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WB faces wrongful death suit BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press The parents of a Western Brown student who committed suicide in February of 2012 have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the district. Also named as defendants are former Superintendent Chris Burrows, current High School Principal Heather Cooper, former Assistant Principal Dusty Gray and former teacher and wrestling coach Scott Smith. Michelle and Burly Smith claim their son’s death “was a direct and proximate result of the reckless and wanton misconduct of Defendants, who failed to exercise the requisite care toward Chance R. Smith.” Smith went missing on February 7, and his body was discovered the morning


Chance Smith

of February 8. The suit claims that on February 2, 2012, Cooper “commenced an investigation into the exchange and source of text/written messages amongst a number of students including (Smith) which arose to sexual bullying and the threat of the personal safety of members of the school’s student body, including the lives of

(Smith) and members of his family.” According to the suit, Cooper sought help from the Mt. Orab Police Department “and initiated a collaborative investigation”. In an incident report prepared on February 3, 2012, MOPD Patrolman Reggie McKinzie write that “I was shown a note on notebook paper of threats made that was left in (a) locker, threatening her boyfriend, Chance Smith, if she didn’t reply with the request made by the anonymous author.” The report continues “I interviewed (the girlfriend) and reviewed text messages sent to her phone from Chance Smith’s phone which had been stolen from (her) wall locker....I also interviewed Chance Smith and took his statement. He has received two more threatening notes. All ap-


The family of Chance Smith has filed a wrongful death suit against the Western Brown local school district. Smith committed suicide in February of 2012.

pear to be from the same notepad and similar handwriting. Neither party have

an idea whom it might be.” MOPD Chief Bryan Mount said on April 18 that

investigators later determined that it was Chance CONTINUED ON PAGE 8

Little refuses to file lawsuit against Sheriff BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press A Brown County man has asked Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little to file a taxpayer lawsuit on his behalf with the Ohio Supreme Court, “to determine the legal validity of Mr. Dwayne Wen-

ninger’s claim to hold the office of Sheriff of Brown County.” Joe Podolsky, Jr also asked Little to file a request with the Court to order that the trial record from Wenninger’s 2003 be unsealed. Little is declining both requests. In reaction to Little’s de-

cision, Poldolsky said “I don’t understand why. She knows that he’s illegal and doesn’t have the qualifications to be Sheriff.” Podolsky also said that he now plans to file the lawsuit himself directly with the Ohio Supreme Court. He sent a letter to Little on April 11, stating that

none of the courts that have examined the Varnau V. Wenninger case has actually considered the merits of the case. He wrote “ is my contention that Mr. Wenninger has been illegally receiving a Sheriff’s salary by personating the Sheriff in order to defraud the county taxpay-

ers out of a salary he never was entitled to receive, even though elected four times. This theft of taxpayer’s money he received in yearly salaries through fraud has reached the level of being at least a third degree felony.” Poldolsky then told Little, “By all means consider this an ultimatum – you can

proceed to seek justice and enforce the laws of the state of Ohio or you can continue to appease your political cronies and enlist a subservient and compliant press to mislead an uninformed public.” On April 16, Little reCONTINUED ON PAGE 8

Jean Schmidt escapes bomb by 13 minutes BY Kristin Bednarski The Brown County Press


ODOT District 9 Director Vaughn Wilson (right) shows the State Transportation Improvement Program plan to Fayetteville resident Jesse Millikan on April 15.

ODOT planning to spend millions in Brown County CMYK

BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press The Ohio Department of Transportation is planning to spend over 33 million dollars in Brown County

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between now and 2018. The projects include twelve bridge replacements, nine resurfacing projects and other work such as intersection improvements, sidewalks and streetscapes. ODOT District 9 gave Brown County Residents a look at the State Transportation Improvement Program at Southern State Community College at Fincastle on April 15. Public Information Officer Kathleen Fuller said the work will include nine Brown County projects between June of 2013 and June of 2014. The total price tag for the projects will be

$6,605,434. One of those projects will be the much anticipated improvements to the Highway 68 overpass on State Highway 32 in Mount Orab. Fuller said that project is expected to be complete in the Fall of 2014. A left turn lane is expected to be put on the overpass and traffic lights are scheduled to be placed at each end. ODOT has even bigger plans for Mt. Orab in the future. District 9 Director Vaughn Wilson said that a traffic light is coming to the intersection of State CONTINUED ON PAGE 13

More than 10 local runners were competing in the 117th running of the Boston Marathon April 15. The race took a tragic turn when bombs went off near the finish line more than four hours after the event started. Runners from Loveland, Milford and Batavia were registered for the event, including former congresswoman Jean Schmidt, of Miami Township. Schmidt finished the marathon in just under four hours, and she said she was waiting for her twin sister, Jennifer Black, to finish the race. “I was at the finish line,” Schmidt said. “I crossed 13 minutes before the bomb went off.” Schmidt said knew her sister would be crossing pretty soon, and she borrowed someone's cell


Jean Schmidt

phone to call her husband. “I saw the first bomb go off,” Schmidt said. “I was in shock. The second one went off and I ran in the other direction.” Schmidt said after she started running away, she

Ripley-Union-LewisHuntington School Board of Education President Richard Applegate delivered his verbal resignation during an executive session at the board’s April 16 meeting. Because the resignation

was presented during an executive session the reason for his actions were not disclosed. Following the session, board vice president Jeffrey Cluxton took his place as board president. In other actions at the meeting, according to board treasurer Adam Zink, nearly 120 people from the community and students from


remembered her sister and began to try to find her. “I saw things I should never have seen,” Schmidt said about the aftermath of the bombs. She said thankfully, help was nearby because of the nature of a marathon. “The blessing was, at the finish line there was a medical tent,” Schmidt said. “There were a ton of medical personnel. Those people were taken care of immediately.” She said it was hours before she heard from her sister, and she eventually heard from everyone in her group including her cousin and running partner. “Everyone was fine,” Schmidt said. Schmidt said she was thankful for the staff at the Marriott hotel where she was staying. “We weren't allowed to leave our hotel,” Schmidt said. “They fed us, they CONTINUED ON PAGE 13

RULH Board President out, Skinner may stay BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press


R-U-L-H High School were also in attendance of the meeting. During the March 19 board of education meeting, the board voted against renewing the contract of R-UL-H High School Principal Susie Skinner. The board voted three CONTINUED ON PAGE 8



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Georgetown’s Chief of Police Buddy Coburn presented a report to council on recent activities in his department during the April 11 Georgetown Council meeting. According to Coburn, his department was able to de-

fuse a potentially dangerous situation within the village. “On March 28, we received information that a 31 year old man was making plans with a Georgetown teenager to meet, and go away with him,” Chief Coburn told council. “We were able to figure out the password for the girls computer, which allowed us




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to monitor their messages.” Coburn added that the suspect was from Mobley, Missouri and the two had sexually explicit conversations but the man had never spoken to or met the girl. “This man made plans to drive approximately 450 miles to pick this girl up and allegedly go to a hotel,” Coburn continued. “My officers and I monitored him and observed him arrive in Georgetown at approximately 9:30 p.m. “ I had been in contact with the police in Mobley and was given information from them on the suspect’s vehicle description. We ran surveillance on him and when he parked next to the girl’s residence and asked which bedroom window was hers we moved in and arrested the man.” Chief Coburn told council that he was grateful that this situation didn’t take a different turn. He also said that his department’s new cruiser was nearly completed and would

be delivered soon. He added that the new vehicle would be assigned to Patrolman Kyle Singleton. In other business at the meeting Brown County Fair Board member Bill Neal approached council to ask for permission to erect a new digital (3 x 8) sign over the existing village sign in front of the fairgrounds. Neal passed out a rough sketch of how the sign would look. “The fair board would like to put a sign up, an electric sign, on that small island outside the gates of the fairgrounds,” Neal began to explain. “Our thought was to put our new sign over top of the villages sign. The village sign is about three feet tall and we’ve been told our sign will be its most readable over top of your sign. It is the fair boards thoughts that the village could also use the electronic sign, when nothing is going on at the fairgrounds.” Cahall asked if the digital sign would be lit up all year long. Neal told him that ‘yes’ it would be on all the time. Neal said the fair board has not yet picked the company that will erect the sign, it is continuing to get the proposals. The majority of council’s member said they didn’t have a problem with the sign being erected. Cahall said he would like to make sure there were no site issues, or any visibility problems that could be caused by the new sign. Chief Coburn added that he didn’t think it would be a problem but he would check it out. Neal said the new sign would cost between $14,000 and $17,000 and would be built to last. Jim Holden, with Edward Jones Investments, 101 N. Main Street in Georgetown, spoke briefly to members of the Georgetown Council in regard to the poor condition of the sidewalks in front of his business. “It has come to my attention that there is some sidewalk damage in front of my


G’town police foil internet meeting, new sign requested at fairgrounds


The Brown County Fair Board has asked the Village of Georgetown’s council for permission to place a new digital sign just above this existing sign in front of the entrance to the fairgrounds.

building,” Holden began, “I’m here tonight to find out just what the property owner’s responsibility is with the sidewalks and what is the village responsibility?” Holden said he had heard that the village might offer a partial match if he decided to make the repairs, which he intended to do. He added that there were several other businesses in the area interested in making repairs as well. He said that was also some curb damage near his business and asked if the village would considering it at the same time that he was making his repairs. Mayor Dale Cahall explained that the village did indeed have a program in place that he could apply for

where the village would contribute up to $500 towards any sidewalk repairs in the village. Holden was advised to fill out a formal application for the matching funds, and also said each business owner would have to fill out their own application for the funds. Council approved an interlocal agreement for automatic aid response between nine townships in Brown, Adams, Highland and Scioto County, and nine villages in all four counties, and five fire departments. After suspending the three reading rule, council approved the agreement. The agreement is simply to supply back-up with mutual aid, if needed.

Betty Jean Robinson to be at Bethel church On Monday and Tuesday, May 13 and 14, 2013 at 7 p.m. Betty Jean Robinson from Up On Melody Mountain, Tenn., along with the honorable Pastor Charles Petted from Fort Charlotte, Flor., will be at the Freedom In The Rock church. Freedom In The Rock is located at 3187 South Bantam Road, Bethel. For more information call Pastor Richard Deems at 513-276-8673.


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Merchants National Bank makes donation to Higginsport CMYK

When an operations levy failed for a second time in November 2012 in the Village of Higginsport, Mayor Joel Herrmann expressed his concerns over funding the costs of keeping the village and it’s parks mowed in 2013. “We sent out a flyer encouraging interested parties to help defray the mowing cost with donations,” said Judy Lloyd, fiscal officer for Higginsport. “Our local Merchants National Bank stepped up and graciously made a $500 contribution toward the mowing bill, and along with donations from other contributors and other sources, we will now be able to maintain our park this year.” Lloyd said that several other community members also made contributions including the congregations of the Higginsport Christian Church, Grace Baptist Church and the Lloyd family. A ccording to Mayor Herrmann, keeping things going for the village has been difficult following the failure of a tax levy last November. The vote was 50 to approve the levy to 55 against. “A rough estimate on mowing costs for the park is between $1,200 and $1,300 depending on the weather,” Mayor Herrmann said. “We are extremely grateful to Merchants National Bank and everyone who made a donation.” “We were able to scrap a bunch of old metal from the school house and sell it, which also helped raise enough money to take care of this years mowing throughout the village.” Mayor Herrmann added that the village is struggling to make ends meet since the failure of the levy. “We have no choice but to place the levy back on the ballot in November of this year,” Mayor Herrmann said. “And if it fails again, this village is goi ng to be in serious, serious trouble.” But the mayor said he is encouraged by the strong council that the village currently has and he believes the levy will pass this time because the cur-

Lewis Township who’s poll location is in Higginsport. The total population of Higginsport per the 2010 census was 251.”


“The actual number of registered voters in Higginsport is roughly 140,” Lloyd said. “I believe the number the board of elections has includes folks in

BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press


Shown above are Jo Ann Fauth, loan officer with Merchants National Bank, Susan Kinder, teller, Higginsport Mayor Joel Herrmann, Virginia King, head teller at the bank and Susan Connors, loan clerk. The group presented a $500 check to the mayor to be used for mowing costs in the Higginsport Village Park.

rent administration is ready and anxious to answer all questions from residents concerning the levy and why it must pass. “We are so much more prepared now, with this current council,” Mayor Herrmann said. “They are on to p of things and can account for every dime of money this levy will gen-

erates. “I feel like we are in control of things now and we’re going to work hard getting the word out on just how important and necessary these levy generated funds are to the future of Higginsport.” Only 106 registered voters voted in November 2012, but according to the

Brown County Board of Elections, the village currently has 360 reg istered voters. However, according to Lloyd, that number is wrong and does not accurately account for residents who have moved away from the village and should be taken of the list of registered voters.

Ormond sentenced to prison In January 2013, a four count indictment was filed against Patrick R. Ormond. The indictment charged Count One, Failure to Comply with an Order or Signal of a Police Officer, a felony of the third degree having a maximum penalty of five (5) years in prison; Count Two, Receiving stolen property, a felony of the fourth degree having a maximum penalty of eighteen (18) months in prison; Count Three, Receiving Stolen Property, a felony of the fifth degree having a maximum penalty of twelve (12) months in prison; Count Four, Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol, a Drug of Abuse or a Combination of Them, a misdemeanor of the first degree, having a maximum penalty of One Hundred Eighty (180) days in the Brown County Detention Center. Brown County Court of Common Pleas Judge, Scott T. Gusweiler accepted a plea of guilty to Count One and Two. Upon a motion by the State of Ohio the remaining Counts were dismissed.

On April 16, Judge Gusweiler sentenced Mr. Ormond to prison for Twenty-four (24) months on Count One, Twelve (12) months in prison on Count Two, which will run consecutive. Judge Gusweiler ordered Mr. Ormond’s Driver’s License to be suspended for a lifetime and further advised him of the mandatory three years post release control with the Adult Parole Authority upon his release from prison.

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A conversation with the Boston bomber


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Taking A Trip Through Time Pictured above is Main and High Streets in Mt. Orab circa 1920. If you have more information about this photo or would like more information about the Brown County Historical Society please call Ned S. Lodwick at (937) 3786334. ‘Taking a Trip Through Time’ is a feature of the Brown County Press that is supplied by our readers. If you have photos of places within Brown County that are at least 30 years old please feel free to submit them along with some information about the photo to The Brown County Press by email to or mail them to or drop them off at The Brown County Press 219 South High Street Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154. You will get your picture back. You can also reach us at (937) 444-3441.

Distracted driving: a new epidemic? April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, so let’s take a look at what is rapidly becoming one of our most pressing traffic safety issues. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), “distracted driving” is driving while doing another activity that takes your attention away from driving. For obvious reasons, it can increase the chance of a motor vehicle crash! Distractions while driving fall into one of three major categories: (1) visual distractions, like when you take your eyes off the road; (2) manual distractions (when you take your hands off the wheel); and (3) “cognitive” distractions, meaning when you take your mind off of what you are doing. The Na-

SUSAN BASTA tional Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) mentions a number of distracted driving activities, including eating, cell phone use, texting, using GPS or other in-vehicle navigation systems, putting on makeup (yikes!), or reading a newspaper (yes, I’ve actually seen folks driving up I-71 in the past who were reading the paper and driving at the same time, although I guess most people these days would be reading text messages or emails on “smart phones” instead of

reading a newspaper if they were so inclined). However, texting while driving is probably one of the most dangerous things you can do to put yourself at risk of a crash, because it combines all three types of distractions mentioned above! So how big is the distracted driving problem? Well, when reviewing recent distracted driving statistics from NHTSA, I was struck by a number of eyeopening facts about distracted driving-related crashes. In 2011, 3331 people were killed and an additional 387,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. I’ll just bet that if we had an infectious disease outbreak with these kinds of numbers, most of us would be scrambling around trying to do some-

thing to stop its spread! NHTSA also reported that in 2010, nearly one in every five injury crashes in the U.S. involved distracted driving. Small wonder, as the number of daily text messages has climbed dramatically—in June 2011, more than 196 BILLION text messages were sent or received in the U.S.—and this number was up by 50% from June of 2009! You probably know by now that teen drivers are at a particularly high risk for crashes in general. One reason for this is that teens are still inexperienced drivers—always a risk factor for increased danger on the road. But other reasons are directly connected to distracted driving: According to the Pew CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

stead of away from it. You also set off your explosions in a city that has some of the best health care available in the world. There are reports of runners who had just finished running a 26 mile marathon who ran a few more blocks to donate blood to the victims. Picture that for a minute. You can kill a few of us from time to time, but you can’t kill our spirit...and that is what is going to defeat you and your kind in the end, no matter what your motivation was. And every time something like this happens our resolve just gets stronger. So flags will be flown at half-mast, the dead will be buried and mourned and the injured will have to get on with their lives. And one year from now, the Boston Marathon will have more runners in it than it did this year. Victims will be remembered and then honored by people who will refuse to be intimidated by terrorism. So other than the tempoCONTINUED ON PAGE 5

What Do You Think? Do you think the authorities are doing enough to ensure the safety of the public at large events such as the Boston Marathon?

Letters to the Editor

National Day of Prayer set for May 2 (Editors Note: Brown County’s 21st National Day of Prayer (NDOP) Celebration will take place Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the Brown County Courthouse in Georgetown.) Dear Editor, The National Day of Prayer (NDOP) is a legally established day to congregate on public property to pray for our nation and leaders. The NDOP evolved from the tradition first proclaimed in 1775 by the Continental Congress as America became a Nation. It was passed by unanimous consent in both the House and Senate and

signed into law on April 17, 1953 by President Harry S. Truman. The Brown County NDOP Task Force was formed in 1993 when Patty Rhonemus put an ad in the newspaper stating whoever is interested in prayer to come to a meeting at the (Brown County) fairgrounds. A friend of mine, Marian Liming, seen the ad and asked if I would like to attend. From that time on, one of my greatest blessings, has been to meet and work with many wonderful people from every denomination. So with many things in life if we find the path easy

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it has been because a pioneer cleared the way. We want to thank you Patty Rhonemus for your vision and desire to act on God’s direction concerning Brown County’s NDOP gatherings. As we gather together

again this year to honor God and continue to pray for our nation, the NDOP Committee thank you, the community, for your support. Linda O’Hara NDOP Bible Reading Coordinator

Dear Editor, When is Dennis Varnau going to grow up and quit acting like the school yard bully he is? The Sheriff has won any and all cases and he has every right to be Sheriff. He has done wonders for Brown County, even when his budget keeps getting

cuts. Varnau sounds like someone ready to snap. Please keep any and all firearms out of such a hot headed bullys hands. Who else is he going to take his school yard bullying to? The President? Mark Smith Mt. Orab

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Sure they are, I think they're doing enough, but they probably need a little more specialized training. Ronnie Rainwater, Mt. Orab

In my opinion if someone wants to do something, no matter how bad, they're going to do it, and authorities can only control so much. Charles Robertson, Williamsburg

Yes, I do think they are doing their very best, but they can only do so much. Shirlann Vogel, Mt. Orab

How can anyone know how much safety to provide for any event? Lora (Betty) Turner, Georgetown

No, I do not think they do enough. Judy Gentry, Williamsburg

Honestly, I really don't know if they are or not. Tami Stacy, Mt. Orab

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Reader questions Grant home donation Dear Editor, Can you or anyone tell my why the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service would give ‘U.S. Grant’s home’ a grant for restoration? If the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has that much money they could put bigger fish in the lakes and lower the price of fishing and hunting license and

maybe more people would fish and hunt. Better management of wildlife wouldn’t hurt. Park Service - National Parks really need a big makeover to make them safe for families. Who knows, maybe this would cut down on drug problems. All this is just my opinion. Charles E. Faul, Decatur



This is an open letter to the person or persons responsible for the bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15. What were you hoping to accomplish? Were you trying to make a statement of some sort? If so, you failed. The vast majority of us either don’t agree with you or don’t care what you think. Why? Because we know that we live in the best country on the face of the earth in spite of its faults, and whatever ridiculous political theory you have is laughable in comparison. Were you trying to punish us for not agreeing with you on religious grounds? Well, we have freedom of religion and freedom of thought. We are not going to try to kill you because you worship differently than us, and that makes us morally superior. And punishment works both ways. You’ll be finding that out at some point. Did you want to scare people and shut down society with a public attack? Well, that didn’t work. A random group of Americans will include some of the best educated, best trained and bravest people on the planet. You may have noticed that many people were running toward the explosion in-



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Eastern proud of test scores and students


Michelle Filon (right), Superintendent of Eastern Local School District, congratulates fourth grade teacher at Russellville Elementary, Carolyn Clifton for receiving the teacher of the month award.

colleges. In 2011 that number jumped to 63% entering into public universities and 38% entered community colleges. Now to me, that’s impressive.” Filon shared other numbers including students who had to take developmental math and English went from 4% down to 3%. “I am very proud of these numbers,” she added, “and in comparing them with the numbers from other schools in the county, we have many of the best numbers.” Board Treasurer Kevin Kendall also asked the board to approve a list of amended appropriations in regard to Title I and Title 2D funds Kendall asked the board to approve applying for the Alternative School Grant for $36,000 and the 21st Century Grant for $150,000 again this year. He also asked for approval and acceptance of two resignations from teachers. The board approved all the requests. Principal of Sardinia Elementary School, Mike Bick, principal of Russellville Elementary Susan Paeltz, Principal of the middle school, Rob Beucler and the high school principal, Jennifer Grimes then gave their monthly reports to the board.

Each of the principals talked a great deal about the upcoming Ohio Achievement Tests and how the students had been tutored by the high school students and were prepared for the tests. In other business at the meeting, Paeltz introduced and praised staff member Carolyn Clifton at teacher of the month. “Carolyn began her teaching career at Eastern Local School District in the fall of 1998,” Paeltz began. “She was hired to teach third grade, and the next year she moved to fourth grade and continued in that position to today.” Pael tz said that Clifton also serves in the building as a mentor for new teachers. She said that Clifton especially likes to teach figurative language. Superintendent Filon presented Mrs. Clifton with a certificate of recognition. Filon added that not only were Mrs. Cliftons student’s grades the highest in the district, but also highest in the county. Board Legislative Liaison Vern Creighton reported to th e board that most of the interest at the state house is revolving around sub bill 59 (HB 59) which is the funding bill. He said there are still more


Distracted driving: a new epidemic? CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 Trust, 40% of all American teens say they have been in a car when the driver used a cell phone in a way that put people in danger. And nearly one of every 10 drivers under the age of 20 involved in fatal crashes was reported to be distracted at the time of the crash. Just what can we do to stop this epidemic on our roads? Here’s a good start: Good legislation! And please let me commend the state of Ohio for being one of several states to pass and enforce a law banning texting, cell phone use, and use of any other mobile communications device while driving. This law went into effect on August 30, 2012, with enforcement of the law beginning last month—and it is a primary offense with stiff penalties for drivers under 18 years of age. Local employers can also help the cause by developing and passing a company distracted driving policy prohibiting operation of mobile communication devices while on the road. For a sample Employer policy and a sample Memo to Employees about such a policy, please go to the website link ontent/get-involved/downloads.html where you can download these materials. Finally, it’s time that we ALL take some part in getting rid of this “road hazard”—EVERYBODY is part of the solution. It’s time to realize that “It’s Time to Put It Down”. Let’s all face facts: Drivers, no matter what age they are, just can’t do two things at once and be safe on the road. (For those who think they can do two things at once, think about this: According to a study by Carnegie Mellon, driving while using a cell phone reduces the amount of brain activity associated with driving

by 37 percent. Can you really afford to lose that much brainpower?) Driving is an activity that requires your full attention and focus in order to keep yourself and others safe. We’ve just got to take some personal responsibility in this! How important is it to get instant answers and gratification provided by constant text messaging while you’re trying to safety operate a big steel machine on the road with many others? Let’s use some common sense! This is a national problem and it also happening right here in Brown County. No one is safe from the dangers of distracted driving—so we all need to become defensive drivers and always watch out for the other guy—and most definitely always buckle up for extra protection in a crash! Remember, “One Text or Call Could Wreck It All”. Think twice before you let other distractions take away

your concentration which should be focused on the wheel and the road, and please “Stay Alive—Don’t TXT and Drive!”. The “Safe Communities” Program was developed through the Ohio Department of Public Safety to establish and/or expand community partnerships to create safer, healthier communities throughout Ohio. The Brown County Safe Communities Coalition is a group of dedicated individuals and agencies dedicated to reducing traffic crash-related deaths and serious injuries. It is funded by USDOT/NHTSA and ODPS/Ohio State PatrolOhio Traffic Safety Office. It is administered locally by HEALTH-UC and the University of Cincinnati Area Health Education Center Program. HEALTH-UC’s office is located at 114 East State Street in Georgetown, OH.

