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2010 farm machinery consignment auction set The Ohio Tobacco Festival will be holding their annual farm machinery consignment auction on Saturday, Mar. 20, 2010 at the New Farmers Warehouse in Ripley. Items will be received Monday, Mar. 15 through Friday, Mar. 19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the warehouse. The sale will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Mar. 20. For more information, you can contact Greg Applegate at (937) 515-6714. The Ohio Tobacco Festival will be held Aug. 26 through Aug. 29 in downtown Ripley.

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Major construction will close bridge for six months BY Justin Houser The Brown County Press Contractors from the Ohio Department of Transportation will begin a bridge renewal project on the Tri-County Highway bridge located on High Street, just west off of US 68 by the VFW, on March 8. Although the surface of the bridge seems to be in good condition, its underbelly is a different story -- rotten beams, showing of re-bar, chunks of concrete falling off from the bottom -- which, if left

untreated, may end in catastrophe. “We’ve been wanting to do this for a long time,” Mount Orab Mayor Bruce Lunsford said. “The bridge really needs it.” According to Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer for ODOT, District 9, Main Street will be closed to eastbound traffic while westbound traffic will be allotted just one lane. Westbound traffic will be detoured to Bodman Road and up to State Route 32. “Crews will work on one

side of the bridge at a time,” noted Lunsford. “We also had the option to close the bridge completely, but we decided to keep it open in case emergency vehicles need to get through.” Mount Orab Police Chief Bryan Mount noted that in case emergency vehicles need to get through, drivers should yield accordingly. Western Brown Superintendent Jeff Royalty and Bus Transportation Supervisor Joe Howser said CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

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Local children age 10 and under are welcome to participate in the Mt. Orab Women’s Club Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, Mar. 27. Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the village park. We are very appreciative of the involvement of local and area businesses, which help to make this event a success. For further information please contact Sandy Cummins at 444-4852.

Correction Due to a reporter’s error, the story in the Feb. 28 edition of The Brown County Press about candidates who filed to run for political office this year by the Feb. 18 deadline mistakenly mentioned incumbent Brown County Commissioner Margery Paeltz had a challenger in the Democratic Party Primary Election on Tuesday, May 4. Although James Constable was listed in the story as being that Democratic Party Primary Election challenger to Paeltz, Constable did not return a Declaration of Candidacy petition he had taken out to the Brown County Board of Elections by the filing deadline and thus will be not listed on the ballot.

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Bedbug discovered at Sardinia Elem. BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press One bedbug set off a flurry of activity at Sardinia Elementary this past week. District Superintendent Alan Simmons said a teacher noticed a child scratching herself and found the bug. The teacher reported her discovery to the building principal and health nurse. Simmons said eradication procedures kicked in at that point. “All the coats and backpacks were sent home in plastic bags along with a note to parents telling them what’s going on”, Simmons said. Simmons also said the car-

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Waitress Connie Hanselman takes meal orders on Feb. 28 from Jesse Johnson and Brittaney Wagoner, both of Georgetown, during the Country Inn Restaurant’s final day of business at its 716 S. High St. location in Mt. Orab. The Country Inn Restaurant ceased to operate at that site at the closing of the Feb. 28 business day as it is scheduled to open at 6 a.m. this Monday, March 8, in its new and larger location on Brooks-Malott Road in Mt. Orab. The restaurant’s South High Street sign thanked the customers who had patronized the business there for the past 24 years and informed the public how the new restaurant was going to open in March at the Brooks-Malott Road site. Hanselman, of Scott Township, has worked for Country Inn Restaurant for 13 years and said she will miss the South High Street site because there are a “lot of memories” there.

Lawmaker wants Reagan in, Grant out on the fifty BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press If a North Carolina Congressman has his way, Ronald Reagan will replace U.S. Grant on the fifty dollar bill. Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry of North Carolina introduced a bill in the House of Representatives on Tuesday to make the change. In a statement, McHenry said “Every generation needs its own heroes. It's time to honor the last great president of the 20th century and give President Reagan a place beside Presidents (Franklin) Roosevelt and Kennedy.” President Roosevelt’s like ness is on the dime and Kennedy is on the half-dollar. McHenry said Reagan deserves the honor because “he renewed America’s selfconfidence, defeated the Soviets and taught us that each generation must provide opportunity for the next.” Stan Purdy of Georgetown disagrees with the idea. Purdy is the President of the U.S. Grant Homestead Association. “Ronald Reagan was a fine

peting in the classroom was removed and cleaned. District bus drivers and custodians were also told and deep cleaning of buses and rooms followed. All parents with children attend Sardinia that Elementary were notified of the issue. Simmons also said the child and a sibling were sent home with specific eradication instructions for the parents. Simmons was careful to point out that afflictions like bedbugs or head lice do not mean that poor hygene is present in any home. “These things just happen”, Simmons said. “When they CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

Aberdeen Council hears about possible ways to fund new water treatment plant BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press Aberdeen Village Council members had voted 4-2 at their regular meeting Feb. 1 to construct a water treatment plant to improve Aberdeen’s water delivery system. The village now must obtain the nearly three million dollars needed to build that plant. Council members learned about possible funding sources at their regular meeting March 1 from Rural Community Assistance Program Field Agent Kurtis Strickland. RCAP is an agency which seeks to help small rural communities obtain funding for water and sewer projects. Funding Options Reported Three options Strickland mentioned are a 40-year U.S.


Department of Agriculture loan at 2.375 percent, a 30year Ohio Water Development Authority at 2 percent, and Recovery Zone Bonds, which Jefferson Township resident Dallas Hurt is working to possibly obtain for the village . Hurt is an investment banker with and vice president of Columbus-based Sweney Cartwright & Company. The village of Aberdeen has signed an engagement agreement with Sweney Cartwright & Company to begin the financing process to obtain the Recovery Zone Bonds. In a March 4 telephone interview, Hurt said the bonds could be paid on for up to 40 years, but he also said the village could accept additional funding from a government CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

County voters will decide May 4 whether to raise sales, use taxes BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press

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President, but Grant was one of the key Presidents of our history”, he said. Purdy added that Grant should be mentioned on the same par as Washington and

Lincoln. “He ensured reconstruction after the civil war was accomplished in a fair manner and was one of the first presidents CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

Brown County voters will have the opportunity during the Primary Election on Tuesday, May 4, to decide whether to approve a .25 cent increase in the county’s sales tax and use tax. While the Brown County Board of Commissioners approved those increases on Oct. 28, 2009, to be collected in 2010, those increases have been put on hold pending the outcome of the May 4 ballot question placed before voters. The question was placed on the ballot after supporters of an effort to overturn the commissioners’ decision got

enough voters’ signatures to do so. Also on Primary Election Day, voters in Aberdeen will decide whether their village should implement an Opt-Out Natural Gas Aggregation Program, and voters in a small section of one Perry Township precinct will vote, along with many Clinton County voters, on a proposed additional 2-mill continuing tax levy to fund the Blanchester Public Library’s operations. Commissioners Voted 2-1 The Brown County Board of Commissioners at its regular session this past Oct. 28 voted 2-1 to adopt a resolution CONTINUED ON PAGE 5




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Brown County Court of Common Pleas Judge Scott T. Gusweiler sentenced Billy Chapman, Jr. on February 24 to prison for charges involving drug trafficking in Georgetown. Chapman was indicted by a grand jury in November 2009 on one count Trafficking in Drugs, one count Trafficking in Marijuana, one count Trafficking in Cocaine, one count Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs, and one count Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activities. Judge Gusweiler accepted Chapman’s plea of guilty to one count of Trafficking in Drugs and one count of Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activities. The remaining charges were dismissed upon a motion by the State. Judge Gusweiler sentenced

Chapman to twelve months prison for Trafficking in Drugs and two years prison for Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activities. The sentences are to run concurrently. In other court activity, Gusweiler also sentenced Terry King, 34, to a total of six years in prison for two counts of Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor on February 18. King was indicted by a grand jury in November 2009 on four counts of Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor. Judge Gusweiler accepted King’s plea of guilty to two counts of Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a minor. The remaining charges were dismissed. Judge Gusweiler classified King as a Tier II Sex Offender. He will be required to register as a sex offender with the sher-


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

Fayetteville to hold special board meeting Fayetteville-Perry The Board of Education will hold a special board meeting on Wednesday, Mar. 10 at 2:30 p.m. in the Board of Education Conference Room. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss personnel, finances, and any other business that may come before the board.

Mt. Orab Council OKs TIF Fund bookkeeping changes BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press Mt. Orab Village Council members on March 2 approved Mayor Bruce Lunsford’s request to change the manner in which records are kept of the village’s 40 Tax Incremental Financing District Funds. TIF is a method by which municipalities may obtain property taxes for specific improvement projects such as infrastructure upgrades. A municipality, such as a village, may designate a specified area as a TIF District. Property taxes collected off improvements to properties in that district, such as a new house constructed on a vacant lot, then are held by the municipality in a TIF Fund for spending on an improvement project. Lunsford told council members, who were meeting in regular session this past Tuesday, how he had read in a newspaper Delhi Township in Hamilton County had spent TIF Funds to purchase an ambulance, which he said he wasn’t aware was an allowable use of TIF Funds. The mayor said he traveled to Delhi Township one day in February and talked with its administrator about the matter. He also contacted an attorney with Peck, Shaffer and Williams law firm, who has bond attorneys serving Mt.

Orab, about that matter and learned villages indeed could use some specific TIF Funds to purchase ambulances. He thereby requested the council to approve a change in the village’s TIF Fund bookkeeping in which Mt. Orab’s 40 TIF District Funds would be divided into four categories rather than the two in place at that time. Funds Date Back To 2005 Mt. Orab’s first three TIF Districts, which were designated in 2005 to be in effect for 10 years each, include one that is a Commercial District and two that are Residential Districts. The village’s other TIF Districts, which were designated in 2006 to be in effect for 30 years each, include 22 designated as Commercial/Industrial and 15 as Residential. While 75 percent of taxes on improved properties in the first three TIF Districts go to TIF Funds with the remainder going to other Mt. Orab village funds, 100 percent of taxes on improved properties in the other 37 TIF Districts go to TIF Funds. The TIF Funds had been divided into two sections in the village’s records: those that were for 10 years and those that were for 30 years. Lunsford asked the council to subdivide those sections further to designated TIF Districts as Residential and Commercial or

Commercial/Industrial. Council members unanimously approved the mayor’s request. That division will enable the village to know which TIF Districts have funds which may or may not be spent for specific purposes. Allowable Uses Reported In an interview following the meeting, Lunsford said funds from Commercial or Commercial/Industrial TIF Districts may be spent for emergency service vehicles, buildings, and equipment such as police cruisers, fire engines, ambulances, fire department stations, and police stations, but not for any personnel’s salaries. He said funds from Residential TIF Districts may not be spent for those purposes but may be spent for work on infrastructure related items such as sewers, waterlines, streets, parks and greenspace. Lunsford informed council members this past Tuesday Mt. Orab Fire Chief Lisa Reeves had informed him the Mt. Orab Life Squad, which is part of the Mt. Orab Fire Department, needs a new ambulance. He said if the village could purchase a new ambulance out of TIF Funds, money for that emergency vehicle wouldn’t have to be spent out of other MOFD funds, which are used to pay such expenses as salaries.



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Mt. Orab mayor tells council this winter has been expensive BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press The snowstorms that struck Mt. Orab this winter have been expensive for that village, Lunsford Mayor Bruce informed Mt. Orab Village Council members at their regular meeting on March 2. Lunsford also commented this past Tuesday about the impending reduction to one lane of traffic over a downtown Mt. Orab bridge and a fire that burned a downtown Mt. Orab building on Feb. 19. “It’s been a long expensive winter,” he said of recent snowstorms that blew through the village and the rest of Brown County as well. Lunsford said February 2010 is the most expensive February the village ever has encountered concerning snow removal efforts. He said workers probably removed more snow last month from the village than during the two previous winters combined. Mt. Orab’s snow removal expenses included road salt, workers’ pay including overtime, fuel for snow removal vehicles, and repair of vehicles

that broke down during the snow removal. In an interview following last Tuesday’s meeting, Lunsford said ice and snow removal are hard on the village’s vehicles. Bridge Going To One Lane The bridge slated to be reduced to one lane beginning this Monday, March 8, is the West Main Street Bridge that crosses Sterling Run east of and near the Mt. Orab Water Works plant and Wilson Sroufe Post 9772 of Veterans of Foreign Wars. Contractors will rehabilitate that bridge with a new prestressed box beam superstructure including new sidewalks, railings and erosion control. Lunsford said while that work will take months to complete, the bridge needs to be replaced. He said the current bridge has exposed rebar, rotten beams and concrete broken off the bottom. The Ohio Department of Transportation District 9 Office in Chillicothe reported the bridge work is scheduled to be completed by Sunday, Oct. 31. A separate story about the bridge work is in today’s edition of The Brown County

Press. Burnt Building Discussed In response to a council member’s question about the Feb. 19 blaze that burned Ginny Lee Beauty Salon at 120 S. High St., Lunsford said it was not for him to say whether that building could be saved, but judging from his previous work as a contractor, “I don’t know how you can save it.” The mayor mentioned the owner and the insurance company that covers that building will determine whether it can be saved. Council members this past Tuesday, at Lunsford’s request, also voted to change the date for their second meeting this month to Tuesday, March 23, rather than Tuesday, March 16. The council normally meets on the first and third Tuesdays during most months. Lunsford recommended the council make this month’s second meeting a week later so Chief Fiscal Officer Michael Boyd would have another week to prepare a 2010 Permanent Appropriation Ordinance regarding the village’s budget for this year.

Mt. Orab Council adopts note consolidating ordinance Mt. Orab Village Council members on Feb. 16 adopted an ordinance consolidating notes issued by the village for street and park improvements into a single issue aimed at saving Mt. Orab money. The council approved that ordinance after first adopting two other ordinances providing for the issuing of notes in anticipation of the issuing of bonds for the street and park improvements. The street work note ordinance contained the larger amount of notes to be issued in a principal amount not to exceed $434,850 to finance street projects begun in 2006 and 2007. Those projects include construction of turn lanes on North High Street (U.S. 68), widening and improving Apple Street to the old Trinity Corporation facility, and construction of Homan Way off Brooks-Malott Road to serve some industries (all referred to as the “2006 Project”), and drainage improvements to Apple Street and Boyd Road and blacktop application to Homan Road and other streets (both referred to as the “2007 Project”). The park work note ordinance contained notes to be issued in a principal amount not to exceed $157,150 to finance

Reservoir Park and Uptown Park projects begun in 2006 and 2007. Reservoir Park is west of North High Street and the site of the village’s softball complex, and Uptown Park is located south of and in front of the Mt. Orab Municipal Building. Those projects include grading, earth moving, seeding, and the acquisition of playground equipment (all referred to as the “2006 Project”) and improving

the road, parking, and fencing for the softball fields (all referred to as the “2007 Project”). Mayor Bruce Lunsford said in a March 3 telephone interview one way the consolidation can save the village money is there will be only one issue of the village’s notes for which Mt. Orab may need to receive legal advice rather than two issues of notes.

Chatfield College now has articulation agreement with Thomas More College Chatfield College, which has campuses in St. Martin, Ohio and historic Over the Rhine in Cincinnati, recently entered into an articulation agreement with Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. The articulation agreement will continue through June 2011, and it can be renewed for additional two year periods. An articulation agreement is an officially approved agreement that matches coursework between colleges. These are designed to help students make a smooth transition when transferring from an associate college to a four-year institution. “We’re very pleased to have entered into an articulation agreement with Thomas More

College,” said Roger Courts, Ed.D., Chatfield’s chief academic officer. “An articulation agreement (like this) facilitates students getting transfer credit, because it spells out which Chatfield courses are comparable to Thomas More courses.” Chatfield now has articulation agreements with six four year colleges and universities: Thomas More College, Wilmington College, Union Institute & University, University of Cincinnati, Franklin University and DeVry University. For more information on Chatfield College in St. Martin, Ohio, 20918 State Route 251, 45118, call (513) 875-3344, or log onto .



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Pictured are individuals who attend the Sheltered Workshop and Habilitation Center in Georgetown.

Knights of Columbus donate to BCDD With several hours of volunteered time and significant effort in this years donation campaign drive, the Ripley Council 2374 of the Knights of Columbus was able to provide a large donation to the Brown Board of County Developmental Disabilities. Although last year we were faced with a slumped economy, we were able to present a check for $5,600. The agency plans on purchasing activities items and needed supplies for the workshop and habilitation center.

We are very appreciative of the donation and promise to put it to good use. With the economy being so bad work contracts are low, so the Individuals who hope to be working in the sheltered workshop are not earning much money. We need to keep them engaged and busy, so the activity items and supplies will help a great deal. The donation was achieved as part of the 2009 KoC Measure-Up Campaign. Motorist traveling through Ripley may have noticed a major part of the KoC cam-

paign, which included requesting donations at the intersection of US68 and US52. Knights cover the intersection each spring and face all kinds of weather. People are very generous – even when times are hard, people still find ways to help those in need. Through personal sacrifices, the Knights hope to make a genuine impact in the community and the Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities is certainly appreciative of their efforts and success.

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This year’s U.S. Grant Civil War Ball will be held on Saturday, April 28 from 8 to 11 p.m. in the historic Floral Hall at the Brown County Fairgrounds. For those of you who have never been to this Ball, it’s an event that gives us ordinary folks a chance to dress up and find out what it was like to be a part of the Civil War-era social scene! Jim’s Red Pants (also known as the Hillary Wagner Band) will return once again to play live Civil War period music. If you don’t know how to dance (and lots of people who come usually don’t!), don’t worry about it—caller Mike White, a Georgetown native, will walk all of us through the steps before we actually dance to the music. Most of the dances are group dances, and the Virginia Reel is a favorite and lots of fun to do—you will feel like Scarlett O’Hara or Rhett Butler for a couple of hours! And in recent years the Ball has become very popular with the pre-teen age group, so don’t think that this is a strictly-for-adults affair! Youngsters are also welcomed! The Ball officially begins at 8 p.m., but complimentary horse-drawn carriage rides from the parking lot to the Floral Hall will begin at 7 p.m. There will be finger foods and beverages available all evening Although it’s only early March, it’s not too early to start planning for your ball costume (yes, period costumes are required for attendance). If you are renting a ball gown or gentleman’s outfit (military OR civilian), you’ll have a better selection if you start looking NOW. Here are some places to try for costume rentals: Costume Castle (513) 831-8121 at Ward’s Corner Road and I-

275; Best of Both Worlds (513) 753-6611) on Ohio Pike in Amelia; and the new “Belle of the Ball” shop at the Grant Avenue School Emporium in Georgetown (call Jonie Kattine at this shop at (937) 378-4866). Another idea is to check, as it sometimes has period clothing for sale which can be quite reasonably priced. Tickets are only $15 for adults and teens and $5 for children 12 and under for this wonderful evening of fun, food, friendship, and live Civil War-era music! Tom Photographer Cunningham will once again be on hand to photograph you in all of your “finery” if you wish to purchase a memento of the evening. Tickets will be available at Donohoo Pharmacy, the Purdy and Ring Law office,

the Bailey House Bed and Breakfast in Georgetown, and at the door. For more information, call (937) 378-3087 or (937) 378-4119.

Knights of Columbus set Texas Hold ‘em tournament The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a Texas Hold ‘Em tournament on Mar. 6, 2010 at the Perry Township Community Building in Fayetteville. Start times are scheduled for noon, 4 and 8 p.m. There is a $1,000.00 prize for first place.

