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Vol. 37 No. 37 WBHS Music Dept. to hold musical Western Brown High School Music Department is presenting “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” on Friday and Saturday, May 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. at the Western brown High School Auditeria Tickets are $7.00 for students and children and $10.00 for adults.

Brown Co. Senior Citizens set to meet Brown County Senior Citizens Club will hold its regular meeting and luncheon at noon Wednesday, April 28, at Carey Bavis Post 180 of the American Legion, 1001 S. Main St., Georgetown. Naomi Lindsey will present a fun and interesting program on Stanley Products. Those attending the meeting may order those products from Lindsey at that time. She generously donates all profits to the club.

Free hog roast and Friend Day at Sardinia Sardinia Bible Baptist Church will be holding Friend Day on Sunday, May 2, 2010. Evangelist Ron Alberico will be the special guest speaker at 10 a.m. There will be a free hog roast immediately following the service. We all have a friend in Jesus and He will always feed our souls. The church is located at 13039 Purdy Road, Sardinia. For more information about Friend Day and the free hog roast please call Joyce at (937) 379-2089.

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Brown County Sheriff’s office investigates murder BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press The Brown County Sheriff’s Office is investia murder in gating Aberdeen. In a press release, Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger reports that John Carpenter, 34, was found dead of a gunshot wound at his home at 8503 Stringtown Road. Ronda Buchanan, who referred to herself as Carpenter’s girlfriend, said

her 12 year old daughter discovered Carpenter’s body when she came home from school on Tuesday. “He was a good person and a wonderful dad to my kids”, Buchanan said. “We were going to get married, but everything ended so fast.” Wenninger said deputies arrived at approximately 4:22 p.m. to find Carpenter dead of an apparent gunshot CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

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The murder scene on Stringtown Road near Aberdeen remains behind Sheriff’s tape as the investigation continues.

Unemployment numbers falling BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press After two straight months of increases, the unemployment rate in Brown County is moving back down. The Ohio Department of Human Services reports that the March unemployment rate for the county was 14.5 percent. That is down from 15.1 per-

cent in February and 14.9 percent in January. The outlook for the surrounding areas is even better, with unemployment rates dropping for the second straight month in the state, the Cincinnati region and every neighbor of Brown County. The numbers in Ohio dropped to 11.5 percent in March from 11.8 percent in February.

For the Cincinnati region, which includes Brown, Clermont, Butler, Hamilton and Warren counties, the rate improved to 10.5 percent from 10.7. The biggest local improvement was in Adams County, where the March rate dropped nearly one percent to 16.5 percent from 17.7 in February. Comparing the March numbers to February, Clinton

BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press The Fayetteville-Perry School District is cutting one million dollars from its budget for the 2010-2011 school year and students will start having to pay participation fees for many extra-curricular activities. Board members decided to implement an athletic activity participation fee next year of $125 for one sport, $200 maximum for an individual athlete

The Mt. Orab Garden Club will be holding a flower and vegetable plant sale for the community on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at the Lions Pavilion, Mt. Orab Village Park. Plants will be very reasonably priced and the sale will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

G’town Jr./Sr. High School presents musical The students of the Georgetown Jr./Sr. High School Drama Department will be presenting their spring musical ‘Just Another High School Musical’ written by Bryan Starchman on Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8. The performances will be held in the high school cafetorium. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and snacks will be sold during intermission. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students.

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County went to 18.7 percent from 19.0, Highland County to 18.3 from 18.8 and Clermont County improved to 11.3 percent from 11.7. Angie Janison, Assistant Director of Workforce Connections of Adams and Brown Counties, said that she can see some positive trends in the local job market. “We’re noticing more jobs CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

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and $300 maximum for a family (which may have two or more participating students). They also decided to implement a participation fee for certain non-athletic activities next year of $20 for one activity, 30 for two or more activities, and $50 maximum for a family. The budget cuts and participation fees were approved following action by FPLSD Board of Education members at their regular meeting April 15. CONTINUED ON PAGE 13


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Work on the bridge over Sterling Run on West Main Street in Mt. Orab is expected to resume on Monday.

Bridge work on CR 24 halted due to engineering concerns BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press Work is expected to resume Monday on the Sterling Run bridge in Mt. Orab after a two week delay. That word comes from Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer for District 9 of the Ohio Department of Transportation. Fuller said work was stopped when support pilings for the bridge were being seated in the ground and hit bedrock sooner than expected. With the pilings at a shallower depth than designed, engineers had to be called in to make sure that the pilings would be able to bear the weight of the bridge.

“We understand that delays are frustrating, but safety is our ultimate goal”, Fuller said. She added that it’s too soon to tell whether the two week

delay will extend the closure of the road past the scheduled project completion date of October 31. She added that the biggest CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

Eastern District residents comment to board about recent budget cuts BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press Eastern Local School District residents commented at the ELSD Board of Education’s meeting on April 20 about budget cuts the board had approved on March 16. Some speakers spoke in support of a proposal District Superintendent Alan Simmons

had brought forward at the board’s March meeting to have his own salary reduced with one extra year to be added onto his current contract. About 70 people attended the meeting, which was moved to the new Eastern Local High School’s gymnasium from the smaller ELSD Administrative Office Building where board CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

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Raising money at Gold Star for the March of Dimes Katelyn Taylor, 18, worked from open to close at Gold Star Chili in Mt. Orab last Thursday. She donated all of her tips that day to the March of Dimes.



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BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press Ripley Village Administrator Charles Ashmore will receive the Brown County Chamber of Commerce’s 2010 Pioneer Award at its Spring Recognition Dinner this Monday, April 26, at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center in

Georgetown. Chamber President Tim McKeown said the Pioneer Award is presented annually to a member of the Brown County community who is providing growth for the community and leadership opportunities for the people of Brown County.


who knows “Anyone Charles knows he is passionately dedicated to Brown County,” the Chamber president commented. He said Ashmore has provided some jobs through the development he has helped spur in Ripley and millions of dollars in government grants he has obtained for that work. McKeown said while Ashmore has helped develop Ripley into a “beautiful modern village”, he also has helped the village keep its historic ambiance. “Probably the one thing Charles has brought to our county is the awareness we are all in this together,” the Chamber director added, mentioning how Ashmore with his work has shown how Brown County villages such as Ripley, Mt. Orab, and Georgetown are not in competition with one another, but that what benefits one village helps the county as a whole. Ashmore In Seventh Year Ashmore, 46, became Ripley village administrator in July 2003 and is completing his seventh year at that position. A lifelong Brown County resident, Ashmore graduated from Georgetown High School in 1982. After studying for a business administration degree at the University of Cincinnati for two years, Ashmore eventually earned a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Union Institute and University in Cincinnati. Ashmore said two of the biggest successes he counts in Ripley during the time he has served as village administrator is Ripley’s new water treatment and wastewater treatment plants. One of the most visible successes he mentioned is the development of a Riverwalk along Ripley’s Front Street near the Ohio Street. That development included some decorative benches and fencing and planters. Annexation Major Progress Ashmore said another major sign of Ripley progress during the years he has served as administrator is the annexation of more than 500 acres of Union Township land into the village with the biggest such annexation being nearly 430 acres taken in this past fall that are south of Ripley-UnionLewis-Huntington High School along both sides of U.S. 52-6268. He said owners of two of the largest properties in that area are planning some economic development there, so that will mean some future growth for Ripley. Ripley’s village administrator will be the first to admit, however, he alone is not responsible for the progress that

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Ripley Village Administrator Charles Ashmore addresses the Ripley-Union-LewisHuntington Local School District Board of Education on Nov. 30, 2009. The Brown County Chamber of selected Commerce Ashmore as its 2010 Pioneer Award recipient.

has come to that Southern Brown County village. He said he is happy with the interaction he has had with other village leaders including village council members, Ripley Mayor Tom Leonard, Ripley Fiscal Officer Lesley Myers, Ripley Village Solicitor Jay Cutrell and Ripley Police Chief Harvey Bowman. Ashmore said they all have the best interest of Ripley at heart and are “a joy to work with”. He also praises Ripley’s residents. “Ripley’s people – I can’t say enough good things about them.” Ashmore and his wife, Lisa, live on a Pleasant Township farm where they raise cattle and hay. The cost to attend the Brown County Chamber of Commerce Spring Recognition Dinner this Monday is $15 per ticket. A social time is scheduled to begin about 6:30 p.m. with the dinner slated to be served about 7 p.m. Further information is available by calling the Brown County Chamber of Commerce Office in Georgetown at (937) 378-4784. An extended version of this story can be found online at

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More than $3.3 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and Ohio EPA’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) will go to counties, cities and villages across Ohio to allow homeowners to repair or replace failing home septic systems. Ohio EPA and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) are working with U.S. EPA to distribute the funds. Ohio EPA administers the funding, and awards ARRA assistance to counties and municipalities who then assist local homeowners. ODH facilitates and assists local health districts which in turn work with local residents to determine eligibility and installation requirements. Counties, cities or villages that applied for and received ARRA subsidies through a WPCLF low-interest loan agreement to finance 75 percent of each homeowner’s failing home septic systems include: • Adams County - $54,740 to

improve 14 septic systems affecting 5,600 gallons per day; • Brown County – $130,601 to improve 10 septic systems affecting 4,000 gallons per day; • Highland County - $18,750 to improve one septic system affecting 400 gallons per day; Qualifying applicants had to submit a project nomination form to Ohio EPA, estimating the number of systems to be repaired or replaced, costs per upgrade, a map of the general locations for upgrades and the local entity that will oversee the work. Local matches are to be provided by homeowners receiving federal subsidies. For more information about the program, please visit the ODH Web site, BE3E96EDAE34872BD930A B4FA4CBD40/upevents.pdf Ohio EPA’s stimulus funding Web site: or contact your local health department.



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Chamber to present Purdy Horizon Award BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press While many people know Stan Purdy as a Georgetown attorney, he is most familiar to some other people for his work with the U.S. Grant Homestead Association. Purdy’s passionate work promoting Brown County’s most famous historical character, 18th U.S. President Ulysses Simpson Grant, is one reason the Brown County Chamber of Commerce has selected him to receive its 2010 Horizon Award. The Chamber will present him that award at its Spring this Recognition Dinner Monday, April 26, at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center in Georgetown. Chamber President Tim McKeown said the Horizon Award is presented to someone who is an “unsung hero”, a person “who has done a lot of work promoting Brown County and making Brown County a better place to live”. McKeown said Purdy has been involved with the Brown County community for many years and has been a major force in staging the Annual U.S. Grant Celebration in Georgetown. The Grant Celebration draws hundreds of people to downtown Georgetown the fourth Saturday of each April with its most popular event being the annual re-enactment of Confederate Army General John Hunt Morgan’s raid of Georgetown in July 1863. Purdy Native To Brown Co. Purdy, 72, is a native Brown Countian who was born in a Washington Township house near Sardinia. He grew up in Norwood and earned both a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and a law degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus. He came to Georgetown to practice law in September 1968 after working as an attorney the three previous years in Columbus. He said he

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currently is engaged in the general practice of law in the areas of real estate, probate, and business, but he formerly worked as a criminal defense attorney and a family law attorney. Purdy said one of the first community activities in which he involved himself after moving to Brown County in 1968 was the Russellville Kiwanis Club, of which he still is a member. Purdy also displayed some acting skills by participating in “10 to 12” different productions performed by the Gaslight Players, a community theater group, from 1970 to 1997. Grant Involvement Lengthy When some Georgetown area residents decided to organize to honor Grant by forming the U.S. Grant Homestead Association, Purdy said he became involved in that endeavor “early on”. After first undertaking some legal work for the Association’s Board of Directors, which he said had only “four or five members” at first, he filled an opening on that board. After serving a while as a board member, he was elected as the Association president in 1996 and has held that post since. Among Purdy’s other Grant-related endeavors with which he is involved with

other people: • He is working to get a statue of Grant placed in a small downtown Georgetown park across from the Brown County Courthouse at East Grant Avenue and North Main Street. • Purdy is trying to persuade the Ohio General Assembly in Columbus to choose Grant as the newest Ohio historic figure who will be honored with a statue in the Statuary Hall National Collection in Washington, D.C. A statue of Grant or another historic figure from the Buckeye State will be chosen to replace a statue of William Allen, a former Ohio governor, in the National Statuary Hall Collection. • He is working to keep Grant’s picture on the $50 bill. Some congressmen have proposed replacing Grant’s likeness with that of 40th U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Purdy and his wife, Nancy, who runs the Bailey House Bed and Breakfast in Georgetown, have five daughters and five grandchildren. While Purdy noted he is quite pleased and very honored to be chosen for this year’s Brown County Chamber of Commerce Horizon Award, “You don’t do these community things with the expectation to be honored – you do them because they have to be done.” The cost to attend the Brown County Chamber of

Commerce Spring Recognition Dinner this Monday is $15 per ticket. A social time is scheduled to begin about 6:30 p.m. with the dinner slated to be served about 7 p.m. Further information is available by calling the Brown Chamber of County Commerce Office in Georgetown at (937) 3784784. An extended version of this story can be found online at



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New immunization requirements for next school year The Brown County Health Dept. wants to make parents aware of the new immunization requirements for the 2010-2011 school year. • A booster dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) or Td (tetanus/diphtheria) for students entering the seventh grade in the fall. • Kindergarten students must have two doses of varicella (chickenpox), or if the student has had natural chickenpox disease, they must return a signed statement from parents, guardian, or physician stating so. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call nurses at (937) 378-6892 or toll free at (866) 867-6892.

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May 4th Elect Republican

C. Michael Kilburn to Congress

O D D KILBURN vs. Schmidt

Dear Friend,

As you may be aware, after serving as Warren County Commissioner for the past 28 years, I have made the decision to not seek re-election this year. After careful consideration, I have made the decision to run for Congress as a proud Republican to represent Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District. I have enjoyed my long service in County Government and have been blessed by the voters in Warren County with their confidence to represent them for the past three decades. From a population of fewer than 100,000 in 1982 to a population of 225,000, the second fastest growing county in Ohio, I have gained a wealth of experience in government affairs. Through it all, I have learned a few things. The most important of these is to always be truthful to the people you represent. Second, believe in something that is truly important to you and be passionate in what you believe. My “something of importance” has, is and will continue to be to limit what government does to those things that our citizens cannot do for themselves.


My friends, our representatives in Congress have lost their way on both sides of the aisle. We now have a government program for every “hang-nail” problem in society. Spending at all levels of government have become unsustainable to the point of financial disaster. I want to begin a new movement in Congress that promotes conservative values, strengthening of the private sector and a fair tax system that will regenerate what is good and strong with our American way of life. I was the first elected official I know to denounce the Obama Stimulus Spending Program. A long time opponent of our federal government’s insatiable desire to spend more than we have, the time is now to take back this Congress and re-energize our nation with fiscal responsibility, personal responsibility and initiatives to encourage free enterprise and personal liberties once again. I have a strong fiscal conservative record in leading Warren County for many years. In spite of our tremendous growth, our county has virtually no debt and is one of only a few counties in Ohio that is financially solvent with a AA bond rating. I would like to take those same principles with me to Washington D.C. and represent the good, hard working, patriotic citizens of the 2nd District as your Congressman. I would like to ask for your support in this upcoming Republican Primary. Please visit my website at to learn more about me. With your help, we can win this primary and contribute to the re-building of our great nation.

KILBURN supports legislation to end earmarks - Schmidt voted against legislation to end earmarks

KILBURN refused stimulus money - Schmidt lobbied for and accepted it

KILBURN denounced the $700 billion bank bailout - Schmidt voted in favor of it

KILBURN as a County Commissioner has fought to keep taxes low - Schmidt voted for the largest tax increase in Ohio’s history as a State Representative

KILBURN is a proven fiscal conservative - Schmidt is a progressive

KILBURN supports term limits in Congress - Schmidt does not

KILBURN supports protecting the 2nd Amendment rights - Schmidt voted for a gun ban as a Miami Township Trustee in Clermont County

“I have known Mike Kilburn for a great many years and I cherish him as a wonderful public servant and a valued friend. The common-sense principles he espouses are ones that you can believe in, because he does not change his tune for political advantage. He never has and he never will.” - Cooper Snyder, Former State Senator and Honorary Chairman for Kilburn to Congress Campaign My Pledge to YOU: Committed to strong Christian, family and moral values Committed to less government not more government Committed to oppose “earmarks” and other wasteful, unwanted, liberal spending Committed to legislation to strengthen the free market economy Committed to protecting our borders and ending benefits to illegal aliens in our Country Committed to a strong national defense and support of our veterans


May 4th Elect Republican Candidate to Congress 2010 2nd Congressional District

C. Michael Kilburn to Congress

Paid for by Kilburn to Congress, Cooper Snyder, Honorary Chairman, C. Kilburn, Treasurer, 3393 S. Waynesville Road, Morrow, Ohio 45152


I want to take this opportunity to share with you my plans to continue to serve as an elected official in Southwest Ohio.

Green shoots are poking up in the local economy


Federal spending leaks into Ohio, puts families at risk Recently, a $940 billion spending bill that will impose higher taxes and mandates on families and businesses passed through Congress and was signed into law by President Obama. The health care bill was touted as a “historic” effort toward comprehensive reform, yet all the bill does is increase spending, expand government control, raise insurance premiums, and diminish the quality and accessibility of care. According to the Heritage Foundation, the federal health care bill will increase spending by $234 billion, raise insurance premiums by 10 to 16 percent and put one-fifth of all health care providers at risk of bankruptcy. It will also replace competition and innovation, which have built our health care industry into the world-class industry it is today, with government bureaucracy and red tape. In other words, this legislation as passed has the potential

DANNY BUBP to destroy the economy and collapse the quality of our nation’s health care. Here in Ohio, the effects of this bill will hit families and businesses hard. With the state having already suffered months and months of double-digit unemployment, small businesses may terminate even more jobs when they cannot afford the higher costs mandated by Washington. Patient care will likely suffer significantly, as benefits and costs will now be controlled by the political elites. Most disturbing is the provision that ALLAmericans will be forced to purchase health care insurance, a mandate that intercepts individual freedom and

will impose a heavier financial burden on already-struggling families. The people of Ohio cannot afford this pricey new mandate in the face of the $8 billion deficit we will be forced to reckon with in the next budget. To enforce this mandate, the federal government is hiring an additional 16,000 IRS agents who will have the authority to check your income tax return for compliance with the new law. To preserve the rights of Ohioans to make their own health care decisions, I cosponsored House Joint Resolution 3, also known as the Ohio Health Care Freedom Act, which would safeguard the fundamental liberties of Ohio’s citizens. However, since its introduction in October, this measure has only received sponsor testimony in committee and has sat idle for months during the most critical time in our state’s history. In a second attempt to pass legislation that would protect

Ohio’s families, House Republicans will soon be introducing a bill to declare that it is the state’s policy that its citizens are not required to buy into a particular health insurance policy, whether it is private, state or federal. It would also protect individuals from paying any penalties for exercising this right, while requiring the Ohio Attorney General to file an injunction against any mandate that disrespects the state’s policies. All Americans would have benefitted from a bipartisan compromise that blended the best ideas of both parties. Instead, what we got was a flawed bill that passed merely through political muscle and circumvented a fair democratic process. Ohio’s lawmakers must work to improve health care affordability and accessibility for all citizens without bankrupting the state and killing more jobs in the process.

Letters to the Editor Reader says Kilburn is the choice for District 2 Letter to the editor To Voters in the Republican Primary May 4 This is a note to ask you to take a good look at Mike Kilburn, an old friend of mine from Warren Co where I grew up. Mike is attempting to unseat Jean Schmidt and run as the Republican nominee for Congress from this district. Having known Mike for many years, I know him to be

a true conservative who believes in less government, lower taxes, and greatly reduced government spending. Mike initiated a self insured health insurance program for all of Warren County government in 1988 saving the taxpayers over 50 million dollars. I believe Mike would do everything possible to bring this government spending

back under control. He has proven time and time again that he can take the heat. He was the first County Commissioner to turn down Obama's stimulus money, which earned him a guest appearance on the Glenn Beck Show, this was not a popular move with some people but he stood his ground. He has been a Warren Co. Commissioner for 28 years.

It’s always fun to be able to write about good news. There are some positive developments on the unemployment front to talk about this week. First of all, the unemployment rates are down across the county, the region and the state. All the facts and figures are in the story on page one. If you see the unemployment glass as half empty, you’ll say the rates haven’t dropped very much in some cases. If you’re more of a “halffull” person, you can point to the fact that they aren’t going up anymore. In fact, in every county surrounding Brown County, jobless rates have gone down for two months in a row. The Brown County rate for March was 14.5 percent, down from 15.1 in February. The Kroger company told me this week that they had nearly doubled the workforce for the new store in Mt. Orab that’s set to open next month. 170 more people now have jobs. The new store will employ a total of 345 full and part-time workers. More positive information came from the President of the Hawkline company. Hawkline makes heavy duty trailers and farm equipment in Mt. Orab. J. Pearson said that his company was down to 45 workers last year when the economy was slow...but they are back up to 88 workers now and looking to hire 25 more. Pearson said that he noticed the market for his product picking back up in February and he’s working as fast as he can to fill the orders that are coming in. Our region still has a long

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they knew what it meant? They look like a baby with a full diaper. All joking aside, this man was indecent. He knew what he was showing and made no effort to cover it up. I put my hand over my eyes, to block the image. The young males who usually wear their pants in this fashion; wear baggy pants and bold boxers and dress the part. This male didn’t, he wore fitted blue jeans and muscle

way to go...Clinton and Highland counties rank 1 and 2 for the highest unemployment rates in the state. But things are looking up. ********************* On another note, over 25 drivers have been caught trying to sneak across the Sterling Run bridge heading east on West Main Street. If you’re tempted to try that 1/10th of a mile “sneak” to save the 4.5 mile detour, keep one thing in mind. The police can sit on the other side of the bridge and you won’t see them until you’ve been caught red handed. So please follow the signs and the rules. It’s dangerous and ultimately expensive at 117 dollars a pop when you’re caught. I know it’s no fun to go around and sit forever on Brooks-Mallot waiting to turn right onto 32 just to go a couple of blocks, but try to stay patient. ********************** I’d also like to make one more pitch for you and your family and friends to join us on Facebook. You can find the link to join at Just look at the tabs on the left and the facebook link is at the bottom. We are looking at ways to get our facebook friends more involved with the paper and, so please join us.

