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Mt. Orab Auto Mall collects over 1,100 canned goods for local families BY Martha B. Jacob The Mt. Orab Auto Mall has joined with the Peebles High School National Honor Society in a canned food drive and has collected over 1,100 canned goods. The items were delivered to the schools on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Some of the items will also be donated to Western Brown High School to help kick off its food drive. Each of the schools will see that the food items go to needy families. According to Mike Carmichael, general manager at Mt. Orab Auto Mall, it was his wife Katie who came up with the idea to be a part of the event. “My wife, who actually does marketing for us, is the brainchild of all this effort,” Carmichael said with a smile, “Katie, along with Caylah Baldwin made all this happen and we are very happy with our efforts.

We’ve never done this before, but we’re keen on anything like this that’s community oriented.” Carmichael said that last year when plans to build the auto mall first began, he knew then that he wanted the business to be a big part of the Brown County Fair, and it was. He said he enjoyed SummerFest as well as the malls grand opening which drew over 15,000 people. “Everybody had a real blast at our grand opening,” he said. “It was an all day event and we had so much fun that day. It was a lot of work but a lot of fun, especially with the fireworks. According to Katie Carmichael the Auto Mall is planning an Open House coming up on Dec. 17. “We have invited Santa to join us at our Open House,” said Katie Carmichael. “We want this Open House event to be something kids will remem-


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ber for a long time. We want it to be different from other Santa visits, like the ones at the shopping malls. This will be a ‘close to home’ visit with Santa and include games and all kinds of activities for the kids.” She continued, “We are excited that Butterbees Restaurant will be serving hot chocolate to the kids and some of the local schools will have kids singing Christmas carols for entertainment. It should be great fun for everyone, and we want to invite everyone to come join us.” Carmichael said that beginning on Thursday, Dec. 1, the Mt. Orab Auto Mall will have a ‘Giving Tree’ especially for our local Veterans. Names along with a little information about the Veteran will be placed on a card which can be taken off the Giving Tree.

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The Mt. Orab Christmas Parade was held for thousands of people on November 28. Santa Claus was the final entry to the delight of the children along the way. More coverage is on page 11.

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Troop Box Ministries gets help from local troops BY Martha B. Jacob


Troop Box Ministries continues to receive support from all over Brown County and beyond according to one of the coordinators of Troop Box Ministries, Diana Lawrence. “We are so thankful for our beautiful fall weather we have had here in the Ohio Valley,” Lawrence said in her October Newsletter. “This month has again been very busy and we here at Troop Box Ministry appreciate all the help we’ve received.” Lawrence said that her ministry received some special help from five Airmen from Wright Patterson

Air Force Base, who helped prepare packages to be sent out to American service men and women. She said that last week over 400 packages were sent out. Lawrence said donations, contributions or volunteer time were recently received from: • June Royalty, Betty Donathan, Barbara Broerman and Judy Rudd • Pat Baker, Don and Brenda Grooms, Edith Moore and Veralue Thornberg • The American Legion Auxiliary from Manchester • Lois Branch, Ken and Glo Walker and Lee Gray • Women’sCouncel UCC • Hamersville Baptist Church and Jim Brown

• Alia Edaili at the Gold Star in Georgetown • Don and Brenda Grooms and Maryanne Pangburn • K of P Lodge #371 in Bethel • Hamersville Baptist Church, June Royalty, Philip and Sheryl Havens and Carolyn Scott • Judy Stout, Judy Rudd, Phil and Cindy Lawrence • The Peace Lutheran Church, Varalu Thornberg, Christina Davis • West Union Helping Hands, Sandy Taylor and Ruthann from Amelia • Jack and Andrea Sinkking, Pat Oberschlake, Moores Chapel and The Bible Chapel in Hamersville • Gary and Mary Hart-

man, Lois Branch, Fred and Ann Baird, Betty Donathan, Barbara Broerman, Pat Baker and Ken and Glo Walker “Without all the caring people, churches and organizations,” Lawrence said, “We couldn’t do all that we do for our troops.” Lawrence said Troop Box Ministries likes to make Christmas and New Years very special for all the men and women in the armed forces because many

may be far away from their homes and families. “A young lady, Ashley Gall, told us that she had received her very first care package from our organization and she said it was very exciting,” Lawrence added. “Ashley has small toddlers at home and she misses them so much. She said her days are going by fast but still seem very long. “Please keep Ashley in your prayers along with

all the others serving this country as well as our nation!” She continued, “We want to wish all our men and women deployed a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. For anyone who would like to help pack these special packages and become a part of Troop Box Ministries please email m.

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Five Airmen from Wright Patterson Air Force Base helped prepare packages to be mailed to American servicemen and women with Troop Box Ministry in Hamersville. Shown are Diane Lawrence and Jean Johnston, coordinators of the ministry and Airmen Jacob Flores, Micah Villarreal, Andrew Jones, Eric Hershman and Sabrina Zurate.




It was a busy meeting Nov. 7 of members of the H.E.R.O. Tribute group as they begin organizing the upcoming visit of the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall to Brown County next year. It was noted at the meeting that it has been exactly one year to the day, that the campaign to bring the wall to Brown County had begun. Bill Graybill, chairman of H.E.R.O. Tribute, said the generosity for businesses and individuals in Brown County has been overwhelming. Since the first day of its inception, the H.E.R.O. Tribute Committee hit the ground running organizing fundraisers to generate enough money to bring the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall to

Brown County by 2017. Now it is set in stone, and will be set up at the Brown County Fairgrounds on Thursday, May 11 to Sunday, May 14, 2017. “Checks and donations of all kinds continue to come in for this event,” Graybill said. “We had a list of all the extra events that come along with the traveling wall and we’ve raised enough money to have all the extras. What a great event this going to be.” In addition to the Wall visitors can enjoy bagpipers, daily cannon firing, Eyes of Freedom at the Merchants building, “Through, Steele Soldiers, therapy involved horses and a Master Modeler display about WWI.” Graybill said that Susi Lynch, owner of Susi Q’s Place, in Felicity recently


BY Martha B. Jacob

The Brown County Press - Sunday, December 4, 2016 - Page 3

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Bill Graybill, (left) chairman of H.E.R.O. Tribute Committee is shown accepting a check from Ian Cunningham, president of SAR Highlanders Chapter, (Sons of the American Revolution) which draws members from Adams, Brown and Highland Counties.

2017 dog tags now on sale

BY Wayne Gates

It’s dog tag season again in Brown County. Tags went on sale December 1 and will remain on sale through January 31. A one year tag will cost $14, a three year tag will cost $42 and a lifetime tag will cost $140. “A lifetime tag can be a good investment for the owner of a young dog because owners would never have to worry about the tag again,” said Brown County Auditor Jill Hall. The revenue raised by dog tag sales goes to the Brown County Humane Society to operate the local animal shelter, minus 7.5 percent to cover administrative expenses.

Hall said the price of not buying a dog tag can turn out to be pretty steep. “By Ohio Revised Code, as of February 1 if you are caught without a dog tag, the cost doubles to $28. Plus, the dog warden can give you a ticket for up to $140 per dog,” Hall said. “The dog warden will also sometimes go door to door checking for tags, so it makes more sense just to buy a tag so you don’t have to worry about it.” Hall said another benefit to the tags is the quick return of a tagged dog if it happens to get lost. “We’ve had multiple calls this year of someone finding a dog and not knowing where it came from. We can look up the

made a contribution to H.E.R.O. Tribute as did SAR (Sons of the Ameri-

can Revolution). President of SAR the Highlanders Chapter, Ian

tag and then call the owner and tell them who has their dog,” Hall said. She added that the staff at the Brown County Animal Shelter can also use the database to help return a dog to its rightful owner. Hall said that there are plenty of options for those who want to buy a dog tag in the county. “They can only buy the three year or lifetime tags

at the auditor’s office or online at The one year tags can be purchased at the satellite locations or the animal shelter.” Satellite locations include the Mt. Orab Pharmacy, The villages of Mt. Orab, Hamersville and Aberdeen, Ripley Hardware, Fayetteville Hardware and Crosstown Carryout.

A free class on Budget Cooking will be held at the Wee Care in Georgetown on Thursday, December 8th at 6:30. The class is part of a series that focuses on prepar-

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Susi Lynch, owner of Susi Q’s Place, in Felicity is shown presenting a check to Bill Grabill, chairman of H.E.R.O. Tribute. The funds were raised from a motorcycle ride fundraiser. Lynch has sponsored several motorcycle rides this year for Veterans and cancer programs.

Cunningham made the presentation. Donations have also recently been made by: • Brown County Health and Wellness “We hope everyone will attend the upcoming

Christmas program at the Gaslight Theatre set for Dec. 10,” Graybill said, “Proceeds from the program will go to the H.E.R.O. Tribute.”


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The task of finding a good Christmas tree

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Taking A Trip Through Time

The Thomas Family Sunshine Gardens located near Boudes Ferry was a destination until it closed in 1946. The Gardens were first established in 1868. The Gardens were always beautiful but were especially known for there Easter Lillies. If you have more information about this photo or would like more information about the Brown County Historical Society please call Ned S. Lodwick at (937) 446-3226. ‘Taking a Trip Through Time’ is a feature of the Brown County Press that is supplied by our readers. If you have photos of places within Brown County that are at least 30 years old please feel free to submit them along with some information about the photo to The Brown County Press by email to or mail them to or drop them off at The Brown County Press 219 South High Street Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154. You will get your picture back. You can also reach us at (937) 444-3441.

Letters to the Editor

Charter Schools: A good alternative

Dear Editor, Christopher Burrows’, Superintendent of GEVS, letter to the editor which was published in the Brown County Press on November 27, 2016 is filled with missing leading information, and is mean spirited and does a disservice to parents, children and the educational system of Ohio. I praise God that Ohio has a rich legacy in education and a vibrant school choice system. I am a parent of high school senior who has been attending the Ohio Virtual Academy, OHVA, from kindergarten. OHVA is an at home public school funded by the Ohio charter school system. OHVA has about 9,700 students state wide and spends $6,787 per student per year. Chris Burrows’ plea to end funding of charters schools from local taxpayers is totally inaccurate and irresponsible. I did has he suggested and called our State Representative, Doug Green, and Doug verified for me that currently no local taxes are used to fund charters school and that the educational funds from the state follow the student. This means that the local school districts receive 100% of the local taxes within that school district and the school district receives state funds for each student enrolled. Currently according to the Ohio Department of Education’s web site the GEVS spends $7,646 per student and the source of those funds are 18.9% local, 61.1% state, 11% federal and 9.1% from other sources. The source of OHVA charter school funds are 0% local, 81.9% state, 17.6% federal and 0.5% other sources. In Ohio parents have several choices in education, they can choose between public, private or homeschool. Within the public school

option there are choices of the traditional “neighborhood school” like GEVS, open enrollment where you can attended a school in a different school district than your residence, careertech schools and charter schools. If a parent chooses an option other than the neighborhood school then the local school district doesn’t receive any state funds for that student but they still receive 100% of the local tax dollars. Also, they don’t have any responsibility for that child’s education. All educational options have their benefits and problems but the primary issue at stake is who get to decides what is the best educational solution for our children; their parents, local school district superintendent or the state government? The responsibility and decision of a child’s education belongs to the parents. This fundamental principle is well established in God’s word and the founding documents of the United States of America. I know that Chris Burrows is well aware of problems with traditional schools because I have personally talked with him several years ago about a situation where a teacher was violating the religious rights of student. I was impressed that he agreed to meet with me and discuss the issue but I am not impressed with his position on school choice. School choice may have its problems but it is far better than the alternative. As a society to all need to work together to find better solutions for education. We need to fix what doesn’t work and celebrate what does. Mr. Burrows claims there is no accountability with the on-line charter schools and that isn’t true. The on-line public school at home requires the par-

ents to track their child’s actual hours daily and they must log a minimum of 920 hours per year, the student must complete their daily lessons via the online software which tracks their progress, they must attend face to face meetings, daily on-line classes with an assigned teacher, personal meetings with parents & students by phone or on-line class connects, and the teachers communicate by emails and feedback surveys. Also, the on-line students are required to take all the same state tests at a testing site the same way all other public school students do. On-line public schools require a lot of work for both parents & students. The at home public school option has been a wonderful experience for my daughter, she will graduate June 3, 2017 from high school in the top 1% of her class and she will also graduate from Chatfield College with an associate’s degree through the Ohio College Credit Plus Program. I strongly urge our entire community to pray for God to give us wisdom about our education system in American and get involved and encourage children to take their education serious. Mike McQueary Scott Township


“Alright, we’ll cut this one!” Everyone cheered! At home, that afternoon, bringing our first big bertha tree through the door of our new farmhouse, was like threading a camel through the eye of a needle. She was so much bigger than we had thought. In the great outdoors she looked a fraction of her size. Trying to fit her through the door was almost impossible, unless you have men who want to watch the sporting event of the day. Then look out. It will fit! With one ginormous push and pull from all the guys, the tree went plowing through the door and thousands of pine needles departed their lovely branches like a winter’s snowfall. Everywhere the needles scattered once again as they impelled her through another doorway like a missal. Finally in her destination of the music room, standing her up, as you guessed, she was way too tall. Down and up, two cuts later and several “turn it to the left, now to the right, and not so much…” we settled. The chili from the crock-pot was a delicious idea. Afterwards, we girls decorated singing along with Christmas songs playing on the radio and belted out those we grew up singing at the piano— like “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” a big hit in the sixties. As nightfall came, we turned down the house lights and all gazed at the illuminated tree. It was beautiful, just as I had imagined it would be. And this week, all those memories flooded my mind and moistened my eyes remembering the family memory created back in the days of my youth, 1999, while decorating the tree. Sherry is a regular contributor to The Press. She blogs at Take Joy! A Farmhouse Journal and there includes pictures of her weekly stories. You can reach her at sherryphillipsmitchell@yahoo .com

