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Swartz parents face more charges BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press The parents of Sebastian Swartz have been indicted on felony Child Endangering charges by a Brown County Grand Jury on April 25. That moves the case to Brown County Common Pleas Court and out of Brown County Municipal where similar Court, charges were filed against the couple on March 28. Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little released the following statement regarding the indictments. “On the basis of an in-



Chris Swartz

Shanna Swartz

vestigation by the Brown County Sheriff’s Office, the Grand Jury of Brown County, Ohio, has indicted both Shanna Swartz and

Christopher Swartz on one count each of Endangering Children, R.C. 2919.22(A), a felony of the third degree.

It is alleged that on or about February 18, 2013, at 10198 St. Rt. 125, in Russellville, Brown County, Ohio, the Defendants, being the parents of a child under the age of 18, did create a substantial risk to the health or safety of S.S., whose date of birth is November 27, 2003, by violating a duty of care, protection, or support. Furthermore, the violation resulted in serious physical harm to S.S.” The Swartz’s nine year old son was shot in the head on February 18 in their Decatur home. The charge is a third degree felony, with a maximum penalty of three years in

prison and a $10,000 fine. The Probable Cause Affidavit for the charges in Brown County Municipal Court read; “On February 18, 2013, a shooting occurred at 10198 State Route 125, Decatur OH. The shooting occurred as a result of a Glock 34, 9MM pistol being left out and unsecured. The firearm was left out in plain view, fully loaded in the presence of children. One or more children gained possession of the firearm, which resulted in the shooting and eventual death of 9 year old Sebastian Swartz.” Investigators say that the boy was playing with a Glock pistol that belonged to his fa-

ther. Nine other individuals were also indicted on April 25. They include; Fred Brockman, 35 of Williamsburg, who faces two counts of Assault, a second degree felony, one count of Vehicular Assault, a fourth degree felony and one count of Failure to Stop After a Nonpublic Road Accident, a fifth degree felony. Brockman is accused of causing or attempting to cause harm to Justin Tucker with a 2002 Chevrolet truck. Roger Mullikin, 37 of Ripley faces one count of Endangering Children, a third CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

Unemployment down slightly in March BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press


These buses will once again pick up K-8 students that live within a two mile radius of the Western Brown schools complex. The school board approved the action at its April 22 meeting.

Western approves busing within two mile radius for K-8 students next school year BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press Bus service will return for K-8 students in the Western Brown School District when the 2013-2014 school year begins. The WB school board made the decision at their April 22 meeting. In November 2012, the Western Brown Local Board of Education was forced to take steps to cut $1 million from its budget after an

emergency operating levy failed. One of those was to eliminate bus service within a two mile radius of the school for K-8 students. According to Superintendent Peggy McKinney, the decision to eliminate the services was strictly for financial reasons. The action reduced more than 10 bus drivers and took as many busses out of service which saved the district approximately $400,000. “The board felt like it was

the right direction to take at the time,” McKinney explained, “But we now feel like bringing the bus service back to it original status will help a lot of families in our district.” Roger Taylor, Director of Operations and Transportation for the district, said “The Western Brown community has felt the impact of the K8 transportation reductions that were implemented in January. “It has been a very diffi-

cult past few months for the transportation department and those families impacted by the reductions. The decision to reinstate K-8 busing within a two-mile radius has been made in response to an anticipated increase in funding under Governor Kasich’s state budget proposal.” He added that at this time, the district is not positioned to be able to reinstate the 912 reductions. “Despite the CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

The unemployment rate in Brown County dipped slightly in March to 10.0 percent. That is down .3 percent from February. The jobless rate in the county remains at a five year low. In March of 2012, it was at 10.0 percent, March of 2011 11.6 percent, March of 2010, 14.4 percent and in March of 2009 it was 12.9 percent. Rates fell in each of the

surrounding counties as well. Adams County saw the biggest decline from February, with the jobless rate falling 1.3 percent to 12.0 percent. Clinton County saw a decline of .7 percent to 10.2 percent and Highland County saw a drop of .5 percent to 9.8 percent. Clermont County had the lowest jobless rate in the region in March, dropping .2 percent to 7.3 percent. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reCONTINUED ON PAGE 10

Man arrested after shooting his own dog By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press According to Brown County Municipal Court, two warrants were printed for Georgetown resident Harvey Carter on Monday, April 22. One warrant was for animal cruelty, a first degree misdemeanor and the other warrant was for


discharging a fire arm, a fourth degree misdemeanor. Krista Kiskaden, operations manager at the Brown County Animal Shelter, said that Carter’s dog was reported to them as being aggressive. “We received a complaint call a few days ago CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

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buildings all over the county. The money is from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office’s Move Ohio Forward grant program. The money is coming from settlements with mortgage companies who were sued for questionable practices that led up to the housing crash of 2008. Brown County Commissioner Barry Woodruff said there are approximately 30 properties, both residential and commercial, that will be torn down this year. “We have to use the

money before the end of this year”, Woodruff said. “We plan to sign some contracts this week to get the process moving forward.” Once the contracts are signed, demolition must occur within 90 days. The buildings are inspected three times, once prior to the demolition, once during and when the work is complete. One of the most visible projects to Georgetown residents will be a building that has been damaged by fire on the Georgetown square. A former hotel in Sar-

dinia is also on the list. Woodruff said that he expected another round of demolitions to follow the first group. “We don’t think we’ll use all the grant money the first time, so we’re probably going to be able to do a second round”, Woodruff said. If any property owner would like to apply to have a building demolished, they need to apply for the program at the Brown County Commissioners Office at 800 Mt. Orab Pike in Georgetown. The telephone number is 937-378-3956.


This building on the Georgetown Square is one of the properties that will be demolished with Move Ohio Forward grant funds.


BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press

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Ripley fire chief says EPA rules will apply to open burning within village


Ripley Fire Chief Tony Pfeffer opened the April 23 Ripley Council meeting with an update on open burning within the corporation limits of the village. “A couple weeks ago we had a couple issues with open burns going on,” Chief Pfeffer began, “I talked to Charles (Charles Ashmore, village administrator) about how we wanted to address the problem. I wanted to know if we’re supposed to put the fires out, or let them burn out. We want everyone to be treated fairly. To be honest, I’ve been expecting some problems with the issue but we really haven’t had any.” Chief Pfeffer said that his department handled the problems, going by the Ohio EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) rules. He stated that he had asked Ashmore how he wanted the burns handled. “We decided to put the fire’s out so I’m here to ask council if that’s what they want us to do. We’re going by the EPA rules,” Pfeffer said, “just as long as everyone is on board with this, and everyone gets treated fairly.” Pfeffer said one problem that has come up is that some people have been getting mixed information from the EPA and other sources. Some were told they could have a fire 2’ x 3’ by 2’ high. Others were told their burn could be 3’ x 5’ by 2’ high and still oth-

ers were told their burn could be 5’ x 5’ by 2’ high for a ceremonial fire. “The EPA told me, that the burn should be 2’ x 3’ by 2’ high,” Pfeffer added, “so there’s a lot of mis-information out there. “But actually, the problem is not the fire that people are complaining about, it’s the smoke from the fire. Especially for people who have breathing problems.” Pfeffer stressed again that he has not had any problems, the people he had talked to have been understanding so far. Mayor Tom Leonard commented that he heard the Boat Club had been given permission to have a 5’ x 5’ by 2’ high burn. Pfeffer agreed with Leonard and stated that the Boat Club was probably told that. “But when the EPA was here in Ripley, and I met with them, I could see that everyone was getting different signals,” Pfeffer said, “But we’ve got to use some common sense here.” Councilman Daniel Dragoo stated that although he understands that the village must uphold the EPA laws, he said life along the river is different. There is always drift wood and debris washing up on the shore line. “But if someone calls the fire department and says there’s a fire that’s smoking up the town and they’re not within what the state law says they can do,” Dragoo said, “That’s an issue.” Chief Pfeffer said that the village would be fol-

lowing the rules set up by the EPA which are available upon request from Ashmore. Pfeffer continued with his report to council and said that he had recently lost a couple firefighters when they moved away but that he had replaced at least one of them with Brandon Black. “Brandon is at an intermediate EMT class right now, or he would have been here tonight,” Pfeffer said. “Brandon moved to Ripley from Russellville and he has a level one fire certification from Russellville and he is an EMT.” Chief Pfeffer told council that even though it had been established that the Village of Ripley does not have to have its own fire safety inspector, the problem of unsafe buildings in the village did not just go away. He said he felt like the village should continue to address the issue. Administrator Ashmore told council that several buildings in the village are currently being checked out by village engineer Jeff Stine for safety issues. Ashmore said he would report back to council about the buildings at the next council meeting. Ashmore also explained that there are at least eight old fuel pumps buried under sidewalks in the village that are scheduled to be filled in with concrete, as opposed to being removed. “There are at least four underground storage tanks where there was once a

Chevy dealership, and two tanks where a Buick dealership once was,” Ashmore said. “The fire department will empty them out before they are filled with a concrete material. But they will remain where the are.” The next Ripley village council meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 14.

The National Day of Prayer will take place on Thursday, May 2, 2013. There will be a brief Noon Observance at the County Administrative Building. Then at 7 p.m. there will be a ceremony at the Georgetown Courthouse Square. In case of rain everyone will meet at the Gaslight Theatre.



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The Brown County Diabetes Support Group toured Save A Lot in Georgetown using the Shopping Matters Program.

Shopping Matters Tours conducted throughout Adams and Brown Counties Northern Brown Senior Center toured Mt. Orab Kroger and Adams/Brown Early Head Start toured Young’s IGA in Seaman using the Shopping Matters Program. The participants enjoyed the tour and all agreed they learned some new shopping tips. If you have a group, organizations or work place that would like to schedule a shopping tour call Adams County 937-205-0212 or Brown County 937-3787153. The Shopping Matters Tours was sponsored by the Adams-Brown Diabetes Education Coalition (ABDEC). ABCED is funded in part by a Together on Diabetes grant from the Appalachian Dia-

Shopping Matters is nationally sponsored by ConAgra Foods Foundation and Wal-Mart and was developed for adults based on research showing that careful food shopping practices, such as price comparison and nutrition label use, are associated with measures of dietary quality. The program aims to promote real changes to food shopping habits by creating a dynamic learning experience for participants. In January, several individuals from the AdamsBrown Diabetes Education Coalition attended The Shopping Matters training at North Adams High School. The Brown County Diabetes Support Group toured Save A Lot in Georgetown,

betes Control and Translation Project, which is a partnership supported by the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Centers for Disease control and Prevention, and the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation, with the collaboration of the thirteen Appalachian states. This grant is managed by the Center for Rural Health at Marshall University. Together on Diabetes is a national program of the Squibb Foundation to improve outcomes of people living with type 2 Diabetes. If you would like information on taking a tour or any other information about the coalition please feel free to call (937)378-7153 with questions.

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Fayetteville-Perry board member recognized for service


Fayetteville-Perry Local School District Board of Education member Kathleen Johnson was recognized for her 10 years of services during the April 18 board meeting. Superintendent Raegan White made the presentation of a certificate from the Ohio Department of Education.

right away. In August 2013, the report card will have nine measures that receive grades. There will be no component or overall grades until August 2015. “I think one of the things that’s going to be of the things we have to do is educate the community on this,” White added. In other business at the meeting, board treasurer Jo Anna Carraher answered a couple of questions regarding the financial report from board president, Angela Murphy. Murphy asked why three of the items listed on the printout from the financial report were so much more than they were last year. “One of the increases was in supplies and materials,” Murphy asked, “Was there something that happened that there was a fluctuation there? Or maybe I missed that last month.” Carraher stated that everything has gone up and they’ve simply had to spend more this year than last. “I’ll

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have to adjust that number when I do the new Five-Year Forecast,” Carraher added. “I do know that the price of paper has doubled.” White also explained to the board that at the school, they had a water leak outside the shop room, and although it has now been repaired, from January to February, the bill was much higher. The board then approved the bills and the financial report. Superintendent White told the board later in the meeting that every year, the Ohio School Board Association recognizes board members who have met certain levels, or years of service to public education. “This year we have a board member who has reached one of those levels, 10 years of service and this year the recognition goes to Kathleen Johnson,” White said as he presented the award to Johnson. All the members of the board thanked Johnson for her years of service. White told the board that regarding the governor’s budget, it was his understanding that the budget had gone to hearings in the house. “I’ve heard that there have been lengthy discussions and the budget may look radically different than the original proposal,” White said. “We’ll just have to wait and see how it looks. It has to be

the high school/middle school secretary. The board also signed a two year contract with Paula Wiederhold, special education coordinator and proclaimed May 13 through May 17 as Right to Read Week. The Fayetteville P.T.O. made a donation of $1,921

towards the recent enhancements made by the school for its elementary school security system. “When this community found out the P.T.O.’s fundraiser was for this security system,” said Carraher, “They really stepped up. This is a very supportive community.”


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U.S. Senator Rob Portman’s (R-Ohio) staff will hold office hours in Brown County on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. During this time, constituents will have the opportunity to share their thoughts and concerns with a district representative who will provide their feedback to the senator. “Keeping an open dialogue with constituents is a top priority for me and I encourage people to take advantage of the opportunity to talk to a member of my staff,” said Portman. “I’ve traveled to every county in the state and have found it helpful to hear about the issues that are of primary concern to Ohioans. Listening to constituents enables me to better determine how I can fight for their interests in Washington.” Portman staff will travel to each county in Ohio to meet with constituents during office hours, connect with local elected officials, and attend community events.

Portman Staff Office hours in Brown County will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from 1 - 2 p.m. at the Brown County Commissioners' Office Archives Room located at 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Suite #101 in Georgetown. No appointments are necessary. For further information, call Senator Portman’s District Director Connie Laug at (513) 6843265.

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Raegan White, Superintendent of Fayetteville-Perry Local Schools, offered an explanation to board members regarding the Ohio Department of Education’s changes in state report cards at their recent board meeting. “I received an update recently on these changes and how they will effect our district,” White explained at the April 18 meeting. “We’ve all heard that the state report cards will no longer receive labels like “Excellent” or “Continuous Improvement.” In its place, they will receive letter grades on several measures, in the same way a student receives grades for his or her classes.” White explained that on the simulations he had received for the district the scores on the current report card would be a B. According to White the new report cards will be phased in over several years starting this year. “Beginning in August 2015, schools and districts will receive grades on measures like the four-year graduation rate,” White continued. “The grades for measures will be combined into six broad categories, called components, which also will receive a grade. “The component grades will be combined into an overall grade for the school or district.” The six components that will be on the new report card are: • Achievement (compares national standards); • Progress (annual improvement); • Gap Closing (narrowing gaps in reading math and graduation rates); • Graduation Rate (graduation in four and five years); • K-3 Literacy (3rd grade reading test); • Prepared for Success (prepared for college or a career). White said the transition to the new report card begins

out to us by July 1.” Brandon Feldhaus spoke briefly to the board in regard to placing a much needed fence around a soccer field owned by the school. Feldhaus is a member of the soccer board. The field is currently being used by seven to 10 year old children who have a tendency to run after a ball into the street. “I’ve been able to get prices, and I have a price on a fence,” he said. “And he’s willing to donate, or take off over $1,000 off the $2,400 cost. We’ve also had the fence donated. “But since this is school property, I need approval from the board to put up the fence.” Following a brief discussion about the fence by the board, board member Johnson said she would like to personally make a donation of $100 towards the fence. Board member Craig Smucker said, for the safety of the kids, he would be willing to pay for the fence out of his own pocket. It was agreed that instead of a fivefoot fence the fence would be only three feet high. Murphy stated that this fence had been discussed in the past, but she thought there was a problem with all the utility lines surrounding the field, and it would be too risky to put in posts. Feldhaus added that the fence company was willing to include all the surveying. Murphy agreed to get check with maintenance supervisor John Gauche and get back to Feldhaus about the issue. Murphy updated the board on the ongoing plans to apply for and get solar energy in all the school buildings. She stressed that in order to qualify for a tax credit, the projected needed to move forward quickly. Murphy said she has continued to compare the different companies who offer the solar panels. The board approved a unified purchasing agreement to replace the roof over the boiler room at a cost of $16,542. The board also discussed adding cheerleaders for football at the junior high games. No decision was made regarding the issue, but it was agreed to discuss it at the next meeting set for May 16. Following an hour long executive session the board set a public hearing for July 15 for the retire/rehire process for Beverly Bullis,

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Taking A Trip Through Time Pictured above is the Pindell School which was one of Brown County ’s 140 or so one room schools. It was on Arnheim-Ashridge Road about ¼ mile east of Will Alman Road. This is last day of school with families in 1918. Teacher is Idella Wahl. If you have more information about this photo or would like more information about the Brown County Historical Society please call Ned S. Lodwick at (937) 378-6334. ‘Taking a Trip Through Time’ is a feature of the Brown County Press that is supplied by our readers. If you have photos of places within Brown County that are at least 30 years old please feel free to submit them along with some information about the photo to The Brown County Press by email to or mail them to or drop them off at The Brown County Press 219 South High Street Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154. You will get your picture back. You can also reach us at (937) 444-3441.

Letters to the Editor

Varnau responds to his critics Dear Editor, Week after week, after months, after years, I have cumulatively been referred to as a sore loser, psychotic, egotistical, self-serving, idiot, delusional, loser, nut, bully, vermin, hot-headed, child, hateful, ready-to-snap, etc. Did I miss anything? Why? For what reason? Only those opposed to the TRUTH would use such a comprehensive list of reprehensible adjectives in an attempt to denigrate my character, like Mark Smith of Mount Orab who doesn’t even know me, or willing to debate the subject matter in person. Every scathing comment about my character is generated from the publication of numerous misleading editorials, incorrect articles in the newspapers, and inaccurate gossip spread concerning my motives to run for sheriff in 2008, including my subsequent challenge of Dwayne Wenninger’s LEGAL right to hold the office of sheriff. Everyone possessing the ability to analytically read and comprehend, who has taken the time to do so, recognize that all such defamatory statements are nothing more than pure claptrap. The public in Brown County has been constantly pounded with derogatory inaccurate information about my side of the story, but is never pre-

sented with anything of pertinent substance relating to the other side of the story. Why hasn’t Dwayne Wenninger been approached by newspaper reporters with the question: “You have stated several times that all Courts have held for you in every challenge to your right to hold office. Will you now finally unseal your criminal trial record so taxpayers can see for themselves that you have been telling the truth all along, and that you have been legally holding the office of sheriff since January 1, 2001?” And if he refuses, then his answer should be thoroughly followed up and reported in the press with the reasons why he won’t unseal it? Any reputable news outlet would have already done this. Unsealing that criminal trial record would have been the ultimate way to settle every challenge Dwayne has confronted since his first term. Why was the criminal trial record even sealed when Dwayne had no identifiable constitutional “privacy right” more important than the public’s constitutional right of access and need to know he is legitimately holding the elected public office of sheriff? I know why! So do all others who still have the ability to apply critical thinking in their daily lives.

The court record contains information that Dwayne was not legally the sheriff during his first term in office, much less any subsequent term by not possessing a valid peace officer certificate. Jessica Little is correct in saying that the de facto officer doctrine is applicable, but only from January 1, 2001 to October 9, 2003, when the criminal trial record was sealed. Judge Ringland, Gary Rosenhoffer, Patrick Gregory and Dwayne knew that he was not legally the sheriff as Judge Ringland stated in open court (in the record). The de facto officer doctrine does not apply where fraudulent criminal activity is involved to obtain a salary in bad faith from taxpayers’ dollars out of the county treasury in any term of office. Jessica Little incompetently misleads the public deliberately by saying that the Supreme Court justices disagreed with my argument that Dwayne lost his peace officer certificate January 1, 2005, as if they had actually considered that argument. They didn’t even read the record. If they did, they would have known I wasn’t a resident of Ohio until December 4, 2003. Otherwise the Court would not have held that I should have brought my case in 2001? I

was still living in Kansas and Illinois at that time. Thus, the Court said that I violated the common law defense of “laches” by not filing suit in 2001, not that my argument was wrong. The Court’s decision in my case was a complete sham designed to avoid addressing the truth in my argument. There is nothing to “overturn” by a taxpayer’s action. The “latches” decision is binding on me, but not on the public right to recoup money stolen from county taxpayers through fraud in any term of office – first term through last term – theft by deception (fraud) – personating the sheriff, ORC §2913.44. A bully intimidates smaller or weaker people. My appeal to the law and truth “intimidates” those who have neither on their “weak side” of the argument. What the “weak side” has is a bunch of corrupt, dishonest individuals in elected positions who lack integrity, are motivated more by their political criminal activities, and thus, willingly violate their oath of office to uphold the law. Dwayne has never legally held office. Publicly trashing my character will NEVER change Dwayne’s illegal status as sheriff. Dennis Varnau

Krainz frustrated by neighbor noise Dear Editor, My wife, Diane, and I invested in Brown County fourteen years ago believing community is strengthened through respect. The effort has been successful and

trusted friendships forged. Our neighborhood has been disturbed. Government agencies charged with ‘standards’ defend their decision stating, “this meets minimal government standards, and

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presents no immediate threat.” We humbly, but emphatically, disagree. A public nuisance requires us to seal our home’s cross ventilation, weighs upon guests and creates safety concerns over we which have no control. If we slip slightly, we could face trespassing charges after being maimed. Adherence to what ‘code’ imposes these needless risks. Clermont County Permit Central approved gadgetry which is clearly outdated, obnoxious, defective, and hazardous. Following years of dormancy, without having it run, approval was blithely granted. Their point is clear, it’s good enough for Brown County. We have reason to believe a contraption has been approved that does not conform with, at least, five Ohio Revised Code Sections 506.2, 506.3.12.2, 506.12.3, 506.5.3, 506.5.4. Seven agencies - Ohio Board of Health, Brown County BOH, State Fire Marshall, EPA, OSHA, Sardinia City Council, Brown County Commis-

sioners, plus others have said they have no jurisdiction, provide no assistance, or remain silent. We have been advised to seek redress through the courts. Weak-willed scrutiny is not sufficient for us to fall prey to that trap. We contend our business neighbor’s statements, “everything here... is exactly the way it has always been” - “(a) fan... would cost tens of thousands of dollars” - “we want to be good neighbors”, are false. As avid participants in the free-enterprise system we emphatically defend our home, health and property. The Main Street Grille in Sardinia spews grease off their property and directly upon ours. THAT is trespassing, as well as, vandalism and permission is NOT granted. Trust in local, county, state and federal government intervention has proven fruitless. No wonder we steadfastly remain independent. Chuck and Diane Krainz

Dear Editor, Reading the article by Martha B. Jacob reporting on the April 11th Georgetown Council meeting, I was happy to see Jim Holden's remarks on the condition of the sidewalk in front of Edward Jones Investments. "Poor" does not come close to describing their status, for me the sidewalk was almost deadly. On August 28th of last year I was walking in front of 101 N. Main St., looking ahead to make sure that no cars were coming as I was preparing to cross the street. Unfortunately, the poor condition, and uneven sections of the sidewalk were my downfall. I fell face foreward, breaking my nose, losing the skin on the end and exposing the nasal cartilage, having my teeth go through my upper lip, breaking my wrist and two of

my ribs. Thank goodness East Ambulance stopped to assist me along with Chief Coburn and another officer. I did have to have plastic surgery to repair the broken nose and my surgeon has said that 4 additional surgeries would be necessary to return my face to a before the fall look. (They would not be covered by insurance as they are cosmetic). When I checked to see about liability, was told that sidewalks need to be offset by 2 or more inches before owners were responsible. The offset where I fell is 1 7/8 inches. So do the sidewalks in Georgetown need repairHopefully they will be taken care of before someone breaks their neck-I'm thankful that I didn't. Judith A. Martin Georgetown

