401. GEORGETOWN - 2br, 2ba, washer/dryer hookup, $450/mo. plus deposit. 937-378-4706 or 937-213-2401.

400 - HOUSES FOR SALE 3-4 BEDROOM, two bath home with 2 car detached garage, nearly 2 acre lot with potential building lot. House has central air, full basement with one car garage, above ground pool, large deck and wood burning insert fireplace. Sale of house will include oven, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher and washer/dryer, $105,000, Decatur, Ohio, call 937-373-0303. 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) MT. ORAB, 3br, 1.5ac, 2-car garage, $44,900. Possible owner financing. Call 937-444-2689.

403- MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE NICE 2 bedroom mobile home, all electric, includes stove & fridge. Must move home. Asking $6000.00. 937-378-6827.

405 - LOTS & ACREAGE GOT LAND? $300/DEPOSIT 1-20-acres, $54 monthly up, Fleming, KY cheap septic, water 45 acres, $45,000, $5,000 down, 813-788-6644

308 - OFFICE/BUSINESS SPACE FOR RENT LARGE 24X48 pole barn on US 68 in Mt.Orab area for rent/lease, cement floor, nice large lot with parking. Great for small business, $850/mo, $850/deposit. 513-703-2430.

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

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

406 - FARMS FOR SALE GREAT HORSE Farm! 1200 sq/ft barn with water & electric. Near Lake Waynoka at 7892 Ash Ridge-Arnheim Rd. Great building site for a house. $104,000 or best offer. 765-517-1276.

410 - LEASE/OPTION TO BUY MT. ORAB area, 16x80, 3br, 2ba on 1 acre, $645/mo. plus deposit. Lease option to buy mobile home only. Call Rick 513-724-1315.

501 - CHILD CARE DANVILLE DAY Care Monday-Friday 7:30-5:30 6 weeks and older. 937-764-1531 or 937-509-1727 DAYCARE HUGS & KIDS, LLC. 6th & Willow St., Williamsburg Call Dorothy Lewis 513-218-7471 or Stephanie Lewis 859-801-0125 Opening November 5, 2012

504 - BUSINESS SERVICES WAITS HEATING & COOLING 3967 Greenbush East Rd. Mt. Orab, OH 45154 937-763-5089 j_waits@yahoo.com Furnace/Heat Pump/AC

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

607 - FIREWOOD FIREWOOD FOR sale, $100 truckload. Call Drew Howser at 937-444-4787 or Corey Spitznagel at 937-444-4525 for details. FOR SALE Firewood, sold by State Regulations, u-pick up or we deliver. For fast friendly service call Cox Firewood at: 937-378-4309 No answer, leave message or call 937-515-5829 Located 3600 SR 125 Georgetown, OH State & County Voucher welcome Credit Cards Accepted FOR SALE - Firewood, fully seasoned, full measured cord, $110.00. CASH ONLY, YOU HAUL. 937-444-6167. HARDWOOD - split and seasoned. For more info call 937-515-4012. You pick-up or we deliver. SEASONED & split mixed hardwood, fullsize truck load thrown in & thrown out, $90. Will deliver in area between Mt. Orab & Felicity and Amelia & Georgetown, 937-379-5071 or 937-618-9499.

611 - WANTED TO BUY TOP DOLLAR PAID!! Cash for furniture, antiques, appliances, tools, fishing, jewelry, gold, silver, records, DVD’s, games, sports, pocket knives, more! ALMOST ANYTHING! 937-378-1819 or 937-378-2850

613 - PETS AND SUPPLIES SHORKIE PUPS, 1-male, 1-female, ready for Christmas $200 each, 937-444-9702.

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

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Ohioans have been hearing about the fiscal cliff a lot lately. The "cliff" applies to a January 1st deadline when the law, enacted by a bipartisan majority of both houses of Congress, requires a mix of spending cuts and tax increases. This sudden dose of austerity will put us on a long-term path to budget stability, but it will also send our nation into a recession for the better part of next year. Fortunately, there is an alternative. We can reduce our nation’s deficit and avoid onerous tax increases on middle class Americans. Last July, the Senate voted to extend tax cuts for 99 percent of Ohioans—the working families and the middle class tax payers who need relief the most. Yet today, this bill that ends tax cuts for Americans making over $250,000 still languishes in the House of Representatives. Middle class Ohioans have always worked

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hard and played by the rules—now it’s time that the wealthiest Americans paid their fair share too. That means it’s also time for the House of Representatives to act. The Middle Class Tax Cut Act would extend middle class tax cuts for the 99 percent of Ohio families, and all Americans making less than $250,000 per year. Under the bill, Ohio households would save an average of $1,400 on their taxes each year. The legislation would also extend other tax provisions critical to the middle class – the American Opportunity Tax Credit which helps middle-class families afford college; the Child Tax Credit as it was expanded by the Bush Administration; and the Earned Income Tax