A conversation with the Boston bomber CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 rary damage to the city and permanent injuries of the victims, what did you accomplish in the long run? Absolutely nothing. Here’s something else I’ll bet you found disappointing. Within hours, complete strangers were willing to publish their personal information on the internet while offering to help the victims. Here are just four of the thousands of entries. “If anyone is looking for a place to stay outside the city; YOU ARE WELCOME! Condo in Taunton Ma. We have a nice yorkie & a toddler. We are in our late 20's. Will come get you and no worries regarding money!”

“I would love to help. I also have two couches so if there's a family out there who is displaced I could easily accommodate all of you! And I'm a good cook!” “Our family was personally affected by 9/11 and would like to reciprocate the help for anyone that needs.” “I can offer transportation as well and do whatever else needs to happen.” “Do whatever else needs to happen”. That is America in six words. That is what you are fighting against, and that is why you will lose.

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During the April 16 meeting of the Eastern Local School District Board of Education, Superintendent Michelle Filon asked the board for approval to change the date of officially naming its valedictorian and salutatorian. “The way it’s set up now,” Filon explained, “ Our valedictorian and salutatorian recipients are determined after the final exams have been taken whic h allows very little time for the kids to get any recognition. So it has been proposed that we have that decision made by May 1st. As far as I can tell we are the only school in the county who doesn’t have that information ready by May 1st.” She added that all the other schools have their valedictorian and salutatorian information to the newspaper long before Eastern’s so the students did not get recognized in t he papers. The board approved the proposal made by Filon. Filon also asked for approval by the board for the following proposals: • accept the changes to the 2013-2014 school calender to coincide with that of Southern Hills Career and Technical Center; • approve the student handbook updates; • make increases in the student fees for the 20132014 school year; • approve a list of 2013 candidates for graduation. Filon also briefly discussed recent figures she had acquired from the board of regents which were current up to the fall of 2011. “I was pretty excited to get this information from the board of regents comparing numbers from our graduates going directly into college in 2008 to 2011,” Filon said. “The numbers speak very highly of our students. For example the numbers show that in 2008, 21% of our graduates ente red into public universities and 25% entered into community

questions about the bill than there are answers. “The Senate should receive the bill for discussion very soon,” Creighton said. “One of the major changes in the bill, should it pass, instead of $5,000 per student, in 2014, they have recommended $5,732, then in 2015 the recommendation is for $5,789.” Following Creighton’s report, he asked that another member of the board take over as legislative liaison because he felt he had been doing it too long. No decision was made at the meeting on who will assume the position. The board also approved the following requests: • approved use of the school for three events; • tabled a request from the Southern Buckeye Youth Foot ball to use the soccer field; • approved 10 field trip requests. Following an hour long executive session the board

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Blake Spiller, PT and Karen Brown, PTA pictured here with Mr. Amos Deaton, Villa Georgetown’s latest HOMEWARD BOUND GRADUATE. Mr. Amos Deaton was admitted to Villa Georgetown Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center on January 4, 2013. He was referred to the facility by Clermont Mercy Hospital because of muscle weakness and difficulty in walking and also difficulty in breathing. Mr. Deaton lives with his lovely wife in Bethel, Ohio and recognized he was in need of some therapy to help make himself stronger and to regain his independence with all of his normal day to day tasks. He didn’t want to rely on his wife or be a burden. Mr. Deaton was a resident at Villa Georgetown for 18 days. During his time in Therapy, Mr. Deaton worked very very hard with the therapy staff PT/OT/ST and their direction. At the time of discharge and successfully completing his therapy program, he was able to return to his wife and home in Bethel. Upon discharge, Amos was able to reach his prior level of function and his strength, standing and activity tolerance improved immensely. Mr. Deaton enjoyed his stay at Villa and said, “This is my third time I’ve come here, I volunteered to come. I like it here; all the people that work here treat me real good.” Another satisfied resident we were happy to help!

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Ripley resident Viola Lewis turned 102 years young this year on February 17, 2013 and had a grand celebration at her church, the First Baptist Church on Third Street in Ripley. Viola is a well known and respected resident in the Village of Ripley as well as Georgetown where she was born and raised. “I’ve had a wonderful life so far,” Viola said with a big smile, “I guess, when I look around at where I am in life today, I can see that I’ve been truly blessed by the Lord. I am a great believer in a higher power. I will go to my grave believing that there is nothing but the will of God that has brought me this far.” Viola was born in 1911, but her life had a very difficult beginning when, at the tender age of seven, her mother (only 32) passed away from the flu. Along with her brother, Richard J. Williams, the two found it hard to go on without their mother. Their father eventually remarried but both she and her brother had a difficult time accepting the new stepmother and both were sad and unhappy. “You know, it’s kind of funny, and I have often wondered” she added, “but to this day I have no idea what my father did for a living. All I know is that he worked in Dayton all week and only came home on weekends. My brother and I stayed with a family next door to ours most of the week.” Then only six years after losing their mother, their father died of consumption (another name for tuberculosis) at the age of 39. “Richard and I then went to live with our grandparents in Georgetown on Camp Run Road after dad died,” Viola


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said. “The stepmother didn’t really want us, so it worked out. Richard and I stayed there until we graduated from Georgetown High School. “I graduated from high school in 1928.” Viola eventually married George C. Lewis, a truck driver for Germann Brothers. He drove regularly from Cincinnati to Huntington, West Virginia. George passed away in 1985. The couple never had children. “I liked being married to George,” Viola said, “But I’ve done a fairly good job of taking care of my self all these years without him. “Of course today, at my age I couldn’t do it alone. I have had the privilege of having a wonderful neighbor who helps me out. His name is Nathaniel Peters and he lives right next door. I am so fortunate to have him and his son, C.W., in my life. C.W. lives on the other side of me.” She continued, “My life would be very difficult without all their help and I am grateful to God that they are so good to me. They are my security and I’d probably be scared to death to live here without them.”

Viola said that throughout her life she has always worked somewhere. She worked for private families as a cleaning lady, a nanny and did other domestic work during her high school years and thereafter. Viola said all though she never had children she has always worked with children in her church. When asked about feeling any prejudice against her in Ripley, she immediately answered with “I’ve thought about that question a lot, and you know what, I found that when I came to Ripley, I felt like the people here were more friendly and accepting than they were in Georgetown, where I grew up. But I’m sure it’s changed now.” She added that there were quite a few black families living in Ripley at the time she moved there. “I think the fact that I had a job and I worked hard helped me be accepted in this community,” she added. Viola commented that one of the things that amazes her the most today is how much groceries cost. “Now just think about this,” she said with a chuckle,

“I used to go to Kroger when it was in Georgetown and come out with a full bag of groceries for about $5. Today that same bag of groceries would cost $25 or $30 for the same items.” Viola said that she basically only has two regrets. She always wanted to learn to play the piano and she wishes she had become a teacher. “I had a teacher who had an incredible effect on my life,” she said. “He once said to me, on the last day of school, ‘To thine own self be true, Viola,’ and I never forgot those words, and I relish them.” “I’m so glad I’m still able to drive to town and to church,” Viola said. “You know that would get old for people if they had to pick me up all the time. People are nice, and I know that there are people who would do it, but I’m glad I can still drive.” Ripley Mayor Tom Leonard commented that he has been friends with Viola for many years and said that she is one of his favorite people. “Oh, that Viola is a oneof-a kind,” Leonard said. “She drives her car in to town about every week, and everyone loves seeing her and talking to her. There should be a way to capture all her wisdom and her stories about her life. We could all learn a lot about being a good person.” Viola explained that she is not the kind of person who sits around and worries about things, which she believes is one of the reasons she has lived these many years. “I don’t dwell on things, for example, like being old,” she said with a smile, “I guess if there is one thing that has always bore a little heavy on my mind, it would be the question, how different my life might have been had my parents lived.” Other than a brief bout with kidney stones, Viola said that she has had a healthy life. She said she loves her community and says she is proud to be a Ripley resident.

Construction set to begin on Brown County’s St. Rt. 131 With the 2013 construction season well under way, a resurfacing project is set to begin on state Route 131 in Brown County, and motorists are reminded of the need for caution when traveling in any work zone. “As our construction program begins to unfold throughout the district, we will see more orange barrels, cones, flaggers and temporary signals in both construction and maintenance projects. Therefore, it’s important to remind motorists of the need for additional safety in all work zones,” said Ohio Department of Transportation - District 9 Deputy Director Vaughn Wilson. Beginning the week of April 22, lane restrictions will go into effect on S.R. 131, where crews from the Shelly Company will reduce the route to one lane to resurface the entire 7.76 miles of road, from the Clermont to the Highland County line. Throughout construction, traffic will be reduced to one

lane during daytime, business hours, and traffic will be maintained with the use of flaggers when crews are at work. “The most common causes of crashes are following too closely, failing to yield and control, and speeding,” added Wilson. “While the department takes great precautions to ensure motorists and workers are safe, motorists can help by exercising good judgment and common sense in the work zone.”

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Scouts to hold banquet Help the Boy Scouts by joining with them to Celebrate Scouting at the annual Blue & Gold Banquet on Friday, April 26, 2013 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Hamersville Elementary and Middle School Cafetorium. The Blue & Gold Banquet will include dinner, entertainment, cake raffle and door prizes! Everyone is invited to attend - grass skirts and Hawaiian shirts are welcome! Come out and support the scouts The Blue & Gold Banquet is sponsored by Cub Scout Pack 629.



BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press


Ripley resident Viola Lewis shares her memories of the past 102 years

The Brown County Press - Sunday, April 21, 2013 - Page 7

The Pregnancy Resource Center “A Place of Hope” will be holding its Spring Partnership Dinner on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the Sardinia Church of Christ located at 7130 Bachman Road, just off of Highway 32 in Sardinia. The Dinner will start at 7 p.m. with seating beginning at 6:45 p.m. Walk-in seating is available, to reserve a table for six or eight, please call the PRC at 937-378-6853 by Tuesday, April 23. The residents and business owners of Brown County are invited to attend the dinner and learn more about the PRC and the services they provide. Dinner is complimentary. An opportunity will be given to support the Pregnancy Resource Center financially. The speaker for the evening will be Joe Uecker, Ohio State Senator for the 14th District. Prior to taking office as State Senator, he served eight years as Ohio State Representative. October of 2013 will mark the 20th year of the Pregnancy Resource Center and two of the people instrumental in founding the PRC, Randal & Susan Kleine, will also speak at the Dinner. The music for the evening will be brought by Rebecca

Carter. Rebecca is a resident of Georgetown and member of the Ripley Church of Christ. She has blessed the congregation there and also the Georgetown Church of Christ with her voice. Those attending the PRC Partnership Dinner will have the opportunity to be blessed by it also. The Pregnancy Resource Center is located at 852 Mt. Orab Pike in Georgetown, Ohio. It is a Christian, nonprofit, life-affirming organization that provides services to women and families in the midst of an unplanned pregnancy. Services include an opportunity to earn a crib, car seat, bassinet, baby clothes, diapers and other equipment as available. The PRC is funded entirely with private donations and fundraisers. The PRC holds a very important place in Brown County and surrounding communities. Without its presence, many families with infants and toddlers will go without basic necessities such as diapers, baby food, formula, cribs and car seats, to mention just a few. Those unable to attend the dinner, but who are interested in more information or in supporting the PRC may call 937-378-6853 or send donations to Pregnancy Resource Center, PO Box 136, Georgetown, Ohio 45121.


Don’t let your child miss out on the new camp coming to the county We have an exciting new children’s ministry coming to Brown County! Christian Theatre for Children is hosting a summer theatre day camp June 5 – 13 at the Georgetown Presbyterian Church with their final production of The Jungle Book at the Gaslight Theater. Students entering 2nd grade through high school may register. The camp cost is $60.00 per child for students in 2nd – 8th grade. High school students may register for FREE, and may work as camp “counselors” helping students learn their lines, music, and dance routines or work on the stage crew. They may also audition for the musical if they wish. Christian Theatre for Children exists to help children discover their Godgiven talents, to find joy and passion in mastering and sharing their talents with the community, and to provide a place for those talents to be displayed. The theatre camp is being directed by Dody Crisp Staker, Sandy Hanselman Eversole, Jill McCarley Dotson, and Debbie Haubner Adkins, all of Georgetown. They have more than 60 years of experience working with children’s programming. CTC is a non-profit organization with an all volunteer staff. They exist to invest in the lives of children, not their bank accounts! The camp is open to ALL children in Brown County and surrounding areas. Students do not have to audition to be a part of the summer camp, but they must register in advance. Registration forms can be found at the Christian Theatre for Children’s Facebook page or at We are excited to see what God has planned for the summer theater and for the children of Brown County. Get your registrations forms in now. *** Happy, Happy Birthday to: Robert Bick, Robert S. Salisbury, Eileen Shelton, Debbie Parker Johnson, Heather N. Wallace Titus, Mildred Brown Brumley, June Himes Hafer, Teresa Black Germann, Larry W. Black, John Clark, Jennifer Moffett, Lauren B. Turner, Nicki Spiller Edmisten, Harvey Jones, Patsy Myers, Mary and John Stacey, John Finley, Brett Osman, Ryan


MARY HOWLETTE Lorenz, Robert Carter, Mike Salisbury, Patricia Klump Cluxton, Ellen Lee Gelter, Corey Shelton, Thelma M. Stanfield Snyder, Cole C.A. Brown, Dorothy P. Hardyman Young, Carole Davis, Ulrich Knechtly, Laurel Polk McDonald, and Chuck Taylor. *** This week with the trees out in beautiful bloom all I can think of is Mom and her love of the “Pear-apple Tree”. This tree, one of her great pride and joys was nearly the first outside sight she saw in the morning. She never tired of talking of that tree and/or showing to each person that drove up the driveway. However, when it was in bloom she seemed to linger under it's branches like they were enveloping each other with a great unseen love. It seems now very odd that as her health went downhill so did the health of her beloved pear tree, yet it still blooms fragrantly well in my mind. I very much dislike what losses the years have brought!

‘Burg Alumni Dinner set The 118th Williamsburg Alumni Association Dinner will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at the Williamsburg Middle/Senior High School, 500 South Fifth Street, Williamsburg. This is a reunion year for classes ending in "3" and "8". Deadline to make reservations is Wednesday, May 15, 2013. ALL reservations must be made in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. For information contact Charlene Speeg at: or by phone at (513) 7245544 or visit the WHS web site at http://www.burgschools.or g to download a registration form.

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Shirley Elizabeth Bolender, 75

Walter “Red” Hanke, 86

Edward Knoechel, Jr., 92

John Rowan Hardin, Jr., 61 of Williamsburg, Oh., died peacefully on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. He was born November 16, 1953 in Cincinnati. He is survived by his mother, Marian Hardin (nee Carr) of Williamsburg, brother, Keith (Melonie) Hardin of Williamsburg, nieces, Maria Hardin of Williamsburg, Ashley (James) Lane of Oklahoma, nephews, James (Amber) Hardin of Arizona, Mark Hardin of Williamsburg. He was preceded in death by his father, John R. Hardin, Sr., brother, Donald Hardin. Services were held Monday, April 15th, 2013 where Dan Pelzel officiated. Burial was in Greenberry Cemetery, Williamsburg. The Egbert Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Shirley Elizabeth Bolender, 75 of Georgetown, Oh., died Wednesday, April 10, 2013. She worked for the Brown County MRDD. Shirley was born February 28, 1938 in Brown County, the daughter of the late Charles and Gladys (Carpenter) Bolender. Miss Bolender is survived by one sister – Nancy Ernst of Mesa, Az., three nieces – Tracy Ernst of Goshen, Tiffany (Dale) Scuderi, of Phoenix, Az., and Crystal (Sal) Priorello, of Scottsdale, Az., two great nieces – Lia and Isabella Scuderi; one great nephew – Dominic Scuderi and one cousin – Mike Carpenter of Georgetown. Services were held Monday, April 15, 2013 at the Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown, where Steve Tuffs officiated. Interment was in the Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Walter “Red” Hanke, 86, Withamsville, passed away on April 9, 2013. Red was the loving husband of Norma Hanke, father of Jill Hanke Dubbs (Terry), Jane Hanke Ganyon (Jim), Bob Hanke (Marie), grandfather of Sarah, Christian, Jennifer, Matthew, and great grandfather of Misha, brother of Margarette Spurgeon and Ada Collette. He was preceded in death by granddaughter Becky Jane and grandson John, brothers Raymond and Richard, sisters Mary, Virginia and Julia. Services were held Saturday April 13 at Saltair Church of Christ. Memorials may be made to Saltair Church of Christ 2124 St. Rt. 222 Bethel Oh, 45106. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, served the family.

Edward Knoechel, Jr., 92, Laurel, died Friday, April 12, 2013. He was the loving husband of the late Wesa Ruth (nee Gilbert) Knoechel, dear father of Dyana Lanham, Sally Coffin, Jack A. and Ken Knoechel, grandfather of numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. He was a furniture maker for the Ficks Reed Furniture Company. Visitation has been set for 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at the E.C. Nurre Funeral Home in Bethel. Burial will follow in the Pt. Isabel Cemetery. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

Lorena Day, 90 Lorena Day, 90, Cincinnati, formerly Hamersville, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013. She was born May 5, 1922. Lorena was the loving wife of the late Walter N. Day, mother of Barbara Jane Day and Wendell C. Day (Mary Gontero Day), grandmother of 8 grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by daughter Linda Day Armstrong (Stan) and brother Carlton Day. Visitation has been set at E. C. Nurre Funeral home 315 W. Plane St. (St. Rt. 125) Bethel, on Friday April 19, 2013 from 12 p.m. until time of funeral service at 2 p.m. Interment has been set for Tate Twp. Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hamersville Church of Christ, P. O. Box 126 Hamersville, Oh 45130 or Laura A. Armitage, Missionary SIM#077800, SIM-USA, P.O. Box 7900, Charlotte, NC 28241. The E. C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

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Troy Lee McClellan, 45 Troy Lee McClellan, 45 of Mt. Orab, died Monday April 15, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father Gary Lee McClellan. He is survived by his mother, Beverly McClellan, 1 brother, Tate McClellan, and 1 sister Vonda (Keith) Creighton, his maternal grandmother, Eileen (Marion) Waits Womaks, aunts and uncles, Bonnie and Dan Richards, Roger and Debbie Bloom, Robbin and Dannie Centers Dennis and Kathie McClellan, Joyce and Steve Kelly, Denise and Rick Moore, and close friend David Driskoll, several nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services have been set for Monday. April 22, 2013, at 11 a.m. in Mt. Orab Cemetery. The Beam-Fender Funeral Home, Sardinia, served the family.


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SAMSON Judges 13:1: “And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD delivered them into the hand of the Philistines forty years.” During that time the man Samson was born and in verse 25 it tells us: “And the Spirit of the LORD began to move him at times in the camp of Dan between Zorah and Eshtaol.” Now look at verses 13 of chapter 14: “And Samson went down to Timnath, and saw a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines. And he came up, and told his father and his mother, and said, I have seen a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines: now therefore get her for me to wife. Then his father and his mother said unto him, Is there never a woman among the daughters of thy brethren, or among all my people, that thou goest to take a wife of the uncircumcised Philistines? And Samson said unto his father, Get her for me; for she pleaseth me well.” Samson lived in the Old Testament time when every man did that which was right in his own eyes, very much like it is today. He was an extremist. He was extremely carnal on one hand and extremely spiritual on the other. His carnal side wanted that woman. His parents did not understand it but they did what he demanded. Verses 5-6: “Then went Samson down, and his father and his mother, to Timnath, and came to the vineyards of Timnath: and, behold, a young lion roared against him. And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and he rent him as he would have rent a kid, and he had nothing in his hand: but he told not his father or his mother what he had done.” His mother and father was not with him at that particular moment and he kept that event to himself. They traveled on. Verse 7 states: “And he went down, and talked with the woman; and she pleased Samson well.” They returned home. After a time Samson, along his parents, went back to claim her and he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion he had killed. In the carcass was a swarm of bees and honey. He ate some honey and took some back to his parents. Verse 10 states: “So his father went down unto the woman: and Samson made there a feast...” There was about 30 young Philistines there


at the wedding feast and Samson put forth a riddle to them. He told them that if they could solve it within 7 days of the feast he would give them 30 sheets and 30 change of garments; if not, they would owe him that much. They could not solve it so they went to Samson’s wife and threatened her in order to get the anwser. You know, the devil goes around like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. He looks for the weakest Christian and then pounces. Well, in this case those Philistines were like Satan, they used his tactics. Instead of trying to intimidate Samson they went to his wife. Satan will first go after a weak Christian before he will go after a strong one. Age or gender does not matter. It is how spiritually strong you are and what choices you make. Like I said before Samson was extremely carnal and extremely spiritual. Paul understood that situation. Read what he has to say in Romans 7: 15-24. Ladies and gentlemen, we all experience the same thing. We all have the same carnal flesh we are tied to; we all have that old nature in us. This was the same problem Samson had. He had the two natures that all Christians have today. People who are not saved only have one nature, the carnal one. But when you get saved the Bible tells us in II Corinthians 5:17 that if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature. So the new creature still has the problem of having to live with the old creature. We can see this clearly in the life of the man Samson. All his carnal nature got him was a whole lot of trouble. We can not let our flesh control our life! The spiritual is always in a fight with the carnal part of us. However, the closer you are to God the stronger your spiritual side will be. It will have a lot better chance of getting the upper hand when temptations come. James 4:7

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Little then pointed out that the Ohio Supreme Court directly addressed this issue in their ruling on the case. “...the Supreme Court disagreed with (Dennis Varnau’s) argument and went on to decide that ‘Varnau cannot seek to invalidate Wenninger’s present term of office based on an alleged prior disqualification

from an expired term of office.’ This decision is binding authority on all courts in Ohio.” In other words, If Poldolsky does file a taxpayer lawsuit with the Ohio Supreme Court, he would be asking that court to reverse itself. Varnau and Varnau’s wife, Brown County Coroner Dr. Judith Varnau, have

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Smith himself who wrote the threats, possibly in a bid for attention. Richard Ellison, the attorney for Smith’s parents, said the school district knew about the threats and the stress that Chance Smith was under for five days, yet did not contact his parents. “He was going through some hard times and could

the serious nature of the events of the preceeding days, her son’s actions, threats of physical harm to himself or others”, when she was called. The suit concludes with a jury demand and an award “in excess of $25,000.” Western Brown Superintendent Peggy McKinney had no comment, citing pending litigation.

