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Aberdeen to appeal ruling BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press The water plant issue in Aberdeen is heading for another day in court. Village Solicitor David Grimes has filed a motion with Common Pleas Judge Scott Gusweiler asking him to “...stay the execution of the December 3, 2013 Judgment Entry” that awarded Shinn Brothers, Inc. just over $1,000,000. The motion continues with Grimes writing “Defendant has filed a Request for Findings and Conclusions of Law for the purpose of filing an appeal...” If the village appeals Gusweiler’s ruling, an answer from the 12th District Court of Appeals in Middletown could take up to

eight months. Gusweiler has also ordered that Aberdeen be awarded the equipment that was constructed to build the water plant, and that the village pay storage fees to Artesian of Pioneer, the manufacturer, until the village pays for its removal and transportation. The village is currently being charged $3050 per day in storage fees for the equipment. That works out to $91,500 every thirty days, meaning the decision to appeal could cost the village an additional $732,000 in storage fees for an eight month period. Timothy Heather, the attorney for Shinn Brothers has also filed a motion with Gusweiler. Heather is asking that any transfer of

property be prohibited. Heather also filed motions opposing the requests by Grimes for a Request for Findings and Conclusions of Law and to stay the execution of the judgement entry. Gusweiler will hold a hearing on the motions on December 30. Meanwhile, on December 16, the Aberdeen Village Council held a third reading of a motion to appropriate funds for the $2,742,886.27 settlement offer with bondholder Annette Mineer. The village council voted to settle with Mineer on Nov. 7, effectively killing the water plant project. Village Fiscal Officer CONTINUED ON PAGE 14

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Attending the December 16 Aberdeen Village Council meeting were (from left) Village Solicitor David Grimes, Mayor Harry Foxworthy, Village Solicitor Nathan Pfeffer, and Council Members Billie Eitel and Jim Perraut. Council Members Jason Phillips and Bill Wilson are off camera to the left.

Eight jobs cut as tight county budget approved BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press Eight county jobs have been eliminated or will go unfilled in order to balance the 2014 Temporary Budget for Brown County. The 2014 appropriations that will be forwarded to the Auditor of State total $9,095,044.95. That is nearly $400,000 less than the 2013 temporary figure of $9,471,959.

The Brown County Commissioners actually had to cut $611,896.32 from the original total budget requests from elected officials within the county. The total requested was $9,717,827.42. Commissioner Barry Woodruff said that when he saw that figure, he and his fellow commissioners knew they had some work to do. “We knew that the $700,000 that they originally requested was not there. So

we asked all department heads to cut seven percent from their requests and we were able to balance the budget.” The end result of those cuts include two maintenance workers and a planning commission employee being laid off, as well as the investigator for the Prosecuting Attorney’s office. Three other employees who have left or will leave at the Sheriff’s Office, Clerk of

Courts Office and the Common Pleas Court will not be replaced. The commissioners also eliminated county support for

the Brown County Travel and Tourism Office, saving $25,000 and contracted with a private firm for janitorial service which saved $51,000.

Woodruff said that he and the other commissioners appreciated the spirit of cooperation that was received from CONTINUED ON PAGE 14

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County to receive 49 new high tech emergency radios BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press The Ohio Department of Public Safety has presented Brown County with life-saving technology. 49 new radios that are compatible with the MultiAgency Radio Communication System (MARCS). The radios are valued at just under $167,000. According to information from ODPS, “MARCS helps

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first responders communicate clearly anytime from anywhere, increasing their capacity in normal and emergency operations and decreasing response times.” The radios operate in the 800MZ spectrum, and can be used to communicate all over the state. ODPS Director John Born spoke at the Brown County Communications Center about the donation. Afterwards, he discussed how vital reliable communication can be to first responders in the field. “Speed and a lifeline, that’s what communication is. The message is clear without having to patch it be-

tween two or more people”, Born said. “The number one thing that is going to save lives if something bad happens is improved communications.” Brown County Communication Center Director Rob Wilson said the MARCS radios were a huge leap forward in technology and capability. “It’s like going from a stone tablet to a state of the art radio”, Wilson said. He also added that the current system was still going to be in use, because not everyone will have a MARCS radio, and fire and emerCONTINUED ON PAGE 14

Corrections and clarifications A news story in the December 8 issue of the Brown County Press about the death of jail inmate Zachary Goldson contained inaccuracies. The story also appeared in the December 12 issue of the Clermont Sun. The headline “Coroner: Deputies killed inmate”, refers to reports from Brown County Coroner Judith Varnau and is not precisely what her reports said. Similarly, a statement that the coroner “has concluded Goldson was murdered by deputies and/or corrections officers” is inaccurate. The manner of death is listed as “homicide”, but the term “murder” does not appear in the coroner’s official reports. In a “Technical Explanation of Determinations”, the coroner wrote that of four men who escorted Goldson

to a holding cell on the night of his death, “one or more of all of these individuals had to have had some part in Mr. Goldson’s death.” Two of the four individuals who were identified in the story as deputies and two were said to be corrections officers. Since the coroner’s report did not specify how many of those four “must have had a part” in Goldson’s death, the men identified as deputies were not necessarily involved, as the headline indicated they were. Finally, the news story refers to the four men as “individuals Varnau is accusing”. While this might be construed to mean the coroner made an accusation that all four of them had some part in the death of Goldson, that is not the case.

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Georgetown Police Chief Rob Freeland helps his new friend Debana choose gifts as chaperone Carol looks on. Debana was one of 21 Brown County children to take part in the 2013 Shop With a Cop event on Dec. 17.

The Spirit of Christmas, alive and well in Brown County as 21 families enjoy Shop With a Cop BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press What a day it was for 21 children from across Brown County as they enjoyed a day of Christmas shopping, a movie, great meals and the company of a police officer or sheriff’s deputy. It was all part of the Brown County’s Shop With a Cop program held on Dec. 17. This year marks the third year for Brown County participation in the program and the number of children involved has grown from three the first year to 21 this year. Mt. Orab Police Officer Mike Dearing who first started the program in Sardinia where he was a police officer. “The generosity and acts of kindness from this

county in support of the Shop With a Cop program is almost overwhelming,” Dearing said. “People have really stepped up and donated to this program. “We were able to help 21 kids and their families this year but we accomplished a lot more than just shopping for presents, seeing a movie or eating out at a nice restaurant. These officers who took part in this program made connections with these kids. Some of us have probably made lifelong friends.” Officer Dearing shared his own personal story about the 12 year old boy she spent the day with. He said that when he arrived to pick the boy up from his home, the young man didn’t want to go with him in the police cruiser and had to

be talked into going. “This young man actually believed that it was some kind of trick,” Dearing said. “He was scared to death to go with me. But the program worked just the way it’s supposed to work. CONTINUED ON PAGE 16

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BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press Georgetown Mayor Dale Cahall opened the Dec. 12 council meeting announcing that council had quite a bit of

information to go through as 2013 comes to an end. During the meeting council voted to increase the village income tax from 0.5% to 1% beginning in January, 2014.

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According to Councilman Art Owens, council has been searching diligently to find ways of balancing the budget for the village. “We’ve been discussing increasing the income tax in the village since November of last year,” Owens said. “Our general fund has not been balanced since 2007, we’ve been operating in the red even though we’ve made as many internal cuts as we could. “When I first came aboard on council, some 18 months ago, the administrator at that time, Kelly Jones, warned council that the time was fast approaching that this issue would become a hot topic in the village and that day is here.” Owens explained that some of the things council has done to lower expenses was to cut out part-time police officers hours, One officer has also left the police department to

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work at the electric department. “Then when our police chief Buddy Coburn retired,” Owens continued, “it was perfect timing because it allowed us to not lay off any more officers. The police department has bent over backwards to help the village out. They’ve made their own cuts within their department to help get the budget balanced.” Owens said that with all the recent local and government funding cuts made to the village, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been lost from the general fund. He added that with interest rates bottoming out, very little interest money has been added to the general fund. “We felt like it would be the more fair to the most people to up the 0.5 % income tax to 1% income tax for residents rather than place a higher tax on property taxes,” he said. “Our village is one of only six municipalities in Ohio with an income tax that’s 1% or less.” The increase will generate enough revenue that when the 2014 budget is submitted by council, it will be a balanced budget. In 2013 the village income tax generated $430,000. With the 0.5% increase, the income tax will generate $860,000. Individual rates for families are as follows: • Families with a $25,000 income will go from paying $125 a year to $250 a year; • Families earning $50,000 will pay $500 annually instead of $250; • Families earning $75,000 will pay $750 a year instead of $375; • Families earning $100,000 will pay $1,000 in income tax instead of $500. After declaring the ordinance an emergency measure, council approved an ordinance to increase the village income tax by 0.5%. Council members Kelly Cornette and Dennis White voted against the ordinance which passed 4 to 2. Mayor Dale Cahall later presented Owens with a special commodation for putting so much of his heart and effort into being a member of council. The Dec. 12 meeting marked Owens’ last meeting. Reading the commendation aloud, Cahall said, “...It is fitting and proper that we honor the wisdom, the vision and willingness to serve by Councilman Art Owens. Throughout his time of service to our council and community, Mr. Owens has exemplified the true meaning of servitude to the village of Georgetown.” Owens thanked everyone

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Georgetown Mayor Dale Cahall (right) presents outgoing council member Art Owens with a commendation for all the work he did while serving on council the last 18 months. The Dec. 12 meeting marks Owens’ last meeting.

and stated that serving on council for the past 18 months has been one of the most memorable things he’s ever done in his life. He also assured council that he wasn’t finished yet and that he would be back. In other business, Village Administrator Jeremy Germann gave council an update on a recent meeting of the utility committee, himself and the American Municipal Power Association’s (AMP) Efficiency Smart staff. The meeting was to discuss the new Efficiency Smart program that the Village of Georgetown has signed up for which offers businesses and residents financial incentives to lower their energy bills. “This program will offer residential rebates and things like freezers, new hot water heaters, upgrades on energy saving refrigerators and utility upgrades,” Germann told council. “This program will also help many of our businesses saving them money on their utility bills. We’ve also met with the Georgetown School Board and they may also be eligible for some rebates through this program.” Councilman Drew Watson, a member of the utility committee, told council that he felt like the Efficiency Smart program was an excellent program for the village to be enrolled in. “This is going to help save our residents as well as our businesses a substantial amount of money every year,” Watson said. Germann also told council that he had met with the Ohio Department of Transportation regarding the Home Street Intersection Repair project in the village, (the intersection where the driveway at CVS Pharmacy goes out onto Home Street). “This project has now been approved for state and federal funding, and their estimates are approximately $935,000, but that’s a mov-

ing target,” Germann said. “Basically because they need to have the engineering done to determine what all that needs to be done. “They’ll pay up to 90 percent of all construction costs and 100 percent of all safety upgrades. So our numbers will probably be significantly less than $90,000.” The project is slated for 2016, so Germann said the village has plenty of time to save up for the project. Council later adopted an ordinance to provide a rental fee to be paid by the Georgetown Utilities Department to the Village of Georgetown. The electric fund rent will increase by 50 percent, the water fund rent will increase by 25% and the sewer fund rent will increase by 25%. The ordinance was passed by council after suspending the three-reading rule. Another ordinance which provides for the manner of payment for how the administrator would be paid also passed as an emergency measure. A tentative budget was passed unanimously by council after suspending the rules. The final budget will be presented in March 2014. An ordinance to authorize and direct the municipality to execute a mutual aid agreement with interstate and intrastate participating municipalities with municipal electric systems in order to provide mutual assistance during times of emergencies. After suspending the rules the ordinance was adopted. Georgetown’s new police chief, Robert Freeland gave his first ever report to council and described several incidents that had been handled by his department including charges being filed on 12 individuals. He also told council that he is trying to make more room in his department by creating a more private interrogation room, knock out a wall and create a closet. He said privacy is a priority in his office.

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Charles Ashmore Administrator for the Village of Ripley, briefly discussed the 2014 temporary budget with the village council at a recent meeting. “You can see on here (pointing to a sheet he had passed out to council), that one thing that’s been modified is the expenditures,” Ashmore explained. “Everything else is the same as we’ve done before. And we just passed this temporary spending budget until we get our final numbers at the end of the year. So on the final budget we could have some changes.” After suspending the three-reading rule, council approved an ordinance to accept the temporary budget as written. Ashmore also made a recommendation to council regarding police vehicles. “Of course council knows that we’ve ordered the 2014 police Charger and it is in and at Weiler’s,” Ashmore said, “It’s now being outfitted with the light bar, the cage and the remaining flasher lights and install the radio that we already have. That cost is $4,900. “We now have the op-

portunity to buy a 2010 Explorer from Mt. Orab for $19,000, fully equipped. It only has 21,000 miles on it. They are upgrading all their vehicles to the new Interceptor Explorers.” Ashmore said that Ripley had purchased the Expedition they currently own from Mt. Orab in the past. “So the total cost of our new Charger plus the marking is $48,515,” Ashmore said. “On the paper you have, you can see how we plan to come up with that money. “The electric department right now only has one 2wheel drive pick-up truck to respond to all situations. They have been trying to put transformers in the back of it to give it more weight so he can get to more places.” Ashmore said that the electric department could really benefit by having the 4-wheel drive Expedition. and make it its response vehicle. Ashmore went on to recommend selling the 4wheel drive to the electric company for $10,000. “If we get that $10,00 from the sale of the Expedition, then we take the auction proceeds of $11,500, we’ve got rollback taxes of $13,131, we’ve got a workers comp

rebate of $12,568 and we just got a Columbus state tax for $1,700,” Ashmore said. “That’s $48,921, just over what we need to upgrade our vehicles which would do us for quite a while.” Ashmore asked council to pass a resolution authorizing the purchase of a 2004 Ford Expedition from the Ripley police department for $10,000 for the benefit of the electric department and declaring it an emergency. Before a vote was taken on the sale of the vehicle, Councilman Daniel Dragoo questioned why it was a good idea to pay $19,000 for a 2010 vehicle when a brand new one would only be $23,000. Ashmore explained that the 2010 was fully equipped and was well worth the investment. He also added that the 2010 Expedition would be assigned to one officer to drive who would take better care of it as opposed to sharing it. Councilman Scott Eagan questioned why all the money from the workers comp, back taxes and the auction money was only going to be used for one department. Ashmore said that all

Ringland to serve as 12th District Presiding Judge Judge Robert P. Ringland of the Twelfth District Court of Appeals was unanimously elected by his colleagues to serve as presiding judge in 2014. His duties will be to preside over all court sessions and meetings of the court en banc. Judge Ringland, who lives in Batavia, has served on the Court of Appeals since January 2009. He was formerly the administrative judge of the court. Prior to serving on the Court of Appeals, he was a judge on the Clermont County Court of Common Pleas for 26 years. He is the past president of the Ohio Common Pleas Judges Association. Judge Ringland currently serves as a member of the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline of the Supreme

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Court of Ohio. He has also served by assignment on the Ohio Supreme Court, and the First, Second and Fourth District Courts of Appeal as a visiting judge. Judge Ringland also

serves as a board member of Lifespan, an organization which provides family service needs in Butler and Warren Counties. He is the author of legal publications involving child sex abuse evidence and other public health issues facing judges in Ohio, and a frequent speaker on those subjects. The Twelfth District Court of Appeals is located at 1001 Reinartz Boulevard in Middletown, and reviews cases from Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Fayette, Madison, Preble and Warren Counties. The judges of the court currently include Judge Ringland, Judge Robert A. Hendrickson of Monroe, Judge Stephen W. Powell of West Chester, Judge Robin N. Piper of Oxford, and Judge Michael E. Powell of Lebanon.

those funds would automatically go into the general fund anyhow, so they could have been used for any department at any time. Following a brief discussion on the issue council voted to suspend the rules and pass a resolution to sell the vehicle to the electric department. Eagan voted no on suspending the rules and declaring it an emergency but voted yes on passing the resolution, which passed unanimously. Ashmore said it was within his authority to make the purchase of the vehicle from the Mt. Orab Police Department and did not need a resolution. In other business council

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The inspector general has issued a report of investigation which found 18 employees from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife acted wrongfully. The initiative began as the inspector general completed an earlier investigation which resulted in the criminal prosecution and conviction of two Ohio Department of Natural Resources wildlife officers who were deer hunting while on duty in Brown County. Suspecting the activities might be more than an isolated incident, the inspector general launched a review of the timekeeping records for the days when any of the 490 employees at the division of wildlife reported harvesting a deer. The timekeeping records for 18 wildlife employees contained conflicting information which showed wrongful activity: either the employee was on-

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Taking A Trip Through Time

Lvira Seipelt, Georgetown was gracious enough to share several photos with us and included in this is the above photo of several Brown County Rural Carriers taken by Roy O. Druhot, Sardinia in October 1951. Pictured are front row, l-r, Tony Grippa, Bob Mitchell, Ora Tracy, L. G. Mullen, Louis Harmon, and Harry Hook. Back row, l-r, Sylvester Everslage, Clyde Kress, Bennet Trouch, Carl Stephen, Harry Walker, Henry Marshall and ?? Johnson. ‘Taking a Trip Through Time’ is a feature of the Brown County Press that is supplied by our readers. If you have photos of places within Brown County that are at least 30 years old please feel free to submit them along with some information about the photo to The Brown County Press by email to bcpress@frontier.com or mail them to or drop them off at The Brown County Press 219 South High Street Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154. You will get your picture back. You can also reach us at (937) 444-3441.

What should I know before signing an oil and gas lease? Shale-related development is bringing Ohio more than $12 billion in economic development projects, according to a recent report cited in Columbus Business First—and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. None of this development would be possible if landowners were not leasing their oil and gas mineral rights. The oil and gas lease defines the rights of the landowners and the oil and gas company. Here are some issues landowners and developers alike should keep in mind regarding oil and gas leasing issues. Q: Do I automatically own the rights to oil and gas that may exist beneath my property? A: No; it is possible for you to own the surface of a piece of land without owning the mineral rights underneath it. That’s because the mineral rights can be severed from the surface rights. Usually, this happens when the property owner sells the surface rights to someone else, but keeps (or “reserves”) some or all of the mineral rights. This is called a mineral rights reservation. Q: How do I know who owns the rights to oil and gas under my property? A: The best way to figure out who owns what in-

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terests in the land is to have a reputable, experienced mineral rights title abstractor conduct a search of the public records in the county where the land is located. Q: What does an oil and gas lease actually do, and how would I, the landowner, get paid? A: An oil and gas lease gives a developer (the “lessee”) the legal right to develop oil and gas from your property. In return, you likely would receive a peracre “bonus payment” and, if a well is drilled, a royalty payment based on a percentage of the oil and gas sold. Q: What issues can come up when negotiating the granting clause? A: The granting clause contains important language setting out the parties’ rights under an oil and gas lease. Common issues include whether: the lease includes all minerals underlying the property, or just oil and gas; roads, driveways, fences, and pipelines can be constructed on the property;

Class II underground injection control wells can be located on the property; the developer can use water, oil, or gas from the property free of charge; all geologic formations are being leased; and the developer can store gas under the property. Q: What issues can come up when negotiating the term of the gas and oil lease? A: The habendum clause in an oil and gas lease establishes the duration of the lease. The habendum clause includes two terms: the primary term and the secondary term. The primary term generally lasts for a fixed amount of time—commonly, five years—and establishes the oil and gas company’s deadline for drilling a well on the property (or including the property in a drilling unit). In addition to negotiating the length of the primary term, one must consider whether to include an extension or renewal option and the amount of any payment associated with the extension or renewal payment. The secondary term is triggered by oil and gas drilling on the leased property. In the vast majority of oil and gas leases, the secondary term will continue as long as oil or gas “is pro-

duced in paying quantities” or operations are conducted on the leased property. Defining the terms “operations,” “production,” and “production in paying quantities” can be very important. Q: I’ve heard a lot about lawsuits over calculation of royalty payments. How can I avoid that? A: Leases typically provide that a landowner will receive a continuing royalty payment based on a percentage of the oil and gas sold. Although royalty disputes may be difficult to avoid, defining the types of postproduction costs and expenses that can be deducted prior to paying royalties could minimize the risk. In addition, a landowner should consider adding an audit provision that allows for annual audits of production and royalty records. This “Law You Can Use” column was provided by the Ohio State Bar Association. It was prepared by attorney Dan Gerken, a litigation associate at Bricker & Eckler LLP in Columbus, and member of the firm's Shale Task Force. This article offers broad, general information about the law. It is not legal advice. Seek an attorney’s advice before applying this information to a specific legal issue.

Investing in Ohio’s clean energy economy

We are a nation of builders and innovators. Harnessing that creative energy, manufacturing created a middle class that strengthened our communities and provided opportunity for countless Americans. Manufacturing helped make the middle class. In fact, manufacturing jobs have a larger multiplier effect than any other industry. For every $1.00 spent in manufacturing, another $1.48 is added to the economy. Across Ohio, I meet with manufacturers who understand the opportunities that are being created in Ohio’s clean energy economy. Ohio has the fifth-highest number of clean energy jobs in the nation, with more than 29,000 of them in manufacturing. Ohio's clean energy economy is also adding jobs at a much faster rate than the state's overall economy: the Ohio’s clean energy economy increased by 8.5 percent from 2007 to 2010, while Ohio's economy as a whole lost nearly 350,000 jobs over the same period, a decrease of roughly 6.1 percent. A recent report revealed that we can create jobs and revitalize our manufacturing base by investing in the clean energy economy and strengthening valuable energy programs, such as renewable energy standards and federal tax credits for wind and solar power. Energy we produce, or save, is energy that we do not have to buy from foreign sources. And our global competitors understand this. That’s why other nations – including China – are taking big steps in advanced and renewable energy. In fact, China now has the world’s largest renewable energy capacity. Yet with this increased capacity, we are witnessing Chinese efforts to play by their own rules and give their businesses an unfair advantage. We all know

SENATOR SHERROD BROWN that trade with China poses big challenges and opportunities for U.S. producers. I’ve worked on a bipartisan basis to urge the Obama Administration to take stronger trade enforcement measures, to respond to the challenges of Chinese subsidies. But trade enforcement alone is not enough. That’s why Senator Blunt and I introduced the bipartisan Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act of 2013. We do better when we work together – and a Network for Manufacturing Innovation would establish a public-private partnership giving small businesses, industry leaders, and research institutions the tools they need to compete on a global scale. These regional, industryled hubs will leverage local expertise and will hopefully create thousands of highpaying, high-tech manufacturing jobs for next-generation workers. In August, the first-ever National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), now called America Makes, opened in Youngstown, Ohio. This hub is becoming a national model for tying together manufacturing supply chains with product development – something that will benefit all manufacturing sectors. Our workers have the drive, the creative thinking, and the determination to outinnovate the rest of the world. We just need to make sure they have the tools and resources to do so – and investing in clean energy manufacturing is a step in the right direction.

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There are 8 days until Christmas, have you finished your Christmas Shopping?

Reader: Christmas has pagan history Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am responding to a letter to the editor from David Duncanson, Jr. (Reader wants Christ kept in Christmas from December 8, 2013) First, you can blame your fellow "money grabbing" Christians for all the secular things you find so upsetting. Without them, no stores would have "Santa Claus, Snowmen, and reindeer, pretty trees and other pretty objects." you spoke about.

Second, December 25th is almost certainly not (Yashua) Jesus' actual birthday. The earliest mention of December 25th being a holiday honoring the birth of Jesus is a Roman calendar from 336 A.D. This said, the Bible makes no reference to the actual date of Jesus' birth and the presence of shepherds with sheep suggest the possibility of a Spring birth, since the winter would be too cold for them to be out at

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night. It's commonly believe d that the date comes from the Pagan celebration of the Winter Solstice and the early Christian church's celebration of Jesus' birth around that date as a sort of marketing ploy to win new converts. This would explain why Christians didn't celebrate the holiday over the first four centuries and really helps make sense of all the evergreens. For a long time, celebrating Christmas was frowned upon in the U. S. Early Puritanical America actually outlawed Christmas from 1659 to 1681 in Boston, although New York and Virginia still celebrated the holiday. After the Amer-

ican Revolution, the holiday went completely out of vogue, as it was seen as a British custom and even the non-Puritanical Americans wanted nothing to do with it. During the first Christmas under America's new Constitution, Congress met and remained in session. That seems almost laughable considering the holiday work schedule of todays Congress. Much of what modern day Christmas is all about was "stolen" from Pagan customs. Christ has always been in Christmas otherwise it wouldn't be called Christmas. Thomas Smith, Georgetown

Dear Editor, To all the Squad and Policemen who responded so quickly to my 911 call Thank You All! On Monday, My husband Bob was overcome in the shower and passed out quickly. I called 911 and as soon as I opened the front door of my home, Chief Mount and another police-

man were pulling up in front of my house. The squad right behind them. I cannot brag enough to everyone I know just how quick and on the ball they all are. These fellows are the best. Bob and I both thank you all for your services to our town and to us. Ginny Foltz

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No I haven't, but I usually do finish shopping early, just not this year. Elinor Malblanc, Winchester

I'm in the process, today will finish me up. Barb Virost, Georgetown

Yes, I have finished. I cut my list down this year. Judy Edwards, Mt. Orab

No, I haven't finished, I'll shop till the last minute. Rachel Sawyers, Sardinia

Yes, I'm finished. Kim Jansen, New Hope

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Roger D. Wagner, 52

Susan R. Wehrle, 53

Robert Junior Colston, 63

Roger D. Wagner, 52, Bethel, passed away December 13, 2013. He was the devoted husband of Karen L. Wagner (nee Foster), dear father of Rebecca (Matthew) Hogsed, Cassandra VanVleet, Patricia Miller and Anthony (Crystal Beresford) Miller, son of Mary Jo (Dennis) Richie and Melvin (Shirley) Wagner, brother of Janet Weber, Sharon Valentine, Gary Wagner and Dennis Dehart, also survived by 7 grandchildren. Visitation has been set for 9 a.m. Wednesday December 18, 2013 until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at E.C.Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel. Burial has been set at Tate Township Cemetery, Bethel. The E.C.Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

Susan R. Wehrle, 53, 53, Peebles, passed away on December 14, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Robert C. and Betty L. Wehrle, sister of Robert J. Wehrle, Randall W. Wehrle, Cynthia L. Newcomer (Rick), and the late Daniel J. Wehrle, aunt to 17 nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

Robert Junior Colston, 63, Chilo, Oh., died on Thursday, December 12, 2013. He is survived by wife: Gail Colston, 3 daughters, Anna (Gerald) Dickens, Bobbie Jo (John) Alexander and Linda (Todd) Haas, 9 step-children: Walter Richardson, William Richardson, Wesley Richardson, Wayne Richardson, Norbert Richardson, Daniel Richardson, Lisa Richardson, Viennia Richardson, and one late daughter, 10 grandchildren, numerous step grandchildren and greatgrandchildren, brothers and sisters: Jack Colston, Kenny Colston, Mary Lou Colston, Paul Colston and the late Shirley Lee, Bonnie Riggs, Marcella Raper, Dorothy Colston, Harold Colston Margie Colston, and Donald Colston, late nephew, Roy Jr. Raper, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held on Monday, December 16, 2013. Burial was at the Chilo Hill Cemetery, Chilo. The Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home, Felicity, served the family.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS I want to talk about the life of Jesus, so let’s go to Isaiah chapter 11 verse 1: “And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. The wolf shall also dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek; and his rest shall be glorious.” Ending here in verse 10 you have the life of Jesus Christ from His birth, His ministry, and all the way to the end of His 1000 year reign. It is everything that you find in Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, and the book of Revelation. It is all condensed into these 10 verses. You know Isaiah covers the life our Lord Jesus Christ very thoroughly. In Isaiah 7:14 it tells us: “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold; a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” In Isaiah 9:6-7 it states: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no

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end...” There is no one else but Jesus who could fulfill what is said here concerning this one spoken of in Isaiah. I want you to notice He is come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse. Matthew chapter 1:6: “And Jesse begat David the king;...” The stem of Jesse is David, the king of Israel. And from David’s line comes Jesus who will be the KING OF KING AND LORD OF LORDS spoken of in Revelation 19:16! If you will notice in our King James Bible there is no period after the first verse of Isaiah 11; there is a colon. In verse 2 it says: “And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him...” Matthew 3:16-17: “...and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lightning upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” I submit unto you that the Holy Trinity is right there in Isaiah 11, but in the Old Testament concealed and in the New Testament revealed! The ministry of Jesus Christ started with the work of the Holy Spirit in His life just as it is spelled out in the third chapter of Matthew. In Isaiah 11:2 you find the one upon which the Spirit rested, which is Jesus; you have the Spirit of the LORD (Jehovah), which is the Holy Spirit; and you have the LORD (Jehovah), which is God the Father. That makes 3 in my book! Then verse 2 goes on to say: “the spirit of wisdom and understanding...” Matthew 13:54: “Whence hath this man this wisdom...?” John 7:46: “Never man spake like this man.” Ladies and gentlemen, the example for us is found clearly spelled out in the word of God and lived out in the person of our Lord Jesus Christ! He is God eternal! In Revelation 1:8 He said: “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending...”

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Janice F. Wendel, 71 Janice F. Wendel, 71, of Rotonda West, FL died on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. She was preceded in death by her father, John Plummer and mother, Rose Plummer. Survivors include her husband, Thomas Wendel, of Rotonda West, FL; son, Keith Wendel of Sardinia, daughters Toni Wendel of Batavia, Amy Inlow, Lori Wendel, and Kelly Ransom, all of Cincinnati, brother, John "Butch" Plummer of Ft. Thomas, Ky., and sister, Joyce MacMillan of Ft. Thomas Ky.,; ten grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Services have been set at St. Mary's Church at 6647 Van Buren Street Georgetown, Ohio 45121 on Saturday, December 21st at 10 a.m. and a Celebration Of Life at Sharky's On the Pier in Venice, FL., at a time to be announced. The Farley Funeral Home, Venice, FL., served the family.

Jason Williams, 30 Jason Williams, 30 of Peebles, passed away Saturday, December 14, 2013. He was born in West Union, Ohio on March 21, 1983. Jason attended Antioch Baptist Church. He is survived by his mother and step father, Karen and Shannon Jones of Peebles; father and step mother, Danny and Chastity Williams of Lake Waynoka; brother, Dakota Williams of Lake Waynoka; sisters, Chelsea Williams of Peebles and Breanna Williams of Lake Waynoka; step sister, Amanda Jones of Peebles; maternal grandfather, Leo Matheny of Peebles; paternal grandmother, Marjorie Williams of Xenia; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral services have been set for Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church with Tim Parker officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery. Visitation has been set for Monday from 6 - 8 p.m. at the WallaceThompson Funeral Home in Peebles.