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The holiday season is upon us. Friends, family, food, Christmas music and movies during the season of giving make it merry and bright. Our tree, like many, went up right after Thanksgiving. Mine is a beautiful, artificial one this year, though in years past it has been a real tree. The first tree husband Jeff and I had in 1975 was a six-foot artificial one, like those you see at the dollar store. It was very special—our first as a married couple. I still have a picture of me standing next to it almost as tall as it! By today’s standards it wasn’t all that. Know what I mean? But it was ours. And it was perfect. One year, many decades of years forward, we were to be hosting Christmas Eve at our new farmhouse, so I decided our family should participate in cutting a live tree. Everyone was all in. Several weeks before Christmas, we gathered at our farm to “go get the tree” and return to decorate it. A crockpot of chili was simmering for our return. Heading out, we loaded up in several trucks and caravanned to the tree farm. The tree farm’s barn had live animals, a small boutique of country crafts, hot chocolate, and Christmas music playing, plus a small heater to warm by if needed. All trees, any size was only $25. Sweet! Away we all went, saw in hand searching for that perfect tree. The guideline was: it needed to be at least eight feet tall, straight and full, no bald spots—tall order indeed. It is the perfect tree not to be found. Up and down the rows of trees we went. “Keep your eye on this one. It just might be the one we’ll get,” I called back to Mother who had said those exact same words to us thirty years prior at the tree lot in Owensville one cold winter’s night. Sister Debbie and I thought she’d never say, “We’ll take this one,” and mean it. Chilled to the bone the man hurriedly tied it up and crammed it in her car trunk before she changed her mind yet again. Finally, at my tree-cutting event that day, some became weary and hungry; I declared with a nudge from my husband,






Local educator Becky Cropper has received an award for her lifelong efforts to help youth in Brown County. She is one of the seven recipients of the 2016 Jenco Foundation Award. The award is based on “recognizing visionary leadership in the service of others throughout Appalachian Ohio.” Cropper was recently recognized at the Foundation for Appalachian

Ohio’s (FAO) annual Celebration of Legacy at the Markay Cultural Arts Center in Jackson. When asked about the award, Cropper responded with modesty and was quick to credit others as well. “The work that we have done over the years has certainly been a collaboration and network, so I’m really receiving this award on behalf of many people who have dedicated many hours to causes across the county as well,” said Crop-

per. “In the 4-H program, the opportunity that we have is to work with about 300 volunteers that assist the youth to become productive citizens. It has been such an honor to work with all those different people over the years who donate their time and efforts and talents to see youth grow and develop.” Cropper said that getting recognized for her work was very special to her. “I was honored to know that people have appreci-

ated the time and effort and work that I have tried to contribute to make Brown County a better place to be,” she said.

SWCD meetings set

The Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District (Brown SWCD) Board of Supervisors is announcing the first 2017 board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. at 706 South Main Street, Georgetown, Ohio. Future meetings will be held at 7:00 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month, except for December, the meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 13th. All meetings are held at the Brown SWCD office located at 706 South Main Street, Georgetown, Ohio 45121. Meetings are open to the public.

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Red Ribbon Week at Russellville Elementary

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BY Wayne Gates

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Sometimes God has to humble you by allowing things to come into your life that knock you completely down to the bottom of the barrel. However, it is better for you if God does not have to go that far to get your attention! But, because He loves you and cares about you, He will continue to work you over until you get to the place where you are so low that you just have to look up. Is that what you want? I doubt it; so it would be to your benefit to come back to God before He takes action. He does not want to have to take you to that place, but He loves you so much that He is willing to take you to that place in your life. The prodigal son in this parable was at that place before he made his decision to go back to his father. Then in verse 20 he did not just think it or say it, he actually took action. It says: “And he arose, and came to his father....” Then look what happened: “... But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.” The father was overjoyed to see his son! That is the same reaction that God the Father has when one of His prodigal sons comes home. But then, maybe you are not one of God’s children, prodigal or otherwise. If that be the case, God is not willing that any should perish. He wants you to come to Him. All you have to do is believe in His Son, Jesus Christ. Believe in His death, burial, and resurrection, and ask God to forgive your sin and save your soul. The Bible tells us in Romans 10:9: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Verse 13: “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at OVM as staff prepare for three nights of Holiday Open Houses. On December 12th, OVM will welcome the family, friends and residents of the Hickory and Maple units. On December 13th, the Spruce, Dogwood and Willow units will celebrate their Holiday Open House. Finally, on December 15th, OVM will hold a Holiday Open House for its Birch unit. Each Holiday Open House will take place at OVM from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm and include a dessert buffet, Christmas carols and a visit from Santa. OVM will also offer “Reindeer Games” in our Wellness Center for the kids.

Candlelight service at Taylor’s Chapel

Taylor’s Chapel United Methodist Church at 2460 Greenbush West Road will have a candlelight service on Sunday, December 11 at 7 p.m. There will be refreshments in the Fellowship Hall following the service. Everyone is welcome.

OBITUARIES Ronald E. Blessing, 69 Ronald Eugene Blessing, age 69, of Decatur, OH, died November 26, 2016. He was born in Dayton, OH, September 28, 1947, to the late Alfred Leroy Blessing, Jr. and Clara Blessing (nee Bowman). He is survived by his wife Dollis Blessing (nee Stutz), daughter Rebecca Ruble, sons Timothy (Annette) and Christopher (Heather) Blessing, stepson Richard (Jennifer) Oberding, step-daughter Tina (Shane) Casey and sister Susan (John) Jackson of Tennessee. He is also survived by several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was preceded in death by brother Gary Blessing and niece Sara Blessing. There will be no visitation. Memorial service Friday 2 p.m. at Graceland Memorial Gardens, 5989 Deerfield Rd., Milford, OH 45150. Condolences at

Gary Paul Garrison, 67

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Gary Paul Garrison, 67, passed away on November 28, 2016, at his home. Gary was born on March 25, 1949, in Lexington Kentucky, but grew up in Felicity, Ohio, graduating from Felicity Franklin High School and later Eastern Kentucky University. He was a past owner of the "Bear and Bull", Mayor of Boonesboro," avid boater, gentleman farmer, realtor, transportation salesman and dispatcher, beloved father and husband. Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Deborah Shearer Garrison, daughter and "love of his life" Sarah Morgan, his mother, Mildred Jasper Garrison, several cousins, nieces and nephews. His father, Carlisle Garrison (Felicity, OH) preceded him in death. Gary is a long time resident of Boonesboro, officer and member of Boonesboro Boat Club, 2 Mile Creekers, "Chief Scout" of Fort Boonesboro, Kentucky Colonel and alumni of Felicity Franklin High School and Eastern Kentucky University. Funeral service was held Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Jamie Jordan and Bruce Nettleton officiating. Burial will follow in the Hustonville Cemetery. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to 2 Mile Creekers, Boonesboro Boat Club or First United Methodist Church, 401 W. Main St, Richmond, KY 40475 Condolences may be expressed at


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William M. Ellison, 62, formerly of Ripley, Ohio, died November 24, 2016. The son of Constance Ellison and the late William R. Ellison. Mr. Ellison was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth (Sludder) Ellison. He is survived by his daughter, Ripley C. Ellison; son, Eli C. Ellison; two step-daughters, Rachel Smith and Amanda Smith Reier; two brothers, Leslie (Chona) Ellison, of Ripley, Ohio and Kelly (Karen) Ellison, of Georgetown; one sister, Lisa (Jim) Howell, of Cincinnati. Mr. Ellison is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Matthew Faulkner, Christy Faulkner Inle, Jody Brown, Amy Blair and Braven Ellison. Mr. Ellison was cremated.

June A. Goecke, 88 June A. (Courts) Goecke, age 88 of Georgetown, Ohio died Tuesday, November 23, 2016 at the Anderson Mercy Hospital in Anderson Township, Ohio. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Arnheim, Ohio. June was born August 17, 1928 in Georgetown, Ohio the daughter of the late Rufus and Teresa Louise (Weber) Courts. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years Herman E. “Junior” Goecke whom she married March 17, 1943, one son – Edward Goecke and one grandson – Lou Haubner. Mrs. Goecke is survived by four children – Donna Whitehead of Apopka, Florida, Sue Bradley and husband Dave of Camden, Tennessee, Teresa Liming and husband Dennis of Georgetown, Ohio and Tony Goecke and wife Tess of Russellville, Ohio; one daughter-in-law – Sherry Goecke of Georgetown, Ohio; eight grandchildren – Nina Goecke Miller, Kevin Goecke, Tess Haubner Debitetto, Heath Bradley, Tina Fox, Denise Fite, Natasha Goecke and Jason Goecke; twelve great grandchildren – Karley and Kelsey Miller, Andrew, Mikayla and Juliana Goecke, Jordan, Megan, and Lauren Debitetto, Tyler Fox, Hannah Liming and Kara and Sydney Fite and a host of friends who she will be dearly missed by all. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:30 A.M. Saturday, November 26, 2016 at the St. Mary Catholic Church in Arnheim, Ohio. Rev. Dohrman Byers will be the Celebrant. Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. Saturday at the Cahall Funeral Home in Georgetown, Ohio. Interment will be in the St. Mary Cemetery in Arnheim, Ohio. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Bessie Fiscus, 85 Bessie Fiscus, age 85 of Georgetown, Ohio died Saturday, November 26, 2016 at the Villa Georgetown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Georgetown, Ohio. She was a retired CNA for Ohio Valley Manor Nursing and Rehabilita-tion Center near Ripley, Ohio and a member of the First Baptist Church in Georgetown, Ohio. Bessie was born February 14, 1931 in Amy, Kentucky the daughter of the late Holt and Kizzie (Barrette) Hensley. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband - Charles Richard Fiscus, one son Charles David Fiscus, one grandson – Tracy Shouse and three brothers. Mrs. Fiscus is survived by two children – Michelle Shouse and Rick Fiscus both of Georgetown, Ohio; one grandson – Keith Shouse of Russellville, Ohio; seven great grandchildren; four sisters – Billie Bishop of Manchester, Kentucky, Mary Couch of Carrollton, Kentucky, Janet Fetch and Hazel Daugherty of Norwood, Ohio and one brother – Carl Hensley of Owenton, Kentucky. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at the Cahall Funeral Home in Georgetown, Ohio. Rev. George Jackson will officiate. Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown, Ohio. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Connie D. Gilkerson, Sr., 78





Are you away from God at this time in your life? Or maybe you serve God, but not as you have in the past? Perhaps you have been away from God your whole life, living in sin in the pigpen of this world. Maybe you know for a fact that you are a sinner, that you are not a child of God. Take a look with me at Luke 15:17: “And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!” This young man had gotten to a place in his life where he had no other choice but to look to his father. It said: “And when he came to himself...” When he realized that in himself there was no hope, no cure, no true happiness in his life, he knew that he needed to turn to his father for help. In verses 18-19 he said: “I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.” The parable talks about an earthly father as an illustration of our heavenly Father. If you are ever going to get right with God you will have to come to the place where you realize that you are a sinner, and that you do have a heavenly Father that loves you and will forgive you of your sin. Even if you are already a believer, but are away from God, involved in things you should not be involved in, you still have a heavenly Father that loves you and will forgive you of those things. All you have to do is repent and then ask Him to forgive you of that sin. The blood that Jesus shed on Calvary’s cross not only saved you that day you asked Him to, but it will also cleanse you of the sin you have commited after you were saved. You just need to come back to the cross afresh and anew, recognizing the fact that you are away from God and are sick and tired of being in a mess of your own making. As the verse said, you need to come to yourself. You need to get down on your knees this very day and get right with God. The prodigal son in this parable made the decision to get right with his earthly father and then carried out that decision. He told his father: “I am no more worthy to be called your son....”

Connie D. Gilkerson, Sr., 78, died Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Ohio Valley Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center near Ripley, Ohio. He was born February 17, 1938 in Concord, Kentucky. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Stella Maude (Bennett) Gilkerson; one son, Connie Davis (David) Gilkerson, Jr.; seven brothers and one sister. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Anna Marie (Honaker) Gilkerson and one daughter, Michelle Gilkerson of Georgetown, Ohio and one “adopted” daughter, Sandra D. Bates of Lexington, Kentucky; one sister, Shirley (Herman) Hall of Cynthiana, Kentucky; thirty-six nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews, two sister-in-laws and two brother-in-laws, and many other family and friends. He was a retired maintenance/security, farmer and police officer. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, December 3, 2016, at 11:00 a.m.. at Mt. Orab United Methodist Church, 11693 State Route 774, Bethel, Ohio. Burial was at Paris Cemetery in Paris, Kentucky. In lieu of flowers, his wish is money be given to his daughter Michelle Gilkerson, to be distributed between two of his favorite charities in memorial given by family and friends.

