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New Vienna food pantry open Feb. 27 The New Vienna United Methodist Church will hold monthly food pantry on Saturday Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Hot meals will also be served free of charge. Everyone is welcome. For more information or directions please call (937) 7256617.

The Foreigner’ on SSCC stage March 5-7 The Southern State Community College theatre department will present “The Foreigner” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 5, and Saturday, March 6, and at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 7, in the Edward K. Daniels Auditorium on the college’s Central Campus, 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro. Tickets are on sale now and can be preordered for $6 by visiting

Used book sale to be at Mt. Orab Library A used book sale will be held at the Mt. Orab Library on Saturday, Mar. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Mt. Orab Library.

Dance held at Georgetown FOE A dance is scheduled for March 6 at the Georgetown Fraternal Order of Eagles with Landon Williams and The Stone Country Band from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Cost is $7.00 per person and is open to the public. For more information please call (513) 876-3662.

Meeting for beef producers on March 31 The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) in partnership with the OCA Allied Industry Council is holding a meeting for beef producers on Wednesday, March 31 at Southern States Community College-Fincastle in Sardinia. All cattle producers are invited and encouraged to attend, as well as others with beef industry interest. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. with a complimentary dinner. For additional information on the meeting contact the OCA office at (614) 873-6736 or visit


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Judge threatens Meranda with arrest BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press Brown County Clerk of Courts Tina Meranda was threatened with jail on Feb. 19. She was told by Common Pleas Judge Scott Gusweiler that he would have her arrested on contempt of court charges if she did not provide him with keys to the public entrance of her office. Meranda said she had the locks changed after she came to work on Feb. 17 and discovered that employees from the judges office had unlocked her office that morning and did some work normally reserved for her employees.

She said that incident, along with the departure of a couple of her employees, caused her to change the locks to preserve the security of public records. Meranda said that action set the following into place; Court Administrator Joni Dotson arrived at her office shortly before 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb 19, and told employee Alesha Crawford that the judge wanted the keys to the office by the end of the day. Crawford then called Meranda, who told her that she was on her way to the office. Meranda said in the meantime, she called Brown County Prosecutor Jessica

Little to ask her advice. She said Little told her to tell the Judge to give her a court order stating his jurisdiction over her office and justifying his possession of the keys. Meranda said when she arrived at her office, there was “a deputy circling the courthouse” and Judge Gusweiler was waiting for her. In the meantime, Little also arrived at the Clerk of Courts Office. Meranda said Gusweiler presented her a court order that said “It is hereby ordered that Tina Meranda, Brown County Clerk of Courts shall provide a key to all public CONTINUED ON PAGE 8

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Former Sardinia clerktreasurer sentenced to three years in prison Defendant also is ordered to make restitution to village of Sardinia BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press Former Sardinia Village Clerk-Treasurer Julie Shannon was sentenced at a Feb. 22 hearing in Brown County Common Pleas Court to three years in prison for felony crimes committed while in office. Following a three-day trial, a jury on Jan. 28 had found Shannon, 50, guilty on one count each of theft in office, tampering with records and identity theft. The charges cover crimes committed between July 1, 2006, and Jan. 10, 2008. Community Control Sought At the beginning of last Monday’s sentencing hearing Brown County before Common Pleas Court Judge Scott Gusweiler, Shannon’s defense attorney Robert Rickey asked Gusweiler to sentence the defendant to community control sanctions, formerly known as probation, rather than prison. Rickey said he had read through a presentencing investigation report that had been prepared on Shannon, and she had no prior felony


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Former Sardinia ClerkTreasurer Julie Shannon testifies on Jan. 27 during her jury trial in Brown County Common Pleas Court in Georgetown.

record. He also said she had several physical and economic hardships. She had testified during her trial of having to receive chemotherapy treatments for cancer during her time as Sardinia clerk-treasurer. Rickey also said with Shannon being in prison, it wouldn’t speed up the time during which she could pay back required restitution to Sardinia. When Shannon was asked whether she wanted to make a statement, she said she wasn’t well at that time and hadn’t had time to prepare a statement. CONTINUED ON PAGE 8

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Flames shoot out of the upper floor of the Ginny Lee beauty shop during the fire of February 19,

Fire destroys Mt. Orab business BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press The Ginny Lee Beauty Shop in Mt. Orab went up in flames Friday afternoon. Firefighters from Mt. Orab responded to the house at 119 South High Street around 1:30 p.m. after someone driving by called in a report of smoke coming out of the building. Soon, firefighters from Georgetown, Williamsburg, Sardinia and Fayetteville arrived to help put out the

flames. Gray smoke was coming out of the house as firefighters arrived on the scene. They entered the house, breaking windows to allow water to be poured on the flames. The dozens of firefighters brought the fire under control, and it was declared out about 3:30 p.m. The house was unoccupied and there were no reports of injuries. Mt. Orab Mayor Bruce Lunsford said that the

first two firefighters to arrive on the scene were actually Mt. Orab Police Chief Bryan Mount and police Lieutenant Josh Black. Mount and Black are certified firefighters, as are most Mt. Orab city employees. Highway 68 through Mt. Orab was shut down for most of the afternoon with traffic, including school buses, being rerouted around the scene. The fire is being investigated, with no cause or damage estimate available at press time.


Eighth Annual BCGH Foundation Gala held Feb. 20 at Norlyn Manor BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press An estimated 210 people attended the Eighth Annual Brown County General Hospital Foundation Gala Feb. 20 at Norlyn Manor in Batavia Township. The annual event includes a dinner, a live band and dancing, a Live Auction and a Silent Auction, and presentations of some special awards. It raises money for the Foundation’s Good Neighbor Fund, which helps people who may work, but who lack health insurance and may not qualify for government assistance, to receive the basic tests and hospital services they need. Brown County Regional HealthCARE President/Chief Executive Officer Michael Patterson told those gathered on Feb. 20 that because of their generosity, “We meet the

needs for some people in our community.” Patterson mentioned unemployment is at about 13 percent in Brown County, and some people who have lost their jobs can’t afford medical insurance and are too young to qualify for Medicare assistance. “The event we have here tonight is to help people who do not have the ability to pay medical bills,” he said. Patterson went on to report in a Feb. 25 telephone interview that while the amount raised this year was still being tabulated, the projected amount appeared to be more than $31,000. Pattison Gets First Award The first award presented following the Gala dinner was the 2010 Nurse/Clinician Award, which is given to a retired or deceased nurse or clinician who was an inspiraCONTINUED ON PAGE 8

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Officers cleared in Jan. shooting BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press A Brown County Grand Jury has found that two Mt. Orab police officers acted properly when they shot and killed an attacker last January. 61 year old George Ruby ambushed Officer Justin Conley around 4 a.m. on January 3. Ruby shot Conley in the

back as the officer exited the police station. The bullet hit Conley's bullet resistant vest. Conley and Officer Chris Hodges both returned fire, killing Ruby. In a press release regarding the shooting, Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little said "After a comprehensive investigation by the Attorney General's Office Bureau of Identification and

Investigation, the case was submitted to the grand jury. In their report, the grand jury did not find probable cause of any wrongful conduct on the part of the law enforcement officers. It is the opinion of this office that the death of (Ruby) was a justified homicide." Little went on to say that the officer's return of gunfire CONTINUED ON PAGE 8



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While the Republican Party’s state organization in Ohio apparently favors one candidate for state auditor in the Primary Election on Tuesday, May 4, Brown County Republicans apparently favor his opponent. Brown County Republican Party Central Committee members voted at a meeting on Feb. 11 to endorse State Rep. Seth Morgan for state auditor rather than Dave Yost, who has received the endorsement of the Ohio Republican Party State Central and Executive Committee. The Brown County Republicans’ vote followed speeches they heard from both Yost and Morgan at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center in Georgetown. Either Yost or Morgan will win the Primary Election to become the Republican Party’s state auditor candidate in the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 2. The General Election winner will succeed State Auditor Mary Taylor, who currently is the only Republican statewide officeholder in Ohio state government. Taylor chose not to run for re-election to her present position because she is the lieutenant governor running mate

on the ticket with John Kasich, the unopposed candidate for governor in the Republican Primary Election. Yost Speaks First Yost, 53, is a resident of Delaware County’s Delaware Township in the Columbus suburbs. He served as that county’s auditor from 1999 to 2003 and is serving his second term as that county’s prosecuting attorney. Yost said it was important for the Republicans to keep the auditor’s seat. The auditor is one of five people who will sit on the Ohio Apportionment Board who will decide how the 33 Ohio Senate and 99 Ohio House of Representatives legislative districts will be carved out following the results of the 2010 U.S. Census. Ohio’s governor, secretary of state, and state auditor sit on that board as well as one Republican chosen by the top Republican leader in each of Ohio’s two legislative chambers and the top Democratic leader in each of those chambers, thereby assuring that at least one of the five board members is from each major political party. Democrats currently outnumber Republicans 3-2 on that board as the present governor and secretary of state are Democrats. Yost said it was important Republicans get a majority on

Fatal motor vehicle crash The Ohio State Highway Patrol, Georgetown Post is currently investigating a two vehicle fatal crash involving a pedestrian that happened Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010 at approximately 8:40 p.m. The crash occurred on SR 41 in Sprigg Township, Adams County. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Colin D. Neu, 17, of Manchester, Ohio, was driving south in a 1992 Buick Regal where he hit Randall 60, also of Thacker, Manchester. The OSP said Thacker was standing near his 2003 Ford

F-350 Truck, which was partially on the highway. The preliminary investigation shows that the vehicle operated by Mr. Neu struck Mr. Thacker and then the pickup truck. Mr. Thacker was transported to the University of Cincinnati via Air Care and succumbed to his injuries. Mr. Neu was transported to the Adams County Regional Medical Center via private transport for treatment. The crash remains under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol Georgetown Post.



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that board, claiming that is needed to get “fair legislative lines drawn”. “Experience and judgment matter,” Yost said, mentioning how he actually has run an executive office. “I am ready, tested and proven,” he said. Morgan Speaks Next Morgan, 31, of Huber Heights, is a first-term Ohio state representative from the 36th Ohio House of Representatives District. He mentioned he began his political career by running for Huber Heights City Council at age 23 and winning that race by only three votes. He said he helped cut taxes in that city as a councilman. Morgan said as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, which is controlled by Democratic members who are in the majority, he has offered alternatives to the Democrats’ liberal agenda. He reported he is pro-life on the abortion issue and supports the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment rights for gun owners, mentioning how he holds a Concealed Carry Permit. Morgan said he is a Certified Public Accountant just as the current state auditor is and said he presents the best contrast between the Republicans and Democratic Party state auditor candidate David Pepper, who is a Hamilton County commissioner. “I believe I am that candidate.” He mentioned how he has been endorsed by State Rep. Danny Bubp, who represents Brown County in the Ohio House of Representatives, and also said he has received endorsements from many “grassroots people” including some involved in the Tea Party movement, which is opposing current levels of federal government spending. Update Given On Eagan Brown County Republican Party Central Committee members also voted on Feb. 11 whether to endorse several other candidates for local, state and federal offices in the May 4 Primary Election with one of those endorsed being Rick Eagan, a Brown County commissioner candidate who is making his third try for that office. Eagan was severely injured this past Nov. 24 in a Brown County traffic accident. After his car struck a deer and he got out of that car, he was struck by another vehicle. His daughter, Tiffany, spoke on behalf of her father and mentioned how he had undergone many operations at the University of Cincinnati Hospital, where he has been in the Intensive Care Unit. She said the next step may be for her father to be transferred to Deaconess Hospital in Cincinnati where hopefully they could get his lungs to functioning better. She said she really was proud of her father and mentioned how he is “a good-hearted man, a strong man who has been through a lot the last few months”. The daughter mentioned how Eagan has served as a volunteer firefighter and a police officer in Ripley, a deputy with the Brown County Sheriff’s Office, and an Emergency Medical Technician in Georgetown. “He has a passion to serve this county,” she mentioned. Candidates for other offices attended the Feb. 11 gathering while some others sent representatives on their behalf. Some of those candidates face opposition in the May 4


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Primary Election while some do not. Bubp, mentioning how “this is going to be an exciting year,” spoke on behalf of Kasich’s campaign for governor, and Kasich ended up that night as being the only candidate who received 100 percent support in the Brown County Republican Party Central Committee members’ secret voting. Other candidates who received endorsements from the Central Committee included: • Bubp for state representative from Ohio’s 88th House of Representatives District. • Green for Brown County auditor. • Former U.S. Rep. Rob Portman for U.S. senator. • Jean Schmidt for U.S. representative from Ohio’s Second Congressional District. • Warren County Prosecuting Attorney Rachel Hutzel, who is running for a seat on the Ohio 12th District Court of Appeals in Middletown. • Butler County Prosecuting Attorney Robin Piper, who is running for another seat – and a separate seat from Hutzel – on the Ohio 12th District Court of Appeals. • State Sen. Jon Husted, a former Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, for

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Dave Yost, left, and Seth Morgan, Ohio state auditor candidates in the Republican Party Primary Election on May 4, speak at the Brown County Republican Party Central Committee’s endorsement meeting Feb. 11 in Georgetown.

Ohio secretary of state. • State Rep. Josh Mandel for Ohio state treasurer. Two candidates for office who sought the Brown County Republican Party Central Committee’s endorsement did not receive it in the committee members’s secret voting. One was DeWine in his race for Ohio attorney general

against Steve Christopher. The other was John Becker, who is running for Ohio Republican Party State Central Committeeman from the 14th Ohio Senate District, which covers all of Brown, Adams, Clermont and Scioto counties and a portion of Lawrence County.

Eighty-six candidates file for various offices on Primary Ballot Incumbents challenged in county commissioner, U.S. House races BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press

Eighty-six people, including eight running on governor-lieutenant governor ticket teams, have filed to run for political office in the Brown County Primary Election on Tuesday, May 4. The candidates, who had to file by the Feb. 18 deadline, include those running for federal, state and local offices. Two of the more interesting races to watch on May 4 very well could be the Democratic Party Primary Election for Brown County commissioner and the Republican Party Primary Election for U.S. representative from Ohio’s Second Congressional District. Incumbents in both those races Commissioner – County Margery Paeltz and U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt – face challengers. Not only are Democratic Party and Republican Party candidates on the May 4 Primary Election Ballot, but candidates representing the Green, Constitution, Libertarian, and Socialist parties are as well. The Libertarian Party has a full slate of Ohio state government Executive Branch candidates (in five races) as well as U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives candidates. One person has filed to to run in two different races in that party (for lieutenant governor and also for State Central Committee woman from Ohio’s Second Congressional District). Names of candidates who have filed and the offices they are seeking are as follow: Democratic Party: • U.S. senator: Charlena Renee Bradley, Jennifer Brunner, Lee Fisher, Traci Johnson. • U.S. representative from Ohio’s Second Congressional District: David H. Krikorian, Jim Parker, Surya Yalamanchili. (The Second District includes all of Brown, Adams, Clermont, and Pike counties and portions of Hamilton, Scioto, and Warren counties.) • Ohio governor and lieutenant governor: Ted Strickland and Yvette McGee Brown. • Ohio attorney general: Richard Cordray. • Ohio auditor of state: David Pepper. • Ohio secretary of state: Maryellen O’Shaughnessy. • Ohio treasurer of state: Kevin L. Boyce. • Ohio Supreme Court chief justice: Eric Brown. • Ohio Supreme Court justice (with term to commence Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011): Mary Jane Trapp. • State Central Committee man from Ohio’s 14th Senate District: Russell E. Arey. (The 14th Senate District includes

all of Brown, Adams, Clermont, and Scioto counties and a portion of Lawrence County.) • State Central Committee woman from Ohio’s 14th Senate District: Karen Matney Simmons. • Brown County commissioner: James Constable, Margery Paeltz. Republican Party: • U.S. senator: Rob Portman. • U.S. representative from Ohio’s Second Congressional District: Debbi Alsfelder, C. Michael Kilburn, Tim Martz, Jean Schmidt. • Ohio governor and lieutenant governor: John Kasich and Mary Taylor. • Ohio attorney general: Steve Christopher, Mike DeWine. • Ohio auditor of state: Seth Morgan, David A. Yost. • Ohio secretary of state: Jon Husted, Sandra O’Brien. • Ohio treasurer of state: Josh Mandel. • Ohio Supreme Court chief justice: Maureen O’Connor. • Ohio Supreme Court justice (with term to commence Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011): Judith Ann Lanzinger. • Ohio Supreme Court justice (with term to commence Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011): Paul E. Pfeifer. • Ohio 12th District Court of Appeals justice (with term to commence Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011): Robert Neal Piper III. • Ohio 12th District Court of Appeals justice (with term to commence Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011): Rachel Hutzel. • State representative from Ohio’s 88th House of Representatives District: Danny Bubp. (The 88th House District includes all of Brown County and portions of Adams and Clermont counties.) • State Central Committee man from Ohio’s 14th Senate District: John Becker. • State Central Committee woman from Ohio’s 14th Senate District: Kay Reynolds, Thea Shoemake. • Brown County commissioner: Rick Eagan. • Brown County auditor: Doug Green. There also are candidates who have filed in 27 of Brown County’s 32 precincts seeking to be elected to the Brown County Republican Central Committee. (The exceptions are Precincts 100, 160, 300, 340 and 350.) While two of those 27 precincts have two candidates each, candidates in the other 25 precincts are unopposed. Those candidates include: • Precinct 10 (Byrd Township): Mike Copple. • Precinct 20 (Clark/ Hamersville): Mariah Votel. • Precinct 40 (Clark Township West): Erica Pursley. • Precinct 50 (Eagle Township): Bob Hare. • Precinct 60 (Franklin Township): Charles M. Gorby.

• Precinct 70 (Mt. Orab Village North): Chadwick Bohl. • Precinct 80 (Mt. Orab Village South): Dennis Wright. • Precinct 90 (Green Township North): Gary Frye. • Precinct 91 (Green Township South): Steven D. Loehrke. • Precinct 110 (Huntington Township): John Gorman. • Precinct 120 (Jackson Township): Lowell Cady, Betty Jo Ratliff. • Precinct 130 (JeffersonRussellville): Janet D. Polley Ward. • Precinct 150 (Lewis Township North): Troy R. Farrell. • Precinct 170 (Perry Township Villages): Jesse R. Millikan. • Precinct 190 (Perry Township South): Elizabeth Hall. • Precinct 200 (Perry Township West): Jeanne Glassmeyer. • Precinct 201 (Perry-Lake Lorelei): Bill Herdman. • Precinct 210 (Pike Township East): Neal P. Bering, Holly J. Cahall. • Precinct 220 (Pike Township West): Michelle Jowers. • Precinct 230 (Georgetown East): Thomas Cunningham. • Precinct 240 (Georgetown North): Dawn R. DeClaire. • Precinct 270 (Georgetown Southwest): William Arn. • Precinct 280 (Pleasant Township): Doug Sinkking. • Precinct 290 (Scott Township): Mark E. Garbett Jr. • Precinct 308 (Sterling Township South): Paul E. Hall II. • Precinct 310 (Ripley Village): Scotty Eagan. • Precinct 330 (Union Township): Roxanne Malone. Constitution Party: • U.S. senator: Eric W. Deaton. • Ohio attorney general: Robert Owens. Green Party: • Ohio governor and lieutenant governor: Dennis S. Spisak and Anita Rios. Libertarian Party: • U.S. senator: Steven R. Linnabary. • U.S. representative from Ohio’s Second Congressional District: Marc Johnston. • Ohio governor and lieutenant governor: Ken Matesz and Margaret Ann Leech. • Ohio attorney general: Marc Allen Feldman. • Ohio auditor of state: L. Michael Howard. • Ohio secretary of state: Charles R. Earl. • Ohio treasurer of state: Matthew P. Cantrell. • State Central Committee woman from Ohio’s Second Congressional District: M. Ann Leech. Socialist Party: • U.S. senator: Daniel H. LaBotz. An additional Republican Party commissioner candidate wasn’t certified by the Brown County Board of Elections.