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Mt. Orab UMC serving food on March 12 at VFW On Feb. 22, Mt. Orab United Methodist volunteers served 109 families totaling almost 400 people in our first ever Mobile Food Pantry Distribution. Each family was given several grocery bags and went through different selections of food totaling 50 pounds. This was made possible by a generous contribution from the Mt. Orab United Methodist Women. They donated $500.00 to make this food distribution possible. It was truly a day of blessings for everyone involved, the recipients as well as those of us fortunate enough to be able to help. On Mar. 12 from 2 to 6 p.m. Mt. Orab United Methodist Women will be serving food at the VFW in Mt. Orab during a "Blow Out


The Brown County General Hospital Health Fair Committee has announced that Saturday, Apr. 17 is the date for Health Fair 2010. The Health Fair gives everyone the opportunity to receive free medical screenings and have Lab work performed with minimal out-of-pocket expense. The free screenings available this year will include blood sugar and blood pressure, oxygen saturation level, hearing, back, foot, bone density/osteoporosis, and prostate cancer blood screening. There will also be a Registered Dietician to discuss diabetes care and nutrition. Representatives from a wide variety of medical services will also be on hand as will representatives from the Brown County Regional HealthCARE Family Medical Centers and Urgent Medical Care Center. The Diagnostic Imaging Department at BCGH and Radiologists have donated 5 free mammograms and readings of results that will be given in a drawing during the event. Through the support of Brown County General Hospital, the cost of the Comprehensive Blood Screening will be $15.00. This test includes 17 different screenings (including thyroid) on a blood draw sample, and a detailed breakdown of HDL and LDL cholesterol levels. Results will be mailed within two weeks. Fasting is recommended for 12 hours prior to the blood draw, with only water, black coffee, tea and scheduled medications consumed during the fast. Persons with diabetes should consult with their physician regarding fasting. Payment is not required for this Comprehensive Blood Screening until the day of the event. Pre-registration, prior to April 9, is recommended, but not absolutely necessary. If you prefer to pre-register you may go to our website and click on the Health Fair link. You will also find the fill-in form by going to Classes and Events and clicking on April 17. This will take you to information about the Health Fair and a connection to the pre-registration form. Paper forms are also available throughout the hospital, Regional Family HealthCARE Centers in Bethel, Mt. Orab and Fayetteville, and at Peak Performance, and Brown County Family Physicians in Georgetown. Health Fair 2010 is being sponsored by Brown County General





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BCGH Trustees say ‘thank you’ for gala Dear Editor, The Brown County General Hospital Foundation Trustees extends sincere appreciation to the 2010 sponsors and donors of the Foundation Gala benefiting the Good Neighbor Fund and those who helped make the Gala a success. Gold Sponsors include BCGH Medical Staff, Diagnostic Radiology, Inc., Duke Energy, Merchants National Bank, Rumpke, Silver Sponsors, Kramer & Feldman, and Bridge Homecare Partners. Bronze Sponsors include First State Bank, Champlin Haupt Architects, Air Evac EMS, Inc., New York Life – Dale Cahall, Genesis Respiratory Services, Inc., Credit Bureau Systems, Inc., Medical Recovery Systems, Maysville Community & Technical College, Greater Cincinnati Pathologists, Inc., Bobcat Enterprises, Pepsi-Cola Distributors, National Bank and Trust, News Democrat and Ripley Bee, Brown County Press and Clermont Sun, Villa Georgetown, Blue and Company, Cahall Funeral Homes, Pharmacy Systems, Inc., Fifth Third Bank, and Dressman Benzinger LaVelle, PSC. Patrons include Timothy

Crowley, Jeff and Becky Fite, McDonald’s of Ripley, Phyllis A. Mills, Colleen K. O’Toole, John and Judy Ruthven, John W. Fischer III, and Ava Jo Bohl. Auction Donors A special thank you to all who donated or purchased items at the Live and Silent Auction: Friendly Meadows Golf Course, Aimee Cotter, Dr. and Mrs. Valliappan, Georgetown Animal Hospital, Dr. and Mrs. Ray Virost, Bailey House Bed & Breakfast, Caproni’s Restaurant, Thomas Welding, The Home Place, Brown County HealthCare Medical Staff, Dale Dyer, Mary Kay Consultant, Moyer’s Winery, Georgetown Florist, Integra Bank, Dr. Barron Hixon, Kiwanis Club of Russellville, Hairin Place, Hodge Podge Shop, Bobcat Enterprises, Applegate’s Pro Hardware Store, Brown County Commissioners, Symphony Hotel Cincinnati, Pamida, Gold Star Chili Georgetown, Ripley Florist, John Dvorachek, Bristows & Donohoo Pharmacy, Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley, Georgetown IGA, Judy Huffman, Southwest Landmark, Ron and Jeannie Bulow, News Democrat, Fifth Third Bank of Georgetown and

Russellville, Brown County Rental, Cahall Brothers, Cherry Fork Farm Supply, Queen Bee Cabins and Cottages, Brown County General Auxiliary Gift Shop, Teri Bauman, Mary Kay Consultant, Meranda-Nixon Winery, John and Judy Ruthven, Wildlife International, Ed and Edie Fath, Western Brown FFA, Buttermilk Falls Golf Course, Merchants National Bank, Brown County Hospital Board of Trustees, Mark and Bonnie Barnes-Founder of the Daisy Foundation and Wellington Vineyards, DeSha’s Restaurant, Flower Patch, First State Bank of Ripley, Georgetown & Mt. Orab, Kim & Kay Bardoorian, Red Lobster, Mi Casa Real Restaurant, Ed Gruen, Artisan, CEI Sports, Rent-2-Own, Seips Auto Parts, Odyssey Canvas Works, Super Wash of U.S. Georgetown, Representative Jean Schmidt, Southern Hills Career Technical Center Carpentry Shop, Robyn Bohl. Thank you to the following that helped with a successful Gala: Scott Gusweiler for serving as emcee, Rev. Jim Settles for the invocation, The Norlyn Manor Staff, Ray Campbell, Sara Campbell, and Jon Moran,

Auctioneers. Award Presenters: Adele Ducharme, Dr. Tim McKinley, Barb Campbell, Shirley Moran, Dale Cahall, and Michael Patterson. Gala Planning Committee: Shirley Moran & Barb Campbell, Co Chairs, Dale Cahall, Mike Patterson, Dennis Lewis, Anita Flaugher, Joann Fauth, Judy Huffman, Diane Remmel, Neil Cotter, Lorie Layne, Teri Baumann, Edie Fath. Auction Committee: Jeannie Bulow, Chair, Nancy Purdy, Doug and Dale Dyer, Greg Pfeffer, Alta Beasley, Sondra Munn, Stacie Moran The Brown County Gala provides strong support for our Good Neighbor Fund. Some worthy Brown Countians who work hard everyday but do not have the kind of jobs that provide high pay and fringe benefits like health insurance go without medical care because they can not pay for it. The Good Neighbor Fund will help these good people get the basic tests and hospital services they need. Our Heartfelt Thank You for Your Support! Brown County General Hospital Foundation Trustees

You’re welcome, everyone. I just thought I would get that out of the way in case a huge line started to form outside the office to thank me for the warmer weather. All that work standing outside shooing away the clouds and cold wind finally paid off. I’ve been doing it since November, but perseverance is important. Folks here at the office tried to tell me it was actually some nonsense about “seasons changing”, but I think they’re just jealous of my efforts. As I write this, blue skies have finally returned to Brown County and the temperature is 46 degrees. I saw one of the weather forecasters on TV say that 25 out of the last 30 days had below average temperatures. I can certainly believe it. The tail end of Winter is probably my least favorite time of the year. You know that warmer temperatures are just two or three weeks away, and that makes the cold that much



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WAYNE GATES, EDITOR more annoying. But the simple pleasures of warmer weather are slowly returning. It was nice to drive around on Thursday afternoon without having to run the heater and be able to feel the warm sunlight on the side of my face. It’s not quite time to drive with the window down, but that’s not too far off. Spring arrives on the calendar on March 20th, and hopefully freezing temperatures will be left in the dust. I’ll try to enjoy the warmer weather for a while before it gets too hot and I have to go back outside to change the weather again.

What Do You Think? “What hot food or beverage do you enjoy most during the winter?”

“Hot chocolate.” Jaci Schwarber Mt. Orab

“Coffee.” Charles McClary Mt. Orab

Older adults have another option for care Dear Editor, Advocates for Ohio’s older adults, including your local Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. (AAA7), are very appreciative to Governor Ted Strickland with the recent announcement of his order to end the waiting list for PASSPORT and other in-home and community services by the end of March. With this action, 592 older adults across the state currently on the waiting list, including 52 in our 10county district, will be able to access the long-term care they need and deserve. Just this Thursday, February 25, it was

announced by the Ohio Department of Aging that the funds have been approved and PASSPORT can begin enrollment immediately. Although this is wonderful news for older Ohioans, the elimination of the waiting period does not diminish the need for legislation currently under consideration in the Ohio General Assembly for those individuals who would prefer living at home with some assistance when nursing facility placement is their only option. This “Home First” legislation would extend the current program to older adults

leaving hospitals or in abusive and self-neglect situations, as well as those who have depleted their assets in assisted living, or whose physicians have signed that they are at risk of nursing facility placement within 30 days. Senate Bill 214 passed the Senate Finance and Financial Institutions Committee by a unanimous vote of 11-0. Both Senate and House bills have widespread bipartisan support. The AAA7, along with other Area Agencies across the state, is pleased that Governor Strickland is supporting this

Home First legislation and hopes the Ohio General Assembly will enact Home First into law so that people who wish to live in their homes can do so with the resources that support a safe and secure environment. Working together, Ohio can achieve a unified long-term care system that will provide better care at a lower cost with increased options for all of our citizens who need long-term care. Pamela K. Matura Executive Director, Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc.

“French vanilla cappuccino.” Hannah Bolender Mt. Orab

“My chili.”


homemade James Castle Aberdeen

Dear Editor, I enjoy reading Reverend Talley’s letters every week, and for the most part I agree with him - like this week’s letter on capitalism is the only way. I agree with that statement, however most economists agree that letting our largest banks go belly-up would have put the country in another great depression; in any case those who were losing their life savings were calling on the Government to do something. The government deregulated the banks, but the greed factor took over, and many lives have been devastated, so keeping the government out of our lives only works if everyone can be trusted. Let’s face it, we have government in all aspects of our lives - local government, state government and federal gov-

ernment - that is what makes us a country, and without it, there would be chaos; so government intervention doesn’t always point to socialism or communism. After all, most of us wanted the government to step in when the H1N1 virus broke out. I look at the government like I look at the Police Department: I whine when taxes go up to pay them, I get upset with them when they give me a speeding ticket, but I scream for their help when I need them so regulations like laws or necessary to protect society from unscrupulous people. The part of his article that said we were better off on our own before the government tried to cure us of poverty: Well, I am in my 60s, and I remember when poor was real-

ly poor and when hungry was really hungry and when the wealthiest Americans lived in houses as big as apartment buildings. not city blocks.

So as you can see, I don’t always agree with Reverend Talley, but I will be looking forward to next week’s letter. Gerald E. Whitt

Readers say thank you to the Brown County Press Dear Editor, Thank you very much for the newspaper’s sponsorship of the 2010 Brown County General Hospital Foundation Gala. Your contribution was an important part of an evening of great significance. This year’s Gala provided a strong financial support for our Good Neighbor Fund which helps some very wor-

thy Brown Countians who work hard every day but don’t have the health benefits. This wonderful event and the funds to help these deserving people would not have been possible without your involvement. Again, thank you very much - your contribution is deeply appreciated. Michael Patterson and Shirley Moran


“Coffee.” Loren Kerr Mt. Orab

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Rural Community Assistance Program Field Agent Kurtis Strickland speaks at the Aberdeen Village Council meeting on March 1 about ways Aberdeen’s new water treatment plant possibly may be funded.

Agency in Columbus. OEPA has mandated Aberdeen to improve its water delivery system. Water Meters Discussed More discussion about Aberdeen’s water system this past Monday included the village’s water meters and a proposed flat rate to be charged water customers with some money from those water bills being put toward the cost of the new plant. Jerry Councilman Applegate proposed the village charge all water cus-

tomers a $28 flat rate. Applegate said there could be six to eight months before construction could start on the new plant, and some of the money obtained from the flat rate, which would be $10 more per month than the current $18 rate for the use of 2,000 gallons, could be saved to help pay on the plant. Councilwoman Billie Eitel said the $28 flat rate would hurt senior citizens who are struggling financially and don’t always use as much as 2,000 gallons of water. She

said she didn’t think someone using less than 2,000 gallons should have to pay a higher amount when they weren’t using any more water than that. Flat Rate Could Hurt Eitel also said the village possibly could lose money if it goes to a flat rate because those who consume a large amount of water and get charged proportionately may be paying less per month at $28 than they would pay otherwise. Hafer said the village had one operating well at that time supplying all water to Aberdeen customers, and if the village went to a flat rate and all customers would use whatever amount of water they wanted to since they weren’t going to be paying anything above $28, there would be problems in supplying all that water. Village Solicitor Jay Cutrell mentioned the council would have to adopt any water rate increases in an ordinance, and in order to adopt an ordinance that night, council members would have to suspend the rules to adopt an ordinance on its first reading rather than after three separate readings. Five votes from the sixmember council were necessary to suspend the rules, and while Applegate and council members Phillips, Hugh Hall, and Robert Hutchison voted to suspend the rules, Eitel voted against that proposal, thereby causing the rules suspension effort to fail. Councilman Jay Castle was absent.

County voters will decide May 4 whether to raise sales, use taxes CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 increasing the county sales tax from 1 percent to 1.25 percent. Board of Commissioners Vice President Ralph Jennings and William Commissioner Geschwind voted for both increases on Oct. 28 while Board of Commissioners President Margery Paeltz voted against them. The commissioners at their regular session this past Dec. 28 cut 11 percent, or a little more than $1 million, from Brown County government’s 2010

Sardinia Elem. fights bedbugs CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 come up, you just have to deal with them.” Simmons also said this is the first time in his ten years with the district that he can recall dealing with a bedbug issue. According to pest control experts, bedbugs can be eradicated, but it’s a difficult process. The bugs are small and tend to hide in or close to the bed inside or under the mattress or box springs. More detailed tips for getting rid of bedbugs can be found at


Lincoln Day celebration set The Brown County Republicans would like to invite you to the annual Lincoln Day Celebration Saturday Mar. 13, 2010 at the Georgetown Eagles Hall located at 600 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. The Social will start at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and program to follow. Cost per person is $30.00 please make your reservation by Mar. 8 either by calling (937) 444-2988 or emailing to The Keynote speaker for the evening is Governor candidate John Kasich with guest speakers Congresswoman Jean Schmidt, State Senator Tom Niehaus and State Representative Danny Bubp. Please join us to celebrate the life of one of our greatest Presidents.

Budget in a Temporary Appropriation Resolution. Aberdeen Voters To Decide Aberdeen Village Council members adopted an ordinance at their regular meeting on Jan. 4 to authorize all action necessary to obtain an Opt-Out Natural Gas Aggregation Program for that village. In a telephone interview this past week, Aberdeen Village Solicitor Jay Cutrell said the proposal, if adopted by voters, would allow the village to contract with and negotiate with other natural gas suppliers besides Aberdeen’s current supplier in an effort to obtain less expensive natural gas rates for Aberdeen residents. The ballot question will read: “To facilitate competitive retail natural gas service to promote natural gas savings, lower cost natural gas supplies, and other benefits, shall the village of Aberdeen have the authority to aggregate retail natural gas loads located in the village of Aberdeen and enter into service agreements for the sale and purchase of natural gas commodity and other services, such aggregation to occur automatically, except where any person affirmatively elects not to be so

enrolled by a stated procedure?” Voters then may select one of the two following options: • “FOR the village of Aberdeen to facilitate competitive retail natural gas service to promote natural gas savings and other benefits by acting as an aggregator.” • “NOT FOR the village of Aberdeen to facilitate competitive retail natural gas service to promote natural gas savings and other benefits by acting as an aggregator.” Once enrolled in the program, a consumer may opt out only every two years without paying a switching fee. Library Levy To Be Decided Some voters in Brown County Precinct 200 (Perry Township West) will decide on May 4 whether to approve a ballot issue levying an additional 2-mill tax levy for a continuing period of time beginning in 2010 to help pay current expenses for the Blanchester Public Library operations. Unlike the two public library districts set up in Brown County that serve seven library branches altogether, the Blanchester Library is affiliated with the Blanchester Local School District. The Perry Township

Lawmaker wants Reagan on Fifty CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 fought for civil rights”, Purdy said. Purdy was referring to recently freed slaves following the Emancipation Proclaimation. Purdy added that those accomplishments came while Grant was President and don’t even take into account his actions and accomplishments as Commanding General of the Union Army. Don’t look for Reagan on the fifty anytime soon in any

case. The first stop for the resolution is the House Financial Services Committee, where at least one member has come out against the idea. If the resolution gets out of committee, it must pass the full house, make it through the Senate and be signed by President Obama. In the years since Reagan’s death, Republican lawmakers have also made attempts to get his portrait on the ten and twenty dollar bills.

West Precinct voters who will be deciding on the levy on May 4 are the same ones who reside in the small portion of the Blanchester Local School District that extends into Perry Township. Blanchester Public Library Director Chris Owens said the levy is needed to avoid further cuts and to offset the reduction of state government funding. According to an informational sheet on the proposed levy, the owner of a home valued at $100,000 will pay $5.25 in library taxes each month if the levy is adopted. The 2-mill levy is projected to provide the library with $230,000 per year, or double the $115,000 the current levy provides. The new levy, for which collections would begin in 2011, would provide about 40 percent of the library’s funding. Brown County Auditor Doug Green, in a telephone interview last week, said the Perry Township West Precinct voters residing in the Blanchester Local School District are the only Brown County property owners who don’t pay on the levies supporting the two public library districts in the county. Green said those voters are paying levy taxes to support the Blanchester Public Library and thus aren’t taxed to pay for two different library systems.

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 the closure would have a minimal disruption to bus routes. “The bridge outing will only really effect the town bus routes,” Howser said. “We will probably just send the town route buses onto Boyd Road, then off onto Carpenter. I expect about a 10 minute delay.” Local businesses, upon hearing the news, kept their heads high. “We pick up a lot of school traffic from Tri-County Highway and State Route 32,” said Vince Roades, owner and manager of the Cuppa Coffee Cafe. “I think we may lose a little coffee business in the morning, but I think we will still be okay.” Local maintenance crews will not partake in the restoration. Maintenance crews from DGM Inc. of Beaver, Ohio will be fixing the bridge with a contract in the amount of $795,095.95. “The village of Mount

Orab did not have to put in any money for this project,” Lunsford said. “We pay for such things such as mowing, fence repairs, replacing street signs and the like.” The bridge repair is scheduled for an Oct. 31, 2010 completion date, weather permitting.


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 source, such as USDA or OWDA, to help finance the water treatment plant. Strickland also mentioned the village could seek a $250,000 Appalachian Regional Development Grant to apply toward the project’s cost. Water Hikes About Same Strickland said higher water rates Aberdeen water customers would have to pay to finance the new plant would be about the same regardless of which funding method he had mentioned was chosen by the village. He reported the OWDA loan would bring an estimated monthly rate increase of $18.18, USDA an increase of $18.49 and the Recovery Zone Bonds an increase of $18.97. The village currently charges a customer $18 for the use of 2,000 gallons per month. Village Council President Jason Phillips mentioned there had been rumors going around that the new plant was going to raise water rates to $100 or $200 per month. 40-Year Lifespan Unlikely Strickland said he didn’t expect Aberdeen’s new plant to last 40 years and advised the village not to go with the USDA 40-year loan proposal. He said the village needed to get design work done on the new plant and that the village needs to put together a schedule of the upcoming water treatment plant work and send that to the Ohio Protection Environmental

Major construction will close bridge for six months

Revival services in Feesburg The Feesburg Worship Center will be hosting a revival from March 10 - 14 beginning at 7 p.m. each evening. There will be special singing each evening. The church is located at 8651 state Route 505, Feesburg. For more information call Rev. Rick Cooper at (513) 724-1315.


