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Serving Brown County, Ohio since 1973

Vol. 37 No. 27

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Brown County digs out from snow storm BY Wayne Gates and Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press

The Brown County Press/WAYNE GATES

County snowplow driver Jeff Cluxton throws up a “rooster tail” of snow as he plows near Airport Road in Georgetown.

Ash Wednesday mass schedules announced

Georgetown electric rates are scheduled to rise 17.5 percent

The St. Angela Merici Parish and the St. Michael Parish have announced their Ash Wednesday Mass schedules for Feb. 17, 2010. Ash Wednesday Masses will occur at the following places at the following times: 7 a.m. at the St. Patrick Chapel in Fayetteville; 12 p.m. at the St. Martin Chapel in St. Martin; 7 p.m. at the St. Michael Parish in Mt. Orab; 7 p.m. at the St. Patrick Chapel in Fayetteville. Stations of the Cross will have meetings at 7 p.m. every Friday during Lent at the St. Patrick Chapel in Fayetteville.

BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press

AARP is doing taxes again this year for the seniors and the low income at the Brown County Senior Center at 505 N. Main St. Georgetown. The dates are every Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through March 26. Call (937) 378-6603 for an appointment. There is no charge for this service.

Tea Party in Mt. Orab The Brown County Tea Party is hosting a Tea Party event at the Mt. Orab Inn (Best Western), Saturday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. Contact Tom Crush (cell: 513-313-2314, or email at for more information.

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Electric rates in Georgetown are scheduled to rise by 17.5 percent sometime this year following action by Georgetown Village Council members at their regular meeting Jan. 28. Council members voted unanimously to authorize Village Solicitor Jay Cutrell to draw up an ordinance, which the council could adopt later, to enact that rate increase. Village Administrator Kelly Jones mentioned the electric rates could go up in March but maybe not until May, adding how water rates in the village are increasing in May. The ordinance authorization vote followed a report by the council’s Utilities and Services Committee members, who had met Jan. 21. Council President Drew Watson is chairman of that committee, which also includes councilmen Chris Renshaw and Dennis White.

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Watson said the committee had discussed electric, water and sewer rates and had mentioned a 17.5 percent electric rate increase was mentioned as being needed. Renshaw mentioned the village hadn’t had an electric rate increase in 16 years. White said Georgetown utility customers need to understand the electric rate increase does not mean a 17.5

percent in their entire utility bill, which also includes charges for trash collection and water and sewage service. Jones mentioned the village’s average profit on providing electric service was 4 percent during the last nine years. The village raised its electric rate from 1991 to 1994 by 10.85 percent but CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

Sardinia Life Squad is seeking to get contract with that village BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press While the Sardinia Life Squad provides services to Sardinia village residents, that private entity has no contract with that village specifically granting it the legal right to provide those services. Lee Naylor, acting head of that Life Squad, discussed a possible contract between that

entity and Sardinia at the Sardinia Village Council’s regular meeting Feb. 8. Naylor said the Brown County Communication in Georgetown, Center through which 911 calls are routed, strongly recommended a contract. He said village residents’ insurance companies would be billed for services provided CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

Todd Cluxton said snowplow drivers hit the road at 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9, and stayed on the job until 3 a.m. Thursday morning. Cluxton estimated the cost of the storm at approximately 150 thousand dollars in overtime pay, salt, fuel and other expenses. Cluxton said that each 12 hour snow removal shift costs the county about 25 thousand dollars. Ten drivers are on the roads per shift, clearing the 346 miles of county roads. Cluxton said that each driver can usually hit the same stretch of road three times in a 12 hour shift. He added that when drivers return for a second pass, it can look like they’re starting from scratch.

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Two Democratic Primary candidates for U.S. House speak to local party activists BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press

Two Democratic candidates seeking their party’s nomination to run for the U.S. House of Representatives seat from the Second Congressional District this year spoke Feb. 3 at a gathering of Brown County Democrats. Jim Parker, 42, of Waverly, and David Krikorian, 41, of Madeira, spoke at the Brown County Democrat Central Committee’s regular meeting

at the Brown County Senior Services Building in Georgetown. Neither of those candidates had turned in their filing papers as of this past Wednesday morning, Feb. 10, according to the Hamilton County Board of Elections in Cincinnati. The filing deadline for both Democratic Party and Republican Party candidates for the Primary Election on Tuesday, May 4, is this coming Thursday, Feb. 18. CONTINUED ON PAGE 10


Making the best of a snowy situation

BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press Ripley will turn 200 years old in 2012, and some Ripleyarea residents are working to make certain that birthday doesn’t escape unnoticed. About 10 to 12 volunteers have been working for about a year now to plan a Bicentennial Celebration for Ripley, according to Ripley Village Councilwoman Roberta Sidwell. Sidwell is a member of the Ripley 2012 Bicentennial Planning Committee, which has set Friday-Sunday, Aug. 3-5, 2012, as the dates for the Ripley 2012 Bicentennial Celebration. The committee will have the rest of this year and all of 2011 to come up with a number of proposed festival activities before the Bicentennial year arrives. Parade, Concert Are Slated Sidwell said preliminary festival plans include such proposed activities as a parade, a community concert, fireworks, the burial of a time CONTINUED ON PAGE 10


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Two more rounds of snow blew into Brown County on Tuesday, bringing slick roads and cold temperatures. Meteorologist Mike Kurz with the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Wilmington said a spotter had informed the NWSF Office there were 3 1/2 inches of snow in Georgetown at 5:40 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10. The meteorologist said there were other Southwestern Ohio communities that apparently were struck harder than Brown County communities, mentioning 7.8 inches being reported in Wilmington and 8 in Milford. Dispatcher Vicky Coburn with the Ohio State Highway Patrol Post 8 in Georgetown

said in an interview on Monday, Feb. 8, there were ten traffic accidents reported by state troopers in Brown County from Feb. 5 through Feb. 11. One of those accidents involved a Brown County Sheriff’s Office cruiser. OSHP Post 8 Commander Lt. Brian Rhodes reported in a Feb. 10 interview Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy Dave Stamper was traveling north on U.S. 68 in Green Township, 3/10 of a mile north of milepost 32, when his vehicle went off the left side of the snow-covered highway and struck a guardrail. Stamper, who was wearing a seat belt, was not injured, but the cruiser ended up with damage to its front end, according to Rhodes. Brown County Engineer

The Brown County Press/Wayne Gates

Hannah Bolender (front) and Jaci Schwarber, both 13, slide down a hill near St. Michaels Catholic Church in Mt. Orab on Wednesday afternoon.

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Sardinia Village Council members heard good news as well as bad news regarding businesses in their village at their regular meeting Feb. 8. In addition to some new businesses council members heard about, Sardinia also will be getting some new signs to prohibit parking in snow removal areas following council action taken this past Monday. Mayor Todd Bumbalough mentioned three new businesses had located in the village: Bob Barnett Construction, Roberts

video rental store located at the main downtown intersection. In another matter, Sardinia Village Administrator Tim Mock mentioned how he would like the village to obtain some signs informing the public parking was prohibited in certain areas when snow removal work needed to be undertaken. Sgt. Dan Nichols, officer in charge of the Sardinia Police Department, recommended the village purchase eight snow removal signs. Council members voted unanimously to appropriate $300 for that purpose. Village Solicitor Jay Cutrell

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restricting non-agricultural development on farmland, with the land itself remaining on the tax rolls and under private ownership and management. Landowners may undertake any agricultural activity permitted under Ohio law, and they can sell their farm or pass it along as a gift to others. However, the easement remains with the land, prohibiting any future nonagricultural development to make certain that it remains used for agricultural purposes. The Clean Ohio Fund bond


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said he would draw up an ordinance to list where those signs would be placed. Snow Removal Praised Council President Greg Cassidy praised the village’s efforts in removing snow that had fallen during the weekend that had just passed. “Good job on the snow.” Mock and Sardinia municipal worker Bill North had undertaken that task. Council members at this past Monday’s meeting also: • Approved Sardinia Fiscal Officer Tracy Jodrey’s request to pay a $1,345.24 bill from Lykins Oil Company for oil used for Sardinia Town Hall and three separate bills totaling $429.51 to HD Supply for some village utility expenses. • Authorized Cutrell to handle the reimbursement collection of the village’s $150 court filing fee from a Western surety bond on former Sardinia Clerk-Treasurer Julie Shannon, who was connected on three felony counts Jan. 28 in Brown County Common Pleas Court for offenses involving the theft of Sardinia

The Brown County Press office will have regular hours on Feb. 15 BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press Many offices and services in Brown County will be closed this Monday, Feb. 15, in observance of the Presidents’ Day Holiday. Those scheduled to be closed in Georgetown include the following: • Brown County Board of Commissioners, Board of Elections, Economic Development, Tax Map, Recorder, Treasurer and Auditor offices in the Brown County Administration Building. • Brown County Common Pleas Court and Clerk of Courts offices in the Brown County Courthouse. • Brown County Municipal Court. • Brown County Juvenile/Probate Court. • Brown County Title Department. County • Brown Prosecutor’s Office. • Brown County Law Library. • Brown County Engineer’s Office.






The Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities will hold an ethics committee meeting and regular scheduled board meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. All meetings will be held at the Habilitation Center, 9116 Hamer Rd. in Georgetown. The public is invited to attend.



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ning and economic development agency serving 12 Southern Ohio counties including Brown County. That agency has been successful in obtaining federal funds for some projects in those counties. Watson said she plans to stay involved with keeping up with OVRDC news but added she doesn’t know if there is any money available at the present time for that agency to seek for Sardinia village projects. • Set the following dates and times for council committee meetings at Sardinia Town Hall: Finance Committee, 5 p.m. this Monday, Feb. 15; Public Works and Cemetery Committee, 7 p.m. this Wednesday, Feb. 17; Economic Development Committee, 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22; and Safety Committee, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25. The council’s next regular meeting is scheduled at 7 p.m. Monday, March 2, at Sardinia Town Hall.

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village funds while she served as clerk-treasurer. • Heard Bumbalough and Cutrell discuss how the village may want to draw up a contract with a funeral home through which Sardinia would pay the costs of any indigent resident’s cremation. • Received an invitation from Cassidy to attend the Sardinia Founder’s Day Celebration Committee’s next meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, at Sardinia Town Hall. Cassidy is chairman of that committee, which is organizing the 2010 Sardinia Founder’s Day Celebration scheduled Friday-Sunday, June 25-27, in the village’s downtown area. OVRDC Meeting Attended • Heard Councilwoman Juanita Watson report how she had attended the Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission Brown County Caucus 2010 First Round Meeting held Feb. 1 at the Brown County Commissioners Office in Georgetown. OVRDC is a regional plan-

• Brown County Department of Travel and Tourism. • Brown County Health Department. • Brown County Farm Service Agency. • Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District Office. • Brown County Natural Resources Conservation Service Office. • Ohio Division of Forestry Service Office. • Ohio Department of Transportation Garage. • Brown County Building Department. • Brown County Veterans Services Office. • Brown County Community Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services. • Brown County Animal Shelter and Brown County Dog Warden’s Office. • Brown County Child Support Enforcement Agency. • Brown County Developmental Disabilities Office and Habilitation Center. • Brown County Job and Family Services. • Brown County Educational Service Center. • Brown County Senior Citizens Council. • Brown County Chamber of Commerce. • Brown County Emergency Management Agency; any calls that need to be made to EMA, however, may be placed through 911. • Georgetown Exempted Village School District administrative offices and schools. • Southern Hills Career and Technical Center will be closed, but the Southern Hills Joint Vocational School District Administrative Offices will be open.

Brown County NRCS announces conservation funding Over $11 million available for landowners Over $11 million in financial assistance is available to Ohio agricultural producers to apply conservation practices on their farms through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). To be considered for the first round of funding selections, farmers must apply at the Brown County Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office by February 16. EQIP is offered through a continuous sign-up, but NRCS periodically makes funding selections as program dollars allow. EQIP offers technical and financial assistance to install conservation practices. This voluntary program aims at conserving, protecting, and restoring soil and water quality, air quality, and habitat for plants and animals. A variety of conservation practices are used to achieve the natural resources management goals of the producer. An environmental ranking

score is developed for each applicant from a conservation plan which considers national, state, and local natural resource concerns. In Brown County, resource concerns include soil erosion, soil quality, soil condition, water quality/quantity, forage quality/quantity, and plant condition. When the application is scored, it is compared to other applications and ranked according to the environmental benefit of the conservation plan. To improve the chance of funding for special categories of natural resource concerns or crops, a number of unique EQIP subgroups have been developed. These include: Specialty crops, Livestock, Cropland and pastureland, or Forest land. For more information or to apply for EQIP, contact Larry Whitaker or Tara Fisher at (937) 378-4424 or go online to

• Adams Brown Community Action Program Office and the following ABCAP outreach programs in Georgetown: Brown County Senior Nutrition Program; Brown Metropolitan Housing Authority; Women, Infants and Children (WIC); Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP); One Stop Center; Adams Brown Recycling Station; Head Start; Early Intervention; Help Me Grow; and Every Child Succeeds. ABCAP Head Start programs in Greenbush, Hamersville and Ripley, Early Head Start Program in Decatur, and Brown County Senior Nutrition Center in Sardinia also will be closed. Free bingo that normally is offered Mondays at the Brown County Senior Nutrition Center in Georgetown will be offered 9:45-11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, instead. Other closings this coming Monday include the following: • District administrative offices and schools in the Eastern Local, FayettevillePerry Local, Ripley-UnionLewis-Huntington Local, and Western Brown Local school districts. • Administrative offices and classrooms at Southern State Community College South Campus in Fincastle. • Municipal offices in Aberdeen, Georgetown, Ripley and Sardinia. While the Russellville Municipal Office also will be closed, it isn’t closed because of the holiday but because it isn’t open on Monday anyway. • Union Township Public Library branches in Aberdeen, Ripley and Russellville. • Ohio Department of Transportation Outpost in Mt. Orab. • Northern Brown Senior Center at St. Martin’s Chapel in St. Martin. Offices and services that will be open Feb. 15 include the following: • The Brown County Press in Mt. Orab. • Brown County Public Library branches in Fayetteville, Georgetown, Mt. Orab and Sardinia. • Brown County Ohio State University Extension Office in Georgetown. • Municipal offices in Hamersville and Mt. Orab. • Brown County Farm Bureau Office in Georgetown. • HealthSource of Ohio offices in Georgetown, Mt. Orab and Ripley. • Hospice of Hope – Ohio Valley Office in Mt. Orab. • Brown County Recovery Services (Talbert House) in Georgetown and Mt. Orab. • Brown County Rural Water Association Office in Pleasant Township. In other news about Feb. 15 openings: • Many emergency offices including Brown County Sheriff’s Office, Brown County Communication Center and Ohio State Highway Patrol Post, all in Georgetown, will be open to assist people needing their help. • Rumpke service will run as usual.


Excavating and a Manpower business where an auction used to be held in Sardinia. Bumbalough said a potential purchaser of the old Sardinia Elementary School on College Avenue had talked about possible uses for that structure including senior citizens’ activities, a day care center, or some type of recreational use. “Things could be looking up, I am hoping,” Sardinia’s new mayor, who took office Jan. 1, said. On a more negative note, however, Bumbalough mentioned how Sardinia was going to lose its Movie Gallery, the village’s only

BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press


Sardinia Council hears about new businesses in that village

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Officer presents Sardinia mayor with Statement of Support to sign BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press The Sardinia Police Department will be minus one auxiliary officer in the near future when Chris Leighton reports for duty with the U.S. Army Reserve to either Iraq or Afghanistan. Leighton, who lives in the Amelia area, told Sardinia Village Council members at their regular meeting Feb. 8 he will be leaving for 12 to 15 months of overseas military duty in the near future, but he wasn’t certain whether he will be serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. He read and then presented Mayor Todd Sardinia Bumbalough with a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve to sign and date. The document read as follows: “We recognize the National Guard and Reserve are essential to the strength of our nation and the well-being of our communities.

“In the highest American tradition, the patriotic men and women of the Guard and Reserve serve voluntarily in an honorable and vital profession, They train to respond to their community and their country in time of need. They deserve the support of every segment of our society. “If these volunteer forces are to continue to serve our nation, increased public understanding is required of the essential role of the Guard and Reserve in preserving our national security. “Therefore, we join other employers in pledging that: “We fully recognize, honor and enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. “Our managers and supervisors will have the tools they need to effectively manage those employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve. “We will continually recognize and support our country’s service members and their families in peace, in crisis,

Combating fraud and identity theft workshop A free federal government workshop on combating fraud and identity theft will be hosted by Congresswoman Jean Schmidt. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the country. An estimated nine million Americans have their identities stolen each year. This workshop is designed to educate and arm consumers against becoming a victim of this crime. The morning workshop will be held in Clermont County, and includes presentations from the Federal Trade Commission and the United States Postal Service Inspector. The workshop will be tak-

ing place on Monday, Feb. 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Jackson Township Community Center in Clermont County located at 3263 US Rt. 50 Williamsburg, Ohio. Special Guest Speakers are Loretta Kraus, Federal Trade Commission and Alejandro U.S. Postal Almaguer, Inspector. This is an informational workshop on combating the growing crimes of identity theft and fraud. Experts from various federal agencies will be on hand to educate consumers on making safe investments, as well as on how to detect and avoid falling prey to financial fraud.

and in war.” While Leighton, as an auxiliary police officer, is not a paid employee of Sardinia, his service to the village enables him to keep up his police certification. Bumbalough told Leighton the village would hold his certification for when he returns from overseas duty and added, “Take care of yourself over there.” Also at this past Monday’s council meeting, Sgt. Dan Nichols, officer in charge of Sardinia Police the Department, reported Sardinia police had opened, investigated, and/or closed 20 new cases between Jan. 11 and Feb. 7 including 10 for criminal damaging. Nichols also reported Sardinia police took 41 call records between Jan. 11 and Feb. 7 and filed two citations and/or charges between those

dates with one being for a tax evasion violation and the other being for a traffic violation. He mentioned there was one traffic crash during that time span, and it had occurred on private property. Nichols also informed council members about the change Sardinia police have made to a new numbering system for its reports and call records. “There will be more call records and incident reports as we will be documenting all calls for service,” the police sergeant reported. “This should help record retention and further assist in obtaining monies through grant writing. “As I told you last month the call records would increase. As you can tell they have increased, and I am already within 20 of last year’s numbers.”



Sardinia auxiliary officer is set to leave for Middle East with Guard

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Sardinia Auxiliary Police Officer Chris Leighton, right, presents Sardinia Mayor Todd Bumbalough at the Sardinia Village Council meeting on Feb. 8 with a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve. Leighton will be leaving the Sardinia Police Department in the near future to serve with the U.S. Army Reserve in either Iraq or Afghanistan.

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Entertainment and grand marshals planned for 159th Little State Fair The planning and confirmation of all the events at the Brown Co. Fair is already in the works. Bob Hardyman of the entertainment committee has signed Neil McCoy for our Tuesday night show in the Main Show Ring. We have Goldwing Express on Friday night in the Danny Gray Activities Center. Bob Neal and Kyle Cahall have already planned the Summer N.T.P.A. tractor pull for July 9 and 10 at the fair grounds with a modified class on Saturday night. All the other departments are moving forward to make the 159th Brown County Fair a tradition like no other. Please send your entry for the fair book cover and junior fair cover in as soon as possible. May 1, 2010 is the deadline. Grand Marshals for the 2010 Brown County Fair are Nancy and Bob Connor. There also will be a huge

Hamersville Livestock 4-H club to hold first meeting The Hamersville Livestock will be holding their first 4-H meeting Feb. 14, Valentines day. The meeting will be held at the old Hamersville Firehouse at 4 p.m. Please dress warm. This will be our first official meeting for the 2010 season. Any new members wishing to join are encouraged to come and ask questions. Sign-ups will be done after the meeting. Please remember that each member is required to attend six meetings, help in our club community service project, and do a demonstration for the club. We hope to see you there Feb. 14 at 4 p.m.