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G’town man indicted for allegedly assaulting that village’s police chief

A Brown County grand jury has indicted a Georgetown man for allegedly assaulting the Georgetown police chief this past Jan. 6 while that man was being arrested. That grand jury also indicted a Sardinia man for allegedly attempting to elude or flee from a Brown County Sheriff’s deputy this past Jan, 30 after being ordered to stop his motor vehicle in Sterling Township. The two men are among 13 individuals a grand jury recently indicted on 45 felony and misdemeanor counts altogether for offenses that allegedly occurred in Brown County. • Jay Davis, 44, of Georgetown, was indicted on one count each of escape, assault, theft, misuse of credit cards, and resisting arrest. Davis allegedly on or about this past Jan. 5 knowingly obtained and exerted control over a credit card belonging to an identified individual and obtained property or services in one or more transactions by the use of that individual’s credit card. Davis also allegedly on or about this past Jan. 6, while knowing he was under detention or being reckless in that regard, purposely broke or attempted to break that detention. In a Feb. 24 telephone interview, Georgetown Police Chief said Davis, while allegedly swinging his arms around to break free of police, struck the chief’s right hand, which was holding handcuffs, causing a minor cut to that hand. • Daniel R. Pike, 35, of Sardinia, was indicted on one count each of illegal manufacturing of drugs, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, and aggravated posses-

sion of drugs. Pike allegedly on or about this past Jan. 30 knowingly manufactured or otherwise engaged in any part of the production of methamphetamine. Pike also allegedly on or about this past Jan. 30 operated a motor vehicle so as willfully to elude or flee from a police officer after receiving a visible or audible signal from a Brown County Sheriff’s deputy to bring his motor vehicle to a stop at Eastwood and Bardwell West roads in Sterling Township. • James Bennington, 26, of West Union, was indicted on one count of gross sexual imposition. Bennington allegedly on or about Dec. 17, 2009, purposely had sexual contact with a person who was younger than 13 and who was identified only by initials and as not being Bennington’s spouse. • Jordan J. Pflueger, 19, of Sardinia, was indicted on five counts of burglary, one count of grand theft, two counts of theft of drugs, felony; and four counts of theft. The five burglaries allegedly occurred in separate Brown

Cystic Fibrosis fundraiser to be held in Georgetown Another fundraiser is approaching Georgetown for the local Cystic Fibrosis chapter. On March 7, 12:30 to 2 p.m., a baked spaghetti dinner will be served as another opportunity for Team Serenity's Spirit to raise money for CF research and development. The meal will be served at the Georgetown Church of Christ fellowship hall. The price of the meal is a donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For information regarding the upcoming fundraiser or other CF events, please contact Lorie Layne at (937) 6180633.

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Serenity Slage, 9, A Mt. Orab Elementary student with Cystic Fibrosis.

Four are indicted for recent electric wire thefts in county Sheriff reports perpetrators would strip copper to sell as scrap metal


BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press A Brown County grand jury has indicted four individuals in separate indictments in connection with the recent thefts of Duke Energy electric wires in the county. The Brown County Prosecutor’s Office reported all four of the indicted suspects were connected to those crimes, which allegedly occurred between Dec. 2, 2009, and Jan. 26 of this year. Those indicted include Timothy W. Norton, 43, and Jessica L. Jones, 24, both of Hamersville; Travis Mounce, 25, of Georgetown; and Joshua Whitacre, 22, of Bethel. Norton, Jones, Mounce, and Whitacre were charged with one count each of grand theft and disrupting public services, both of which are fourth-degree felonies. Regarding the grand theft counts, each suspect is alleged, with the purpose of depriving Duke Energy of property or services, of knowingly obtaining and exerting control over business property belonging to Duke Energy and valued at $5,000 or more but less than $100,000 without the consent of the owner or person authorized to give consent. Regarding the disrupting public services counts, each suspect is alleged to have purposely by any means or knowingly, by damaging or tampering with any property, interrupted or impaired public transportation or water supply, gas, power, or other utility service to the public. In a press release published in the Jan. 31 edition of The Brown County Press, Brown County Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger reported deputies

had arrested Norton as his residence on Jan. 28 and Norton was being held in conjunction with the recent thefts of electric wires from Duke Energy. Wenninger reported the wire thefts had been a problem for the past few months and had been reported from the Hamersville, Mt. Orab and Georgetown areas. According to the sheriff, perpetrators would strip the copper wire directly off an electric pole and later sell it as scrap metal. Wenninger reported the Brown County Sheriff’s Office Investigation Unit received multiple calls from the public with information regarding the wire thefts after it was publicized as a potential danger to Brown County residences. The copper perpetrators were removing from poles was the neutral ground wire, essential in providing electricity safely to county residents. Wenninger credited Norton’s arrest to information he received from the public and good investigative work from his office. The sheriff also reported in The Brown County Press’ Jan. 31 edition the investigation into the wire thefts was continuing at that time and more arrests were expected to follow. The four suspects indicted in connection with the electric wire thefts are among 13 individuals indicted recently by a grand jury on 45 felony and misdemeanor counts altogether in Brown County. A separate story about the other nine indicted individuals is in today’s edition of The Brown County Press. An indictment means a grand jury found that enough evidence exists that an accused person likely committed the crime(s) with which he or she is charged. An indict-

ment by itself, however, does not mean the person is guilty of a specific crime or crimes or that he or she actually committed a specific crime or crimes.

identified as being an elderly person or disabled adult with that person being the same individual who owned the four shotguns. • Marjorie J. Sass, 60, of Hamersville, was indicted on one count of grand theft. Sass allegedly stole currency worth between $5,000 and $100,000 between Sept. 30, 2009, and this past Jan. 15 from the McDonald’s Restaurant in Georgetown. • Kevin Sizemore, 31, of Georgetown, was indicted on one count of trafficking in drugs. Sizemore is alleged to have knowingly sold or offered to sell Vicodin (Hydrocodone), a Schedule III controlled substance, on or about Sept. 26, 2009. • Joseph L. Payne, 48, of Frankfort, Ky., was indicted on one count of theft. Payne allegedly stole U.S.

Georgetown ministry sponsors free concert The Mount Up Ministry that is associated with the Georgetown Church of Christ is presenting The Jesus Jam III at the historic Gaslight Theatre in Georgetown. This free event will take place on Saturday, March 6 beginning at 7 p.m. and will be featuring the Christian rock group Kingdom Reign from Nashville, TN. Bring the family to a great night of music and ministry and get ready to rock for a reason.

currency worth between $500 and $5,000 from an identified Brown County gate business on or about this past Jan. 15. The grand jury indicted four other individuals on two fourth-degree felony counts each in connection with alleged thefts of Duke Energy electric wires. Those indictments are reported about in another story in this week’s edition of The Brown County Press.

An indictment means a grand jury found that enough evidence exists that an accused person likely committed the crime(s) with which he or she is charged. An indictment by itself, however, does not mean the person is guilty of a specific crime or crimes or that he or she actually committed a specific crime or crimes.


BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press

County homes of five identified people on or about Nov. 13, 21, 24 and 30, 2009, and between Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2009. Regarding the grand theft count, Pflueger allegedly stole a 9-millimeter handgun from an identified individual’s resident between Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2009. Regarding the theft of drugs counts, Pflueger allegedly stole Hydromorphone, a dangerous drug, on or about Nov. 21, 2009, and Klonopin and Vicodin, also described as dangerous drugs, on or about Nov. 24, 2009, with the drugs’ owners being identified in the indictment. • Steven W. Sheangshang, 32, of Batavia, and Jesse A. Roades, 21, of Hillsboro, were indicted in separate indictments on four counts each of grand theft, theft from an elderly person or disabled adult, and breaking and entering. Regarding the grand theft counts, Sheangshang and Roades allegedly stole four 12-gauge shotguns from an identified individual on or about this past Jan. 14. Regarding the fourthdegree felony count, the two suspects are alleged to have stolen business property worth $500 to $5,000 on or about this past Jan. 14 from a person


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BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press


Free speech applies to everyone During my five years as your state representative, the Ohio House of Representatives has commended a host of Ohioans for their achievements. It is my belief that the Ohio Statehouse is intended to serve the people of this great state, not any particular political cause or motive; we should support young people who are willing to take a stand on the important issues of today. We have done this in the past but events this month called my belief into question. In June of 2009, my good friend Representative John Adams (R-Sidney) requested a House floor presentation of a House Resolution for his constituent, teenager Elisabeth Trisler. Elisabeth is the 2009 winner of the National Right to Life

DANNY BUBP Oratory Contest sponsored by the National Right to Life Committee. Following eight months of repeated attempts to schedule a presentation for the House floor, Rep. Adams’s office was given the date of Feb. 3. However, on Jan. 29 the House Clerk’s office cancelled the presentation citing concerns with the subject matter. Although, Elizabeth’s efforts qualified for a House Resolution, House Speaker Armond Budish felt the sub-

ject matter of her speech was too divisive for a floor presentation. After receiving criticism from national and local media, Ohio Right to Life, and many Ohio lawmakers and organizations, the Speaker reversed his decision and allowed Elisabeth to receive her resolution on Feb. 17. After her comments, she received a standing ovation from most of the members of the House of Representatives. Free speech DOES apply to everyone in America. It is imperative that from an early age, we be taught the principle that respectful debate should be encouraged, not stifled, and that the issue of pro-life is important to every Christian. I am mindful of a man who worked so hard to instill this principle within me. Two years ago this week,

while I was serving in Iraq, one of the finest men I ever knew passed away. Dale Wilson of Ripley was one of the greatest mentors I ever had; he set a fine example not only for me, but also for all who knew and loved him. As my Sunday School teacher, he stood tall for his Christian beliefs and was always prepared to present them in public. As your state representative, I strive to be your strong conservative voice at the statehouse. As always, I encourage you to contact my office with any questions or concerns. You may call my office at (614) 644-6034 or write to me at Representative Danny Bubp, 77 S. High Street, 10th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215. You may also email me at

Sen. Voinovich votes in favor of transportation funding


Reid gives commitment to vote on multi-year transportation bill reauthorization As ranking member of the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee and a member of the Senate A p p r o p r i a t i o n s Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, Senator George V. Voinovich (R-OH) today voted in favor of cloture on the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (HIRE Act). Sen. Voinovich understands that transportation investments are one of the few areas where federal spending is guaranteed to yield near-term economic gains, and he supports the temporary extension of the transportation reauthorization

GEORGE VOINOVICH bill included in the HIRE Act. “I am pleased that this bill sends the message to struggling states like Ohio that they can move forward with shovel-ready transportation projects – projects that will put people back to work quickly and, the results of which, will contribute to economic growth,” Sen. Voinovich said. “The state of Ohio could lose $300 million in vital job-creation funds

without passage of this bill. “I spoke to Majority Leader Reid prior to this vote and he assured me that he understands the importance of a surface transportation reauthorization bill,” Sen. Voinovich continued. “I reiterated that it is the best way to create jobs, provide an immediate stimulus to the economy, rebuild our nation’s infrastructure and reduce our carbon footprint. Leader Reid gave me his commitment that he will bring the reauthorization of a multi-year surface transportation bill to the floor for a vote this year. I look forward to working with Senator Reid, Senator Boxer and others to do so as soon as possi-

ble so we can put Americans back to work.” Many state transportation programs have declined over the past several years, victims of program cuts precipitated by the recession’s impact on state revenues. As a result, most states have been operating under capacity. With the inability to plan for either the short or long term, the transportation construction industry is suffering its worst construction cycle since World War II, and is currently experiencing an 18.7 percent unemployment rate, the highest of any industry in America. Ohio alone lost 35,200 construction jobs in 2009, a 17 percent decrease.

Apparently this newfangled “internet” thing is here to stay. That attempt at humor is my way of letting our readers know that the Brown County Press now has a Facebook page. Please look it up, check it out, and become a fan. We’ll be posting news items, pictures and other things just like we do at The thing that interests me the most about the Facebook page though, is that it’s a way to stay in touch with readers in real time. You can leave comments about stories in the paper, leave story suggestions, comment about life in Brown County or anything else you like. All I ask is that you keep it clean and keep it civil. You can also let me know about any changes you would like to see in the paper.

WAYNE GATES, EDITOR Would you like a crossword or sudoku puzzle? Recipes? Let me know and I’ll see what I can do. And if you haven’t tried Facebook or any other social media sites because you think they are for younger people, you might want to reconsider. Facebook is a free and easy way to locate people you haven’t talked to in years and reconnect with them. You can control who can see your page and who can talk to you. I check the Facebook page several times a please take advantage of the chance to make your voice heard so we can continue to make the Brown County Press your news and your paper.

What Do You Think? “What did you think about the recent snowstorms?”

“It was fun and enjoyable for the kids, but unenjoyable for the working people.” Kelly Carrington Pleasant Township

“They were the worst storms we had in years, but considering the electricity stayed on and there were no injuries I know of, I thought we were pretty fortunate.” Derry Pursley Mt. Orab

“It was fun – I got to stay out of school and play in the snow.” Ryan Tollefson Sterling Township

“It was fun for a little while, but after a little while, it got boring.” Kevin Tollefson Sterling Township

“I loved the snow. It always gives a person a new perspective on nature.” Jina Bohl Mt. Orab

“They were not all that bad. I like snow. I like winter.” Tim McCaughey Ripley

Letters to the Editor Dear Editor, I’ve stated this on previous occasions, but I’m going to say it again: If you’re going to make a statement or pose an argument, back it up with something concrete - have your proof ready - and not merely what you feel about it. How a person feels about anything doesn’t mean anything to anybody except the one with the feelings. And just because a person makes an emphatic statement about he/she feels about a particular matter, no matter how strong the feeling, is not a valid argument. A man approached me in a store recently and said, “Excuse me, are you Mr. Talley?” “Yes, I am,” I replied. “Can I help you?” He responded, “I just wanted to let you know that what you write in the paper makes me very angry and I wanted to tell you that I think you’re wrong in what you think.” My response: “Okay... then why am I wrong?” “Because I said so!” he shouted at me. And then he

stomped off with his little pointy nose in the air. Pardon me if I sound cruel, but I love it when I get reactions like this - and I don’t even have to try hard. What a profound argument: “Because I said so!” (and when stated angrily, with volume, it’s supposed to mean something crucial.) This is not a valid response. Yes, the man had an opinion of me and my ideas. So what!? Give me reasons. It’s obvious he wanted me to know what he thought because he sought me out... but then he doesn’t give me any rational answer as to why he is angry with me - he just wanted me to know he was angry. Over what? Who knows? It’s perfectly fine to disagree about things, even to get angry over the issues, but, please, have some reasoning and logic to it. If you want to make an argument stick, put more into it than something as lame as, “Because I said so!” Have your reasons ready, people! (For pity’s sake, read a book or two about the subject

- at least an article or two before you formulate an opinion one way or the other.) I know lots of people who have passion about a variety of things, but they’re ill equipped to back up what they believe in with any logical reasoning. Any idiot and

his equally stupid sister ca have passion - but this does not mean that he has the capacity to articulate a valid point of view. Prove to me that you have something to think with... your feelings don’t interest me that much. Reverend Sam Talley

BROWN COUNTY IMPORTANT NUMBERS Farm Bureau......................................................937-378-2212 Farm Services Agency ......................................937-378-6174 Helping Hands ..................................................937-378-6942 Ohio Valley Resource Conservation & Development.................................................937-695-1293 Pregnancy Resource Center ..............................937-378-6853 Senior Citizens Council ....................................937-378-6603 Southern Ohio Veteran’s Home ........................937-378-2900 U.S. Department of Agriculture........................937-378-6173 Women, Infants, & Children.............................937-378-6030 Animal Shelter ..................................................937-378-3457 Auditor ..............................................................937-378-6398 Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction, & Mental Health Services.................................937-378-3504 Board of Elections ............................................937-378-3008 Brown County Counseling................................937-378-4811 Building Department.........................................937-378-4716 Child Support Enforcement Agency .................937-378-6414 Clerk of Courts—Auto Title .............................937-378-3863 Clerk of Courts..................................................937-378-3100 Commissioners..................................................937-378-3956 Common Pleas Court ........................................937-378-4101 Department of Jobs & Family Services............937-378-6104

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An estimated 110 people who attended a Tea Party rally Feb. 20 at the Best Western Mt. Orab Inn heard about efforts under way to eliminate Ohio’s estate tax. That was a highlight of the event, which lasted more than two hours and included several speakers. The Tea Party movement sprang up last year as an effort by concerned American citizens to speak out against the massive spending and taxation efforts going on in Congress. It is not affiliated with any particular political party. Those attending the Mt. Orab event last weekend included Democrats and Republicans and probably some Independent voters as well. “Tea” stands for “Taxed Enough Already” and takes its name from the famous Tea during which Party Revolutionary War era American patriots dumped tea into the Boston, Mass., harbor to protest taxes Great Britain was levying on its American colonies. Allegiance Oath Recited Lewis Township resident Tom Crush, a Tea Party organizer in Brown County, opened the meeting by mentioning it was going to start off differently than some other such meetings have. Instead of the crowd singing “The Star-Spangled Banner,” they instead were going to recite the United States Oath of Allegiance, which people who become citizens of the United States have to recite. “Isn’t it odd if you’re born and grow up here (in the United States), you don’t have to take this oath?” Crush commented. He said the oath was not to a man, but to a document, “Our founding document – the (U.S.) Constitution.” Crush mentioned how “Obamacare”, the proposed Healthcare Reform legislation in Congress that is supported by President Barack Obama, is on “life support” not because of “regular politics”, but “because of people like us who stood up and stopped it”. That remark drew applause from the audience. Bill Herdman, a Brown County Republican Party activist from Perry Township, said the Tea Party is not a wing

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Tom Crush, left, a Tea Party organizer in Brown County, listens as Perry Township resident Bill Herdman speaks at the Tea Party rally held Feb. 20 in Mt. Orab.

of the Republican Party but a movement that supports conservative candidates. Herdman drew applause when he described himself as both a “Reagan conservative” and a “Goldwater conservative”. Estate Tax Effort Started Glendale resident Dan Regenold, the next speaker, spoke about efforts in which he is involved to eliminate Ohio’s estate tax. Regenold said while governments sometimes do great things, “There are other times when government really doesn’t do good things like when it taxes dead people.” He said Ohio is among 20 states that have an estate tax and mentioned it has the worst estate tax policy of any state. He said while most states exempt the first $1 million to $2 million of an estate’s value before taxing the remainder of the value, Ohio exempts only the first $338,000. Regenold passed out petitions for those gathered to circulate in Brown County for signatures to eliminate the tax. Regenold reported after the petition is certified with enough signatures, a proposed law to eliminate that tax will be presented to the Ohio General Assembly on Jan. 3, 2011. If the Ohio legislature then doesn’t enact a law to end that tax, Ohio citizens will begin a grassroots efforts to circulate a supplemental petition and get the proposal before voters on the General Election Ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011.