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Sterling Township Trustees have scheduled meetings for 2010. Township meetings are held in the Sterling Township Hall, located at the corner of Eastwood and Greenbush West Rd., and begin at 7:30 p.m. List of scheduled dates: Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 29, April 26, May 24, June 28, July 26, Aug. 30, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 22, Dec. 20, 2010. All Board of Trustee meetings are open to the public. Please contact one of the Trustees or Fiscal Officer 10 days prior to the meeting to be placed on the agenda. Trustees: Barbara Watson 513 304-0141 Hank Dingus 937 444-4885 Joe Horton 513 724-3340 Marilyn Lawrence, Fiscal Officer 513 724-1354

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Friday, March 12TH...2 PM - 6 PM Saturday, March 13TH...11 AM - 3 PM For More Information Call (937) 444-0118 T.J.s Fishing Lake The Mt. Orab United Methodist Women’s Club Will Be Offering Concessions On Friday And On Saturday They Will Be Offered By The Mt. Orab Women’s Club.

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A rummage sale wll be held from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., Saturday, Mar. 6th at Centenary United Methodist Church, 110 N. 2nd Street in Donations are Ripley. accepted. Contact Druann Kendrick for information at 392-9388.

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National Women’s History Month will be celebrated at Southern State Community College’s South Campus during its annual tea planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 10.

tabletop décor by Nancy Ache’s SSCC ceramics class. The annual Women’s History Tea is open to the public. Please RSVP by

Strickland, Kasich denounce HSUS ballot plan Ohio Democratic Governor Ted Strickland and his GOP rival candidate John Kasich both declared their opposition to a ballot measure being planned by the out-of-state activist organization the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The Washington, D.C.-based animal rights organization has prepared to use paid petition gatherers to place on the November ballot a measure to overturn State Issue 2, which was approved by Ohio voters by a nearly 2-1 margin just under four months ago. Issue 2 created the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board to allow broad public input into farm animal care issues. The HSUS plan would force the Care Board to adopt HSUS policies. Both gubernatorial candidates endorsed Issue 2 and now agree that it’s wrong for HSUS to attempt to overturn the will of Ohio voters.

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Spaghetti dinner set at Brown County Habilitation Center A spaghetti dinner will be held in conjunction with Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month on Thursday, March 11, at the Brown County Habilitation Center located at 9116 Hamer Rd., Georgetown. Serving will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and take out is also available. The meal includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, a drink and dessert, (Vegetarian available). Cost will be adult meal $10.00, children under the age of 10 - $5.00 and tickets can be purchased ahead at the Habilitation Center or at the door. Proceeds benefit the Brown County Habilitation Center Family & Staff Organization. Vendors will be set up with merchandise displayed and available to purchase from Mary Kay, Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef, Premier Jewelry, Thirty One, Scrapbooking, Stampin Up, Just Jewelry, Partylite, Discovery Toys, Usborne Books and others. A raffle will be held with prizes donated by vendors. You need not be present to win. If you have any questions please call JoJean Seip at (937) 378-4891 ext. 32

Grange to serve breakfast The Whiteoak Valley Grange, East Main Street (next to Edgington’s Funeral Home), Mowrystown will be serving breakfast from 9 to 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, March 13. Breakfast will include waffles, sausage, pancakes, scrambled eggs, french toast, sausage gravy, biscuits, toast, eggs, coffee, tea, milk and juice will be offered for a donation. Also, a reminder of the monthly card parties held on the third Saturday night of each month. Progressive Euchre is the main game, however, other card and board games are available for those who do not play Euchre. Token prizes are awarded. The cost is $1.50 per person to play. Food and drinks are available. The fun begins at 7 p.m., come bring your friends and support the Grange. All proceeds from these two events will benefit the Whiteoak Valley Grange. For more information please call (937) 446-2070 or (937) 442-4704.

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Giant pumpkin contest new to fair A new event for the Brown Co. Fair this year is a Giant Pumpkin Contest as part of the Floral Hall. Co-Sponsored by the Brown Co. Fair and Southwest Landmark. A new club is forming in Brown Co. as the Giant Pumpkin Club. An organizational meeting will be held Mar. 11, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Brown Co. Fairboard

Office at the fairgrounds. Donnie Sroufe is organizing the meeting with a goal of raising 1000 lb. Pumpkins or more. Plans at this time are giving tips on how to grow Giant Pumpkins at this meeting. If interested in joining or know some tips about Pumpkins Call Donnie Sroufe at (937) 392-1175 or come to the meeting.

Ohio telemarketing fraud victims to receive $2.8 million Ohio customers of Wachovia Bank whose accounts were illegally debited by a payment processing company between 2004 and 2006 will receive compensation, Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray reported. More than $2.8 million will be made available as a result of a settlement of a 2007 lawsuit between the Federal Trade Commission and seven states with Florida-based payment processing companies Your Money Access and YMA Company, owned by Tarzenea Dixon. The lawsuit accused Dixon and several co-defendants of knowingly processing unauthorized debits through Wachovia Bank on behalf of deceptive telemarketers and Internet schemes that violated the FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule. Consumers who believe they have been victimized by an online or telemarketing scheme can report it to the Ohio Attorney General's Office by calling (800) 2820515 or visiting Cordray Urges Toyota to Cover Ohioans' Costs Car manufacturer's reparations for recall should extend past New York to the rest of the nation In letters sent to Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. legal counsel, Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray urged the automaker to extend its agreement for accommodations with New York's consumers to the remainder of the country. The letters reference the Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc., agreement with the New York Attorney General to provide New York consumers accommodations as a result of recent safety recalls. The New York accommodations included covering transportation to and from the dealership, customers' transportation costs and free rental cars while their recalled vehicle is being repaired To view the letters in full, go to www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.g ov/ToyotaLetters. Concealed Handgun Licenses Issued in 2009 Set Record Ohio Attorney General

Richard Cordray announced that Ohio's county sheriffs issued a record number of concealed handgun licenses last year. In 2009 the total number of handgun licenses issued to Ohioans was 56,691, well above the previous high of 45,497 set in 2004 when the concealed handgun law first went into effect. The number of licenses issued each year since Ohio's concealed carry law went into effect in April 2004 is as follows: 2004: 45,497; 2005: 22,487; 2006: 18,781; 2007: 22,103; 2008: 33,864; 2009: 56,691. The Attorney General's Office compiles a summary report about the number of licenses issued each year based upon data provided by county sheriffs as required by law. Each sheriff must report concealed handgun license statistics quarterly to the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission of the Ohio Attorney General's Office. To read the 2009 report, which includes county-bycounty concealed handgun statistics, visit www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.g ov/2009ConcealedHandgunR eport.

Ripley Federal Scholarship reminder The final date for receiving applications for the scholarship offered by Ripley Federal Savings Bank is March 19, 2010. This scholarship is non-recurring and will be awarded in the amount of $500.00. All high school seniors in the counties of Adams, Brown, Clermont and Highland, who are planning to attend college and major in business, economics, finance or accounting, and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, may apply for this award. Application forms are available at the Ripley office located at 1006 S. Second Street, at the Georgetown office located at 200 E. State Street, or from your high school guidance counselor.



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Organizers will recognize two local women for exemplifying this year’s theme, “Writing Women Back into History.” This year’s honorees are Dr. Sherry A. Stout, former president of Southern State Community College, and guest speaker Peggy Warner, an Underground Railroad historian and advocate. Dr. Stout served Southern State Community College since its founding in 1975, most recently as the college’s fourth president before retiring in 2009. Warner, a volunteer at the John Parker House in Ripley, is very active in the Underground Railroad history movement and is working within the region to create a foundation for the Freed State Landowners, representing the freed slaves of Brown County, Ohio. Entertainment will be provided by Carrie Chalker and Katie Ann Holbrook, with food by Jo Hall of Hilltop Design, display of vintage clothing by Alta Beasley, and



Southern State Community College will celebrate National Women’s History Month with its annual tea planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Mar. 10, at the college’s South Campus, 12681 U.S. Route 62, near Sardinia. National Women’s History Month provides an opportunity to share the significant role of women in American history and contemporary society, and to recognize women who have been instrumental in their respective communities.


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Carol May Braden (nee Wilson), 66 Carol May Braden, 66, of Mt. Orab, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010 in Cincinnati. She was a home maker. Carol was born on May 29, 1943 in Cincinnati, the wife of the late Amon Braden. In addition to her husband, she was proceeded in death by her son, Kevin Braden, and her two brothers, Edwin and Donald Wilson. Ms. Braden is survived by a daughter, Lisa Fedrick of Hamilton; a son, Eric Braden of Cincinnati; a sister, Deloris Luttrell of Mt. Orab; a brother, Bill Watson of Mt. Orab; and two granddaughters, Samantha and Nicole Fedrick of Hamilton. Graveside services were held on 11 a.m., Saturday, Mar. 6, 2010 at the Greenbush Cemetery in Mt. Orab, where Pastor Robbie Scott officiated. Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation.

Mary Ruth Andrews, 87 Mary Ruth Andrews, age 87, of Georgetown, Ohio passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2010, at the Meadow Wood Nursing Home, Georgetown, Ohio. She was born in Jefferson, Twp, May 8, 1922 the daughter of the late Eugene & Chloe (Fryer) Clifton of Russellville. She is also preceded in death by 2 daughters, Sherry & Deborah Andrews; 1 grandson, John R. Williams; and 2 great granddaughters, Alyssa & Zoey Doyle. She was retired from the Brown County General Hospital and a member of the Georgetown Church of Christ. She is survived by 2 Sons, John (Lisa) Andrews of Georgetown, Ohio; Rodney (Linda) Andrews of Williamsburg, Ohio; 3 daughters, Cookie (Richard) Williams, Lugene (Charlie) Teal and Tandy Andrews, all of Georgetown, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren; 1 Sister, Becky Ernst of Georgetown, Ohio; Several Nephews, Cousins and many friends. Funeral Services were held Saturday, February 27, 2010 at the Georgetown Church of Christ under the direction of Meeker Funeral Home. Kevin Whitsett and Scott Hennig officiated. Burial was held at the Linwood Cemetery in Russellville, Ohio. Memorials may be made to the Georgetown Church of Christ Building Fund, 149 Hamer Road, Georgetown, OH 45121. Friends and families may sign Mrs. Andrews online guestbook at


Evelyn J. Hauke, 84 Evelyn J. Hauke, 84, Aberdeen, formerly of Russellville, passed away Tuesday Mar. 2, 2010 at Ohio Valley Manor. She was the widow of Richard Hauke who passed away in 1982. Mrs. Hauke was born in Ripley on March 24, 1925 to the late Milburn Martin and Clara Groh Davis. Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Hauke and a son, Craig Hauke both of Aberdeen; a sister, Betty Neu, Milford, and a sister-in-law, Hilda Steele, Ripley. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia West. Services for Evelyn Hauke will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Maplewood Cemetery, Ripley. Condolences may be left at

Alex J. “A.J.” Grimmet, 81

Viola B. Craycraft, 92, of Georgetown passed away Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at Villa Georgetown. She was born in Brown County on Dec. 22, 1917, the daughter of the late Adam & Matilda (Berry) Schneder. She is also preceded in death by her first husband, John E. Davis, 5 Brothers & Sisters, and 1 Great Grandson. She is a member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Arnheim and worked for Bethesda Hospital as a cook. She is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Henry Craycraft of Georgetown; 2 Daughters, Wohleber of Shirley Winchester; Marjorie & Orville Whalen of Russellville; 3 Step Sons, John & Julianne Craycraft of Ripley; James & Sharon Craycraft of Vivan, Louisiana; Ralph Craycraft of Mt. Orab; 2 Step-daughters, Mary & Earl Smith of Wichita, Kansas; Laura & Robert Richards of Georgetown; Step-Daughterin-law, Carol Craycraft of 5 Georgetown; Grandchildren, Debbie Mitchel, Cindy Lewis, Steve Whalen, Lorie Wheeler, Candice Farst, 17 Step-grand5 Great children, Grandchildren, 12 Step-Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Granddaughter. Funeral Services were held Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 at the Peace Lutheran Church, Georgetown, under the direction of Meeker Funeral Home. Pastor Ken Severa officiated. Burial was at the Peace Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Peace Lutheran Church, Dayhill-Arnheim 10581 Road, Georgetown, Oh 45121. Friends and Families may sign Mrs. Craycraft’s online at guestbook

Alex J. Grimmet, 81, of Loveland, died Monday, Mar. 1, 2010 at Hospice of Cincinnati in Blue Ash. He was a minister for the Church of Christ for over 65 years and a retired teacher from the public school system. Alex was born on July 17, 1928 in McVeigh, Kentucky, the son of the late Alex and Edna Mae (nee Boyd) Grimmet. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Faye Justice; and brother, Eugene Grimmet. Mr. Grimmet is survived by his wife, Lois Jean (nee Carter) Grimmet, Loveland; two children, Larry Bruce (Lesia) Grimmet, Madison, IN; Raven Alexis (Terry “Gus”) Woods, Newtonsville, OH; five grandchildren, Annette Faye (Jason) Peterson, Plainfield, IN; Terah Lee Woods, Newtonsville, OH; Kharon Denise Grimmet, Clermont, IN; Jarrod (Dina) Grimmet, Wayne Township, OH; Larry Bruce (Liza) Grimmet, Madison, IN; and seven great grandchildren, Alexa, Isaiah, Faith Ann, Zeke, Carter Alec, Sawyer Abraham and Joy. Funeral services were held at noon on Thursday, Mar. 4, 2010 at the Lerado Church of Christ in Williamsburg. Interment will be in the Graceland Memorial Gardens in Milford. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Albert Russell ‘Sonny’ Faris, 70 Albert Russell “Sonny” Faris, 70, Ripley, Oh., died Sunday Feb. 28, 2010 at Brown County General Hospital in Georgetown, Oh. He worked for Pepsi Cola Bottling in Ripley for over thirty years and later worked as a general contractor for Southern Ohio Health Services Network for almost ten years. Mr. Faris was born Mar. 25, 1939 in Ripley, Oh., the son of the late Russell and Betty (Green) Faris. He was also preceded in death by one brother, William Jeffrey Faris. Mr. Faris is survived by his loving wife of forty nine years, Barbara Sue (Rosser) Faris, two daughters, Tara Davis and husband Bryan, Ripley, and Denise Faris, Ripley, two granddaughters, Katherine and Laura Davis, both of Ripley, two sisters, Shirley Faris, Ripley and Cynthia Pendley, Palm Harbor, Fl., one brother, Jon Faris, Ripley, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services were held on Thursday, Mar. 4, 2010 at Cahall Funeral Home in Ripley, Oh. Interment followed the funeral service in Red Oak Cemetery near Ripley. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to: The Ripley Life Squad or The Ripley Fire Department.

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Gregory William ‘Mouse’ Young, 47 Gregory William “Mouse” Young, 47, Ripley, Oh., died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 at Ohio Valley Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center near Ripley. He worked in the tobacco warehouses in Ripley and was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Ripley. He was born June 30, 1962 in Georgetown, the son of Patricia (Serwna) Young, Ripley and the late Robert G. Young. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Robert Michael Young. In addition to his mother, Greg is survived by one daughter, D.J. Young, Ripley, three sisters, Barbara Ralston, Becky Ralston, and Emery, all of Joyce Georgetown. Following cremation, a funeral mass was held on Saturday, Mar. 6, 2010 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Ripley where Rev. Dohrman Byers was the Celebrant. There was no visitation. If desired, memorial donations may be made to: St. Michael Catholic School, 300 Market Street, Ripley, Ohio 45167, Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Dr. Maysville, Kentucky 41056 or The Barret Cancer Center, 234 Goodman Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0757.

Louada Huber, 94 Louada Huber, 94, of Mowrystown, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010 at the Brown County General Hospital in Georgetown. She was a member of Union Church of Christ, Whiteoak Valley Grange, and Highland County Senior Citizens. Louada was born on Friday, Aug. 20, 1915 in Brown County, the daughter of the late William H. Roades Sr. and Mamie Agnes Allen Roades. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Charles Huber; her oldest son, William South; a sister, Ethel Roades Littler; and a grandson, 48-year-old Roy Aliff of Georgetown. Ms. Huber is survived by a Floyd Roades, brother, Dodsonville; a sister, Betty Shewmaker, Hillsboro; 5 children: Kay (Frank) Martin, Sardinia; Pat Aliff, Ripley; Bob (Carla Sue) Huber, Seaman; Sandy Huber, Mowrystown and Rochelle (Ronnie) Sams, Sardinia. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 at the Edgington Funeral Home in Mowrystown where Pastor Kevin Hamilton officiated. Internment was followed at the Buford Cemetery in Buford. Contributions may be made to the Hospice of Hope.

Kenneth G. DeBoard, 78 Kenneth G. DeBoard, 78, died Feb. 27, 2010. Kenneth was the owner and operator of DeBoard Heating and Air for several years and was a Air Force veteran. He is survived by his wife, Betty Davis DeBoard, sons, John (Jill), Steve (Debbie), Steve DeBoard and daughter, Debra (Joseph) Lombardo, sisters, Joyce D. Allard and Opal Thibado, also survived by seven grandchildren and sixgreat-grandchildren. Services were Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel. Burial was in Tate Township Cemetery, Bethel.

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THE ANTICHRIST? PART V Last week I left off in Galatians 3:13 where it tells us that cursed is everyone that hangs on a tree. Two men hung on a tree that day, Jesus Christ and Judas Iscariot. But it was not just an ordinary day. It was Passover; it was the day when the lamb was slain and the blood put on the door post and across the lintel. Therefore, Jesus shed His blood on the very day that the Passover lamb was to be killed. It was necessary for Judas to die that day also to fulfill the scriptures. Acts 1:16: “Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.” No other disciple or apostle of Jesus Christ was ever written up in the Old Testament scriptures, none except Judas Iscariot! I say, Judas Iscariot is a unique person all the way through. Acts 1:20: “For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take.” For the sake of room I will just give you which Psalms to look in: Psalms 69:25-28; and Psalm 109:8 in particular but the whole I have chosen: but that scripture is Psalm 41:9. It is also a fulfillment of the prophecy way back in Genesis 3:11. Now Judas’ bishoprick was his office as an apostle. His office as an apostle was to be taken over by another. It was taken over by the apostle Paul. Now, I believe that for the antichrist to fulfill his mission he will have to be some kind of a supernatural person. I know that you’re going to say that Judas Iscariot died a long time ago. He did and he went to his own place. Acts 1:25: “...from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.” Now, look with me in Revelation 17:8 “...when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.” The antichrist (the beast) was, that is he was in the past. The antichrist is not, that is he died. The antichrist yet is, that is he is alive again at the time of the Great Tribulation. Go back to the beginning of the verse: “The beast that thou sawest was (pas tense), and is not (present tense); and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit (future tense)...” The beast, the antichrist, is coming up out of the bottomless pit. The lake of fire in Revelation 20:14 is a permanent place, whereas the bottomless pit (hell) is a place where they come out of for judgment. Now, Jesus Christ, God incarnate,

DR. CHARLES SMITH MT. ORAB BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH comes down from heaven. Judas Iscariot, Satan incarnate, comes up from the bottomless pit. The bottomless pit is hell. The beast, the antichrist, is coming up out of hell. If he is coming up out of hell then he must already be in hell. He is not born somewhere. He is actually resurrected out of hell. Jesus Christ died, and was buried, and rose again. The antichrist is going to duplicate the work of Jesus in the resurrection. Furthermore, every single solitary sinner will someday be resurrected. But Judas, resurrects prematurely. Wasn’t Jesus Christ the firstfruit of them that slept? And didn’t He rise from the dead 2000 years ago? And aren’t we as Christians looking forward to the time when we will rise also? Well now watch. Is it any wonder then if the false christ should rise 1000 years before the rest of the sinners? When he arises at the beginning of the Great Tribulation he will be the firstfruit of the wicked dead. Look with me in Isaiah 14:9: “Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming...” Someone is going to hell and he will be recognized when he gets there. All the powerful wicked kings of the earth which went to hell, Hitler, Mussolini, Pharaoh, and the rest will meet him and say: “...Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us? These passages involve Satan, but more than that they involve the Satan man, Satan incarnate. Verse 16: “...saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake the kingdoms.” Verse 19: “But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch...” This man had a body which died and was resurrected in abomination. His soul was resurrected out of the bottomless pit and his body was resurrected out of the grave! This man will resurrect and present himself to the world as christ. I propose to you that this man is none other than Judas Iscariot! He will be a supernatural being.