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Letters to the Editor

A local hero’s return keeps spirits high Dear Editor, On Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, I had the great honor and privilege of having dinner with one of our local hero’s, SGT. Michael Goodman, his wife Ashley and their beautiful daughter Paris. Michael was in from North Carolina for a visit. He has been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan three times. In December, he was injured with an IED; he is doing well with his recovery. We enjoyed our visit, and had much news to catch up on. Mike said that he was so thankful for all the letters and care packages we had sent. He said that is what kept him going. Mike says that he still has the first letter I sent to him back in 2004. Mike is such a hero to all of us here at the Troop Box Ministry. I was especially shocked when Mike left for a few minutes and returned to the table and said that he wanted to give me something - one his Purple Hearts, which he had received

for his bravery and sacrifice as a U.S. Marine. Our luncheon was also attended by Jean Johnston, Co. Founder of Troop Box Ministry. Along with myself, Jean has been right by my side in sending letters and care packages to our men and women overseas. We have known Mike since 2004 when we started writing to him - and through the years, we have become family. Jack Sinkking and his wife Andrea also attended the luncheon. When I got word Mike had been injured again in Dec. 2009, I e-mailed and got in contact with Mike’s wife, Ashley. After speaking with her and later talking with Mike, I called on a friend, Jack Sinkking. Jack is so supportive of our military men and women. As a veteran, Jack seems to know how to encourage people at a time when they need it the most. Michael has also presented Jack with one of his Purple Hearts. Both Jack and myself were

They told me some interesting things...including stories about children running down hills toward the plow to play in the “rooster tail” of snow thrown up by the blade. They also talked about drivers taking silly risks to get in front of them when they are plowing or laying down salt. I don’t like a shower of grit on my car either, but it’s not worth risking my life to get around a 50 ton truck driving in poor conditions on a slick road. These drivers, plus workers for all the townships, villages and the Department of Ohio Transportation all try to clean up the mess in Brown County after a snowstorm blows through. So when you see them out and about, give them a friendly wave and thank them if you get the chance. They’ll appreciate it.

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Pictured: SGT Michael Goodman handing Troop Box Military member Diana Lawrence one of his Purple Hearts.

left speechless - to receive this from our hero. This marine is what a true hero is. Michael says he loves the Marines, and will do everything he can to stay in the Marines - he loves it that much. Mike and Ashley have two

daughters and they have so much to be proud of. Thank you Ashley for sharing your family with us and supporting him in serving this great country. God bless you both. Diana Lawrence

“Probably the best thing was a weekend getaway with roses and champagne.” Linda Ondre Green Township

“A diamond ring for our 50th Anniversary, which was Valentine’s Day 2009.” Joyce Becraft Georgetown

“My husband got me two Pekingese puppies – those were our first dogs.” Jessica Little Sterling Township

“Being married to my husband is a gift every day of the year.” Kathy Chadwell Georgetown

“He always gets me my favorite candy, but the best part is the cards – he always picks a card that fits.” Karen Colwell Pleasant Township

“He surprised me with a dinner he made which had a meat loaf in the shape of a heart.” Pam Layman Georgetown

Reader says Bible is a wonderful book Dear Editor, The Holy Bible has been discussed and debated by many people of sundry times. It is puzzling to me that a book as old as the King James Version 1611 may be purchased at most variety stores for only a few dollars. In spite of people who have tried to destroy its influence and abolish the printing, from the shelves and bookstores, on office desks, and many other places, it yet glares in the faces of those who embrace and those who reject its teaching. Great kings have tried to over rule it, politicians have tried to belittle it, but now in 2010 I am privileged to own several copies printed in a language in which I can for the most part understand with the help of dictionaries. (If I only choose to). Please consider with me a most familiar scripture in St. John 3:3 “Jesus answered and said unto him (Nicodemus), Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he

cannot see the Kingdom of God.” What did He mean when He said “born again?” This also puzzled Nicodemus to whom He was talking, for he said can a man be born when is he old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb and be born? Man with his limited power that God gave him from his first birth is capable of doing many useful things. Organizations have been set up to help people overcome their harmful addictions. Helpful charities have been set up to aid those in poverty. Though some of these groups have little or no connection to the Bible, they are many times very helpful and do very well at reaching those hurting. Yet I feel Jesus in saying “born again” had a much deeper meaning in store for those who would embrace His doctrine. For kicking a habit or two such as tobacco or gambling will not

change a man or woman’s heart. 2 Cor. 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. This to me is one of the best explanations that I have found of the second birth. Surely the God who created the heavens and the earth possesses the power through the blood of Jesus Christ to cleanse me from sin. Rom. 6:1 & 2 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may be abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin live any longer therein? 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we are cleansed, then the sin has been removed unless we like the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. (2 Peter 2:22) If God will not free me from

willful sin (for surely He has the power) then let me die like a creature in the forest which has no hope. Let me no longer lift my head in His sanctuary. Heb. 10:26 & 27 For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sin, but a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation which shall devour the adversaries. For most certainly, if there is an option for a second birth, there is a sure second death a past the grave for any and all who refuse it. Rev. 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. (Yet this fire burns forever Rev 20:10). Thank you for considering my letter, and thank God for the Holy Bible which can still lead people to Jesus and a changed life even now in 2010. Norman L. Kimberly

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Dear Editor and Ms Misch, First before responding I have to ask the Brown County Humane Society a question. Is there a single one of you that can read and or comprehend what you read?? Please tell me when and where I attacked the Brown County Animal Shelter? As for the scale to weigh the dogs on - it was Ms Fletcher that stated "As the treasurer of the Humane Society I can tell you that we just spent $315 to purchase scales for the shelter so the dogs can be weighed when they arrive thus being fed according to their entrance weight, not based on a premeasured amount for all dogs whether they weigh 5 lbs or 105 lbs."

Again you are misinformed as I do not "run a rescue as a business". An employee is defined as "A person who is hired to provide services to a company on a regular basis in exchange for compensation". A volunteer is defined as "a person who performs a service willingly and without pay." Now there are rescues around that have paid employees such as The League for Animal Welfare and Animal Rescue Fund. My rescue spends every penny we receive on the animals, we do not have a single paid employee, not even me! As for the dog food, I had a very productive meeting with the county commissioners last Tuesday and as Mr. Jennings and I agreed in a perfect world

the shelter dogs would and could be fed a consistent diet of the same food. But again with the economy as it is, donated is more cost effective. After my meeting with the commissioners I stopped by the shelter and saw some of the improvements that have been made and yes the paint does make it more attractive. But while I was there I was informed of more changes the Humane Society want made and I was lead to believe that these costs would be at the counties expense such as sound proofing the building and new cages for the puppy room. Now I do agree sound proofing would be a plus for the shelter employees and visitors and yes cages for the puppy room

would be great, but again with the economic times can the county afford this? Now back to the other animals within the county. Yes the dog warden can go on calls for cruelty and neglect under ORC 955.12. The dog warden can not do cruelty and neglect calls for cows, horses, pigs, goats etc. and yes they too can be abused and neglected. I suggest you read the ORC codes. ORC 1717.13 has been used for years in counties with and without a humane agent and has been used in Brown County by a founder of the Brown County Humane Society. My question remains what about the other animals? Dale Bath Harlequin Haven

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The snowstorm this week reminded us all about how little regard nature holds for our plans and routines. There’s nothing like a few inches of snow on the roads to throw everything out of whack. That’s when the people we depend on step in and restore order. Beginning at 3 a.m. Tuesday morning, snowplow drivers for Brown County started working 12 hour shifts. They didn’t stop until 3 a.m. Thursday morning. 20 drivers and the people that support them, taking care of 346 miles of county roads around the clock. County Engineer Todd Cluxton said each driver can plow his assigned area about three times in a 12 hour shift. So if you get a little frustrated because the road in front of your house is covered in snow, remember that these guys are doing the best they can. I got the chance to chat with a couple of the drivers while reporting on the snow story for the front page.



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Socks warm veteran’s feet and hearts Winter’s here, and although some hot chocolate can warm the body and soul, that chocolatey ambrosia cannot compare to the warm feet 50 veterans are feeling at this very moment thanks to the generosity of many women in Ripley. Maggie Pollard, Regent of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), Taliaferro Chapter, and many others within her organization donated 50 pairs of socks to veterans who inhabit the Ohio Veteran’s Home in Georgetown. “We wanted to do something special this winter for our veterans,” said Pollard. “All of the socks we donated were from the women in our own NSDAR Chapter.” With socks in hand, Pollard made her way to the Veteran’s Home on Route 68. The Ohio Veteran’s Home is a 168-bed facility for those men and women who have been honorably discharged from the Armed Forces, and have lived in Ohio for at least five years. Currently, there are those who have served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War presently occupying the facility.

“The veterans are always excited to get things from people,” said Pat Michalski, Director of Social Services at the Ohio Veteran’s Home. “It always makes them so happy; especially when the NSDAR come around.” The NSDAR are very involved with their community, engaging in such activities as fund-raising, garage sales, chapter meetings and donations. “The ladies and I serve every one of our veterans,” Pollard commented. “We also support our schools, the JROTC program, and we make sure that every veteran’s grave is marked.” The NSDAR was founded on Oct. 11, 1890 during a time when patriotism was evolving due to an intense interest in the beginnings of the United States. Women, who felt the desire to express their love for their country, were frustrated by the exclusion of men and the organizations they were involved in that did the same thing. As a result of this exclusion, the women flocked together to create the NSDAR, where they have carried the flame of their patriotism ever since. Pollard is proud to be


Unprecedented federal funding available to restore Ohio wetlands The United States Department of Agriculture’s Resources Natural Conservation Service (NRCS) has over $6 million available to restore wetlands through the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) announced NRCS State Conservationist Terry Cosby. Applications are accepted year round with the first funding decisions to be made by February 16, 2010. “Ohio has received more than twice the amount of funding to protect, restore, and enhance wetlands than it did in previous years,” explains Cosby. “We will be working closely with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and other partners to ensure Ohio’s private landowners are aware of this unique opportunity and they understand the benefits from participating in WRP.” The Wetlands Reserve Program has been around since the mid 1990’s. Over the past 15 years, it has become a popular, cost-effective, and ecologically successful voluntary wetlands restoration program. The WRP is a great opportunity for many landowners, particularly farmers, who may have land that is poorly drained and difficult to cultivate, farmers who are looking to cut back on farming near retirement, but don’t want to sell the land, or those land owners interested in establishing some prime wildlife habitat. WRP provides financial incentives to help farmers restore farmland, including pastures, which were once wetlands to create fully functioning wetlands again. The benefits from selling an easement on the wetland may help farmers shift their field configurations, allowing them to put more resources toward increasing productivity in other areas of the farm. Some landowners


The Ripley Women’s Club, member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, announces that the 2010 Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) program has been funded by the federal RIF book distribution program. This is the 31st year for RIF in Ripley schools. Local banks and the RULH PTO generously funded this year’s program which requires that 25 percent of the funds be local. During 2010, each child grades PreK-8 will receive three free books which he/she will own to add to their home library. For many years the local banks and the RULH PTO have been partners with the Women’s Club to assure continuation of this important reading program. It is with great thanks that the following banks be recognized: Ripley Federal Savings Bank; First State Bank; Merchant’s National Bank and Integra Bank.

have purchased additional cropland with their WRP easement payments. An additional benefit of putting ground in WRP has been that landowners no longer have to worry about planting a crop on land that is often too wet to harvest. To be eligible for WRP, land that was originally wetland, but was drained for cropping is eligible, including land that is currently forested. Cropland and non-cropland areas may be enrolled in the program as long as the drainage – usually ditches or tile drainage systems – are removed. Applicants can request a permanent easement, a 30-year easement, or a 10year contract which offers costsharing for restoration work. The landowner maintains ownership of the land, access to the land, and responsibility for taxes. Public access IS NOT required on WRP land. For more information on the Wetlands Reserve Program, contact District Conservationist Larry Whitaker at the Brown County NRCS office at (937) 3784424 or visit our website at

BCGH Auxiliary meets Feb. 15 The Brown County General Hospital Auxiliary will be meeting on Monday, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m. in the hospital’s Executive Conference Room. The speaker for this meeting will be Tim McKeown. Mr. McKeown will be sharing information about the Brown County Chamber of Commerce. He will also discuss insurance options for people over sixty. All are invited to attend this meeting

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The Relay For Life of Brown County is holding a survivor registration open house on Feb. 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Library. This will be an opportunity for cancer survivors to register for the survivor reception that takes place at the Relay For Life on May 21 and 22 at the Brown County Fairgrounds. It is open to any and all survivors and a great way to recognize and honor these individuals. For more information contact the Brown County RFL chairperson, Rene Green at (937) 444-0456.

Church asks what are you curious about? Are you curious about God, the universe, good and evil or life in general? Are you curious to learn about the Catholic Church? Here is a casual opportunity to explore all your questions, big and small, in a welcoming environment. Inquiry sessions will be held at the following locations and times: Wednesday, March 3 at 7 p.m. at St. Mary, Arnheim; Wednesday, March 10 at 7 p.m. at St Michael, Ripley; Wednesday, March 17 at 7 p.m. at St. George, Georgetown. All are invited to attend any or all of the above sessions. You need not intend to become Catholic to participate. For more information call (937) 392-1116 or (937) 378-4583.

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Jan. 20, 2010 The Brown County Board of Commissioners meeting in regular session on this date: • Approved the payment of bills from 17 funds totaling $124,337.40. • Approved the replat of Lots 50, 51, 56, 57 and vacated White Oak Valley of J. Addition to Alexander Fincastle and authorized Brown County Recorder Amy DeClaire to file the plat for record. The total acreage of the replat is .644 acre in Eagle Township. • Approved two requests for Emergency Maintenance and Repair of Township Roads with one $200 contribution for each road being made by an agreement between the commissioners and Brown County Engineer Todd Cluxton for work on Hughes Road in Byrd Township and Fern Baird Road in Jefferson Township. • Approved the Brown County Board of Elections’ request to decrease 3a6 Contract Services by $500 and increase 3a7 Travel by $500. • Approved the replat of Lots 1, 2 and 3 and part of Lot 4 in the unincorporated village of Arnheim in Franklin Township and authorized DeClaire to file the plat for record with approval for contingency of owners’ signatures. The total acreage of the replat is .0829 acre. • Voted to enter into an agreement with Brown County Senior Citizens Inc. for a Community Development Block Grant activity entitled Homemaker Service Program. Brown County Senior Citizens will receive $20,000 from CDBG funds for this activity. Present for the signing were Brown County Senior Citizens Council Director Sue BrooksLang and CDBG Coordinator Dorothy Ferris. • Voted to enter into an agreement with Adams Brown Economic Counties Opportunities Inc. for a CDBG Activity entitled Meals On Wheels. ABCEOI will receive $35,000 from CDBG funds for this activity. Present for the signing were Ferris and ABCEOI Executive Director Alvin Norris. • Voted to recess the meeting until Jan. 21 to conduct further business. The following activities took place Jan. 20: • Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little met with the commissioners to discuss replats and donations of county equipment. • Ferris met with the commissioners to discuss her reduction in hours. Jan. 21, 2010 The Brown County Board of Commissioners meeting in the regular session reconvened from Jan. 20: • Authorized Harry Martin to apply for a new Federal Communications Commission Registration Number to accommodate the maintenance, use, and control of radio frequencies designed under call sign WPST421 owned by Brown County and used by the Brown County Sheriff’s Office. • Approved DeClaire’s request to reduce the Recorder’s Elected Official Salary (6b1) by $3,380.80 in the Brown County General Fund and increase Employers Salaries (6b2) by $3,380.80. The donation of funds covers the 10 holidays off without pay for the Brown County Recorder’s Office employees. • Approved DeClaire’s request for the following appropriation changes in C50 Supplemental Equipment Recorder Fund: decrease C50-4 Contract-Repairs by $16,000 and C50-5 Equipment by $1,800 and increase C50-2 Salaries-Employee(s) by $11,000, C50-3 Supplies by $5,000, C50-18 Public Employees Retirement by $1,600, and C50-18a Medicare (1.45 percent) by $200. • Approved a request for Emergency Maintenance and Repair of Township Roads for Frost Road in Pleasant Township with a $200 contribution for that repair being made by an agreement between the commissioners and Cluxton. • Voted to enter into a yearly maintenance contract for $2,600 with Blankemeyer Company of Hamersville to test the 11 emergency sirens in

the county four times per year. Additional emergency calls will be billed at $65 per hour. • Voted to recess the meeting until Jan. 22 to conduct further business. The following activities took place Jan. 21: • Brown County Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger, Brown County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy John Schadle and Martin met with the commissioners to discuss radio frequencies used by BCSO. • Brown County Board of Commissioners Vice President Ralph Jennings left the meeting to attend the Ohio Department of Agriculture-U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Development Forum in Columbus with Brown County Department of Development Economic Director Kelly Cole. • Martin met with Brown County Board of Commissioners President Paeltz and Margery Commissioner William Geschwind to discuss obtaining a FCC license and the operations of communications. • BCBE member Ralph Quallen met with Paeltz and Geschwind to discuss BCBE’s 2010 Budget. Jan. 22, 2010 The Brown County Board of Commissioners meeting in the regular session reconvened from Jan. 21: • Approved Little’s request to establish a special revenue fund in order to implement revenue received from the Brown County Solid Waste Authority, fines, judgments, and restitution orders from civil and criminal environmental court cases and donations from individuals and groups. • Voted to enter into a contract with the Williamsburg Police Department to house prisoners in the Brown County Adult Detention Center in Georgetown for calendar year 2010. Compensation will be at the out-of-county rate of $55 per day. • Approved Paeltz’s request to designate Jennings and Geschwind to act on her behalf for the Brown County Board of Revisions hearings for 2010. • Signed the returned Arnheim-Franklin Township replat approved on Jan. 21. It had been returned to Wells Fargo Home Mortgage by certified mail on Jan. 21 by the Brown County Commissioners’ Office for owner signatures. The following activities took place Jan. 14: • Paeltz and Jennings attended a luncheon at the Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown with a representative from the Ohio State Auditor’s Office. • Paeltz and Jennings attended a meeting at BCBE to discuss budget cuts for 2010. The following activity took place Jan. 21: • Jennings and Geschwind attended the Brown County Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting in Georgetown. The following activity took place Jan. 22: • Paeltz attended the County Commissioners’ Association of Ohio Board meeting in Columbus. Jan. 25, 2010 The Brown County Board of Commissioners meeting in regular session on this date: • Entered into a two hour and 55 minute executive session to conduct interviews and discuss personnel for the position of Brown County dog warden. • Entered into the Commissioners’ Journal a petition for the annexation of .531 acre of Pleasant Township land into the incorporated village of Georgetown. • Adopted a resolution approving Georgetown’s annexation of that .531 acre of Pleasant Township land. • Approved Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little’s request to establish P35-Environmental Law Court Fund as a Special Revenue Fund. The Ohio Revised Code permits the Brown County Solid Waste Authority to provide financial assistance to the Brown County Board of Health to enforce open dumping and burning laws and to local law enforcement agencies to enforce anti-littering laws and ordinances. BCSWA’s funding sources include fines, judgments, and restitution orders

from civil and criminal environmental court cases and donations from individuals and groups. The following activities took place Jan. 22: • Brown County Board of Commissioners President Margery Paeltz attended the Cincinnati Travel, Sports and Boat Show at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati. Paeltz assisted there in the Brown County Travel and Visitors Booth. The following activities took place Jan. 25: • Paeltz, Brown County Board of Commissioners Vice President Ralph Jennings and Brown County Commissioner William Geschwind attended the Brown County Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Breakfast in Georgetown for the presentation of the Chamber’s Drucker Award to Adams Brown Community Action Program Executive Director Alvin Norris and the Lifetime Achievement Award to Ripley Federal Savings Bank President/Chief Executive Officer Danny Grooms. • Brown County Clerk of Courts Tina Meranda, Brown County Municipal Court Chief Deputy Clerk Mary Lindsay and Brown County Common Pleas Court Chief Deputy Clerk Alesha Crawford met with the commissioners to discuss the 2010 Budget and the filling of vacant positions. • Brown County Engineer Todd Cluxton met with the commissioners to discuss a Bypass Meeting planned at Department of Ohio Transportation District 9 Headquarters in Chillicothe. Jan. 27, 2009 The Brown County Board of Commissioners meeting in regular session on this date: • Approved the payment of bills from 16 funds totaling $64,867.68. • Voted to employ Bill Frazier of Lewis Township (Georgetown address) as the new full-time Brown County dog warden. Frazier’s date of hire was that date, Jan. 27, at a $23,000 starting annual salary with a 365-day probationary period. The dog warden position is a salaried, unclassified position with full benefits. • Approved a request for Emergency Maintenance and Repair of Township Roads with one $200 contribution being made by an agreement between the commissioners and Cluxton for work on Gargonia Road in Pike Township. • Accepted the notice of retirement from Brown County Department of Job and Family Services employee Linda Vance, who was to retire from that department effective Jan. 31. • Approved Brown County Communication Center Director Rob Wilson’s request to accept the resignation of dispatcher Katrina McCray effective and retroactive to Jan. 25. • Approved Wilson’s request to fill the vacancy created by McCray’s resignation. • Voted to recess that day’s meeting until Jan. 28. The following activity took place Jan. 27: • Phil DeCiero with Benefits Network, Donna Crowe with UnitedHealthcare and Ken Poston with Poston and Associates met with the commissioners to discuss health insurance options and rates. Jan. 28, 2010 The Brown County Board of Commissioners meeting in the regular session reconvened from Jan. 27: • Entered into the Commissioners’ Journal a petition for the annexation of 173.9 acres of Sterling Township land into the incorporated village of Mt. Orab. • Approved a request for Emergency Maintenance and Repair of Township Roads with one $200 contribution being made by an agreement between the commissioners and Cluxton for work on Devore Road in Union Township. The following activities took place Jan. 26: • Paeltz and Jennings attended the ABCAP Workforce Board meeting. • Paeltz, Jennings and Geschwind met with County Veterans Service Officer Ralph Fox with Veterans Services of Brown County and the Brown County Veterans Service Commission. • Paeltz attended the Fire

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New Dog Warden sworn in Billy Frazier, named Chief Dog Warden effective Jan. 27.