U.S. House Candidates Talk The next speakers were two candidates challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt in the Republican Party Primary for the Second Congressional District U.S. House of Representatives seat in the May 4 Primary Election – Deborah Alsfelder, a Certified Public Accountant and attorney from Mariemont, and Michael Kilburn, a Warren County commissioner from Morrow. Alsfelder drew applause when she said the United States needed to enforce its immigration laws and needed to strive for energy independence. Alsfelder said if she was elected to the U.S. House, she would ask three questions before supporting any legislation: “Is it constitutional?”. “Do we need it?” and “Can we afford it?” Kilburn mentioned that while God only asks for 10 percent of a person’s money (the biblical tithe), government has been wanting 40 percent for a long time. He said if spending continues at the federal level, workers’ taxes could rise altogether to 70 percent. “I am not willing to give them (the government) 70 percent,” he said. The Tea Party rally ended with those remaining singing “The Battle Hymn of The Republic” accompanied by Ripley resident Gary DeFosse playing the violin. An extended version of this story is available online at


Nancy Stranahan to present ‘The Invisible Forest’ March 4 at SSCC Quick, name five species of trees in the Eastern Temperate Forest. Need a hint? Look in your own backyard. “It’s like that old adage, you can’t see the forest for the trees,” said Nancy Stranahan, who will speak on The Invisible Forest at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, in the Learning Resources Center at Southern State Community College’s South Campus near Sardinia. Stranahan co-founded and currently serves as co-director of the Arc of Appalachia Preserve System which encompasses Highland, Adams, Scioto, Pike and Ross counties. “The Eastern Temperate Forest—now the world’s most imperiled biome—once covered the eastern third of the United States and is literally the forest that still grows as remnants in all our backyards,” said Stranahan. “If you want to understand this rarely talked about biome, you have to stand way back and look at the big picture. Only then can you appreciate its uniqueness and global significance.” Stranahan will share the importance of land preservation and help familiarize guests with a handful of the 200 species of trees in the Eastern Temperate Forest that we call home. Founded in 1995, the Arc of Appalachia Preserve System currently stewards 12 preserve regions, the largest of which is the 2,000-acre Highlands Nature Sanctuary in eastern Highland County. The Arc of Appalachia’s mission includes land preservation, forest literacy and stewardship ethics. To learn more, please visit

and the Grant Schoolhouse, both located in Georgetown, will also be open for tours from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Mar. 6, 2010. A fee of $3 per person will admit

participants to both sites. For more information about these Land of Grant historic sites, the website at see


BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press

Well-known history guide and Civil War scholar Edwin C. Bearss will present “Grant at Shiloh” at the United Methodist Fellowship Hall at the corner of S. Main and State St. in Georgetown on Saturday, Mar. 6, 2010 at 1 p.m. The lecture is sponsored by the U.S. Grant Homestead Association, an organization which celebrates the life, history and legacy of Ulysses S. Grant through preservation and education. The cost of admission is $10 per person. Proceeds will go to the U.S. Grant Homestead Association and the Civil War Preservation Trust, which is a national organization working to save America’s Civil War battlefields. Tickets should be purchased at the Purdy & Ring Law Office, 318 W. State St. in Georgetown. The Law Office can be reached at (937) 378-4119. Send $10 per ticket desired and a self addressed envelope. Tickets will also be available at the door. Bearss is an independent scholar and historian whose public career began at the National Park Service in 1955 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. His research there led to the recovery of the long-lost Union gunboat Cairo. He also located two forgotten forts at Grand Gulf, Mississippi and was instrumental in having Grand Gulf named a state military monument. In 1991, Bearss became the National Park Service’s chief historian for military sites. He received the Harry S. Truman Award for Meritorious Service in the field of Civil War History and the Department of the Interior’s Distinguished Service Award. In addition, he was a featured commentator for Ken Burns’ PBS Series “The Civil War”, and also appears on the Arts & Entertainment Channel’s “Civil War Journal.” Bearss is the author of many works about the Civil War, including “Vicksburg is the Key”, “Grant Strikes a Fatal Blow”, and “Un-vexed to the Sea”. His most recently-released book is “Fields of Honor: Pivotal Battles of the Civil War”. Since retiring, he continues to serve as the Civil War consultant and conducts detailed battlefield site tours and seminars for the Smithsonian Study Tours program. Bearss’ lecture will discuss the Confederate offensive and the Union counter-attack led by General Grant which saved the day for the Union. He will bring his own insights on the topic, and of course, will present them in his own indomitable style. The U.S. Grant Homestead

Chatfield College calls for crafters and quilt exhibitors Chatfield College will host its annual Quilt and Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at the St. Martin campus in St. Martin, Ohio. This popular show will feature the creations of local and regional quilters and quilt collectors, quilt vendors, a craft show, traditional craft demonstrations, entertainment, food, and a book sale. The quilt exhibit will include traditional and contemporary quilts of any theme. The show will also include a quilt contest featuring log cabin themed quilts. Applications are available now to exhibit quilts, demonstrate or sell crafts and to

enter the quilt contest. The craft show will highlight over 25 area artisans who will exhibit, demonstrate and sell their traditional crafts. General admission for 2010 Quilt and Craft Show is $3 for adults, $2 for senior citizens. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Chatfield College is located in northern Brown County, Ohio near the intersection of US Route 50 and 68. The address is 20918 State Route 251, St. Martin, Ohio, 45118. For information, log on to, call 513875-3344, ext. 126 or email:

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Local couples honored by First Lady Strickland and Ohio Department of Aging

First Lady Frances Strickland along with Hugh and Barb Cahall, Mt. Orab

“Through the hours and hard work they volunteer, they embody all that makes this state exceptional.” “The devotion of these couples is truly heart-warming,” said Barbara E. Riley, director of the Ohio Department of Aging. “Their commitment to each other and their passion to help others is a model we can all take to heart.” Locally, representatives from the Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc., with administrative offices in Rio Grande, Ohio, were in attendance to celebrate the recognitions of couples who reside in the Agency’s district which included Hugh and Barb Cahall of Mt. Orab in Brown County. According to their nomina-

Mt. Orab Garden Club sets meeting date The Mt. orab Garden Club will meet March 4 at the ReMax office located on old state Route 32 (Tri-County Highway) at 7 p.m., weather permitting. There are several items that need to be discussed and gone over before our next meeting that requires a vote. Guests are always welcome. If you need transportation please call Carol Estep, president and Co. Regional Director of Region 4 at (937) 444-3407.


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tion form, Hugh and Barb Cahall have volunteered throughout their 65-year marriage with various organizations, including the food pantry at their church, the VFW Hall, and Mt. Orab Women's Club. They helped to preserve the Mt. Orab Depot, and have served many local organizations including the Gideons, Eastern Star, Masons, Lions Club, Brown County Jail, McDonald House, Brown County Fair, and others. According to Barb, they will continue to volunteer in their community as long as they have the good health to do it. Pam Matura, executive director of the Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc., was in attendance to congratulate the Cahall’s in person. “What a wonderful testimony of marriage and volunteering these couples have demonstrated throughout their lives,” commented Matura. “We applaud the Cahall’s, in addition to all the couples across the state, who were honored at this special event. Their giving to others is a true inspiration to us all.” Those interested in learning more about the services provided through the Area Agency on Aging District 7, can also call toll-free at (800) 582-7277.

I left off last week in John 5:43 when Jesus was telling the Jews that the day will come when they will accept a false messiah. He told them that He came in his Father’s name to present Himself as their Messiah and they would not accept Him. When the antichrist comes the Jews will accept him as their messiah. According to the book of Revelation they will make a covenant, a peace treaty, with him for seven years. Halfway through the tribulation the antichrist will break the treaty. Now let’s go back to where we started in John 13:27. This is when Satan actually entered into Judas Iscariot: “And after the sop Satan entered into him...”. Nowhere else in the entire Bible had Satan ever entered into a man. This man then became Satan in human flesh! Jesus Christ is God incarnate. In John 13:27 Judas became Satan incarnate! There is no other man in the Bible like Judas Iscariot. And do you know what? There is nowhere in the Bible that tells us we cannot know the name of the antichrist. Now let’s look a little further. Go back again to John 6 and verse 70. Jesus said: “...Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?” Verse 71: “He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon...” Judas was never a true apostle or a true disciple of Christ. He was never saved; he never accepted Christ as his Redeemer. He was a devil and a deceiver from day one. He went with the other disciples and performed miracles but he always was a liar, a thief, and a devil! Let’s investigate a little more. In John 8:44 Jesus gives some of the characteristics of Satan. He said: “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own; for he is a liar, and the father of it.” Judas is Satan is incarnate. He has the same characteristics as Satan. He is a liar, a thief, and a deceiver. The antichrist has the same characteristics and he will use the same philosophy. Go to Matthew 27:3 where it tells us that Judas repented himself, although some new versions including the new Scofield leave the word himself

DR. CHARLES SMITH MT. ORAB BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH out. This verse tells us that when he saw that he was condemned he repented himself. He did not repent to God. He just felt sorry for himself because he was found out; he was condemned. You can feel sorry for yourself from now to the cows come home but it will not save your soul. Then in verse 5 the Bible tells us that he went and hanged himself. In Acts 1:18 it tells us: “...and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.” We know that some of the disciples carried swords. Remember, Peter cut off the ear of the high priest’s servant. It make sense that the treasurer who carried the money bag would also carry a sword. We know that Christ hung on the cross; Judas hung himself. He died on the same day that Christ died. The side of Jesus was pierced with a spear according to John 19:34. Judas fell headlong and burst asunder in the midst and all his bowels gushed out. The Bible does not tell us just exactly how all that came about but the similarities of their death was not coincidental. Revelation 13:12 tells us that the antichrist’s deadly wound was healed. I would say that being burst asunder and your bowels gushing out was definitely a deadly wound! In Acts 5:30 and again in Acts 10:39 it tells us that Jesus hung on a tree. Galatians 3:13 states: “...Cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree.” Two men hung on a tree that day. Jesus Christ and Judas Iscariot. The curse of God was upon Jesus Christ because He was bearing our sins and bore our curse in His own body on that old rugged tree. The curse of God was upon Judas Iscariot also according to Acts 1:20 and according to Psalms. Well, once again I must leave it to be continued.

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Dining with diabetes classes to be offered The Ohio State University Extension Office, Brown County, will be offering a Dining With Diabetes Class series, March 9, 16, and 23, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Georgetown United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, located at 217 S. Main Street, Georgetown. The series is open to those with diabetes, their family members and caretakers. Participants must attend all three classes. Classes will provide nutrition education to assist you with diabetes management and will include cooking demonstrations on how to prepare foods using less fat, salt and sugar without cutting taste. Participants will have the opportunity to taste a variety of foods and receive a packet of recipes for main dishes, side dishes and desserts. Instructors for the classes will be Jacklyn Gingrich, dietitian from the BCRH and Kathy Jelley, Extension Educator for Family and Consumer Sciences with OSU Extension in Brown County. The charge for the classes is $30. This price covers the diabetic and one support person (family member or caregiver who assists with care of diabetic). Additional support people may attend but there will be a $10 charge per person. Limited scholarships are available for those who need financial assistance. To register for classes, call the OSU Extension Office at (937) 378-6716. Registration deadline is March 5.

Texas Hold 'Em Tournament to be held in Ripley The Ripley Fire Department will be holding a Texas Hold 'Em Tournament with 60 percent payout on Saturday, March 6 at the fire house at 119 Waterworks Road (between the Fuel marts). There will be a $50.00 entry fee with no re-buys/buy ins. Lady Luck and poker skill will determine the winner. Sign up begins at 1 p.m. and the tournament begins at 2 p.m. For more information please call (937) 392-4737.

Edna Day, 95 Edna Day, 95, Hamersville, Oh., passed away Saturday Feb. 20, 2010. Edna was the loving wife of the late Ralph E. Day. Dear mother of Jim (Ann) Day, Carol (Lonnie) Helton, Jenny (Daryel) Gillman, Tom Day, Linda (Lee) Sadler, Debbie Hightower, Barbara (Steve) Leonard and the late David Ralph Day, the sister of the late Stanley Williams. Also survived by fourteen grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, and four great, great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 at the E.C. Nurre Funeral Home 315 W. Plane Street Bethel, Oh. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 2010 at the funeral home. Interment will be at Point Isabel Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Hamersville Church of Christ or donors choice.

Katherine ‘Kassie’ R. Moman, 20 Katherine 'Kassie' R. Moman, 20, Tiffin Township in Adams County died Sunday, February 14, 2010, Brush Creek Township. She was born May 29, 1989 in Georgetown. She was preceded in death by step-father, Bronson Lee Robison. She is survived by a daughter, Jayla Alexis Nichole McDaniel, Maysville, Ky., her mother, Valarie Robison, West Union, three brothers, Robert B. Moman, Zachary L. Robison and Ezekiel R. Robison, all of West Union, two sisters, Jenessa (Lance) Moman, West Union and Alicia Moman, Cedar Mills, Adams County, maternal grandfather, Ben F. Woods, West Union, many cousins, her companion, Estil McDaniel, Maysville, several aunts and uncles, three nieces and one nephew. She was a waitress and sales clerk in Maysville and West Union. She attended Mayslick Lighthouse, Maysville, Ky., and West Union High School. Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010 at the Lafferty Funeral Home, West Union. Burial followed at the West Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lafferty Funeral Home, 205 South Cherry Street, West Union, Oh., 45693.

Theresa Lynn Corrill (nee Sexton), 54 Theresa Lynn Corrill (nee Sexton), 54, Mt. Orab, Ohio died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010 in Cincinnati, Oh. She was born Dec. 7, 1955, Wilmington, Oh., to the late Earl Eugene and Viola (Nichols) Sexton and was a bus driver for Western Brown Local Schools. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Jeffrey Paul Sexton, sisters, Marilyn Denise Sexton, Tina Louise Sexton and fatherin-law, Joseph Corrill. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Corrill, Mt. Orab, son, Joseph Corrill, II, Mt. Orab, sisters, Marsha (Mike) Kellerman, Blan-chester, Beverly (Mike) Huber, Batavia, brothers, Barry (Karen) Sexton, Blanchester, Martin (Lynn) Sexton, Cincinnati, Tim, (Carol) Sexton, Batavia, Carl Sexton, Midland, mother-in-law, Phyllis Corrill, Mt. Orab, thirteen nieces and nephews, six great nieces and nephews. Services were on Monday, Feb. 22, 2010 at the Egbert Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, where Rev. Sam Talley officiated. Interment was in Greenbush Cemetery, Mt. Orab. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Laura Edith Cantrell, 85 Laura Edith Cantrell, 85, Dayton, Oh., died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010 at the Ohio Valley Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center near Ripley, Oh. She was a homemaker. Laura was born May 2, 1924 in Flemingsburg, Ky., the daughter of the late and Maggie Clarence (Glasscock) West. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Cantrell, one brother, Clarence “Buck” West and four sisters, Myrtle Pfeffer, Elizabeth Berry, Ida Haitz and Mary Frodge. Mrs. Cantrell is survived by two children, Bruce Cantrell, Huber Heights, Oh., and Carol Cantrell, Dayton, Oh., three grandchildren, Tammy Cantrell, Jim Cantrell and Michael Harris, two great grandchildren and one sister, Frances Adams, Ripley, Oh. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 22, 2010 at the Cahall Funeral Home, Ripley, where Rev. Clark Castle officiated. Interment was in the Maplewood Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Hope, 215 Hughes Blvd., Mt.Orab, Ohio 45154. Condolences may be sent to the family at: m

John Hugh Gallagher, 76 John Hugh Gallagher, 76, Georgetown, Oh., died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010 at the Brown County General Hospital in Georgetown, Oh. John was born June 30, 1933 in Georgetown, Oh., the oldest of seven children born to the late Hugh and Ruth (Belt) Gallagher. He was a member of the Delaney Chapel A.M.E. Church in Georgetown, Ohio and attended Georgetown High School. At an early age, John began traveling and training horses and later returned to Georgetown and worked for Sroufe Machinery. He then became employed with the Village of Georgetown in 1971. He worked for the village for a number of years and was promoted to street foreman in 1978 and then street superintendent in 1983. He retired in 1999 after 28 years of service. After joining the Brown County Fair committee in 1972, he was active with the Brown County Fair Horse Show and the local horse shows for over 30 years. In 2002 he was the Brown County Fair Parade Grand Marshall. His favorite pastimes where fishing and hunting as well as anything that involved the outdoors. He will be remembered for his friendly waves from his front porch on Main Street in Georgetown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Gallagher and one niece, Debbie McCrary. Mr. Gallagher is survived by two brothers, George Gallagher and Donald Gallagher both of Georgetown, three sisters, Laura Weaver, Georgetown, and Ruth Gallagher and Vira Gallagher both of Cincinnati, eight nephews, Maurice, Steve, Shawn and Michael Gallagher all of Cincinnati, Ricardo McCrary, Killeen, Tx., Ralph McCrary and wife Val, Columbus, Christopher Weaver, Atlanta, Ga., and Robbie Breckenridge, Cincinnati, one niece, Candy Gorham, Amarillo, Tx., and several great nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 at the Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, where Rev. James Settles officiated. Interment was in the Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown. If desired, memorial contribution may be made to the Brown County Charity Horse Show, P.O. Box 28, Georgetown, Ohio 45121.

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John R. Potter, 67, Lake Waynoka, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010 at his residence. He was born Wednesday, June 3, 1942 in Dayton, Ky., son of the late Maurice Potter Sr. and the late Ruth Molloy Potter. He was retired from Cincinnati Milicron after 32 years of service. Surviving are his wife, Potter, Lake Melody Waynoka, a step son, Shawn (Dani) Kerans, Amelia, brother, Maurice Potter Jr., Fl., sister, Deborah (David) Fullerton, Fl., grandchildren, Damien and Arienne, mother and father-in-law, Erroll and Catherine Parks, Hillsboro, sister-in-law, Melinda Parks, Hillsboro, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Services were held at Mowrystown Presbyterian Church, Friday, Feb. 26, 2010 where Rev. Mark Mong officiated. Interment will follow in the Hamer Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Edgington Funeral Home, Mowrystown, served the family.


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Lady Frances First Strickland and the Ohio Department of Aging honored 22 couples on Friday, Feb. 12, for their dedication to marriage and volunteerism at the eleventh annual Joined Hearts in Giving celebration. The event is held yearly in observance of Valentine’s Day at the Governor’s Residence in Columbus. Joined Hearts in Giving honors Ohioans at least 60 years of age who have been married 40 years or longer and share a commitment to volunteerism. “Ohio is a better place because of the efforts of these great people,” said Mrs. Strickland, the event’s host.



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Bethany Rachel Koehler and Christopher Scott Spires

Koehler/Spires to wed Mike and Tammy Koehler of Russellville are happy to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Bethany Rachel Koehler, to Christopher Scott Spires, son of Jeff Spires of Georgetown and Mary McRoberts of Russellville. The bride-to-be is the grand daughter of Cheryl Jennings and Paul Hanselman of Mowrystown and Robert and Patricia Koehler of Russellville. She is a 2005 graduate of Eastern Brown High School, 2008 graduate of SSCC and is currently

employed at Cincinnati Dowel and Wood Products in Mt. Orab. The groom-to-be is the grandson of Paul and Emma Minton of Seaman and the late Charles and Helen Spires of Higginsport. He is a 2006 graduate of Eastern Brown High School/Southern Hills Vocational School and is currently employed at Ripley Metal Works in Ripley. The couple plan to wed on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. at the Countryside Church of Christ in Seaman.

The Brown County 4-H Committee has donated the History of 4-H In Brown County to the Mt. Orab Elementary’s library. This book was printed in 2002 when 4-H celebrated its 100th anniversary and highlights the history of 4-H in our county. Pictured is Chris Neal, member of the Brown County 4-H Committee presenting the book to Mrs. Tina Roberts, MOE librarian and a few of the 4-Hers who attend Mt. Orab Elementary. There are many 4-Hers at Mt. Orab Elementary who represent a variety of clubs and project areas. Mt. Orab Elementary would like to thank the 4-H Committee for their donation.

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Pictured L – R are: Chris Neal, 4-H Committee Member, Mrs. Tina Roberts, MOE librarian, Tessa Pinkerton (Beef’s Up 4-H Club), Darcy Howser (Beef’s Up 4-H Club), Ryan Osborne (Kaleidoscope Kids 4-H Club), Kaylee Loudon (Hamersville Livestock), Kellan Pinkerton (Beef’s Up 4-H Club) and Carson Eyre (Beef’s Up 4-H).

Hamersville second graders learn about Europe Miss Sue Purtell, a Junior High math teacher at Hamersville School, rewarded Hamersville second graders for good behavior in January with a presentation about her European travels. Miss Purtell began by showing students her passport and explaining that you need a passport to travel to other countries. Using a globe, Miss Purtell showed them which countries she has toured. She said it takes about ten hours to fly from the United States to Europe. She talked about the different languages that are spoken in each country, and the different kinds of money and the value of them compared to our money. Miss Purtell has been to Europe eight times visiting about nine different countries. She also took a boat from Spain to Morrocco, Africa. She toured many castles, attended plays at theaters, visited art and wax museums, and many famous places such as the Eiffel Tower and Stonehenge. She sang with a choir in Westminster

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Sue Purtell talks about her travels in Europe to Hamersville second graders.