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Knoche to celebrate 50th anniversary

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Teegan Kole Jacobs

Tom and Sue Knoche (nee Doss) will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Mar. 17, 2010. In honor of this memorable occasion, their children and grandchildren will host an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Mar. 20, 2010, at the Church of the Nazarene in Sardinia. The couple first met in August of 1958 at the Sardinia Nazarene church and had their first date shortly after. The couple married in 1960 in Buford, at the home of their Nazarene minister, Rev. Merrill Dewey. They decided to settle down close to the area where Sue was born and raised. They purchased their farm in Sardinia in December 1965, where they have resided ever since. Tom and Sue have been active members of the Church of the Nazarene throughout their marriage. Tom has played the piano, organ, and also sang. They both have faithfully served the Lord in various areas of church ministry. They credit the union of 50 years to their commitment to God, church, and one another. Tom spent more than 20 employed with years Continental Can Company in Cincinnati. From there, he worked a variety of jobs, until he settled in at American Micro in Batavia, where he retired in 2001. Today he enjoys retirement time gardening, reading, and spending time with friends and family. Sue devoted many years to being a home maker and pursued work in house cleaning and elderly care once her children were grown. Today she

Jacobs/Craig announce new baby T.J. Jacobs and Janey Craig are proud to announce the birth of their second son, Teegan Kole Jacobs. Teegan was born on Feb. 22, 2010 at the Brown County General Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce.

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enjoys cooking, shopping, and spoiling her grandchildren. Tom and Sue have six children: Letitia Knoche of Blue Ash; Tim Knoche (Tammy) of Sardinia; Steve Knoche (Kristi) of Sardinia; Mark Knoche of San Antonio, TX; Becky Burns (Ron) of Mowrystown; and Jennifer (Dusty) of Blevins Shelbyville, KY. They have eight grandchildren: Cathy, Penny, Brandon, Joseph, Mikayla, Jacob, Mikey, and Kaiden. All family and friends are invited to come and share in celebrating their 50th anniversary. Feel free to bring pictures, stories, or any details that may bring pleasant memories.

He was welcomed home by big sister Damenika, big brother Trayven, maternal grandparents Doug Dyer of New Lexington, Ohio, Brenda Craig of Sardinia, and paternal grandfather Tim Jacobs.

Local graduate in Army returns for a visit SPC Aaron W. Morgan, MOS: 13 F Fire Support Specialist, who graduated Western from Brown/Southern Hills Vocational School in 2007, will be returning home to Sardinia on R-R leave the first week of March 2010. Morgan is currently serving outside the city of Hawijah, Iraq at FOB McHenry.

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Huntington Hotshots schedule meeting date BY JW CURTIS Huntington Hotshots Reporter The Huntington Hotshots held their February Meeting on February 23, 2010. At this meeting the members elected the 2010 officers. Daniel Oberschlake will serve as the President for the Huntington Hotshots this year. Other new officers are: Vice President- Chelsa Haitz, Secretary- Kayla Eichner, Treasurer- Eliese Kindrick, Historian- Morgan Bahansen, News ReporterJW Curtis, Health Officer-

Cassidy Boone, Environmental OfficerTravis Eichner, Safety Officer- Daniella Hale, Recreation Officer- Alyssa Doyle, Energy Officer- Kyra Natichioni, Inspiration Officer- Leanna Kendrick, and Litter Officer- Meggie Scott. Congratulations to all the 2010 Huntington Hotshots Officers! Installation ceremony for the officers will be held at the next meeting which will be Mar. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Aberdeen United Methodist Church.

Kaleidoscope Kids to hold meeting

Brown County 4-H club orientation

The 4-H club Kaleidoscope Kids held their first meeting Jan. 31, 2010 at the Osborne’s. Those attending the meet were Corey and Tyler Spitznagel, Nick and Ryan Osborne, Hannah and Jordan Bolender, Ben Booker, Blain Jones, Abbey Rowe and Madison Johnston. Their next meeting, which was held on Feb. 28, 2010 at the Osborne’s, elected officers for the group. Blain Jones was elected President, Jordan Bolender as Vice-President and Hannah Bolender as Secretary. The next meeting for the Kaleidoscope Kids will be on Mar. 21, 2010, where a cook-out will take place.

April 1 is the deadline to be enrolled in a 4-H Club in Brown County. Members must attend school here or have a residence in the county. Members enroll in local club, take a project and participate in club activities throughout the year. Advisors have completed a background check and a volunteer application with references. New Advisor orientation is March 15 at 1 p.m. or 7 p.m at the Extension Office at 325 W. State Street Georgetown (on the Brown County Fairgrounds). A meeting is being held for the head advisors at 4:30 p.m. on March 15 at the same location.

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Hamersville Middle School holds annual spelling bee On February 3, Hamersville Middle School held its annual Spelling Bee. Two students from each homeroom were selected to represent their homeroom. Representing the 5th grade was: Garett Sellers, Destiny Mullen, Tia Newberry, Cole Dotson, Logan Nickell and Samantha Orr. Representing the 6th grade was: Tori Patten, Shelby Osborne, Rachel McConnell, Charles Turner, CJ Hale, and Justin Clark. Representing the 7th grade was: Nick Waits, Tanner Luck, Joey Eversole, Lucas Hiler, Daniel Molen, and Bryon Whitaker. Representing 8th grade was: Seth Roush, Brittany Webb, Damien Hicks, Morgan Nickell, Chelsea Emery, and Holly O'Hara. The winner of the Spelling Bee was Logan Nickell and the runner-up was Tia Newberry. Logan and Tia will represent Hamersville School in the county Spelling Bee on April 1st.

Good Luck, Logan and Tia!

Mt. Orab Elementary, in partnership with the DECA program at the high school, has DECA students volunteering in the classroom. Mr. Goins, the DECA advisor was contacted by the volunteer coordinators at MOE and through this partnership, have supplied the classroom teachers with youth volunteers. These high school students devote many hours to the students at Mt. Orab Elementary. Pictured is Jami Lyons, who is in her second year of volunteering at Mt. Orab Elementary. Jami volunteers twice a week, even more when possible, in Mrs. Paula Kohus' 3rd grade class. Jami wants to further her education at UC Clermont and major in Computer Networking. Jami is shown with Kiara Jimison a student in Mrs. Kohus's class.

Hamersville honor roll 2nd grade Nate Anderson, Ashley Bates, Destiny Berrier, Gage Daughterty, Madison Davis, Rosie Dean, Chasity Debord, Madison Derose, Jesa Duncanson, Trace Dyer, Gracie Fisher, Autumn Grant, Elicia Hamblen, Gunner Henry, Samantha Jones, Xavier Mcintosh, Chance Moore, Madison Moore, Erin Morgan, Josie Mullis, Kaden Newberry, Emma holder, Madison Raines, Steven Runyan, Emma Sams, Grace Sarbach, Jacob Seamer, Sonny Striffolino, Zach Taylor, Bailey Tolliver, Caitlyn Walters, Kayla Wilson, Dylan Culver 3rd Grade Straight As - Keianna Coulter, Ryan Craig, Jordan Davis, Noah Hiler, Joseph Kinder, Jacob Madden, Trevor Miller, Jesse Osborne, Gabriel Teegarden A/B - Morgan Back, David Cowdrey, Brian Donley, Chase Dotson, Caleb Fite, Griffin Fite, Reagan Henderson, Dylan Kleinholz, Chase Lovett, Penni Neal, Brooklyn O’Hara, Brendon Ormes, Cameron Schauer, Jake Schuler, Madeline Shepard, Sydney Thomas, Natasha Turner, Kateltyn Wallace. 4th Grade Straight As - Mackenzie Bridges, Robert Conaty, Emily Cooper, Karley Cornett, Alaina Cowdrey, Sierra Darlington, Alanis Daugherty, John Fischer, Samuel Gibson, Corrin Keplinger, Danielle Morrow, Amberly Pack, Jennifer Rogers, Wyatt Siemer, William Stratton, Truman Evan Wells, Madelyn Whisman, Rylie Young A/B - Jonathon Armstrong, Mason Barber, Anthony Baugus, Kyle Boggs, Kaitlen Bolender, Kain Carter, Kylee Carter, Audra Compton, Jaclyn Cornett, Taylor Couch, Bryce Eviston, Donald Green, Taylor Hardy, Jackie Haynes, Kayla Hedge, Brandon Hussleston, Hannah Johnson, Alyssa Kidwell, Damien Legner, Hannah Liming, Michael Luck, Jordan Mahon, Austen Mcfarland, Austin Mcmillion, Alexis Mullen, Lashandra Neal, Alyssa Pollard, Michaela Schmidt, Taylor Shelley, Lexi Swope, Ashley Webb 5th Grade Straight As - Jackson Erhardt, Logan Nickell, Hunter O’Hara, Jesse Robert A/B - Destiny Anderson, Brett Andryshak, Kobe Bryant, Kasey

Canter, Samuel Cliff, Andrew Day, Bryan Donell, Gunnar Donell, Cole Dotson, McKenna Emery, Hunter Fields, Andrew Gulleman, Jacob Henderson, Morgan Hirons, Destiny Mullen, Tiana Newberry, Samantha Orr, Abbigail Owen, Andrew Owen, Ginny Pollard, Jefferey Schlueter, Shawn Schneider, David Schuler, James Sellers, Karis Shively, Alexa Waits 6th Grade Straight As - Mackenzie Brooks, Megan Brown, Hannah Carter, Sierrah Compton, Rachel Gibbons, Caley King, Megan Ogden, Ashley Prine, Jacqualine Sherman, Brandon Timmers, and Miranda Wallace. A/B - Jordan Baugus, Brandon Brown, Rebecca Caskey, Justin Clark, Madison Comberger, Alex Couch, Allison Gray, Christopher Hale, Cody Hanson, Michael Otis Hensley, Kelly James, Madison Kinder, Sydney Lucas, Massey, Mark Kimberley McKinney, Marissa McMillion, Jesse Neal, Katherine Price, Jonathan Roberts, Reed Schauer, Rebecca Spencer, and Jonathon Taylor. 7th Grade Straight A - Samantha Clark, Christian Erhardt, Mackaela Fischer, Morgan Fischer, Lucas Hiler, Anthony Howard, Hannah Keller, Tanner Luck, Chase Mann, Cara Miller, Meggie O’Hara, Phillip Seng, Catie Smith, Michael Votel, Nicholas Waits, and Taylor Wilson A/B - Sydney Barger, Summer Bautista, Sarah Bishop, Stacy Bolender, Kristina Bomkamp, William Dawson, Brittany Deaton, Pedro Diaz, Miranda Harvey, Tanner Kidwell, Justice Kreimer, Abigayle Krick, Justin Laws, Patricia B Lindsey, Andrew Marcum, Alexander Meisman, Kristyna Monroe, Logan Nuhn, Charles Patten, Trevor Schramm, Justin Sullivan, Cheyenne Wash, and Bryon Whitaker 8th Grade Straight A - Sean Gibson, Sydney Gibson, and Savannah Wisby. A/B - Jeremy Bryant, Christopher Clifton, Tamerra Cook, Chelsea Emery, Benjamin Lamb, Josie McElroy, Morgan Nickell, Holly O’Hara, Blake Ogden, Joshua Prine, Seth Roush, Kaylee Shiveley, Lois Striffolino, Brittany Webb, Amity Whalen, and Katie Young.



MOE uses DECA students as volunteers

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MOE first graders become published authors First grade student's in Mr. Aker's, Mrs.Campbell's, Mrs. Paeltz's, and Mrs. Young's class have become published authors! The students in each class chose a topic for a class book and began to collaboratively work on it together. Students had to make rough drafts, edit, and illustrate their own pages. The final book was then sent off to Nationwide Learning, Inc. where the books were published. A tremendous amount of time and effort went into these classroom books. The students learned a great deal about the publishing process while they improved their vocabulary and writing skills. This innovative activity enhanced the students' educational experience and has given the students a sense of pride and accomplishment. Students include Ethan Pabin, Tristan Kidd, Wil Sizer, Madison Kirk.

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Hamersville PTO would like to thank everyone who helped to make the Cooks Choice Products fundraiser a huge success. The students who sold items had their names entered into a drawing for a chance to throw a pie in the face of a faculty member. The top seller this year was Brandon Timers, with Frankie Verdin the second highest seller. This year there was a record response from the Kindergartners. The PTO would like to thank the faculty for participating and the custodians; Dennis and Wade, for cleaning up the mess afterwards. Students winning an opportunity to throw a pie were: K- Ryan Schulor, Joey Mingua, Brianna Planck, Chris Ernst 1- Austin Bellamy, Pierce Schadle 2Jesa Duncanson, Madison Raines 3- Griffen Fite, Katelyn Wallace 4- Amberly Pack, Alexis Mullen 5- Kristen Purvis, Drew Day, Bailey Brown Brandon Timers, 6Madison Kinder, Ally Gray

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7- Cheyanne Wash, Catie Smith 8- Frankie Verdin Teachers/Faculty who participated: Mr. Nathan Hauke, Mrs. Teresa Stephenson, Mrs. Kerri Young, Mr. Gary Powell, Mr. Mark Abbinante, Mrs. Kellie Day (PTO), Miss Bethany Glover, Mrs. Kristi Smith, Mrs. Lori Sams, and Mrs. Gretchen McKinney.

Russellville 5th graders provide warm service! Russellville Elementary fifth-graders recently completed a service project funded through the district’s Learn and Serve grant. Through the grant, students perform a service while also strengthening their academic skills. Students made fleece blankets and donated them to the Pregnancy Resource Center, which serves all of Brown County. During the months of October, November, and December students worked on the blankets, and were able to present the PRC with about 70 blankets to be distributed through their agency. Mathematics standards included in the project were measurement and number sense. Students also wrote a reflection essay based on the project. Alice Burrows, Beth Hauke, and Molly Ellis, RES 5th grade teachers, would like to thank parents Tammy Eubanks, Jeanine Anderson,

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The 5th grade students pictured in no particular order are: Alyssa Allen, Dylan Silcox, McKenna Benjamin, Alex Prather, Matt Brown, Brooke Anderson, Alexis Tapke, Jewel Dailey, Sarah Juska, Chris Eglian, Terra Hunt, Abby Houghton, Paetyn Kaesheimer, Brooke Towne, Madison Layton, Morgan Haitz, Brooklyn Holford, Cierra Neu, Karlee Buckamneer, Taylor, Stamper, Jensen Sowers, Shalee Cooper, Gavin Reeves, Emily Gast, Noah Pitts, Kaitlynn Poe, Jayelyn Ramey, Kade Houston, Jared Nichols.

and Jeri Jones for volunteering their time to come in and

help cut the fleece to be tied. The students did such a won-

Madison Boshears, Trinity Freeman, Derek Rymer, MacKenzie Moore, Madison Neal, Rachel Luti, Carson Jones, Vincent Whitaker, Will Watson, Josh Taylor, Savannah Roades, Haleigh Test, McKenzie High and Brandon Herrle. Fourth Grade: Eric Altman, Deanna Hile, Ryan Osborne, Chance Dean, Zac Craig, Sawyer Tolin, Alexis Shannon, Josh Fry, Emily Bohrer, Blake Carter, Cary Wallace, Emma shultz, Julia Hall, Kaleb Howard, Jed Marlow, Jade Moore, Cora Propes, Ethan Jester, Serenity Slagle, Scott Herrmann, Madison Barker, Jessica Seipel, Katie Hastings, Brent Perkins, Ashley Summers, D.J. Mosbacker, Olivia Hardy, Cruz McComas, Cody Ryan and Alyssa Shorten.

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Banquet held celebrating 100th birthday of scouting Cub Scout pack 629 held their Blue and Gold Banquet on Feb. 19. The banquet celebrated the 100th birthday of the Boy Scouts of America and honored the oldest of their Scouts. Webelos Scouts Kyle Sipple, Jeffery Schlueter, Brett Andryshak, Kyle Fetters, Will Culver and Joey Dahlheimer were individually recognized for their scouting achievements. Kyle Sipple was awarded the highest rank of Cub Scouting, which is "The Arrow of Light". Other Scouts in attendance; Jonathon Armstrong, Noah Hiler, Gregory Vail, Brian Donley, Jacob Madden, Gavin Kelley, Thomas Wiechman, Ryan Craig, Allen Pollard, Andrew Todd, Samuel Linkous, Dominic Younts, Johnathon Surgineri, Dakota Newberry, Jacob Robinson, Bradley Armstrong, Hunter Stutz, Benjamine Todd, Tyler Johnson, Kaleb Scott, Jared Barber, Kris Darlington, Evan Hurst and Remi Emery. Over 100 people shared in the celebration, including former Pack 629 Arrow of Light recipients Derek Anderson and Lucas Hiler.

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Four WB FFA members, Alisha Damon, Lara Staples, Taylor Hopkins, and Sarah Kelsey competed at Sub-District Public Speaking competition.

Western Brown FFA members attend sub-district competition


Four members of the Western Brown FFA, Sarah Kelsey, Lara Staples, Taylor Hopkins, and Alisha Damon, compete at the Sub-District Public Speaking competition in Peebles. They all competed in their respective divisions. Sarah competed in the extemporaneous and received first in her division. Lara competed in the prepared competition she came out of the competition

receiving first. Taylor competed in the beginning prepared competition and also received first period. Alisha Damon recited the FFA creed in the creed competition and came out confident. She also received first. Each of these girls recited their speech and answered questions regarding their speeches. These girls will also be competing at the district competition later this week.

Miami U. announces presidents list and deans list Miami University students who achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average for first semester 2009-10 have been named to the President's List recognizing academic excellence. The following Brown County student was named to the President’s List Kyle Everett Kissick from

Hamersville. Students who achieved a 3.5 or better grade point average for first semester 2009-10 have been named to the Dean’s List recognizing academic performance. The following Brown County student was named to the Dean’s List Randal Martine Purdy, Sardinia.

derful job completing this project!

Southern Hills offers computer help classes

Mt. Orab Elementary announces January Broncos Mt. Orab Elementary would like to recognize the following students who were awarded Broncos for the month of January. Broncos are used as a incentive for students to make good choices. Kindergarten: Cameron Weil, Grant Kirker, Steven Henderson, Ian Bullis, Trey Satterfield, Alyssa Arp, Hailey Duncan, Halie Roberts, Jarica Alcorn, Wolf, Brandon Kendra Brown, Chloe Brunfield, Karleigh Fisher, Dakota Luther, Brian Egbert, Maggie Ward, Tyler Hurt, Dawson Jessica Dietrick, Quittschreiber, Payton Hildebrand, Sophia Wells, Cody Rust, Karissa Hacker, Coen Lucas, Jasmine Captain and Samantha List. Third Grade: Blake Richards, Stephanie Slack,


Hamersville PTO fundraiser a success

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Mt. Orab Elementary fundraiser winners The winners in the recent Butter Braids fundraiser held at Mt. Orab Elementary. These winners were treated to a pizza lunch. First row L – R: Sidney Womacks, Zion Tull, Austin McChesney, Ethan Moore and Jenna Wilson. 2nd row: Kaylee Blevins, Kendra Wolfe, Taylor Swinford, Tyler Burson, Cassidy Campbell and Andrew Arey. 3rd row: Ty Crall, Isaac Trevino, Darcy Howser, Kayleigh Baker, Scottie Ramp, Isaac Wallace and Jordan Snyder. Absent from the picture was Hunter Brewsaugh, Zoey Jacobs, Hannah Gregory and Collin Moore.