Chiefs Association Meeting at Georgetown Fire the Department. The following activities took place Jan. 28: • Jennings and Geschwind met with Clermont County Human Resources Department Director Robert Sander to discuss the present health insurance being used in Clermont County. • Alan Freeman with D&S Consulting, L.L.C., met with the commissioners to discuss government funding. • Poston, Greg Theiler with Benovation, Brown County Department of Job and Family Services Director Mitch Sharp, and Babe Beasley and Sherry Durbin with the Brown County Department of Job and Family Services met with the commissioner to discuss health care options and rates. Feb. 1, 2009 The Brown County Board of Commissioners meeting in regular session on this date: • Entered into a one hour and 40 minute executive session with Brown County Child Support Enforcement Agency Director Susan Smith and Assistant Director Debra Forsythe and attorney Cecelia Potts to discuss personnel. • Approved five Post Certificate Purchase Orders totaling $9,691.07 for the Brown County Department of Job and Family Services from funds not encumbered in a timely manner. The purchase orders were to vendors Brown County Department of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services for $7,321.02, Brown County Department of Job and Family Services for $1,568.22 (for transferring in to a Family and Children First Fund), Radio Shack for $549.83, Ohio Child Support Enforcement Agency for $151.90, and Bureau of Workers’ Compensation for $100.10. • Voted to enter into a contract with the Peebles Police Department to house prisoners in the Brown County Adult Detention Center in Georgetown for calendar year 2010. Compensation will be at the out-of-county rate of $55 per day. • Approved two requests for Emergency Maintenance and Repair of Township Roads with one $200 contribution for each road being made by an agreement between the commissioners and Cluxton for work on Barber Road in Green Township and Campbell Branch Road in Jackson Township. • Approved Sharp’s request to enter into a Retention Agreement with the Columbus law firm of Isaac, Brant, Ledman and Teetor. • Recessed the meeting to hold the Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission First Round Caucus Meeting (see separate story). • Held the OVRDC First Round Caucus Meeting with OVRDC Executive Director John Hemmings III. The agenda included Appalachian Regional Commission and Economic Development Administration grant updates, discussion about project development processes, and a Caucus membership and roster review. The following activity took place Jan. 29: • Paeltz, Jennings and Geschwind attended the Housing Advisory Committee

meeting at the Brown County Management Emergency Agency Conference Room in Georgetown. The following activities took place Feb. 1: • Paeltz swore in Frazier as the new Brown County dog warden. • Community Development Block Grant/Neighborhood Stabilization Program Coordinator Dorothy Ferris met with the commissioners to discuss future NSP projects. Feb. 3, 2010 The Brown County Board of Commissioners meeting in regular session on this date: • Approved the payment of bills from 18 funds totaling $118,696.53. • Approved Board of Commissioners Assistant Clerk Lisa Spiller’s request to pay former Board of Commissioners Clerk Beverly Gallimore accumulating vacation leave, accumulated compensatory time (268.54 hours) and accumulated sick leave (240 hours) from A15-1 Accumulated Leave Fund. Gallimore’s last day of employment in the Brown County Board of Commissioners’ Office was Jan. 31. • Approved Southern Ohio Center of Excellence Executive Brenda Martin’s Director request for a $4,780 supplemental appropriation for Ohio Appalachian Center for Higher Education P-16 Grant No. T895. • Approved Martin’s request for the following appropriation changes for Gear Up and SOCOE funds: increase Line Item T88-7 (Print/Photo) by $250, Line Item T88-8A (Student Travel) by $3,500, and

Line Item T88-12 (Student Fees) by $1,000 and decrease Line Item T88-8 (Travel/Mileage) by $250 and T88-9 (Special Events) by $4,500. The following activities took place Feb. 2: • Dale Bath with Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue met with the commissioners to discuss the operation of the Brown County Animal Shelter in Georgetown. • The commissioners attended the Mocktails event at County General Brown Hospital in Georgetown. • Susan Stockman and David Rinderle, benefits consultants for USI Insurance, met with the commissioners to discuss health insurance options and rates. The following activities took place Feb. 3: • The commissioners, Brown County Engineer Todd Cluxton and Mt. Orab Mayor Bruce Lunsford attended an Ohio Department of Transportation District 9 meeting in Chillicothe to discuss a bypass in Mt. Orab. • The commissioners signed the Wear Red Day Feb. 5, 2010 Proclamation on behalf of BCGH. The presentation of that proclamation was scheduled at the hospital on Feb. 4. • Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little met with the commissioners to discuss using a government Internet site to advertise unused property owned by Brown County. • B r o w n C o u n t y Communication Center Director Rob Wilson met with the commissioners to discuss Communication Center office operations.

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U.S. Grant Boyhood Home during 2009 Grant Days.

Grant Home & School open for Presidents’ Day In honor of Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb. 15, the U.S. Grant Home and School in Georgetown will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eight presidents called Ohio their home but none affected the course of our history like U.S. Grant. As commander of the Union armies he prevented the disintegration of the United States, then, as our 18th President, he helped restore a nation crippled by five years of bloody civil war. After his presidency, he was regarded as an American icon along with Washington and Lincoln. At that time, the Union cause needed no moral justification. But as those in the north put the War behind them, a

new academic front was opened, romanticizing the “Lost Cause,” sanitizing slavery, revising the history of the War, and working to destroy Grant’s reputation. Since 1960, however, with the long overdue publication of his papers, a growing number of scholars believe Grant’s contributions, both in war and in politics have been grossly underrated. From a ranking of 33 in the first annual Historians Presidential Leadership Survey in 2000 he moved to 23 in 2009. Guided tours of both the home and the school begin at the Grant Home at 219 East Grant Avenue. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children.



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Lillie Bernice McLain, 82 Lillie Bernice McLain, 82, Ripley, Ohio died Monday, Feb. 8, 2010 at the University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a beautician for thirty years, a waitress at the original Roselawn restaurant in Ripley, Ohio, a cook at Chief Logan’s Gap restaurant in Ripley, Ohio and a member of the Ripley Church of the Nazarene. She also was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Lions Club and the Garden Club. Lillie was born Feb. 2, 1928 in Jackson, Kentucky the daughter of the late Thomas Otis and Jamecia Bernice (Combs) Dykes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert McLain, one daughter, Brenda Chaney, two step-sons, Bobby McLain, Jr. and Alan McLain and eleven brothers and sisters. Mrs. McLain is survived by four children, James T. Chaney, Ripley, Kim Petri, Pt. Pleasant, Jewell McLain, Aberdeen, and Jack McLain, Ripley, three step-children, Bert McLain, Lynxville, Wi., Karen Cook, Round Lake, Il., and Gary McLain, Hartwell, Oh., ten grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one sister, Eula Manocchi, Covina, Ca. Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 at the Cahall Funeral Home in Ripley, Oh., where Rev. Clark Castle officiated. Interment was in the Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley, Ohio. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Ripley Church of the Nazarene, 230 North Second Street, Ripley, Ohio 45167.


Violet Marie McKinzie, 65 Violet Marie McKinzie, 65, Winchester, Ohio died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 at the Clermont Mercy Hospital in Batavia, Ohio. She was a retired factory worker for B-Way Factory in Cincinnati, Ohio and a member of the Bethel Pentecostal Church of God, Bethel, Ohio. Violet was born in Bethel, on November 30, 1944, the daughter of the late Glenn Samuel Day and Louise (Hiler) Day. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Earl McKinzie, Jr. in 1994, one son, Earl McKinzie, three brothers, Roy, Red and Jack Day, one sister, Helen Myers and stepmother, Lucille Day Smith. Mrs. McKinzie is survived by one daughter, Charlotte Coday, Winchester, three grandchildren, Cassie Schumacher, Curt Coday and Josh McKinzie, one great granddaughter, Kylie Schumacher, two sisters Linda Harvey, Bethel, and Ruth Ann Teeters, Georgetown, three brothers, Kashie Day, Russellville, Ohio, Jr. Barnes and Pete Hutton, both of Georgetown. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010 at the Bethel Pentecostal Church of God, Bethel, where Pastor Larry Baker officiated. Interment was in the Confidence Cemetery, Georgetown. The Cahall Funeral Home in Georgetown, served the family. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Coday Family, P.O. Box 26, Winchester, Ohio 45697.

Brentan Moore, 15

Dale E. Burbage, 65

Brentan Moore, 15, Union Twp., passed away on Feb. 5, 2010. Brentan was born Aug. 15, 1994. He was the son of John and Amanda Moore, brother of Sarah Moore, grandson of Nancy and Ken Prater, Estel Stone, Fern and Bill Moore, great grandson of Daisy Walker, nephew of Brandon Prater, Shawna Prater, Robert Stone, Estel Walton, Matthew Moore, Bill Moore, Leroy Moore, Christina Moore, and the late Shane Stone. He is also survived by many cousins, family, and friends. Services were at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010. Interment was at Olive Branch Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family c/o E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

Dale E. Burbage, 65, passed away on Feb. 7, 2010. Survivors include one sister, Beverly Lindell, Greensbay, NC., and one brother Donnie Burbage, Lynchburg Visitation was at BeamFender Funeral Home, Sardinia on Wednesday, Feb. 10. Burial was Thursday, Feb. 11 at Hamer Township Cemetery, Danville, Oh. at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to donor’s choice.

Kenneth Lloyd Rash, 88 Kenneth Lloyd Rash, 88, beloved father and WWII Army Veteran passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010 at the Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown, Ohio. Mr. Rash was born April 29, 1921 in Maysville, Ky., the son of the late James Taylor and Elizabeth (Forman) Rash. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his former wife, Hazel Louise Germann in 1998, one son, David Jay Rash in 2008, one sister, Anna Lou Stephens, three brothers, Henry, Luther, and Winn Parker Rash. Kenneth is survived by one son, Thomas Rash and wife Agnes, Maysville, Ky., three daughters, Jan Bennings and husband Jack, Westin, Fl., Barbara Pawsat and husband Michael, Erlanger, Ky., and Jodie Banta, Maysville, Ky., daughter-in-law, Barbara Rash, Haymarket, Va,. “Papaw” as he was affectionately known, devoted his life to his eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren who dearly loved him for his patience and kindness. Ken graduated from Ripley High School in 1941 and enlisted in the Army on May 7, 1942. He served honorably during WWII as a Sergeant First Class. His service included stints in Texas, Manila, Cologne, and even at the Battle of the Bulge in Europe. After the war, Ken married and settled in Ripley, Ohio. He worked for Germann Brothers Trucking Company as vice president and later in life for Browning Manufacturing. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and the memorable stories he told about the people of Ripley and Maysville. Mass of Christian Burial was on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Ripley, Oh., where Rev. Dohrman Byers was the Celebrant. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley. If desired, memorial donations may be made to: Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Drive, Maysville, KY. 41056. Cahall Funeral Home, Ripley, served the family.

Marilyn G. (nee McWhorter) Schubert, 75 Marilyn G. (nee McWhorter) Schubert, 75, Bethel, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010. Marilyn was the devoted wife of Otto F. Schubert, the beloved mother of Sharon Fiasco, Cherry Grove, Sandy (Tim) Prine, Sardinia, Rick Schubert, Amelia and Keith (Heather) Schubert, Peru, New York, the sister of the late Don and Douglas McWhorter and also survived by nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 8, 2010 at the E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel. Memorials may be given to the Bethel Church of Christ, 125 E. Plane Street, Bethel, Ohio 45106.

Herbert Earl Gardner, 90

Robert J. Minor, 68

Herbert Earl Gardner, 90, Georgetown, Ohio died Friday, Feb. 6, 2010 at Clermont Mercy Hospital in Batavia, Ohio. He was a farmer, member of the United Methodist Church in Georgetown, former board of directors member for the OK Tobacco Warehouse in Ripley, former committee member for the ASCS and a United States WWII Army veteran. Herb was born March 9, 1919 in Georgetown, Ohio the son of the late Thomas B. and Mildred (McBeth) Gardner. Mr. Gardner is survived by his wife, Betty (Hall) Gardner, three sons, Herbert R. Gardner, Lebanon, Lynn H. Gardner and Larry E. Gardner both of Georgetown, four grandchildren, Gwen Rucker, Brent Gardner, Mindy Hastings and Amanda Johnson, nine great grandchildren and one brother, Thomas M. Gardner, Bethel. Private funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 at the convenience of the family at the Cahall Funeral Home in Georgetown. Interment was in the Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown, with veterans services by the Carey Bavis American Legion Post #180. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the H.E. Gardner Ag Scholarship c/o Georgetown High School 987 Old US Route 68, Georgetown, Ohio 45121.

Atlee Fay Daugherty Fite, 89 Atlee Fay Daugherty Fite, 89, Georgetown, Oh., died Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 at the Adams County Hospital in Seaman, Oh. She was a retired phlebotomist for the Brown County Hospital, Georgetown. Mrs. Fite was born Oct. 23, 1920 in Harrison County, Ky., the daughter of the late James and Ann (Cummins) Lang. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Sergius Daugherty. Mrs. Fite is survived by her husband, Jim Fite, one daughter, Gale Mulloy, Bowling Green, Ky., two sons, Gary S. Daugherty, Fayetteville, and Delvin Daugherty, Georgetown, five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and niece, Francis Wiggins, Falmouth, Ky. Funeral services were held Monday, February 8, 2010 at the Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, Oh., where Rev. David Wirth officiated. Interment was in the Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown, Ohio. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Hope, 215 Hughes Blvd., Mt.Orab, Ohio 45154.

Robert J. Minor, 68, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010. He was the beloved husband of 49 years of Judith (nee Gracie), devoted father of Robin (Roger) MinorChamberlain, Rhonda (Doug) Pitkin, and Michael J. (Lisa) Minor, also nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, brother of Patrick Cronin. Visitation will take place at West Chester Church of the Nazarene, 7951 Tylersville Rd., West Chester, OH 45069 on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010 from 5 p.m. until the Celebration of Life Service at 6 p.m.

The Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Division of Emergency Medical Services is reminding all EMS agencies seeking funding for the 2010-2011 grant year, grant applications for Priorities 1, 2, 3, and 4 are available. “Many EMS agencies have taken advantage of previous grant opportunities and benefited from additional training and equipment, which allowed them to raise the level care in their communities,” said Richard Rucker, executive director of the Division of EMS. “The resources are available, so we encourage agencies to apply.” Grant applicants can apply online at, utilizing an electronic signature. Select the Grant Applications option from the EMS Web page and follow the instructions. You must obtain a unique password and user ID if you do not already have one. Priority 1 is for the training of personnel and pur-

chase of equipment. Only eligible EMS agencies may apply for Priority 1 grants. Eligibility requirements can be found under the Grant section of the EMS Web site. Grant priority 2 is for injury prevention research. Grant Priority 3 is for the rehabilitation, retraining and reemployment of trauma victims. Priority 4 is for trauma research pertaining to trauma medical procedures. All entities are eligible to apply for Priorities 2, 3, and 4. The grant period for all applications is July 1 through June 30. Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2010 at 5 p.m. No late applications will be accepted. Grant applicants may also download a hard copy application. Applicants completing the hard copy application must provide proof of eligibility. Please contact EMS Grants Administration at (800) 233-0785 with any questions regarding the grant application process.

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Mary Katherine Parker, 69 Mary Katherine Parker, 69, Aberdeen, Ohio died Monday, Feb. 8, 2010 at Brown County Hospital in General Georgetown, Ohio. Mrs. Parker was born Aug. 15, 1940 in Ripley, Ohio the daughter of the late Tony and Mable Lucille (Stamper) McCleese. She was a medical transcriptionist. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands, William Perry and Leroy Parker, one son, Marvin Perry, one sister, Judy Ann McCleese and one brother, James McCleese. Mrs. Parker is survived by two children, Deborah Allport and husband Edgar, Frankenmuth, Mi., and Michael Perry, Overland Park, Ka., six grandchildren, Charles and Amy Allport, Madison, Megan and Markus Perry and Bryce Perry-Highmam, one brother - Robert McCleese, Aberdeen, Oh., and three sisters, Diane Robertson and husband Walt, West Chester, Oh., Susan Hafer, Georgetown, Oh., and Sherry Humble, Manchester, Oh. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 at the Cahall Funeral Home in Ripley, where Rev. Clark Castle officiated. Interment will be in the Manchester Cemetery in Manchester, Ohio.


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WHO IS THE ANTICHRIST? PART II Who is this antichrist that I John 2:18 is talking about? We know that he is a man because II Thessalonians 2:3 calls him that man of sin. Go with me to the Old Testament and look in Daniel 7 where it speaks of the vision which Daniel had. In this vision he saw four beasts which represented four world empires, the Babylonian under Nebuchadnezzar, the MediaPersia empire, the Grecian empire under Alexander, and the fourth being the Roman empire. In verse 7 it tells us that this fourth beast had 10 horns. In verse 8 it states: “I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.” This little horn represents the antichrist spoken in I John 2:18. So we know he has eyes like the eyes of man and a mouth speaking great things. The ten horns on this fourth beast represent the 10 kingdoms of the ancient Roman Empire, which will be revived. The antichrist will come out of these ten kingdoms. Do not be mistaken; the antichrist will not come out of Jerusalem. Now listen, the European market today is a very powerful entity and it is still coming together. It will be more powerful than ever before because the Bible predicts it. There have been drastic changes in Europe over the past few years and there are more to come. Watch it and see! However, this little horn comes out of the 10 horns which represents the 10 nations of the ancient Roman Empire, which is Europe. Daniel 7:7 also tells us that this fourth beast was diverse from the other three which came before it. He is a mixture of all three. He is accurately described in Revelation 13:1-2. And he represents a king. Look at Daniel 7:17: “These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.” So when scholars talk about the rise of the antichrist in the sixth chapter of the book of Revelation they are actually talking about a future king. He is not called a beast until he becomes a king. Now let’s find out more about this little horn. Verse 20: “...even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than fellows.” The horn is a representation of power. The

DR. CHARLES SMITH MT. ORAB BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH antichrist is represented by a little horn whose look was more stout than the other 10 horns because he is very powerful but he is only in power for a short duration. In fact, we find in the book of Revelation that he is only in power for seven years. Verse 21: “I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them.” Revelation 13:7: “And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them...” He will prevail against the saints until the Lord comes back. Look back at Daniel 7:22: “Until the Ancient of days come, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High...” Verse 23: “Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth high kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth...” His power will encompass the entire earth. Hitler tried but he failed. He was an antichrist but not the antichrist! I John 2:18 tells us that there are many antichrists. When the “antichrist” comes he shall take possession of the whole world! Verse 24: “And then ten horns out of the kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.” Revelation 17:11: “And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven...” Verse 25: “And he shall speak great words against the most High... and think to change times and laws...” This man, this little horn with eyes like the eyes of man and a mouth speaking great things, this beast, this king, this antichrist will speak great words against the most High and think to change times and laws! One thing he will do, according to I Timothy 4:3, is to forbid marriages and he will nullify existing marriages. And I am out of space. We will pick it up here again next week.

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Casey W. Jones has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year. The enlistment gives the new soldier the option to learn a new skill, travel and become eligible to receive as much as $50,000 toward a college education. After completion of basic military training, soldiers receive advanced individual training in their career job specialty prior to being assigned to their first permanent duty station. The recruit qualifies for a $1,000.00 enlistment bonus. Jones, a 2009 graduate of Glen Este High School, Cincinnati, Ohio, will report to Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla., for basic training in March 2010. He is the son of Gidget Jones and Rodney Jones, both of Mount Orab.

Western Brown FFA attends state made for excellence (MFE) and advanced leadership development (ALD) conferences

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MOE volunteers sketching students for President's Day bulletin board Mt. Orab Elementary volunteers, Kim Kursim and Kristen Gurthrie are tracing a silhouette of Ian Bullis for a February bulletin board celebrating President's Day. Ian is a student in Mrs. Lori Gavula's class at Mt. Orab Elementary. Each student's silhouette was put on the bulletin board along with what they would do if they were president.

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Left to right - front row: Amber Huiet, and Alli Kelsey, back row: Blake Spitznagel, Courtney Kaylor, and Courtney Campbell.