Warren Co one of the fastest growing counties in the state has virtually no debt yet outstanding facilities and services. In closing, possibly the best thing I can say about my friend is that he will look you in the eye, tell you what he intends to do, and then do it. This seems to be a rarity in the public arena today. Dennis R. Wright

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shirt with no visible boxers. He was also in his late twenties, tattooed, and drove a black truck. Not too gangsta. If he would do this in a grocery store with adults around, what would he do in a toy store? Maybe it was fashion statement gone wrong but he was with his wife, just who was he advertising to? Thank you for letting me vent. Sandra Tungate

“The variety of services.” Jon Richardson Bethel

“The sense of community.” Paul Mayes Bethel

“The friendliness of all the people.” Harry Linskey Mt. Orab

“I like seeing all my old friends.” Mary Jablonski Green Township

YOUR LEGISLATORS U.S. Representative Jean Schmidt (R) 175 E. Main St Batavia,Oh 45103 or (800) 784-6366 State Senator Tom Niehaus (R) (614) 466-8082 State Representative Danny Bubp (R) (614) 644-6034

U.S. Senators George Voinovich (R) (202) 224-3353 Sherrod Brown (D) (202)224-2315 Governor Ted Strickland (D) 77 S. High St. 30th Floor Columbus, Ohio 43215 (614) 466-3555


be seen and you could see. Years ago before this fashion statement ever became popular in this area, I had heard of it. A friend who now teaches at a college in New York, taught in the prison systems in both New York and Maryland, told me of it. The inmates, who wanted “a friend”, would advertise. They would lower their pants in the back, and walk around, to show they were available. Every time I see the droopy drawer, I laugh to myself. Would these males do it if


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Reader doesn’t swoon over a saggy pants moon Dear Editor: I just left a local grocery store and I was so disgusted I had to vent. No it was not the prices, not the quality, nor the customer service; it was the customer. While waiting in line to unload by groceries, the male in front of me was unloading his. I did not say gentleman, I said male, and he left no doubt to his gender or age. The waist of his pants was below his buttocks. When he bent forward it showed the whole crack, the cheeks, and the pimples. No underwear to



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An estimated 625 people attended the 2010 Brown County Health Fair April 17 at Brown County General Hospital in Georgetown, Fair Coordinator Debbie Boone reported. Boone said this year’s fair was one of the largest ever in the 15 or so years the event has been held. One of the fair’s most popular attractions, as it is every year, was the comprehensive blood test. With a $15 cost charged for that test, it was the only fair activity that wasn’t free, but the test still was less expensive than it would be at some other places. That blood work measured a person’s body levels of such items as glucose, sodium, potassium, chloride, carbon dioxide, calcium, cholesterol, triglycerides, protein, albumin and thyroid-stimulating hormone. It also measured some prostate health readings for men. Many Vendors Attend Approximately 50 vendors attended this year’s fair ranging from hospice and nursing home services to BCGH departments to the Brown County Health Department and Curves Fitness Center. Many vendors gave away free literature to fair goers either describing their services or providing health information about a variety of topics. Some vendors gave away free items such as ink pens, hand sanitizers, pill dispensers and even small boxes of raisins. Some vendors provided free testing, which Boone reported include examinations for vision, hearing, blood pressure, blood sugar and bone density. A chiropractor checked for bone

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A Mt. Orab man who was traveling on a motorcycle was killed in a two-vehicle crash April 18 in Green Township, the Ohio State Highway Patrol Post at Georgetown reported. Troopers identified the victim as Kevin B. Clark, 55. The crash occurred at approximately 9:15 p.m. April 18 on U.S. 68 at the intersection with Greenbush Road,


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Regina Sharp of Hamersville gets her blood pressure tested by a machine at an exhibit set up by Bristow Pharmacy of Ripley at the 2010 Brown County Health Fair held April 17 at Brown County General Hospital in Georgetown as pharmacist Alex Bertram, right, chats with Katrina Jenkins of Hamersville.

structure at one exhibit, and fair goers could receive a therapeutic massage at another exhibit. The hearing test apparently was popular. Two audiologists from Cincinnati Head and Neck Inc. who administered that test reported they had tested 71 people altogether by about 11:30 a.m. Connie Toller, BCGH director of Cardiopulmonary, administered a finger monitor test that measured how much oxygen was in one’s blood. Toller said a lot of people had stopped by to take the test “especially since it doesn’t hurt, and it only takes a few seconds”. She mentioned a 93 to 100 percent reading was normal.

according to the Georgetown Post. Troopers reported a 2004 Jaguar XJ8 operated by Charles T. Taylor, 59, of Cincinnati, was traveling westbound on Greenbush Road while Clark was operating a 2005 Yamaha FJR 1300 motorcycle northbound on U.S. 68. The preliminary investigation, according to troopers, indicated that Taylor failed to yield at a stop sign while crossing U.S. 68 and was

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Event Had New Features Some new exhibits this year featured a lap band for weight control and BCGH’s pain management program. All the action wasn’t inside the hospital, either. Those attending had the opportunity to view the new Air Evac Lifeteam helicopter, which is based in Georgetown. Fair goers also had the opportunity to purchase memberships to qualify them for that air ambulance service at a less expensive cost than users who weren’t members. Both the Air Evac Lifeteam service, which arrived last year in Georgetown, and the C i n c i n n a t i Ve t e r a n s

struck by Clark’s motorcycle. Mt. Orab Life Squad transported Clark to Mercy Medical Center Mt. Orab where he was pronounced deceased by the Emergency Room physician. Troopers reported Taylor and his passenger, Sue Renard, 56, of Cincinnati,

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The Mt. Orab Lions Club will be holding their 22nd Annual Spring Car Show on Sunday, May 16, 2010 at the Municipal Grounds on state Route 68 in Mt. Orab, rain or shine. It is an open show with top 50 and eight special awards. There will be dash plaques for the first 100 cars, door prizes, food music and vendors. There is a $12.00 car entry fee, $10.00 vendor entry fee, but this event is free to spectators. For further information call Jim Bingamon at (937) 4443636.

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Administration Mobile Health Unit were new attractions this year. Veterans attending the Health Fair were able to step inside the Mobile Health Unit and talk with a VA representative about possible health assistance for which they might qualify. Mobile Health Unit Coordinator Theresa Ruggerie, who also is a Program specialist with the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, said the unit’s purpose is to educate veterans about their eligibility for VA health benefits, mentioning it serves veterans in 17 counties in the Tri-State Area’s states of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Ruggerie said the Mobile

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Three Brown County public works projects are one step closer to possible additional funding. Representatives from villages and other entities in the county met Monday, April 19, to rank county projects for funding consideration from the state and federal government under the Appalachian Regional Commission. The three projects chosen by the commission’s Brown County Caucus, in order of priority, were the Possum Run Pump Station in Georgetown, the Aberdeen Water Treatment Plant Project and a Regional Fire Training Center project at the Southern Hills Career and Technical Center. The application amount for

the Possum Run project is for 250 thousand dollars of the estimated 980 thousand dollar cost of the project. The Aberdeen Water Treatment Plant project is also applying for 250 thousand dollars toward the 2.8 million dollar estimated cost. The Regional Fire Training Center project is applying for 137,650 dollars toward the 275, 300 estimated cost. The meeting was part of an ongoing process spearheaded by the Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission. The Brown County projects will be competing against projects from ten other counties in southern Ohio. Once all ten counties submit ranked project requests by the June 25 deadline, they will be ranked by the OVRDC in order of priority.

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State treasurer visits Mt. Orab Kroger Ohio State Treasurer Kevin Boyce toured the new Kroger Marketplace in Mt. Orab on April 17 before delivering the keynote speech that night at the Brown County Democratic Party Spring Dinner in Georgetown. Standing in front of the Kroger Marketplace are, from left, Mt. Orab Kroger Customer Service Manager Julie Schweickart, Mt. Orab Kroger Assistant Manager Becky Malott, Mt. Orab Kroger Manager Bob Boland, Boyce, Mt. Orab Port Authority President Ben Houser and Brown County Democratic Party Central Committee Chairman Dallas Hurt, who hosted Boyce during his visit to Brown County. The new Marketplace is scheduled to open Thursday, May 6. Stories about that scheduled opening, the Brown County Democratic Party Spring Dinner and the Primary Elections in Brown County on Tuesday, May 4, are scheduled for the May 2 edition of The Brown County Press.

PRC Fund-Raising Banquet set April 29 The Pregnancy Resource Center, A Place of Hope, will hold its Annual Spring FundRaising Banquet at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at Sardinia Church of Christ, 7130 Bachman Road, Sardinia. Members of the community are invited to attend and learn about services PRC offers that benefit women in the midst of unexpected pregnancies as well as families with infants and children who reside in Brown County and surrounding communities. The dinner is free to all who are interested in supporting PRC, which is a Christian, lifeaffirming, non-profit organization which receives no local, county, state or federal funding. PRC is funded entirely through private donations and fund-raisers. Because of PRC, many families in Brown County and surrounding areas are better able to

provide for the needs of their infants and toddlers. Services include help with cribs, car seats, diapers, wipes and many other needed items. Reservations for the dinner

are recommended but are not absolutely necessary. More information concerning the dinner or PRC services may be obtained by contacting PRC at (937) 378-6853.

Area Agency on Aging held public hearing on strategic plan The Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. held a Public Hearing on its Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2011 - 2014 on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at The Ohio State University South Centers (Endeavor Center), 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon, Ohio. The Strategic Plan outlines the Agency’s proposed goals and objectives for service delivery utilizing federal and state funds for Adams, Brown, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto and Vinton Counties.

The Strategic Plan, when completed, will be submitted to the Ohio Department of Aging for approval. If you have questions regarding the Public Hearing, contact Nina Keller, MSW, LSW, Assistant Director/Director of Planning at the Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc., toll-free at 1-800-582-7277 (TTY 1888-270-1550). All services through the Area Agency on Aging District 7 are rendered on a non-discriminatory basis.




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Wilbur Morris Padgett, 84 Wilbur Morris Padgett, 84, Lewisburg, KY., formerly of Mt. Orab died April 16, 2010. Wilbur was born May 2, 1925 to the late Washington and Clara (nee Jones) Padgett He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and retired from Steel Craft. In addition to his parents he was preceeded in death by one son Morris J. Padgett, one grandchild, five brothers and five sisters. He was the beloved husband of Frances Mattingly Padgett, loving father Danny H. (Jeanne) Padgett, Brandenburg, Ky., devoted grandfather of seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren, and caring brother of Madlyn Hook, Maysville, Ky. Services were held Wednesday April 21, 2010 at the Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, Oh., where David Long officiated. Interment was in Mt. Orab Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society.

Fred Gorman Dumford, 93 Fred Gorman Dumford, 93, Mt. Orab, Oh., (Buford Community) died Friday morning April 16, 2010 at his residence. He was born Feb. 14, 1917 in Brown County, Oh., the son of the late Ralph Linley and Iva Holman Dumford. Mr. Dumford was a lifelong farmer and a member of the Highland County Senior Citizens. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Spaeth Dumford whom he had married on November 11, 1953, two daughters, Lisa Kay (James) Johnson, Buford, Linda Jean (Tom) Mitchell, Bainbridge, two sons, Fred Allan (Judy) Dumford, Buford, David Loring (Sandy) Dumford, Fayetteville, eight grandchildren, Charity Downing, Jason Dumford, Nancy Oxley, James Mitchell, Joseph Mitchell, David Dumford, Jarod Dumford, Heather Dumford and five great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Daniel Allen, Susan Dumford and John Mitchell and one sister, Helen Dumford. Graveside services were held Monday, April 19 at the Buford Cemetery. There was no public visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the Highland County Society for Children and Adults, P. O. Box 258, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133. The Davis-Turner Funeral Home is served the family.

Edna Ruth Spencer, 94 Edna Ruth Spencer, 94, Oh., died Georgetown, Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at the Meadowwood Care and Rehabilitation Center in Georgetown. She was a homemaker. Edna was born May 31, 1915 in Adams County, Oh., the daughter of the late Ira and Etta (McDaniel) Jenkins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Spencer in 1976, one sister, Lucille Shepherd and one daughterin-law, Marcella Jenkins. Mrs. Spencer is survived by one son, Robert Jenkins, Georgetown, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held Friday, April 16, 2010 at the Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, where Brother Les McLaughlin officiated. Interment was in the Confidence Cemetery, Georgetown. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Crossroads Hospice, 4360 Glendale-Milford Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45242 or to the Meadowwood Care Center, 61 Stevens Ave., Georgetown, Ohio 45121.


Margarett Ellen Krotchen, 51, Ripley, Oh., died Monday, April 12, 2010 at her home. She was born in Cincinnati, on Oct. 18, 1958 to Clarence Walker of Aurora, Ind. and the late Garnett Lake Walker. She was a former waitress. In addition to her father she is survived by her husband: John Krotchen, Ripley, one son: Derick Hunt, Batavia, two daughters, Danielle Hunt, Delhi, Oh., and Mary Lynn Krotchen, Oakley, Oh., eight brothers, Rickey Walker, Ky., Lonnie Owenton, Walker, Aurora, Ind., Michael Walker, Bethel, David Walker, White House, Tenn., Frederick Walker, Anderson Township, Oh., Timothy Walker, Mt Carmel, Mark Walker, Anderson Township, Oh., and John Walker, Eastgate, three sisters: Belinda Plesenger, Morrow, Dianna Dick, Aurora, Ind., and Sherry Zinner, Aurora, Ind., and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 17 at Wilson Home for Funerals. Burial followed at the Manchester Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary, P.O. Box 498311, Cincinnati, OH 45249, (513) or to the 379-2812 Peppermint Pig (513) 4740005.

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Delores A. Shannon, 78 Delores A. Shannon, 78, Bethel, died Tuesday, April 13, 2010. Delores was born Sept. 22, 1931. She is the widow of Hubert D. Shannon, niece of William and James Schehr, and is also survived by five cousins. Funeral services were Monday April 19, 2010 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Lung Association.

Jason Allen Sullivan, 29 Jason Allen Sullivan, 29, Ripley, Oh., died Monday, April 19, 2010 at Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Oh. He was born Dec. 8, 1980 in Ft. Knox, Ky., the son of Sandra Joan Herrmann, Ripley, and James Allen Sullivan, West Union. In addition to his parents, Jason is survived by two sisters, Sara Lynn Sullivan, Ripley, and Emily Marie Hamersville, Bolender, maternal grandmother, Frances Herrmann, Ripley, paternal grandfather, James William Sullivan, Georgetown, paternal great grandmother, Marie Sullivan, Georgetown, niece and nephew, Whitney Michelle Sullivan and Christopher Daniel Allen Sullivan, both of Ripley. Funeral services were on Friday, April 23, 2010 at Cahall Funeral Home, Ripley where Rev. Clark Castle officiated. Interment followed the funeral service in Maplewood Cemetery, Ripley, Ohio.

Fae (nee Shadwell) Cash, 78 Fae Cash (nee Shadwell), 78, Manchester, Oh., died April 13, 2010. Fae was born April 12, 1932 to the late Ralph and Anne (Johnson) Shadwell. Mrs Cash was the widow of Victor R. Cash, beloved mother of Vicki (Marvin) Blackburn, Carolyn Heflin, Dianne (Jeff) Eubanks, adopted daughter Darlene Dumford, Douglas, Gregory, Glen, Eric and Carl Cash, also survived by twenty-one grandchildren, several greatgrandchildren and her beloved pets Brutus, Bear, Kooney and Sweetie Pie. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Saltair Church of Christ. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Hope 230 Medical Center Dr. Seaman, OH 45679.

May 6 proclaimed as National Day of Prayer The Brown County Commissioners met with members of the Brown County National Day of Prayer task force on Monday, April 19 to proclaim Thursday, May 6 as the National Day of Prayer in Brown County. Those who were present for the signing include front row, from left, Diana Lawrence, Linda O'Hara, Marsha Mundy, commissioners Margery Paeltz and Ralph Jennings, and Terrie Wells; back row, Pastor Don Mundy, commissioner William Geschwind and Pastor David Eversole. Events are planned throughout the day on May 6 with a prayer service scheduled for 7 p.m. on courthouse square in Georgetown. The public is invited to attend.

Validating in-home providers serves as an important safety measure for seniors It’s a good rule of thumb to seek validation of anyone who is providing services in your home. For seniors in the area who receive home health or other similar services, the Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. (AAA7) asks seniors to be particularly aware of possible home health agency imposters who may come to homes claiming provide services. they Currently, these reports have generated from Highland County; however, the AAA7 asks all seniors to heighten the awareness for their safety and protection. Services provided through the AAA7 are made possible through a number of Provider Agencies located within the Agency’s 10-county District. AAA7 provides services in the following Ohio counties: Adams, Brown, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto and Vinton. The AAA7 provides the following advice: Do not allow anyone in your home if the individual cannot provide proper identification such as an employee name badge. If the individual claims they are from a Home Health Agency but it does not appear they are or they cannot provide the proper identification, call the Home Health Agency to confirm. Provider Agency employees should be in a standard company uniform and have proper Agency identification. If an employee is from the Area Agency on Aging, they should have the proper AAA7 photo identification and leave a business card with the con-


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HOW MUCH LONGER? PART I In Matthew 24 the disciples are asking Jesus if He would give them a sign concerning His coming and concerning the things which are going to happen. Some say there are no signs given to the church. But there were signs definitely given to the apostles. Look with me in verse 3: “And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came into him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of world?” They were asking three different questions. Number 1: “when shall these things be?” Jesus in verse 2 was telling His disciples about the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem. That was what their first question was about. Question number 2: “and what shall be the sign of thy coming,” Question number 3: “and of the end of the world?” All 3 of these events are really combined with each other. The temple had to be destroyed in order for it to be reconstructed. And the reconstruction of the temple, the Lord’s coming, and the end of the world were all connected. Now, ladies and gentlemen, the end of the world does not mean the whole world is on fire. That is not the end of the world; that is the end of the earth. The end of the world is the end of the world politics, when the world system comes to an end and Jesus takes over the politics of the world. He will reign as KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS for 1000 years. We believe in the millenial reign of Christ. Now Jesus answered His disciples in this manner: “Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.” When I first read this back in the ‘50s I said: I won’t be troubled. But now I think that some of these things are quite troubling. But Jesus said not to be, that these things must come to pass. That is our comfort. We are not to concentrate on those things but on doing the work of God. He will take care of us. Verse 7: “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall

DR. CHARLES SMITH MT. ORAB BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.” We have had a lot of earthquakes lately around the world. Jesus said there would be earthquakes in divers places! Remember the great tsunami? Look with me in Luke 21:25: “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring...” The waves are roaring because the ocean is interrupted by an earthquake. Some think that the Bible does not say anything about the weather, but it does right here in Luke 21:25. Look at verse 26: “Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.” My son and I was talking and he was telling me that one reason that Israel was over there helping victims of the tsunami, along with many other nations, was because Israel is expecting a great earthquake themselves. They want their people prepared. In my opinion that is what they are talking about. Look with me in the Old Testament in Zechariah 14:4 where it talks about Jesus: “And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove towards the north, and half of it toward the south.” Talk about an earthquake! That mount will split in four pieces! That is the very place where Jesus ascended into heaven. Once again I am out of space. We will continue next week. In the meanwhile read Zechariah chapter 12.

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Open house held for Freeman’s 90th birthday An open house in honor of Evelyn Freeman's 90th birthday will be held at the Sardinia Church of Christ, 7130 Bachman Rd, Saturday, May 1, from 2-4 p.m. The Brown County Press would like to wish Evelyn Freeman a very Happy Birthday!

Joyce Lee Neal and Stephen C. Thomas were wed on Sunday, April 11, 2010 on Venice Beach in Venice, Fl. The vows were written by the bride and groom and were read to each other. The bride wore a lovely periwinkle dress accented with white pearls and calla lily corsage. The groom wore white slacks with a blue Florida shirt and both were barefoot. The bride is a retired real estate broker and the groom is a retired car salesman and utility worker. The best man was Lowell Thomas, brother of the groom and the bridesmaid was Kathryn Thomas, sister in law of the groom. After a nice reception at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Thomas with friends and relatives, the newlyweds honeymooned in the Florida area. The couple now resides on their farm in Georgetown, Oh. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Thomas and wish them the best.




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Barefoot on the beach was the scene for the lovely wedding of Ms. Joyce Lee Neal to Mr. Stephen C. Thomas.

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Gaskins welcome home Colt Steve and Shelby Gaskin, Feesburg are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Colt Stephen Gaskin. Colt was born on April 3, 2010 at 3:37a.m. at Anderson Mercy Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. His grandparents are Clyde and Genda Pope, Mt. Orab, and Larry and Mary Gaskin, Hamersville along with his great grandmothers Virginia Waits, Mt. Orab and Theresa Stephen, Georgetown were very happy to welcome home this little bundle of joy. The Brown County Press would like to join in welcoming Colt and congratulate the Gaskins on their new addition.

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Patrick’s celebrates birth Nick and Stephanie (Farley) Patrick, Batavia, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Faye Patrick. She was born on Feb. 28, 2010 at Mercy Anderson Hospital. Olivia weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. She is welcomed home by her big brother, Mason Patrick. Her proud grandparents are Dave and Bernadette Patrick, Mt. Orab, Phil and Terri Jeffers, Williamsburg, Mark and Rita Farley, Winchester and Sandy Boling, Sardinia. Great grandparents are Jim and Vivian Farley, Mt. Orab, Bob and Kay Lukemire, Cincinnati, Larry and Edith Hilbert, Mason, Bill and the late Shirley Boling, Sardinia. The Brown County Press would like to join in welcoming Olivia and congratulate the Patricks on their new addition.

A1C Colin Vessels joins detachment Airman First Class Colin Vessels was chosen to join a detachment of fifteen Security Policemen from Elmendorf Air Force Base Alaska to attend SERE survival school at Fairchild AFB Spokane, Wash. and the Joint Command Urban Warfare School at Ft. Dix, NJ. Upon completion of these schools the 15 airmen with their sergeant were deployed to AliTallil Air Base near Nasiriyah, Iraq in April. They joined the 407th Security Forces Squadron that provides air base security and protects Air Force security convoys that patrol outside the air base. The detach-

ment's arrival at Ali-Tallil allowed 15 currently-serving airmen to return to their homebases and their families. Colin went on active duty in Nov 2008 after graduating from Indian River State College with an A.S. in Criminal Justice and the IRSC Police Academy in 2008. He is the son of Ken and Sheree Vessels, Port St Lucie, Fla. Sheree grew up in Brown County, and her parents, Ray and Barbara Gardner, are Brown County residents. Colin says that the best part of each summer was his trips to Brown County to visit his grandparents and drive the machinery on the

farm. He received the "Best Driver" award at the Police Academy graduation due to his practice on Grandpa's machines, he says. The Brown County Press would like to thank Airman First Class Colin Vessels for serving our country.

Eastern’s long standing tradition for excellence isn’t cut short when it comes to their music program. The Eastern High School Jazz Band (A.K.A. The Swing-Jive Tribe) has been entertaining crowds for decades. With direction from Mr. John Cooper this band has become an extremely versatile group, playing anything from the smooth sounds of “My Funny Valentine” to the exhilarating beats of “Jump Jive n’ Wail”. But, no matter what type of music they are playing, this group always has a great following and has a large crowd to play for. Each year the SwingJive Tribe performs for the community in Christmas and Spring concerts, and even though they are the last performing group, no member of the audience dares to miss a second of it. In recent years, the band has also performed in a “Chocolate Jazz” concert with national recording artist, David Wells. This concert consists of the Swing-Jive Tribe playing a set of songs, Mr. Wells doing the same, and also allows the two to play together all while the crowd listens to the fantastic music and eats all the chocolate covered desserts they please. The band’s next performance will be just this: A Chocolate Jazz Concert. So, if you would like to come out and support Brown County’s own Eastern Band and hear some spectacular music, then come to the Sardinia Elementary School on Apr. 17th at 6:30 p.m. Please contact the school for more information.

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Eastern Brown High School Jazz Band.

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Three Hamersville student authors are published Three more seventh grade students from Hamersville School recently had their writings published in the poetry contest book, Young Poets Collection. As a part of their requirements for Language Arts class, each student, under the guidance of teacher, Tracy Gibson, must submit three individual writings to contests or publications to make their work available to a wider audience. Published authors are Justin Hamm, Miranda Harvey, and Bryon Whitaker.

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Renee Savage (adult), Jayson Savage, and Ciara Woods.

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Pictured are: first row R – L, Darren Lewis, A.J. Hurt. Second row, Ryan Sizemore, Bailey Miller and Elizabeth

MOE Health Awareness Week coloring contest winners announced The Western Brown School Based Health Center at Mt. Orab Elementary, would like to announce the winners of the coloring contest that was held during Health Awareness Week. They would like to

thank all the students who participated. The winners were: Darren Lewis, kindergarten, A.J. Hurt, 1st grade, Elizabeth Booth, 2nd grade, Ryan Sizemore, 3rd grade and Bailey Miller, 4th grade.

Fayetteville's second grade students participated in a family science night entitled: R.O.C.K.E.T.S. Science on April 8. Over 150 people were in attendance! The students and their families were invited to attend a science night where they participated in various activities, at seven stations set up around the school cafeteria. The stations covered many science concepts, including: properties of matter, chemistry, forces, pressure, visual imagery, and sound. They engaged in activities at each station following the step by step instructions and using supplies provided. There was a great deal of

excitement buzzing through the room as the students experienced the outcomes of the activities. Snacks were provided to keep the science participants fueled and ready for learning. The event was funded by grant money provided through the participation of second grade teachers, Mendy Brown, Becky Vaughn, and Becky Davis, in Miami University's Terrific Science Academy: Advancing Ohio's Physical Science Proficiency. Thanks to many volunteers, families that support student achievement, and an enthusiastic group of learners the event was a wonderful success!



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The Brown County Press/WAYNE BOBLITT

The three top placers and major trophy winners in the 2010 Brown County Spelling Bee held April 1 at the Brown County Educational Service Center in Georgetown include, from left, champion Adelaide Tsueda, a seventh-grader from St. Michael Catholic School in Ripley; runner-up Haley Richey, a Georgetown Elementary School sixth-grader; and thirdplace finisher Julia Hyden, who also is a St. Michael Catholic School seventh-grader.