Abby. Miss Purtell brought many items from the different countries to display for our students. There were photographs and paintings of several places where she has been, magnets

from each country, fans from Spain, a glass necklace from Italy, a doll dressed in its clan's plaid from Ireland, and chocolate candies from Switzerland which she gave to the second grade classes.

At the conclusion, Miss Purtell encouraged students to do their best and work hard in school so that they may some day be able to travel and experience the beautiful countries of Europe.

Congratulations 6th grade Eastern Warriors!

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Vonderbrinks welcome daughter Michael and Jennifer (Linskey) Vonderbrink, Mayslick, Ky., announce the birth of their daughter, Brianna Renee on Dec. 21, 2009. She weighed six pounds and 9 ounces and was 19 inches long. She is welcomed by paternal grandmother Gloria Wesley, Flemingsburg, Ky., and great grandmother Jean Stahl, Mayslick, Ky., maternal grandparents Harry and Cookie Linskey, Mt. Orab and great grandmother Elizabeth Fehr, Cincinnati.

Nominate a teacher for the annual LEE award



Mt. Orab Elementary receives 4-H history book

Dr. J. W. Lee, prominent Georgetown physician, in cooperation with the Brown County Educational Service Center, is sponsoring the 19th annual “Leadership in Educational Excellence” award. The LEE Award recognizes the most outstanding teachers in the Brown County Schools. Nominated teachers are to exhibit the following qualifications for this award: be employed by or through a Brown County School District (Eastern Local, FayettevillePerry Local, Georgetown Exempted Village, RipleyUnion-Lewis-Huntington Local, Southern Hills Career Center, Western Brown Local, and Brown County ESC); serve as a full-time classroom teacher (PreK-12) in one of the Brown County School Districts during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 school years; set high expectations for him or herself and students; inspire students, colleagues and the community; maintain a high level of professional growth; demonstrate concern and respect for students. Each district nominee will receive a plaque and a $250 materials grant. The LEE recipient will be presented a check in the amount of $1000 from Dr. Lee. The nomination deadline is Friday, Mar. 12, 2010. The award ceremony will be at the annual Brown County Inservice Day on Aug. 20, 2010. If you would like to nomi-

nate a deserving teacher, your nomination should consist of a one-page letter of recommendation. Please include your name and address in the letter. Nominating letters should be sent to Brown County Educational Service Center, LEE Awards, 325 W. State Street, Georgetown, Ohio 45121 or emailed to angela.yockey@brown.k12.oh. us.

Nancy Jewell scholarship benefit to be held The annual Nancy Jewell Chili Supper and Variety Show will be held Saturday, March 20. The chili supper will start at 5 p.m. and serving will continue until 7:30 p.m. in the Hamersville School cafeteria. The variety show will begin at 8 p.m. in the school cafetorium. Doug Green will be the emcee for this year’s show. Cost for the show is $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for students or $10.00 for the family. Please come out and support this event. There is always a lot of interesting entertainment by students, staff and community members. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Nancy Jewell Scholarship Fund. This fund provides a scholarship to a Western Brown graduating senior from Hamersville to pursue a degree in education.

The 6th grade team of Marcus Day, Alex Minton, Austin Doss, Ethan Puckett, Shannon, Jacob Blake Harness, and Blake Rigdon have been playing basketball since August. The boys played in a Mt. Orab league and then played in the Highland County league. This team also participated in a tournament at the Nothin’ But Net Sports Complex in Eastgate in December and sponsored a shoot out for area teams on New Year’s Eve. These boys worked very hard to improve their basketball skills and to become better overall athletes. At the end of the Highland County regular season, the boys finished runners-up in the tournament. Their overall


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The 6th grade Eastern Warriors with their coaches.

record was 17-10. The team was coached by

Mark Day, Mike Minton, and Tim Rigdon.

Congratulations and keep up the hard work!

SSCC’s Patri-Tots Learning Center earns 100 percent rating The Patri-Tots Learning Center at Southern State Community College’s North Campus in Wilmington didn’t just pass its recent state licensing inspection, it obtained a rating of 100 percent compliant. This follows the same perfect rating earned in 2009 by the Patri-Tots Learning Center at SSCC’s Central Campus in Hillsboro. Karee Shaw, site administrator for the North Campus PatriTots, said the state inspector reported she “continues to be impressed with the center and the quality of the program.” Making an impression is not enough to get such a high mark on the inspection, however; you have to be “perfect.” The Ohio Department of Job & Family Services, overseer of the center’s licensing, enforces strict guidelines which, first and foremost, put the children’s safety first. The ODJFS’s Bureau of Child Care & Development makes sure the state’s childcare centers follow a strict set of rules, policing student/teacher ratios, food and nutrition requirements, emergency procedures and equipment safety, as well as background checks and educational requirements of the center’s teachers. “We have worked very hard toward 100 percent compliance, and have been very close many times,” said Shaw. “This is a well-deserved pat on the back

for the staff who work here. I would like to thank them for all of their hard work and dedication, as well as Kathe Chaney and her staff at the Central Campus center. I also want to thank our families and the community for their support of our program.” Southern State houses PatriTots Learning Centers at Central Campus in Hillsboro and North Campus in Wilmington. Both child learning centers are licensed by the ODJFS and are open five days a week serving community members and college students, faculty and staff. The Hillsboro location accepts children from 18 months to 12 years of age and the Wilmington location accepts children from 18 months to 5 years of age. There are both part-time and full-time space options at each location. Developmentally appropriate activities within a preschool setting are provided by qualified teachers who have aligned their curriculum with the Ohio Early Learning Standards. Southern State’s child learning centers are in the process of applying for inclusion in the “Step Up to Quality” program, a voluntary quality-rating system for early care and education programs licensed by the ODJFS. This program is partnered with the Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Early

Learning and School Readiness. “We are very excited about participating in the ‘Step Up to Quality, program,” said Shaw. “We already know our standards of early education and the quality of our programs are high. To have that validated by a state organization will give our parents, staff, community and col-

lege another reason to be proud of the Patri-Tots Learning Centers.” For more information about SSCC’s Patri-Tots Learning Centers, contact Shaw (Wilmington site) at 1-800-6287722, ext. 4629, or Chaney (Hillsboro site) at 1-800-6287722, ext. 2629.

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WB FFA students participate in tractor trouble-shooting contest Two members of the Western Brown FFA participated in the tractor trouble-shooting competition held at Eastern Brown High School. The two students who competed, Zach Wallace and Brad Jones, placed third in the district. This contest consisted of a written test and hands-on troubleshooting. The students diagnosed tractors and a backhoe, determining what the problem was and how to fix it. The written test asked the students several questions concerning the engine and other parts of a tractor.



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Commissioners’ Journal

The Brown County Press/WAYNE BOBLITT

Brown County General Hospital Foundation Gala Planning Committee Co-Chairwoman Shirley Moran presents the 2010 Contemporary Award, also known as the Heart of Brown County Award, to members of the Helping Hands In Christian Service Inc. Board at the Eighth Annual BCGH Foundation Gala held Feb. 20 at Norlyn Manor. From left are Moran, Helping Hands Board President Jo Ann Kattine, and Helping Hands Board members Dora Lands, Polly Carcon, Sue Osborne, Karen Hitt, Ron Hitt, Connie Myers, and Ron Myers.




Al Rhonemus of Fizzleville is the Brown County General Hospital Foundation’s 2010 Pioneer Award recipient, but was unable to attend the Eighth Annual BCGH Foundation Gala on Feb. 20 to accept that award.

Eighth Annual BCGH Foundation Gala held Feb. 20 at Norlyn Manor CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 tion to others and whose years at BCGH left a lasting impression. Adele Ducharme, BCRHC vice president of Patient Care, announced this year’s winner was Marilyn Pattison. Ducharme mentioned how Pattison had served as BCGH’s first Infection Control nurse and also filled such roles as case

manager, Utilization Review nurse, Employee Health nurse, Quality Assurance nurse, Joint Commission coordinator and Quality Assurance Program manager. “A few of the words that were used to describe this year’s awardee include leader, teacher, peacemaker, mentor, motivated, creative, self-starter, conscientious and caring,” Ducharme said.

Former Sardinia clerktreasurer sentenced to three years in prison CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Shannon’s daughter Erin Lewis testified on her behalf and talked about how her mother had raised her and how hard it had been, with her mother being in jail, not being able to see her whenever she could. “I miss you,” she said to her mother as she went back to her seat, to which Shannon replied, “I miss you too, honey.” County Prosecutor Speaks While Brown County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Chris Van Harlingen served as the prosecutor during Shannon’s trial, Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little spoke at the sentencing hearing. Little said while she had notified some Sardinia village officials about that afternoon’s hearing, she had been unable to get any official of that village to attend the hearing and testify. Little said $9,675.11 was due to Sardinia from Shannon and mentioned how the village had suffered a hardship as a result of Shannon’s thefts. Before he pronounced a sentence, Gusweiler said he had read the presentencing investigation report and mentioned the law’s role is to punish offenders for their conduct and protect the public from future crimes. The judge said the village of Sardinia had “suffered serious economic harm” because of Shannon, who committed her crimes while serving in a public office of trust, which she had used to facilitate her offenses. Gusweiler said Shannon had showed a lack of remorse for her actions when given an opportunity to confess her guilt and said he found she was not amenable to being sentenced to community control sanctions. Defendant Gets Three Years The judge sentenced Shannon to three years in prison on both the theft in office and tampering with records counts and 18 months

on the identity theft count. The three sentences are to be served concurrently, which means she will serve a maximum of three years at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville. Gusweiler informed Shannon she could be subject to three years of post-release control under the supervision of the Ohio Adult Parole Authority when she is released from prison, and if she violates any terms of that postrelease control, she could be sentenced to prison again. Shannon also was ordered to make restitution to Sardinia and to pay the court costs of her prosecution. She also was given credit for time served in the Brown County Adult Detention Center toward her three years in prison. Trial Testimony Reviewed In her opening statements on Jan. 26, Van Harlingen told jurors the evidence would show Shannon, while serving as Sardinia clerk-treasurer, wrote herself some checks to which she was not entitled from Sardinia’s treasury; participated in health insurance coverage provided Sardinia employees without having the required premium payments she was to make withdrawn from her paycheck; and received free utility service from that village by having bills for her Sardinia residence placed in another person’s name. “Honest Mistakes” Claimed Shannon claimed she may have made some honest mistakes by not posting some correct figures in village funds and blamed that possibly on medication she was taking and the chemotherapy she was receiving for cancer along with some stress she claimed to have experienced on her job. In talking about some duress she allegedly had gone through as a result of her health and alleged harassment by village officials, Shannon testified she hadn’t done anything intentionally to defraud Sardinia of funds and had not stolen money from the village.

Officers cleared in Jan. shooting in Mt. Orab CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 was a necessary act in self defense and in defense of each other. "Their training and professionalism saved their lives and possibly the lives of others", Little's statement continued. In a telephone interview, Little said that the two officers "were really brave young men and are good examples to all

of us. The community should be proud of them." Mt. Orab Police Chief Bryan Mount said he is relieved that the case is over, and expressed his thanks to the people of the village. "The support from the community has been overwhelming and we are proud to be a part of it", Mount said.

Upon accepting her award from Ducharme, Pattison simply told her audience, “I’m honored.” Yamaguchi Is Honored The second award presented was the 2010 Physician Award, which is given to a physician who no longer is on the BCGH active staff or who is deceased and served in the Brown County area. The BCRHC medical staff selects the award recipient. Dr. Timothy McKinley, president of the BCRHC medical staff, announced this year’s winner was Dr. Ben Yamaguchi Jr. McKinley said Yamaguchi is best remembered for his years of service as Quality Assurance Committee chairman at the Georgetown hospital, mentioning how that doctor was well organized and fair in his role in chairing that important committee. “Many doctors and employees benefited by working alongside Dr. Yamaguchi,” McKinley commented. In accepting the award from McKinley, Yamaguchi said he wanted to thank BCGH for the award and also recognized all the help he had received from Pattison whom he said had served on the same committees on which he served. Rhonemus Is 2010 Pioneer The third award presented, the Pioneer Award, is given to a person who has left a lasting mark that has benefited Brown County, but this year’s recipient, Alfred Rhonemus of Fizzleville, was unable to attend the Gala because of health issues. Gala Planning Committee Co-Chairwoman Barb Campbell accepted the award for Rhonemus, saying it was an honor to do so, and told her listeners about his many accomplishments. “He certainly is no stranger to many of us,” Campbell said, mentioning how Rhonemus has

contributed more than 50 years of leadership and volunteerism to Brown County. “Al humbly asks each resident to volunteer in some of the many Brown County area activities and thanks people for the opportunity to serve, hoping his wife and he have made a positive difference in the community and people’s lives,” Campbell said. She added, “Mr. Rhonemus has certainly left a lasting mark in the Brown County community.” Helping Hands Is Saluted Moran presented the evening’s final award, the 2010 Contemporary Award or Heart of Brown County Award, to the Georgetown volunteer organization Helping Hands In Christian Service Inc. Eight members of the Helping Hands Board including President Jo Ann Kattine accepted the award. The Contemporary Award is presented to a Brown Countian who has done something remarkable for others without thought of reward or recognition or who hasn’t received adequate recognition. Helping Hands consists totally of volunteer concerned citizens who donate their time to sort used clothing, operate that building and stock the shelves of its food pantry. Helping Hands operates with a 15-member board and cooperates with the Brown County Ministerial Association, Brown County Human Services, and several other agencies to best serve those in need. In accepting the award for Hands, Kattine Helping thanked all the groups and individuals who contribute items and services to her volunteer organization, mentioning how those contributors are the ones who keep Helping Hands going. An extended version of this story can be found at

Judge threatens Meranda with arrest CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 entrances of the Brown County Clerk of Courts Office to the Court by the end of the business day on the date of this filing.” The filing date was that day, Feb. 19. Meranda said Gusweiler then told the two women “She will give me the keys or she’ll be arrested.” Little responded “Judge I represent both of you, but I advise you not to arrest her without due process.” Meranda said the judge responded “I don’t give a f*** about your advice.” At that point, Meranda turned over the keys. Meranda said later that “I gave him the keys so I wouldn’t go to jail. Threatening me with jail over taking the keys to my office is just not right.” Meranda is planning to appeal the court order to the 12th District Court of Appeals. Little said she is standing by to secure outside council for either party in the dispute. She said she has worked with Adams County Assistant Prosecutor David Kelly in the past, but she would seek other council if necessary because Kelly has cases pending before Judge Gusweiler.

Gusweiler declined comment on the matter through Dotson.

Practitioner joins Sardinia Family Medicine Mercy Medical AssociatesSardinia Family Medicine is pleased to welcome Donna Kirker-Gorham, a certified physician assistant, to its practice. Prior to joining Sardinia Family Medicine, Gorham worked in the hematology and oncology unit at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She earned her bachelor’s of science degree from Kettering College of Medical Arts in Kettering, Ohio and her master’s degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. She is a member of the Ohio Association of Physician Assistants and the American Association of Physician Assistants. Gorham joins Dr. John Spaccarelli at the practice located at 7109 Bachman Road in Sardinia. The practice is accepting new patients. For an appointment, please call (937) 446-2531.

denomination as requested by the purchaser. The notes shall be sold to The First State Bank of Adams County in Winchester at not less than their principal amount plus accrued interest in accordance with their offer of purchase, which was thereby accepted, and the proceeds from such sale, except any accrued interest thereon, shall be put into the appropriate fund for said acquisition and used for that purpose only. The following activity took place Feb. 4: • Board of Commissioners President Margery Paeltz swore in Board of Mental Health members. The following activity took place Feb. 5: • State Sen. Tom Niehaus and State Rep. Danny Bubp met with the commissioners to discuss current issues. The following activities took place Feb. 8: • U.S. and Ohio state flags flew at half-staff in honor of the life and service of State Trooper Andrew Baldridge with the Ohio State Highway Patrol Post in Bucyrus, who lost his life in the line of duty Feb. 4 in a Wyandot County automobile crash. • Lisa Jackson and Kim Patton with HealthSource of Ohio met with the commissioners to discuss the operations of Brown County General Hospital in Georgetown. • Gary Van Denend met with the commissioners to discuss a Neighborhood Stabilization Program project in Ripley. • New York Life representative Dale Cahall met with the commissioners to discuss health insurance options and rates. • The commissioners attended the Law Library Resources Board meeting held in the Brown County Commissioners’ Office in Georgetown. Feb. 10, 2010 The Brown County Board of Commissioners meeting in regular session on this date: • Approved a $30,000 transfer from A00 County General Fund 15a15 to O01 Bond Retirement/Hospital 2009 Fund O05 Transfer In that was needed to pay some interest charges for 2010. • Approved the payment of bills from 19 funds totaling $168,929.83. • Approved Brown County Department of Job and Family Services Director David Sharp’s request for the reimbursement of the first half payment of indirect costs for Calendar Year 2010: $28,372.50 to be expensed from Human Service Fund H01 Line H-15 (Other Expenses) to County General Fund Receipt Code 450. • Approved Sharp’s request to receive the mandated $55,317 share from County General Fund Code 9E1 Grants Human Services to Public Assistance H9 Non-Revenue Transfers. • Entered into a one-hour executive session with Brown County Child Support Enforcement Agency Interim Director Susan Smith and Assistant Interim Director Debra Forsythe and BCCSEA Attorney Cecelia Potts to discuss personnel. • Adopted a resolution extending the time for the effective date of the designation of the Brown County Common Pleas Court Juvenile Division (Brown County Juvenile Court) as BCCSEA’s appointing authority. The resolution stated the commissioners had determined BCCSEA was currently in the process of a state audit and a change in the appointing authority at this time would be disruptive to the audit process and hinder efficient transition to the new appointing authority. The commissioners thereby extended the effective date for an additional 180 days from the date of that day’s board meeting, and the resolution mentioned Brown County Juvenile Court Judge Margaret Clark had consented to that extension. • Voted to enter into a Commercial Service Agreement with Time Warner Cable to provide electronic information access to the following Brown County government office locations: Auditor, Board of Commissioners, Title, Tax Map, Treasurer, Recorder, County Communication, Board of Health, Municipal Court, Prosecutor, Probate/Juvenile Court, Common Pleas Court, Clerk of Courts, Mediation Division, Engineer, Brown County Animal Shelter and Economic Development. Other buildings may be added at a later date. The terms of the agreement will be for a period of 36 months commencing on the actual date of installation of service. The following activities took place Feb. 10: • Tim McKeown with McKeown Insurance met with the commissioners to discuss health insurance options and rates. • Donna Crowe with UnitedHealthcare, Ken Poston with Poston and Associates Inc. and Brenda Shearer with Benefits Network met with the commissioners to discuss health insurance options and rates. • Field Representative Steve Caraway with U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt’s Office met with the commissioners to give updates from Schmidt. • Stockman, Rinderle, and Fran Patterson with USI Insurance met with the commissioners to discuss health insurance options and rates. The following activity took place Feb. 11: • Sharp met with the commissioners to discuss personnel policies.