How do you like them apples? Kelly Herbolt, Western Brown graduate and biological science major at Miami University and the Cincinnati Zoo, has been conducting research and presenting food science lessons with Mrs. Lori Sams' fourth grade science classes at Hamersville Elementary School. Ms. Herbolt has presented lessons on apple nutrition and food production. Kelly is pursuing her Master's degree through the Project Dragonfly Program. Mrs. Sams and her students would like to thank Ms. Herbolt for the fun lessons and for the delicious locally grown apples!

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Kelly Herbolt with Mrs. Sam’s class.

Are you looking for a computer class close to home? Southern Hills Adult Education Department offers an array of computer classes throughout the school year. Whether you want to learn more about Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, or Publisher, we have a class for you. Brush up on your computer skills by taking a class close to home! An Introduction to Computers class will be starting on Tuesday, Mar. 9. Class will be held on Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. for three weeks. Introduction to Computers is an overview course for those with little or no computer experience. This is a handson course with many opportunities for participation. Topics covered include sending and receiving e-mail, getting around on the internet, and basic file management. A Microsoft Powerpoint and Microsoft Publisher class will be starting on Monday, Mar. 15. Class will be held on Monday and Wednesday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. for three weeks. Learn to create presentations using Powerpoint. Skills introduced in this class will include: adding clipart, using transitions, adding sound, and much more. With Publisher, students will learn to create documents such as letterhead, business cards, brochures and fliers. All computer classes are held at the Southern Hills Career Center, 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown. For more information or registration for any class, please call Southern Hills Adult Education office at (937) 378-6131 Ext. 357. Southern Hills Adult Education accepts MasterCard and Visa. Remember: Education is not just for kids!!


Scholarship deadline approaching The deadline to submit your application for one of the five $500 scholarships being offered by the Brown County Farm Bureau is 4 p.m., Wednesday, Mar. 31. Applications may be obtained from the high school guidance counselors, VoAg Instructors or Brown County Farm Bureau. Scholarship selection will be based on agricultural interests, scholastic achievements, financial need, and Farm Bureau participation. If the parents are not Brown County Farm Bureau members, the student must be planning to major in agriculture at a college or university. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact the Brown County Farm Bureau at (937) 378-2212.



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On Friday, April 9, St. Patrick’s Church brings area youth and adults a dynamic PURITY CONFERENCE 2010. This youth and adult event will be held in the gymnasium and the church. This event touts some of the best purity speakers and entertainers. Guests include the following Youth Conference Speakers: Father Norman Fischer, a Lexington Catholic Diocese’s nationally acclaimed speaker and their first African American Priest who is a sacred rapper and inspirational youth speaker; Mikayla Fiore, the eldest of nine children who allowed Christ to triumph in her life as she dealt with single motherhood, suicide issues in her family and the challenge to re-embrace chastity; and Michael Walsh, a married, father of three, motivational speaker, lay evangelist and missionary, and the star of “Magazine Rack Morality” on EWTN’s Sonrise Morning Show every first Friday of the month. Youth sessions will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Youth Tickets are $20.00, which includes lunch and dinner. Registration is recommended for this event. The Master of Ceremonies is Tom Hummer, a Xavier University graduate and founder of Archangel Crusade of Love, a Catholic family ministry that produces retreats, missions and pilgrimages, will give a talk titled, “Eucharistic Holiness”. The adult speakers include Dr. Ari Ben-Tzvi, who was raised as an atheist in a Jewish home and is author of “Savage Ingratitude” and “Perfidious Manipulation”, Michael Dosen Co-founder of “Coffee House Theology”, and Myron Shibley, father of three

children who is a former seminarian and current college professor who travels to Lourdes every year to translate French religious works. A free-will donation will be accepted for the adult conference which runs concurrent to the youth conference, and the two meals are available to adults for $5.00 each. Again, registration is recommended. Everyone is invited to attend the evening session, which begins at 6 p.m. with more inspirational talks, a Praise and Worship Music Session with Jim Cowan, former Music Director of the Franciscan University in Steubenville who has played for Pope John Paul II, and the celebration of the Mass, with Eucharistic Adoration. (No ticket required) Everyone will enjoy the charismatic, “in your face” kind of Christian band with a love for the Lord, The LEE ROESSLER BAND! These three young men are passionate about their relationship with God and express it in their music ministry. This band is a must “hear” for everyone! For reservations call (937) 378-4396 or (606) 782-3773. Checks or money orders can be sent to St. Patrick Church, 110 East Third St., Maysville, Ky, 41056. #______ Youth: $20.00 fee: includes lunch and dinner #______ Adult: (no conference fee) #______ Adult Lunch meals: $5.00 each #______ Adult Dinner meals: $5.00 each Please visit our website for more details on speakers, itinerary and details at God’s blessings on you and the youth in your life.

Gaslight Theater announces spring comedy The Gaslight Theater Players announce their spring comedy, SAVING GRACE, by Jack Sharkey. SAVING GRACE -- a play with a title which begs the question: from whom is she being saved? From her boss, who wants her to be more than just his secretary, or from the "burglar" who threatens to steal her heart? The Gaslight Theater Players invite you to find out on Mar. 19, 20, 26, and 27 at 8 p.m. at the Gaslight Theater in Georgetown. Tickets are $8 at the door. SAVING GRACE is directed by Jessica Moore and stars Katie Lovett, Kelly Bohl, Andy Hartle, Lori Bowling, and Ted

St. Patricks Party The “Holden out for a Cure” Relay for Life Team is holding its annual St. Patrick’s Day party. The event will once again be held at the St. Michael Church Hall in Mt. Orab on Saturday, March 13 from 8 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Entry Fee (21 & over): $10 per person without beer tickets and $15 per person with beer tickets. Admission includes appetizers, soft drinks and one ticket for the grand prize drawing! Music will be provided by “At Your Request” DJ, John Bellamy. Also available, will be split the pot, a raffle, silent auction, green beer, and select flavored alcoholic beverages. Come dressed in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day! All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Brown County. Please direct questions to Denise Holden at (937) 444-1343. You may also donate to our team at: www.relayforlife.or/brownco unty



Maysville youth and Relay for adult conferences set Life to hold

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Ripley Federal employees show support to RULH boys Ripley Federal Savings Bank employees showed support for the Southern Hills League Champion 7th grade boys RULH Bluejays team as the bus carrying the team passed their building on its way to the tournament championship on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Pictured left to right are Brenda Barbour, Linda Bechelhimer, Margie Sims, whose grandson is a member of the team, Nancy Linkous, Michael Mussinan, and Aaron Wood.

Taste of Arnheim set Everyone is invited to come for a ‘Taste of Arnheim’ hosted by Peace Lutheran Church on Saturday, Mar. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. Arnheim is a German-founded community, therefore, a sampling of authentic modern-day German delicacies are planned as well as 20-25 other items ranging from appetizers to desserts and exotic to family favorites. This is a ‘free’ event, but any donations received will help support local needy families through the Agape Council. Peace Lutheran Church is located at 10581 DayHill-Arnheim Rd., Georgetown. For more information call (937) 446-2747.

Annual gospel sing and dinner set in Decatur The Byrd Township School Preservation Committee will host a gospel sing and dinner on Sunday, March 21 at the Decatur Community Center on state Route 125. The musical program will include singers Harriett Jackson, Rosie Young, Doug Green, Betty Tatman and Cantrell Family Gospel Band. A baked steak dinner will be served beginning at noon serving will continue throughout the musical program which will begin at 1 p.m. Price is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 12 and under and children under 3 free. Proceeds from this event will go to preserve and maintain the Decatur Community Center. The public is invited.

Brown County Press and Mt. Orab Food Court Easter Coloring Contest THE BROWN COUNTY PRESS AND THE MT. ORAB FOOD COURT IS HAVING A COLORING CONTEST! There are 2 age categories. Age 0-5 and Age 6-10. Please color the rabbit and mail back to: The Brown County Press 219 South High Street Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154. Please put the childs name, town, age and phone number on the BACK of the entry. All entries must be delivered by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 31st for judging. All entries will be on display at the Food Court in Mt. Orab.. First, Second and Third place winners will receive gift certificates from Mt. Orab Food Court and will be published in our April 4 edition and posted on the web at and

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VFW Hall announces Fishing Tackle Blowout

Rummage sale announced in Ripley

The VFW Hall at 117 W Main will be holding a Fishing Tackle Blowout on Saturday, Mar. 13 sponsored by TJ’s Fishing Lake. As a fundraiser, the Mount Orab Women’s Club will be serving food between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

A rummage sale wll be held from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., Saturday, Mar. 6th at Centenary United Methodist Church, 110 N. 2nd Street in Ripley. Donations are accepted. Contact Druann Kendrick for information at 392-9388.

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A sincere and heartfelt thanks to all of the many people who worked so hard to make the Kenny Sizemore Benefit a success. Thanks to all of the businesses that gave so freely and to everyone who gave of their time and talent. God will surely bless you!

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Girl Scout lemonades cookies are top quality can go to www.girlscoutsofwesternohio .org, click on “Search for COOKIE Sale locations nearest you,” and enter their zip code. This year throughout Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, girls are working together to benefit Haiti. For every case of Girl Scout Cookies sold during booth sales, from now until March 21, Girl Scouts of

Western Ohio is donating $1 to the American Red Cross International Disaster Response Fund, earmarked for Haiti disaster relief. Girl Scouts will make a difference in Haiti – one case of Girl Scout Cookies at a time. To track the progress towards the goal of 60,000 cases of Girl Scout Cookies sold, visit www.girlscoutsofwesternohio .org. Regular updates will be



Girl Scout Lemonades Cookies are not affected by the recent problems that have involved a small amount of Lemon Chalet Crèmes – a cookie not sold by Girl Scouts of Western Ohio. Girl Scout Cookie Booth Sales occur until Mar. 21 outside of area businesses, such as Kroger, retail stores, businesses, and banks. To find the closest booth sale, customers

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Deadline approaches for Quilt and Craft Applications cious food from Garnetto’s restaurant. The quilt exhibit will include traditional quilts of any theme as well as contemporary pieces. The show will also feature a quilt contest of 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

Fair board already making plans for 2010


We are very proud of our newest building at the Brown Co. Fair. We used the Danny Gray Activities Center for a dog show and the senior citizen activities last year and Goldwing Express due to bad weather. This year plans include those of last year and a talent show on Thursday evening with the finals on Saturday before our music entertainment. WAOL Radio station and the Brown Co. Fair will be sponsoring this talent show with Bob Hardyman as chairman and sound man. As soon as the details are worked out we’ll place entry forms in the paper for you. Another thing that we’ll be doing this year before the fair is a push on membership tickets. Plans are to have drawings each day for members only tickets. Fairboard directors and spouses are not eligible but any one else in their families are. You must be 18 years old and live in Brown Co. to be a member. Membership tickets are on sale now till one week before the fair begins. You can buy your membership tickets from any director or at the office on the fairgrounds. Any businesses interested in donating services or items for these drawings contact Lottie Broughton at (937) 446-2937. A new club is forming in Brown Co. as the Giant Pumpkin Club. An organizational meeting will be held Mar. 11, 2010 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Brown Co. Fairboard Office. Donnie Sroufe is organizing the meeting with a goal of raising 1000 lb. pumpkins or more by the Brown Co. Fair. If interested call Donnie at (937) 392-1175. The second Brown Co. Fair was held in Ripley, Ohio on Oct. 2-3 1851. This was the last fair held anywhere but Georgetown, Ohio. The 1853 fair was held at the present location around the area where the Floral Hall now stands. The Brown Co. Agricultural Society purchased how many acres to start with? The fairboard can be reached by: Phone


DENNIS BROUGHTON 937-378-3558 Fax: 937-3781361 E-Mail: The 159th Brown Co. Fair will be held Sept. 27 through Oct. 2, 2010.

Revival planned in Hamersville Evangelist Ben Watts from Merengo, Indiana will be hosting a revival entitled “God’s Mission” at 7 p.m. March 16 through the 21 at Sisterville & Walnut St. in Hamersville. Special singing will be held nightly. For more information, please call (937) 378-4558.

crafts. General admission for the 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 informalog on to tion,, call (513) 875-3344, ext. 126 or email:

Humane Society meeting set The monthly meeting of the Brown County Humane Society will be held at the ABCAP facility on Plum Street in Georgetown. The meeting date is the March 10 at 7:30 p.m. You are welcome to attend. Yearly membership dues are $15.00 and benefit the dogs and cats of Brown County. The dues help us sustain our low cost Spay and Neuter Program and other projects for unwanted pets. Come to the shelter on Saturday and meet our friendly crew of volunteers, you may want to become a part of that growing group. Last week we received gifts from two separate classes at Western Brown and we say a big thank you, from our four legged friends at the shelter.

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Champions of Faith Gymnastics to hold open house Champions of Faith Gymnastics is holding an open house this Saturday, March 6 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The local surrounding communities are welcome to attend to see this new facility located at 2005 US 62 (just South of Hillsboro), across from the Old "Y" Restaurant, serving the Highland, Brown, Clermont and Clinton County areas. For more information call (937) 442- FLIP

PERI Chapter 69 to meet on March 10 PERI Chapter 69 will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 10 at the Ohio Veteran's Home. Tim McKeown, of the Brown County Chamber of Commerce, will be the guest speaker. His topic will be "Nine Tips for Seniors to Avoid Financial Abuse". All members and those eligible for membership are invited to attend.

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Trooper Charles E. O’Bryon was promoted to the rank of sergeant by Colonel David W. Dicken, Patrol superintendent, during a ceremony at the Patrol’s Academy. Sgt. O’Bryon will transfer from his current assignment at the Lebanon Post to serve as

an assistant post commander at the Georgetown Post. Sgt. O’Bryon began his Patrol career in May 1993 as a member of the 125th Academy Class. He earned his commission in November of that year and has served his entire career at the Lebanon

Post. Sgt. O’Bryon currently resides in Oregonia with his wife, Tamie, and their five children. Troopers from the Georgetown Post provide professional traffic safety services to Brown and Adams counties.

Ripley free community fellowship dinners announce changes Ripley Free Community Fellowship Dinners are now only on the last Thursday of the Month. Thank you to all the churches, the FCCLA and everyone who helped make these dinners happen.


Patrol’s Tpr. O’Bryon promoted to Sergeant at the Georgetown Post

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And the winner is! The Semper Fidelis Society raffled off a 9MM Beretta Special Edition Marine Corps Commemorative Pistol in December. The proceeds from the raffle go to help fund activities for the cadets who participate in the Marine Corps JROTC program at RULH High School in Ripley. Shown in the picture is Mr. Tom Agnor of Xenia, with Rick Robinson, VP of the Semper Fidelis Society.


Ripley Federal announces new EVP/SLO Ripley Federal Savings Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Aaron K. Wood as Executive Vice President/Senior Loan Officer. A graduate of the University of Southern Indiana at Evansville, with a Masters in Business Administration, Mr. Wood comes to Ripley Federal from Henderson, KY where he was the SVP/Chief Credit Officer of The Bank of Henderson. He brings with him an impressive resume in the areas of management, lending, compliance, and online banking. President/CEO Danny R. Grooms stated “We are very pleased to have Aaron with us and think he will be a great asset to both Ripley Federal and the community”. Mr. Wood said “I am very excited about the opportunity that I have at Ripley Federal Savings Bank, and I am looking forward to working with the

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employees, directors, and customers here." Mr. Wood is currently residing in Georgetown, OH, with his wife, Tiffany, and two children.

Ron Kallam Insurance welcomes Jay Anderson Ron Kallam Insurance Agency, located in Georgetown, is pleased to announce that Jay Anderson has joined his agency as an Associate Agent. Anderson has served Brown County for over 25 years as a law enforcement officer in the Mt. Orab Police Department, Mt. Orab Sheriff’s Department and Chief Probation/Bailiff in Brown County’s court system. The Ron Kallam Insurance Agency serves Hamilton, Clermont, Clinton, Highland, Adams and Brown Counties. Any questions can be answered at (947) 378-4109 or at (937) 444-7089.

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Eastern Warriors capture sectional championship

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Eastern players, managers and cheerleaders moments after cutting down the nets. The Warriors won the sectional title at Waverly with a 60-35 win over Westfall on Saturday.

By Ritchie Butler The Brown County Press The Eastern Warriors won the boys division III sectional tournament at Waverly on Saturday with a 60-35 drubbing of the Westfall Mustangs. “We didn’t like their 1-3-1 in the first half,” said Eastern coach Rob Beucler. “We just didn’t play very well. In the second half we got after it a little better and got more aggressive, both defensively and offensively.” Things started slow for both teams on the offensive end. Westfall and Eastern both played most of the opening period in zone defenses. Eastern grabbed a three-point lead when Tyler Knabb made a 3-pointer with just under six minutes left in the period. Westfall claimed a 7-6 edge after Clint Boring canned a three with 1:31 showing on the clock. Knabb made 1-of-2 at the line in the closing seconds of the quarter. After one complete, Eastern and Westfall were tied, 7-7. One minute into the second stanza, Westfall grabbed a 12-9 lead when Neal Hegarty made a 3-pointer. Brett Stout scored on a backdoor cut, followed by a Taylor Little tip, giving the Warriors a 13-12 lead with just over six minutes left in the half. The Mustangs responded with an 8-0 run, taking a 20-13 lead with

three minutes remaining in the second. Chase Lawson came off the bench firing for the Warriors. He scored on an offensive rebound and later canned a three, cutting the margin to 20-18 with 2:41 left in the period. Trailing 24-20 with 12 seconds left, Little snuck in for two off a baseline out-of-bounds play, trimming Westfall’s advantage to 24-22 at the break. The third period saw an Eastern swarming defense turn into a 3-point shooting barrage. The Warriors forced several turnovers with their press and took advantage on the offensive end. Knabb and Little each drained two threes and Little added a put back in the quarter. By the end of the period, Eastern held a 39-27 lead. “Taylor had a great third quarter,” said Beucler. “He was everywhere on offense and defense.” Little, who finished the game with eight steals and 10 rebounds, got the majority of them in that momentum swinging third period. The Warriors continued their torrid pace in the fourth, going on a 14-0 run in the first three minutes of the quarter. Austin Smith started and ended the rally with baskets in the lane. Little scored five more points during the run. Clay Garrett hustled after several loose balls and added a jumper while Jordan Payne made a long 3-

pointer. When the dust settled, Eastern had a comfortable 53-27 lead. Westfall cut the lead to 21 when Justin Ellis made a three and Slade Ranke converted a free throw, but that was as close as the Mustangs could get. Blake Doss, Tanner Dabe and Clint Black all scored in the final two minutes, securing the 60-35 win for the Warriors. “The kids played well and it was a total team effort,” added Beucler. “We hit some shots in that second half and kept the pressure on them.” Little led the Warriors with a game-high 19 points. Knabb added 14 and Lawson chipped in seven. Eight other Warriors scored in the game. Ellis led Westfall with nine points. Codey Musselman and Nathan Curry added six points each. The Warriors, now 13-6 overall, were set to face Alexander on Saturday at the Convocation Center on the campus of Ohio University. Tipoff is slated for 9:15 p.m. “Alexander has a big kid and a couple of nice guards,” said Beucler. “We must play well to win.” Editor’s Note: The Warriors learned post-game that they won the Southern Hills League division I title outright after Ripley was defeated by Lynchburg in a makeup contest.