The upcoming holidays of Christmas and New Year’s should be times for celebration, visiting with family and friends, and reflecting on the year past and the year ahead. Yet all too often, the holiday spirit is destroyed by the recklessness of a drunk driver. That’s why the Brown County Safe Communities Coalition is joining with highway safety partners and law enforcement organizations across the county this December to remind everyone that Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving, and that drinking and driving don’t mix. Whether you’ve had one or one too many, drinking and driving is never worth the risk. If you are going to drink, designate a sober driver before the party starts, and encourage your friends and family to always do the same. Almost one of every three traffic deaths during the Decembers of 2007 to 2011 occurred in crashes that involved drivers with blood alcohol concentrations (BAC) of .08 or higher. And according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 760 people died as a result of drunk driving-related crashes during December 2011. So it’s somewhat hard to believe that, while everyone knows that driving a vehicle or riding a motorcycle while impaired seriously jeopardizes your safety and the safety of others on the road around you, we still see far too many lives lost each December. How can we all help to turn this situation around this year? The best way is to have a sober designated driver (DD) along if you plan to go out and drink alcoholic beverages. Let’s be clear here about DDs—the DD should not be the one in your group who is the least drunk! The DD should agree ahead of time to stick to nonalcoholic drinks for the evening and to hold on to the keys. Some of you might be wondering how long you need to wait to drive after drinking alcohol. First of all, please know that everyone is different—there are a lot of factors that can influence the length of time it takes for a person to sober up. And NO-- black coffee or a cold shower are not going to cut it here to sober you up more quickly!

SUSAN BASTA What it all comes down to is this: Once the alcohol which you have drunk gets into your bloodstream, there is only one way to get it out of there—you have to WAIT. In fact, it can take at least 6 hours for a person’s BAC to fall from a .08 to a .00 level! According to DrinkingAndDriving.Org , a non-profit corporation dedicated to prevention and education, “A common guideline is that after each typical drink, you must wait 45 minutes before attempting to drive. If you have another drink, you must add another 45 minutes. You’ve had a drink and must wait 45 minutes before driving. A quarter hour later, you have another drink. Now you must wait 45 minutes PLUS the 30 minutes left over from the first drink. That’s one and a quarter hours before you should drive.” Oh, and by the way, those of us who are female have extra problems—it seems that more of the alcohol which a woman

drinks reaches her bloodstream. That means that a woman’s BAC gets higher than a man’s, drink after drink—and that also means that females’ waiting times should be longer than men’s. Now--if you are somewhat confused here about proper waiting times, just think of how confused you’d be trying to figure this out while under the influence of alcohol! That’s why, in my opinion and in that of the experts, including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the best course of action is to have a designated sober driver. Bear this in mind: getting a DUI can be very expensive! Say you were arrested for DUI. You didn’t crash your vehicle, you didn’t hurt or kill anyone, you yourself didn’t get a scratch, and you didn’t damage any property as a result of your impaired driving. Congratulations— your DUI arrest will “only” cost you anywhere from $7000 to $20,000! Honestly, is it really worth the risk? For more information on Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving, please visit www.TrafficSafetyMarketing.gov. And have yourselves a safe and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Card of Thanks We wish to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to all who helped us during the illness and death of our loved one. We especially wish to thank Dr. Timothy McKinley; Villa Georgetown and Staff; Stein Hospice Nurses; Vernon Green; Doug Green; Karen and Chris; our neighbors, relatives, and friends for their prayers, flowers, cards, calls and other expressions of sympathy; the Pallbearers; and the Cahall Funeral Home for their efficient and courteous services.

The Family Of Lacy L. Dumford JoAnn Dumford Bright

In Loving Memory of Robert “Wendell” Richey

Robert Wendell Richey 93, the son of the late Robert Lee and Lura (McGohan) Richey was born on April 16, 1920, in Russellville, Ohio. He departed this world on October 27, 2013, at his residence. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Waneva G. (Wallace) Richey, and one brother, John T. Richey. A 1937 graduate of Russellville, Wendell spent most of his life in Brown County. He was a decorated WWII Air Force veteran who proudly served his country. After the war, Wendell married the love of his life, Neva Wallace, in April of 1946. They both worked at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton for nine years. Wanting to return to Brown County, Wendell and Neva purchased Germann’s Grocery in Ripley, Ohio. Together they operated Richey’s Village Mart for 24 years. While in business in Ripley, Wendell also served as a member of the town council, Kiwanis Club, and the Ripley Life Squad Auxiliary. After retiring from the grocery business, he became a licensed real estate agent for Campbell’s Frontier Realty and then helped his daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Charlie Ring, open and establish Ring Real Estate in Georgetown. Wendell was also a member of the Carey-Bavis American Legion Post 180 in Georgetown, and a life-time member of the DAV. Wendell is survived by one son David Richey and wife Bobbie of Corinth, Kentucky; one daughter Jill Ring and husband Charles of Georgetown, Ohio; two grandchildren: Sean Richey and wife Holly and Dawn Grippa and husband Tony, all of Ripley, Ohio; 6 step-grandchildren; three great grandchildren; eleven step-great grandchildren; one sister, Wanda Myers, of Georgetown, Ohio; one brother-in-law, Gerald Wallace and wife Sherry of Punta Gorda, Florida; and many special nieces and nephews.

Father’s Place A light is from our household gone, A voice we loved is stilled. A place is vacant in our home, Which never can be filled. God gave us a beautiful father, A father who never grew old, You were always there with a helping hand, Help us now to accept His plan. We miss you now, our hearts are sore, As time goes by, we miss you more. Your loving smile, your gentle face, No one can take our “Father’s Place.”

Many have recently said that when they think of Wendell Richey, they will always think of a true gentleman. By sharing kind words, smiles, and laughter with all he met, Wendell had a way with people that made them feel special and loved. He was always ready and willing to help others in need. Wendell enjoyed keeping in touch with others by sending thoughtful cards and special notes through the mail. He modestly and humbly shared a lifetime of knowledge gained through his time serving our country and traveling with loved ones. His intelligence and incredibly-clear memory were truly inspiring. Wendell taught the importance of finding the good in others and the positive side to any situation. He loved his family, friends, community, and country and will be greatly missed. We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to all who helped us bear our sorrow in the loss of our loved one. Words cannot express our appreciation for the many acts of kindness and sympathy shown to us. Thank you for the floral tributes, cards, notes, phone calls, prayers, food, and memorial donations. Special thanks to the following: American Legion Post for the military services; Cahall Funeral Home for serving the family; John Cardarelli, Tyler Carr, Jim Myers, Sean Richey, Ted Richey, Chris Stratton, and Todd Williams for serving as pallbearers; Kevin Whitsett and James Settles for their heartfelt messages; Harriett Jackson Groh and Will Stratton for the special music; and Georgetown Church of Christ for the meal they prepared. Charlie and Jill Ring David and Bobbie Richey

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Most of the Dec. 11 Fayetteville Council meeting was spent looking at options to pay the village’s bills through the end of the year and the first two months of 2014. After approving and paying the bills for the month, Mayor Bernie Vilvens jumped right in, asking council what they wanted to do about the bleak financial report for the village. Since Fayetteville’s Nov. 13 council meeting, several council members, Clerk Barbara Kiley and Vilvens met with April Davis, chief project manager with Local Government Services, Section Southwest Region in Columbus. Davis met with the group to discuss the current financial status of the village. “We met with Ms. Davis to ask for some legal advice on what the village can and can not do,” Mayor Vilvens said. Kiley told council that she felt like Ms. Davis didn’t

think the village’s financial situation was all that bad, which made them all feel better about the approach they were taking to resolving financial woes. “Barb is right,” Mayor Vilvens said, “After we talked to her a little while, she was extremely impressed that we brought it to her attention at this point. She said it’s better to find these things out earlier than later.” Kiley added that Davis told them that Fayetteville was just one of many small villages facing the same problems. Councilwoman Tina Houk, who also attended the meeting with Davis said, “Basically what she talked about was that we need to be creative in our spending until we get another draw in February. We told her that we had frozen any spending until after February. We talked about some of the different bills that we have and she was telling us about the different funds that we could take money from.” Vilvens added that the

group had talked to Davis about some of the ideas they had about finding revenue, like charging rent to the water works which would generate $1,000 a month for the general fund. The water works for the village has a balance of approximately $151,000. He added that Davis felt like the rent income from water works was a good way to bring money in immediately. “Ms. Davis told us that she is available to come back and review things with the village at any time,” Vilvens said, “which was reassuring to us all. This is an emergency for us. She didn’t panic, and she told us that we shouldn’t panic, just come up with some solutions now.” Blaine Kelly, Public Information Officer with Ohio Auditor of State’s office said in a telephone interview that Fayetteville officials did the right thing. “Fayetteville representatives came to us first,” Kelly said. “The village has taken a pro-active approach in

order to prevent moving towards fiscal distress status. We are here to help any village that needs assistance. We can answer questions on how to best deal with declining funds. We feel that Fayetteville is doing a great job of getting back on the right path.” Kiley told council that the village would be alright until the first of January because December’s bills were covered. Vilvens reiterated that the only place the village is really short is the general fund, which according to Kiley has a balance of $13,000 with all bills paid through the end of the year. At that point in the meeting, Mayor Vilvens asked again what council would like to do and if they wanted to approve charging the water works the $1,000 a month rent, retroactive to January 1, 2013, generating $14,000 for the year plus January and February 2014. “We can also take $7,000 from the police department’s cruiser fund,” Vilvens said, “So that’s $19,000 and we

County Auditor Jill Hall is encouraging taxpayers to contact her office regarding their property values before hiring an outside firm promising lower taxes. Property tax values are available at the auditor’s office, where the staff will be happy to explain what values are on record and how to file an appeal. The entire process is free if you feel the value is too high. The letters list a sale price and guarantee your value will change to that price if you allow them to file. The estimated fair market value has several components: 1) the most probable price for which your property would sell, 2) if a sale is used, whether the property was sold in an open market and between a willing buyer and seller or not (excludes sheriff sales, foreclosures, sales to relatives, etc.), and 3) how old the sale is and whether or not there have been any changes to the

property since the sale date. Tax Compliance Services of Cleveland has mailed letters to area residents saying they are offering a “100% Guaranteed Reduction” in real estate taxes and won’t charge anything until a refund is issued from the county – and then they charge 50% of the refund as their fee. Similar letters have been mailed to property owners in counties across the state and sometimes appeals are filed without the owner’s permission just based on an inquiry call. The appeal process, called Board of Revision, is a process set up by state law as a method for taxpayers to get their values individually reviewed free of charge. No one can offer a “guarantee” of a value reduction by the Board of Revision. Hall states “Promises of risk free filings are extremely misleading. Each case is

considered on its merits and documentation presented and the Board of Revision can change the value as warranted.” Any refund generated by the changes would be sent to the taxpayer in its entirety. “The information is available and easy to access – both online and in person,” said Hall. “Why pay some outof-town company to provide what you can get for free?” The letter also cites as its source “2013 County Auditor”, insinuating that the county records are in error. However the sample letter received by the auditor’s office has information that is not accurate or complete. In one instance, Tax Compliance Services offers to file an appeal requesting the records be changed to show an $18,500 value based on their [inaccurate] sale. The auditor’s office records reflected a value of nearly $6,000 less than this,

so this would have resulted in an increase in taxes. Property owners who believe their value is inaccurate can file a Board of Revision Complaint for free by March 31, 2014. Forms and instructions are available from the Auditor’s Office or may be accessed on the Auditor’s website. Taxpayers can also view their own property record online at www.browncountyauditor.org. The Auditor’s Office can be reached at 937-378-6398.

USDA Rural Development branch’s Community Facility Loan and Grant program. “It can often be difficult for rural communities to fully fund critical infrastructure projects,” Brown said. “These funds from the Agriculture Department will help Brown County maintain necessary infrastructure and support local jobs.” According to the USDA, the Community Facility Loan and Grant Program supports funding for essential community facilities in rural areas, such as health

care, public safety, and education. In addition to the federal grant and loan, Brown County is providing $13,500 in funding, for a total of $65,000. The funds will be used to purchase a dump truck for use in maintaining local roads located in Byrd Township. Brown is the first Ohioan in over 40 years to serve on the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. He serves as the Chair of the Agriculture Subcommittee on Jobs, Rural Economic Growth, and Energy Innovation.

BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press

Taxpayers with Tax Compliance Services Letters encouraged to contact the Brown County Auditor’s office

Sen. Brown announces federal resources to maintain critical infrastructure in Brown County U.S. Department of Agriculture funds will be used to maintain roads, purchase dump truck in Brown County

New federal resources will provide for the purchase of a new dump truck to maintain local roadways in Brown County. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (DOH) announced today that Brown County will receive a $22,000 grant and a $29,500 loan from the

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Fayetteville Village Council members Tina Houk (left) and Harriet Kleemeyer weigh in on ways to increase the general fund budget.

can look at about $3,000 generated from tickets. “So with the January and February rent that brings us up to $27,000. So the question is, will this $27,000 get us through January and February?” Kiley said that she felt like it would be enough to get through, but the decision was up to council. Houk expressed her strong opposition against charging the water works rent. “Our water company doesn’t even occupy space in this office,” Houk said. Mayor Vilvens stated that he was not talking about the building he was talking about the water station that it uses. He added that the village has always had the opportunity to charge for the water station but never chose to. Houk said that she felt like $1,000 a month is a lot of money. Vilvens asked Houk if she

had any other alternative way to generate money. She admitted that she didn’t really know what the answer was but that $1,000 was too much to charge. Several council members agreed that these actions were temporary, just to get the village over the hump and would be revisited by council in March, 2014 and be reconsidered. Following a lengthy discussion, a motion was made to accept the plan of action. Houk was the only council member to vote against the plan. Following the meeting Houk said she feels like the financial situation in the village should have been reviewed more closely by the finance committee, and never should have been allowed to drop so low to begin with. She said that council should have been more prepared for this situation and been on top of it.

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Train could run from Milford to downtown BY KRISTIN ROVER

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Ohio Department of Transportation officials hosted three open house events last week to discuss the planning of the Oasis Rail Transit, a rail system that could take riders from downtown Cincinnati to Milford and back. The final open house was held at Miami Township Civic Center in Clermont County Dec. 12, not far from where the rail would end in Clermont County. “We are here tonight to ask for additional input and feedback,” Richard Dial, senior transportation planner for HDR Engineering, said during the open house. Dial said the Oasis Rail Transit project involves multiple jurisdictions, businesses and organizations and is one of many

Eastern Corridor improvement projects that are being planned for the Eastern area of Cincinnati. Dial said the project would provide a way for residents living as far east as Milford to be able to commute to the city faster and easier. According to ODOT, the rail system would provide a new form of transportation to the region by utilizing existing and new train tracks between downtown Cincinnati and Milford. The proposed rail would travel 17 miles with stops in communities including Fairfax, Newtown and Milford, according to ODOT. “Basically we are in the planning stages for the Oasis rail,” Steve Mary, deputy director of ODOT District 8, said. Most people are in favor of the project, the biggest concern is the cost.”

Mary said the project is already funded through the planning process, and the goal for the open house sessions is to receive feedback from community members. Mary said after a preferred alternative for the rail transit is established they will begin looking for construction funds to bring the project to life. He said funds for the project could include federal funds, local government funds, grants, and other funding. According to ODOT, the estimated cost for the project would be around $113 million. Cameron and Laura Wilson, of Cincinnati, attended the meeting to find out more information about the rail project. “We are big supporters of rail,” Laura Wilson said. Wilson said she supports the project because she

could use the rail for transportation and not have to drive. She said it would make it easier for her and have less of an impact on the environment. Cameron Wilson said he could definitely see himself using the rail to get to and from fun activities downtown. Cheryl McConnel, councilwoman-elect for the village of Newtown, said she came to the meeting because she is concerned about what the impact of the rail would be in Newtown. “If there is any way to do what they want to away from Newtown, that would be best,” McConnel said. She said she is concerned about the rail cutting through the village and having an impact on

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Cheryl McConnel, far right, of Newtown, and Fred and Shirley Rose, of Anderson Township, talk with officials about the Oasis Rail Transit during an open house held at Miami Township Civic Center Dec. 12.

the business owners and residents who are there. “Our tax base is reliant on businesses,” McConnel

said. Newtown is included in segment three of the Oasis Rail Transit.

Total Quality Logistics has been recognized by commissioners Named top job creator in Ohio BY KRISTIN ROVER Sun staff

Clermont County Commissioners recognized Total Quality Logistics for their success as a company in Clermont County during their Dec. 11 session. Andy Kuchta, director of the Community and Economic Development, said that the company, located in Union Township, was featured as a top job creator in the second annual Inc. Hire Power Awards and featured in the magazine. “Today we are here to recognize our largest company and fastest growing company as well for a

unique recognition they received,” Kuchta said. According to a release from TQL, the company created 642 jobs from January 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 making it the top job creator in Ohio and 13th overall on the list of top 100 job creators in the country. Commissioner Ed Humphrey presented Gary Carr, vice president of sales at TQL, with an award for the company. “We really are glad to have TQL in Clermont County,” Commissioner Ed Humphrey said. Carr said TQL is continuing to make future growth plans, including the even-

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A unique beginning to the Williamsburg basketball season proved to be no problem for head coach Dan McKibben’s Wildcats. A football-induced late start bore no ill effects as the team got off to a 3-0 start, winning by an average of 16 points, but a difficult weekend exposed some weaknesses as the Wildcats dropped two games on Dec. 13 and 14. “You learn a lot in five games,” McKibben explained. “We’ve had a few boys step up and we had a good start winning our first three games. I think in each of those three games we improved a little bit and got better each game. “This weekend we saw two of the better teams we’re going to play all year and we saw some things that we need to work on to get better in those areas. Overall, we’re pretty much where we expected to be at this point.”

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Wins over Gamble Montessori, New Miami and Clermont Northeastern got the Wildcats off to a perfect start, but back-toback losses against Georgetown on Dec. 13 and Fayetteville on Dec. 14 have blemished the Wildcats’ record. “(Georgetown) was very physical and athletic,” McKibben said. “It seemed that the first three games we played, fouls were called a bit more closely; hand checks and things like that. “We weren’t moving our feet on defense like we needed to and got out of position a few times, which got some key people in foul trouble.” The early foul trouble forced Williamsburg to put players in roles that they weren’t necessarily accustomed to and, as McKibben put it, things snowballed in the second quarter inflating a one-point game to begin the frame into a 39-23 halftime deficit. The G-Men’s halftime lead proved to be insurmountable, handing the Wildcats their first loss of the season 72-43. Back at it the very next day, Fayetteville proved to be a worthy opponent as well. DJ Iles, the Rockets’ all-time leading scorer dropped 40 on the Wildcats, giving Burg their second loss in two days. Still early in the season, the Wildcats are right in the mix in the Southern Buck-

eye Conference’s National Division. A snow-effected start to the season has a few teams with only three games played, but as things start to even out around the first of the year, Williamsburg expects to be right there for the remainder. The Wildcats feature a quartet of scoring threats that could lead the team in scoring on any given night, which McKibben predicted would be the case in the preseason. Josh Wells, Evan Barge, Colton Brown and Nick Felts are all hovering around double-digit scoring averages. “All four of those guys are very positive and have good attitudes,” McKibben said. “They work very hard. It’s not just the scoring points, but the leadership that those guys have shown, which is what you want to see out of your upperclassmen.” With a cast of role players doing their part, the Wildcats are one of the deepest teams in the area and that depth will continue to be a key going forward for McKibben’s squad. At 1-1 in the SBC, Williamsburg has a pair of league games this week before a month’s worth of outof-conference opponents grace the schedule. Traveling to Blanchester Tuesday and heading to Felicity on Dec. 20, McKibben said that the league is shaping up to be what many expected it to be.

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restaurant and the Tuba Drop started A cruise down Front Street let you see the beautiful Christmas Tree forest of lights display at the Parker House Park. Saturday started with Santa! at the First State Bank and beautiful Christmas music from the youth Bell Choir on Main Street. The Reunion Performance by Dorothy & Company was held at Ripley Federal Savings Bank and local merchants also had treats and specials. Gil’s Chili and Fred’s Kabasa and Kraut seemed to be two of the favorites! The Friends of the Library book sale was in full swing and the Ripley Florist’s Christmas Shoppe and the beautiful decorations at the Olde Piano Factory Antique Mall were enjoyed by many shoppers. Pancakes

were available at Rockin’ Robbins and St. Michael’s parish hall. The LEO Club hosted a baby show and the Craft Bazaar at the Church of the Nazarene Hall was busy. Plus SANTA! showed up at lunch time. Dulcimer music was playing the Centenary Methodist Church and Saturday night wrapped up with the popular Community Concert at the Presbyterian Church featuring local talent and the world famous Felgemaker Organ. Our community concert is such a unique and special event. A special thanks to all who work to make the community concert so wonderful. Sunday featured the Chili and Chair-ity event with a chili supper and chairs created by local artists auctioned. 14 unique chairs from local

artists were featured and the bidding was fun and profitable for the Friends of the Library. The white chili was a favorite and the corn bread was so good. This event raised over $1200 for our Library. Thanks to all who contributed chairs, organized the event, and bid on these amazing chairs. The luminaries are being saved for next year and we hope December 12-14, 2014 is a dry weekend. A HUGE Thank you to the entire Ripley Community for making our River Village Christmas such a special weekend. Memories like the ones made at these home town events are priceless. The RVC Committee asks you to hold the date December 12- 14 2014 for next year’s RVC. It is always the second full weekend in December.

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Democrats reschedule Christmas Dinner

The Brown County Democrats’ Christmas Dinner has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Reading Room at the JOS, 9391 Hamer Road, in Georgetown. The Club and Central Committee will provide table service, meat courses (roast beef and chicken) and soft drinks.

Guests are expected to bring casseroles or salads or desserts, with enough to serve eight to ten people. There is no admission charge, and, as always, everyone is welcome. The group will convene at 6: p.m., the buffet will be served at 7 p.m. and the business meeting will be at 7:30 p.m.

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Eastern Superintendent Michele Filon presents certificate of appreciation to Eastern High School junior Isayda Gonzalez and sophomore Kendall Purdy for efforts sending care packages to soldiers as Board member Mike Hoskins looks on.

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Eastern Local School Band Director John Cooper is honored by the board of education for his many years of service to the district. Choir director Lori Baldridge was also recognized but was unavailable for photo. Superintendent Michele Filon made the presentation.

was in attendance of the meeting and was asked for his opinion about the bid. He told the board that he felt the bid was really very reasonable. He added that he had gotten a similar estimate five or six years ago and it was over $60,000 back then. The board talked at length about the issue and in the end, all five board member voted in favor of accepting the bid to do both parts of the project at a cost of $66,294. In other actions, the board recognized two Eastern High School students, sophomore Kendall Purdy and junior Isayda Gonzalez for their efforts to pay it forward. Gonzalez was present at the meeting and received a certificate of appreciation for her efforts as co-chair of a new community service project at the high school entitled “Operation Shoebox.” “Both Isayda and Kendall along with other member of the ‘Plugged In’ Leadership Team collected care package items from the students and staff and sent them to local service men and women who are currently deployed overseas,” Filon said. She said that three care packages were sent specifically to individuals who are from Brown County or have ties to the Eastern School District. The group sent other care packages to the national Operation Shoebox campaign. Two Eastern staff members were also recognized including Lori Baldridge, choir director and John Cooper, band director.

Cooper was available to accept a certificate of recognition. As legislative liaison, Superintendent Filon reported to the board that some changes had recently been made to HB 198 regarding graduation requirements. “The Ohio House Education Committee adopted 27 amendments to HB 193,” Filon said. “The bill then passed by the committee in a bipartisan manner with only one “no” vote. Filon added that the primary changes include: • delaying online assessments until the 2015-16 school year; • delaying the phase-out of the OGT (Ohio Graduation Tests) to students entering 9th grade after July 1, 2015, will be subject to the new graduation requirements; “HB 193 now goes to the full House for a vote,” she said, “However, both the House and the Senate have recessed for the holidays.” Kendall asked the board to approve an amended appropriation to move a $7,200 internet connectivity grant to be included in appropriations. The board approved the amendment. The board also approved a request to use Sardinia Elementary school for a baby shower on Jan. 12, as well as five requests for field trips. The board also approved a three-year contract extension for Filon. The first board meeting in 2014 is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.

Wenstrup: “I came to Washington to cut spending” Opposing the budget deal that passed the House recently, Congressman Brad Wenstrup made the following statement: “It’s encouraging to see the effort for certainty in Washington, and I applaud Paul Ryan’s good faith efforts to work towards deficit reduction without raising taxes on hard working Americans. However, this bill increases government spending by $64 billion over the next two years while exchanging certain

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During the Dec. 17 Eastern Local School District Board of Education meeting, Treasurer Kevin Kendall reported to the board that he had received only one bid for plans to repair and renovate the schools track. “We have been discussing renovating that track for several years now and possibly adding an 8th lane to it,” Kendall said. “The bid we got is from Robert’s Paving. The first part of the bid was to make repairs and put on an overlay to the seven tracks that are there. “Then we also asked for an alternate bid on what it would cost to extend the track to a full eight lanes.” The bid to make the repairs to the service of the existing tracks, adding asphalt was for $56,720. To add an 8th lane it would be an additional $9,574. The total to do both parts of the project would be $66,294. He added that the total cost does not include adding a rubberized surface which could cost between $70 or $80 thousand. “This step, making these repairs has to be done first before the track can even be considered for rubberizing it,” Kendall said. Kendall said that the work could be paid for through the Local Funded Initiative funds (LFI) from the last bond which was passed by the district.” Superintendent Michele Filon said the voters in the district asked for these improvements back in 2005 when the school was built, so she stated that building an eighth lane on the track would fulfill a promise made to the taxpayers in the district. “The voters wanted to make sure that a good track was built and maintained,” Filon said. “These funds can and should be used for this purpose.” Bill Mullins, district facilities and grounds supervisor,

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Ripley Church of Christ to present ‘A Civil War Christmas’

Ripley Church of Christ presents “A Civil War Christmas.” In light of celebrating our 150th anniversary as a congregation, the church has put together a program which will transport us back in time to 1863, and allow us to experience what Christmas felt like during one of our nation’s most turbulent eras. Come celebrate with your families

as we remember the birth of our Lord and Savior. You will experience, like never before, the sights, sounds, and sensations of Christmas Eve from 1863. You might even want to bring a blanket! Plan to join us on Tuesday, December 24 at 9 p.m. at the Ripley Church of Christ located at 105 North Third Street in Ripley, Ohio.

2014 Conservation District meetings set The Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District (Brown SWCD) Board of Supervisors is announcing its first 2014 board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 15 at 7 a.m. Future meetings will also be held at 7 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. All meetings

are held at the Brown County SWCD office located at 706 South Main Street, Georgetown Ohio 45121. Meetings are open to the public. The general public should call (937) 378-4424 extension 4 if they wish to be informed of regular and special meetings.

Tobacco users needed The Ohio State University College of Public Health invites male tobacco users to participate in an advertising study. Your attitudes and opinions about different consumer product advertisements are needed! The study will take 40-50 minutes and involves sit-

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Agronomy Series in Hillsboro We will offer the Ohio Beef School as part of a three part series in Adams County on January 28, February 18 and March 11, 2014 at the Frisch’s located on SR 41 on the south side of West Union beginning at 7 p.m. For those on the northern side of the three counties there may be a closer option. I will pass along those details once they are final. The four part series on Sheep and Goats will be offered in Greenfield on February 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2014 at the McClain HS Ag Department beginning at 7 p.m. Please call your local Extension Office to register. The Agronomy Series that I titled this section with will be held in Hillsboro at the Ponderosa Banquet Center on US 62 on the south side of town. The dates will be the last Thursday of the month on January 30, February 27, and March 27, 2014 with the classes beginning at 10 a.m. The classes will cover several topics with OSU Extension State Specialists at each session. The details will be in next week’s article. ### Grain Marketing Webinar Series This is an online program for growers who want to experience grain marketing using real-world strategies without any of the real-world risks, can take advantage of a series of courses taught by Dr. Matt Roberts from Ohio State

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Ohio deer hunters have checked in a total number of 162,720 deer to date so far in the 2013 season, last season they had checked in 171,867 by this time, this is a difference of 9,147 a 5% decrease . This number takes in all of open seasons that have taken place so far and also part of the 2013 archery season that will remain open until February 2 2014. To break down the number 162,720 of deer taken so far we will look at the Antlerless Deer Muzzleloader Season first. This took place on the weekend of October 12 and 13, and with very good weather and the first chance to hunt a half hour after sunset with a firearm Ohio hunters checked in a total of 5,608. The county that had the most number of deer checked in was Ashtabula with 200,Brown County hunters harvested 94 deer for the first Antlerless Deer Muzzleloaders season in the state. With neighboring counties, Adams with 153,Clermont 91 and Highland 79 checked in. Now I am going to skip over the numbers for Youth-Gun season and go to the Ohio Gun season. I know you are asking why, it is because of the second part of this article so just

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WORKING HUNTER JEFF KRESS humor this working hunter for a moment. Ohio gun hunters checked in 22,620 on the opening day and finished the week long season that took place on December 2 until December 8 with 75,408. The Ohio County that reported the highest number for the gun season was Coshocton with 2,658.Brown County white-tail deer hunters checked in 932 for the 2013 gun season this number is down from the total reported during the 2012 gun season with a number of 1,094 a difference of 162. Our neighbors in Adams 1,343 and Clermont 667 and Highland 1,041 all of them reported lower numbers also for the 2012 season. Ok now for the numbers for our young Ohio hunters. During the 2 days of Youth Gun Season on November 23 and 24 Ohio young hunters checked in a total of 6,645. The County that reported the highest number of deer was also Coshocton, the same as gun season with a total of 248. Our young Brown

‘Christmas Jam Fest’ at Sardinia Perk on Dec. 23

Sardinia Perk will host “Christmas Jam Fest” on Monday, December 23, 2013. Music by Tate Music Group artists Elizabeth Delaney, Joy Chadwell, and Rachel Triebull will begin at 6 p.m. This marks a return performance by Elizabeth Delaney and Joy Chadwell, who had a concert at Sardinia Perk earlier in 2013, along with the introduction of Rachel Triebull. You are invited to come for the whole concert or just stop in when you can for music and coffee. And, if you are looking for last minute Christmas gifts, CDs by each artist will be available for purchase during this event.

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County deer hunters reported 91 for the 2013 season this numbers was also down, with them turning in a total of 133 for the 2012 season. Adams county young hunters reported 148 deer taken and Clermont with 66 with Highland young hunters checking in 114 all of these counties reported lower numbers also. You can find all of the numbers for all of the counties in Ohio for all of the season by going to wildohio.com . The reason I jumped over youth gun season was to tell you about an opportunity you can have to help the youth of Ohio become hunters. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is offering a training academy to individuals who wish to become Hunter Education Instructors. This course will be offered on March21 and 22 at the Division of Wildlife District Five Office the location is 1076 Old Springfield Pike, Xenia, Ohio 45835. The cost of the course is free, but you will need to register FOUR WEEKS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE

Legion to hold New Years Eve dance

American Legion Post Legion 180, Georgetown will be holding their annual New Years Eve Dance on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. The Legion is located at 1001 South Main Street, Georgetown. Join in the celebration of the coming of the New Year! There will be a traditional New Year’s meal served. Cost is $15.00 Per person.