St. Michael School seventh-grader wins Brown County Spelling Bee Mothers Sixteen students compete in 69th Annual Contest April 1 in G’town BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press

“A-d-e-l-a-i-d-e-T-s-u-e-d-a.” That spells “winner”. Seventh-grader Adelaide Tsueda from St. Michael Catholic School in Ripley finished ahead of 15 challengers on April 1 to become the champion of the 69th Annual Brown County Spelling Bee. Students represented nine schools in the competition held at the Brown County Educational Service Center, whose office is at the Brown County Fairgrounds in Georgetown. BCESC sponsored the event. BCESC Superintendent James Frazier said the competition was open to students in grades 5 through 8 from any Brown County school that included one or more of those grades. Competitions were held at those individual schools, and the two top finishers from each school advanced to the County Bee. Each student was given a word, and he or she was to say that word, attempt to spell it, and then say it again. A judge would tap his hand on the table where he was seated to inform a student who incorrectly spelled a word he or she had just been ousted from the competition. Each student was allowed to ask Pam Sebastian, the pronouncer, either to use the word he or she was given in a sentence or to give him or her a definition of the word. Seven Drop Out Early

In the first round, contestants successfully spelled “ballot”, “distract”, “volume”, “pigment”, “machinery”, “engorge”, “detract”, “ascend”, and “license”, but seven contestants dropped out of the competition after incorrectly spelling “abate”, “chocolate”, “threshold”, “villain”, “efface”, “skeptic”, and “romaine”. Three of the nine students who advanced to the second round failed to reach the third round. They dropped out by incorrectly spelling “jargon”, “burglar” and “margarine” while the six who advanced to the third round did so by correctly spelling “pamphlet”, “giraffe”, “fluent”, “scissors”, “warbler”, and “poncho”. In the next round, three students dropped out by misspelling “innate”, “fracas” and “dowdy”. Three other students spelled “emboss”, “crimson” and “category” correctly. One of those three, St. Michael Catholic School sixthgrader Julia Hyden, then went on to incorrectly spell her next word, “abhor”, and dropped out of the Spelling Bee with a thirdplace finish. And Then There Were Two While the other students who misspelled a word dropped out of the event, rules changed when only two students – Tsueda of St. Michael Catholic School and Georgetown Elementary School sixth-grader Haley Richey were left. In the competition between the final two contestants, if a

student misspelled a word, her opponent got an opportunity to spell it. If the opponent spelled that word correctly and then correctly spelled the next word she was given, she would become the Spelling Bee champion. Richey misspelled “emblem”, which Tsueda spelled correctly, but Tsueda then misspelled “kosher”. Richey then spelled “kosher” correctly, then misspelled “raspberry”. Tsueda than spelled “raspberry” correctly and went to correctly spell “vaccine” to win the 2010 Brown County Spelling Bee. Contestants Listed Fifth-graders facing the contest words included Haley Adamson and Madyson Herren, both of Sardinia Elementary School; Paetyn Kaesheimer and Olivia Wendel, both of Russellville Elementary School; Tia Newberry and Logan Nickell, both of Hamersville Elementary-Middle School; and Kaelen Shupe of Ripley-UnionLewis-Huntington Middle School. Richey was the only sixthgrader who participated. Seventh-graders in the contest, in addition to Tsueda and Hyden, included Dion Barber, Fayetteville-Perry Middle School, and Blakelynn Carter and Eli Woolard, both of Eastern Local Middle School. Eighth-graders who competed included Caitlyn Adams, RULH Middle School; Elijah Cochran, Georgetown Junior High School; and AshleyMoore, FPMS. James Castle, Jim Walls and Karen Young served as judges for this year’s Brown County Spelling Bee.

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L-R Colonel Rick Klinker, State Rep. Danny Bubp, SWCS Superintendent Bill Wise, SWCS Board Member Cathy Johnson, Captain David Pollauf, Captain Tom Lennon, State Rep. Raymond Pryor. Front- Governor Ted Strickland

Rep. Bubp attends ceremonial signing of HB 290 CMYK

JROTC program added to Ohio CORE State Rep. Danny Bubp (R-West Union) recently attended the ceremonial signing of House Bill (HB) 290 at the Westland High School JROTC Invitational Drill Competition. Governor Strickland performed the signing of the bill, which adds JROTC as an elective to the Ohio CORE Curriculum. Without the passage of HB 290, Ohio would have been the only state not to grant graduation credit for JROTC, causing Ohio programs to experience

a decrease in student participation and leading to a loss in federal funding. “It has been an honor to work with JROTC instructors and cadets across Ohio, my joint sponsor State Rep. Raymond Pryor, as well as with my colleagues in the legislature, to preserve this essential program in our high schools,” Bubp said. “Now thousands of Ohio youths will be able to continue to participate in a program that is a proven motivator for students to advance themselves,

their schools and their communities.” Several hundred people attended the signing ceremony with cadets from Columbus, Dayton, Cleveland and other Ohio areas representing the Air Force, Army and Navy programs. Westland High School was the first Air Force JROTC Unit established in Ohio and one of the original 20 units established in the nation.

for adults, $5.00 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at Kibler Lumber, First State Bank, Ripley Builders Supply, National Bank and Trust, The Dinner Bell, Bristow Pharmacy and Donohoo Pharmacy.

Cancer benefit yard sale for high school student There will be a Cancer Benefit Yard Sale, sponsored by Southern Hills Career & Technical Center on Friday, May 7, from 12 - 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 8, from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Brown County Fairgrounds in the Goslin Building. The fundraiser is to benefit the family of Zach Shaffer, a senior in high school battling cancer The staff and students at Southern Hills Career & Technical Center would like to invite you to come out to the Goslin Building at the

Day Dinner on May 1 There will be a Mother’s Day Dinner to be held at the New Harmony Masonic Lodge on Saturday, May 1, 2010 from 5 - 7 p.m. The dinner is sponsored by the Mt. Orab Eastern Star. Dinner will include home cooked chopped steak with gravy, cole slaw, real mashed potatoes, green beans, choice of cake or pie, rolls and drink. Cost is $7.00 for adults, $4.00 for children 10 and under. The lodge is located at 116 S. High Street, Mt. Orab.

If you have any questions about the benefit, would like to purchase tickets or donate an item to be auctioned off please contact Myron Flaugher (937) 392-1411, Kelly Cornette (937) 378-6186 or Pat Daulton (937) 392-4295.

Brown County Fairgrounds on May 7-8 to support our very own Zach Shaffer, a senior with stage 4 cancer. If you have any questions, please contact Southern Hills Career & Technical Center at (937) 378-6131. We appreciate your support and welcome you to invite your family and friends.


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The Sardinia-Mowrystown Lions Club will sponsor a Sausage & Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 2, 2010 at the Washington Township Community Park Building located at 7731 Tri-county Highway, Sardinia. In addition to pancakes, biscuits and gravy will also be served. The cost will be $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children 12 and younger. Proceeds from these kinds of events enable the Lions to assist people in the Sardinia and Mowrystown communities by providing eye examinations and glasses for needy children and pilot dogs for the visually impaired. Monies are also made available for diabetes and vision research to various universities.


The Rick Eagan Benefit is fast approaching and committee members are working hard to ensure this is a success for Rick and his family. The benefit will take place on May 8 at the Georgetown Elementary School with dinner being served from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. The dinner will consist of pork, baked beans, cole slaw, deviled eggs, homemade pies and many more items. There will also be a live auction that begins at 6 p.m., a silent auction that will run into the evening, and then DJ, Bruce Kattine, will provide musical entertainment. A corn hole tournament is also being planned to benefit Rick earlier in the afternoon on school grounds. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the tournament starts at 12 p.m. For more information about the corn hole tournament call Ron Craycraft at (937) 515-2564. Dinner tickets are $10.00


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The 2009-2010 National Dairy Judging team Blake Spitznagel, Sarah Kelsey, Kurtis Fox, Lara Staples, and Ben Hauke.


The Ohio State FFA Livestock Judging Contest was held on Saturday, March 27, 2010. Many members of the Western Brown FFA competed at this contest in their respective areas. They had a Dairy, General Livestock, and Equine team at the contest.

The dairy team placed 4th out of 84 teams, Lara Staples placed 9th independently, and Sarah Kelsey, Blake Spitznagel and Ben Hauke placed in the top 30. Five members of the dairy team will be going to Pennsylvania for a National Dairy judging

Western and Eastern Brown Schools sponsored a District 9 FFA basketball tournament, which was held in the Western Brown High School gym on Tuesday, Mar. 30, 2010. The tournament was

a success, we had nine guys teams participate and four girls teams participate. The Georgetown girls won the girls bracket, and the Eastern Brown guys won the boys bracket. We would like to

thank all of the members and volunteers that came to organize and run the scoreboards. Also, we would like to thank all of the referees that came to help.

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From Left to Right: Penny Condo, KT Ratcliff, Desirea Fancher, Amber Liming, and Mary Bailey

SHCTC students intern with ABCAP Southern Hills Career & Technical Center and ABCAP WIC/Family Planning have partnered to give students an opportunity to learn outside the classroom walls. Every Wednesday and Friday, three students from the Business & Finance, Inc. program have an opportunity to intern under Penny Condo and Mary

Bailey. The students value this experience and ABCAP has been happy with their help. The partnership began this winter and has been beneficial for all parties involved.For more information about the Business & Finance, Inc. program, please contact Mrs. Rebecca Varney at (937) 378-6131 x299.

RULH Elementary art fair a great success Ripley Union Lewis Huntington Elementary School held its annual art fair on March 15. Awards were given for each grade level, for after school class participants, and for different categories at the fourth grade level. Trophies were also awarded to students for Best Use of Media, Best Craft, Most Imaginative, and Best of Show. The following is a list of winners: PRE-K: 1st - Lydia Richey, 2nd - Allyn Smith, 3rd - Angie Jefferson; KINDERGARTEN: 1st - Abby Abel, 2nd - Leanna Cluxton, 3rd Rose Fryman; FIRST GRADE: 1st - Brooklyn Hofman, 2nd - Cody Germann, 3rd - Ashtyn Riggs; SECOND GRADE: 1st - Alex Davis, 2nd - Tori Lewis, 3rd - Tristan Fisher; THIRD GRADE: 1st Keenan Massey, 2nd Katelynn Miller, 3rd - Kinley

Martin; FOURTH GRADE C A T E G O R I E S : PEN/PENCIL: 1st - Jeff Fussnecker, 2nd - Kamri-Beth Offutt, 3rd - Aaron Madden; CRAYON/ CHALK: 1st Madison Robertson, 2nd Breanna Fizer, 3rd - Kyle Gillman; COLORED PEN/PENCIL: 1st - Chris Reuss, 2nd Hunter Chamberlain, 3rd - Frankie Lykins; AFTERSCHOOL CATEGORIES: AFTERSCHOOL SELF PORTRAIT: 1st - Kelly Raleigh, 2nd Avery Adams, 3rd - Carlee Dalton; AFTER SCHOOL 3D: 1st - Frankie Lykins, 2nd Destini Stewart, 3rd - Marcus Myrick; TROPHIES: BEST USE OF MEDIA TROPHY: Kylee Johnson; MOST IMAGINATIVE TROPHY: Keenan Massey; BEST CRAFT TROPHY: Whitney King; BEST OF SHOW TROPHY: Chris

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contest. The general livestock team placed 28th out of 121 teams with Dara Howser placing 92nd individually, and Nick Orr placing 105th individually. The equine team placed 42nd out of 140 teams with Jessica Willman placing 52nd independently.

WB FFA hosted District 9 girl’s and boy’s basketball tournament

Katherine Jacobs, science instructor at Southern Hills Career & Technical Center, has been chosen to attend the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)–Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Summer Institute for Math/Science/Technology for student and teacher participants. This two-week summer program provides high school students and teachers from the Appalachian region the opportunity to work with mentor scientists from ORNL on inquirybased, applied projects in science, math, and computer technology. The institute culminates with group, student and teacher, presentations about their projects. Other planned activities are designed to promote teamwork, expose students to college opportunities, and promote pride in the cultur-

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Katherine Jacobs, science instructor at Southern Hills Career& Technical Center.

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Students in picture were tagged to represent that every 12 minutes a person dies in the US in a vehicle accident, that would be 35 students in a school day at Eastern. Front Row L – R: Maria Jenkins, Brett Carrington, Billy Wolfe, Madison Buck, Krista Stivers, Tori Jones, Blake Doss, Charity Stevens, David Burns, Brandon Waits, SADD member Heidi Burns, SADD member Kim Covert. Middle Row L – R: Taylor Cowdrey, Taylor Little, Tanner Dabe, Ethan Mullins, Emily Tatman, Rachel Mullins, Katy Mullins, Amber Hornsby, Jordanna Downing, Daniel Faul, SADD member Katie York, SADD member Logan Edmisten, SADD member Alisha Burns. Back Row L – R: Kali Spires, Maria Johnson, Shelby Cierley, Sarah Simpson, Taylor Stacy, Austin Wagner, Dakota Bailey, Kelsey Haitz, April Warman, Brittany Wisecup, Shannon Parker, Cody Henderson, Jacob Granger, Cody Seng

SADD and Learn and Serve promote seat belt safety All across the county, schools have been gearing up for the annual Seatbelt Safety Challenge. This challenge is a four week time period in which schools promote seatbelt usage and compete for the best campaign, best seat belt usage, and the best seat belt usage increase. At Eastern High School, the Students Against Destructive Decisions chapter is in charge of their campaign. This year, SADD members got off to a hot start in the first week of competition hoping to embed good decisions in the students minds the week of prom. One activity the Eastern SADD chapter did before prom was the Grim Reaper. In this activity, students are randomly tagged as being “dead” throughout the day. This symbolizes that every 12 minutes, someone in the United States dies in an automobile crash. The Grim Reaper is designed to make students ponder on the consequences of not wearing a seatbelt, driving under the influence, and reckless driving. Also during prom

week, a video was shown to students which showed what can happen when they drink and drive, when they don’t wear a seatbelt, and when they ride with an impaired driver; it was a great message to send to students just three days before prom. Also to promote smart decisions before prom time, posters were hung strategically around the building. The posters illustrated good times at prom without alcohol, consequences of bad decisions after prom, and sayings which encouraged students to THINK when making their plans for prom. SADD students also put up a display of 112 pinwheels on the Eastern High School grounds to represent the 112 youth who were killed in automobile crashes last year in Ohio. Another activity the members of SADD did was the Warrior Head Scavenger Hunt. There were around 40 construction paper warrior heads hidden throughout the school. On each warrior head, there was a message that

SSCC announces honors list for winter quarter Southern State Community College has released its president’s and dean’s list for academic excellence for Winter Quarter 2010. To be eligible for the president’s list, a student must maintain a 4.0 grade point average while carrying a minimum of 12 academic credit hours. Those who achieve the dean’s list are also full-time student who have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0. Named to the president’s list from Brown County were: Robert Castle, Aberdeen; Kristina Kreiner, Bethel; Courtney Miller, Fayetteville; Karra Conrad, Courtney Hafer, Ashley Hamm and Greggory Mullins, Georgetown; Aletha Angelus, Samantha Baldwin, Karen Hill, Heather Korte, Ahndrea Mann and Kathleen Taylor from Mt. Orab; Nicolette Clifton, Alyssa Morgan, Arthur Thomas and Jared Webber from Russellville; Dallas Breeze, Emily Fetters, Haley Malott, Katharine Neu,

James Webster and Jordan Zile from Sardinia; Jessilyn Gilman and Brandon Knoerzer from Winchester. Named to the dean’s list were: Brent Applegate, Shana Jackson and Casey Tucker from Aberdeen; Michael Deininger and Gabrielle Holden from Fayetteville; Destiny Jodrey, Brianne Kirker, Richard Lewis, Danielle Linkous, Joshua Luck, Charles Marino, Suzanne Ouellette, Melissa Planck, Brittany Rockey and Chelsea Severance from Georgetown; Mitch Ackels and Pamela Woodruff from Hamersville; Melissa McClanahan, Lake Waynoka; Amber Baker, Dustin Murphy and Lindsay Osborne from Mt. Orab; Ryann Morse, Russellville; Natasha Balas, Brenda Clifton, Donna Duncan, Helena Patrick, Adam Pennington and Megan Scott from Sardinia; Douglas Creech, Jr., Linda Fox, Nicholas Jones, Ragene Kitchen and Philip Paeltz from Winchester.

either gave statistics and facts about seatbelt usage, or phrases inspiring students to always wear their safety belt. Students who found the warrior heads, turned them in and were given a prize. Seat belt safety and driving safety dvds were shown weekly during the challenge. Representatives from SADD also plan to attend the April school board meeting to talk about setting up a policy at Eastern which states that students caught not wearing a student will lose their driving privileges. Students will be checked on a random school day and

rewarded if they are wearing their seatbelts. The ultimate reward for wearing one’s seatbelt, however, is the continuation of life. Eastern Local Schools and their Students Against Destructive Decisions chapter really would like to get their message across. Seatbelts save lives everyday. Prolong your life by wearing your seatbelt every time you ride in a car, no matter what the distance or speed you are going. These activities were sponsored by Eastern SADD and Eastern’s Learn and Serve Safety Committee.

Eastern High School third quarter honor roll Shelby Cierley, Curtis Holton, Arica Bollman, Jennifer Durbin, Jonathan McCormick, Ben Bradley, Laura Ernst, Emily Meese, Alisha Burns, Krystal Everhart, Kristina Music, Heidi Burns, Erin Fetters, Haylee Neu, Tyler Foster Jacob Garrett, Jordan Puckett, Clayton Garrett, Jacob Granger, Garrison Reeves, Daniel Kieffer, Maria Johnson, Andrea Tracy, Angelina Larue, Blake Kirk, April Warman, Jennifer Marshall, Colin Klein, Laramie Wells, Ricky McQuitty, Tressie Lewis, Amberly Yates, Ryan Meeker, Erin Luke, Cody Mock, Shelby Mullins, Rachel Mullins, Alisha Parker, Lauren Ballou, Meagan Noble, Michaela Pitts, Christina Burns, Emily Pitkin, Nicole Powers, Tyler Cartmell, Rhett Purdy, Kali Spires, Sheila Devilbliss, Taylor Reynolds, Amanda Temple, Emily Ernst, Rhyann Roush, Emily Turner, Hannah Granger,

WB FFA Chapter had three representatives at the District 9 Ag. Mechanic Skills Contest Three FFA members, Zach Wallace, Kurtis Fox and Brad Jones, represented the Western Brown FFA chapter in the 2010 District 9 Ag. Mechanics Skills contest. These three boys identified fuels, tools, lubricants, and other pieces of equipment. The team placed in the top 10, and Zach Wallace placed 5th individually.

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Morehead State University Dean's List recipients The Morehead State University Dean's List for the 2009 Fall Semester includes the following local students: Allison Baker Georgetown, Autumn Baker Bethel, Jennifer Bohrer Hillsboro, David Brammer Williamsburg, Katy Briscoe Williamsburg, Brittany Bryant, Williamsburg, Andrew Bush, Mt. Orab, Debra Crank, Winchester, Erin Fetters, Georgetown, Leah Fields, Bethel, Quintin Fleig, Felicity, Jeffrey Foster, Winchester, Faith Hawkins, Hillsboro, Kenneth Herrell, Georgetown, Amy Hiler Mt. Orab, Amanda Kamphaus, Bethel, Samantha Martin, Fayetteville, Grant Mulkey, Ripley, Cory Roberts, Hamersville, Ryan Rosselot, Fayetteville, Sarah Ruark, Aberdeen, Courtney Schumann, Ripley, Jesse Seip, Georgetown, Jessica Smith, Felicity, Matthew Wells, Russellville. To be named to the list, a student must be enrolled on a full-time basis and achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale for the current semester.



Students of the Western Brown FFA chapter attended the Ohio State FFA judging

2nd place Boys’ Basketball Team from Western Brown.

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The Brown County PreKindergarten Program is currently accepting applications for fall enrollment. The program includes classrooms in local elementary schools serving children ages 3-5 who are not eligible for kindergarten. Children must be toilet trained and three years of age by August 1 in order to be considered for the program. Pre-Kindergarten The Program is funded in part through a grant from the Ohio Department of Education to serve students whose families meet the income guidelines for free and reduced tuition. Families whose income exceeds the guidelines pay tuition based on a sliding fee scale according to adjusted gross income and family size. Participating children are provided with enriching experiences that enhance creative, language, social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. The pre-kindergarten curriculum includes activities to meet the early learning content standards adopted by the Ohio Department of Education. Additional services for speech and language, hearing/vision, cognitive development, adaptive behavior, or

occupational/physical therapy are available for children with special needs. Clinics for playbased evaluations will be scheduled later this spring to determine children’s eligibility. The evaluations are conducted in the local pre-kindergarten classrooms by the special education coordinators, speech therapists, school psychologists, and pre-kindergarten teachers. For local testing information contact your district’s special education coordinator: Darci Newman for Eastern at (937) 378-6720, Dayne Michael for Fayetteville Perry at (513) 8752829, Lola Royalty for Georgetown at (937) 378-6235, Kathy Bright for Ripley Union Lewis Huntington at (937) 3927036, and Lola Royalty for Western Brown at (937) 4442044. For more information about the Pre-Kindergarten program, contact Joan Garrett, Pre-K Supervisor, at (937) 378-6118. Enrollment applications and tuition information is available online at or at your local elementary school office. Applications must be postmarked by May 15, 2010.

Brown County Planning Commission will meet in special session at 8 a.m. this Tuesday, April 27, at the Brown

ACRE/DCP Program enrollment deadline rapidly approaching Steve Maurer, the Ohio Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, is asking Ohio producers "Have you contacted your local FSA Office?" The June 1, 2010, deadline for enrollment into the 2010 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program or the traditional Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) is rapidly approaching. This deadline is mandatory for all participants and USDA will not accept any late-file applications. All signatures of producers receiving a share in DCP/ACRE payments are required by the June 1, 2010, deadline. It is important producers contact their local FSA office to set up appointments well before the June 1, 2010, deadline. For more information about the DCP/ACRE programs please visit your local FSA office.

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Loyalty Day Dinner set at Mt. Orab VFW Post Girl Scout Troop 48632 will prepare a Loyalty Day “Thank You” Dinner to serve to veterans 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 30, at Wilson Sroufe Post 9772 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 115 W. Main St., Mt. Orab. Troop 48632 members will prepare a “Thank You” Dinner of chili/spaghetti and coneys with dessert. All area veterans are invited to attend. The girls will deliver a special speech at approximately 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 1, is Loyalty Day, a day set aside to honor the men and women who have protected the United States in the past and are protecting America now. Wilson Sroufe Post 9772 will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday,

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serve our communities. The current officers are as follows: President Rob Starrett, Vice Lisa Reeves, President Secretary Joe Rockey, and Public Information Officer Rhonda Frazier. This forum will be published so our communities are aware of the proceedings. Our last meeting was March 23, and the following was discussed: • Brown County Communications Director Rob Wilson brought us up to date regarding the towers that are to be erected around the county to improve our communications while on emergency calls. • Discussion ensued regarding the time it takes an emergency crew to assemble at the station and respond to the scene. • President Rob Starrett suggested we get our organization's information out to the public. After discussion, Rhonda Frazier was elected to be the Public Information Officer and will get the information to the local newspapers. • County "Run Cards" will eventually be put in to place, with each dept. setting up their own mutual aid dept's. for automatic response. • A fundraiser for Rick Eagan will be held on May 8th, starting at 4p.m. The location will be the Georgetown Elementary School. • By fall, we are aiming to have RIT Teams put in place throughout the county, as well as an Accountability System. *Next meeting is May 25.

wound. Sheriff Wenninger stated that the investigation is ongoing and no one has been arrested. The Brown County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and ordered Carpenter’s body to be transported to the Montgomery County Morgue for an autopsy.