Ohio Homeland Security reminds the public to be aware - ‘If You See Something, Say SomethingTM’ In response to the tragic events at the Boston Marathon, officials from Ohio Homeland Security and the state’s three fusion centers located in Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati are working closely with federal authorities and monitoring the situation as it unfolds. If information becomes available that could affect the safety and security of Ohio, it will be shared with state and local authorities, as well as the general public and private sector entities. Officials are reminding the public that the reporting of suspicious activity is one of our best defenses against terrorist threats and our greatest resource to build resilience. Every day, members of the public work with law enforcement officers to help keep our communities safe by reporting activities that are out of the ordinary and suspicious. These reports play

a vital role in countering terrorism and crime. An aware and engaged public that understands what constitutes unusual and suspicious behavior is essential to protecting our communities from terrorist threats. Examples of unusual activities that should cause a heightened sense of suspicion: • Monitoring personnel or vehicles entering/leaving facilities or parking area • Burns on body, missing finger(s) or hand, bloody clothing, bleached body hair or bright colored stains on clothing; switch or wires concealed in hand, clothing or backpack • Unusual or prolonged interest in the following: security measures or personnel; security cameras; entry points and access controls; perimeter barriers (fences/walls); unattended train or bus • Purposely placing ob-

jects (e.g., packages, luggage, vehicles) in sensitive or vulnerable areas to observe security responses • Individuals or actions which are out of place for their surroundings (e.g., over or underdressed for the weather) • Unusual, vague, or cryptic threats, warnings, or comments about harming others Some of these activities, taken individually, could be innocent and must be examined by law enforcement professionals in a larger context to determine where there is a basis to investigate. The activities outlined above are by no means all-inclusive but have been compiled from a review of terrorist events over several years. If You See Something, Say SomethingTM - Contact Ohio Homeland Security at 1-877-OHS-INTEL or for emergencies, call 911.

Ohio 4-H planning two campus-based science camps For most kids, summer means a well-deserved extended break from school. "But it's so important to continue STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education in the summer -- but to do it in a fun, hands-on way outside of the classroom," said Sally McClaskey, program coordinator with Ohio State University Extension's 4-H Youth Development program. That's why she is coordinating two science camps for kids this summer -- a day camp and an overnight camp. Both will be hosted at Ohio State's Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, and are part of the science, technology,


have used some help from his parents....but they were never told”, Ellison said. The suit further claims that school officials knew that Chance Smith had threatened his own life and the life of others, yet did not inform either parent until 2:45 p.m. of the afternoon that Smith went missing. Michelle Smith further claims in the suit that Cooper did not tell her “of

Brown County Republicans set to meet The Brown County Republican Club will meet on Thursday April 25, 2013. The meeting will be held at the Republican Headquarters located at 506 E. State Street in Georgetown. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. with a round table with our County Commissioners and regular meeting to follow.

engineering and math offerings by OSU Extension's 4-H program. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. The camps are: 4-H Astrocamp, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 24-28. This is being offered for the first time in Columbus, but is based on the consistently sold-out Ohio 4-H Space Adventure Camp held at Marietta College each year, McClaskey said. "I've wanted to do this camp in Columbus for a long time, but this year the stars aligned, so to speak," McClaskey said. "I've been able to work with a post-doctoral researcher in Ohio State's Department of Astronomy who is helping design activities and recruiting her colleagues to assist with the camp." At this day camp, participants will investigate the solar system, learn about space travel from a NASA expert, and discover information about stars, meteors, comets and solar observation with hands-on activities and experiments. In addition, they'll learn about flight by building rockets and hot air balloons and by keeping a flight log. Fee is $190 and includes activities, supplies, a camp T-shirt, snacks, and Friday lunch. Limited to 30 participants who will be

entering grades 4, 5 or 6 in fall 2013. 4-H Camp Tech, from 9 a.m. July 18 to noon July 20. At this overnight camp, participants will build and program a robot using a LEGO Mindstorms NXT kit; discover the basics of electrical and mechanical design by constructing a can lamp; go on a treasure hunt using a GPS receiver; and test their engineering skills by building a hammock and a table. "This is the third year for Camp Tech, but we have expanded it each year," McClaskey said. "The first year, we focused mostly on robotics, and last year we included some engineering design. This year, we're adding a bit of basic coding. There's really a lot of workforce prep and college prep involved in what we do at Camp Tech, but it's all hands-on and the kids really enjoy it." Fee is $190 and includes all supplies, meals, snacks, insurance, and overnight accommodations in a student dormitory. Limited to 24 participants who will be entering grades 6, 7 and 8 in fall 2013. For more information or to register, see or contact McClaskey at 614-247-8141 or

both written the Ohio Attorney General regarding Wenninger’s qualifications. Each time, the office has referenced the Ohio Supreme Court decision that Varnau cannot challenge Wenninger’s current term of office based on alleged disqualification from a prior term of office. The Attorney General’s office also pointed out that they are bound by the decisions of Ohio’s highest court. Podolsky wrote the office of Ohio Governor John Kasich on January 30 with similar concerns to the Varnau’s. So far, the Governor’s office has not responded. Little also pointed out that since the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled on the case, “A new lawsuit based upon this same premise would be considered frivolous and could subject the plaintiff to Civil Rule 11 sanctions.” Civil Rule 11 states in

part that “any party adversely affected by frivolous conduct may file a motion for an award of court costs, reasonable attorney's fees, and other reasonable expenses incurred in connection with the civil action or appeal.” In other words, if the Ohio Supreme Court deems the taxpayer lawsuit frivolous, Podolsky could have to pay for the costs incurred by the court in dealing with the suit if the court orders it. Little also addressed the claim that Wenninger is “illegal” citing Ohio law that says “Under Ohio law, one who assumes public office, even if he is later held to be ineligible to hold office, or if his appointment is later held invalid, is a de facto officer.” And regarding the claim that Wenninger has defrauded county taxpayers, Little responded that “Sheriff Wenninger’s salary was paid to him in good faith,

under color of law, for services actually rendered. Accordingly, there is no legal basis to recover any public funds paid to Sheriff Wenninger, for his present salary or for expired terms.” Little closes her response to Podolsky by writing, “Further, I disagree with any assertion that the trial court judge illegally sealed criminal trial records from public View. It is evident the trial court followed the requirements of R.C. 2953.52. Sheriff Wenninger lawfully holds the office of Sheriff. Accordingly, l will not file a taxpayer lawsuit on your behalf.” When contacted about the Podolsky letter and Little’s response, Wenninger said “This is just more of the same. Dennis Varnau has found somebody else to try and carry on his losing battle. I’m just going to concentrate on serving the people of Brown County.”

RULH Board President out, Skinner may stay CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 against renewing the contract and two for the renewal. Superintendent of R-U-L-H Schools Patrick Kimble had recommended renewal of Skinner's twoyear contract. Board members Richard Applegate, Glenda Huff and Barry Sims voted against her contract renewal while board members Jeffrey Cluxton and Robert Carpenter were in favor of renewing her contract. The board meeting began at 7 p.m. and promptly entered into an executive session at 7:03 p.m. Tuesday night which lasted more than two and a half hours. According to Superintendent Kimble, of the more than 120 visitors at the meeting, nine asked to speak in support of Principal Skinner. “As far as I could tell,” Kimble said, “Every visitor in that room was there to protest Susie Skinner’s non-renewed contract. “Each of the visitors were allowed to speak for three minutes, up to 30 minutes. Several of those who spoke were students at the high school. “They said that Mrs. Skinner was very special and important to them and that she was instrumental in helping them adjust to high school life. They described her as being very friendly and always concerned

about them.” Kimble went on to explain that with Mr. Applegates departure, the vote to not renew Skinner’s contract was now two to two and a lot could happen with the board in the next few weeks. “I wouldn’t be surprised to see a special meeting called by the board regarding this issue,” Kimble added. “With no one to break the tie, Mrs. Skinner’s contract could be renewed by default at the next meeting, May 20.” The district has 30 days to r eplace Applegate as a board member.

Kimble admitted that he was always in favor of renewing the principal’s contract, but now he would have to wait and see what happens. In a phone conversation with Mrs. Skinner she stated, “It was very humbling to see so many student from my school show up to support me. At least two-thirds of the group were students. “They had to sit through a two and a half hour executive session, but they stuck around anyhow to show their support. That meant so very much to me, but then, that’s why I do what I do.”




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Richard Applegate, president of the Ripley-UnionLewis-Huntington School District, resigned at board member at its April 16 meeting. Vice President Jeffrey Cluxton immediately moved into the position.

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Three suspects arrested for Cultivation of Marijuana and Drug Trafficking Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger reports that as a result of the Sheriff’s Office ongoing undercover drug investigation, Deputies obtained a search warrant from Municipal Court Judge Joseph M. Worley for a residence located on Hillcrest Road, Mt. Orab. On April 10, 2013 at approximately 3:30PM, Deputies arrived at the residence to execute the search warrant. Upon execution, Deputies discovered a marijuana grow operation inside the residence. Deputies confiscated 49 marijuana plants and arrested three individuals living at the residence. Arrested were:

Donna M. Covert, 56 years of age, of Hillcrest Road, Mt. Orab Shane M. Trent, 31 years of age, of Hillcrest Road, Mt. Orab Dawn M. Kidd, 30 years of age, of Hillcrest Road, Mt. Orab All three suspects have been charged with: Engaging in Pattern of Corrupt Activity - Felony 2nd Degree – 1 Count Illegal Assembly of Chemicals to Manufacture Drugs - Felony 3rd Degree – 1 Count Illegal Manufacturing of Drugs – Felony 5th Degree – 1 Count Trafficking Drugs – Felony 5th Degree – 3 Counts

Trafficking Drugs – Felony 4th Degree – 1 Count Sheriff Wenninger stated that the suspects were involved in trafficking prescription medications in addition to the marijuana. All subjects remain in custody at the Brown County Adult Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing on the charges. Sheriff Wenninger encourages anyone with information on illegal drug activity to contact the Sheriff’s Office Drug Information Hotline at 937-378-4435 Ext. 275 or you may send an anonymous tip via the Sheriff’s Website at .



CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 sponded to Podolsky. She replied in part, “Assuming for the sake of argument that Sheriff Wenninger did not possess the statutory qualifications to hold office as Sheriff for the 2000 and 2004 election terms that have already expired, there is no legal basis to file a lawsuit to challenge his present term of office.”


Little refuses to file lawsuit against Sheriff

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Georgetown BOE stresses importance of career and college readiness BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press Chris Burrows, Superintendent of Georgetown Exempted Village Schools told members of the board of education April 17 that the upcoming awards banquet this year will be much shorter than previous banquets. “In the past that banquet could take up to four or five hours to hand out all those awards,” Burrows said. “But this year they’ll be using some new technology. They’ve ordered a long-throw projector. “So as the kids come up to get their awards they’ll show their picture on a screen with all the awards they are to receive named.” He said the banquet will still allow everyone who wants to be present to personally present scholarship plenty of time. The awards banquet at Georgetown is scheduled for Wednesday, May 29, at 8 a.m. Graduation is on Sunday, June 2. Burrows also told the board that he was dealing with some issues with universities in regard to double enrollment in certain courses. “They are being more stringent on approving our teachers,” Burrows said. “They’ve changed the administration at Southern State Community College and they’re following the board of regents guidelines a lot closer and so some of our teachers who have issued credit to students in the past, have gotten letters that they are not eligible to teach the courses.” He added the problem has already been fixed with UC Clermont with one of the teachers in the district. The school is now working closely with Southern Hills Career and Technical Center in Georgetown and with Eastern Local School District. “We are shopping around for tuition-free schools,” he continued, “schools that will accept our kids credits and tuition for free. It’s a bargaining venture.” In other actions at the April 17 board meeting, Burrows spoke briefly about a recent College and Career Readiness conference he had attended along with three Georgetown teachers and Kevin Kratzer, superintendent of Southern Hills Career and Technical Center. He said after attending the meeting he felt like the schools need to do a better job of informing the community that there is a good plan in place at Georgetown Schools on college and career readiness for students. Burrows also told to the board that on April 29 at 5:30 p.m., Judge Gusweiler will be at the school and he and Burrows will host an event at the high school and go over developmental assets of students. “Developmental assets

include those 40 skills that that make someone successful,” Burrows added. “So Judge Gusweiler, board member Steven Dunkin (also executive director of the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services of Brown county) are behind this event.” Burrows talked about the newly passed report card system changes that will soon go into effect. He said the schools will be receiving grades instead a ranking. He said the biggest challenge will be educating the public on the changes. Burrows told the board that the accountability calendar which supplies data to board members regarding where graduates are today, will be essential in the future. Board treasurer Eric Toole told the board that the district was doing very well financially and there were 82 days of true cash flow, which he stressed was partly due to three pay periods coming up in May. Toole said the food service funds were up and overall things in the district were going well since the tax settlement was much more than was anticipated. “We thought we would be getting a much smaller tax settlement, after what Doug Green told us last year,” Toole told the board. “But they have worked really hard and collected a huge amount of funds from delinquent taxes, almost $130,000. Also our expen-

ditures are down by $400,000.” Nina Miller, director of Pupil and Staff Services submitted a report regarding the Race to the Top (RTTT) program, the Teachers Incentive Fund (TIF) and the Ohio Appalachian Collaborative. Miller said that elementary school had met its value added goal for the

compensation model and will be receiving additional money. The board approved applying for the America’s Farmers GROW Rural Education Monsanto Fund Grant the online speech therapy contract with Therapy Source. The next board meeting will be held on May 15.




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Culvert replacements scheduled for U.S. 68 A pair of culvert replacements has been scheduled for U.S. Route 68 in Brown County, and the route will be reduced to one lane of traffic during daytime, business for one week later this month. During the week of April 22, crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Brown County facility will be replacing two deteriorated culverts on U.S. 68. The first project site is located near the 41.65-mile marker, just north of Fayetteville, while the second culvert to be replaced is located at the 45.15-mile marker, north of the route’s junction with state Route 123. Throughout the week, the route will be open to one lane of traffic and maintained by flaggers; however, motorists may encounter intermittent periods of sho rt-term delay

while crews move equipment and materials. Although the route will be open, motorists may want to seek alternate routes during crews’ working hours to avoid possible periods of delay. All work is anticipated to be completed by 4 p.m. each day, with the route open to two-way traffic during the evening and overnight hours. The entire project is anticipated to be completed by the close of the business day Friday, April 26, and completion of all work will be contingent upon the weather. For additional information on lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events throughout the state, visit ODOT on the web at

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Are you interested in raising vegetables or growing fruits, ornamental grasses and herbs? Maybe you are looking to create flower beds, rock gardens or starting other landscaping projects. Do you need tips on planting trees and shrubs? Bring your questions and come join us Monday, April 29, 2013 at the 6:30 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Library. Jerrod Hansel owner of Complete Land Care, LLC will be giving tips and tricks for your landscaping needs. For more information contact the Mt. Orab Library at (937) 444-1414.



Gardening tips shared at Mt. Orab Library

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Grant Days, 2013 CMYK


Celebration Schedule THURSDAY, APRIL 25th - Free Admission 7:30 PM

Mother MaryAnn Bickerdyke with Darlene Gage of Ohio Historical Society Brown County Historical Society meeting (public welcome) Refreshments.

Grand Ball

FRIDAY, APRIL 26th Admission $5, Students $3, Under 12 Free 7:30 PM General Grant Roast 1hr. with Pres. Lincoln, Gen. Sherman, and others

Adults $15 • Students $5




Free Admission for Day Events (Grand Ball - Admission $15, Students $5) 9:00 AM History Walk 1hr. with Dr. Ned Lodwick 9:00 AM Get a special U.S. Grant postal cancellation from 9AM-NOON 9:00 AM-2:00 PM Bonnets & Baskets with Norma McAfee & Jerry Yeater 10:00 AM Pony Rides $3.00 10:30 AM Opening Ceremony 1/2hr U.S. Grant ‘Native Son’ Statue 10:30 AM Dulcimer Music 1hr. with Banks of the Ohio 11:00 AM Vicksburg 1/2hr with Lincoln, Grant, and Sherman 11:00 AM Chalk Drawing Contest 1/2 hr. 11:00 AM Infantry Firing Drill 1/2 hr. with the 70th OVI 11:30 AM Cavalry Demonstration 1/2 hr. with Eric Tapp 11:30 AM Meet the Grants 1/2 hr. with Mike Miller and Jennifer Moran as the Grants 12:00 PM Thomas Hamer 1/2 hr. with Lynn Gardner 12:00 PM Infantry Firing Drill 1/2 hr. with the 70th OVI 12:15 PM Suffrage Rally 1/2 hr. with U.S. Grant Reenactors 12:30 PM Dulcimer Music 2hr. with Honeysuckle Sound 12:30 PM Civil War Debate 1hr. with Ernie Parnell, Stan Purdy, and Pat Hornschemeier as moderator 12:30 PM Children’s Infantry Drill 1/2hr. with the 70th OVI 1:00 PM Infantry Firing Drill 1/2 hr. with the 70th OVI 1:30 PM Court Martial 1/2 hr. with the 70th OVI 2:00 PM 70th OVI Memorial 1/2 hr with the 70th OVI 3:00 PM Ladies’ Tea 1 hr. - Regimental Pets with Ned Lodwick Sponsored by the Thyme Will Tell Herb Club 7:00 PM Carriage Ride to Ball Free with Ball Admission 8:00 PM Grand Ball 3 hr. with Jim’s Red Pants Band Admission $15.00, Students $5.00 Period Costume Required

U.S. Grant Animatron (in his completely renovated U.S. Grant Boyhood Home)! The Grant School House! President Abraham Lincoln! Pony Rides! Civil War Music! Ladies’ Tea & Grand Ball! Professor Faris’ Magic Show! Food & Sutlers! Living Histories! Calvary & Artillery Demonstrations! Chalk Drawing Contest!

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1518 Members of the Buckeye Artillery demonstrate loading & firing a 6 pound Napoleon.


Attendees participate in the Grand March to start the Ball

2013 U.S. Grant Civil War-Era Grand Ball set The annual U.S. Grant Homestead Association’s Civil War Grand Ball will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 8 to 11 p.m. in the historic Floral Hall at the Brown County Fairgrounds in Georgetown. The Ball is a regular feature of the Association’s annual Grant Celebration weekend to commemorate the life, history, and legacy of Ulysses S. Grant. For those of you who have never been to this Ball, it’s an event that gives everyone a chance to dress up and find out what it was like to be a part of the Civil War-era social scene! We will again have the Jim’s Red Pants Band 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, but you will also have plenty of opportunities to waltz. 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 County Fairgrounds parking lot to the Floral Hall will begin at 7 p.m. for those with Ball tickets. There will be also be plenty of finger foods and beverages available all evening. Period costumes are required for attendance at the

Ball. If you want to rent a ball gown or gentleman’s outfit (military OR civilian), you’ll have a better selection if you start looking NOW. Here are two suggestions for places to look for period costume rentals: Costume Castle (513) 8318121 at Ward’s Corner Road and I-275 and the “Belle of the Ball” shop at the historic 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 & teens and $5 for children 12 and under for this wonderful evening of fun, food, friendship, and live Civil War-era music! Photographer Tom 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. Here’s your chance to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War in a very unique way—and there are also several other very interesting activities going on during the Grant Celebration, including performances by President Abraham Lincoln (aka Lincoln impersonator Fritz Klein, one of the best in the business). To review a full schedule of the activities, Celebration’s check out the Association’s website at! Ball tickets will be available in advance at Donohoo Pharmacy, the Purdy and Ring Law office, and the Bailey House Bed and Breakfast in Georgetown. They will also be available at the door. For more information, call (937) 3783087 or (937) 378-4119.

Bonnets and Magic at Grant Celebration Many events of the Grant Celebration will be going on during the day. Norma McAfee will have her demonstration of authentic bonnets at the Boyhood Home. Come early to see Norma's Civil War bonnets. Steve Faris will be presenting magic around the Grant Homestead. Professor Faris will show how

magic was done during the 1860's using no elaborate apparatus, no hidden assistants, and in full view of the audience. Great fun for the whole family! Join in the Celebration on Saturday, April 27, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Grant Boyhood Home. For more information call (937) 378-3087.

Ladies' Tea to be held Come join the Ladies' Tea with Ned Lodwick talking about regimental pets at Floral Hall, Brown County Fairgrounds at 3 Delicious cookies and tea will be served by the Thyme Will Tell Herbal Club during the tea. New this year at the Tea, Donna Parker will have a display of American Girl Doll clothes from the Civil War Era. Come join us for an enjoyable afternoon period

ladies tea. The event is free to the public and children and gentlemen are most welcome. Shuttles will be available from the Courthouse Square and the Grant Homestead to the Fairgrounds, both before the Tea and afterwards. Costumes are not required but many re-enactors will be wearing period clothes. Join in the Celebration on Saturday, April 27, 2013. For more information call (937) 378-3087.







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• Supporters of the Western Brown High School FFA, •

Band and Athletics Staff of Gabbard’s Mt. Orab Ford


Gabbard’s Mt. Orab Ford and Western Brown High School are partnering to help raise up to $6,000 in support of the FFA, Band and Athletic programs as part of Ford Motor Company’s Drive One 4 UR School program. Members of the community will have the opportunity to raise money for the FFA, Band and Athletics by test-driving a Ford vehicle. For every person who test-drives a Ford Explorer, Focus, Fiesta, Edge, F-150, and other available models at this one-day event, Ford Motor Company and Gabbard’s Mt. Orab Ford will donate $20 to Western Brown High School and the FFA, Band and Athletic Programs


Saturday, April 27 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each test-drive will last approximately 7-10 minutes


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ODOT planning to spend millions in Brown County CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Route 32 and Brooks Malott road in the near future. Wilson said the light would be temporary because of even bigger plans down the road. “Within five years, we are going to somehow find the money to build an overpass over State Highway 32 just west of Brooks-Malott. Then we’ll close the median and Brooks-Malott will become a ‘right in and right out’ intersection with the overpass.”, Wilson said. He said the estimated cost of building an overpass would be three to four million dollars. Wilson also praised Mt. Orab Mayor Bruce Lunsford and the village council for making economic development a priority. “Mt. Orab is a very aggressive as far as trying to plan ahead and encourage development there. They are doing a great job as far as what they need to build as far as connecting roads between Bodman, Brooks-Malott, Highway 68 to provide sort of a frontage road down through there and then you could have your development occurring along the frontage road.” Wilson said some long term plans being discussed for the Mt. Orab area include improvements to the Bodman Road/SR 32 intersection, and a possible bypass for U.S. 68 around Mt. Orab. The other FY 2014 projects planned in ODOT District 9 include a bikeway in Aberdeen, sidewalk repair in Mt. Orab, three slide repair projects, two bridge replacements and a resur-



facing on Highway 52 between Ripley and Higginsport. (A full map of projects and estimated year of completion can be found on Page 13.) The list is even longer for FY 2015, with $18,466,456 dollars set to be spent in the county on 16 projects. ODOT expects to spend $6,001,101 dollars on six projects in FY 2016 and $2,038,200 on two projects in FY 2017. Fuller said that other projects may be added in FY 2016 and 2017 depending on damage, traffic needs and other factors. The single largest project is $3,783,606 for a bridge repair and replacement on North Pole Road over Eagle Creek. “We’re going to rehab the current structure and then build a new bridge adjacent to it. So there will be a new bridge, but because of the historic significance of the old structure it will be repaired as well, but it will be closed to traffic.”. Fuller said. State Representative Doug Green also attended the meeting. He said that transportation needs were never far from his mind or those of his colleagues in Columbus. “Ohio can’t move forward with job creation and manufacturing without proper transportation infrastructure. We’re very aware of that and we’re doing what we can to find transportation dollars.” Fuller invited anyone with questions or concerns about ODOT’s State Transportation Improvement Program to call (740)-773-2691.