COURSE BY CALLING 1-800-WILDLIFE . You will need to be 18 years of age and be a experienced safe hunter and also attend both days of training. You can get more information by going to www.ohiodnr.com/wildlife or you can contact Brant Fulks at 937-347-0929 or Kathy Garza-Behr at 937372-9261. SO IF YOU CAN VOLUNTEER AND BECOME A HUNTER EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR AND HELP THE HUNTING HERITAGE GROW IN OHIO.

Mt. Orab UMC to hold Christmas Eve service

Mt. Orab United Methodist Church will be holding it's Christmas Eve Candlelight service on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 11 p.m. The church is located at the corner of Elm Street and U.S. Route 68, Mt. Orab. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Brown Co. FFA to hold Consignment Auction

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

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Few things can be more frustrating than jumping into the driver's seat on a frosty morning, turning the key in the ignition and failing to hear the engine roar to life. Frigid weather can cause trouble with a car's battery. Some drivers do not understand why, but getting the facts can help people avoid having to deal with dead batteries on cold winter days. Cold temperatures wreak havoc on batteries because they slow the chemical reaction inside of the battery. Batteries work by combining lead plates with lead dioxide and sulfuric acid to create electrons. While batteries can function under myriad conditions, the cold weather tends to degrade high-quality batteries and may render subpar batteries useless. The cold weather can cause the fluid in the battery to freeze and lose function. A battery that is frozen will not hold a charge, and, as a result, the car won't start. There are various ways to protect a battery from failure in the cold, and some of them involve taking precautionary measures even before the arrival of cold weather. * Assess the age of your battery. If your battery is old, now may be the time to replace it. Batteries differ in how long they last, but many last anywhere from five to 10 years. If your car is still running on its original battery and your card is several years old, it may be a good idea to get a new battery before the arrival of winter. Battery size

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will not necessarily provide better starting. It's important to buy the correct battery for the make of your car, which can usually be found inside of the owner's manual. * Verify that there is no corrosion. Corrosion can prevent a car from starting just as much as a wornout battery. Corrosion is caused by a faulty connection that allows battery acid to escape and corrode surrounding areas. Regularly inspect the battery to keep abreast of issues that may cause corrosion. Carefully clean away any corrosive residue that has formed and make sure the battery is correctly seated. * Install a battery blanket. A battery blanket is used to wrap around the battery and fit inside of the battery cover. A cord with a plug runs from the blanket to a wall outlet. The blanket can produce enough heat to keep the battery fluid from freezing. A trickle charger can also be mounted on the battery. It will deliver enough power to the battery while the car is off to keep it from freezing. * Minimize the use of automotive accessories. Do not start the car with the heater and the radio on. They can use up the power coming from the car's alternator and prevent the battery from charging. Do not leave the heat and the radio on while the car is idling. Otherwise the car will not be putting out enough power for the alternator to charge the battery and power the electrical systems. * Disconnect the battery. If your car will be stored in a garage for the winter, disconnect the battery. Certain devices, such as clocks and alarm systems, continue to drain battery power when the vehicle is off. If your car will not be driven enough to recharge the battery, keep it disconnected when the automobile is being stored. Cold weather can sometimes wreak havoc on vehicles. Knowing how to skirt trouble with your car's battery can keep your car on the road throughout the winter.

how to... Get your car started during frigid weather

It's a common problem: A driver goes to his or her car on a cold winter's morning, puts the key in the ignition, only to discover the car engine won't turn over. Cold weather can wreak havoc on a car's performance. For an engine to start, a complicated process involving several essential components must go off without a hitch. When the key is turned in a car, that turn causes a spark to take place in the spark plugs. This then ignites the fuel and oxygen mixture present in the engine. When the air temperature is cold, the chemical combustion taking place in the engine may be compromised. That's because all chemical reactions slow down when it is cold. Combine this with a cold battery that has also slowed down due to the temperature and, as a result, won't crank the engine very efficiently, and starting the engine is suddenly very difficult. One of the remedies to this situation is to keep the engine as warm as possible. It can take 8 to 12 hours for an auto engine to cool down after the vehicle has been driven. So parking the car in a garage and out of the wind can help keep the heat in longer and prevent cold start problems. That's because wind does not cause the heat from the engine to dissipate as quickly. Another thing to try that can help engines perform better in the cold weather is a lower viscosity motor oil, which will flow more easily.

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Holiday travel popularity growing

According to the American Automobile Association 2012/13 Year-End Holidays Travel Forecast, holiday travel has experienced a steady increase in volume over the last half-decade. Despite the sluggish economy, travel during the 2012/2013 end-of-year holiday season, defined as the period from Saturday, December 22, 2012 to Tuesday, January 1, 2013, was expected to be its highest since the 2006/2007 end-of-year holiday season, when 93.7 million travelers ventured at least 50 miles from home. Despite the cost of travel, travel volumes have traditionally remained very stable, with only one yearly volume change of 5 percent or greater, which was a 5 percent decline in the 2007/2008 season from a year earlier. One possible reason behind the steady nature of the end-of-year holiday travel season is the season's length. It remains the longest holiday season of the year, affording travelers more chances to visit friends and family members and/or go on vacations...so get those cars ready!

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Winterizing vehicles an important step for drivers As fall gradually gives way to winter, vehicle owners often sigh at the thought of driving in winter weather or spending weekday mornings clearing their vehicles of ice before heading to the office. But manning the wheel through another snowstorm or whittling away another night's worth of ice from a car's windshield are not the only rites of passage motorists must endure as cold weather returns. Winterizing a vehicle can improve vehicle performance during a time of year that, in many locales, can be especially harsh on automobiles. Low temperatures make for less than ideal conditions for engines to run, while potholes left behind by snow plows can damage a vehicle's wheels and may even result in flat tires and a damaged suspension system. In addition, salt used to improve trac-

tion on roadways can cause rust. Short of moving to a locale with mild winters, there's little drivers can do to protect their vehicles from harsh winter weather. But winterizing a vehicle can prevent some of the more common issues drivers may encounter when the temperatures dip below freezing. * Take time out for your tires. Winter weather can limit traction, putting the safety of drivers and their passengers in jeopardy. When possible, avoid driving in the snow, and steer clear of roads where ice and black ice are known to form. While such measures can greatly reduce your risk of being in an accident, you likely can't avoid driving entirely come the winter. Drivers who want improved traction from their tires throughout the winter can purchase winter tires for their vehicles. Such

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tires can more effectively handle roads that are covered in snow and ice than all-season tires. Another way to improve traction during the winter months is to constantly monitor tire pressure, which decreases more rapidly when the weather is cold. Properly inflated tires provide better traction and protect against damage that may occur when driving over potholes. * Consider a low-viscosity oil in the winter. The owner's manual of your vehicle may recommend you use a lower viscosity motor oil to counter the dip in temperature that's synonymous with winter. When the temperatures outside fall, the oil inside your vehicle thickens, and a thicker oil won't circulate through the engine as well. This can cause engine problems because the engine won't be adequately lubricated. A low-viscosity oil is naturally thinner, so it may improve lubrication throughout the winter. The vehicle owner's manual should recommend oils based on climate. If not, talk to your mechanic about changing from the oil you use throughout the year to a low-viscosity alternative during the winter. * Inspect your vehicle before winter arrives. No one wants to be out on the road during the first snowstorm of the year only to discover certain components are not working properly. Belts and hoses, while durable, can be put through strenuous conditions during the winter months, so a close inspection of belts and hoses should be conducted in late fall. In addition, windshield wipers are especially

important in winter, when snowfall can drastically impact visibility. You will want your wipers working at full capacity once the winter begins, so replace older wipers (shelf life for standard wipers is typically one year) and use a de-icing windshield washer fluid to maximize visibility. Another component that must be inspected is your car's battery. Many drivers have experienced a dead battery, which, in warm weather, is more of a nuisance than a health concern. In cold weather, a dead battery can threaten your health if you find yourself stranded in cold weather. Especially low temperatures can compromise a battery's power by as much as 50 percent, so have your battery inspected in late fall and replace it if need be. * Don't be caught off guard. Part of winterizing a vehicle is being prepared if the vehicle breaks down. Make sure you have extra washer fluid in your vehicle's trunk, and don't forget to include an ice scraper, snow brush or even a snow shovel in the trunk as well. A snow shovel may be necessary if you need to dig your car out if it's been buried somewhere other than your driveway. Other items to carry in your trunk include a blanket, a change of clothes, an extra hat, an extra pair of gloves, some nonperishable food, and a few bottles of water. Winter can be especially harsh on automobiles. But drivers can take several preventive steps to ensure their vehicle is safe and sound on the roads this winter.

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Routine auto service more important than ever

Car care extends the life of your vehicle and can prevent minor problems from growing into much more expensive issues. Worn brake pads, if ignored, can escalate into more costly rotor repairs. Service intervals should not be ignored. Failure to change out the engine's timing belt according to the owners manual's schedule can result in major engine damage if the belt fails. ASE -- the group that tests and certifies automotive technicians -- offers the following tips on locating a good repair shop: * Ask your friends and associates for recommendations; consult local consumer groups. * Look for a well-organized facility, with vehicles in the parking lot equal in value to your own and modern equipment in the service bays. * The staff should be courteous and willing to answer your questions. * Look for policies on estimated repair costs, diagnostic fees, guarantees, and methods of payment. * Look for evidence of qualified technicians: trade school diplomas, certificates of advanced course work and certification by ASE.

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Attending the donation ceremony at the Brown County Communications Center were (from left) Brown County Commissioners Tony Applegate, Barry woodruff and Daryll Gray, Doug Bentley, Brown County eMA Director Beth nevel, John Born, rob wilson and rob sterrett.

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 gency calls would still be dispatched on the current VHF radio frequency. “It will provide us with a backup system to our current Fire and EMS system. It will also allow us to be interoperable with the other state and county agencies that are

around us”, Wilson said of the MARCS system. Brown County Fire Chief’s Association President Rob Sterrett said the new radios will be a valuable tool. “Some of us that run down in the hills and valleys, it gives us a better system to communicate with”, Sterrett

said. “There are a lot of places where you just can’t communicate. If you’re out at two or three o’clock in the morning on a squad run, and you have problems, it could be trouble when you can’t communicate. If you can’t reach out and talk to somebody when

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Nathan Pfeffer said that he is waiting for authorization to ask that the bond proceeds be released by U.S. Bank. “I am waiting on an opinion from the village solicitor. If we are allowed to, we want to pay off these bonds as soon as possible, as long as we are not in violation of a court order”, Pfeffer said. At press time, Mineer said that neither she or her attorney had heard from

any representative of the village regarding plans or a timetable for repayment of the bond funds. In responses to the motions filed by the village, Heather claims that according to law, the village cannot request a stay of execution of the order until an appeal has actually been filed. Regarding the Request for Findings and Conclusions of Law, Heather writes that according to law, the village should

have requested the finding before the ruling was made. Heather points out that Gusweiler made his conclusions clear in the original ruling and that the request by the village would be redundant. Finally, regarding Heather’s own request that Gusweiler prevent the village from transferring property, Heather writes “Shinn Brothers has learned that Aberdeen, through its village council

you really need to, you’re in trouble.” Sterrett and Brown County Life Squad Association President Doug Bentley will decide how the 49 radios will be distributed. The MARCS radios were funded with a U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security grant.

Aberdeen to appeal ruling

Two arrested on burglary charges The Brown County Sheriff's Office received two reports of burglaries that occurred on November 27, 2013. A vehicle was stolen from one of the burglaries. With the assistance of Mount Orab Police Department's Detective Hahn, and the Brown County Prosecutor's Office's Assistant Prosecutors Owens and Corbin, the Sheriff's Office was able to determine that Heather Rains and Nathan Blevins had committed our burglaries, stole a vehicle, and also attempted to break into a home in Mount Orab's jurisdiction. Rains and Blevins are currently incarcerated in the Brown County Adult Detention Center. Rains is charged with two counts of felony

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felony two burglary, two counts of felony five theft, felony five complicity to breaking and entering, felony four complicity to auto theft, and two counts of felony five theft.

Two arrested in home invasion

On December 12, 2013 the Brown County Sheriff's Office received a report of a home invasion, push in style burglary. A firearm and knife were reportedly used to threaten the victim during this crime. Money was stolen during the incident, and the victim was forced into a bathroom against his will. The investigation lead to charges of Aggravated Burglary, Aggravated Robbery, Kidnapping, and Theft being filed against Robert L. Stankorb, and Stephanie Varney.

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Man arrested for knife attack

On December 17, 2013 the Brown County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible stabbing that had occurred on Camp Run Rd in Georgetown. Witnesses advise that Justin Sturgill (22 YOA of Georgetown) had arrived on foot at a residence on Camp Run rd. (approx. 0130hrs), uninvited. Anthony Meurer (24 YOA of Georgetown) had then gone outside to confront him. At this time the two got into a physical altercation. During the altercation Sturgill brandished a knife and swung at Meurer with

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dered a verdict finding Mr. Sheldon guilty on all five counts. On November 27, Judge Gusweiler sentenced Mr. Sheldon to Count One,

Rape, a felony of the first degree, to a prison term of life imprisonment without parole in the Ohio Department of Corrections. On Count Two, Count Three, Count Four, and Count Five, Judge Gusweiler, ordered confinement of a minimum term of 10 years and a maximum term of life imprisonment in the Ohio Department of Corrections. Judge Gusweiler further advised Mr. Sheldon of his duties to register as a Sex Offender, in which upon his release from prison he will have to register for a lifetime with inperson verification to the County Sheriff where he resides every 90 days.

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the side. Meurer was transported to Southwest Regional Hospital in Georgetown by witnesses for his injury. Meurer has since been flown to University of Kentucky for treatment. Later in the day, at approx. 10:00hrs, Brown County Sheriff’s Office and Georgetown Police Dept. units responded to a residence on North Apple St. Georgetown and arrested Justin Sturgill without incident. Sturgill is currently being held on a $50,000 cash/surety bond.

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Sheldon is sentenced to prison

In July 2012, a five count indictment was filed against Jeremy A. Sheldon. The indictment charged Count One, Rape, a felony of the first degree, having a prison term of life imprisonment without parole in the Ohio Department of Corrections; Count Two, Rape; Count Three, Rape; Count Four, Rape and Count Five, Rape, all which are felonies of the first degree, having a penalty of confinement of a minimum term of 10 years and a maximum term of life imprisonment in the Ohio Department of Corrections. On October 21, 2013 at the conclusion of a Jury Trial, the Jury ren-

on December 9, 2013, voted to cancel and return Aberdeen’s $2.7 bond funds...and to disburse $400,000 of inheritance tax money which it is currently holding. It is quite clear that the intent of these actions is to frustrate the efforts of Shinn Brothers from collecting its judgment.” When contacted about this article, Aberdeen Mayor Harry Foxworthy had no comment.

other elected officials in the effort to balance the budget. He added that he doesn’t expect the situation to improve anytime soon. “It’s going to continue to be tight. Local government funding from Columbus is continuing to decline until it disappears entirely. Casino revenue went from $690,000 in 2013 to maybe $400,000 next year”, Woodruff said. “Investment income for the whole year is coming in at about $100,000 total. We used to get that in a month a decade or so ago. This is a new fiscal reality for the county as we move forward.” Woodruff said that the commissioners are waiting to hear how much health insurance expenses for county employees will be in 2014...and that the answer will have a huge impact on the budget. “We know it’s going to go up, we just don’t know how much”, Woodruff said. He added that one estimate that was quoted to the commissioners for planning purposes was an increase of 53.8 percent. “We’ve set aside $750,000 for health care costs. If we get hit with a 50 percent increase, that will push that to $1.1 million and really hurt any reserves we have in the budget”, Woodruff said. The county has two funds that the commissioners can draw on in an emergency. The first is the Budget Stabilization Fund, which is currently funded at $503,475.27. The Capital Improvement Fund contains $251,863.35. Any increase in healthcare costs, unexpected expenses or other fiscal committents must come out of that total of $755,338.62. Woodruff said he is certain that health care costs will rise for county employees as the commissioners deal with a six figure increase in health insurance costs. He listed some possible solutions to the problem. “You can either look at changing the plan, change the deductible, charge

spouses to join. If my wife, for example, has the ability to get insurance through her job and chooses not to, then I would pay the additional fee to bring my wife onto my plan”, Woodruff said. He added that he and his fellow commissioners don’t see any additional revenue on the horizon. “We’re not going to borrow money to cover the gaps, we don’t have funds to draw on to increase revenue. We’re going to have to operate on what we have coming in”, Woodruff said. Although there is some good news. Sales tax revenue is a glimmer of hope for us. It’s looking a little better this year.” The Brown County Sheriff’s Department has the largest budget of the county’s departments and took a hit of $186,500 for 2014. Chief Deputy John Schadle said that the budget cuts would have a major impact. “We’re operating on a skeleton crew, with minimal operating funds to begin with, and when you cut back, it’s critical. We’re looking hard at what services we are going to have to cut in 2014 just to get by.” Schadle said that preliminary plans included cutting back one patrolling deputy per shift on road patrol and eliminating the canine unit. He said that both moves will have consequences. “That will make us have a more reactionary approach than a proactive approach. That means we will respond to calls, but may not be able to actively patrol to deter crime. That’s to save us money on personnel and wear and tear on vehicles”, Schadle said. “Being a presence and being able to respond to the people’s needs is very important. When you are hampered by the number of people you have available as well as other resources, I think that has a direct impact on public safety.” Commissioners are required to submit a permanent budget to the state by April 1.

The frigid, snowy weather has brought a variety of birds to my feeding station. The Blue Jays are working hard on the suet and peanuts, and the smaller birds have been chipping away at the bird seed block. My husband designed a metal cover to keep the block (and the birds) protected from the snow. Bird feeders are a quick and easy way to attract birds; however the best approach is to give more consideration to their long-term habitat needs. Plantings and other features that duplicate natural habitats are a more inherent and permanent way to provide the basic needs of food and shelter throughout the season. Further, when you provide habitat specifically for birds, other wildlife will also benefit! We have a couple large Norway spruce trees that are close to the feeding station that provide shelter from predatory birds and the weather elements. A few summers ago I witnessed a hawk flying straight at those

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trees trying to scare out some “lunch”! Hawks and owls are smart and can spot birds congregating in a feeding area. Try placing feeders near dense foliage so that birds can fly to the feeder and then to the shrubs. OSUE Fact Sheet, Native Landscaping for Birds, Bees, Butterflies, and Other Wildlife, (W-13-2002 available on ohioline.osu.edu), provides gardeners a list of recommended native Ohio trees and shrubs you can plant to create a wildlife friendly backyard. Before you start landscaping your yard, plan ahead. Map your backyard and determine what environmental conditions you have. Choose a variety of trees and shrubs of varying heights to attract a diverse array of species. When choosing fruiting shrubs, select species that produce fruits at different times of the year to ensure that food is available throughout the season. ODNR Publication #37, Attracting Birds in Ohio, lists the top 10 invasive plant species to avoid: 1) Purple loosestrife, 2) Glossy (or

Shining buckthorn), 3) European (or Common) buckthorn, 4) Japanese honeysuckle, 5) Japanese knotweed, 6) Autumn-olive, 7) Common reed grass, 8) Reed canary grass, 9) Garlic mustard, and 10) Multiflora rose. A complete list of problem exotic species can be obtained from the ODNR Division of Natural Resources. Have you recently moved into a new home and landscape? Confused about what to plant and where to start? Plan to attend the January 16 garden seminar being presented at the Fincastle campus of Southern State Community College and learn some tips from Steve Boehme (owner of GoodSeed Nursery and Landscape). All seminars are free and open to the public and are held in the library from 6 7:30 p.m. I am headed outside to clear the snow off the railing and put out some black oil sunflower seeds (the “M&Ms” of the bird world). I hear the Blue Jays fussing that breakfast is late this morning!

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Highland County Home Visiting Serving Adams, Brown, Clinton, and Highland County Highland County Help Me Grow’s Home Visiting program provides expectant or new parents with the information, support and encouragement they need through a free, voluntary, high-quality home visiting service. Highland County Help Me Grow’s Home Visiting aims to educate at-risk parents with the resources to understand and capitalize on the optimal early years of a child’s life. By supporting the positive interaction with children in stable and stimulating environments, the Home Visiting program seeks to create a sturdy foundation for future achievement. Ultimately, this approach is essential to the educational and economic success of Ohio’s children and families.

Highland County Help Me Grow’s Home Visiting program has four central goals: 1. Increase healthy pregnancies; 2. Improve parenting confidence and competence; 3. Increase family connectedness to community and social supports; 4. Improve child health, development, and readiness.

In addition to these principal goals, families enrolled in Highland County Help Me Grow’s Home Visiting program have experienced numerous targeted outcomes, including: Increased smoking cessation Improved parent/child interactions Improved home environment (reduced dangers, increased enrichment) Increased access to medical home/primary health care provider Increased family support Increased meaningful connections to the community Prevention of child abuse/neglect

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By the end of the day we were friends, good friends. He is a great kid and I feel fortunate to have become his friend.” Dearing said his new friend asked him when he would see him again and even asked the officer if he would visit him at his school. “I gave him my cell number so that he can call me when ever he wants to, just like all my friends. I look forward to seeing him again and just hanging out with him. Some of these kids probably never realized before that we (law enforcement officers) are just people. People protecting other people. These kids see us differently now that they’ve spent a day with us. These are great kids that took part in this year’s program. Everyone seemed to have a great day.” Besides going on a shopping spree, the group of 21 children, 21 police officers and 21 chaperones started their day at The Country Inn Restaurant in Mt. Orab. Owners of The Country Inn, The David Restaurant Group, not only treated the group of children, officers and chaperones to breakfast but also made a large donation to the Shop With a Cop program. “Anything we can do to help and give back to this

community is what we at the David Restaurant Group want to do,” said Phyllis Jones, office manager for the David Restaurant Group. “We were happy to do our part to make this event a success, and our goal for the day was for these kids to leave the Country Inn with full bellies.” Georgetown resident Carol Myers acted as one of the chaperones along with Georgetown Police Chief Rob Freeland and commented that it was a rewarding way to spend her day. “Boy it was a long day but it seemed to just fly by, I wasn’t even tired at the end of the day,” Myers said with a chuckle. “I was running on adrenalin and felt like doing some Christmas shopping myself when it was over. “It was fun just watching these kids eyes, when they would pick out just the right gift for grandma, or a little brother or their mother. And it was so rewarding to me personally knowing that so many people, churches and businessess in Brown County made it all possible. The fact that everything that happened during the day, the meals, the presents, the movie and the new friendships that were made, really seemed to bring out the spirit of Christmas.” The group ate lunch at the Bob Evans Restaurant in Hillsboro where manage-

ment gave them discounts on everything. Then they were treated to a movie at the Star Cinema where they watched the new Disney movie, ‘Frozen’. Officer Dearing said the Walmart store had extra help on duty to assist in check out and gave the group 10 % off on every purchase. They also made a very generous donation to the event. Following all the excitement of the day, the kids were assisted in wrapping the hundreds of gifts they had purchased for their family members. The officers will deliver all the gifts to the families on Christmas Eve along with a complete holiday dinner, graciously donated by the Mt. Orab Kroger. “It was truly an amazing day with a happy ending,” Dearing said. “Thank you to everyone who had a part in this years event. Next year our goal is to include 30 families in the event.” Dearing added that he hopes to include the Ohio State Highway Patrol in next years Shop With a Cop program and the Hillsboro Police Department has also expressed an interest. Donations to the Shop With a Cop program can be made at any police department in Brown County for next year’s event.

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The Spirit of Christmas, alive and well in Brown County as 21 families enjoy Shop With a Cop

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Russellville Chief of Police Matt Wertz paired up with Ryan for a day of bonding and shopping during recent Brown County Shop With a Cop event on Dec. 17. Also shown is chaperone Denedra.

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Johnathon helps wrap the many gifts he purchased for his family with the assistance of former Georgetown Police Chief Buddy Coburn and Officer Vicky Coburn.

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It looked like a procession for a dignitary as 21 police and sheriff cruisers rolled into Hillsboro, with flashing lights and sirens under the control of kids riding in the front seat, during Shop With a Cop, Dec. 17.

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Smiles, laughter, shopping, a movie, breakfast and lunch and finally back to Western Brown Middle School where hundreds of gifts were wrapped by officers, kids and chaperones. What a day it was for 21 Brown County families.


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G-Men stroll to 2-0 in SBC Nat’l Div. Georgetown boys tame the Wildcats, clobber the Cardinals BY Wade Linville The Brown County Press

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Brown scored on a fast break to bring the Wildcats to within 10 of the G-Men, but Cropper buried a jumpshot from the side to put the G-Men up 30-18 with 1:38 to go before halftime break. Under 20 seconds later, it was Cropper grabbing a steal and putting up a score on transition to expand the Georgetown lead to 14 points. Barge buried a couple of free throws in the bonus to leave the Wildcats trailing by 12, but an assist by Bradley for a bucket by Williams restored a 14point G-Men lead with just over a minute remaining in the first half. Barge went to the charity stripe two more times in the final minute of the first half, sinking three-of-four free throw attempts to cut the Georgetown lead to 34-23 with just over 30 seconds to go in the first half, but the G-Men weren’t quite ready to end scoring in the second period. Bradley grabbed an offensive rebound and sank the put-back to give the GMen a 36-23 lead with 13 seconds to go in the first half, and it was Cropper banking in a three-pointer at the buzzer to give the GMen a 16-point lead at halftime. The G-Men continued to expand on their lead in the second half. A bucket by Cropper put the G-Men up 43-26 early CONTINUED ON PAGE 20

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Georgetown’s Gage Bradley launches a shot over Williamsburg defenders during the G-Men’s Dec. 13 victory.

Lady Broncos buck Glen Este Staff report Coming off a 49-39 road loss to the Mason County Royals of Kentucky Dec. 14, the Western Brown Lady Broncos got back to

their winning ways on Dec. 16 to capture a 43-37 victory over Glen Este. The Lady Broncos improved their overall record to 6-2 with the victory at home over Glen Este, a non-

Brown County Athletes of the Week ALEX CARSON, FAYETTEVILLE Fayetteville-Perry’s senior hoop standout, Alex Carson, has played a key role in the Lady Rockets’ success on the court this season. Carson fired for 23 points in the Lady Rockets’ Dec. 12 100-34 victory over the Fairfield Lady Lions. She buried nine-of-14 shots from the field, which included five-of-seven shooting from three-point land, to aid the Lady Rockets to victory. She also recorded four assists and four steals.

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two teams knotted. The G-Men broke the knot with 3:20 to go in the first frame, as Williams sank one-of-two attempts from the foul line after he was fouled on a shot, putting Georgetown up 9-8. The Wildcats took a 10-9 lead as junior forward Josh Wells drained a shot from close range, but Bradley rose for a score over Wildcat defenders to put the GMen back on top, 11-10. Scoring in the second period began with a set of hit free throws by Bradley to up the Georgetown lead to 13-10, but the Wildcats answered quick with a bucket by Brown to cut the GMen’s lead to one. Back to back buckets by Williams put Georgetown up 17-12, and at that point the G-Men never looked back. A set of hit free throws by Georgetown junior Jacob Miller put the G-Men up 22-14, and the Georgetown boys would find themselves with a 10-point lead after an assist by Cropper led to a bucket by Miller. After a set of hit free throws by Williamsburg’s Evan Barge, Williams dished a pass to Pack, who was wide open under the basket, for an easy score to restore a 10-point Georgetown lead. With 3:11 to go in the second quarter, Williams snatched a steal and put up a score on transition to put the G-Men up 28-16.

Georgetown’s senior basketball standout, Bruce Derrick-Williams, racked up 20 points and eight rebounds to aid the G-Men to a 72-43 victory on the road over the Williamsburg Wildcats Dec. 13, a game in which he drained nine-of-16 shots from the field. Williams was back in action Dec. 17 at Felicity, recording a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds to aid the GMen to a huge 106-46 victory over Felicity.

league battle that proved to be an excellent test for the Western Brown varsity girls’ squad. “We played all 11 girls on our roster in a game that was tight bell to bell,” said Western Brown head coach Kyle Fender. “I think that speaks to the confidence we have in our depth. While our offense came in spurts, our defense was good for 32 minutes. Glen Este averages close to 60 points a game and we were able to hold them to 37. We minimized our turnovers from previous games as well, which is something we have been focusing on in practice. Last night was a hard-fought game against a quality opponent where every possession mattered, and I'm proud of the way our girls played.” The Lady Broncos were led in the victory over Glen Este by Morgan Nickell, who buried three-of-seven attempts from the field and four-of-five shots from the charity stripe to end the night with 10 points. Western Brown’s Lindsey Harvey racked up nine points, burying four-of-13 shots from the field, including one three-pointer. Lexi Ring contributed in the Lady Bronco win with seven points, while Brooke Lindsey finished with six points. Western Brown’s Mackenzie Brooks ended the game with five points, and teammate Hannah Sininger fired for four points. Rounding out the Lady Broncos’ scoring was Samantha Clark, with two points. In the coming days, Fender and his crew will be hard at work in preparation for the Brown County Classic Holiday Tournament to be held Dec. 27-28 at Fayetteville-Perry High School. “The competition will be fierce as it always is in the Holiday Tournament,” said CONTINUED ON PAGE 20

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Ripley’s Andrew Inskeep is met by a Lynchburg-Clay defender on an aggressive drive to the hoop during the Dec. 17 game at Ripley.

Jays performing well at 4-1 Ripley varsity boys suffer first loss at hands of Lynchburg-Clay Mustangs The Ripley-UnionLewis-Huntington Blue Jays began their season with a four-game winning streak, but it was the Lynchburg-Clay Mustangs who would end that streak on Tuesday night at Ripley. The Jays would fall by a score of 69-58 in a hardfought bout between the Mustangs of the Southern Hills Athletic Conference big school division and the Jays of the conference’s small school division.

The Jays trailed by just three, 34-31, with 4:10 to go in the third quarter, and they would keep the Mustang lead below double digits until the fourth period when Devin Pierson heated up to rack up 16 points in the frame to take the game high with 25 points. Andrew Inskeep led the Jays in scoring with 21 points, burying eight shots from the field and five-ofseven attempts from the foul line.

Ripley guard Austin Whitt shot for 17 points, while teammate Holton Hamilton fired for 11 points. The Jays trailed 30-23 at halftime, and in the second half were outscored 39-35. Prior to Tuesday’s bout against the Mustangs, the Jays topped the Manchester Greyhounds 55-42 in a league contest at Ripley, and cruised to a 45-27 league victory over the Whiteoak Wildcats. They would also claim two nonleague victories over the Bethel-Tate Tigers by scores of 45-39 and 45-43.