Got losses on livestock, farmraised fish or honeybees? Steve Maurer, the Ohio Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, announced that the USDA will accept late-filed applications for the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) for losses that took place in calendar years 2008 and 2009. However, because of changes to program eligibility provisions, FSA is now accepting late-filed applications for 2008 and 2009 livestock, honeybees, and/or farmraised fish losses through May 5, 2010. For more information or to apply for ELAP and other USDA FSA disaster assistance programs, please visit your local FSA office or

The Rick Eagan Benefit is approaching soon and Committee Members are working hard to ensure this is a success for Rick and his family. The benefit will take place on May 8, 2010, at the Georgetown Elementary School with dinner being served from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. The dinner will consist of Pork, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Deviled Eggs, Homemade Pies and many more items. There will also be a live auction that begins at 6:00 p.m., a silent auction that will run into the evening, and then DJ, Bruce Kattine, will provide musical entertainment. A Corn Hole Tournament is also being planned to benefit Rick earlier in the afternoon on school grounds. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m., and the tournament starts at 12:00 p.m. Questions concerning the tournament specifically please contact Ron Craycraft at (937) 515-2564. Dinner tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at Kibler Lumber, First State Bank, Ripley Builders Supply, National Bank and Trust, The Dinner Bell, Bristow Pharmacy, and Donohoo Pharmacy. If you have any questions about the benefit, would like to purchase tickets or donate an item to be auctioned please contact Myron Flaugher (937) 392-1411, Kelly Cornette (937) 378-6186, or Pat Daulton (937) 392-4295.

to board about recent budget cuts Board had voted on March 16 to make cuts of more than $700,000 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 meetings normally are conducted. Speakers’ comments were in response to $703,840 the school board had voted 3-2 to cut from the district’s General Fund budget for the 2010-11 Fiscal Year. Board members on March 16 also had agreed to charge students participation fees for sports and other extracurricular activities with $100 to be assessed for the first activity and a maximum $200 to be assessed per student and $300 per family. One of the more apparently positive outcomes of this past Tuesday’s board meeting was a decision to keep some extracurricular activities in place that originally had been slated for probable elimination. Residents Comment Nancee Kline, the first speaker, expressed her concerns about four combined teaching positions scheduled to be cut at the district’s elementary schools in Russellville and Sardinia. “It is my belief elementary school is the foundation for our education,” Kline said. She compared education to a building and mentioned how the cuts were made at the foundation rather than the middle or top levels of that building. The board had approved the elimination of one teaching position each at ELHS and Eastern Local Middle School. Kline also questioned the proposed elimination of the Spanish program at ELHS and asked why some junior varsity sports program supplemental coaching positions had been cut but junior varsity positions hadn’t been cut from basketball. Many in the audience applauded when Kline said concerning sports position cuts, “If you cut one, cut them all.” Board President Martin Yockey responded to Kline’s concerns about cutting the

Bridge work to continue CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 factor in the completion date moving forward would be the weather. Fuller said it’s possible that the bridge can be opened to traffic sooner than that while contractors complete finishing work. Some drivers in the area seem to be unwilling to wait for both lanes to open back up. Mt. Orab Police Chief Bryan Mount said his officers have issued “at least 25” citations to drivers who have been caught driving east on West Main Street bridge. Mount said the fine is 117 dollars for disobeying a traffic control device. Mount said officers are not staking out the bridge specifically to catch people going the wrong way, but his officers are keeping a general eye on the area after receiving “numerous complaints” from drivers suddenly faced with someone coming at them head-on. There is a sign posted at the west end of the project warning drivers of fines up to 242 dollars for going the wrong way on the bridge.

ELHS Spanish program by mentioning a Southern State Community College faculty member was going to teach that course at ELHS as part of the Post-Secondary Option Program under which ELHS students could earn both high school and college credit for some of the identical courses they took. Yockey said that instructor would be paid by SSCC, not the Eastern District. He also mentioned ELHS students had the opportunity to study Spanish by way of computer in the Virtual Learning Academy program. Stephanie Carl, an ELHS graduate, expressed concern about the board’s decision last month to eliminate a principal position from one of the district’s four schools. She said principals are leaders of teachers, students, and their buildings and she thinks the public views principals as critical to schools’ successes. She also praised Simmons for offering to have his salary cut for two years in a row if he had gotten one more year on his current contract. She said the estimated $40,000 that would have saved over the two years could have paid a teacher’s salary for one year. Kenny Hauke also praised Simmons as a superintendent who, after taking the reins of the district in 2000, “has done a lot of good things to enable kids to receive some of the best education in the State of Ohio.” Yockey and Vernon Creighton declined to comment, but Brian Garrett said he didn’t feel it was the right time to discuss adding one year on to Simmons’ contract with the board having to cut some other employees’ positions altogether. Treasurer Talks To Crowd Prior to the public’s participation at the meeting, District Treasurer Kevin Kendall gave a projector presentation explaining why the district is facing financial difficulties. Kendall mentioned how 29 percent of the district’s budget comes from local sources such as property taxes with the other 71 percent coming from the state (with some federal dollars included). He also mentioned how 78 percent of the district’s General Fund dollars go toward employee salaries and benefits. Kendall mentioned while the district’s expenses are continu-

ing to go up, state contributions to the district have “flatlined” (stayed the same) recently because of state budget difficulties. Following an executive session the board held to discuss personnel, board members voted not to cut the ELHS Drama Club, the ELHS and ELMS academic teams, and the ELMS Power of The Pen programs. Eliminations of supplemental contracts for those positions had been approved on March 16. In a telephone interview, Simmons said the ELHS Drama Club advisor had helped the board find other cuts to enable that program to continue, and the board had decided the academic team and Power of The Pen programs would receive enough funds in participation fees to be allowed to continue. An extended version of this story can be found online at


10 fire departments in the county, 8 of them have an ambulance in their firehouse. Almost every department has been represented at these meetings and we will continue to work together so that we may better

OTF committee conducting contest The Ohio Tobacco Committee is conducting a “Theme/Logo” Contest for the the 2010 festival. Applicants of all ages are welcome to participate. Send or drop off your theme/logo to Applegate's Auto @ 900 S Second St. in Ripley, or Cindi McIntosh @ PO Box 3, Ripley, Ohio 45167. All entriees must be submitted by April 10, 2010 and become the property of the Ohio Tobacco Festival. The winning entry will be recognized by the Ohio Tobacco Festival.

Coyotez to be at Kroger’s The Mount Orab Coyotez 6 year old softball team will be selling LaRosa's Buddy Cards at the Mount Orab Kroger's on April 25 from 2-4 p.m. The money from this fundraiser will be used to pay for the uniforms. If you need information on this event please call the coaches Robin and Bambi Wagner at (513) 479-0136.

Unemployment numbers falling CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 opening up and more job orders coming in”, she said. “More companies seem to be looking to hire. We’re still seeing layoffs, but they seem to be slowing down.” Janison added that more jobs seemed to be opening up in the transportation sector, which indicates that the overall health of the economy is improving. And the March numbers show that there is quite a bit of room for improvement. Many of the local unemployment numbers are still at multiyear highs. Clinton and Highland counties also have the highest and second highest unemployment numbers in the state for March. Here in Brown County, the

LEGAL NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE OF BIDS The Village of Mt. Orab is now accepting bids for the surplus equipment as declared by the Village Council of Mt. Orab, Ohio. The surplus equipment includes the following items: 1975 Jeep CJ, 1994 Chevy Suburban, 1996 Ford Crown Vic., 2000 Dodge Intrepid, 2001 Ford Crown Vic, 2004 Ford Explorer, and 2005 Pontiac G6. These items can be viewed by calling Chief Bryan Mount at 937-444-2281 and making arrangements for viewing. Bids should be submitted to: Surplus Equipment Bid: (Vehicles), Village of Mt. Orab, and 211 South High St., P.O. Box 466, Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154. Bids for more than one surplus item must be submitted in separate envelopes. Bids will be due at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 13, 2010, and will be opened that morning (May 13, 2010) at 10:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers at 211 South High St. The Village of Mt. Orab reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Payment for winning bids must be made within fifteen (15) days from the opening of bids to be valid. Questions regarding the items for bid should be addressed to the village of Mt. Orab, 211 South High St., P.O. Box 466, Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154, or phone at 937-444-2281. By Order of the Council of the Village of Mt. Orab

hiring of about 100 additional workers to staff the new Kroger Marketplace should have a positive impact on the unemployment numbers for April and May. The new store is scheduled to open on May 6. Another local company that is hiring more people is Hawkline in Mt. Orab. The company makes heavy duty trailers and farm equipment. President J. Pearson said the company was down to 45 employees at the end of last year, and is already back to 88 workers. Pearson said he’s looking to hire about 25 more. “We first noticed an improvement in the market in February”, he said. “The market has been down pretty hard since 2007, but peoples trailers are starting to wear out and they’re buying new ones.” Pearson said that heavy duty trailers are about 90 percent of Hawkline’s business in Mt. Orab and that the trailers are shipped all over the country. Information about working at Hawkline or Kroger can be found at Janison is also inviting anyone who is looking for work in Brown or Adams County to come to Workforce Connections for help. The office is located at 406 West Plum Street in Georgetown. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each weekday except Tuesday, when the office opens at 9 a.m. The telephone number is 800-553-7393, ext. 261.



Since July of 2008, the Brown County Fire & EMS Officers have continued to meet every other month to resolve issues within the county and to form a camaraderie among the departments. Of the

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 A total of 17 people will be losing their jobs through reduction in force cuts or reorganization and four more will retire and not be replaced. The participation fees are one effort by the school board to help ease the district’s current financial crunch, which has resulted in large part by state funding reductions. Participation fees had been discussed at the March 18 meeting, when it also was announced the district was contemplating about $1 million in cuts to its budget for the 2010-11 Fiscal Year, which begins Thursday, July 1. The board also voted to continue the district’s football program this coming fall with High Fayetteville-Perry School’s first varsity football team expected to see action then. Fees Would Help Somewhat Expenses associated with extracurricular activities include supplemental salaries for coaches and activity sponsors as well as transportation costs and, with athletics, the cost of uniforms for which the district pays. FPLSD Board Vice President Betty Rowlands mentioned the district thus far this school year had spent $39,121 just on athletic supplemental salaries, and that figure did not include any associated fringe benefit expenses. Rowlands said the district, if it implemented participation fees for extracurricular activities, still couldn’t recoup all those resulting costs. During discussion about participation fees, it was mentioned there would be different fees charged for athletics than there would be for other activities because athletics are more expensive. It also was mentioned that some FPHS non-sports activities were not on the list of activities for which a participation fee would be charged. For example,

band members purchase their own instruments and also receive a grade; membership in the National Honor Society is earned; and the FFA and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America clubs partially pay for their own transportation to out-of-district events and the district receives some state funding for those vocational-related organizations. Rowlands, Board President Angela Murphy, and board members Jim Holden and Garry Luke voted to implement the fees while Johnson cast the lone “no” vote. Asked afterward why she voted that way, Johnson said activity participants already are paying a lot already and she thought the district could find another way to address budget problems without those fees. Budget Reductions Outlined Earlier in the meeting, Hill read a list of possible FPLSD budget reductions for 2010-11. Board members unanimously approved those reductions, which totaled $1,000,700. They included: • Elimination of four teaching positions through retirement for a $300,000 savings. • Elimination of eight classified (non-teaching) positions through a reduction in force for a $200,000 savings. • Reducing the number of first through eighth-grade teachers to three per grade, resulting in a reduction in force of four positions at a $200,000 savings. Hill mentioned some of those savings also resulted from some teachers’ retirements and said some of those eight grades already may have been at the three-teacher limit. • Elimination of two administrative positions through a reduction in force at a $150,000 savings. • Rehiring of a retiree to serve as Special Education coordinator at a $68,000 savings with a Memorandum of Understanding from the teachers’ union being

required first. • Elimination of two classified positions which the district contracts for with the Brown County Educational Service Center in Georgetown through a reduction in force at a $50,000 savings. • Elimination of a technology assistant position which the district contracts for with BCESC at a $18,700 savings. • Reducing optional extended days for affected district employees by 30 at a $10,000 savings. • Elimination of up to about 40 days of professional meetings requiring substitute teachers to fill in for full-time teachers unless those meetings are mandatory or are funded with grants at a $4,000 estimated savings. Football Is In, But Golf Out? Following an executive session, board members approved drawing up a Memorandum of Understanding to be sent to the teachers’ union for junior varsity and varsity football program supplemental positions this coming fall at FPHS and junior high football program supplemental programs this fall at FPMS. It was mentioned the salary schedule for each person who will be awarded a football supplemental contract hadn’t been agreed upon yet. FPHS will have its first-ever full-fledged varsity football program this coming fall, even though the junior varsity team who played for that school this past fall played some varsity opponents on its schedule. Also during discussion at the meeting, Murphy mentioned the district was considering not filling the following supplemental positions for next year: eighth, ninth and 10th-grade class sponsors; golf and freshman basketball coaches; and flag corps sponsor. She said those proposals could change after the board undertakes more review. The board’s next regular meeting is scheduled at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 20, with the location to be announced later.

Two new members appointed to the Ohio Wildlife Council Farmers from Brown and Carroll counties to serve on council Kim R. Davis, Carrollton, and Timothy W. Ratliff, Winchester, were appointed by Governor Strickland to a

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Division of Wildlife. Both Davis and Ratliff will serve until 2014. Davis replaces Gary Grant of Continental. Ratliff replaced the retiring Howard L. Calhoun of Akron. Davis is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in Animal Science. She is a state trustee for the Ohio Farm Bureau, representing District 13 which includes Carroll, Harrison, Jefferson and Tuscarawas counties. She also serves on the American Farm Bureau Association’s Beef Commodity Advisory Committee. Davis and her husband Todd operate Cattlecreek Farm in Carroll County, raising feeder cattle and hay. The Davis’ have three children and the family enjoys being outdoors and showing livestock in local, state and national shows. Ratliff is a Brown County farmer raising beef cattle, swine, grain crops, tobacco, sunflowers, hay and freshwater shrimp. He is a member of the Brown County Farm Bureau and has served on the boards of the Brown County Fair, Brown County Pork Producers and the National Wild Turkey Federations’ Ohio River Longbeards Chapter. He served on the Farm Services Agency State Committee for eight years. Ratliff and his wife Betty Jo have four children and one grandson. Ratliff and his family enjoy camping along with deer and turkey hunting. The Ohio Wildlife Council is an eight-member board that approves all ODNR Division of Wildlife proposed rules and regulations. Appointed by the Governor, no more than four members may be of the same political party and two of the council members must represent agriculture. Each term of office is four years. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR web site at


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Saving America’s treasures Visiting students from Western Kentucky University pose in front of the Rankin House in Ripley, Ohio, with a sign “History Happened Here” to raise awareness of federally-funded preservation programs. The Rankin House, a National Historic Landmark, was an important stop on the Underground Railroad.

Governor appoints Franklin County Probate Court Judge Eric Brown to Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court Governor Ted Ohio Strickland today selected Franklin County Probate Court Judge Eric Brown to fill the chief justice vacancy created by the untimely death of the late Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Moyer. Brown will join the Ohio Supreme Court on Monday, May 3. “It is with great sadness that we face a vacancy on Ohio’s high court after the death of a friend and extraordinary public servant," Strickland said. "But I believe that Eric is now the best person to serve as chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court. Eric’s 30 years of public service combined with his management experience and legal knowledge and expertise, inside and outside of government, make him uniquely qualified to lead the court.” As judge of the Franklin County Probate Court, the largest single-judge probate court in Ohio, Brown oversees a staff of 50 employees, including seven magistrates. While serving on the probate court, he was appointed to serve on the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure. He was elected to the Probate Court in 2008. He also currently serves as an appointed board member of the Franklin County Criminal Justice Planning Board, a board that provides oversight for criminal and juvenile programs funded through the county. Prior to election to the Probate Court, Brown, 56, served as a magistrate on the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas for two years (2003-2005) before he was elected to a judgeship on the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, General Division in 2004. As a Common Pleas judge, he presided over more than 5,000 cases, of which nearly 3,000 were civil cases and more than 2,100 were criminal cases. “The late Chief Justice Moyer left a tremendous legacy of professionalism, collaboration and respect for justice, and I am humbled to succeed him as Ohio’s chief justice,” Brown said. From 1992-2002, Eric served as an assistant attorney general for Ohio Attorneys General Lee Fisher and Betty Montgomery. He served as the tobacco litigation counsel from 1996-2002. His work on that case included preparing and filing the lawsuit; managing the team of assistant attorneys general and special counsels working on the case; participating in negotiations; and implementing and enforcing the settlement in Ohio. During his time in the Office of the Ohio Attorney General, he also served as the assistant chief of the consumer protection section. There, Brown supervised a staff of 65, including lawyers, investigators and a consumer complaint unit to investigate and resolve con-

sumer disputes. “Nearly 10 weeks ago I made it clear that I thought Eric should be the next chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, and my selection of him to fill this unfortunate vacancy on the court is a reflection of my continued belief that he has the skills and life experiences to be an effective chief justice,” Strickland said. Brown began his law career in Cleveland in private practice handling a wide array of legal issues, including legal services for the elderly and their families to criminal and civil litigation and business and real estate transactions. Brown was an elected member of the Mayfield City School District Board of Education from 1978-1992. Before joining the legal profession, he was a small business owner in Cleveland. He established and operated the American Pool Supply and Service Company, a residential and commercial swimming pool service business, and sold the company in 1979. As chief justice, Brown’s salary will be $150,850. Brown received a bachelor’s degree in history from Cleveland State University in 1975 and a law degree from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 1979. He’s been married for to more than 36 years Marilyn Brown, currently a Franklin County commissioner. They have two daughters: Beryl, a lawyer

with the Ohio Industrial Commission, and Daryn, a stage manager and event planner in New York City. Eric and Marilyn have three grandsons: Vincent, 6, Max, 3, and Alex, 6 weeks. The Browns are members of Congregation Tifereth Israel in Columbus. Brown’s appointment will create a vacancy on the Franklin County Probate Court. The governor will ask the Ohio Judicial Application Review Panel to make three recommendations to him to fill that vacancy. An announcement regarding the application timeline for filling that vacancy will be forthcoming before the end of this week.

Special meeting notice The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board will meet Tuesday, April 27, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Bromfield Administration Building, Auditorium, 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio. This will be the board’s first organizational meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to provide an administrative and legislative overview of responsibilities, begin discussion on the process of creating livestock care standards and develop a work plan.


2010 community sports signups Sign-ups for the 2010 season of the Cougars Competition Recreational Cheerleading Squad are set to begin. The Cougars Competition Cheerleading Squad serves youth ages 7 to 15. Signups will be held on a variety of dates including Mondays (April 26 and May 3) and Tuesdays (April 27 and May 4) at Chatfield College Gymnasium from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 5 from 6

- 8 p.m. at the Fayetteville Softball Fields, Thursday, May 6 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the Fayetteville Soccer Fields, and Saturday, May 8 from 12 - 1:30 p.m. at the Fayetteville Soccer Fields. If you have any questions or need to request a sign up packet contact Sharon Schnelle at (513) 403-2084 or you may email

The great pumpkin contest at the Brown County Fair Twenty people showed up for the first meeting for growing huge pumpkins. Your never too old to learn something new. I met some very intelligent people March 11 on one subject 1000 pound pumpkins. Did you know a pumpkin can grow 80 pounds in one day? It takes an area of 900 square feet just to grow one pumpkin. You put a tent over your pumpkin in the summer to protect it from the sun. I had to ask the dumb question of the evening, no you do not feed them milk. I learned about soil tests, ground temperature, and trace minerals all to make a success of growing Monster Pumpkins. The Brown County Fair and Southwest Landmark invite you to a new class at the Fair. You must be a Brown

County resident to compete in a Giant Pumpkin Contest. Weight is the only factor to winning. Official Rules will be in the Fairbook and the prize money will be listed then. A special area will be set up just for these Pumpkins. It will not be part of the Floral Hall activities and the display will be near the new Danny Gray Activity Center. Chances of growing 1000 pound or more pumpkins means you need to have them in the ground by May 15. Special seeds and a well drained area are more help. To get more information on this contest and help on growing contact: Donnie Sroufe at (937) 392-1175. His e-mail address is: Good Luck and looking forward to see you at the Brown



F’ville-Perry Board approves participation fees, budget cuts

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From left to right: Dakota Lunsford, Hayley Sherman, Shayna Sherman, Tailor Lunsford and Kaitlyn Meyer


The George A. Lambert American Legion Auxiliary Junior members from Sardinia have been busy doing projects for others. Some of the Juniors have been helping with the Project Linus organization in Sardinia; they make blankets for the seriously ill. traumatized children who need love and comfort. The juniors have been learning to make blankets. helping with the setup and cleanup of the workshop, and have been counting and bagging the donated blankets as they come in.

We also participated in a bake sale in October and helped with the annual Legion Christmas dinner in December. Kaitlyn Meyer helped with the monthly Euchre party and she also wrote an Americanism essay entitled, “What is My Patriotic Role as a U.S. Citizen?” For several months in 2009 we were making Christmas cards for the 120 residents at the Georgetown Veteran’s Home. The juniors and the veterans want to say a special “thank you” to Penny Rowley, Dakota Lunsford and Tailor

Lunsford for the wonderful Christmas cookies they made. We passed them out with our Christmas cards on Dec. 23 and everyone enjoyed them. If you are interested in

becoming a junior member and helping us with our activities, please call Kaitlyn Meyer at (937) 205-7138 or Carla Carr at (937) 446-3191.