Reader says Varnau harassing Sheriff Dear Editor, This is just my opinion ... I am a Brown County citizen, I have been reading the ongoing constant bickering remarks from Dennis Varnau to (Sheriff Dwayne) Wenninger, or on behalf of either. If Varnau wants to see charges filed against someone, why doesn't someone file charges against Varnau for constantly harassing the local Sheriff? Making Wenninger not be able to concentrate on his job of serving the people? Wouldn't this be considered harassment and interfering with Dwayne doing his job? Obstruction of justice? I know we have freedom of speech, however, the Sheriff also has a job to do and he is doing a good job, But it would seem like someone from the state,

or county or somewhere could help get this person off his back an make him stay off. I do not know Dwayne personally, but I have heard nothing but good about him and his family. He is just a Brown County citizen who was elected by the Brown County people, to serve as our Brown County Sheriff, and who is trying to do his very best at running his office, the best way he can with what he has to work with, just like any other person, who would be elected would try to do. However I do know that it would get old, something constantly nagging at your feet and you're always having to step over them, to keep from stepping on them. Tim Johnson, Aberdeen

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Bethel performer working on album release


Noah Smith

to go down to the city of country music, Nashville, TN to make connections with people and to introduce his music to them. “A lot of times when I go down, I don’t go bar hopping. I mean I go hang out at the studio and play corn hole and have conversations late at night,” Smith said. “I have a good group of people down there whom I am friends with.” With over a $3,437 in donations through a website called Kickstarter, Smith has written about 5 songs thus

far. He is still unsure if he is going to do an EP or a full length album. “The songs that are going to be on my record are definitely the best songs that I have. Instead of worrying about somebody else making them, I just decided to go out and do it on my own,” Smith said. The 5 songs are “I can’t help myself,” “Let the Clutch Out,” “Home,” “Bible Thump,” and “Uphill Both Ways.” “It’s a way to say, ‘These are my 5 best songs. This is

TB and the lab mouse


The FDA just approved the first new drug to treat tuberculosis (TB) at the end of 2012. That marked the end of a 40 year drought of new drugs to treat TB. Some researchers blame this long slump on the reliance on the laboratory mouse for research. An example of why using the mouse to test human drugs doesn’t work is the drug pyrazinamide. Pyrazinamide was first used in 1960 and has been part of the three drug cocktail that is used to treat TB since then. Strangely enough, pyrazinamide has almost no effect on tuberculosis in mice. The progression of the disease is different in mice and men. In humans, the TB bacteria infiltrates the lung, where it runs into our immune system. Our immune system attacks the bacteria, and in most cases the immune system and the bacteria fight to a stalemate, forming golf ball-sized granulomas that are filled with dead white blood cells and inactive TB bacteria. At this point, a person is said to have a latent stage of TB: their lungs are infected,

HEALTH MATTERS TOM CALLAHAN, RPH but the immune system has the infection in check. This stalemate can last indefinitely. Unfortunately, in some people the granulomas rupture releasing millions of bacteria to spread throughout the lungs. This is the active and deadly phase of TB. In order for a drug to be effective against TB, it is necessary for that drug to be able to penetrate the granuloma and kill all the TB bacteria. The lab mice tested are given a little spray of aerosolized bacteria which are inhaled into the lungs. There they begin to multiply, and multiply, and multiply, until the mouse eventually dies. At no time does the mouse form the granulomas which are so important in the progression of the disease in humans. There have been numerous drugs that have shown promise in fighting TB in

mice, but once they are tried in humans, they fail. Unfortunately, because the disease has such very different characteristics in mice than it does in men, researchers have failed to produce the kinds of breakthroughs that have been produced in other diseases, like HIV. So why would researchers use the mouse to study TB if the disease progression is so different from humans? Mostly because of inertia: Researchers use mice because they’ve always used mice. The whole infrastructure of most labs is set up to handle mice. The researchers know how to work with mice. They are comfortable working with mice. It’s hard to change your entire way of doing something much less to retrofit the labs to handle some other species. Tom Callahan is a pharmacist, he lives in the Milford area. Any question or comments can be sent to TomHealthMatters@gmail. com. You can find archives of previous Health Matters at TomHealthMatters.blogspot .com.

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and my faith is stronger and I’ve started realizing that it’s God’s will to do that,” Smith said. With a wife and two kids, Smith feels encouraged by his family to write music and to continue for him to pursue

his dream. “My family’s kind of given me my perspective. I mean I wanted this as bad as I do now when I was 16 years-old. I’m just wiser now and making better decisions,” Smith said.


A Johnny Cash and U2 inspired singer and songwriter, Noah Smith of Bethel, Ohio, is getting ready to release his first solo album. This American rock & roll, Country, and Southern Folk musician has recorded about five songs recorded to a so far, untitled album. Smith has been writing poetry since he was in grade school, but it wasn’t until he joined a band while at Western Brown high school that was really interested in music. “I started writing songs, so that got me into playing,” said Smith. Smith later attended the College Conservatory of Music, CCM, at the University of Cincinnati where he really started to take music on a much more serious level and knew that this is what he really wanted to do the rest of his life. After college, Smith played with a band called The Gambling District, but then the band broke up and moved on to bigger and better outcomes in their lives. “I kind of stayed persistent to what I was doing. I have two boys and a wife now. I went to school for music and music production so I didn’t have a reason to stop,” Smith said. Once every month for the past two years, Smith started

me in a nutshell.’ So, I’m not opposed to working with a label or something, but independently it kind of allows me to have control to do what I want to do with my music,” Smith said. Smith, who has performed at the Thompson House and several other small venues, writes all his music and the two that hit home for him are “Uphill Both Ways” and “Bible Thump.” “Uphill Both Ways” is about how old-timers do not believe in the amount of hard work that the younger generation puts into making a living, especially during a time of economic crisis. “Even in music, we’re out there busting our tails trying to make something happen,” Smith said. “Bible Thump” is a song that reflects on Smith growing up in a county where Christianity is widely taught. “I know I’ve grown up

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Ideal Nutrition, Mt. Orab has announced the results of the latest weight-loss challenge. Over $500.00 in cash and prizes were distributed to the challenge participants. First Place winner with the largest percentage of weight loss was Gary Bronson, followed closely by second and third place winers, Shana Potter and Angie Hartman and the fourth place winner with the largest inch loss was Teri Stephenson. Are you looking for a way to manage your weight in a fun, motivational and rewarding set-



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Clem Schumacher passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. He entered this world on February 28, 1928 the son of the late Frank and Elizabeth Schumacher. On April 26, 2013 he and his wife, Lois Schumacher, would have celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary. Clem was a faithful member of St. Michael’s Church in Ripley, where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus. A friend to everyone, Clem was one of Ripley’s Outstanding Citizens. During his life, he was a member of the Ripley Fire Department and a Union Township Trustee. He was a wellknown back hoe operator and farmer. He was preceded in death by his brothers Paul and Raymond and his sister, Mary Ann Paeltz. He is survived by his brothers Bernie (Frankie), Stanley and Jim Schumacher (Judy) and his sister Coletta (Jim) Schaffner and many nieces and nephews. His passing creates a huge void in the lives of his Godchildren: Lisa Reynolds, Gina Wildermuth and Michael Blackburn as well as Lois Ann Lundergan Dennis (Jeff), Eddie Lundergan (Kim) and Drew Lundergan (Teresa). He will be forever missed by his grandchildren: Stacey (TJ) Emmons and their children, Madelyn, Connor and Chloe; Patrick (Leah) Dennis and their son James Andrew; Lori (Scott) Huff; Andrea, Katie and Joseph Dennis and Samantha and Andrew Lundergan. He will also be sorely missed by his many close friends who are too numerous to list. Ripley has truly lost one of its special characters. Visitation has been set for Friday, April 26, 2013 from 5 8 p.m. at Cahall Funeral Home in Ripley, and the funeral mass will be held at St. Michael’s Church in Ripley, on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow the funeral mass in Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley. Fellowship following the graveside services will be held at St. Michael’s Parish Hall. Donations if desired can be sent to St. Michael’s Parish school or the Ripley Fire Department. The Cahall Funeral Home, Ripley, served the family.

Lola E Gelter, 96 of Russellville, Oh., passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013. She was born March 14, 1917 in Brown County, the daughter of the late Joshua Truman and Callie R (Moore) Morris. She was a cook at the Eastern School District and a member of the Arnheim Peace Lutheran Church and American Legion Auxiliary. Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Elmer, and 4 sons; Donald, David (Perk), Roy & Paul Gelter. She is survived by 2 daughters in laws; Veronica Gelter and Ellen Gelter, 1 sister; Reba Ruth (Doodle) Hanselman all of Russellville, 4 grandchildren; Dale Gelter, Ray Gelter, Debbie Forsythe and husband Dennis and Denedra Gelter, 6 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren, 1 niece; Carol Tracy and 1 nephew; Butch Hanselman. Funeral Services has been set for Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Meeker Funeral Home in Russellville with Pastor Fred Cook officiating. Burial will follow at the Lutheran Cemetery in Arnheim. Visitation has been set for Monday, April 22, 2013 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Peace Lutheran Church, 10581 DayhillArnheim Road, Georgetown, OH 45121. The Meeker Funeral Home, Russellville, served the family.



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Alberta A. Moon, 83, Russellville, Oh., passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013. She was born December 18, 1929, in Fayette County, Oh., the daughter of the late James A. and Carrie (Adkins) Abels. She was a homemaker and caregiver and member of the Faith in God Fellowship Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers: Stanley, Lowell and Paul Abels. Surviving her is her husband of over 19 years Robert L. Moon of Russellville, 2 sons, Dan (Lynn) Paul, Toledo, Wash., James (Tammy) Paul, Ripley, 3 daughters, Vivian Johnson of Henderson, Nevada, Phyllis O’Gilvie of Ozawskie, Kansas, and Susan Behm of Ripley, 1 sister, H. Leola Abels of Lebanon, 9 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Monday April 22, 2013 where Scott Von Laken officiated. Burial followed at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Bowersville, (Greene County). The Meeker Funeral Home, Russellville, served the family.

Esther F. Wilson, 88 Esther F. Wilson, 88, of Decatur, Oh., passed away Saturday April 20, 2013. She was born in Ripley, on April 30, 1924 the daughter of the late Albert and Ruby (Milligan) Gray. She retired as a sales clerk for Sears. She was also a member of the Liberty Chapel Church of Christ. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Phill, son; Jerry Allen Mathews, daughter; Carol Mathews, and 3 brothers; Chester, Vern and Lee Gray. She is survived by 3 sisters in laws; Eleanor Gray of Decatur, Thelma Gray of Macon and Kathryn Gray of Norwood, 1 grandson; Justin Mathews of Goshen, 1 step grandson; Bobby Mathews and wife Vickie of Goshen, 2 great grandchildren; Tristen and Brooklyn Mathews and several nieces and nephews. Services have been set for Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2 p.m. the Meeker Funeral Home in Russellville with Tony Gray officiating. Cremation will follow, then burial at the Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley. Visitation will be held from 1 - 2 p.m. prior to the service. The Meeker Funeral Home, Russellville, served the family.


Kristi Rena Balser, 34 Kristi Rena Balser, 34, Bethel, died April 20, 2013. Kristi was the devoted wife of Brian M. Balser Sr., dear mother of Brian M. Balser Jr., dear daughter of Randy Brandenburg and the late Judy McKibben Brandenburg, sister of Kelli (Terry ) Helton, Randi Lynn (Kevin) Weesner and J.R. (Lindsey) Brandenburg, granddaughter of Shirley Keller. Visitation has been set for 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Funeral services have been set for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday April 24, 2013 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home Bethel. Burial has been set in Tate Township Cemetery Bethel. Memorials may be made to The Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center, P.O. Box 5202 Cincinnati, Ohio 452015202. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

Edwin M. Dyer, 94 Edwin M. Dyer, 94 of Georgetown, Oh., died Thursday, April 18, 2013. He spent most of his life farming, managing a dairy herd, working with wood and being involved in politics. Edwin was a Brown Commissioner County from 1972-1983, a former Scott Township Trustee, member of the Brown County GOP and former member and master of Grange. He was a faithful member of the Georgetown United Methodist Church , served on the Brown County Fair Board, was a 4-H advisor for many years and a member of the OVAM. Mr. Dyer was honored to be a citizen of Brown County and during his years as commissioner, he was proud of his accomplishment of restoring the historical Brown County Court House after the fire. He was born September 16, 1918 in Huntington Township , Brown County, the son of the late Frank Dearing and Faye (Adamson) Dyer. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Hazel (Newman) Dyer in 1991; one sister – Olive Gillies, three brothers – Freddie Dyer, Joe Dyer and Harlin Dyer; one sonin-law – Freddie Faul; one granddaughter-in-law – Jean Dyer; one niece – Kathy Dyer; five sistersin-law and six brothers-inlaw. Mr. Dyer is survived by four children – Diana Faul of Sardinia, Bob Dyer and wife Cris, Doug Dyer and wife Dale and Greg Dyer and wife Deanna all of Georgetown, seven grandchildren – Robert Dyer, Richard Dyer and wife Pearl, Deering Dyer, Deena Ryan and husband Peter, Dwight Dyer and wife Natsuko, David Dyer and wife Chrissy and Sarah Kress and husband Mike; eleven great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and loving friends. Funeral services were held Monday, April 22, 2013 at the Georgetown United Methodist Church in Georgetown, where Rev. Zedda Myers and Deering Dyer officiated. Interment was in the Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Georgetown Methodist Church, 217 South Main Street, Georgetown, Ohio 45121. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Lowell B. Banfield, 58 Lowell B. Banfield, 58 of Cincinnati, Oh., passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013. He was born August 25, 1954 in Covington, Ky., the son of the late Lowell Banfield, Sr. and Dorothy (Miller) Banfield. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Anderson Hills. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 son, Bobby Banfield and 1 sister, Donna Marie Reynolds. Lowell is survived by 1 son, Brandon Wissel of Sugar Tree Ridge, 4 daughters, Gina Wissell of Georgetown, Melissa (Jason) Clark of Lynchburg, Kasey (Neal) Stouder of Amelia, and Shannon (James) Howell of Georgetown, 2 sisters, Bernadine Hall of Hamersville and Katherine Reynolds of Berry, Ky., 8 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services have been set for Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 3 p.m. at the Meeker Funeral Home in Russellville with Pastor Mark Baugh officiating. Burial will follow the service at the Ash Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 - 3 p.m. prior to the service.. The Meeker Funeral Home, Russellville, served the family.

Gary D. Kellenberger, 75 Gary D. Kellenberger, 75, of Sardinia, Oh., passed away on Monday, April 15, 2013. He was born on September 2, 1937 in Ross County to Dana H. Sr. and Helen Imler Kellenberger. He proudly served his community as a Lieutenant on the Washington CH Fire Department, worked in the Corrections System for the last several years. He proudly served in the US Marines Corps during the Korean Conflict. He was a graduate of Good Hope High School, past member of the VFW, American Legion and the Elks. He was known for his "green thumb". Gary was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Suzanne Kellenberger, Linda Stone, Joy Anderson, Royce Kellenberger, Dana H. Kellenberger Jr. and Carl Kellenberger and brotherin-law Rick Wilson. Survivors include his children Robert (Stacy) Fridley of Las Vegas, Gary Jr. (Debbie) Kellenberger of Massachusetts, Steven (Lori) Kellenberger of New Holland and Dana (Shonda) Kellenberger of Sardinia; Shawn, grandchildren Tiana, Cameron, Keeager, Connor, Keira, Garrett, Rebecca, Jennifer, Jonathon, Haley, Peyton and Preston; 4 great-grandchildren; siblings Larry (Flo) Kellenberger, Trisha Klock, Sharon (Tony) Hicks and Deidra Wilson; special friend Esther Hayward as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. The graveside committal service has been set for Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Good Hope Cemetery with Danny Dodds officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Fayette County Veterans Service Center, 133 S. Main St. Suite L-11, Washington CH, OH 43160 in his memory. The Summers Funeral Home served the family.

Earl H. Burnett, 80 Earl H. Burnett, 80, Bethel, died April 21, 2013. He was a Farmer and also Tool and Die Maker for Allis-Chalmer-Siemens. Earl was the loving husband of Anita G. (nee Lynam) Burnett, dear father of Pattie (Phillip) Zarfos, Don (Lisa) Burnett and the late Connie Faye Burnett, brother of the late Marie Connor, Maude Burnett, Grace Retzler, Raymond and Bob Burnett, also survived by five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Visitation has been set for 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the E.C. Nurre Funeral Home in Bethel. Burial Bloom Rose Cemetery near Williamsburg, Oh. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

Walter R. Heinemann, 78 Walter R. Heinemann, 78, Bethel, Oh., died on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at his home in Mount Orab. Husband of the late Esther McClain Heinemann. He is survived by his daughter, Lea Ellen Heinemann, 1 son, Walter Robert (Debbie) Heinemann II, grandchildren, Eve Schutte and Joshua Schutte, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family. Burial will be at the Tate Township Cemetery, Bethel, Oh. The Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home, Felicity, served the family.

Jeannette Ruth “Jan” Hensel, 66

Donald Robert Jenkins, 78

Lillian June Ogden, 85

Jeannette Ruth “Jan” Hensel, 66 of Ripley, Oh., died Thursday, April 18, 2013. She was a home healthcare aide for many years. Mrs. Hensel was born July 14, 1946 in Walters, Oklahoma the daughter of Maxine (Dempsey) Woolf of Duncan, Oklahoma and the late William Alton Woolf. In addition to her mother, Mrs. Hensel is survived by her loving husband of thirty six years, Louis “Bud” Hensel; six children – Johnnie Burson of Newark, Oh., Leslie “J.R.” Burson of New Richmond, Jimmy Burson of Amelia, Dorothy Bare of Aberdeen, Buddy Hensel of Ripley, nd Samantha Hancock of Williamsburg, nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren; three sisters – Sue Chisum of Oklahoma, Pamela Jackson of Texas and Maquita Wilkson of Oklahoma; two brothers – Leon Woolf and Alton Woolf, both of Oklahoma. Services were held on Monday, April 22, 2013. Interment followed the funeral service in Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley. If desired, memorial donations may be made to: The Courts-Fussnecker American Legion Post #367, 2944 Elk River Rd. Ripley, Ohio 45167. The Cahall Funeral Home, Ripley, served the family.

Donald Robert Jenkins, age 78 of Georgetown, Ohio died Monday, April 22, 2013. He was a retired machinist for Milacron and was a farmer. Mr. Jenkins was born March 15, 1935 in Ripley, Oh., the son of the late W. A. and Loretta (Davis) Jenkins. He was also preceded in death by his wife – Glenda Jean (Prater) Jenkins in 2008, one brother – Billy Jenkins and one sister – Ruth Jenkins and one half brother - Marion Jenkins. Mr. Jenkins is survived by three sons – Robert Ray (Karen) Jenkins, Eastgate, Rick Allen Jenkins, Mt. Orab, and David Michael (Ginger) Jenkins, Williamsburg, nine grandchildren – Kim (John) Barachman, Sara Johnson, Megan (Eric) Woodruff, Mary Beth (Andy) Harding, Maria Jenkins, Alana Jenkins, Seth (Elizabeth) Jenkins, Katie Boggess and Stephanie Jenkins, eleven great grandchildren, one brother – Denver Jenkins of Cleveland, Ohio and two sisters – Ruby Adams and husband Ted and Rose Polley and husband Tom all of Tollesboro, Kentucky and one half sister-in-law - MillyLee Jenkins. Services have been set for 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Cahall Funeral Home in Georgetown. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service on Saturday. Interment will be in the Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Lillian June Ogden, 85 of Georgetown, Oh., died Tuesday, April 23, 2013. She was a homemaker and a member of the Georgetown Church of Christ. Lillian was born May 28, 1927 in Georgetown, the daughter of the late Ray and Denorma (Morgan) Berry. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Daniel Ogden in 2011. Mrs. Ogden is survived by her husband of sixtyseven years, Lowell Ogden whom she married June 16, 1945; two sons – Richard (Susan) Ogden of Lakeview, Oh., and Dennis (Barbara) Ogden of Fayetteville, two grandchildren – Chad and Katie Ogden and two great grandchildren – Claire and Tyler Ogden. Services have been set for 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Cahall Funeral Home in Georgetown, where Scott Hennig will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 8 p.m.. Friday, April 26, 2013 at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Georgetown Church of Christ, 149 Hamer Road, Georgetown, Ohio 45121. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Tatum Edward Ray Kaylor, 22 months old Tatum Edward Ray Kaylor, 22 months old of Felicity, Oh., died on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. He is survived by his parents, Chelsea Renee Ann Robertson and Jeremy Aaron Kaylor, maternal grandparents, Jim and Machielle Robertson, paternal grandparents, Teri and the late Garvey Kaylor, maternal great-grandparents, Kathy and the late Kenneth Snider, Sr., and Ireene Francis Robertson, and the late George and Shirley Robertson, paternal great-grandparents, Bradley and Ruby Cook, numerous other family members. Services were at the Felicity Christian Church, 847 St Rt 133, Felicity, Ohio 45120, on Monday, April 22, 2013. Burial was at the Mt Zion Cemetery, New Richmond, Ohio. The Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home, Felicity, served the family.

William Joseph McGuffey, 66 William Joseph McGuffey, 66 of North Bend, Oh., and formerly of Hamersville, died Saturday April 20, 2013. He was a Vietnam veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart for wounds received as a Marine in service of his country. He is survived by his wife, Janet, sons Ryan and Michael and daughter, Alaine and three grandchildren, mother, Daisy, 2 sisters, Kathy Hanselman and Candy Wilson, 2 brothers, Jeff McGuffey and Sam McGuffey. Visitation has been set at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, 177 W. Main Street, (St. Rt. 125) Amelia on Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 9 a.m. until time of funeral services at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Pierce Township Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Toys for Tots Program. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia, served the family.