SSCC Theatre to present MOE comedy ‘The Foreigner’ planning “Don’t expect Jojo the in plain sight and his redneck their winter Jungle Boy,” so explains associate, a secret pregnancy, Froggy as he sets in motion a and many other damaging carnival series of uproarious events revelations made with the that puts his shy, humdrum friend in the middle of unusual circumstances in Larry Shue’s comedy “The Foreigner” playing March 5-7 in the Edward K. Daniels Auditorium at Southern State Community College’s Central Campus, 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro. The show will begin at 7:30 on Friday and Saturday, with a 3:30 p.m. Sunday matinee. The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by Froggy LeSueur (played by Jonathan Stewart Sr.), a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base. This time Froggy has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie (Benjamin Gullett) who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So Froggy, before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone, the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should: the evil plans of a man who’s hiding

thought that Charlie doesn't understand a word being said. That he does, fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play. Also featured in “The are Donald Foreigner” Gehres, Mark Holmes, Bronwyn Jones-Van Frank, Reid Lyle, Heather Storer, Jonathan Stewart Jr., Justin Stich, David Woolever and A.J. Yourkvitch. “The Foreigner” is directed by Rainee Angles and stage managed by Ayla Stirnaman. Fulfilling crew positions are Brent Angles, Kyle Baker, Daniel Bragdon, Paul Davis, Hannah Dreher, Kim Garvie, D.J. Griffith, Haas, McCaylee Joey Hawkins-Priest and Laura Love. Tickets for “The Foreigner” are on sale now and can be pre-ordered for $6 by visiting tickets.html. All major credit cards are accepted. At the door, tickets are $8 for general admission and $6 for student and faculty, with ID. For more information, please visit

MOE ass't principal says literacy is a family affair!


Fifteen members of the Western Brown FFA chapter attended their respective leadership conferences in Columbus on Jan. 23 - 24. Five members attended ALD. At ALD they learned about influence, and leadership. They learned about how these things relate and what they are through team activities and communication. At MFE, the other ten members, learned about what excellence is and how to achieve it. These fifteen members are hoping to successfully implement these qualities in their chapter activities to make the activities more efficient.


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Mt. Orab Elementary's assistant principal, Mrs. Debra Maham, encourages families to take part in literacy and communication activities with their children to help them better understand the world around them. As families get ready for school, prepare for work, eat meals together, shop, do inside and outside chores or play together, children are exposed to a variety of ways to communicate. They learn through their own talking and listening and through the talking and listening of their caregivers. Family literacy refers to all the activities that families take part in that develop children's communication skills, such as listening, speaking, reading and writing. This literacy development begins at birth and is a building block for how children learn to use language. There are many natural opportunities through the week to help support your child's developing literacy. Here are a few common activities to enjoy at home with your child that will promote family literacy: Create a shopping list together. Read labels at the grocery store. Point out familiar and unfa-

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Mt. Orab Elementary's assistant principal, Mrs. Debra Maham

miliar road signs. Identify restaurant logos. Draw pictures and tell stories about them. Write stories together. Read together. Read in front of your children (newspapers, magazines, etc.). Read the cereal box during breakfast. Play a new game (read and figure out the instructions together). Talk about the day. Once you get started, you will see just how many things you can do as a family that promotes reading, writing, speaking and listening!

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The Winter Carnival at Mt. Orab Elementary will be held on Friday, March 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. This is our seventh year of having this annual event and it has been a huge success. Please plan on coming out and playing games, eating various goodies, bidding on awesome classroom gift baskets and purchasing raffle tickets for some super prizes. All proceeds go to the school to help the student body, various other school materials and to pay for educational programs such as field trips. The auction will begin at 7 p.m. If anyone would like to volunteer or give a donation, please contact the school. Mark you calendars and we hope to see you there.

Black makes University of Rio Grande merit list The University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College fall semester 2009-10 merit list has been released. To achieve the merit list students must be enrolled full time, a minimum of 12 credit hours, completing all courses for which registered and earn a 3.5 – 3.74 grade point average, on a 4.0 scale, during the semester. Achieving the Rio Merit List for fall semester 2009-10 from Brown County is Candace N. Black.

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Left to right - front row: Cory Ballinger, Trevor Jimison, Nick Orr, and Chase Latham, back row: Emily Siemer, Anna Yockey, Taylor Hopkins, Felicia Zeller, Brittany Grant, and Alisha Damon

Eastern Middle School students get ready, get set, go! Go where? To college! With the challenging economic times one of the best places for high school graduates to be is planning for college. Having a post-secondary degree will benefit our students when they enter the work force. On Saturday, Jan. 23, there was a College Access Day at Eastern Middle School. College students from Ohio State worked with Becky Cropper and the Gear UP grant to provide an informative and fun college event for the North Adams and Eastern communities. Southern State Community College, the Southern Ohio Center for Excellence, and Eastern’s Warrior PRIDE club coordinated with this event as well. Eastern Middle School students and teachers prepared college games that required

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Eastern students from L to R: Riley Prine, Dalton McKenzie, Grant McIntosh, and Jacob Handra work on one of the information college information games during College Access Day.

some skill and provided useful information such as the location of colleges, how to get financial aide, steps to prepare yourself for going to

college, etc. Many parents and students participated in this event and we hope that they are well on their way to college.

Tutt is WC Achievement Award recipient Jessica R. Tutt, Winchester, is the recipient of an $11,000 Wilmington College Achievement Award. The award distribution amount, which ranges from $10,000-$14,000, is based on the cumulative high school grade point average and ACT/SAT composite score. It is awarded upon acceptance to Wilmington College, regardless of need. Tutt, the daughter of Kenny and Danette Tutt, Winchester, will be a 2010 graduate of Eastern Brown High School. She plans to major in agricultural education. Her main school activities/honors include: FFA officer for three years, SADD, Who’s Who Registry of Academic Excellence, honors choir, drama club and color guard (two years).



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Hamersville 4th grade students study conservation Danielle Thompson, Brown County Soil and Water Education Specialist, recently visited the fourth graders at Hamersville Elementary and Middle School. Mrs. Thompson presented a lesson and fun water cycle activity to three fourth grade classes. The students have been studying water, soil, and weather during their Earth Science Unit. Mrs. Thompson has supported Hamersville by continuing to instruct students in water and soil conservation, judging past Science Fairs, and advertising her services as an ongoing resource. The fourth grade students and Mrs. Lori Sams would like to thank Mrs. Thompson for her valuable time.

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Hamersville Elementary and Middle School students of the semester Kindergarten: Paige Abbinante, Brookelyn Duncan, Austin Haney, Joey Mingua, Trey Randolph, Sarah Rozell, Adam Sanders, Jackson Vinson, and Kori Yost. First Grade: Aubrey Botts, Kris Darlington, Tyler Johnson, Pierce Schadle, Aliesha Smith, and Sydney Stutz. Second Grade: Ryan Cooper, Barnes, Jesa Nadalyn Duncanson, Emma Holder, Kaden Newberry, Madi Ogden, Timberli Osborne, Zach Taylor, Chance Turner, and Dominic Younts. Third Grade: Lizzy Black, Keianna Coulter, Caleb Fite, Joey Kinder, Brooklyn O’Hara, Allen Pollard, and Katelyn Wallace. Fourth Grade: Anthony Baugus, Bryson Blankenship, Emily Cooper, Alanis Daughtery,

Sierra Hammons, Aaron Martin, and Evan Wells. Grade: Jackson Fifth Erhardt, Tia Newberry, Logan Nickell, Brianna Pack, Jesse Roberts, and Karis Shiveley. Sixth Grade: Spencer Botts, Mackenzie Brooks, CJ Hale, Logan Hunley, Megan Ogden, Ashley Prine, and Emma Wells. Seventh Grade: Sarah Bishop, Christian Erhardt, MacKaela Fischer, Miranda Harvey, Lucas Hiler, Hannah Keller, Tanner Luck, Meggie O’Hara, PJ Seng, Tyler Votel, and Nick Waits. Eighth Grade: Jeremy Bryant, Jesse Butcher, Tamerra Cook, Sean Gibson, Carly Golden, Tim King, Ben Lamb, Crystal Mullen, Holly O’Hara, Kaylee Shiveley, Brittany Webb, Amity Whalen, and Savanah Wisby.

MOE announces 2nd quarter honor roll for 3rd and 4th grades Mrs. Robyn Castle's class: Boshears, Dylan Madison Carver, Austin Coffey, Ty Crall, Tanner Donathan, Carson Jones, Austin Kirk, Jordan Lind, Rachel Luti, Sydney McFarland, Kelsey Morgan, Austin Parrett, Savanna Roades, Bailey Tarvin and Drew Watson. Mrs. Carrie Dowler's class: Cory Fields, Harley Garland, Sevanna Haggerty, Summer Jamison, Kaydie Lopez, Kaylie Moon, Blake Richards, Savannah Stephens, Siara Swisher, Lexi Wallace, Wyatt Whitaker and Alexis Zinkhen. Mrs. Kelly Hahn's class: Emma Chalker, Josh Emerson, Gabrielle Garcia, Holly Gillham, Anna Howard, Kaitlyn Keller, Samantha Lewis, Lorianda Locke, Morgan Locker, Daniel Newberry, Emily Smith, Tristan Smith, Brian Stigers and Travis Walker. Mrs. Keri Hall's class: Makenzie Boerner, Caleb Frush, Kailey Lokrum, Clayton Lucas, Madison Neal, Jacob O'Roark, Sydney Sturgill, Hailey Terrell, Joey Weaver and Tommy Wyle. Mrs. Paula Kohus's class: Lydia Behler, Erin Chancey, Sharon Clifton, Matthew Davidson, Zachary Elliott, C.J. Fannin, P.J. Fiscus, Olivia Frambes, Brandon Herrle, McKenzie High, Blake Hurt, Kiara Jimison, Steven Lyons, Erin Rembis, Emilee Riley and Jacob Weigand. Mrs. Kristi Lightner's class: Kyla Dawes, Chloe Dawson, Brandon Fraley, Dylan, Frey, Eryk Jones, Christina Kindred, Matthew Lewis, Keara Little, Madison Lucas, Haley Lunsford, Evan Lykins, Tayler Martin, Austin Mingua, Gabriel Ryan, Madalyn Slack, Shelby Vogel, Mariah Weaver, Dalton Wilson, Jenna Wilson and Jaimon Young. Mrs. Andrea Vance's class: Anthony Herrle, Tasha Kelly, Natalie Kibler, Sophia Leto, Becca Madden, Thomas Meece, Dylan Mosher, Hannah Osborne, Cassie Ranson, Gracie Scott, Casey Slater, Hannah Smith and Mikeal Stephens. Mrs. Stephanie Williford's class: Colton Akers, Cassidy Asbury, Hope Becker, Claudia Books, Jasmine Dearwester, Katie Durbin, Chase Easterling, Ethan Edelen, Austin Fetters, Ava Hayslip, Tyler Large, Abbie

Peace, Danielle Perry, Derek Rymer, Ryan Sizemore, Josh Taylor, Alex Weddle and Vincent Whitaker. Ms. Andrea Britton's class: Nolan Barr, Reed Beavers, Michelle Clark, Zack Farley, Sam Farrell, Katie Hastings, Zach Knight, Alexus Lovell, Ryan Mastin, Destinne Meyer, Caleb Norris, Bret Perkins, Jessica Seipel, Kayla Stephens and Jaylee Williams. Mr. Todd Faust's class: Autumn Boothby, Cora Cremer, Shawn Hull, Cana Kleemeyer, Rachel Kuttler, Madison Mugnaini, Chloe Piatt, Sarah Pike, Colston Roades, Lane Sexton, Elijah Smith, Tyler Smith, Macayla Temple, Ethan Whitt, Savannah Wilson and David Young. Mrs. Nancy Hall's class: Emily Bohrer, Tia Brewer, Blake Carter, Noah Hayslip, Austin Ingels, Jed Marlow, Bailey Miller, Kara Partin, Emma Shultz, Sidney Vance and Amanda Woodyard. Mrs. Shelley Herrmann's class: Madison Barker, Tabytha Cooper, Scott Harris, AJ Mider, Abbie Neal, Daniel Neal, Cora Propes, Serenity Slagle and Caleb Verdon. Ms. Linda Lawwill's class: Kayleigh Baker, Jack Finn, Kailei Gardner, Sarah Hayes, Scott McGinnis, Peyton Riddell, Timothy Shanklin, Cadence Taylor and Zane Wilson. Mrs. Julie Roger's class: Britney Chinn, Dylan Davidson, Jordan Davidson, Olivia Hardy, Nathan Lipscomb, DJ Mosbacker, Cody Ryan and Alyssa Shorten. Ms. Becky Rymer's class: Eric Altman, Ella Brinkman, Becca Carroll, Chloey Collins, Jacob Collins, Ciara Cox, Chance Dean, Ethan Doan, Carson Eyre, Brandon Hammersley, Brittany Hauck, Deanna Hile, Lanoe Kessler, Brooklyn Masters, Gracie Osborne, Ryan Osborne, Tessa Pinkerton, Heather Porter, Grace Richman, Krista Signorelli, Brett Stinson, Seth Terk and Hannah Young. Ms. Kathryn Sapp's class: Samantha Green, Jacob Haggerty, Alexa Harris, Joey Hauck, Andrew Leimberger, Alexis Shannon, Mary Sizer and Morgan Swafford.

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Fayetteville Elementary students donate to clean water project Second grade students at Fayetteville Elementary from Mrs. Vaughn's and Ms. Brown's classes are doing their part to help make this a better world for everyone. The students gave the gift of clean water by donating funds to the Children's Safe Drinking Water Project. They were able to donate a year's worth of clean water for 25 children. The students spent time learning the impact unsafe drinking water has upon children and adults around the world.

Eastern High School is lending a “Helping Hand” In cooperation with Learn and Serve grants from the Department of Ohio Education and our local Big GIVE project, students from Eastern, Georgetown, Ripley, and Whiteoak high schools worked at Helping Hands in Georgetown on Feb. 3. The students went to work right away, sorting, folding, cleaning and moving. There is a tremendous amount of work to be done by volunteers to keep Helping Hands running. Most of the volunteers are retired ladies who give of their time and talent to serve those in need in our area. Our students felt good about giving a day to help tidy up the Helping Hands building by refolding and sorting clothes, linens, and categorizing toys and household items. Joanne Kattine expressed the agencies sincere gratitude and said she could use our help on a monthly basis. The Eastern

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Students from Eastern, Ripley, and Georgetown as well as Janie Day and Kristi Scott, Learn and Serve coordinators from Eastern and Ripley.

students are going to work on arranging a monthly trip to Helping Hands to fulfill this

need. All of the students said that it made them feel really good to know that their work

was directly benefiting families in our area.

Students awarded scholarships by Xavier University Morgan Orr, Hamersville, the daughter of Laurie and Colin Orr, has accepted an Honor Award from Xavier University. She will graduate from Western Brown High School, where she is active in yearbook, athletics and 4H. Morgan plans to major in preveterinary at Xavier. Aubrey Huddleson, Lynchburg, the daughter of Kitty and Kendall Huddleson, has accepted an Honor Award from Xavier University. She will graduate from LynchburgClay High School, where she is active in athletics and band. Aubrey hasn’t yet chosen a major at Xavier. All incoming freshmen are evaluated for Xavier’s Trustee and Presidential Scholarships and the Honor and Schawe Awards and award levels vary.


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Western Brown FFA Greenhands take greenhand quiz There were 22 members of the Western Brown FFA that took the greenhand quiz. The greenhand quiz is on general FFA knowledge. The top four scores on the quiz will be the official team for the school. The top scores were, Anna Yockey scored 189, at 168 were Ben Booker and Brandon Partin, and at 162 were Alisha Damon, Amber Dowd, and Blaine Jones. Pictured here are front row: Dustin Canter, Anna Yockey, Alisha Damon, and Elizabeth Murphy. back row: Brandon Partin, Blaine Jones, Ben Booker, Haley Martin, Daniel Schmidt and Chris Williams.

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Who said 7th graders don’t have manors? Seventh grade students at Hamersville recently constructed dioramas (models) based on European Feudal Manors. The project was completed at home and family members were encouraged to be a part of this activity. The students were to use a variety of ideas and objects in completing their models. Mrs. Waits displayed the students' projects in the main hallway and on top of the bookshelves in the library. Pictured model completed by P.J. Seng.

Shelby Cierley, Jordan Puckett, Trinity Baumann, Jennifer Durbin, Kayla Ratliff, Arica Bollman, Laura Ernst, Garrison Reeves, Ben Bradley, Krystal Everhart, Austin Wagner, Alisha Burns, Erin Fetters, Laramie Wells, Heidi Burns, Jacob Garrett, Amberly Yates, Kimberly Covert, Jacob Granger, Michael Craig, Amber Hornsby, Zach Downing, Maria Johnson, Lauren Ballou, Kaelyn Durbin, Blake Kirk, Christina Burns, Alexys Fields, Colin Klein, Tyler Cartmell, Tyler Foster, Tressie Lewis, Sheila Devilbliss, Clayton Garrett, Erin Luke, Emily Ernst, Jared Handra, Elizabeth Miller, Michael Freeman, Mark Jolly, Shelby Mullins, Hannah Granger, Cody Kelch, Caitlyn Murrell, Alicia Green, Daniel Kieffer, Alisha Parker, Ebru Korkmaz, Brandon Koewler , Nicole Powers, Brooke Lawson, Angelina Larue, Trevor Simpson, Kyle McDade, Taylor Little, Kali Spires, Christina McKenzie, Jennifer Marshall , Megan Staggs, Sara Morris, Ryan McIntosh, Katelyn Swartz, Andrea Neu, Ricky McQuitty, Emily Turner, Nick

Opp, Andrew Meeker, Priscilla Wagner, Allison Poettker, Ryan Meeker, Jacob Wendel, Kelsey Pricel, Cody Mock, Dustin Yockey, Kaylee Purdy, Rachel Mullins, Sydney Yockey, Carly Ratliff, Latrisha Newman , Dylan Scott, Meagan Noble,

Heather Bayer, Taylor Stacy, Emily Pitkin, Brittany Clark, Emily Tatman, Rhett Purdy, Macie Cooper, Brooke Taylor, Taylor Reynolds, Trevor Corboy, Kristen Tucker, Diamond St. Clair, Zoe Doss, Kaitlyn Tyler, Aaron Wendel, Daniel Faul,

Heather Wallingford, Trevor Woollard, Hannah Fetters, Rebecca Worley, Katie York, Haeley Hundley, Amber Yockey, Hailee Young, Jonathan McCormick, Josh McRoberts, Emily Meese, Kristina Music, Haylee Neu, Jordan Payne.

Five members of Western Brown FFA compete in district job interview Five members of the Western Brown FFA chapter competed at the district job interview competition at Lynchburg High School. All five members, Sarah Kelsey, Lara Staples, Krissy Books, Dara Howser and Anna Yockey, competed in their respectable divisions and placed in the top three of twelve. Three of those five members, Lara Staples, Dara Howser, and Anna Yockey, placed first and will be moving on to the Ohio state job interview competition.

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Sarah Kelsey, Dara Howser, Anna Yockey, and Krissy Books, not pictured: Lara Staples.



Eastern High School second quarter honor roll

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 hadn’t enacted any hikes since then. Mayor Dale Cahall mentioned how village employee wages and the cost of equipment had gone up during the past 16 years, eating away at profits the village aimed to get from providing electricity. Substations May Be Needed Cahall mentioned the village may have to build new electric substations in the future to meet customers’ demand for that utility and said the village was almost faced with no choice but to raise electric rates in the long run. Jones said the village has to pay for trucks and salary increases and health insurance for its employees and added an unforeseen problem such as an ice storm can eat away at the village’s funds. Cahall said even with the planned electric rate increase, he thought Georgetown’s rate would be among the lowest in the region. He said while Georgetown has been fortunate in 16 years not to have to raise the electric rate, a rate hike eventually may become necessary in order for the village to plan for its future. The mayor said the village would review the upcoming electric rate increase after one year and mentioned Georgetown perhaps could come up with another source of electric power other than the electricity it purchases from Duke Energy with perhaps some electricity from a proposed conversion of methane gas supplied by the neighboring

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Consultant Allen Freeman with D&S Consulting, L.L.C., of Cincinnati, speaks at the Georgetown Village Council meeting on Jan. 28 about possible funding sources for Georgetown municipal projects.