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Resilient Lady Rockets rally past Goshen BY Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press


Fayetteville’s Kira Hood, who made several nice plays in left field, prepares to make contact during the Lady Rockets win over Goshen on Monday evening.

said of the win. “They can stay focused and confident and come back and win.” There wasn’t a whole lot of solid contact that was made on Monday, either by the Lady Rockets or their visitors. Through the front four innings, the teams combined for just five hits. The Lady Rockets had just two


Tessa Cofrancesco makes a catch in right field during Fayetteville’s win over Goshen on Monday evening.

hits as they struggled to adjust to Kenser’s pitch speed. “We scooted up in the box and we still didn’t swing at good pitches. That’s what it boiled down to,” Carson said. “Everyone was up there in their mind (saying), ‘I know I can hit her.’ They got too aggressive and just started swing at good (pitchers) pitches.” The score still knotted at one heading to the fifth inning, the Lady Warriors put together a rally with a little help from the Lady Rockets. Fayetteville pitcher Boothby was pitching very well at the point and looked to have secured the second out of the top of the fifth when she struck out Bethany Strauss. But the Lady Rockets catcher, Smith, couldn’t hang on to the high pitch Strauss struck out on, allowing her to reach first base. Strauss stole second base to get in scoring position and advanced to third base when teammate Ashleigh Campbell flew out to right field. An Annie Gadsbery single to centerfield scored Campbell to give Goshen a 2-1 lead. Goshen kept Boothby and the Lady Rocket fielders on their toes. They made most of the plays so Carson couldn’t be disap-

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Georgetown’s Morgan Gast throws to first base during the Lady G-Men’s rain-suspended game with Clermont Northeastern on Tuesday night.

Lady G-Men look to be starting to find its way BY Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press It’s been a bit of a bumpy ride so far this season for the Georgetown softball team. The Lady G-Men opened the season with three straight wins before losing its next four, all to Southern Buckeye Conference-National Division opponents. But it looks as if the Lady G-Men may have righted the ship. They won their next three games to improve to 6-4 overall heading into a league matchup with Clermont Northeastern on Tuesday night. All in all, Georgetown coach Kathy Chadwell isn’t too disappointed where her team stands despite being winless in four opportunities in SBC-N play. “I think we’re doing all right,” Chadwell said by phone Wednesday afternoon. “We get another chance at (the league teams) when we start the second rotation.” The matchup with CNE on Tuesday night was the fifth, and final, game of the Lady G-Men’s initial trip around the league. They’ll begin the second rotation on April 25 at home versus Batavia. They’ll also have to finish the CNE game as rain suspended action in the bottom of the fourth inning with the Lady Rockets leading 3-0. Chadwell said there is not yet a makeup date scheduled. Even though Chadwell isn’t too disappointed where the team sits at the moment, she knows they could be in an even better position.

They lost a 10-9 decision at Batavia on April 3 and 65 decision to Felicity on April 10 after holding a lead in the sixth inning. She felt both were games the Lady G-Men could have won. “It’s not too bad except we let a couple get away from us,” Chadwell explained. “We could be 8-2 instead of 6-4 and that sounds a whole lot better.” Coming off a doubleheader win over West Union on Saturday (13-4 and 12-3) without three varsity players who were gone taking the ACT and a 23-0 victory over Norwood on Monday, Chadwell is beginning to see her team come around. And they were putting up a good effort against a CNE team that returns nearly its nearly entire core from last year’s squad that advanced to the regional finals. She credited some big defensive plays to keeping them in the game against CNE, particularly two nice plays by center fielder Taylor Linkous. Linkous has also played a big part in Georgetown’s offense. She has collected nearly 20 hits in just 10 games. Sophomore Morgan Gast has also hit well, having already collected multiple home runs, triples and doubles. In the circle, the Lady GMen have been able to rely upon the combination of Allison Smith and Kiley Hyde. That tag-team effort has been a been a nice addition to this year’s squad after Smith bore much of the pitching brunt the past two seasons. “It’s really worked well,” Chadwell said.

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Dave Mignerey isn’t counting his Eastern baseball team out, yet. The Warriors have had to deal with a tough early season schedule and some injuries en route to a 4-6 start in its first 10 games of the season. They’ve fared a little better in Southern Hills Athletic Conference play as they sit 3-2 through five conference matchups. But with his team starting to come around at the plate and a few cancellations due to rain giving his depleted pitching staff some time to get healthy, Mignerey feels like his team is still in a pretty good spot. “The two league losses were by one run. We had opportunities and could have won both of them,” he said by phone on Wednesday. “We’re definitely not out of it.” Eastern opened the season with seven games in the season’s first nine days, only three of which were



It almost seemed inevitable what happened in the bottom of the seventh inning of the Fayetteville softball team’s game on Monday evening. The Lady Rockets dispatched visiting Goshen, 32, when Carrie Smith scored on a wild pitch with no outs to complete a Fayetteville effort that could be summed up with one word – resiliency. Despite struggling to connect against Lady Warriors freshman pitcher Andrea Kenser much of the night, the Lady Rockets still never let a scrappy Goshen team get comfortable with the lead. Twice the Lady Rockets answered a go-ahead Goshen run with a run to tie the game in the bottom half of the same inning. It was as if, as Fayetteville coach Carmen Carson joked afterward, that her team just needed a little pressure to manufacture some offense. But, all joking aside, it was another learning point Carson’s still fairly young squad – they have no seniors on the team – was able to attain as they improved their record to 9-1 a little over two weeks into the season. “It showed them they could come back,” Carson

pointed with the passed ball or anything else. “They made contact, it wasn’t solid and it wasn’t in gaps, but they were making good contact,” she said. “But anytime you hold them to two runs, that’s a good effort defensively and pitching.” Again, just like the second inning when Marin Cofrancesco’s RBI groundout answered a Goshen run-scoring groundout in the top of the inning, the Lady Rockets tied the game up in the bottom of the fifth inning. Smith led the inning off with a walk. She advanced to second during Hood’s atbat that ended in strikeout. Tessa Cofrancesco came up and she, too, struck out but the third strike got past Goshen catcher Sarah Hickey, allowing Smith to move up to third base and Cofrancesco to reach second base. Ashley Moore got the tying run in with a sacrifice fly to right field after battling and fouling off several pitches. Goshen couldn’t muster anything in its final two trips to the plate just as the Lady Rockets were starting to find its groove at the plate. Fayetteville didn’t score in sixth inning despite smoking two balls right up the middle that were both turned into outs. “They made some outstanding plays on some hard hit balls,” Carson said of Goshen. But in the seventh the Lady Rockets were not to be denied. Smith led off the inning with another strong at-bat, working a walk on four pitches. Carson sent up freshman Nichole Jones to bat for Hood and she came up with a single to right field that moved Smith to third base. “She is a freshman so she isn’t quite adjusted to the faster pitchers. So I knew – I had confidence – that she’d be able to get the ball in play,” Carson said of Jones. “That was a big hit.” On the first pitch of the following at-bat, to pinch hitter Mariah Cornett, Kenser threw a wild pitch. Smith broke and was on her way to easily scoring the winning run when she collided with Kenser. The Lady Warriors pitcher was in the baseline and interference was immediately signaled to wrap up another Lady Rocket win. “It didn’t matter,” Carson said of the interference since Smith would have easily scored. “It’s just unfortunate there was a collision because you never like to see collisions.”


Clay Broughton connects on a hit during Eastern’s rain-suspended game with Lynchburg on Tuesday.

league games. Mignerey didn’t mind so much that the team came out of that first week plus just 2-5 having played so many non-league games but both of its two league losses came during that opening stretch. They lost a tough 2-1 de-

cision to Whiteoak on April 4 where Mignerey said the Warriors had multiple opportunities they weren’t able to cash in. He wasn’t all that disappointed in the Whiteoak loss considering they were CONTINUED ON PAGE 15

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Vern Hawkins poses with family and members of the Georgetown 4x800 relay team on April 5 at Lockland High School after being honored by the Southwest Ohio Track and Cross Country Coaches Association. Pictured above, l-r: Georgetown 4x800 relay runners Kyle Damen, Jake Cropper, Logan Lucas, Vern Hawkins, daughter Christy Lucas, daughter and Georgetown track and field coach Tracy Hawkins and Georgetown 4x800 relay runner Nick McAfee.

Baseball 4/22 Georgetown vs Amelia Western Brown at CNE Fayetteville vs Cincinnati Trail Blazers 4/23 Eastern vs North Adams Ripley at Peebles Fayetteville at Manchester 4/24 Western Brown vs Eastern Ripley vs Goshen Fayetteville at Cedarville 4/25 Georgetown vs Batavia Eastern at Lynchburg-Clay Fayetteville vs Ripley 4/26 Western Brown hosts WB Invite Ripley at Newport (KY) Fayetteville at Fairfield 4/27

Fayetteville vs Georgetown (DH) Eastern vs Blanchester Western Brown hosts WB Invite Softball 4/22 Western Brown at CNE Georgetown vs Amelia 4/23 Western Brown at Reading Eastern vs North Adams Ripley at Peebles Fayetteville at Manchester 4/24 Western Brown vs Eastern Georgetown vs St. Patricks (KY) Fayetteville at Cedarville 4/25 Georgetown vs Batavia Eastern at Lynchburg-Clay Fayetteville vs Ripley 4/26 Western Brown hosts WB Invite Fayetteville at Fairfield

4/27 Western Brown host WB Invite Fayetteville vs Georgetown (DH) Eastern vs Blanchester Ripley at Lockland Tournament Track and Field 4/23 Western Brown, Eastern, Fayetteville, Ripley and Georgetown at Western Brown Invitational 4/24 Georgetown at Anderson Invite 4/25 Georgetown at Anderson Invite 4/26 Western Brown at Clinton-Massie Boys Tennis 4/22 Western Brown at Hillsboro 4/23 Western Brown at CNE 4/27 Western Brown hosts WB Invite



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Longtime Georgetown coach Vern Hawkins honored by fellow coaches Logan’s mom, and Tracy Hawkins, who is also the Georgetown track and field coach. Vern Hawkins dedicated his entire coaching career to Georgetown High School, where he coached cross country and track and field from 1959 to 1996. In cross country, his runners claimed 19 league championships, 13 district titles and 11 regional titles. His teams competed in six state meets, winning the state title in 1969. His teams finished runner-up in 1968, 1970 and 1971. In track and field, his athletes won 18 league championships, eight district titles and 10 regional titles. Among the thousands of high school athletes trained by ‘Coach’ were 17 state champions, one of whom set the state record in the 220-yard dash in 1971. He received the distinguished honor of induction

into the Ohio High School Coaches Hall of Fame in 1986. Georgetown’s first track was built in 1990 and is now known as Vern Hawkins Field. Hawkins was clearly dedicated to the success of his own athletes and teams at Georgetown High School. However, his coaching contributions extend well beyond those attending Georgetown. He frequently offered training, instruction and even transportation to countless athletes from other schools. Although he retired from coaching in 1996, Hawkins remains actively involved in the cross country and track and field community as an Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) registered official. He is also a continuing source of wisdom and inspiration to the athletes, coaches and parents at Georgetown High School.

Blue Jays come up short in early season pitchers duel at Whiteoak


BY Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press MOWRYSTOWN— Things played out pretty much as expected last Friday evening when two of the top pitchers in the Southern Hills Athletic Conference matched up in an early season conference showdown between Ripley and Whiteoak. The Blue Jays sent out senior lefthander Brad Kirschner to match up with the Wildcats ace, Gage Carraher, and neither team was able to muster much offense. But, as tends to happen in matchups such as these, an otherwise menial occurrence turns out to be the difference. That’s exactly what happened to the Blue Jays in its 2-0 loss the Wildcats on a chilly and wet evening. Ripley committed a key error that led to the Wildcats first run and missed chances to push a run across the plate in the fourth and sixth innings with runners on second and third as the Blue Jays suffered just its second loss in ten games to open the season. “I hate to say this, because they’re a good team, but they didn’t beat us. We beat ourselves,” Ripley coach Matt Folkerth explained after the game. “Two errors, two runs whereas they didn’t commit any errors. We had opportunities twice to put runners in and we just weren’t able to do it.” The first three innings both aces were on top of their games. Kirschner (seven) and Carraher (six) combined to strike out 13 batters while giving up just a combined three hits. Kirschner did give up two hits in the third inning and had the bases loaded with one out. He got out the threat by striking out Carraher and cleanup hitter Jesse Bradds to keep the game scoreless. After escaping the bases loaded situation to end the third, Kirschner, who singled in the first inning, reached base for the second time in the game against his counterpart by working a walk with one out in the fourth inning. An out later, Tyler Planck hit a line drive down the third base line. He ended up at second on the play while Kirschner headed to third. It looked like Kirschner might be able to score after the Wildcats left fielder struggled


The Eastern girls track and field team won the Bethel Invitational last Friday night.

Lady Warriors win Bethel Invitational The Eastern girls track and field team continued its strong start to the season last Friday night when they won the Bethel Invitational. The Lady Warriors won the 10 team meet with 117 points. Second place Bethel-Tate finished 18 points behind. County teams Ripley (41 points) and Fayetteville (19) finished eighth and ninth in the girls meet, respectively. Meanwhile, the Eastern boys track and field team finished third in the 12 team boys meet. They finished with 86 points, 21 points behind champion, and host, Bethel-Tate. The Ripley boys (50 points) and Fayetteville

boys (32) finished seventh and ninth, respectively. It was a strong overall effort for the Lady Warriors, as they won just two event titles en route to the Invitational championship. The Lady Warr iors 4x400 relay team of Kaylie Ruckel, Kayla Tomlin, Delaney Walsh and Lauren Towne easily won its race. They beat second place Glen Este by nearly 15 seconds. Eastern freshman Grace Murrie won the discus title with a throw of 7202. They did, however, earn six second place finishes from Abby Fultz (110meter and 300-meter hurdles), the 4x200 relay team of Tomlin, Katie Chaney, Towne and Shelby Cow-

dre y, Towne (400-meter run), Walsh (200-meter dash) and Cowdrey (high jump). Ripley’s Stephanie Taylor won the high jump with a jump of 5-02 while Fayetteville’s Ashley Jakeway finished third in the shot put with a throw of 2607. Eastern’s Conner Patrick was the lone individual event champion on the boys side. He won the 110meter hurdles. Ripley’s Lane Parker and Timothy Hawkins finished second and third, re spectively, in the same race. The Warriors Layne Pickerill and Alex Brewer finished second and third in the 800meter run.



Ripley’s Brad Kirschner delivers a pitch on Friday evening at Whiteoak.

to cleanly field the ball. He wasn’t able to, in part because Folkerth said his ace isn’t quite 100 percent healthy at the moment, and the Blue Jays threat ended when Kevin Kirk struck out to end the inning. “We’ve been hitting the ball like crazy lately so I was hoping someone could put it in,” Folkerth said. “But the dice didn’t fall that way today so we go back to it on Monday.” The Wildcats got a little something of their own brewing in the fourth inning after Tyler Williams reached base to lead off the inning. He reached on an error when Kirk couldn’t quite field his grounder cleanly. Williams just beat Kirk’s throw to first base. Kirschner looked to have shook it off, though, as he induced a fly out and a strike out for two quick outs. But he would not do so as Wildcats catcher Jason Jones came through for the home team. His soft single into center field scored Williams and gave Whiteoak a 1-0 lead. Folkerth didn’t blame Kirk, a freshman, for committing the error but admitted it was a key play. “Walks and errors haunt. It haunted us pretty bad that inning,” he said. “The wind kind of went out of us at that point.” The Wildcats added a run in the fifth on a Carraher sacrifice fly that gave the hosts a

fairly significant two run lead considering how well that Carraher was pitching. Kirschner, himself, pitched a strong five innings on the mound – he gave up five hits and struck out 11 batters – but Carraher was just as good, if not better. Ripley tried to rally in the top of the seventh down two. Planck, who reached on a fielders choice after Kyler Johnson walked to lead the inning, and Kirk, who battled to earn a walk, were on second and third with two outs after a Ryan Poole sacrifice bunt. But Carraher, who pitched a complete game shutout with 13 strikeouts while giving up just two hits, struck out Jarod Cluxton to end the game. “He’s a good pitcher,” Folkerth said of Carraher. “He’s a No. 1 and he’s a No. 1 for a reason.” The loss dropped the Blue Jays to 8-2 overall but 3-2 in the SHAC. Whiteoak improved to 7-3 overall but stayed unbeaten, 4-0, in SHAC play. The rematch between the two teams was set for a week later, April 19 in Ripley. Folkerth expects his team will be ready. “Now they have to come to our house and we’re gonna protect our home,” Folkerth said. “And they’re gonna have to be ready to go because my boys now have a little bad taste in their mouth.”


Eastern wins WB Freshman Invitational The Eastern freshman boys basketball team won the Western Brown Freshman Basketball Invitational title on Feb. 21 with a 34-31 win over Turpin. The Warriors dispatched Batavia, Amelia and East Clinton to reach the finals of the four day, 16 team tournament at Western Brown High School. Team members included (not in order): Heath Unger, Alex Minton, Joe Walters, Ethan Pucket, Baron Frost, Nick Kelch, Colin Graham, Austin Doss, Mickey Hundley, Brady Klein and Jacob Harness.

Warriors: Team starting to heat back up CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 battling a top team and top pitcher in Gage Carraher, especially when the team came back and lost to North Adams, 4-3, on April 8. That game was one Mignerey wasn’t quite as pleased with. But having bounced back with two straight league wins – they beat Ripley 8-2 on April 2 for their first league win – Mignerey is looking forward to the rematch with the Green Devils. “North Adams has one loss and we still play them,” he said. With his team starting to hit, evidenced by a 13 run

outburst in a 15-13 loss to Clermont Northeastern on Monday evening and when they scored three runs in the first two plus innings – and had the bases loaded with one out – in taking a 3-0 lead over Lynchburg-Clay in a rain suspended game on Tuesday night, Mignerey is looking for his pitching staff to get healthy. Staff ace CJ Knight has been strong on the mound so far this season, including three strong innings against the Mustangs on Tuesday. Fellow senior Austin Williams has been good on the mound in his chances, as well.

But with Blake Bunch getting hit in the head by a pitch at Peebles on April 11 and not playing since and Trevor Simpson having not pitched since before the regular season started, the Warriors have had to rely on some less experienced arms. They’ve thrown strikes but aren’t quite as developed as Bunch and Simpson. “Hopefully we’ll get (them) back and get some pitching depth,” Mignerey said. The Warriors will continue its game Lynchburg on Monday, April 22.

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Longtime Georgetown track and field and cross country coach Vern Hawkins was honored by the Southwest Ohio Track and Cross Country Coaches Association on April 5 when he was presented with an award of distinguished work during the inaugural Division II-III Coaches Classic Meet at Lockland High School. Hawkins, who was working at the meet as an official, was called to the infield right after the Georgetown boys 4x800 relay team of Nick McAfee, Kyle Damen, Jake Cropper and Logan Lucas – who is Hawkins’ grandson – won the event. The G-Men 4x800 relay team escorted Hawkins to the track, where he was surprised with the award. Logan Lucas presented his grandfather with the award along with Hawkins’ daughters Christy Lucas,

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Gabbard’s Mt. Orab Ford and Western Brown High School are partnering to help raise up to $6,000.00 in support of the Athletic programs, Band and FFA as part of Ford Motor Company’s Drive One 4 UR School program. Members of the community will have the opportunity to raise money for the

FFA, Band and Athletics by test-driving a Ford vehicle. For every person who testdrives a Ford Explorer, Focus, Fiesta, Edge, F-150, and other available models at this one-day event, Ford Motor Company and Gabbard’s Mt. Orab Ford will donate $20.00 to Western brown High School and the FFA, Band and Athletic

Programs. The Drive One For Western Brown HS event will take place on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Gabbard’s Mt. Orab Ford located at 480 West Main Street, Mt. Orab. Participants must be 18 or older and have a valid driver’s license. Limit one test driver per household.


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Brown County Chamber of Commerce to host Annual Spring Dinner



Hackers take home 3-on-3 basketball tourney title The Mt. Orab Hackers, a group of four fourth grade basketball players from Western Brown schools, took home the title at three-on-three basketball tournament on March 17 at Bethel-Tate High School. Six teams -- St. Bernadette, Mason, Amelia, the Bethel Flames, the Bethel Bolts and the Hackers -- took part in the tournament. The Hackers were knocked in the losers bracket but bounced back and won the losers bracket, which meant they would have to knock off St. Bernadette twice in to take home the title and they did just that. The Hackers beat St. Bernadette 10-4 in the first game and then 12-8 in the second to take home the title. The Hackers are pictured above, l-r: Zyon Tull, Brian Newberry, Cade Chisman and Wil Sizer. Great job Hackers!

Church celebrates tenth anniversary West Fork Baptist Church invites everyone to join us in our 10 year anniversary in our new building Sunday April 21. 2013. With us at 11 a.m. we have The Dixie Melody Boys and Third Generation. The church will have a meal and afternoon programs with games and singing. The church is located at 10127 West Fork Rd Georgetown or go to

Creature Feature Is it possible for cats to get Heartworm? The answer is an unequivocal yes but the feline situation is vastly different from the canine situation. While it is true that the feline infection is not as common as the canine infection, the feline infection has recently been found to be a much more widespread problem than previously believed. In the past, a common statistic was that within a given geographic area, the feline heartworm infection rate was approximately 10 percent of the canine infection rate. Recent research indicates this is not so; in heartworm endemic areas like here in Clermont County, the incidence of feline heartworm infection rivals or surpasses that of feline leukemia virus or feline immunodeficiency virus. An incidence of 15-20 percent of all cats has been reported for our area, making heartworm a concern for any cat living where there are mosquitoes. The Parasite and its Migration The cat is not a natural host for the heartworm, which means the migrating larval heartworm is not likely to complete its life cycle. Whereas a moderate heartworm infection in a dog would involve 25 to 50 adult heartworms, infected cats typically have less than six adult worms. Because the feline heart and blood vessels are so small, these few worms can wreak havoc. In a dog, six worms or fewer might not be considered worth treating. In a cat, a single worm could easily represent a lethal infection. Whereas worms found in the canine heart can reach lengths up to 14 inches, the average length of worms found in feline hearts is only 5 to 8 inches long. While an adult heartworm can expect to live 5 years in a dog, it will only live 2 to 3 years in a cat, probably due to the cat's strong immune reaction. Heartworm disease in cats is caused by the inflammatory reaction generated by the worm’s presence. In dogs, heartworm disease is mostly about the


obstruction of blood flow from the physical size of the worms. Symptoms of Disease Symptoms of infection in cats tend to be more immune-related than heart-failure related. Cats develop more of a lung disease, complete with respiratory distress, and chronic coughing or vomiting. Feline heartworm disease is often misdiagnosed as feline asthma. Sudden death may occur just as it may occur in infected dogs. Heartworm disease is primarily a lung disease in cats, not a heart disease. Diagnostic Testing No single test is reliable for heartworm testing in the cat. The American Heartworm Society currently recommends using both an antigen test and an antibody test for screening apparently healthy cats. If a cat is sick and heartworm disease is suspected, both these tests are recommended, plus chest radiographs and/or echocardiography to assess heart and lung disease.