Rev. Larry Thomas Allen, 64 Rev. Larry Thomas Allen, age 64 of Sardinia, Ohio died Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at the Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the minister at the Sardinia Church of Nazarene and a member of the Sardinia Ministerial Association. Larry was born June 29, 1952 in Cabin Creek, Kentucky the son of the late Nelson Brooks and Opal Pearl (Applegate) Allen. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister – Faye (Edward) Laub. Rev. Allen is survived by his wife - Pamela (Conner) Allen; one daughter - Kami Owen and husband Mark of Bethel, Ohio; one son – Anthony Allen and wife Maria of Amelia, Ohio; three brothers – Bruce Allen and wife Linda of Sardinia, Ohio, James Allen and wife Becky of Mowrystown, Ohio and Mike Allen and wife Marla of Pall Mall, Tennessee; two sisters Donita Kimberly and husband Danny of Mowrystown, Ohio and Brenda Gray and husband Rodney of Sardinia, Ohio; seven grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and other family members. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Sardinia Church of Christ in Sardinia, Ohio. Rev. Charles Roberts and Rev. Robert Mahaffey will officiate. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M.–1:00 P.M. Saturday at the church. Interment will be in the Sardinia Cemetery in Sardinia, Ohio. The Cahall Funeral Home in Mt. Orab, Ohio is serving the family. If desired, Memorial contributions may be made to the Sardinia Church of Nazarene, 133 Sardinia Mowrystown Road, Sardinia, Ohio 45171. Condolences may be sent to the family at


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The deadline for the annual Ohio River Sweep Poster Contest is December 16, 2016. Students in grades K-12 are invited to design a poster for the annual Ohio River Sweep in 2017. The Ohio River Sweep is a one-day cleanup project for the Ohio River and its tributaries. The volunteer event creates awareness of water quality problems caused by litter and illegal dumping. The 28th annual Ohio River Sweep will be held Saturday, June 17, 2017. Posters submitted for

this contest should encourage volunteer participation. The poster contest is open to students living in or attending schools in counties which border the Ohio River or counties which participate in the Ohio River Sweep. Fifteen prizes will be awarded: two $500 prizes and 13 $50 prizes. For further information about the poster contest or the Ohio River Sweep, contact Lisa Cochran at, call 1-800-359-3977 or visit


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Chatfield College classes begin in January

If you’ve been thinking about going to college, but have not yet taken the final step, make it a New Year’s resolution to get enrolled in 2017. The spring semester at Chatfield College begins the week of January 16, and there’s still time to register and make that New Year’s resolution a reality. The spring schedule offers a variety of courses in business, computers, education, English, religion, history, psychology, art, public speaking, and many more. During the 15-week semester, each class meets just once a week for 2 ½ hours, which makes it convenient for arranging classes around work schedules or family responsibilities. The average class size is just 12 students, so students are able to easily engage in classroom discussion and receive personal attention from instructors.

Georgetown Library. We continue to provide all our monthly programs to help curb your cabin fever, as the temperatures get colder. Throwback Thursday Theater will be the second Thursday of the month, at 6:00 pm. December’s movie will be Christmas with the Kranks on December 8th; and January 12th we will be showing Casablanca. The Teen Advisory Board will continue the first Thursday of every month at 6:00 pm. Join

Ms. Amber on January 5th to share ideas, create, and play games. Carey’s Cooking Corner starts their third year on January 6th with a Gluten Free class. Join Carey the first Friday of every month at 2:00 pm to learn and share. Toddler and Preschool Story Time will return on January 13. Join Ms. Amber every Friday morning at 10:00 am, for a story and take home craft. We also hope to provide some new and interesting programs for our

patrons in 2017. We’ll start off on Saturday, January 7th, at 1:00 pm, with “Beekeeping 101”. Join the Chris Dresel, President of the Brown County Beekeepers Association, as he shares his knowledge. He will give a presentation and answer questions on starting your own hive. For more information on these and other upcoming programs, visit our website,; or call the Georgetown Library at 937-378-3197.


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The Pike Township Board of Trustees is seeking to fill a position on the Pike Township Zoning Committee, term ending December 31, 2019. Individuals interested in serving in this voluntary position are encouraged to send a letter of interest by December 15, 2016, to: Pike Township, PO Box 95 Mt. Orab, OH 45154 Submitted by: Jenny Lind Conrad, Fiscal Officer 937-444-7418

The Brown County Educational Service Center has completed its financial audit for fiscal year ending June 30, 2016. The unaudited report is now available for public inspection at the office of the Treasurer, 9231 Hamer Road, Georgetown, Ohio.

U.S. Air Force Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Brandon S. Butler graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Butler is the son of Sheila A. Butler of Bethel, Ohio. He is a 2016 graduate of Western Brown High School, Mount Orab, Ohio.

Christmas Concert

The Georgetown Jr and Sr High Choirs would like to invite the community to attend their concert, "Holiday Joy", on Wednesday, December 14th at 7pm. The concert is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Come out and enjoy the sounds and warmth of the season.

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Western Brown High School 2nd Annual Mattress Sale Fundraiser!!

Have you been thinking about buying a new mattress? Now's the time to check out this fundraiser! On Saturday December 10th, the Western Brown HS Marching Band will be sponsoring their second annual mattress sale. Brand new, name brand mattress sets (Simmons, Restonic and Southerland) 30-50% off retail. Top quality mattress sets with full manufacturer warranties. All sizes, price ranges, delivery and free layaway will be available. Much higher quality for the price than a retail store! Floor models will be on display at Western Brown High School in the gym from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, feel free to contact Custom Fundraising Solutions at jmalone5 Proceeds from every sale directly benefit Western Brown HS Marching Band and Color Guard!

The Brown County Republican Party would like to invite you to join us for a Christmas / Victory Celebration Dinner on Thursday, December 15th. The cost per person is $10.00 and will be held at the Southern Hills Career and Technical Center. The event will start at 6:30 with dinner and program at 7:00 pm. Dinner menu will be ham or chicken, scalloped potatoes, green beans, corn, salad and rolls. Please call (937) 6180446 to RSVP by December 10th.

New West Fork Pastor

West Fork Baptist Church is excited to welcome their new Pastor, Pastor Paul Armacost. Pastor Paul had served as the interim pastor for several months prior to accepting the position. Please join as at our regularly scheduled services on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and on Wednesday at 7 p.m.


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LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the Office of the Village Fiscal Officer of the Village of Sardinia, Brown County, Ohio until 3:00 p.m. on the 6th day of January, 2016 for the sale of the following described real estate: Sardinia Water Tower The following described real estate, situate in the Incorporated Village of Sardinia, County of Brown, State of Ohio, being a part of Thomas Warring’s original Survey No. 3389 and bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a post, corner to the lands of Russell Yochum and in the line of Virgil Dome; thence with the line of Dome and Ray Cartwright, N 12 deg. 45’ E. 80.00 ft. to an iron pin; thence with the line of Lloyd A. Shaw S. 78 deg. 30’ E. 80 ft. to an iron pin; thence with another of his lines, S. 12 deg. 45’ W. 80.00 ft. to an iron pin; thence with the line of Russell Yochum, N. 78 deg. 30’ W. 80 ft. to the place of beginning, containing 0.15 acres of land, more or less. The above described land is a part of the 3.14 acres conveyed to Lloyd A. Shaw by Mary Osborn, et al., by deed dated May 10, 1937, and is recorded in Deed Book No. 30, page 540, Brown County, Ohio. It is hereby stipulated by grantor and grantee herein that said grantor, his heirs and assigns, shall have the right and privilege to use the land herein conveyed as pasture land for so long a time as the same may be used practicably for pasture land, and this privilege is a part of the consideration for the conveyance of the above described premises. Prior Deed Reference: DB 53, Page 468 ALSO THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE: The following described Real Estate, situate in the Incorporated Village of Sardinia, County of Brown, State of Ohio, being a part of Thomas Warring’s Original Survey No. 3389 and bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a point in the North side of an alley and corner to the lands of Virgil Dome; thence with his line, N. 12 deg. 45’ E. 38.00 ft. to a post, corner to the lands of Lloyd A. Shaw; thence with his line, S. 78 deg. 30’ E. 13.00 ft.; thence with the line of Russell and Mary Yochum, S. 12 deg. 45’ W. 38.00 ft.; thence with another of their lines, N. 78 deg. 30 W. 13.00 ft. to the place of beginning, containing 0.01 acres of land, more or less. The above described land is a part of the 0.25 acres conveyed Russell and Mary Yochum by Bessie L. and A.L. Weisbrodt by deed dated Nov. 6, 1945 and is recorded in Deed Book No. 43, page 61, of Brown County, Ohio. Prior Deed Reference: DB 53, Page 470 Said real estate is to be sold “as is” and will be conveyed to the highest bidder by quitclaim deed on the following terms: cash at closing within thirty (30) days after acceptance of the bid by the Council of the Village of Sardinia. In addition to the bid price, purchaser shall also pay the costs of a new survey of said real estate (if necessary) and the costs of publication of the legal notice required to advertise of sale of said real estate. All bids shall be submitted to the Fiscal Officer of the Village on or before the date and time indicated above at 151 Maple Avenue, P.O. Box 27, Sardinia, Ohio 45171 with said bids to be opened and read aloud in open session of Village Council at 6:30 p.m. on the 9th day of January, 2016 at the council chambers of the Village Town Hall, 151 Maple Avenue, Sardinia, Ohio. The right is reserved to reject any bid of less than $1,000.00; to otherwise reject any and all bids; and to waive any irregularities in bidding. No bid may be withdrawn after opening pending acceptance by the Council of the Village of Sardinia. Karen Miller, Fiscal Officer Village of Sardinia 151 Maple Avenue P.O. Box 27 Sardinia, Ohio 45171 (937) 446-3807 BCP 11-27-16, 12-4-16, 12-11-16, 12-18-16, 12-25-16 ----------------------------------------

LEGAL NOTICE The Ripley-Union-LewisHuntington school district is asking for sealed proposals for furnishing two (2) 77-passenger conventional school buses and one (1) 66-passenger handicap school bus. Bids will be received in care of Jeff Rowley, Treasurer RULH School District, PO Box 85, 502 S. Second Street, Ripley Ohio 45167, until 12:00 noon E.S.T., December 12, 2016, and will be opened and read aloud at that time. Notice of Bid, Instructions to bidders and specifications for equipment may be obtained from the Ripley-UnionLewis-Huntington Central Office at the above address, or online at HTTP://WWW.RULH.US–Administration-Treasurer. The Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Board of Education Ripley-Union-Local-Huntington Local School District By: Jeff Rowley, Treasurer BCP 11-27-16, 12-4-16 ---------------------------------------JUDGEMENT ENTRY IN THE MATTER OF DRAWING GRAND & PETIT JURORS FOR THE THREE (3) TERMS OF COURT FOR THE YEAR OF 2017. It is hereby the order of this Court that the Brown County Board of Elections, in conjunction with the Commissions of Jurors for Brown County, meet on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 9:00 a.m., where together they will draw electronically from the most recent voting records of the Brown County Board of Elections, jurors to serve as Grand Jurors, Common Pleas Court of Jurors, Probate and Juvenile Court of Jurors and Municipal Court Jurors for the three (3) terms of Court in the year of 2017. It is further the order of this Court that they shall draw fifty (50) names to serve as Grand Jurors, nine hundred (900) names to serve as Common Pleas Court Jurors, one hundred (100) names to serve as Probate and Juvenile Court Jurors and five hundred (500) names to serve as Municipal Court Jurors; all for the January 2017 term of Court. It is further the order of this court that they shall repeat the same process for the May 2017 term of Court and for the September 2017 term of Court shall be placed in sealed envelopes and filed with the Clerk of this Court to be opened at the appropriate time by the Commissioners of Jurors of Brown County. JUDGE SCOTT T. GUSWEILER cc. Brown County Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger L. Clark Gray, Clerk of Courts Common Pleas Court Probate & Juvenile Court Municipal Court Brown County Board of Elections Barbie McElroy, Jury Commissioner Roxanne Malone, Jery Commissioner BCP 11-27-16, 12-4-16 ---------------------------------------The following matters are the subject of this public notice by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The complete public notice, including any additional instructions for submitting comments, requesting information, a public hearing, or filing an appeal may be obtained at: or Hearing Clerk, Ohio EPA, 50 W. Town St. P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216. Ph: 614-644-3037 email: Final Issuance of Renewal of NPDES Permit Locust Ridge Nursing Home Inc 12745 Elm Corner Rd, Williamsburg, OH Facility Description: Wastewater-Miscellaneous Receiving Water: tributary to Light Run ID #: 1PX00059*DD Date of Action: 01/01/2017 This final action not preceded by proposed action and is appealable to ERAC. BCP 12-4-16 ----------------------------------------

NOTICE OF FORFEITURE Notice is hereby given to any person with an ownership interest or security interest in the following property, to wit: 2006 SAAB Sedan, VIN #YS3FD49Y261001919 that an Entry Ordering Forfeiture of Vehicle was filed in the Brown County Common Pleas Court in Case No. CRI2016-2195 on November 7, 2016, forfeiting the vehicle to the Brown County Drug and Major Crimes Task Force. The Property is currently being held by the Brown County Drug and Major Crimes Task Force. Any person having an ownership interest or security interest in said property may contest the forfeiture. Jessica A. Little Brown County Prosecutor BCP 12-4-16, 12-11-16 ---------------------------------------PROBATE COURT OF BROWN COUNTY, OHIO DANNY R. BUBP, JUDGE IN RE: CHANGE OF NAME OF Kira Marie James TO Kira Marie Glover CASE NO. 20169052 NOTICE OF HEARING ON CHANGE OF NAME Applicant hereby gives notice to all interested persons and to n/a whose last known address is n/a that the applicant has filed an Application for Change of Name in the Probate Court of Brown County, Ohio, requesting the change of name of Kira Marie James to Kira Marie Glover. The hearing on the application will be held on the 9th day of January, 2017 at 11:30 o’clock A.M. in the Probate Court of Brown County located at 510 East State Street, Georgetown, OH 45121. Kira James 15593 Hillcrest Road Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154 BCP 12-4-16 ---------------------------------------NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Brown County, at Georgetown, Ohio, at the Office of the Clerk of the Board in the County Administration Building, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Suite 101, Georgetown, Ohio 45121 until 9:00 a.m. on December 28, 2016, for: Ripley Road Land Slide Pier Wall Bidding forms may be obtained at the Office of the Brown County Engineer, or at Bidders must use the printed forms provided therefore as none others will be accepted. Bidding documents shall be fully executed and must contain the full name of each person or company submitting the bid. Bidding procedures, time of completion, and bonding requirements shall be as detailed in the Information for Bidders. The right is reserved to reject any and all Bids. The Contract will be awarded to the lowest and best bidder. Bids will be opened and read at 10:00 am on December 28, 2016. By order of the Board of Brown County Commissioners, Brown County, Ohio. BCP 12-4-16 ----------------------------------------


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BC Humane Society dogs available Ohio Veteran’s

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"KODY" is a male (neutered) approximately two years old and weighs 39 pounds. Kody is a friendly confident boy. He is good with other dogs and LOVES KIDS! Kody appears to be housebroken as he is very clean in his kennel. His gorgeous color really makes him stand out.