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JUDAS In Luke 22 Jesus was in the garden of Gethsemane when he was betrayed by Judas. Look with me at verses 47-53: “And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him. But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss? When they which were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword? And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear. And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him. Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to him, Be ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves? When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.” Notice the phrase “and the power of darkness.” In verse 3 of Luke 22 it states: “Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.” Judas had told the high priests, and those with them, that he would lead them to Jesus and identify Him with a kiss. Judas, the betrayer, is the hypocrite of all hypocrites throughout the entire history of mankind! Jesus never ever called even the weakest Christian a hypocrite. The only people He ever called hypocrites were unbelievers! He called the scribes and Pharisees hypocrites that were practicing religion without the real truth of God. He said in Luke 11:44: “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.” But again I say, He never ever called even the weakest believer a hypocrite! However, we Christians have been called hypocrites by a lot of people over the years, mainly by unbelievers; ironic isn’t it? But Judas was indeed a hypocrite. He had been with Jesus for 31⁄2 years and then for 30 pieces of silver he betrayed Him. That would not be a lot of money in anybody’s generation. Suppose you had 30 silver dollar pieces that were pure silver, and some of the old ones


were close to pure, they would still only be worth 30 dollars. An insignificant amount for betraying someone wouldn’t you say? And yet Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. But ladies and gentlemen, there was someone else behind Judas’s actions, another power working on him and through him. Go to John chapter 13 and verse 2: “And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him”. Who told Judas to betray Jesus? It was no other than Satan himself. Be careful people, protect your heart, Satan can put things into it; but, you do not have to listen to him! It is still your choice. However, Judas was receptive to him. Look what happened in verses 26-27: “Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.” Judas became Satan in human form! It is no wonder that over in Luke 22 he betrayed Jesus with that kiss on the cheek. Did you know that a kiss is not only a sign of affection but the word also means: to worship? Back in Luke 22 and verse 48 Jesus said: “...Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?” Was this kiss hypocritical, or what! Judas himself was never saved. Judas was an unbeliever and a hypocrite but he became something far worse. Did not Jesus say in John 6:70: “...Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?” Judas became the one and only Satan incarnate! There was a spiritual battle going on there and there is still one going on today. Do not let Satan influence your heart! Receive Christ as your Saviour before it is forever too late.

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Couple celebrates 50th anniversary



Bellingham graduates from Basic Training


Family welcomes new addition Rebecca Cahall and Ricky Massman, both of Mt. Orab would like to announce the birth of their daughter Rylee Jaylynn born on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Mercy Hospital - Anderson. She weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20� long. Maternal grandparents are Bob and Charitee Day, Mt. Orab and Darrin Apgar, Georgetown. Paternal grandparents are Rodney and Carol Massman, Mt. Orab. Maternal great grandparents are Dan and Becky Hudson and Hazel Day, all of Mt. Orab, Cindy and the late Robert Day of Felicity and Patrick Cahall Sr., of Sardinia. Paternal great grandparents are Ronald and Gail Massman of Hamersville, Vernie and the late Donald Adams of Amelia. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate Rebecca and Ricky on the birth of Rylee Jaylynn.

Brummett graduates from Basic Training Marine Corps Pvt. Zachary T. Brummett, son of Caralina and Rufus Brummett of Blanchester, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. For 13 weeks, Brummett stayed committed during some of the world's most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Training subjects included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4

rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies. One week prior to graduation, Brummett endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits' minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time. Brummett is a 2012 graduate of Little Miami Local High School of Morrow, Ohio. The Brown County Press would like to thank Marine Corps Pvt. Zachary T. Brummett for serving our country.


Church celebrates 150th anniversary with former minister The Ripley Church of Christ will be celebrating the churches Sesquicentennial year in 2013 by observing several special services throughout the year. The next special service will be held Sunday, May 5, 2013. The church first met in 1863 and has been in its present location since 1867. Churches of Christ/Christian Churches are a group of nondenominational churches located through out the country with all having local autonomy. As part of the May 5 service a special history of the church presentation will be given along with a historic video presentation. Mr. Delbert Dawes, former minister to the church from 1961 - 1966, will be the speaker for the morning service. Special music will be provided by State Rep. Doug Green.

Following the morning service a fellowship dinner will be served. John Neu, in his 18th year, is the current minister to the church. Everyone is invited. The church is located at the corner of Third and Market Streets, Ripley.

ABCAP to hold Yard Sale ABCAP will be holding a Yard Sale on Friday, May 3, 2013 at the old Alverda Reed Elementary, 406 West Plum Street in Georgetown. Interested parties can rent tables for $5.00 each to sell their own items. Questions call (937) 3786041.

Marine Corps Pfc. Zachary J. Bellingham, son of Kim Bellingham of West Chester, Ohio and Mark Bellingham, of Sardinia, Ohio, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. For 13 weeks, Bellingham stayed committed during some of the world's most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment.

Benefit craft show set On Saturday, May 11 there will be a benefit event in the Mt. Orab Village Park. Proceeds from this event will go to help Mark Wilson, formerly of Fayetteville who was recently diagnosed with leukemia. These proceeds will go to help with whatever Wilson has need of. For more information please call Samantha Jones at (513) 716-2175.

Training subjects included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M16A4 rifle, physical fitmartial arts, ness, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies. One week prior to graduation, Bellingham endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits' minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time. Bellingham is a 2012 graduate of Eastern Brown High School of Sardinia, Ohio. The Brown County Press would like to thank Marine Corps Pfc. Zachary J. Bellingham for serving our country.

Couple engaged Judy Carrizalez of Ripley and Paul Jordan of Hamersville are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Jordan to Shawn Burns, son of Johnny and Tracy Burns of Mowrystown and Brenda Rahe of Blanchester. Nicole is a graduate of RULH and Shawn is a graduate of Mowrystown. Nicole is the granddaughter of Paul and Linda Germann of Ripley and Eldon and Mary Jordan of Feesburg. Shawn is the grandson of Robert and Mary Lou Burns of Sardinia and the late Rosa and Fred Rahe of Hillsboro. A September wedding is planned. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate Nicole and Shawn on their recent engagement and may all your dreams come true!

Church holds special services on Wednesday Evangelist Gordon Martin will be the special guest speaker each Wednesday in May at 7 p.m. at the Bethel Shiloh Church of God, located at 2771 Oakland Locust Ridge Rd. Bethel. The church is just 4 miles south of Mt. Orab off U.S. Route 68. Come join us. For more information call (513) 317-2253.


Ripley Federal Savings Bank makes donation Beth Staggs, Branch Manager of Ripley Federal Savings Bank, right, is presenting a donation from the bank to the Ronald McDonald House in recognition of the grand re-opening of the remodeled Ripley McDonald's to Suzanne Head. Beth was one of the first employees/managers of the Ripley McDonald's when they built the original restaurant in Ripley while she was a student at RULH.

Red Oak Cemetery committee meets Congratulations to the Christian Theatre for Children on their performance at the Gaslight Theater Talent show recently. Although they did not make it into the Top 10, the judges were kind enough to let them perform a second time and a talent show judge, Seth Carkreet, owner of Eco Pro donated $200 to the children for their performance. In addition, someone from the audience gave them another $50 to help support the organization. It turned out to be a wonderful evening for the children and the audience! They are now taking applications for their summer camp. For a registration form contact *** The annual Red Oak Cemetery Perpetual Care meeting was held recently. Anyone interested in the cemetery or obtaining a plot is invited to call Don Salisbury at (513) 218-4661 or (937) 377-2005. The cemetery association is always interested in donations. Once upon a time, and for several years, the association sponsored the Aunt Jemima Pancake Breakfasts on Memorial weekend. One of the unusual things that happened at this event was that people registered their name when they arrived. It was always fascinating to see the different areas that the many, many people came from. Also, it is interesting to look at the many pictures taken of the many different pancake


MARY HOWLETTE breakfasts. If you are interested in being buried in the cemetery with world-famous Aunt Jemima call Don. If you are interested in being buried with rugged men and women, movers and shakers that formed and shaped Red Oak and Ripley of southern Ohio into the unique places they are today give Don a call. *** Recently I was very honored to receive at the Red Oak Presbyterian Church a large group of people off the Adams County Historical tour bus that included individuals from Adams County and surrounding counties. They had left Peebles that morning after attending a quilt show, travelled to West Union and viewed the beautiful murals of the jurys deliberation room inside the Adams County Courthouse, then traveled to Manchester to visit the historic Manchester Presbyterian Church with it's beautiful stained glass window, ate at Moyer's, enjoyed an oral history presentation at the Parker House in Ripley, visited the Old Piano Factory, rode the big bus up the big hill to the Rankin House, and then came to Red Oak to visit the gravesite of Aunt

Jemima and to tour the historic Red Oak Presbyterian Church. This trip was sponsored by the Adams County Historical Society. Their next big event is coming up in August when they will be at the Winchester's Red Barn with a two-day time of music partially in honor of Cowboy Copas's 100th birthday and a memorial tribute to other artist. While answering questions a pleasantly familiar face appeared. It was the face of Glenna Grooms of Roush Insurance Company. She is the daughter of the founder Ralph Roush and his bride the former Hazel Hafer. The Roush Insurance Company, a three generation business, was founded 75 years ago this year. A celebration marking the occasion will be held May 10 Open House from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. with door prizes and refreshments. If you are interested in visiting Red Oak Presbyterian Church and visiting the gravesite of Aunt Jemima call me at (937) 392-1323. *** On Friday, April 26, the nation of Israel will be 65 years old. Sunday morning at the Red Oak Presbyterian Church the morning worship leader mentioned Wings as Eagles Ministry, which is a mission outreach to bring elderly Jews back to their ancestral home land. A short afternoon internet study revealed the importance of Israel in relationship with

today’s modern times, as written by Dr. Jack Hayford. Happy, Happy 65th Birthday Israel! *** Happy, Happy Birthday and Anniversary this week to Chuck Taylor, Dalton Gallenstien, Samantha Hamilton, Kim Hedges, Carol Burnett, David Klump, Ethel Edinfield Knechtly, Mike Mitchell, Jeanne Thomas, Cindy Lee Kirker, Rally Cole, Nancy Bassett, Brittany Fisher, Rick Shade, Andrew Black, Jillian Gallenstien, Robin Phillips Klump, William Ball, America Montgomery Baird, Arch L. Baird, Geneva Hughes Baird, Gerald Mitchell, Tom White, Ruby and Bill Marshall, James Finley, Patricia Mattingly, Joshua Smalley, and Lillie Vance Truesdell. *** Hopefully you saw the meteorite shower April 22. *** Congratulations to Stephanie Taylor for winning first place and breaking her own sports record in High Jump at the Bethel Invitational but also setting a new record for RULH High School girls track! Way to go Stephanie!!! *** Howelett House was glad to have Samuel Titus as a weekend visitor, along with short visits of other family members. April has some beautiful sights this year. It seems as if all is beautiful-in it's own way.



Dave and Bobbie Richey, Feesburg, will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Starling David Lee Richey married Bobbie Karol Sellers on April 30, 1963 and were blessed with 4 children. Three sons which include David Lee (Rhonda) Richey, Batavia, John (Brenda) Richey, Hamersville, Rob (Melissa) Richey, Fairfield and one daughter, Hope (Rob) Locke, Mt. Carmel. They also have 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Richey on their 50th wedding anniversary.

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Sardinia students collect for ‘Change for Autism’ Sardinia Elementary celebrated Autism Awareness week April 22 - 26, 2013. Each day students collected "Change for Autism" to raise money for educational supplies for our students with autism. Sardinia 3rd graders are pictured wearing blue on Wednesday to show their support for those with autism.

On Saturday, May 4, Southern Hills CTC is hosting a school-wide event to raise funds to send students to future state and national career technical student organization (CTSO) competitions. Under the direction of Campbell Auctioneers of Ripley, an auction of surplus items begins at 10a.m. At noon, the Carpentry program’s house will sell to the highest bidder. The house is 1456 sq. ft. with three bedrooms, two baths, living room, kitchen, laundry room. Also to be auctioned is an 8’x10’ salt box storage shed and a 10’x16’ gambrel-roof barn. Food and drinks will be available at booths staffed by the Culinary Arts, Engineering, Information Technology and other career-tech pro-

grams. The Biotechnology program plans to sell flower and vegetable plants from their newly constructed greenhouse An enclosed school-wide yard sale will take place May 3, 4 in the large building just east of the school. Forty outdoor yard sale spaces will be available to the public for one, two, or three days in the front parking lot for a small donation. The Sports Medicine program is hosting a 5K Fun Run/1 Mile Walk. Check in from 8:30 - 9:15 a.m., race begins at 9:30 a.m. Call (937) 378-6131, ext. 362 for information. For information on any activity or to reserve a yard sale space, please call (937) 3786131, ext. 353.

EHS third quarter honor roll Tatman, Jessica Tolle, Kayla Tomlin, Caleb Troutman, Samantha Tuttle, Heath Unger, Natalie Wagner and Luke Woollard. 10th grade: Courtney Belmont, Ashley Broughton, Blakelynn Canter, Randy Clark, Brandon Covert, Shelby Cowdrey, Jordan Darnell, Jordan Dawson, Shelby Diener, Hannah Dotson, Rafael Freire, Isayda Gonzalez, Brian Griffin, Jacob Handra, Kaela Lacey, Danielle McAfee, Mikayla Purdy, Makayla Rockey, Kayla Seigla, Kyndal Sowers, Morgan Sroufe, Hannah Stevens, Alyssa Taylor, Nathan Taylor, Lauren Towne, Hunter Wagner, Katherine Woods, Eli Woollard and Seth Woollard.

11th grade: Vanessa Balas, Alexandria Davis, Betty Duffey, Carrie Lang, Da Suel Lee, Kaylee Lucas, Kyle Meeker, Connor Patrick, Erica Pflueger, Zoe Rau, Carina Reeves, Blake Reis, Kaylie Ruckel, Megan Smith, and Jensen Tripp. 12th grade: Shelby Cierley, Renea Collett, Jennifer Durbin, Laura Ernst, Erin Fetters, Brett Fisher, Jacob Granger, Amber Hornsby, Caitlyn Lewis, Harley Myers, Schannin Parker, Nicole Powers, Sarah Simpson, Tylar Simpson, Megan Staggs, Katelyn Swartz, Amanda Temple, Christian Walker, Paige Weber, Breanna Williams, Bill Wu and Dustin Yockey.

Barn Busters 4-H Club to meet BY Allison Daniels Barn Busters 4-H Club The sixth meeting of the Barn Busters 4-H club was held on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at the Rambler Center in Russellville. The meeting was called to order by President Natalie Wagner. The pledges were said. Roll call and the secretary's report was read by secretary, Kalle Reynolds. The treasurers report was given by treasurer, Savannah Newman. We took a group picture of our club for all officers who are going to do an officer book for the fair. In old business,

we discussed our fundraiser that has started and will run through May, we will be selling Scentsy. If anyone is interested please contact a club member. We are also selling candy bars and beef sticks. We were also reminded of dates for upcoming camps that will be held this summer. In new business, the first beef skill-a-thon will be held on May 5 at Rhonemus Hall at the fairgrounds from 2-5. Anyone taking a beef project must attend one of the beef skill-a-thons. Horse forms and pictures are due June 1st to the extension of-

fice. There will be a Health/Safety speaking and skit help clinic on June 6 at 5 p.m. at Southern Hills CTC. We chose a theme for this years basket to be auctioned off at the Ox Roast this fall, and our theme is kitchen utensils. We are also collecting old batteries for a recycling project. The meeting was then adjourned. After the meeting members enjoyed refreshments and a game of freeze tag for recreation led by officer Ethan Daniels. The next meeting will be May 5 at 4:30 p.m. at the Rambler Center in Russellville.

Win $5000 from Warrior Bash for Cash Tickets only $10.00 each The Eastern Athletic Boosters supports 7-12 athletic programs in the Eastern School District. The Boosters raise money by selling concessions at some athletic events. In the past the big fundraiser for the Boosters

has been Warriorama. Warriorama was a reverse raffle and dinner. The grand prize was $5000 and the ticket cost was $100. This year, the Athletic Boosters has decided to try something new. The Warrior “Bash for Cash” is a traditional raffle. The grand prize is still $5000 but the ticket cost is $10. Tickets are on sale now through May 4 at 6PM when the drawing


Williams accepts membership to NSCS Olivia Beth Williams, Georgetown, has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), the University of Cincinnati Chapter. Membership gives students access to a number of benefits. NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization for first and second year college students and membership is by invitation only. Olivia is a 2011 Georgetown High School graduate and the daughter of George


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will take place. Please support the Eastern Athletic Boosters and make a $10 donation for a chance at $5000!! Please contact Gina Dash – (513) 702-1497; Linda Minton – (513) 4700616; Joy Puckett – (937) 515-0226; or Janie Day – (937) 377-3032 for more information or to purchase a BASH for CASH ticket.

SHCTC to hold 5K Run/ 1 Mile Walk The Sports Medicine and Exercise Science program at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center is hosting a 5K Fun Run/1 Mile Walk on Saturday, May 4. The event will begin at the school at 9193 Hamer Road in Georgetown. For information, call 937378-6131, ext. 362, Preston Thomas, Instructor.


Students in Ms. Call's pre-k class at Georgetown Elementary work to create a booklet as they learn more about Earth Day.

Enrollment applications available for pre-kindergarten program 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 September 30th in order to enroll in the program. Children attending the Georgetown pre-k program must be three by August 1st. The Pre-Kindergarten 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 and devel-

opment 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 play-based 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 prekindergarten teachers. For local testing information please contact one of the following individuals: Darci Newman for Eastern at 3786720, Liz Huesman for Fayetteville Perry at 513875-2829, Jennifer Wilcox for Georgetown at 3786235, Pam Sebastian for Ripley Union Lewis Huntington at 392-7036, and Joan Garrett for Western Brown at 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, 2013. For more information about the Pre-Kindergarten Program, contact Joan Garrett, Pre-K Supervisor, at (937)378-6118.

Zugg recognized at WC Ceremony


Wilmington College senior Angelica F. Zugg of Mount Orab, is the recipient of the Academic Excellence Award in Music. Presentation of the award was made at the college’s 32nd Annual Student Recognition Ceremony held Sunday, April 21. Faculty in each academic major selects a graduating senior who has excelled in his/her studies. The faculty establishes criteria for the award. Zugg, who is majoring in education and mathematics, is a 2009 graduate of Fayetteville-Perry High School.

EIA Women’s Council awards scholarship to F’ville student The Environmental Industry Associations Women’s Council has named a Fayetteville student as one of three winners of the Women’s Council Scholarship Program, which recognizes outstanding young scholars with an interest in solid waste and environmental industries. Kaitlyn Trent, 20, is a fulltime student at Bowling Green State University, where she studies environmental policy and analysis with a specialization in environmental law. She will receive $5,000 toward her studies. Trent was introduced to the solid waste industry and its challenges by her mother, who works for Waste Man-


Kaitlyn Trent

agement. “I wish to continue the family legacy with the company by pursuing a career as an environmental protection specialist, or frankly any-

thing regarding the policy side of the environmental industry,” she noted in her application. “I maintain the opinion that the most effective way to protect and better the environment universally is accomplished by the creation of environmental laws regulating correlating fields.” Trent is active in several of Bowling Green State’s environmental organizations, most recently helping plan its Earth Day celebration. She is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society and works as a lab assistant in the biology department studying the effects of pollution on wildlife.


Eastern High School has released its honor roll for the third 9 weeks of the 2012 / 2013 school year. The following students have been named to it: 9th grade: Kassie Brown, Morgan Buck, Ashley Cassidy-Fields, Arin Collett, Ashley Collett, Rebekah Colliver, Vanessa Corboy, Marcus Day, Jessica Edmisten, Kenton Elliott, Rebekah Ellis, Bethany Grayless, Morgan Holden, Daniel Hopkins, Mickey Hundley, Adrian Hunter, Brady Klein, Lindsey Malott, Michelle Mayhugh, Jordan Mingua, Alexander Minton, Molly Prine, Kendall Purdy, Vanessa Rose, Blake Shannon, Marcus Silcox, Lauren



SHCTC to host Fun Day, house auction


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 degree felony. Dawn M. Kidd, 30 of Mt, Orab, faces seven drug charges, including Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity, a second degree felony. She also faces fourth degree felony Aggravated Trafficking charges and fifth degree felony counts of Illegal Cultivation, Possession and Trafficking in Marijuana. Donna Covert, 56 of Georgetown, faces seven drug charges, including Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity, a second degree felony. She also faces fourth degree felony Aggravated

Trafficking charges and fifth degree felony counts of Illegal Cultivation, Possession and Trafficking in Marijuana. Shane Trent, 32 of Mt. Orab, faces seven drug charges, including Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity, a second degree felony. She also faces fourth degree felony Aggravated Trafficking charges and fifth degree felony counts of Illegal Cultivation, Possession and Trafficking in Marijuana. Cody Cline of Sardinia faces one fifth degree felony count of Trafficking in Heroin.

Timothy Frazier, 29 of Hamersville, faces one fourth degree felony count of Theft from an Elderly Person or Disabled Adult. Kelly Binder, 45 of Fayetteville, faces one fifth degree felony count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs. Andrew Binder, 47 of Fayetteville, faces one fifth degree felony count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs. An indictment means that charges have been filed against an individual. It is not a finding or admission of guilt.

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“Devlin” is a Lab/mix, male (intact), 1 to 2 years old, a stray picked up on St. Rt. 68 in Mt. Orab. Very sweet dog.

“Fintan” is a Lab/Hound mix male, about one year old, found in Greathouse Road in Winchester.

“Olivia” is a beautiful Lab/Mix female. She is about one year old, a stray from Sodom Road in Winchester.

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“Otis” is a male Hound about 4 years old, weighing 52 pounds. He was picked up as a stray on Maple Grove Road in Mt. Orab.

“Shelby” is a Jack Russell, female (spay), about 5 years old. She was picked up on Bodman Road in Mt. Orab.

“Smokey” is a Coon Hound about 4 years old, a male (intact) found on Maple Grove Road in Mt. Orab. He is very sweet.

Man arrested after shooting dog CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 that there had been a dog that attacked another dog in the county,” Kiskaden explained. “After our investigation, the owner of the attacker dog voluntarily agreed to have his dog euthanized to prevent it from ever happening again. Keep in mind that this dog was very people friendly and obviously loved his owner.” Kiskaden said that the very next day after the incident, the shelter received another call about a dog running at large with a current tag on. “The caller told me that the dog was great and was playing with her children,” Kiskaden continued. “The warden went out to pick up the dog and left a notice at the owner’s home that the dog was at the shelter. “The warden recognized the dog right away as the one that had attacked another dog the

day before, the same dog that was supposed to have been humanely euthanized. When the owner arrived at the shelter to redeem his dog, that dog was just so happy to see his owner. But we reminded the man that even though he got along well with people and children, he was a danger to other dogs. We asked him to take the dog to be put to sleep.” Kiskaden said that following the incident, on April 15, the Mt. Orab Police were called out to a location where gun shots had been fired within the village limits. “The owner of that dog had tied him to a fence and shot him three times,” Kiskaden said, “Somehow the dog managed to break loose from his collar and run to a neighbor’s porch. When the police officers arrived, the patrolman opened the back door of his cruiser

and the dog jumped inside. This is such a sad thing to happen,” said Kiskaden, “That dog loved and trusted his owner, just to have this happen to him. And the worse part is, all this happened so the man could save the fee of having a vet humanely and painlessly euthanize his dog.” In other shelter business, Kiskaden said the warden also seized five dogs last week from an abandoned residence. She said, “We are unsure how long the dogs were in there without food or water. One of those dogs has since died from kidney failure.” The Brown County Animal Shelter is located at 100 Veterans Way, (next to the Ohio Veterans Home) in Georgetown. Visit facebook to see pictures of all the dogs now residing at the shelter or call (937) 378-3457.