Treatment Since the major signs of disease in cats are due to inflammation and immune stimulation, a medication such as prednisone can be used to control symptoms. In general, if the cat does not appear sick, the American Heartworm Society recommends attempting to wait out the worm's 2 to 3 year life span and simply monitor chest radiographs every 6 months or so. Prevention The good news is that feline heartworm infection is 100 percent preventable and there are currently four products on the market that are reliably effective. Revolution is a product that covers fleas, roundworms, hookworms, and ear mites in addition to preventing heartworm in cats. Uniquely, this product is applied topically rather than orally. The American Heartworm Society recommends monthly preventive for ALL CATS in heartworm endemic areas like Ohio. Dr. Dan Meakin is the owner of All Creatures Animal Hospital, 1894 Ohio Pike in Amelia. Call (513) 797-PETS.

On Monday, May 6, 2013 the Brown County Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Spring Dinner at the Southern Hills Career and Technical Center in Georgetown, OH. The doors open at 5:30 PM for the event, and dinner will be served at 6:00 PM. During the celebration, the Brown County Chamber will be presenting its prestigious awards, the Horizon Award, and the Pioneer Leadership Award. The 2013 recipient of the Horizon Award is R. Dennison Keller, Sr. (Denny Keller). Keller is a lifelong resident of Brown County who owned and operated his insurance

company in Ripley for many years. He has been involved in countless community services and activities, including serving on the Ripley School Board of Education. He is well known for giving 110% whenever he commits to something. It’s because of this dedication to the community that the Chamber is proud to present the 2013 Horizon Award to Denny Keller. The 2013 recipient of the Pioneer Leadership Award is Kevin R. Kratzer. Kratzer has been a great asset to the community and the Southern Hills School District. He has worked with the district to add additional training programs to the school system, and recently added a culinary arts division and biotechnology program. Recently, it was announced that a partnership agreement has been made in the education system for a new District

Building to be built, but instead of it being for the sole use of Southern Hills CTC, Kratzer and the school district saw an opportunity and partnered with Brown County Board of Education on the building and once built, they will both be working out of the same facility, hence saving both entities money and not to mention tax payer dollars as well. Kratzer is a leader in his community and puts forth countless time and effort with multiple organizations, and for this reason, the Chamber is proud to present the 2013 Pioneer Leadership Award to Kevin R. Kratzer. Tickets for this event are still available by calling the Chamber office at (937) 378-4784 or by e-mailing The price is $15 for Chamber members and $25 for nonmembers.

College/Workforce Transition Night for students with disabilities It is once again time for the fourth annual Brown County College/Workforce Transition Night for High School Students with Disabilities. The event this year will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Southern Hills Career & Technical Center located at 9193 Hamer Rd. in Georgetown. This event will provide information to students, and parents of students with disabilities, about available supports

and services for post high school education and/or employment opportunities. Many local universities and colleges will be on hand to discuss topics that will benefit your child in his/her pursuit to attend and receive a college degree. Other social service agencies and adult programs will also be in attendance. This is a great opportunity to gather information and begin planning for your son’s or daughter’s post-high school life,

whether that life be going to college or needing more supported assistance. If you have any further questions or inquiries, please contact Darci Newman, Director of Special Education, phone: (937) 695-1249 email: darci.newman@eb.k12.oh. us. or Dayne Michael, Brown County ESC Supervisor, phone: (937) 3786118 email: dayne.michael@brown.k1

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Georgetown Happy Hustlers learn to properly fold American flag On March 25 and April 8, 2013 the Georgetown Happy Hustlers held their 4th and 5th 4-H meetings at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center. At the meetings demonstrations were given by Jessica Latham on her 4-H gun project, Kristofer Young on his 4-H wood-working project, and Megan Young on her science fair project. Mike Baker from the American Legion Post 180 gave a presentation on flag etiquette and members were taught how to properly handle and fold the American flag. The club also brainstormed for ideas for community service projects and Bayley Johnson was named chairman for the community service committee. The committee will meet at a future meeting to decide on the community service project the club will do. The next meeting will be held on April 22, 2013, at which candy bars and beef sticks will be passed out to the members to sell.


Sr. Agatha Fitzgerald (center) with Sr. Agatha Fitzgerald Scholarship recipients Samantha Luke (left) of Fayetteville, and Brittany Holton (right) of Goshen.

Chatfield College Scholarship recipients meet donors Chatfield College recently held its second annual Scholarship Luncheon for scholarship donors and recipients, providing a chance for Scholarship donors to meet the students who have been awarded the scholarship he/she has funded. At present, Chatfield

College awards scholarships from 22 endowed funds. Sr. Agatha Fitzgerald was present to meet the recipients of the Sr. Agatha Fitzgerald Scholarship, past dean and current faculty member of Chatfield College. This scholarship is awarded to stu-

dents who exhibit qualities of strong faith, sensitivity, thoughtfulness, and a commitment to support others. For more information, visit the website at, call 513-875-3344 or email


Russellville Elementary honor roll announced All “A” Honor Roll Second Grade: Kathleen Baird, Kyle Berry, Cayden Buckamneer, Sarah Clark, Drew Dotson, McKinzie Dotson, Alissa Duncan, Sophia Edmisten, Alyssa Huff, Emmalee Jimison, Hendrix Likerman, Wyatt Lillie, Hailey Reese, Savannah White. Third Grade: Andrew Best, Bailey Dotson, Gabrail Francis, Blake Frazier, Shelby Hampton, Caitlin Jacobs, Jaylei Jimison, Jessica Kitchen, Emma Moran, Paige Murphy, Carter Woollard Fourth Grade: Kayla Berry, Sarah Helton, Claire Holsted, Julia Starrett, Caitlyn Wills, Owen Young Fifth Grade: Abigal Danner, Taylor Dotson, Ashlee Minnix, Madilynn Murphy, Parker Murphy, Camryn Pickerill, Kalle Reynolds. A/B Honor Roll Second Grade: Brandon Bailey, Brendan Baker, Cayden Berry, Joshua Chitwood, Cierra Creighton, Tyler Fahrian, Courtney Faul, Lyric Gast, Alexander Gillespie, Marlee Helbling, Kaylee Helton, Caleb Jimi-

son, Wyatt Manning, Emmalynn Sharp, Andrew Silcox, Aubree Simpson, Taylor Smith, Chad Starrett, Zachary West. Third Grade: Abby Alexander, Landon Anderson, Kirsten Bailey, Kaitlyn Bradford, Jalyn Burton, Mallory Carney, Jacob Cenci, Savanna Centers, Clayton Cook, Gaige Crabtree, Gavin Crabtree, Natalie Dowling, Shanea Faul, Francesco Ferrari, Brandon Freimuth, Christian Hoskins, Katie Janson, Jayden Jones, Karlie Klump, Luke Mease, Jaicee Melvin, Jenna Puckett, Sydney Rau, Avery Reynolds, Carter Shideler, Cody Shular, Easton Simpson, Alexia Tincher, Kaelyn Wagner, Katie Wagoner. Fourth Grade: Blake Bilyeu, Ryan Boone, Brennen Byrd, Ethan Daniels, Austin Faul, Sydney Freeland, Bryon Helbling, Hannah Miller, Emma Murrie, Caterina Rockey, Haley Salazar, Kelsie Shideler, Maria Stalbosky, Alissa White. Fifth Grade: Joseph Becknell, Calvyn Cate, Bryson Cook, Katelyn Cow-

Wiederhold plays role in WC Theatre Presentation Fayetteville resident Timothy J. Wiederhold of Anderson State Road, recently performed on stage in the Hugh G. Heiland Theatre at Wilmington College, where he is a sophomore majoring in education and history. He is a 2011 graduate of

Wilmington High School. Wiederhold was cast in the role of Joe Farkas in the comedy presentation of The Last Night of Ballyhoo, one of the works of American playwright Alfred Uhry. He is the author of Driving Miss Daisy and Parade.

drey, Chloe Crawford, Allison Daniels, Juanita Frost, Abigail Gillespie, Hailey Hampton, Madison McKenzie, Clay Newman, Jake Rager, Nathan Simpson, Myra Stalbosky, Summer Sweet, Jadon Walkup, Ian Wiles, Lily Wirth, James Woods.

Cookie Linskey and Mary Jablonski

write and illustrate their own books. Hamersville second graders enjoyed the time Cookie and Mary spent

with them. It was truly a special learning experience. Thank you Cookie and Mary for an extraordinary day!

Walker, Jessa Welch, Sara Williams, William Wolfe, Ashley Woodward, and Amaya Young. 7TH GRADE Quinton Bennett, Tanner Bogart, Emily Bolin, Christopher Broughton, Whitney Broughton, Jessika Burton, Mackenzy Cate, Michael Collett, Justin Cowdrey, Megan Cox, Caitlyn Dawson, Allison Day, Isaac Dotson, Jasey Dufresne, Haley Fannin, Mikayla Farris, Shelby Fist, Magdalena Fultz, Katie Hoover, Madison Hopkins, Melissa Lacey, MaKenna Lane, Jarrett Lewis, Lauren Lewis, Dare Minton, Riley Morris, Victoria Richards, Shelby Rister, Shelby Shuemake, Tyler Simpson, Cassidy Staggs, MaKenzie Strole, Taylor Swartz, Joshua Tolle, Nathan Troutman, Paige Walker, and Spencer West.

8TH GRADE Haley Adamson, Brooke Anderson, Brittany Ballein, McKenna Benjamin, Jacob Berry, Julianne Brunk, Christian Buckamneer, Karlee Buckamneer, Cory Burchell, Hayley Cook, Lee Crabtree, Jewel Dailey, Payton Dorsey, Sydney Dotson, Zachariah Dotson, Emily Gast, Haley Hatfield, Madyson Herren, Calder Holton, Kade Houston, Ian Hunter, Lillyann Kimberly, Madison Layton, Luke Long, Taylor Mason, Sean McManes, Mikayla Minnix, Peyton Murphy, Rheanna Newman, James O’Cull, Kennedy Patrick, Noah Pitts, Alex Prather, Gavin Reeves, Destinie Rose, Kassidy Seigla, Dylan Silcox, Nathaniel Tyler, Olivia Wendel, Cassie Winterod, and Rhiannon Young.

Renegades Barn Busters 4-H Club to meet April 21 to meet The Mt. Orab Renegades 4-H Club Started their April 8 meeting at 7:18 p.m. Dylan Piersall led the pledges. Elizabeth Hubbard did a demonstration on her bow and arrow. Justin James won the Skittle contest. The Emerys will be doing a demonstration on rabbits at the next meeting. The meeting ended at 7:45 p.m. Kiara and Karissa Smith will be providing the drinks and Lacy Wright will be providing the snacks at the next meeting on Monday, April 22, 2013.

F’ville Middle School releases honor, merit roll The Fayetteville Middle School Honor and Merit Roll for the 3rd quarter includes: Honor Roll 6th grade - Mark Wolfer. 7th grade - Payton Bone, Faith Holden, Alexis Houk, Zach Jeffers, Kelly Johnson, Gabby Richardson, Paige Vilvens, and Sydnie Wolf. 8th grade - Shannon Barker, Macy Boggs, Grant Brown, Daphne Thompson and Garhett Thompson. Merit Roll 6th grade - P.J. Blankemeyer, Cole Brown, Ben Castle, Grace Crain, Brandon Fisher, Stuart Fisher, Abby Fogle, Robby Kelly, C.J. McCulley, Cecilia Murphy, Daniel Pappas, Morgan Reynolds, Christopher Saylor, Katie Smith, Kasey Wallace, Hannah Wiederhold and Sarah Zugg. 7th grade - Trinity Arbino, Gabe Beebe, Gabrielle Brinkman, Tyler Burwinkel, Clay Davis, Addie Fowler, Shelby Gregory, Lauren Guenther, Zoe Holden, Elizabeth Keiber, Chase Lockwood, Makayla Meadows, Haley Moore,


Eastern Middle School honor roll Eastern Middle School has announced its honor roll for the 3rd nine weeks of 2013. Included on the honor roll are: 6TH GRADE Ethan Battson, Jacob Beckley, Gage Boone, Christian Danner, Shelby Dixon, Andrea Edmisten, Aaron Ellis, Tiarra Faul, Claire Fisher, Trinnetee France, Erica Gallant, Kaycie Gardner, Rebekah Grayless, Catherine Harrington, Caitlyn Helton, Kimball Holmes, Jaime Hoover, Sydni King, Keenan Massey, Izaac McCann, Adrianne Moran, Caleb Mullins, Karlie Overstake, Jonathon Prebble, Maria Rockey, Kimberly Seigla, Kaimana Stivers, Abigail Swanson, Morgan Tracy, Noah Vargas, Jacob Wagoner, Zoie Waits, Emma

Clayton Ramey, Ashley Reed, Josie Rummel, Austin Saylor, Celia Sharp, Malachi Shelton, Isabel Siler, Zakary Smyth, Faith Stegbauer, Andrew Stephens, Jason Stephens, Emily Stewart, Alyssa Sullivan, Matthew Talley, Sarah Ward, Luke Wiederhold and Gabby Woods. 8th grade - Cheyenne Bailey, Bailey Barber, Blaise Boler, Taylor Call, Sarah Collins, Taylor Cornett, Ellie Dozier, Courtney Gorman, Nathan Hill, Cheyenne Hughes, Skylar Minton, Jessica Rummel, Andy Smith and Faith Talley.

BY Allison Daniels The Barn Busters 4-H The Barn Busters 4-H club held their 5th meeting on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at the Rambler Center in Russellville. The meeting was called to order by our adviser Jennifer Jones. The pledges were led by Taylor Dotson. The roll call, secretary minutes, and the treasurers report was all said by Madison Jones. In old business, we were reminded that if you will need a project book ordered you need to go ahead and do that. The upcoming dates for the quality assurance train-

ing's were mentioned as well. In new business we were told about the dates and important information for this years 4-H camp and STEM camp. Entries for the fair book cover contest are due by May 1, 2013 to the senior fair board office for anyone who would like to submit an entry. Candy bar sales are going on now and were distributed at the end of the meeting. The meeting was adjourned. At our next meeting we will be taking our club group picture and the meeting will be held on April 21, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.


Rising Stars to meet BY Alicia Gifford Rising Stars 4-H On March 17, 2013, the Rising Stars 4-H club held their annual membership meeting at the Georgetown Jr. Sr. High School. During this meeting members filled out their enrollment forms and selected projects they were interested in to take to the upcoming Brown Co Fair. Shirts were ordered, a county fundraiser was discussed, candy was ordered. Many events were discussed such as miscellaneous home economics summer judging, department 16 - 18 fall judging, quality assurance and tag in dates. Rising Stars also introduced their 2013 officers.

Each officer lit a candle as they were sworn into their elected office. Officers are not in order: Alicia Gifford - President & News Reporter, Morgan Meranda - Vice President, Shelby Griffith – Secretary and safety, Sydney Carrington - Treasurer, Jenna Griffith – Inspiration, Sierra Colliver - Historian, Ashley Poff and Ragen Gable – Recreation, Christian Culver - Environmental, Laura Wood - Energy, William Culver – Health, and Katie Roberts litter. Congratulations officers. Next meeting will be April 28, in the Georgetown Jr. Sr., High School cafeteria at 7 p.m.

SSCC to present spring concerts Southern State Community College will celebrate the season with a pair of spring concerts April 27 and 28. The first concert of the weekend will be performed by the Southern State Singers under the direction of John Glaze, and the second will feature the Southern State Community Band under the direction of Dr.


Second graders at Hamersville School were pleased to have Storytellers of the Month, Cookie Linskey and Mary Jablonski as their guest on April 3. Cookie and Mary came dressed as story book characters to read to the children. Cookie read Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Paris, and Mary read Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett. Cookie and Mary shared their joy of reading with students. They told them what fun it is to read, how reading can take you to any place in the world, and that you can learn so many new and interesting things. Mary displayed a book she had written and illustrated with photos about her grandchildren. Her book was a great encouragement to students to

Brian Siemers. Both musical groups are open to both Southern State students and members of the community. The Southern State Singers will perform 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 234 N. High St., Hillsboro. The Southern State Community Band will perform 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in

the Edward K. Daniels Auditorium on Southern State’s Central Campus, 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro. For more information about the spring concerts or to learn more about joining either open group, please contact Glaze at or Siemers at



Linskey and Jablonski read to Hamersville second graders

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Brittani Landers, Mt. Orab and John Landers, Anderson are very happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Taylor Addyson. She was born on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Good Samaritan Hospital. She weighed eight pounds, four ounces and was 20 inches long. Taylor Addyson is welcomed home by big brother, Ethan. Maternal grandparents are Darrly and Angela Phelps, Mt. Orab and Sharon Martin, Fairfield. Paternal grandparents are David and Debby Landers, Anderson. Maternal great grandparents are Jessie and Loretta Phelps, Mt. Orab, Linda Kilgore, Fairfield, and Mike and Donna Profitt, Peebles. Paternal great grandparent is Betty Stone, Cincinnati. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate Brittani and John Landers on the birth of Taylor Addyson.

Senior Citizens to meet The Brown County Senior Citizens will meet Wednesday, April 24 at the ABCAP Building, 406 W. Plum St. Potluck luncheon at 12 p.m. followed by a presentation by Lauren Smalley of the Ohio Public Utilities Commission. She will be available for questions also. All are welcome.

Retirees to meet File Photo/Timothy K. Perry/THE BROWN COUNTY PRESS

Local barber celebrates 50 years of cutting hair On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, Ken Kelch, owner of Ken’s Barber Shop in Sardinia celebrated 50 years in the barber profession. Ken graduated from Cincinnati Barber College in 1963 and has spent 48 of the last 50 years in Sardinia. The shop was originally located next to the restaurant known as Johnnie & Judy’s on Main Street, Sardinia. The shop was owned by Jack Fender. Ken became sole owner in 1974. Within the last few years, Ken’s Barber Shop has relocated to shared building space on College Avenue, Sardinia. Pictured above Kelch prepares to cut longtime friend Johnnie Lewis’ hair previously published in the Brown County Press in June of 2005. Ken would like to thank all of his customers over the years for their loyal patronage and interesting conversation. Also a special thank you to his family for all the support through the years. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate Mr. Kelch on his 50th anniversary as a barber.

SHCTC to host Fun Day, house auction


Justin and Carly Beasley, Georgetown, would like to announce the birth of their son, Grant James Beasley. He was born 6:50 p.m., Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at Mercy Hospital - Anderson, Cincinnati. He weighed 9 pounds, 11 ounces and was 21.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Christie DeClaire, Georgetown and Dennis DeClaire, Batavia. Paternal grandparents are John and Babe Beasley, Georgetown. Maternal great grandparents are Tom and Joyce Martin, Georgetown and the late Donald and Dorothy DeClaire. Paternal great grandparents are Mary and the late Roger Crawford, Georgetown and Eileen and the late Ben Beasley also of Georgetown. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate Justin and Carly on the birth of Grant James Beasley.

On Saturday, May 4, Southern Hills CTC is hosting a school-wide event to raise funds to send students to future state and national career technical student organization (CTSO) competitions. Under the direction of Campbell Auctioneers of Ripley, an auction of surplus items begins at 10a.m. At noon, the Carpentry program’s house will sell to the highest bidder. The house is 1456 sq. ft. with three bedrooms, two baths, living room, kitchen, laundry room. Also to be auctioned is an 8’x10’ salt box storage shed and a 10’x16’ gambrelroof barn. Food and drinks will be available at booths staffed by the Culinary Arts, Engineering, Information Technology and other career-tech programs. The Biotechnology program plans to sell flower and vegetable plants from their newly constructed greenhouse An enclosed school-wide yard sale will take place May 3, 4 in the large building just east of the school. Forty outdoor yard sale spaces will be available to the public for one, two, or three days in the front parking lot for a small donation. The Sports Medicine program is hosting a 5K Fun Run/1 Mile Walk. Check in from 8:30 - 9:15 a.m., race

begins at 9:30 a.m. Call (937) 378-6131, ext. 362 for information. For information on any activity or to reserve a yard sale space, please call (937) 378-6131, ext. 353.

Benefit burger bash set at Mt. Orab Wendy’s The Hurricanes U12 Softball Team will be holding a burger bash on Tuesday, April 23 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Wendy’s. A portion of the sales will help support the team.

Plant sale set in Mt. Orab Mt. Orab Garden Club will be holding their annual Flower and Vegetable Plant Sale on Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 9 a.m. til 2 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Village Park. There will be loads of hanging baskets, one of a kind member plant starters, to die for garden accessories or even make your own salad veggie plant! Either way you will for sure find lots of deals and steals! For more information call (937) 444-7407 or go .

Brown/Clermont Farmers Union insurance meeting set The Brown/Clermont County Farmers Union will hold the Annual Insurance Meeting on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at the Brown County Senior Citizens Center located at 505 N. Main Street, Georgetown. Linda Jones Borton, Executive Director, will be attending from the OFU State Office and will speak on insurance and legislative updates and answer any questions. A light lunch will be provided by the County Chapter. There will be a short business meeting following the Insurance Meeting. For more information or questions concerning the meeting call Rose Waits at (937) 4443148 or Bill Pritchard at (513) 875-3165.

Auditions set Auditions for Magic Waters Theatre will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21 from 1 - 5 p.m. at the amphitheatre on Cave Road. (In the event of rainy days or very cold days, the auditions will be held at the producers’ home which is very near-by - signs will direct folks in that event.) For more information about the auditions, for directions from your neck of the woods, or to try to arrange an alternate audition date call (937) 365-1388.

Southwest Regional Medical Center (formerly Brown County General Hospital) retirees and former employees will meet for lunch at Lake Manor in Mt. Orab on Tuesday, April 23 at 11:30 a.m.

Benefit burger bash set at Mt. Orab Wendy’s Please join us Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Mt. Orab Wendy's, 5 - 8 p.m. for a Western Brown Marching Band Burger Bash! A portion of money earned during this time will benefit the members of band. Please come out and support the band.

Church to hold silent auction and bake sale Southside Praise and Worship Center will be holding a Silent Auction and Bake Sale on Saturday, April 27 from noon - 2 p.m. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Sunday School program Auction items are being donated by local merchants. The church is located at 621 S. East St., Hillsboro. For more information call Rhonda Storer at (937) 763-2808.

Batavia FOE to hold elections The Fraternal Order of Eagles 2289, Batavia will be holding their Men's election of officers on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at their 7:30 p.m. meeting. The FOE is located at 265 Foundry Avenue, Batavia. Please call (513) 7329035 for more information.

Herdman honored Services Coordinator, Glenn Kassen, presents Certificate of Appreciation and WWII Victory Tie to Mr. Bill Herdman who served with the United States Marine Corps during WWII at the Open Arms*****Always Veteran's Appreciation Dinner. Mr. Herdman spoke of the dedication and ingenuity of the Marines who served in the South Pacific and also displayed pictures from the time he was there.

