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$8M Housing project coming BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press An eight million dollar senior housing complex is coming to Mt. Orab. Mayor Bruce Lunsford, received word June 19 that funding for the 43 unit project had been secured. According to Lunsford, funding of the project through the Tax Credit Assistance Program has been approved and everything is “go” on construction of the Ashley Grove Senior Residence project. In February of this year, Lunsford shared the news

that a new 43 unit senior apartment complex could be coming to Mt. Orab. At that time Pete Schwiegeraht, a residential developer with MillerValentine Residential Development asked Mt. Orab Council members for a letter of support for the plans, which they provided. “We knew this complex would be good for our residents over 55 years old,” Lunsford said. The new complex will sit on Grieshop Street just behind the Best Western Motel and will face the wooded area.

The Miller-Valentine group out of Cincinnati has been developing, building and managing senior housing projects for over 20 years. Schwiegeraht advised Lunsford and council in February that he would be applying for funding through the Tax Credit Assistance Program, and was confident the plans would qualify. Schwiegeraht described each apartment as universally designed, energy star heating system and appliances. Each unit includes a CONTINUED ON PAGE 10


This is an architect’s drawing of what the new Ashley Grove Senior Residence which will be for residents that are 55 years old or older. It will have 43 units and be located just behind Best Western in Mt. Orab.

Georgetown building torn down

Highway Patrol slapped in ruling BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press


A large building at the corner of West Cherry and South Main streets in Georgetown was demolished last week as part of the “Move Ohio Forward” grant program which pays to remove blighted structures. Property owners who wish to apply for demolition funds may apply at the Brown County Commissioners Office.

WB school board dropped from suit BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press The family of Chance Smith has dropped the Western Brown school board as a defendant in their wrongful death suit against the district. Attorneys representing

Smith’s parents filed a voluntary dismissal regarding the school board on June 7. Attorneys for the Western Brown School District had filed a motion for dismissal on behalf of the school board on May 10, arguing that, according to state law, the school board

is immune from civil liability. “Under Ohio law, based on the allegations in their complaint, the plaintiffs do not have a case against the school board.”, Attorney Bernard Wharton said in May. The same attorneys are

representing former Western Brown Superintendent Christopher Burrows, current Western Brown High School Principal Heather Cooper, former Assistant Principal Dusty Gray and former teacher and wrestling coach Scott CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

A question of jurisdiction for the Ohio Highway Patrol has resulted in the suppression of evidence gathered in a search of a Brown County home. In a strongly worded ruling, Common Pleas Judge Scott Gusweiler ruled on June 13 that officers of the Ohio Highway Patrol did not have proper jurisdiction when they searched the private property of Delbert Malott on April 21, 2012. “The conduct of the Highway Patrol Officers was an intentional and deliberate disregard of (state law) which establishes the powers and duties of the Highway Patrol as well as (state law regarding search warrants)” wrote Gusweiler. He also wrote, “The court further believes that...the Highway Patrol knew they were not a proper officer pursuant to (state search warrant law) to be requesting, receiving and executing the search warrant...” State search warrant law requires that an officer that obtains and executes such a warrant be “proper”. The legal designation of “proper” includes having jurisdiction over the area being searched.

State law does not give the Ohio Highway Patrol jurisdiction over private property. Attorney Mike Cassity, who filed the motion to suppress the results of the search warrant, praised the ruling. “Judge Gusweiler made a tough call on a close play.”, Cassity said. “I’m hopeful that the next step is to dismiss the case against my client.” The case began after a traffic stop by the Ohio Highway Patrol on State Route 32 on April 19, 2012. The Trooper reported seeing methadone inside the vehicle. to According Gusweiler’s ruling, the passenger in the car “indicated she was willing to work with the officers to tell them who supplied the drugs.” Trooper Rachel Simmons was assigned as an investigator in the case by her supervisors. Following a photo array when the informant identified Delbert and Shaine Malott, “The next day the informant, supplied with money and a wire provided by the Highway Patrol, proceeded to the defendant’s residence, surveilled by several Highway Patrol CONTINUED ON PAGE 10



BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press Thomas Turner of Georgetown passed away on June 17, having lived a life of service to his country, his society and his community. He was a World War II Veteran, a pioneer in the Negro baseball leagues and participated in two major civil rights marches in the 1960’s. The Brown County Board of Commissioners released the following statement to The Brown County Press upon learning of his death. “Thomas Turner’s passing is certainly a loss for Brown County. He was a dedicated, hardworking servant of the people, and always had the very best interest of the county as the main focus of his leadership since moving to Brown County in 1984. He is to be commended for his outstanding volunteer work, his principles and his integrity. The Brown County Board of Commissioners will miss his presence and his influence and offer sincere condolences to his family and friends.” Georgetown Mayor Dale Cahall also released a statement on Turner’s passing. “Although I didn't know Mr. Turner intimately, I did value and appreciate him as a member of our Brown County and specifically the Georgetown community. With his infectious zeal and energy and his ever present wit, he was