Unemployment down slightly CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 ported that the unemployment rate fell in 85 of Ohio’s 88 counties in March. Rates fell for the Cincinnati Metropolitan Statistical Area and the state as a whole as well. The rate for the Cincin-

nati MSA was 7.0 percent in March, down from 7.2 percent in February. The statewide rate dropped to 7.3 percent from 7.8 percent the prior month. The lowest unemployment rate in Ohio was found in Mercer County, which reported 4.6 percent.

The five counties with the highest jobless rates were Pike at 13.4 percent, Morgan at 12.3 percent, Meigs at 12.2 percent, Huron at 12.1 percent and Adams at 12.0 percent. Brown County had the 15th highest jobless rate in Ohio at 10.0 percent.

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 financial outlook moving forward being brighter,” he said, “we will continue to be as strategic as possible in the maintenance and transportation departments to reduce and avoid expenditures. “Our focus is and always will be, to provide a quality education to our students while at the same time, demonstrating fiscal responsibility on behalf of our stakeholders.” In other business, following an executive session, members of the Western Brown Local Board of Education also approved a solar site lease agreement as well as a solar service agreement which allows Kastle Solar and Wind to move forward with preparations to install solar panel grounding behind the school. Kastle will begin taking soil samples right away at the site. Mark Wiley, president of Kastle was on hand at the April 22 board meeting to answer any question about the process but board members seemed well informed and ready to make a decision to move forward. As the meeting continued, Ian Pedigo, a seventh grader at Mt. Orab Middle School was recently awarded the “Exceptional Achievement Award” by the Ohio Region 14 State Support Team/Hopewell Center. Western Brown High School Intervention Specialist Shannon Sweet also received an “Exceptional Achievement Award” while Mt. Orab teacher Tina Kidd received the “Exceptional Educator Award” from Hopewell. A special awards ceremony was held at the Hopewell Center on Thursday, April 25. Also during the board meeting, three cast members from the school’s upcoming production of “Annie” gave

a personal invitation and a preview of the play to board members. Ava Hayslip. who plays Annie in the show, sang “Tomorrow”, acappella, in front of the board. Also speaking on behalf of the show was Hannah Bishop who plays Grace in the show and Kayla Wilson who portrays Molly. Western Brown’s production of “Annie” will be on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11 at 7 p.m. The board also read aloud the names of four individuals who have achieved extraordinary accomplishments and/or excellence in their chosen professions. Each of the following four will be inducted into the 2013 Western Brown Academic Hall of Fame: • Dr. Wilmer G. Miller, graduated in 1950 from Mt. Orab High School and is the vice-chair of the University of Minnesota Chemistry Department; • Deb Warlaumont Mulvey, a journalist/editor who graduated from Western Brown High School in 1973, who was the first editor of the Brown County Press and has been a freelance writer and editor affiliated with Reader’s Digest; • Gary A. Newberry, a 1973 Western Brown High School graduate who is currently the senior vice president-operations at Callon Petroleum Company in Houston, Texas; • Dr. Jerry N. Thompson,

a 1957 graduate of Hamersville High School who is board certifies with the American Board of Medical Genetics who has published numerous medical articles. The Annual Academic Hall of Fame inductions will be held on Thursday, May 9 at 6 p.m. at the Western Brown High School auditoria, to be followed by the high school academic awards program. In other business, Roger Taylor, energy education specialist for Western spoke briefly to the board regarding the district’s 5-year maintenance plan, the district’s transportation plan and the solar project. Taylor went through the 5-year maintenance plan step-by-step pointing out changes and improvements made to the updated plan. “We’ve fine-tuned this 5year maintenance plan assessing needs versus wants,” Taylor said. “A lot of the work was cosmetic, things that are more wants than needs. We need to focus on other things. “We did add some things. You’ll notice that in the five years, if you take an item and move it to the next fiscal year, there is a five percent escalation. That’s what we anticipate.” Taylor added that the further projects get pushed off, the more they’re going to cost in the end. The board accepted resignations/retirements/leaves of absence from: • Kara Ernst, leave of absence for 20113-2014 school year; • Mary Hartman, retirement effective 6-30-2013; • Danny Peterson, retirement effective 7-1-2013. The board also approved contracts for certified personnel, classified personnel and coaching and advisor personnel for the 2013-2014 school year.

Agents remind prom goers: you booze, you lose Agents working to ensure a safe prom season Undercover agents with the Ohio Investigative Unit are taking an active role in enforcing Ohio’s alcohol laws to ensure everyone has an enjoyable and safe prom season. Agents throughout Ohio will be conducting compliance checks on liquor permit premises, educating Ohio’s high school students through Sober Truth classes, and working with local alcohol coalitions and law enforcement to bring awareness to the dangers of underage drinking. “This is a memorable time for Ohio’s students, parents and school administrators,” said Agent-in-Charge Eric Wolf. “We don’t want these memories to be tarnished by underage drinking – remember, You Booze, You Lose.” Agents remind liquor permit premises to watch for un-

derage individuals attempting to purchase beer – often with a false identification. Clerks should also lookout for individuals 21 and over purchasing alcohol for a person who is not yet 21. In Ohio it is illegal to share in the cost of purchasing alcoholic beverages, or attempts to do so – even if the sale is refused. Parents who are hosting a party for their child’s friends should also be aware of Ohio’s laws and how they could impact them. In the state of Ohio, parents cannot give alcohol to children who are under 21, even with the other parents’ permission. Parents also cannot allow minors to consume alcohol in their home. Anyone convicted of attempting to purchase alcohol as a minor, sharing in the cost, using false identification or

furnishing alcohol to a minor may face a maximum sentence of six months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. Anyone under 21 years of age who is caught driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .02 percent or more can be arrested. If convicted the individual could have his or her driver license suspended for at least 90 days, up to a maximum of two years. Also, four points would be added to their driving record. Agents are also asking for local hotels and limousine companies to be vigilant and report underage drinking and parties to local authorities. If you have information about a bar, store or carryout selling beer or liquor to persons under the age of 21, please notify the Ohio Investigative Unit by calling #677 on your cell phone.

Patrol partners with the OHS’s Creative Learning Factory to present Active Shooter training webinar The Ohio State Highway Patrol has partnered with the Ohio Historical Society’s Creative Learning Factory to broadcast “What To Do in an Active Shooter Situation” training as a free webinar series to school administrators and teachers across the state. “We are extremely excited about this opportunity and partnership,” said Colonel John Born, Patrol superintendent. “By using the technology available at the Ohio Historical Society, we will be able to train a far greater number of people on what to do in the event of an active shooter situation.” The second of two live interactive webinars is scheduled for April 30 from 2 -4 p.m. This session will be recorded and archived so registered at-

tendees can go back and review them. Interested participants can enroll here through the Creative Learning Factory website. Space is limited to 100 registries, so interested participants are encouraged to sign-up in a timely manner. “Using our Creative Learning Factory studio to teach history throughout the state is an important part of what we do. It is a natural extension of that program to use the technology to provide school administrators and teachers the training they need to keep their students safe,” said Jackie Barton, Director of Education and Outreach at the Ohio Historical Society. This webinar will be taught by S/Lt. Steve Rosta, Commander of the Patrol’s Special Response Team (SRT) The Pa-

trol’s SRT is a full-time, fullservice, tactical unit that is specially trained and equipped to handle high risk situations. The team is also the statewide response team for the Ohio Homeland Security Emergency Response Program. S/Lt. Rosta is a 24-year veteran of the Patrol and has served on SRT since 1991.In 2006, he was selected as the recipient of the prestigious John Kohlman National Excellence Award from the National Tactical Officers Association for his work in the tactical field both nationally and internationally. He is a 1999 graduate of the University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute. Prior to joining the Patrol, he served 10 years with U.S. Army Special Forces Green Berets.



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As part of the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9’s Planning & Engineering Department, the district’s Environmental Office is seeking public input on the following proposed project in Brown County. Brown County – BRO763-11.90 (PID: 86594) – The proposed project is a culvert replacement on state Route 763 in Byrd Township. The project calls for replacing the existing metal pipe that is situated at the route’s 11.90mile marker over West Fork Eagle Creek with a precast, reinforced concrete structure and wing walls. The project will require approximately 0.289 acres of permanent right of way; however, no homes or businesses will be removed as a result. Additional information re-

garding the project, including a complete description, maps and plans sheets, is available online at stricts/D09/Pages/Public-Involvement-Process.aspx. Issues the public may wish to comment on include the effect on local residents, air quality, the local economy, and historic or cultural resources. Written comments should be submitted by May 6, 2013, or the deadline date that is posted on the web site, to: Greg Manson, ODOT District 9 Environmental Supervisor P.O. Box 467; 650 Eastern Avenue, Chillicothe, Ohio 456701 E-Mail:

Pipeline information meeting set by OFB Numerous land owners in the area have recently been contacted requesting their permission for the Bluegrass Pipeline Company, LLC. to conduct land surveys. The surveys are being requested by the company prior to a proposed pipeline that may be built through parts of Highland County and surrounding areas. Many questions have been raised regarding both the surveys and the possible pipeline construction. As a result, the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s specialist in these kinds of issues has been contacted. He has agreed to come to Highland County and discuss all the issues and give guidance to the land owners as they decide what they should do. A special meeting has been scheduled for Monday, April 29, at 7:00 pm in the Lynchburg-Clay High School Agriculture Education Department, 6762 State Route 134, Lynchburg. Mr. Dale Arnold will be the guest speaker. Mr.

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Arnold is the Director of Energy, Utilities, and Local Government Policy for the Ohio Farm Bureau. He is a noted specialist in energy development and leasing procedures. The meeting is free and open to the public. All persons interested in learning about the surveys and the potential pipeline construction are urged to attend this very informative meeting.



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Western Brown High School presents ‘Annie’ Western Brown High School music department presents ‘Annie’ on Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11, 2013 at the Western Brown High School Auditeria beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door. Cost is $6 children, $8 adults. Cast includes: Front Row: Alyssa Parvino, Shelby Vogel, Natasha Turner, Emma Holder, Emily Huddleston, Ava Hayslip (ANNIE), Kayla Wilson, Alexa Harris, Olivia Hardy, Katie Price, Mattea Walters, Sydney Sturgill. Middle Row: Morgan Merrick, Abigail Finch, Hannah Bishop, Ella Brinkman, Jesse Arn, Cat Fern, Christian Conley, Chelsea Phillips. Back row: Trevor McKenzie, Samantha Donell, Michael Waters. Not Pictured: William Walters, Anthony Howard, Grace Fulton, Cassidy Cox, Roxanne Willoughby and Jessica Vaught.

$25 million for new job training program State Senator Joe Uecker (R–Loveland) today announced the Senate passed Senate Bill 1, a new OhioMeansJobs initiative that aims at helping Ohio’s unemployed and underemployed find work through continued education and job training. The bill authorizes a revolving fund, which will provide loans to Ohioans who need additional job training. The loans will be distributed through public and private colleges, universities, and career centers.

“As it is one of my primary goals while serving as a member of the State Senate to continue to create a jobs friendly environment for Ohio, the passage of this bill brings the state of Ohio one step closer to that goal. It is my hope that we continue to move forward in this direction throughout the next two years of this General Assembly. The plan ensures that priority status is given to schools and career centers that already have close ties with area busi-

nesses. This relationship will help shape the curriculum in a way that prepares graduates for open job opportunities, thus facilitating quick job placement. The program will be funded using $25 million in existing revenue from casino licensure fees. Each institution can apply for up to $100,000 and loan up to $10,000 per student, annually. The bill will now move to the Ohio House of Representatives for further consideration.


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Church set to hold country gospel concert The Bethel Shiloh Church f God will be hosting Roy Knipp and the Southern Harmony for a concert on Sunday, May 19 at 11 a.m. Come enjoy great music and worship. The church is located at 2771 Oakland Locust Ridge Rd. Bethel, just 4 miles south of Mt. Orab U.S. 68 to State Route 774. For more information call Pastor John Neal at (513) 317-2253.



The Southern Ohio Council of Governments (SOCOG) will hold its next board meeting on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 10 a.m. in Room A of the Ross County Service Center at 475 Western Avenue, Chillicothe, Ohio, 45601. Board meetings usually are held the first Thursday of the month. For more information, call (740) 775-5030, ext. 103. SOCOG provides administrative support for the County Boards of Developmental Disabilities in fifteen counties in Southern Ohio including Brown County. It's primary focus is quality assurance, provider compliance, investigative services and residential administration of waivers and supportive living in order to provide individualized, personal support to people with developmental disabilities. SOCOG is a government entity created under Chapter 167 of the Ohio Revised Code, representing 15 county boards of development disabilities.

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Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger reports that as a result of the Sheriff’s Office ongoing undercover drug investigation, Deputies obtained a search warrant on April 22, 2013 from Judge Margaret Clark of the County Brown Juvenile/Probate Court for a residence located at 2 Hyde Park Apartments in Mt. Orab, Ohio. Upon execution of the search warrant, Deputies located items used to manufacture methamphetamine and children were present in the home. Charges have been file on the following individuals: Terri Taylor, 38 years of age, of 2 Hyde Park Drive, Mt. Orab, Ohio Charged with 1 count Illegal Assembly of Chemicals to Manufacture Drugs, Felony 2nd Degree; 1 count Conspiracy

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to Manufacture Drugs, Felony 3rd Degree; and 1 count Child Endangering, Felony 3rd Degree. Bryan Simpson, 31 years of age, of 2 Hyde Park Drive, Mt. Orab, Ohio Charged with 1 count Illegal Assembly of Chemicals to Manufacture Drugs,

Felony 2nd Degree; 1 count Conspiracy to Manufacture Drugs, Felony 3rd Degree; and 1 count Child Endangering, Felony 3rd Degree. Both subjects remain in custody at the Brown County Adult Detention Center awaiting arraignment on the charges.

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ports that an arrest has been made on a suspect for Drug Trafficking, Weapons under Disability and a Felony Arrest Warrant from the State of Kentucky. O April 22, 2013, at approximately 6 p.m., Corporal Rick Hargett was contacted by a Detective Barnes from the Kentucky State Police, Morehead Post, and requested to check a location to attempt to locate a male, Gene Glover, 55, of Clearfield, Ky., that had been tracked to the area and was wanted for Felony Arson charges in Kentucky and was considered armed and dangerous. The suspect was located at an address on Chestnut Street by Corporal Hargett and he requested assistance from

Jamin Keith Payne sentenced to prison In February 2013, a Two Count indictment was filed against Jamin Keith Payne. The indictment charged Count One, Burglary, which is a felony of the second degree, having a maximum penalty of eight (8) years in prison; Count Two, Theft, which is a felony of the fifth degree, having a maximum penalty of twelve (12) months in prison. On April 17, 2013, Brown County Court of Common Pleas Judge, Scott T. Gusweiler accepted a plea of guilty to an amended Count One, Burglary, a felony of the third degree, having a maximum penalty of three (3) years in prison. Upon a motion by the State of Ohio, Count Two was dismissed. Judge Gusweiler sentenced Mr. Payne to thirtysix (36) months in the Ohio


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Department of Corrections. Payne was ordered to pay restitution, court costs and public defender fees. Judge Gusweiler further advised the defendant of the optional three (3) years of post-release control at the discretion of the Adult Parole Authority upon his release from prison.

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Fayetteville-Perry Library will be displaying pictures of local military personnel. The program will run through the month of May. Patrons are encouraged to bring pictures of themselves, friends, or family members that have served or are currently serving in the military. The pictures will be copied and displayed on a poster in the library. Information such as the military branch and dates of service would also be greatly appreciated. Title/Rank and any other accompanying information are also welcomed. For more information please visit the Brown County Public Library website at or call (513) 875-BOOK (2665).

iff’s Office in the apprehension. Corporal Hargett along with Sgt. Dave Johnson and Deputy Crawford from the Brown County Sheriff’s Office were able to approach the residence and take the suspect into custody there without incident. Based on a vehicular and residential search, performed by Chief Greg Caudill and Corporal Hargett approximately 1/2 ounce of a substance stated by the suspect to be Heroin, was found along with a loaded handgun, and numerous drug packaging and distribution items. Also found on scene of the arrest was a sum of cash totaling

male, Lewis Hobbs, found at the residence also had several warrants for his arrest out of Ohio. Both suspects were transported to the Brown County Jail and incarcerated. Gene Glover is being held on the warrant and will be extradited to Kentucky. Felony charges for Drug Trafficking and Weapon Under Disability are pending the processing of evidence found at the scene. The Aberdeen Police Department is also in the process of filing forfeiture/seizure claims on Glover’s vehicle, trailer, and money based on the use, or other connection of the properties in the of the commission



Suspects arrested by Sheriff’s office after Aberdeen Police make drug arrest execution of search warrant for meth Another Chief Greg Caudill re- the Brown County Sher- $15,000.00.

Ronald Kaesheimer sentenced to prison In August 2012, a Three Count indictment was filed against Ronald Kaesheimer. The indictment charged Count One, Aggravated Possession, which is a felony of the fifth degree, having a maximum penalty of twelve (12) months in prison; Count Two, Obstructing Justice, which is a felony of the fifth degree, having a maximum penalty of twelve (12) months in prison; Count Three, Falsification in a Theft Offense, being a felony of the fifth degree it has a maximum penalty of twelve (12) months in prison. On April 17, 2013, Brown County Court of Common Pleas Judge, Scott T. Gusweiler accepted a plea of guilty to Count One, Aggravated Possession. Upon a motion by the State of Ohio, Counts Two and Three were dismissed. Judge Gusweiler sentenced Mr. Kaesheimer to twelve (12) months in the Ohio Department of Cor-


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rections. Judge Gusweiler ordered Mr. Kaesheimer to receive the Thinking for Change program and Substance Abuse programs, while in prison and/or at the halfway house, if he receives the Intensive Program Prisons (IPP). Judge Gusweiler further advised the defendant of the optional three years of postrelease control at the discretion of the Adult Parole Authority upon his release from prison.

Steven A. High sentenced to prison In October 2012, a Three Count indictment was filed against Steven A. High. The indictment charged Count One, Felonious Assault, a felony of the second degree, with a maximum penalty of eight (8) years in prison; Count Two, Domestic Violence, which is a felony of the fourth degree having a maximum penalty of eighteen (18) months in prison and Count Three, Violating a Protection Order, a misdemeanor of the first degree, having a maximum penalty of One HundredEighty (180) days in Brown County Detention Center. Brown County Court of Common Pleas Judge, Scott T. Gusweiler accepted a plea of guilty to Count One. Upon a motion by the State of Ohio, Counts Two and Three were dismissed.


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On April 18, Judge Gusweiler sentenced Mr. High to a prison term of five (5) years. Judge Gusweiler further advised High of the mandatory three (3) years of post-release control through the Adult Parole Authority upon his release from prison.

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Locals perform well in two county track and field meets Both Georgetown and Western Brown hosted a track and field meet this week and athletes from all five county schools fared quite well in them. In all, a combined 27 events were won by a local athlete at either Georgetown last Friday night or at Western Brown on Tuesday night. And three local squads took home team titles of the four that were up for grabs. At the Vern Hawkins Invitational last Friday night at Georgetown, it was a cold and damp night but also a full field of 15 boys and girls teams. The Eastern girls continued its strong season by taking home the girls team title in Georgetown with 91.5 points. Western Brown finished second with 81 points. The Lady Warriors have now won three meets already this season and finished second twice. The host Lady G-Men (44 points) were sixth while Fayetteville (18) was 13th and Ripley (16) was 14th. Even with such strong competition, local individual athletes or relay teams took home 11 titles at Georgetown. Western Brown’s Delayne Seigla won the girls 1600-meter run while the Lady Broncos 4x400 relay team of Samantha Clark, Meggie O’Hara, Dominique Hunter and Seigla also won its race, albeit by just a hair. The Lady Broncos team beat the Eastern team of Kaylie Ruckel, Shelby Cowdrey, Delayney Walsh and Lauren Towne by just over a second. Also picking up event titles for the Lady Broncos was thrower Lauren Stacy, who won both the discus and shot put. Eastern didn’t win a single individual event title en route to its team title but they earned five second place finishes and one third place finish to rack up points. Abby Fultz (100-meter hurdles), Ruckel (100meter dash), Towne (400meter dash) and their 4x200 relay team and 4x400 relay team each finished runner-up in their respective events in Georgetown. Cowdrey finished third in the high jump. Ripley’s Stephanie Taylor finished second in the event. Fayetteville’s Samantha Murphy finished third in the 3200-meter run and teammate Ashley Jakeway was fourth in the shot put while Georgetown’s Savannah Swartz was third in the discus and the Lady GMen’s 4x200 relay team finished third. On the boys side, Waverly took home the team title with 164 points. Georgetown finished second with 112 points. Western Brown (44 points) finished sixth, Eastern (32) was eighth, Ripley (19) 12th and Fayetteville was 15th. The G-Men 4x800 relay team of Nick McAfee, Jake Cropper, Kyle Damen and Logan Lucas rolled to a win. They beat second place Waverly by over 29 seconds. Fellow G-Men runner Janson Florence won the 100-meter dash while the G-Men’s 4x200 relay team also won its race as did Georgetown’s 4x100 relay

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Western Brown’s Felicia Zeller glides through the air as she competes in the long jump at the Western Brown Invitational Tuesday night.



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There is little question of just how talented Kayla Seigla is on the softball diamond. To that end, the Eastern sophomore first baseman stepped in a year ago, as the Lady Warriors were coming off a trip to the district final, and became a key, middle of the order hitter as a freshman on a team that would advance to a district final for the second year in a row. Due to that success not only last year in her first high school season but her time playing travel ball, Seigla verbally committed to Division I University of Toledo to play softball before her sophomore campaign even began. And the Lady Warriors slugger added to her lore last Thursday night when she accomplished some-

thing that had never been done before on a softball diamond in Ohio. In a 13-3 six inning victory over Southern Hills Athletic Conference, and county, rival Fayetteville, Seigla hit a home run in all four trips to the plate. She is believed to have broken a record that 19 players currently hold of three home runs in a game, according to the Ohio High School Athletic Association online record book. Eastern athletic director Eric Purdy said he has sent in paperwork to the state’s athletic association but is still waiting for final verification of what is believed to be a new state record for home runs in a game by the OHSAA. Seigla’s final line in the win: 4-4, 4 HRs and 8 RBI. Still, five days later, the achievement had Seigla excited but at a loss for words.


Kayla Seigla (shown above hitting in a 2-0 win over Zane Trace on April 5) broke a state record when she hit four home runs in one game last Thursday, April 18.