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 Director Brenda Martin’s request for a $4,780 supplemental appropriation for Ohio Appalachian Center for Higher Education P-16 Grant No. T89-5. • Approved Martin’s request for the following appropriation changes for Gear Up and SOCOE funds: increase Line Items T88-7 (Print/Photo) by $250, T88-8A (Student Travel) by $3,500, and T88-12 (Student Fees) by $1,000 and decrease Line Items 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 Brown County General Hospital in Georgetown. • Benefits Consultants Susan Stockman and David Rinderle with 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. •Brown County Communication Center Director Rob Wilson met with the commissioners to discuss Communication Center office operations. Feb. 8, 2010 The Brown County Board of Commissioners meeting in regular session on this date: • Approved Brown County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Business Manager Deanna Vietze’s request for a $95,077 supplemental appropriation of A50, 505 funds. The appropriation included $58,460 into A50-5, 505 Contract Services; $33,617 into A50-7, 505 Expenses; and $3,000 into A50-11, 505 Other. • 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 Maple Drive in Eagle Township. • Entered into a Multi-County Contract between the Brown County and Clermont County boards of commissioners and the Common Pleas Court Juvenile Divisions of Brown and Clermont counties for housing juveniles in the Clermont/Multi-County Juvenile Detention Center in the Batavia area. The amended contract will become effective Monday, March 1, and allocates two beds in that Juvenile Detention Center for housing suspected juvenile offenders from Brown County with the per diem costs being $95 per day per bed through Monday, Feb. 28, 2011. Any admissions of Brown County juveniles in excess of the two per day per bed agreement would cost Brown County the per diem rate of $101 per day per bed calculated per the original language as agreed to in the original contract of Feb. 2, 2002. All other provisions remained in effect as previously agreed to in the original contract. • Voted to reject the Factfinder’s Report and Recommendation for the Brown County Communication Center, certified this past Feb. 1, for Emergency 911 dispatchers. • Adopted a resolution authorizing the issuance of $750,000 in Real Estate Acquisition Limited Tax General Obligation Bond Anticipation Notes, 2010 Renewal, for the purpose of acquiring all interests of Brown County Regional HealthCARE in certain real property (about 30 acres in Mt. Orab) owned by the Brown County Board of Commissioners. The bonds of the county shall be issued in the principal sum of $750,000 and shall be dated approximately Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. They shall bear interest at the approximate rate of 6 percent per annum, payable semiannually and shall mature in substantially equal annual installments over a period of 30 years. Notes in the amount of $750,000 shall be issued in anticipation of said bonds, and they shall be dated Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. They shall bear interest at the rate of 3.5 percent per annum, payable semiannually on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, and Feb. 17, 2011, and shall mature on that Feb. 17 date and shall be of such number and



Electronic information access set for many BC government offices

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• Prohibits unfair rate increases: In general, credit card providers can no longer increase interest rates within the first year after a consumer opens a new account. They also cannot increase the rate on an existing credit card balance. Since August 2009, credit card providers have been required to give consumers a 45-day notice before increasing interest rates. • Bans universal default: Using a practice called universal default, credit card providers could increase a consumer's credit card interest rate if the consumer was delinquent on other payments, such as a cell phone or utility bill. The new rules prohibit this practice. • Restricts over-the-limit fees: Credit card companies

Governor calls for elimination of PASSPORT waiting list by reallocating existing funds Ohio Governor Ted Strickland today called for the elimination of the waiting list for the PASSPORT program for this fiscal year, as well as the Assisted Living and PACE programs at the Ohio Department of Aging, by the end of March. Currently, 592 people who need and are eligible for home and community-based services are on a waiting list for these three services. “We should do our best to support older Ohioans who prefer to live independently in their own homes, but need assistance along the way,” Strickland said. “We have identified existing funds that will allow us to assist all seniors eligible for home and community-based care without a wait.” The Department of Aging implemented waiting lists for these services in order to balance their budget for fiscal years 2010-2011. Waiting lists generally cause the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) to incur increased costs from nursing home use and Home First placements. Strickland has called for the transfer of resources from ODJFS to the Department of

Aging to pay for the elimination of the PASSPORT, Assisted Living and PACE program waiting lists. $490,924 in funds can be transferred immediately to pay for Home First placements. A transfer of $4,809,076 to eliminate the waiting list is subject to Controlling Board approval on March 1. These transfers will eliminate the waiting lists through the end of the current fiscal year (June 30). The Administration plans to seek additional transfers in fiscal year 2011 to ensure no waiting lists for the remainder of the biennium. “These resources are from existing funds that otherwise would have been spent on more expensive care for a smaller group of people,” Strickland said. “This change shifts and maximizes limited resources in a way that benefits the most Ohioans.” “I’d like to thank Sen. John Carey, Sen. Dale Miller, Rep. Peggy Lehner, and Rep. Debbie Newcomb for their commitment to this matter and their advocacy for home and community-based care for older Ohioans,” Strickland said.

Donations needed for Food Bank in Decatur Donations are needed for the We Can Help Food Bank in Decatur. Since July, the program has aimed to help families and individuals in Brown and Adams community who do not receive government food assistance and need a little help until those individuals are back on their feet. Anyone wishing to make a donation to the Food Bank or wanting information about the service should contact Annie Staggs, the Food Bank coordinator, at (937) 373-1006. “We have been very blessed to have so many generous donations, however, the need is still great as unemployment continues to grow and families cannot make ends meet. This has been a rough winter,” stated Staggs. Items needed for the Food

Pantry include: canned vegetables, canned fruits, canned meat. flour, sugar, salt, potatoes, pancake mix, corn bread, cooking oil, cake mix, icing, rice, pasta, dried beans. peanut butter, popcorn, salad dressing, raisins, bread, milk, eggs, butter, cheese, meat, shampoo, toothpaste, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, and much more. The Food Bank is located on Decatur Eckmansville Rd. in Decatur and is open every Friday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Donations should be made when the Food Bank is not open. The Food Bank is sponsored by private donations and the Decatur United Methodist Church. All donations are appreciated.

must obtain approval from the consumer before allowing the consumer to charge more than the card's limit and subsequently issuing an over-thelimit fee. • Requires a co-signer for most consumers under 21 years old: Credit card providers cannot issue credit cards to consumers under 21 years old unless the consumer demonstrates the ability to pay or has a co-signer, such as a parent, guardian or spouse. • Requires fair payment Credit card allocation: providers can impose interest charges only on balances in the current billing cycle, eliminating a practice known as "double billing," which generally affects individuals who pay off their balance every month. They also cannot allocate payments in order to maximize the interest a consumer must pay. In 2008 as State Treasurer, Cordray launched a statewide effort to collect signatures from Ohioans in support of tougher credit card regulations. As a result, more than 5,000 Ohioans signed a petition that was sent to the Federal Reserve. In December 2009, the Federal Reserve issued new reform rules to eliminate many of the unfair acts or practices by credit card companies. The rules that go into effect Feb. 22 are a first step in an overall federal reform movement. Additional rules will go into effect this summer. For more information on the new credit card protections, visit www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.g ov/CreditCardChanges.

John P. Parker Historical Society sets meeting date


Chess Club meets each Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Withamsville Church of Christ, located at 846 Ohio Pike. New members and visitors are always welcome. For more information

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MOE kindergarten students celebrated Valentine's Day On Friday, Feb. 12, the students in Miss Allyson Cockrell’s kindergarten class got quite a surprise! The class read a book entitled “Twas the Night Before Valentine’s Day” earlier in the week. On Friday, the events that took place in the book started to come to life in their classroom! For example, the students got the opportunity to make valentines just like the ones in the book. They ate cupcakes, grapes, and cherries and drank punch with heartshaped ice cubes . They played some fun games like “pin the heart on the donkey” and passed out valentines to one another. Then the assistant principal, Mrs. Debra Maham, walked into the classroom dressed just like Cupid! She didn’t say a word, but dropped off a present to the class. When they opened it, they found two African dwarf frogs! The two frogs are now class pets in Miss Cockrell’s room. It was a very fun afternoon for everyone involved. A big thank you goes to Mrs. Maham for being such a good sport and to the parents who came in to help out with the party.

Rumpke expands full-service garbage collection service Rumpke is expanding its full-service garbage collection service, Haul-it-Away, to residential and commercial customers in Adams, Brown and Highland counties in Ohio and Mason County, Ky. Haul-it-Away is unique compared to Rumpke’s traditional garbage collection services because customers don’t have to bring materials to a curb or dumpster. Rumpke’s Haul-it-Away team will remove unwanted items, such as furniture, appliances and construction debris, directly from any location at a home or business. “We are very excited to extend our services beyond the curb to help our customers with their indoor clean-up

projects,” said Todd Rumpke, regional vice president. “Whether you have a fridge you can’t get to the curb or a basement full of clutter, Rumpke Haul-it-Away can help.” Haul-it-Away accepts a greater variety of materials than Rumpke typically picksup at the curb, including tires, electronics, carpet and appliances with or without Freon.

The Haul-it-Away team then sorts through items and properly disposes of them through recycling, charitable donations or disposal at the landfill. Service rates range from $75 to $525 based on location and amount of materials to be collected. Call 1-8774RUMPKE or visit for more information.

The John P. Parker Historical Society annual meeting is scheduled on Sunday, Mar. 21 at 1:30 p.m. at the John Parker House, Ripley. After the meeting at 2 p.m., the speaker will be Brian Shellum and he will discuss and sign his new book: “Black Officer in A Buffalo Soldier Regiment: The Military Career of Charles Young.” Mr Shellum spoke with us previously after the publication of his first book on the life of Charles Young. Charles Young grew up in Ripley and was only the third African-American to graduate from West Point and for many years the only African-American officer. All friends and members of the John P. Parker Historical Society are invited to attend.

Health dept. offers cholesterol screenings The Brown County Health Department offers cholesterol screenings every second Thursday of the month from 8 to 10:30 a.m. or any other day by appointment. If you have any questions, please call (937) 378-6892 or toll free (866) 867-6892 and ask for one of the nurses.

Simultaneous exhibition to be held, Chess Master to play 16 opponents The Clermont County Chess Club will be hosting a simultaneous exhibition match at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9. Hans Multhopp, who has earned the title of "Life Master" from the United States Chess Federation, will be playing up to 16 opponents simultaneously. Multhopp has been a part of the Tri-State and national chess scenes for many years. In addition to numerous first place victories achieved in tournaments around the country, Multhopp has won the Cincinnati Chess Championship three times and has competed in Moscow, Russia. The tournament is open to anyone interested in playing, but will be limited to 16 players. There will be a $5 entry fee. Spectators are also welcome to view this event. The Clermont County


Many unfair credit card practices once commonplace are now illegal. Key provisions of a federal credit card law passed last year are now in effect. Attorney General Richard Cordray urged Ohioans to be aware of their new rights. "The new law is a pretty big step forward for consumers in leveling the playing field against credit card companies," said Cordray. "The provisions offer new protections that will eliminate many of the sneaky, one-sided practices that made credit card transactions so confusing and unfair to consumers." Cordray highlighted the following key elements of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009:

about the Clermont County Chess Club or participating in the upcoming simultaneous exhibition, visit or call Richard Schmidt at (513) 752-3847.

The Village of Higginsport has, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 715.26 and Higginsport Village Ordinance 2008-01 proclaimed that the buildings located at 508 Washington Street, Higginsport tax parcel 220422920000 have been declared to be unsafe, insecure, structurally defective and a public health hazard. The owners of record of said property are John Embry who’s last known address is 4296 Terrace Dr. Cin. Oh. 45245 and Reva Embry who’s last known address is 4727 Shephard Rd. Batavia, Oh. 45103. The owners of record are ordered to immediately perform the removal or repair of said buildings. It is the intent of the Village of Higginsport to have such structures removed if the owners thereof do not remove or repair said buildings immediately.










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Bubp honored at Columbus ceremony freedom. “While many lawmakers in Columbus and Washington, D.C. favor tax increases without cost containment, I am proud to call myself a true conservative,” Bubp said. “Fiscal discipline, personal freedom, an accountable government—these are all the principles that my colleagues and I who are here today have

remained committed to since first setting foot in the Statehouse.” Bubp was also awarded the Defender of Freedom Award for his service in Iraq. A Colonel in the United States Marine Corps, Bubp was mobilized in November 2007 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and served in Ramadi, Iraq as the 1st

Marine Expeditionary Force Liaison Officer to the governor of Anbar Province. Bubp returned to Ohio and resumed his legislative responsibilities in December 2008. The awards were presented at a breakfast ceremony in Columbus, held by the United Conservatives of Ohio.



State Rep. Danny Bubp (RWest Union) was awarded Watchdog of the TreasuryAward for the 127th General Assembly. The award recognizes key legislators or policymakers every year who work tirelessly to restore responsible limited government, lower taxes, encourage free enterprise and regulatory relief, and promote personal

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Republican Representative Danny Bubp with House Minority Leader Batchelder.


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Annual meeting to celebrate farmland preservation The Southern Ohio Farmland Preservation Association (SOFPA) will hold its annual membership meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 8, at the conference room of the Brown County Extension Service on the Brown County Fairgrounds in Georgetown (former location of the Engineer's Office). On the agenda will be a program celebrating the group's most recent preservation of farmland. Members of the Ursuline Sisters of Brown County will be present to tell about their experience which culminated in the donation of


an agricultural easement to SOFPA in January that will ensure that 85.368 acres of agricultural property will remain available for agriculture forever. SOFPA, the local non-profit corporation working to preserve farmland in Adams, Clermont and Brown, Highland counties, welcomes everyone to this meeting, and especially those who are interested in learning more about preserving farmland. For more information, call Patrick Hornschemeier at (937) 378-4769 or (513) 7520647.

Highway Patrol graduates 38 cadets in ceremony The Ohio State Highway Patrol held a graduation ceremony for 38 cadets at the Patrol’s Training Academy. The Patrol’s 149th Academy Class graduated after 31 weeks of rigorous law enforcement training. Courses completed by the 149th class included firearms, traffic and criminal laws, selfdefense, human relations and crash investigation training. Cadets also drove on the performance track at the Ohio Peace Officers Training

(OPOTA) in Academy London. Each of the graduates reported to their posts in December. The graduates’ first 60 working days was a fieldtraining period under the guidance of a veteran officer. The new graduates are assigned to 20 of the Patrol’s 55 posts. Assigned to the Georgetown Post are Kyle D. Chamblin, West Union, Dereck T. Heming, Milford, and Amanda M. Thompson, New Richmond.


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The USDA Rural Development office in Hillsboro announced today that Federal funding is readily available for eligible applicants who wish to purchase a home. Applications can be obtained by contacting the Hillsboro area office. According to Linda AyresLouiso, Underwriter at the Hillsboro office, many people who never thought they could own a home now have another tremendous opportunity. “This is great news for citizens of rural communities and can make the American Dream of homeownership a reality, said Ayres-Louiso. “We want people to know that the interest rate on a Rural Development loan is fixed for the life of the loan. For those who qualify, we can reduce their payment even further, to as low as 1 percent, based on the level of household income. However, there is great security in knowing that it can never exceed the fixed rate.” 0The Hillsboro office serves 23 counties throughout Southwestern Ohio with its housing programs, as well as offering a broad range of community and economic development options. For more infor-

mation on programs, contact USDA Rural Development at (937) 393-1921, or e-mail USDA Rural Development’s Hillsboro Office mailing address is 514 Harry Sauner Road, Suite 3 Hillsboro OH 45133.

Sardinia Supervalu announces fuel rewards program Martin’s SUPERVALU, located at 7110 Bachman Rd. in Sardinia, has announced the start of their new Pump Perks Fuel Rewards program. Pump Perks allows customers to save on fuel by making purchases at Martin’s SUPERVALU. Costumers can choose from over one thousand items identified with the Pump Perks tag. These tags also identify the amount per gallon discount earned if the product is purchased. The fuel discounts can the be redeemed at the Sardinia Fuel Mart, located at 153 Winchester Street.



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Four Western wrestlers advance to district meet By Ritchie Butler The Brown County Press

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Western’s Jake Bering advanced to the district by finishing third in the 215-pound weight class at the sectional.

Western Brown The Broncos hosted the division I sectional wrestling tournament on Saturday and qualified four wrestlers to participate in the district meet at Fairfield this weekend. Kurtis Fox, Tory Bauer, Justin Dillinger and Jake Bering all finished in the top four in their respective weight classes, qualifying them for district competition. Fox, Western's 112-pound wrestler, lost a tough 4-3 decision to champion Dillon Campbell of Harrison. Fox finished second at the sectional meet after winning a 3-2 decision over Anderson's Justin Anderson and pinning Sycamore's Austin Post. Bauer, Western's 125-pound wrestler, lost a 7-2 decision to champion Blake Meyers of Glen Este. Bauer also finished

second at the sectional meet after winning a 3-2 decision over Harrison's Blake Giffin and pinning Fairfield's Seth Dixon. Dillinger, Western's 145pound wrestler, also fell in the championship match. He was technical falled by Harrison's Tyler Giffin. Dillinger finished second at the sectional meet by winning a 6-5 decision over Sycamore's DeCarlos Smith and winning a 25-13 major decision over Little Miami's Shawn Davis. Bering, Western's 215pound wrestler, finished third by defeating Glen Este's Michael Kennedy by pin. Bering lost by pin to Fairfield's Ray Gordon in the quarterfinal round. He won his third consolation round match by pinning Sycamore's Nate Love. In the consolation semifinal, Bering won a 5-4 decision over Harrison's John Sittason.

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Western’s Tory Bauer advanced to the district by finishing second in the 125-pound weight class at the sectional.

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Western’s Kurtis Fox advanced to the district by finishing second in the 112-pound weight class at the sectional.

Western’s Justin Dillinger advanced to the district by finishing second in the 145-pound weight class at the sectional.

Warriors down Rockets in FHS homecoming contest By Ritchie Butler The Brown County Press The Eastern Warriors traveled to Fayetteville last Friday and downed the Rockets on their homecoming night by a score of 57-43. “They came out and played us zone,” said Eastern coach Rob Beucler. “They controlled the tempo in the first half.” “We started out playing really well in that first half,” said Fayetteville coach Darryl Iles. “We played hard and gave Eastern a good game.” The Warriors knew they were in for a fight from the opening tip. Fayetteville controlled the action early, racing to a 4-0 lead after baskets by Tyler Guenther and Tyler Gambrel.

The Warriors responded with a 12-0 run, highlighted by Tyler Knabb’s 10 points in less than two minutes. Knabb’s third 3-pointer of the period came with 3:14 remaining in the first, giving Eastern a 17-6 advantage. The Rockets kept battling and closed the gap to 19-14 before the first horn. Daniel Mullins and Gambrel scored four points each in the final three minutes of the quarter, keeping the Rockets close. The two Brown County and Southern Hills League rivals traded baskets throughout the second stanza. Clay Garrett hit a bank shot for the Warriors and Austin Smith canned a three, pushing Eastern’s lead back to 10, at 24-14.

Fayetteville answered with seven-straight points, cutting the deficit to 24-21 with three minutes left in the half. After a layup by Taylor Little put the Warriors on top by five, Zach Durham hit a 3pointer, pulling the Rockets to within two with 2:51 left in the second period. Little scored the only two points of the final two minutes of the half, giving the Warriors a 28-24 edge at the half. In the third quarter, the Rockets wasted no time evening the count. Guenther and Gambrel scored two points each in the opening two minutes, tying the score at 2828. After a Little free throw, Fayetteville’s Gambrel made 2-of-2 at the line, grabbing the


lead for the Rockets at 30-29. Jordan Payne claimed the lead for Eastern for good when he canned a 3-pointer with 3:49 showing on the third-quarter clock. Little converted four free throws and Knabb added a jumper before the period ended, giving the Warriors a 40-33 edge heading into the final frame. “We came out in the second half man-to-man and got after them,” said Beucler. “Taylor played like a man in that second half.” Little scored the first two baskets of the fourth period in the lane, putting Eastern ahead 44-33. Little added two more free throws just before the midway point, giving the Warriors a

48-35 lead. Guenther netted a jumper and Gambrel followed with a 3-pointer for the Rockets, cutting the margin to 48-40. Payne got hot for Eastern in the final two minutes of the game, scoring twice inside and adding a free throw, preserving the 57-43 win for the Warriors. “We’re a little tired,” said Beucler. “Our bench gave us good minutes tonight. We had to grind this one out.” Knabb led the Eastern charge with 19 points. Little added 17. Payne chipped in eight and Garrett finished with six. Gambrel paced the Rockets with 17 tallies. Guenther added 14 and Mullins chipped in six. “We had a couple of breakdowns that caused us to come up short,” said Iles. “I am proud of the kids. It was a good team effort.” In junior varsity action,

Eastern defeated Fayetteville, 56-41. Conner Purdin led the Warriors with 19. Blake Doss added 17. Nick Durham paced the Rockets with 16. Jordan Schmidt added seven. Fayetteville downed Eastern in the freshman game, 38-34. Corey Lykins led Fayetteville with 14 points. Austin Fowler added 11 and Toby Lykins chipped in eight. Josh Boudreau paced the Warriors with 17. C.J. Knight and Michael Snyder added six each. Editor’s note: Eastern’s win improved the Warriors to 10-2 in the SHL. Ripley’s loss to North Adams in a makeup game on Tuesday clinched the Warriors at least a share of the SHL title. Eastern can win the crown outright with a win over Lynchburg in a makeup game next week.