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"Chase" is a male (neutered) approximately two years old. Chase loves people, attention and taking walks. He is a true cuddle bug. Chase will make a great companion.

Dinner and a show at Georgetown High School Opening Thursday, December 8 and running through December 10 at 7 p.m. the Georgetown Jr. and Sr. high school drama clubs will present a light-hearted Christmas dinner theater at Georgetown High School.

Tickets (for dinner and the play) are on sale now for $15.00 for adults and $8.00 for students (5 and up) for December 9, and December 10. The menu for Friday night is smoked chicken, green beans, and potato

salad. For Saturday a smoked pork chop will accompany cole slaw and scalloped potatoes. Both meals are provided by Big “E” BBQ. December 8 will be the play without the dinner and the tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. Order by calling

Christy Lucas at the High School Office at 937-378-6370. Don’t miss out on the fun - all of your friends will be talking about it until Easter! The play is directed and managed by the students of the Georgetown High School.

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Banking veteran, Denise Fauber has joined the Merchants National Bank as Vice President of Branch Administration. Denise was born and raised in the Leesburg community, where she, her husband Christopher and three daughters still live. Denise is involved in several school activities with her children. Denise graduated from Wilmington College with a B.A., in Business Administration and Communication Arts. Denise is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources. Denise brings with her more than 20 years of experience and knowledge in branch management, human resources, marketing and leadership. Jim Evans, President of Merchants National Bank states “The Board of Directors and management are pleased to have Denise joining our senior management team at Merchants. Denise’s strong leadership skills and professionalism make her a great addition to the team. Denise has a passion for helping people learn and grow and providing exceptional customer service, which will fit in nicely with our current culture as a “Real Community Bank.” Denise will be working out of our Hillsboro Main office, 100 N. High Street, Hillsboro, Ohio. Denise can be reached by phone at 937-393- 1993, ext. 80124 or by e-mail at Merchants National Bank is a community Bank established in 1879 in Hillsboro, Ohio where its headquarters still remains. MNB has offices in Highland, Fayette, Madison, Clark, Brown, Clermont and Union counties. Additional information about MNB can be found on our website:

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ARTHRITIS is also known by the medical term “Osteoarthritis.” It is a disease resulting in degeneration of one or more joints of the body. Reasons joints become affected with arthritis include injury, birth defects resulting in malformation, and aging. As a result of whatever the cause, the slick surface of the bones in the joint (cartilage) is worn away exposing the underlying bone which is much rougher. As inflammation from the roughened edges rubbing within the joint, the joint capsule (lining of the joint), ligaments, and adjacent muscles become irritated and scarred. The above description of the development of arthritis makes it easy to see why your pet may not want to do simple ordinary things such as running, jumping, or even walking in severe cases. The pet may first appear stiff on the afflicted leg. As it progresses over time, a limp may become noticeable and eventually your pet will have difficulty in rising from a lying or sitting position. Signs of Osteoarthritis include: • Lameness • Hot, swollen joints • Pain, especially with exercise • Decreased “range of motion” (shorter steps) • Decrease in muscle size Treatment of Osteoarthritis attempts to: • Reduce pain • Prevent or slow down degeneration of the bone • Restore function as much as possible Diagnosis of Osteoarthritis includes: • History


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Mt. Orab Auto Mall collects over 1,100 canned goods for local families personal care items are alway appreciated. “I learned from the Veterans Home in Georgetown that Hershey Bars are a big, big favorite of the veterans. They said they can’t keep them in stock for all the demand. So anyone wishing to help a Veteran, please stop

by the Auto Mall and choose a name.� “We like being involved, doing stuff all the time,� Mike Carmichael said, “We were also sponsors of the big Mt. Orab parade last week. Our float was from ‘Toy Story.’�

As families and friends prepare to gather together during the busy holiday travel season, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Ohio State Highway Patrol are utilizing the state’s 130 freeway message signs, as well as portable highway signs, to raise awareness about the growing drugged driving problem in Ohio. The highway signs will display messaging alerting travelers to the increase in drugged driving crashes.

They also urge people to start talking about the drug abuse epidemic, a reference to the state’s Start Talking Initiative that encourages parents and community leaders to talk to their children about the dangers of drug use. According to ODOT traffic crash statistics, Ohio has seen a 25% increase in drugged driving crashes since 2012. There have been 3,574 drugged driving crashes already this year, or about 33 percent of all im-

paired driving crashes. Driving a vehicle while impaired, whether by alcohol or drugs, puts the driver, passengers, roadside workers, and others who share the road at risk. “Lives are forever changed when people make the decision to drive after taking drugs,� said Colonel Paul Pride, Patrol Superintendent. “If you see drug activity or impaired driving report it immediately to the Patrol by calling #677.�


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 “We are hoping to find takers for every veteran named on the tree,� Carmichael said. “We are asking for things like Tshirts, socks, slippers and especially gift cards to local restaurants and events. Also

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Chamber Spotlight


These Georgetown Seniors played in the annual Seniors vs Staff basketball game, to help raise money for a food drive. The Georgetown students collected 3,109 cans, and raised $1,116.31 for Helping Hands.

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As reported last month in the Chamber Spotlight we were getting ready for the Reverse Raffle. Well I would like to announce and congratulate our winners. The first place winner was Henry Marshall. Second place winner was Ron Bulow and finally our third place winner was Larry Pitzer. Again thank you to everyone that attended the raffle as you are the ones that help make this event such a great success. We are looking forward to  next year already. Looking on to the new year we are exciting to continue to add new members as we have grown a great deal this year. If you are not a member of the Chamber and would like information on our benefits or would like to join please contact Dannielle at (937) 378-4784 or

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BY Wayne Gates The 2016 Mt. Orab Christmas Parade was held on Nov. 26 and organizers are calling it a big success. “We all thought it went really well. The weather was great, the crowd was really great, we had a lot of fantastic floats and entries in the parade and overall it just went really well,” said parade committee member Missy Schneider. This was the tenth year for the parade and the sixth year that it has taken place at night. “The weather was great, the crowd was really great, we had a lot of fantastic floats and entries in the parade and overall it just went really well,” said Schneider. There were 64 entries in the parade. Schneider said that the

parade committee is already looking ahead to 2017. “We’ve already started planning for next year. We’ve got a few ideas for floats next year and we’ll just have to wait and see,” she said. “We would really like to thank all of our sponsors, because without them this wouldn’t be possible to put on every year.” Schneider named the Mt. Orab Port Authority, The Mt. Orab Village Council, Dunkin Donuts, Mt. Orab Ford as sponsors and extended one more expression of gratitude. “We do want to give a special thanks to Collins Towing for painting the little truck that Woody (Whittington) was driving around and we really appreciate that,” Schneider said.


2017 Mt. Orab Christmas Parade one of the biggest ever


One of the trucks from the Mt. Orab Fire Department delights the crowd after being covered with lights.


Members of the flag corps for the Western Brown band stopped briefly to show off their twirling skills.


The favorite Christmas character for many people also made multiple appearances in the parade.



Another Grinch walked in the parade to greet children along the way.



Mt. Orab Mayor Bruce Lunsford and members of the village council helped lead the parade.




The Fayetteville Marching Rockets band also participated in the parade.


State Rep. Doug Green entertained the crowd by singing as he went by on one of the floats.

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Western's Leto and Jones excel in sophomore season of XC BY Wade Linville The Brown County Press

Jones finished 33rd with a time of 21:18. Success for Leto and Jones this fall didn't come without some setbacks. Due to illness, Jones' training for her sophomore cross country season was delayed and she would miss the first three meets of the season before her strong finish. Leto wasn't able to compete in the Lady Broncos' second, third, or fourth meets of the season due to injury, but would battle back to finish on a strong note. The Western Brown High School girls cross country team is headed by longtime coach Jim Neu, who was very proud of his sophomore standouts for their outstanding performances this past season.

Western Brown sophomores Sophie Leto, left, and Carson Jones, right, pose with their SBAAC American Division Cross Country First Team awards after wrapping up a successful fall season.

Lady Rockets open season with victory over Hillsboro Murphy leads way with 20 points BY Wade Linville The Brown County Press The Fayetteville-Perry Lady Rockets opened their season on a positive note Nov. 28, as they took on the Hillsboro Lady Indians to capture a 55-47 victory. The Lady Rockets were led in scoring by sophomore guard Cecilia Murphy, who racked up 20 points to go along with eight rebounds, seven steals, and three assists in an outstanding performance. Also shooting for double figures in the win was soph-


omore forward Hannah Wiederhold, who finished with 15 points to go along with five steals, one block, and two assists. Fayetteville senior Taylor Cornett shot for 14 points in the Lady Rocket victory while also pulling down three rebounds and dishing out one assist. The Lady Rockets were scheduled to begin Southern Hills Athletic Conference play on Thursday, Dec. 1 with a road game against the Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington Lady Jays who fell tow Williamsburg in their season opener on Nov. 26 at Ripley. "I felt the ladies never lost their focus with the change of

venues and being their first game of the year," Fayetteville-Perry head coach Toby Sheets said following his Lady Rockets' win over Hillsboro. "For me, personally, it was like 1988 all over again being in that gym." "We played hard and gave it our all, which is what we preach daily," Sheets added. "Hillsboro is a much improved basketball team with a nice mix of size and speed. It was a good start to the season for this year's Lady Rockets." The Lady Rockets are back on their home court Monday, Dec. 5 as they play host to the Manchester Lady Greyhounds for a league contest.

SHAC teams hit the hardwood for annual Boys Basketball Preview BY Wade Linville The Brown County Press


Western Brown’s Rylie Young launches a shot over a Wilmington defender during the Lady Broncos’ season opener on Tuesday, Nov. 29.

Lady Broncos face talented Wilmington squad in season opener at Western Brown BY Wade Linville The Brown County Press The 2016-17 court campaign got underway for the Western Brown Lady Broncos on Tuesday, Nov. 29, as they played host to a very skilled squad from Wilmington High School for a non-league contest. The Lady Broncos started off the game on a 5-0 run, but then it was Wilmington answering with a 5-0 run to tie the game early on. Wilmington then took a 7-5 lead with a field goal from sophomore guard Mya Jackson, but Western



Brown senior Bailie Darnall would sink a bucket down low to tie the game at seven apiece. A field two-point field goal by Wilmington's freshman guard Jasmine Jamiel left the Lady Broncos trailing 9-7, and then it was a three-pointer by Jackson that lifted Wilmington to a 12-7 lead with just over a minute to go in the first period. The Lady Hurricanes ended the first quarter on a 10-0 run to take a 17-7 lead and never looked back. Backed by a quick and aggressive defense, the

Hurricanes made offensive execution difficult on the Lady Broncos while Jackson and Jamiel put together impressive offensive performances. By halftime break the Hurricanes had risen to a commanding 4213 lead with Jackson racking up 19 points in the first half and Jamiel finishing the first half with eight points. The Lady Broncos returned from halftime break to outscore the Hurricanes 11-9 in the third period with Darnall racking up seven points in the quarter, but it was Wilmington still holding a comfortable 51-24 lead entering the final frame. The Lady Broncos went on to outscore the Hurricanes 13-12 in the fourth period with scores coming from Western Brown's Emily Cooper, Cana Kleemeyer, Maddy Whisman, Rylie Young, Darnall, and Gracie Fischer. Leading the Lady Broncos in scoring was Darnall with 11 points. Whisman finished with eight points, while Western junior Tessa Pinkerton ended the night with seven points. Leading all scorers was Jackson with 24 points. CONTINUED ON PAGE 15

Some local basketball teams hit the hardwood Friday, Nov. 25 as the Southern Hills Athletic Conference held its annual Boys Basketball Preview at Lynchburg-Clay High School. Varsity teams from the SHAC Division I (big school division) would take the court against teams from the SHAC Division II (small school division) for half-game contests. The first of Brown County teams to take the court was the FayettevillePerry Rockets. The Rock-

ets, representing the SHAC small school division, faced

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Brown County Athletes of the Week CECILIA MURPHY Fayetteville-Perry High School’s sophomore hoop standout, Cecilia Murphy, led the Lady Rockets in scoring with 20 points in their season opener win over Hillsboro on Nov. 28. Murphy provided more than just scoring for the Lady Rockets in their win to start the season, pulling down eight rebounds, grabbing seven steals, and dishing out three assists in an outstanding performance.