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Eastern’s Taylor Little moves down the court after one of his eight steals against the Westfall Mustangs on Saturday. Little grabbed 10 rebounds and scored 19 points in the sectional championship win.


Fayetteville moves to title game with 35-23 victory


The Fayetteville Rockets moved to the boys division IV sectional title game at Oak Hills High School on Friday by defeating the Miami Valley Rams, 35-23, on Tuesday night. “We didn’t shoot the ball as

well as we did on Saturday,” said Fayetteville coach Darryl Iles. “Miami Valley was good defensively and got out on our shooters. We wanted to run a little bit, but weren’t able to. We were patient with the ball, took care of it and got some good shots.” Tyler Guenther took up where he left off on Saturday,

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Fayetteville’s Steven Forehan scored eight points in the Rockets’ win over Miami Valley on Tuesday.

canning a 3-pointer from the corner just 20 seconds into the first period. But the Rockets offense slowed down, not scoring for another three minutes of play. During the drought, however, Fayetteville’s defense was stingy, not allowing the Rams to score until the 2:03 mark of the opening quarter. In addition to Guenther’s three, Daniel Mullins scored in the paint and Tyler Gambrel hit a bank shot, giving the Rockets a 7-4 edge after eight minutes. The two teams picked up the offensive pace a little in the second quarter, scoring 10 points each in the frame. Steven Forehan drained two threes in the first three minutes of the second, increasing the spread to 13-4. Guenther and Mullins both scored in the lane, giving the Rockets a 178 lead with just over two minutes remaining in the half. The Rams wouldn’t go away as Brandon Watson and Robbie Tate each made 3pointers in the final two minutes, cutting Fayetteville’s lead to 17-14 at the intermission. “We really came out ready to play defensively in that third quarter,” said Iles. And play defense they did. In fact, the Rockets held the Rams to just one field goal in the frame. Gambrel scored the first two buckets of the second half, putting the Rockets on top, 21-14. Zach Durham added a three at the midway point in the the third period, increasing the Fayetteville lead to 24-14.

Miami Valley finally got on the board with just over three minutes left in the quarter when Drew Makiewilz banked in a shot. Mullins scored a layup and Gambrel added another before the end of the third. Heading into the final frame, Fayetteville held a 28-16 lead. Midway through the fourth, Fayetteville’s advantage reached 15 points when Guenther made 2-of-2 at the stripe. Miami Valley’s Austin Piatt scored twice in the final three

minutes of the game, but it was too little, too late as the Rockets held on for a 35-23 win. “They were young, playing four freshmen,” said Iles. “They were a good defensive team and will be tough down the road. Our kids played together and played well again. We were undersized, but out-rebounded them on the night.” Gambrel led a balanced scoring attack with nine points. Forehan added eight, Guenther chipped in seven

and Mullins contributed six for the Rockets. Zach Durham finished with three and Nick Durham scored two. Piatt paced the Rams with nine. Makiewilz and Willis Lemon added four points each. The Rockets, now 8-14 overall, were set to face Seven Hills on Friday at 6:30 p.m. For full coverage of the Rockets’ sectional championship game, check out next week’s edition of The Brown County Press.


By Ritchie Butler The Brown County Press

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Fayetteville’s Zach Durham and the rest of the Rockets’ defense held Miami Valley to just 23 points in Tuesday night’s win.

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G-Men come back to win in sectional thriller CMYK

Jess Chadwell stepped to the free throw line like he has done so many times before. Only this time, he was about to attempt what might have been the most important shots of his high school career. The Georgetown G-Men trailed heavy favorite Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, 4241, in the Division III sectional tournament at Western Brown High School. Only 2.2 seconds remained in the Feb. 27 contest. So much had happened to bring Georgetown to this point. After a tight first half, the score was knotted at 19. But then came the third quarter, when the Eagles of CHCA rattled off 15 unanswered points; Georgetown failed to score on its first nine possessions of the frame. Finally, with six seconds left in the period, Ben Cropper ended the drought with a basket, making the score 34-21 at the end of three. To say that the G-Men’s comeback was monumental would be the understatement of the year. CHCA would quickly find out that Georgetown had a run of its own in store. It took all of three minutes for the G-Men to demolish their deficit, and trailed just 34-32 with 5:09 on the clock. After some backand-forth play, Georgetown was once again on the ropes. CHCA had a one-point lead and the ball with 4.6 seconds


remaining. But the Eagles threw away an inbound pass, giving the G-Men one last chance. With 2.2 ticks left on the clock, Georgetown’s inbound pass to Jess Chadwell resulted in a CHCA foul, sending him to the charity stripe for a one-and-one with the game on the line. But like he has done so many times before, Jess hit both shots like it was nothing. The Eagle’s last-ditch attempt fell short, and the G-Men won the game 43-42. An exuberant Georgetown team was all smiles after the game, including head coach Jerry Underwood. “We did exactly what we thought we had to do in order to have a chance,” he said. “It would have been easy for them to throw in the towel and say ‘we’re done’, but they didn’t. I was really proud of their effort. They just didn’t quit.” Chadwell scored 25 points in the game, and, furthering the case that he really is Superman, 20 of those came in the final quarter. Cropper also reached double digits with 10 in the win; Logan Hayslip proved vital in managing the G-Men’s offense, while scoring five points, and David Howser tallied three. Georgetown was set to play Madeira in the second round of the tournament on Thursday, Mar. 4 at Western Brown. Check out The Brown County Press next week for full coverage.


By Jeremy Sharp Press Contributor

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Left, Georgetown’s Jess Chadwell sank this game-winning free throw during the G-Men’s sectional victory over CHCA. Right, Georgetown’s Cody Drake takes the ball strong to the hoop during the G-Men’s exciting sectional win over CHCA on Saturday at Western High School.

Blue Jays survive sectional opener, down Clark in OT By Jeremy Sharp Press Contributor It was a lot closer than it should have been. The Ripley Blue Jays took on the Clark Cougars in the Southwest Division III boys tournament on Tuesday for the right to face Taft in the sectional finals. This game came down to the wire, so much so that a fifth frame was needed in the scorebooks. That’s right, overtime. The match up was close from the start, as neither team led by more than six points the entire game. But Ripley managed to stay safely on top almost the whole way through, however the Blue Jays couldn’t pull away. That would hurt them later on. After leading 13-12 at the

end of one, 27-23 at halftime, and 35-30 after the third, Ripley started to lose their edge. Clark finally fought back and even took a onepoint lead with just 50 seconds to play. But a Demarco Washington steal followed by a Dylan Johnson free throw knotted the score at 42 apiece. Then came overtime. At the start of the extra four-minute period, the tip went the Cougar’s way, but that would be about it. The Blue Jays would go on an 8-0 scoring run following a Clark three-pointer, giving Ripley the final lead of the game. When all was said and done, solid defense preserved the Blue Jay’s 51-49 victory. “There were a few times where we seemed like we were in control, but (the

Cougars) were just relentless,” said Ripley coach Mike Kennedy after the game. “We made a couple mistakes that put them right back in it. But you’ve got to hand it to our

kids with their composure. I thought that defensively we played a lot better at the end.” Demarco Washington led all scorers with 12 points on the night, including some

clutch shots in the fourth quarter. Blue Jay Logan Perkins also reached the double-digit mark with 10 and teammate Bryant Applegate scored eight points. Dylan Johnson regis-

tered seven points in the win, while Chase West and Ravye Williams had six and four respectively.


Invitation to Bid The Village of Ripley Ohio is inviting qualified parties to submit bids to perform grounds keeping duties at the Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley. The bids will be received at the Office of the Village Administrator, 123 Waterworks Road, Ripley, Ohio, until 4:30 P.M. on March 19, 2010. Instructions on the format of the bid, specifications, and duties of the groundskeeper may be obtained by contacting the Ripley Village Administrator.

Ripley’s Demarco Washington led the Blue Jays with 12 points in a sectional tournament win over Clark Montessori on Tuesday at Western High School.

Ripley’s Logan Perkins elevates for two of his 10 points during the Blue Jays’ win over Clark Montessori on Tuesday. Ripley was slated to play for a sectional title at Western on Saturday.

Bronco wrestlers wrap up season at Fairfield in Southwest District meet Last weekend, the Bronco wrestling team competed in the district tournament at Fairfield. As a team, Western finished 17th out of 40 schools and finished ahead of many teams that defeated them during the year. The team outscored nine of the area’s

top 15 teams. According to coach Wendel Donathan, it was a great way to end the year. Juniors Jake Bering and Justin Dillinger each went 1-2 on the weekend. They both wrestled extremely well and each won their first district

matches ever. Returning state-qualifier, junior Tory Bauer, placed sixth in one of the toughest weight classes at the tournament. Returning state-qualifier, senior Kurtis Fox, placed fifth, qualifying for the state tourna-


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By Ritchie Butler The Brown County Press The Eastern Lady Warriors’ season ended on Thursday with a 51-40 loss to the Oak Hill Lady Oaks at Waverly in the Division III girls southeast district tournament. “They played tremendous

defense,” said Eastern coach Richard Kiser. “We got a little tired. We had some open looks, but we just couldn’t convert.” Oak Hill, who came into the game undefeated, got early baskets from Rebecca Puckett and Breanna Butler as the Lady Oaks raced to a 5-0 lead.

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Eastern’s Shayla Black led the lady Warriors with 11 points in their district loss to Oak Hill at Waverly.

Eastern’s Christina Burns scored on a bank shot and Shayla Black added a 3-pointer, cutting the Oak Hill advantage to 7-5 with just over five minutes left in the opening period. Trailing 14-7 with 3:32 remaining in the first, Eastern closed the quarter with a scoring flurry. Black canned another three, followed by a basket in the paint from Rachel Mullins. Megan Scott connected for three and so did Leeza Rickey. After one complete, the Lady Warriors held an 18-14 lead. Karissa Adkins opened the second stanza with a 3-pointer for the Lady Oaks. She tied the score at 19-19 when she made two free throws with 5:40 left in the half. Eastern responded with a 60 run, getting two points from Black and four points from Allison Prine. Taylor Hale made a 3-pointer for the Lady Oaks, cutting Eastern’s edge to 25-22 at the midway point of the second. Black made another trey and Burns converted two free throws for Eastern. With two minutes left to be played in the first half, the Lady Warriors held a 30-24 lead. Mikie Strite hit a three for Oak Hill, followed by two free throws from Hale in the final minute of the half. At the break, Eastern clung to a 30-29 advantage. The third quarter proved to be the deciding eight minutes in the game. Oak Hill turned up the heat defensively and the Lady Warriors had a hard time getting good looks. Eastern also struggled getting the ball inbounds at times. “We tried to make adjustments, but their pressure did-

n’t allow us to get it inbounds very easily,” said Kiser. In fact, the Lady Warriors managed only three points in the period, all coming from Mullins. The Lady Oaks scored 11 points in the frame, taking a 40-33 lead into the final quarter. Strite connected on a long 3-pointer for the Lady Oaks less than a minute into the fourth. Hale scored on a cut and Kelsey Burton made a layup, giving Oak Hill a 47-33 lead with 5:08 left in the game. After Mullins scored in the post, Eastern missed fourstraight free throw opportunities, sealing the Lady Warriors’ fate. Haley Malott added a late three and Scott made a bank shot with three seconds remaining, but Eastern fell to Oak Hill, 51-40. “Oak Hill is big at all positions,” said Kiser. “And they can play with anybody out there. We had a tough draw, but we tried to make the best of it.” Strite led the Lady Oaks with a game-high 12 points. Hale added 11 and Puckett chipped in eight. Black paced the Lady Warriors with 11 tallies. Mullins added 10. Scott finished with five. Prine and Burns chipped in four points each. Malott and Rickey each netted three points. Absent from the scoring column was Nicolette Clifton, who was not feeling well. She played sparingly in the loss. “We really missed Nic tonight,” said Kiser. “We are going to miss her and Rachel next season.” The Lady Warriors, who finished the season 16-6, lose


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Eastern’s Rachel Mullins scored 10 points in her final game as a Lady Warrior.

Clifton and Mullins to graduation. “Rachel is a tremendous athlete who works hard,” added Kiser. “She wants to play at the next level. Nic has been unfortunate with injuries.

She tried to play through it and help us tonight.” The Lady Warriors won the sectional title and shared for the Southern Hills League division I title this season.

FHS Rockets advance to second round with 18-point victory over St. Bernard By Ritchie Butler The Brown County Press The Fayetteville Rockets advanced to the second round of the division IV boys sectional tournament at Oak Hills on Saturday by defeating the St. Bernard Titans, 55-37. “We executed well today,” said Fayetteville coach Darryl Iles. “We were a little deeper than they were. We mixed it up defensively, playing some man, some zone and some 22-1 full-court press.” The Rockets looked at the top of their game from the outset. Fayetteville took an 11-6 lead with two minutes left in the first quarter after two 3pointers from Tyler Guenther, one 3-pointer from Zach Durham and a bank shot from Tyler Gambrel. Todd Watkins, St. Bernard’s 6-foot, 6-inch center, cut the lead to 11-8 when he stuck back an offensive rebound

with one minute remaining in the period. Guenther answered with his third three of the quarter, giving the Rockets a 14-9 edge after eight minutes of play. Durham canned a three and a jumper in the first two minutes of the second stanza, pushing the Rockets’ lead to 19-9. The teams traded baskets for the next four minutes until Watkins cut the Fayetteville lead to 25-17 on another follow-up basket with just over two minutes left in the half. Again the Rockets responded. Fayetteville closed the half with another three by Durham, two free throws and a three from Guenther. At the intermission, the Rockets held a 33-17 lead. “We knew they were big and were good rebounders coming into the game,” said Iles. “It was key for us to keep them from getting second

chances. They got a few, but we boxed out and did a nice job on the boards.” The sound effort continued for Fayetteville in the second half. The offensive pace slowed in the third period for both teams. St. Bernard managed eight points in the frame while Fayetteville was held to seven. The Rockets got a basket from Seth Erwin, two free throws from Steven Forehan and three charity tosses from Gambrel. When the third quarter ended, Fayetteville held a 4025 lead. St.Bernard cut into the Rockets’ lead after Darrelle Cheatham made a shot in the post and Tyler Crank drained a three. Daniel Mullins put Fayetteville up by 14 when he scored inside with just over six minutes left. After Jake Johnson made a

three for the Titans, Guenther scored on a backdoor cut for the Rockets. With 5:19 left in the game, the Rockets held a 46-33 advantage. Three minutes elapsed before either team was able to find the net again. Chaz Reed broke the drought when he scored a layup for the Titans, cutting the Rockets’ lead to 46-35. Fayetteville made 9-of-12 free throws over the final two minutes of the game, preserving the 55-37 victory. Guenther led all scorers with 26 points. Durham added 11 and Gambrel chipped in 10 for the Rockets. “Tyler Guenther had a really nice game offensively,” said Iles. “Gambrel did a good job rebounding with their big guys. Dan did a nice job on Watkins. Overall, it was a great team effort.” Watkins led the Titans with 10 tallies. Crank added nine. cheatham and Tom Vanhook chipped in six points each. The win lifted the Rockets to 7-14 overall.


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Fayetteville’s Tyler Gambrel takes the ball up for a shot during the Rockets’ win over St. Bernard.

Sheets named district 16 Player of the Year

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Fayetteville’s Tyler Guenther dribbles around a St. Bernard defender during the Rockets’ sectional win over the Titans. Guenther scored a game-high 26 points in the victory.



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Fayetteville junior Shelby Sheets was recently named the District 16 Division III Player of the Year. Sheets, who led the Lady Rockets with 400 points this season also pulled down 132 rebounds, dished out 155 assists, blocked 19 shots and had 99 steals. “Shelby has an enormous amount of God-given talent,” said Fayetteville coach Toby sheets. “She also has a relentless work ethic. Basketball is a yeararound sport for shelby, who doesn’t stop working when the high school season is over.” The award is voted on by the coaches in District 16, which includes Hamilton, Clermont, clinton and Brown counties. In addition to being District 16 Player of the Year, Sheets was also named All-SHL and was a member of the Brown County AllTournament Team.

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Western’s Dylan Dawson (33) gets sandwiched between two Loveland players on his way up for a rebound.

Western Brown The Broncos basketball team traveled to Mason High School last Thursday, Feb. 25, to take on the Loveland Tigers in the opening round of the tournament. As a Western Brown High School senior, I went into the game optimistic. As a sports writer for The Brown County Press, I had a bad feeling. Unfortunately, that bad feeling would win out. The Broncos actually hung in there, at least for the first quarter. Jon Walker started Western’s scoring with a three-pointer at the 5:42 mark, cutting Loveland’s lead to one. And with 32 seconds remaining in the opening frame, a pair of Dylan Dawson free throws gave the Broncos an 11-10 lead. But it wouldn’t last, as a Loveland buzzer beater gave the Tigers a 12-11 advantage at the end of one. Ryan Shields provided the last hurrah for Western Brown, the only problem is that it came in the second quarter. His two shots from the charity stripe gave the Broncos their last lead of the game. Loveland went back on top a minute later, starting a 16-2 scoring run. At the end of the first half, the Tigers had built up a 28-18 lead. Western Brown junior Kyle Puckett deserves a

medal. After a tough third period for the Broncos, one that saw them fall behind 4427, he refused to quit. Puckett nailed four three-pointers in the final quarter, en route to the Broncos best offense quarter of the game. But the offensive output came too late; Loveland was on their way to a victory, and Western Brown’s season came to an end with a 63-44 loss. “In the first quarter, we were following our game plan; we knew they were good shooters, and I didn’t want to get in a shooting match,” said Broncos coach Doug Williams, “and in the second quarter we had some turnovers and started shooting the ball quicker, and it led to them getting some easy baskets.” Williams continued, “We weren’t taking good shots, and weren’t shooting well as a team, and you can’t win games doing that. It was a rebuilding season; a learning season, it was tough going from 18-2 to 10-10 in my second year, but hopefully with getting everybody back, we can make it into a positive for next year.” Puckett led all scorers with 18 points on the night, and teammate Dylan Dawson had 12. Nick Woodyard and Jon Walker each had six points for the Broncos, while Ryan Shields had two.

Western Broncos indoor track teams compete at Ohio State University meet The Western Brown boys and girls track teams were among over 1,500 athletes that competed at the Ohio State University on Saturday, Feb. 20. The girls 4 x 200-meter relay team of Lauren Stacey, Ali Hile, Courtney Holden and Morgan Orr ran their best time of the year, finishing 13th with a time of 1:58.6. Orr also performed very well in the 60meter dash and the long jump, finishing 14th with a time of 8.4 in the 60-meter and finishing 10th in the long jump with leap of 15-feet, 1 1/4-inches. Christine Moon continued her climb to the pinnacle of the overall top runners in the division I state pole by finishing second with a time of 11:53.7 in the 3,200 meters. That time also set a new indoor school record. Moon is presently ranked 9th for division I 3,200-meter indoor runners in the state. The teams were set to compete at Ohio State University on March 6.

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Western’s Christine Moon and Morgan Orr excelled at a recent indoor track meet at The Ohio State University.


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Western’s Kyle Puckett takes a jumper during the Broncos’ loss to Loveland. Puckett scored 18 points on the night.