Rumpke landfill. Regarding the water increase coming in May, Cahall said Pleasant Township-based Brown County Rural Water Association, which supplies water to the village, has the option of increasing its rates every 42 months. He said the increase coming in may could be 10.5 percent, which is the maximum allowed under Georgetown’s contract with BCRWA. Funding Sources Discussed Also at that meeting, Allen Freeman with D&S Consulting, L.L.C., of Cincinnati talked about the availability of funds Georgetown might be able to seek to fund municipal projects. Freeman is a consultant hired by Georgetown to seek and

Sardinia Life Squad is seeking to get contract with that village CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 by the Life Squad. In answer to a question by Sardinia Mayor Todd Bumbalough, Naylor said any lack of payment by someone who didn’t have insurance wouldn’t fall back on the village. Council President Greg Cassidy said the council’s Safety Committee would need to discuss the contract matter, and Bumbalough said Village Solicitor Jay Cutrell would have to look over such a proposed document to ensure its legality. The Safety Committee’s next meeting is scheduled at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, in Sardinia Town Hall. Naylor also serves as Sardinia fire chief, and at last Monday’s meeting, he provided council members with a report of the Sardinia Fire Department’s activities for 2009. He said firefighters made 197 runs with 57 occurring in Washington Township (outside of Sardinia’s corporate limits), 51 in Eagle Township, 24 in Sardinia itself, 20 in Franklin Township and seven in Jackson Township. The village had fire contracts last year to serve those four townships.

Naylor said other runs the Sardinia Fire Department made last year were mutual aid services in which Sardinia firefighters assisted other emergency workers, such as firefighters, in other jurisdictions. The fire chief mentioned about 48 percent of last year’s runs were to automobile accidents and said that trend has been in place for several years. He also said an average of six firefighters went on each run last year and mentioned it took an average of 15 minutes for firefighters to report to a scene from the time they received a call for help. In other matters Naylor mentioned last Monday, he said he had 2010 fire protection contracts signed with Eagle and Franklin townships and was going to meetings that week of the Washington Township and Jackson Township boards of trustees to seek to get contracts signed by those townships. He said all four of those contracts should be signed for consideration by council members at the council’s next regular meeting, which is Monday, March 8.

attempt to obtain state and federal funds for the village’s projects. He helped the village obtain a Transportation Enhancement Program Grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation, that is expected to end up between $300,000 and $350,000, to fund downtown Georgetown revitalization work. Freeman mentioned how there aren’t a lot of banks lending right now to help municipalities with projects and commented, “It’s a tough environment now for development.”

Holy Trinity to begin fish fries during Lent Holy Trinity Church will be holding a fish fry every Friday during Lent, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., starting Feb. 19. The church is located at 6th and Wood Street in Batavia.

Brown County digs out of major snowstorm CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 “A lot of snow can fall in four hours”, Cluxton said. “By the time we come back, it looks like we haven’t been there at all”. Cluxton said this can lead to frustration among some county residents who feel like their roads aren’t being attended to. And he said people need to keep in mind that his crews aren’t the only ones out there. “We only take care of county highways”, Cluxton said. “Townships and villages take care of their own streets and ODOT (Ohio Department of Transportation) takes care of state highways.” Taking care of those county highways can be what Cluxton’s brother Jeff calls “pretty adventurous”. Jeff Cluxton has worked for the county for 14 years, and has seen “pretty much everything”. “If the snow is blowing, it can make for an eventful night.

Brown County Coon Hunters more than just a sportsmans club The Brown County Coon Hunter's and Sportsman's Club had a silent and live auction for the Rhodes family to help with funeral expenses for their daughter that lost her life in a fire in Russellville on Dec. 28. All together the club was able to raise $1,400.00. If you would like to help this family there is and account set up at Merchants Bank, or contact at browncous or though our website. Brown County Coon Hunter's and Sportsman's Club is not just a club, they are a family of sportsman, women, and youth that are here to provide for each other as well as our community. The club announced the new officer's for 2010/2014 terms: Pres. Tim Lanham Jr., Vice Pres. Ed Reis., Tres. Tim Lanham Sr., Sect. Jan Lanham., Board or Dir.

Mindy Reis., Board Members: Dan Cook, Tim Rhoads, Terry Lanham, and JD McAllister. Open membership for the year started Jan. 1, and membership runs Jan. 1, 2010 - Jan. 1, 2011 Contact us at or come on any Saturday to join. Our club is a Sportsmans Club for all outdoor sports, you do not have to hunt to join, as we will be doing other community events. Club goals for 2010 are to provide events for women, men and youth, add a archery range, update the inside of the building, hold hunter education classes, provide the second annual Fantasic Frenzy Fishing Day in August. The club is a non-profit organization. Volunteer's and support is needed if you would like to become a member contact us.

We just try to feel our way through, find the edge and hang with it.” Fellow driver Shannon Wagoner is also a 14 year veteran. He said that he sees things on the road he would prefer not to. “I’ve had kids run down hills toward the plow to try and get into the rooster tail”, Wagoner said. The “rooster tail” is the spray of snow thrown up by the blade of the plow. Wagoner and Cluxton also said they have seen people take dangerous chances on the road. “They don’t want to get into the salt spray, so they try to get around us”, Cluxton said. “They don’t realize that those plows weigh about 50 tons fully loaded and you can’t exactly stop those on a dime.” Todd Cluxton added that drivers need to give the plows room to work and try to be patient with the snow removal process. Mt. Orab Street Superintendent Adrian Shaw reported in a Feb. 10 interview Mt. Orab village employees up to that time had worked 140 hours of overtime clearing streets and roads since the previous Friday, Feb. 5, until that time. Shaw said workers who began laboring at 5 p.m. Feb. 5 got off at 4:30 a.m. Feb. 6, and some workers who began laboring at 1:45 a.m. Feb. 9 worked until midnight that day. He said street workers were laboring their normal 7 a.m.-3 p.m. hours this past Wednesday. He mentioned four employees were out with four different snowplows pushing back snow to widen streets. Shaw said two Water Department employees worked to clear snow in addition to four Street Department workers. He said while there were not really any major problems at one time, two trucks had broken down during the work. “I think we are doing well,”

Shaw commented. He said the village had used more than 200 tons of salt thus far this year with the winter’s first snowstorm in January taking much of it. Georgetown Village Administrator Kelly Jones reported in an interview the afternoon of Feb. 10 there had been no major snow removal problems in that village. Jones said five different vehicles – three snowplow trucks, a backhoe and a dump truck – were working at that time to remove some of the larger piles of snow in Georgetown. Georgetown municipal workers began removing snow early on Feb. 9 and had continued through the time of the interview. During the previous weekend’s storm, they had labored probably 12 hours from the night of Feb. 5 into Feb. 6, Jones reported. The administrator said while the heavy snow in that village had “balled up”, everything seemed to be going fine with the snow removal work with the village employees keeping up with the task. Jones said eight employees from the village’s Electric, Water and Street departments worked at different times, with three or so at any one time, to help clear the snow.



Georgetown electric rates are scheduled to rise 17.5 percent

NDOP meeting set for Feb. 20 The Brown County Task Force for the National Day of Prayer will hold a planning meeting 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, in the executive conference room at Brown County General Hospital. Anyone interested in joining the task force is invited to attend the meeting. The National Day of Prayer will be held Thursday, May 6. Events in Brown County are now being considered. Bring ideas to share with the task force. For more information or questions, call Marsha Mundy (513) 734-4334.

Ripley to celebrate its 200th Birthday with festival CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 capsule that is to be opened in 2112, the scheduled opening of a time capsule buried in Ripley in 1962, and a Sunday evening closing service at the historic John Rankin House on Ripley’s Rankin Hill. Sidwell said the time capsule that is scheduled to be opened was buried during Sesquicentennial Ripley’s year, which marked its 150th Birthday. The John Rankin House is the former residence of the Rev. John Rankin, a Presbyterian minister who was quite active in the Abolitionist Movement prior to the Civil War. That movement sought to hide and help runaway slaves from Southern States such as Kentucky reach eventual freedom in Canada, and some of those slaves were

sheltered and hid in the John Rankin House. Another historic site in Ripley connected to the Abolitionist Movement is the John P. Parker House in that village’s downtown area. Parker was a freed slave who became an abolitionist and a successful businessman. Sidwell said the history of such Ripley sites as the John Rankin House and John P. Parker House will be incorporated into the the Bicentennial Celebration, and she added that perhaps a new park planned for development near the John P. Parker House will be completed before that 2012 festival. While most Bicentennial Celebration activities are planned for the first weekend in August 2012, Sidwell said there could be some activities scheduled on earlier weekends

leading up to the main event. Some contests could be scheduled on those earlier weekends and also during the three-day festival itself. Logo Contest Under Way The first contest connected to the festival is actually under way now – the Ripley 2012 Bicentennial Celebration Logo Contest. The winner in each of two contest classes, Youth Under 18 and Adult, will receive $50, and the logos will be published throughout the Bicentennial Celebration. Drawings may be in color or in pencil or dark ink and must be on 8 1/2 inch by 11inch white paper with no colored paper being permitted. The logo is to be drawn with the theme of the upcoming Celebration and must include “Bicentennial”, “Ripley, Ohio”, and “1812-2012”.

Any artist from Brown County is eligible to compete, and all entries become the property of the Ripley 2012 Planning Bicentennial Committee. The deadline to enter is Saturday, May 1. Entries may be sent to Logo Chairman Greg Haitz at 627 Robins Way, Ripley, OH 45167. The Ripley 2012 Bicentennial Planning Committee’s next meeting is scheduled at 7 p.m. this Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Ripley Community Building on Waterworks Road. Anyone desiring further information about the committee or the festival may call Sidwell at (937) 392-1326, Jane Zachman at (937) 3921437 or Betty Campbell at (937) 392-4044.

Parker, Krikorian talk about their candidacies before BC Democrats


NOTICE TO BID Sterling Township Trustees, Brown County, will be accepting bids for mowing of three township cemeteries for 2010. Proof of insurance will be required along with sealed bid. Sealed bids will be opened at the regular meeting on February 22, 2010 at 7:30 p.m., at Township Hall located at corner of Greenbush West and Eastwood Road. Trustees reserve the right to accept or reject any or all bids. For more information contact trustees. May mail bids to address below but please indicate on envelope that it is a bid. Send Bids To: Trustees: Sterling Township Barbara Watson Marilyn Lawrence, 513-304-0141 Fiscal Officer Hank Dingus 1268 Lee-Be Dr., 937-444-4885 Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 Joe Horton 513-724-3340

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 this past Wednesday morning Schmidt has filed to run for re-election as well as two other Republicans who plan to challenge her in the May 4 Primary Election: Michael Kilburn of Morrow and Tim Martz of Cincinnati. Parker Makes His Case Parker, who is married and has three children, spoke first at the gathering in Georgetown. He has had a long career in the medical services field with his most recent position being interim director of Physician Services at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va., a position he accepted last year and then resigned Dec. 31 in order to devote more time to his congressional race. In his brief speech, he said whichever Democrat wins the Primary Election “has to be on the ground and well-funded”.

Parker expressed concern about the millions of unemployed workers across the United States. He said if elected in the May 4 Primary and then to Congress on Nov. 2, he would work every working minute of every single day to make people’s lives better. In an interview following his speech, Parker said the three top issues he is concerned with as a congressional candidate are unemployment and the economy, the cost of healthcare, and the cost of the United States’ two current wars. This will be Parker’s third run for the Second Congressional District seat. He was an unsuccessful candidate in the Democratic Party Primary Elections in the district’s 2005 Special Election and 2006 General Election. Krikorian Makes His Case Krikorian spoke next before Brown County

Democrats on Feb. 3. He is the owner of a small business, a novelty publishing company, in Hamilton County’s Columbia Township, and like Parker, he is married and has three children. He ran as an Independent candidate in the 2008 race for the Second Congressional District seat and came in third behind Schmidt and Democratic Party nominee Victoria Wulsin. He performed comparatively well in Brown County, however, winning five precincts and garnering 5,940 votes to Wulsin’s 6,139 and Schmidt’s 7,776. Krikorian mentioned how he thinks his 2008 race experience will give him a good chance to win the Democratic Party Primary on May 4 and mentioned he had been a registered Democrat before he ran as an Independent candidate two years ago. Krikorian said the federal government needs to restrain the banking system because the United States will not recover from the current eco-

nomic meltdown otherwise. He said congressional candidates need to set aside any contributions they receive from financial services donors and commented how Congress cannot continue “to kowtow to industry after industry”. In an interview following his speech, Krikorian said he was running for Congress again “because I want to beat Jean Schmidt”. Asked what he thought the three biggest issues were in the Second Congressional District, he mentioned unemployment as “certainly” being the biggest issue, followed by poverty in such places as the district’s eastern counties and the possibility of new jobs at the USEC enrichment plant. Krikorian also criticized the way members of Congress approach legislation by not reading the bills they pass and by attaching a “hodgepodge” of unrelated matters onto bills that have nothing to do with the bills themselves.


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OSU Extension offers farmers' market series this winter about food safety and direct marketing. The first workshop, “Food Safety Update,” will be held Feb. 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000 Locust Street, Owensville. Guest speaker will be Kathleen Cooper, a food safety specialist with the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Cooper will cover such topics

as food rules and regulations, meat labeling and egg labeling. She will also lead a question and answer session. The second workshop, “Direct Marketing,” will be held March 3 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000 Locust Street, Owensville. Guest speaker will be Julie Fox, OSU South Centers direct marketing specialist. Fox will

cover such topics as what’s new in marketing and marketing trends for 2010. The cost of each workshop is $5 per person and can be paid at the door, but attendees are encouraged to RSVP to ensure enough materials are provided. For more information or to RSVP, contact Latham Farley, OSU Extension educator, at (513) 732-7070.



Ohio State University Extension will offer two workshops this winter as part of its Farmers’ Market series for those interested in learning

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Farewell party held at Butterbee’s for Purtell A farewell party was held last month at Butterbee’s, Mt. Orab for Attorney Steven Purtell as he leaves the Law Office of Danny R. Bubp after working with Dan for 9 years in the law office in West Union. Steve accepted full time employment in the Brown County Prosecutor’s office working for Prosecutor Jessica Little in Georgetown. 0Shown in the photo from left to right are Butterbee’s manager Kristina White, Attorney’s Tanya Drinnon, Lisa Rothwell and Steven Purtell, Prosecutor Jessica Little, Butterbee’s manager Amanda Harris and Danny Bubp.


Curves locations in the area host food drive to benefit local families Curves is encouraging women in the local area to show their philanthropic strength by participating in the annual Curves Food Drive. And, even though donating food to families in need is its own reward, the clubs are offering compelling incentives for both existing and potential members who participate. From March 1 to 31, Curves will collect non-perishable items and monetary donations for food banks in the local area. According to Curves Founder Diane Heavin, members who donate a bag of groceries or make a minimum donation of $30 during the month of March will receive a reusable Curves grocery freezer bag for free. Nonmembers who do likewise between March 8 and 20 can join Curves for free. Curves will waive the cost to join. Heavin says that as part of this effort, Curves locations in the area will be participating in a company-wide contest for the most food drive donations collected by Curves locations across the nation. Winners will receive one of several cash prizes to be donated to their local food bank. Each


year, Curves locations collectively donate millions of pounds of food to feed the hungry. "We hope women in the Mount Orab area will come together and participate in this initiative," added Heavin. "Even if you’re not thinking about joining a gym, you can still drop off your donations. There are so many families right here in our own community who need our help." For more information about and the Curves Food Drive, contact: Barbara Leever, Curves of Williamsburg located at 2215 Hales Way, Ste. 160, at (937) 444-1529 or m

G’town UMC to hold rummage sale The Georgetown United Methodist Church will be holding a rummage sale and bake sale on Thursday and Friday, March 4, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Friday, March 5, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the fellowship hall located at 217 S Main St., Georgetown.

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The Semper Fidelis Society will be meeting on Thursday, March 4 at 7 p.m. in the JrROTC room at the RULH H.S. building. Come to door at the back of the building to enter. The society encourages all parents of JrROTC students to join in our discussions. We will be planning the spring family picnic where out students will show the parents what they have learned. There will also be discussion about more upcoming trips for the program.

holiday season. Hospice of Hope bereavement programs and support groups are free and open to the community. Individual support is also available. For more information contact Peg Lynch at (800) 928-4243.

Higginsport fire & EMS sponsor texas hold ‘em tournament The Higginsport volunteer fire and EMS squad will be sponsoring a Texas Hold ‘Em tournament on Mar. 13, 2010 at the Higginsport firehouse. Sign-ups will begin at 2 p.m., and the game will start at 3 p.m. There is 100% payback and a $30.00 entry fee - $2500 in chips, $15 rebuys - up to four blinds, 1 add on is $30 for $4000 in chips. There will be a drawing for a free add on at break. Food and drinks will be available at the tournament. You must be 18 years of age to enter with a valid photo I.D. with date of birth. Any questions, information or to get directions can be answered at (937) 375-6721. Please come out and support the Higginsport fire department.

Be prepared in a disaster to evacuate with your pet Anyone interested in learning how to be prepared in a disaster to evacuate with your pets can sign up to take the HSUS Disaster Animal Response Team Workshop and Training being offered by Tri State CART and Second Chance Wildlife on Feb. 27 and 28. Please go to to learn more and sign up


Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley is offering several bereavement support groups and events to allow people who have experienced a loss to come together to learn about the grief process, develop strategies that will assist in the healing journey, find support, and share insights and stories with others who have also experienced loss. Ongoing groups are available for individuals who have recently lost a loved one, as well as for those who have experienced loss due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss; and an ongoing group for suicide survivors. Other planned events include spring memorial services; Mountain Pathway - a family gathering designed to bring healing and encouragement to children, teens, and adults who have experienced the loss of a loved one; and Hope for the Holidays workshops and memorial services scheduled each fall to provide our families and communities an opportunity to commemorate the death of loved ones and gain insight on how to cope with the approaching



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Eastern Lady Warriors down Ripley Lady Blue Jays


The Eastern Lady Warriors stayed in the thick of the southern Hills League race with a 50-36 win over the Ripley Lady Blue Jays last Thursday. “We knew their bench wasn’t too deep,” said Eastern coach Richard Kiser. “We wanted to wear them down and we got on them defensively.” “Eastern does a nice job of pressuring,” said Ripley coach Chris Coleman. “We never got into a flow offensively. Their pressure was key and we wore down.” In the early stages of the game, Ripley seemed ready for the Eastern pressure. The Lady Jays took the ball to the hole against the Lady Warriors in the first period, tying the score when Megan Kirschner completed a three-point play with 23 seconds left in the first frame. Whitney Plymesser gave the Jays an 11-9 edge when she scored inside with just five seconds left in the period. Allison Prine and Rachel Mullins accounted for Eastern’s nine points in the first. Kirschner led the Lady Jays with five first-quarter points. Ripley pushed its lead to four when Plymesser made a bank shot just 15 seconds into the second stanza. By the midway point of the quarter, Eastern claimed the lead after Prine scored on a drive. Tori Boone reclaimed the lead for Ripley, at 18-17, when she made good on 2-of2 from the line with 3:33 left in the half. Eastern responded with a 12-4 run to close the half.

Mullins scored three points in the run. Amber Yockey and Prine added two points each. Shayla Black capped off the run and gave the Lady Warriors a 29-22 halftime advantage when she canned a 3-pointer with five ticks remaining. Kelsey Carpenter scored Ripley’s final four points of the half, but the Lady Jays found themselves down by seven at the break. In the opening minutes of the second half, Eastern scored three times in the post. Two baskets came from Mullins and one came from Christina Burns. Kirschner hit a jumper and added a free throw for Ripley, cutting the Eastern lead to 3727 with just under three minutes left in the third. The Lady Warriors ended the third period on a 5-1 run. Again, the run culminated with a Black 3-pointer in the closing seconds. After three complete, Eastern held a 43-28 lead. The Lady Warriors’ lead swelled to 18 points when Leeza Rickey scored on a drive with 5:56 left in the game. Eastern was content to run its offense, burning valuable time off the clock, eating up minutes at a time with each possession. Kirschner and Jessica Garrison hit late threes for the Lady Jays, but it was too little, too late. Eastern held on for the 50-36 SHL victory. “Our full-court defense was pretty good and we got our hands on several passes,” said Kiser. “We pushed the pace in the third quarter. Our guards and post players seem to play better when we get to push the tempo.” Mullins led the Lady

WANTED BASEBALL PLAYERS Batavia Bulls 14u select team are conducting tryouts for the 2010 season. All positions are welcome, pitching a plus. For consideration please contact Jason Boothby at home 937-444-4005 and cell 513-919-5783 to schedule a private tryout. Note: Cannot turn 15 before May 1st, 2010

Western Brown Youth Soccer

SPRING REGISTRATION @ COOKIE’S CREAMERY Wednesday, February 17, 2010 5:30 - 7:30p.m.


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Eastern’s Rachel Mullins backs into the post while Ripley’s Mollie Malone tries to stop her. Mullins scored 14 points during the Lady Warriors’ win over the Lady Jays.

Warriors with a game-high 14 points. Prine added 11, black chipped in nine and Burns netted seven. Kirschner paced the Lady Blue Jays with 11 tallies. Plymesser added eight. Carpenter and Boone each finished with five. With the win, Eastern improved to 13-5 overall, 9-2 in the league. Ripley fell to 98 overall with the loss. In junior varsity action, Eastern downed Ripley, 3829. Andrea Tracy led the Lady Warriors with eight points. Lauren Ballou, Haley Malott and Tressie Lewis added five points each. Garrison paced the Lady Jays with eight tallies. Brianna Payne and Kody Gilkerson added five points each. Editor’s note: Lynchburg defeated North Adams on Thursday, forcing a three-way tie atop the big school division of the SHL with Lynchburg, North Adams and Eastern all sitting with two league losses. Eastern had West Union and Whiteoak remaining on its schedule during the final week.