“It’s still extremely... it’s unbelievable,” she said on Tuesday afternoon before Eastern’s game with North Adams. “It feels like a

dream, still.” She added, almost sheepishly and with a smile, “But I’m really happy that it happened.”

che of the day for some reason. It was the day.” Maybe it was foreboding or maybe it wasn’t but Seigla was the true embodiment of someone who was relaxed yet intense at the plate last Thursday. Seigla said Tuesday that because of the team’s focus to get the win, she felt she was locked in at the plate. She hit a solo home run her first time up. Then, her second time, Seigla came up with the bases loaded and delivered a grand slam home run. By that point she said was feeling really good at the plate. “I felt really good my last two at-bats,” she said. “I was just on a confident high. I wasn’t really trying to hit it out but I just felt good swinging at the plate.” Her third home run was a two-run shot. CONTINUED ON PAGE 15

Warriors’s bats propel them to win BY Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press It may have taken a little longer than coach Dave Mignerey had expected but the Eastern baseball team is starting to swing that bats as well as its coach figured they would before the season began. In fact, it’s not much of a stretch to say that the Warriors are crushing the ball right now. And that hitting prowesss was on full display last Thursday night in a 14-4 six inning win over Fayetteville. The Warriors pounded out eight hits against the visiting Rockets, including two home runs, as they rolled to its third straight Southern Hills Athletic Conference win. “We did real well. This is three (or) four games in a row now they've hit the ball really well. I'm real excited about that,” Mignerey said afterward. “I knew we (were) going to be a good hitting team. (I was) just waiting for it to take off and it's finally clicked in it seems like. The kids have really played well that last few games.” The night didn’t get off to the best start for the Warriors. Dillon Fayetteville’s Wilson reached to start the game on an error by Curtis Burns at shortstop. Eastern starter Blake Bunch seemed on his way to getting out the inning, though, after striking out Cody Shaw and getting Stephen Pappas to ground out. Bunch then got ahead of Stephen Burroughs before the Rockets sophomore first baseman launched a two-run home run to left center to give the Rockets a 2-0 lead. The strong start for the Rockets didn’t last long. Eastern answered back with a pair of runs in the bottom of the opening inning on just one hit. Two walks from Rockets starter Scottie Mullis were key in the Warriors rally as both came in to score, first on Bunch’s ground out and then on Clay Broughton’s sharp infield single to third.


Eastern’s Blake Bunch delivers a pitch against Fayetteville last Thursday evening.

It was a tale of things to come for the Rockets. “Our pitching was the worst it's been all year. Whenever you walk every other batter it's kind of hard to stay in the game,” Fayetteville coach Tim Carlier said. “Eastern did a good job. They poked the ball.” It stayed a tie game until the bottom of the third inning when the Warriors bats really came alive. Josh Boudreau led the inning off with a single. He came around to score when the next batter, Austin Williams, singled into to center field but the ball rolled past Wilson. An out later Broughton hit a long two-run home run to left field to make it 5-2 in favor of Eastern. A Jacob Granger single and a Grant McIntosh hit by pitch ended Mullis’ night after 2 1/3 innings pitched. Burroughs came in to relieve him and C.J. Knight greeted him with a threerun home run to left center field on his first pitch. The blast gave the Rockets an

8-2 lead after three innings. “From top to bottom, they can all hit a little bit.,” Mignerey said of his lineup. “That's why I was excited about this team going into this year because I thought we were going to be pretty good offensively.” Bunch, who was seeing his first action since being hit in the head by a pitch against Peebles on April 11, struggled to start the fourth. An out into the inning, Bunch walked the bases loaded. He got a second out when he picked off Cody Meyer trying to steal second base but Max Iles scored on the play to cut the Eastern lead to five runs, 8-3.

Knight was brought into relieve Bunch and he induced a fly out to end the inning. “He went out there and he battled,” Mignerey said. “Blake did what we needed him to do. He went out there and gave us some innings.” The Rockets added another run in the fifth to cut the lead to four, 8-4, when Knight gave up a walk, an infield single and back-toback walks, the last of which forced in a run. He bounced back to strike out the next three batters to get out of the inning. And then the Warriors put it out of reach at the plate. Wilson, the Rockets third pitcher on the evening, struggled with his control, too, as he loaded the bases on the strength of three walks and his own error. Rockets pitchers walked nine batters on Thursday. Williams cleared the bases with a double to deep left field to make it 12-4 after five innings as the Warriors were well on its way to the win. “The kids got down on themselves,” Carlier said of his team, who fell to 3-7 (3-3 SHAC). “It's hard to... baseball's more of a mental game than a physical game. If you're down, you're not going to do anything.” With his team playing as well as they are as they improved to 5-6 (4-2 SHAC) with the win, Mignerey thinks his team might have found its groove. “Yeah, I think so. I think it just started with the offense. They kind of started hitting and hitting is a contagious type thing,” he said. “When you start hitting, you relax and you usually even hit more. Right now they're kind of in that groove and I hope it keeps up.”

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It wasn’t in just another game that Seigla achieved this feat, however. She did so against one of the top teams in the SHAC. And there was a little more to this matchup of conference and county rivals. The Lady Warriors wanted to exact some measure of revenge on the Lady Rockets after losing to them the previous two years, including a loss that turned out to be their lone SHAC loss a year ago. But instead of trying to get his team too jacked up for the game, Eastern coach Dennis Forsythe said wanted his team relaxed this time around. And, looking back on it, were they ever. “We had warmups before the game and I think we hit 12 or 14 home runs out between the team in warm ups,” Forsythe said. “It wasn’t the wind blowing out, it was just the psy-

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Western Brown tennis coach Tom Ball is congratulated by Amelia coach Rick McMullen last Thursday after Ball won his 300th match as the Broncos tennis coach.

Longtime Broncos tennis coach Ball reaches 300 wins BY Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press Tom Ball was beginning to think it was never going to happen. The 33rd-year Western Brown boys tennis coach was just five wins away from reaching his milestone 300th win as Broncos coach when the 2013 season began. Three of the five needed victories came quickly as the Broncos picked up three wins in its first five matches of the opening week of the season. The fourth victory was secured in a win over Clinton-Massie on April 15. That fifth victory, though, proved elusive to the Broncos and its longtime coach. It looked like it might come on April 16 at Blanchester when Ball said his second doubles team of Sean McKenzie and Justin Longbottom were just a couple points away from winning a third set tiebreak before a storm swept into the area, postponing the match. The following night the Broncos again looked for its fifth win of the season against Batavia. They came up just short, losing 3-2. “The whole thing trying to get my 300th win has been a nightmare,” Ball admitted Monday afternoon in a phone conversation. But the Broncos finally got its fifth win of the season, and its coach his 300th win, on April 18 against Amelia in a match that was originally to be played April 11 before rain postponed it. Happy to reach such a milestone win, Ball admitted the win wasn’t quite as sweet as it could have been. That was because the

Broncos had the win in hand before they even took the court. Amelia has just three members on its boys tennis team this spring, one of whom was sick and didn’t make the trip to Mt. Orab. That meant the Broncos received three forfeits, which was enough to clinch the win. The Broncos No. 1 singles player Quade Kidwell and No. 2 singles player Anthony Howard did play and each won. Kidwell won 6-0, 6-0 and Howard 6-2, 6-3 to secure the 5-0 victory over Amelia for Ball’s milestone win. “It was a bittersweet win,” Ball said. “That's what was unusual.” But as happy as the longtime Western Brown coach and teacher was to have reached 300 wins, he was quick to point out that the wins were just a byproduct. He quickly gave credit to all the players who helped him reach the milestone. In fact, just being a coach, not necessarily winning, is the thing that makes Ball the happiest. Ball, who started playing tennis almost by accident at Morehead State University, has been with the Broncos program almost from the beginning. And through all the years of coaching his favorite memories aren’t of what happened on the court. His favorite memories are seeing his players become successful once they’ve graduated. He talked more vividly of former players becoming doctors, teachers and coaches than any win or season. “You just coach to coach the kids and make them successful,” he said. “This (the 300th win) just comes along with it.”

Deadline: May 17, 2013 Registrations can be mailed to: Western Brown Youth Soccer, PO Box 61, Mt. Orab, OH 45154 Andrew Wyder/THE BROWN COUNTY PRESS

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Fayetteville shortstop Timmy Crone drifts past the second base bag to catch a pop up as second baseman Max Iles looks on last Thursday evening at Eastern.

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Eastern’s Seigla blasts four home runs in one game

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Errors prove costly in Lady Broncos loss to CNE


BY Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press OWENSVILLE-- All things considered, the Western Brown softball team’s 8-4 loss to Clermont Northeastern on Monday evening wasn’t a complete disappointment. The Lady Broncos hit the ball well against Lady Rockets pitcher Emily Anderson, one of the top pitchers in the area, and fought back time and again. But the one issue the Lady Broncos couldn’t seem to overcome was a surprising amount of defensive miscues. Western Brown committed five errors, which led to the first five CNE runs, of which all were unearned. Since his team hadn’t played since last Tuesday, April 16, because of rain, Lady Broncos head coach Blaine Wallace hopes the errors were more because of rust than anything else. “A lot of it, I’m hoping, is we just haven’t been able to get on the field,” Wallace said. “I told them after the game, last year we got to the regionals because we played such good defense. We caught everything, especially the infield (which) was terrific last year. We’ve struggled there the last couple games.” The Lady Broncos jumped on top first when Bri Stacy came around to score on a CNE error in the top of the first after she led the game off with a single. That lead didn’t stand up long as the Lady Broncos defensive struggles began almost immediately. Once Morgan Nickell struck out McKenna Miller to start the game, things went downhill for the visitors. An error by shortstop Brittany Palmer on Chelsae Osborn’s slow grounder started a CNE rally with one out. Anderson reached safely when she hit a soft liner that fell between Nickell and third baseman Josie McElroy as neither could decide to make a play on the ball. That brought up Lady Rockets cleanup hitter Allison Gilkerson even though the inning should have been over. She got all of Nickell’s first pitch of the at-bat and sent it over the left field fence for a three-run homer that gave


Western Brown’s Hope Jamison looks to make contact on Monday evening at CNE.

CNE a 3-1 lead after a full inning of play. That set up a situation where the Lady Broncos were going to have to rally to get back in the game. They did just that, starting in the third inning with the score still 3-1 in favor of CNE. Stacy walked with one out and went to second base on Palmer’s infield single with two outs. That brought up McElroy, who battled Anderson before sending a hard liner right at the Lady Rockets right fielder. “Josie hit that ball hard,” Wallace said. “She hits that five feet either way it’s

probably to the fence and it’s probably a tie game.” Meanwhile, the Lady Rockets added a pair of runs in the bottom of that third inning, thanks again to some help from the Lady Broncos. Gilkerson led the inning off with a single to center. Raelyn Reynolds tried to advance the runner to second with a bunt but it went straight to McElroy at third base. She fielded in cleanly but her throw to get the lead runner at second was high. The ball also got past Stacy in centerfield and Abbi Pritchard, who ran for Gilkerson, came all the


Bri Stacy catches a ball in center during Western Brown’s game with CNE on Monday evening.

way around to score from first and Reynolds ended up at third. An Alexis Burden bunt single past Nickell got Reynolds in to make it 5-1 in favor of CNE after three innings. “We gave them too many outs,” Wallace said. But, again, the Lady Broncos rallied in the fourth. Nickell led off the inning with a single. Hope Jamison followed with a bloop single down the left field line to put two one with no outs. Fischer Morgan promptly doubled to deep right field to get a run in and make it 5-2. Kristen York then walked a batter later to load the bases with just one out. But Anderson struck out Stacy and Lindsey Harvey to end the inning, though the Lady Broncos added another run when Jamison scored on a wild pitch during Harvey’s at-bat to make it 5-3. The Lady Rockets didn’t slow down at the plate, though. Anderson hit a two-run home run to left in the fourth to help CNE retain its four run cushion, 73. Western Brown kept the pressure on, as Palmer crushed a ball to deep left center for a home run in the fifth inning to make it 7-4 but they could never get that clutch hit when it was needed. “The encouraging part is we hit the ball pretty well,” Wallace said. “That’s the best we’ve ever hit her (Anderson). We’re going to see pitching like that if we want to make a run in the tournament.” He added, though, of missed opportunities in the third and fourth innings, “A hit either one of those innings, it’s a completely different game.” The loss drop the Lady Broncos to 8-2 overall. They’ve only lost to a strong McAuley squad and to this strong CNE team. So, all in all, Wallace wasn’t too dissatisfied in what transpired on Monday night or where his team currently sits. “I’m not disappointed with that,” he said. “I knew our record might not be as good because our nonleague competition is gonna be better.”

The Press Box Baseball 4/29 Georgetown at Williamsburg Western Brown vs Norwood 4/30 Eastern vs Fairfield Western Brown vs Milford Ripley at Manchester Fayetteville at Whiteoak 5/1 Georgetown vs Blanchester Western Brown vs Goshen Fayetteville vs St. Bernard 5/2 Eastern vs West Union Ripley vs Fayetteville 5/3 Georgetown at Felicity Western Brown at New Richmond Ripley vs Newport (KY) 5/4 Georgetown vs Lynchburg (DH) Eastern at Piketon Western Brown at Hillsboro (DH) Ripley vs Mason County (KY) Softball 4/29 Western Brown vs Norwood Georgetown at Williamsburg Fayetteville vs Batavia 4/30 Eastern vs Fairfield Ripley at Manchester Fayetteville at Whiteoak

5/1 Western Brown vs Goshen Georgetown vs Blanchester Ripley vs St. Patricks (KY) Fayetteville vs St. Bernard 5/2 Eastern vs West Union Ripley vs Fayetteville 5/3 Western Brown at New Richmond Georgetown at Felicity Fayetteville vs Peebles 5/4 Western Brown at Hillsboro (DH) Georgetown vs Lynchburg (DH) Eastern at Piketon Track and Field 4/29 Fayetteville, Georgetown at Clermont Northeastern 5/2 Georgetown at Goshen 5/3 Western Brown at Loveland 5/4 Eastern, Fayetteville, Ripley and Georgetown at West Union Invitational Boys Tennis 4/29 Western Brown Invitational 4/30 Western Brown at Bethel-Tate 5/2 Western Brown at Norwood

Seigla: Hits record four home runs in one game CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 Then, Seigla came up in the sixth inning with a victory in sight. She admitted she was thinking about a possible four home run game but that wasn’t the only thing on her mind. “In the back of my mind I think I was hoping to go 4-for-4 with four home runs,” she said. “But right before I had went up to bat Dennis had told me (that) I was an important runner because if we scored two we would run-rule and win the game.” And on the second pitch of the at-bat she drilled her fourth home run over the fence in left centerfield. All four home runs went to left or left center. “They were nodoubters,” Forsythe said. “I (said) ‘Way to go Kayla!’ as soon as they were hit.”

It was a day unlike any Forsythe has ever seen in seven years as a coach, something he couldn’t have even imagined despite Seigla’s stellar start to the season. She is currently hitting .590 with nine home runs, 11 doubles, one triple and 37 RBI for an Eastern squad that sits at 16-1 (8-0 SHAC) and was ranked as the No. 6 team in Division III in the Ohio High School Softball Coaches Association poll that was released for the first time this season earlier this week. And while this isn’t something Seigla will likely ever forget, she’ll have a few mementos of that special day. Four to be exact. “I have all four home run balls,” she said. “And they are sitting in my window right now.”

Pre-participation physicals available for athletes for 2013-14 Wellington Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine is sponsoring high school physicals for athletes in grades 9-12 on May 8, 2013 from 5 - 6 p.m. at Western Brown High School, which is located at 476 W. Main Street Mt. Orab. No appointment is needed. Physicals will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Parent must sign waiver for physicals which can be downloaded at: m/therapy-services/athl-

etic-trainer-services/upcoming-events Cost of the physical is $10 and each athlete will receive a free T-shirt Please contact your high school’s athletic department for the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) physical paperwork. Dr. Charles Miller with Wellington Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine is donating all the money raised to the Touchdown Club and to the WBHS Trainer.




Warriors win third straight Nothin’But Net tournament title


The Eastern Warriors sixth grade basketball team recently won the Nothin’ But Net sixth grade A-League Tournament. This marks the third year in a row the Warriors have won its league tournament. The Warriors were 9-1 in the league and won all three tournaments they played in. Team members pictured above first row, l-r: Ethan Battson, Marcus Hamilton, Ryan Boone and Gage Boone. PIctured second row, l-r: Ryan Starrett, Zach Hardyman, Ryan Boone, Chris Thomas and Mana Stivers. The Warriors were coached by Mike Knabb, John Boone and Bill Battson.

Passport to fishing instructor training offered locally Any adult, group, or conservation club who has a sincere interest in taking kids fishing should consider becoming a certified Passport to Fishing instructor, according to the Ohio Division of Wildlife. The Passport certification courses are being offered on: •June 8th at East Fork State Park, 3272 Elklick Rd., Bethel, OH 45106, from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. The deadline to register

is May 17th. Passport to Fishing is a one-day instructor training program that qualifies individuals to become Division of Wildlife certified fishing instructors, similar to a hunter education instructor. These workshops are free of charge and pre-registration is required for each of the workshops. Participants should dress for the weather; some of the course work will be done outside. Registered partic-

ipants should also bring a packed lunch. Workshops teach volunteers the basics of fishing and how to run a four-station fishing program with a fishing event. These instructors then go back to their communities, with a written curriculum and training aids, to teach kids and beginning anglers the basics of fishing. By becoming a certified instructor, you will not only be able to help in recon-

necting students with the outdoors, but you will also have the skills and resources to help you do it in a more successful way. Resources available include grants, equipment, publications and brochures, and training. To register for a workshop, call Wildlife Communications Specialist Brant Fulks at (937) 3470929 or email him at

The Lynchburg-Clay Athletic Boosters will host a free Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run competition for area youth on April 28 at 1 p.m. at Lynchburg-Clay High School. A rain date has been set for May 5. Pitch, Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills. Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14 and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, in-

cluding Team Championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the 2013 MLB All-Star Game. The individual Pitching and Running Champions, along withe All-Around Champion in each age and gender group at the Local Competition will be awarded and advance to the Sectional Level of Competition. All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition. For questions concerning the competition, please contact local coordinator Richele Stroop at (937) 402-6210.

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Ripley’s Kristen Abbott clears a hurdle as she competes in the 110-meter hurdles on Tuesday night at Western Brown.



Western Brown’s Nick Orr (back) just hands off to teammate Cody Hansen during the 4x100 relay on Tuesday night at Western Brown. The Broncos team won the race.

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 meter run as well with teammates Jordan Kattine and Damen finishing second and fourth, respectively. Georgetown throwers Banon Swartz (discus) and Jess Adamson (shot put) each finished second in their respective events. Fayetteville’s David Watts finished eighth in the 100-meter dash. Local teams and athletes fared even better at the Western Brown Invitational on Tuesday night. The Western Brown boys and girls squads, respectively, each captured team titles at their annual event. Meanwhile, local individual athletes and relay teams took home 16 event titles at Western Brown. Setting the pace were a pair of record setting day efforts from two local athletes. Adamson broke his own Georgetown school record in the shot put with a throw of 60 ft., .5 in. to win that event. It was the first time he had broke the 60 foot barrier in competition. The Georgetown senior thrower also won the discus, throwing 142 ft., 7 in. That throw bested teammate Banon Swartz by just six inches. Ripley’s Andrew Inskeep cleared the bar at six feet even to win the high jump. That jump tied a Ripley school record. Western Brown’s Chase Latham, who was named the Western Brown Invitational Most Valuable Player, won two events on Tuesday night and finished second in one. He won the 110-meter hurdles, just ahead of run-

ner-up, and teammate, Damien Hicks. He also won the pole vault. Eastern’s Connor Patrick finished third in the 110meter hurdles behind the Western Brown duo. Latham finished second to teammate Derrick Mitchell in the 300-meter hurdles. Fellow Western Brown athlete Jake Lawson won the 100 and 200-meter dash races. Teammate Nick Orr won the long jump while the Broncos 4x100 relay team won its race, too. On the girls side, the Lady Broncos took home four event titles and five runner-up finishes. Stacy, again, swept the discus and shot put titles while Lady Bronco teammate Felicia Zeller took home the long jump title with a jump of 15 ft., 2.25 in. The Lady Broncos 4x200 relay team of Clark, Goslin, Zeller and Holly O’Hara also won its race. They beat the Eastern team of Kayla Tomlin, Katie Chaney, Towne and Cowdrey by just less than two seconds. The Lady Broncos 4x800 relay team finished as runner-up as did Tori Patten (300-meter hurdles), its 4x400 relay team, Emily Kiskadden in the discus and Miranda Arnold in the pole vault. Eastern’s Ruckel won the 100-meter dash in 13.33 seconds while teammate Cowdrey won the high jump with a jump of five feet even. Ripley’s 4x100 relay team of Alanis Jolley, Lexi Conley, Kristen Abbott and Taylor finished third.



Track and field: Locals perform well at Georgetown and Western Brown


Western Brown’s Lauren Stacy lets go of the discus during a throw at the Vern Hawkins Invitational last Friday night. Stacy won the event that night and on Tuesday at the Western Brown Invitational.


Georgetown’s Jess Adamson throws the shot put last Friday night at the Vern Hawkins Invitational.



Eastern’s Abby Fultz tries to jump just a little further as she competes in the long jump at Western Brown on Tuesday night.

Fayetteville’s Meghan Koch clears a hurdle during the 110-meter hurdles at Western Brown on Tuesday night.


Eastern’s Connor Patrick prepares to clear a hurdle in the 110-meter hurdles on Tuesday night at Western Brown.


Georgetown’s Cheyenne Dunseith tries to clear the bar during the high jump at the Western Brown Invitational on Tuesday night.




Georgetown’s Janson Florence sprints towards the finish line of the 100-meter dash last Friday night in Georgetown. Ripley’s Joseph Vaughn is in pursuit.

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Fayetteville’s Makayla Barber (right) hands off the baton to teammate Cheyenne Ramey during the 4x200 relay last Friday night at Georgetown’s Vern Hawkins Invitational.

Fayetteville’s David Watts sprints the final few meters of the 100-meter dash last Friday night in Georgetown.

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Dr. Wilmer G. Miller

Deb Warlaumont Mulvey

Gary A. Newberry

Dr. Jerry N. Thompson, FACMG

in Physical Chemistry in 1958. In 1958-59 attended Harvard University on a NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship. Dr. Miller has had an illustrious career in both the teaching and research fields. In 1964-65 he was a Guggenheim Fellow, Polymer Science at Stanford University. In 1960-67 he was an Assistant Associate Professor of Chemistry at University of Iowa. In 1967-70 he was an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota. Professor of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota 197-71. In 1972-73 he was a Visiting Professor at the Institut Louis Pasteur, Strausboury, France. Exchange Scientist at the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Moscow in 1973. Visiting Professor of Physics, Universidad Autonoma, Mexico City in 1982-83. In 1990 Visiting Professor of Physics,

Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. Miller spent six years teaching and doing research at the University of Iowa and thirty-three years at the University of Minnesota. He has authored and/or co-authored 125 publications in various scientific journals. He serves as a council member of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and also serves as a chemical consultant for numerous industries. Dr. Miller resides in Finland, MN and assists his wife in raising and exhibiting reindeers. Deb Warlaumont Mulvey Journalist/Editor. Graduated from Western Brown High School in 1973. Earned a Liberal Arts Associate degree at Chatfield College in 1976 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism (cum laude) at Ohio University in 1978. Reporter for The Cler-

mont Sun and The Blanchester Star-Republican 1975-76. First editor The Brown County Press. Editor The Michiana Farmers Journal 1978-79. State editor The News-Dispatch 1979. City editor The News-Dispatch 1979-83. Managing editor The News-Dispatch 198385. Assistant City editor The Milwaukee Sentinel 198990. Associate editor Country magazine 1989-90. Freelance writer and editor 19912004. Affiliated with Reader’s Digest from 2004to present. Copy chief since 2010 supervising copy editing and proofreading functions for all RDA-Milwaukee books, newsstand products and magazines including Taste of Home, Birds & Blooms, Country, Reminisce and Country Woman as well as custom publishing for clients like General Mills, Pillsbury and Sam’s Club.