McKibben graduates from Basic Training Marine Corps Pfc. Joseph Shawn McKibben earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. For 13 weeks, McKibben stayed committed during some of the world's most demanding entrylevel military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Training subjects included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies. One week prior to graduation, McKibben endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits' minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time. McKibben is currently


Pfc. Joseph S. McKibben

stationed in California in Military Occupational School. He is a 2010 graduate of Ripley Union Lewis Huntington High School and the son of Jeffery McKibben, Russellville. The Brown County Press would like to thank Joseph S. McKibben for serving our country.

Shaffer graduates from Basic Training Marine Corps Pfc. Zachary G. Shaffer, son of Angela D. Stephens-Shaffer of Bethel, and Richard G. Shaffer, of Williamsburg, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. For 13 weeks, Shaffer stayed committed during some of the world's most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Training subjects included close-order

drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies. One week prior to graduation, Shaffer endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits' minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time. Shaffer is a 2012 graduate of Bethel Tate High School of Bethel. The Brown County Press would like to thank Marine Corps Pfc. Zachary G. Shaffer for serving our country.

Elvis and Patsy Cline impersonators to sing at local benefit Flip Flops for a Cure Music Show will be taking place at the Cherry Fork Community Center on Saturday, April 27 at 6 p.m. Singing will be Elvis (Jr. Grimmitt) and Patsy Cline (Rosie Young) along with Sidney Michael, Aaron Davis and Paul and Amy Hughes. Doors open at 5 p.m., cost

is $10.00 per person. Food will also be available. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. The Cherry Fork Community Center is located at 14815 St Rt 136 Cherry Fork, Ohio (its the old school gym). For more information call Joy Jesse at (937) 798-1826.

SWRMC Auxiliary to host spring book fair The Southwest Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will be hosting its Annual Spring Book Fair in the main hallway of the Hospital on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 23 and 24. Tuesday’s hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday’s hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The fair will have a large selection of very reasonably priced books, music, gadgets, stationery and other novelty items provided by Books Are Fun. Credit cards, checks and cash will be accepted. Come early for the best selection! All are invited to come join us for this fun event!


Family welcomes baby girl Family welcomes baby boy


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the church presentation will be given along with a historic video presentation. Mr. Delbert Dawes, former minister to the church from 1961 - 1966, will be the speaker for the morning service. Speical music will be provided by State Rep. Doug Green. Following the morning service a fellowship dinner will be served. John Neu, in his 18th year, is the current minister to the church. Everyone is invited. The church is located at the corner of Third and Market Streets, Ripley.

Brown County Retired Teachers Association to meet April 25 Brown County Retired Teachers Association will hold their first meeting on Thursday, April 25, at noon at the Brown County Educational Service Center with a catered meal, once again, by Jackie Fowler. We will be eating at 12 p.m. Our guest speaker, Diane Lawrence, will be talking about the Troop Box Ministries program. If you cannot join us for the meal join us at 12:30 to hear Diane. The business meeting will start at 1 p.m. Officers for this year are: President Barry Daulton, Vice President Tommie Stout, Secretary Carolyn Carr and Treasurer Linda Lawwill. The officers and welcoming committee meet

the second Wednesday in May, July and September to finalize plans for the BCRTA meetings on June 27, August 22 and October 24. Every retired school employee is invited to attend the meeting. Call Carolyn Carr: 937-446-3191 or email her at or call Phyllis Paeltz at 937392-1146 by Tuesday April 23 to make a reservation for the meal. Cost for the meal is $10.00 Invite someone to come with you that is a retiree or someone who would enjoy a meal and meeting with us. Meetings for 2013 will be held on April 25, June 27, August 22, October 24.

Lucinda Anne Schlabach, 16, was the winner of the Brown County Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Committee (EWE) essay contest. The contest was held during March, as part of the committee’s activities for National Women’s History Month. The 500 word or less essay contest was open to Brown County High School and home schooled senior women. Schlabach is homeschooled. Her mother, Susan, saw the essay contest flier. “She knows I like writing and suggested it to me,” said Schlabach. “Women in history are my favorite thing and she called it to my attention.” Schlabach submitted an essay on her favorite historical female role model, Rosa Parks. The judges for the essay contest were: Lynn A. Harden, Executive Director, The Brown County Public Library; Dolores Berish, Director of Library Service, Chatfield College and Ronda Hughes, Assistant Librarian, Chatfield College. “It was a privilege to read the literary efforts of the young women who submitted essays for the Contest. I was impressed and encouraged by their choices of female role models, and

started on your family tree. The Society would like to thank everyone who helped with all the work to get the new carpet installed. First off the Brown County Commissioners for allowing them to use the adjoining office to store everything, while the carpet was being put in. They would also like to thank the following people for all of their help moving all the furniture and the hundreds of books that needed to be moved: Ned


Brown County Chamber of Commerce's Women's Committee's recent essay contest winner, Lucinda Ann Schlabach, center, and judges, Lynn Harden, left, Brown County Public Library - Judge and Ronda Hughes, right, Chatfield College - Judge Missing from photo: Delores Berish, Chatfield College - Judge

the impact of those women on the author's lives,” said Lynn Harden. “Thanks for the committee members who made this possible, and for all the work they’ve done in our community already,” said Schlabach. Schlabach works in her family’s business, The Home Place, in Georgetown. She is responsible for some of the baking and all of the graphic design for the business. “I love meeting new people and making friends. It’s a good place to work. I know all the cus-

Spring for a Cause will be held at Sardinia United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come out and enjoy a


Fame.” The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame was established in 1992 by former Gov. George Voinovich to recognize the post-military achievements of outstanding veterans. Charter members of the Hall’s Class of 1993 included the six Ohio military veterans who were elected President of the United States and all Medal of Honor recipients from Ohio. Honorees of the past 20 years include astronauts, government officials, police officers, community leaders, and veterans’ advocates. The Hall of Fame Executive Committee, made up of veterans, serves as

Lodwick, Bud White, Robert Boyd, Jerry Cahall, Andrew, Jonathan and Molly Pritchard, Ann Heisel and Donna Skinner. The Genealogy Society invites everyone to visit the Library and Museum at the corner of Apple and Cherry Streets in Georgetown on April 27. While in Georgetown for the Grant Days Celebration, stop in and visit. Members of both Societies will be on hand to answer any questions.

Skyline Chili offers 38 children the chance to be a Reds announcer Skyline Chili restaurants in Mt. Orab, Fayetteville, Bethel will kick off their second annual Step Up to the Mic Contest. Children ages 6-14 are eligible to register for a chance to announce the Reds leadoff batter in the third inning at

with her prizes at the Women’s Committee’s networking luncheon. She won a purse filled with beauty products from Valore Salon, Georgetown; a $25.00 cash prize from Environmental Partners HVAC&R and a $25.00 Visa gift card from National Bank and Trust Company. For more information about joining the committee, contact the Brown County Chamber at 937378-4784 or Summer Tyler at summer@wemove

Great American Ball Park. Each of the 38 winning children will also receive four tickets to Great American Ball Park for the game they will help announce. To register, Reds fans can pick up an entry form at any area Skyline and postmark it by July 8, 2013 to be eligible to win. Skyline will begin randomly drawing winners on May 15, 2013. For more information, visit

Hill Design, Tastefully Simple, USBorne Books, Velvets Baubles, Bo’Bangles Jewelry & Crochet, Cardinal Creations, Handmade Dish towels, and Thirty One Gifts. Sardinia United Methodist Church is located at 105 Main Street, Sardinia, behind the US Bank.

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nate an item to the food pantry to please do so. Some of the participating vendors are: ACE, Country Gourmet, Mary Kay, Miche, My Favorite Things, Pampered Chef, Paparazzi, Pink Zebra, Posh, Premier Design, Bling Bling & Heated Rice Therapy Bags, Tupperware & More, Scentsy, Shaklee, Silpada, South

fun day of shopping from local vendors, music by our very own contemporary worship band and food served by our youth group. Proceeds will benefit the Agape Fund, the Agape food pantry, SUMC youth group and SUMC Community Dinner. There will not be an entrance fee to the event we only ask if you can do-

Send In Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame nominations by June 30 Don’t delay in recognizing a deserving veteran – the deadline is Sunday, June 30 to submit nominations for the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame. The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame recognizes and honors Ohio veterans who, after their honorable military service, put their skills and abilities to work in their local communities and, by their continued service and positive accomplishments, inspired their fellow citizens. It is important to stress that, other than having served honorably on active duty, details of a nominee’s military accomplishments are not considered for this award. “There are a lot of great Ohio veterans out there who’ve made a real difference to the people in their communities, and we want to be sure that they get the recognition they deserve for what they’ve accomplished following their military service,” said Tom Moe, Director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services and a 2009 inductee of the Hall. “They’re our neighbors and our friends--the ones who step up and make sure that what needs to be done gets done. Take the time to honor them by sending in their nomination for the Hall of

tomers by name and I have made a lot of good friends there.” When she is not working, Schlabach enjoys photography, reading and graphic design. Her favorite subject to study is literature. Summer Tyler, CEO, Environmental Partners HVAC&R, chairwoman of the committee, said, “The judges and the women’s committee would like to thank all of the young women who submitted entries.” Schlabach was presented

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Brown County Genealogy Library to hold Open House on Saturday The Brown County Genealogy Library will be hosting an open house on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. They invite everyone to stop by and tour the “Old Jail”, enjoy some punch and cookies while learning about the Genealogy and Historical Societies. Stop by and see what is available to help you research your family history. Members will be there to answer any questions you may have about how to get


The Ripley Church of Christ will be celebrating the churches Sesquicentennial year in 2013 by observing several special services throughout the year. The next special service will be held Sunday, May 5, 2013. The church first met in 1863 and has been in its present location since 1867. Churches of Christ/Christian Churches are a group of non-denominational churches located through out the country with all having local autonomy. As part of the May 5 service a special history of

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Free Community Dinner in Mt. Orab at the United Methodist Church at the corner of Church Street and U.S. Rt. 68 in Mt. Orab. Everyone is welcome. Brown County Tea Party Meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 at the Public Library in Mt. Orab, U.S Rt. 68. Guest speakers will be Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger and Chris Littleton with updates on Medicaid expansions in Ohio and The Right to Work petition being circulated. For more information contact Sandie at (937) 444-3673.




Fun Show Sponsored by the Southwestern Ohio Spotted Saddle Horse Association will be held on Saturday, April 20 at East Fork Special Events Area. Plenty of room for camping, 5 classes and a cowboy obstacle course. For more information contact John at (513) 479-1900 or visit FOE#2293, Georgetown Spring Dance will be held on Saturday, April 20 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the FOE, 600 Mt. Orab Pike in Georgetown. The price is only $5 per person, set-ups and snacks will be furnished. Music provided by Chuck Robinson and the Bango Band. Win a Basket for your Cat or Dog, just by donating one dollar at the Georgetown Animal Hospital. All proceeds go to the Brown County Animal Shelter in Georgetown. Drawing for the baskets will be held on Saturday, April 20. The Georgetown Animal Hospital is located 92 Audition Days at Magic Waters Summer Theatre will be held on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the theatre. For more information call (937) 365-1388. Spring Craft Show at Hills and Dales Training Center will be held on Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Center, Rt. 50 in Hillsboro. Vendors from across the county will be set up with their unique wares for sale. For more information on this huge event please call Jordan at (937) 393-2891. SUNDAY, APRIL 21 10YearAnniversary at West Fork Baptist Church will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday April 21. This event will feature The Dixie Melody Boys and Third Generation. A meal will be offered with afternoon programs with games and singing. The church is located at 10127 West Fork Road in Georgetown. For more information call (937) 515-0675 or visit Brown/Clermont County Farmers Union Annual Insurance Meeting will be held on Sunday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m. at the Brown County Senior Citizens Center, 505 N. Main Street in Georgetown.

MONDAY, APRIL 22 TOPSChapter in Mt. Orab meets at 5:30 p.m. every Monday, including April 22 at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High Street. Further information is available by calling Velvet Frye at (937) 444-7237. Western Brown Local School District Board of Education meeting will be held on Monday, April 22, beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Mt. Orab Lions Club Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22 at the Lodge in New Harmony, 110 South High Street in Mt. Orab. A meal will be included. For more information please contact Bob Richmond at (937) 444-4791. Free Beginners Zumba Classes are being offered by Ideal Nutrition in Mt. Orab and the Mt. Orab United Methodist Church to help improve local residents health. The classes begin at 5 p.m. on Mondays, at the church’s fellowship hall. Classes will be on Mondays and Wednesdays weekly. For more information please call (937) 444-6161. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, April 22, at the commissioners office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. The public is invited to attend. TOPSChapter in Sardinia meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday, including April 22, at Sardinia Church of the Nazarene on Sardinia-Mowrystown Road. Further information is available by calling Regina Davidson at (937) 446-3714. Northern Brown Senior Center located at St. Martin Hall, 20864 St. Rt. 251 will offer a visit from the library with Amy Habig Extension Service, ‘Take charge of your diabetes on Monday, April 22. For more information contact Nancy Stegbauer, activities director at (513)875-2317, voice mail #3. TOPS Chapter in Ripley meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday including April 22, at the Ripley Church of the Nazarene, 230 North Second Street. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501. TUESDAY, APRIL 23 Alcoholics Anonymous in Sardinia meets from 11 a.m. until noon each Tuesday morning at the Sardinia Town Hall. Please enter the back door. For more information call (937) 444-3877. Hurricanes Hosting Burger Bash on Tuesday, April 23 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Wendy’s. The Hurricanes will be at the Wendy’s during those hours and a portion of their sales will help support the team. Thanks in advance for your support! Book Club for Adults will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 at the Mt. Orab Library, 613 South High Street. The library may be contacted at (937) 444-1414.

Zumba Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness on Tuesday, April 23 at 127 North Point Drive in Mt. Orab. These classes are for members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members. Please call (937) 4445230 for more information.


For more information or questions concerning the meeting, contact Rose Waits at (937) 444-3148 or Bill Pritchard at (513) 3165.

Brown County Board of Educational Services will meet in regular session on Tuesday, April 23 at 10:30 a.m. at the center. This meeting is open to the public. Yoga Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness, 127, North Point Drive, Mt. Orab at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 at the center. Members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members are welcome. Please call (937) 444-5230 for details and new hours. TriState Bigfoot Group will present “Big Foot in Brown County” on Tuesday, April 23 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Library. The program will discuss the history of Big Foot and experiences of the group. For more information or to register please call (937) 444-1414 or visit Ripley Village Council Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23. This meeting is open to the public. Al-Anon Family Group Sessions will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Methodist Church on Church Street, off N. High Street. This group can provide support and information to families and individuals who know someone who suffers from substance abuse. For more information call Jean at (937) 4443877. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter in Winchester, meets at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays at Winchester Church of Christ in Christian Union, 1540 Tri-County Highway, Winchester. Further information and holiday hours call Bobbi Wilson at (937) 446-4662. Trip to KeeneLand in Lexington Ky, by the Brown County Health and Wellness Foundation has been set for Wednesday, April 24 and is open to all. Deadline for purchase of tickets is set for mid April but tickets are limited and are available on a first come-first served basis. If interested please call Teri Baumann at (937) 3787712. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, at the commissioners office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. The public is invited to attend. Sit and Stitch will meet 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 24 at the Sardinia Public Library, 13309 Purdy Road, Sardinia. Anyone who is a crocheter or spinner or who wants to learn, is invited to attend and bring a current project. Children are welcome. Further information is available by calling (937) 403-8481 or (513) 314-1656. THURSDAY, APRIL 25 Brown County Retired Teachers Association will meet on Thursday, April 25 at 12 noon at the Brown County Educational Service Center. The meeting includes a catered meal, by Jackie Fowler


RULH alumni weekend planned, class of ‘63 to be honored The Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington Alumni Weekend will be held Friday and Saturday, May 24 and 25. The weekend will begin from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 24 at RULH High School. Make plans to visit your composite, have refreshments and view a new slide presentation: "Blue Jay Memories" by Lisa and Greg Haitz. This year's theme "Celebrating 80 Years" will be the theme of the 80th annual dinner meeting at the RULH Elementary School Auditorium on Saturday, May25. Doors open at 4 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. The Class of 1963 is this year's honored class. Reserved seating is available for classes holding reunions. Call Kandy Dudley at (937) 392-4460 by May 20 with an accurate count. Parties of six or more may also reserve tables at this number. Tickets are available now and will remain on sale through Monday, May 20. The price of admission is $20 per person with proceeds going towards the annual meeting expenses and the alumni scholarship fund for the 2013 seniors. Tickets may be purchased locally at John Woods Insurance Agency Ripley and RULH High School from Kim Maiberger during business hours and from Michael Pfeffer's law office at 112 Main Street, Ripley. To purchase by mail, send your request and check made payable to RULH Alumni Association, along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Alumni Tickets, 5319 Caryl Acres Dr. Ripley, OH. 45167. Tickets will not be held (will call) or sold at the front door on the evening of the meeting. You must have a ticket to enter the event. Alumni weekend is a great opportunity to spend time with old friends and classmates. Make plans to attend now.

and Diane Lawrence as guest speaker. All retired school employee is invited to attend. The cost for the meal is only $10. Kick-boxing Classes will be offered on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on April 25, at the Snap Fitness Center in Mt. Orab, 127 North Point Drive. These classes are open to members as well as non-members. For details call 444-5230. Georgetown Village Council Meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25. This meeting is open to the public. Brown County Republican Club Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 at the Republican headquarters located at 506 E. State Street in George-

COURT NEWS Property Sales Karissa Idel and GMAC Mortgage LLC to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Lot 9 in Drakeland Sub., Clark Twp., filed 45-2013 Gordon and Dorothy Polly, trustees to Matthew Kilgore and Brandon Gilliam, 78.16 acres, 53.81 acres and 61.38 acres of land in Clark Township and 1 acre in Lewis Twp., filed 4-8-2013 Laurence D. Talbott etal to Laurence D. and Janet A. Talbott, trustees, In-Lot 5 in Adkins Sub., in Hamersville, Clark Twp., filed 4-102013 Marsha K. Myers to Chris and Jenny Clark, Lot 5 in Eagle Acre Sub., Eagle Twp., filed 4-5-2013, $35,299 Frank R. and Gayle M. Minnick to Clinton Berry, In-Lot 3059 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 4-5-2013 Timothy and Casey Foster and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Douglas and Sharon Peters, In-Lot 3335 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 4-5-2013 Rebecca S. Howard, Kyle M. and William H. Howard IV, In-Lot 2340 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 4-5-2013 Robert C., Donna, David and Mark Minge to Waynoka Property Owners Association, In-Lot 2343 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 4-10-2013 Rebecca S. Howard and Kyle and William H. Howard IV to William Howard IV, In-Lot 210 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 4-5-2013 Rebecca S. Howard and Kyle M. and William H. Howard to William H. Howard IV, In-Lot 211 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 4-5-2013 Thomas F. and Barbara Helphenstine to US Bank National Association, 5.01 acres of land in Franklin Twp., filed 4-8-2013, $53,334 Richard J. Holford to Poklar Two LLC, 3.21 acres of land in Green Twp., filed 4-5-2013, $5,400 JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Lot 11 in Hillcrest Acres in Green Twp., filed 4-8-2013 Bank of America, NA and Allen Lee Purdon to Jonathan and Dawn Gutman, Lot 1 (.05 acres) in Five Mile Crossing in Green Twp. and Lot 1 (2.95 acres) in Five Mile Crossing

in Sterling Twp., filed 4-9-2013 Willard E. Butts II and Greg and Arnita Carrington to Charlene Graham, .64 acres of land in Green Twp., filed 4-10-2013, $74,994 Dennis Wright Properties LLC to Michael Buchannan, Sr., .22 acres of land in Mt. Orab, Green Twp., filed 4-10-2013, $46,000 Bill Edward Mullinnix to Lindsey and Nash Neil Fleet, Lot 31 in The Heritage Sub in Mt. Orab, Green Twp., filed 4-5-2013, $141,000 Daryl Phillips to Joshua and Travis Pierce and Gregory P. Naylor, 54.57 acres of land in Huntington Twp., filed 4-10-2013, $55,000 Jerry and Linda Poole to Mark Harris, In-Lot 816 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Twp., filed 4-5-2013 Villie Foster to CJ and Sahara Dorsey, In-Lot 1094 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Township, filed 4-5-2013, $1,600 Frank R. and Gayle M. Minnick to Clinton T. and Lindsey C. Berry, In-Lot 1883 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Twp., filed 4-5-2013 Gerold L. and Rebecca Miller to Perry C. and Shirley Ann Miller, 45.21 acres of land in Jefferson Twp., filed 4-9-2013, $255,000 Phillip S. Dunn to Deborah Warner, Jeffery P. and Christopher Dunn and Jenny F. Reynolds, In-Lot 9 whole and In-Lot 10 whole in Russellville and Lot 19 and 20 in Russellville, Jefferson Twp., filed 4-5-2013 Otis L. Fuson II to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Lot 9 in Fair Grounds Sub., in Russellville, filed 4-8-2013 Bernice J. and Aime R. Marceau, Sr., to Donald J. and Elizabeth S. Applemann, 5.10 acres of land in Lewis Twp., filed 4-8-2013, $109,900 Brandon and Michael R. Traylor and the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Angie Bullock, 1 acre of land (Tract 19A) in Lewis Twp., filed 4-5-2013 Fannie Mae to Thomas Partin, 1 acre of land in Lewis Twp., filed 4-92013 Marilyn and Lawrence H. Wuebold, Sr. to Marilyn Wuebold, In-Lot 13 whole in Higginsport, Lewis Twp., filed 4-5-2013 Dennis L. and Deborah Osborne to Dennis and Deborah Osborne, Trustees, In-Lot 804 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 4-5-2013 Dennis L. and Deborah Osorne to Dennis and Deborah Osborne, InLot 802 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 4-5-2013 Dennis L. and Deborah Osborne

to Dennis and Deborah Osborne trustees, In-Lot 805 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 4-5-2013 Kelly S. Jones and Barbara Cahall to Gary Gray, .15 acres of land in Georgetown, Pleasant Twp., filed 4-5-2013, $20,000 Georgetown Home Rd. LLC to ARC DDgtnohoo1 LLC, 2.39 acres of land in Pleasant Twp., Georgetown, filed 4-5-2013, $803.600 Kevin Glover etal to Kevin and Rhonda Glover, Lot 6 in Covered Bridge Estates in Scott Twp., filed 45-2013 Rex T. and Melinda Perkins and MIDFirst Bank to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 1.50 acres of land in Scott Twp., filed 4-5-2013 William D. and Joyce G. Cierley to William Cierley, 13.76 acres of land in Sterling Twp., filed 4-5-2013 Bette M. Beam to Teresa Mallott Bishop, and Patricia Harkins and Charles and Peggy Beam, 1 acre of land in Sterling Twp., filed 4-5-2013 Helen G. Hendrick to Jacquelyn Ruberg and Vickey L. Jones, 5 acres of land in Washington Twp., filed 4-5-2013

Marriages Amanda Marie Bills, 26, Mt. Orab, X-Ray tech to marry Richard Dale Berry, Jr., 30, Mt. Orab, carpenter, filed 4-4-2013 Katelynn Renee Rodgers, 19, Ripley to marry William Proctor Starrett III, 21, Ripley, PJ Trailers, filed 45-2013 Charlene E. Kidd, 18, Mt. Orab, crew/McDonald’s to marry Zachary W. Martin, 19, Mt. Orab, crew manager, filed 4-10-2013