Rocket Royalty

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Eastern’s Taylor Little (43), Fayetteville’s Tyler Gambrel (23) and Eastern’s Jordan Payne (5) await the rebound from a free throw during the Warriors’ win over the Rockets.

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2010 Fayetteville homecoming queen Josie Gilliam and king Jake Holt.

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By Jeremy Sharp Press Contributor

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Georgetown’s Jess Chadwell connects for two of his team-high 16 points versus Batavia on Friday.

points in the win, while senior Logan Hayslip had six. “It’s always nice to win your last game at home,” said Georgetown coach Jerry Underwood, “I’m glad we got it, but it wasn’t easy; it doesn’t

seem like we’re playing to our full potential, but we’re still winning.” Coach Underwood went on to talk about why his team is special. “I think the biggest thing is that I don’t feel like we’re a very talented

team, but somehow we’ve had the ability to win games. They still know how to win, and they still expect to win, they’re just not taking the easy road.”

Lady G-Men's defense too much for Purcell Marian By Ritchie Butler The Brown County Press The Georgetown Lady GMen advanced to the sectional finals by defeating the Purcell Marian Lady Cavaliers on Saturday by a score of 44-27. "Our defense was excellent," said Georgetown coach

Bernie Cropper. "We came out and shut them down early. Our defense led to some easy shots in transition." Paige Gast had the hot hand early for the Lady G-Men, scoring seven points in the first four minutes of the game. Brooke Lahmer scored in the paint with 3:40 left in the

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Georgetown’s Paige Gast leads the break while Kirsten Grant trails the play. Gast led the Lady G-Men with 11 points and Grant added 10 in the sectional win.




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Players must have been born before 7/31/05 to be eligible to play. New players must bring a photocopy of birth certificate @ sign-ups.

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Six Georgetown seniors played in their final home game last Friday. The G-Men won the contest, 47-41. From l-to-r, Cody Dunkin, Tyler Turner, Tyrek Delaney, Logan Hayslip, Jess Chadwell and David Howser.

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quarter, putting the Lady GMen in front, 11-2. Kirsten Grant added two free throws before the end of the first frame, giving Georgetown a 13-3 spread after one complete. The second quarter saw both teams slow the pace offensively while picking up the defensive intensity. Purcell scored four points in the quarter, while Georgetown got two points each from Gast, Hannah Zurbuch and Kelsey Mell. At the half, Georgetown held a 19-7 lead. The Lady G-Men's defense was again stifling in the third period. The Lady G-Men held the Lady Cavs to just three points for the quarter while dropping in 14 points themselves. Grant led the way with six points in the frame. Mell converted a three-point play and added another bucket in the post. Heading into the final period, Georgetown held a comfortable 33-12 advantage. The Lady G-Men's lead ballooned to 38-12 after Grant, Gast and Brianna Householder scored early in the fourth. Purcell answered with a 7-0 run, trimming the Georgetown lead to 38-19 with just over five minutes remaining. The teams traded baskets over the final four minutes, with the Lady G-Men content to burn time off the clock on each offensive trip. Purcell scored eight of the final 10 points of the game, but it was too little, too late, as Georgetown cruised to the 4427 victory. "It turned out to be an easy one," said Cropper. "We weren't expecting that. Jada

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Georgetown’s Amanda Jelley led a Lady G-Men defense that held Purcell Marian to just 12 points in three quarters during the second round of the sectional tournament on Saturday.

Brown was hard to contain for them, but Amanda Jelley stepped up and did a great defensive job. We also got Keya Neeley in foul trouble, and that helped." Gast led a balanced Georgetown attack with 11 tallies. Grant added 10 and

Mell chipped in nine. Zurbuch finished with six and Householder netted five. Lahmer and Casey Carter dropped in two points each. Bri Winn paced the Lady Cavaliers with eight points. Brown, Megan Kenney and Kati Swan added five points

each. Neeley finished with four. The win lifted Georgetown to 21-1 overall. The Lady GMen were set to play Mariemont on Thursday for the sectional title.

Mt. Orab Wendy’s hosting benefit for local girls’ 10-and-under soccer team The Mt. Orab Wendy’s is hosting a Burger Bash Fund raiser for the benefit of a local girls’ soccer team on Thursday, Mar. 4, 2010, from 5 to 9 p.m. A Burger Bash is a Wendy’s Fundraiser where a portion of the sales within a given time period is donated to a team or organization. This fundraiser will be used to help offset the costs associ-

ated with these girls competing at the next level. We encourage everyone to come in for dinner at the Mt. Orab Wendy’s between 5 and 9 p.m. The more people coming in to eat, the greater the amount raised. The soccer team is the Mt. Orab Eagles, a U-10 team, consisting of 7, 8 and 9-yearold girls from Mt. Orab, Hamersville and Batavia.

Southern Ohio Express to hold tryouts Sunday The Southern Ohio Express 10U and 13U Baseball Teams will be holding tryouts on Feb. 28. Please e-mail Eric Purdy at s o u t h e r n o h i o e x for more

information and to schedule a tryout. We are looking for a few more players to fill out our rosters and pitching is a plus. There will be no fee required in order to tryout.

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The 2010 Eagles are: Cassidy Asbury, Sydni Barnes, Mallory Borkowski, Allie Buttree, Gracie Fischer, Samantha Lewis, Hannah Smith, Taylor Staley, Lexi Wallace and Peyton Young. The team is coached by Brian Smith and Nikki Barnes with Dan Silvis serving as team trainer. The Eagles are currently into their indoor season com-

peting against teams from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. The girls are really enjoying the extra training and making new friends, while looking forward to taking the field for competition. The girls would appreciate the support of anyone in the community who can eat at the Mt. Orab Wendy’s between 5 and 9 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 4.

The Press Box Boys Basketball 3/2 Ripley vs. Purcell Marian/Clark Montessori winner @ Western (6 p.m.) 3/2 Fayetteville vs. Miami Valley @ Oak Hills (6:30 p.m., possible) 3/3 Western vs. Moeller @ University of Cincinnati (7:30 p.m., possible) 3/4 Georgetown @ Western (6 p.m., possible) 3/5 Fayetteville @ Oak Hills (6:30 p.m., possible) 3/6 Ripley @ Western (2 p.m., possible)

3/6 Georgetown @ Western (4 p.m., possible) 3/6 Western @ University of Cincinnati (8 p.m., possible) 3/7 Eastern @ Ohio University (5 p.m., possible) Girls Basketball 3/6 Eastern @ Ohio University (5 p.m., possible) 3/6 Georgetown @ Springfield High School (1 p.m., possible) Wrestling 3/5, 3/6 Western @ Ohio State (possible)



The senior class of 2010 on Georgetown High School’s basketball team has been through a lot. They were freshman during the G-Men’s 2007 state championship run, and have provided many wins since that historic year. But on Friday, Feb. 19, versus the Batavia Bulldogs, Georgetown’s class of 2010 played their final home game. The emotion in Brian Grant Gymnasium was evident; the stands were even more packed than usual. After observing parent night, it was time to play basketball, and the GMen did not disappoint. After having some early struggles getting their offense off the ground, the G-Men trailed 7-5. But then senior Logan Hayslip jump-started the team with a pair of threepointers. Hayslip’s treys came within thirty seconds of each other, giving Georgetown the lead and some breathing room. Cody Dunkin tacked on a two before the quarter ended, and the G-Men held a 13-7 advantage at the end of

one. Georgetown’s lead grew to as many as 10 in the second period, but an 8-0 Batavia run all but erased that edge. However, behind five points from Ben Cropper, the G-Men crept back to a commanding position, and led 27-20 at the break. Fast forward to the fourth quarter. Georgetown still held a moderate advantage, but their offense was once again sputtering. It took until the 3:50 mark for the G-Men to score in the final frame. By that time, the Bulldogs had considerably narrowed the gap. However, Batavia then missed three free throws in under a minute’s time that would have brought them within one of the tie. Georgetown took advantage of this miscue, and put some distance between themselves and Batavia. When the final buzzer of the season sounded in Georgetown’s gym, the GMen were victorious 47-41. Senior star Jess Chadwell scored 16 points on the night, while Ben Cropper registered nine. Senior Cody Dunkin and Cody Drake tallied eight


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By Ritchie Butler The Brown County Press The Fayetteville Lady Rockets’ season ended on Tuesday with a 42-30 loss to the Waynesville Lady Spartans in the second round of the sectional tournament at Wilmington High School. “Our kids played hard,” said Fayetteville coach Toby Sheets. “But they always play hard. We really liked our defense in that first half. We just couldn’t buy a bucket in that second half.” Shelby Brown made two threes and Shelby Sheets added a jumper in the first four minutes of the game as Fayetteville soared to an 8-2 lead. Jill Ryan made a layup with just over three minutes left in the first, giving the Lady Rockets a 10-2 edge. Waynesville’s Jessica Dahnke pulled the Lady

Spartans closer with two free throws at the 2:17 mark. Neither team gave an inch over the final two minutes of the period. The first quarter ended with the Lady Rockets in front, 10-4. Fayetteville and Waynesville used good halfcourt defense to keep each other at bay offensively in the second stanza. The Lady Spartans got baskets from Molley Alford, Amber Bell and Katelyn Danner in the first four minutes of the period, tying the score at 10-10. Sheets got the Lady Rockets on the board with 3:34 remaining in the half when she drained a 3-pointer from the corner. Brown added a hoop in the lane at the 2:25 mark. Again, the two teams did not budge over the final two minutes of the quarter. At the half, Fayetteville clung to a

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Fayetteville’s Jill Ryan tries to wrestle the ball away from Waynesville’s Amber Bell during the Lady Rockets’ loss to the Lady Spartans.

15-10 lead. In the third period, Waynesville got off to a hot start. Bell made a jumper and two straight 3-pointers in the first two minutes. Ashley Scoggins answered for the Lady Rockets with a layup, but Bell came right back with another three, giving the Lady Spartans a 21-17 lead at the midway point of the third. “Bell got hot in that third period,” said Sheets. “She made the difference in the game.” Ryan made a bank shot and sheets scored four points in the final four minutes of the period. After three quarters, Fayetteville and Waynesville were tied, 23-23. Danner and Dahnke scored early in the fourth, putting the Lady Spartans on top, 27-23. Sheets countered with a turnaround jumper at the 4:47 mark, closing the gap to 2725. But that was as close as the Lady Rockets could get in the final frame. Bell made a free throw and a layup for Waynesville. Lauren Bunn added a layup and suddenly the Lady Spartans were up 32-25. Fayetteville was forced to foul over the final two minutes. Waynesville made 50 percent of its charity tosses down the stretch, securing the 42-30 win. “We had to foul at the end,” said Sheets. “They did a nice job in their matchup zone and we couldn’t get any shots to fall.” Sheets led the Lady Rockets with 13 tallies. Brown added eight. Ryan finished with four. Desiree Dutro netted three and Scoggins chipped in two. Bell led the Lady Spartans with a game-high 20 points. Dahnke added 10 and Danner chipped in six. The Lady Rockets end the


Lady Rockets fall to Waynesville in sectional, 42-30

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Fayetteville’s lone senior, Shelby Brown, puts up a shot during the Lady Rockets’ loss to Waynesville on Tuesday. Brown scored eight points in her final game.

season with a record of 16-6. Fayetteville loses only one senior off this year’s team in Brown.

“We had a great season and I hope shelby Brown remembers it,” said Sheets. “She has been a motivator. She battled

back from injury to get back to playing something she loved. She was a great leader.”

Ripley Lady Jays drop sectional game to Badin, 62-43 By Ritchie Butler The Brown County Press

Badin scored the first 15 points of the second half, opening up a 39-18 lead. The Lady Rams forced Ripley into numerous turnovers during a five-minute span. The Lady Jays' miscues led to some easy opportunities for the Lady Rams. Kelsey Carpenter ended the Ripley dry spell when she scored on a backdoor cut with 2:57 left in the third. The teams traded baskets the rest of the frame which ended with Badin on top, 45-24. The Lady Rams kept up the pressure in the fourth period, extending their lead to 53-26 after Kara Gerbus converted two shots in the lane. Ripley got a late 7-0 run when Kirschner stuck back an offensive board, followed by a three-point play from Whitney Plymesser and two free throws by Melissa Mitchell. Badin and Ripley traded buckets over the final two minutes as the Lady Jays' season ended with a 62-43 loss to the Lady Rams. "We knew their pressure

was coming," added Coleman. "We worked on it all week in practice, but we couldn't simulate that kind of pressure." Malone led Ripley with 12 tallies. Sadie Grisham added eight. Kirschner chipped in six while Plymesser finished with five. Carpenter and Mitchell netted four points each. Brianna Payne and Taylor Fyffe both contributed two points. Gerbus paced the Lady Rams with 11 points. Courtney Hubbard added nine. Fritsch, Abby Stapf and Morgan Pater chipped in seven points each. Ripley finished the season with an overall record of 1011. The Lady Jays bid farewell to four seniors in Plymesser, Mitchell, Kirschner and Malone. "They're all good kids," said Coleman. "They did what we asked and gave their heart and soul. We tried to do the same for them."


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Ripley senior Whitney Plymesser scored five points in her final game for the Lady Jays.



The Ripley Lady Blue Jays' season came to an end after they dropped a sectional tournament game to the Badin Lady Rams on Monday, 6243. "Badin has a heckuva team," said Ripley coach Chris Coleman. "We've struggled to score all year, and we've not seen that type of pressure. We just didn't take care of the ball." Both teams started slow offensively at Wilmington High School. In fact, the Lady Jays trailed only 3-2 with 3:12 remaining in the first. Badin got a 3-pointer from Abby Fritsch and a bank shot from Megan Purves in the final minute of the period, taking a 10-4 lead into the closing seconds of the frame. At the buzzer, Ripley's Mollie Malone was fouled attempting a three. The senior forward made good on all three free throws after time had expired, pulling the Lady Jays to with-

in three, at 10-7, after one complete. The Lady Rams continued their full-court pressure defense in the second stanza, forcing the Lady Jays out of their offense. But the Ripley girls hung tough, trailing by a score of 16-12 at the midway point of the quarter. Megan Kirschner hit a jumper and Malone followed with a score in the paint, tying the count at 16-16 with 2:59 remaining in the half. Badin ran off eight unanswered points, taking a 24-16 lead with 34 seconds left in the second period. Kirschner made another jumper just before the half ended, cutting the Lady Rams' lead to 24-18 at the break. "We missed several shots at the end of the first half," said Coleman. "That carried over into the third quarter, when we didn't score for the first five minutes." The Ripley drought at the beginning of the third proved to be the difference in the game.


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Ripley senior Megan Kirschner scored six points in her final game for the Lady Jays.

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Ripley senior Melissa Mitchell scored four points in her final game for the Lady Jays.

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Ripley senior Mollie Malone scored 12 points in her final game for the Lady Jays.

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The Western Broncos dropped their final home game of the year to the Goshen Warriors last Thursday, 72-54. “As the season wears on, guys get frustrated and try to take too much on,” said Western coach Doug Williams. “It’s been a rollercoaster ride and we need someone to step up and be a leader.” Western got off to a good


start against the Warriors as Jon Walker hit a jumper and Craig Naylor canned a 3pointer, giving the Broncos a 5-0 edge with 6:35 remaining in the first. Goshen scored the next 12 points of the game as the Broncos went cold from the field. Justin Nickell made a three for Western with 2:12 showing on the first-period clock, cutting Goshen’s lead to 14-10. Thomas Gibson scored the final basket of the quarter for

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Western’s Nick Woodyard makes this reverse layup during the Broncos’ loss to Goshen.

the Warriors, giving Goshen a 16-10 lead after eight minutes. The Warriors started the second stanza on a bit of a tear, netting the first six points of the period. After Dylan Dawson made a free throw for the Broncos, Derek Koch made a free throw for the Warriors and Nick Wake stuck back an offensive board. Walker scored on a drive for Western, but Koch gave the Warriors their biggest lead of the half when he drained a three with 3:43 to go in the second. Zach Seimer scored twice before the half ended, pulling the Broncos to within 10, at 30-20, as the buzzer sounded. With under three minutes gone in the third, Kyle Puckett hit a 3-pointer for the Broncos, cutting Goshen’s advantage to 34-27. The Southern Buckeye rivals traded baskets for the next two minutes before Goshen went on another run. Koch and Derek Bunnell each scored two buckets in the Warriors’ 8-0 run, giving Goshen a 48-31 lead. Spencer Howard grabbed a rebound and put it back in for the Broncos and added a free throw in the final minute of the period. After three complete, Goshen held a 50-35 lead. Western cut the Warriors’ lead to 13 points when Puckett made another 3-pointer with just under two minutes left in the game, but the Broncos couldn’t get any closer, falling to Goshen, 72-54. “Goshen threw some good man-to-man against us,” said Williams. “Their guards forced us places we didn’t want to go.” Bunnell led the Warriors


Western Broncos drop final home game to Goshen

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Western’s Jon Walker drives to the basket during the Broncos’ loss to Goshen.

with 17 points. Thomas Gibson added 15 and Koch chipped in 14. Antony Burch finished with 13 and Nate Godby netted nine. Walker paced the Broncos with nine tallies. Seimer added eight. Naylor and Howard chipped in seven points each. Nick Woodyard, Puckett and Dawson finished

with six points each. The loss dropped Western to 10-9 overall, 8-5 in the SBC. Western won the junior varsity game, 46-41. Hiro Purdin led the Broncos with 15. cody Randolph added 12 and Michael Lidsay chipped in 10. Sean Bell and Anthony

Voto led Goshen with 16 points each. Goshen defeated Western in the freshman contest, 37-33. Nick Messer led the Warriors with 12 points. Bryan Smith added 10. Tim Cecil paced the Broncos with 12 tallies. Scotty Ryan added nine.

Lady Broncos 2009 softball team honored

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The 2009 Western Lady Broncos softball team, players and coaches were honored for their outstanding season during halftime of the Western/Goshen boys basketball game last Thursday. The 2009 Lady Broncos won the league, sectional and district titles. The team was honored with a banner and some commemorative artwork (left). Practice for the 2010 season begins next week. Pitchers and catchers have already reported.