Magic Waters Theatre announces 2010 schedule Magic Waters Theatre is pleased to announce that their opening weekend will feature the beautiful religious drama, "CONSIDER THE LILIES"



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which will be presented by Maranatha Productions of Eastern Pennsylvania. CONSIDER THE LILIES will tell the story of Jesus' life and his teachings. Portraying Jesus will be Erik Nelson. This play will be for one weekend only June 11-13. Church groups and individuals wanting tickets to this show should not hesitate to make reservations as this will be a very popular offering! Next at the amphitheater will be one of Tony Copper's fabulous murder mysteries. This one is entitled "SHERLOCK HOLMES' AMERICAN COUSIN IN THE ADVENTURE OF THE WALKING CORPSE". Written especially for Magic Waters, this show will also be very popular, as folks who figure out the mystery will go home with nice prizes! The murder mystery plays June 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, and July 9, 10, & 11 (No show the fourth of July weekend.) Next on boards is a family favorite with a modern-day twist, "HANSEL & GRETEL." Not "just" for the kiddies, folks of all ages will enjoy this fun show also written by Tony Copper especially for Magic Waters. It will be presented on the evenings of July 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 & Aug. 1. Rounding out the season will be William Shakespeare's "HAMLET", adapted to the Magic Waters stage by Tony Copper. The play will utilize the original Shakespearian language, but be presented in modern dress, much as the Romeo & Juliet production from a few seasons ago that was so well received. "Hamlet" will close the season with shows on August 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, & 29. MAGIC WATERS SHOWS on Friday and Saturday are at 8 p.m. and on Sunday are at 7 p.m. Pre- show dinners if ordered in advance are served one hour before show time, and magic by Boonie the Magician also happens for about one hour prior to show time. Magic Waters Theatre is located on the Cave Road, just off of US Route 50, mid-way between Hillsboro and Chillicothe, and four miles west of Bainbridge. For more information about Magic Waters or to inquire about the auditions which will happen on April 17 & 18 call (937) 365-1388. Also call that number for reservations, dinner orders, or to order season tickets. A visit to the web page may also be helpful, www.high

Ohioans are encouraged to take advantage of "Free Fishing Days" on May 1 and 2 and experience the great fishing Ohio has to offer, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. For these two days only, Ohio anglers may fish in any of the state's public waters without having to buy a fishing license. During the rest of the year, anglers 16 years of age and older are required to have a valid fishing license to take fish, frogs or turtles from Ohio waters. An Ohio fishing license is one of the best recreation bargains available, costing only $19 a year for residents. Ohio residents born on or before December 31, 1937 can obtain a free fishing license at any license vendor. Residents age 66 and older who were born on or after January 1, 1938 are eligible to obtain a reduced cost ($10) senior fishing license. A oneday fishing license is also available for $11, an amount that later can be applied toward the cost of an annual fishing license. Fishing licenses are available at bait and tackle stores, outdoor outfitters, major department stores, as well as on the Internet at



May 1 and 2 are Ohio’s free fishing days

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Western holds annual track and field invitational By Ritchie Butler The Brown County Press The Western Brown Broncos held their annual track and field invitational on Tuesday. Eleven schools brought boys and girls teams to the event. North Adams won the boys event, earning 90 points. Western earned a fifth-place finish with 54 points. Georgetown placed sixth with 34 points. Ripley finished eighth with 24 points and Eastern came in ninth with 23.5 points. Western won the girls event with an overall points total of 147. Ripley placed fourth with 58 tallies. Eastern finished seventh with 20 points and Georgetown came in eighth with 18 points. On the boys’ side of things,

several individuals from Brown County earned points for their teams. Eastern won the 4 x 800meter relay. Kiowa Fithen (Ripley) took second in the 100-meter dash. Western finished fifth in the 4 x 200-meter relay. In the 1,600-meter run, Logan Sutherland (Western) placed fourth, Austin Smith (Eastern) finished fifth and Can Tobias (Eastern) came in sixth. Western placed third in the 4 x 100-meter relay. Ryan Wachowski took fifthplace honors in the 400-meter dash. In the 300-meter hurdles, John Moore (Western) placed fourth, Rhett Purdy (Eastern) took fifth and Donte Bennett (Ripley) came in sixth. Georgetown’s Nick McAfee

took third in the 800-meter run. Conner Purdin (Eastern) finished sixth. McAfee also took third in the 3,200-meter run. Brady Patrick (Western) came in Cody Pack fourth. (Georgetown) placed fifth. Evan Bunn (Eastern) took sixth. Kiowa Fithen (Ripley) placed third in the 200-meter dash. Jonathan Kessel (Ripley) claimed fifth. Eastern finished third in the 4 x 400-meter relay. Western came in fourth. Tyler Foster (Eastern) placed sixth in the high jump. Chaz Jones (Western) took fourth in the pole vault. Zack Siemer (Western) finished fifth in the long jump. Mack Tudor (Western) won the discus and the shot put. Jess Adamson (Georgetown) placed

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Ripley’s Niya Royal (left) and Western’s Courtney Kaylor (right) run neck-and-neck in the girls 100-meter hurdles at the Western Invitational.

second in both events. Jonathan Kessel (Ripley) took third in the shot and finished sixth in the discus. Dakota Pack (Western) claimed fifth in the shot. In the girls’ events, Brown County participants fared well and earned points for their teams. Western won the 4 x 800meter relay. Ripley finished fourth. Felicia Zeller (Western) placed third in the 100-meter hurdles. Western’s Morgan Orr won the 100-meter dash while teammate Allyson Hile placed third. Western and Ripley finished one and two in the 4 x 200meter relay. In the 1,600-meter run, Shelby Gibbons (Western) finished second. Hannah Granger (Eastern) took third. Brittany Fancher (Western) claimed fourth. Western won the 4 x 100meter relay while Ripley finished fourth. Melissa Mitchell (Ripley) came home second in the 400meter dash. Kayla Ratliff (Eastern) finished fourth. Chelsey Noble (Western) took sixth. In the 300-meter hurdles, Felicia Zeller (Western) placed third. Niya Royal (Ripley) took fifth. Courtney Kaylor (Western) claimed sixth. Shelby Gibbons (Western) and teammate Emily Siemer took second and third in the 800-meter run. Morgan Orr (Western) won the 200-meter dash. Ripley’s Shayla Henderson came in third. Allyson Hile (Western) placed fifth. Western’s Christine Moon and Brianna Tudor placed first and second in the 3,200-meter

run. Hannah Granger (Eastern) took third. Sarah Bowling (Ripley) finished fifth. Western and Eastern finished third and fourth in the 4 x 400-meter relay. Shayla Henderson (Ripley) placed third in the high jump. Abigal Marlow (Western) took sixth in the pole vault. Morgan Orr (Western) won the long jump. Olivia Kendrick (Ripley) finished sixth. Brittany Palmer (Western) won the discus. Carli Deal (Georgetown) placed second.

Whitney Plymesser (Ripley) third. Hannah claimed Wiesenhahn (Western) came in fifth. Carli Deal (Georgetown) won the shot put. Whitney Plymesser (Ripley) came in second. Kody Gilkerson (Ripley) placed fourth. Courtney Campbell (Western) finished fifth. For full meet results, visit

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Western’s Mack Tudor won the discus and the shot put at the Western Invitational.


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Western’s Shelby Gibbons leads the pack at the Western Invitational.

Ripley’s Kiowa Fithen took second in the 100-meter dash at the Western Invitational.

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Western’s Morgan Orr won the 100-meter and 200meter dashes. she also won the long jump at the Western Invitational.

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Georgetown’s Carli Deal won the shot put event at the Western Invitational.



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twice on three hits in the first inning. Brandon Carrington drove in a run during the frame with an RBI-single. Hillsboro plated two runs


The Eastern Warriors traveled to Hillsboro on Saturday

and split two games with the Indians. In game one, Eastern jumped out to an early 2-0 lead when the Warriors scored

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Eastern’s Brandon Koewler eyes this offering during a doubleheader with Hillsboro. Koewler pounded out three hits in a win over the Indians.

game by five Eastern errors. “This is a good defensive team,” added Mignery. “But sometimes things snowball. We made some of the plays look really difficult.” Souder and the two Carringtons had one hit each at the plate. Game two began with three scoreless innings, but the Warriors changed that in the top of the fourth. Eastern plated three runs on two hits in the frame. The Warriors added four more runs on two hits in the fifth, taking a commanding 70 lead. “Our defense was much better in the second game,” said Mignery. “Hillsboro struggled in the field like we did in game one (the Indians committed eight errors in the second game).” Eastern added an insurance run in the seventh, banging out two hits in the inning. Hillsboro touched up Brandon Koewler for one run in the bottom of the seventh,

on one hit in the second, tying the count at 2-2. The Indians took the lead in the third, scoring once with just one hit. After taking advantage of two Eastern defensive miscues in the inning, Hillsboro clung to a 32 lead. The Indians added an insurance run in the fifth. Again, Eastern errors led to the score. The Warriors were unable to generate much offense in the final two frames, falling to Hillsboro by a score of 4-2. “Our pitching was good, but we struggled catching the baseball,” said Eastern coach Dave Mignery. “Their pitching was also good, which had something to do with our lack of hitting.” Brett Carrington suffered the loss on the mound for Eastern. He worked three innings, allowing three runs, all unearned, on two hits. He walked two and struck out two. Derek Souder pitched three innings in relief. He allowed one run, unearned, on two hits. Souder walked none and fanned two. Hillsboro was aided in the

but it wasn’t nearly enough as the Warriors cruised to the 8-1 victory. “Our pitching was excellent in that second game,” added Mignery. “Andrew (Meeker) did a great job on the mound and we scored some runs for him.” Meeker got the win in six innings of work. He allowed no runs and only three hits. Meeker walked two and struck out three. Koewler tossed one inning of relief. He allowed one run, unearned, on two hits. He struck out one and walked none. Koewler was the leading hitter in game two, collecting three hits and four RBIs. Brett Carrington added two hits. Brandon Carrington and Cody Kelch chipped in one hit each. Kenny Ostrander drove in two runs. Daniel Kiefer and Daniel Faul drove in one run each. After Saturday, Eastern stood at 9-5 overall. The Warriors remain 4-2 in the Southern Hills League.

Fayetteville Rockets get SHL win by downing Fairfield By Ritchie Butler The Brown County Press The Fayetteville Rockets picked up a Southern Hills League win last Thursday when they defeated the Fairfield Lions, 5-1. "Our pitching has been there all year," said Rockets coach Tim Carlier. "Our defense has stepped up and played well. Now we're having fun." Fayetteville broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the second inning. Tanner Williams blasted a solo home run leading off the frame, putting the Rockets in front, 1-0. In the bottom of the fourth, the Rockets gained some The Brown County Press/RITCHIE BUTLER

Fayetteville’s Derek Peters unleashes a pitch during the Rockets’ victory over Fairfield. Peters got a complete-game win and allowed only one run on six hits while striking out five against the Lions.

breathing room by plating three runs. Williams reached on an error and scored on a fielder's choice. Miah Call delivered a two-out, two-RBI single later in the inning, putting the Rockets on top, 4-0. Fairfield responded in the top of the fifth, scoring one run on two hits, closing the gap to 4-1. The Rockets got that run back in the home half of the same inning. Tyler Gambrel reached on an error and moved to third on a single by Williams. Gambrel scored on a sacrifice fly out by Derek Peters, giving the Rockets a 51 lead. That's all Fayetteville needed, as the Rocket defense held Fairfield scoreless the rest of the way, preserving the 5-1 win. Peters picked up the win on


Things are looking up for the Western Brown Broncos baseball team. With an offense that is starting to heat up and some solid pitching, coach Jeff Herrmann has assembled a fine team. The Broncos flexed their abilities against a hapless Batavia team on

Monday, when Western kenneled the Bulldogs decisively by a final score of 9-4. After Batavia started the scoring by plating one in the top of the fourth inning, the Broncos found an answer in the bottom of the frame: eight runs of their own. The Bulldogs would make a futile effort at a comeback, but came up far short. Western’s gloves

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Western’s Caleb Rieselman blasts a hit during the Broncos’ win over Batavia.

definitely showed up, preserving the win. “We swung the bats well the whole game,” said Herrmann. “We only had nine hits, but just one strikeout, and we hit a lot of balls really hard. So (we) just kept reminding them, ‘keep your head up, keep working’ and in the fourth inning they just came in bunches.” Coach Herrmann was positive about his team’s mindset as well, and with good reason, “The kids’ attitudes were great, they didn’t get down and they kept hitting the ball. Even though we didn’t score in every inning, which is our goal, we came out and busted the gate open in one.” Rich Burton earned the win for the Western Brown (his third on the season), pitching five and two-thirds innings with four strikeouts. A very consistent Tyler Spitznagel came on in relief to seal the deal. Offensively for the victorious Broncos, Eric Jamison reached base four times, scoring twice, and registering two hits, including one home run. Caleb Rieselman went twofor-three at the plate, knocking in two runs, and Jon Walker tallied three RBIs on the night. Tory Bauer also contributed greatly, with a double and a pair of RBIs. Overall, eight different players scored Western’s nine runs, showing just how much of a team effort this win really was.

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when we needed to tonight." Williams led Fayetteville's offense with two hits. Peters, Cody Boyer, Call and Seth Erwin added one hit each. "Tanner had the home run and a single," said Carlier. "We executed well against their lefty." The win raised the Rockets' record to 5-6 overall, 3-3 in the SHL.


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the hill for the Rockets in seven innings of work. He allowed one run, unearned, on six hits. Peters walked one and fanned five. "Derek had an excellent game," said Carlier. "He got us out of some situations. Offensively, we put the ball in play and tried to make Fairfield's defense work. We did a nice job on the bases



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Western’s Brittany Palmer jacked this pitch over the fence for a game-tying three-run homer versus Batavia.

Lady Rockets downed by Lady Lions By Ritchie Butler The Brown County Press The Fayetteville Lady Rockets dropped a Southern

Hills League contest last week to the visiting Fairfield Lady Lions by a final of 11-1. "Fairfield is a good team and they make you pay for

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Fayetteville’s Ashley Scoggins hit a triple versus Fairfield.

mistakes," said Fayetteville coach Tom Ryan. "We're young and inexperienced and we made some mistakes. But I am proud of their efforts." Fairfield plated two runs in the first, taking a 2-0 edge. It stayed that way until the fourth when Fairfield took advantage of a throwing error, scoring two more runs and doubling its lead to 4-0. The Lady Lions plated two runs in the fifth, increasing their lead to 6-0. In the home half of the fifth, Fayetteville got on the board. Jill Ryan singled and so did Brianna Plapp. Ryan scored on a wild pitch, cutting Fairfield's lead to 6-1. But the Lady Lions broke the game open in the sixth. Fairfield scored five runs after stringing together six hits in the frame. The Lady Rockets threatened in the bottom of the

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Goshen scored three more runs in the fourth and held the G-men in their final two atbats. Fletcher led the offense with two hits (double and triple). Farrell added one. The loss dropped Georgetown to 0-10 overall, 0-7 in the Southern Buckeye Conference.

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The Georgetown G-Men continued to struggle on Monday, dropping an 11-1 SBC decision to the Goshen Warriors. “This game was all morale,” said G-Men skipper Scott Sterling. “We got down early and played them closely

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After three scoreless innings on Monday, the Georgetown Lady G-Men allowed eight runs in the next three, falling to the Goshen Lady Warriors on Monday, 8-0. “We struck out too many times tonight and didn’t put the ball in play,” said Georgetown coach Kathy Chadwell. “We played well until they got those runs in the fourth, then we got down. We left eight runners on base tonight.” Goshen benefitted from two Georgetown errors in the fourth, plating four runs in the frame. The Lady Warriors added three in the fifth and one in the sixth, cruising to the 8-0 win. Taylor Linkous led the Georgetown offense with two hits. Megan King, Whitney Kistler, Casey Taylor and Paige Gast added one hit each. Jessica Smith took the loss on the mound. She worked seven innings, allowing eight runs, one earned, on six hits. Smith walked four and struck out seven. “Jess had a nice outing on the mound,” added Chadwell. “She’s been pitching well for us.” With the loss, Georgetown fell to 2-10 overall, 0-8 in Southern Buckeye play.

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sixth. Ashley Scoggins blasted a one-out triple, putting Fayetteville in a position to extend the game. But the next two batters struck out, ending the threat and the game with an 11-1 loss. "It takes us a couple of times through the lineup to get going," added Ryan. "But it wasn't enough tonight, once we started hitting." Olivia Mullins suffered the loss on the mound for the Lady Rockets. She worked six innings, allowing 11 runs, 10 earned. Mullins walked six and struck out one. The loss dropped Fayetteville to 5-7 overall, 3-4 in the SHL. Earlier in the week, the Lady Rockets won in exciting fashion over North Adams. Trailing 8-6 in the seventh inning, Delaney Davis tripled home two runs and ended up scoring on a wild throw, giving Fayetteville its third league win.

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The Western Brown Lady Broncos were down, but not out. They trailed rival Batavia on Monday evening by a score of 4-1 in the third inning at WBHS. Things weren’t going well, but it was far from over. As the Lady Broncos began to gain confidence, they chipped away at their deficit, coming to within a 4-3 mark of the Lady Bulldogs in the sixth inning. However, Batavia had another surge in them, and added two runs to their lead in the top of the seventh. Western Brown was seriously running out of time. Down, but not out. Trailing 6-3 with only a trio of outs between them and a loss, the Lady Broncos stepped up in a big way. With two runners on base, Brittany Palmer smashed a game-tying three-run home run over the 190-feet sign in left field. And after teammate Morgan Henry made it to first base and advanced to second on a sacri-

fice bunt, Western Brown had its chance to end it in walk-off fashion. Destiny Ryan hit a ground ball to the left side of the infield; it should have been an out. But the shortstop’s throw brought Batavia’s first baseman off the bag. As she tried to tag out the always-hustling Ryan, there was some contact, and the ball fell harmlessly onto the grass, allowing Henry to slide home as the gamewinning run. Despite frustrated pleas for an interference call from an irate Lady Bulldog team, the play was fair, and Western Brown won the game 7-6. Lady Broncos coach Blaine Wallace was very pleased with his team’s amazing comeback, “It says a lot about our kids, because we have a lot of pride,” he said, “I think it was a good win, and a pretty exciting finish.” When asked about the controversial call, coach Wallace had a simple, yet very truthful opinion, “She tried to make a tag on her, so that’s part of the game.”


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This past February, a team of Cincinnati physicians and nursing staff left for Central America to bring hope and smiles to the people of Belize. On this team of medical professionals was Dr. Magdalena Kerschner, Anesthesiologist and Director of the Brown County General Center for Hospital Interventional Pain Management and BCGH surgical nurse Brenda Howard, RN. Accompanying these BCGH professionals was Dee Werline, of Maysville, who went along for added support to this medical mission. The three arrived in Belize on February 4th. On their arrival they learned that there were 300 patients to screen for surgery for the following day. Over the next 4 days, 68 people would receive free surgical assistance, 190 people were screened in preparation for surgery, 678 people received medical care, vitamins and other medications at 4 separate village clinics which were set up in churches, schools and a hurricane shelter. The medical team would travel over extremely rough roads or by boat to get to these villages. Of the 68 surgical cases, 55 were performed on children. “Some of the surgeries performed on children included tonsillectomies, repairing cleft lips and palettes, and ear reconstruction. Among the adults, surgical procedures included mass removal and thyroid surgery. Many people were seen with breathing problems,” said Dr. Kerschner. “All of the members of this medical team donated their time and services to the people of Belize,” said Dr. Kerschner. “I feel God sends us as angels to these poor people who are often disfigured and who would be ostracized by this in their community” She said that a reconstructive plastic surgeon from a prestigious hospital in California flew specifically to Belize to reconstruct the face of a young woman. “He traveled thousand of miles and volunteered his time and services just to make her feel pretty,” she said. “He certainly had nothing to financially gain from this, but driven by a spiritual force he committed his medical expertise to her.” A highlight of the mission was the dedication of what is believed to be the first

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Gertrud Whitaker, representing Congresswoman Jean Schmidt; Jina Bohl, Western Brown School District Success By 6®, Vision Award; Karren Robinson, recently retired, Brown County Educational Service Center, Marty MacVeigh Leadership Award; Margery Paeltz, Brown County Commissioner; Cheryl Phillips and Adele Ducharme, Brown County Home Care, Exemplary Service Award.

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Ultrasound Equipment in the nation of Belize. With much fan-fair, the equipment was dedicated and seven physicians received training on the use of the equipment. Each day, Dee Werline, would send messages to all her friends back home to detail the daily events. Dee, who was primarily assigned to the Pharmacy, stated in one of her messages, “The work that is being done here is incredible! God is truly with us guiding through the day. It’s a wonderful feeling and puts so much joy in my heart.” She said that there were days when they would fill from 600 to 650 prescriptions. Belize is an ancient Mayan The Indian civilization. American Embassy funded a tour for the medical team to see the Mayan Ruins where they walked up the tallest ruin named High Temple at Lamaria and viewed the Temple of the Masks where a conservation project to protect the masks from the weather is now

underway. Among the other tourist attractions of Belize is the beauty of the 2nd greatest barrier reef in the world. Their main economy is based on the growing of sugar cane. Pineapples, oranges and bananas are also exported. Most workers receive $1.50 an hour and there is no private insurance for the poor, only Medicaid. As it is situated on the tail of the Amazon Rain Forest, there are many beautiful flowers and trees and alive with monkeys, alligators and crocodiles. “This is an extremely poor nation,” said Dr. Kerschner. “We find that Government officials and Belizians are always cooperative and friendly toward us. They are so appreciative of these medical services.” Following their final stop in San Pedro, the medical team returned home on February 12th. This medical mission to Central America is annually organized by the Horizon Community Church of Cincinnati.

“This is an exciting time in our community, a time when we are all LIVING UNITED to solve our communities’ toughest issues,” said Mark Heitkamp, chair, United Way of Greater Cincinnati – Eastern Area, as he welcomed guests at the organization’s April 15 Volunteer Recognition Breakfast. Heitkamp thanked all the many local volunteers and business, agency and community partners for all that they do to LIVE UNITED to help children prepare for kindergarten and youth succeed in school and life, families and individuals achieve financial stability and individuals achieve maximum independence. Father Michael J. Graham, Chair, United Way of Greater Cincinnati Board of Directors, presented highlights of the Eastern Area United Way’s 2009 accomplishments. These were focused around two priority areas in Brown and Clermont

counties: ensuring children enter kindergarten ready to succeed and investing in strategies to assist Felicity/Franklin Township in neighborhood revitalization through the place matters initiative. Rob Reifsnyder, president and CEO, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, also thanked companies, agency partners, individuals, and the entire community for helping make the work of United Way possible in the Eastern Area. Event sponsors were: Duke Energy and National Bank & Trust, Gold;

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Decatur UMC to host pancake breakfast May 1 A pancake breakfast will be hosted by the Decatur United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 1 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the church basement located on Decatur Eckmansville Road, Decatur. The breakfast will be by donation with proceeds going to the United Methodist Church Mission Program in Viet Nam. The goal is to raise $1,000 to contact a well. The public is invited to attend. For further information call Rev. Steven Hahn at (513) 535-0720.


Commissioners’ Journal April 7, 2010 The Brown County Board of Commissioners meeting in regular session on this date: • Approved the payment of bills from 19 funds totaling $181,832.44. • Authorized Brown County Engineer Todd Cluxton to advertise a notice to bidders in two editions of a newspaper that the commissioners would receive sealed bids for aggregate materials trucking for 2010 until 9 a.m. Monday, May 3, at the Brown County Board of Commissioners’ Office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. Bids will be opened and read at 10:30 a.m. May 3. • Authorized Cluxton to advertise a notice to bidders in two editions of a newspaper that the commissioners would receive sealed bids for the purchase of aggregate materials for road construction and paving until 9 a.m. May 3, at the Brown County Board of Commissioners’ Office. Bids will be opened and read at 10 a.m. May 3. The aggregate will be Nos. 2, 4, 8, 9, 57, 67, 304 and 411. The quality and analysis of all aggregate materials shall be in accordance with the latest edition of the State of Ohio Department of Transportation Construction and Materials Specifications Item 703. The method of measurement for payment shall be by the ton. The purpose of the bid solicitation is to obtain unit price contracts for the purchase of aggregate material on force account projects for 2010 until Tuesday, June 1, in any quantity and at any time during the contract period. • Approved Brown County Probate/Juvenile Court Judge Margaret Clark’s recommendation for a $1,155 advance contribution into a Health Savings Account from A00 Funds. The following activities took

place April 6: • The commissioners attended the Agriculture Breakfast at the Brown County Fairgrounds in Georgetown. • Wayne Gates with The Brown County Press and Michael Arthur with The News Democrat met with the commissioners to discuss the 2010 Brown County Budget. The following activity took place April 7: • Willie Estep with Triple E Custom Signs and Graphics of Bethel met with Board of Commissioners President Margery Paeltz and Vice President Ralph Jennings to discuss building signs. April 12, 2010 The Brown County Board of Commissioners meeting in regular session on this date: • Approved Brown County Department of Job and Family Services Director David Sharp’s request to purchase a 2007 Ford Fusion from Georgetown Auto sales for $10,000, which is $12,900 minus $2,900 for the trade-in of a 2003 Ford Taurus. • Approved Brown County Child Support Enforcement Agency Interim Director Susan Smith’s request to decrease H10-9 Contracts in BCCSEA Funds by $10,080 and increase H10-11 Other Expenses in BCCSEA Funds by $10,080. • Approved a $1,000 Post Certificate Purchase Order of Indigent Drivers Alcohol Funds from funds not encumbered in a timely manner from Brown County Municipal Court to vendor Brown County Recovery Services. • Approved a resolution establishing a new fund to help pay for an Environmental Law Unit, which the Brown County Solid Waste Authority has authorized Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little to establish. An assistant prosecuting attorney, who for-

merly was a part-time employee, will be employed full-time and responsible for prosecuting all dumping, burning and littering offenses. Money from BCSWA as well as fines and restitution for dumping, burning and littering cases will be deposited into a fund for the Brown County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office’s use. The commissioners also director Brown County Auditor Doug Green to request approval of that fund from the Ohio State Auditor’s Office and to provide the necessary spending codes therefore. • Approved Brown County Treasurer Connie Patrick’s recommendation for a $1,155 advance contribution into an HSA from A00 funds. The following activity took place April 8: • BCSWA held its monthly meeting. The following activities took place April 9: • Smith met with the commissioners to discuss BCCSEA’s operations. • Chris Rogers with Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District met with the commissioners to discuss that district’s 2010 Budget. • Shirley Meranda met with the commissioners to discuss farm land preservation programs. The following activity took place April 12: • Brown County Dog Warden Bill Frazier and Jack Scott met with the commissioners to discuss the operations of the Brown County Animal Shelter in Georgetown. The following activity took place April 12 and 13: • Paeltz attended the Resource Conservation and Development Conference for the North Central Association of Resource Conservation and Development at Atwood Lake Park near Dellroy.