Credit (EITC), which is a refundable credit that rewards work and offers assistance to working individuals and families who earned less than $49,078 in 2011. These programs have historically had considerable bipartisan support. In fact, President Reagan called the EITC "the best antipoverty, the best profamily, the best job creation measure to come out of Congress." According to a report released last week, failing to extend these middle class tax cuts will have a considerable impact on Ohio families. In fact, without the extension, a middle-income Ohio family of four (earning $72,800) could see its income taxes rise by $2,200. Raising taxes on middle class families won’t just hurt individual households; it will also set back our economy and harm job creation. Imposing higher taxes on middle class families, during these challenging economic times, means

that Ohioans will spend less at Ohio retailers, an industry that employs more than 563,000 people in our state. A sharp rise in middle class taxes could also slow economic growth by 1.7 percent in Ohio. In addition to passing the Middle Class Tax Cut Act, we need to take bold but targeted steps to reduce the deficit. While some of my colleagues want to balance the budget by cutting Medicare or raising the retirement age for Social Security, I believe there are important steps we can take to reduce the deficit and strengthen our economy. First, we can cut $20 billion in spending by ending taxpayer-funded subsidies for the five biggest oil companies which made a record $137 billion in profits last year while taxpayers spent billions giving handouts to these mega corporations. That’s why I’m fighting to pass the Close Big Oil Tax Loopholes Act, which would

end tax subsidies for big oil companies that are reaping profits while you pay more at the pump. Next, we can pass the Offshoring Prevention Act— a bill that closes a costly tax loophole that rewards companies for moving factories overseas— saving $19.5 billion while increasing employment in the United States. Third, we can save $2.3 billion over the years by allowing timely access to generic prescription drugs. Generic versions of biologic drugs—the most expensive subset of drugs on the market—aren’t available until at least 12 years after the patent for a brand-name drug is issued. By shortening this window consumers, and the government, can spend less on drug costs. We can also cut $20 billion in spending over the next decade by streamlining the farm safety net. I helped write, and the Senate passed, a bipartisan measure that would con-

solidate farm programs, saving more than $20 billion. Again, the House of Representatives has failed to consider this money-saving legislation. Finally, we can save $23 billion over ten years by ending special tax breaks for Wall Street hedge fund managers. These wealthy hedge fund managers can make more than $2 billion each year, yet pay a lower tax rate than most middle class Ohioans because of a special tax break. If hedge fund managers paid the regular income tax rate, we could reduce the deficit by $23 billion over the next decade. Deficit reduction will require sacrifice, but that sacrifice must be shared than placed rather squarely on the backs of seniors and middle class Ohio families. The government must work together and take a balanced approach to deficit reduction.

701 - LOST AND FOUND LOST KEYS December 12th, Mt. Orab area, REWARD. Call 513-724-2246.

808 - AUTOS FOR SALE 1930’S-PRESENT

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

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES 26’ 1995 Dutchman Camper. Appliances included, shower, sleeps 6. Has new brakes & tires. Asking $1900 OBO. 513-375-8651.

901 - SALES ESTATE SALE Selling Private 6 used tractors; 2-wheel & 4-wheel drive, some w/loaders & belly mowers. All in excellent condition. New 3pt. tillers, selling below cost. Also, related equipment, discs, plows, box blades, 4-7ft. used finish mowers. Excellent condition. 1hr from Columbus, Cincinnati & Dayton. 937-402-0461. HUGE FAMILY Yard Sale every Fri., Sat. & Sun. from 9am-7pm at Holly Lanes on St. Rt. 125, Amelia. Lots of items for home, clothes for kids & adults, great prices.

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1324362 - Pike Twp - Renovated 1.5 story home on 1.97 rolling acres. Beamed ceilings, gourmet kitchen, newer carpet & exterior NDING E P D doors. Stocked SOL pond, 40x32 garage w/steel 12' roll-up door. Add'l one car w/lean too. Covered front porch and back deck. First Offering! $98,500 MLS#1328251 - Mt. Orab - Country elegance in exclusive Beacon Hill. 3BD, 2BA. Brand new flring, paint, chair rail & crown Lg molding. rooms. Beautiful brick FP, cathedral ceilings & fully equip. kitchen w/ great storage. Enclosed screen porch w/attached octagonal deck. $215,000

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1334873 - Mt. Orab- Beautiful Bi-Level nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac. 3BD, 2.5 BA. Crown molding, accent walls, chair rail, cathedral ceiling, Rec rm, Family rm, back deck, fire pit, shed, fully fenced back yard w/tree house. Additional carport. $124,500 1322164 - Williamsburg - Beautiful Sears & Roebuck home situated on a quiet town double lot. Pristine hardwood floors (Oak down & Pine up). Arched doorways, wide baseboards, french doors to enclosed back porch. Fenced yard. 1 car garage. Partial poured basement. $82,500