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After falling in their first game of the season against a very skilled Bishop Brossart Mustangs squad of Alexandria, Kentucky in the Bluegrass/Buckeye Classic 72-59 on Dec. 7 at Scott High School, the Georgetown G-Men have been dominating the court against Southern Buckeye Athletic/Academic Conference National Division opponents to up their league record to 2-0. The G-Men kicked off league play on Friday, Dec. 13 at Williamsburg High School, cruising to a 72-43 win over the home-standing Wildcats. The G-Men then ventured to FelicityFranklin High School on Tuesday, Dec. 17 to clobber the Cardinals by a score of 106-46. Georgetown head coach Jerry Underwood felt good about the way his G-Men performed in their first two league outings of the season, but there is still much room for improvement. “We have got to continue to work hard and improve,” said Underwood. “The intensity has to be there from beginning to end.” The Williamsburg Wildcats entered the league bout against the G-Men with a 30 record, while the G-Men’s only match-up had been the loss to Bishop Brossart. In what was an aggressive bout throughout, the two

teams would struggle to gain an edge until the GMen began to pull away around the midway point in the second period. The G-Men held a narrow 11-10 lead at the end of the first period. Georgetown senior Bruce Derrick-Williams, who took the game high with 20 points and hammered the boards for eight rebounds, kicked off the scoring by finishing off an old fashioned three-point play after he was fouled while sinking a shot in the paint. Following a Wildcats’ hit free throw, Georgetown junior Jake Cropper was fouled on a shot and went to the charity stripe to bury one-of-two attempts to give the G-Men a 4-1 lead with 6:02 to go in the first period. The G-Men were quick to apply full-court defensive pressure against the Wildcats, and a steal by junior guard Daniel Broadwell led to a bucket by Williams to widen the margin to five points. The Wildcats came rallying back, and a threepointer by Williamsburg senior Colton Brown would tie the game at six with 4:52 to go in the first quarter. Georgetown junior Gage Bradley tipped in his owned missed shot to put the GMen on top 8-6 at the midway point in the first period, but a bucket by Williamsburg junior Jared Spurlock would once again leave the


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The Brown County Hall of Fame Committee will induct six new members to its Hall of Fame on Dec. 27 at Fayetteville-Perry High School during this year’s Brown County Holiday Classic Tournament following the Georgetown vs. Western Brown varsity boys game, approximately 6:30 p.m. This year’s inductees are Micah HarveyHerrmann, of Eastern; Chandra Holden, of Fayetteville; Ralph Sininger, of Georgetown; Edward Hiser, of Ripley; Rusty Midlam, of Western Brown; and Amber Silvis, of Western Brown.

BY Wade Linville The Brown County Press The Georgetown Lady GMen escaped FelicityFranklin High School with a 43-23 victory over the home-standing Lady Cardinals on Dec. 12, upping their overall record to 5-1 and remaining unbeaten in Southern Buckeye Athletic/Academic Conference play. There were two Lady GMen to fire for double figures in scoring in Thursday's league contest at Felicity, as senior guard Megan Hatfield and junior center Kayla Seigla shot for 15 points apiece. Seigla also hammered the boards for 10 rebounds, recording a double-double to help the Lady G-Men take down the Cardinals. According to Georgetown head coach Bernie Cropper, depth has played a significant role in his team's success on the court in the early season. “We have been playing eight girls, and all eight of the players have been contributing,” said Cropper. “We have some very versatile players.” In what was an extremely slow start, both teams were tied at two at the end of the first quarter. With six minutes to go in the first period, Felicity's Ashley Moore buried a shot from just inside the arc to give the Cardinals a 2-0 lead. After nearly six minutes of scoreless basketball, it was Seigla sinking a shot at the buzzer to knot the game at two apiece. The Lady G-Men heated up in the second quarter, outscoring the Cardinals 18-3 in the frame to hold a 20-5 lead at halftime. Seigla kicked off scoring in the second period with a bucket from down low, then it was Hatfield rifling in a three-pointer to lift the Lady G-Men to a 7-2 lead. With 6:55 remaining in the first half, Hatfield put up a score on a fast-break to up the Georgetown lead to seven. The Lady Cardinals snapped the Lady G-Men run with a bucket by sophomore Brittany Drake to slice the Georgetown lead to 9-4, but then it was Seigla venturing to the charity stripe with 5:43 to go in the first half to sink one-of-two attempts to put the Lady GMen up by six. Seigla's hit free throw was the start of a 9-1 Georgetown run to end the first half. Georgetown post-player Rachel Gibbons drained a jump-shot to expand the Lady G-Men lead to 12-4. Felicity's Paige Kessen was fouled on a shot and buried one-of-two attempts from the free throw line to downsize the Georgetown lead to seven, but it was Seigla

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Georgetown’s Kenzi Carrington rises for a score over Felicity defenders during the Lady G-Men’s Dec. 12 victory over the Lady Cardinals.

coming through with another score in the paint to widen the margin to nine points with the clock closing in on the two-minute mark in the second period. Georgetown senior Kenzi Carrington drove through the lane between Felicity defenders to put up a score with 1:30 to go in the first half, lifting the Lady GMen to a 16-5 lead. After holding the Lady Cardinals scoreless in the next trip down the court, Georgetown senior Rebecca Whitaker dished an assist to sophomore Bayley Johnson for an easy bucket to put the Lady G-Men up 18-5. Carrington connected on a shot in the paint to cap off scoring in the first half. With the first half of play in the books, the Lady GMen led by 15. Coming off halftime break, the two teams struggled once again to find their rhythm on offense. The Cardinals outscored the Lady G-Men 9-8 in the third period of play, and entering the final frame it was Georgetown with a 28-14 advantage. The Lady G-Men heated up again in the fourth quarter to end the night on a good note, outscoring the Cardinals 15-9 in the frame to escape with a 20-point victory, marking their fourth straight victory and upping their league record

to 4-0. Cropper was pleased to see his team come away with a 20-point league victory over a skilled opponent, but the slow starts to each half made it clear that there is still work to do for the Lady G-Men as they continue their quest for their 14th straight SBAAC National Division title. “I thought we got in too much of a hurry in the first quarter. We were able to score at the buzzer, which was our only points in the first quarter,” said Cropper. “We turned the ball over so much in the first quarter that we hardly got any shots. I was a little disappointed initially, but in the second quarter we were able to slow down and get into our sets. We have a size advantage over Felicity, and we were trying to get the ball inside. When we got into our sets and were able to work the ball inside, I thought we did pretty well. I give credit to Felicity. They are a very athletic team.” The Lady G-Men shot 42-percent from the field as a team in the Dec. 12 victory at Felicity, sinking 18of-43 attempts. They would struggle with shooting from beyond the arc, connecting on just three-of-15 threepoint attempts. Hatfield connected on six-of-10 shots from the field and went three-forseven from three-point range. Seigla knocked down sixof-11 shots from the field and hit three-of-five attempts from the foul line. Carrington sank three-offive attempts from the field, while Johnson went a perfect two-for-two from the field. Gibbons buried one-oftwo shot attempts from the field to go along with eight rebounds. Leading the Lady Cardinals in scoring was Moore with 11 points. The Lady Cardinals connected on just seven-of-46 shots from the field while facing the Lady G-Men and were 0-11 from three-point range. GHS 2 18 8 15 – 43 FFHS 2 3 9 9 - 23 Georgetown (43): Hatfield 6 0-0 15, Kayla Seigla 6 35 15, Carrington 3 0-0 6, Johnson 2 0-0 4, Gibbons 1 0-0 2, Dowd 0 1-2 1. Team: 18 4-7 43. Three-pointers: Hatfield 3.

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Georgetown’s Kayla seigla recorded a double-double in the Lady G-Men’s Dec. 12 victory at Felicity with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Felicity (23): Moore 3 5-8 11, Drake 2 1-3 5, Collins 0 2-2 2, Arkenau 1 0-0 2, Corbin 1 0-0 2, Kessen 0 12 1. Team: 7 9-15 23.

Harvey-Herrmann Harvey-Herrmann is a 2002 graduate of Eastern High School. She was arguably one of the best women's basketball players to come out of Brown County. Micah was a fourtime All Southern Hills League player. She was selected to the Brown County Holiday Tournament AllTourney team all four years of high school. She was selected to the Southeast District 1st team in 2000, 2001 and 2002 and was District 14 and SE District Player of the Year in 2001 and 2002. She was selected to the Division III Associated Press All-Ohio Second Team in 2000 and 2001 and was a First Team Associated Press All-Ohio selection and CoPlayer of the Year in 2002. She was also selected by the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association as the D-III Player of the Year in 2001 and 2002. She played in several all star games her senior year including the Ohio-Kentucky All Star game, the OhioWest Virginia All Star game and the North-South All Star game. Micah hold numerous Eastern HS and Brown County records during her career in high school. She signed with the University of Cincinnati Bearcat basketball program and went on to have an outstanding career for UC. She led the team in several statistical categories during her career and helped lead the team to the NCAA tournament in 2003. She is a teacher at Batavia Elementary. She is resides in Mt. Orab with her husband, Jeff and they have two daughters, Sophia and Layla. Holden Holden is a 1996 graduate of Fayetteville High School. Chandra was a standout athlete at Fayetteville-Perry High School. She played five different sports for the Rockets. She was All Southern Hills League in basketball twice, softball 3 times and volleyball twice. She was part of three league championships, eight sectional titles, and three Southwest District titles during her career.

She helped lead her basketball teams to an 80-16 record during her 4 years as a varsity starter. During her senior year in 1996, her basketball team lost in the Regional Final. She still holds several records today at Fayetteville. She was a dominant pitcher for the Rockets, leading the team to four sectional titles and two SW District titles. She had seven no hitters, 485 career strikeouts and strike out 18 in one game. She also was a three-year starter in volleyball, ran cross country for two years and qualified for the regionals in 1994 and played soccer one year. She went on play basketball and softball for Rio Grande University and The University of Tampa in Florida. She has two daughters, Abby and Brooke.

Sininger Sininger is a 1957 graduate of Georgetown HS. He has spent his entire life in Georgetown and continues to “pay forward” to the community. During his senior season, he helped lead the G-Men varsity basketball team to a 21-2 record. He also played Varsity Baseball his junior and senior seasons at Georgetown. Sininger has kept the boys varsity scorebook for the past 46 years and still enjoys doing it. He has served on the Georgetown school board for 28 years and was just re-elected for another four-year term. He also served on the Southern Hills Career and Technical C board for 14 years. He is a lifetime member of the SBAAC. He served in the Ohio National Guard, has been a Georgetown volunteer fireman and served on the Brown County Hospital Board of Trustees. He was nominated for the Jefferson Award for volunteerism, received the Honorary Chapter of the Georgetown FFA and received the Georgetown Village Outstanding Service Award. His wife, Jane, served as high school counselor for 25 years and Ralph is retired from Kroger after 40 years of service. They have three children, Gordon who teaches at LynchburgClay, Ann who is a nurse practitioner and David, who is a treasurer in Clermont County. Hiser Hiser graduated from Ripley High School in 1956. He was a four-year varsity starter for the Blue Jays. He was selected to the ALL-County Tournament team in 1954, 55 and 56. Ed racked up 1, 763 points in his outstanding basketball career which ranks him right up towards the top of the all time scorers in Brown County history. During his sophomore season, he made 97 out of 104 free throws. Hiser also played softball four years in high school. He is a current member of the Ripley High

School Athletic Hall of Fame. He went on to play basketball and baseball at Hiwassee College in Tennessee before transfering to East Tennessee State and eventually graduating from there in 1964. Hiser received his Masters Degree in 1976 from UC. He played many years of independent basketball and once scored 86 points in a single game. He played on a softball team that played against the "King and his Court" and legendary pitcher Eddie Feigner and got two hits off of him. He is arguably the greatest fast pitch pitcher ever. Hiser has two daughters, Bridget and Brooke and three grandchildren, Melissa, Quentin and Camden. He is a retired teacher with stints at Mt. Orab High School, Ripley High School, and Southern Hills Career and Technical Center. Midlam Midlam is a 2002 graduate of Western Brown High School who enjoyed much success on the gridiron as a football star at Western Brown. He would earn a spot among the Southern Buckeye Athletic/Academic Conference football allstars during his high school career at Western Brown. He earned nine letters in football, basketball, and track. He participated in the East/West All-Star Game in football and basketball during his senior year, and played a part in setting three school records at Western Brown. He went on to play football at Ohio Northern University, where he would earn Ohio Athletic Conference First Team honors in the sport. He also played football with the Memphis Explorers, the Louisville Fire, and the Green Bay Blizzard. He now resides in Dublin and is the head trainer for Core Fitness. Silvis Silvis is a 2003 graduate of Western Brown High School who excelled at soccer and basketball, but it’s the sport of soccer she is most well known for. For years, she held the Ohio High School Athletic Association state record for goals scored, and went on to find success in soccer after high school. She scored 182 goals in her high school soccer career, and was selected as the SBAAC Player of the Year as a sophomore, junior, and senior. She went on to have a successful soccer career at Xavier University, being chosen for the All-Conference A10 Rookie Team. She finished her college soccer career as an AllAmerican in the sport. She would go on to play semipro soccer with the Cincinnati Lady Hawks, and is now a teacher at Durbin Creek Elementary School in Florida.

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Lady Warriors fall to Peebles BY Sabrina Mignerey The Brown County Press

The Eastern Lady Warriors faced off against the Peebles Lady Indians on Thursday, Dec. 12, and it was the Lady Warriors putting forth a valiant effort but would come out on the short end with a final score of 64-32. The Lady Warriors were first on the scoreboard and were backed good defensive rebounding in the first period. The Peebles Lady Indians made an aggressive showing, leading by a score of 19-6 at the end of the first period. The Lady Indians kept up the consistent scoring pace, while struggles on the offensive end continued for the Lady Warriors. With the first half in the books, the Lady Warriors trailed 4713. The Lady Warriors continued to trail the rest of the game with the young Eastern squad putting forth a gutsy effort. The Lady Warriors’ overall record dropped to 0 – 4,

and their Southern Hills Athletic Conference Division I record to 0-3 with the loss to the Lady Indians. The Lady Warriors were scheduled to take on the

Whiteoak Wildcats on Dec. 19, and then onto the Brown County Holiday Classic to take place Dec. 27-28 at Fayetteville-Perry High School.

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Seigla records double-double six to be inducted into in Georgetown’s win at Felicity Brown County hall of Fame www.browncountypress.com

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Maddi Bornstein tips off for eastern during the Lady warriors’ Dec. 12 battle against the Peebles Lady Indians.


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The Fayetteville-Perry Rockets lost a heartbreaker of a game on Tuesday, Dec. 17 while facing off against the Fairfield Lions. The loss was the first of the season for the Rockets. The Rockets got down early on, and were never to fully recover. The final score was 87-78 in the Southern Hills Athletic Conference Division II contest. The Fairfield Indians came out tough on defense and made an early shooting run. The Rockets had good drives to the basket, but were off on their shooting and rebounding game as the game got underway. The Lions outscored the Rockets 32-17 in the first period to set the pace for Tuesday’s win. The Rockets aimed to chip away the lead in the second period, finding more success on defense. They also stepped up their offense noticeably before halftime break, slimmed the Lions’ lead to 34-28 with 6:33 to go in the second period. The Rockets’ heightened aggressiveness led to steals in the second, which led to baskets in transition. The die-hard Fayetteville crew kept chipping away at the Lions’ lead until the margin would narrow to just three, 37-40, with 2:22 to go before halftime break. That would prove to be the smallest deficit of the game. The Rockets were also drawing essential foul shots, which helped them to battle back. The Rockets went on to outscore the Lions 23-12 in the second period to trail by just four points at the end of the first half. When both teams took the court in the third period, tempers flared on both sides leading to increased fouling for both teams. The Lions outscore the Rockets 10-7 in the third period to up their lead to 58-49. Emotions ran high not only on the court but also in the stands as both teams took the court for the fourth and final period. It looked

F’ville girls bury 12 three-pointers in win BY Wade Linville The Brown County Press

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Fayetteville’s Trevor Koch (no. 43) and Tanner Fowler (no. 4) defend against the Fairfield Lions during the Dec. 17 league game.

like the Lions were going to run away with the win, but the Rockets still had some fuel left in the tank. The Rockets had early back to back offensive drives to the basket the boosted their morale, and increased scoring in the paint. The Rockets turned defensive opportunities into offensive opportunities. They made a good run in the last two minutes of the game shortening the Lions lead to only five with two minutes to go. In what was a nail-biter, the Rockets fell by nine. The Rockets stood at an overall record of 5 - 1 and a league record of 1-1 following the loss to the Lions. While the Rocket offense has been clicking on all cylinders this season, Fayetteville-Perry head coach Darryl Iles felt there were other areas of the game his team needs to improve in as the season rolls along. “We need to be better on defense, and rebound better,” said Iles. “They outrebounded us 59/27… more than twice the rebounds we had.” D.J. Iles led the Rockets in Tuesday’s bout against the Lions with 33 points, another outstanding performance for the Fayet-

teville senior guard who scored 40 points in the Rockets’ 83-64 non-league victory over the Williamsburg Wildcats. Sophomore guard Max Iles fired for 23 points against the Lions after scoring 18 in the recent victory over Williamsburg. While every loss is hard for a coach to swallow, Darryl Iles was still pleased with his Rockets’ effort against the Lions. “Although they got down early, they did not give up,” Darryl Iles said of his Rockets. “They kept fighting. They did not quit the whole game.” FPHS 17 23 9 29 – 78 FHS 32 12 14 29 – 87 Fayetteville (78): D.J. Iles 9 13-18 33, M. Iles 7 5-6 23, Mullis 3 0-0 6, Fowler 1 3-4 5, Meyer 0 2-4 2, Schaefer 2 1-2 5. Team: 24 24-34 78. Three-pointers: D.J. Iles 2, M. Iles 4. Fairfield (87): Bates 10 3-5 24, Montgomery 6 6-6 18, Leach 1 4-8 7, Huff 1 4-4 7, Wilson 3 6-7 12, Bennett 0 5-7 5, Hilderbrandt 5 0-0 14. Team: 26 28-37 87. Three-pointers: Hilder-

Junior Broncos win Rumble on the River

Western Brown’s Junior high wrestling team shows off its trophy after winning the new richmond Invite.

The Western Brown Junior High wrestling team traveled to New Richmond on Saturday, Dec. 7 to compete in the Rumble on the River Wrestling Tournament. The Broncos finished as tournament champions out of 14 schools. Placers were: Brandon Lucas - Champion

Lady Rockets fire for 100 in win over Fairfield

Seth Taylor-Champion Davey Stamper-Champion Derek Spears-Champion Steven Grooms 2nd Place Jed Marlow- 2nd Place Blake Hurt-3rd place Chase Lovett-3rd place Eric Altman-3rd place Cory Fields-3rd place Derek Rymer-4th place Ryan Obermeyer-4th place Tanner Donathan-4th place

Jacob Haggerty-4th place Seth Montgomery-4th place

Other contributors to the victory were: Damion Hinkle, David Gregory, Matt Lewis, Jake Schuler, Andrew Todd, Aaron Wells, Destiny Meyer, Caleb Penn, Dalton Novak, Brandon Fraley,and Travis Walker.

BC holiday Classic at Fayetteville-Perry high school Dec. 27- Varsity girls 4 p.m. - Western Brown vs. Georgetown 7 p.m. - Fayetteville vs. Eastern

Dec. 27 - Varsity boys 5:30 p.m. - Western Brown vs. Georgetown 8:30 p.m. - Fayetteville vs. Eastern

(Consolation and championship games to be played Dec. 28 beginning at 4 p.m.)

The Fayetteville-Perry Lady Rockets continued to dominate the hardwood this past week, upping their overall record to 6-0 and their Southern Hills Athletic Conference record to 3-0 by defeating the Fairfield Lions 100-34 in the Dec. 12 league contest at Fayetteville-Perry High School. Eight Fayetteville players contributed buckets in the Dec. 12 victory, and there were four to shoot for double figures in scoring. Senior guard Makayla Rosselot led the Lady Rockets with 30 points, sinking 12-of-21 shots

from the field, including four three-pointers (4-10). She would also connect on two-of-two attempts from the foul line, grab four steals and pass for four assists. Fayetteville guard Alex Carson fired for 23 points, draining nine-of-14 shots from the field that included five-of-seven shooting from three-point land. She also dished for an impressive nine assists. Fayetteville guard Megan Eyre ended the night with 16 points, sinking seven-of-eight shots from the field that included perfect two-of-two shooting from beyond the arc. Fayetteville forward Carly Burroughs finished with 14 points with fiveof-10 shooting from the field and four-of-four shooting from the charity

stripe. She also pulled down seven rebounds. It was a 31-3 Fayetteville run in the first period that set the pace for the huge Lady Rocket victory. As a team, the Lady Rockets buried 40-of-67 shots from the field, 12-of22 shots from three-point land, and eight-of-eight shots from the foul line.

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FHS 3 10 7 14 – 34 FPHS 31 19 23 27 - 100 Fayetteville (100): Rosselot 12 2-2 30, A. Carson 9 0-0 23, Eyre 7 0-0 16, C. Burroughs 5 4-4 14, E. Burroughs 2 2-2 7, Murphy 2 0-0 4, Smyth 2 0-0 4, C. Carson 1 0-0 2. Team: 40 8-8 100. Threepointers: A. Carson 5, Rosselot 4, Eyre 2, E. Burroughs 1.

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in the third quarter, and then it was Miller sinking a three-pointer from the side to widen the margin to 20 points. An offensive rebound and put-back by Georgetown junior Tanner Pack upped the Georgetown lead to 48-26. What followed was an assist by Bradley for a score by Williams to lift the G-Men to a 50-26 lead. The G-Men strolled to an easy 29-point victory over the Wildcats, dominating the entire second half. “They (Wildcats) came into the game 3-0 and they came in with a lot of confidence, but I thought we handled it well,” Underwood said of the win at Williamsburg. Leading the G-Men in scoring was Williams with 20 points. The Georgetown senior also pulled down eight rebounds, dished for three assists, and grabbed two steals in an outstanding performance. He would bury nine-of-16 shots from the field. Cropper also shot for double figures against the Wildcats, burying seven-of18 shots from the field, including one three-pointer, to finish with 16 points. Cropper also pulled down nine rebounds, dished for two assists, and snatched three steals. Bradley marked the third G-Man to score in double figures against the Wildcats, firing for 12 points with five-of-12 shooting from the field. Bradley also led the G-Men on the boards with 10 rebounds, recording a double-double in a gutsy performance. Bradley also dished out five assists and rose for two blocks. Miller finished the nine points to go along with five steals, two assists, and two rebounds. Pack contributed with seven points, while Broadwell fired for four points. Georgetown juniors Clinton McElroy and Jonathon Staggs shot for two points apiece against the Wildcats. The G-Men rose to an overall record of 2-1 and a league record of 2-0 by scoring over 100 points in the Dec. 17 victory over the Felicity-Franklin Cardinals. “I thought we showed a lot of intensity throughout,” Underwood said following the big win over the Cardinals. Six G-Men scored in double figures in the win at Felicity with Cropper leading the way with 23 points. The G-Men were scheduled to host the Clermont Northeastern Rockets in the Dec. 20 round of games, marking their first home game of the

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Georgetown’s Bruce Derrick-Williams rises for a score in the G-Men’s Dec. 13 win at Williamsburg.

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Georgetown’s Jake Cropper drives to the hoop for a score during the G-Men’s Dec. 13 victory over the Williamsburg Wildcats.

season. GHS 11 28 17 16 – 72 WIL 10 13 13 7 – 43

McElroy 1 0-0 2, Staggs 1 0-0 2. Team: 31 8-14 72. Three-pointers: Cropper 1, Miller 1.

Georgetown (72): Williams 9 2-6 20, Cropper 7 1-2 16, Bradley 5 2-2 12, Miller 3 2-3 9, Pack 3 1-1 7, Broadwell 2 0-0 4,

Williamsburg (43): Brown 4 3-6 13, Barge 3 510 12, Wells 3 1-1 7, Spurlock 2 2-2 6, Horn 1 3-4 5. Team: 13 14-23 43.

The Lady Broncos’ goal at this point in the season is to continue on their path of improvement while taking it one game at a time. “When we can play consistently, I feel we are a dangerous team,”

Fender said of his Lady Broncos. “We have things to fix, and we'll ad dress those things. We need to continue to have meaningful practices to prepare us for the remaining games on our schedule. Our goal is to get better every day.”

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Fender. “We look forward to the challenges that wait; but first, we have another challenge to face on Thursday against a very good New Richmond team.”

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Mt. Orab Elementary Mrs. Castle’s Second Grade Class Dear Santa, I have been good this year. I played with my friend when she was alone. Could you get me an Ever After High doll? I’m reading a book about it. And get poor people some money so they will have better food. Merry Christmas. Your friend, Miranda Dear Santa, I have been good this year. I helped Carson clean the trash, got Mom a pop, and cleaned my room. I want a new football. My old one is worn out. I would also like my mom to have a bracelet. I would like mom to have a present for Christmas. Your friend, Cole Dear Santa, I have been good this year. I was silent when my mom told me to. May I have an Easy Bake Ultimate Oven and my daddy to be happy when I’m not there. It is the best thing ever! I love my daddy more than anything! Your friend, Sarah Dear Santa, I’ve been good this year. I have been helping my step-mom getting ready for Christmas. I really want a pair of Jordans. I want my grandma to have a diam ond necklace. I play basketball and my grandma loves jewelry. Merry Christmas! Your friend, Aaralyn Dear Santa, I have been good this year. I have done my chores and I have done my work. I would like to have Sparkle Ca-Z-Loom Bands because I like making bracelets. I would also like for everyone to have a good Christmas because it is God’s birthday. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Your friend, Nat Dear Santa, I’ve been good this year. I’ve helped my mom fold the clothes and I helped my brother clean his room. What I want for Christmas is that Monster High 13 Wishes Playset that comes with the doll. Can you get it or make it for me? I really want that because I’ve been begging my mom for it. What I want to give my family is love. They don’t want anything but love from me. Merry Christmas! Love, Payton Dea r Santa, I have been good this year. One thing I did was help Cameron tie his shoe. What I would like for Christmas is a T-Rex with a big tail. I want the TRex because they are big and their teeth are as big as a banana. My friend wants a dirt bike that is black and has flames on it. I would like for him to get the bike because he likes dirt bikes. Your friend, Jackson

Dear Santa, I have been good this year. I help my mom with the baby and I help Dad clean the garage. I really want an Xbox one please. They are really cool. My dad really wants a new table saw for Christmas. Your friend, Dylan Dear Santa, I have been good this year. I have helped old people who can’t help themselves. I would like to get a white Xbox 360 because I want to play it with my friends. I would like to give people stuff that they don’t have for Christmas because I want them to have warm clothes, warmth, and a house. I would like to buy my dad an iphone 5 GS so he could call my mom or my brothers if we get lost. Your friend, Matthew Dear Santa, I have been good this year because I’ve been taking the trash out when my mom tells me. Can I have a Tablet? I want it because Tablets are cool. I would also like you to bring my mom a coffee mug that says Mom. I want it for my mom because she will like it. Your friend, Austin Dear Santa, I have been good this year. I helped others do things. I would like Inox. They are awesome because they transform. I hope my mom gets better soon because she doesn’t feel good. Your friend, RyLee Dear Santa, I have been good this year. I helped my mom clean up my room every day. I’ve been nice to other people every day. I just want to be nice because I want a puppy that is a girl for Christmas because my other puppy died. I would like for you to bring my mom a ring because her other ring is lost. Your friend, Kaytlynn Dear Santa, I have been good this year. I have been opening the door for older people. I would like a DS because I would like to play with one. I would like Homer to have a good Christmas because he is lonely. Have fun, Santa! Your friend, Heather Dear Santa, I have been good this year. I have helped people get up off the ground when they fell off the monkey bars at school. I would like an Xbox 1 for Christmas because I like playing the games. I would like you to bring my little brother a Thomas the Train because his broke. Love, Abby Dear Santa, I have been good this year because I helped my dad mow. I want a dirt bike for Christmas because I would have fun riding it every day. I hope my friend Trey gets a remote control car because his other one broke. Your friend, Elijah Dear Santa, I have been good this year. I helped my mom find her phone. It was under the couch. I also play with my brothers and I helped my dad build the bathroom. I would like to have toy army men for Christmas because I really like to play with them during the day. I would like for you to bring my mom a ring because she helps me with my homework and she is nice to me. Your friend, Gabe Dear Santa, I have been good this year. I have been good at school. May I please have an Xbox360 for Christmas because I really want to play Minecraft. I really want my mom to have a necklace because she likes necklaces. Your friend, Vincent Dear Santa,

I have been good this year. I helped my grandma with the dishwashing every night. I would really like a kitten and ice skates for Christmas because I want the play with the kitten and skate with the ice skates. I would like my brother to get a shiny new football because his first football popped. Your friend, Annabella Dear Santa, I have been good this year. I helped Mamaw hang the stockings up. I want a robot puppy for Christmas so I can play with it. Please bring my grandma a new necklace because her cross necklace broke. How do you make toys? Your friend, Jordan Dear Santa, I have been good this year. I cheered up my sister Jazmyn and the two babies when they were crying. I got the babies their bottles and picked Tyla up when she fell down. My wrestlers broke so I would like to have new ones for Christmas. My sister cut my brother’s rattle so I would like for him to have a new one. Your friend, Trace Dear Santa, I have been good this year. I helped my mom with the dishes every day. I would like a Monster High Doll for Christmas because my brother broke the legs off of my other dolls. I would like for you to bring my mom a new ring because her other ring broke. Your friend, Lilly Dear Santa, I have been sort of good this year. I cuddle with my dog Popo. Can I please have Flutterby Fairy because I have been nice to people. I would also like you and the reindeer to have a good Christmas because that will make me happy! Your friend, Abby Dear Santa, I have been good this year. You’re a nice man and you give people lots of presents. Tell Mrs. Claus to have a happy Christmas. I really want a toy cat because they are soft. I wish other people could have food because they might get hungry. Your friend, Sara Mrs. Germann’s Second Grade Class Dear Santa, Please bring my sister a drum set for Christmas. And I want a Kindle Fire because I have been good for Christmas. My dad wants a new Play Station and a new game. My mom wants a necklace because she has been really good. Love, Emma Dear Santa, I have been good this year because I have been doing my school work. I want a tablet so I can play games on it. Can my dad have a mug? He is a great dad. Love, Karl Dear Santa, I have been good this year because I listened to my parents. Please bring my sister a Kindle Fire because she listened to her parents. I want a Kindle Fire because I do my chores. Love, Gracie Dear Santa, I have been good this year because I’m good in school. Please, please bring me an iPod Santa, because I have been good for my mom. Will you bring my niece some Barbies because she doesn’t have a lot? Love, Sheila Dear Santa, I have been good this year because I do my chores and feed my animals. I would like a bb gun because I will shoot targets. Please bring an Easy Bake Oven for my sister so she can make me cookies. Love, Ashton Dear Santa,