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The Former Ford Plant that will take shape as UC East by September, 2010.


Acquisition of former Ford plant finalized - UC East takes shape It’s official – Industrial Realty Group LLC (IRG) finalized the acquisition of the former Ford plant, paving the way for the University of Cincinnati and UC Clermont College to begin offering classes in the fall of 2010. “I am pleased to say that UC East is going to become a reality. We plan on moving swiftly to be able to offer classes this fall at the new location,” said Interim Dean Mick McLaughlin. UC Clermont College will occupy the first floor of the

Texas Hold’em Tourney to be held on May 1 A no limit Texas Hold’em Tournament will be held for the Brown County Foundation Scholarship Fund on Saturday, May 1, from 12 - 7 p.m. at the Lake Waynoka Lodge located at Lake Waynoka. There is a $50.00 entry fee w/one $20.00 re-buy, with 100 percent payback of all entry fees. There will be cash payouts in each tournament $1,000 - first place! This is based on fifty or more players in a tournament. Cost is Entry Fee: $50 (3,000 chips), 1 Rebuy: $20 (3,000 chips), Payouts are 19 or less – Top 2, 20 – 39 Top 3, 40 – 59 Top 5, 60 or more – Top 7, $3/$6 Limit and $1/$3 NL Live action all day. Must be 18 years of age or older to play!

building. The second floor will be occupied by the College of Nursing and Allied Heath offering classes from their programs. UC signed a lease for approximately 81,000 square feet of space at that Batavia Township location. “We are very pleased to play a part in helping UC East expand its campus to this site in Batavia. We couldn’t have done it without the combined team work with UC, UC Clermont, State of Ohio, County and Township officials. We look forward to announcements of new opportunities for this site and the community in the near future,” said Stuart Lichter, President of IRG. The multi-tiered development deal cleared a final hurdle last month when the Batavia Township trustees unanimously approved zoning plans for UC to use an 18-acre portion of the 230-acre Ford site.“We are proud to have UC up there,” said Trustee Archie Wilson. With approximately 4,000 students attending UC Clermont – the campus has experienced unprecedented growth - 17 percent increase in enrollment this winter quarter. Overall – enrollment has increased by 33 percent over the past three years. “We are quite pleased with the University of Cincinnati’s decision to expand its presence in Clermont County,” said Board of Clermont County Commissioners President Bob Proud, a former UC Clermont student. “The addition of more options for our citizens to obtain a two or four-year

degree at a quality institution like UC, without leaving the county, is a major bonus. The expansion will also kick-start revitalization of the Ford property and provide jobs and additional educational opportunities for many in our community.” UC plans to begin offering classes at the new campus in fall 2010. The nursing program and physical therapy program will be among the initial classes offered at the site.

Youth Fishing Tournament on May 16 The annual fishing tournament, sponsored by Southern Ohio Farmland Preservation Association, will be on May 16 at Silverhook Fishing Lake on State Route 125 near Decatur. Fishing begins at 4 p.m. and ends at 7 pm. Youth up to age 18 are invited to participate. Prizes awarded for age groups 10 and under, 11 to 14, and 15 to 18. Bait may be purchased at the lake, or bring your own. Admission is $5.00. Call (937) 379-1602 by May 10 for reservations. Call (937) 373-1314 for Silverhook Fishing Lake information. Southern Ohio Farmland Preservation Association assists property owners who wish to keep their land in agriculture.



Angels travel to Belize on medical mission

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2010 U.S. Grant Celebration will conclude with an 1860s Church Service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 25, at the U.S. Grant Boyhood Home in Georgetown. Sixteenth Anniversary Grassy Run Heritage Rendezvous will conclude with a variety of activities 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at Williamsburg Community Park, Williamsburg. Further information is available by looking up Lewis Township Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at the Community Building in Higginsport. Monday Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, April 26, at the Commissioners’ Office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown.


Free bingo will be offered to senior citizens 60 and older 9:45-11:15 a.m. Monday, April 26, at the Brown County Senior Nutrition Center, 505 N. Main St., Georgetown. Those coming are asked to bring a wrapped $1 gift for the prize table. All senior citizens are invited to attend for fun, fellowship and food. A regular nutritional lunch will be served at noon each weekday at the Center. Fayetteville-Perry Branch of the

Northern Brown Senior Center at St. Martin’s Chapel Hall in St. Martin will host activities including bingo for senior citizens 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, April 26. Indoor walking also is slated during that time. All area citizens 55 and older are invited to attend. Ohio Watercolor Society’s 32nd Annual Touring Exhibition “Watercolor Ohio 2009” is on exhibit noon-9 p.m. Monday, April 26, and noon-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, April 27 and 28, at Southern State Community College South Campus, 12681 U.S. 62, Fincastle. Ohio farmers who want to preserve their farmland through the Clean Ohio Agricultural Easement Purchase Program must submit applications to the Ohio Department of Agriculture no later than 5 p.m. Monday, April 26. Applications may be found on ODA’s website at Brown County Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Recognition Dinner will be held Monday, April 26, at Southern Hills Joint Vocational School, 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown. A social time will begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinner to be served at 7 p.m. The cost is $15 per person.

COURT NEWS Property Sales Julie L. Engberg to M & T Bank, Lots 2462 and 2463 (Lake Waynoka Subdivision), Franklin Twp., $33,334 Liquidation Properties Inc. to Cleve Borgmann, Lot 2675 (Lake Waynoka Subdivision), Franklin Twp., $58,500 Sherry Pflanzer and Phillip Berwanger, co-executors of the Estate of Harvey L. Allen to James E. Fields, Lots 2811 and 2812 (Lake Waynoka Subdivision), Franklin Twp., $48,500 Green Tree Servicing, L.L.C. to Dale and Beverly Varney, 5.39 acres, Green Twp., $30,000 Ray Anthony and Vanessa Poe to Jeffrey L. Haglage and Daniel A. Haglage, 6.15 acres (Lots 16 and 17), Huntington Twp., $10,000 Steven and Lori Applegate to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., 1.83 acres, Jackson Twp., $50,000 Bank of New York as trustee to Michael L. Hacker, .7 acre, Lewis Twp., $74,900 Phillip E. Chambers to Federal National Mortgage Association, Lot 1606 (Lake Lorelei Subdivision), Perry Twp., $65,000 Ken and Loretta Sheets to Michael Reynolds, Clayton Reynolds and David Reynolds, Lot 262 (Lake Lorelei Subdivision), Perry Twp., $1,000 Bradley L. and Sherry J. Elliott to David R. and Marcia L. Woeste, 122.96 acres, Perry Twp., $348,000 Kathleen Haglage to Robert Jr. and Lisa Brate, 1.148 acres, Pike Twp., $150,000 Dennis Wright Properties, L.L.C. to Brian W, Jeffries, .48 acre (Lot 47 – Longwood Estates Subdivision), Mt. Orab Village, $132,500 Jean L. Crane to Myrtle Lane, .33 acre (Lots 1, 2, 3, 4B, 5 and 6 – Andrews Subdivision), Georgetown Village, $129,000 Todd E. and Rachel Martin to Craig P. Dotson, 1 acre (Lot 11 – Gorman Subdivision), Sterling Twp., $122,900 Ripley Federal Savings Bank to Beverly A. Bradford, 3.4 acres, Ripley Village, $74,900 Robey Group, L.L.C. to William Augustine, Lot 2 (Woodland Subdivision), Mt. Orab Village, $19,000

Marriages Melinda Michelle Hornsby, 32, Russellville, custodian, and Lonzie Willard Brannan, 41, Russellville, production supervisor Tammy Sue Church, 47, Georgetown, Registered Nurse, and Keith Dale Thomas, 49, Georgetown, self-employed worker Victoria Gabrielle Knuckles, 17, Fayetteville, and Christopher James Norris, 20, Wilmington, Adecco/American Showa employee

Probate Edna Marie Day, Hamersville, Case No. 20101060, DOD 02/20/10, file date 04/13/10 Verda Mathis, Fort Thomas, Ky., Case No. 20101058, DOD 01/13/09, file date 04/12/10 Donnie Monroe Partin, Williamsburg, Case No. 20101059, DOD 03/04/10, file date 04/13/10


Common Pleas CIVIL CASES Brown County Treasurer Connie Patrick vs. James M. Houk et al, foreclosure The Huntington National Bank vs. Gregory Lang et al, foreclosure Discover Bank care of DFS Services, L.L.C. vs. Huxel W. Travis, other civil Brittany Wade et al vs. Stanley Kools et al, other civil Capital One Bank (U.S.A.), N.A. vs. Rhonda M. Carrington, other civil Stone Creek Financial vs. William Carter, other civil Capital One Bank (U.S.A.), N.A., formerly known as Capital One Bank vs. Paula J. Howe, other civil Chase Bank (U.S.A.), N.A. vs. Dorothy Roush also known as Dorothy E. Roush also known as Dorothy E. Ernstroush, other civil Equable Ascent Financial, L.L.C. vs. Anthony Deatley et al, other civil Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as trustee for Ameriquest Mortgage Securities Inc., Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-R8 vs. Kenneth R. Schumpelt et al, foreclosure The Bank of New York Mellon formerly known as The Bank of New York as trustee for the certificateholders of CWMBS 2004-R2 vs. John W. Spires et al, foreclosure GMAC Mortgage, L.L.C. vs. Denver Campbell et al, foreclosure The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. formerly known as The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. as successor to J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., as trustee vs. Ronald B. Moore et al, foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. formerly known as Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. vs. Raymond T. Woodall Jr. et al, foreclosure American Family Insurance Company et al vs. Ryan Haley et al, other civil Capital One Bank (U.S.A.), N.A. vs. Joshua Cremer, other civil The University Hospital vs. Candice Neal, other civil In Re: petition for Motor Vehicle Certificate of Title (1994 Mercury Capri) in the name of Used Car Supermarket Inc., Greg Van Demark, president, other civil In Re: petition for Motor Vehicle Certificate of Title (2005 Dodge Stratus) in the name of Used Car Supermarket Inc., Greg Van Demark, president, other civil DOMESTIC CASES Brittianie C. Bering, Williamsburg, vs. Tychichus A. Boone, Batavia, domestic violence Sara J. Pirtle, Winchester, vs. Ellery W. Hines, Aberdeen, stalking order Carla J. Waits, Mt. Orab, vs. Tony J. Waits, Mt. Orab, dissolution of marriage Tonya Spencer, Georgetown, vs. Christopher Stacey, Mt. Orab, stalking order Linda D. Herrmann, Ripley, vs. Jennifer Curtis, Ripley, domestic violence Linda Herrmann, Ripley, vs. Gerald M. Fultz, no address given, domestic violence Michael Blair, Fayetteville, vs. Jacquie Blair, Fayetteville, termination of marriage Heather Hazelbaker, Winchester, vs. Robert Weise, Ripley, stalking order Cindy Bean, Ripley, vs. John L. Bean III, Russellville, termination of marriage Linda D. Herrmann, Ripley, vs. Jennifer Curtis, Ripley, stalking order Charlene Hanson, Winchester, vs. Jeffrey J. Hanson, Sardinia, domestic violence

Mt. Orab Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 26, at New Harmony Masonic Lodge in Mt. Orab.

meeting may order those products from Lindsey at that time. Brown County Regional HealthCARE Board of Trustees will meet at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, in the Brown County General Hospital Executive Conference Room, 425 Home St., Georgetown.

Hospice of Hope Grief and Loss Support Group for those who have experienced losses due to miscarriages, stillbirths or infant deaths will meet at 6:30 p.m. the last Monday of each month, including April 26, at Hospice of Hope’s Maysville Office, 909 Kenton Station Drive, Maysville, Ky. Further information is available by calling Peg Lynch at 1-800-928-4243.

TOPS Chapter in Aberdeen will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, at the Riverbend Apartments Community Room. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter in Mt. Orab will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 26, at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High St. Further information is available by calling Hope Fain at (937) 444-0404.

Yoga class will be held 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, at Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley Office, 215 Hughes Blvd., Mt. Orab. The cost is $8. Further information is available by calling Jane Amiot at (513) 5357507.

TOPS Chapter in Ripley will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 26, at Ripley Church of The Nazarene, 230 N. Second St. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501.

Ripley Life Squad will host bingo at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, at the Life Squad Building, 799 S. Second St., Ripley. Doors will open at 5 p.m.

TOPS Chapter in Sardinia will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 26, at Sardinia Church of The Nazarene on SardiniaMowrystown Road. Further information is available by calling Bobbi Wilson at (937) 446-4662. Perry Township Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 26, at the Township Building along U.S. 50 just east of the Fayetteville corporate limits in Perry Township. Dr. George P. Tyler Chapter 90 of Disabled American Veterans will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 26, at CourtsFussnecker Post No. 367 of the American Legion, 2944 Elk River Road, Ripley. Holy Trinity Church, 140 N. Sixth St., Batavia, will host bingo at 7 p.m. Monday, April 26. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the kitchen at 6 p.m. Sterling Township Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 26, at the Township Hall at Eastwood and Greenbush West roads. Anyone wishing to address township business should contact the trustees prior to the meeting. Fayetteville Zoning Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 26, at the Fayetteville Municipal Building. Tuesday Northern Brown Senior Center at St. Martin’s Chapel Hall in St. Martin is planning a trip to Ollie’s discount department store in Chillicothe on Tuesday, April 27, for interested area citizens 55 and older. Those interested in attending should call NBSC Activities Director Nancy Stegbauer at (513) 875-2317 for reservations and further information including the departure time. Brown County Planning Commission will meet in special session at 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 27, at the Brown County Board of Commissioners’ Office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. Brown County Health Department, 826 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown, will administer general immunizations 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, or other days by appointment. Those wishing to be immunized need to bring their shot records with them. Further information is available by calling (937) 378-6892 or toll free at 1866-867-6892. Brown County General Hospital retirees and former employees will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 27, at the Fireside Restaurant in Georgetown. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 27, at Sardinia Town Hall, 151 Maple Ave., Sardinia. Adams Brown Community Action Program will host bingo every Tuesday, including April 27, at 406 W. Plum St., Georgetown. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with bingo beginning at 7 p.m. Further information is available by calling (937) 378-6041, Ext. 257. Hospice of Hope Suicide Survivors Support Group for those individuals who have lost loved ones to suicide will meet 5:30-6:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month, including April 27, at Hospice of Hope’s Maysville Office, 909 Kenton Station Drive, Maysville, Ky. Further information is available by calling Peg Lynch at 1-800928-4243. Ripley Village Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, at the Community Building on Waterworks Road in Ripley. Washington Township Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, at the Sardinia Fire House, 169 Winchester St., Sardinia. Whiteoak Valley Grange will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, at the Grange Office on East Main Street in Mowrystown. Wednesday Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 28, at the Commissioners’ Office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. The commissioners will adjourn that meeting sometime during the day and readjourn at 6:30 p.m. at the Byrd Township Community Center in Decatur for their second community night meeting of 2010. Mt. Orab Elementary School 2010-11 Kindergarten Registration will take place 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 and 5-7 p.m. Wednesday April 28, in the MOES Gymnasium, 474 W. Main St., Mt. Orab. Registered children must turn 5 on or before Thursday, Sept. 30. School-Based Health will be on hand for physicals for kindergartners if needed, and Brown County Health Department nurses will be on hand to give needed immunizations. Kindergarten packets are available at the school. Those registering a child must have his or her original birth certificate, Social Security Card, immunization record, photo identification and any court custody/guardianship papers if applicable. Rambler Weavers will meet 9:30 a.m.noon Wednesday, April 28, at the Rambler Center (old Russellville-Jefferson High School) in Russellville. Membership in the Rambler Weavers group is open to any interested person. Further information is available by calling Geri Cahall at (937) 3783426. Brown County Senior Citizens Club will hold its regular meeting and luncheon at noon Wednesday, April 28, at Carey Bavis Post 180 of the American Legion, 1001 S. Main St., Georgetown. Naomi Lindsey will present a fun and interesting program on Stanley Products. Those attending the

Bible Baptist Church, 994 W. Main St., Mt. Orab, will host the Awana Truth Training Club for third through sixth-graders 7:158:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 28. Further information is available by calling Jarrod McGinnis at (937) 444-2493. Southern Hills Joint Vocational School District Board of Education will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, at the District Office in Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown. Thursday Brown County Subdivision Regulations Review Board Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 29, at the Brown County Planning Commission Office, 740 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. Northern Brown Senior Center at St. Martin’s Chapel Hall in St. Martin will conduct an Arthritis Exercise Program beginning at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 29, for interested citizens 55 and older. Indoor walking is scheduled 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and chair volleyball practice will be held. Lunch will be eaten at the Center. “No Bones About It’ Free Public Orthopedic Lecture Series at Mercy Hospital Clermont in Batavia and Mercy Hospital Anderson in Anderson Township will continue with “The Total Knee Experience for Those With Arthritis” discussed by Suresh Nayak, M.D., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in Conference Rooms B and C at Mercy Hospital Anderson MOB II, 7502 State Road, Anderson Township. Nayak will discuss common signs, symptoms, and diagnosis of knee arthritis and injury and will address the current diagnostic tests and treatment options that are available for patients who have knee arthritis with a focus on total knee replacements. Further information is available by calling (513) 233-6736. Brown County Writers’ Group will meet 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High St., Mt. Orab. Ladies Night Out featuring a QuarterRama will be held Thursday, April 29, at St. Michael Catholic Church Parish Hall on Fourth Street in Ripley. Viewing of items including Avon, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef and Longaberger will begin at 6 p.m. with bidding to begin at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit St. Michael Parochial School in Ripley. George A. Lambert Post 755 of the American Legion will host instant bingo at 6 p.m., Early Bird bingo at 7:15 p.m. and regular bingo at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at the Legion Hall on College Avenue in Sardinia. Russellville Kiwanis Club will meet at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at the Russellville Firehouse.

Township), will host Mt. Orab Ford UMP Modified Special Modifieds $1,000 to win plus Late Models, Chevettes and Street Stocks on Friday, April 30. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m. with Hot Laps at 7 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m. This also will be Darf night with Darf members admitted free. Further information is available at the park’s website at Girl Scout Troop 48632 of Mt. Orab will prepare a Loyalty Day “Thank You” Dinner to serve to veterans 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 30, at Wilson Sroufe Post 9772 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 115 W. Main St., Mt. Orab. Troop 48632 members will serve chili/spaghetti and coneys with dessert. All area veterans are invited to attend. Carey Bavis Post 180 of The American Legion will host bingo beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, April 30, at the Post, 1001 S. Main St., Georgetown. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 30, at Sardinia Town Hall, 151 Maple Ave., Sardinia. Friday and Saturday St. Mary Catholic Church, 3398 State Route 125, Bethel, will hold its Annual Spring Rummage Sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, April 30, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 1. Clothing will be $4 per bag, and all other items will be priced as marked. The Rummage Sale always has a wide selection of toys, household items, electronics, books and homemade baked goods. Ripley Farmers Market has moved from 30 Main St. to 14 Main St. in downtown Ripley. The Market continues to serve its customers with farm fresh eggs, freeranged chickens, baked goods, onions, potatoes, fresh lettuce and greens, and other items. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays including April 30, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays including May 1. Anyone who needs further information or wishes to become a vendor may contact Vicki Bixler at (937) 515-0109. Saturday Ripley 2012 Bicentennial Planning Committee is sponsoring a Ripley 2012 Bicentennial Celebration Logo Contest. The winner in each of two contest classes, Youth Under 18 and Adult, will receive $50, and the logos will be published throughout the Bicentennial Celebration two years from now. Drawings may be in color or in pencil or dark ink and must be on 8 1/2-inch by 11inch white paper (no colored paper permitted). The logo is to be drawn with the theme of the upcoming Celebration and must include “Bicentennial”, “Ripley, Ohio”, and “1812-2012”. Any artist from Brown County is eligible to compete, and all entries become the property of the Ripley Bicentennial Committee. The deadline to enter is Saturday, May 1. Conservation Farm Family Award nominations are being accepted up to Saturday, May 1, at Ohio Farmer Magazine, 117 W. Main St., Suite 202, Lancaster, OH 43130. The awards program is coordinated by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Soil and Water Resources and co-sponsored by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Ohio Farmer Magazine. Nomination forms may be obtained at the Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District in Georgetown or by visiting ODNR’s website at Decatur United Methodist Church will host a Pancake Breakfast 8-10 a.m. Saturday, May 1, in the church basement on Decatur-Eckmansville Road, Decatur. The breakfast cost will be by donation with proceeds going to the United Methodist Church Mission Program in Vietnam. The goal is to raise $1,000 to construct a well. The public is invited to attend. Further information is available by calling the Rev. Steven Hahn at (513) 535-0720. Mt. Orab Garden Club will sponsor its first Annual Flower Sale 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 1, at the Mt. Orab Lions Club Pavilion in Mt. Orab Municipal Park, 211 S. High St. Perennials, annuals and house plants will be available at $1 and up. The public is invited to attend.

Pregnancy Resource Center, A Place of Hope, will hold its Annual Spring FundRaising Banquet at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at Sardinia Church of Christ, 7130 Bachman Road, Sardinia. Members of the community are invited to attend and learn about services PRC offers that benefit women in the midst of unexpected pregnancies as well as families with infants and children who reside in Brown County and surrounding communities. The dinner is free to all who are interested in supporting PRC, which is a Christian, life-affirming, non-profit organization which receives no local, county, state or federal funding. PRC is funded entirely through private donations and fundraisers. Reservations for the dinner are recommended but are not absolutely necessary. More information concerning the dinner or PRC services may be obtained by contacting PRC at (937) 378-6853.

Hospice of Hope’s Maysville Office will sponsor a Mother’s Legacy Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 1, at Caproni’s Restaurant in Maysville, Ky. The event will give women an opportunity to remember and honor their mothers and other influential women in their lives.

Brown County Republican Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at the Ohio Veterans Home, 2003 Veterans Blvd., Georgetown.

Ripley Life Squad will host bingo at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at the Life Squad Building, 799 S. Second St., Ripley. Doors will open at 5 p.m.

Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:309:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab.

Courts-Fussnecker Post 367 of the American Legion will host a dance 8 p.m.midnight Saturday, May 1, at the Post, 2944 Elk River Road, Ripley. The event is open to the public.

Thursday and Friday Sardinia Elementary School, 7742 Tri County Highway, Sardinia, will hold its Annual Kindergarten Registration 8:30 a.m.3 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 29 and 30, for Sardinia area children who will turn 5 by Thursday, Sept. 30. Each parent is asked to bring his or her child to the registration and also needs to bring the child’s birth certificate, immunization records, Social Security Number, proof of residency, and custody papers if applicable. Further information is available by calling SES at (937) 446-2250. Friday Georgetown Exempted Village School District Interdistrict Open Enrollment written applications for the 2010-11 Academic Year must be on file in the District Superintendent’s Office, 1043 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown, no later than Friday, April 30. Parents of students accepted into the program will be notified by letter no later than Monday, Aug. 2. Further information is available by calling (937) 3783730. Free knitting and crocheting classes will be held 10 a.m.-noon Friday, April 30, at the Rambler Center (old RussellvilleJefferson High School) in Russellville and continue each Friday morning until Memorial Day Weekend in May. Anyone who would like information and a list of supplies or who wishes to register may call Mary Kelch at (513) 734-2501 or (513) 5433137. Moler Raceway Park, 2059 HarkerWaits Road, Williamsburg (Sterling

Williamsburg United Methodist Women will be serving their famous chicken sandwiches during the Williamsburg villagewide yard sale beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 1. Sloppy Joes, hot dogs, pies and beverages also will be available. In case of rain, food will be served inside the church at 300 Gay St., Williamsburg.