GARYN PURDY You can expect Eastern Brown junior Garyn Purdy to play a significant role in the Warriors’ success on the court this season. During the Southern Hills Athletic Conference Boys Basketball Preview held at Lynchburg-Clay High School on Nov. 25, it was Purdy draining a pair of three-pointers to ignite a rally that would help lift the Warriors to a 21-18 victory over the Manchester Greyhounds

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They may just be sophomores, but Western Brown cross country standouts Sophie Leto and Carson Jones have already made the Lady Broncos' top 10 list of all-time female cross country runners. Both ended their regular season this fall by earning spots on the Southern Buckeye Athletic/Academic Conference American Division First Team with Jones placing sixth in the SBAAC American Division Cross Country Championship Meet with a time of 21:17 and Leto placing seventh with a time of 21:22. The two Western sophomores then ventured to West Chester's Voice of America Park where they

would both record personal record times in the Southwest District Division II Tournament to qualify for the regional tourney at Troy. Leto ran for a sixth place finish in the district championships with a personal best time of 20:30, a time that earned her seventh on Western Brown's all-time Lady Broncos' list. Jones posted a personal best time of 20:36 to place eighth in the district championships, a finish time that earned her ninth on the Lady Broncos' list of alltime cross country runners. On a very windy day at Troy, Leto and Jones would cap off a successful fall season by competing in the Division II Regional Tournament. Leto placed 29th in the regional meet with a time of 21:11, while

Hunters checked 18,776 white-tailed deer on Monday, Nov. 28, the opening day of Ohio’s deer-gun hunting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). In 2015, 22,253 deer were reported the first day of the deer-gun season. Ohio’s deer-gun season remains open through Sunday, Dec. 4. Two additional days of deer-gun season (Saturday, Dec. 17, and Sunday, Dec. 18) are available for people to hunt with firearms. Find more information about deer hunting in the Ohio 2016-2017 Hunting and Trapping Regulations or at Past years’ harvest summaries and weekly updated harvest reports can be found at The ODNR Division of Wildlife remains committed to properly managing Ohio’s deer populations. The goal of Ohio’s Deer Management Program is to provide a deer population that maximizes recreational opportunities, while minimizing conflicts with landowners and motorists. Hunting Popularity Ohio ranks fifth nationally in resident hunters and 11th in the number of jobs associated with hunting-related industries. Hunting

has a more than $853 million economic impact in Ohio through the sale of equipment, fuel, food, lodging and more, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Hunting in America: An Economic Force for Conservation publication. ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at

A list of all white-tailed deer checked by hunters during opening day of the 2016 deer-gun hunting season is shown below. The first number following the county’s name shows the harvest numbers for opening day 2016, and the 2015 opening day harvest numbers are in parentheses. Adams: 274 (373); Allen: 58 (116); Ashland: 411 (483); Ashtabula: 701 (771); Athens: 375 (420); Auglaize: 41 (99); Belmont: 407 (429); Brown: 167 (248); Butler: 36 (66); Carroll: 480 (571); Champaign: 70 (104); Clark: 29 (52); Clermont: 81 (154); Clinton: 58 (79); Columbiana: 419 (522); Coshocton: 767 (888); Crawford: 134 (177); Cuyahoga: 8 (7); Darke: 47 (74); Defiance: 179 (316); Delaware: 88 (110); Erie: 50 (66); Fairfield: 182 (219); Fayette: 30 (33); Franklin: 32 (31); Fulton: 79 (140); Gallia: 379 (372);

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Geauga: 147 (167); Greene: 43 (54); Guernsey: 592 (647); Hamilton: 18 (44); Hancock: 95 (135); Hardin: 94 (149); Harrison: 529 (556); Henry: 67 (125); Highland: 221 (300); Hocking: 431 (521); Holmes: 542 (552); Huron: 342 (367); Jackson: 270 (377); Jefferson: 365 (386); Knox: 651 (619); Lake: 53 (44); Lawrence: 208 (224); Licking: 463 (562); Logan: 155 (249); Lorain: 180 (195); Lucas: 23 (27); Madison: 30 (28); Mahoning: 168 (165); Marion: 96 (120); Medina: 154 (152); Meigs: 392 (418); Mercer: 38 (76); Miami: 28 (52); Monroe: 333 (334); Montgomery: 18 (28); Morgan: 364 (387); Morrow: 158 (184); Muskingum: 696 (722); Noble: 386 (352); Ottawa: 20 (20); Paulding: 75 (157); Perry: 339 (399); Pickaway: 65 (107); Pike: 180 (209); Portage: 155 (157); Preble: 47 (80); Putnam: 60 (90); Richland: 355 (462); Ross: 263 (320); Sandusky: 41 (76); Scioto: 195 (206); Seneca: 203 (273); Shelby: 79 (97); Stark: 208 (248); Summit: 30 (24); Trumbull: 425 (468); Tuscarawas: 645 (658); Union: 67 (97); Van Wert: 31 (63); Vinton: 338 (401); Warren: 34 (61); Washington: 438 (490); Wayne: 206 (211); Williams: 138 (327); Wood: 39 (87); Wyandot: 168 (227). Total: 18,776 (22,253).


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Georgetown high school varsity girls basketball coach Bernie Cropper recorded his 500th career victory as his Lady G-Men topped Batavia for their first win of the season on nov. 28.

Cropper coaches way to 500th career victory

BY Wade Linville The Brown County Press

In his 21st year as head coach of the Georgetown High School varsity girls basketball program, Bernie Cropper has recorded his 500th career win. Croppers 500th victory came on Monday, Nov. 28 at Batavia High School, as his Lady GMen claimed their first victory of the season by topping the home-standing Lady Bulldogs 38-18 in a non-league contest that saw Georgetown’s sturd y defense hold the home team to only six points in the first half and 12 points in the second half. “It felt great,” Cropper

said of his 500th career victory. “We played really well and it was a great win for us. They played so hard, especially on defense.” While the majority of Cropper's career wins have come over the past 21 years as the Georgetown varsity girls basketball coach, he was also able to re cord a great deal of wins at programs at other schools throughout his coaching career that began in the 1978-79 season. Sophomore guard Kim Seigla led the Lady GMen in the win over Batavia with 17 points. Georgetown sophomore Kennedy Underwood finished the game just one point shy of a

double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds. Georgetown's senior guard Kassidy Seigla played a huge role in the win to finish with eight rebounds, five steals, three assists, and putting forth an excellent defensive effort that helped the Lady G-Men hold the Lady Bulldogs to only six points in the first half. The Lady G-Men were scheduled to hold their first home game on Thursday, Dec. 1, as they play host to the New Richmond Lady Lions for a non-league contest. For more on Cropper’s 500th win, pick up the Dec. 1 edition of The N ews Democrat on store shelves now.


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Fayetteville’s Zak smyth battles at the post against a Peebles defender during the shAC Boys Preview at Lynchburg on nov. 25.

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of Peebles High School. The Rockets struggled early on to fall behind 6-0 and at one point in the first quarter they would find themselves trailing 15-4. It was Fayetteville junior Colin Connor coming through with a pair of field goals, followed by a score down low from junior postman Zak Smyth that would cut the Peebles' lead to single digits just before the end of the first frame. With one period in the books, it was Peebles leading 19-10. The Peebles Indians went on to outscore the Rockets 13-8 in the second quarter to claim a 3218 victory in the half-game preview. Taking the court next was the Ripley-UnionLewis-Huntington Blue Jays of the SHAC big school division and the Whiteoak Wildcats of the small school division. The Blue Jays struggled with turnovers as they seemed to be working out some early-season jitters. As a result, the Wildcats rose to a 12-5 lead in the first quarter. The Jays settled down a bit in the second frame, outscoring the Wildcats 10-3 with the preview contest ending in a 15-15 tie. Ripley junior Josiah Staggs kicked off scoring in the second period with an old fashioned threepoint play to cut the

Whiteoak lead to 12-8. The Wildcats managed to expand their lead to 158, but it was Ripley sophomore Jaki Royal coming through with a field goal to slice the Wildcat lead to just five. After being fouled on a shot, Royal went to the charity stripe to sink oneof-two attempts to narrow the margin to four points. With 1:51 to play, it was Royal coming through with a score on a fastbreak to leave the Jays trailing by just two points. A bucket by Ripley junior Brian Dunn would follow, tying the game at 15 with 1:30 left on the clock. Neither team would manage another score for the final minute-and-ahalf. “We're working to get better every day and the kids are jelling well,” Ripley head coach Marty Adams said following the Jays' performance at this year's preview. The next preview bout saw the Eastern Warriors of the SHAC big school division take the court against the Manchester Greyhounds of the small school division. After trailing 14-8 at the end of the first quarter, the Warriors rallied back to claim a 21-18 victory. A pair of three-pointers by Eastern junior Garyn Purdy cut the Manchester lead to 18-16 late in the second quarter, then it was a steal and score by Eastern senior Blake Rigdon that tied the game at 18.

A field goal by Eastern sophomore Ethan Battson put the Warriors on top 20-18, and capping off the three-point victory was a hit free throw by sophomore Marcus Hamilton. Local varsity boys basketball teams were scheduled to officially begin their new season this week. For more on this year's local teams, be on the lookout for the Brown County Basketball Special Section to hit news stands Dec. 11.


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Lady Broncos begin season

western Brown head coach Dennis overstake instructs his Lady Broncos during a timeout in the nov. 29 season opener against wilmington.


The Lady Broncos struggled from the charity stripe, connecting on only sevenof-23 free throw attempts. The Lady Broncos were scheduled to be back in action Dec. 1 as they ventured to Williamsburg High School for a non-league game against the Lady Wildcats. The Lady Broncos return to their home court Monday, Dec. 5 to host Clinton Massie for a non-league contest. WHS 17 25 9 12 – 63 WBHS 7 6 11 13 – 37 Wilmington (63): Jackson 10 2-7 24, J. Jamiel 3 0-0 8, Quallen 2 0-0 4, Harris 1 00 2, K. Jamiel 2 0-1 4, Edingfield 1 3-4 5, Stewart 1 0-0 2, Frisco 4 0-2 8, McCord 2 0-0 4, Morgan 1 0-0 2. Three-pointers: J. Jamiel 2, Jackson 2. Team: 27 5-14 63.

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ripley’s Jaki royal shoots from the charity stripe as the Blue Jays faced whiteoak in the shAC Boys Basketball Preview, nov. 25.

Western Brown (37): Darnall 5 1-5 11, Whisman 3 15 8, Pinkerton 2 3-7 7, Cooper 1 0-0 2, Kleemeyer 1 2-2 5, Young 1 0-0 2, Fischer 1 0-0 2. Three-pointers: Kleemeyer 1, Whisman 1. Team: 14 7-23 37.




Ohio's Deer-Gun Season opens with more than 18,000 harvested

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western Brown’s Bailie Darnall shoots over a wilmington defender in the Lady Broncos’ season opener, nov. 29.

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ABCAP HOME CARE is seeking an Assistant Daycare Manager for the Golden Years Activity Center (28 – 32 hours per wk.). Candidate must have STNA OR CNA certificate or at least 2-years’ experience as a home health aide. This position covers many areas including direct care, homemaker and social services, etc…Multitasking is a must. A genuine concern for the elderly is required. Attendance and punctuality are extremely important. We offer benefits such as vacation, holiday pay, health, dental and vision insurance as well as a retirement plan. All applicants must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License and must be insurable under ABCEOI’s fleet insurance policy and pass Criminal Record Checks and a drug screen. Please apply in person by December 9, 2016 at 406 W. Plum Street, Georgetown, Ohio or call (937) 378-6041 or 1-800-553-7393, Ext. 255, Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ABCAP IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, DRUG-FREE WORK-PLACE

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HIRING CAREGIVERS! Clermont and Brown County openings. Helping seniors to remain at home by providing non-medical care. All shifts. Home Instead Senior Care Call 513230-5111 EXPERIENCED ROUGH FRAMER or Carpenter’s Helper needed, new construction. MUST HAVE Transportation & Phone. Call 513-752-1606 leave message.

A Family Business for Over 35 Years ************ CDL-A Driver $1,000 sign on Bonus 2 years experience Percentage Pay Health Insurance Vacation + Holiday Regional Position 513-724-7140


BUS MONITOR/TEACHER’S AIDE for the Head Start Program (34 -40 hrs./wk., 32 - 36 wks./yr.). We are looking for individuals who enjoy working with children and their families and who have a friendly and positive attitude. Duties include: working with pre-school children and their families, assisting the Bus Driver on the bus and the Head Start Teacher in the classroom, maintaining confidentiality, attending all required trainings and following all established rules and policies on the bus and in the center at all times, completing all required paperwork and duties in compliance with the Federal Performance Standards and Licensing agencies. Qualifications include: Must have or attain a Child Development Associate credential or Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education, must obtain CDLSchool Bus/Passenger endorsement within one year of hire. All applicants must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License and must be insurable under ABCEOI’s fleet insurance policy and pass Criminal Record Checks and a drug screen. We offer benefits such as vacation, holiday pay, health, dental and vision insurance as well as a retirement plan. To apply, please submit your resume by December 9, 2016 to: Head Start Director, Adams Brown Head Start, 406 W. Plum Street, Georgetown, OH 45121. ABCAP IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, DRUG-FREE WORK-PLACE


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513-797-7278 HOUSES FOR RENT

HOME FOR RENT in Georgetown. Available 1/1/17. 3br ranch located across from McDonald’s. Very nice home & location. $700 monthly rent +deposit. 937-378-3006 after 5pm.

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THE BROWN METROPOLITAN HOUSING AUTHORITY is currently accepting applications for 3BR, single family homes located in Ripley, OH. To qualify, applicants must have 4-6 members in their household & be income eligible. Applications are accepted Mon.-Fri. 8:30am11am & 1-4pm. You may complete an application at the office located at 406 West Plum St., Room 99, Georgetown OH. You will need to bring evidence of birth (Birth Certificate, Insurance Card, School records) & a social security card for each family member.

The Brown Metropolitan Housing Authority offers Equal Opportunity Housing.


AVAIL 1/1/2017 for $800.00. Ranch 1.5 story on 1 acre. Has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a large pole barn. Call 513-633-7111 for a showing. APTS UNFURNISHED

2BR APARTMENTS w/attached garage in a 1-story tri-plex w/an equipped kitchen & laundry room, ample closet space, patio & a yard. No steps, private street. Darling apartments. Utilities not included. Small pets allowed. Located at the Sandstone Estates, a mature-living community (55 & older) in Mt. Orab. 513-625-4522 or 513-309-3311.