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Ripley’s Megan Kirschner tries to drive past Eastern’s Emily Tatman during the Lady Blue Jays’ loss to the Lady Warriors. Kirschner led Ripley with 11 points in the game.

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Saturday, February 20, 2010 10:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.

$40.00/$25.00 each additional player in household ($25 late fee charged to any registration received after March 2, 2010)


AGE: born after 8/1/95 and before 10/31/05 Any child who has not participated in Western Brown Youth Soccer must bring a copy of that child’s birth certificate to registration.

Registrations can be mailed to: Western Brown Youth Soccer, PO Box 61, Mt. Orab, OH 45154

Any questions please contact:

Karey Dixon Registration Coordinator

513-262-6288 Richard Enzweiler District Representative


Sardinia Girls Softball Sign Ups PRE-SCHOOL THROUGH 8th GRADE


The Press Box Boys Basketball 2/16 Western vs. Glen Este 2/16 Georgetown @ Eastern 2/18 Western vs. Goshen 2/19 Western @ Bethel 2/19 Georgetown vs. Batavia 2/19 Eastern @ Fayetteville 2/19 Ripley @ West Union Wrestling 2/19, 2/20 Western home in DI sectional

Girls Basketball 2/15 Western vs. Milford @ Kings 2/16 Georgetown vs. Shroder Paideia @ Fairfield 2/16 Fayetteville vs East Clinton @ Wilmington 2/20 Eastern vs. Piketon @ Valley 2/20 Georgetown vs. Purcell @ Fairfield (possible) 2/20 Western vs. McAuley @ Kings (possible)

For full Brown County girls sectional tournament brackets, see page 16 Russellville Knothole signups Russellville Knothole Baseball will be holding signups on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Russellville Firehouse. Fees are $50 for one player and $75 for two or more.

Registration is for players ages five and up. Players must be 5-years old by May 1, 2010. For more information, contact Doug Simpson at 3777012.


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By Jeremy Sharp Press Contributor The Fairfield Lady Lions traveled to Fayetteville on Feb. 4 to take on the Lady A win for Rockets. Fayetteville would mean the clinching of the Southern Hills League Division II title. Lady Rockets coach Toby Sheets said his squad was “jackedup” for the contest, and it would show early on. After jumping out to a mod-

est 15-10 lead over the visiting Lady Lions at the end of one, Fayetteville kicked it up a notch in the second. The Lady Rockets would expand their lead to 13 at the end of the half, holding a 33-20 advantage. Fairfield would start to gain some momentum in the third, but still trailed 46-36 going into the final quarter. That’s when it would get interesting. The Lady Lions’ side of the crowd was on its feet when the

fourth frame began. Maybe they knew something. Shortly after the period started, Fairfield found itself on the nice end of a 10-2 scoring run; they only trailed 50-46. However the Lady Rockets quickly snapped back to their ways, and kept piling on the points. It seemed almost soon as the Lady Lions had cut the lead, the final buzzer sounded, declaring a 67-54 Fayetteville victory. Coach Sheets was excited for his SHL DII champion Lady Rockets, and commended them for a good game. “For our team, no one player stood out, they all did a great job;” he said, “the kids shot the ball well tonight.” Sheets continued, commenting on what the win does for team morale, “It’s going to be big, it takes the pressure off of their shoulders; now they can just relax and play and do the best they can.” Amazingly, each one of the Lady Rocket’s starters ended the game in double-digit scoring figures. Shelby Sheets led all scorers with 21 points, while Emily Stahl had a fine game, registering 13. Shelby Brown contributed greatly, as usual, with 12 points, and Desirae Dutro and Jill Ryan had 11 and 10 points respectively.


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Fayetteville’s Jill Ryan (4) and Desirae Dutro try to wrestle a loose ball from Fairfield’s Gabby Boone during the Lady Rockets win over the Lady Lions.

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Fayetteville’s Shelby Sheets looks for room to maneuver against Fairfield’s Chelsey Riddle during the Lady Rockets’ league-clinching victory. Sheets scored 21 in the game.

Opinion Archie wins either way in 2010 Super Bowl Last Sunday’s Super Bowl was an exciting game for just over three hours. In the final RITCHIE few minutes, the Saints dashed BUTLER, Peyton Manning’s thoughts of winning a second ring with a SPORTS late interception returned for a EDITOR touchdown. It got me to thinking. Archie Manning had the best seat in the house, no matter where he was actually sitting. I mean, he couldn’t lose no matter the outcome of the game. On the one hand, he has a son (one of two playing in the NFL) quarterbacking the Indianapolis Colts. And on the other hand, Archie is considered one of, if not the most, recognizable New Orleans Saints personalities ever. The team for which he toiled for as a player and worked for in other capacities over the years had finally put it all together and made it to the big stage. It was a feel good story for the ages. As a father, I know Archie felt bad for his son because he did not reach the desired outcome. But as an almost lifelong (New Orleans) Saint, he had to feel pretty good about his team winning. Imagine Archie’s post-game celebration. Consoling Peyton in one room, then going to the other room and smiling from ear-toear for his beloved Saints. I was reading an article in Sports Illustrated last week about the Saints and some of the legendary, sometimes fictional, stories surrounding the team and its history. Isn’t the Manning saga just another chapter? And those of us who witnessed the game know it to be a true story. As I was reading the SI article, I saw some pictures of the ‘Ain’ts. You remember them, the fans who wore paper bags over their heads during the futile years of the franchise. I chuckled a little after the Super Bowl, thinking to myself, what were the ‘Ain’ts doing now? Were they enjoying the inner-conflict that Archie had to endure? I bet they were. You may reach Ritchie by e-mail at

By Ritchie Butler The Brown County Press The Ripley Lady Blue Jays fell one game below .500 when they dropped a Southern Hills League game to Lynchburg on Monday by a score of 45-33. “We only gave up 45 points, but we struggled to score,” said Ripley coach Chris Coleman. “We really did a decent job most of the night.” The Lady Jays found themselves behind early, 4-1, after Lindsey Hawk and Cali Hatten scored inside for the Lady Mustangs. Just before the midway point in the first quarter, Ripley claimed the lead, at 54, when Sadie Grisham and Whitney Plymesser converted layups. Over the final four minutes of the period, Ripley went scoreless. But the Lady Blue Jays’ defense held Lynchburg to just five points (a 3-pointer and a layup by Lillian Blankenship). After eight minutes elapsed, Ripley trailed 9-5. The Lady Jays slowly mounted a comeback. Trailing 16-9 with two minutes left in the second stanza, Megan Kirschner hit a runner in the lane. Grisham added a layup before Kirschner canned a jumper with just three seconds left in the half. At intermission, Ripley trailed by one, at 16-15. Grisham gave the Lady Jays a 17-16 lead when she scored on a drive with under a minute gone in the third. After Hatten scored in the post for Lynchburg, Kirschner drained a 3-pointer from the top of the key, putting Ripley

on top 20-18. The two SHL rivals traded baskets throughout the period, finding themselves tied at 2626 after Grisham made two free throws with 25 ticks left. Lynchburg’s Laney Lewis broke the tie with just seven seconds remaining in the quarter when she stuck back an offensive board. When the buzzer sounded, ending the third period, Ripley trailed 28-26. Lynchburg opened the final frame on an 8-1 run. All four of the Lady Mustangs’ baskets came in the lane during the run. Grisham nailed a jumper with 4:20 showing on the clock, cutting the Lynchburg lead to 36-29. But that was as close as the Lady Jays came the rest of the way. Lynchburg made good on 6-of-7 free throw attempts in the final minute, securing the 45-33 SHL win. “We missed some of the little things at times tonight,” said Coleman. “We missed some box outs, made some turnovers at crucial times and we let some of their cutters get into the lane. It seems like that if it’s not one thing, it’s another.” Grisham and Kirschner led the Lady Jays with 10 points each. Kelsey Carpenter added seven. Plymesser finished with four and Mollie Malone netted two. Hatten paced the Lady Mustangs with a game-high 13 tallies. Blankenship added 11. Lewis chipped in eight and Hawk finished with seven. Ripley fell to 9-10 on the season with the loss. In the junior varsity game, Ripley defeated Lynchburg,


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Ripley’s Sadie Grisham prepares to elevate toward the rim as Lynchburg’s Laney Lewis pursues. Grisham scored 10 points in the Lady Jays’ loss.

42-39. Kody Gilkerson scored a game-high 17 points for the Lady Blue Jays. Jessica

Garrison added 11. Emma Setty and Lisa Rhonemus paced the Lady Mustangs with 10 points each.

that their times and marks will land them a spot at the state meet to be held at Akron University on March 20, 2010. With state aspirations, the Broncos traveled to Cedarville University to compete in the Richey High School Indoor Tune-Up on Jan. 30. The Lady Broncos were led


Thousands of Ohio indoor track student-athletes compete across the state at a variety of indoor track facilities in hopes of earning a spot in the top 25. The top 25 qualify for state, but only the top 16 studentathletes are guaranteed an invite to the Ohio State Indoor Championships. The indoor track teams of Western Brown have hopes

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Western’s Mack Tudor finished 3rd in the weight throw during the indoor track meet at Cedarville.

by the hard-working senior, Christine Moon. Moon grabbed 12 points for the team as the Lady Broncos finished in 11th place out of a field of 28 teams. The team put up 22 points in its efforts. Moon ran a time of 12:06 in the 3,200-meter run, finishing in second place. Moon set a new indoor Western Brown High School record with her performance. This performance also ranked her ninth overall for all ohio high school 3,200meter girl runners by milesplit. She also placed 7th in the mile, posting a time of 5:50. The additional scoring came from the Lady Bronco 4 x 200 relay team of Lauren Stacey, Jen Lyons, Rachel Glover and Allison Hile. They placed 7th with a time of 2:06. The Broncos boys team scored 22 points, tied for 9th with Cincinnati Princeton, in a field of 35 teams. Twelve of the Bronco points came from Sophomore Mack Tudor. He placed 3rd in the weight throw with a mark of 42 feet, 3 inches. Tudor has been impressive with his weight throw this year. He is the

number one ranked sophomore weight thrower in Ohio and the number four ranked sophomore weight thrower in the nation by milesplit. Tudor also threw for a 4th place in the shot put by launching it 46 feet, 11 inches. His shot put throw set a new indoor Western Brown High School record. It also placed him 22nd in Ohio for all shot put throwers. He is ranked in the shot put as the 2nd sophomore in Ohio and nationally ranked in the shot put as the 16th best sophomore by milesplit. Sophomore Will Moore scored by tossing in the weight throw a heave of 35 feet, 6 inches, grabbing 8th place. Moore's hard work has ranked him as the sixth best sophomore in Ohio and the 13th best sophomore in the nation by milesplit. Chaz Jones, the sophomore pole vaulter, earned 6th place by vaulting 10 feet. The Broncos 4 x 800 relay team of Lane Day, Brady Patrick, Nathan Robinson and Charles Satterfield ran their way to 6th place with a time of 10:22.


WB Broncos indoor track team keeping eyes on state meet

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Western’s Christine Moon finished 2nd in the 3,200-meter run at Cedarville. Moon set a WB record with her time.

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Girls Division III Southeast District Tournament Bracket


Winter Royalty Girls Division III Southwest District Tournament Bracket (Wilmington)

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Georgetown Homecoming King Jess Chadwell and Queen Paige Gast.


Girls Division III Southwest District Tournament Bracket (Fairfield)

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Ripley Homecoming King Adam Miller and Queen Hannah Spiller.


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Girls Division I Southwest District Tournament Bracket (Kings)



Western Homecoming Queen Devin Latham and King Dane Boggs.

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Eastern Homecoming Queen Kaelyn Durbin and King Tanner Dabe.

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Sunday Dixie Melody Boys, a Southern Gospel music group, will perform free concerts 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at Bible Baptist Church, 994 W. Main St., Mt. Orab.

University Extension Services Office and the Brown County Farm Services Agency Office in Georgetown or the SOACDF Office in Hillsboro. Anyone with questions may call the SOACDF Office at (937) 393-2700.

University of Cincinnati’s Clermont College will host College Goal Sunday 2010 at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at 4200 Clermont College Drive, Batavia. Those attending may receive free help in filling out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Anyone wishing to register may go to www.ohiocollegegoalsun Further information is available by calling (513) 732-5319.

Brown County General Hospital Auxiliary will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in the BCGH Executive Conference Room in Georgetown. Refreshments will be served by the BCGH Dietary Department. The public is invited to attend.

Mt. Orab Lions Club Directors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, at the Houser Law Offices, 750 S. High St., Mt. Orab.

Sardinia Village Council Finance Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, at Sardinia Town Hall, 151 Maple Ave., Sardinia.

Holy Trinity Church at Seventh and Wood streets in Batavia will host bingo at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the kitchen at 6 p.m.

Southern Hills CTC Hair-a-Thon

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter in Mt. Orab will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High St. Further information is available by calling Hope Fain at (937) 444-0404.

Russellville Community Action Planners will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, at the Rambler Community Center in Russellville.

Did you miss out on the annual Hair-A-Thon at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center recently during National Career Technical Education Week? If so please call 937-378-6131, ext. 308. Pictured above are the senior cosmetology students

Carey Bavis Post No. 180 and Auxiliary of the American Legion, 1001 S. Main St., Georgetown, will meet at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, at the Post.

Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Commissioners’ Office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown.

Hamersville Livestock 4-H Club will meet at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at the Hamersville Firehouse. Monday Application period for Southern Ohio Agriculture and Community Development Foundation Competitive Grant for college students will conclude Monday, Feb. 15. Applications are available online at or at the Ohio State

TOPS Chapter in Ripley will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, at Ripley Church of The Nazarene, 230 N. Second St. Further information is avail-

COURT NEWS Property Sales Hershel Kevin Osborne et al to William David Horton, 1.6 acres, Clark Twp., $125,000 Karen Ann Albers to Darla K. and Roger G. Foebar, 2.13 acres, Franklin Twp., $4,800 Launa Kelley to Samuel M. II and Francisca T. Knipp, Lot 2991 (Lake Waynoka Subdivision), Franklin Twp., $2,000 Allison M. Aldridge to Tammy L. Scott, 1.02 acres, Huntington Twp., $16,500 John C. Hatfield to Russell Johnson, 4.58 acres, Mt. Orab Village, $96,500 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company to Robert Grant, .33 acre (Lot 14 – Grants Crossing Subdivision), Green Twp., $101,900 Gary G. and Diane Hiles to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Lot 156, Aberdeen Village, $34,000 Albert S. III and Linda Horn Trust to Joel and Elizabeth C. Wenger, Lots 1889 and 1890 (Lake Waynoka Subdivision), Jackson Twp., $272,000 John E. Sr. and Margaret Jones to William T. and Mary E. Bradford, Lot 1394 (Lake Waynoka Subdivision), Jackson Twp., $1,510 Timothy D. O’Farrell to Donald L. and Judith A. Wick, Lot 1690 (Lake Waynoka Subdivision), Jackson Twp., $310,000 David K. Smith to Joseph and Julie Lindeman, Lot 80 (Lake Lorelei Subdivision), Perry Twp., $235,000 Damon K. Rhodes to Citimortgage Inc., 1 acre (Lot 51 – Clearview Acres Subdivision), Perry Twp., $30,000 Wendy Crawford to Deborah J. Phillips, 1.19 acres (Lot 7 – Grant’s Landing Subdivision II), Pike Twp., $80,000 Margaret Dawson and Nathan Pollitt to Federal National Mortgage Association, 1 acre, Georgetown Village, $30,000 Torrey Prichard to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Lots 11 and 12 (White Subdivision), Georgetown Village, $45,000 Patricia S. and Richard G. Brown to Edna K. Wylie, Lot 2 (Stephan Manor Subdivision), Georgetown Village, $67,900 Thomas C. Whisman et al to Federal National Mortgage Association, Lot 3, Georgetown Village, $32,578 Ronald L. Smith to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, 2.42 acres (Lot 3 – Rolling Acres Subdivision), Scott Twp., $60,000 Steve J. and Beth A. Underwood to Homesales Inc., Lot 12, Sterling Twp., $15,000 Federal National Mortgage Association to H.D. Milton Association, 1 acre (Lot 27), Sterling Twp., $29,500 Sara V. Frebis to Levi Jared Burton, 152.67 acres, Franklin Twp., and .35 acre, Jefferson Twp., $315,000 Sally J. Benintendi to Robert and Laurie H. Benintendi, 20 acres, Pleasant Twp., $200,000

Marriages Laura Renee Hammel, 25, Aberdeen, homemaker, and Andrew Lee Doyle, 30, Aberdeen, Homeland Security employee Amy Nicole Ann Paul, 26, Georgetown, homemaker, and Jeremy Jay Latham, 31, Georgetown, carpenter Kelley Sue Whitsett, 20, Georgetown, and Geoffrey Kraig Birchfield, 25, Blanchard, Pa., youth minister Misty E. Chinn, 38, Georgetown, accounting employee, and David Edward Fields, 39, Georgetown

Probate Gerald D. Ernst, Georgetown, Case No. 20101013, DOD 11/14/09, file date 02/02/10 Edward J. Martin, no address given, Case No. 20101014, DOD 05/09/09, file date 02/05/10


Common Pleas CIVIL CASES Wells Fargo Financial Ohio 1 Inc. vs. Kenneth Henson et al, foreclosure M. Kathryn Greene, C.P.A. vs. Richard Doyle, other civil Green Tree Servicing, L.L.C., servicer of loan for Tammac Holdings Corporation vs. Amber Martin, other civil Evelyn Mae Smith vs. American Benefit Concepts Inc. et al, other civil State of Ohio Brown County Department of Health vs. Peggy Carrubba et al, other civil State of Ohio Brown County Department of Health vs. Shirley Lucas et al, other civil State of Ohio Brown County Department of Health vs. Nancy Bays, trustee of the Nancy Bays Revocable Living Trust, other civil Brown County Treasurer Connie Patrick vs. Jeffrey J. Elliott et al, foreclosure Velocity Investments, L.L.C., buyer of Bank of Marin Claim vs. Gene Horn, other civil J.P. Morgan Chase Bank vs. Donna Hollingsworth et al, foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. William E. Beckler et al, foreclosure Citimortgage Inc., successor by merger to ABN AMRO Mortgage Group Inc. vs. Odis L. Jacobs et al, foreclosure Bank of America, N.A. vs. Jonathon Wahl doing business as Lakewood Golf Course et al, other civil Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as trustee vs. Larry Parker et al, foreclosure Fifth Third Bank, successor in interest to Fifth Third Bank (Ohio Valley) vs. Thomas Whisman et al, foreclosure Debbie Farris vs. Covenant Care Ohio Inc. et al, Workers’ Compensation Capital One Bank (U.S.A.), N.A., formerly known as Capital One Bank vs. Cindy A. Baucom, other civil Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., successor by merger to Wells Fargo Bank Mortgage Inc. vs. Michael G. Sluder et al, foreclosure Ripley Federal Savings Bank vs. Dale E. Bonar also known as Dale E. Bonar Sr. et al, foreclosure The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company formerly known as The Bank of New York Company, N.A., as successor in interest to J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., as trustee vs. Bennie Payne et al, foreclosure Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation vs. Tammy G. White et al, foreclosure Atlantic Credit and Finance Inc. vs. William E. Cox, other civil Capital One Bank (U.S.A.), N.A. vs. Ryan R. Waits, other civil U.S. Bank National Association as indenture trustee vs. May Caudill et al, foreclosure Everhome Mortgage Company vs. Richard Lee Burton et al, foreclosure LVNV Funding, L.L.C. vs. Lora Garman, other civil Capital One Bank (U.S.A.), N.A., formerly known as Capital One Bank vs. Paula K. Daulton, other civil DOMESTIC CASES Stacey Trevino, Williamsburg, vs. William Trevino, Williamsburg, termination of marriage Kathryn A. Johns, no address given, vs. Rex J. Elam Jr., Mt. Orab, domestic violence Eric Tapp, Russellville, vs. Heather Tapp, Russellville, dissolution of marriage Kenneth Byrd, Ripley, vs. Fidelis Oghojarfor, Milford, stalking order Mary Woollard, Georgetown, vs. Aaron Woollard, Ripley, dissolution of marriage William D. Davis, Ripley, vs. Susan Davis, Ripley, domestic violence

able by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501.