Recipient of numerous state, local and national awards for editing, newswriting, column writing, feature writing, investigative reporting and environmental reporting. Mulvey resides in Greendale, WI with her husband and two sons. Gary A. Newberry – Petroleum Engineer. Graduated in 1973 from Western Brown High School. Attended and earned a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering in 1977 at Marietta College. He joined the Marathon Oil Company in 1977 as a Production and Drilling Engineer working in Alaska, The Gulf of Mexico and the Rockies. He held various supervisory and management roles of increasing responsibility over production and drilling operations in the mid-continent, Alaska and the Permian Basin. As a Business Unit Leader, Mr. Newbery was responsible for all upstream business activity in Oklahoma, Alaska and the Rockies and served as Marathon’s Worldwide Operations Manager. He retired from Marathon Oil Company in 2010 after 33 years of service. Newberry joined Callon Petroleum Company in 2010 and is presently in the position of Senior Vice PresidentOperations in Houston, TX. He has been a member of

The Society of Petroleum Engineers throughout his career. The Newberry family resides in Katy, TX Dr. Jerry N. Thompson, FACMG - Medical Genetics. Graduated from Hamersville High School in 1957. Attended University of Cincinnati and earned a B.S. degree in Chemistry in 1964. Attended Indiana University and earned a Ph.D. in Medical Genetics in 1970. In 1970-1972 attended University of Chicago-NIH Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Pediatrics with Dr. Albert Dorfman in Biochemical Genetics. Began his career with the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1972 as Assistant Professor Biochemistry and has served as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Associate Director, Graduate Program in Medical Genetics; Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics; Director, Ph. D Graduate Program in Medical Genetics; Senior Scientist, Center for Metabolic Bone Disease; Director, Human Biochemical Genetics Laboratory; Professor Human Genetics; Consultant/Professor Department of Pediatrics Metabolic Disease Laboratory; Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Biochemistry, Pediatrics, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, and Genetics. Thompson is board certified with the American Board of Medical Genetics; Clinical Biochemical Genetics and Ph.D. Medical Genetics. He is a member of the American Society of Human Genetics; American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders; Alabama Academy of Science; Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Genetics; Founding Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics. He has published numerous medical articles during the span of his career. The Thompson family resides in Vestavia Hills, AL

Georgetown Jr-Sr High School Third Quarter Honor Roll Gabrielle Brinkman/THE BROWN COUNTY PRESS

F’ville 4-H Club sets officers, to meet again in May


The Fayetteville 4-H Club met on April 7, 2013 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Fayetteville. Club President, Cody Meyer called the meeting to order, pledges were said, and roll call was taken. Griffin Brinkman, the club's Health and Safety officer introduced Kelly Liming a veterinarian from Rolling Hills Veterinarian Services located in Bethel. Dr. Liming talked to club members about the importance of having a vet and the different diseases animals can get and how to prevent and treat them. After Dr. Liming's presentation the club then proceeded to their general business meeting where Griffin talked to club members about the importance of having a first-aid kit and showed some easy examples members could use to make their own kits. Upon completion of the general business meeting the club proceeded with a candlelight ceremony to induct their newly elected club officers. The Club's 2013 officers are: President -- Cody Meyer, Vice President -- Makayla Rosselot, Secretary -Megan South, Treasurer -- Ethan Wolfer, Health/Safety -- Griffin Brinkman, News Reporter/Historian/Scrapbook -- Gabrielle Brinkman and Zoe Holden, Recreation -- Jason Stephens, Nate Tipis, and Wyatt Kuyper. The club's next meeting is scheduled for May 19, 2013 at 3 p.m. under the shelter at St. Martin's Church. Griffin has asked the Division of Watercraft from East Fork State Park to come and talk to club members about water safety.


SSCC students inducted into PTK honor society The membership of one of higher education’s most recognized honor societies, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), was enhanced by the induction of several new members at an April 12 ceremony on the Central Campus of Southern State Community College. Founded in 1918, PTK honors academic achievement in two-year colleges. To be considered for membership, a student needs to maintain a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average as a full-time student. Honorees include (first row, l-r) Sarah White, Ashley Lucas, Joshua Moore, Amy Roosa, Glenna Hackworth, Theressa Mangus, Kristina Lay, Angela Copas Rios, Ta'Keyah Stevens, Kevin Louderback, Jacquob Benkiel, Melanie Ferguson; (second row, l-r) Heather Reed, Christine Kessinger, Nicole Davis, Sydney Yockey, Emily Turner, Crystal Mongold, Janessa Williamson, Kayden Johnson, Samuel Nevels Jr.; (third row, l-r): Jeffrey Muncy, Shannon Cornett, Amberlyn Brethauer, April Hines, Cara Kiger, Michael Popson, Ronald Piercy, Kristoffer Lewis; (fourth row, l-r) Dawn Steele, Theresa Rodgers; (fifth row, l-r) Adam Foster, Patricia Walker, Tyler Peterson, Kelly Lay, Janette Dunham, Paula Campagna; and (sixth row, l-r) Kristi Slavens, Vincent Shaw, Colin Ryan. Not pictured are Stasi Bonham, Jessica Clutter, Michael Faulkner, Emily Fryman, Nathan Garman, Julie Gray, Mackenzie Harover, Heidi Hicks, William Holsinger, Yvonne Holsinger, Cassy Lee, Marla McNeal, Gideon Meyer, Mihail Nakoff, Sandra Norman, Bethany Powell, Caleb Preston, Peggy Reiley, Alison Rodriguez, David Rodriguez, Anna Shuler, Nicole Surina, Halona Van Pelt, Meghan Wheeler, Miranda White and Hannah Wiesenhahn.

Georgetown Jr-Sr High School principal, Jerry Underwood, is pleased to announce the students in grades 7-12 who achieved Honor Roll status for the 3rd quarter. To achieve Honor Roll status, students must attain a grade point average of 3.30 (B+) for the 2nd quarter. Students who received all A’s (4.0 GPA) are named to the Principal’s Honor Roll. These students are indicated with an asterick. Grade 12 – Jesse Adamson, Matthew Bailey, Adrianna Boothby*, Destiny Cox, Tom Cropper, Kyle Damen*, Janson Florence, Caty Fussnecker*, Sydney Helbling, Sarah Houston, David Ison, Kaelyn Jordan, Jesse Kidwell*, Veronica Lawrence*, Nathan Lewis, Taylor Linkous, Logan Lucas, Nick McAfee, Trent McFarland, Brittany Neff*, Madison Pack*, Clay Rhoten, Austin Rust, Quin Sandlin, Tommy Stenger, Brandon Tucker, Abigail West, Hannah Wilburn, Bradley Zurbuch Grade 11 – Mathew Adams, Kourtney Bruton*, James Burns, Mackenzi Carrington, Elijah Cochran, Dakota Colliver, Jackie Davis*, Cain DeBord, Montana Dennis, Alicia Gifford, Karissa Hamblen, Devin Kern*, Allison Kistler, Morgan Meranda, Morgan Ott, Caitlyn Richey, Cassandra Starrett, Samantha Updike, Kylie Watson, Clayton Wenninger, Becca Whitaker, Kara White, Jerod Young Grade 10 – Alexa Baker, Whitney Bennington, Morgan Cowdrey, Jake Cropper, Kelly Cunningham, Merle Davis, Darienne Doss, Ally Dowd, Kennedy Ecker, Carlee Ellis, Morgan Fletcher, Morgan Gast, Jessica Griffith, Asia Hallwood, Veron-

ica Johnson, Jordan Kattine, Trish Korczyk, Clinton McElroy, Aaron McFerron, Ashley McKinney, Haley Meranda, Jacob Miller*, Jessie Mootz*, James Napier, Allison Newberry, Jacob Shannon, Kasey Spires*, Savanna Swartz, ShaLane VanWinkle, Kayla Walters, Courtney Wiechman, David Ward*, Matthew Williams*, Megan Williams* Grade 9 – Allison Bailey, Adrianna Beavers, Savannah Carter, Kelsey Crawford, Cheyenne Dunseith, Sierra Evans, Sydney Fussnecker, Rachel Gibbons*, Kelsey Gleason, Shelby Griffith, Lorrin Hrack, Kiley Hyde, Bayley Johnson, Chad Lambert, Darla McKinzie, Kelsey Miller*, nikketa Parker, Amanda Poff, Miranda Wallace*, Alex Wilburn*, Corey Wilson, Cierra Young Grade 8 – Zachary Bentley, Ashley Bilbrey, Ashley Brandenburg, Madison Brown, Alexis Cahall, Sydney Carrington*, Christopher Dietrick, Isabelle Elliott, Kansie Garrity, Alexandria Graves, Tanner Householder, Kimberly Johnson, Taylor McKinney, Lydia Powell, Ashley Ring, Abigail Stapleton, Sara Stewart, Piper Tomlin, Dakota Turner, Solomon Underwood Grade 7 – Cassie Beyer, Desiree Carter, TJ Crouse, Samantha Davis, Caroline Ellis, Courtney Faul, Daren Knauff*, Zachary Koehler*, Kayle McFerron, Will Mootz, Austin Nehus, Destiny Perkins, Xan Planck, Ashley Poff, Jason Shannon, Tiffany Stanley, Johnathan Strickland, Lane Truitt, Adrian Waltz, Josh Ward, Wesley Wolf*,


Western Brown Local School District will hold its Annual Academic Hall of Fame inductions at Western Brown High School on the evening of May 9 at 6 p.m. The event will take place in the high school auditeria to be followed by the high school academic awards program. Being inducted into the Western Brown Academic Hall of Fame is the ultimate honor to be bestowed upon a (Hamersville H.S./Mount Orab H.S.) Western Brown graduate. These individuals will have achieved extraordinary accomplishments and/or excellence in their chosen profession. Criteria for nomination: Nominee must be graduated a minimum of 10 years and has accomplished achievements above and beyond normal standards including military academy graduate, doctor, lawyer, engineer, veterinarian, education, pharmacist, dentist, architect, music, arts, business, politics, etc. Nomination period closes each year on January 15th. Additional information available on website 2013 Western Brown Academic Hall of Fame Inductees Dr. Wilmer G. Miller – Vice-chair of the University of Minnesota Chemistry Department. Graduated in 1950 from Mount Orab High School. Earned a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Capital University, Columbus, OH in 1954. Attended University of Wisconsin-Madison where he earned a Ph.D




Western Brown to hold annual academic Hall of Fame inductions

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dren and students and includes a tshirt (while supplies last) and admission to the Quilt and Craft Show occurring the same day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information visit or call (513) 8753344.

17 Annual U.S. Grant Celebration begins on Thursday, April 25 in historic Georgetown, and runs until Saturday, April 27. Visitors can enjoy a fun nineteenth-century experience complete with tours of the Grant Boyhood Home and Grant Schoolhouse, living history programs, cavalry and artillery demonstrations, food and sutlers, an old-fashioned magic show, pony rides and a chance to meet Abraham Lincoln. For more information visit

Crafters and Quilt Exhibitors will be at the Annual Chatfield College Quilt and Craft Show scheduled for Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the St. Martin campus in St. Martin. For more information visit or call (513) 875-3344, ext. 140 or email

Spring Fling Dance at the American Legion in Georgetown will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, April 27 at the Carey Bavis Post 180. The band ‘Encore’ will provide the entertainment with their leader Mike Combs. The cost is only $18 per couple (BYOB). Flip Flops for a Cure will present a special Music Show featuring Elvis (Jr. Grimmitt) and Patsy Cline (Rosie Young), along with Sidney Michael, Paul and Amy Hughes and Aaron Davis on Saturday, April 27. Doors open at 5 p.m. at the Cherry Fork Community Center, 14815 St. Rt. 136 in Cherry Fork (in the old gym). All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Spring for a Cause at Sardinia United Methodist Church will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Come out and enjoy a fun day of shopping from local vendors, music by the church’s contemporary worship band and food served by its youth group. Proceeds will benefit the Agape Fund, the Agape Food Pantry, SUMC Youth Group and SUMC Community Dinner. The church is located at 105 Main Street behind U.S. Bank. 19th Annual Antique & Craft Expo in Maysville will be held on Saturday April 27 and Sunday, April 28 at the King Burley Warehouse Center. More than 130 vendors from 6 states will be exhibiting their wares. For more information on this huge event please call (606) 564-0184. Chatfield’s 2nd Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk, will be held on Saturday, April 27 beginning with registration at 7:30 a.m., race to begin at 8 a.m. Registration is $15 for adults, $8 for chil-


Phileo Ministries Clothing Ministry will be open on Saturday, April 27, at 110 Winchester Street in Sardinia. This ministry is to help meet the physical needs of people in the tri-county area and is a ministry of Tri-County Baptist Church. For more information call (937) 446-1416. SUNDAY, APRIL 28 Lewis Township Trustee Meeting will be held on Sunday, April 28 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Higginsport. This meeting is open to the public. MONDAY, APRIL 29 Northern Brown Senior Center located at St. Martin Hall, 20864 St. Rt. 251 will offer center activities plus bingo on Monday, April 29. For more information contact Nancy Stegbauer, activities director at (513)875-2317, voice mail #3. Perry Township Trustees Meeting will be held on Monday, April 29 at 7 p.m. in Fayetteville. The public is invited to attend this meeting. TOPS Chapter in Mt. Orab meets at 5:30 p.m. every Monday, including April 29 at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High Street. Further information is available by calling Velvet Frye at (937) 444-7237. Free Beginners Zumba Classes are being offered by Ideal Nutrition in Mt. Orab and the Mt. Orab United Methodist Church to help improve

Sterling Township Board of Trustees Meeting will be held on Monday, April 29 at the township hall located at the corner of Eastwood and Greenbush West Road, beginning at 5 p.m. For further information visit or call fiscal officer Marilyn Lawrence at (513) 7241354. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, April 29, at the commissioners office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. The public is invited to attend. TOPS Chapter in Sardinia meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday, including April 29, at Sardinia Church of the Nazarene on Sardinia-Mowrystown Road. Further information is available by calling Regina Davidson at (937) 446-3714. Northern Brown Senior Center located at St. Martin Hall, 20864 St. Rt. 251 will offer a visit from the library with Amy Habig Extension Service, ‘Take charge of your diabetes on Monday, April 29. For more information contact Nancy Stegbauer, activities director at (513)875-2317, voice mail #3. TOPS Chapter in Ripley meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday including April 29, at the Ripley Church of the Nazarene, 230 North Second Street. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501. TUESDAY, APRIL 30 Alcoholics Anonymous in Sardinia meets from 11 a.m. until noon each Tuesday morning at the Sardinia Town Hall. Please enter the back door. For more information call (937) 444-3877. Zumba Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness on Tuesday, April 30 at 127 North Point Drive in Mt. Orab. These classes are for members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members. Please call (937) 444-5230 for more information. Al-Anon Family Group Sessions will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Methodist Church on Church Street, off N. High Street. This group can provide support and information to families and individuals who know someone who suffers from substance abuse. For more information

COURT NEWS Property Sales


Drive 4UR School Event at Gabbard’s Ford will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gabbard’s, 480 West Main Street in Mt. Orab. For every person who testdrives a Ford Explorer, Focus, Fiesta, Edge, F-150 and other available models during these house, $20 will be donated to Western Brown High School and the FFA, Band and Athletic programs.

local residents health. The classes begin at 5 p.m. on Mondays, at the church’s fellowship hall. Classes will be on Mondays and Wednesdays weekly. For more information please call (937) 444-6161.

Howard E. Collett to Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc., .58 acres of land in Byrd Twp., filed 4-16-2013, $57,334 Ronald M. and Donald L. Hughes to Hughes Family Farm, LLC, 16.75 acres, 28.07 acres and 125.50 acres in Byrd Twp., filed 416-2013 Joseph L. Walters to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Lot 8 in White Oak Sub., in Clark Twp., filed 4-16-2013 Kavin W. and Amy E. Inlow to Kavin W. Inlow, .99 acres of land in Eagle Twp., filed 4-15-2013 Daniel and Jennifer Norrish to Apryle R. Monter, trustee, In-Lot 3202 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 4-15-2013, $50,000 Joshua R. and Olivia L. Helton to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 1.49 acres of land in Green Twp., filed 4-16-2013 Kenneth and Betty J. Brown to Kenneth F. Brown, trustee, 5.06 acres of land in Franklin Twp., and Lot 8 and Lot 9 in Woodcreek Sub II, Lewis Twp., filed 4-16-2013 Emery A. and Connie Sue Holden to Connie S. Holden, 100 acres, 43.18 acres, 75.63 acres and 156.72 acres of land of land in Green Twp., filed 4-17-2013 William G. Nolte, Barbara Lindhorst and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Gary Blanton, 7.27 acres of land in Green Twp., filed 4-17-2013, $28,000 Wells Fargo Bank, NA and Lisa M. Oliver to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 2.18 acres of land in Green Twp., filed 415-2013 Robert D. and Betty J. Stahl to Albert E. and Angela S. Stahl, 46.09 acres, 145.91 acres, .39 acres and 76.44 acres of land in Green Twp., filed 4-15-2013, $510,779 Sheila A. Hock to Eric L. and Lynda M. Sontag, 1.79 acres of land in Huntington Twp., filed 4-15-2013 Eric Tapp to Aron P. and Erica J. Kirk, 105 acres and .95 acres of land in Jefferson Twp., filed 4-15-2013, $150,000 Russell R. and Alice Black to Doug and Shawna Black, .35 acres of land in Russellville, Jefferson Twp., filed 4-16-2013 Jerry W. Lowery to Ellen A. Molitor, In-Lot 14 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 4-15-2013, $160,000 Dale E. and Joyce C. Burroughs to Joyce C. Burroughs, .58 acres, 1.38 acres, .46 acres and 2.38 acres in Perry Twp., and In-Lot 15 in Joy Acres Sub., and In-Lot 93 in Fayetteville, Perry Twp., filed 4-16-2013 Shane D. and Sherri L. Hendrix to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 10 acres of land in Perry Twp., filed 4-16-2013

Ellen A. Molitor to Robert D. and Betty J. Stahl, 57.94 acres and 134.62 acres of land in Perry Twp., filed 4-15-2013, $1,000, 850. Randall L. and Shelly A. Smith to Bank of New York Mellon, 8.71 acres of land in Perry Twp., filed 415-2013, $126,667 Arthur Johnson etal to Arthur G. and Jessie Kathleen Johnson, In-Lot 124 and In-Lot 158 in Fayetteville, Perry Twp., filed 4-17-2013 Raymond D. and Dottie Franz to Jerod and Kim Osborne, 3 acres of land in Pike Twp., filed 4-15-2013, $63,727 Melinda S. Ramos, trustee and Larry Clifton LLC to Martin Shane and Kristin M. Ogden, Lot 17 in Beacon Hill Sub., Pike Twp., filed 4-112013, $200,000 Wilma Holland to Randy, Terry, John, and David Holland and Debbie White, 101.31 acres of land in Pleasant Twp., filed 4-16-2013, $80,000 Jimmy A. Burdine to Geoffrey Davis and Jessica Parrish, 1.14 acres and 15.97 acres of land in Sterling Twp., filed 4-16-2013 Holiday Homes, Inc., to Daniel D. Warren, Lot 29 in Whispering Wynd Sub., in Sterling Twp., filed 4-162013, $198,105 David Rutherford, Jr., to Robert M. and Deean J. Louiso, 10 acres of land in Rutherford’s Sub., Sterling Twp., filed 4-16-2013, $34,000 Connie B. Hartmus and Federal National Mortgage Association to Reggie D. and Melinda S. Lightner, 1.77 acres, 2.48 acres and 1.50 acres of land in Union Twp., filed 417-2013, $92,000 Alfred E. Orme and Wells Fargo Bank NA to Hogar Community Reinvestment LLC, .23 acres of land in Union Twp., filed 4-16-2013, $42,230 Jeanne Klump to Brian and Joan Garrett, 93.01 acres of land in Union Twp., filed 4-17-2013, $345,000 Tamara and Jack F. Leyendecker, Jr. to Larry and Patricia Fithen, In-Lot 118 in Ripley, Union Twp., filed 4-15-2013, $46,500 Shelby D. and Yong S. Mayo to Shelby D. and Yong S. Mayo, .08 acres of land in Ripley, Union Twp., filed 4-16-2013, $20,000

Common Pleas CIVIL CASES Merchants National Bank versus David B. Dawson, Sr., case #20130277, filed 4-11-2013, Action: foreclosures Thunderbolt Holdings LTD, LLC versus Rebecca K. Reaves, case #20130279, filed 4-11-2013, Action: other civil Brandi Eubanks versus Katelyn N. Grudzielanek, case #20130280,

filed 4-11-2013, Action: other civil (stalking) Estate of Chance R. Smith versus Western Brown Local School District, case #20130281, filed 4-122013, Action: other civil (wrongful death) Citimortgage, Inc., versus David P. Williams, case #20130282, filed 4-15-2013, Action: foreclosures Midland Funding, LLC versus Michael Greene, case #20130283, filed 4-15-2013, Action: other civil Evelyn K. Jones versus Stephen Buehrer, administrator, case #20130284, filed 4-15-2013, Action: workers compensation Courtney Duggins versus William R. Neal, Jr., case #20130286, filed 4-15-2013, Action: civil stalking protection order David C. Ramey versus Jerry D. Raleigh, case #20130288, filed 416-2013, Action: other civil (stalking) State of Ohio on Relation of versus Ripley-Union Lewis-Huntington School District, case #20130292, filed 4-16-2013, Action: other civil JPMorgan Chase Bank, National versus Nick R. Chilelli, case #20130293, filed 4-17-2013, Action: foreclosures DOMESTIC CASES Charles R. Truitt, Georgetown versus Dollie Truitt, Georgetown, case #20130278, filed 4-11-2013, Action: dissolution of marriage Pamela L. Cook, Hamersville versus Timothy L. Cook, Hamersville, case #20130285, filed 4-15-2013, Action: termination of marriage Nicole E. Darnell, Hamersville versus Brandon L. Darnell, Cincinnati, case #20130287, filed 4-162013, Action: dissolution of marriage Terry C. Taylor, Georgetown versus Jeanie M. Taylor, Georgetown, case #20130289, filed 4-16-2013, Action: termination of marriage Branden Beckett, Williamsburg versus Deborrah Beckett, Williamsburg, case #20130290, filed 4-162013, Action: dissolution of marriage David L. Richey, Batavia versus Samantha C. Richey, Williamsburg, case #20130291, filed 4-16-2013, Action: dissolution of marriage

Marriages Stephanie Lynn Jackson, 20, Georgetown, factory worker to marry Aaron Daniel Lang, 23, Cincinnati, asphalt, filed 4-12-2013 Nicole Jacklyn Binder, 23, Felicity, RMA to marry Douglas Arthur Streeter, Jr., 24, Felicity, firefighter, filed 4-15-2013