Seatbelts save lives

There is no disputing that wearing a safety belt can save your life. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is encouraging all motorists to buckle up this upcoming holiday season and continue to do so throughout the new year. From 2013-2015, 1151 people were killed in crashes across Ohio who were not wearing an available safety belt. “It’s simple – safety belts save lives and reduce injury in crashes,” said Lt. Randy McElfresh, commander of the Georgetown Post. “It is the easiest and most effective action you can take to protect yourself, your family and your friends.” The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates 394 lives were saved in Ohio and 13,941 were saved nationwide in 2015 as a direct result of motorists buckling up. According to Ohio’s 2015 Observational Seatbelt Survey, 83.9 percent of motorists were found to be in compliance with Ohio’s safety belt law. This is a decrease from the 85.0% observed in 2014, the record high. Occupants of light trucks (80%) and those who were 15-25 years old (82%) were below the statewide rate. Women (88%) were more likely to wear safety belts than men (81%). Male passengers of motor vehicles aged 15-25 only had a 64% usage rate, the lowest in the survey. While these rates appear high, far too many Ohioans still do not buckle up. Ohio’s safety belt law remains a secondary violation; however, troopers continue zero tolerance enforcement when motorists are stopped for other violations and are found unbuckled. Safety belt usage rates in the 34 states with primary safety belt laws continue to be higher than the rates in states with secondary laws like Ohio (91% versus 79% in 2015). Troopers wrote 118,358 citations in 2015, for failure to wear a safety belt. Troopers ask that you wear your safety belt every time and insist that those who travel with you buckle up as well.


for 1 & 2 bedroom apartments at:

Markley Square Apartments located at 610 MARKLEY AVE. GEORGETOWN, OH 45121 or call for details at


Stove, refrigerator, and on site laundry. RENT BASED ON INCOME TDD #419-526-0466

“This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”


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

WAITING LIST NOW OPEN Owensville Commons Apartments

is currently accepting applications for 1br apartments for 62 years of age or older, handicapped/disabled regardless of age. Applications taken M-F 9:30am-3:30pm. 513-732-6935 TDD# 1-800-750-0750 “This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer.”

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

513-876-3590 TTY 800-750-0750 MT. ORAB - 55 and older community. New construction - 2 BEDROOM SPECIALS! Call today! 937-444-1708

BATAVIA - TWO and THREE bedroom apartments available with open wait list. Accepting applications M-F, 9a.m.-4p.m. Apartments are income based. 513-732-3804. GEORGETOWN SQUARE Equipped kitchen. 1-bedroom. Very clean. Perfect for young couple or retired individuals. No pets. $485 month. References & deposit required. 513-625-4371.

3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH RANCH HOME, attached 2 car garage, Central HVAC, large yard. Excellent Condition. Brown County School ELSD near Sardinia. Rent $775. per month. Require Security deposit $775 month also 1st and last month rent with a 12 mo lease Ph 937-213-2131 or 937515-1918 GET MORE FOR YOUR MONEY! New deluxe 1-3 BR apartments in Mt. Orab. Prices range from $620 - $1200. These are a must see! 937-444-3043. HOUSES FOR SALE

GEORGETOWN BRICK RANCH, 3 bedroom, 2 full bath, living room, eatin kitchen, family room, utility room. New roof. 2 car detached garage- own heated & drain. $150,000. 937-3783093.


GARAGE FOR RENT CHEAP!! 9x18 garage with concrete floor and roll-up door. No car/boat repair, etc. FOR STORAGE ONLY. $65.00 per month Call Bill 513-383-4084 14 North Third Street Ripley, Ohio 45167 SEWING & ALTERATIONS

FOR ALL YOUR SEWING NEEDS for you, your family and your home. Call 937-444-4276. Reasonable rates, expert service.

EXPERIENCED SEAMSTRESS offering sewing and alterations. Willing to travel or work from home. Call Pat at 937444-4627 MISC. FOR RENT

HALL RENTAL Two halls available for rent. One hall is 4000 sq. ft. w/complete kitchen. Second hall holds 175 people. Call for pricing. 937378-4330. MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE

ABANDONED DOUBLEWIDEplease take over. $3500 Deposit required 859-371-2140 2000 FLEETWOOD double wide 3bdr 2bath in Sardinia for sale. Sits on 4 acres. Land is not for sale. Lot rent is $350. Trailer can be moved if you’d like. New roof & gutters 11/2015. Price $36,500 call or text 513-283-5086. FIREWOOD

FOR SALE SEASONED FIREWOOD & OUTSIDE FURNACE WOOD All year round. Local. I would like to haul 14’ dump loads. Scott Malott 937-213-3193

S E A S O N E D GRADE A #1 FIREWOOD. All hard wood - mostly Ash and Oak. Delivery available or pickup. Call 937-515-4012 or 513-384-1505 FIREWOOD FOR SALE $90/truck load 513-404-7718 Also leaf removal, gutter cleaning & mowing


CASH PAID TODAY! Antiques, jewelry, furniture, appliances, gold silver, records, tools, all collectibles, household, estates, used cars. 30 year buyer - almost anything! 937-3782850, 937-378-2399, 513-348-5870 or 513256-8623.


for 1 & 2 bedroom apartments at:

Georgetown 1 Apartments: 401 Marshall Ave. Georgetown, OH 45121


Folks who are looking for “something special” for a “special” loved one will likely be able to find it at Christmas at the Cabin. Nearly all of the gift items are hand-crafted and run the gamut from really cool sweat shirts to jewelry ,to fabulous wood crafts and beautiful needlework table runners, to dolls and toys, and household decor, plus fabulous Christmas decorations, wreaths, and ornaments. This is the 36th season that Christmas at the Cabin has been providing this unique shopping experience. This year it will be open through December 22nd. Tuesday through Saturday 10am through 5pm and Sundays from 1pm through 5pm, with Pictures with Santa being taken on December 17. The Cabin is located midway between Hillsboro and Chillicothe just off of US Rt 50 on the Cave Road. Visit for more information.

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APPLY AT: 610 MARKLEY AVE. GEORGETOWN, OH 45121 or call for details at:


Stove, refrigerator, and on site laundry. Possibility of rental assistance. "Metro Accepted" TDD #419-526-0466 “This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”


3 FEMALE PUPPIES Tiny balls of fur! Mother - registered Maltese, father - Maltese/Toy Poodle mix. $300 each 937-3786097 HAY & GRAIN

MIXED HAY FOR SALE - 5x5 round bales $30, also square bales $4 937-6181410

HAY FOR SALE 4x5 Round bales mixed grass hay, stored inside, second cutting square bales, delivery available, Call (937)217-1095, leave msg

HAY FOR SALE Mixed grass, hay 4x5 round bales, & small square bales (937) 725-5050 HAY FOR SALE $25 per roll, Good quality 4x5 ft bales, will discount to volume buyers. Hauling available! (937)544-7133


FOR SALE Butcher Hogs Delivery & bookings available. Call Hattan Farms 937-780-6401.

HO MODEL TRAINS Rivarossi 2-6-6-6 Locomotive, Chesapeake & Ohio, Rivarossi Log Buggie, Spectrum 80 Ton shay, Cass Scenic R. R., Bockman Bobber Caboose, Cass Scenic R.R. Call 937-4446293 FOR SALE Butcher Beef Buy half of half, half or whole. Bookings & delivery available December & January. Call Hattan Farms 937-780-6401.


Trying to locate PATRICIA L. FESTAGALLO. Please contact me at your earliest convenience at 757-287-1218 BUSINESS SERVICES

PROPERTY CLEAN-UP (rentals, repos, remodels, etc.)

& JUNK REMOVAL Let us clean up the mess.

513-815-2116. TRUCKS FOR SALE

2016 DODGE CHALLENGER SRT 392 6.4L V8, RWD, 255 Miles, Grey, Stock Number: #37851A, $50, 998 HOLMAN MOTORS, INC. 1-888-516-0222

2014 CADILLAC ESCALADE ESV PLATINUM EDITION 6.2L V8, AWD, Automatic, 64k Miles, Black Raven, Stock Number: # 36627A. $40,998 HOLMAN MOTORS, INC. 1-888-516-0222 AUTOS FOR SALE

2012 CHEVROLET EQUINOX 1LT, 2.4L 4 Cyls, FWD, Automatic, 77k Miles, Mocha Steel Metallic, Stock Number: #37232A, $13,998 HOLMAN MOTORS, INC. 1-888-516-0222

AURARA WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE INSERT 26” wide, 25” high, 19” deep. Door opening 10 1/2”. Has a setup to use a blower. Good condition. $125.00 937-3791471 no answer, leave message.

2013 HYUNDAI GENESIS COUPE 2.0T R-SPEC 2.0L 4 Cyls, RWD, Manual, 26k Miles, Black, Stock Number: #GH7520A $16,998 HOLMAN MOTORS, INC. 1-888-516-0222

GOLDEN COMET LAYING HENS 1 1/2 years old. Lay brown eggs. 937-444-3983


GYM EQUIPMENT for sale. Schwinn Recumbent Bike & Bodyguard Executive Step Stair Climber; $100 each or $150 for both. Call 513-310-7800.

Logans Lane Greenhouse Fresh Cut Evergreen Wreaths, Swags, Centerpieces, Cemetery arrangements, Yule Logs, Mail box huggies, Open 10am to 4pm, 2749 Logans Lane, WU (937)544-0114

2006 BUICK LUCERNE CXL V6, 3.8L V6, FWD, Automatic, 121k Miles, White, Stock Number: #37632A $4,998 HOLMAN MOTORS, INC. 1-888-516-0222

MAIN STREET COLLECTIBLES 20% off the whole month of December! Everything in the Store - antiques, primitives, jewelry, furniture, Christmas, refrigerators, washers, whole lots more! Located at 449 N. MAIN ST., GEORGETOWN 937-378-2399



ASH WOOD. All year round. Local. I would like to haul 14' dump loads.

Scott Malott


ARMINTA’S CHRISTMAS CRAFT SALE 1548 Starling Rd (4 miles East of Bethel, OH) FriSat only. Nov 25 & 26, Dec. 2 & 3rd, and Dec 9th and 10th. and Dec 16th &17th. 9 am to ? Wreath’s, snowmen, center pieces, gifts, candles, window wall hangers, primitive in and outdoor furniture, handmade baskets, jewelry, quilts, throws, flags, much much more. Something for everyone. Come bring a friend, and feel the Christmas spirit with us! Merry Christmas one and all.

GIANT BARN SALE DEC. 15-17 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) LOCATED AT: 5426 ST. RT. 134 Rain or Shine 1 1/2 MILE FROM DODSONVILLE TOWARD BUFORD ON 134 Call Wendy at 937-444-1885 Cincinnati Reds items, sports pennants, Budweiser tins, Miller items, classic car items, Beatles items, sports cards, lamps, Hummels, dolls, Partylite, jewelry, DVDs, Danbury Mint lighthouses, tools, Pepsi items, records, stereo, Christmas items, Easter items, old hand saws, Fenton, Bluegrass items, Life magazines, books, Vintage clothing, china, Boyd glass, 1950’s tables, old license plates and much more!!!!!





Christmas at the Cabin

Real Estate & Auction

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Bert Thomas

Dominic Thomas

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


1490533 - Eagle Twp. Seller says SELL!

52.77 acres. Public WATER and SEWER

available at this corner location tract. Over 35 acres of woods with the remainder being tillable. Uses for this property are numerous as the intersection is an up and coming area for great growth. You will not want to miss this opportunity as the seller will entertain your realistic offer $285,000




Brand New Construction! 3BR, 2.5 Ba w/full walk-out bsmt. Hardwood flrs, granite cntr tops, ceramic tile, formal Dining Rm, Natural Bay window overlooking wooded back yard. Finishing touches are being added. Close to Williamsburg. Western Brown Schools. $187,500

Green Twp.

Mini Farm: 25 acres, 2 large outbuildings. Home with full basement, large kitchen & dining room. New carpet in living room, fireplace. Enjoy the deer & wildlife.



Beverly Eyre 513-633-3027

Miami Twp.

New Roof! One Owner. Vinyl sided ranch on .67 acres with covered front porch, close to shopping and pharmacy. 5 rooms, 2 bed, 1 1/2 baths, 1 car garage, nice brick fireplace in living room, pantry in kitchen, central vac. New central air new hot water heater. 1 year warranty. All Appliances included.


Office: (513) 474-3500

Office: (513) 474-3500



1477577 - Georgetown - 3 BR. Brand New Windows, Newer flooring, natural hdwd under all carpet.New roof'10, HVAC '11, Plumbing and Electric'15. Natural wood work throughout. Some original lite fixtures. Eat in Kitchen, Formal Dining Room. Huge walk-in attic storage on second level. Full bsmt. w/1 car garage included.All of this on a corner location!! Will not last long! $54,000

1504451 - Georgetown - 3 BR, 1 Full Bath. You step back into time as you enter this solidly blt. home. Built-ins, Original lite fixtures, Fully equipped Kit.,Beautiful hardwood flring (under carpetas well). Wrap around porch & huge walk-up attic. Located just one block over from the Business District. Wrap around porch, full dry bsmt. Public Water & Sewer. Take a look $69,500

Len Koogler 513-753-9660


Washington Twp.


Len Koogler 513-753-9660

Nice doublewide vinyl siding home on 1 acre +/- with utility building, enclosed inside porch, front deck, 6 rooms, 3 bed, 2 full bath, 2x6 exterior walls. Lot of cabinets in kitchen. Skylights in bathrooms, vaulted ceilings. New carpet and vinyl floors.


Highland County Line: $67,000.00 Looking for a solidly blt. 3 possible 4 BR home w/2 Full Ba, 2 car det. gar, fenced back yard and a bsmt? Look no further. This home is a stone's throw from the corner of SR's 138 & 134. Hardwood flring thruout. MBR suite has beautiful ceramic shower and a w/o to decking ovrlking the back yard. Public water and sewer.


1501697 Batavia Anchor Site is Buffalo Wings and Rings which has a solid customer base. Units 1 & 3 currently avail. Unit 1 former Restaurant 3600 sq. Ft. w/outdoor dining not included in noted footage. Much equipment avail. Easy Start-up for food business. Unit 2 3500 Sq Ft. Great Location minutes to Eastgate. 85 Parking spaces avail. 30,000 traffic count.

Batavia Twp.

Fantastic Lake View Condo. It's like being on vacation 24/7! Owners relocated...Make offer :) Huge master suite with walk-in closets, 10 ft ceilings and awesome view. Open Floorplan, covered balcony, fireplace, attached garage. New Stainless Steel Refrigerator and stove. Laundry , Den and guest bedroom. A must see!