Tuesday Brown County Planning Commission will meet at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Brown County Commissioners’ Office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. Brown County Health Department, 826 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown, will administer general immunizations 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, or other days by appointment. Those wishing to be immunized need to bring their shot records with them. Seasonal flu shot administration is finished for this year. Free bingo will be offered to senior citizens 60 and older 9:45-11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Brown County Senior Nutrition Center, 505 N. Main St., Georgetown. This is rescheduled from the normal time on Monday since the Center was closed Feb. 15 for Presidents Day. Those coming are asked to bring a wrapped $1 gift for the prize table. All senior citizens are invited to attend for fun, fellowship and food. A regular nutritional lunch will be served at noon each weekday at the Center. Governing Board of the Brown County Educational Service Center will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the Board Offices, 325 W. Main St., Georgetown, to consider any business which may be necessary. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Sardinia Town Hall, 151 Maple Ave., Sardinia. Adams Brown Community Action Program will host bingo every Tuesday, including Feb. 16, at 406 W. Plum St., Georgetown. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with bingo beginning at 7 p.m. Further information is available by calling (937) 378-6041, Ext. 257. Mt. Orab Board of Public Affairs will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Municipal Building, 211 S. High St., Mt. Orab. This is a change from the former meeting time of 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Alzheimer’s Family Support Group will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Brown County General Hospital Private Dining Room in Georgetown. Laurie Hogue, R.N., is the facilitator. Lake Waynoka Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Lake Waynoka Lodge. Eastern Local School District Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the District Administrative Offices on U.S. 62 south of Macon. The third Tuesday of each month will be a new meeting date in 2010 for the Eastern Board, which met in regular session of the third Monday of each month in 2009. Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington Local School District Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the RULH High School MultiPurpose Room in Ripley. Wilson Sroufe Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9772 Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Post, 117 W. Main St., Mt. Orab. Ripley 2012 Bicentennial Planning Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Community Building on Waterworks Road in Ripley. Aberdeen Village Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Municipal Building. This is a rescheduled meeting from Monday, Feb. 15, because of the Presidents Day Holiday. The council normally meets the first and third Mondays of each month. Pleasant Township Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Municipal Building in Georgetown. Perry Township Zoning Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Perry Township Community Building along U.S. 50 just east of Fayetteville. Danbery Chapter No. 230 Order of The Eastern Star will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Union Lodge No. 71 Free and Accepted Masons Temple, 210 N. Second St., Ripley. Mt. Orab Village Council will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Municipal Building, 211 S. High St., Mt. Orab. Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2293 and Auxiliary will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.16, at the Eagles Lodge in Georgetown. Wednesday Georgetown Lions Club will meet at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Fireside Restaurant in Georgetown.


TOPS Chapter in Sardinia will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, at Sardinia Church of The Nazarene on Sardinia-Mowrystown Road. Further information is available by calling Bobbi Wilson at (937) 446-4662.

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Rambler Weavers will meet 9:30 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Rambler Center in Russellville. Membership in the Rambler Weavers group is open to any interested person. Further information is available by calling Geri Cahall at (937) 378-3426. Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities will hold an Ethics Committee meeting and a regularly scheduled meeting at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Habilitation Center, 9116 Hamer Road, Georgetown. This is a change from the former starting time of 5:15 p.m. TOPS Chapter in Aberdeen will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Riverbend Apartments Community Room. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501. Yoga class will be held 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Hospice of Hope – Ohio Valley Office, 215 Hughes Blvd., Mt. Orab. This is a changed location from the former location at Mt. Orab United Methodist Church. The cost is $8. Further information is available by calling Jane Amiot at (513) 535-7507. Township Fayetteville-Perry Regional Sewer District Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the sewage treatment plant on Snowhill Road in Perry Township. Sardinia Village Council Public Works and Cemetery Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Sardinia Town Hall, 151 Maple Ave., Sardinia. Ripley Life Squad will host bingo at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Life Squad Building, 799 S. Second St., Ripley. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Bible Baptist Church, 994 W. Main St., Mt. Orab, will host the Awana Truth Training Club for third through sixthgraders 7:15-8:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 17. Further information is available by calling Jarrod McGinnis at (937) 4442493. Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the BCSWCD Office, 706 Main St., Georgetown. Thursday Brown County Chamber of Commerce will meet at 8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Chamber Office, 110 E. State St., Georgetown. Brown County Health Department, 826 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown, will offer free H1NI flu vaccine 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 18 and 25. Brown County Subdivision Regulations Review Board Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Brown County Planning Commission Office, 740 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. Northern Brown Senior Center at St. Martin’s Chapel Hall in St. Martin will conduct an Arthritis Exercise Program beginning at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, for interested citizens 55 and older. Chair volleyball practice and indoor walking also are scheduled. Lunch will be eaten at the Center. All area citizens 55 and older are invited to attend. Centenary United Methodist Church, 110 N. Second St., Ripley, will host a free Community Dinner 5-7 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 18 and 25. Further information is available by calling Jaime Wirth at (937) 377-1325. Georgetown Junior-Senior High School will hold Student-ParentTeacher Conferences 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18. Anyone wishing to schedule an appointment may call GJSHS at (937) 378-6730, Ext. 1141. Fayetteville-Perry Local School District Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the District Administrative Offices in Fayetteville. Brown County Writers’ Group will meet 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Mt. Orab Branch of the Brown County Public Library. Aberdeen Friends of The Library will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Aberdeen Public Library along U.S. 52-62-68 next to Dollar General Store in Aberdeen. Brown County Farm Bureau’s 2010 Membership Year will officially kick off at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in the Ag Administration Building at the Brown County Fairgrounds in Georgetown. Anyone interested in learning more about BCFB is invited to attend. There will be lots of food, fun and

prizes. George A. Lambert Post 755 of the American Legion will host instant bingo at 6 p.m., Early Bird bingo at 7:15 p.m. and regular bingo at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Legion Hall on College Avenue in Sardinia. Sardinia-Mowrystown Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at Washington Township Community Park Building, formerly known as Sardinia-Mowrystown Lions Club Park Building, 7731 Tri-County Highway East, Sardinia. Western Brown Touchdown Club will meet at 6:30 Thursday, Feb. 18, in the Community Room behind WBHS. The club will be taking nominations at the meeting for officers and will start planning football projects for the community and the WBHS football players. Russellville Kiwanis Club will meet at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Russellville Firehouse. Franklin Township Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Township Hall in Arnheim. Pike Township Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Township Hall on Boyd Road near Mt. Orab. Brown County Farmers Union will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Brown County Senior Citizens Center, 505 N. Main St., Georgetown. Ripley Neighborhood Watch will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Ripley Community Building on Water Works Drive in Ripley. Scott Township Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Township Hall in New Hope. Byrd Township School Preservation Committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Byrd Township Community Center along State Route 125 in Decatur. Clark Township Trustees will meet at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Firehouse in Hamersville. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Mt. Orab. Friday Free knitting and crocheting classes will be held 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Feb. 19, at the Rambler Center (old Russellville School) in Russellville and continue each Friday morning until Memorial Day Weekend in May.Anyone who would like information and a list of supplies or who wishes to register may call Mary Kelch at (513) 734-2501 or (513) 543-3137. Lenten Friday Fish Fries will begin 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, and continue each Friday through March 26 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church Parish Hall, 36 N. Fourth St., Ripley. All You Can Eat fried fish and baked fish will be featured, and the event also will include fried shrimp and fried oysters. The meals will be served with side items and drinks, and homemade desserts also will be available. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger. Carryout will be available for all meals. The church also will offer Lenten Friday dine-in and carryout luncheon plates of fish, french fries and cole slaw for $6 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. through March 26. Orders may be placed in advance by calling (937) 3921356. Proceeds from the meals will benefit St. Michael School in Ripley. Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2289, 265 Foundry Drive, Batavia, will begin holding Fish Fries 5:30-8 p.m. every Friday through Lent including Feb. 19. The cost will be $8 per dinner. Sandwiches also will be available separately. Further information is available by calling (513) 732-9035. Centenary United Methodist Church, 110 N. Second St., Ripley, will offer community ballroom dance lessons 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, and the next two Fridays. John Dvorachek will teach beginner lessons at $10 per lesson. Further information is available by calling Jaime Wirth at (937) 3771325. Brown County Singing Convention will host its February event at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at Sardinia Church of The Nazarene on SardiniaMowrystown Road in Sardinia. Those who have special songs, poems or other God-given talents they would like to share and those who just want to enjoy an evening of fellowship are invited to attend the Singing Conventions, which are open to the public. Further information including directions is available by calling Larry Downing at (937) 446-3259. Carey Bavis Post 180 of The American Legion will host bingo beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at the Post, 1001 S. Main St., Georgetown.

Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at Sardinia Town Hall, 151 Maple Ave., Sardinia. Friday and Saturday Ripley Farmers Market has moved from 30 Main St. to 14 Main St. in downtown Ripley. The Market continues to serve its customers with farm fresh eggs, free-ranged chickens, baked goods, onions, potatoes and other items. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays including Feb. 19 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays including Feb. 20. Anyone who needs further information or wishes to become a vendor may contact Vicki Bixler at (937) 515-0109. Saturday Laborers For The Master will host a Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Faith In God Fellowship, 7636 U.S. 62, Russellville. Mt. Orab Knothole Baseball registration will be held 9-11 a.m. and noon2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Mt. Orab Middle School Cafeteria. Further information is available by calling President Nate Spears at (513) 846-3484. Georgetown Knothole Baseball and Fast-Pitch and Slow-Pitch Softball signups will be held 9 a.m.noon, Saturday, Feb. 20, at Georgetown Elementary School Gymnasium, 935 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown, and 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, March 5, and 9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 6, at Georgetown Church of Christ Gymnasium, 149 Hamer Road, Georgetown. The baseball program is for ages 5-15 and the softball program for prekindergartners through eighth-graders. The cost will be $65 for the first child with a $10 reduction for each additional child. Further information is available by e-mailing or calling Sean Crawford for baseball at (513) 535-3880 or Jamie Gast for softball at (937) 213-1680. Western Brown Youth Soccer Spring Registration will be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High St., Mt. Orab. The cost will be $40 for one player from a family and $25 for each additional player in a household. A $25 late fee will be charged to any registration received after Tuesday, March 2. Further information is available by calling Registration Coordinator Karey Dixon at (513) 262-6288 or District Representative Richard Enzweiler at (937) 444-7252. Eleventh Annual National Project Linus Blanket Day will be held 10 a.m.2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Sardinia Church of Christ, 7130 Bachman Drive, Sardinia. Further information is available by calling Elaine McCormick at (740) 335-5651 o Carol Chambers at (937) 927-5742 or e-mailing pro jectlinuor or visiting on the Internet.


Cherry Ridge Stables’ new 4-H and Cloverbuds Club will hold its first meeting 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at 11522 Smoky Row Road, Scott Township. All interested youths are encouraged to contact Cherry Ridge Stables before Feb. 20 so the proper amount of copies may be available for the meeting. Anyone with questions may call (937) 444-3757 or e-mail Annual Brown County General Hospital Foundation Heart Gala will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Norlyn Manor, 4440 State Route 132, Batavia. Ash Ridge Jamboree will host Mike Woo and The Vibrations beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Old Ash Ridge School on U.S. 62 in Jackson Township. Admission is $7, and the event will include refreshments, a Split The Pot, and door prizes. Ripley Life Squad will host bingo at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Life Squad Building, 799 S. Second St., Ripley. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Whiteoak Valley Grange will host a Card Party at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Grange Office on East Main Street in Mowrystown. Admission will be $1.50 per person. Courts-Fussnecker Post 367 of the American Legion will host a dance 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Post, 2944 Elk River Road, Ripley. The event is open to the public. •••••••••• Anyone involved with a governing body, an organization, or a regularlyscheduled activity that has a meeting date and/or time change should contact The Brown County Press two weeks in advance, if possible, about that change(s) so the correct date and/or time 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. An extended version of this Calendar is available on the Brown County Press’ website at




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NEW HOMES for sale starting at $128,000, Mt. Orab. Call 513-625-5563 or 513-404-4548. Buy while you can get your tax credit - first time 3BR, GOSHEN area, homebuyer. $650/mo., plus deposit. Available January 1, 401 - CONDOS/TOWN2010. 513-625-5563 or HOUSES 513-404-4543.


GEORGETOWN AREA - 3br home, $675 plus utilities & deposit. Call 1-800-347-6657 10-6. evening 937-375-3801.

BATAVIA - 2br, 1.5ba, equipped kitchen, W/D hookup, FP, balcony, Section 8 okay. 1st month free, $585 to $610. 513-237-3692 or 831-5959.

403- MOBILE HOMES HIGGINSPORT AREA FOR SALE - 3br, $500 plus utilities 1990 REDMAN River& deposit. 1-800-347-6657 10-6, view 14x70 2br, 1ba, deck & awning included, evening 937-375-3801. rent to own, $499/mo., $1000/down payment. HOUSE FOR rent - Mt. 513-505-8311, or Orab, 2br, 1ba, recent up- 859-466-3554, grades, $600/mo. 513-724-7233, Sardinia 606-584-7240 or area. 606-742-2390. GREAT RENTAL investment. 2-nice older HOUSE FOR rent in mobile homes on 2-acres. Hamersville, 2br, Separate set-ups, outside $575/mo. plus deposit. buildings, no land conNice neighborhood, tracts. Asking $79,900. WBSD. Call Call 937-378-6827. 937-379-1128. HOME LIQUIDATION 307 - MOBILE HOMES SALE FOR RENT New Management March 1, 2010 2 2br trailers, All Homes Must Go! one-WBSD, one-Eastern School district, no pets. Call Today Call 937-377-2942.


UPTOWN BUILDING, prime location, 2000sq. ft., great for retail or ofRIPLEY SCHOOL- fice space. Call HOUSE Apartments, 1br 937-205-1678 for details. units available, Move-in Rent Special, rent-$255 400 - HOUSES FOR SALE plus utilities, for Seniors FARM 62 years old, disabled or WITH nice 1.5 story handicapped. For quesolder home tions call 937-392-9216 w/basement, 3 car or 937-378-6603. Mandetached garage, barns aged by Brown County & 20 rolling acres with Senior Citizens Council. large rock lined creek and woods, great for hunting or farming, more or less acreage available, Bethel New SARDINIA - Apt. 3br, Hope Rd., 1 mi. from no smoking or dogs $550. Clermont County line, plus deposit some utilities Western Brown but paid. 513-309-4319. close enough for Bethel. 303 - HOUSES FOR RENT Asking $215,000 NEW RICHMOND 513-734-6349 or Newly remodeled home, 937-444-6925 Dan 2br, in town, $600/mo. (May also sell for less Call 513-752-0374. with fewer acres)

E.F.D.A. 40 hrs./wk - Mt. Orab High School Diploma or equivalent required. Ohio general operator’s license in radiology required. Ohio State Dental Board Expanded Duties Dental Assistant license required. Two years experience as E.F.D.A. preferred. CLAIMS SPECIALIST 40 hrs/wk High School Diploma or equivalent required. Associates degree in Business Administration, or Health Management or related field desired. Must have knowledge of medical terminology, CPT, and ICD-9 coding. Knowledge of electronic billing Medicare, Medicaid, MMC, and Commercial insurance claims. Minimum of two years experience in medical office billing required. NURSE TRIAGE TEAM LEADER II 40 hrs./wk Must be an RN or LPN with current Ohio license. At least one year medical office experience preferred. Previous leadership experience preferred. We offer an excellent benefit package Apply online by visiting our website at: Email resumes to: Or fax to: 513-576-1018 M/F/D/V Equal Opportunity Employer


937-444-2539 RENT TO own mobile home, $250/mo., 3br, 1.5ba, rent fenced 1/2 acre lot $250. 513-724-1315.

501-CHILD CARE EXPERIENCED CHILD care provider has openings in my Georgetown home for children of all ages, meals & snacks provided, great references & flexible hours. Call anytime. 513-582-6259, ask for Shannon. MOTHER OF one will provide childcare in her Georgetown home. Any ages, any shifts/days. Call 937-378-0476.

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

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

606 - FARM MERCHANDISE 7 23-60HP tractors, 3 are 4x4’s w/loaders, very low hours, will trade. Used 3pt. tillers, disk, plows, box blades, bush hogs, & finish mowers. 937-402-0769.

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)

New construction with occupancy available. Warehouse/Shop space of 5,000 sq. ft. Attached 1,000 sq. ft. office/administrative space NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR PURCHASE, LEASE OR LEASE/PURCHASE OPPORTUNITIES. Active involvement in final interior finish selections for early lease signees!

Telephone 937-379-2032 for further information.

Michael P. Daly




2-3 YR old goats; Purebred Nubian Does w/Nubian Doelings at side. 2 yr old Doe Bred to Freshen in June. Yearling Doe open, born June 11, 2006. Call after 5pm for prices. Interested calls only, please. Call YEAR ROUND hay, 937-764-1260. square & round, different kinds. Can deliver. Also 615 - MISC. FOR SALE do custom baling & planting fields. 937-444-2694. 4 BRAND new Toyota Camrey 5 lug 16” steel rims with Toyota hub 611 - WANTED TO BUY caps with emblem still in CASH PAID for NOW! the boxes. $50 FIRM. Antiques, furniture, gold, Contact 513-876-3403. coins, records, DVD’s, game systems, books, al- AMANA 25 cubic foot most anything! side-by-side refrigerator, 937-378-1819. black w/glossy black 613 - PETS AND SUPPLIES doors, adjustable glass sliding shelves. All CliCKC SIBERIAN Husky mate Control, Collagen puppies, 3-red & white water filter, ice maker males & females, w/ice maker & water in $400/ea. 1st shots & the door, lights up. Excelwormed. 9wks. old. lent condition inside & 937-446-2798. out. $350.00. 513-876-3403. GERMAN SHEPHERD BEAUTIFUL WHITE puppies, 14wks. old, Maggie Sottero 1-male, 3-female, AKC wedding gown, registered. 1st shots, size 8, wormed, vet checked, never worn, $300/ea. Call $800 OBO 513-557-9734. FESCUE/ORCHARD GRASS/CLOVER mix, $3.00. Alfalfa/orchard/grass mix, $3.50-$4.50. Second cutting orchard/clover, $4.00. Call 937-373-3480.

KUBOTA TRACTOR, 6040 4-wheel drive w/loader, low hours, $23,000.00. Call LAB PUPS, ready for 937-7955-0184. Valentine’s. AKC, white/yellow/black, eyes 607 - FIREWOOD & nose beautiful, 8wks., FOR SALE dews, 1st shots, wormed, Firewood, sold by male, female, $475, $575. State Regulations, 513-505-0034.

u-pick up or we deliver. For fast friendly service call Cox Firewood at: 937-378-4309 No answer, leave message or call 937-515-5829 Located 3600 SR 125 Georgetown, OH State & County Voucher welcome


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504 - BUSINESS SERVICES JOHN’S GENERAL MAINTENANCE Plumbing, gravel/dirt hauling, backhoe work, equipment/general repairs, electrical, property clean-up outside/inside, tree trimming/removal. 937-444-2694.


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PUPPY RESCUE cepting litters, pickup, Non-kill. In ness for 15 years. 513-885-9943.

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614 - HORSES/LIVESTOCK SARDINIA AREA: horses boarded, starting at $100/mo. 513-317-6904.

Also, Chapel length veil never worn, $75 OBO For more information call:


FOR SALE: Folding tables, 6ft & 8ft, $35/$45. Metal file cabinets, $20. 5ft. Finish mower, 3pt., $450. 937-444-9403.




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FORD PARTS, motors, transmission. For sale, lumber from 1830’s home, oak, all parts. 937-289-1040.


THIS NOTICE is to inform anyone who has any equipment or tools at 14058 Klein Rd., Mt. Orab, Ohio, that after March 2nd, 2010 any or all may be sold in lieu of storage fees.

804 - AUTOS WANTED BIG JIM’S JUNK CAR REMOVAL (513) 304-2280 I Pay CASH for Junk Car’s, Trucks & Vans!!



MARK WANTS running, wrecked, dead cars and trucks. Now paying $100 - $200/cash for complete vehicles. FREE TOW! 937-446-3021 or 513-739-0774 1995 FORD Mustang, runs good, well maintained, needs minor body work/paint, 168K/miles, air. Call good 513-319-0211. 1998 CHRYSLER Town & Country van, body in good condition, hood has dent. Van runs good when running, needs fuel sen$500 OBO. sor. 513-876-0438 or 513-520-1725.