1324847 - Mt. Orab - Location! Setting! Location! All Brick Ranch 100's of feet off of the road. 5 Acres! 3BD, 2BA. Supreme curb appeal! Sunken family rm, equipped kitchen, newer roof. 2 finished rooms in bsmt. 24x26 finished rm. in garage. 2 car bay also. Rolling woods on rear. $179,900

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1337896 - Mt. Orab - First offering! Full brick quad level home built like a fortress! 4BD, 2.5 BA. Former construction res./business office. Built in sound system, built in drafting table, 1st. floor MBR suite, WBFP, Hardwood under carpets. Cedar lined closets. Corner lot. $159,900

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Georgetown - Great investment opportunity or home to raise your family. This 3 BR 2 Ba home is ready to move-in. Unique as it could function as a one or two family. New carpet, fresh paint, oversized 2 car gar. 1+ acre on public water and sewer with 2 separate taps. $84,900

1334506 - Mt. Orab - Immaculate! It's all done for you. 3BD, 2BA. Newer roof, windows, brand new furnace beautiful fiberglass entry door. 1800 sq ft of great attention to detail. Spaciousimpeccable. $125,000 1331446 - Batavia- Quaint little cottage nestled on a wooded lot. This 2 bdrm 1 bath home needs some TLC to make it DING N E P your own or SOLD would make a lucretive rental. Mins from Amelia & Batavia. $33,000

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

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1331501 - Mt. Orab - 3 BR 2BA Full brick home on a picturesque 1.4 acre setting. Almost 2000 sq. ft. of living area. Newer roof and laundry room. The tiered decking on the rear serves as an add'l recreation area w/lots of mature shade. This is the first offering in this arena. Call Bert or Dominic for more details! $134,500

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

1336123 - Georgetown - Beautiful craftmanship of this total renovation! Brand new flring, windows, roof, furnace, siding, kitchen w/appliances & elec. service. 3BD, 1BA. A doll house ready to move-in. 40x30 barn w/new siding, roof, & gar. door. 20x10 shed. A true must see! $89,900

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1333914- Mt. Orab - S.E. corner of SR 32 & Klein Rd. 2200 ft. of frontage on (limited access) SR 32 & 1585 ft. of frontage on Klein Road. 51.49 acres. Multi-purpose ground. Water at the road. $310,000 Eastern School District - 3 BD on .91 Acre. This clean & affordable all brick home has a 2 car detached garage & is wheelchair accessible. Bright & Cheery, this home boasts a beautiful WBFP and a nice covered front porch. $62,500 1312624 - Georgetown - Walk back in time as you enter the front door of this magnificent home! 3BD, 1.5 BA. Double parlor, fluted wdwk w/rosettes. Wide baseboards & a cherry bannister. A dry cellar underneath. This home has a secure, local alarm system which can be transferred to the new owner. $79,900

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1299751- 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. $99,900

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‘Filling the bus’ for charity Villa Georgetown, Hospice of Hope and Southwest Regional Medical Center teamed up on Dec. 12 to “fill the bus” with food donations for local families in need. Pictured loading the bus with collected donations are (from left) Heather Frye, Ashley Willian, Sharon Fulkerson and Kim Brown.

DAR donate shirts to veterans The December meeting of the Taliaferro Chapter, NSDAR took place in the Historic Presbyterian Church, Georgetown. The meeting was opened by regent, Jessica Little, welcoming guests and members. Gaynell Britton, chaplain, gave the traditional blessing, followed by a catered luncheon. A special program was presented by Chief Forest Coburn, of the Georgetown Police Department, accompanied by the K9 Team, Gabber, a German Shepherd, his handler, Ptl. Inlow. The chief discussed in detail the work of the police department, answering questions and explaining the duties of the officers under his command. He also talked about the serious drug problems we are facing today. As part of the program, the K9 Team demonstrated Gabber's ability to detect narcotics and perform other duties at the command of Ptl. Inlow. Chief Coburn told the group the K9 Team is routinely called upon to conduct crowd control, track fleeing suspects or missing persons, search for narcotics concealed in cars and houses. He concluded by telling the group the K9 Team provides a great and cost ef-

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Left to right - Jessica Little, Carolyn Tennat and Phyllis Werner

fective service to the Georgetown Community. In the business meeting, the regent appointed Gaynell Britton and Mary Ann Haverkamp, both of Amelia, to serve as assistant secretaries. The chapter will present a new American flag to the Brown County Prosecutor, Jessica Little and her staff, for the new office complex in Georgetown during their open house on December 21. As part of the chapter's an-

nual event, members purchased sweat shirts for Christmas to be given to veterans in the local Veteran's Home. The next meeting of the chapter will be on February 9, 2013, in the Historic Presbyterian Church, Georgetown. A special Flag Award will be presented to Larry Reid of Hammersville. Ladies interested in joining the DAR may contact Dorothy Helton, Registrar, Mt. Orab, at (937) 487-4173.

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