Upcoming Events Sardinia-Mowrystown Lions Club will sponsor a Sausage and Pancake Breakfast 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, May 2, at the Washington Township Community Park Building, 7731 Tri-County Highway, Sardinia. In addition to sausage and pancakes, biscuits and gravy also will be served. The cost will be $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 and younger. Proceeds from these kinds of events enable the Lions to assist people in the Sardinia and Mowrystown communities by providing eye examinations and glasses for needy children and pilot dogs for the visually impaired. Monies also are made available for diabetes and vision research to various universities. Sardinia Bible Baptist Church, 13039 Purdy Road, Sardinia, will host its Friend Day on Sunday, May 2. Evangelist Ron Alberico will be the special guest speaker at 10 a.m. There will be a free hog roast immediately following the service. Further information is available by calling (937) 3792089. Brown County Coonhunters and Sportsmen’s Club will meet at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 2, and the first Sunday of each month at the Club Building on Oakland Road east of U.S. 68 and Lake Manor Restaurant. The public is invited to attend, and new members are welcome. Brown County Health Department, 826 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown, will offer an evening Immunization Clinic to accommodate working parents 1-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 4. This is a walk-in clinic with no

appointments being necessary. Those attending should bring their shot records with them. Further information is available by calling (937) 378-6892 or toll-free 1-866867-6892. Fayetteville-Perry Local School District Board of Education has extended the Interdistrict Open Enrollment Policy for the 2010-11 School Year. An informational meeting for parents residing in other districts who may be interested in FPLSD Open Enrollment is scheduled 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, in the Fayetteville-Perry High School Library. New applications as well as reapplications must be submitted no later than Friday, June 25. Further information is available by calling the FPLSD Administrative Offices at (513) 875-2423.


Brown County Public Library and Friends of The Library will hold a Spring Book Sale and Plant Exchange Monday, April 26, and Wednesday-Saturday, April 28-May 1. Anyone wishing to participate in the Plant Exchange may bring a small plant and swap it for another on the Plant Exchange table. The Fayetteville-Perry Public Library is at 406 N. East St., Fayetteville. Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Further information is available by calling the library at (513) 875-2665.

Brown County National Day of Prayer Observance will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 6, at the Courthouse Square in downtown Georgetown. The public is invited to attend. Georgetown Junior-Senior High School Drama Department students will be presenting their spring musical “Just Another High School Musical” written by Bryan Starchman on Friday and Saturday, May 7 and 8. The performances will be held in the GJSHS Cafetorium. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and snacks will be sold during intermission. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students. Southern Ohio Express Fast-pitch Softball Team will host a Golf Scramble Saturday, May 8, at Friendly Meadows Golf Course, 809 State Route 125, Hamersville. The cost for the Scramble will be $55 per individual or $200 per foursome. Payments needs to be received by Friday, April 30; entries after that date will be taken only if space allows. Check-in time will be at 10:30 a.m., tee-off begins at 11 a.m., and food service begins at 1 p.m. with free water, beer and soft drinks. Anyone who has questions or wishing to obtain an application may call Stacy Seigla at (937) 515-1675. Twenty-eighth Annual Senior Citizens Art Show and Essay/Poetry Contest sponsored by Area Agency on Aging District 7 Inc., which includes Brown County, will be held Tuesday-Friday, June 14, and Monday-Friday, June 7-11, at the Esther Allen Greer Museum and Gallery on the University of Rio Grande Campus in Rio Grande. Any Ohio resident who is 55 or older may participate. Artwork may be submitted through the Brown County Senior Citizens Center in Georgetown up until Monday, May 3, or at URG by Monday, May 10. Essay and Poetry entries may be submitted to the AAA District 7 Office in Rio Grande no later than Friday, April 30. Anyone desiring further information or wishing to request an application may call tollfree at 1-800-582-7277. Ongoing Events Dolly Partin Imagination Library is offering free books to children born on or after Jan. 1, 2008, who are Brown County residents. Enrollment forms are available at many locations throughout Brown County, and interested parents also may call (937) 239-8234. Ohio Department of Agriculture is providing grants to farmers markets through the Farmers Market Access Project to help fund new infrastructure to accept Electronic Benefits Transfer. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis and are subject to available funding and will range from $500 to $1,000. Anyone desiring further information about the Farmers Market Access Project or wishing to apply for the grants may visit Rural Ohio residents may apply for loan and grant funds to repair their homes. Further information is available by calling Linda Ayres-Louiso, underwriter of U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, at the Rural Development Field Office in Hillsboro at (937) 393-1921. Volunteer host families are needed to welcome high school students from around the world. Those students, who are 15-18 and speak English, will be attending local high schools, and there is no typical family. Further information is available by calling toll-free 1-866-755-0921 or e-mailing patty@pie Funds totaling nearly $18,000 are currently unclaimed by Brown County residents, according to the Brown County Clerk of Courts Office in Georgetown. There is a list posted in the Brown County Courthouse of those who are owed money by the county. Adams-Brown Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program income guidelines have been increased to 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Anyone wishing to obtain further information or to schedule an appointment to discuss obtaining E-HEAP services may contact the Adams Brown Community Action Program Office in Georgetown at (937) 378-6041 or 1-800-553-7393, Ext. 253 or 254. Walk-in hours are 8-11 a.m. daily at the ABCAP Office at 406 W. Plum St., Georgetown, and outreach is available for the very elderly or disabled. We Can Help Food Bank on DecaturEckmansville Road in the Decatur area needs donations including a variety of food items, shampoo, toothpaste, soap, detergent and toilet paper. The Food Bank is open 11 a.m-4 p.m. Fridays and is sponsored by private donations and the Decatur United Methodist Church. Donations should be made when the Food Bank is not open, and all donations are appreciated. Ripley Community Food Pantry, housed in the downstairs of First Presbyterian Church, 114 Mulberry St., Ripley, needs help in replenishing its supply of food to help needy people in the Ripley community. Anyone desiring to help or obtain further information may contact Nathan Poff at (937) 392-4869 or Cecil and Shirley Black at (937) 392-4897. •••••••••• Anyone involved with a governing body, an organization, or a regularly-scheduled activity that has a meeting date and/or time or location change should contact The Brown County Press two weeks in advance, if possible, about that change(s) so the correct date and/or time and location may be listed in the Weekly Calendar. Also, anyone who would like an activity listed in The Brown County Press’ Weekly Calendar that currently is not listed should call the newspaper office during regular hours at (937) 444-3441. An extended version of this Calendar is available on the Brown County Press’ website at



Sunday Sixteenth Annual Antique and Craft Expo concludes 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, April 25, in the King Burley Warehouse Center, 1510 Industrial Park Drive, Maysville, Ky. Admission is $2 with free parking. The show will feature such items as antique furniture, dishes, glassware, jewelry, primitives, collectibles and a great assortment of crafts. Those attending are invited to bring their heirlooms and have them appraised free of charge.

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DENTAL ASSISTANT/RECEPTIONIST 40 hrs/wk - Mt. Orab/Seaman High School graduate or equivalent required. Graduate of dental training program preferred, or at least one year of experience in dental assisting. Dental Xray license is required. Previous office experience is desired. We offer an excellent benefit package Apply online by visiting our website at: Email resumes to: Or fax to: 513-576-1018 M/F/D/V Equal Opportunity Employer

BROWN COUNTY INDUSTRIAL PARK MT. ORAB, OHIO Join the great companies already at the Park. New construction with occupancy available. Warehouse/Shop space of 5,000 sq. ft. Attached 1,000 sq. ft. office/administrative space NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR PURCHASE, LEASE OR LEASE/PURCHASE OPPORTUNITIES. Active involvement in final interior finish selections for early lease signees!

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AUTO BODY and frame. Experience and tools required. Excellent pay. 513-797-7278.

THE SOUTHERN Buckeye Academic Athletic Conference (SBAAC) is accepting letters of interest and resumes for the position of Commissioner. The duties of the commissioner are as follows: 1. Presides at the Athletic Directors’ meetings. 2. Prepares and distributes conference schedules. 3. Supervises the assignment of officials for football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, and coordinates assignment of baseball and softball officials for freshman, junior varsity, and varsity contests. 4. Coordinates conference All-Star selection. 5. Coordinates All-Star banquets. 6. Maintains conference standings in all sports. 7. Is the binding arbitrator for irresolvable disputes between member schools. 8. Serves as liaison between athletic directors and Executive Board. 9. Other duties as assigned by the Executive Board. The SBAAC Commissioner must have a flexible schedule and have the means for mobility among the twelve schools in the SBAAC that are located in southwest Ohio. It is expected that the commissioner will have above average technology skills. The commissioner will be employed on a one year contract at a salary of $9,000 per year. Interested candidates are requested to submit a letter of interest and resume to the SBAAC Search Committee at:

CAREGIVERS JOIN a team of professionals providing non medical home care. COALA trained or STNA a plus Weekdays/Evenings/ Weekends

Call: 513-230-5111 CNA’S NEEDED to touch the heart of those in need, in the coming seasons of giving, and all year round! We offer 12 hour shift. Call or stop by to fill out an application. 937-378-3727.


WELDERS Please apply in person at: 200 Front Street Mt. Orab, OH 45154

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for 1, 2 & 3br, Equal Opportunity Housing, apply at Forest Glade Apartments, 9001 Airport Rd., Georgetown, OH, 937-378-4565. FELICITY GARRISON PLACE SENIOR APARTMENTS 62 & OVER Rent Subsidized Free Utilities Secure Bldg. On-site laundry Pets allowed

513-876-3590 TTY 800-750-0750

MYSTERY SHOPPERS, earn up to $100 per day, undercover shoppers needed to judge retail & dining establishments, experience not required. 1-877-581-1844.

or call 513-532-5291 or 937-515-3092. GEORGETOWN - 2 & 3br apartments available for immediate occupancy. 2br, 1ba, c/a, all kitchen appliances, w/d hookup, $560/mo & util., $560/dep. 3br, 1.5ba, 1-car att. garage, c/a, all kitchen appliances, laundry room, $675/mo & util. $675/dep., 513-253-8170 or 513-616-3504.

MT. ORAB, 2br apartment, water/garbage/heat included, newly renovated, $500/mo. plus deposit, 1yr. lease. 513-403-0407. NOW RENTING One bedroom apartment, utilities included. Rent is income based. Applicants must meet eligibility criteria and have a mental illness. For more information call Amanda 937-378-6041, Ext. 257

RIPLEY SCHOOLHOUSE Apartments, 1br units available, Move-in Rent Special, rent-$255 plus utilities, for Seniors 62 years old, disabled or handicapped. For questions call 937-392-9216 or 937-378-6603. Managed by Brown County Senior Citizens Council.


FORMER AUTO shop plus 4.8 acres for sale. 15130 US 68, Mt. Orab. Sale includes 2-garages, 2-trailers, 1-barn. There are 2 parcels totaling 4.8 NCIM NEEDS outgoing acres. Please contact Midperson to conduct in store land Retail for informasampling events at Grand tion. 513-891-2526. Opening in May. Mini- 300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED mum $9 an hour, must be 18 with internet access. 1BR APARTMENT on the river, $375/mo., water Please apply online at included, plus utilities. 800-347-6657 from 10am-6pm. 937-375-3801 RN NURSE Manager - after 6pm.

FT. Work with a dynamic, experienced team. Must have supervisory and LTC experience. Excellent benefits & pay. Apply online

Townhouse apartments, MENTION THIS AD & RECEIVE ONE HALF OFF 1ST MONTH’S RENT & $99 DEPOSIT Fully equipped kitchen, central air, natural gas heat, on-site laundry. No pets. No HUD/Section 8, $565 and up. Deposit same as rent. Water, sewer & trash included. On Candlelight Way off E. Main St. Visit our photo gallery & website @

LET US help you spring into a new apartment here at Georgetown I Apartments. Accepting applications for 1 & 2 bedroom EOE apartments at Georgetown Apartments, 401 Marshall Looking for Avenue, Georgetown, EXPERIENCED Ohio 45121. Apply at 610 Interior Trim Markley Avenue, GeorgeCarpenters town, Ohio 45121 or call for details at For More Info. Call 937-378-6460. 937-444-0820 Stove, refrigerator, & on site laundry. Possibility of MDS NURSE - FT - Exrental assistance. Equal perienced MDS Nurse, Housing Opportunity, RN preferred. Great bene- The deadline for letters of TDD # 419-526-0466 fits & competitive wages. interest and resumes will “This institution is an Apply online be Wednesday, April 28, equal opportunity vider and employer” 2010 at 5:00 PM. From 9:00am - 3:00pm


2ND STORY 2br, Sardinia, $365/mo, $365/dep. Electric efficient heat, 877-587-2230

LYTLE TRACE Apartments, Williamsburg, OH. Unfurnished, age 62+, 1br, secure building, utilities included, rent subsidized, laundry room, community room, library, cozy living. Call 513-724-3358. MT. ORAB - 2br, 1ba, $575/mo., $575/dep., w/washer/dryer, stove, refrigerator, water/sewer/garbage included. Also brand new, $600/mo. w/cathedral ceilings. 513-504-3368 or 513-616-6817.

“SPRING FORWARD WITH THIS DEAL” Efficiency & 1br A/C, extra storage Nice size Ask what spring has in store for you.

513-724-3951 “SPRING TIME MOVING TIME” Large 2br A/C, W/D hookup Extra storage Nice property! Call, it won’t last!!

HELP WANTED Brown County Senior Citizens Council is currently accepting applications for the Supported Living program. We are looking for responsible Full Time Direct Care Staff to oversee the daily activities of our Supported Living Homes. $8.00 per hour - Third Shift hours are required. Benefit package includes paid vacations, paid holidays, sick leave, personal days and percentage paid health insurance. Applicants must have valid Ohio Driver’s License and be insurable under agency fleet, vehicle insurance, and be in good health.

Clermont Senior Services 2085 James E. Sauls SR Drive Batavia, Ohio 45103 Fax #: 513-536-4019 E-mail address: EOE


Employment Opportunities



Two Years CDL Experience Required

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Brown County Senior Citizens Council 505 North Main Street Georgetown, Ohio Monday-Friday -- 8:00am to 4:30pm May 7, 2010 will be the deadline for accepting applications. Only serious applicants please! Equal Opportunity Employer

DRIVERS NEEDED 2 Years Experience Class A CDL Local Hauling Home Every Night Call TCB Trucking 513-625-8183

Now renting 2 bedroom apartment with a den, rent starting at $550.00 with attached garage, washer & dryer hookups. For 55 & older accepting applications

For questions call Amanda

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2BR BRICK in FayetSPACE FOR RENT teville, full basement, UPTOWN BUILDING, $700 plus utilities. prime location, 2000sq. 513-265-3728. Electric ft., great for retail or ofheat, C/A. fice space. Call 937-205-1678 for details. 3BR HOUSE, available May 1st, all appliances, 400 - HOUSES FOR SALE $650/rent & deposit. Sardinia area. FARM 513-313-3446. WITH nice 1.5 story older home w/basement, 3 car FARM & country home, detached garage, barns nice 2br near Hamersville & 20 rolling acres with w/garage & garden space, large rock lined creek adults only. and woods, great for 513-531-7406. hunting or farming, more or less acreage HIGGINSPORT AREA available, Bethel New - 3br, $500 plus utilities Hope Rd., 1 mi. from & deposit. Clermont County line, 1-800-347-6657 10-6, Western Brown but evening 937-375-3801. close enough for Bethel. LAKE WAYNOKA Asking $215,000 3br, 2ba w/garage, lakeview, no pets! 513-734-6349 or $750/mo. plus deposit, 937-444-6925 Dan good references. (May also sell for less 937-444-3006 evenings, with fewer acres) 513-315-3890. MT. ORAB, 2br, 2-car garage, $500/mo., $500/dep., no pets, 937-444-2689. NEW RICHMOND Newly remodeled home, 2br, in town, natural gas heat/ central air, $600/mo. NO PETS!!!!! Call 513-752-0374.

307 - MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT 1999 DUTCH 3br, 2ba, 14x70, vinyl, shingle, new carpet, freshly painted, move-in ready, in Sardinia area, rent to own, $505 per month, $3800 down. 513-724-7233, 513-505-8311 or 859-466-3554.


PROPERTY FOR lease, approximately 2000 sq. ft., commercial corner location in Sardinia 513-724-3951 w/2-storefront windows, 302 - SLEEPING ROOMS storage, bath, central heat, MT. ORAB - 2br apart- FURNISHED ROOM air/propane ment, 1st floor, $425/mo., for rent. No smoking. $600/mo. plus deposit, utilities. $425/dep., no pets. Must like pets. $325. plus 513-625-6775. 937-444-2689. 513-875-2381.

401 - CONDOS/TOWNHOUSES FOR RENT GEORGETOWN Really nice 3br, 2.5ba, 2-car attached garage, 1700sq. ft., $695/mo. Deposit required. 937-378-2252.


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)

DRIVER NEEDED Haul water for home deliveries, local area, CDL 2/yrs. experience.

513-625-7072 409 - LAND FOR RENT


MOBILE HOME lot, JOHN’S GENERAL approx. 1-acre located on MAINTENANCE St. Rt. 131, Fayetteville, Mowing, tilling, plumb$250/mo. Contact ing, gravel/dirt hauling, 513-319-6555. equipment/general repairs, electrical, home 410 - LEASE/OPTION TO clean-up outside/inside, BUY backhoe work, electrical. 1998 16X80 mobile 937-444-2694. home, 3br, 2ba, sits on 1-acre lot, $250 per NEED ASSISTANCE to month, trailer $350 per prevent homelessness? month plus $600 deposit. ABCEOI has a program Call 513-724-1315. Mt. that may assist with past Orab School District. due rent, security deposits or utility payments for persons who are homeless LEASE/OPTION, HOME in country out- or at risk of becoming side Williamsburg, 4br, homeless. For further in2.5ba, 2-LR, 2-DR, formation, please contact Waldbillig at brick/cedar, 2-car garage, Joan 3-decks one/with 8-per- 937-378-6041, ext. 262 or son Jacuzzi & dock. 5.5 1-800-553-7393, ext. 262. acres, 1.5 acre pond, very private, on dead-end street. $192,500 $4,000/down, 1-year lease. Available May 1st. 513-295-0134.

SENIOR HOME Care evening or nights, CNA 20 years experience. 937-379-1738. Ask for Donna.



LOOKING FOR responsible teenager to babysit 2 children, 9 & 11 in my Mt. Orab home. References a must. Call for more info at 513-509-9197.

RESIDENTIAL & business cleaning to meet your needs. Clean from top to bottom. For free quotes call 937-695-0961. RESIDENTIAL CLEANING or just needing some spring cleaning, great rates, and even better references. Call for a quote, or for more information. 513-255-4342.

OPENINGS FOR full-time or part-time at 9471 Kendall Rd., Winchester, minutes from 62 & 32, Ashridge area, Eastern School District, meals & snacks provided, reasonable rates, refer- 507 - SEWING ences available. Call Su& ALTERATIONS sanne at 937-695-0961. For all your sewing needs for you, your family and 504 - BUSINESS SERVICES your home. Call 937-4444276. Reasonable rates, GARDEN TILLING - expert service. Average gardens 1,000 sq. ft., gone over twice, 600 - FURNITURE $50.00. Call Cool Breeze Compacts 937-515-0947. 1-2-PC. PILLOWTOP Other services available, mattress & box. New in backhoe, bush hogging, plastic. $150.00. Can deCall Dan box grating. Equipment liver. 513-967-4687. also available for rent.



HEALTHSOURCE OF OHIO, A network of community health centers offers quality care close to home, has many opportunities now available.



BEST BUY for a Queen Memory Foam Pillowtop Mattress Set. Brand new, factory warranty, retail value $1,000, sell $350. Call 937-515-6590.

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

FENDER BASS guitar, Squire, comes w/Fender amplifier - Rumble 15 & case. $375 for all. Like new. 937-690-9248.


608 - FARM PRODUCE GET YOUR garden off to a great start with healthy and economical seeds and plants. Cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, seed potatoes, onion sets, bulk seed. Early annuals and perennials. Burns Greenhouse & Landscaping, SR 321, Mowrystown. 937-442-4573. HAY FOR Sale, Round bales $25.00, square $2.25. bales, 937-515-3902 or 937-205-0275.



611 - WANTED TO BUY ALWAYS PAYING CASH! Old appliances, old barn & farm tools, nuts, bolts, all metal, even if rusted, old barn wood, old car & tractor parts, old lawn mowers & equipment, old pipe & fittings, electrical items, old woodburning stoves, old lamps, old trains & parts, old pottery & stoneware, old jars & bottles, any old & primitive, gold & silver, let us take a look.

937-444-5122 CASH TODAY! Buying Antiques, furniture, appliances, gold, silver, coins, games, tools, DVDs, records, “ALMOST ANYTHING” local. or 937-378-1819 513-348-5870.

613 - PETS AND SUPPLIES PIT BULL puppies, $100 each. 1-male, 3-females, going fast. 1-female Blue puppy, $300. Pit 513-551-0922 or 513-628-0726. Acfree busiCall

614 - HORSES/LIVESTOCK 2-3 YR old goats; Purebred Nubian Does w/Nubian Doelings at side. 2 yr old Doe Bred to Freshen in June. Yearling Doe open, born June 11, 2006. Call after 5pm for prices. Interested calls only, please. Call 937-764-1260. HORSE BOARDING-FULL OR PARTIAL BOARD/TRAINING/ST ALLION SERVICE IN Russellville.

Call Marietta 937-377-2304.


LOOKING FOR your next class winning Market Goat at the 2010 Brown County Fair? March & April born wethers available. $100 & up. Proven genetics, out of a grandson of another Notch. Multiple half siblings were class winners at Ky State Fair. Rocking E of Brooksville, Ky. Daryl Emery Cell 513-560-1519.




FOR SALE: Pansies, Viola’s, Seed Potatoes, Onion Sets & Garden Seed. Potting soil, vine trees. Call for information on our summertime reduced wood prices. Stock up soon. Open 9am-7pm daily. Located at Cox Firewood, 3600 SR 125, Georgetown, OH. 937-378-4309. Visa, Master Card Welcome.

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

1986 HARLEY Sportster 883, wide tank, wide fender, looks great, runs great, asking $3,000. 513-316-4660

4 BRAND new Toyota Camrey 5 lug 16” steel rims with Toyota hub caps with emblem still in the boxes. $50 FIRM. Contact 513-876-3403. BEAUTIFUL WHITE Maggie Sottero wedding gown, size 8, never worn, $800 OBO

JUNK CAR REMOVAL (513) 304-2280 I Pay CASH for Junk Car’s, Trucks & Vans!! 807 - TRUCKS FOR SALE 1994 CHEVY Truck Club Cab, 4x4, radio-tape, Burgundy & gray, cloth interior red, 198K/miles, $3,400.00. Call 513-734-7535.


MARK WANTS running, wrecked, dead cars and trucks. Now paying $100 - $200/cash for complete vehicles. FREE TOW! 937-446-3021 or 513-739-0774 2001 PT Cruiser Limited. Runs good, new stereo system, different, must see! Asking $2900.00. 937-446-3730. JUNKED, WRECKED unwanted autos, autos, trucks, motorcycles, etc., some towed free, cash paid for some. Call 513-734-1650


ESTATE YARD Sale April 30th-May 1st, 9am-4pm at 118 N. Main, Sardinia. 25” console TV, TV stands, lamps, many kitchen & misc. items. Questions? 937-446-3738 LAKE LORELEI Community Yard Sale, & Plant & Flower Sale May 1st & 2nd from 9-4pm, St. Rt. 131 - 1-mile west of US 50, Fayetteville. MOVING SALE! May 7th & 8th, 9am-5pm. Furniture, stereo, recliners, mobility scooter, player piano rolls, glasstop dinette/6-chairs, placemats, napkins, appliances, dishes, 60” TV, new 3-room tent. FOOD. 60 Lauray Dr., Georgetown. 937-515-1393. TENT SALE: April 30th, May 1st, 9-3pm, 1745 East Concord, Amelia. Furniture, collectibles, piano, clothes, antique pool table, records, commercial ref. 513-325-5153. Hand made afghans, Crosley radios & much more. YARD SALE - 102 Castle Ave., Mt. Orab, May 1st & 2nd 0900-1600: Little Tikes yard toys, bicycles, name brand clothing, Home Interior & home decor, porcelain dolls, furniture, and much more! YARD SALE - Lots of misc., fishing equipment, 11619 Liming-Van Thompson Rd., Hamersville. Rain or shine! Friday, April 30th & Saturday, May 1st.

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY April 25th 1:00-4:00 pm

LOCATED: behind the Town & Country Bowling Lanes on U.S. 52 East of Wm. Harsha Bridge in Aberdeen, Ohio. Signs Posted.