I have been good this year because I have been nice to my brother and sisters. Please bring me an iPod 5 this year, because I will play games on it. Please bring my best friend Sheila a Kindle Fire because she has been good. Love, Abby Dear Santa, I have been good this year because I share with my friends and brother. What I want for Christmas is high heel boots and Sperry’s so I can wear them to school. My brother wants a gun to shoot some deer. Please bring these. Love, Alyssa Dear Santa, I have been really good because I help my dad. I really want an iPod because I can play games. Can you give a 4 walkie talkie set to Matthew? So we can play with them. Love, Gabriella Dear Santa, I have been good this year because I haven’t touched my Elf on the Shelf. Can I please have a BB gun for Christmas? I want one because I will use it for target practice. Dad’s been really really good this year. So can you please get Dad a new car or truck? Dad would like a new car or truck. Thank you, Morgan Dear Santa, I have been good this year because I did my chores. I want a Kindle. Would you bring my mom a playpen? Because she has been good and is having a baby. Love, Payten Dear Santa, I have been good this year because I’m good in school and I do my chores. Please, please, please bring an iPod for Christmas, so I can play games. Please bring my mom a necklace because she has been good. Love, Kaidance Dear Santa, I have been good this year because I have been taking care of my dogs and have been getting s’s on my spelling tests. I want a ps3 sooo, soooo bad because I can play games and look up stuff. I’ll do anything my mom wants me to do with it. I want my mom to get a pygmy goat because she really wants one and my dad wouldn’t let her get one. Love, Timmy Dear Santa, I have been good this year, because I’ve been good at school and for my mom. I want a Skylander Swap Force because I would have all the Skylander games. I want to get jewelry for my mom because she likes wearing it every day. Love, Peyton Dear Santa, I have been an angel because I have been nice to my brother. I want a Xbox 360 for Christmas because I have been doing my chores. I want Remington to have a Kindle because he bugs me when I play mine. Love, Trenton Dear Santa, I have been good this year, because I have been good to my sister and my brother. Please bring me an iPod. My brother wants a computer because he has been good. Love, Austin Dear Santa, I have been good this year, because I have listened to my mom. I want a microscope because I like science. Please get my sister a robe, because she wants one so much. Love, Luke Dear Santa, I have been good this year, because I have been working at school. I want a four-wheeler. I want my sister to get a train set because she likes trains. Love, Ethan Dear Santa,

I have been good because I helped my friend in school because she got hurt. I want an iPod for Christmas because I have been good. Please bring my brother an iPod because he has been nice to me. Love, Lexi Dear Santa, I have been good this year, because I go to bed when my mom and dad tell me to. I want a Smart Board so I can play games on it. Please bring Anna an iPod because she had been good. Love, Ariel Dear Santa, I have been good this year because I have been good in school. I want an iPad so I can read on it. My big sister wants an iPod. Love, Elizabeth Dear Santa, I have been good this year because I helped my grandma and grandpa. I want a new bike that is a golden bike. I want the bike because my bike is rusty and old. For my dad I want for him to get a new van because he has been trying to get his van to work and so it won’t wreck. Please, please, please bring it for Christmas. Love, Aaron Dear Santa, I have been good this year because I have been doing chores. I want an iPod because I will play games on it. I want pencils for Mrs. Germann because she doesn’t have very many. Love, Joshua Dear Santa, I have been good this year because I did my chores. I want an iPod for Christmas, because I have been good. Abby wants an iPod 5 for Christmas, she has been good. My brother wants toys for Christmas. He has been good. My mom wants jewelry for Christmas, she has been good. My dad wants tools for Christmas, he has been good. Love, Anna Dear Santa, I have been good this year, because I helped my mom move. I want a four way walkie talkie set for Christmas. I want Gabby to have a iPod because she helped her friend not get bullied. Love, Matthew Mrs. Kidd’s Second Grade Class Dear Santa, I have been good most of the time. I want a blue Playstation and a new Monsters University movie for Christmas. I would like my mom to have a shiny necklace. I will leave you some cookies and milk. Love, Adam Dear Santa, I have been good because I help my grandma. Have your elves been good? How have you been? I want a new black Xbox. I also want a box of Legos and an iPod. I will leave you cookies and milk. Love, Bryce Dear Santa, How are you and the elves doing? I have been good. I have been taking care of my dog. Please bring me a tablet, Minecraft for the Xbox, and 2K14. I think I deserve them because I’ve been good. Please bring a baby toy for my little brother Spencer who will be born in February. Love, Dominic Dear Santa, I have not pushed anybody and I played Black Ops with my brother. I have maybe got in trouble 1 or 2 times. So, I think I’ve been pretty good. I would like a laptop so I can play my own games. Can you get my cousin the new basketball game? I will leave you cookies and milk. Love, Ben Dear Santa,

I have been good. I help others. Please bring me a Xbox and an iPod. I like to play games. Please bring a football to my cousin. I will leave cookies and milk too. Love, Dregon Dear Santa, I’m good because I took good care of my dog. Can you please make it snow all year long so we can have snowball fights and make a snowman? Can you please bring my cousin Jasmine all the doctors from Doctor Who? Love, Nate Dear Santa, Hi! Santa, how are you and the elves? I’m going to be honest that I’ve been bad like jumping out of a window and back talking. But, I know that I’ve been good too. Are you having a good winter? I’m going to ask you to get toys for other kids that can’t have Christmas. Can you please get me two guinea pigs and a Bengals football guy? Merry Christmas, Santa! I will leave you and the reindeers a treat. Love, Jacob Dear Santa, I’ve been good and I’ve done my homework. I help my mom. I would like an iPod and basketball hoop. I think I deserve them because I’ve been good. Can you bring a football for my cousin? I will leave you cookies. Love, Zane Dear Santa, I was good because I helped my mom take the puppy to the bathroom, and I helped my dad at the grocery store. I am going to put cookies on the table. Ok? Can you please get me Skylanders Swap Force and heelies? Please? Please take toys to a kid who doesn’t have any. Your Friend, Landon Dear Santa, I have been good this year. I have helped my mom, my brother, and my dad. I want a laptop for me to write my stories. I sat out toys for you to take to the sick kids. I will sit out some cookies and some carrots for the reindeer. Love, Ashley Dear Santa, I have made mistakes because I yelled at mom. That was not good. I’m trying to be better! I would really like a baby alive. Please give some toys to the people who are really sick too. Love, Taelynn Dear Santa, I have been good, but made some little mistakes. I’ve tried my best to be good. How are you and the elves? Did you have a good summer? Please bring me a Princess Twilight pony toy. Please bring my mom some socks. I keep taking them. Please bring my dad some nurse tools. My dad is a nurse. Please bring my cats some cat toys. Love, Jordan Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year. I helped put up the Christmas tree and train. I would like a hamster, shoes, and a bracelet set. I would also like underarmor for my brother Michael. Love, Nick Dear Santa, I have been good. I help others. Can I please have a guinea pig? Please bring other children toys. I will leave treats for the reindeer and you. Love, Navayah Dear Santa, How are you and the elves doing? I tried my best to be good but I made a mistake. If you let me have a present, can I please have a necklace and a soft pillow? Thank you! My cousin would like a leappad and a ball. I will leave you treats and your reindeer treats. Love, Carly CONTINUED ON PAGE 22

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Editor’s note: Every Elementary school in Brown County was contacted this year for Letters to Santa from their first and second graders. Following are letters to Santa that have been submitted to the newspaper from some Brown County children. Students were encouraged to ask Santa for gifts for someone they love. Some children grasped the concept, others didn’t, but all that were submitted are published. Children’s last names were ommitted for safety purposes. Also, all letters that were submitted to The Brown County Press were forwarded to Santa Claus in their entirety. Santa wanted to express his thanks for the pictures he was sent also.

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Dear Santa, I have been a good girl. I want a big unicorn with diamond eyes and a diamond heart. Please give my friend Jordan a horse. Love, Tessa Dear Santa, I have been good this year. Please bring my mom a pack of pencils. I help my mom and dad. Please bring me a bookshelf. I will bring some treats. Love, Nate Dear Santa, How are you and the elves? Did you have a good summer? I have made a couple of mistakes. So, I want one thing. I would like a remote control helicopter. Please take other kids presents too. Your friend, Liam Dear Santa, I’ve been good, but I made some mistakes. Can I please have a Hello Kitty Karaoke machine, Elsa head phones, Elsa pj’s, and a laptop to read and play games on? Can you please bring food, toys, clothes, and shoes for other kids? Love, Aubrey Dear Santa, I have been good this year. I help my brothers and help do laundry. I want a new phone. My dad wants one too. Love you! Love, Wyatt Dear Santa, How are you doing? How are your elves doing? Have you been the best Santa ever? Are your elves still making toys? Well, this is what I want: a new pair of boots, a laptop, dog pj’s, and Anna head phones. I think I deserve this because I help my mom do chores at the house. I think you should bring toys to children at the hospital. Love, Avery Dear Santa, I have been good to others. But, I have made a few mistakes. Will you please get me a laptop so I can write my stories? Will you please give toys to kids who are sick and need things? I will make sure I will leave you and the reindeer some treats. Love, Katie Dear Santa, I was a little bad but I was a lot good. I want a Barbie Dream House and all the people, please. Please bring toys to the kids that don’t have any toys. I will leave you a bunch of treats. Love, Kylee Mrs. Lightner’s Second Grade Dear Santa, I have been really good this year. I would like to have new shoes with skates for Christmas. My brother would like an X Box 360 with Lego Batman and Lego Star Wars. Say hi to Rudolph. I will leave cookies and milk for you. Your friend, Ethan Dear Santa, I have been very good this year. I let my dog out and I always clean my room. I would like a Nabi for Christmas because it is a very good learning device. Can you get my brother a pair of cowboy boots because his old pair is too small? Tell Rudolph I like his nose. Love, Marilyn Dear Santa, I have been really good this year. I help out with the goats and I’ve been good at school. I would really like a Fur Real Monkey named Bella because it’s very cute. I would like for you to get my sister a Crazy Loom Kit because she likes to make bracelets. Say hi to the reindeer for me. Love, Camryn

Dear Santa, I have been really good this year. I help my brother take care of the dogs and feed them. I would like to have a new Pillow Pet for Christmas. My other pillows are not soft. I would like for you to bring an X Box Live for my big brother. He always talks about it. Tell the reindeer I said hi. Love, Kaylee Dear Santa, I have been good this year. I help my mom. Can I have a Zoomer for Christmas? I can pretend he is my pet. Can you get a necklace for my sister? She will love it. Love, Lindsey Dear Santa, I have been really good this year. I fed my dog. I want a Web Shooter for Christmas because my other one ran out of web. I want you to get my mom a vase for Christmas because she was nice to me. Tell the reindeer I said hi. Your friend, Carson Dear Santa, I have been really good this year. I have helped out in the house. I would like to have a 3DS for Christmas because when I play it, I turn 3D on and it looks really cool. I would like for you to get my brother Lego’s because he likes to build things all the time. I will leave out cookies and milk for you. Love, Evan Dear Santa, I have been good this year. I have done all my work. I would like to have arts and crafts for Christmas. I like to make stuff out of arts and crafts. I would like for my brother to get new gym shoes because he needs new ones. I will get you cookies and milk. Tell the reindeer I said hi. Your friend, Maliela Dear Santa, I have been really good because I have gotten a lot of 100’s at school. I would like a Zoomer for Christmas. My sister would also like a Zoomer. Tell Rudolph I said hi. Love, Merissa Dear Santa, I have been really good this year. I would like a PSP for Christmas. I have been really wanting one. My sister wants an iPhone 5 for Christmas. I hope you have a good Christmas. Say hi to Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer. Love, Austin Dear Santa, I have been really good this year. I’ve been feeding the dog and cleaning my room when my mom and dad say to. I want Lego City for Christmas because I play with Legos. I would like you to bring a 3DS XL for my sister. She likes playing games. Tell Rudolph I said hi. Sincerely, Carter Dear Santa, I have been really good this year. I help my mom with the pup. I want another girl puppy for Christmas because I love puppies. I would like my mom to have a jewelry kit because she loves to wear jewelry. Please tell Rudolph I said hi. Love, Madison Dear Santa, I have been really good this year. I always do what my mom and dad tell me to do. I always ask before doing something I want to. I would like a bow for Christmas because I really like sports and I think I would need to practice before hunting for real. I would like my brother Ben to have an iPa d mini because I don’t want us to fight over the big iPad. Tell the reindeer I said hi. Love, Abe

Dear Santa, I have been good this year. I would like a 3DS for Christmas because I want to play different games. I want Nana to have a pretty ring. Your friend, Alex Dear Santa, I have been really good this year. I would like to have a new PS4 for Christmas. My old PS4 skips. I would like to get my little brother a new tv. Tell the reindeer I said hi. Your friend, Carter Dear Santa, I have been very good this year. I have cleaned my room when my mom says. I want a pet Zoomer for Christmas so I can train it so it can be in a running competition. I want you to bring my sister a ring for Christmas. Love, Darien Dear Santa, I have been good this year. I want an Xbox 360 for Christmas because I want to play games. Please b ring my brother a 3DS. Your friend, Freddy Dear Santa, I have been really good this year. I have been helping around the house. I would like an Xbox One with Dead Rising 3. Please bring my sister a play set for Christmas. Tell Rudolph his nose is shiny. Love, Dylan Dear Santa, I have been really good this year. I help my mom take out the dogs. Tell Mrs. Claus I said hi. I want an iPod Touch for Christmas. M y sister would like to have a playhouse because her old one is broken. Tell Rudolph I said hi. Love, Sidney Dear Santa, I have been good this year. Can you give my family the best Christmas ever and everyone else the best Christmas ever? Love, Abbie Dear Santa, I have been so good this year. I have helped my dad everyday. Can I have Skylanders? I hope you bring my sister a go-cart. Your friend, Dillion Dear S anta, I have been good this year. I feed my dogs. I want a Kindle Fire for Christmas. My mom wants a ring and my dad wants new tools for Christmas. Your friend, Bryson Dear Santa, I’ve been super good this year. I’ve been helping my mom clean. I want my family to have the best Christmas ever. I want my sister to have a Zoomer for Christmas because she’s been nice to me. Your friend, Mitchell Dear Santa, I h ave been really good this year. I want a pet Zoomer for Christmas so I can show him tricks. Please bring my little brother a toy race car and a tent for Christmas. Love, Chloe

Dear Santa, Would you please bring Brandon a car. Your friend, Jordyn Dear Santa, Would you please bring Pop a hunters clothes. Your friend, Granpo Dear Santa, Would you please bring Pryce a sqaship. Your friend, Bryce Dear Santa, Would you please bring a toy for Xander, a toy for Pitch and toy for James and a nerf gun. Your friend, Riley Dear Santa, Would you please bring Eric race car pajamas? Your friend, Dakota Dear Santa, Would you please bring Riley a nerf. Your friend, Bryce Dear Santa, Would you please bring Noah a car. Your friend, Bailey Dear Santa, Would you please bring Chase a monster truck. Your friend, Lily Dear Santa, Would you please bring Nessa a pinch pot. Your friend, Jayla Dear Santa, Would you please bring Seth a race car. Your friend, Noah Dear Santa, Would you please bring Noah a sled. Your friend, Logan Dear Santa, Would you please bring Sophia a Golden Retriever pu. Your friend, Drew Dear Santa, Would you please bring Corbin a monster truck. Your friend, Pryce Dear Santa, Would you please bring Brandolyn a Barbie doll. Your friend, Belle Dear Santa, Would you please bring Sydney a glow up ball. Your friend, Brandy Dear Santa, Would you please bring Zane a little chair. Your friend, Olivia Dear Santa, Would you please bring Cashed a rest Ben. Your friend, Kade

Dear Santa, Would you please bring Tiger a remote control airplane. Your friend, Jaryka Mrs. Kelly Murphy’s First Grade Class Dear Santa, I have a Christmas wish for someone. Could you bring Lacy a 3 DS because she likes it? Thank you! Your Friend, Zoey F. Dear Santa, I have a Christmas wish for someone. Could you bring Zoey some make up because she likes it? Thank you! Your friend, Lacy N. Dear Santa, I have a Christmas wish for someone. Could you bring Lacy a DS because she likes it? Thank you! Your friend, Lilly A. Dear Santa, I have a Christmas wish for someone. Could you bring Belle a swimming pool because then Belle can go swimming in the summer? Thank you! Your Friend, Laura S. Dear Santa, I have a Christmas wish for someone. Could you bring Zoey a make-up set because she wants it? Thank you! Your friend, Faith H. Dear Santa, I have a Christmas wish for someone. Could you bring Brandolyn a Frozen doll because she does not have one? Thank you! Your friend, Kara W. Dear Santa, I have a Christmas wish for someone. Could you bring Luke pajamas because he needs some? Thank you! Your friend, Harrisyn P. Dear Santa, I have a Christmas wish for someone. Could you bring Stormy a scarf because he doesn’t have one? Thank you! Your Friend, Summer M. Dear Santa, I have a Christmas wish for someone. Could you bring my mom a present because I love her? Thank you! Your friend, Andrew C. Dear Santa, I have a Christmas wish for someone. Could you bring Bryce hot wheels because he wants them? Thank you! Your friend, Seth W.

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Dear Santa, I have a Christmas wish for someone. Could you bring Luke a Mario race track because Luke needs one so he can play with it? Thank you! Your friend, Andrew J. Dear Santa, I have a Christmas wish for someone. Could you bring Lacy a gift? It is a baby doll. Thank you! Your friend, Breanne C. Dear Santa, I have a Christmas wish for someone. Could you bring Caden a pair of jeans because he doesn’t have any jeans? Thank you! Your friend, Connor F. Dear Santa, I have a Christmas wish for someone. Could you bring my sister a Polly Pocket because she is begging for a Frozen one? Thank you! Your friend, Riley J. Dear Santa, I have a Christmas wish for someone. Could you bring Madilynn a pair of pajamas because she needs some? Thank you! Your friend, Maggie M. Dear Santa, I have a Christmas wish for someone. Could you bring Harrisyn a pair of pajamas because he gets cold at night? Thank you! Your friend, Luke W. Dear Santa, I have a Christmas wish for someone. Could you bring Luke pajamas because he wants some? Thank you! Your friend, Jaden D. Dear Santa, I have a Christmas wish for someone. Could you bring Zoe and Eli a Christmas present because they are having a hard time? Thank you! Your friend, Garrett F. Dear Santa, I have a Christmas wish for someone. Could you bring Emily finger nail polish because she wants to be popular? Thank you! Your friend, Amber U. Dear Santa, I have a Christmas wish for someone. Could you bring Robert a pup? Thank you! Your friend, Aaliyah S.

Russellville Elementary Renee Huff’s First Grade Class Dear Santa, Would you please bring my Gwena beast hunters. Your friend, Ed Dear Santa, Would you please bring Jordyn a golden retriever. Your friend, Macy S. Der Santa, Would you please bring Abby a baby alive. Your friend, Gwyneth

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EDUCATION/SOCIAL

Auditions for SSCC Theatre’s spring production of John Cariani’s “Almost, Maine” will be held 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, in the Edward K. Daniels Auditorium on Southern State Community College’s Central Campus, 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro. Auditions are open to community members and students. On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern

lights hover in the starfilled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost— in this delightful midwinter night's dream. Those interested in auditioning should prepare and memorize a comedic or dramatic one- to twominute monologue. If unavailable to attend the audition date, please con-

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SSCC Theatre hosts January 17 auditions for “Almost, Maine”

tact Rainee Angles (rangles@sscc.edu) to schedule an alternate audition date prior to Jan. 17. “Almost, Maine,” directed by Rainee Angles, will be performed April 46, 2013, and is part of SSCC Theatre’s 10th anniversary celebration. For more information about “Almost, Maine,” available roles, and a rehearsal schedule, please visit www.sscctheatre.com. To learn more about theatre courses offered at Southern State, visit www.sscc.edu.

Local Christmas events Canters welcome son

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Happy birthday to you if indeed this is your birthday week and to Robert Germann, Rich Warehime, Walter W. Kemmenter, Jeremy Spiller , Dale Smith, Melody and Roger Bick, Charles W. Grimes, Terry L. Minton, Stephanie Skagg's, William W. Salisbury. Nicole White, Sarah White, John Carl , Debbie Ferguson, Adam Griffith, Marrissa Rodgers, Nancy Siemianowski Paul, Courtney Hafer, Chris Holtman, Seth Blevins, Viola Craycraft, Melissa M. Snider Dodson, Luther Pelletier, Mary Rose Watson, Jane Truesdell Polley, Nikki Poole, Charles D. Rice, Stella Rice, Phyliss Pelletier Brandenburg, Patricia Mountjoy, Ward Brierly, Cameron McCall, Michael Mills, Martha and Gerald Mitchell, Cade Walkup, David Neal, Elizabeth Baker Pennington, Maude Baird, William W. Baird, Mary Yockey, Joseph B. Meeker, Matt Williamson, Connie Woolard, Connie Sweet, Allison Wells, Megan Tolin Dotson, Bill Ackley, and James A. Gilliland. ### A good thing has come out of this author writing the Red Oak News. What was is this happy thing? Well, I recently met a married couple that survived the Moscow, Ohio tornado. This past week I had the pleasure of visiting them in their Brown County home, “where the deer have a place to go.” What a real pleasure. We talked and talked and even the neighbor stopped by for a visita very nice evening as they shared food and conversation. However, it was until I was leaving did the most eventful part of the evening happen. What was that you asked? On the entry/exit wall they have a collage of various kinds of people photos. At first I thought it was family, but no it was a collage of the people who came and reached out to them and helped in many various ways after the tornado attempted to destroy their lives and their livelihood. It was a very humbling experience to see this wall of everyday heroes. ### You are invited to the beautiful Christmas Eve services at the Red Oak Presbyterian Church beginning 6 p.m. Services will be conducted by our loved one Nathan Woods. Music will be presented by Dale Ryan and our very talented Barb Campbell. ### A tradition for the Red Oak community and friends has been ongoing for approaching 200 years. What is that you say? The traditional annual covered dish New Years Day Dinner on January 1st. Please come and be part of the tradition in the historic stone Red Oak Presbyterian Church. ### The Red Oak Presbyterian Church is accepting canned goods suitable for the food pantry. If you would like to contribute you can call me at (937) 392-4261. The annual congregational dinner and meeting of the Red Oak Presbyterian Church is scheduled for January 12th.

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MARY HOWLETTE ### Many thanks to Paul Woods and Joe Bick and anyone else involved in obtaining and installing the new dimmer switches on the lights at Red Oak Church! Having dimmer switches on the lights will be a great asset during the special evening services and weddings. Many, many thanks!!! ### I would like to say a special thanks to the congregation of the Russellville Church of Christ and all who give of their time, energies, and prosperity giving and providing for the less fortunate. Many, many blessings all! ### For many, many years Donna Montgomery Hile did extensive work on her family tree, which includes multiple families, that dates as far back as at least the 1600's. One day she gave all of her work to my Mom, which was in the same family line. Now that work can be found at the Brown County Genealogy Office with exception of several families located at the Union Township library in Ripley. ### Friday, December 20th, “The Messiah” will be preformed by the Adams County choir at the West Union Presbyterian Church. A freewill offering will be taken for “Christmas Sharing.” ### A big thank you to the nice “Letter to the Editor”written by Benjamin Pedigo and printed in The Brown County Press regarding a very special unsung hero of Brown County, Russellville's Doug Green. Doug for 40 years has dedicated his life to training the future generation by “providing instruction for young people that has built character, a greater understanding of responsibilities of citizenship and developing of personnel fitness.” “Doug has dedicated hours of time to mentoring boys from the ages of 11-17 with a combination of educational activities and lifelong values.” I had the fortunate opportunity of meeting and realizing first hand on two different levels Russellville's Doug Green and how pleased that I was to learn that he lives what he teaches. Doug will be honored at an open house recognition ceremony Sunday December 29 at 4 p.m. at the Russellville Presbyterian Church. I very much stand in agreement with Ben Pedigo's statement, “Thank you Doug for your outstanding community service work to the youth of Brown County.” ### The 2014 Garden Seminars will begin Thursday, January 16th. Steve Boehme, owner of delightful Good Seed Farms, located near the stoplight at Macon on Tri-County Road, will be speaking in SSCC's library south cam-

pus at Fincastle from 67:30 p.m. Steve will be talking about moving into a new landscape. All the seminars are free and open to the public. ### If you are scared of a home invasion by unwanted pest of some kind I have heard that wasp spray could greatly hinder that plan. Wasp spray will spray a very long way and according to reports very effective.

Live Nativity at West Fork Church

Pastor Bill Collett and the congregation of the West Fork Baptist Church are inviting you to an outdoor Live Nativity on Sunday evening, December 22, 2013 from 7 - 8 p.m. at the West Fork Baptist Church, Georgetown. Refreshments of hot chocolate and cookies will be served. The church is located at 10127 West Fork Road. Directions from Georgetown: North on Rt. 68, turn right on to Wahlsburg East Road, stay on Wahlsburg Road, straight at the stop sign onto West Fork Road. The church is on the left.

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service scheduled

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

Matthew and Brittany Canter of Bethel proudly announce the birth of their son Carson Ray Canter, Carson was born at 3:19 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. He weighed 8 pounds, 3.4 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long. The grandparents of Carson are Raymond and Lisa Fancher of Bethel, Donnie and Tonya Canter of Hamersville and Maggie Stanforth of Hillsboro. The great grandparents of Carson are Danny and Bonnie ernst of Batavia, Gerry and Virgil Fancher of Newtonsville and Caralyn Everman of Hillsboro. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate Matthew and Brittany on the birth of their son Carson Ray Canter.

White recognized at Ripley Federal Savings Bank

Officers and staff of Ripley Federal Savings Bank were pleased to recognize Karen H. White at their Christmas gathering held December 9, 2013, for her 30 years of dedicated service. A graduate of Eastern Local High School and Miami University, Karen began working at Ripley Federal on June 23, 1983, as a bookkeeper. As the years progressed, she attained her current position of Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer. President/CEO Andy Miller expressed appreciation for her work ethic and dedication to Ripley Federal. Karen and her husband, Philip, make their home in Ripley and are the parents of one daughter, Katie, who is a Senior at Miami University.

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Andy Miller, right, President/CEO of Ripley Federal, and Karen H. White, CFO/Treasurer who is celebrating 30 years of service.

Ripley Christmas Eve service set A Christmas Eve candlelight service will be held at 7 p.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church in Ripley. The Tuesday, December 24 service, a long-

Mt. Orab church to hold Christmas Eve service

Mt. Orab United Methodist Church will be holding it's Christmas Eve Candlelight service on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 11 p.m. The church is located at the corner of Elm Street and U.S. Route 68, Mt. Orab. Everyone is welcome to attend.

standing tradition at Centenary, will include scripture lessons and carols. The service, led by Pastor David Harper, will conclude with the congregation singing Silent Night

by candlelight. The Christmas Eve service is open to the public and all are invited to attend. The church is located at 110 N. Second Street.

Gregory Paul Liming, son of Bob and June Liming of Hamersville, received a bachelor of science degree in exercise science from Urbana University during the 122nd Commencement Ceremony held on December 14, 2013 in the Warren G. Grimes Center.

During his four years at Urbana, Greg was a member of the Blue Knight’s NCAA Div II baseball team, being named Defensive Player of the Year following the 2013 season. Greg is a 2009 graduate of Western Brown High School.

opportunity to work with Efficiency Smart to find ways to save money for both commercial and residential customers,” said Jeremy Germann, Village Administrator. “We believe the programs offered by Efficiency Smart will benefit Georgetown residents for years to come and give business owners a competitive edge over surrounding communities. The village has always offered low rates and reliable service, and this is yet another advantage we will offer customers.” Georgetown residents and businesses will have the opportunity to benefit from a variety of energy efficiency services through Efficiency smart, such as: • Rebates for energy-ef-

ficient products, discounts on energy-efficient lighting and financial rewards for recycling secondary refrigerators and freezers for residential customers. • Rebates for more than 90 improvements for businesses with annual electric usage of 20,000 to 500,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh), including lighting and lighting controls, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, electric heating, food service equipment and compressed air and motors. • Tailored services with dedicated account management, customized financial incentives and technical assistance for organizations that use more than 500,000 kWh of electricity annually.

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Urbana University fall graduate from Hamersville

Georgetown partners with efficiency smart for energy efficiency services

The village of Georgetown has joined the other public power communities that subscribe to Efficiency Smart’s comprehensive energy efficiency services. The partnership, designed to save money and reduce energy usage for Georgetown Public Utilities electric customers, will officially begin Jan. 1, 2014 and run through Dec. 31, 2016. “We’re excited to begin implementing our strategies and services that have proven successful in other communities Georgetown,” said Kristyn Wilder, executive director of Efficiency Smart. “We look forward to making a lasting impact in Georgetown, not only through energy savings, but also through

workforce, economic and community development.” According to preliminary targets, the partnership is expected to save Georgetown 8,422 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy and nearly $800,000 over the lifetime of installed efficient products, over the course of the three-year contract period. Efficiency Smart will track and report energy savings to Georgetown, and all claimed savings will be verified by an independent third-party evaluator. This is a performance-based contract, and if three-year targets are not met, Georgetown will be refunded for any guaranteed savings not delivered. “Georgetown Public Utilities is excited for the

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Big Easy’s Christmas Extravaganza scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 21 will benefit ‘A Soldier’s Child Foundation,’ Brown and Clermont County groups will be performing at the Anderson Center Theatre located at 7850 Five Mile Road, Anderson Township. The event will include a matinee performance at 2 p.m. and an evening performance at 7:30 p.m. For more information call (937) 515-6629 or (937) 515-6483. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22 Bible Chapel U.C.C. Blue Christmas Services have been set for 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22. Bible Chapel is located at 119 North Avenue in Hamersville, just one lock north of St. Rt. 125. Live Nativity at West Fork Baptist Church from 7 to 8 p.m. at the church in Georgetown. The Church is located at 10127 West Fork Road. Hot Chocolate and cookies will be served. Come join Pastor Bill Collett and the congregation in this event. MONDAY, DECEMBER 23 TOPS Chapter in Mt. Orab meets at 5:30 p.m. every Monday, including Dec. 23, at Hospice of Hope, 215 Hughes Blvd. in Mt. Orab. Further information is available by calling Nancy at (937) 444-3437.

Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23, at the commissioners office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. The public is invited to attend. TOPS Chapter in Sardinia meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday, including Dec. 23, at Sardinia Church of the Nazarene on SardiniaMowrystown Road. Further information is available by calling Regina Davidson at (937) 446-3714. Mt. Orab Lions Club will meet in regular session at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 23 at the lodge, 110 S. High Street in Mt. Orab. For more information contact Bob Richmond at (937) 444-4791. TOPS Chapter in Ripley meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday including Dec. 23 at the Ripley Church of the Nazarene, 230 North Second Street. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24 Mt. Orab United Methodist Church Christmas Eve Services will begin at 11 p.m. Everyone is invited to this candlelight service. The church is located at the corner of Elm Street and U.S. Rt. 68 in Mt. Orab. Alcoholics Anonymous in Sardinia meets from 11 a.m. until noon each Tuesday morning at the Sardinia Town Hall. Please enter the back door. For more information call (937) 444-3877.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24 at Centenary United Methodist Church in Ripley. This is a long-standing tradition at Centenary and will include scripture lessons and carols. The service, led by Pastor David Harper, will conclude with the congregation singing Silent Night by candlelight. This service is open to the public. The church is located at 110 N. Second Street. Zumba Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness on Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 127 North Point Drive in Mt. Orab. These classes are for members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members. Please call (937) 444-5230 for more information. “A Civil War Christmas” Presented at the Ripley Church of Christ will be held on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. In light of celebrating the congregation’s 150th Anniversary, the church has put together a program which will transport back in time to 1863. The Ripley Church of Christ is located at 105 North Third Street. For more information call (937) 392-1166 or (937) 213-2609 Yoga Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness, 127, North Point Drive, Mt. Orab at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24 at the center. Members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members are welcome. Please call (937) 444-5230 for details and new hours.

the Brown County Health Department in Georgetown. For more information call (937) 378-6892 or toll free at (866-867-6892. Al-Anon Family Group Sessions will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Methodist Church on Church Street, off N. High Street. This group can provide support and information to families and individuals who know someone who suffers from substance abuse. For more information call Jean at (937) 444-3877. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25 MERRY CHRISTMAS! Free Weaving Classes will not be held on Christmas Day but will resume every Wednesday, at 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon) at the Rambler Center (the old Russellville-Jefferson High School) on St. Rt. 125 in Russellville. Anyone interested in learning how to weave are asked to call Geri at (937) 378-3426 Brown County Board of Commissioners will not meet on Wednesday, Dec. 25. Sit and Stitch will not meet on Christmas Day, Anyone who is a crocheter or spinner or who wants to learn, is invited to attend and bring a current project. Children are welcome. Further information is available by calling (937) 403-8481 or (513) 3141656. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26

Christmas Eve Services at the Sardinia Church of Christ will begin at 6 p.m. This special time of worship will help us celebrate the beauty of God’s Son coming here for us. The Sardinia Church of Christ is located at 7130 Bachman Road in Sardinia.