Probate Bertha L. Mayfield, Hamersville, case #20131080, DOD 2-20-2013, filed 4-17-2013

call Jean at (937) 444-3877. Yoga Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness, 127, North Point Drive, Mt. Orab at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30 at the center. Members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members are welcome. Please call (937) 444-5230 for details and new hours. WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter in Winchester, meets at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays at Winchester Church of Christ in Christian Union, 1540 Tri-County Highway, Winchester. Further information and holiday hours call Bobbi Wilson at (937) 446-4662. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, at the commissioners office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. The public is invited to attend. Scanlon-Kelly VFW Post 5920 Meeting will be held at the Fayetteville Township Hall on Wednesday, May 1 at 7 p.m. For more information contact Bernie Vilvens at (513) 460-0236. Sit and Stitch will meet 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 1 at the Sardinia Public Library, 13309 Purdy Road, Sardinia. Anyone who is a crocheter or spinner or who wants to learn, is invited to attend and bring a current project. Children are welcome. Further information is available by calling (937) 403-8481 or (513) 314-1656. THURSDAY, MAY 2 Kick-boxing Classes will be offered on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on May 2, at the Snap Fitness Center in Mt. Orab, 127 North Point Drive. These classes are open to members as well as nonmembers. For details call 444-5230. Yoga Classes will be offered by Jane Amiot, each Thursday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m at the Hospice Center located on Hughes Blvd in Mt. Orab. For more information on this class please contact Amiot at (513) 535-7507. Northern Brown Senior Center located at St. Martin Hall, 20864 St. Rt. 251, on Thursday, May 2, will offer arthritis exercise at 9:30 a.m., volleyball practice and lunch at the center. For more information contact Nancy Stegbauer, activities director at (513)875-2317, voice mail #3. Franklin Township Trustees will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. in Arnheim. The public is invited to attend this open meeting. Southern Ohio Council of Governments (SOCOG) Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 2 at 10 a.m. at the Ross County Service Center, 475 Western Avenue in Chillicothe. For more information call (740) 775-5030, ext. 103. Pike Township Trustees Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Pike Township Community Center on Rt. 774 on Thursday, May 2. Everyone is invited to attend. Yoga Classes will be offered at the Snap Fitness Center in Mt. Orab, 127 North Point Drive beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2. These classes are open to both members and nonmembers. Call (937) 444-5230 for more information. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab. FRIDAY, MAY 3 Free Knitting and Crocheting Classes at the Rambler Center (old Russellville-Jefferson High School) in Russellville will be held 10 a.m.-noon Friday, May 3. Anyone who would like information or a list of supplies or who wishes to register for the next group of classes may call Mary Kelch at (513) 734-2501 or (513) 543-3137. ABCAP Yard Sale will be held on Friday, May 3 at the old Alverda Reed Elementary, 406 West Plum Street in Georgetown. Anyone interested in renting a table for $5 please call (937) 378-6041. Mt. Holly Christian Chapel Christian Country Gospel Singing will be held on Fridays, May 3 and May 17 at the Chapel, 2141 E. Ohio Pike in Amelia. The singing begins at 7 p.m. and will feature great gospel music, refreshments/food and door prizes. Call Dan Cook at (513) 509-7312 or Kevin Cain at (513) 602-4654 for more information. This event is free to the public. Pisgah Cemetery Perpetual Care Association Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m. at Ohio Valley Manor, US Rt. 68 in Ripley. All interested parties are welcome to attend. Fraternal Order of Eagles, Auxiliary #2293 will hold a fish fry on Friday nights including Friday, May 3 beginning at 5 p.m. Dinner will include cod fish, french fries, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw and a drink. The FOE is located at 600 Mt. Orab Pike in Georgetown. For carry out orders please call (937) 378-4330. SATURDAY, MAY 4 Reverse Raffle Dinner & Mardi Gras by ABCAP Foundation (AdamsBrown Community Action Program) is set for Saturday May 4. Only 200 tickets will be sold for a chance to win $1,000, $500 or $100. Tickets are $30 each. To purchase your ticket call (937) 378-6041, ext. 256 or send check or money order to : The ABCAP Foundation, 406 West Plum Street, Georgetown, Ohio 45121.

The Central Ohio Opry Classic Country and Bluegrass Show returns on Saturday May 4 and Saturday May 18, doors open at 6 p.m. show starts at 7 p.m. and runs until 9:30 p.m. Tickets are only $8 for adults, children under 12 are free. Please come join us for a lot of fun and great classic country music! UPCOMING EVENTS Lewis & Clark Circus will be held at the Village Park of Aberdeen on Sunday, May 5, so mark your calenders. For more information contact Emily at (937) 795-2212. Everyone is invited to this family event. Ripley Church Celebrates 150 Years throughout the year of 2013 and will observe special services on Sunday, May 5 at the church. A special church presentation will be given along with a video presentation of the past will be shown. Mr. Delbert Dawes will be guest speaker with special music by Doug Green. Following the morning service a fellowship dinner will be served. Everyone is invited. Union #71 Masonic Lodge of Ripley Meeting will be held on Monday, May 6 at the lodge. Diller will be at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Northern Brown Senior Center located at St. Martin Hall, 20864 St. Rt. 251 on Monday, May 6 will offer many center activities, blood pressure screening by the Brown County Health Department, Cindy Cales with the OSU Extension and the library will visit. For more information contact Nancy Stegbauer, activities director at (513) 875-2317, voice mail #3. 21st S.A.T.H Celebrity Golf Classic will be held on Monday, May 6 at Snow Hill Country Club in Wilmington. Tournament consists of 30 foursomes and one celebrity on each team. The cost will be $200 per player or $800 per team. For more information please contact Linda Allen, S.A.T.H. (Supplementary Assistance to the Handicapped) executive director at (937) 393-1904 ext. 131 or (937) 364-6144 after 5 p.m. weekdays. Power Over Parkinson’s Support Group will meet on Tuesday, May 7 at 4 p.. at the Villa Georgetown Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Georgetown. Meet monthly to exercise, socialize, learn and offer support. Contact heather Frye at (937) 3784178 for more information. Phileo Ministries Clothing Ministry will be open on Tuesday, May 7 and Tuesday, May 21 and on Saturdays May 11 and 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a ministry of the Tri-County Baptist Church helping meet the physical needs of people of the Tri-County area. For more information call (937) 446-1416. Wilson Sroufe VFW Post 9772 in Mt. Orab will meet in regular session on Wednesday, May 8 at the Post. For an application for membership, please attend this meeting or call Bill Cornetet for more information at (937) 6180325. Northern Brown Senior Center located at St. Martin Hall, 20864 St. Rt. 251, Thursday, May 9, will offer arthritis exercise at 9:30 a.m., volley ball practice and lunch is out. For more information contact Nancy Stegbauer, activities director at (513)875-2317, voice mail #3. Brown County Diabetes Coalition will meet at 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 13 at the Georgetown Methodist Church. Everyone is invited to attend and learn more about diabetes. For more information call the health department at (937) 378-6892. Mt. Orab Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 13 in regular session at the New Harmony Lodge at 110 South High Street in Mt. Orab. A meal in included and for more information contact Bob Richmond at (937) 444-4971. Brown County Sugar Helpers Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 13 at the Georgetown Methodist Church. Guest speakers will be featured, educational materials will be available, as well as diabetic recipes and more. Freedom In The Rock presents Betty Jean Robinson from Up On Melody Mountain, TN, and The Honorable Pastor Charles Petted from Fort Charlotte, FL, on Monday, May 13 and Tuesday, May 14 beginning at 7 p.m. For details contact Pastor Richard Deems at (513) 276-8673. Northern Brown Senior Center located at St. Martin Hall, 20864 St. Rt. 251 on Monday, May 13 will have the January, February and March Birthday celebration, and the Diabetes Support Group will meet between 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Georgetown Methodist Church. For more information contact Nancy Stegbauer, activities director at (513) 875-2317, voice mail #3. Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District Board will meet on Wednesday, May 15 at the board office, 706 South Main Street in Georgetown. Meetings are open to the public. For details call (937) 378-4424. 118th Williamsburg Alumni Association Dinner will be held on Saturday, June 1 at the Williamsburg Middle/Senior High School, 500 South Fifth Street. This is a reunion year for classes ending in ‘3’ or ‘8’. Deadline to make reservations is Wednesday, May 15, 2013. For details contact Charlene

Speeg at or call (513) 724-5544. Northern Brown Senior Center located at St. Martin Hall, 20864 St. Rt. 251 on Thursday, May 16, will hold arthritis exercises at 9:30 a.m., volleyball practice and blood pressure screening by the Brown County Health Department. Lunch is at the center. For more information contact Nancy Stegbauer, activities director at (513) 875-2317, voice mail #3.


SATURDAY April 27 RULH Presents “Beauty and the Beast” on Friday, Saturday and Sunday April 26, 27 and 28. The Friday and Saturday show begin at 7 p.m. and at 3 p.m. on Sunday. The cost is only $5 per ticket. Everyone is invited.

Brown County Singing Convention is set for Friday, May 17 at the Ashridge Christian Church, St. R. 62 beginning at 7 p.m. Anyone who wants to share a special song or poem, or any God given talent, please join us. All questions should be directed to Larry Downing at (937) 446-3259. Mt. Orab Music in the Park Concert will be held on Saturday, May 18 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the park in Mt. Orab. Featured entertainment will be 4 on the Floor, a rock and roll band. Concerts are free to the public and all dates are weather-pending. For more information contact Woody Whittington at (937) 444-2916. Russellville Community Action Planners (RCAP) will meet in regular session at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 20 at the Arts Council Room and everyone is welcome to attend and share ideas. ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Support Group of Brown County will meet between 6:30 and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21 at the Western Brown High School Library. For further information contact Denise Holden at (937) 444-1343. RULH Alumni Weekend is set for Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25 beginning at 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information contact Kandy Dudley at (937) 392-4460. Byrd Township School Preservation Committee Memorial Day Ice Cream Supper will be held on Monday, May 27 in the Decatur Park on St. Rt. 125. All proceeds from this event goes to support and maintain the Decatur Community Center and everyone is invited. Mt. Orab Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 27 in regular session at the New Harmony Lodge at 110 South High Street in Mt. Orab. A meal in included and for more information contact Bob Richmond at (937) 444-4971. Annual Fayetteville Fireman’s Festival will be held on Saturday, June 15 from 2 p.m. to midnight and on Sunday June 16 from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. For more information call Jenny Rossolot at (513) 403-9265. 3rd Annual Strut Your Mutts, Paws by the River will be held from noon until 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 14 in the Village of New Richmond. The event will include music, contests, games for the kids, exhibits, presentations, adoptions and photo opportunities with our pets, lots of food and of course a parade at 2 p.m. with the pet blessing immediately following. For more information and registration forms for vendors and rescues visit or call (513) 797-1881. Entertainment Schedule for 2013 Brown County Fair will include Chris Higbee and Darryl Worley on Tuesday, September 24, Good Time Cloggers, The Waynoka Dandyliners, Harkies Hoedowners, and The Liberty Band on Thursday, September 26, Harold Tolle, Kenner Old Time String Band, David Wayne and The Vandells on Friday, September 27 and Andy Sims, Beverly Grover and Jo-El on Saturday, September 28. ONGOING EVENTS Southern Hills Tea Party meets each 4th Thursday of the month at the Ripley Library. The public is invited to attend. Helping Hands Please come shop with us any Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday from 9 a.m. until noon at 668 Camp Run Road in Georgetown. Senior Bingo will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each Monday at the Georgetown Nutrition Center. Please bring a $1 wrapped gift. A nutritional meal will be offered. HIV/Hepatitis C Testing is offered free by the Brown County Health Department by appointment only. The HIV test results are available within 15 minutes. To schedule an appointment call (937) 378-6892. Tuesday Community Bingo will be held every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Community Building in Country Place Apartments, located across from the Country Inn in Georgetown. Please bring a $1 gift and join in the fun. This is a free event. For more information contact Joy Gelter at (937) 483-4614. Crafting Classes will be offered the second Saturday of the month at the Mt. Orab Public Library, sessions from 1 to 2 p.m., at the library, 613 South High Street in Mt. Orab. The classes are for adult patrons with the Care and Share program. We Can Help Food Bank at the corner of Decatur-Eckmansville Road and State Route 125 is open 11 a.m-4 p.m. Fridays and is sponsored by private donations. Donations should be made when the Food Bank is not open, and all donations are appreciated.




The Brown County Press - Sunday, April 28, 2013 - Page 19

Colors of Spring CMYK

In spite of the chilly temperatures, we enjoyed walking in our woods this past weekend. My husband hoped to hunt for mushrooms, but I think we will need to wait for warmer days to have any luck. As usual, I was busy admiring the wildflowers and snapping pictures of my discoveries. What did we find? Hundreds of Red Trillium, masses of Mayapples just ready to bloom, Jacob’s ladder, Spring Beauty, and Blue and Yellow violets. The Pawpaw trees are ready to burst into bloom, as are the Buckeye trees. The most exciting discovery was in our tree line along the creek! My Eastern Redbud tree is finally decided to bloom this year! What do you know about Mayapples? They are a spring flowering plant of rich woods and shady clearing, sometimes called the Mandrake. The common name “Mayapple” refers to its blooming time. The other common name comes from the mistaken belief that the Mayapple’s roots appear similar to the roots of the Mandrake, a European Plant. Mayapple leaves, stems and roots are toxic. However, in summer the large lemon-shaped berries are edible. The blooming of this plant has been used as an indicator of when to start looking for the elusive Morel mushroom. Stan Tekiela’s book, Wildflowers of Ohio, pro-


Lake Waynoka Garden Club


Lake Waynoka Garden Club news BY Louis Mays Lake Waynoka Garden Club Recorder

May apples

vides the following information about Mayapples: Family: Barberry, Size: 12 – 18 inches, Flower: single, nodding, waxy white flower with 6-9 petals, 1-2 inches wide; each flower is on a thin ascending stalk rising from a crotch between the 2 leaves, Leaf: set of 2 deeply lobed leaves, 12-15 inches across; each leaf has up to 5 lobes and stands well above the flower, Bloom: spring, Cycle/Origin: perennial, native, Habitat: wet, moist woods, shady meadows, and Range: throughout Ohio. I hope to take another walk before they start planting the fields. Maybe I will find some mushrooms this time and discover new blooming wildflowers as well! Don’t forget to e-mail your gardening questions to Brown County Master Gardener Mike Hannah at Be

sure to include your phone number in your e-mail as well as any photographs pertaining to your questions. Interested in learning more about miniature gardens? There will be a gardening seminar on May 16 at the Fincastle campus of Southern State Community College. Remember that all seminars are free and open to the public and will be held in the library from 6 7:30 p.m. Can you believe it is almost May? My garden is wet…wet…wet!! My husband mowed off the weeds so that blooms wouldn’t go to seed, but I am itching to get in there and plant! My new seeds arrived, and I want to get radishes and lettuce thrown in the dirt. The chives are up and it won’t be long until they start blooming, and those darned dandelions are in full bloom! Are yours?

Spring is in the air and it's time to plan your garden! The Lake Waynoka Garden Club met at the Lodge on April 11th to plan for the upcoming growing season. Our meetings are always free of charge and open to the public. For those that like to plan ahead, here is a glimpse of our upcoming season: May 11 - 1 p.m. - Our annual container party will be held at the home of Tom & Louis Mays, 220 Horse Shoe Dr. Bring some bedding plans and your favorite container along with a covered dish. Potting soil is provided courtesy of local greenhouses and nurseries. Prizes will be given to the best planted containers. You can like the Mays Garden on Facebook at aysgardenohio June 13 - 7 p.m. - We will meet at the new Indian Spring Winery on FiteHauck Road. We will take a

On farm fuel storage is the hot topic On Farm Fuel Storage The phones have been hot this past week with calls with concerned farmers in regards to fuel storage on the farm. At this point the May 10 date has been extended. As far as the rules and regulations, they are not yet complete. Below is an article that explains this issue to this point. I will put updates in this newspaper as I get them to try to keep you up to date. Read the very last line below very closely. FARMERS LIKELY TO SECURE 4 MONTH SPILL PREVENTION, CONTROL, AND COUNTERMEASURE (SPCC) RULE DELAY This article provided as courtesy of the Vermont Fuel Dealers Association and the AG SAFETY S.T.A.T. SAFE TACTICS FOR AG TODAY Recently, the Senate adopted an amendment by voice vote to the Continuing Resolution (CR) funding bill which, when approved by the House, will delay SPCC compliance deadlines for farmers. The amendment prevents funds from being used through fiscal year 2013 to implement requirements of EPA’s SPCC rule slated to go into effect on May 10, 2013 for farmers. The rule requires them to hire a certified professional engineer to design a SPCC plan and have secondary containment installed. As petroleum marketers well know, the SPCC rule is applicable to any facility, including farms, with an

DAVID DUGAN aggregate above-ground oil storage capacity of 1,320 gallons in tanks of 55 gallons or greater. Senator Mark Pryor (DAR) introduced a bill, which would increase threshold sizes for Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) regulation at the farm level, and allow more farms to self-certify. It provides an exemption from the SPCC rule to any farmer who has less than 42,000 total gallons of oil storage capacity and no single tank larger than 10,000 gallons. Similar legislation was introduced by Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR) in the House. The measure adopted in the Senate only provides a compliance delay until September 30, 2013. On October 1, 2013, farms will have to comply with SPCC rules unless additional delays are legislated or provided by EPA. Tri-County Grazing Walk If you have read articles in magazines or my column, heard about it at OSU Extension Grazing Schools, Beef Schools or other meetings, I think it is time we take a look. Hearing about some of the options you have for grazing livestock is a good learning opportunity, but seeing it might be even

better. With that thought in mind, I will offer evenings in the next few months for producers to come and see how some of the grazing is working on some farms. The first session will be on April 24 at the Phil Dotson Farm located at 10180 Cherry Fork Road Winchester, OH. Please call one of the three county OSU Extension Offices by noon on April 24 if you plan to attend. Rainy or wet conditions may cause the program date to be changed, so we will need a phone number. Additional dates will be announced throughout the summer. If you plan to plant summer annuals or make fall seedings and willing to let us come see them, call me at 937-515-2314. Next week we will be looking at the rye that Phil planted last fall and is grazing now. Safety Concerns with Anhydrous Ammonia Anhydrous Ammonia is a commonly used source of nitrogen fertilizer for crops in Ohio. This information was put together by Dewey Mann – Safety Research Associate, concerning the transferring, transporting and applying of Anhydrous Ammonia. The term anhydrous means “without water.” Stored as a liquid under pressure, NH3 transforms to a gas at atmospheric pressure. This low temperature gas is caustic and will cause severe burns to eyes, exposed skin, and the respiratory tract. The unintentional release


St. Patty’s Party with a Purpose donates to SATH and BCIEE The ‘Hearts of Gold’ charitable fundraising club hosted their annual St. Patty’s Day Party with a Purpose at St. Michael’s Church Hall, Mt. Orab on Saturday, March 16, 2013. The event raised $3, 722.61, allowing donations in the amount of $1, 861.31 to be given to both Kamp Dovetail and BCIEE supporting the Imagination Library. Amy Bronson and Denise Holden presented the Brown County Institute for the Enhancement of Education with the donation on Tuesday, April 9. This donation will help provide Imagination Library books to children of Brown County. Kelly Green and Denise Holden


Kelly Green (left), Linda Allen (SATH Executive Director for Kamp Dovetail) and Denise Holden (right).

presented Linda Allen, S.A.T.H. Executive Director for Kamp Dovetail with the donation on Friday,

April 12. This donation will help children with disabilities attend Kamp Dovetail at little to no cost.

of anhydrous ammonia can create a dangerous situation for both the handler and any bystanders, and might be caused by: • Overfilling the tank • Failure to bleed pressurized NH3 from the hose before connecting or disconnecting • Moving the tank before disconnecting the hose • Faulty hitch pin or weakened tongue • Faulty valves and deteriorated or out-of-date hoses • External overheating of the storage container • Overturning an applicator tank How to stay safe when working around NH3: • Always have an ample water supply • If contact with eyes or bare skin, flush area for 15 minutes with fresh water • Always wear personal protective equipment (long sleeves, gloves, goggles, etc.) • Never fill a tank over 85 percent of the tank's capacity, inspect and replace hoses and valves as needed, and bleed off pressure in the hose before disconnecting it • Stay clear of hose and valve openings • Never try to repair the tank yourself; Seek a qualified technician • Never tamper with pressure relief valves • Use a proper hitch, safety chains and a Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) sign when towing on the highway What should you do if you drive on the scene of an over turned tank: • Get UP WIND of the spill IMMEDIATELY • Dial 911 and inform the local authorities • DO NOT go near the area or any victims; you may also become a victim For more information, please visit the OSU Factsheet, Safe Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia: x-fact/0594.html Dates to Remember Pesticide License Testing - Private and commercial testing for applicator license will be offered on May 13 and June 10 at the Old Y Restaurant. You are required to pre-register by calling the Ohio Department of Agriculture at 800-282-1955 or online at Space is limited so register soon. Study materials are also available at the same address or phone number.

tour of this new local business and will hopefully meet the winemakers. A little wine tasting with some good cheese and dips will be provided. Come support our newest winery in the area. July 11 - 7 p.m. - Join us at the Lodge as we welcome Bob Thobaben, President of the Ohio Bird Banding Association and resident of Clinton County. Bob is an avid birdwatcher. He will be presenting a program on attracting birds and bird identification. August 8 - 7 p.m. - Marvin's Gardens will be present

at the Lodge for a program yet to be selected. Several years ago, the garden club had an overflow crowd to hear Marvin speak about organic gardening and we know this program will be just as popular. If you would like more information about the Lake Waynoka Garden Club, contact Louis Mays, club recorder, at (937) 446-2769. Please support our local greenhouses and nurseries this season! They are all family-owned and hard workers, so get out and support these local businesses.

Events planned by Taliaferro Chapter BY Sue McKinley DAR - Taliaferro Chapter The Taliaferro Chapter of the DAR met on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the historic Presbyterian Church in Fourteen Georgetown. member and guests enjoyed a luncheon catered by Bill Seip from the Country Inn Restaurant in Georgetown. Members also welcomed prospective new member Leah Mussinan. Following the luncheon, Sue Brooks, Executive Director of Brown County Senior Services shared information regarding the services they offer. Some of the programs are transportation, homemaker assistance, respite care and caregiver support. Their major source of funders are United Way of Greater Cincinnati, the Area Agency on Aging District 7, ODJFS, a local levy and private donations. They can provide help to adults from all income levels. The organization also has group homes and senior apartments throughout the county. For more information regarding their programs and services contact them at (937) 378-6603. Regent Jessica Little opened the business meeting with the DAR ritual and reciting the Pledge to the American Flag and the American Creed. Regent Little also shared the President General’s report and the National Defense Report. The group will be holding a graveside memorial service for Barbara Wilson at Confidence Cemetery following their regular meeting on June 8, 2013. They will


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also be hosting bingo at the Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown, Ohio on Tuesday, May 7, at 1 p.m. The group also voted to make a financial contribution to the Pregnancy Resource Center in Georgetown thanking them for their insightful presentation at their February meeting. Vice Regent Diana Swartz gave an update from Jackie Livingston, the DAR State Program Chair. The nominating committee presented the slate of officers for the upcoming year. Regent: Diana Swartz; Vice Regent: Sue McKinley; Chaplin: Eileen Beasley; Secretary: Jessamine Clark; Treasurer: Phyllis Wahl; Registrar: Dorothy Helton; and Historian: Jessica Little. Anyone interested in becoming a member of The Taliaferro Chapter of the DAR are encouraged to attend the next meeting that will be held on Saturday, June 8 at noon at the Presbyterian Church in Georgetown.