By Ritchie Butler The Brown County Press The Fayetteville Lady Rockets advanced to the second round of the girls division III sectional tournament by defeating the East Clinton Lady Astros on Saturday by a score of 49-42 at Wilmington High School. "We are a fast-break team and East Clinton tried to shut that down," said Fayetteville coach Toby Sheets. "We had our post players start dribbling out. All of our post players can handle the ball." Kaitlyn Smith gave the Lady Astros an early lead when she connected for three just 30 seconds into the first. Shelby Sheets scored the first eight points of the game for Fayetteville. Her fourth basket gave the Lady Rockets their first lead of the day, at 87, with 2:26 remaining in the opening period. East Clinton claimed the

lead right back on a jumper by Jordanne Finley and a 3-pointer from Tessa Witkemper. Shelby Brown scored the last seven points of the quarter for Fayetteville, giving the Lady Rockets a 15-12 edge after eight minutes. Sheets and Brown drained threes early in the second stanza. Ashley Scoggins scored a layup and at the midway point in the quarter, Fayetteville stretched its lead to 23-12. Scoggins scored two more easy baskets in transition and Brown banked in a three just before the buzzer, giving the Lady Rockets a 32-18 advantage at the intermission. "We made some threes early," said Sheets. "But we missed some in that second half. In the third quarter, East Clinton got up on that first pass, and we didn't attack." Scoggins picked up where she left off in the third period, scoring two baskets off the fast break. Desiree Dutro

added a layup as the Lady Rockets' lead grew to 39-20. The Lady Astros started to pressure in the half court, using a trap to force a string of turnovers. East Clinton scored 10 unanswered points in the quarter, cutting the Fayetteville lead to 39-30 with just over two minutes left in the frame. Brown made good on a free throw and Jill Ryan scored in the paint, giving the Lady Rockets a 42-32 lead heading into the fourth period. "Ashley is doing a good job for us," said Sheets. "She's got a nose for getting open. Jill got in some foul trouble in the third. That hurt us because she is such a good rebounder." The Lady Astros outscored the Lady Rockets 8-2 in the first four minutes of the fourth, trimming the deficit to 44-40. The Fayetteville defense stepped up, holding East Clinton to just two points in

the final four minutes of the game. The Lady Rockets made just 5-of-13 from the line in the final minutes of the game, but it was good enough to hold on for the 49-42 win. "Our defense played extremely well," said Sheets. "I have so much confidence in my starters. I don't think we were tired, but we did throw some ill-advised passes in that second half." Brown led the Lady Rockets' offense with a gamehigh 17 points. Sheets added 14 and Scoggins chipped in 10. Dutro finished with four. Ryan netted two and Emily Stahl added one. Witkemper paced East Clinton with 11 tallies. Finley and Sam Henderson added eight points each. Bri Knisley chipped in six. Smith finished with five and Hilarie Noes netted four. The win lifted Fayetteville to 16-5 overall.


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Fayetteville’s Ashley Scoggins flies to the hoop during the Lady Rockets’ win over East Clinton.

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Monday Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, March 1, at the Commissioners’ Office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. Northern Brown Senior Center at St. Martin’s Chapel Hall in St. Martin will host activities for senior citizens 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, March 1. Indoor walking also is scheduled. All area citizens 55 and older are invited to attend. Free bingo will be offered to senior citizens 60 and older 9:45-11:15 a.m. Monday, March 1, at the Brown County Senior Nutrition Center, 505 N. Main St., Georgetown. 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. Brown County Budget Commission will meet at noon Monday, March 1, in the Brown County Commissioners’ Conference Room, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton

Station Drive, Maysville, Ky., will offer a Grief and Loss Support Group 1-2 p.m. Monday, March 1, and the first Monday of every month for individuals who have lost a loved one recently. Further information is available by calling 1-800928-4848 or (606) 759-4050. Mt. Orab Women’s Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 1, at the Mt. Oreb Depot, 200 Woodward St., Mt. Orab. New members are welcome. Further information is available by calling (513) 310-2230. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter in Mt. Orab will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 1, at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High St. Further information is available by calling Hope Fain at (937) 444-0404. TOPS Chapter in Ripley will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 1, at Ripley Church of The Nazarene, 230 N. Second St. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501. TOPS Chapter in Sardinia will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 1, at Sardinia Church of The Nazarene on Sardinia-Mowrystown Road. Further information is available by calling Bobbi Wilson at (937) 446-4662. Eagle Township Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March 1, at the Township Building in Fincastle. Sardinia-Mowrystown Lioness Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March

COURT NEWS Property Sales Sara V. Frebis to Levi Jared Burton, 152.67 acres, Franklin Twp., and .35 acre, Jefferson Twp., $315,000 Allison M. Aldridge to Tammy L. Scott, 1.02 acres, Huntington Twp., $16,500 Myron Heggood and Jodi S. Heggood to KeyBank National Association, 1 acre, Pike Twp., $32,400 Shannon Burton to Gary L. Warren, 3.5 acres, Clark Twp., $118,000 Michael W. and Nancy J. Thompson to Dave Arnold, 16.27 acres, Perry Twp., $56,945 James D. and Kathleen T. Stentz to James P. Weber, 19.97 acres, Union Twp., $50,000

Marriages Lindsay Sue Piatt, 23, Sardinia, medical billing/coding employee, and Seth Ira Lee Jones, 27, Ripley, delivery specialist Christina Nicole Murphy, 18, Bethel, student, and Dereck Charles Ackley, 24, Bethel, DHL employee Megan Elizabeth Moore, 20, Mt. Orab, and Daniel Steven Fisher, 25, Wilder, Ky., pharmacist Tracey L. Hunt, 40, Georgetown, homemaker, and Willard H. Young, 60, Georgetown, carpenter Erin Dawn Stack, 35, Sardinia, student, and Michael Alvin Nance, 39, Sardinia, truck driver

Probate Lynn Brooks Colliver, Russellville, Case No. 20101022, DOD 01/16/10, file date 02/19/10 Debora C. Gibson, Bethel, Case No. 20101021, DOD 11/20/09, file date 02/18/10 Mark E. Lunsford, Felicity, Case No. 20101020, DOD 01/01/10, file date 02/17/10 Lillie B. McLain, Ripley, Case No. 20101019, DOD 02/08/10, file date 02/16/10


Common Pleas CIVIL CASES Target National Bank formerly known as Retailers National Bank – Target Visa vs. Beatrice E. Sapp, other civil J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., successor by merger to Bank One, N.A., vs. John P. Ranson et al, foreclosure The Servicemaster Acceptance Company vs. Mark A. Williams, other civil Deere and Company vs. Jeffrey A. Mock, other civil CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Robert L. Bartels et al, foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., successor by merger to Wachovia Bank, N.A., formerly known as World Savings Bank, F.S.B. vs. Julia L. Baker et al, foreclosure Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as trustee vs. Jessie Smith et al, foreclosure GMAC Mortgage, L.L.C. vs. Richard L. Pierson et al, foreclosure CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Rebecca J. Gallimore et al, foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. George Berger et al, foreclosure Nationstar Mortgage, L.L.C. vs. Robert E. Philpot et al, foreclosure Brown County Treasurer Connie Patrick vs. Finova Loan Administration Community First Loan Center, foreclosure Brown County Treasurer Connie Patrick vs. Donald Carter et al, foreclosure GMAC Mortgage, L.L.C. vs. John Z. Siemianowski et al, foreclosure Matrix Acquisitions, L.L.C. vs. Sharon K. Wyatt, other civil Matrix Acquisitions, L.L.C. vs. Melissa Connor also known as Melissa L. Hensley, other civil Matrix Acquisitions, L.L.C. vs. Pamela Nace, other civil LVNV Funding vs. Angie Gregory also known as Angela S. Gregory, other civil City Ice and Fuel Company of Point Pleasant vs. Foodshop Corporation et al, foreclosure Capital One Bank (U.S.A.), N.A. vs. Suellyn E. Gordon, other civil BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P., formerly known as Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. vs Phyllis D. Mays-Mann, foreclosure U.S. Bank, N.A., N.D. vs. Linda S. Foster et al, foreclosure DOMESTIC CASES Jean A. Stigers, Williamsburg, vs. Sam Rhyne, Mt. Orab, stalking order Dez Savoie, Mt. Orab, vs. Shannon Savoie, Bethel, termination of marriage Amber Barger, Felicity, vs. Brian Barger, New Richmond, termination of marriage Rachael McGuffey, Mt. Orab, vs. Kathy Glover, Mt. Orab, stalking order Rachael McGuffey, Mt. Orab, vs. Alan Glover, Mt. Orab, stalking order Arnold S. Cox Sr., Sardinia, vs. Rhonda L. Cox, Amelia, dissolution of marriage Dorothea Seaman, Hamersville, vs. Henry Jackson III, Cincinnati, domestic violence Donald W. Henry, Bethel, vs. Dewayne Brown, Mt. Orab, stalking order Angela Marion, Sardinia, vs. James Bennington, no address given, stalking order Bonnie Barnett, Mt. Orab, vs. Harold Barnett, Milford, termination of marriage Donald Snider, Winchester, vs. Christine Snider, Winchester, termination of marriage Tina Manning, Georgetown, vs. Timothy E. Manning, Georgetown, termination of marriage Beverly Lindsey, Winchester, vs. Robin Lindsey, Mt. Orab, domestic violence Rebecca A. Clark, Bethel, vs. Vincent A. Clark, Bethel, domestic violence Darren S. Adams, Sardinia, vs. Rebecca J. VanWinkle, New Vienna, domestic violence

1, at Washington Township Community Park Building, formerly known as Sardinia-Mowrystown Lions Club Park Building, 7731 Tri-County Highway East, Sardinia. Aberdeen Village Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 1, at the Municipal Building. George A. Lambert Post 755 of the American Legion and Post 755 Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 1, at the Legion Hall on College Avenue in Sardinia. Carey Bavis Post 180 of the American Legion will meet at 8 p.m. Monday, March 1, at the Post, 1001 S. Main St., Georgetown. Tuesday County Health Brown Department, 826 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown, will administer general immunizations 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, 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. Hamersville Elementary-Middle School, 1950 State Route 125, Hamersville, will hold Kindergarten Registration 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 2. Any child who is 5 on or before Thursday, Sept. 30, is eligible to register for kindergarten. Further information is available by calling HEMS at (937) 379-1144. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, at Sardinia Town Hall, 151 Maple Ave., Sardinia. Adams Brown Community Action Program will host bingo every Tuesday, including March 2, 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, March 2, at the Municipal Building, 211 S. High St., Mt. Orab. The meeting time is a permanent change for this year from the former meeting time of 6:30 p.m., but the meeting date will remain the same on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Ohio Tobacco Museum Inc. will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, at the museum, 703 S. Second St., Ripley. Lake Waynoka Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, at the Lake Waynoka Lodge. Sardinia Founder’s Day Celebration Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, at Sardinia Town Hall, 151 Maple Ave., Sardinia. Anyone interested in helping with this year’s three-day festival in June is invited and encouraged to attend. Mt. Orab Village Council will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, at the Village Municipal Building, 211 S. High St., Mt. Orab. Courts-Fussnecker Post 367 of the American Legion will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, at the Post on Elk River Road in Ripley. Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2293 and Auxiliary will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, at the Eagles Lodge in Georgetown. Brown County Fair Board will meet at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, at the Brown County Fairgrounds in Georgetown. Wednesday Georgetown Lions Club will meet at 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, at the Fireside Restaurant in Georgetown. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, at the Commissioners’ Office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. Rambler Weavers will meet 9:30 a.m.-noon Wednesday, March 3, 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. Pesticide Recertification for private applicators will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, at Fraternal Order of Eagles Hall, 600 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. Those interested in participating will need to call The Ohio State University Extension Services Office in Georgetown at (937) 378-6716 by Monday, March 1, to preregister. The Pesticide Recertification also is scheduled Monday, March 15, at Southern State Community College South Campus in Fincastle and Tuesday, March 23, at the Clermont County Fairgrounds in Owensville. Those wishing to preregister and find out information about times may call the OSU Extension Services Office in Georgetown. TOPS Chapter in Aberdeen will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, at the Riverbend Apartments Community Room. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501. Union Township Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, at the Union Township Public Library in Ripley. Yoga class will be held 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, 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.

Three Brown County Catholic churches are offering the public an opportunity to learn about the Roman Catholic Church in a “welcoming environment” Inquiry Session at 7 p.m. on three upcoming Wednesdays. The dates and locations are March 3, St. Mary Catholic Church, Arnheim; March 10, St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Ripley; and March 17, St. George Catholic Church, Georgetown.

Friday Free knitting and crocheting classes will be held 10 a.m.-noon Friday, March 5, 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) 7342501 or (513) 543-3137.

Ripley Life Squad will host bingo at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, at the Life Squad Building, 799 S. Second St., Ripley. Doors will open at 5 p.m.

Lenten Friday Fish Fries will be held 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 5, 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.

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, March 3. Further information is available by calling Jarrod McGinnis at (937) 444-2493. Jefferson Township Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, at the Township Building on South Columbus Street in Russellville. Brown County Democratic Party Central and Executive Committee will meet at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, at the Brown County Senior Services Building, 505 N. Main St., Georgetown. Thursday Brown County Subdivision Review Board Regulations Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 4, at the Brown County Planning Commission Office, 740 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. Georgetown United Methodist Church, 217 S. Main St., Georgetown, will hold a Rummage Sale and Bake Sale 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, March 4, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, March 5, in the Church Fellowship Hall. 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, March 4, for interested citizens 55 and older. Indoor walking is scheduled 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and chair volleyball practice also is slated. Lunch will be eaten at the Center. An Alzheimer’s Family Caregiver’s Program is scheduled 1-4 p.m. Brown County Writers’ Group will meet 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at the Mt. Orab Branch of the Brown County Public Library, 613 S. High St., Mt. Orab. Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley Office at 1111 Northview Drive, Hillsboro, will begin a four-week Grief and Loss Support Group at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 4, for individuals who recently have lost a loved one. Further information is available by calling (937) 444-4900 or 1-800-928-4848. 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, March 4, at the Legion Hall on College Avenue in Sardinia. Russellville Kiwanis Club will meet at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at the Russellville Firehouse. Franklin Township Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at the Township Hall in Arnheim. Friendly Circle women’s group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at Sardinia Church of Christ. Semper Fidelis Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 4, in the Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington High School Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Room in Ripley. The Society encourages all parents of JROTC students at RULH High School to join in its discussions. Scott Township Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at the Township Hall in New Hope. Brown County Community Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at the Board Building at 85 Banting Drive, Georgetown. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab.

Georgetown Knothole Baseball and Fast-Pitch and Slow-Pitch Softball signups will be held 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 gtownyouthsports@ or calling Sean Crawford for baseball at (513) 535-3880 or Jamie Gast for softball at (937) 213-1680. Holy Trinity Church, 140 N. Sixth St., Batavia, will hold Fish Fries 5:307:30 p.m. each Friday during Lent including March 5. Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2289, 265 Foundry Drive, Batavia, will be holding Fish Fries 5:30-8 p.m. every Friday through Lent including March 5. The cost will be $8 per dinner. Sandwiches also will be available separately. Further information is available by calling (513) 732-9035. Mt. Orab Elementary School Winter Carnival will be held 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 5, at the school. All proceeds will go to the school to help the student body with materials and such educational programs as field trips. An Auction at the Winter Carnival will be held at 7 p.m. Centenary United Methodist Church, 110 N. Second St., Ripley, will offer community ballroom dance lessons 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, March 5. John Dvorachek will teach beginner lessons at $10 per lesson. Further information is available by calling Jaime Wirth at (937) 377-1325. Carey Bavis Post 180 of The American Legion will host bingo beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, March 5, at the Post, 1001 S. Main St., Georgetown. Stations of The Cross services will be held at 7 p.m. every Friday during Lent, including March 5, at St. Angela Merici Parish’s St. Patrick Chapel in Fayetteville. The last Stations of The Cross service will be held Friday, April 2. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 5, 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 March 5 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays including March 6. Anyone who needs further information or wishes to become a vendor may contact Vicki Bixler at (937) 515-0109. Saturday Noted Civil War historian Ed Bearss will speak at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at Georgetown United

Methodist Church, 217 S. Main St., Georgetown. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased at the door the day of the event or at Purdy and Ring Law Office, 318 W. State St., Georgetown, prior to the event. All proceeds will benefit the U.S. Grant Homestead Association.


Sunday Red Oak Ranchers 4-H Club will conduct its organizational meeting 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, at Maysville Roller Rink, 302 Lexington Ave., Maysville, Ky. Signups will be done at this meeting. The cost for anyone wanting to skate will be $1 for roller skates and $2 for roller blades.

Benefit Dinner for Linda and Glenn Adams will be held 4-8 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at the Byrd Township Community Center along State Route 125 in Decatur. The event is being hosted by family members and friends of the couple to help with expenses as Mrs. Adams is battling cancer. The cost of the dinner is by donation only, and the event also will include a cake and pie auction, a raffle, and musical performances by Rosie Young and Doug Green. Further information is available by calling Benefit Chairwoman Carolyn Breisler at (937) 515-9775. Ripley Life Squad will host bingo at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at the Life Squad Building, 799 S. Second St., Ripley. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Courts-Fussnecker Post 367 of the American Legion will host a dance 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday, March 6, at the Post, 2944 Elk River Road, Ripley. The event is open to the public. Upcoming Events Batavia Bulls 14 and Under Select Baseball Team is conducting 2010 Season tryouts. All positions are welcome with pitching being a plus. Anyone wishing to schedule a private tryout may contact Jason Boothby at (937) 444-4005 or (513) 919-5783. Participants may not turn 15 before Saturday, May 1. Higginsport Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services Squad will sponsor a Texas Hold’em Tournament Saturday, March 13, at the Higginsport Firehouse. Signups will begin at 2 p.m. and the tournament at 3 p.m. Food and drinks will be available. Further information and directions are available by calling (937) 375-6721. Brown County Republican Party’s Annual Lincoln Day Dinner will be held Saturday, March 13, at Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2293 Hall, 600 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. John Kasich, the Republican Party nominee for Ohio governor in the 2010 General Election, will be the featured speaker. The Dinner’s Social Hour will begin about 5 p.m. with the meal scheduled to begin about 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 each. Reservations may be made by e-mailing brown countyrepub or calling (937) 4442988. Commercial and Private Applicator License for pesticides free testing will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, March 15, at Southern State Community College South Campus in Fincastle. Those wishing to be tested may call the Ohio Department of Agriculture to preregister at 1-800-2821955. Further information is available by calling The Ohio State University Extension Services Office in Georgetown at (937) 378-6716. Sardinia Buckeye 4-H Club will accept new members until Saturday, March 20. Anyone who would like further information may call Head Advisor Charla Yochum at (937) 446-3119 or Vernon and Darlene Scott at (937) 4462277.


Georgetown Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring its Family Portrait Fund-Raiser Saturday and Sunday, March 20 and 21, at the Georgetown Firehouse, 831 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. Each family who supports the Fire Department with a $20 contribution will receive a certificate for a complimentary 10” by 13” family portrait. Further information is available by calling Georgetown Fire Chief Joe Rockey at (937) 378-4414. Golf Scramble Fund-Raiser for Mt. Orab Heat 9-Year-Olds Baseball Team will be held Saturday, April 24, at Whiteoak Golf Course on Tri-County Highway near Sardinia. The cost to participate will be $50 per player. Information is available by calling Assistant Coach James Taylor at (513) 617-8962.





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For all your sewing needs for you, your family and HORSE BOARDING your home. Call 937-444Two horse stalls available 4276. Reasonable rates, in Russellville. Full or expert service. partial board. Training also available. Call Mari607 - FIREWOOD etta at 937-377-2304. FOR SALE Firewood, sold by 615 - MISC. FOR SALE State Regulations, 4 BRAND new Toyota u-pick up or we deliver. For fast friendly service Camrey 5 lug 16” steel rims with Toyota hub call Cox Firewood at: caps with emblem still in 937-378-4309 No answer, leave message the boxes. $50 FIRM. Contact 513-876-3403. or call 937-515-5829 Located BEAUTIFUL WHITE 3600 SR 125 Maggie Sottero Georgetown, OH wedding gown, State & County size 8, Voucher welcome never worn, 608 - FARM PRODUCE $800 OBO FESCUE/ORCHARD Also, GRASS/CLOVER mix, Chapel length veil $3.00. never worn, Alfalfa/orchard/grass mix, $3.50-$4.50. Second cut$75 OBO ting orchard/clover, For more information 307 - MOBILE HOMES Call RENT TO own mobile $4.00. call: home, $250/mo., 3br, 937-373-3480. FOR RENT 937-515-2692 2BR MOBILE home for 1.5ba, rent fenced 1/2 lot $250. HAY, rent, WBSD, 1.5-acres, acre CLOVER & BOWFLEX FOR sale, $385/mo. Call 513-724-1315. Timothy mix, $3.00 & excellent condition, in $300. 513-284-8585. $3.50 per bale. Russellville, 937-213-1163. 405 - LOTS & ACREAGE 513-967-4795. NICE 1BR mobile home 611 - WANTED TO BUY BEAUTIFUL near Hamersville, NO CASH TODAY! Antique FOR SALE: Folding ta50ACRES PETS. Has stove, fridge, furniture, gold, silver bles, 6ft & 8ft, $35/$45. W/large rock lined shed. Single or couple coins, games, appliances, Metal file cabinets, $20. creek & woods, great preferred. $425/rent, records, books, DVDs 5ft. Finish mower, 3pt., for hunting or farming. $425/deposit. Call “ALL MOST ANY- $450. 937-444-9403. More or less 937-378-6827. THING”. 937-378-1819. acreage available. 308-OFFICE/BUSINESS Bethel New Hope Rd. 613-PETS AND SUPPLIES FORD PARTS, motors, 1-mile from SPACE FOR RENT BLACK LAB pups, born transmission. For sale, Clermont County line, UPTOWN BUILDING, Nov. 27th, full-blooded, lumber from 1830’s Western Brown but prime location, 2000sq. reasonably priced, right home, oak, all parts. close enough for ft., great for retail or ofage to train! 937-289-1040. Bethel. fice space. Call 937-446-3279. Asking $199,500 937-205-1678 for details.