Kick-boxing Classes will be offered on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 26, at the Snap Fitness Center in Mt. Orab, 127 North Point Drive. These classes are open to members as well as non-members. For details call (937) 444-5230.

Flu Shots will be Available every Tuesday from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. at

Mt. Orab Village Council will meet at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 26. This meeting is

Ronnie Blair, Carolyn Anderson to Ronnie Blair, Carolyn Anderson and Doris Fay Monnett, 17.08 acres of land in Clark Twp., filed 12-9-2013 Federal National Mortgage Association to Joshua P. Potts, 6.98 acres of land in Clark Twp., filed 12-6-2013, $99,950 Larry S. Lindsey to Mary J. Lindsey, 6.63 acres and 8.23 acres of land in Clark Twp., filed 12-5-2013 Larry S. and Mary J. Lindsey to Mary J. Lindsey, 7.57 acres of land in Clark Twp., filed 12-5-2013 Dennis Scheider, etal to Dennis Schneider, etal, 44.84 acres of land in Clark Twp., filed 12-5-2013 Phyllis A. and General Smith to Dennis and Eva Meade, Lot 2 in Bil-Bee Sub., Clark Twp., filed 12-6-2013 James M. and Viola Powell Trust to The Powell Revocable Living Trust, In-Lot216 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 12-10-2013 James P., Mary M. and Lloyd Bailey to The Alicia M. Lloyd Trust, In-Lot 648 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 12-6-2013 JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA to Douglas B. McQuitty, Lot 11 in Hillcrest Acres in Green Twp., filed 12-9-2013, $43,950 Robert H. and Faye Lucy Burnett to Lucy Faye Burnett Lot 8 in P. Rose and G. Waits Development in Green Twp., filed 12-9-2013 James N. Davis to The Bank of New York Mellon, 4.43 acres of land in Green Twp., filed 12-6-2013, $35,000 Earl Lee Fisher etal Trust to Earl Lee Fisher, 123.04 acres of land in Jackson Twp., filed 12-6-2013, $180,000 Vanderbilt Mortgage-Fi-

nance, Inc. to Juanita M. and Carless L. Nicholas, 2.60 acres of land, Lot 4 in Ashwood Acres Sub., Jackson Twp., filed 12-9-2013, $10,000 Derek E. Insko to Sanna R. Wisecup, 2.74 acres of land in Jefferson Twp., and .56 acres of land in Pleasant Twp., filed 12-6-2013, $161,500 Donna F. Holton to Jim Meeker, .41 acres of land in Russellville, filed 12-5-2013, $15,000 Harold L. Carmack to Richard C. and Carl R. Waterfield, In-Lot 7 in Meldahl Valley Sub., in Lewis Twp., filed 12-52013 Ora B. Glasgow to Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Lot 6 in Lyons Lair Estates in Lewis Twp., filed 12-6-2013, $16,667 Susan D. Kothegal to Robert Donnelly and Jennifer Lewis, In-Lot 1647 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 12-10-2013, $370,000 Howard A. and Ona J. Mullis to Ona J. Mullis, In-Lot 468 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 12-5-2013 Patrick and David S. Hopkins to Patrick Hopkins, Lot 7 in Harmony West Sub., Pike Twp., filed 12-9-2013 John W. Gilley to S & D Retirement Home, LLC, .60 acres of land in Pike Twp., filed 1211-2013 Western Ohio Mortgage Company and Jerel and Victoria Osborne to David M. and Agnieszka Fultz, .60 acres of land in Pike Twp., filed 12-92013, $185,000 Janice D. Blum to Kyle R. and Kimberly J. Purdy, 4.04 acres of land in Pleasant Twp., filed 12-10-2013, $179,500 Roberta Marcum to Danielle Nicole Yockey, .69 acres of land in Sterling Twp., filed 1210-2013 Edwin G. Bauer to Vander-

bilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc., 1.01 acres of land in Sterling Twp., filed 12-10-2013 Bank of America, NA to Matthew W. and Elizabeth J. Hubbard, Lot 12 in Pin Oak Acres Sub., Sterling Twp., filed 12-6-2013 Viola B. Lewis to Nathaniel Peters, .60 acres of land in Union Twp., filed 12-5-2013, $35,000 Tracy and Glenda Mitchell to Steve C. and Joyce L. Thomas, Lot 5 in Shrout Sub, Union Twp., filed 12-9-2013, $42,677 Edna Williams Mahanes to Ed and Angela Bunn, Lot 58 in Sardinia Village Lots, Washington Twp., filed 12-6-2013, $34,500

Probate Frances E. Corbin, Hamersville, case #20131258, DOD 11-4-2013, filed 12-102013 Helen M. Rhoades, Mt. Orab, case #20131260, DOD 6-15-2012, filed 12-11-2013 Patricia D. Wardlow, Russellville, case #20131259, DOD 11-28-2013, filed 12-112013

Common Pleas CIVIL CASES Capital One Bank (USA) NA versus Brenda Eldridge, case #20130857, filed 12-5-2013, Action: other civil Capital One Bank (USA) NA versus Donald J. Brown, case #20130858, filed 12-5-2013, Action: other civil Midland Funding LLC versus Patricia Williams, case #20130859, filed 12-5-2013, Action: other civil Phyllis August versus Ford

Yoga Classes will be offered on Thursdays including Dec. 26, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m at the Hospice Center located on Hughes Blvd in Mt. Orab. For more information on this class please contact Jane Amiot at (513) 535-7507. Yoga Classes will be offered at the Snap Fitness Center in Mt. Orab, 127 North Point Drive beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26. These classes are open to both members and non-members. Call (937) 444-5230 for more information. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27 Rescheduled Brown County Chamber of Commerce Jingle Bell Bash is set for Friday, Dec. 27, doors open at 6:30 at the Gaslight Theater in Georgetown. Tickets are only $35 prepaid from any chamber member or $40 prepaid for any non-chamber member. Reserve tickets at (937) 378-4784 or by email brchcom@gmail.com or visit www.browncountyohiochamber.com. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28 Rescheduled Cahall Bros. Inc. Reindeer 5K Run/Walk is now set to begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 28. The event was first scheduled for Dec. 7, then again on Dec. 14 but was forced to reschedule due to bad weather. Entry to the 5K is only $20 and proceeds will go to the Georgetown Christmas Association to help pay for insurance, advertising and office supplies. For more information contact Mike Jennings at pedalingwithpurpose@gmail.com. UPCOMING EVENTS Sterling Township Trustees will meet in regular session on Monday, Dec. 30 at 5 p.m. in the Sterling Township Hall, located at the corner of Eastwood and Greenbush West Road. This meeting is open to the public.

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Motor Company, case #20130861, filed 12-6-2013, Action: other civil Wilma Deems versus Wilbur S. Benjamin, case #20130863, filed 12-9-2013, Action: other Tots (personal injury) In Re 1972 Honda versus William David Horton, case #20130865, filed 12-9-2013, Action: other civil Tony E. Jewell versus Stanley G. Murrell, case #20130866, filed 12-10-2013, Action: civil stalking Annie Murrell versus Stanley G. Murrell, case #20130867, filed 12-10-2013, Action: stalking DOMESTIC CASES Stacey Denny, Georgetown versus Ethel Denny, Russellville, case #20130856, filed 12-5-2013, Action: dissolution of marriage Christine Dailey, Albany, GA versus Johnny Lopez, Mt. Orab, case #20130860, filed 12-5-2013, Action: U.R.E.S.A. Teneir A. Geer, Georgetown versus Vincent Laskey, case #20130862, filed 12-6-2013, Action: domestic violence John Adams, Aberdeen versus Lori Adams, Georgetown, case #20130864, filed 12-92013, Action: dissolution of marriage

Marriages Tonya Lynn Henderson, 39, Mt. Orab, CMA to marry Michael David Dryden, 37, Mt. Orab, heavy equipment, filed 12-5-2013 Neda Sue April Sams, 37 Winchester, bus driver to marry Douglas Creech, Jr. 43 Winchester, Test Tech, filed 12-52013

Hocking Hills Winter Hike has been scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 18. The six mile hike starts at Old Man’s Cave to Ash Cave. For more information visit explorehockinghills.com or call (800) 462-5464. ONGOING EVENTS Miracles Happen Group, (Narcotics Anonymous) meets at 7 p.m. every Sunday at the Brown County Community Board of ADAMHS, 85 Banting Drive (around the back), in Georgetown. For more information on this group please call1-800-5874232. Southern Hills Tea Party meets each 4th Thursday of the month at the Ripley Library. The public is invited to attend. “Walk in the Park” free to the public are offered daily by Ideal Nutrition in Mt. Orab Village Park. Tee shirts are also provided to anyone who walks and registers their dates and distances at Ideal Nutrition. For more information contact Sue at (937) 5158488. Helping Hands Please come shop with us any Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday from 9 a.m. until noon at 668 Camp Run Road in Georgetown. Senior Bingo will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each

Monday at the Georgetown Nutrition Center. Please bring a $1 wrapped gift. A nutritional meal will be offered.

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Northern Brown Senior Center will be closed from Dec. 23 through Jan. 5. The location is at 20864 St. Rt. 251, St. Martin Hall. For more information call Nancy Stegbauer, activity director at (513) 875-2317.

HIV/Hepatitis C Testing is offered free by the Brown County Health Department by appointment only. The HIV test results are available within 15 minutes. To schedule an appointment call (937) 378-6892.

Tuesday Community Bingo will be held every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Community Building in Country Place Apartments, located across from the Country Inn in Georgetown. Please bring a $1 gift and join in the fun. This is a free event. For more information contact Joy Gelter at (937) 483-4614. Crafting Classes will be offered the second Saturday of the month at the Mt. Orab Public Library, sessions from 1 to 2 p.m., at the library, 613 South High Street in Mt. Orab. The classes are for adult patrons with the Care and Share program. County Adams/Brown Alzheimer/s/Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group will meet on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Adams County Regional Medical Center in the second floor conference room. For more information (937) 386-3590. Adams-Brown Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program available, anyone wishing to obtain further information or to schedule an appointment to discuss obtaining E-HEAP services may contact the Adams Brown Community Action Program Office in Georgetown at (937) 378-6041 or 1800-553-7393, Ext. 253 or 254. Walk-in hours are 8-11 a.m. daily at the ABCAP Office at 406 W. Plum St., Georgetown, and outreach is available for the very elderly or disabled. We Can Help Food Bank at the corner of Decatur-Eckmansville Road and State Route 125 is open 11 a.m-4 p.m. Fridays and is sponsored by private donations. Donations should be made when the Food Bank is not open, and all donations are appreciated. Southern Hills Adult Education Department offers adults an array of computer classes throughout the school year at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown. Anyone wanting further information or wishing to register for an Adult Education class may contact Southern Hills Adult Education at (937) 378-6131, Ext. 357. The Brown County Senior Citizens Council, located at 505 N. Main Street in Georgetown offers transportation for medical appointments, shopping area, nutrition sites and other service providers. It also offers homemaker assistance, Respite Care, Passport which offers alternatives to nursing home placement and caregiver support. To contact a representative, call (937) 378-6603 or toll free at (877) 259-8598. Anyone involved with a governing body, an organization, or a regularly-scheduled activity that has a meeting date and/or time or location change should contact The Brown County Press two weeks in advance, if possible, about that change(s) so the correct date and/or time and location may be listed in the Weekly Calendar. Also, anyone who would like an activity listed in The Brown County Press' Weekly Calendar that currently is not listed should call the newspaper office during regular hours at (937) 444-3441.

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20120814CVE United States of America, acting through the Rural Development of Agriculture Plaintiff -vsChristopher R. Stowell, Sr., et al Defendant In pursuance of an Alias Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 27th day of January, 2014, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Lewis to-wit: Exhibit A Legal Description File Number: T2012-0682 PARCEL I: A parcel of land situated in Lewis Twp., Brown Co., Ohio, and in F. Taylor’s MS. No. 1657, lying northeast of Robertson Road, and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a rail road spike (set) in the center line of Robertson Road, said spike being N. 45 deg 03 min. 25 sec W., 80.00 feet from a rail road spike (found) at the southeast corner to the 10.001 acres of which this is a part and a corner of the 5.000 acres conveyed to Mark Sizemore by deed recorded in O.R. 127, Pg. 448 in the Office of the Recorder of Brown County, Ohio; thence with the center line of Roberston Road N. 45 deg. 03 min. 25 sec. W., 20.00 feet to a rail road spike (set); a corner of the Orig. 26.939 acres conveyed to John C., Jr. & Barbara L. Johnson, O.R. 258, Pg. 2131, thence leaving said road, with the line of John C., Jr. & Barbara L. Johnson for the next four calls: N. 44 deg. 47 min. 47 sec. E., 327.58 feet, passing a 5/8” iron pin (set) at 30.00 feet, to a 5/8” iron pin (found); N. 17 deg. 51 min. 20 sec. E, 526.23 feet to a 5/8” iron pin (found); N. 48 deg. 54 min. 32 sec. W., 277.30 feet to a 5/8” iron pin (found); N. 44 deg. 55 min. 21 sec. E., 321.67 feet to a 1/2” iron pin (set); thence with a division line for the next five calls: S. 41 deg. 13 min. 59 sec. E., 66.17 feet to a 1/2” iron pin (set); S. 01 deg. 47 min. 35 sec. W., 412.56 feet to a 1/2” iron pin (set); S. 34 deg. 03 min. 35 sec. W., 152.22 feet to a 3/4” iron pin (set); S. 17 deg. 51 min. 20 sec. W., 350.24 feet to a 3/4” iron pin (set); S. 44 deg. 47 min. 47 sec. W., 332.42 feet, passing a 3/4” iron pin (set) at 302.42 feet, to the place of beginning containing 1.951 acres, more or less, and subject to existing easements of record. Bearings are based upon the record bearing (N. 44 deg., 55 min. 21 sec. E.) an east line of the 10.001 acres found in O.R. 258, Pg. 2131. Being part of the land coneyed to Jeff Harman by deed recorded in O.R. 258, Pg. 2131 in the Office of the Recorder of Brown County, Ohio. This description was prepared by Lawrence W. Thatcher, Registered Surveyor No. 6312 on May 3, 2002 based on a field survey. PARCEL II: A parcel of land situated in Lewis Twp., Brown Co., Ohio, and in F. Taylor’s M.S. No. 1657, lying north of Robertson Road, and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a 5/8” iron pin (found) at the most northerly corner of the Orig. 10.001 acres conveyed to Jeff Hartman by deed recorded in O.R. 258, Pg. 2131 in the Office of the Recorder of Brown County, Ohio; thence with the line of Jeff Hartman and Christopher & Angela Stowell, 1.951 acres, O.R. 259, Pg. 2234 S. 44 deg. 55 min. 21 sec. W., 271.44 feet, passing a 1/2” iron pin (found) at 183.84 feet, a corner of Christopher & Angela Stowell, to a 1/2” iron pin (set); thence with a division line N. 44 deg. 28 min. 09 sec. W., 400.18 feet to a 1/2” iron pin (set) in the line of the 6.168 acres conveyed to Richard L. & Tina M. Stephens, O.R. 229, Pg. 1263; thence with the line of Richard L. & Tina M. Stephens N. 45 deg. 42 min. 14 sec., E., 271.42 feet to a 1/2” iron pin (found) in the line of the 5.454 acres conveyed to David B. Tucker, O.R. 226, Pg. 2054; thence with David B. Tucker’s line S. 44 deg. 28 min. 09 sec. E., 396.48 feet, to the place of beginning, containing 2.482 acres, more or less, and subject to existing easements and restrictions of record. Bearings are based upon the S. 44 deg. 55 min. 21 sec. W. line. Being part of the Orig. 26.939 acres conveyed to John C., Jr. & Barbara L. Johnson by deed recorded in O.R. 258, Pg. 2126 in the Office of the Recorder, Brown County, Ohio. This description was prepared by Lawrence W. Thatcher, Registered Surveyor No. 6312 on September 6, 2002 based on a field survey.

Current Owner/Deed Reference: Christopher R. Stowell, Sr. and Angela Stowell by virtue of a General Warranty Deed dated February 1, 2006 and recorded February 14, 2006 in OR Book 340, Page 1790. Premises commonly known as: 531 D Robertson Road, Felicity, OH 45120 Parcel Number: 190392920037 7 190392920038 Said Premises Located at 531 D Robertson Road, Felicity, OH 45120 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $30,000 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: December 22 & 29, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Terms of Sale: All taxes and assessments that appear on the duplicate filed with the Brown County Treasurer will be deducted from proceeds from the sale. This includes taxes and assessments for all prior years yet unpaid and delinquent tax amounts. The successful bidder will be responsible for any subsequent taxes or assessments that appear on said tax duplicate after the date of the sale of Property. Minimun bid set at $16,550.00 Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Stephen D Miles #003716 Attorney ---------------------------------------SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20130082CVE Bank of America, N.A. Successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. aka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff -vsJamie A. Layman and Jaimee L. Layman, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Alias Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 27th day of January, 2014, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Washington to-wit: Exhibit A Legal Description A parcel of land situated in Washington Township, Brown County, Ohio and in T. Warring’s M.S. No. 3655, lying South of Tri-County Highway, and more particularly described as follows; Beginning at a mag nail (set) in the center line of Tri-County Highway, a corner of the 4.736 acres conveyed to Carl E. Yockey, D.B. 184, Pg. 616; thence, leaving said road, with Carl E. Yockey’s line for the next three calls, S. 02 deg. 02’ 29” E, 244.24, passing a 5/8” iron pin (set) at 30.00 feet, to a 5/8” iron pin (set); S. 89 deg. 46’ 17” E. 80.90 feet to a 5/8” iron pin (set); S. 00 deg. 39’ 41” W. 489.56 feet to a 5/8” iron pin (set) in the line of the 155.164 acres conveyed to Nancy J. Carraher, DB 240, Pg. 551; thence with Nancy J. Carraher’s line; S. 77 deg. 53’ 42” W. 225.22 feet to a 5/8” iron pin (set); thence with a division line for the next two calls, N. 29 deg. 46’ 46” W. 313.93 feet to a 5/8” iron pin (set) N. 14 deg. 57’ 26” E. 566.87 feet, passing a 5/8” iron pin (set) at 536.87 feet, to a mag nail (set) in the center line of Tri-County Highway; thence with the center line of said highway, S. 75 deg. 02’ 34” E. 150.99 feet to the place of beginning, containing 5.000 acres, more or less, and subject to existing easements of record. Bearing are based upon the record bearing (N. 74 deg. 30 min. 00 sec. W.) of the center line of Tri-County Highway, this description was prepared by Lawrence W. Thatcher, Registered Surveyor No. 6312 on July 9, 1998 based on field survey. Property commonly known as: 6394 Tri County Highway, Sardinia, OH 45171 Permanent Parcel Number: 42-081520.0000 Prior Deed Reference: O.R. Book 366, Page 1652 Said Premises Located at 6394 Tri County Highway, Sardinia, OH 45171 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $75,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: December 22 & 29, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Terms of Sale: Ten percent (10%) of the appraised value down at the time of sale. Balance to be paid within thirty (30) days of the confirmation. Any sum not

paid within said thirty (30) days shall bear interest at the rate of ten percent (10.00%) per annum from the date of sale. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio George J. Annos #0060075 Attorney ---------------------------------------SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20130316CVE Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC Plaintiff -vsTroy E. Vineyard, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Alias Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 27th day of January, 2014, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Pleasant to-wit: Situated in the County of Brown in the State of Ohio and in the Township of Pleasant: Situate in R. Lawson’s Military Survey No. 2523, Village of Georgetown, Pleasant Township, Brown County, Ohio, and being bounded and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a 3/4” iron pin found on the westerly line of Main Street, said beginning point being the southeast corner of Marian P. Stapleton’s 0.40 acre tract as recorded in Deed Book 171, page 17 of the Deed Records of Brown County, Ohio; thence from said beginning point and with the westerly line of Main Street South 05 degrees 26 minutes 08 seconds West a distance of 15.00 feet to a 1/2” iron pin set corner to Kenneth J. and Joan C. McClennan; thence with the line of said McClennan North 84 degrees 09 minutes 03 seconds West a distance of 133.50 feet to a 1/2” iron pin set corner to said McClennan; thence with the line of said McClennan South 05 degrees 35 minutes 28 seconds West a distance of 74.62 feet to a 1/2” iron pin set corner to said McClennan and on the line of James G. and Lucille M. Hart; thence with the line of said Hart North 84 degrees 12 minutes 10 seconds West a distance of 64.66 feet to a 1/2” iron pin found corner to said Hart and on the line of Joan R. Wood; thence with the line of said Wood and continuing with the line of Ann L. Harmon North 05 degrees 35 minutes 28 seconds East a distance of 89.68 feet to a 3/4” iron pin found on the line of said Harmon and corner to Marian P. Stapleton; thence with the line of said Stapleton South 84 degrees 09 minutes 03 seconds East a distance of 198.12 feet to the place of beginning, Containing 0.179 Acres more or less subject, however, to all easements of record and being all the land conveyed to Beverly Gay and Mitchell Vineyard as recorded in Deed Book 255, Page 426 of the Deed Records of Brown County, Ohio. Basis of bearing the easterly line of J. Wood’s 0.88 Acre tract North 05 degrees 35 minutes 28 Seconds East established by G.S. Renshaw’s 1993 survey. Surveyed by Gerald S. Renshaw, Professional Surveyor No. 4872 on 14 June 1994. Parcel Number(s): 330611080000 Said Premises Located at 443 North Main Street, Georgetown, Ohio 45121 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $25,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: December 22 & 29, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Terms of Sale: To be sold for not less than two-thirds of the appraised value. A deposit equal to 10% of the appraised value of the property must be made in the form of a cashiers check at the time of sale. The balance of the purchase price must be paid by cashiers check within thirty days of the sale. If the purchaser fails to pay the balance of the purchase price within thirty days of the sale, the deposit shall be forfeited to Plaintiff for the costs associated with the advertisement and resale of the property and for interest charges. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio David F. Hanson #0059580 Attorney ----------------------------------------

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20121228CVE Old National Bank, Plaintiff -vsRonald H. Moffett, Jr. and Laura Moffett, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Alias Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 27th day of January, 2014, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Union to-wit: Description 5.864 Acres A parcel of land situated in the Village of Ripley, Union Township, Brown County, State of Ohio, and in J. Poage’s M.S. No. 418, lying north of Main Street (Old U.S. 62), and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a 3/4” iron pipe (found) on the north side of Main Street said pipe being N. 14 deg. 56 min. 50 sec. W., 26.00 feet from a spike (set) in the center line of Main Street (Old U.S. 62), a corner of the 0.64 acre conveyed to Thomas Properties, Vol 200, Pg. 215; thence with Thomas Properties’ line, N. 14 deg. 56 min. 50 sec. W., 393.72 feet to a 1” iron pin (found), a corner of the land conveyed to State of Ohio, Vol. 33, Pg. 466; thence with the State of Ohio’s line for the next three calls, N. 12 deg. 04 min. 43 sec. W., 303.29 feet to a 1” iron pin (found); thence N. 2 deg. 19 min. 49 sec. E., 226.76 feet to a 1” iron pin (found); thence N. 35 deg. 34 mins. 07 sec. E., 33.00 feet to a 1” iron pin (found), a corner of the 108.721 acres conveyed to Everett Gill, Vol. 258, Pg. 392; then with Everett Gill’s line, S. 79 deg. 04 min. 13 sec. E., 407.32 feet ti a 1/2” iron pin (found), a corner of Carol Keller, Vol. 229, Pg. 90; thence with Carol Keller’s line, S. 10 deg. 59 min. 13 sec. W., 815.60 feet to a point, said point being referenced by a 5/8” iron pin (set), at S. 10 deg. 59 min. 13 sec. W., 1.00 feet; thence with the north side of Main Street, S. 64 deg. 02 min. 44 sec. W., 120.00 feet to the place of beginning, containing 5.864 acres, more or less, and subject to existing easements of record. Bearings are magnetic and based upon the record bearing (N. 12 deg. 04 min. 43 sec. W.) an east line of a survey made in April, 1991 for the State of Ohio. Being a consolidation of the (FIRST TRACT) 4 acres and 2 roads, (SECOND TRACT) 33 poles and (THIRD TRACT) 1 acre and 6 poles conveyed to Lowell O. & Stephen C. Thomas by deed, Vol. 254, Pg. 367, in the Office of the Recorder, Brown County, Ohio. A survey of this property was made on April 19, 1996 by Lawrence W. Thatcher, Registered Suveyor No. 6312. Parcel No.: 41-080680.0000 Address: 452 Main Street, Ripley, OH 45167 Deed Reference: O.R. Deed Book 220, Page 587 Robert H. Moffett, Jr. & Laura Moffett Said Premises Located at 452 Main Street, Ripley, OH 45167 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $42,500.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: December 22 & 29, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Terms of Sale: 10% of the purchase price to be paid on day of sale. Balance Due within 30 days. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Brian Duffy #0089462 Attorney ----------------------------------------

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20130570CVE Wells Fargo Bank, NA as trustee for Option One Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-2 AssetBacked Certificates, Services Plaintiff -vsDaryl R. Marshall htta Daryl Marshall, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 27th day of January, 2014, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Byrd to-wit: 6493 Decatur Eckmansville, Decatur, OH 45115 Legal Description Situated in the County of Brown, State of Ohio, and Township of Byrd and bounded and described as follows: In the unincorporated Village of Decatur and the east two-third (2/3rd) of Inlot No. 25 as the same is known and designated on the recorded plat of said Village excepting 28 feet square from the northeast corner of said Inlot on said portion of said Inlot No. 25 is situated a house. Also the following described real estate: Situated in the County of Brown, in the State of Ohio and in the unincorporated Village of Decatur, Township of Byrd bounded and described as follows: Being the west 1/3 of Lots Nos. 25, 26, 27, and 28, said premises containing a large frame stable. Said Real Estate being located on the south side of North Street and east side of Water Street in said unincorporated Village of Decatur, County of Brown and State of Ohio. Plat found in transcribed Record Book Adams County 1, Page 15. Parcel Number(s): 01001376-000, 01-001276-000, 01001272-000, 01-001268-000, and 01-001264-000 Prior Deed Info: General Warranty Deed Recorded in OR Book: 346, Page: 2148, Instrument No 200600004919 and filed on 6/30/2006. Said Premises Located at 6493 Decatur Eckmansville Rd., Decatur, Ohio 45115 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $8,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: December 22 & 29, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Terms of Sale: 10% of purchase price to be paid on day of sal. Balance due within 30 days. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Charles V. Gasior #0075946 Attorney ---------------------------------------SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20121231CVE Bank of America N.A. Plaintiff -vsRobert Thackston, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 27th day of January, 2014, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Jackson to-wit: Description of Land Situated in the County of Brown in the State of Ohio and in the Township of Jackson, in Military Survey No. 1785, and bounded and described as follows: Beginning at an iron pin at the point of intersection of the centerlines of Yockey Road and at the southeast corner of the original 56-1/4 acres of which this was a part and at the northeast corner of the 122 acres of Donald Yockey as recorded in Volume 54, Page 100; thence with the centerline of Yockey Road and said Donald Yockey’s line, N. 83 deg. 01’ W. a distance of 330.00 feet to a spike in said centerline; thence with two division lines through the original tract, N. 6 deg. 26’ E. passing an iron pin at 20.00 feet, a distance of 396.00 feet to an iron pin; thence S. 83 deg. 01’ E. a distance of 330.00 feet to an iron pin in the line of Cary Bachman and in the east line of the original tract; thence with said Bachman’s line S. 6 deg. 26’ W. a distance of 396.00 feet to the beginning, containing 3.00 acres, more or less. A survey of this property was made by Robert E. Sutterfield Registered Surveyor

No. 4238, November 1974. Recorded in Deed Book 213, Page 805, Deed Records of Brown County, Ohio. Property Address: 8261 Yockey Road, Georgetown, OH 45121 Parcel Number: 160270680100 Property Owner: Melody R. Thackston Prior Deed Reference: O.R. Book 414, Page 290, Instrument #201200002478 Said Premises Located at 8261 Yockey Rd., Georgetown, Ohio 45121 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $40,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: December 22 & 29, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Terms of Sale: 10% of purchase price to be paid on day of sale. Balance due within 30 days. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Jeffrey R. Jinkins #0019301 Attorney ---------------------------------------SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20130508CVE U.S. Bank National Association Plaintiff -vsThomas W. Day aka Thomas Day, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 27th day of January, 2014, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Pleasant to-wit: Exhibit A Situated in the Village of Georgetown, Township of Pleasant, County of Brown and State of Ohio and being all of Lot No. 35 in the Harmon Heights Addition to the Village of Georgetown, Ohio as shown of the plat of said addition made by George P. Hoss, civil engineer, and recorded in Plat Book C3, Page 89, Slide 97. Property Address: 427 Lincoln Avenue, Georgetown, OH 45121 Parcel Number: 33066628.0000 Prior Instrument Number: O.R. Volume 295, Page 2315 Said Premises Located at 427 Lincoln Ave., Georgetown, Ohio 45121 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $35,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: December 22 & 29, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Terms of Sale: 10% of purchase price to be paid on day of sale. Balance due within 30 days. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Lorelei C. Bolohan #0081839 Attorney ----------------------------------------