Probate Patricia D. Bender, Higginsport, case #20131079, DOD 4-2-2012, filed 4-10-2013 Roberta Joan Carr, Williamsburg, case #20131073, DOD 12-32012, filed 4-8-2013 Dorothy Cramer, Mt. Orab, case #20131078, DOD 2-14-2013, filed 4-9-2013 Windell A. Crawford, Georgetown, case #20131077, DOD 11-192007, filed 4-9-2013 Anna K. Curtis, Aberdeen, case #20131074, DOD 4-27-2006, filed 4-8-2013 Richard McMullen, Fayetteville, case #20131076, DOD 3-8-2013, filed 4-8-2013 Harvey G. Polly, Hamersville,

case #20131075, DOD 12-6-2012, filed 4-8-2013

Common Pleas CIVIL CASES Nationstar Mortgage LLC versus David Daniel, case #20130263, filed 4-4-2013, Action: foreclosures Deutsche Bank National Trust Company versus Myrtle A. Barker, case #20130264, filed 4-4-2013, Action: foreclosures JPMorgan Chase Bank, National versus Scott Stigers, case #20130265, filed 4-4-2013, Action: foreclosures Capital One Bank (USA) NA versus Kristie S. Scheek, case #20130271, filed 4-9-2013, Action: other civil Shirley Ross versus Ohio Community Media, LLC, case #20130272, filed 4-9-2013, Action: workers comp Fifth Third Mortgage Company versus Richard Fields, case #20130275, filed 4-10-2013, Action: foreclosures Fifth Third Bank versus Tony Gray, case #20130276, filed 4-102013, Action: foreclosures DOMESTIC CASES Amanda Schumann, Felicity versus Charles M. Schumann, Ripley, case #20130261, filed 4-4-2013, Action: termination of marriage John Owews, Sr. Bethel versus John Owews, Jr. Bethel, case #20130262, filed 4-5-2013, Action: domestic violence Brittani Collins, Mt. Orab versus Michael Foster, Bethel, case #20130267, filed 4-5-2013, Action: domestic violence James W. Johnson, Georgetown, versus Glenna J. Johnson, Amelia, case #20130268, filed 4-52013, Action: dissolution of marriage Nicole Burke, Indianapolis versus Jeremy Smith, Mt. Orab, case #20130269, filed 4-5-2013, Action: U.R.E.S.A. Sherry Kearney, Georgetown versus Robert Kearney, Georgetown, case #20130270, filed 4-82013, Action: dissolution of marriage Becky Jones, Grove City versus Robert Boster, Grove City, case #20130273, filed 4-10-2013, Action: U.R.E.S.A. Rodman Hesler, Kent, OH versus Tisha Gaffin, Aberdeen, case #20130274, filed 4-10-2013, Action: U.R.E.S.A.

town. For more information contact Mariah Votel at (937) 618-0446. Yoga Classes will be offered by Jane Amiot, each Thursday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m at the Hospice Center located on Hughes Blvd in Mt. Orab. For more information on this class please contact Amiot at (513) 535-7507. Legion Hall Bingo is held each Thursday including April 25 at 5 p.m. with the kitchen opening at 5:30 p.m. Ripoffs/Instants start selling at 6 p.m., the early bird bingo is at 7:15 and regular bingo begins at 7:30 p.m. Call Ed Fryman for more information at (937) 442-4704. Northern Brown Senior Center located at St. Martin Hall, 20864 St. Rt. 251 will offer arthritis exercise at 9:30 a.m., volleyball practice and blood pressure screening and home health care on Thursday, April 25 and lunch is out. For more information contact Nancy Stegbauer, activities director at (513)875-2317, voice mail #3. Book Club for Adults will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 at the Mt. Orab Library, 613 South High Street. The library may be contacted at (937) 444-1414. 17thAnnual U.S. Grant Celebration begins on Thursday, April 25 in historic Georgetown, and runs until Saturday, April 27. Visitors can enjoy a fun nineteenthcentury experience complete with tours of the Grant Boyhood Home and Grant Schoolhouse, living history programs, cavalry and artillery demonstrations, food and sutlers, an old-fashioned magic show, pony rides and a chance to meet Abraham Lincoln. For more information visit Yoga Classes will be offered at the Snap Fitness Center in Mt. Orab, 127 North Point Drive beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25. These classes are open to both members and non-members. Call (937) 444-5230 for more information. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab. FRIDAY, APRIL 26 Free Knitting and Crocheting Classes at the Rambler Center (old RussellvilleJefferson High School) in Russellville will be held 10 a.m.-noon Friday, April 26. Anyone who would like information or a list of supplies or who wishes to register for the next group of classes may call Mary Kelch at (513) 734-2501 or (513) 543-3137. 17thAnnual U.S. Grant Celebration will run from Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28 in Georgetown. The three-day event will include a U.S. Grant Roast, a history walk, chalk drawing contest, firing drill and Calvary demonstration, General and Mrs. Grant discuss their life, Civil War debate, children’s drill and much, much more. For more information and to receive a program of all the events please call (937) 378-3087, (937) 378-4119 or 1-877372-8177. Oodles of Noodles Dinner, sponsored by the Cowan Lake Association of Sportsmen in Wilmington will be held on Friday, April 26 between and 4 and 7 p.m. at a cost of $6 adults, $5 seniors and $2 for children. This event is open to the public. for more information call Mary at (937) 289-2340. RULH Presents “Beauty and the Beast” on Friday, Saturday and Sunday April 26, 27 and 28. The Friday and Saturday show begin at 7 p.m. and at 3 p.m. on Sunday. The cost is only $5 per ticket. Everyone is invited. U.S. Grant Roast will be held on Friday evening, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Georgetown United methodist Church in Georgetown. Patterned after the Holly-

wood Celebrity Roasts, this event will feature many unusual, unknown and humorous events of Grant’s life. Admission to this event is only $5 for adults and $3 for students (12 and under are free). Agape Food Pantry with the Fayetteville United Methodist Church will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 26 at 61 East Humber Street and is for Perry Township residents only. Fraternal Order of Eagles, Auxiliary #2293 will hold a fish fry on Friday nights including April 26 beginning at 5 p.m. Dinner will include cod fish, french fries, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw and a drink. The FOE is located at 600 Mt. Orab Pike in Georgetown. For carry out orders please call (937) 378-4330. SATURDAY, APRIL 27 Spring Fling Dance at the American Legion in Georgetown will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, April 27 at the Carey Bavis Post 180. The band ‘Encore’ will provide the entertainment with their leader Mike Combs. The cost is only $18 per couple (BYOB). Flip Flops for a Cure will present a special Music Show featuring Elvis (Jr. Grimmitt) and Patsy Cline (Rosie Young), along with Sidney Michael, Paul and Amy Hughes and Aaron Davis on Saturday, April 27. Doors open at 5 p.m. at the Cherry Fork Community Center, 14815 St. Rt. 136 in Cherry Fork (in the old gym). All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Spring for a Cause at Sardinia United Methodist Church will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Come out and enjoy a fun day of shopping from local vendors, music by the church’s contemporary worship band and food served by its youth group. Proceeds will benefit the Agape Fund, the Agape Food Pantry, SUMC Youth Group and SUMC Community Dinner. The church is located at 105 Main Street behind U.S. Bank. 19th Annual Antique & Craft Expo in Maysville will be held on Saturday April 27 and Sunday, April 28 at the King Burley Warehouse Center. More than 130 vendors from 6 states will be exhibiting their wares. For more information on this huge event please call (606) 564-0184. Chatfield’s 2nd Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk, will be held on Saturday, April 27 beginning with registration at 7:30 a.m., race to begin at 8 a.m. Registration is $15 for adults, $8 for children and students and includes a t-shirt (while supplies last) and admission to the Quilt and Craft Show occurring the same day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information visit or call (513) 875-3344. Crafters and Quilt Exhibitors needed for the Annual Chatfield College Quilt and Craft Show scheduled for Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the St. Martin campus in St. Martin. For more information visit or call (513) 875-3344, ext. 140 or email Drive 4UR School Event at Gabbard’s Ford will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gabbard’s, 480 West Main Street in Mt. Orab. For every person who test-drives a Ford Explorer, Focus, Fiesta, Edge, F-150 and other available models during these house, $20 will be donated to Western Brown High School and the FFA, Band and Athletic programs. Phileo Ministries Clothing Ministry will be open on Saturday, April 27, at 110 Winchester Street in Sardinia. This ministry is to help meet the physical needs of people in the tri-county area and is a ministry of Tri-County Baptist Church. For more information call (937) 446-1416.



SATURDAY April 20 Central Ohio Opry Classic Country and Bluegrass Show will be held on Saturday, April 20 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. featuring performers Dee Dee Darling and David Schrenk. Admission is only $8, children under 12 free. This event is being held at the Clay Township Park (old Buford School).

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30 years experience with all makes of European cars

Electric Supply

==PARTS +PLUS== CarCareCenter

The Next Generation of Automotive Service Specializing in Automotive Repair



Excavating 6-2

Building & Loan THE ADAMS COUNTY BUILDING AND LOAN West Union (937) 544-2842 Peebles (937) 587-3594 5-19


Chimney Cleaning

Gravel, Topsoil Delivered & Spread Bobcat, Backhoe Work, 6-16 Drainage Solutions TFN Fully Insured / Free Estimates (513) 623-8387

Farm & Garden

Greenbush Seed Supplying all of your seeding needs... Garden to Farm

15898 Driver Collins Rd. 16234 us 68 Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154

Auto Towing/ Rebuilder Auto Sales

24 Hour Towing Service “You Call... We Haul” 6-2 TFN

209 N. High Street • Mt. Orab, Ohio

(937) 444-3491 • Cell (937) 515-6151


Commercial Carpet & Tile Cleaning Squeaky Clean Restoration LLC 513-304-1618 937-213-0933

We clean carpet and ceramic tile! Certified by the IICRC Commercial Emergency Disaster Service Program EZ Program FREE! 4-28

GROW, Inc. - Awards Dept. Trophies, Ribbons,Plaques, Engraving, & more

.... unbeatable prices Customized T-Shirts & More!! TFN Open Mon. - Fri. 8:00 am-3:30 pm 4-21 9116 Hamer Rd. • Georgetown, OH

ext. 2

1x1 Ad 9 Weeks for $46.00

cell 937-483-6141 fax 937-444-4787

Daren and Barb Howser


Lawn Service

Couch’s Fence Company

Triple T Mowing Service you grow it we mow it 15457 Eastwood Rd. Williamsburg Ohio 45176

TERRY COUCH (513) 625-7771

Garrett Jamie 513-582-2998 513-374-0017

TFN 5-5

Gravel Hauling RIVER RIDGE TRUCKING BOB FITZPATRICK (937) 444-3178 TFN 6-2

937-444-3382 6-24

1x1.5 Ad 9 Weeks for $69.00


Give us 5% of your trust and we’ll earn the other 95%. Our experienced team of craftsmen will hand build to your specifications


6-16 TFN

Quality you can see at a price you will appreciate: - Heavy 29 Gauge Metal (Standard) - 40 Year Warranty (Standard) - Steel Framed Sliding Doors (Standard) - Talented and courteous work team with over 10 years experience.

Masonry Ron Melton Masonry Services

(937) 378-0602 5-19

Chimney Cleaning & Repair • Foundation Repair Brick, Block, Concrete & Rock (New or Repair) 30 Years Experience 6-16 TFN INSURED • FREE ESTIMATES (937) 444-4134 (513) 518-2527 (office)

Call Classifieds (513) 732-2511


MT. ORAB 444-2665 Evenings Call 444-4193


For All Your Painting Needs No Job Too Big or Small INTERIOR & EXTERIOR 32 YEARS EXPERIENCE 5/5

13034 LOWER CUMBERLAND ROAD MT. ORAB, OHIO Certified with 25 Years Experience STEVE

(937) 444-2815

6-23 TFN







•LIVE BAIT •FISHING TACKLE •GIFTS Open: Monday thru Sunday 8048 Tri-County Hwy, Sardinia 5-26


1x1 Ad 9 Weeks for $46.00

TINY’S WALLPAPER & BORDER Flags • Rada Knives & Lots More!

1102 S. 2nd St. Ripley, OH




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TFN 5-26


6-16 TFN


OFFICE (513) 753-9660 Ext. 247 CELL (513) 633-3027 EMAIL WEBSITE

Beverly Eyre






27 yrs. Work in Area Fully Ins. • Free Estimates TFN 5-19 Firewood

1x1 Ad 9 Weeks for $46.00



Roofing DAY ROOFING Servicing the Area Over 35 Years!

Call René 1-800-404-3157

Roofing, Siding, Soffit & Trim, Gutters, Windows, Decks, Emergency Repair, Free Estimates, Extended Warranty Accepting MC/Visa/AM.Express/Disc. Fully Insured & Certified TFN 937-444-3815 4-14


“STORM DAMAGE” Extreme Construction L.L.C.

• ROOFING • SIDING • SEAMLESS GUTTERS • SHEET METAL Work with ALL Insurance Claims Free Estimates • Fully Insured Owner Operated

513-479-7249 • 937-444-0868

TFN 5-5



Toss it, SELL IT.





Branch Office: 200 E. State St. Georgetown Ph. (937) 378-6134


Mobile Home Parts, Store & Service

Visit us @

Home Office: 1006 S. Second St. Ripley Ph. (937) 392-4375

Boyd’s Transmission & Wrecker Service



Real Estate



Barns/Pole Buildings

6-16 TFN

TFN 5-5

Now is stock. Landscaping Fabric


(937) 378-2786

1x1 Ad 5 Weeks for $46.00

Also Specializing in Orchard Grass, Timothy, Clover, Alfalfa, Wild Life Plot Mixes & Numerous Other Varieties of Hay & Pasture Mixes Also Available Bagged Fertilizer and Bulk Garden Seed

4296 St. Rt. 131, Fayetteville (Just 6 Minutes East of Lake Lorelei) HOURS: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00 Now Accepting Major Credit Cards



Deposits Federally Insured

Transmission Service



Independent Professional - Insured

INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL, RESIDENTIAL 300 W. Main Street, Batavia, Ohio 45103 Stephen G. Handra • Shirley Handra

Specialize in: Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Volkswagon, Porsche, Jaguar, Volvo All others are WELCOME!!


Complete Inspection Services 5-26

(513) 732-0484 TFN 6-9

ASE Certified Master Technician Bosch Factory Certified

TFN 6-16

TFN 5-5

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

Does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Phone: 513-283-3435


(937) 446-4443

711 S. High Street, Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154


“Affordable Alternative to Dealer Service”

11256 Hamer Rd. Georgetown, OH 45121



Free Estimates RC All Work Guaranteed TFN References available upon request

13900 Klein Road, Mount Orab, OH

Southern Ohio Stove Systems

Home Health


DON’S IMPORTS (937) 444-9364



Providing Quality Care A Passport Provider Serving Brown, Adams & Highland

Auto Service

Auto Service


TFN 5-19

Danny Bauer Handyman

Construction 750 St. Rt. 134, Sardinia







2x3 Ad 9 Weeks for $276.00 Call René 1-800-404-3157


Save Your Home & Add A New Roof

Liscensed Insured, 24 Years Exp.




444-2244 / 1-866-451-2244 12-2 TFN

Musical Instruction

PIANO LESSONS Call Today for your FREE Introductory Lesson TFN

Julianne Holbrook 937-446-4422

Over 35 Years Experience


Mon 9-7 Tues-Fri 9-6 Sat 9-3

114 North High Mt. Orab OH





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2nd & 3rd SHIFT Full Time Positions To Assist Persons with Developmental Disabilities in Daily Living Skills, Community Activities, Social Skills Work Skills & Health/Safety Skills, group home environment. H.S. Diploma or G.E.D. required Excellent hourly rate, health care benefits, and retirement plan benefits.

2 Years experience CDL Clean driving record Local Hauling. Work available now! Call:

APPLY IN PERSON AT: 4073 Tollgate Road Batavia, Ohio Office hours: M-F 9:00am-3:00pm 513-724-0094

Carl Ritter Trucking 513-625-7072

DRIVERS NEEDED Tanker Endorsement Needed

Earn up to $250 a day 2 Years Experience Class A CDL Local Hauling Home Every Night

Call TCB Trucking 513-309-7559 DUMP TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED Two Years CDL Experience Required

Jerry Ritter Trucking (513) 625-6495 200 - HELP WANTED

200 - HELP WANTED DRIVERS: $2500 sign-on bonus. Hiring solo & team drivers, great benefits package, excellent home time, CDL-A required. 888-691-4472.

WANTED - Truck Driver, Tractor Dump trailer, regional, steady, year round work, out over night, good equipment & pay, must have Class A CDL, good record, pass drug test. Call 937-444-3717. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Georgetown business has immediate opening. Candidates must have experience, self motivated, and detail oriented. Submit resume to:

ALLIED AMBULANCE Services looking for FT/PT EMT Basics, $10.50hr., EMT Intermediate $11.50hr., Paramedic $12.50hr. Contact 937-379-1404 for more information.







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BATAVIA NURSING CARE CENTER We are currently hiring for full-time RN, evening shift and full-time & part-time STNA positions for night shift (7pm to 7am) Please apply in person at: Batavia Nursing Care Center 4000 Golden Age Drive Batavia, OH 45103 (513) 732-6500

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

DRIVERS: CDL-A Home Weekends! Regional No-Touch + Sign-On Bonus. Good Pay/Benefits. CDL-A w/1yr Experience required. 513-761-9600. DRIVERS: PAY up to $.40 per Mile! Chromed Out Trucks With APU’s, 70% Drop & Hook. CDL-A & 6 mos. experience required. 888-406-9046. EXPERIENCED MEATCUTTER, 3yrs. minimum Management Experience a plus. Send resume to: Attn: Charlie or Diana 1015 S. Second St. Ripley, OH 45167 FIRE SPRINKLER Technician needed for busy fire sprinkler company - you will inspect, service and repair fire sprinkler systems, backflows, fire hydrants, fire pumps, exit lights, extinguishers, etc. Looking for someone with Ohio fire sprinkler license, all other license a plus, will train, excellent communication skills, high school diploma or GED, valid driver’s license with a satisfactory motor vehicle report, pass drug screening and background check. Compensation: Company vehicle, gas card, paid vacation, phone, uniform, etc, Please send resume by email to: rebecca@adamsonfire. com.

CARE GIVERS FT/PT 2nd/3rd Shifts No prior experience needed to work in our 8-client family home in Milford/Goshen area. You’ll help teach our developmentally disabled clients daily living skills. Our orientation is paid & our comprehensive training includes FA/CPR. With a HS diploma/GED; clean background check & acceptable driving record, you could be working immediately. EOE

Community Concepts, Inc. is a drug free workplace Call: 513-229-2281 today & mention code: DCPC

200 - HELP WANTED TREE CLIMBERS/ INSPECTION ARBORISTS Tree Climbers neededDavey Resource Group, Div of Davey Tree. Full-time, Clermont County & Bethel, OH areas. Climbing & Inspecting trees for the presence of the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB). 2 yrs. Tree Climbing Experience Required. Tree Climbing Proficiency Required (No Spurs). No climbing with spikes is allowable on the project. Two year degree preferred— specific task training provided. Prevailing Wages paid. Valid drivers’ license required. Drug screen and E-Verify SS# verification required, EOE. Contact: Heather Reitano, Send Resumes to Heather.Reitano@davey. com

Looking for

EXPERIENCED Interior Trim Carpenters

For More Info. Call


200 - HELP WANTED WANTED: JOIN our “Slim down for Summer,” 9-week, quick Weight-Loss Challenge. Win Cash & Prizes for the biggest losers. Begins Thursday, May 2nd. Call 937-444-6161 for registration or additional infor mation.

300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED 1BR APARTMENT, Higginsport area, $375/mo., trash, sewer, water paid. Call 800-347-6657 between 10am-6pm, 937-375-3801 evenings. 1BR DELUXE apartment, Ripley in town, ground floor, deck & patio, $420/mo. Application, references required. 513-528-5100 ext. 211. 2BR CONDO, full bath, dishwasher, water & sewage furnished, washer & dryer hook-up, $650/mo. plus deposit. No animals. Batavia, OH. ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for 1, 2 & 3br, Equal Opportunity Housing, apply at Forest Glade Apartments, 9001 Airport Rd., Georgetown, OH, 937-378-4565.

NOW HIRING: Companies desperately need em- BATAVIA - 2br, 1ba, ployees to assemble prod- $525/mo plus deposit. ucts at home. No selling, 513-561-4014. any hours. $500 weekly FELICITY potential. Info. GARRISON PLACE 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. SENIOR OH-7268. APARTMENTS

RN - Now accepting applications at Sunrise Manor & Convalescent Center, 3434 State Rt. 132, Amelia, OH 45102. 513-797-5144. TECHNICIAN GEORGETOWN company seeking experienced fire alarm/security system technician. Pay based on experience. Self-motivated, reliable, detail oriented.

62 & OVER Rent Subsidized Free Utilities Secure Bldg. On-site laundry Pets allowed

513-876-3590 TTY 800-750-0750

GEORGETOWN-ONTHE-SQUARE, 1BR, 1ba, equipped kitchen, heat furnished, washer/dryer available, perfect for young couple or professional, $475/mo., deposit required. 513-625-4371.

Registered Nurses for Surgery 1 Full-Time with On-Call Duties 1 Part-Time with On-Call Duties Experience in Circulating Preferred

Southwest Regional Medical Center 425 Home Street Georgetown, Ohio 45121 Please Send Resumes To: Fax: 937-378-7772 Or apply online at: Contact our HR Department for other open positions.

CHIEF WATER PLANT OPERATOR Brown County Rural Water Association (BCRWA) is currently accepting resumes for the position of Chief Water Plant Operator. Under direction of the General Manager, the Chief Operator leads the performance of activities related to the operation & maintenance of our Class III lime softening treatment facility. Requires high school diploma or GED, valid Ohio driver’s license and OEPA Class III Water Supply license. Competitive wage & 401(k) plan. Resume should be sent to: BCRWA, Chief Operator Position 3818 US 52 Ripley, OH 45167 or via e-mail to: Deadline for resume is May 3, 2013 EOE/DFWP

300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED LYTLE TRACE Senior Apartments. 62 & over, rent subsidized, secure building, free utilities, on-site laundry, pets allowed. Call 513-724-3358. TTY 800-750-0750.

“SPRING FORWARD WITH THIS DEAL” Studio - $319.00 Call, it won’t last! 513-724-3951

303 - HOUSES FOR RENT 3BR HOUSE in Higginsport, washer/dryer hookup. $550/mo. plus deposit. 1-800-347-6657 between 10am-6pm or 937-375-3801 evenings. AVAILABLE NOW 3br, with attached garage. Central air, total electric, new windows, new vinyl, carpet & paint. WBSD Mt. Orab area. $700.00 per month plus deposit, 937-483-6324. HOUSE FOR RENT, 3br, 1ba, LR, DR, kitchen, utility room, garage, natural gas, C/A, near Georgetown Schools. Non-smokers, no pets. $650/mo. plus utilities, security deposit $500 plus last month required. References required. 937-378-3151. NEAR RUSSELLVILLE a two bath, two bedroom & lvgr carpeted, kitchen, utility with W/D hookup. Propane gas furnace, terraced yard, footbridge & plenty parking. Rent $490mo, deposit same. 937-377-2135. SMALL 1BR in Mt. Orab area, $375/mo. Call 937-444-5029.