Mt. Orab—THE KENNEDY! MLS # 1192556 NEW ! 131 Willow Run Rd. 4 Bed / 2 Bath / .32 acre $159,900


Mt. Orab MLS #1197743 127 Willow Run Rd. 4 Bed / 2 Bath / .30 acre $169,900

Mt. Orab MLS #1189485 101 Willow Run Rd. 4 Bed / 2 Bath / .40 acre $175,000


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Williamsburg MLS #1196966 16890 Edgington Rd. 3 Bed / 1 Bath / .84 acre Price Reduced $114,900




Mt. Orab MLS #1196751 1300 Lee Be Dr. 4 Bed / 2-1/2 Bath / 1 acre $184,000



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1202541- Georgetown- Immaculate! *This well built ranch is ready to move into. *Natural woodwork,solid 6 panel doors,fully equipped kitchen. MBR suite. Covered front & back porch. *Beautifully landscaped yard. Storage shed. Poured foundation. Location, location! $119,900

1179819AberdeenM O T I VAT E D SELLER! O w n e r Financing! Ready to move-in Bi-level in excellent condition.Fully equipped kit. w/stainless appliances, washer & dryer stay. Tiered decking, 30x35 det.gar.fully fenced back yard. $144,500

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JUNKED, WRECKED unwanted autos, autos, trucks, motorcycles, etc., some towed free, cash paid for some. Call 513-734-1650

Mt. Orab—THE SHAMROCK! MLS # 1191230 NEW ! 130 Willow Run Rd. 4 Bed / 2-1/2 Bath / .65 acre $194,900

Viji Grant, Broker

1 1 4 0 5 7 2 Georgetown- Will Consider Owner Financing- Excellent condition! Two one BR apts.Lg & roomy. Drywall thru-out. Brand new A/C Units.Central systems. 1 unit has a laundry rm. Covered front porch. Good cash flow. $55,000



1205153 -Mt. Orab- Immaculate 3 BR, 2 BA ranch on double lot. New flooring in LR & FR. Open floor plan. Freshly painted & inviting. Att. 2c gar. for maximum storage. Beautifully landscaped, Coy pond w/serene sitting area. Back yard tree-lined for added privacy. $109,900

1186984- Bethel - Private setting for this custom built home. Amenities include: formal dining room, hardwood flrs, blt in kit. appliances, jetted jacuzi, shower & toilet closet in MBR, tray ceilings, open foyer, stone gas log F/P, full part-fin bsmt. Prof. landscaped. $259,900 1 1 4 0 5 6 5 Georgetown- Will Consider Owner Financing! Solid all brick duplex. Two, 2bdrm. units. Equip. kitchen & full bath.1 unit has covered porch. Live in one side- rent the other. Multipanel doors. All dry wall. $85,000

1199723- Mt Orab- Look no more! *Ceiling to floor stone F/P, wrap around kitchen, walk-in closets, 2 full baths, MBR Suite, W/O to solidly built deck, stocked pond, tree-lined yard. 2.16 acre lot, attached Oversized 2 car gar. *All of this for $94,900

1142530- Jefferson Twp- Gentlemans farm. Private location. Cont. home w/soaring ceils. Flr to ceil dbl sided fpl.1st flr master BR. Fire escape off second flr BR. Inground pool, stocked pond, huge barn. Land nicely rolls w/1168' of rd frontage. $249,900

1200703- Ripley- Picturesque setting for this unique two story. Contemporary. DBL skylites in spacious great rm. Fully equip. Kit. Island w/ wet bar. Dining room has walk-out to indoor,inground pool & Spa area. MBR suite w/shower + Jacuzzi.Family Rm. Loft. $299,900

1198955- Mt. Orab Immaculate w/location! 1st flr.Master, 1st flr bath. Beautiful & roomy. Nice sized laundry rm dbls as an home office. Possible conversion to an office building. Extra wide driveway. Huge rolling back yd. Public water & sewer. Do not delay! $95,000

1206370 -Mt. Orab- Totally renovated home on public water & sewer. Beautiful hardwood floors thru-out. Fully equipped kitchen. Full basement. Why rent? $69,900


1205174 -Bethel- Western Brown Schools! Tucked away on a no outlet road, is this all brick home w/full bsmt Ready to move right in to! FP in MBR, Att. 2 car gar. Fresh paint & carpet thru-out.Huge barn w/2 sheds. Land rolls beautifully. Picturesque setting. $149,900 1 2 0 1 7 3 4 Georgetown One of a kind!*Full brick 2story.*Huge Master BR suite w/personal balcony.*Natural Bay windows, pocket doors thru-out, oak woodwork.* Real Beauty!*Inground 32x18 8' deep pool.*Det 2 story brick garage also.*Full fin bsmt plumbed for 3rd ba. $395,000 1180019- Georgetown First offering! Fantastic positive cash flow! Duplex in good condition. 1 & 2 bdrm. units. Fully equipped washer, dryer hook-ups in both units. Great location. Huge walk in attic. $49,900

1206356 -Mt. Orab- What a deal! 2 bdrm property in town on public utilities. Great condition. Nice sized bdrms. Newer heat pump. All new wiring thru-out. In the process of Real Estate conversion. $39,900






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1205263 -Hamersville- Looking for a home for your growing family on almost an acre? This is it! Better than move-in condition.Beautiful wood flooring lower level. Antique mantle. Septic leach lines are marked. 2 covered porches. Shed 20x8. Corner location. $ 85,000 1123757- Four family Apt. bldg. two located blocks off of SR 52. All units have been totally renovated. Each unit has a laundry area available. Each apt. is separately metered. 4000 plus SF. Bldg and units are in mint condition. PLEASE, ONLY PRE-APPROVED BUYERS. $147,500





1206473 -Mt. Orab- This home is not a driveby! Double corner lot w/public water ans sewer. Beautiful hdwd floors thru-out. Fully equiped Kit w/dryer incl. 2 blacktop driveways. Attached 1 car gar. Storage shed. Within walking distance downtown area. $87,500




1205276 SardiniaUnbelievable Mini Resort! Total renovation w/updates galore!Family Rm.w/corner fountain.Open Flr.plan. Det. Rec area w/30' antique bar. 5 car gar w/one 14' door.5 ac.fenced pasture w/add'l turn-out,add'l barn w/stalls. Ingr.pool w/pool hse. $199,900

1 1 4 0 5 6 9 Georgetown-Will Consider Land Contract- Historic Bldg. converted to 6 family unit. Efficienc 1 Br & 2 Br apts. All units but 1 has two entries. All kitchens equipped. Original staircase w/bannister in place. $175,000




1194692- Mt. Orab- Get ready to move! 3 BR, 2 BA home in quiet neighborhood.Excellent condition. Floor plan is open & spacious. Det.2 car garage.New garage door. Back yard completely fenced. Public Utilities. $114,900

NEW LISTING! 1201948- Williamsburg- Income producing with .5 ac. fully stocked pond.3 total acres in woods,could be timbered.Vegetation planted to attract wildlife.Multi-purpose land.Address has been assigned off of Lost Lake. $119,900 Hamersville - TURN KEY OPERATION W/SEP. LIVING QUARTERS ON PREMISES. Well known dairy bar. Impeccable condition in the heart of town. 3BR house in, better than move in condition, included. City water and sewer metered separately. Financials avail. w/ Bank pre-approval. Will temporarily stay on to train. Call today for a personal showing. $299,900 1166483- Winchester- Multi-purpose acreage a couple a hundred feet off of the coerner of 32 & 62. Approx 35 acs of woods, level ground. Solid investment. Public water & public sewer available. $369,390 998420- Mt. Orab- Reduced!!!! Will Land Contract or Lease Option!! '02.*New roof '03*Sprinkler system*Fire monitoring system *Four separate restrooms *Elec ballist *>3500 sf *Dual furnaces *3000 s/f fenced area* .79 ac *20 parking spaces. Immediate Occupancy! $159,900 1165982- Mt. Orab- The former Cahall Apparel store w/4 apts. Located in the heart of downtown Mt.Orab. All 4 Apts. have equipped kitchen. Plus 2 business/office rental spaces. Off street parking in rear. Great cash flow. Brand new rubber membrane roof. $199,900 1197834 - Winchester - Look no further! Nice farm w/barn, woods & over 850' of road frtg. Land nicely rolls with good drainage. Beautiful private home sites. Water the road. Located on a dead end road. Make an Offer. Motivated Seller!Two min. from SR 32. MAKE AN OFFER, MOTIVATED SELLER $109,900

NEW LISTING- 1199280- Georgetown- To be divided off of a 49 acre tract.*Beautifully rolls .*Can be sub-divided w/plenty road frontage.*On an area of farms.*64X32 tobacco barn. $119,900 1171915 - Sterling Twp- REDUCED! - Private acreage! Income producing with .5 ac. fully stocked pond . Brand new 12x16 dock. 3 total ac in woods. Vegetation planted to attract wildlife. Beautiful homesites. $129,900 1170543-Winchester- REDUCED! - Nice farm w/barn, woods & over 850' of road frontage. Land nicely rolls with good drainage. Beautiful private home sites. Water available at the road. Located on a dead end road. Mins from SR 32. $119,900 Residential .46 ac lot. Milford School District. Slightly rolls. One of the few building lots left in the area. $29,900.00 30 Acres to be split off of a 49 acre tract. Beautifully rolls. Can be sub-divided. Plenty of road frontage. In an area of farms. 64x32 tobacco barn.

GUN & COLLECTABLE AUCTION FEB. 27TH, 2010 AT 10:00 AM Brown Co. Ohio Fairgrounds, 325 West State Street, Georgetown, Ohio 45121 GUNS- Harrington & Richardson Topper 12 gauge modified single shot shotgun; Remington #514 Single shot 22 Rifle s,l,lr. (Safety does not work on this rifle); Crossman 22 cal. Pellet rifle; Stevens arms 1914 single shot shotgun, 12 gauge - full choke; Navy arms 50 cal. Hawkins style muzzle loader; Remington 870 express magnum 12 gauge pump shotgun w/ turkey choke, 2-3⁄4- 3 “ shells; Stevens 22 L R crack shot rifle lever action; 45 cal. Muzzle loading pistol; Remington 514 single shot 22 s, l, l r. with original Weaver scope and mount; Old double barrel wall hanger, stock marked C S Macon Arsenal; Mauser 30-06 w/ scope & lightweight stock; Nice J C Higgins 22 rifle youth model # 103-181, tacked; American Gun Co. double Barrel 12 gauge w/hammers broken & glued stock; Nice Stoeger Over & under 12 Gauge w/ screw in chokes; Winchester model 04 single shot rifle 22 s,l, xl., crack in stock; old double barrel rifle / shotgun -36 CAL. BY 10 GAUGE combo Muzzle loader, rare gun; Ithaca model 37, 12 gauge Pump shotgun modified barrel; Marlin Glenfield model 20 22 semi auto rifle, squirrel carved on the stock, nice gun; Thompson center, like new stainless, Hawkins Cougar 50 cal, Savage 222 / 20 gauge over & under, walnut stock, gun is like new; Mossberg 500 12 ga. Pump shotgun 28” barrel w modified choke, nice; Savage Rifle model 11, 270 cal. W/ 3x9 Simmons scope and sling, camouflage paint; Savage model 220 A, 12 ga. Single shot; Navy arms Boot Pistol, percussion ,new, 36 cal.; Atis / Frenchi, left handed, semi auto 12 ga., nice, full choke; Jennings 22 caliber semi auto 7 shot pistol w / extra clip; new in box; Springfield model 67 H pump shotgun 12 ga.; Mod. E R Amantino Over & Under - single trigger - screw in chokes, nice; NIB Ruger, new model single six, 32 H&R mag. cal with Box, never fired; Navy arms 36 caliber percussion pistol; Wards, Western Field 22L R. Only semi auto rifle, nice; Mossberg 12 ga. Pump shotgun w/ selecto choke; Rare early target rifle allegedly used in 1930 Olympics, fine rifle; New Browning BPS stalker 10 Gauge Mag. Pump Shotgun, rare gun, never fired w/synthetic stock & forearm, screw in choke; Remington 1100 Wingmaster w/ slug barrel, Red dot scope, 12 gauge, nice. AUCTION HIGHLIGHT - Browning A -500, Ducks Unlimited, 1 of 2500 guns made, Gold Inlay 12 gauge, shoots 3” shells - never fired - beautiful wood; NIB Charles Daly, 12 Ga. Pump shotgun Never fired - new in box; SKS Norinco w/red dot scope - new synthetic stock 7.62 x 39, nice; Rare, Double barrel w/ hammers -presentation Gun from Buffalo Bills Wild West Show, (These guns were presented to Mayors of large towns from the Wild West Show) gold plated - broken stock – repaired; Browning High power semi automatic 15 shot capacity 9mm pistol w/ walnut grips - fine gun, made in Belgium. ANTIQUE FURNITURE- Pie Safe; Oak Desk, Table; Upright China cabinet; Large Neon Clock, from the Georgetown Gulf Gas station; old reunion confederate Flag; Crocks Old Pipe; Tomahawk; more. SILVER- over 100.00 face value of Collectable silver coins, Mercury &Barber Dimes, Washington and a few Barber Quarters, Franklin Half dollars, a Few Silver Dollars. and some silver ounce coins. POCKET KNIVES- Over 100 Collectable Pocket Knives, Case, Schrade, Remington, Hen & Rooster, Camillus etc. Some Knives New In the Box. Hunting knives. Old Bowie Knives. INDIAN ARTIFACTS - Large frame of authentic British Gun flints. About 25 Framed lots of local Relics. Several lots of prehistoric pottery and much more. AUCTION NOTE: All of these items are from one Collector. Come spend the day at this Big Boy’s Collectable Auction! Terms- Payment in full on day of Auction. Cash, Check w/ ID, Visa, MasterCard with 3% handling fee. All guns sell subject to any and all Federal Firearms Laws. Positive ID mandatory.

The Classifieds Are the Cat’s Meow. Area shoppers know the Classifieds are the purr-fect place to find a bargain. In the Classifieds, you can track down deals on everything from collectibles to cars. It’s easy to place an ad or find the items you want and it’s used by hundreds of area shoppers every day.

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• #1193969 – West Union • 3 Bedroom, 2 full bath brick ranch, with attached 2 car garage, on 3/4 acre lot in area of nice homes and secluded neighborhood. Interior contains generous size rooms, newer laminate flooring and newer appliances. Exterior contains mature trees, numerous perennials, large storage building and concrete driveway. One year home warranty included. Must See!! $132,000


ESTATE AUCTION FRIDAY EVENING- FEB. 26TH 5:00 PM ONE MILE OFF SR 32 • 8803 Five Points- Fincastle Road, Sardinia, Ohio 45171



3 BR Home on .62 Acres • Appraised at $52,500 Must bring 2/3 of appraised value


21ST 1 -2 PM

Auctioneers Note: All sizes or measurement are aprox. Terms on Real Estate: 10% down on day of Auction, balance on delivery of deed, with-in 30 days. Real Estate sells as is.. Any inspections that the buyer requires shall be conducted prior to auction date at the buyer’s expense. Information presented here is derived from sources deemed reliable but not warranted by the seller or their representatives. All announcements made day of auction take precedence over previous verbal or printed material. Campbell’s Frontier Realty will be acting as agent for the seller. PREVIEW- Shown by appointment. The Estate of Thelma Cooper Brown Co. Probate # 20081091- Nick Ring Attorney for the Estate

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE 42 ACRE PRIVATE ESTATE- Entry Gate, creek frontage, tillable land, woods, Magnificent Home, Barns, $695,000 77 ACRE FARM- 20 tillable balance woods, barns, fenced, 4 BR home, $195,000

• Macon • Very well built 3 Bedroom, 1 full bath home on +/- 0.37 acres, with quick access to US 62 and SR 32, original hardwood floors throughout in great condition, new linoleum flooring in kitchen, all new plumbing recently, full basement, attached carport, nice corner lot, large storage building included. $62,500

David Troutman Direct: 937-483-4524 Email:

3/2 Home- Deep water w/ river access, 2 car garage, storage building, $92,500

415 N. Apple St., Georgetown- Charming & well cared for 2 bedroom ranch home with newer flooring, carpet & countertops. Freshly painted with loads of closet space. Back rec room can be a 3rd bedroom or office. Appliances stay! $75,000 • MLS #1203181 Brown County

Kerri Carroll 513-474-9100

10 room brick- 3 BR, 2 1/2 baths, 2 car garage with loft, breezeway, office, 13 X 15 bedrooms, 2 story entrance foyer, large baths, family room. Asking $229,000 MANY, MORE NEW LISTING- Call or check our website!

CAMPBELL AUCTIONEERS CAMPBELL’S FRONTIER REALTY David Campbell- Broker 937-392-4308 View these and many of our other Auctions and Real Estate Listings at


• #1204534 – Sardinia • Nice brick home with full basement, refinished hardwood floors throughout, remodeled full bathroom, blacktop driveway, detached garage with carport, nice brick storage building, newer roof on home, garage and storage building, situated in nice 0.69 +/- acre lot. Take advantage of the government tax incentives before they expire on 04/30/10. $92,000 Call for more details.



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Sleeps 7, Loaded 23’ Unit


11,988 WOW

Brand New! 2 Year Warranty! Queen Island Bedroom, 2 Rear Bunks, Loaded, 25’ Weighs #3625lbs!

*payment examples based on $2500.00 cash down or trade equity, tax & fees down with approval credit.(2006-2008/66mos @ 6.44%) (2005/66mos @ 7.19%) (2004/66mos @ 7.79%) (2001-2003/60mos @ 8.74%)


24 QB, 25’, Queen Front Island Bed, Rear Bath, Xtra Clean!



8,988 Front Sofa, Dinette, Double Bed, Like New, Loaded!

Relax, we use















Full or Part-Time Classes

Trester Auto Parts







“A Great Place To Learn”




Another Man’s Treasure

Every New Vehicle In Stock S PLU LE B A C LI APP RY O T C FA ATES B E R



Tire Rotation Brake Inspection Multi-Point Inspection




Under Factory Invoice**


Includes: Top Off of All Fluids

“What You See Is What You Get” ONE STOP



SPORT UTILIT Y & CROSSOVER VEHICLES 4x4, Low Miles, Factory Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



Super Cab, 4x4, Low Miles, V8, Full Power, Fact. Warranty . .



2007 FORD F-150 LARIAT



4x4, Crew Cab, 45,000 Miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


2005 FORD F-350


Reg. Cab, 4x4, Diesel, Auto., Clean . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



2006 FORD F-150



Crew Cab, 4x4, 50,000 Miles, All Options, Clean . .


2005 FORD F-250 XLT


19, 932

4x4, Crew Cab, V8, Auto., 68,000 Miles . . . . . .






4x2, Crew Cab, Steel Plate Bed . . . . . . . . . . . . .




Low Miles, Full Power, Factory Warranty . . . . . . . . .




FWD, Factory Warranty, 2 To Choose From.




AWD, Leather, Sunroof, Very Clean . . . . . . . . . . . . .



$ $




2004 LINCOLN AVIATOR AWD, Leather, Sunroof, Low Miles . . . . . . . . . .


2009 JEEP UNLIMITED 4x4, Only 21,000 Miles, Auto., Fact. Warranty . . . . .




FWD, Low Miles, Full Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .




Great Economy, Very Clean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .




4x4, Tow Pkg., 3rd Row Seating





14, 932 19, 932




4x4, Full Power, Low Miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .




Leather, Low Miles, Fact. Warranty



17, 532 *

29, 532















FWD, Full Power, Extra Clean . . . . . . . . . . . . .







5 Speed, Sunroof, 29,000 Miles . . . . . . . . . . . . .





Auto., Sunroof, 34,000 Miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .





2005 FORD 500 LIMITED AWD, Sunroof, Leather, Must See! . . . . . . . . . .






AWD, Vista Sunroof, Full Power . . . . . . . . . . . .







Super Cab, 4x2, 4 door, 28,000 Miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .






Auto., Only 31,000 Miles, NICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .





26,000 Miles, PW/PL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



2008 MAZDA 6



66,000 Miles, 6 Speed, Leather, Must See . . . . . . . .




V6, 19,000 Miles, Fact. Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


$ $


2005 BMW M3

Auto., PW/PL, Clean


2009 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY Stow & Go Seats, Power Doors, Fact. Warranty . . . .




Full Power, 7 Passenger, Very Clean . . . . . . . . . . . .




136mo* $











21,000 Miles, Full Power, Fact. Warranty







35,000 Miles, Auto., Very Clean . . . . . . . . . . . . .




Sunroof, Auto., Full Power



Full Power, Clean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .













Limited Edition, Full Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .






4 cyl., Auto., PW/PL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .






Auto., Low Miles, Full Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Fully Equipped, Radar, Siren & Light Bar . . . . . .



Leather, Simulated Top, Full Power . . . . . . . . .










Auto., PW/PL, Fact. Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $









V6, Only 46,000 Miles, Very Clean . . . . . . . . . . . . . .






2009 FORD F-150 XLT





136mo* $


*Payments based on 4.75% APR for 66 months, with $2000 cash down or trade equity. Customer responsible for sales tax, doc. fees and title fees. Minimum 740 FICO score to qualify. **Factory invoice does not reflect actual dealer cost. Excludes Taurus SHO, Fusion Hybrid and Mustang Shelby GT.







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Brown County Press  
Brown County Press  

12 February 2010