Michele Hedrick 513-703-3188


Well maintained Brick/Vinyl ranch home on double lot 150x250, 7 rms., 3 bed, 2 full baths, 2 car garage, bay window in liv room, fully equipped kitchen overlooking back fenced yard. Utility bldg. and wood storage bldg., covered patio, privacy fence and chain link fencing. Lots of build in storage cabinets. 1 yr warranty.



Len Koogler 513-753-9660

Goshen Twp.

Well maintained brick ranch. Paved driveway, 2 car carport, fenced back yard for privacy w/(2) utility buildings. Garden area and deck, enclosed Florida room 9 x 26. 6 room house, 3 bed, 1 1/2 baths, gourmet kitchen w/ granite countertops, plastered walls w/cove ceilings. Newer insulated, tilt-in windows.



Len Koogler 513-753-9660


Beautiful home, well maintained with privacy in a nice 1506654 Sardinia Unique rental or 3 bedroom home. Approx 1500 SF and neighborhood. Home is in move-in condition with many approx. 1500 SF shop & Garage on 1 acre. Must see, extras for the new home buyer. Home sits on two lots with concrete driveway and large matching 2 car garage. has many uses.


Beverly Eyre 513-633-3027 $164,900


1511801 Bethel - Christmas Comes Early! Totally awesome 3 BR full brick hm. ready to move into! Fully equipped kit., Huge Family Rm., w/o to amazing screened back porch (w/skylite)! Hard woodfloors in most rooms. Check out the gorgeous basin in Master Ba. Cov. front porch and att. 2 car gar. Above ground pool in fenced back yard. Small coy pond. Located on a no outlet street. Come take a look $150,000



Larry Griffith 513-543-5894



Sprigg TWP. Private location for this 2BR 2.5 Ba. stick blt hm. on 7.10 rolling acres. Full part finished bsmt. w/walk out. Several drywalled rooms inthe bsmt. Sunken Kit. and Dining Rm. w/walk out to side decking. Living Rm. has walk outs on both ends. Beau. laminate thru-out. Cov. front andback porches. Small bsktbll court and a huge shed.Look! $87,500


1508900 - Blue Creek Country Living at it's best! This 4BR 2Ba Hm sits atop a knoll on a corner lot. Newer siding w/insulation wrap, gutters & roof. The floor plan is openand easy. This fully equipped kitchen has SS appl. and loads of storage, it even has a SS chef style Exhaust. Split Flr plan, MBR suite w/all of theamenities, Deck in the Rear. 3.207 rolling acs. $89,900

1516593 - Batavia - 3 BR, 2 BA Barry Wallace Renovation, Brand New: Flring, Lignts and Paint thru-out. Brand New Kitchen has granite, New cabinets, ceramic tile and SS appls.Beautiful vanities in baths. Hugh picture window overlooking fully fenced back yard w/fire pit. This full brick hm is ready to move into. The open flrplan is great for entertaining!!!.$159,500


1505526 - Georgetown Brand new roof, windows, paint, outdoor motion lites and some flooring. Newer Corian countertops, faucets, lighting,and some flooring. Brand new custom bath. Split floor plan. Picture Window, Cov front porch, beautifully landscaped. Public water and sewer. $79,900

1 ac. Bldg. lot, Clark Twp........................................$15,900 Bldg. lot, public water and sewer, Ripley................$19,900 Bldg. lot, public water and sewer, Ripley................$29,900 5.01 acs., Bldg lot, Georgetown .............................$29,900 1.98 acs., N. Union Rd., Montgomery Co ..............$15,000

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1036272 Mt. Orab Investors, Developers, Perfect for Commercial Development. Great access to 32&68. Fronts on two roads. All utilities. Have a 2100 sqft home with full basement. Could be used as office building. Corner lot with alot of road frontage. Beverly Eyre 513-633-3027 $2,750,000 1234966 Batavia Twp. Prime Commercial land, 10.42ac. at SR 32 & Bauer Rd. intersection. 800+ rd frt. Util at site. Visibility on SR32, currently @ site is Frishes, Gold Star , UDF, Ameri-Suite, McDonalds, Dairy Queen, Subway/Shell, & O'Reiley's Auto Parts. Will divide. Len Koogler 513-753-9660 $2,565,000 1271590 West Union Adams County Hospital, 54,518 Sq. Ft. 7,300 Sq. Ft. leased. Helicopter Landing Pad. On 6 acres. For sale or lease. Has many uses. Beverly Eyre 513-633-3027 $975,000 1479995 Milford Top A Beauty Salon & Spa Business, equipment, inventory, 6 salon chairs, 3 shampoo bowls, 2 pedicure chairs with massage, 2 manicure stations, eyebrow threading, teeth whitening equipment, facial equipment, massage equipment with private room. Beverly Eyre 513-633-3027 $115,900 1493636 Sterling Twp. The Bridge Church on (2) parcels, 2.5 ac +/- total. Paved parking lot, brick/vinyl building of approx. 8500 SF,3575 SF sanctuary, kitchen, (4) restrooms, (8) classrooms (2) very large meeting areas, upstairs storage and meeting room. Lots of storage space. 1 car garage. Len Koogler 513-753-9660 $299,000 1496829 Union Twp. Zoned B-1, brick 2-story office building with attached 1 1/2 story home with 7 rms,2 baths, full basement. 30 parking spaces, 2 office suites upstairs and downstairs. Downstairs suite currently vacant for immediate use. Nice rental property or owner user. In heart of Mt. Carmel. Len Koogler 513-753-9660 $149,900 1516372 Wayne Twp. The Roosters Nest Bed & Breakfast Est. 2006. 24+/acres of wooded serenity with trails, pond w/dock/shelter. 4 rental rooms w/baths. Old log home rebuilt 24 yrs ago. Owners Quarters. (2) main buildings and shop building (1) RV hook up. Len Koogler 513-753-9660 $345,000 1518478 Batavia Former Carry-out/Grocery with attached living quarters, 2176 SF as per auditor. Needs lots of work. Good 24' x 30' garage (2) land parcels totaling .96 ac +/- corner lot. All utilities. Len Koogler 513-753-9660 $89,900

Real Estate Auction December 17, 2016 @ 12:00 noon

This home is located in the heart of upper Ripley near the IGA grocery store. It has 4 bedrooms, one bath, dining area and cute kitchen. This house would make a wonderful starter home for a young couple or a downsized retirement home. Heirs have agreed to a very marketable price.

Terms on Real Estate: 10% down payment the day of the Auction, balance on delivery of deed, within 30 days. Real Estate sells as is. Real Estate sells subject to confirmation by sellers on day of Auction. Any inspections that the buyer requires shall be conducted prior to auction date at the buyer’s expense. Information presented here is derived from sources deemed reliable but not warranted by the seller or their representatives. All announcements made day of auction take precedence over previous verbal or printed material. Sibcy Cline will be acting as the agent.

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1508743 - Mt. Orab - Quality home in up and coming bedroom community of Cincinnati! This custom-built home is thoughtfully placed for private views on a large, tastefully landscaped lot in a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood. Its two stories feature 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, high ceilings, large kitchen with SS appliances & pantry. Home office on 1st. Fl. $225,000

1515955 Mt. Orab STUNNING! 2 BR, 2 BA Custom Renovation! Amazing touches to every room. Bamboo flring almost thru-out. Custom blt-ins, vanities, wdwrk & trim work.Cathedral ceilings in LR & Kit. Stone work focus wall in Kit. Granite island. Beau. Laundry closet. French door walk-out to outdoor living area that is 2nd to none. Tiered dckng, Fully decked pool, Cov porches!! $157,500


Rt. 52, Ripley, Sun. Dec. 11th 10:00 J.D. 450C Dozer- 90’ Int. 4900 14’ Tandem Dump Truck- 12 Ton Trailer- 97’ Ford F-350 P.S.- 20’ GN. Stock Trailer- 95’ Winnebago MH- Farmall H Restored Tractor- Ford 600- Ferguson 30- Viking Garden Tractor- Used Trailers- 2 Go CartsQuincy QT- 15 Air Comp.2 Elec. Stair LiftsAdvertising SignsVending MachinesHousehold Items- Nice Oak Pool Table- Hand, Power & Machinist ToolsTables Full New Building Material HD Metal RoofingLumber- Great Selection of Hardwood FlooringKitchen Cabinet SetsMany End of the Year Close Out Specials- 100’s of Items to Choose From Sold As Is- 1st Time Writing Check Bring Bank Letter of Guarantee- Call or See Web for List & Terms Towler’s Auction Service Inc. 513-315-4360 Randy Myers, Auctioneer

HUGE SURPLUS AUCTION FARM STORE MERCHANDISE Located At: 8 W. Main St. Mowrystown, OH. 45155 (30 Minutes from Cincinnati) “2” Rings Used All Day!

SATURDAY DEC. 10TH, 10:00 AM. STORE RETURNS - CLOSEOUTS - OVERSTOCK ITEMS - SCRATCH & DENT - ETC! Furniture: (4) brown suede rocker recliners; camo two-cushion sofa; camo rocker recliners; child’s recliners; high-top patio table; sev. wood porch swings; sev. 3-person yard swings; 6 ft. picnic table; lg. metal patio fire pit; (25+) folding lawn chairs of all kinds; sev. EZ-Up canopies; Housewares: to include (2) Hamilton Beach 22 qt. roaster ovens; Carey elec. pressure cooker/canner; Foodsaver vacuum food sealer; (5) Presto 23 qt. pressure cooker/canners; Lodge cast iron skillets; lots of box fans; (50+)port. heaters including infrared, kerosene, sm. space heaters, elec. fireplaces, etc! (all checked & good!); (2)5,000 BTU A/C Units; (20) As Seen on TV “My Pillows; Humidifiers; Ball canning jars; sev. lg. ice cream makers; coffee makers; watermelon slicers; toasters; can openers; etc.; Hunting Items: (20) Jaguar 175 lb. Adult crossbows w/scopes; Youth compound bows; (10) game cameras; sev. LED red laser sights; Daisy BB guns; sev. archery targets; sev. port. hunting blinds; sev. live box traps w/2 lg. ones; (3) Bear Arms 24 Gun Safes; Stack-On 40 gun safe; lg. Canon gun safe; tons of flashlights; Coleman quick beds; lg. camping tents; wagonload of Clothing to include tons of jeans, bibs, sweatshirts, etc., in all sizes & kinds, plus many prs. Workboots in all sizes; Stack-On pistol safes; tons of good Tools to include (2) 9500 lb. truck winches; alum. port. work platforms; 4 ft. LED shop lights; LED mini light bars; shop vacs; sump pumps; backpack, hand held, & ATV sprayers; tree pruners; 8” bench grinders; hand grinders; saws; drills; rotary tools; etc; roll Hobart mig wire .030; 3 gal. port. air compressor; (10) scratch & dent, upright air compressors for repair or parts; sev. welding helmets; 4 ft. levels; 10” sliding compound mitre saw; Wayne 1 . hp. lawn pump; (20+) port. battery chargers; sev. battery chargers on wheels; air tools of all kinds; hydraulic cylinders; Goodyear jump packs; trailer dolly; foot pedal wood splitter, 8 ton; 2500 psi gas power washer; sm. garden tiller; one man gas posthole digger; 3-ton floor jack; sev. bottle jacks; Toys Ertl Big Farm JD combine; Ertl Big Farm grain semi; plus other Ertl farm toys; Bruder toy trucks; (2) pallets full of R.C. helicopters & trucks, sold individually & by the skid; Step 2 child’s pull wagon; child’s big wheel; hobby horses, plus many other toys!; (100+) Android Nextbook 8 tablets (sold in large wholesale lots!); (15) full Gaylord bins, full of misc. items & “need repair” items sold by the bin!; Misc. charbroil meat smokers; glass drink dispensers; solar landscape lights; dog beds; (10) lg. wire Dog Crates; egg incubators; (10) Zareba fence chargers (solar, battery, & electric powered); stack of dolly tires; outdoor security lights; tons of 50 & 100 ft. garden hoses; bug zappers; galv. poultry waterers; lg. galv. tub; thermometers; rope hammocks; H.D. hose carts; vintage tractor, yard fountains; (2) port. Coleman Lazy-Spa hot tubs; mailboxes; galv. 2-hole pig feeder; yard wagons; lg. insulated dog houses; sev. alum. 500 lb. cargo carriers; sev. low profile floor creepers; 4-camera, surveillance systems; 10 ft. wood frame windmill; plus many more items boxed & unseen by Auctioneer! Terms: Cash or Check with Proper I.D. All information is believed accurate, but NOT guaranteed! Announcements made day of auction take precedence over any & all ads. All Items Sold in “As Is” Condition! Buyers Must Make Their Own Inspections! No Warranties Expressed or Implied!!! *Items will be sold individually & in Large Wholesale Lots! *Items are straight from one of the largest Farm Stores in the Country! * Many items new in box & ideal for Christmas presents! Klayton Juillerat –Auctioneer (937) 205-5256

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Real Estate & Auction

QUIGLEY FARMS AUCTION Located 9 mi. SE of Wilmington, Ohio & 4 mi. W. of New Vienna at 6176 Farmers Rd., Martinsville, Ohio, 45146. Follow Farmers Rd. S. off St. Rt. 134 (S. of Wilmington) or N. off St. Rt. 28 (W. of New Vienna) to auction.