303 - HOUSES FOR RENT SARDINIA - 3br, 1.5ba, ranch home, attached garage, no pets, security deposit & references required, $575/mo. Call 937-446-9371.

400 - HOUSES FOR SALE 3-4 BEDROOM, two bath home with 2 car detached garage, nearly 2 acre lot with potential building lot. House has central air, full basement with one car garage, above ground pool, large deck and wood burning insert fireplace. Sale of house will include oven, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher and washer/dryer, $105,000, Decatur, Ohio, call 937-373-0303. 3BR, 2BA frame house in Aberdeen on the river, 1.3 acres, 172 ft of river frontage, $89,000 937-373-4883 or 937-213-1653.

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

Are you tired of boring jobs, unfriendly people, low pay and 2nd/3rd shifts? Join our excellent team of friendly staff and a Manager with 30 years here at the hotel. You will feel welcome & have option for medical, vision, dental benefits, holiday pay after 90 days & paid vacation after 1 yr. Employee meals at a discount and uniforms. You will clean an average of 18 rms daily with two breaks & 30 min lunch. Shifts M-F (8:30- 4:30.), Sat (9-5) & Sun (10-6). Full/Part-time openings & must be able to work most wknds. Apply in person at the:

Holiday Inn & Suites 4501 Eastgate Blvd Cincinnati, OH 45245 401 - CONDOS/TOWNHOUSES FOR RENT 2BR, 1.5BA, balcony, equipped kitchen, dishwasher, washer/dryer hookup, $650/mo. plus deposit, water furnished, 513-658-5766 or 513-831-5959. BATAVIA - 2br condo, 1ba, W/D hookup, A/C, walking distance from town, $650/mo. plus deposit. No Pets! 513-724-7842.

403- MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE ABANDONED DOUBLEWIDE with land, PLEASE TAKE OVER, $3500 deposit. 888-221-4503.


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)

501 - CHILD CARE DAYCARE HUGS & KIDS, LLC. 6th & Willow St., Williamsburg Call Dorothy Lewis 513-218-7471 or Stephanie Lewis 859-801-0125

504 - BUSINESS SERVICES GARDEN TILLING done DIRT CHEAP! Call Mike 937-515-0947. Also bush hogging.

LANDSCAPING/MOW ING, MULCHING, pressure washing, staining & cleaning decks & retaining walls. Senior discounts available. Contact Khris at 513-505-3652.

QUALITY PAINTING Interior/Exterior Pressure washing, decks, staining & restoration, clean out & demolition, hauling. Free estimates! Contact Khris 513-505-3652.

506 - CLEANING IT’S SPRINGTIME! Time to think about some Spring Cleaning! I have great references & great rates. I also clean weekly & bi-weekly. Call 513-255-4342


For all your sewing needs for you, your family and your home. Call 937-444FOR SALE MT ORAB OWNER FINANCING 4276. Reasonable rates, 30,000+ square foot lot expert service. approved for two 3-family buildings, city utilities in great location near 32 and Merchants Plaza additional lot with house that rents for $500 per month. Corner lot with frontage on two streets. All for $99,000. Call Dennis Wright for details 937-213-2060.

602 - ANTIQUES 9-PIECE WALNUT dining set, circa 1920’s w/lighter in-laid wood. 2-leaves, 4-chairs, buffet, china cabinet/hutch. Originally purchased by grandparents. $650. 513-335-6022.





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608 - FARM PRODUCE VEGETABLE PLANTS Seventy varieties of tomatoes. One mile north of Hillsboro off State Route 73. Monday through Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Sunday noon to 4:00 pm. Secret Garden Greenhouse, 937-205-4178.

611 - WANTED TO BUY TOP DOLLAR PAID!! Cash for furniture, antiques, appliances, tools, fishing, jewelry, gold, silver, records, DVD’s, games, sports, pocket knives, more! ALMOST ANYTHING! 937-378-1819 or 937-378-2850

615 - MISC. FOR SALE 275 GALLON Oil Tank, less than 5 years old, $600. 513-724-7147. BEAUTIFUL WHITE Maggie Sottero wedding gown, size 8, never worn, $800 OBO Also, Chapel length veil never worn, $75 OBO For more information call:

Questions 937-378-6041.


HUGE FAMILY Yard Sale every Fri., Sat. & Sun. from 9am-7pm at Holly Lanes on St. Rt. 125, Amelia. Lots of items for home, clothes for kids & adults, great prices. MOVING SALE - Vitamaster model 9775 treadmill, 1/2HP, $75, Lawnboy mower, 21”, extra blades, $150, Kenmore electric sewing machine, $75, brown wall-hugger recliner, $75, Hammond electric organ, $200, Vanguard chipper-vac 3.8HP, $150. 513-753-5704. SARDINIA - The Village wide yard sales have been set for 2013 & will be held during the following dates: May 3rd - 5th; July 4th - 7th & September 6th - 8th. The Village will post signs 2 weeks prior to the dates given.

Tossit, SELLIT. Why send that lamp to the curb? Find a new home for it through the Classifieds. Area buyers and sellers use the Classifieds every day. Besides, someone out there needs to see the light.


LOCATED: 1725 Friendship Dr., Aberdeen, Ohio 45101. From ST. RT. #52 turn North on Huntington Pkwy. by the Dollar General Store go 4 blocks turn Left on Friendship Dr. to sale. Signs posted.


FURNITURE, ANTIQUES, GLASSWARE, & MISC. Wing back chair, recliner, rocking chair, oak chair, platform rocker, sev. chairs, spindle hi-back chair, oak office chair, cane bottom chair & other occasional chairs, sofas, buffet, dry sink, sm. round top stand w/drawer, blanket chest, trunk, matching coffee & end tables, stands, drop leaf stand, lg. copper serving tray table w/stand, bookcase, full size bed, dresser & bed tables, dresser w/mirror, marble top & hankie drawers, lamp table, wall mirror, lamps, twin size elec. hospital bed w/remote, twin bed, chest & stand, dressers, dining room table, dining set w/6 chairs, cabinet base, book shelf, 2 stools, wash board, Holmes heater, Brothers elec. sewing machine in stand, 2 TV’s w/stands, Hotpoint refrigerator like new, Kenmore W/D, microwave, set Nortike dishes, lot of dishes & crystal, serving dishes, salt cellars, brass candle holders, sev. smaller crocks, New Haven mantle clock, books, many nice pictures, cast iron skillets, glassware, pitchers & glasses, Hull tea pot, S.S. silverware & other silver ware, waffle iron, elec. broiler, baking dishes, coffee pot, food processor, lot of trays, unusual knife/fork set in holder, DVD player, Christmas decorations, some garden tools, patio set, gas grill. Terms: Cash day of sale or check with proper ID. Statements made day of sale take precedence over previous advertising. NO BUYERS PREMIUM. Auctioneer Note: Ms. Calhoun has moved to Assisted Living and has her home for sale. Nice clean furniture & collectibles. Ms. Calhoun worked in Jordan for 15 yrs. before retiring. She brought back sev. interesting items which are in this sale. For pictures & more items check website #8276. Lunch served. Not responsible for accidents. OWNER: LOIS CALHOUN SALE CONDUCTED BY AUCTIONEERS

BILL HOLTON 513-312-1043 ASSOCIATE OF GUSTIN REALTY WM. J. HOLTON 513-218-4100 JESSE McKENZIE 513-218-2541 zip #8276


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









Please Come Out and Join Us! Full Details on AuctionZip

Auctioneer Larry J. Fussnecker 937-515-2116 or 937-446-3273

937-515-2692 CRAFTSMAN 8HP Woodchipper $75. OBO; John Deere 42” riding mower $400 OBO (needs engine work) Hamersville area, 513-919-8852.

Call Classifieds (513) 732-2511 1-800-404-3157

FOR SALE: New electric fence supplies, including fence chargers, insulators, wire, etc. at 50% off retail price. Large amount available. Klayton Juillerat. Call 937-205-5256. WEDDING PROPS Candles, Wicker Baskets, Candelabras, Silk Flowers, Wreaths, Urns, Display Case & Store Fixtures. Call 937-515-6862.

Protecting Parks for Future Generations

WOODWORKING TOOLS, good working order. Call 513-734-6663 or cell 492-0287.

For a free map of America's majestic National Park System,

701 - LOST AND FOUND REWARD OFFERED! No questions asked. Lost long-haired gray with some white male cat. Missing since 4/7/13 from College Avenue, Sardinia. 3 children’s family pet Greatly missed! 937-446-2961.

please call the National Parks Conservation Association at 1-800-NAT-PARK (628-7275).





JUST LISTED - 2 ACRES RIVERFRONT- Near Augusta Ferry- water, electric, deck, storage building RV pad, $110,000 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------DO THE MATH!--- Mobile Home Park- State Approved and licensed for 31 units- $150,000 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Duplex, Great Income to Price ratio- $34,500 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------5 acres Deep water creek frontage with River access, $24,500 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1 acre Riverfront Lot, Adams Co.- good elevation, $27,500 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------3 BR, 2 bath, Riverfront Home, detached garage plus, new pole barn, $179,000 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Creekfront lot and Mobile Home, River access, $29,900 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------RIVERFRONT - 3 Br, 2-1/2 bath home on deep water frontage. Custom built home has full walk-out basement with bar, too many amenities to list here, situated on double riverfront lot. Decks, patios, boat docks, new barn with ample storage for boats and cars, blacktop drive and more, more, more! $274,500 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Mobile Home with 2½ acres and 200 feet of Ohio River Frontage$72,500 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------VERY, VERY NICE! West/Central BROWN CO.- 20 Acres, 4 BR Home, 600' Road Frontage, Shop, Shed, Round Crib, Barn with Hay Loft, Converted Crib with concrete floor, Tobacco barn, horse stalls, tack room, feed room, frost proof water, feed and cattle barn. Black Top Drive, Black Board Fence. Family Room with stone fireplace - French doors open onto shaded large deck. Utility Room with washer, dryer and laundry tub. New floors and floor coverings. Lots of solid oak kitchen cabinets with island bar and smooth top Jenn-Air Range, dishwasher, side by side refrigerator, microwave, bar stools. Gas Furnace with central air. Living Room with vintage tile fireplace. 10' ceilings in majority of house. Leaded glass entry doors. Master suite with fireplace. Thermopane Windows. MUCH, MUCH, More! Reduced to $249,000 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------OHIO RIVER - Just feet away- 20 Acres of Waterfront, barn, On Whiteoak Creek with access to River- $79,000. Bank Owned… Make Offer! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1 ½ Acres on the Ohio River near Augusta Ferry- $79,500 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

506 Market St. Felicity, Oh.


Towler’s Auction Service Inc. Randy Myers Auctioneer 513-315-4360

David Campbell- Broker- 937-392-4308 View These and Many of Our Other Auctions and Real Estate Listing at:



1 Owner Collection 39 Guns- 100+ Pocket Knives- Over 3,500 Rounds of Ammunition- No Buyer’s Premium See Terms or Call1st Time Writing Check Call 1st Bring Bank Letter of Guarantee or Cash No Exceptions-



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

Sun. April 28th, 10:00

AUCTION- Southern Hills JVS- May 4th

95 SUNFIRE, complete interior, windows, lights, switches, etc. 513-404-7718.

MARK WANTS running, wrecked, dead cars and trucks. Now paying $150 - $400/cash for complete vehicles. FREE TOW! 937-446-3021 or 513-739-0774


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

Go with your instincts and use the Classifieds today.



Bank owned on site REAL ESTATE AUCTION


Spacious country farmhouse. 4bdrm 3bath. 1st floor master suite with double closets. 3 car attached garage. TLC shows throughout. Must see. Open April 28 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm. 4462 Bardwell Buford Rd.

Call Donna Wright 513.616.6817

Single Family Home on .45 acres 18706 Gauche Rd. 3 bed, 1 BA, 1248 sq. ft.

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Grazing Programs The rain that moved through the area last week seemed to put the grass into a bigger gear. Grass seemed to green up and it is finally starting to grow. I have seen some lawns mowed, but for livestock producers we have a bunch of lawnmowers that are still eating hay, so growing grass is a welcome site for those who are running low on hay. In recent years I have discussed the fact that forages are much cheaper feed if you let the livestock do the harvesting. Making hay is not a cheap way to feed. The time involved in cutting, maybe tedding, raking, baling, and moving hay has to be considered, not to mention the cost of fuel, twine or net, and the wear and tear on equipment. There are alternative ways to provide forages. There are crops that can be seeded or planted to extend the grazing opportunities throughout much of the year. Planting crops like rye in the fall will provide an early growth for spring grazing typically earlier than most pastures made up of clovers and cool season grasses like fescue. During the summer there are several options to use summer annuals that will provide a large amount of feed. Some of these have some risks, but with proper management the risks can be greatly reduced. These include crops like sorghum, sudangrass, or even corn. Some of these can be risky in certain weather conditions like a drought or late in the season when frost can be the problem. A late summer planting of brassicas like radishes or turnips have provided later grazing. Oats have also been utilized with late season plantings in August or September that often remain in good condition for grazing until Christmas or later. I have set up the first date to come out and see how some of these things are working on local farms. Talking or writing about it may give you an idea as you read about some of these opportunities, but seeing it might give you more to go on. The first, of what I hope to be either 3 or 4 evenings the next few months, will be

DAVID DUGAN held on April 24 at 6 p.m. The location will be on the farm of Phil Dotson located on Cherry Fork Road between Russellville and Cherry Fork near the Adams/Brown Co. line. The address is 10180 Cherry Fork Road, Winchester, OH. We will meet on Conley Road which runs on the west side of the Dotson farm. There is no charge, but it is a must that you RSVP one of the three OSU Extension offices by noon on April 24. The program may be postponed if the weather is wet or raining, so please call and leave your name, how many are attending and your phone number. The ladies in the offices can be reached by calling Pam in Adams Co. at 544-2339, Cindy in Brown Co. at 378-6716, or Tami in Highland Co. at 393-1918. The future dates will depend on where I can find producers growing some of the crops I mentioned above. If you are doing some of these practices, or plan to this

year, and would be willing to let a group come see how it works for you, please contact me. My cell is (937) 5152314 or you can send me an e-mail at Also, there will be a grazing school taking place on April 23, 25 and 27 at Southern State Community College in Fincastle. Pesticide Testing We started in February with testing for applicators wanting to obtain a pesticide license through the Ohio Department of Agriculture for both private and commercial applications. We have continued to offer testing on the second Monday of each month since at the Old Y Restaurant. We have had a full house each day. A license is needed for private applicators to buy “restricted use” pesticides to use on their own crops and property for the most part. A commercial license is needed for any pesticides applied on someone else’s property for hire, or on any public property. Due to the fact that we have had the testing full each of the previous months, we have added an additional date. We have added a testing date for the month of

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Strawberry Plasticulture Workshop If you have an interest in growing strawberries, mark your calendar for Thursday, May 16 at 6 p.m. The program will be taught by OSU Extension Horticulture Specialist and Scioto County Extension Educator, Brad Bergefurd. The program will be held at the OSU South Centers near Piketon on SR 32 just about a mile east of US 23 on Shyville Road. The cost for the program is $5 and you need to register by May 14. Registration can be done by calling Charissa McGlothin at (740) 2892071 Ext. 132 or e-mail her at For more information you can go to:

Fat and lazy mice cause issues The business of supplying research facilities with experimental mice is a 1.1 billion dollar-a-year industry. New drugs, new disease treatments, new vaccines are all first tested in laboratory mice. Unfortunately, scientists are just now coming to the realization that the ubiquitous mouse may not be the perfect test subject. Let’s say you had a relative that spent all day sitting on the couch either sleeping or watching TV. Add to that he even went so far as to move the refrigerator next to the couch so he could eat whenever he wanted. Would it surprise you to find out that this relative was grossly overweight, had high blood pressure and diabetes? That scenario pretty much describes your typical laboratory mouse (except for the watching TV part). Typical, biomedical laboratories have thousands of mice on hand at all times. These mice are housed in little plastic cages about the size of a shoebox. There isn’t enough room for things like an exercise wheel. Because it would be too costly and time consuming to go around and feed them all the time, each cage is equipped with a food hopper. These food hoppers are replenished from a central hopper so there is always food available. In other words all these mice have to do all day is eat and sleep. To get some idea of why


HEALTH MATTERS TOM CALLAHAN, RPH this is a problem, let me tell you about a promising discovery for stroke victims. Researchers found that after a stroke, a chemical that was toxic to nerve cells was released. The idea was, if they could come up with a drug that blocks this toxic chemical, they could reduce the severity of the stroke. A couple of drug companies came up with medications that blocked this chemical, and in tests on mice the chemical worked great. Unfortunately, when these same drugs were tested in humans, there was no benefit. One researcher wondered if perhaps the brains of obese mice might be different from normal mice, so he tested the drugs on mice that had been put on a diet. The beneficial effect of the drug disappeared. Because the drug companies used obese sedentary mice to test their new stroke drug, they wasted millions of dollars. One of the fundamental principles of science is that an experiment should be reproducible. If a scientist is able to produce energy through cold fusion, anyone else using his same procedures

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June. The tests are offered on the second Monday of the month, so the two remaining dates are May 13 and June 10 at noon. If you want to register for one of the two remaining testing dates you may do so by logging onto or call the Ohio Department of Agriculture at (800) 2821955 and ext. 31.

should get the same results. Unfortunately for cold fusion, no one else was able to reproduce the same results, and the claim was ridiculed. This concept of reproducible experiments is what drives the billion-dollar-lab mouse industry and stands in the way of replacing it with something else. Scientists love the fact that they can buy thousands of genetically pure mice, raised in an identical, sterile and stress-free environment. They can be sure that the mouse they get today will be the same as the mouse they get next week, and the same as every other lab in the country is getting. There is a fear in some researchers that the ubiquitous mouse has become the de facto lab animal. Not only is it more expensive to use another animal, but it is also harder to get grants if your experiments aren’t conducted on mice, since they will need to be replicated before they are considered valid. That means even more money in the future. Next time we’ll look at some examples of how the lab mouse may be impeding advances in science. Tom Callahan is a pharmacist, he lives in the Milford area. Any question or comments can be sent to TomHealthMatters@gmail.c om. You can find archives of previous Health Matters at TomHealthMatters.blogspot. com.

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1258238Sardinia- 3BD, 2BA, Almost 1500 sq.ft. of open living area. Master BD suite. Dining Rm. & Equipped eat-in Kitchen. Large front deck & covered back porch. Affordable living seconds off St. Rt. 32. Back yard completely privacy & fenced. 2 car carport. $79,900 1312624 - Georgetown - Walk back in time as you enter the front door of this magnificent home! 3BD, 1.5 BA. Double parlor, fluted wdwk w/rosettes. Wide baseboards & a cherry bannister. A dry cellar underneath. This home has a secure, local alarm system which can be transferred to the new owner. $79,900 1336123 Georgetown Beautiful craftmanship of this total renovation! Brand new flring, windows, roof, furnace, siding, kitchen w/appliances & elec. service. 3BD, 1BA. A doll house ready to move-in. 40x30 barn w/new siding, roof, & gar. door. 20x10 shed. A true must see! $89,900 1336137 - Lake WaynokaIncredible lakefront property nestled on a cove. 4BD, 3.5 BA. Hearthstone hewn log home in impeccable condition. Hardwood flrs. on 1st level except for MBR suite. Gormet Kit.w/blt-in microwave, oven and granite island range top. Granite countertops. $369,900




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1339793 - Mt. Orab - Exciting full brick home unique in style. 38x35 beautiful finished rec room in bsmt. Great rm. w/stone F/P, 3 BD, 2 fully renovated baths, new countertops in kit. Rear french dr. w/o to professionally landscaped back yard w/pool & tiered decking. $199,900

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‘Fig Buttercup’ or also known as Lesser celandine

Spring at the Cabin BY Faye Mahaffey Master Gardner Volunteer I love taking a walk down to the cabin this time of the year. The daffodils are blooming and joining in is a low-growing herbaceous perennial dreaded by some and adored by others – “fig buttercup” or Lesser celandine. We have a friend in the lawn care business that always informs us that he can take care of that invasive weed for us, but we have never made that call. The plants consist of a basal rosette of tender, succulent, dark green, shiny, stalked kidney-to heartshaped leaves. Flowers are symmetrical, bright buttery yellow with a slightly darker center, have 8 (typical) to 12 petals, and are borne singly on delicate stalks that rise above the leaves. When in bloom, large infestations of lesser celandine appear as a green carpet with yellow dots, spread across the forest floor. This highly invasive plant is native to Eurasia and it was originally sold in the United States as an ornamental. It prefers moist, forested floodplains; however, in recent years lesser celandine has escaped cultivation and is becoming widespread in parks, yards, and forests growing under a range of environmental conditions including drier upland areas. Control of lesser celandine is challenged both by the plants unusual life cycle and its prolific reproductive potential. The weed is spread by seed and by movement of thickened underground stems or tubers in contaminated soil or by wildlife. For example, deer may transport pieces of tubers between their hooves or under their dew claws to new locations. In southwest

Ohio, the plant spends most of its life underground from June through January. Typically, leaves begin to appear in February and colonies thicken through March and April. Blooms appear in late March and early April. By May, the above ground portion of the plant begins to fade. Lesser celandine has been labeled as invasive because it is displacing many native plant species, especially those with the similar spring-flowering life cycle. Because lesser celandine emerges well in advance of the native species, it has a developmental advantage which allows it to establish and overtake areas rapidly. Small colonies of lesser celandine can be removed by digging up the tubers; however, extreme care should be taken not to leave behind any of the tubers. Chemical control recommendations in the literature tend to focus on multiple applications of systemic glyphosate-based herbicides in February (in order to have the greatest impact to the lesser celandine and the least impact to desirable native wildflower species). Brown County Master Gardener, Mike Hannah, will be answering your gardening questions again this year. You can e-mail your questions and photographs to We took a quick trip to northern Indiana over the week-end and everywhere we looked the fields were flooded! It was cold and even snowed while we were there! I was relieved to return to Ohio and find drier ground and trees in bloom. I am shopping for some cabbage plants this week for my pallet garden. Have you started purchasing yet?

‘Burg Garden Club to hold plant auction The Williamsburg Garden Club’s will be holding their annual Plant Auction on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Room of the Williamsburg United Methodist Church, corner of Third and Gay Streets. Club members and friends will bring annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, herbs, ornamental grasses, hosta, daylilies, shrubs, young trees, containers and other related items. There will also be items donated by area

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nurseries and garden stores. Proceeds will be used for civic beautification in Williamsburg. Light refreshments will be served. The 2013 Home and Garden Tour will be held on Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. 4 p.m., rain or shine! Advance tickets are $9.00 and tickets the day of the tour are $10.00. For additional information call (513) 724-3657 or "Friend" the club on FaceBook.

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Tobacco Plant Production In case you missed last week’s article, I wanted to remind tobacco plant producers about the list of production practice that recently appeared in the Kentucky Pest News. This is a step by step list of preventative practices for improved plant production. If you missed it and would like a copy, contact me at (937) 515-2314 or email me at This is a calendar like list of preventative measures to help grow healthier plants.


Grazing programs set to begin

The Brown County Press, April 21, 2013  

The Brown County Press, April 21, 2013

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