Spring trout releases provide fishing opportunities in Ohio Public fishing opportunities will be enhanced this spring when more than 80,700 rainbow trout, each measuring 1013 inches long, are released into 45 Ohio lakes and ponds, according to the Ohio of Natural Department Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The releases will take place between midMarch and mid-May; anglers are reminded that the daily catch limit for inland lakes is five trout. Some locations will feature special, youth-only angler events on the day of the scheduled releases. Anglers, age 16 and older, must have an Ohio fishing license to fish the state's public waters. Once the youth-only events have concluded, all other anglers may fish. The 2010-2011 fishing license can be purchased now and was required starting March 1. An annual resident

fishing license costs $19 and is valid through February 28, 2011. A one-day fishing license is available and may be purchased for $11 by residents or non-residents. The one-day license may also be redeemed for credit towards purchase of an annual fishing license. Ohio residents born on or before December 31, 1937 may obtain a free fishing license where licenses are sold. Persons age 66 and older who were born on or after January 1, 1938, and have resided in Ohio for the past six months, are eligible to purchase the reduced cost resident senior license for $10. Additional information about spring trout releases is available by calling toll-free 1-800-WILDLIFE. Information is also available from Division of Wildlife district offices in Akron, Athens, Columbus, Findlay and Xenia.

Southern Hills League junior high basketball champions

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Left, the Eastern boys eighth-grade players, coaches and cheerleaders. Front row, l-to-r, Julianna McCoon, Paige Inlow, Katelyn Irwin, Haley Pickerill, Mikayla Purdy, Morgan Sroufe, Shiloh Sandlin, Zor Rau, Alyssa Sherman, Kaylee Lucas and Allison Gast. Middle row, lto-r, Clay Broughton, Curtis Burns, D.J. Sanders, Layne Pickerill, Laine Parker, Matt Poettker and Mitchel Cooper. Back row, l-to-r, coach Ben Hauck, Riley Prine, Anthony Batts, Nathan Scott, Landon Hauke, Conner Patrick, Kyle Meeker, Cody Covert and coach Russ Hauck. The Warriors finished the regular season as cochampions of the league with an 8-1 record. They also finished as runners-up in the league tournament.



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Right, the Ripley boys seventh-grade players and coaches. Front row, l-to-r, Ryan Poole, Hunter Hamilton, Adam Kreutzer, Austin Whitt and Jonathan Staggs. Back row, lto-r, coach Michael Scanlan, Jon Dunn, Holton Hamilton, Christian Bradford, Preston Kirk and assistant coach James Turner. The Blue Jays finished the regular season as champions of the league with an 8-0 record. They also finished as runners-up in the league tournament.

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“The Foreigner”, a comedy play by Larry Shue, will be performed at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 7, at Edward K. Daniels Auditorium at Southern State Community College’s Central Campus, 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro. Tickets can be pre-ordered for $6 by visiting www.ssccthe Tickets at the door are $8 for general admission and $6 for students and faculty members with identification. Further information is available by visiting www.ssccthe Monday Eastern Local School District Core Meeting will be held at 7:45 a.m. Monday, March 8, at the District Administrative Offices on U.S. 62 south of Macon. The meeting’s purpose will be to discuss Ohio School Facilities Commission construction related items and any matters the Eastern Local School District Board of Education may deem necessary for consideration at that time. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, March 8, 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 8. Blood pressure screening is scheduled, and a Fayetteville-Perry Public Library representative and Cindy Cales with The Ohio State University Extension Services Office in Georgetown are scheduled to visit. Indoor walking also is slated. 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 8, 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. Grief and Loss Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, March 8, at Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown. The Group is a partnership between OVH and Crossroads Hospice. It is open to OVH patients and their families as well as any interested people in the local community. Further information is available by calling OVH Chaplain Bill Kirby at (937) 378-2900, Ext. 2719. Mt. Orab Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 8, at New Harmony Masonic Lodge in Mt. Orab. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter in Mt. Orab will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 8, 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 8, 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 8, at Sardinia Church of The Nazarene on SardiniaMowrystown Road. Further information is available by calling Bobbi Wilson at (937) 446-4662. Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Drive, Maysville, Ky., will offer a Grief and Loss Support Group 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, March 8, and the first Tuesday of every month for individuals who have lost a loved one recently. Further information is available by calling 1-800-928-4848 or (606) 759-4050. Hamersville Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March 8, at the Municipal Building. Higginsport Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March 8, at the Municipal Building. Perry Township Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March 8, at the Perry Township Community Building on U.S. 50 just east of Fayetteville. Sardinia Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March 8, at the Town Hall. St. Martin Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March 8, at St. Martin Parish Hall. Aberdeen Huntington Township Fire Department will hold its business meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 8, at the Fire Station on Budig Drive in Aberdeen. Southern Ohio Farmland Preservation Association will holds its Annual Membership Meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 8, at the Brown County Extension Service Conference Room on the Brown County Fairgrounds in Georgetown. Further information is available by calling Patrick Hornschemeier at (937) 378-4769 or (513) 752-0647.


Western Local School District Board of Education will conduct a work session at 7 p.m. Monday, March 8, at the WBLSD Administrative Offices, 524 W. Main St., Mt. Orab. No action will be taken at the work session. Holy Trinity Church, 140 N. Sixth St., Batavia, will host bingo at 7 p.m. Monday, March 8. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the kitchen at 6 p.m. Tuesday Brown County Health Department, 826 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown, will administer general immunizations 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, 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. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 9, at Sardinia Town Hall, 151 Maple Ave., Sardinia. Adams Brown Community Action Program will host bingo every Tuesday, including March 9, at 406 W. Plum St., Georgetown. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with

The Ohio State University Extension Services Office of Brown County will offer a Dining With Diabetes Class series 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, March 9, 16 and 23, in Georgetown United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 217 S. Main St., Georgetown. The series is open to those with diabetes and their family members and caretakers. Participants must attend all three classes. Further information is available by calling the OSU Extension Services Office at (937) 378-6716. Ripley Village Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, at the Community Building on Waterworks Road in Ripley. Brown County AMVETS Post 2005 will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, at the Ohio Veterans Home Main Dining Room, 2003 Veterans Blvd., Georgetown. Ripley Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, at the Ripley Life Squad Building. Russellville Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, at the Rambler Center in Russellville. Brown County Board of Health will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, at the Brown County Communication Center in Georgetown. All Board of Health meetings are open to the public, but if any individual wishes to address the board on a specific issue, he or she is required to contact the Brown County Health Department at (937) 378-6892 prior to the meeting he or she wishes to attend in order to be placed on the agenda. Byrd Township Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, at the Byrd Township Community Center along State Route 125 in Decatur. Huntington Township Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, at the Fire Department Building on Budig Drive in Aberdeen. Brown County Democratic Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, at the Brown County Senior Services Building, 505 N. Main St., Georgetown. Russellville Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star 461 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, at the Russellville Masonic Temple, 124 W. South St., Russellville. Washington Township Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, at the Sardinia Fire House, 169 Winchester St., Sardinia. Whiteoak Valley Grange will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, at the Grange Office on East Main Street in Mowrystown. Clermont County Chess Club will host a Simultaneous Exhibition Match at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, at Withamsville Church of Christ, 846 Ohio Pike, Withamsville. Hans Multhopp, who has earned the title of “Life Master” from the United States Chess Federation, will be playing up to 16 opponents simultaneously. New members and visitors are always welcome at the Chess Club, which meets at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday at that Withamsville church. Further information about the Exhibition or the club is available by visiting www.cler or calling Richard Schmidt at (513) 752-3847. Wednesday Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, at the Commissioners’ Office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. Rambler Weavers will meet 9:30 a.m.noon Wednesday, March 10, 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. TOPS Chapter in Aberdeen will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at the Riverbend Apartments Community Room. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501. Yoga class will be held 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley Office, 215 Hughes Blvd., Mt. Orab. The cost is $8. Further information is available by calling Jane Amiot at (513) 5357507. Fayetteville Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at the Municipal Building. The council will meet on the second Wednesday of each month this year while the regularly scheduled meetings during most months of 2009 fell on the second Monday of each month. Wilson Sroufe Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9772 will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at the VFW Hall, 117 W. Main St., Mt. Orab. The Post will meet this year at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month, which is a change from the 2009 meeting dates of the first and third Fridays of each month. Two 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 two upcoming Wednesdays. The dates and locations are March 10, St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Ripley, and March 17, St. George Catholic Church, Georgetown. Ripley Life Squad will host bingo at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at the Life Squad Building, 799 S. Second St., Ripley. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Bible Baptist Church, 994 W. Main St., Mt. Orab, will host the Awana Truth Training Club for third through sixth-graders 7:158:45 p.m. Wednesdays, March 10. Further information is available by calling Jarrod McGinnis at (937) 444-2493. Russellville Lodge 166 Free and Accepted Masons will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at the Russellville Masonic Temple, 124 W. South St., Russellville. Jackson Township Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at the Township Building on South Columbus Street in Russellville. Thursday Brown County Solid Waste Authority will meet at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 11, at the Brown County Commissioners Office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown.

Brown County Health Department will offer cholesterol screenings 8-10:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month, including March 11, or any other day by appointment. Anyone with questions may call (937) 378-6892 or toll free 1-866-867-6892 and ask for one of the nurses. Brown County Subdivision Regulations Review Board Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 11, at the Brown County Planning Commission Office, 740 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. Northern Brown Senior Center at St. Martin’s Chapel Hall in St. Martin will conduct an Arthritis Exercise Program beginning at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 11, 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 out. 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 11, at the Mt. Orab Branch of the Brown County Public Library, 613 S. High St., Mt. Orab. 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 11, at the Legion Hall on College Avenue in Sardinia. Russellville Kiwanis Club will meet at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, March 11, at the Russellville Firehouse. Green Township Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 11, at the Township Hall in Greenbush. Georgetown Village Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 11, at the Municipal Building. Union Township Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 11, at the Union Township Public Library in Ripley. Georgetown Masonic Lodge 72 Free and Accepted Masons will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 11, at West Grant Avenue and North Main Street in Georgetown. Aberdeen Huntington Township Museum Board and membership will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 11, at the Aberdeen Municipal Building. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:309:30 p.m. Thursday, March 11, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab. Friday Deadline to nominate a teacher in the Brown County schools for the Leadership in Educational Excellence Award will be Friday, March 12. The Award Ceremony will be held at the Annual Brown County Inservice Day on Friday, Aug. 20. Anyone who like to nominate a deserving teacher may send a one-page letter of recommendation and include the nominating person’s name and address in that letter. Nominating letters should be sent to Brown County Educational Service Center, LEE Awards, 325 W. State St., Georgetown, OH 45121 or e-mailed to angela.yock Free knitting and crocheting classes will be held 10 a.m.-noon Friday, March 12, at the Rambler Center (old Russellville School) in Russellville and continue each Friday morning until Memorial Day Weekend in May. Anyone who would like information and a list of supplies or who wishes to register may call Mary Kelch at (513) 734-2501 or (513) 543-3137. Lenten Friday Fish Fries will be held 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 12, 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) 392-1356. Proceeds from the meals will benefit St. Michael School in Ripley. Holy Trinity Church, 140 N. Sixth St., Batavia, will hold Fish Fries 5:30-7:30 p.m. each Friday during Lent including March 12. 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 12. The cost will be $8 per dinner. Sandwiches also will be available separately. Further information is available by calling (513) 732-9035. Carey Bavis Post 180 of The American Legion will host bingo beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, March 12, 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 12 at St. Angela Merici Parish’s St. Patrick Chapel in Fayetteville. The last Stations of The Cross service will be held Friday, April 2. New Harmony Lodge No. 435 Free and Accepted Masons will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 12, at the lodge home in Mt. Orab. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 12, 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, freeranged chickens, baked goods, onions, potatoes and other items. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays including March 12 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays including March 13. Anyone who needs further information or wishes to become a vendor may contact Vicki Bixler at (937) 515-0109. Saturday 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. “Vegetables 201: Additional Information on Growing Vegetables”, a workshop for vegetable growers, is sched-

uled 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 13, at the National Trail Parks and Recreation District Office, 1301 Mitchell Blvd., Springfield, and 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at the The Ohio State University Extension Services Office of Clark County, 4400 Gateway Blvd., Springfield. Registration is $15 per class or $25 for both sessions. Further information is available by calling (937) 328-4607 or logging on to ticulture/workshopclasses. 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) 444-2988. Ripley Life Squad will host bingo at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 13, 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 13, 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) 9195783. Participants may not turn 15 before Saturday, May 1. Pesticide Recertification for private applicators will be held 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 at (937) 378-6716. Larry A. Hart Memorial Scholarship application deadline will be Monday, March 15. Ohio Wildlife Officers Lodge 143 of the Fraternal Order of Police and the Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club of Preble County are accepting applications from Ohio residents who have graduated or will graduate from an accredited high school and from any person who is enrolled or will be enrolled in an accredited college and will be pursuing a career in the fields of law enforcement or natural resources. An interested person may obtain scholarship applications by contacting the Larry A. Hart Scholarship Committee, 120 Wayne Ave., Eaton, OH 45320 or calling (937) 456-5371 and giving his or her name, address, and phone number. Applications also may be found at 9719. 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) 3786716. God’s Mission at Sisterville and Walnut streets in Hamersville will hold a revival with evangelist Bro. Ben Watts of Marengo, Ind., at 7 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, March 16-21. There will be special singing each night. Further information is available by calling (937) 378-4558. 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) 446-2277. 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. Annual Nancy Jewell Chili Supper and Variety Show will be held Saturday, March 20, in the Hamersville ElementaryMiddle School Cafeteria, 1950 State Route 125, Hamersville. The Chili Supper will be held 5-7:30 p.m., and the Variety Show will begin at 8 p.m. in the School Cafetorium with Doug Green serving as emcee. The show’s admission cost will be $3 for adults, $2 for students or $10 for the family Proceeds will benefit the Nancy Jewell Scholarship Fund, which provides a scholarship to a Western Brown High School graduating senior from Hamersville to pursue a degree in education. Benefit Dinner for longtime Goshen resident and icon Charlie Anderson will be held 12:30-3 p.m. Sunday, March 21, at Heritage Hall on Ohio State 28, Goshen. Anderson is in need of financial help as he battles cancer. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children and are available for purchase from Family Deli in Goshen, which will provide the food for the dinner. Won Heart will provide gospel music at the event, and a Silent Auction will be held. Additional donations are being accepted at Lebanon Citizens National Bank. Further information is available by calling Jim Allen at (513) 6252524 or (513) 390-6249. John P. Parker Historical Society Annual Meeting is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 21, at the John P. Parker House in downtown Ripley. The speaker at 2 p.m. will be Brian Shellum, who will discuss and sign his new book, Black Soldier on a Buffalo Soldier Regiment: The Military Career of Charles Young. All friends and members of the John P. Parker Historical Society are invited to attend. Ohio Cattlemen’s Association in partnership with the OCAAllied Industry Council is holding a meeting for beef producers Wednesday, March 31, at Southern State Community College South Campus in Fincastle. All cattle producers are invited to attend as well as others with beef industry interest. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. with a complimentary dinner. Additional information is available by contacting the OCA Office at (614) 873-6736 or visiting

Anyone involved with a governing body, an organization, or a regularly-scheduled activity that has a meeting date and/or time or location change should contact The Brown County Press two weeks in advance, if possible, about that change(s) so the correct date and/or time may be listed in the Weekly Calendar. Also, anyone who would

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COURT NEWS Property Sales James L. Siefert to Darrell R. and Sandra K. Leedy, Lot 76 (Lake Waynoka Subdivision), Franklin Twp., $500 Carol Werling to John D. and Sharon M. Sligar, Lot 165 (Lake Waynoka Subdivision), Franklin Twp., $850 Brenda B. Layton to Brenda B. Layton, .57 acre, Jackson Twp., $12,700 Poklar Two, L.L.C. to Todd Haas and Gary Haas, 1.49 acres (Lot 2 – Ash Ridge Acres Subdivision), Jackson Twp., $4,375 Norman A. and Janeen Poklar to Todd Haas and Gary Haas, .6 acre (Lots 17, 18 and 19 – Carlisle Lots), Jackson Twp., $13,125 Donna M. Kramer to Davis M. Stroop, Lot 436 (Lake Waynoka Subdivision), Jackson Twp., $102,000 Jesse L. Ricks to Waynoka Property Owners Association, Lots 1809 and 1810 (Lake Waynoka Subdivision), Jackson Twp., $28,000 Leonard and Melinda Kistler to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, .69 acre (Lot 14 – Jan Lee Acres), Lewis Twp., $46,667 Michael Joe Jenkins to Brian S. and D. Hannah T. Silverman, 5.12 acres, Lewis Twp., $23,000 The Bank of New York Mellon Company, National Bank of New York Trust Co., N.A., as successor to J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., as trustee to Barbara A. Comberger, 1.01 acres (Lot 36 – Clearview Acres Subdivision), Perry Twp., $37,750 Michael P. and Grace J. Muldoon to Michael R. and Jennifer K. Walden, 2.23 acres, Perry Twp., $3,900 Timothy and Sarah Thompson to Danielle Sheffield and Rusty Thiel, 1.44 acres (Lot 16 – Spath Subdivision), Perry Twp., $23,550 Timothy and Sarah Thompson to Donita R. and Dusty Thiel, 1.4 acres (Lot 17 – Spath Subdivision), Perry Twp., $26,000 HSBC Bank (U.S.A.), N.A., as trustee to Rickie and Margaret Connors, Lots 130 and 131, Fayetteville Village, $42,000 Christine J. Barkimer to Brandie S. Carter, 1.29 acres (Lot 7 – Knobby Knoll Subdivision), Georgetown Village, $127,500 Roy C. and Helen Colliver to Leslie A. Haller, 52.86 acres, Scott Twp., $155,000 Frank T. Weisenberger et al to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, 5 acres, Union Twp., $43,334 Helen E. Mays to Dorleen J. Relyea-Krauss and John Krauss, 9.1 acres, Washington Twp., $141,000 Charles E. and Emma J. Holland to Robert Jr. and Lisa Faye Brate, 3 acres, Washington Twp., $32,000 Nancy J. Carraher to Alan L. and Christina M. Layman, 155.16 acres, Washington Twp., $440,000

Marriages Sheila Ann Brock, 43, Blanchester, house cleaner, and Steven James Turner, 32, Waynesville

Probate Lillie Hill, Williamsburg, Case No. 20101027, DOD 01/29/10, file date 02/24/10 Dora M. Mullikin, Ripley, Case No. 20101023, DOD 11/22/07, file date 02/22/10 Tiffany Kaye Rhoads, Georgetown, Case No. 20101024, DOD 12/28/09, file date 02/23/10 John Simmons, Georgetown, Case No. 20101025, DOD 04/20/09, file date 02/24/10 Buford Mitchell Vineyard Jr., Georgetown, Case No. 20101026, DOD 11/01/09, file date 02/24/10