WED., DECEMBER 14, 2016 at 10:00 w/ Parts & Misc.; 10:30 AM Pedal Tractors; 11:00 AM Pickup Then Tractors Followed by Equipment (Tractors & Some Equipment offered w/ online bidding) 31 TRACTORS (Case IH 7240, JD 4020, 16 Antique Oliver, 9 Antique Allis Chalmers, 2 Antique Farmall, Ford Jubilee & Case LA): CASE IH 7240 & JD 4020 TRACTORS: 1995 Case IH 7240 dsl. Magnum, 4WD, 16.9 R30 & 20.8 R42 tires, duals, 18/4 Syncro shift, full wts., quick hitch, sharp & very good, 4708 hrs.;1968 JD 4020 turbo, 8 speed, sharp & very good; 16 ANTIQUE OLIVER TRACTORS & CRAWLER: 99, gas, new tires, restored, rare, very few made; 99 dsl.; 99 GM, dsl., older restoration; Standard 88, gas; 88 row crop, gas, no plate; 77 dsl., PS, row crop; 77 Super, gas, mod. 27-0020 original PS; 1955 Super 55 dsl. w/ PS, complete overhaul & restored; Super 55 gas Spec. 15-0005, PS, needs repair, uses oil; 77 row crop, gas; 66 wide front gas; 66 Standard, older restoration; 66 wide front dsl., new rear tires, restored; 550 gas Spec. 35-0019, hydraulic needs work; 550 gas, 35-0027, Spec., runs; 440 (painted to look like Super 44), older restoration; Oliver crawler w/ Hercules eng., mod. HG-68, 80 in. blade; 9 ANTIQUE ALLIS CHALMERS TRACTORS & ROLLER: 1956 WD 45 LP or gas, w/ 4 Wards Riverside matching tires, wide front, original, very tight; WD45 w/ loader, wide front; 1956 WD45 dsl., wide front, older restoration; WC, new rear tires; WC High Crop 1219 w/ 2 trans., needs restored; WC w/ mounted bale elevator, doesn’t run; CA w/ single front wheel; CA; WD 45 for parts; road roller mod. GR, unusual; OTHER ANTIQUE TRACTORS: Case1949LA; Farmall H, restored; Farmall F20 row crop; 1953 Ford Jubilee w/ Sherman trans., restored, very nice; GMC PICKUP - RIDING MOWERS: 1995 GMC 2500 Sierra pickup, 4x4, regular size cab, 8’ bed, under 81,000 actual mi., 454 eng., bucket seats, auto., 12-16.5 BFG tires on alum. wheels, blue, good; JD 60; two JD 70’s; Oliver Town & Country 75 garden tractor, restored, no deck; JD 110, no deck; ANTIQUE EQUIPMENT: OLIVER: 7’ combine mod. 18, pull type, nice; mod. 5 corn one row picker, good; 1 row # 6 picker, mts. on 55 tractor; Superior #3 alfalfa grass & seed drill, very nice; Superior drill on rubber; Superior drill, on steel, very nice; #770 electric wagon w/ hoist, metal bed, nice; #727 wagon w/ metal flatbed w/ sides, nice; 8’ pull disc, nice; Superior drill; (4) 2 bot. plows (pull plow rooster comb, pull on steel, 32-42, 3 pt. & one for parts); 1, 2 & three 3 bot. pull plows on rubber; 4 & 6 bot. pull type pipe plows; 2 row pull corn check planter w/ check wire, very nice; 5 sickle bar mowers, (one #82 & two #415); mower for parts; Superior manure spreader, very nice; pull subsoiler; 2 row cultivator, 3 pt.; 1 row corn planter, nice; Superior horse drawn drill, 2’, goes between corn rows; 5 row horse drawn walk behind drill on steel; hay crimper; 3 hitches for dbl. 77 or 88; ALLIS CHALMBERS: All Crop #35 combine, 3’; #100 self propelled combine, 9’, runs, rare; mod. 90 pull combine, 7’ w/ auger; round baler; hay rake; 1 row pull corn snapper; rotary cutter; grader blade w/ ext. 9’; (2) 3 bot. plows, 1 high clearance; 4 bot. plows, semi mt.; grain drill 11 hoe w/ grass seed attach.; 4 row planter; loader for CA; slip scraper; subsoiler; 3 pt. conversion from snap coupler; 4 row cultivator; carryall; lift boom; (most above AC are snap coupler except pull type); MASSEY HARRIS COMBINE: MH #35 combine, 8’; 5 PEDAL TRACTORS: Ford 8000& 8730; IHC 1066; IHC 1026, hydro; JD 20; OTHER FARM EQUIPMENT - ANTIQUES - MISC.: NH 451 sickle mower, 7’, 3 pt.; AC front unload PTO manure spreader; wooden flare side wagon w/ Case gear; 2 flat top wagons; IHC flat bed wagon w/ sides; 8’ tilt trailer; 3 pt. slip scraper; JD lime spreader; 7’ lawn roller; Ford pie style wheel wts.; front pancake wts; wheel wts.; 2 JD push mowers; Aspen potato planter; US Standard wooden corn husker, nice, tight; 2 wood corn slicers; wood corn sheller; Peerless commercial sickle sharpener; White Oliver power washer; sickle sharpener; potato digger; several AC & Oliver hoods, grills, hitches, etc.; steps; side panels; OTHER ITEMS NOT LISTED! AUCTIONEER’S NOTE: The Quigleys have been well known for their farming operation & the unmatched restoration ability of farm equipment for many years! This is a great opportunity to purchase some of their work, since they have decided to disperse their collection at this time & what a tremendous collection it is! Case IH 7240 & JD 4020 are super nice plus most of the antique tractors are in very good condition! For further information call Marty Quigley at 937-302-6977. Inspection of tractors after Dec. 7 until sale day. Internet bidding available at this auction on; Check web for pictures and serial numbers; TERMS: Cash or check w/ proper ID. Any announcements made by auctioneer on day of sale will take precedence over this ad. Live internet bidding available through bidders must register prior to auction. Internet bidding terms and questions contact Margo Paeltz @ 937/515/1194.


Sundays, Nov. 27 and Dec. 4, 2016 1 to 3 PM 111 West Point, Mt Orab, OH

Executive brick home with full finished lower level, oak floors thru out, quartz countertops, atrium, whole house generator, 5 car garages, plus RV hookup. This home is loaded with extras and must be seen to appreciate all of the details! Move in Ready! Beacon Hill subdivision.

Call Dorothy @ 513-720-0547

BAXLA TRACTOR SALES INC. CONSIGNMENT EQUIPMENT AUCTION Located at Baxla Tractor Sales, between Seaman & Winchester, Ohio, at 4595 Tri-County Hwy. (Old St. Rt. 32).

SAT., DECEMBER 31, 2016 at 10:00 WE ARE TAKING CONSIGNMENTS NOW! ITEMS MAY BE CONSIGNED UP TO THE DAY OF AUCTION; IF YOU WANT YOUR ITEMS ADVERTISED, CONTACT BAXLA TRACTOR SALES, INC., BEFORE DECEMBER 14 Items will be kept behind chain link fence for security; Consign & bring items early so they can be on display for the buyers to view! Tractors will be offered throughout the day in the lines. TERMS: Cash or check w/ proper ID. Financing available w/ prior approval through CNH Capital - Contact Larry Calvert at Baxla’s call 937-695-0766, 513-732-2300 or 740-335-8821; Any announcements made by auctioneer on day of sale take precedence over this ad. SPONSORED BY: BAXLA TRACTOR SALES, INC. Ph. 937-386-2440 OR 937-695-0766



• Auctioneers • GLENN HESS (937) 446-2455 BRAD HESS (937) 446-4455 JOHN GROVER (937) 466-2882

Buford, Ohio 2596 St. Rt. 138 • Sardinia, Ohio 45171

WOODRUFF EQUIPMENT AUCTION Located at 6473 New Vienna Rd. New Vienna, Ohio 45159. Follow Ross Rd. off SR 73 just south of New Vienna, Ohio to New Vienna Rd to auction ( on left side of road).

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16 at 10:30 AM EXCAVATING EQUIPMENT, TRUCKS, EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS Speicher wheel tile trencher with laser control 855 Cummins engine, good operating condition; Commercial 12’ auger back filler, side arm mounts on dozer, Cat diesel engine powered, good operating condition; Cat 613 dirt pan (missing front axle and motor) remainder believed complete; Finn straw blower, pull type, gas powered; tile spool hydraulic tilt trailer; 3 tile spools; Cat 226 skid steer, motor torn down, unit for parts; tracks for cat skid steer; 2 trackhoe buckets, 54”& 36”; Cat GC15K fork lift, gas powered, needs water pump; Pettibone Mercury propane fork lift, needs repair; pallet forks; Oliver 1850 dsl. Tractor wide front, for parts; concrete mixer; Belshe 14’ +2’ dove skid steer trailer 80” wide with pintle hitch; 12’ +4’ dove tilt top pintle hitch 7’ wide skid steer trailer; homemade 10’ flatbed trailer with ramp; 1998 Chevrolet C6500 crew service truck, 13 speed, Cat diesel engine, good running condition w/ utility bed, tool boxes and crane; 2000 Dodge 3500 SLT cab and chassis, 4x4, for parts, engine needs head; 1999 Ford F-350 cab and chassis for parts; 1999 Ford F-350 4 door dually, 6 speed 7.3 power stroke, fifth wheel hitch needs injector repair; older Jeep Comanche, runs, no title, off road use; 1000 gal. and 500 gal. fuel tanks full of used motor oil, buyer to pump and remove; 1000 gal. fuel tank with dike; L shaped truck fuel tank and other fuel tanks; Dialgrade 1145 pipe grade laser; Tapcon RL-10 single grade laser; Spectra precision LL500 grade laser; Tapcon RL-50A grade laser; Spectra Physics dual grade laser; tripods; Lincoln 225 mig welder; Lincoln ranger 10,000 stick welder; John Beam tire changer; Hydrotek pressure washer, steam with heat, gas powered 16hp; Ultimate products pressure washer; chop saws; Husky generator; 7.3 power stroke engine short block; Allison transmission; misc. truck cabs and hoods; misc. engine items and transmissions; floor jacks; jack stands; welding supplies; wrenches and hand tools; metal pallet shelving; OTHER ITEMS; AUCTIONEER’S NOTE: The Woodruffs are making some changes in their operation and have no further use for these items. Plan to come more info @ TERMS ON PERSONAL PROPERTY: Cash or check w/ proper ID. Any announcements made by auctioneer on day of sale will take precedence over this ad.


OWNERS: Woodruff Excavating (937)302-6539


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Buford, Ohio 2596 St. Rt. 138 • Sardinia, Ohio 45171

• Auctioneers • GLENN HESS (937) 446-2455 BRAD HESS (937) 446-4455 JOHN GROVER (937) 466-2882 LIcensed in Ohio

QUIGLEY FARMS Owners: Bobby & Wilma Quigley; Marty & Cathy Quigley; Food Served Conducted by: No Sunday Auctions



• Auctioneers • GLENN HESS (937) 446-2455 BRAD HESS (937) 446-4455 JOHN GROVER (937) 466-2882

Buford, Ohio 2596 St. Rt. 138 • Sardinia, Ohio 45171

LIcensed in Ohio



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Specializing in all metal roofing! Call For A Free Estimate


Vinyl Siding


We do NOT power wash, which can damage siding. We brush thoroughly and rinse with water. We clean soffits, gutters, downspouts, window frames and sills, eaves, flashing and any trim.

2x2 Ad 9 Weeks for $189.00 Call 937-444-3441 To place your Ad

Call Diane 937-444-3441



THE OLDE LAMP SHOPPE 206 E. Grant Ave. Georgetown





Across from the Post office

Good reasons why it pays to support your local business.

1. 2. 3.

Musical Instruction

Transmission Service


Everyone Benefits!


John Stamm 513.505.0133

corn, pellet, wood, & gas Free-standing & Add-on units


Construction 7510 Gooselick Rd. Ripley, OH 45167

TFN (937) 446-4443 12-29

All Your Home Improvement Needs! Free Consultation

Richard Throckmorton


Mowing/Trimming/Cleanup • Edging • General Use Herbicide • Brush Removal • Spring Cleanup • Gutter Cleaning • Flower Bed Cleanout • Mulching 12/22




15457 Eastwood Rd. Williamsburg Ohio 45176 937-444-3382 Sandy Hastings, owner 12-29

Genealogy Research Home Improvement


11256 Hamer Rd. Georgetown, OH 45121

Custom Framing

has 10 ft bundles of ribbings looking for a new home. This material will make great kindling and we will load your trailer! Pick up at


Jamie Taylor

Locally owned and operated with over 10 years experience

Cincinnati Dowel


Southern Ohio Stove Systems





TFN 9-15

you grow it we mow it

Picture Framing

Free Wood



Ed Smith Painting

TFN 1-12

Beverly Eyre

cell 513-374-0017


Daren and Barb Howser




Call Today for your FREE Introductory Lesson

Supplying all of your seeding needs... Garden to Farm Also Specializing in Orchard Grass, Timothy, Clover, Alfalfa, Wild Life Plot Mixes & Numerous Other Varieties of Hay & Pasture Mixes Also Available Bagged Fertilizer and Bulk Garden Seed

Chimney Cleaning & Repair • Foundation Repair Brick, Block, Concrete & Rock (New or Repair) 30 Years Experience 12-29 TFN INSURED • FREE ESTIMATES (937) 444-4134 (513) 518-2527

OFFICE (513) 753-9660 Ext. 12 CELL (513) 633-3027 EMAIL WEBSITE

Ron Melton Masonry Services

Triple T Mowing Service

Handyman Dan

Real Estate


Think about all the school carnivals and fund-raising events during the year. Local businesses throughout our area contribute thousands of dollars in money, services and merchandise to help make them successful. When you spend money with local shops and businesses, you help those businesses grow and prosper. Successful businesses stay around for a long time and help share the tax load for government services. When you shop locally, you help yourself and all of us! Find everything you need in your own backyard, travel fewer miles & save time and gas, to boot!

Place your business directory ad in The Brown County Press!

Call Diane at 937-444-3441 1x1 Ad ................9 Weeks for $54.00 1x2 or 2x1 Ad......9 Weeks for $99.00 1x3 Ad ..............9 Weeks for $153.00 2x1.5 Ad............9 Weeks for $144.00 1x4 or 2x2 Ad......9 Weeks for $189.00 2x4 Ad...............9 Weeks for $369.00

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