Aberdeen School and community homecoming The Aberdeen Huntington Township School and Homecoming will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Aberdeen-Huntington Township Community Center located on Budig Drive. The evening will feature a catered meal and great entertainment by Harriett Jackson Groh. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner being served at 6:30

p.m. Reservations are $25.00 per person and must be received no later than May 13. Please send reservation and a check payable to the sponsor, Aberdeen-Huntington Township Museum (AHTM) P.O. Box 123 Aberdeen, Oh. 45101 If any questions please call Sherry Faris at (937) 5492173. We hope to see you there!

Active Duty military families to be honored The American Legion Post and Auxiliary Unit in Georgetown are planning an Honor Dinner on Saturday, May 11, 2013 for Active Duty Family members to show our appreciation for the sacrifices these families make for our freedoms. We want to send all active duty families an invitation to the dinner.

If you have a family member currently serving in the military and would like to be a part of this evening, please contact Pam Gossett, Auxiliary President, at (513) 752 8378 or Carolyn Doughty (513) 379 1841. We are planning an evening of celebration and fun for the families.



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



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


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

SEMI DRIVER NEEDED 25 years old, clean CDL Class A with 2 years experience. OTR Flat bed. Home weekends. Call 937-446-1707.

COMMERCIAL MOWING Foreman Permanent Full-time, Clean driving record, be available for work Mon.-Sat. from 7am until 6pm, available for paid overtime, be able to drive a standard transmission and pass a 5-panel drug screen. Applicants should have a minimum of 2-years of experience and be at least 21 years old. Must have a positive attitude! Applicants should contact Ms. Watson at 513-625-1400 Mon. through Friday from 7am until 3pm to arrange for an application or email resume to: Kay.Watson@Libbees

DRIVE FOR Dynamic in new equipment. No-Touch OTR freight, Monthly & Quarterly Bonuses, Great Pay, Benefits, Home-time! 1yr CDL-A Req: 1-877-660-0474. DRIVERS: $2500 Sign-On Bonus. Hiring Solo & Team Drivers. Great Benefits Package. Excellent Home Time, CDL-A Required. 888-441-9358.

HOME DRIVERS: Weekends! Pay up to .40 per mile. Chromed out trucks w/APU’s. 70% Drop & Hook. CDL-A, 6mos Exp. 888-406-9046 or apply EXPERIENCED MEATCUTTER, 3yrs. minimum Management Experience a plus. Send resume to: Attn: Charlie or Diana 1015 S. Second St. Ripley, OH 45167 TREE CLIMBERS/ INSPECTION ARBORISTS Tree Climbers neededDavey Resource Group, Div of Davey Tree. Full-time, Clermont County & Bethel, OH areas. Climbing & Inspecting trees for the presence of the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB). 2 yrs. Tree Climbing Experience Required. Tree Climbing Proficiency Required (No Spurs). No climbing with spikes is allowable on the project. Two year degree preferred— specific task training provided. Prevailing Wages paid. Valid drivers’ license required. Drug screen and E-Verify SS# verification required, EOE. Contact: Heather Reitano, Send Resumes to Heather.Reitano@davey. com

RN - Now accepting applications at Sunrise Manor & Convalescent Center, 3434 State Rt. 132, Amelia, OH 45102. 513-797-5144.

303 - HOUSES FOR RENT 3BR HOUSE in Higginsport, washer/dryer hookup. $550/mo. plus deposit. 1-800-347-6657 between 10am-6pm or 937-375-3801 evenings.

For More Info. Call NOW HIRING: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500 weekly potential. Info. 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. OH-7268.

$52k - $62k Per Year Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K


TECHNICIAN GEORGETOWN company seeking experienced fire alarm/security system technician. Pay based on Self-motiexperience. vated, reliable, detail oriented.

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

300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED 1BR APARTMENT, Higginsport area, $375/mo., trash, sewer, water paid. Call 800-347-6657 between 10am-6pm, 937-3753801 evenings. 1BR DELUXE apartment, Ripley in town, ground floor, deck & patio, $420/mo. Application, references required. 513-528-5100 ext. 211. 2BR CONDO, full bath, dishwasher, water & sewage furnished, washer & dryer hook-up, $650/mo. plus deposit. No animals. Batavia, OH. 513-724-7802. ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for 1, 2 & 3br, Equal Opportunity Housing, apply at Forest Glade Apartments, 9001 Airport Rd., Georgetown, OH, 937-378-4565. BATAVIA - 2br, 1ba, $525/mo plus deposit. 513-561-4014. FELICITY GARRISON PLACE SENIOR APARTMENTS 62 & OVER Rent Subsidized Free Utilities Secure Bldg. On-site laundry Pets allowed

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FOR RENT Apt. in Ripley, $600 month, 3br, 2ba, approx. 2900 sq. ft. Please call 513-876-1916. LYTLE TRACE Senior Apartments. 62 & over, rent subsidized, secure building, free utilities, on-site laundry, pets allowed. Call 513-724-3358. TTY 800-750-0750.

MT. ORAB - 1br apartmen. You pay NO utilities. $525/mo. 513-739-5550. “SPRING FORWARD WITH THIS DEAL” Studio - $319.00 Call, it won’t last! 513-724-3951

3BR, 2BA home available for rent in the Mt. Orab area $650/mo. Please call 937-403-6946. HOUSE FOR RENT, 3br, 1ba, LR, DR, kitchen, utility room, garage, natural gas, C/A, near Georgetown Schools. Non-smokers, no pets. $650/mo. plus utilities, security deposit $500 plus last month required. References required. 937-378-3151. NEAR RUSSELLVILLE a two bath, two bedroom & lvgr carpeted, kitchen, utility with W/D hookup. Propane gas furnace, terraced yard, footbridge & plenty parking. Rent $490mo, deposit same. 937-377-2135.

308 - OFFICE/BUSINESS SPACE FOR RENT OFFICE SPACE available in the ABCAP building. Great place for a small business. 23’X31’ room with new carpet and paint. The hours of operation are Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Rent is $450 per month which includes all utilities except phone and internet. If you are interested please call Janie Phillips at 937-378-6041 ext. 232 for more information.

405 - LOTS & ACREAGE 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) FOR SALE MT ORAB OWNER FINANCING 30,000+ square foot lot approved for two 3-family buildings, city utilities in great location near 32 and Merchants Plaza additional lot with house that rents for $500 per month. Corner lot with frontage on two streets. All for $99,000. Call Dennis Wright for details 937-213-2060.

3BR, 2BA frame house in Aberdeen on the river, 1.3 acres, 172 ft of river frontage, $89,000 937-373-4883 or 937-213-1653.

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

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

403- MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE ABANDONED DOUBLEWIDE with land, PLEASE TAKE OVER, $3500 deposit. 888-221-4503. Take advantage of our Yard Sale Special! Place your ad in one county and get the second county free of charge. Call Shauna today to place your ad for $9.50 for 20 words or less. 800-404-3157 or 513732-2511 or 937-4443441.


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

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

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


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

501 - CHILD CARE DAYCARE HUGS & KIDS, LLC. 6th & Willow St., Williamsburg Call Dorothy Lewis 513-218-7471 or Stephanie Lewis 859-801-0125 GARDEN TILLING done DIRT CHEAP! Call Mike 937-515-0947. Also bush hogging. LANDSCAPING/MOW ING, MULCHING, pressure washing, staining & cleaning decks & retaining walls. Senior discounts available. Contact Khris at 513-505-3652. QUALITY PAINTING Interior/Exterior Pressure washing, decks, staining & restoration, clean out & demolition, hauling. Free estimates! Contact Khris 513-505-3652.

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

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

606 - FARM MERCHANDISE 1966 FORD 300 gas tractor, loader with hydraulic bucket & manure forks, Ford 2-14 bottom plows, five foot bush hog & five foot three point hitch blade. Very good condition $5200., 937-379-1009. 1966 MASSEY Ferguson 135, live power, good condition. $4500. 937-444-1598. LAWN TRACTOR for sale. Perfect shape. Hydrostatic Transmission. Little used. Traction tires. Briggs Commercial engine. First $1500.00 takes it. 937-392-4527.


608 - FARM PRODUCE FOR SALE vegetable plants, $2.00/six pack or $16.00/flat, mix or match. 9076 Chicken Hollow Ripley, OH Rd., 937-690-9082 if no answer leave message.

JOHN DEERE GT 235 lawn tractor w/cruise control, 48” cut, weights on rear tires, wagon attachment, excellent condition, $1700. 937695-9075.



614 - HORSES/LIVESTOCK GOATS AND Lambs for sale Boer & Boer Cross Bucks four months old, Suffolk Dorper Cross Lambs, & others. 937-378-2154.

901 - SALES 3-FAMILY YARD SALE - Western Avenue next to Western Brown Schools. May 2, 3, 4. ABCAP YARD Sale at the old Alverda Reed Elementary, 406 West Plum Street in Georgetown. Interested parties can rent tables for $5.00 each to sell their own items. call Questions 937-378-6041. ANNUAL YARD Sale 1827 Oakland Locust Ridge. We’re at the intersection of Liming Van Thompson and Oakland Locust Ridge. Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4, 2012 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. King size sleigh headboard, Eddie Bauer high-chair, baby mattress, toys, booster seat, double seat jogging stroller, tools, household items, wall art, name brand clothes, Toddler girl things, furniture, holiday items, and many other items. Something for everyone, come and check us out.

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

ENORMOUS MOVING Sale, multi-family, furniture, lamps, mirrors, electronics, freezer, many household items. Cash Only. 1867 Harker Waits Rd., Williamsburg, Sat., 5/4 & Sun., 5/5. FRI. & Sat., May 3rd & 4th, 9am-2pm, 2347 Greenbush Rd. West. Lots of baby girl clothes 0-24 months, furniture, housewares. Great prices.

937-515-2692 CRAFTSMAN 8HP Woodchipper $75. OBO; John Deere 42” riding mower $400 OBO (needs engine work) Hamersville area, 513-919-8852. FOR SALE Solid Oak Entertainment Center. 60”X60” X 22”. Call 937-444-9790. FOR SALE: New electric fence supplies, including fence chargers, insulators, wire, etc. at 50% off retail price. Large amount available. Klayton Juillerat. Call 937-205-5256. START YOUR garden with healthy, locally grown plants. Large selection of hybrid and heirloom vegetable plants, annual flowers, hanging baskets, hardy perennials, garden seed. Burns Greenhouse, SR 321, Mowrystown. 937-442-4573.

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


JUNKED, WRECKED unwanted autos, autos, NEW HOLLAND Fifty trucks, motorcycles, etc., Six Hay Rake, $1400.00, some towed free, cash good shape, paid for some. Call 513-734-1650 937-379-1009.

HUGE FAMILY Yard Sale every Fri., Sat. & Sun. from 9am-7pm at Holly Lanes on St. Rt. 125, Amelia. Lots of items for home, clothes for kids & adults, great prices. MAY 3-4 9am-5pm 5-family yard sale, kids toys, high chair, playpen, pictures, camping stuff, stove, hitch, lights, old antique oak mantle, tools, grinder, tool chest, 52” mower, 8’ trailer, lawn chairs, fishing poles, clothes and Ugg boots, 13259 Busch Rd., Sardinia. MOVING SALE - Vitamaster model 9775 treadmill, 1/2HP, $75, Lawnboy mower, 21”, extra blades, $150, Kenmore electric sewing machine, $75, brown wall-hugger recliner, $75, Hammond electric organ, $200, Vanguard chipper-vac 3.8HP, $150. 513-7535704.

SARDINIA - The Village wide yard sales have been set for 2013 & will be held during the following dates. May 3rd - 5th; July 4th - 7th & September 6th - 8th. The Village will post signs 2 weeks prior to the dates given.


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The St. Michael School Fundraising Committee has changed the date of the Reverse Raffle and Evening Gala to Friday June 14, 2013. That means there is still time to purchase your chance! $200 gets you a 1 in 200 chance to win $10,000 cash PLUS an elegant dinner for two! Chances may be purchased by 1 person or a group, however the dinner is for only two guests. All ticket numbers will be drawn from the hopper. The last number in the hopper wins $10,000 cash! There will also be $200 cash prizes and many other prizes at pre-set intervals. The elegant dinner includes appetizer, entrée, dessert, and unlimited beverages (including beer and wine). Attendance is not a requirement to win. For more information & to purchase your ticket -pick up a brochure at the following locations: St. Michael Church in Rip-



St. Michael School Reverse Raffle/ Evening Gala reset ley, St. George Church in Georgetown, or St. Mary Church in Arnheim. Or contact the St. Michael School Office at (937) 392-4202 to have a brochure mailed to you. Hurry! Tickets are selling fast! Provided/THE BROWN COUNTY PRESS

Cemetery meeting to be held The annual meeting of the Pisgah Cemetery Perpetual Care Association will be held Friday, May 3, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Ohio Valley Manor located on US Route 68, Ripley. All interested are welcome to attend.

12 graduate from officers training Pictured above are 12 officers that will be graduating from the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Officer Academy. Ten are Clermont County officers and two are from Brown County. Clermont County Prosecutor Vince Faris will speak to the graduates. Clermont County Sheriff A.J. Rodenberg and Brown County Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger will also be present for the graduation. The event took place on Friday April 26, 2013 at 1 p.m. in Sheriff’s Office Training Room located at 4470 State Rt 222, Batavia. Pictured left to right are: Austin Fulton (Brown County), Brad Anstaett, Gregory Paff, Tyler Stitt, Tim Hendershot, Brigham Jones, Chris Shouse, Courtney McGuffey, Tricia Reynolds, Dana Fultz (Brown County), Cassie Dean, and Mary Kincaid.

Buford School alumni to meet in May The 84th anniversary meeting of the Buford Alumni Association will be held Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the Clay Township Park Building (old Buford School). A catered

buffet dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. If you are a former student of the Buford School, we urge you to attend and renew old friendships.

If you want to be on the mailing list to receive an invitation, make reservations or for further information, please call Yvonne Hackworth at (937) 442-2802. Advance

reservations are accepted until Monday, May 20, 2013 at $12.00 each. If unable to attend the dinner, please feel free to join us later.



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1346877 - Williamsburg - Brand new carpet, paint, breezeway & some fixtures. 3BD 2BA. Shows extremely well. Split floor plan. Much larger inside than it looks. Black kit. appliance pkg included. Stove is gas pwred. 3 decks and a 24x24 2 car garage w/opener. Backyard private. $59,900

1258238Sardinia- 3BD, 2BA, Almost 1500 sq.ft. of open living area. Master BD suite. Dining Rm. & Equipped eat-in Kitchen. Large front deck & covered back porch. Affordable living seconds off St. Rt. 32. Back yard completely privacy & fenced. 2 car carport. $79,900 1312624 - Georgetown - Walk back in time as you enter the front door of this magnificent home! 3BD, 1.5 BA. Double parlor, fluted wdwk w/rosettes. Wide baseboards & a cherry bannister. A dry cellar underneath. This home has a secure, local alarm system which can be transferred to the new owner. $79,900 1336123 Georgetown Beautiful craftmanship of this total renovation! Brand new flring, windows, roof, furnace, siding, kitchen w/appliances & elec. service. 3BD, 1BA. A doll house ready to move-in. 40x30 barn w/new siding, roof, & gar. door. 20x10 shed. A true must see! $89,900

1336137 - Lake WaynokaIncredible lakefront property nestled on a cove. 4BD, 3.5 BA. Hearthstone hewn log home in impeccable condition. Hardwood flrs. on 1st level except for MBR suite. Gormet Kit.w/blt-in microwave, oven and granite island range top. Granite countertops. $369,900

1334506 - Mt. Orab - Immaculate! It's all done for you. G N I D Newer roof, winN PE SOLD dows, brand new furnace beautiful fiberglass entry door. Short Sale Approved. 1800 sq ft of great attention to detail. Spacious-impeccable. 1344277 - Mt. Orab - Brand new flooring, paint, fix- Subject to Third Party Approval. $92,000 tures & 2 car garage door openers. 3BD, 2BA. Cute, clean & ready to move in! Mbr. suite. Blt. in toybox/win1331501 dow seat in 2nd. bdrm. 36x24 detached garage & Mt. Orab shed all on 1.5 ac. Mins. to Eastgate. $79,900 3 BR 2BA Full brick E 1243844 - Investment home on a picturesque 1.4 acre setting. Almost ANG E CH C I opportunity! Nothing to 2000 sq. ft. of living area. Newer roof and laundry PR do but take over the rent room. The tiered decking on the rear serves as an roll!! Total renovation on add'l recreation area w/lots of mature shade. This all units. 4 different units! Elec & gas separately is the first offering in this arena. Call Bert or metered. Laundry facilities on site. Partial Bsmt. Dominic for more details! $134,500 Fresh paint on exterior. $147,500 1350199 LD SO E Williamsburg ANG H C Beautiful 0.46 CE PRI acre in town on public water & sewer. Natural gas. House has 1343983 - Mt. Orab - Have it finished your way! termite damage. New roof. $17,500 90% complete. Bath tubs set in place. 3BD, 2BA. All electric established. Furnace & kitchen cabinets ING are in the hse. and ready to install. 56x28 det. gar. PEND has water and elec. one shed stays. $115,000 OLD





1333914 - 10.5 acres corner of SR 32 and Klein Rd. Great frontage and drainage. Perfect location. $115,500

1342940 - Mt. Orab - Simply Amazing! Cathredral 1336238 - Mt. Orab ceilings, expansive stone/ceramic work, exclusive Wonderful all brick lighting pkg, hdwd style laminate flooring. hm. on the edge of Hanstone quartz counter tops. French door leads town. Hardwood flring thru-out. Newer roof, master to nautical playland, w/pool. Back yard fully bath, HVAC and beautiful ceramic countertops. fenced. Not a drive by!!!. $142,500 Gorgeous glass surround on guest bath. Full bsmt w/roomy family room and storm shelter. 3 BR 2 Ba N O I Two Car Gar. Mature Shade. $129,900 UCT


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




Georgetown Great investment opportunity or home to raise your family. This 3 BR 2 Ba home is ready to move-in. Unique as it could function as a one or two family. New carpet, fresh paint, oversized 2 car gar. 1+ acre on public water and sewer with 2 separate taps. $77,500

1346373 Ripley Business opportunity! Own a music retail store & established Recording Studio set up & recording!! 6 rentable storage units for add'l income. All of this on .13 ac w/public utilities. Total renovation on bldg. TURN KEY OPERATION. $159,900




1353932 - Decatur Get ready to move! Newer roof, furnace(York), electric service, flooring, 18'& above ground pool. 4BD, 2BA. Total kitchen renovation, fully equipped. Hdwd under all carpet. Detached garage built in 2000. Gorgeous slightly rolling lot can be divided. $89,900

1340923 Russellville Area of fine farms this Log Home truly has it all! 3BD, 2BA. 360 degree wrap around porch. Floor to ceiling stone WBFP, study, huge MBR suite w/soaking tub & stand alone shower, walkout bsmt. to 21.45 acres. 9 level acres-remainder rolling & wooded. $249,900

1265584 - Mt. Orab - OWNER FINANCING! Flexible Terms!! Former Cahall Apparel Store in Y the heart of Mt. FA M I L I T L MU Orab. 1100 sq ft of store front office area w/4 add'l rental apts. Full walkout bsmt. Low maintence. 15 space parking lot with mo. income. Public Utilities. $199,900

1344978 - Lake Waynoka Immaculate two story brick home w/hugh cov. back porch. Brand new gourmet kit w/island. Huge living room. Open foyer. MBR bath has custom built vanity & Jacuzzi tub. Entire house freshly painted. >3300 sq ft L/A & a full bsmt. All on 3 lots. $225,000

Eastern School District - 3 BD on .91 Acre. This clean & affordable all brick home has a 2 car detached garage & is wheelchair accessible. Bright & Cheery, this home boasts a beautiful WBFP and a nice covered front porch. $62,500

1338665 - Mt. Orab - Immaculate ranch style home w/2000 sq.ft. living area. 3BD, 2BA. Mbr. suite has separate sitting & dress area into a roomy walk-in clst. 21x18 covered porch in rear. 2 bay wndws. 2 sheds. Lrg portion of yard w/ elec. fence. Must see to believe! WOW! $149,900

1322164 - Williamsburg - Beautiful Sears & Roebuck home situated on a quiet town NGE E CHA double lot. Pristine hardwood PRIC floors (Oak down & Pine up). Arched doorways, wide baseboards, french doors to enclosed back porch. Fenced yard. 1 car garage. Partial poured basement. $78,500 PRI




1342936 - Mt. Orab - Unique bi-level home *Front bay wndw lined w/oak inside. 3BD. 3BA. *full shower in LL & covered deck off main level *Freshly painted *wood slat blinds *blt in whole house surge protector, exterior windows are ultra violet protected *Affordable util. bills. $119,900

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1337896 - Mt. Orab - First offering! Full brick quad level home built like a fortress! 4BD, 2.5 BA. construction Former res./business office. Built in sound system, built in drafting table, 1st. floor MBR suite, WBFP, Hdwd under carpets. Cedar lined closets. Corner lot. $159,900 CE C



1341011 Lewis TwpHardwood & laminate flooring thru-out. 3BD, 2BA. Ready to move-in! Lg. eat-in kitchen w/plenty of storage. Concrete slap completely underneath. Great home at an affordable price!! $62,500







MLS#1328251 - Mt. Orab - Country elegance in exclusive Beacon Hill. 3BD, 2BA. Brand new flring, paint, chair rail & crown molding. Lg rooms. Beautiful brick FP, cathedral ceilings & fully equip. kitchen w/ great storage. Enclosed screen porch w/attached octagonal deck. $209,900

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This beautiful immaculate family home has 4 bedrooms, oversized kitchen w/granite, SS appliances, replacement windows w/lifetime warranty, finished LL, possible mother-in-law suite, 2 lots w/landscaping, tiered deck, pond. $269,900 • MLS #1322779 Call Doris

Don't miss this great 3 bedroom, 2 bath home! Approximately 1700 sq ft. Immaculate, vaulted ceilings, covered deck, full basement, oversized garage, 2 lots. Walk to rec center and swimming pools. Motivated Seller! $133,500 • MLS #1274049 Call Doris

Doris Kitchen

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LOCATION: 180 Flaugher Hill Road, Aberdeen, OH 45101, behind the Town and Country Bowling Lanes on U.S. 52 East of Wm. Harsha Bridge. Signs posted.

ANTIQUES, FURNITURE, COLLECTIBLES, GLASSWARE, J.D. STX 30 RIDING MOWER &MISC. BUILDING WILL BE FULL. Lunch served. Not responsible for accidents. Check #8276 for more info & pictures.

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

Unbelievable, immaculate waterfront home with water view from every window. Over 500 ft shoreline in deep water cove, large deck, extra 2-car garage w/office. Too many extras and upgrades to list. $543,000 • MLS #1330281 Call Doris

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