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20110088CVE Lifetime Homes, LLC, Plaintiff -vsDavid E. Deininger, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 27th day of January, 2014, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Jackson to-wit: Street Address: 10546 Kendall Road, Winchester, Ohio 45697 Parcel Number: 160263121000 Legal Description: Situated in the Township of Jackson, County of Brown and State of Ohio and more particularly described as follows: Being a part of F. Peyton’s Survey No. 2552 and also being a part of an 80.023 acre tract conveyed to C&E Partnership as recorded in Volume 257, Page 695, Brown County Deed Records, and being bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a reference spike (found) in the centerline of Kendall Road (T-210), said spike being a corner of a 6.03 acre tact conveyed to Seleta Fender (Volume 199, Page 377 BCDR); thence with the centerline of said Kendall Road for the next four calls: S. 66 deg. 07’ 56” W. 379.62 feet to a spike (found); thence S. 69 deg 15’ 15” W. 212.12 feet to a spike (found); thence S. 71 deg. 25’ 25” W. 135.51 feet to a spike (set), said spike being the true point of beginning of the tract hereby conveyed; thence S. 73 deg, 13’ 08” W. 343.07 feet to a spike (set); thence leaving said Kendall Road S. 33 deg 26’ 02” E., passing a rebar (set) at 25.00 feet, a total distance of 903.94 feet to a rebar (set) in the line of Carol Ann Martain (Volume 153, Page 50 BCDR); thence with said Carol Ann Martain and also with said James E. And Shirley C. Lester, N. 55 deg 17’ 49” E. 370.00 feet to a rebar (set); thence with another new division line through the tract of which this is a part, N. 36 deg 23’ 37” W. 798.50 feet to the true point of beginning CONTAINING 6.80 acres, more or less, but subject to all legal rights-of-way and easements of record. The basis of all bearings is magnetic. The above survey was performed under the supervision of Gerald Hart Wallingford. Registered Land Surveyor 6658 in November 2001. Prior Deed Reference: OR Book 393, Page 1110, filed May 28, 2010, of the records of the Recorder’s Office, Brown County, Ohio. Said Premises Located at 10546 Kendall Rd., Winchester, Ohio 45697 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $55,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: December 22 & 29, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Terms of Sale: To be sold for not less than two-thirds of the appraised value. A deposit equal to 10% of the appraised value of the property must be made in the form of a cashiers check at the time of sale. The balance of the purchase price must be paid by cashiers check within (30) days of the sale. If the purchaser fails to pay the balance of the purchase price within (30) days of the sale, the deposit shall be forfeited to Plaintiff for the costs associated with the advertisement and resale of the property and for interest charges. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Patrick Gregory #0001147 Attorney ----------------------------------------

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20130678CVE Fifth Third Bank, An Ohio Banking Co. Plaintiff -vsDaniel L. Ballein, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 27th day of January, 2014, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Pike to-wit: EXHIBIT A Legal Description: Situated in the County of Brown in the State of Ohio and in the Township of Pike: and in L. Jordan and A. Thompson’s Military Survey No. 12857 and 12858 and being bounded and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at an iron spike found on the centerline of Oakland Road, said beginning point being North 64 degrees 15 minutes 00 seconds East a distance of 939.40 feet and North 64 degrees 41 minutes 08 seconds East a distance of 292.00 feet from the centerline intersection of Oakland Road and Brannon Road, said beginning point also being corner to Tony and Edna Davidson; thence from said beginning point and with the centerline of Oakland Road North 64 degrees 41 minutes 08 seconds East a distance of 160.00 feet to a P.K. spike set; thence on a new division line through the land of Carl G. and Rolsalie Ballein for the next two (2) courses: South 24 degrees 29 minutes 52 seconds East a distance of 221.70 feet to an iron pin set; South 64 degrees 41 minutes 08 seconds West a distance of 259.38 feet to an iron pin set on the line of Gregory L. and Charlene S. Waits’ thence with the line of said Waits North 65 degrees 49 minutes 59 seconds West a distance of 83.79 feet to an iron pin found corner to Tony and Edna Davidson; thence with the line of said Davidson North 64 degrees 41 minutes 08 seconds East a distance of 154.73 feet to an iron pin found corner to said Davidson; thence with the line of said Davidson North 24 degrees 29 minutes 51 seconds West a distance of 158.00 feet to the place of beginning Containing 1.000 acres more or less subject, however, to all legal highways and easements of record and being a part of the land conveyed to Carl G. and Rosalie Ballein as recorded in Deed Book 235, Page 151 of the Deed Records of Brown County, Ohio. Surveyed by Gerald S. Renshaw, Registered Surveyor No. 4872 on 11 March 1992. Parcel Number(s): 290545880100 Property Address: 4432 Oakland Road, Bethel, OH 45106 Deed Reference Number: dated March 27, 1992, filed March 30, 1992, recorded as Deed Book Volume 260, Page 902, Brown County, Ohio records Case Number: CV 20130678 Said Premises Located at 4432 Oakland Rd., Bethel, Ohio 45106 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $27,750.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: December 22 & 29, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Terms of Sale: To be sold for not less than two-thirds of the appraised value. A deposit equal to 10% of the appraisal value of the property must be made in the form of a cashiers check at the time of sale. The balance of the purchase price must be paid by cashiers check within thirty days of the sale. If the purchaser fails to pay the balance of the purchase price within thirty days of the sale, the deposit shall be forfeited to Plaintiff for the costs associated with the advertisement and resale of the property and for interest charges. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Michael E. Carleton #0083352 Attorney ----------------------------------------

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20130456CVE Wells Fargo Bank, NA Plaintiff -vsJohn R. Ehrhardt, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 27th day of January, 2014, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Sterling to-wit: Parcel I: Situated in the Township of Sterling, County of Brown, and State of Ohio: And known as being in T. Kirby’s Military Survey Nos. 12934 and 10363 and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a spike found in the centerline of Bloomrose Road (Twp. Rd. No. 1), said spike being North 39 deg. 47’ 00” East, 544.30 feet from a railroad spike found at the intersection of the centerlines of Bloomrose Road (Twp. Rd. No. 1) and Stewart Harbaugh Road (Co. Rd. No. 119); Thence, leaving Bloomrose Road, North 50 deg. 11; 20” West, passing a 5/8” Iron pin set at 20.00 feet, a total distance of 217.80 feet to a 5/8” Iron pin set; Thence, being a severance line for the next two courses and distances: North 40 deg. 10’ 30” East, 200.00 feet to a 5.8” iron pin set. Thence South 50 deg. 11’ 20” East, passing a 5/8” iron pin set at 197.80 feet, a total distance of 217.80 to a mag nail set in the centerline of Bloomrose Road (Twp. Rd. No. 1); Thence, with said centerline, South 40 deg. 10’ 30” West, 200.00 feet to a spike found and the place of beginning. Containing 1.0000 Acres of land. Subject to all legal highways, easements and restrictions of record. The above description is taken from and in accordance with a field survey and plat by Jerome Rosenfeldt, Ohio Registered Surveyor No. 7598, dated January 28, 1998. Parcel II: Situated in the Township of Sterling, County of Brown, and State of Ohio: And known as being in T. Kirby’s Military Survey Nos. 12934 and 10363 and being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at a railroad spike found at the intersection of the centerlines of Bloomrose Road (Twp. Rd. No. 1) and Stewart Harbaugh Road (Co. Rd. No. 119): Thence with the centerline of Bloomrose Road (Twp. Rd. No. 1), North 39 deg. 47’ 00” East, 544.30 feet to a spike found; Thence North 40 deg. 10’ 30” East, 200.00 feet to a mag nail set and being the place of beginning; Thence, being severance lines for the next two courses and distances: North 50 deg. 11’ 20” West, passing a 5/8” iron pin set at 20.00 feet, a total distance of 217.80 feet to a 5/8” iron pin set; Thence South 40 deg. 10’ 30” West, 200.00 feet to a 5/8” iron pin set; Thence North 50 deg. 11’ 20” West, 679.42 feet to a 1” iron pipe found; Thence North 32 deg. 23’ 50” East, 327.07 feet to a stone found; Thence South 50 deg. 13; 00” East, passing a 5/8” iron pin set at 921.49 feet, a total distance of 941.49 feet to a P.K. Nail found in the centerline of Bloomrose Road (Twp. Rd. No. 1); Thence, with said centerline, South 40 deg. 10’ 30” West, 124.80 feet to a mag nail set and the place of beginning. Containing 5.8502 Acres of land. Subject to all legal highways, easements and restrictions of record. The above description is taken from and in accordance with a field survey and plat by Jerome Rosenfeldt, Ohio Registered Surveyor No. 7598, dated January 28, 1998. Parcel No. 37-072552.0000 & 37-072552.0100 Address: 17481 Bloomrose Road, Williamsburg, OH 45176 Deed Reference No. OR Book 351, pages 1784-1786 Said Premises Located at 17481 Bloomrose Rd., Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $105,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: December 22 & 29, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Terms of Sale: 10% of purchase price to be paid on day of sale. Balance due within 30 days. THE BROWN COUNTYDwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Brian Duffy #0089462 Attorney Sun Group NEWSPAPERS ----------------------------------------

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20130638CVE Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. Plaintiff -vsWesley Todd aka Wesley J Todd, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 27th day of January, 2014, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Clark to-wit: EXHIBIT ‘A’ Situated in Brown County, Ohio, Clark Township John Watts Military Survey No. 4262 and being Lot 3, of Drakeland Subdivision, see Plat Cabinet 2, Slide Number 78/79. Permanent Parcel No. 03002552.0102 Property Address 10473 St. Rt. 774, Hamersville, OH 45130 Prior Reference O.R. Book 132, Page 1 Said Premises Located at 10473 St. Rte. 774, Hamersville, Ohio 45130 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $17,500.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: December 22 & 29, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Terms of Sale: 10% of purchase price to be paid on day of sale. Balance due within 30 days. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Robert K. Hogan #0024966 Attorney ---------------------------------------SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20120891CVE Wells Fargo Bank, NA Plaintiff -vsTyler Elliott, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 27th day of January, 2014, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Pleasant to-wit: Situated in the Village of Georgetown, Township of Pleasant, County of Brown, State of Ohio, described as follows: Being Lot Number Seventeen (#17) of Stephen Manor Subdivision, as the same is known, numbered and designated on the recorded plat of said Subdivision, Plat Book 5, Page 59, Plat Records of Brown County, Ohio. Slide 441 Parcel No. 330686800000 Prior Deed Reference: O.R. Bk. 404 Pg. 1148-1149 Address: 40 Char Del Drive, Georgetown, OH 45121 Said Premises Located at 40 Char Del Drive, Georgetown, Ohio 45121 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $57,500 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: December 22 & 29, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Terms of Sale: 10% of purchase price to be paid on day of sale. Balance due within 30 days. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Brian Duffy #0089462 Attorney ----------------------------------------

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20130399CVE CitiMortgage, Inc. Plaintiff -vsDebra J. Thompson, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 27th day of January, 2014, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Clark to-wit: Situated in the Township of Clark, County of Brown, State of Ohio, being a part of Albert Gallatin’s Military Survey No. 3859, being a part of the 78.190 acres tract as conveyed to Countrytyme Lebanon Ltd. and recorded in Official Record Volume 209, Page 604 of the Brown County Recorder’s Office, and being further bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a miner spike (set) in the centerline of Lucas Road (County Road No. 41), said miner spike being the northeasterly corner of a 3.020 acres tract as conveyed to Terre D. Ogden (D.B. 258, Page 118) and being the Southeasterly corner of 50.240 acres tract as conveyed to Eugene Riley, et ux (D.B. 270, Page 192); Thence with Riley’s easterly N. 03 deg. 48 min. 16 sec. E, passing a 5/8” iron pin (set) at 25.00 ft., a total distance of 937.43 ft. to a 5/8” iron pin (set); Thence with a new division line N 89 deg. 23 min. 26 sec. E, a distance of 226.18 ft. to a 5/8” iron pin (set); Thence with another new division line S 03 deg. 48 min. 16 sec. W, passing a 5/8” iron pin (set) at 947.26, a total distance of 972.26 ft. to a miner spike (set) in the centerline of Lucas Road, said miner spike also being in the northerly line of a 1.152 acres tract as conveyed to Grace Robinson (D.B. 257, Page 026); Thence with Robinson’s northerly line N 88 deg. 19 min. 49 sec. W, leaving the centerline of Lucas Road, a distance of 225.66 ft. to a stone (found), said stone being in the easterly line of the aforementioned 3.020 acres tract as conveyed to Terre D. Ogden (D.B . 258, Page 118); Thence with Ogden’s easterly line N 03 deg. 48 min. 16 sec. E, a distance of 25.48 ft. to the beginning, containing 5.010 acres of land. Subject to all legal easements and rights of way of record. Bearings are based upon the record bearing (S 88 deg. 50 min. 40 sec. E) of the southerly line of the 5.961 acres tract as found in Deed Book 249, Page 675. Land surveyed in June and July 1999, under the direction of Eric N. Lutz, Registered Professional Surveyor No. 7232, the survey plat of which is referred to as Drawing No. S99-220 on file in the office of McCarty Associates, Hillsboro, Ohio. Parcel No. 030701720300 Prior Deed Reference: O.R. Book 241, Page 319 More commonly known as: 2919 Lucas Road, Hamersville, Ohio 45130 Said Premises Located at 2919 Lucas Road, Hamersville, Ohio 45130 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $67,500.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: December 22 & 29, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Terms of Sale: 10% of purchase price to be paid on day of sale. Balance due within 30 days. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Colette S. Carr #0075097 Attorney ----------------------------------------

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20130019CVE Fifth Third Mortgage Company Plaintiff -vsJeanine M. Anderson, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 27th day of January, 2014, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Byrd to-wit: Exhibit A Situated in the Township of Byrd, County of Brown, State of Ohio, and being Lot Number 8A & 8B a replat of Lot 8 in Russell Acres Subdivision as the same is known, and designated upon the recorded plat thereof of record in the Recorder’s Office in Brown County, Ohio, recorded in Plat Cab 3 Slide 126, and being subject to restrictions therein contained. Property Address: 9535 State Route 125, Russellville, OH 45168 Parcel Number: 010000560800 and 010000560801 Prior Instrument Number: O.R.r 366 Page 360 Said Premises Located at 9535 St. Rte. 125, Russellville, Ohio 45168 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $120,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: December 22 & 29, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Terms of Sale: 10% of purchase price to be paid on day of sale. Balance due within 30 days. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Maria T. Williams #0079972 Attorney ----------------------------------------

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DRIVERS: REGIONAL Company Drivers Needed to run out of the Florence, KY terminal. *$500 Sign-On Bonus* Requirements: 18mos current or 24mos out of last 48mos T/T Exp. CDL-A with Tanker and Hazmat. Highway Transport Offers: Paid Orientation. Excellent Benefits. **Highway Transport Chemical** CDL-A with tanker, hazmat and TWIC required. TWIC card assistance available. "Safety Focused Quality Driven, our CSA rating reflects our commitment" EOE/M/F/V/D www.drive4hyttchemical. com 800-800-5856 x4.

BONUS $500 Sign on bonus Class A CDL with experience. Regional position, tanker endorsement a plus, not required. Percentage Pay, Company match Simple IRA, Vacation & Holiday Pay. Call 513-724-7140.

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200 - HELP WANTED

LOOKING FOR professional self motivated individuals to join our team of tax office professionals in the Brown and Clermont County areas. Part time employment during the tax season rush. General tax & office experience required. Please call 937-378-6757 9am - 4pm weekdays or fax resume to 937-378-2415.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The Brown County Court of Common Pleas is seeking a Probation Officer. For full details, visit our website at: www.browncountyohiocommonpleasccourt.us; you can submit the employment application, along with a current resume, to Joni Dotson, Court Administrator, Brown County Court of Common Pleas, 101 South Main Street, Suite 2, Georgetown, Ohio 45121 or email the same to:jdotson@browncounty -court.us.

HAIRSTYLIST NEEDED at busy salon in Sardinia. Manager’s and IC License a must. SunQuest Hair Designs 7588 Staten Rd. 937-446-2306.

937-444-0820 NOW HIRING DIRECT CARE AIDES PINE RIDGE PINE VILLAGE RESIDENTIAL HOMES INC. IS NOW HIRING FOR FULL AND PART TIME. WEEKENDS TO BE EXPECTED. Direct care aides needed for individuals with Developmental disabilities in a residential setting. Must have a valid driver’s license, clean background check and a High school diploma/ GED. No experience necessary will train. Starting pay @ 11.25 per hour. Apply in person @ 146 North Third St. Williamsburg, Ohio 45176. SUBSTITUTE CUSTODIANS WANTED Georgetown Exempted Village School District is currently in need of qualified substitute custodians for the 2013-14 school year. Interested parties should contact Chris Burrows, Superintendent, at 937-378-3730.

203 - SITUATIONS WANTED

PRIVATE ROOM available for a senior citizen that needs “Elder Care” in my Williamsburg/Mt. Orab home. Country setting. Experienced Caregiver. References available. 937-444-6038.

300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED

1 & 2BR APARTMENTS, Williamsburg, all utilities included except electric. 513-724-7802. 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 in Mt. Orab. 513-625-4522.

Head Coach, Minor Sports (213UC7105) The University of Cincinnati is currently accepting applications for a Head Coach, Minor Sports. Responsible for knowledge and adherence to USCAA & OCAC rules and procedures, eligibility and general operation. Maintain a purchasing card and adhere to budgetary and purchase card policies and procedures, control expenditures during travel. Collect and provide statistics, scores and news releases to UCC College Relations and USCAA on a game-by-game basis. Job Description: Team management and development, coaching, recruiting, scouting, academics, compliance, drive team to away venues and other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree with 4 years coaching experience; or associate degree with 5 years coaching experience or 6 years coaching experience. Valid driver's license. Position Qualification: Ability to develop a basketball recruitment plan, develop a season schedule, basketball coaching experience with high school or college age students. Ideal Qualifications: Previous college coaching experience. Knowledge of Presto Stats Software.

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300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED 1BR APARTMENTS in Ripley across from St. Michael’s. 2 ground floor units. 1 second floor. All appliances including dishwasher & garbage disposal, walk out decks with French doors and yard, utility room with shared washer/dryer & individual locked storage room. Perfect for singles or couples. No pets or smokers. Rent $350 to $390 includes water & sewer. Renter responsible for electric & trash. 1 month rent required for deposit. Application & references required. Call 513-528-5100 ext. 211 or email: fredd@mikal.com 2BR,WASHER, dryer, stove, refrigerator, $650 includes water/sewage & trash. Mt. Orab area. Also, Sardinia, 2br, 1ba, $600/mo., includes water/sewage & trash. 937-728-9694. ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for 1, 2 & 3br, Equal Opportunity Housing, apply at Forest Glade Apartments, 9001 Airport Rd., Georgetown, OH, 937-378-4565. APARTMENTS FOR rent, call about our specials, studios & 1br available. 937-795-0261. BATAVIA - Two and three bedroom apartments available with open waiting list. Accepting applications M-F, 9am-4pm. Apartments are income based. 513-732-3804. BATAVIA: 2BR, $525/mo., balcony, quiet family friendly, central a/c, eat-in equipped kitchen, laundry. Off-street parking. 513-561-4014. FAIRWAYS at Royal Oak Move in TODAY! 513-898-3792 *Largest 1 Bedroom Apt in the area *5 min off Beechmont/ I-275 *Golf course community, pool, fitness center, dog park, 24hr maintenance *Large dogs welcome (some restrictions) *Only $649/month, $125 deposit *Brand new renovated apts also available

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

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FAIRWAYS at Royal Oak Move in TODAY! 513-898-3792 *Large 2 Bedroom Apt *5 min off Beechmont/ I-275 *Golf course community, pool, fitness center, dog park, 24hr maintenance *Large dogs welcome (some restrictions) *Only $749/month, $125 deposit *Brand new renovated apts also available FELICITY GARRISON PLACE SENIOR APARTMENTS 62 & OVER Rent Subsidized Free Utilities Secure Bldg. On-site laundry Pets allowed

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GEORGETOWN - 2 & 3br apartments available for immediate occupancy. 2br, 1ba, c/a, all kitchen appliances, w/d hookup, $500/mo & util., $500/dep. 3br, 1.5ba, 1-car att. garage, c/a, all kitchen appliances, laundry room, $675/mo & util. $675/dep., 513-253-8170. GEORGETOWN, COURTHOUSE Square, 1-bedroom, 1-bath, equipped kitchen. $450. a month. 1-months deposit & references required. 513-625-4371. LYTLE TRACE Senior Apartments. 62 & over, rent subsidized, secure building, free utilities, on-site laundry, pets allowed. Call 513-724-3358. TTY 800-750-0750.

MT. ORAB Candlelight Apartments 2br Townhouses Start at $565 With discount. Visit our website: briarcreekproperties.com

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

RIPLEY LARGE 3 bedroom, upstairs apartment, large dining room, kitchen & living room. No pets. $425 plus utilities & one month deposit. 937-213-0540. SMALL 1BR apartment for rent. $500 month, $500 deposit. All utilites paid. 937-444-4090.

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

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

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303 - HOUSES FOR RENT

LAKE LORELEI 3BR, HOUSE, $800/mo. plus deposit. Swim, fish or boat from your back yard. Call 513-875-3459. BETHEL HOUSE for rent, 1br, $450 rent plus deposit, plus utilities. 513-509-9162. FELICITY - HOUSE FOR RENT. 3br, 1 bath. Two-story. New carpet, paint, blinds & ceiling fans, W/D hook-ups. Storage garage. New roof. No indoor smoking or pets. $685 month plus utilities. Deposit, first month rent & references required. 513-405-3011.

303 - HOUSES FOR RENT 402 - APT. HOUSES 607 - FIREWOOD FIREWOOD FOR Sale FOR SALE pickup truck load. MT. ORAB - -For$100details call Drew 2-family apartment Howser 937-444-4787 or house, zoned com- Corey Spitznagel at 937-444-4525. MT. ORAB area. Three mercial, located in FOR SALE area, bedroom, two baths, growing Firewood, sold by 3-year-old home. Ready $125.000.00, State Regulations, to move into. possible owner u-pick up or we deliver. 513-404-4543. For fast friendly service financing, call Cox Firewood at: NORTH APPLE St. in 937-444-2689. 937-378-4309 Georgetown, 3br, 1ba, No answer, leave tenants pay all utilities. 403 - MOBILE HOMES message New carpet & painted FOR SALE Located walls $600. Call GEORGETOWN IN Village - 2br, 2ba home. No Pets. $500 month, $500 deposit. Renter pays utilities. 513-304-0041.

307 - MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT

937-444-5223.

DOUBLEWIDE 3BR, 2ba behind Ripley Elem. References, deposit, $400. No pets. Nice. 937-515-4447 or 937-392-4068. IN GEORGETOWN 3br 2-full bath, tenant pays utilities. $475, Ripley duplex 3br, 1-full bath, owners pay water & sewage $550. 937-444-5223. MOBILE HOME 16x80, 3br, 2ba, no pets, Mt. Orab area, 937-444-2720, $600mo. plus deposit. SARDINIA/MT. ORAB area, 14’x70’ mobile home, 2br, 1ba, all electric, on 1.5 acres, $425/mo. plus $425/dep. Renter pays utilities, NO PETS. 937-446-4677.

310 - WANTED TO RENT

WANTED Farm ground to rent for 2014 season & beyond. Call Jeff at 937-213-3909.

400 - HOUSES FOR SALE

GEORGETOWN 2-3BR, 1ba, partial basement, equipped kitchen & laundry, carpet, a/c, natural gas. 30’x32’ nice insulated garage. $65,000. Located at 439 Lincoln Ave. Call 937-618-0470. 1214 YANKEETOWN, Hamersville. 3br, 2ba brick ranch. Open floor plan, cathedral ceilings. WB insert FB, 5.7 acres, fenced w/600 SF stone outbuilding, horse barn w/stalls. Assumable 4.25% FHA loan PITI $810 month. 513-429-5504. BEAUTIFUL 3BR, 2.5ba home located at Lake Waynoka. 2240 sq. ft. of living space including a finished basement. Home located on a 1-acre private park-like wooded lot. Newly renovated, including a dimensional shingle roof, siding, gutters & carpet. Nice spacious outbuilding, large deck across back of home. $147,500. Call 513-659-3569 for inquiries or to schedule a showing or go to: thepenningtons@ymail.com

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

2005 GAIL Legacy 14x60, shingle on metal, 2br, 1ba, $1500 down, $500 month. 513-505-8311, 859-466-3554, 513-724-7233.

3BR, 1BA mobile home in Moler MHP, Mt. Orab, excellent condition, all appliances included, $12,000 OBO. 513-313-5553 ABANDONED DOUBLEWIDE with land, PLEASE TAKE OVER, $3500 deposit. 888-221-4503. MOBILE HOME for Sale 1993 Palm Harbor, 16x80 shingle on vinyl, 3br, 2ba, $2,000 down, $550 a month, 513-505-8311, 859-466-3554, 513-724-7233.

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

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

406 - FARMS FOR SALE 50 ACRE farm Mt. Orab area. 42-acres tillable, 6-acres woods. Totally remodeled 4br home, 3-car garage, large barn, $359,000. Call 937-444-2689. 501 - CHILD CARE DAYCARE HUGS & KIDS, LLC. 6th & Willow St., Williamsburg Call Dorothy Lewis 513-218-7471 or Stephanie Lewis 859-801-0125 I CURRENTLY have openings for daycare in Georgetown M-F Anytime AM to 5:30 PM. Contact Shannon 937-213-3749. References available. 5-years of consecutive experience.

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CLEAN SWEEP Cleaning Service Full service home and business cleaning. Available daily, weekly or monthly. Contact Shannon Howell at 937-213-3749.

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

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

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

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

507 - SEWING & ALTERATIONS

511 - CRAFTS

HAMERSVILLE 1800 sq ft manufactured home on 3-acres, 3br, 2ba, wbfp, kitchen island, newer furnace & water heater. Appraised at $95,000. Needs work. Possibly complete work for down payment. Call for details. Dennis Wright 937-213-2060.

602 - ANTIQUES

HOUSE FOR Sale in Fincastle, 3br, 2ba, w/carport, 2-car garage & 3-outbuildings on approximately 2-acres. 937-764-1618.

ANTIQUES AND Collectibles. Georgetown 513-314-6594. Lighted Christmas houses, accessories; sewing machine, silk-skin dolls, churns, lard can, wood-spool thread, more.

CRAFT SUPPLIES. Georgetown. 513-314-6594. Plastic canvas, Pretty Punch yarns, pellon, paper twist, lamp kits, beads, etc., too much to list.

3600 SR 125 Georgetown, OH State & County Voucher welcome Credit Cards Accepted SEASONED & split mixed hardwood, fullsize pick-up truck load thrown in & thrown out, $90. Will deliver in area between Mt. Orab & Felicity and Amelia & Georgetown, 937-379-5071 or 513-259-1070.

611 - WANTED TO BUY ANTIQUES CASH PAID! For costume jewelry, dishes, vases, silverware, sterling silver, old toys, metal signs, crocks, old books of Brown, Adams or Clermont Counties, Indian relics. See Kay at Ripley’s Old Piano Factory Antique Mall Monday 10am-4pm or call 513-313-0338 anytime.

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

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

615 - MISC. FOR SALE BEAUTIFUL WHITE Maggie Sottero wedding gown, size 8, never worn, $800 OBO

Is it me or is it we? We all think of ourselves as an individual: I, myself or me. Maybe we should think of ourselves as a “we”, a community of trillions, our own little biosphere. If you were to count up all the cells that compose a human body, only one out of ten would be human cells — nine out of ten would be bacterial or fungal cells. We fair even worse if you were to count up the number of genes present, there are 50 times as many non-human genes as there are human genes. Because bacteria are invisible and cause us to be sick, we fear them. In reality, human life would not be possible without our invisible partners. The discovery of antibiotics has led us to believe that life would be better if we could just sterilize our world. These same antibiotics may very well be causing many of today’s ailments. For instance, many people suffer from sinusitis, an inflammation of the sinuses caused by a sinus infection. They take antibiotic after antibiotic to get rid of it. The sinuses are not a sterile environment, there are always bacteria living there. Scientists are finding that those who suffer from sinusitis have different bacteria than those who don’t. Could this change have come about because a course of antibiotics to treat something else wiped out the normal bacteria and an invasive species took over? We don’t know yet, but it’s one working hypothesis. Our gastro-intestinal tract is home to the majority of the bacteria that call us home. They are a necessary part of digestion. If you remember from biology class you were taught that termites were able to eat wood because the bacteria in their gut enabled them to digest the wood. Now we know that the same is true for us, the bacteria in our gut enable us

HEALTH MATTERS TOM CALLAHAN, RPH to digest the food we eat. We have a symbiotic relationship with our gut bacteria. That means we need them and they need us. Our gut has been compared to the rain forest for the amount of biodiversity present there. Not only are there trillions of bacteria, but there are thousands of different species of bacteria. This biodiversity is important to understand. Most people have heard of eating yogurt while taking an antibiotic, but that only replaces a small number of different bacteria. That is akin to wiping out the entire animal population of Yellowstone National Park and then replacing it with squirrels. The ecosystem would fall apart. There have been some initial studies saying that nu-

tritionists are wrong with the concept of energy in equals energy out, or calories in has to equal calories burned or you gain weight. It’s not that simple. Our bodies are not able to extract most of the calories from the foods we eat. We are dependent on our gut bacteria to breakdown that food so we can use it. At least in mice it has been shown that you can make a mouse skinny or fat not by changing its food intake, but by changing its GI bacteria. Remember, this world we live in really belongs to the bacteria, they just keep us around for transportation. I mean they’re not going to build the spaceships so they can colonize another world, are they? Tom Callahan is a pharmacist, he lives in the Milford area. Any question or comments can be sent to TomHealthMatters@gmail.c om. You can find archives of previous Health Matters at TomHealthMatters.blogspot. com.

Rumpke issues Holiday Collection Schedule Rumpke customers may see a delay in waste and recycling collection the weeks of Dec. 23 and Dec. 30 because of Christmas and New Year’s. Schedule for the Week of Christmas Customers with service on Monday, Dec. 23 and Tuesday, Dec. 24 will not be impacted. Service will not occur on Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 25, and collection will be delayed one day the rest of the week. Schedule for the Week of New Year’s Customers with service on Monday, Dec. 30 and Tuesday, Dec. 31 will not be impacted.

Service will not occur on New Year’s Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1, and collection will be delayed one day the rest of the week. Customers with a Wednesday trash day will be collected on Thursday. Thursday customers will be collected on Friday, and Friday customers will be collected on Saturday. Communities with twice weekly collection will only be collected once during the week of the holidays, on the first scheduled collection day. Rumpke will return to its normal collection schedule the week of Jan. 6. Rumpke’s year-round holiday schedule is available online at www.rumpke.com.

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937-515-2692 808 - AUTOS FOR SALE 1930’S-PRESENT

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

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

& 15th Annual New Years Day AUCTION Jan. 1, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

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BAXLA TRACTOR SALES, INC. CONSIGNMENT EQUIPMENT AUCTION

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Located at Baxla Tractor Sales, between Seaman & Winchester, Ohio, at 4595 Tri-County Hwy. (Old St. Rt. 32).