Common Pleas CIVIL CASES Nationstar Mortgage, L.L.C. vs. Shaun Patrick Jones et al, foreclosure Citibank (South Dakota), N.A. vs. Jonathan K. Wahl, other civil Brown County Treasurer Connie Patrick vs. Tom Raper Homes Inc. et al, foreclosure Brown County Treasurer Connie Patrick vs. Bernard Sprecker et al, foreclosure Brown County Treasurer Connie Patrick vs. George Culbreath, deceased et al, foreclosure H and S Financial Inc. vs. Karen Barkely, other civil Brown County Treasurer Connie Patrick vs. Charles D. Elliott et al, foreclosure Bank of America, N.A., vs. Travis Peters et al, foreclosure Green Tree Servicing, L.L.C. vs. Anthony Spry et al, foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. David A. Daniel et al, foreclosure Capital One Bank vs. Marleen R. Ridener, other civil Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Ralph F. Snyder et al, foreclosure First Resolution Investment Corporation vs. Linda L. Lakes, other civil Matrix Acquisitions, L.L.C. vs. Sandra B. Dalton, other civil U.S. Bank, N.A., as trustee vs. Kenneth Grubbs et al, foreclosure Midfirst Bank vs. Christopher E. Kathman et al, foreclosure Capital One Bank (U.S.A.), N.A. vs. Carolyn A. Jones, other civil Charles E. Williams Sr. vs. Chuck Finney, other civil Brown County Treasurer Connie Patrick vs. Ronald L. Patterson et al, foreclosure Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as trustee vs. Timothy A. Prine et al, foreclosure Wachovia Bank, N.A. vs. Roselyn M. Chaney et al, foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P., formerly known as Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. vs. Michael S. West et al, foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P., formerly known as Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. vs. Rodney Moore et al, foreclosure Chase Home Finance, L.L.C. vs. John Arlin McIntosh Jr. et al, foreclosure April W. Charles vs. John C. Jennings et al, other civil Tiffany L. Young et al vs. Bernice M. McKinzie, other civil U.S. Bank, N.A. vs. Denver Smith also known as Denver Dale Smith, foreclosure Bank of America, N.A., successor by merger to LaSalle Bank Midwest, N.A. vs. Clifford M. Roetting et al, foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P., formerly known as Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. vs. John C. Jacobs Jr. et al, foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P., formerly known as Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. vs. Brandy L. Sharp et al, foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Jeffrey L. Colwell et al, foreclosure KeyBank National Association vs. Alan S. Stigers, other civil CitiFinancial Inc. vs. Albert J. Stockton et al, foreclosure U.S. Bank, N.A. vs. Scott P. Yaden et al, foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company formerly known as Citfed Mortgage Corporation of America vs. Hansfort George Messer et al, foreclosure Chase Home Finance, L.L.C., successor by merger to Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation vs. Donald H. Sizer et al, foreclosure Capital One Bank (U.S.A.), N.A., formerly known as Capital One Bank vs. Philip Burton et al, other civil William H. Battson vs. The Fred B. Debra Company Inc. et al, other civil The Bank of New York Mellon formerly known as The Bank of New York as trustee vs. Garry Howard II et al, foreclosure DOMESTIC CASES Shana Padgett, Aberdeen, vs. Rozania L. Rudy, Aberdeen, stalking order Rozania L. Rudy, Aberdeen, vs. Shana M. Padgett, Aberdeen, stalking order Donna Seipel, Mt. Orab, vs. Paul Carrington, Williamsburg, stalking order Donna Seipel, Mt. Orab, vs. Bobby Menges, Williamsburg, stalking order Robert Hardyman, Winchester, vs. Tarah R. Hardyman, Sardinia, termination of marriage Katharyn M. Anderson, Hamersville, vs. Paul E. Anderson, New Richmond, termination of marriage Harry M. Fries, Higginsport, vs. Mary Meyer, Higginsport, stalking order Maranda L. Riley, Georgetown, vs. Joseph D. Queener, Moscow, Ohio, domestic violence Leah A. McCaffrey, Mt. Orab, vs. Michael A. McCaffrey, Mt. Orab, dissolution of marriage Shawntae Miller, Mt. Orab, vs. Jerry Spoonamore, Mt. Orab, domestic violence Allison Fields, address not given, vs. Misty Jarvis, Aberdeen, stalking order Kellie Piersall, Mt. Orab, vs. Mark Berry, Ripley, stalking order Allison Fields, address not given, vs. Chris Fields, Aberdeen, domestic violence Brittany Baker, Georgetown, vs. Rusty Gelter, Georgetown, stalking order Chris Fields, Aberdeen, vs. Allison Fields, address not given, domestic violence Lauren E. Hutchinson, Aberdeen, vs. Joshua Hutchinson, Aberdeen, termination of marriage Amanda L. Brock, Mt. Orab, vs. McKinley Brock Jr., Maysville, Ky., termination of marriage Amy Frey, address not given, vs. Jacob Tolle, West Union, stalking order




CALENDAR Sunday Fund-raiser for the local Cystic Fibrosis Chapter will be held 12:30-2 p.m. Sunday, March 7, at Georgetown Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 149 Hamer Road, Georgetown. A Baked Spaghetti Dinner will be served as another opportunity for Team Serenity’s Spirit to raise money for CF research and development. Further information about the fund-raiser or other CF events is available by contacting Lorie Layne at (937) 618-0633.

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NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR PURCHASE, LEASE OR LEASE/PURCHASE OPPORTUNITIES. Active involvement in final interior finish selections for early lease signees!

Telephone 937-379-2032 for further information. “I would like you to join us for a very exciting future.”

Now renting 2 bedroom apartment with a den, rent starting at $550.00 with attached garage, washer & dryer hookups.

AUTO PARTS puller needed, 5 1/2 day week, must have tools & experience only or don’t apply. Background check required, call Chad at 937-444-4817. CNA’S NEEDED to touch the heart of those in need, in the coming seasons of giving, and all year round! We offer 12 hour shift. Call or stop by to fill out an application. 937-378-3727.



New construction with occupancy available. Warehouse/Shop space of 5,000 sq. ft. Attached 1,000 sq. ft. office/administrative space

MT. ORAB 2BR Townhouse apartments, CALL ABOUT OUR CURRENT SPECIAL! Fully equipped kitchen, central air, natural gas heat, on-site laundry. No pets. No HUD/Section 8, $565 and up. Deposit same as rent. Water, sewer & trash included. On Candlelight Way off E. Main St. Visit our photo gallery & website @

2ND STORY 2br, Sardinia, $365/mo, $365/dep. HELP WANTED: Seek- Electric efficient heat, ing full-time & part-time 877-587-2230 positions in the MR/DD field, will train. Must be ACCEPTING APPLIable to pass a background CATIONS for 1, 2 & check. Must have a GED 3br, Equal Opportunity or diploma. For more info Housing, apply at Forest Glade Apartments, 9001 call: 937-446-2803. Airport Rd., Georgetown, or call 513-532-5291 or LITTLE RASCALS OH, 937-378-4565. 937-515-3092. CHRISTIAN ACADEXCEPTIONAL EMY now hiring. ConSPECIAL tact Nichole at 734-2800. 1br, Really Big! NOW RENTING 111 West Plane St., BeLots of Storage One bedroom apartment, thel, OH. A/C utilities included. All Single Story Rent is income based. MEDICAL ASSISw/private patio Applicants must meet TANT needed for busy eligibility criteria and Batavia medical practice. Quiet, well taken care of property! have a mental illness. Monday, Tuesday, Friday THIS IS WORTH A For more information call 9-5:30. Wed. 9-7:00 and LOOK! Amanda Thurs. 9-2:00. Experience 513-724-3951 937-378-6041, Ext. 257 required. Send resume w/salary requirement to: FELICITY Practice Administrator, GARRISON PLACE 2055 Hospital Drive Suite SENIOR 300, Batavia, Ohio 45103. APARTMENTS RIPLEY SCHOOLNo phone calls please. AVAILABLE NOW HOUSE Apartments, 1br Rent Subsidized units available, Move-in MYSTERY SHOPFree Utilities Rent Special, rent-$255 PERS, earn up to $100 Secure Bldg. plus utilities, for Seniors per day, undercover shop513-876-3590 62 years old, disabled or pers needed to judge retail TTY 800-750-0750 handicapped. For ques& dining establishments, tions call 937-392-9216 experience not required. or 937-378-6603. Man1-877-581-1844. aged by Brown County FREE, FREE, FREE Senior Citizens Council. NOW ACCEPTING apEfficiency unfurnished, plications: 2nd shift/full ready now, nice size! time, 2:30-10:30. Includes A/C, extra storage, weekends. Direct care single story! aides needed for individuShort term available 303 - HOUSES FOR RENT als w/developmental dis$YES, IT DOES PAY 3BR HOUSE for rent, loabilities in a residential TO COMPARE$ cated in Williamsburg, setting. Must have a valid 513-724-3951 $575/mo., $575/dep., driver’s license, clean background check & a GEORGETOWN - 2 & $100/water deposit. Call high school 3br apartments available 513-616-8851. diploma/GED. Experi- for immediate occupancy. ence preferred, but will 2br, 1ba, c/a, all kitchen 3BR, 2BA, kitchen w/aptrain. Apply in person at appliances, w/d hookup, pliances & attached garage. Nice yard, county 3467 Twin Bridges Rd., $560/mo & util., Williamsburg, Ohio $560/dep. 3br, 1.5ba, water, $725/mo. plus 45176. NO PHONE 1-car att. garage, c/a, all utilities. 12/mo. lease w/security deposit. Near CALLS PLEASE. kitchen appliances, laun- SR 32, east of Sardinia, dry room, $675/mo & ELSD. PH 937-446-2917 NOW HIRING: Compa- util. $675/dep., or 937-515-4388. nies desperately need em- 513-253-8170 or ployees to assemble prod- 513-616-3504. FOR RENT: Fayetucts at home. No selling, teville, in village, 4br, any hours. $500 weekly MT. ORAB - 2br apart- 2ba, eat-in kitchen, living potential. Info. ment, 1st floor, $450/mo., room, dining room, no 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. $450/dep., no pets. pets, $675 per month, OH-7268 937-444-2689. $675/dep. 513-875-3441.

303 - HOUSES FOR RENT 3BR, LYNCHBURG, fenced yard, large garage, instove/refrigerator cluded, washer/dryer hookup. Owner pays wagarbage, sewer, ter, $500/dep., $625/mo. Call 513-403-0962.

Michael P. Daly INTENSIVE PROBATION OFFICER The Brown County Court of Common Pleas is seeking an Intensive Supervision Probation Officer. This is a fully funded grant position through the Ohio Bureau of Sanctions. The applicant must have an Associate’s degree, current Ohio Peace Officer Certification or the ability to obtain certification, and current firearms qualification. Please mail resume to: Joni Dotson Court Administrator Brown County Court of Common Pleas 101 South Main Street, Suite 1 Georgetown, Ohio 45121


FOR SALE: Mobile home, 16x80, 3br, 2ba, NEW RICHMOND - Mt. Orab area. Possible to own. Newly remodeled home, rent 2br, in town, natural gas 513-833-3061. heat/ central air, $600/mo. 405 - LOTS & ACREAGE Call 513-752-0374. 3BR country NICE home, full basement, Williamsburg school, $750/mo. Call 513-724-7842. TWO HOMES! Both in country, 2br remodeled farm house, close to & 3br, Georgetown, $600/mo. 937-378-3317.


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

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

2BR MOBILE home for rent, WBSD, 1.5-acres, $385/mo. Call MT. ORAB area 513-284-8585. 5-acres, minutes from highway & school. All NICE 1BR mobile home utilities & driveway on $35,000.00. near Hamersville, NO property. PETS. Has stove, fridge, 513-724-3003. shed. Single or couple preferred. $425/rent, 406 - FARMS FOR SALE Call GEORGETOWN - 195 $425/deposit. 937-378-6827. acres, 13 tillable, $1800/acre. 308-OFFICE/BUSINESS 513-460-3408.


UPTOWN BUILDING, prime location, 2000sq. ft., great for retail or office space. Call 937-205-1678 for details.

400 - HOUSES FOR SALE 2BR, 1BA, village of Williamsburg, new roof & windows, appliances stay, natural gas heat, $59,500. Call 513-317-8430.

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

501 - CHILD CARE CHILD CARE in my Sardinia home. Loving mother, nurturing, non-smoking atmosphere. Meals/snacks provided. 937-515-1741.

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

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

606 - FARM MERCHANDISE 30HP 4X4 Kubota Diesel tractor, HST w/loader & back hoe, 860/hrs., $14,800. 55HP diesel 4x4 tractor, loader w/(skid spear quick attached bucket), rear remotes, only 18/hrs., $17,500. Also, 30HP diesel 4x4 tractor w/loader, with 2-sets of rear remotes, 216/hrs, $8,750. Also, a 364 International, 35 Massy Ferguson, 9N, 850, 2000 Ford tractors. Have used related equipment, plows, disks, 3pt. tillers, bush hogs, box blades, mowers. Can deliver, 937-402-0769.

614 - HORSES/LIVESTOCK 2-3 YR old goats; Purebred Nubian Does w/Nubian Doelings at side. 2 yr old Doe Bred to Freshen in June. Yearling Doe open, born June 11, 2006. Call after 5pm for prices. Interested calls only, Call please. 937-764-1260.




BLACK LAB pups, born Nov. 27th, full-blooded, reasonably priced, right age to train! 937-446-3279.


BOXER PUPPIES, CKC Registered, 6wks. old, 1st shots, wormed, vet checked, 3-males, 3-females, $250, POP. 937-444-6513.

(513) 304-2280 I Pay CASH for Junk Car’s, Trucks & Vans!!

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

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

WHY RENT when you can own, Lake Waynoka, 3br, 2ba w/large kitchen/great room. No down payment offered for qualified buyers. Call Mike at 937-515-4734 for details.

SECTIONAL-DOUBLE RECLINER, dark green, solid oak armoire w/36” TV, matching oak cocktail & end tables, oak pool table, excellent condition. Call 937-695-1237.



HORSE BOARDING Two horse stalls available in Russellville. Full or partial board. Training also available. Call Marietta at 937-377-2304.

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

1-2-PC. PILLOWTOP mattress & box. New in plastic. $150.00. Can deliver. Call Dan 513-967-4687.


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

4 BRAND new Toyota Camrey 5 lug 16” steel rims with Toyota hub 800 FORD Tractor, caps with emblem still in 5spd., line lift motor overthe boxes. $50 FIRM. hauled. 513-827-2628. 1998 CHRYSLER Town Contact 513-876-3403. & Country van, body in 901 FORD Diesel power good condition, hood has steering, line PTO motor BEAUTIFUL WHITE dent. Van runs good when Maggie Sottero overhauled. running, needs fuel senwedding gown, 513-827-2628. $500 OBO. sor. size 8, 513-876-0438 or 607 - FIREWOOD never worn, 513-520-1725. $800 OBO FOR SALE Firewood, sold by 2003 HONDA Accord Also, State Regulations, EX V6, leather, loaded, Chapel length veil u-pick up or we deliver. VGC, garaged, 1-owner, never worn, For fast friendly service all service records, $75 OBO call Cox Firewood at: 27K/actual miles. Must For more information 937-378-4309 see! Asking $14,500. call: No answer, leave message 513-313-3772. or call 937-515-5829 937-515-2692 2005 PT Cruiser, excelLocated 3600 SR 125 BOWFLEX FOR sale, lent condition, Gold Pearl Georgetown, OH excellent condition, in tone finish w/sunroof, State & County Russellville, $300. sporty, chrome wheels. Asking $6700 OBO. Call Voucher welcome 937-213-1163. 937-444-7734 or 611 - WANTED TO BUY FORD PARTS, motors, 513-317-0661. CASH TODAY! Antique transmission. For sale, 901-SALES furniture, gold, silver lumber from 1830’s coins, games, appliances, home, oak, all parts. MOVING SALE! All contents must go! Buy records, books, DVDs 937-289-1040. everything for one price “ALL MOST ANYor specific items. Call THING”. 937-378-1819. 804 - AUTOS WANTED 513-875-8009.

NEED A good home for a beagle mix dog. Fiona is an inside dog, very loving and well behaved. Daughter brought home & we 807 - TRUCKS FOR SALE are allergic. Please call Cheryl in the evenings at 1994 FORD Ranger parting out 4x4 front & 513-724-0155. rear deferentials, new PUPPY RESCUE Ac- clutch & 5spd. transmiscepting litters, free sion, new radiator, $450 pickup, Non-kill. In busi- or buy parts separately. ness for 15 years. Call Call 937-444-6736 or 513-885-9943. 513-282-9234.



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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


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

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


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

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 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

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


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. OrabWhat a deal! 2 bdrm LD O S property in town on 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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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





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

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

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


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Real Estate & Auction Spotlight SELL your Property at AUCTION! Campbell Auctioneers - Since 1957 REAL ESTATE • REAL ESTATE • REAL ESTATE • REAL ESTATE Central Brown Co. - 42 ACRE ESTATE - 3,500 square foot home. Overlooks one of the major tributaries of the area, surrounded by wildlife and tranquility. The 2005 built Brick Ranch home has up to 5 Bedrooms, 4 baths, full finished basement, formal dining room, large rooms throughout, huge deck, breezeway with fireplace, a 3 car garage with attic storage, and so much more. There is a 36 X 48 Barn with concrete floor plus a 42 X 80 open sided barn for storage. Electric touchpad entrance gates assure the owners privacy and the cropland provides a revenue source. $695,000 77 Acre - FARM - North of Ripley - This is a very private farm with a great mix of pasture and woods. Excellent for the outdoorsman or just someone seeking a little tranquility. Older 3 BR farm house, barns, city water. $195,000




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• NEW LISTING - Ripley- 2 BR home clean as new, attached garage, $74,900 Waterfront Home - Eagle Creek- Deep water Creek access to Ohio River, 2.3 acres with 300 feet of nice creek frontage, Large decks, new carpet, new paint, 3 BR 2 bath, 2 car garage, large storage building. GREAT BUY! $92,500 • 120,000 SQ. feet of Warehouse Space - Excellent investment! Price includes residential building lots, commercial lots, acreage. Call for details! • River View Building Lot - with city utilities available • GREAT BUY - MH, Ripley - 3 BR 2 full baths, Master suite with garden tub, dining room and a full list of amenities. City lot and city utilities all for a low price of $34,900 NOT ANYMORE….New Price is $30.000! Mini-Estate - For Her…..there’s 10 rooms, 3 BR, 2 1/2 baths, 2 car garage with loft, breezeway, office, city water....much, much more!. 13 X 15 bedrooms, 2 story entrance foyer, large baths, family room. For Him… Just enough Acreage to allow you to get that new JD riding mower you’ve dreamed of but, not so much that you’ll be mowing on the weekends. There’s also a detached garage for projects and a loft perfect for a card room for your buds! Asking $229,000 • • • • •

5 Acres - EAGLE CREEK w/OHIO RIVER ACCESS - Dead end of township road privacy - ASKING $49,900 WATERFRONT ACREAGE - 3 Ac., Aberdeen Area BUILDING OR MH SITE, Huntington Twp., Brown Co. 20 ACRE, barn, On Whiteoak Creek with quick access to River - $79,000 Lot on the OHIO RIVER - nearly 100 ft. of deep water frontage. Storage building with full bath, 30 ft. RV like new. All for $55,000 • Russellville - 150 acres of grain ground, $525,000 • ABERDEEN - Nice home, large lot, bordering the Ohio River. Great views of downtown Maysville. Oversized 2 Car garage, large pole barn, $149,000 • RIVERFRONT - 100 Feet of Deep Water Frontage! 2 BR Mobile Home with a Large Deck. Well Above River and Floods! City Water & Natural Gas. A Real Bargain at $69,000. • Ohio River Bargain - Owner says this vacation home has to go!- 131 feet of deep Water Ohio River Frontage, .84 acres and two BR home. $92,500 • Weekend get-a-way. 5 Acres and A-Frame on Ohio River. $119,000 • 4BR Home - on Large Lot, Basement, Garage, Fireplace, Dining Room. Could Be Family Home with Mother-In-Law Apartment. Nice and Clean. RULH Schools. WAS $139,900 NOW $109,900 • Affordably Priced - Inexpensive Home or Rental Investment Property - 2 Homes for One Money #1 - 2 BR with Additional Attic Style Bed Room, 1 Bath, W&D Hookup, Dishwasher, Updated Wiring and Plumbing #2 - Needs Some TLC but Has a New Roof and New Floors - WAS - BOTH for $54,900 NOW PRICE IS REDUCED! • ABERDEEN - This home needs a loving family. Basics include hardwood floors, ornate 12 foot ceilings, fireplaces, grand hallways, staircases, huge closets, and bath rooms. Asking $99,900 MAKE OFFER! • PRICE REDUCED - Ripley - 2 BR, 1 Bath, Computer Room, Central Heat and A/C, New Paint and Carpet, Vinyl Siding, Small Yard, Immediate Possession! Asking $54,500.00 Make Offer! Owner Financing.

CAMPBELL’S FRONTIER REALTY David Campbell - Broker View These & Many Of Our Other Auctions & Real Estate Listings at • 937-392-4308






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March 7 2010

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