TOOLS, GUNS, TOYS, COLLECTIBLES & MISC. Cast iron tea kettles, lot of cast iron skillets Griswold & Wagner #10, 12, & 14’s one square breakfast Griswold skillet, 5 glass Dazey churns different sizes, 4 cast iron kettles, dinner bell #2 USA, 2 cast iron Brister stoves, sm. ant. wood stove, #11⁄2 coffee grinder, spittoon, apple peeler, crock bowl, old baby buggy, pitcher pump, sev. wash boards, wash tubs, bottle tops, bottle capper, 6 milk cans, set of cast iron fire place tools, 3 snow sleds, store scales, sm. metal pie safe, golf clubs, lot of green jars w/zinc lids, sev. oil lamps, lot of Elvis Presley magazines approx. 50 & memorabilia, JFK book & pictures, bubble gum machine, & a bubble gum machine full of old marbles, lot of buttons, AMF peddle fire truck, Ford peddle tractor new, wood hobby horse, Tonka dump truck & bulldozer, BB guns, child’s wagon, model-T horn, 2 copper wash boilers, lg. copper kettle, little display cast iron stoves, turkey plates & figures, fishing poles, sm. Buck board wagons, sm. cream can Belort Dairy Co. Chicago, Ill. Sm. lard press, black crock, rocker jeep, Coleman lanterns, Kerosene heaters, lot of old pictures, old newspapers 1950s, Murray & Huffy Belair & other bicycles, lard press, granite coffee pot, McGoham Feed Co. thermometer Paintsville, Ky., stone jars, hand wringer for washer, strollers, Gem pump, well pumps, hand grinders, bench vise, wood barrels, hay knives, tool boxes & tools, chain saw, Royal hand grinder, lg. vise, railroad jack, sev. mowing scythes, lot of hand tools, tobacco jobbers, corn sheller, old grinding wheels, lg. steel wheels, push plows, single trees, horse plow, push garden plow, reel lawn mowers, hand sickle sharpeners, cutoff saw blades, floor jack, wrought iron yard bench, sev. wheel barrows some old with wood flat beds, 1 ton chain hoist, weed eaters, Murray riding mower 14HP 42 in. cut, 2 wheel trailer with 4x8 ft. bed good to haul lawn mower & other items, golf cart, nice Super C Farmall w/cultivators GUNS: Winchester 37A 410 ga, New England 410 ga, British 303 rifle, 2 military rifles 762-54 & 8mm both w/bayonet, T. Barker 12ga. double barrel. Lunch Served Not responsible for accidents TERMS: Cash day of sale or good check with proper ID. Statements made day of sale take precedence over previous advertising. AUCTIONEER NOTE: Will be a nice sale, running 2 rings. Check www.auctionzip #8276 for more info & pictures.

Sale Conducted by:

WM. J. HOLTON 513-218-4100 JESSE MCKINZIE 513-218-2541 ASSOCIATE OF GUSTIN REALTY CO. Kelly Newberry, Apprentice #8276

901-SALES 4-FAMILY YARD Sale, May 6th & 7th, 3218 St. Rt. 125 between Georgetown & Hamersville. Lots of kids & adult clothes.



FILL DIRT 513-582-3992.




LOCATION: approx. 8 miles East of Maysville, Ky at 8844 Mason-Lewis Rd. 1 mile East of Rectorville, Ky. From Maysville, Ky follow AA Highway East approx. 8 miles, turn left on Rt. 1237 right on Mason Lewis Rd. to sale. Watch for signs.


SHOP & WOODWORKING TOOLS Open face belt sander 22 in., Grizzly 10 in. lg. table saw w/extended table, Grizzly sawdust vac w/approx. 40 ft. of 4 in. metal pipe, Dewalt 12 in 3 knife planer sev. new blades, Delta model 46-70 degree wood lathe w/lot of chisels & bits, lot of lg. & sm. pipe clamps & bar clamps, work table w/vise, bin full of bolts & screws, portable work bench, storage cabinets, lot of routers, staple guns, drills, paint guns, hand power saw, bench grinders, Delta sq. hole drill, wet/dry grinders, lot drill bits, mortise machine, 2 ant. Kerosene heaters, lot cordless drills & screw drivers, Power Craft 10 in. radial arm saw, Craftsman 10 in. band saw, lg. Delta drill press, Grizzly 6in. joiner, Craftsman oscillating spindle sander, Delta 220 radial arm sander, Craftsman 10 in. radial arm saw, 8 in. drill press, Foley bilsaw, lg. Grizzly belt & disc sander, Delta 22-275 band saw, 2HP Excel portable air compressor, 8 drawer tool cabinet, some lumber oak, cherry, walnut, maple, chestnut, poplar, cedar. Mr. Pollitt made these following wood toys, must see to appreciate. New York Central hand made train 5429, model cars, buggy seat, 4 wheel child’s wagon, hand made bicycle, canister sets. Lunch Served Not responsible for accidents TERMS: Cash day of sale or good check with proper ID. Statements made day of sale take precedence over previous advertising. AUCTIONEER NOTE: These items are from the woodwork shop of the late Bobby Pollitt. Many more items not listed. Check www.auctionzip #8276 for more info & pictures.

121 Longwood Blvd. Mt. Orab Directions: 32 East, Right on Brooks Malott, Left on W. Main, Right on Boyd, Right on Longwood

Viji Grant,

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NEAR SR 32 APPRX. 20 MINS. TO EASTGATE A PLEASURE TO SHOW! EXTRAORDINARY FINISHES 3 BEDROOM 2-1/2 BATHS 1/2 ACRE MEDIA ROOM * rates as of 4/20/10, 2/1 buydown, P/I only. Not all profiles will qualify.

AUCTION • SUNDAY May 2nd, 2010 @ 10:00AM Brown Co. Ohio Fairgrounds • 325 West State Street, Georgetown, Ohio 45121

GUNS- COINS- KNIVES- TOOLS- COLECTABLES- JOHN DEERE TRACTOR Guns: Stoger Brazilian 12 g over & under, Browning light 12g (Belgium), Browning A500 12g (Belgium), Browning 12g Auto (Belgium), Browning Twelvette (Green inlay) (Belgium), Remington 20g auto on Browning Patent, Remington 1100 20g vent rib auto, Remington 12g auto, High Standard 12g pump, J Stevens model 59a 410 bolt action tube magazine, Mossberg bolt action 12g model 59 (new in box), JC Higgens 12g pump, Ithaca 12g pump model 32, Crossman .177 air rifle, J Stevens 22 LR rolling block (favorite), Ammo (new & old), Holsters, Large Browning 44 gun safe (dark green Looks new). Pistol: AMT auto mag 3 .30 Carbine, Colt buntline 6 scout 22 mag, Colt 22 scout buntline 22 LR, Colt Frontier scout 22LR, Ruger 32cal 32 H&R mag, Leopold 2.5-8 X 32mm stainless steel pistol scope(new in box) Knives: Hen & Rooster 4 blade stag handle, Hen & Rooster 2 blade stag handle, (2) Remington Bullet 2 blade, white tail stag handle 2 blade, Case XX hunting knives and Sheaths, Case XX filet knife, Case XX Steele knives in case, German Dagger, handmade hunting knife stage handle, other misc. knives Coins: 1927 5cent Piece, 1928 10cent piece, 1864 coin, Morgan (silver dollar, halves), Red letter $2 bills, 1950 Bills Tools: Dewalt chop saw, Dewalt 18v circular saw, Dyne 8hp generator, nail guns, misc nails and hardware, J-Dan 12 ft metal brake, aluminum saw horses, jack stands, floor jacks, transit, step ladders, extension ladders, scaffolding, 2 wheel dolly, craftsman tool cabinets, lots of bolt bins and bolts, pipe benders, bench grinder, lots of sockets, wrenches and tools, Dewalt Saws all and Drill, torpedo heater, pressure washer with Honda engine, upright air compressor, shop vac, air hose reel, 3/4drive snap on socket set, paint sprayer, miter saw, shop lights, electrical breakers, electric belt sander, extension cords, battery charger, torches and cart. Plus much much more. This is a very short list of a lot of good tools. Most tools are in next to new condition. Equipment: JD 790 tractor 30hp 4x4 Diesel 543 hrs with JD 300 loader and 5ft bucket (very nice), 5ft finish mower, 6x 10 ft tilt bed trailer, tractor weights and brackets Misc: old pocket watches, pool table, baseball cards, old view master electric with slides, beer steins, zenith projector TV 60”, treadmill, claw foot piano stool, walnut wash stand, wooden desk, cabinets, theater seating coach, gallon minnow jug, half gallon minnow jug, wood fishing lures, TV cabinet surround, flat bottom boat, fishing poles, old coke machine, large barn fan, washer and dryer, 18 x 20 carport. Auctioneers Note: This is a very condensed listing of a large selection of great items. Guns Sold to Ohio residents only. Terms on Personal Property- Payment in full on day of Auction. Cash, Check w/ ID, Visa, MasterCard with 3% handling fee


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New Listing: Williamsburg - A tax credit dream house! 2 BR home with fully equipped Kitchen and Laundry. Built-in knotty pine bookcases in the dining room area. Looking to down size, this is it! Ready to move in. Established driveway. Shed. Public water and sewer. Mature shade. $49,900


1198955- Mt. Orab - Immaculate w/location! 1st flr.Master, 1st flr bath. Beautiful & roomy. Nice sized laundry rm dbls as an home office. Possible conversion to an office building. Extra wide driveway. Huge rolling back yd. Public water & sewer. Do not delay! $89,900

1202541- Georgetown- Immaculate! *This well built ranch is ready to move into. *Natural woodwork,solid 6 panel doors,fully equipped kitchen. MBR suite. Covered front & back porch. *Beautifully landscaped yard. Storage shed. Poured foundation. Location, location! $109,900

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


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Georgetown - Historic Bldg. converted to 6 family unit.Efficiency, 1 Bdrm.& 2 Bdrm. Apts.All units but 1 has 2 entries.All kitchens equipped. Original staircase w/bannister in place. $165,000


Georgetown- Full length covered front porch. Updated 2 BR home with hardwood floors thru-out. Fully equipped kitchen renovated in '05. Large pantry. Newer furnace & windows. Public water and sewer. Shed. You can not rent for less! Excellent condition. $44,900




Western Brown Schools- Clean and affordable! 2 BR (possible 3), 2 Ba home on one slightly rolling acre. Great room w/walk-outs. Built-in hutch in fromal dining room. equipped kitchen. 36x24 ovsz 2 car gar. Gazebo. Huge blacktop drive. All for only $59,900

1215219 - Williamsburg - Look at this price! 3 Bdrm, 2.5 Ba.2 Sty.home w/fam.rm,rec.rm. Beautiful granite in updated kitchen, covered full length front porch. Huge deck off of master bdrm.suite. Drive-thru garage.Cul-de-sac. $149,900

NEW 1214896 - Georgetown - Great Home-Just Move In! Full brick home on no outlet Street. Solid & in excellent condition! Family room is an operational 1 car garage - just remove carpet. Beautiful lot w/mature shade. Must see to believe! $89,900


1211877- Russellville- Private setting for this unique retreat. Cathedral-Vaulted ceilings, Dbl. sided fireplace w/a 3rd one in Fam. Rm., 2nd flr Br w/deck for separate entry, Att. 2 car garage, barn,inground pool (gated), rolling acreage. Truly a nature getaway! $239,000

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

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

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

1180019- Georgetown - First offering! Fantastic positive cash flow! Duplex in good condition. 1 & 2 bdrm. units. Fully equipped washer, dryer hook-ups in both units. Great location. Huge walk in attic. $49,900







Georgetown- Solid all brick duplex. Two, 2 bdrm. units, equipped kitchen & full bath. 1 unit has cov. porch. Live in one side while you rent the other. Multi-panel doors. All drywall. $85,000

Georgetown- Excellent condition! Two 1 Bdrm. Apts. Large & roomy. Drywall thru-out. Brand new A/C Units.Central systems. 1 unit has a laundry room. Covered front porch. Good cash flow. $55,000

D SOL 1201734- Georgetown - One of a kind!*Full brick 2-story.*Huge Master BR suite w/personal balcony.*Natural Bay windows, pocket doors thruout, oak woodwork.* Real Beauty!*Inground 32x18 8' deep pool.*Det 2 story brick garage also.*Full fin bsmt plumbed for 3rd ba. $395,000

1214718 - Hamersville - Beautiful coined corner brick ranch on a slightly rolling 5 ac.tract. Cathedral ceilings, wbfp, walk-out from DR to spacious deck, family rm. Split floor plan MBR suite w/walk-in closet. Prof. landscaped. Black top drive, 32x24 det workshop. $165,000


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


1208031 -Russellville- Listed below appraised value! Solid 3 Bd.2 Ba.home.Master BR.suite w/it's own LR 2007. HDWD Flrs.under carpet in LR, DR, hallway & 2 Brm's. Arched doorways,Equipped kitchen, picture wndw, partial bsmt,deck,1 car garage,huge back yard. $89,900

1123757- Four family Apt. bldg. located two blocks off of SR 52. All units have been totally renovated. Each unit has a laundry area available. Each apt. is separately metered. 4000 plus SF. Bldg and units are in mint condition. PLEASE, ONLY PREAPPROVED BUYERS. $147,500



1199723- Mt Orab- Look no more! *Ceiling to floor stone F/P, wrap around kitchen, walk-in closets, 2 full baths, MBR Suite, W/O to solidly built deck, stocked pond, tree-lined yard. 2.16 acre lot, attached Oversized 2 car gar. *All of this for $89,900

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



SAT., MAY 1ST, 2010 - STARTS 10 AM INSPECTION - REGISTRATION STARTS 8:30 AM LOCATED: 2130 St. Rt. 133 - About 3 miles south of Bethel, Ohio 45106. From Int. of 125 & 133 in center of town, Take Rt. 133 south. Weather permitting, some off road parking will be available.

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• Fix and paint fences, house trim, and railings. • Mow the lawn, sweep the walk, and eliminate clutter. • Polish front-door brass, and make sure the bell and porch lights are working • A new door mat and flowering plants make a good first impression. • Bathrooms and kitchens should be in good working order, and be neat and clean. • All mechanical and electrical devices should function properly. Excellent Condition

Fences ................... House Trim ............ Railings.................. Front-Door Brass ... Porch Lights .......... Floors .................... Landscaping .......... Lawn ...................... Sidewalk................ Bathrooms............. Kitchen.................. Walls......................

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Wiring ........................ Garage ....................... Basement................... Boiler ......................... Gutters ...................... Windows .................... Staircases .................. Roof........................... Driveway .................... Attic........................... Insulation................... Chimney/Fireplaces....

Acceptable Condition

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937-213-2060 LAST CHANCE FOR STIMULUS MONEY/NO MONEY DOWN MUST SIGN BEFORE APRIL 30th Mt. Orab 203 Church St - 2br, 1ba, equipped kitchen, nice privacy fenced backyard, oversized detached garage, near everything great starter or empty nester $49,900 Owner Financing. Lake Lorelei 139 Munster Dr - 3br, 2ba, manufactured home on wooded acre overlooking lake, stone fireplace, deck 2+car detached garage, laminate f looring $79,900 Owner Financing.



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1986 CORVETTE - DODGE PICKUP TRUCK SEADOO JET SKI - YAMAHA ATV - LAWN MOWERS TRAILERS - CAMPING TRAILER - QUALITY FURNITURE Selling everything Absolute!! 1986 bright red Chev. Corvett - T top. Shows about 118,000 miles. Runs good. Needs some interior rehab; 1998 Dodge pickup - extra cab. Shows @150,000 miles; Yamaha Kodiak ATV; Seadoo Bombarder Jet Ski; Jet Ski trailer (holds 2); heavy duty 20’ tandem equipment trailer; 8ft. trailer; riding lawn mowers; 3pt. rotary mowers; misc. lawn care items and more; Camping trailer. Quality home furnishings: includes a solid red, 2 cushion leather sofa; lg. red cloth covered sectional sofa set; beautiful mahogany full size office desk & chair; nice lamp & hall tables; several matching end tables; coffee tables; server and accessory table w/wicker drawer inserts; lovely 3 corner china hutch; full size, maple top dining table w/6 matching chairs; wall size entertainment cabinet (for big screen TV); JBL stereo system w/5 speakers; like new Inglis washer & dryer plus few items of furniture- household goods & garage items. BE ON TIME - NOT MANY SMALL ITEMS!! SEVERAL PICTURES ON WWW.JTWILSON.COM TERMS: CASH OR CHECKS WITH FULL ID. - NO BUYER’S PREMIUM. COME PREPARED TO REMOVE YOUR PURCHASES SAME DAY.

The Brown County Press - Sunday, April 25, 2010 - Page 25

Moler Raceway Park announces upcoming events


Moler Raceway Park, located at 2059 Harker Waits Road, Williamsburg, has now began the 2010 racing season. For each event, gates open at 4:30 p.m., with Hot Laps starting at 7 p.m. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m. Some upcoming events at MRP include, on Apr. 30, the Mt. Orab Ford UMP Modified Special with Modifieds paying $1,000 to win and all regular classes. On Saturday, May 1, from 12 to 5 p.m. at 480 West Main Street, Mt. Orab, there will be

Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Chevettes and Street Stocks all on display along with drivers. There will also be an autograph session with your favorite drivers and you will have the opportunity to vote for your favorite car. Plus, there will be a raffle for free passes to MRP and door prizes too. May 14 will be the Third Annual Armed Forces Night with the Freedom Fighters 40 Late Models paying $2,000 to win. Cost for special shows is

general admission - adults $15, Kids 0-6 Free and kids ages 7-15 $5. Pits admission is $30. Regular shows general admission is $13, kids 0-6 Free, and kids ages 7-15 $5. Pits admission is regularly $25. Thanks to the 2010 Class Sponsors, Sunesis Construction, Holman Motors, Mt. Orab Ford and U.S. Race Gear For more information, please call 937-444-6215 or go to


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W E A R E P RO F E S S I O N A L G R A D E TM 2010 Terrain SLT 2009 Sierra XCAB 2009 Savana 15 Pass. The All “NEW” Terrain is Here Van AWD • Leather • Pwr. Gate #23670

4.3 W/T • Cruise • Locker #23017

Cruise • Chrome • Power Pkg. #R22091

Nicely Equipped #23836

WAS $30,740 C.U. Discount Price*

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MSRP $36,480 WOW!

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2010 Acadia SLT 2 2010 Yukon DENALI XL AWD • Nav. • Roof Hot & Cold Seats #R22835

IN STOCK Navigation • 6.2 V8 • 403 HP #23716

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2010 Sierra Denali AWD 2010 Acadia SLT AWD Hot & Cold Seats • Nav. Sunroof • 6” Steps #23822

WAS $51,929 NOW

2010 Sierra SLT Diesel CMYK

DVD • 20” Chrome #R22870

MSRP $43,580





2010 Acadia Red Jewel • PW/PL #23719

PW/PL/PS • Trl. Pkg. #23910


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2010 Yukon XL XM/CD • OnStar • Full Power #23733


2010 Acadia $2,000 OFF or 0% for 60 mos. 2010 Yukon SLE

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2010 Sierra Auto • Air • Cruise #23853



2010 Canyon CREW CAB CMYK

ALL 2010 Sierras 1500 / 2500 / 3500



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WAS $30,045



All sale prices include all available incentives in lieu of GMAC special APR. Must be C.U. Member or GM Supplier. See sales person for details. Expires 4-30-10.

Visit us at: - Open 24/7/365 HOURS: Mon-Thur 9-8, Fri 9-7, Sat 9-6

I-275 to 63B • RT 32 EASTGATE • 4387 ELICK LN - BATAVIA, OH 45103

513-752-3123 • 1-800-323-8677

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72 MONTHS • RANGER *with qualifying credit, financing obtained through FMCC.






2008 FORD F250 CREW CAB 4X4


Lariat, One Owner, Diesel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



3 5,93 2 $ 412mo* 2007 FORD F-150 LARIAT $ 4x4, Crew Cab, 45,000 Miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 5 , 9 3 2 $ 412mo* 2006 FORD F-150 $ Crew Cab, 4x4, 50,000 Miles, All Options, Clean . . 2 5 , 9 3 2 $ 326mo* 2005 FORD F-250 XLT $ 4x4, Crew Cab, V8, Auto., 68,000 Miles . . . . . . 2 0 , 9 3 2 $ 292mo* 2004 FORD F350 XLT $ 4x4, 8ft. Bed, Crew Cab, Diesel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 8 , 9 3 2 $ * 2009 CHEVROLET COLORADO LT $ 240mo Only 600 Miles, 5 Speed, A/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 5 , 9 3 2 $ 205mo* 2009 CHEVROLET HHR LS $ Low Miles, Auto, Clean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 , 9 3 2 $ 309mo* 2005 CHEVROLET 1500 Z71 4x4, Crew Cab, Leather, Very Loaded! . . . . . . .$ 1 9 , 9 3 2 $ 309mo* 2005 FORD RANGER XLT $ Supercab, 43,000 Miles, Red, Extra Clean . . . . 1 3 , 9 3 2

M A N AG E R’ S S P E C I A L 2003 FORD F150 XLT

Auto, Full Power, Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8 , 9 3 2 $

2006 MERCURY MILAN PREMIER ........................


8 ,9 3 2


Low Miles, Auto, A/C, Clean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4 , 1 3 2




FWD, V6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1 7 , 9 3 2 $



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



14,93 2 205mo* 2008 FORD FOCUS SE $ Auto., Sunroof, 34,000 Miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 , 9 3 2 $

VA N S 102mo*


2005 FORD E-150


** Must be current owner of 95 or newer Ford. Transferable within household. Vehicle does not have to be traded.


Loaded, Very Clean

Owner Loyalty**

PW/PL, Very Clean! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7 , 9 3 2




35, 93 2 $ 474mo* 2009 FORD FLEX SEL Leather, Low Miles, Fact. Warranty . . . . . . . . .$ 2 9 , 5 3 2 $ 447mo* 2009 FORD EDGE SEL $ AWD, Vista Sunroof, Full Power . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 7 , 9 3 2 $ * 2010 FORD EDGE SEL AWD $ 430mo Low Miles, Full Power, Factory Warranty . . . . . . . . . 2 6 , 9 3 2 $ 395mo* 2009 JEEP UNLIMITED $ 4x4, Only 21,000 Miles, Auto., Fact. Warranty . . . . . 2 4 , 9 3 2 $ 309mo* 2008 FORD ESCAPE XLT $ FWD, Low Miles, Full Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 , 9 3 2 $ 292mo* 2008 FORD ESCAPE XLT $ FWD, Factory Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 8 , 9 3 2 $ 309mo* 2007 FORD EXPLORER XLT $ 4x4, Tow Pkg., 3rd Row Seating . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 , 9 3 2 4x4, Low Miles, Factory Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .




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



2004 BMW X3


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


1 6,93 2


17 ,932




Leather, 8,000 Miles, Sunroof, Loaded! . . . . . .


15,93 2 $ * 2010 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS $ 240mo 26,000 Miles, PW/PL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 5 , 9 3 2 $ 223mo* 2008 FORD FUSION S $ Auto, PW/PL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4 , 9 3 2 $ 205mo* 2008 MAZDA 6 $ Auto., PW/PL, Clean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 , 9 3 2 $ 188mo* 2007 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS $ Full Power, Automatic, Clean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2 , 9 3 2 $ 164mo* 2008 FORD FOCUS S $ 35,000 Miles, Auto., Very Clean . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 , 5 3 2





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


9 ,9 3 2



Full Power, Leather, Fact. Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . .



267mo 17,93 2

2003 MERCURY GR. MARQUIS LS Leather, Only 50,000 Miles, Very Clean . . . . . . . . . . .






5 Speed, PW/PL 50,000 Miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


1 0,93 2 395mo* 2005 BMW M3 $ 66,000 Miles, 6 Speed, Leather, Must See . . . . . . . . 2 4 , 9 3 2 $ 274mo* 2007 FORD MUSTANG $ V6, 19,000 Miles, Fact. Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 7 , 9 3 2 $

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





MON. - 9-8

TUES., - THURS. 9-7


Only 5 Minutes off I-275 & Eastgate Mall on Route 32, Batavia

Toll Free 1-866-912-3232 • 513-732-2124

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Brown County Press  
Brown County Press  

25 April 2010