400 - HOUSES FOR SALE FARM WITH nice 1.5 story older home w/basement, 3 car detached garage, barns & 20 rolling acres with large rock lined creek and woods, great for hunting or farming, more or less acreage available, Bethel New Hope Rd., 1 mi. from Clermont County line, Western Brown but close enough for Bethel. Asking $215,000 513-734-6349 or 937-444-6925 Dan (May also sell for less with fewer acres)

Dan 513-734-6349 or 937-444-6925 (Smaller parcels also available)

CKC SIBERIAN Husky puppies, 3-red & white males & females, $400/ea. 1st shots & wormed. 9wks. old. MT. ORAB area - 937-446-2798. 5-acres, minutes from highway & school. All utilities & driveway on GERMAN SHEPHERD property. $35,000.00. puppies, 14wks. old, 1-male, 3-female, AKC 513-724-3003. registered. 1st shots, wormed, vet checked, 406 - FARMS FOR SALE $300/ea. Call 513-557-9734.

GEORGETOWN - 195 acres, 13 tillable, $1800/acre. 513-460-3408.

QUEEN PILLOWTOP mattress set w/memory foam. New! In plastic. Worth $1100. Sell $350. 937-515-6590.


LAB PUPS, AKC, white/yellow/black, eyes & nose beautiful, 8wks., dews, 1st shots, wormed, male, female, $475, $575. 513-505-0034.

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807 - TRUCKS FOR SALE 1994 FORD Ranger parting out 4x4 front & rear deferentials, new clutch & 5spd. transmission, new radiator, $450 or buy parts separately. Call 937-444-6736 or 513-282-9234.


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 1998 CHRYSLER Town & Country van, body in good condition, hood has dent. Van runs good when running, needs fuel sensor. $500 OBO. 513-876-0438 or 513-520-1725. 2003 HONDA Accord EX V6, leather, loaded, VGC, garaged, 1-owner, all service records, 27K/actual miles. Must see! Asking $14,500. 513-313-3772. JUNKED, WRECKED unwanted autos, autos, trucks, motorcycles, etc., some towed free, cash paid for some. Call 513-734-1650

901 - SALES MOVING SALE! All contents must go! Buy everything for one price or specific items. Call 513-875-8009.

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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 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



P Looking for a 1 2 0 1 7 3 4 - SOLD home for your Georgetown growing family on of a One almost an acre? This is it! Better than move-in conkind!*Full brick 2dition.Beautiful wood flooring lower level. Antique story.*Huge Master mantle. Septic leach lines are marked. 2 covered BR suite w/personal balcony.*Natural Bay winporches. Shed 20x8. Corner location. $ 85,000 dows, pocket doors thru-out, oak woodwork.* Real Beauty!*Inground 32x18 8' deep pool.*Det 2 1123757- Four family story brick garage also.*Full fin bsmt plumbed for Apt. bldg. located 3rd ba. $395,000 two blocks off of SR 52. All units have 1180019- Georgetown totally renobeen First offering! Fantastic Each unit has vated. positive cash flow! Duplex a laundry area availin good condition. 1 & 2 able. Each apt. is separately metered. 4000 plus bdrm. units. Fully equipped SF. Bldg and units are in mint condition. PLEASE, washer, dryer hook-ups in ONLY PRE-APPROVED BUYERS. $147,500 both units. Great location. Huge walk in attic. $49,900


Don't miss this custom built waterfront home. 4 BR/3 BA. Beautiful interior, finished lower level with walkout to your dock. Many extras. Scehdule today to see this immaculate home. $269,000 • MLS #1200428 Call Doris

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Think Spring! Great dock for your boat comes with this great waterfront 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch home. Perfect weekend getaway or full time resident. details available. $189,000 • MLS #1204796 Call Doris

Quality built 4 year old, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with finished walk-out lower level. Only steps from your private dock for your boat.full details available. $192,500 • MLS #1204489 Call Doris

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1208520- Georgetown- Better than new! This beauty has been kept in pristine condition. Large rooms, brand new dlooring, newer hvac w/auto back-up & propane heater.Self-sufficient. 1 1/5 car gar.w/attic storage. $89,900

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

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.

Must see this great 3 bedroom, 2 bath, open floor plan with loft overlooking family room. 4-car garage for your boat. Double lot. Enjoy the rec center, 3 swimming pools and much more. Walk to your boat for all watersports on the lake. $169,000 • MLS #1198504 Call Doris

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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

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New quality construction! 3BD/2BA ranch. This one has many extras & upgrades - all stainless appliances, ceramic tile, unbelievable closet space, concrete drive. Close to rec center & swimming pools. Walk to your boat. Immediate possession. $133,900 • MLS #1192056 Call Doris


1208031 -Russellville- Listed below appraised value! Solid 3 Bd.2 Ba.home.Master BR.suite w/it's own LR 1206370 -Mt. Orab- Totally renovated home on public 2007. HDWD Flrs.under carpet in LR, DR, hallway & 2 water & sewer. Beautiful hardwood floors thru-out. Fully Brm's. Arched doorways,Equipped kitchen, picture wndw, partial bsmt,deck,1 car garage,huge back yard. $89,900 equipped kitchen. Full basement. Why rent? $69,900 1206356 -Mt. OrabG N NDI What a deal! 2 bdrm D P E D AY S L O property in town on S N2 I public utilities. Great Nice sized condition. 1205174 -Bethel- Western Brown Schools! Tucked away on a no outlet road, is this all brick home w/full bdrms. Newer heat pump. All new wiring thru-out. In the bsmt Ready to move right in to! FP in MBR, Att. 2 car process of Real Estate conversion. $39,900 gar. Fresh paint & carpet thru-out.Huge barn w/2 sheds. 1205263 G Land rolls beautifully. Picturesque setting. $149,900 HamersvilleDIN

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Broker: Ray Houk 513-875-3822 Realtor/Manager: Connie Creditt 937-288-0072 U.S. Route 50 Fayetteville, Oh 45118

Fayetteville 1187037 3 BR, 1 Bath, large rooms, block ranch, handicapped accessible, home warranty, appliances, carport, 10.22 partly wooded country acres, electric fenced pasture, 2 stall shed, and apple/pear/peach trees. $129,900 Ray Houk

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Lake Lorelei 1191791 Nice lake front 3 BR rustic ranch style home, fireplace, beautiful double lots w/approx 1.3 acres with a 12x28 deck overlooking the lake, loads of mature trees and 2 car det. 24x30 garage. $239,900 Ray Houk

Lake Lorelei 1192048 Cute 3 BR, 1 full bath ranch with open LR & Dinning area, home warranty, appliances, and new 10x24 deck, situated on 2 lots with a desirable park like setting with mature shade. Great starter or retirement home. Connie Creditt $69,900

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LAND ... RESIDENTIAL Lake Lorelei - 1196200 Two nice adjoining, corner building lots with some trees. Second lot is 984 Krupp Drive. Priced below auditors appraised value. Gated community with security, fishing, boating, club house, and beaches. $3,000 Connie Creditt Mt. Orab - 1194671 Nice country lot with septic, water, electric, 24x32 building, and partial fenced pasture. No singlewides per deed. $59,900 Connie Creditt REDUCED - Lynchburg - 1201293 Charming/Secluded 3 Bedroom home situated on 7 wooded acres, dead end road, blacktop drive, 25x40 detached garage/shop. Enjoy the wild life from your front & rear deck. A must see! $127,500 Leah Morgan

Fayetteville - 1165588 3 rolling partially wooded country acres ready to build your dream home. Water at street. No singlewide trailers. $31,900 Connie Creditt Blanchester - 1124017 5 acres near Blanchester of nice gently rolling land with county water at street. Nice place for that new home. $33,000 Ray Houk

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Blanchester - 1124022 136.69 acres of good tillable farm land with approx. 1 mile of road frontage some with county water line in front. Owner may divide with price adjustment. Land 3/10 mile from Blanchester city limits & 6/10 mile from new Kroger store. $645,000 Ray Houk


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BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED older home on 1.71 acres. Large older barn. Spacious country kitchen w/cherry cabinets & newer appliances. Large LR w/stone WBFP w/insert. 3 Bedrooms. 2 Baths. Solid 6 panel doors, ceiling fans & replacement windows. Bring your horse and enjoy. Asking $129,900.

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CLERMONT COUNTY - Large older doublewide w/country setting on 2+ acres. Home has 24x11 stick built addition. Gas FA w/CA. Full length rear porch (partially screened). 24x30 detached metal garage. Newer septic. Reduced to $58,000.

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GEORGETOWN/HAMERSVILLE. Spacious 3 BR, 2 Bath home over 2000 SF w/large rooms. 10 years old. .68 acre country lot. Mature shade. Central air. Lots of oak cabinets. 5 Ceiling fans. 3 Decks. Oversized garage. Good condition. Convenient location. Asking $82,500. FARM Southwest Brown County! 173 Acres + or -. (actually two farms) Two houses. One w/new roof, windows & 2 car garage. Outbuildings include barn w/stalls + huge new pole barn. Beautiful acreage w/woods & creek. Approximately 115 acres cropland. Newer fencing. Private off-road setting. Owners may consider splitting farms. REDUCED TO $649,000.

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CLERMONT COUNTY- POSSIBLE SHORT SALE! Large doublewide w/1728 SF (Per CH) on 2.79 acres. Home has elevated country setting w/total privacy. 8 Rooms. 2 Bathrooms. Electric FA heat w/central air. 2x6 Walls. Exceptional stick built metal 24x24 barn w/concrete floor. Asking $125,000. David “Sam” Cropper - Broker/Owner Cell (513) 520-2552 Beverly Cropper, Realtor/Owner Cell (513) 520-3788 Barry Daulton - Realtor • Cell (513) 403-7832 Pat Daulton, Realtor • Cell (513) 218-8766 Jay Hanselman, Realtor • Cell (513) 535-5309 Lee Schweickart, Realtor • Cell (937) 515-6639 Email


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CLOSE TO SR 32- Very nice singlewide with 32x9 stick built addition + large front porch. 6” walls in MH. 32x24 detached garage w/attached 24x24 carport. 3 Outbuildings. Gazebo & patio + abundance of landscaping & flowers. This property has a lot ot offer. Asking $79,900.


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Brand New! Loaded, Sleeps 4, Must See!

Brand New! Queen Island Bed, Loaded, Sleeps 4













Only 32K Miles, Auto, Air, Bal of Fact Warranty, AM/FM/CD


Slide-out, Front Queen Island, 2 Rear Bunks, Like New, 29ft. Long

Sleeps 10, Loaded, Extra Clean!









25’ TT, Two Rear Bunks, Front Queen Island Bed, Loaded! Like New

Top Line, 21’ Frt Lounge, Loaded!


Auto, Air, TW, CC, PW, PL, Sedan, Blue, 149K Miles

Double Bed, Like New! Loaded!

‘05 FORD F-150 SUPER CREW $18,988

4x4, Auto, Air, 5.4 V8, Tow Pkg, 42xxx Miles.. Just...

‘97 FORD F150 XLT $7,988

Only 68xxx Miles! V8, Auto, Air, Tow Pkg, Don’t Miss!



‘06 DODGE RAM 1500 CREW CAB SLT Hemi, V8, 54K Miles, Gray, $18,988 Loaded, & Sharp!




‘04 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAK 58K Miles, Leather, Loaded, $15,988 Moonroof, Must See!




53xxx Miles, Auto, Air, CD



‘07 PONTIAC G6 GTP $14,488


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

Dbl. Slide Outs, Bunks, Loaded!




Moonroof, Leather, Loaded, 45xxx Miles



‘06 DODGE DAKOTA CREW 4X4 45xxx Miles, Auto, Air, $14,488 Tilt, Cruise, CD, V6OUR WEB VISIT






7 Pass, Stow ‘n’ Go Seating, Dual A/C, 43xxx Miles


‘07 FORD FOCUS SE $9,988

31xxx Miles, Auto, Air, Balance of Fact. Warranty

‘04 CHEVROLET S-10 CREWCAB $11,988

4x4, LS, Auto, Air, Full Pwr, New Rubber, 88xxx Miles









white, 44,000 miles, am/fm/cassette/CD, loaded



3rd Seat!

‘07 FORD ESCAPE XLT 4X4 $13,988



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*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%)



2010 Acadia

All Wheel Drive


3rd seat, V6, full power, silver, 26,000 miles, balance of factory warranty, am/fm/cassette

Candy Apple red/charcoal, 4 cyl., auto, air, 23,000 mi., bal. of factory warr., am/fm/CD, tilt



XM • CD OnStar #23582 Starting At

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FWD • Dual DVD CD Player OnStar • Silver #22869

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Auto, Air, Loaded, 72xxx Miles




LXi VAN 57xxx Miles, Tow Pkg, $16,988 Loaded, Moonroof Leather, dual air, power doors & hatch, pearl


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34’, Queen Island, 4 Bunks, Sleeps 10, Loaded, Brand New!

4x4, Auto, Air, New Tires, 75xxx Miles, V6





24’ Weighs Just #3643 lbs., Queen Island Bed, Smoothside, 2 Year Warranty!

Just 5 miles east of Bethel on St. Rt. 125





1777 St. Rt. 125, Hamersville, OH.


34’, Smoothside, Weighs Just #5290 lbs! Front Queen Island, Maxi Slide, 4 Rear Bunks, Queen Dinette, Must See!


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


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Why Send A Truck To Do A Sierra's Job W E A R E P RO F E S S I O N A L G R A D E TM 2009 Sier r a X-Cab, Blue V8, Cruise, Bedliner #R22390 Was $27,860

#23294 MSRP - $52,867






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2009 Sier r a X-CAB

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Auto • Air • Cruise OnStar • XM #23587





AWD • Leather Sunroof Demo Deal! Was $42,995

Chrome Pkg. 20” Wheels • Step Bars #23235 Was $41,763


2010 Sier r a

2009 Sier r a CREW 4WD • Trailer Pkg. #23381 MSRP $35,160


Leather • Nav. Heat & Cool Seats #23618 Was $52,559

DMax • DVD Navagation • Sunroof #23523 Was $59,470


Sunroof • 20” Wheels Chrome #R22871 Was $46,475

15 Pass. Ext. Van #R22091 Was $36,480

28,981 DEMO

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2009 Sier r a 2 WD

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X Cab, HD TRL Pkg. JU ST RED UCED - W OW ! #22394 MSRP - $28,305





Rear Camera, 9 Pass., Stealth Gray





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Under Factory Invoice**


Includes: Top Off of All Fluids

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3 6,9 32 $ 474mo* 2009 FORD FLEX SEL $ Leather, Low Miles, Fact. Warranty . . . . . . . . . 2 9 , 5 3 2 $ 447mo* 2009 FORD EDGE SEL $ AWD, Vista Sunroof, Full Power . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 7 , 9 3 2 4x4, Low Miles, Factory Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .





AWD, Leather, Vista Sunroof, 24,000 Miles . . .


27,932 * 2010 FORD EDGE SEL AWD $ 430mo Low Miles, Full Power, Factory Warranty . . . . . . . . . 2 6 , 9 3 2 $ 395mo* 2009 JEEP UNLIMITED $ 4x4, Only 21,000 Miles, Auto., Fact. Warranty . . . . . 2 4 , 9 3 2 $ 309mo* 2008 FORD ESCAPE XLT $ FWD, Low Miles, Full Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 , 9 3 2 $ 309mo* 2007 MAZDA CX7 TOURING $ AWD, Leather, Sunroof, Low Miles . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 , 9 3 2 $ 292mo* 2008 FORD ESCAPE XLT $ FWD, Factory Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 8 , 9 3 2 $ 309mo* 2007 FORD EXPLORER XLT $ 4x4, Tow Pkg., 3rd Row Seating . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 , 9 3 2 $ 267mo* 2006 FORD EXPLORER XLS $ 4x4, Full Power, Low Miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 7 , 5 3 2 $




4WD, Leather, PW/PL, V-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


16,932 $ 223mo* 2006 FORD ESCAPE HYBRID $ Great Economy, Very Clean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4 , 9 3 2 $ 223mo* 2004 LINCOLN AVIATOR $ AWD, Leather, Sunroof, Very Clean . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4 , 9 3 2



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



24,932 $ 274mo* 2007 FORD MUSTANG $ V6, 19,000 Miles, Fact. Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 7 , 9 3 2 $ 155mo* 2003 FORD MUSTANG $ V6, Only 46,000 Miles, Very Clean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 0 , 9 3 2



Stow & Go Seats, Power Doors, Fact. Warranty . . . .



21,932 $ 205mo* 2008 CHEVROLET UPLANDER LS $ Full Power, 7 Passenger, Very Clean . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 , 9 3 2 $ 136mo* 2005 FORD FREESTAR SE $ Full Power, Clean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 , 9 3 2

TRUCKS 447mo*


2008 FORD F-150 XLT

2 7,932 430mo* 2007 FORD F-150 LARIAT $ 4x4, Crew Cab, 45,000 Miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 6 , 9 3 2 $ 412mo* 2009 FORD F-150 XLT $ Super Cab, 4x4, Low Miles, V8, Full Power, Fact. Warranty . . 2 5 , 9 3 2 $ 412mo* 2006 FORD F-150 $ Crew Cab, 4x4, 50,000 Miles, All Options, Clean . . 2 5 , 9 3 2 $ 326mo* 2005 FORD F-250 XLT $ 4x4, Crew Cab, V8, Auto., 68,000 Miles . . . . . . 2 0 , 9 3 2 $ 292mo* 2005 FORD F-450 XL DIESEL $ 4x2, Crew Cab, Steel Plate Bed . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 7 , 9 3 2 $ 155mo* 2004 DODGE 1500 SL $ Crew Cab, 71,000 Miles, Very Clean . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 0 , 9 3 2

Crew Cab, 4x4, 16,000 Miles, One Owner, “PERFECT” . . . .





Sunroof, 19,000 Miles, Extra Clean




1 8,932




1 4,932

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





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

1 3,932





25,932 274mo* 2009 NISSAN ALTIMA SE $ 21,000 Miles, Full Power, Fact. Warranty . . . . 1 7 , 9 3 2 $ 257mo* 2006 FORD RANGER $ Super Cab, 4x2, 4 door, 28,000 Miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 6 , 9 3 2 $ 257mo* 2009 FORD FUSION SE $ Auto., PW/PL, Fact. Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 6 , 9 3 2 $ 240mo* 2010 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS $ 26,000 Miles, PW/PL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 5 , 9 3 2 $ 216mo* 2006 FORD FUSION SE $ Sunroof, Auto., Full Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4 , 5 3 2 $ 205mo* 2008 MAZDA 6 $ Auto., PW/PL, Clean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 , 9 3 2 $ 188mo* 2008 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER $ Limited Edition, Full Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2 , 9 3 2 $ 164mo* 2008 FORD FOCUS S $ 35,000 Miles, Auto., Very Clean . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 , 5 3 2 $ 136mo* 2006 SATURN ION $ Auto., Low Miles, Full Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 , 9 3 2 14,000 Miles, Leather, Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . .



M A N AG E R’S S P E C I A L 257mo*



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


1 6,932


Fully Equipped, Radar, Siren & Light Bar . . . . . .$ 8 , 9 3 2 $

*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  

26 February 2010

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