SAT., DEC. 28, at 10:00 AM

TRACTORS - SKID STEER LOADERS COMBINES & HEADS - FARM & HAY EQUIPMENT - MISCELLANEOUS

TRACTORS: 2013 Kubota M5140HDC, 4WD, 29 hrs., cleaner than new, 1 owner; 2011 JD 5075M, 2WD, ROPS, 370 hrs., canopy, front wts.; 96 Agco 9655, 4X4, duals, full front wts., 40 series Detroit eng., local trade, 1 owner, 5000 hrs.; 01 White 6410 w/ White 678 loader, 4x4, 3300 hrs., 24x24 trans., 1 owner; 91 MF 1145, 4WD w/ MF 124 loader, 1750 hrs.; Deutz 6250, 2 WD, ROPS, 7450 hrs., like new rear tires; 98 JD 5310 w/ 520 JD loader, 2WD, runs good, 3200 hrs.; MF 1085; 79 Ford 3600 w/ Kelly loader, (tractor good) shows 2016 hrs; 75 MF 275, 3720 hrs., 2 WD, local trade, 1 owner; Ford NAA w/ recent paint, runs good; SKID STEER LOADERS: 05 Bobcat A300 skid steer, 2440 hrs., been thru shop & ready; Bobcat skid steer sweeper; 08 JD 320 skid steer w/ tracks, tooth bar, soft cab, 1450 hrs., nice & clean; 99 Case 1845C skid steer; COMBINES & HEADS: 03 JD 9550 combine, 2275 hrs. on engine, 1738 hrs. on thresher, GPS, yield monitor, bin extension, Terrain tracer, 1 owner; 98 NH TR88 combine, 2900 thresher hrs., 4x4, rear assist, 30.5 x 32 tires, 70%; 1980 MF 750 combine, 2850 hrs., hydro w/ mud hog, 4WD; 03 JD 925F grain head, 25’ flex, 1 owner, local; MF 1163 corn head, 6 row 30”; MF 20’ grain table; 98 NH 973 grain head, 20’ flex, nice, used this fall; 98 NH 973 grain head, 30’ flex, good; HAY EQUIPMENT: 04 JD 557 round baler, 5x5, net wrap, bale ramp, R&L pick up wheels, nice; 2000 Claas 66WP round baler, net wrap, 4x5 bale, low number baled; New Idea 484 round baler, 4x4, twine; NH 851 round chain baler; Kuhns 1034 accumulator, 10 bale edge, nearly new; New Idea 5209 discbine, good; NH 1033 bale wagon, 105 bales; Sitrex 2GL302 tedder, 2 rotor, pull type; OTHER FARM EQUIPMENT: JD 2200 cultivator, 21’ rolling basket harrow, 2 yrs. old, nice; JD 635 disc, 30’, 7.5” spacing; JD 960 cultivator, 18’ w/ 3 bar Remlinger harrow; Sunflower 6331-19 finisher, 19’; NH 195 manure spreader, upper beater, slop gate, good; Great Plains sprayer, 3 pt. 90’ booms, hyd. fold, saddle tanks, monitor, nice; JD 7000 planter, 12 row, 30”; 08 Hutchison auger, 50’x6”, like new elec. motor; 2 Mayrath augers (62’x10” & 72’x10”); Woods 121 rotary cutter, 10’, pull type, good; 2010 Bush Hog rotary cutter, 10’ semi mt., good; Bush Hog finish mower, side discharge, 90”; Kubota RFM-72 finish mower, side discharge, 72”; Bradco bale spike, fits NH skid steer L553 & L555, some JD SS; Kasco bale spear 600 series fits JD loader; 08 Tyler Bro. 17755 bale spear, pin, never used; NH bale spear fits NH skid steer; Frontier 60” blade, like new; MISC: 3 dirt dog blades, (new blades but faded paint); Stihl FC56C edger; push bar; OTHER ITEMS BEING CONSIGNED! CONSIGNMENTS MAY BE MADE UP TO THE DAY OF AUCTION 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! Financing available w/ prior approval through CNH Capital - Contact Larry Calvert at Baxla’s Seaman Store at 937-695-0766 or 937-386-2440. TERMS: Cash or check w/ proper ID. Any announcements made by auctioneer on day of sale will take precedence over this ad.

SPONSORED BY: BAXLA TRACTOR SALES, INC. Ph. 937-386-2440 OR 937-695-0766

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HESS AUCTION CO., LLC

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

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END OF YEAR INVENTORY REDUCTION AUCTION MONDAY, DECEMBER 30TH - 10:30 AM

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Felicity & Ripley Call 1st Must Liquidate 16,000 Sq. Ft. of Hardwood Flooring Before Jan 1st Other Flooring Available

513-315-4360 Towlersauctioninc.com

NEW YEAR’S DAY AUCTION

RE / MAX ADVANCED REAL ESTATE

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Viji Grant, Broker

937-213-1548 vijigrant@yahoo.com www.vijigrant.com GORGEOUS 1,800 SQ. FT. HOME BUY WITH NO MONEY DOWN ! $670.00* mo.

131 Winterberry Mt. Orab

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MLS 1371415

Large 3 bedroom 2 bath Upgraded interior features Enormous kitchen w/cabinets & island Builder warranty

WHY BUY USED? INCREDIBLE VALUE! * P/I only, USDA loan. Not all credit profiles will qualify.

Located at 604 John Street, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133, Highland County Fairgrounds. TRACTORS: JD 4630 Quad Range, 6,900 hrs. w/ CHA, good; JD 6300, 5917 hrs. w/ CHA, good; JD 5103 w/ JD 512 loader, 322 hrs., like new; Case 1370, 6,000 hrs., duals, 70% good, CHA, good; Ford 8700, 6,054 hrs., duals, weights, new clutch, pressure plate and throw out bearings, CHA, good; Versatile 935, 4WD, 2,523 hrs., CHA, 4 remotes, 3 pt. hitch, good; Ford 5000 showing 140 hrs., 3 remotes, good; JD 790, 4 WD, 134 hrs. with JD 419 loader, like new; JD 670, 4 WD, 918 hrs., w/ front blade, good; JD 650, 4 WD, 1416 hrs., w/ JD 60 in. finishing mower, good. NOTE: All of the tractors have diesel engines. PLANTING EQUIPMENT: JD 750, 15 ft. drill; JD 8300, 21-7 drill w/ grass seeder; IH 510, 21-7 drill w/ press wheels; JD 7000, 12 row front fold planter w/ 30 in. markers, good; JD 7000, 4 row planter liq. fert.; White 5100 Seed Boss 6 row w/ 5100 S, 5 row splitter, 700 acres on new metal PTO hyd. pump, very good; Crust Buster 3400, All Plant DD 22X8 drill. TILLAGE: Case-IH 4200 Mulcher, 27 ft. field cultivator w/ harrow, very nice; JD 712 chisel disc, 9 shank, nice; JD 960, 25 ft. field cultivator walking tandem C shank spring load single bar harrow; Deutz-Allis 1400 field cultivator 27 ft. w/ harrow; IH 645, 16 ft. field cultivator. HAY EQUIPMENT: JD 936 Moco disc bine mower, good; JD 375 round baler, hyd. tie; NH 855 round baler; JD 337 twine square baler; NH 277 haybine; Hesston 1130 haybine; NH 848 round baler, hyd. tie; NH 660 Fastnet, net or twine round baler; Vermeer 605 G round baler; NH 1047 bale stack wagon w/ Ford gas engine; JD 704, 12 wheel rake; Frontier WR 1112, 12 wheel rake; Hesston 12 wheel rake; NH 55 & 56 rakes. NOTE: All of hay equipment is in good working order. FERTILIZER-SPRAYING EQUIPMENT: Blu-Jet Little Husky 13 shank with pump for 28, nitrogen or anhydrous, good; Century 750, 60 ft. booms, walking tandems, 20 in. spacing, fresh water tank, inductor control module, nice; John Blue 500 gal., 37 ft. boom piston pump, good; Terra-Gator spreader 1664, 555 V-8 Cummings engine; 5500 hrs., good rubber, new bed liner, runs good, used this year; 1985 GMC Field sprayer, 1600 gal. stainless steel tank, 60 ft. booms, Cat engine, new clutch and pump. GRAIN AUGERS: Westfield 8 in., 61 ft. w/ swing away auger; Cardinal 8 in., 60ft. auger. MISC. EQUIPMENT: Woods 121, 10 ft. rotary cutter; Woods R 660, 3 pt. finishing mower; Bush Hog ATH 720, 3 pt. rotary cutter; JD 513, 5 ft., 3 pt. rotary cutter; 6 ft., 3 pt. scraper blade; 3 pt. post hole digger; NI 3622 manure spreader w/ gate, good; Gehl 100 Grinder Mixer with magnet, good; JD 450 grain cart w/ roll tarp; LaForge front hitch 3 pt. for 6300 series tractor; Bucket bale spear; 3 – Home Made header cart, 1 w/ JD gears; 12.4-28 Snap-on duals. CORN HEAD: JD 444, 4 row wide, very good. DOZER: JD 450 G crawler w/ 3300 hrs., joystick control, 6 way blade. COMBINE: JD Turbo 7720 hyd., 4100 eng. Hrs., 4WD bin ext. w/ JD 643 corn head. EXCAVATOR & BACKHOE ATTACHMENT: Kubota KX 121-3 Super Series angle blade 14,000 lbs. machine cab heat, air, radio, 1-2-3 ft. buckets, swivel boom w/ 12 ft. extension; JD 960 Backhoe, fits JD 260 Skid Loader, new cond., used for 1 hr. RIDING MOWERS: JD Zero Turns Z225, 727A, Z445. OTHER JD MOWERS: GT275, LA130, 4 – 345, 325, GT 245, 355D, X720, F725, 335, LA100, LX288, LA145, X485. OTHER MOWERS: Grasshopper 718 Zero Turn, 60 in. cut; Exmark LHP 23hp, 52 in. cut; Cub Cadet 3184. AUCTIONEER’S NOTE: We invite you to the 1st Five Points Implement Co. LLC Customer Appreciation Auction. You may still consign by calling auctioneers at 937-3939447 or 937-402-0836, watch for updates on Auction Zip. This is a partial list and is subject to change. If you are in need of financing through John Deere Credit or Farm Credit you may call Five Points Implement Co. LLC by Friday, December 27 at 12 noon at 937393-4020, ask for Keith Sowell, Alan Blackburn, Blake Singer, or Charlie Walker in sales. Loader tractors will be available. Check www.rickwilliamsauctionco.com for many photos. NO SMALL ITEMS, SO BE ON TIME. TERMS: Cash or check with proper ID. Lunch Available. AUCTIONEERS: Rick Williams, Chip Yochum, Brad Williams Auction Conducted By:

17th Annual

Hillsboro FFA Alumni

CONSIGNMENT AUCTION

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2014 at 10:00 A.M.

AUCTION SITE: Hillsboro United Producers West Main St. (US 50, West edge of Hillsboro, Ohio)

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Consign Early! If you would like your items to be advertised, you need to contact us before January 6, 2014. The 2013 Auction was a huge success, with 98% of all items actually sold! Proceeds benefit the Hillsboro FFA Scholarship Fund. For more information to consign your items, contact: The Hillsboro FFA at 937-393-4418 or 937-393-3485 or Auctioneers, Rick Williams or Brad Williams

at 937-393-9447 or e-mail: rwilliamsauction@sbcglobal.net

OWNERS: Cahall Bros. Inc, John Deere

Auction Conducted By:

7783 St. Rt. 138 Hillsboro, OH 45133

(937) 393-9447

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Beacon Hill Sub-division - Gorgeous 4BR 3.5 Ba One story and a half 3/4 wrap brick home. Freshly painted. 1st flr MBR suite, Formal DR, Family Rm, Chair rail, Gas Log F/P, Fully Equipped Kit w/island. Beautiful wooded rolling corner lot.

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

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

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

Bert Thomas

Dominic Thomas

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

Cell: 937-213-0902

email: bthomas@huff.com web: www.BertThomas.HUFF.com

Office: (513) 474-3500 NEW

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1384418 - Paradise! 2250 sq.ft. Brick Ranch, Granite flring in entry + formal Din. Rm., Floor to ceiling WBFP, MBR suite, Huge Eat-in Kit, Brand NEW Gilkey windows, Inground pool, Stocked pond, Regulation Tennis court, Full court basketball, 32x16 bldg 7.67 wooded acs. $184,900 1381702 Batavia Get Wow! ready to move. Formal Model Home. 2BD, 2BA. Two year old condo in excellent condition w/brand new laminate thruout. Fresh neutral paint. Gorgeous lite pkg. Fully equip. kit. and laun. Move-In-Ready!! A absolute true MUST SEE!!! Call Dominic today! $93,000

1370921 Felicity Immaculate 8 yr old home located in a beau country setting with amazing views. 4BD, 3.5BA. 2 story with fin LL w/walkout. Fully equipped kit, vaulted ceiling in LR. Huge family rm. Baths on all levels. Beautifully landscaped, newly refinished deck & patio 5.6 ac. $199,900 LD

1377086- Mt. Orab - Unique, yet immaculate wood sided home private, private, private nestled on 6.3 lush acres. Home has a ultra open floor plan w/views of the woods and creek that will satisfy any nature lover. Fully equipped kitchen w/ custom cabinetry and counter tops. MBR has a plumbed 2nd bathroom and a huge walk-in closet. 25 min drive to Eastgate. $114,700 SO

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1355240 - Mt. Orab- Total renovation* Modules have movable walls to set office space up to suit your needs*Newer HVAC, elec service, wndws (on tanning side) *HWH & flring thru-out *Tanning business sold separately *New stone facade *Office furniture is negotiable. $165,000. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY! 1243844 Investment opportunity! Nothing to do but take over the rent roll!! Total renovation on all units. 4 different units! Elec & gas separately metered. Laundry facilities on site. Partial Bsmt. Fresh paint on exterior. $134,000

Location, Location, Location! Total Re-hab tastefully done. Brand New Roof, Elec. Service, Vinyl, HWH, Gar Door & Opener. 3BD, 2BA. Plumbing, Clst Doors, Paint & flring. BRAND NEW fully Equipped Kit. New vanities in baths. Shed. All on 1 ac. Better than New! Bethel Area. $107,500

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Office: (513) 474-3500

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

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

BETHEL - HAMERSVILLE AREA

email: DThomas@HUFF.com

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

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

1358528 - Georgetown - WOW! All brick home w/brand new roof, paint & flring* Both baths & kit. fully renovated* 3BD, 2BA. Open foyer w/ceramic flring & closet *Fam. Rm. w/bar & wall of french doors* Deck w/lanai*2 walk in clsts in MBR suite*Coy pond* Beautifully landscaped. $129,900 SOLD

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

1363729 - Georgetown - 3000 sqft L/A. Historic home full of period touches. Natural wide baseboards, pocket drs &a parlor to name a few. New hdwd flooring & total DR renovation in '10. Enclosed back porch '08. Furnace, HWH, windows, roof & all plumbing '04. $148,500.

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1376435 - Mt. Orab - Move-in Beauty! 3BD, 2BA. This corner location is ready to accept your growing family. Open floor plan, fully equipped kit w/island, neutral wall colors, study, MBR suite w/walk-in clst, French door walk-out to fully fenced back yard. Prof. landscaped. Immac!! $135,000

Commercial Georgetown - $72,777.00 Comm'l gar. set up to meet many needs. Two separate gar. drs on front w/ rear and side entry. Office in bldg. Separate renovated home included in the sale. Two water and sewer taps. Gar and home metered separately. 120' rd. fron. 1.077 ac.

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

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

SAT., DECEMBER 28TH @ 10:00 AM COUNTRY HOME - 2+ ACRES

INSIDE INSPECTION DEC. 22ND FROM 1:00 - 3:00 PM OR CALL 513-732-6300 FOR A PRIVATE SHOWING LOCATION: DIRECTIONS: ADDRESS 3810 VANDAMENT ROAD, HAMERSVILLE, OH 45130. FROM BETHEL TAKE ST. RT. 125 EAST ABOUT 2 1/2 MILES TO RIGHT ON OAK CORNER RD. 1 MILE TO SODOM RD., ZIG ZAG RIGHT AND LEFT ON OAK CORNER. ABOUT 3/4 MILE TO LEFT ON VANDAMENT TO AUCTION SITE ON LEFT. FROM HAMERSVILLE, TAKE ST. RT. 125 WEST TOWARDS BETHEL TO LEFT ON OAK CORNER (ACROSS FROM GOLF COURSE) AND FOLLOW THE ABOVE DIRECTIONS. IF YOU’VE BEEN HANKERING TO OWN A NICE LITTLE PLACE OUT IN THE COUNTRY, THIS COULD BE IT!! QUIET, RURAL SETTING WITH PLENTY OF PRIVACY. HAS DECENT OLDER 1 1/2 STORY HOME WITH A LIVING ROOM, LARGE KITCHEN, 2 BEDROOMS, FULL BATH, FINISHED UTILITY ROOM AND ENCLOSED BACK PORCH. 2 BEDROOMS ON 2ND FLOOR. OTHER FEATURES INCLUDE A DANDY BIG DECK OFF THE BACK PORCH. NEEDS SOME UPDATING AND MODERNIZING. OTHER IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDE AN OLD ORIGINAL FARM BARN W/METAL ROOF, A GOOD CEMENT BLOCK GARAGESHOP BUILDING, A NEWER ALL METAL ENCLOSED DOUBLE CARPORT ETC. ALL THIS SURROUNDED BY A NICE LAWN W/MATURE TREES, SPACE FOR ALL KINDS OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES INCLUDING GARDEN, PASTURE FOR LIVESTOCK ETC. BE SURE TO CHECK THIS PROPERTY OUT. NOTE INSPECTION DATE ABOVE. PICTURES ON WWW.JTWILSON.COM. TERMS: ACCEPTED BIDDER TO PAY 10% OF PURCHASE PRICE DEPOSIT DAY OF SALE. BALANCE IN 30 DAYS. IMMEDIATE SELLER CONFIRMATION. BUYER WILL HAVE IMMEDIATE POSSESSION. BRAND NEW SURVEY & LEGAL DESCRIPTION (2.070 ACRES - 352 FEET FRONTAGE ON VANDAMENT ROAD) SELLING FOR RON & ROSE HALE

JOEL T. WILSON CO. LTD. AUCTIONEERS SINCE 1955 - BATAVIA, OHIO (513) 732-6300 WWW.JTWILSON.COM

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Located at 50 Cahall Bros. Lane, Georgetown, Ohio, 45121. Follow US Rt. 68 to the north side of Georgetown to Hamer Rd. turn east to Cahall Bro. Lane to dealership. TRACTORS - COMBINES - HEADS SKID STEERS - PLANTERS - DRILLS BALERS - TILLAGE - GRAIN CARTS GRAVITY BEDS - GATORS - MOWERS TRACTORS: JOHN DEERE, 2013, 6170R 170HP, 1RW6170RKDA006563; JOHN DEERE, 2011, 5101E CAB MFWD, 1LV5101EJBY340874; JOHN DEERE 2010, 5085, MFWD, OPEN, CANOPY, LDR, LV5085M260585; JOHN DEERE, 2010, 5065M MFWD W/563 NSL LRD, LV5065M250096; JOHN DEERE, 6310 CAB MFWD W/640 MSL, L06310V246280; JOHN DEERE, 2009, 5101E MFWD W/553 LDR, LV5101E160528; JOHN DEERE, 2009, 5075E 2-WD OPEN W/ CANOPY, PY5075E001304; JOHN DEERE, 5045D OPEN STATION 2-WD, PY5045D001662; JOHN DEERE, 2007, 5303 2WD W/510 NSL LDR, PY5303U007671; JOHN DEERE, 2005, 5325 MFWD OS, W/ LOADER; JOHN DEERE, 2002, 5420 W/CANOPY & W/541 LDR MFWD, LV5420S242262; JOHN DEERE, 2002, 8320 MFWD cab, duals, RW8320P004035; JOHN DEERE, 2002, 6420 CAB 2WD, L06420P335459; JOHN DEERE, 1996, 6400 MFWD O/S., L06400M161719; JOHN DEERE, 1994, 7800 ROW CROP, RW7800H009688; JOHN DEERE, 1992, JD 2555 CAB 2WD, L02555T754742; JOHN DEERE, 1988, 2955 2-WD CANOPY, L02955G633838; JOHN DEERE, JOHN DEERE, 1979, 4240 ROW CROP, RW4240H010942; JOHN DEERE, 2010, 3038EW/ 305 LDR; MF 2006, 596 W/ BUSH HOG LDR, BR38026; MF 2004, 2004 MASSEY FERGUSON, MFWD, W/MF LDR, N100063; MF 1997, 1235H 4WD HYDRO COMPACT TRACTOR; KUBOTA 1991, B7100 MFWD; COMBINES & HEADS: JOHN DEERE, 2011, 9770STS 4WD, 1H09770SKB0743688; JOHN DEERE, 2010, 9670 STS CORN COMBINE, 1H09670SVA0736987; JOHN DEERE, 2008, 9670 STS CORN COMBINE, H09670S727009; JOHN DEERE, 2007, 9660 STS COMBINE 4WD, H09660S722098; JOHN DEERE, 2004, 9560 STS COMBINE, H09560S705370; JOHN DEERE, 2001, JD 9750STS COMBINE 4-WD DUALS, H09750S691034; JOHN DEERE, 1999, 9610 4-WD COMBINE, H09610X681723; JOHN DEERE, 1997, 9500 4WD CONTOUR, H09500X670229; JOHN DEERE, 1995, 9500 4-WD COMBINE, H09500X662058; CASE 1989, 1660 4-WD COMBINE; CASE 1992, 1020 20’ FLEX PLATFORM W/TRAILER, JJC0087982; CASE 2008, 2208 8 ROW CORN HEAD, CBJ039214; JOHN DEERE, 2011, 635F GRAIN PLATFORM; JOHN DEERE, 2008, 35’ FLEXIBLE PLATFORM, H00635F726525; JOHN DEERE, 2008, 635F 35’ FLEX PLATFORM; JOHN DEERE, 2008, 35’ FLEXIBLE PLATFORM; JOHN DEERE, 2008, STARFIRE ITC RECEIVER; JOHN DEERE, 2006, 635 FLEX HEAD; JOHN DEERE, 2004, 893 8-ROW CORN HEAD; JOHN DEERE, 2004, 893 8-ROW CORN HEAD, H00893X706146; JOHN DEERE, 2004, 625 FLEX PLATFORM 25’, H00625F706284; JOHN DEERE, 2003, 630 FLEX-PLATFORM 30’, H00630F706012; JOHN DEERE, 2002, 893 CORNHEAD, H00893X696536; JOHN DEERE, 2002, 893 CORNHEAD, H00893X696206; JOHN DEERE, 2002, 893 8-ROW CORNHEAD, H00893X696908; JOHN DEERE, 2001, 930F FLEX PLATFORM, H00930F696373; JOHN DEERE, 2001, JD 930 FLEX HEAD CONTOUR; JOHN DEERE, 1999, 1999 25’ FLEX-HEADER; JOHN DEERE, 1997, 893, H00893X670842; JOHN DEERE, 1997, 893 8 ROW CORNHEAD, H00893X670093; JOHN DEERE, 1993, 925 25’ FLEX PLATFORM; JOHN DEERE, 1991, COMBINE HEAD; JOHN DEERE, 1988, 922 FLEX HEAD, H00922F626262; JOHN DEERE, 1984 643 POLY SNOUT CORN HD 6 ROW; JOHN DEERE, 1974, 643 CORN HEAD; DRILLS: FRONTIER 2009, 71/2’ NO TILL DRILL; JOHN DEERE, 2004, 637W 28’7” NARROW SPACING DISK; JOHN DEERE, 2001, 1560 NO-TILL DRILL-15’SGL DRILL; JOHN DEERE, 2001, 1560 NO-TILL DRILL15’; GREAT PLAINS, 1996, 3010 NT 30’ FOLDING; GREAT PLAINS, 1990, 24FT; PLANTERS: JOHN DEERE, 1770 NT 24-ROW PLANTER; JOHN DEERE, 2008, 1790 PLANTER 16/31 SPLIT ROW; JOHN DEERE, 2007, 1790 23 ROW WITH FERT FRAME; JOHN DEERE, 2005, 16/31 split row planter; HAY EQUIPMENT: NH 2010, NH 7060 SIL RDB; JOHN DEERE, 2009, 558 ROUND BALER; JOHN DEERE, 2007, 458 SILAGE SPECIAL BALER; JOHN DEERE, 2004, 582 ROUND BALER - N. AMERICA; NH 2004, BR470 ROUND BALER4X5; JOHN DEERE, 2002, JD 567 RDB NET WRAP,WIDE PICK; JOHN DEERE, 2002, 348 TWINE SQUARE BALER; CASE 2000, RS561A ROUND BALER; JOHN DEERE, 1985, 327 SQUARE BALER; JOHN DEERE, 1980, 346 WIRE TIE SQUARE BALER; JOHN DEERE, 1979, 346 WIRE BALER CHUTE & HITCH; JOHN DEERE, 1974, 336 TWINE SQ BALER; NH 2010, 7230 ROLL MOCO; JOHN DEERE, 2008, IMPELLER MOCO; JOHN DEERE, 2006, 530 9’9” roll machine; NH 2000, NH 1432 MOWER CONDITIONER; NI 5409 DISC MOWER; JOHN DEERE, 735 MOCO ROLL MACHINE; JOHN DEERE, 1998, 820 MO-CO NON-CLOG GUARDS; JOHN DEERE, 1998, 925 9’9” CUT ROLL MACHINE; JOHN DEERE , 930 IMPELLER; JOHN DEERE, 946 CENTER-PIVOT ROTARY MOCO; JOHN DEERE, 660 HAY RAKE; JOHN DEERE, 1997, 700 HYDRAULIC FOLD BAR RAKE; FRONTIER 2006, 12 WHEEL RAKE; NH 56 RAKE; SITREX MK 12 RAKE; CUTTERS: JOHN DEERE, 2006, HX15 ROTARY CUTTER 540 PTO; JOHN DEERE, 2005, MX10 PULL TYPE CD CUTTER; JOHN DEERE, 2003, MX10 PULL TYPE CD CUTTER; JOHN DEERE, 2000, MX10 PULL TYPE CD CUTTER; KING CUTTER 2060, ROTARY CUTTER; WOODS, 1990, 3240, 20’ CUTTER; BUSH HOG #12 5’ CUTTER; EXCAVATING & SKID STEERS: JOHN DEERE, 2010, 320D SKID STEER LDR; JOHN DEERE, 210 C BACKHOE; JOHN DEERE, 2007, JD 110 TLB TRACTOR.LOADER/BHOE; JOHN DEERE, 2006, 320 SKID STEER; JOHN DEERE, 2002, 260 SKID LOADER; 2008, IHI 35N EXCAVATOR; HEADER WAGONS AND MISC.: J&M, 1991, HEADER TRAILER; KILLBROS WAGON 25’; MERIDAN 2010, 375 SEED WAGON; MS AG 3809, 3-POINT BALE MOVER; UNVERFERTH, 2001, 30’ HT-30 TRAILER; JOHN DEERE , 2 ROW WIDE CHOPPER CORN HEAD; JOHN DEERE 24’9” FIELD FINISHER; TOP AIR 500 GL SPRAYER; ANDERSON 2006 ROUND BALE WRAPPER; JOHN DEERE, 741 FARM LOADER; JOHN DEERE, R GROUND DRIVEN SPREADER; PROGRESSIVE 30” DRILL MARKERS; IH 4900 1992 BOX SERVICE TRUCK; MOWERS, ATV & UTV’S: JOHN DEERE, 2010, Z710A 23HP COMM 48” MIDZ; JOHN DEERE, 2010, Z930A 29HP “DEMO” MIDZ CONV; JOHN DEERE, 2008, Z465,62” DECK; KUBOTA 2007, ZG23F W/54” DECK; JOHN DEERE, 2006, JD 72” LOADER MOUNTED W/ BLADE; JOHN DEERE, 2005, GT235 W/48” DECK TURF TIRES; CUB 2005, M-72 TANK/72”; JOHN DEERE, 2004, JD 235/54”; JOHN DEERE, 2004, GX345/54” MOWER TURF TIRE; JOHN DEERE, 2003, 717A W/ 48” MOWER DECK; JOHN DEERE, 2001, LX288 LAWN TRACTOR (18 HP); JOHN DEERE, X540/54” MOWER; MS CP, 2001, ZT MAX 60” ZERO TURN; JOHN DEERE, 1998, 345 L/COOLED 54” MOWER; JOHN DEERE, 1995, GS45 COMM. WB MOWER (14 HP); JOHN DEERE, 1989, 855 HYDRO 4-WD TURF 72” MOWER; JOHN DEERE, 1985, 750 COMPACT TRACTOR 60’ DECK 2-WD; CORONI 60” FINISH MOWER; JOHN DEERE, 48” WALK BEHIND MOWER; JOHN DEERE, 2012, GATOR 4X2 TX; JOHN DEERE, 2011, 825I GATOR; JOHN DEERE, 2010, 850 GATOR 4-WD; JOHN DEERE, 2008, 620I GATOR 4 WD; JOHN DEERE, 2006, 4x2 TS DEMO GATOR; JOHN DEERE, 2004, BUCK 650 EXT ATV; JOHN DEERE, 2004, 650EX BUCK GREEN ATV; JOHN DEERE, 2003, 4X2 GATOR; JOHN DEERE, 2003, 4X2 GATOR; JOHN DEERE, 1998, 4X2 OLIVE GREEN; JOHN DEERE, 1998, 4X2 GATOR; JOHN DEERE, 1998, 4X2 GATOR, HD TIRE, DUMP, LINER, LIGHTS; JOHN DEERE, 1998, GAS 6X4 GATOR; JOHN DEERE, 1997, JD 4X2 GATOR; KAWASAKI, 2000, 2500 MULE 2-WD; KAWASAKI, 3010 MULE/4WD/GREEN; KAWASAKI, 2002, 3010 MULE W/ FRONT BLADE/RED; CARTS & TRAILERS: BRENT 420 GRAIN CART; J&M 2007, TB6000H TRAILER AG HD 36’ BAR; J&M 2008, TB-6000 HEADER WAGON; J&M 2006, HIGH CAPACITY HC AG TRAILER NO BRAKES; KILLBROS 350 GRAVITY BOX WITH 13’ AUGER; KINZE 1050-20S AUGER CART 1100 BU; THOMAS 2000, THOMAS TRAILER; UNVERFERTH, 2006, 36’ TOP BAR HEAD MOVER; UNVERFERTH, 2006, UNVERFERTH 30’HEAD TRAILER; UNVERFERTH, 2000, HT-25 25’ BAR HEAD TRAILER. Live internet bidding available through Liveauctions.tv, bidders must register prior to auction. Internet bidding questions contact Margo Paeltz @ 937-515-1194 AUCTIONEER’S NOTE: It is with great pride we have the opportunity to team up with a well established business such as Cahall Bros. Inc. to market this good line of inventory at public auction. The equipment has been checked over & things are field ready. Plan to be with us on December 30 or bid via the web at liveauctions.tv. Financing available through JD Credit by contacting Cahall Bros. Inc. for prequalification by Dec. 28. TERMS: Cash or check w/ proper ID. Letter of credit required from buyers unknown to auctioneers. Any announcements made by auctioneer on day of sale will take precedence over this ad.

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