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a constant joy to be around, whether it was on the sidewalk in town or at the Post Office or at a school function or a civic or religious event. He was the "ultimate" participant of life. He made it a point to acknowledge everyone that he encountered. His polite demeanor is an example of how we all should live our lives. Our lives are an amalgamation of everything we have experienced from birth. With Mr. Turner, he obviously utilized every experience of his life to make his life and those around him, much more full and rich. What an example for us all!” Cahall continued, “I guess he truly believed that there was good in us all, because I never heard him utter a harsh word about anybody or anything. Our community embraced him from the moment he arrived in our midst and he will be remembered by all of those he encountered, and by those that he loved; family friends and for that matter, all of us who had the privilege of being in his presence.” Turner’s role in the civil rights movement of the 1960’s was profiled by Martha Jacob in The Brown County Press in January of 2011. His recollections from that article follow: “Those were difficult times for everyone in America, both blacks and whites,” Turner remembered. “I came home from work one day and my daughter was watching all the riots on TV, and she was really upset about it. “She was watching police officers turn water hoses on blacks and send dogs into the crowd of people. Finally she looked up at me and said, ‘You got to do something to help those people, Daddy.’ “I’ll never forget that day, and I made the decision to travel to Selma and offer my help. That’s a long 411 mile trip, when you’re alone,” Turner added. “But I was determined to make it Selma and take part in that 4-day march from Selma to Montgomery.”

Turner said there were hundreds of people organized for the march which included blacks and whites, hand-in hand. At least 500 persons began the march on March to Montgomery on March 21 and as the march continued more than 10,000 persons followed King, but only 300 were allowed to make the 4-day march which included Thomas Turner. “It was really something to be a part of,” Turner said with a smile. “We formed a huge line, crossing our arms to create strength and marched for four days. I was fortunate that I was never hit, but many people were hit with clubs as we walked. It was quite a mixture of people, and must have been a sight to see. I remember sleeping in churches and eating whenever we could.” By the time the Freedom March reached Montgomery, it was joined by over 25,000 people. The group then presented Governor Wallace with a petition insisting on equal rights. Turner said he doesn’t regret being part of the Freedom March and said he would do it again. “Our times are better today, but it still has a way to go,” added Turner. “If I could do something today to help America, I’d like to go to Washington D.C. and sit down with all the Democrats and all the Republicans and tell them CONTINUED ON PAGE 10


Local legend passes away


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BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press


On the 13th of January in 1938, one-hundred men gathered together and organized themselves to start the first Fraternal Order of Eagles in Georgetown. Seventy-five years later that F.O.E. (called Pleasant Aerie) is still going strong with over 300 members and more than 200 Women’s Auxiliary members. Today, only one of the original 100 men is still living, Robert Waters, and he is still very active in the Georgetown F.O.E. 2293. Waters commented that he still enjoys his time at the lodge talking with old friends and keeping up to date on what’s going on in the village. The first Fraternal Order of Eagles was founded in Seattle, Washington in 1898,

by six competitive theater owners who gathered to solve a common problem. Having solved their problem, their competitiveness changed to camaraderie and eventually gave birth to the Fraternal Order of Eagles. David Berry is the current secretary of F.O.E 2293. He said that the location of the F.O.E. on Mt. Orab Pike is actually the third for the group. “We started out in 1938, upstairs in a building in Georgetown where Mycle’s Cycles is located today,” Berry explained, “Thats at 106 East Cherry Street. We operated out of that building for several year, then moved into the building where the old theater used to be in Georgetown. From there, we built our building here at 600 Mt. Orab Pike in 1990.” Berry said the building has 7,500 square feet of

space and cost $425,000 at that time. “Our members spend their time helping raise money so that the F.O.E. can continue supporting and donating to local causes and organizations,” Berry added. According to F.O.E. member Kenny Lancaster, members of the local F.O.E. consists of judges, lawyers and many local county officials. “This is more than just an organization here,” Lancaster said, “We’re family, in fact, many of our members vacation together each year. We watch each other’s back.” Lancaster said the National Aerie Fraternal Order of Eagles Hall of Fame consists of many well known members such as: • Max Baer • James J. Jeffies • Honus Wagner

• Frank Hering • Stan Musial • William Green • Robert Wagner •Francil Cardinal Spellman •J. Edgar Hoover • John W. Considine • Harry S. Truman, and many, many other wellknown men. Berry said that the aerie has given out over $20,000 in college scholarships to area high school seniors. “Just recently we were able to make a donation to our local fire department,” Beery said, “They do such a wonderful job for this community. “In 1992, we organized which Christmas-Cheer, raised money to buy food for needy families in the community during the holidays. It was a wonderful event for all of us to hand out that food.” Berry said that through the years the aerie has made donations to the Georgetown Police K-9 Unit, the Gaslight Theater restoration, Knothole baseball and many others. “All the money that we raise here at our lodge is divided 25% to the state, 25% for expenditures and 50% back into the community. Even in the past few years when things were so uncertain with our economy, we


75 years of friendships, fellowship and generosity for members of G’town FOE 2293

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robert waters, is the last surviving charter member of the Georgetown Fraternal order of eagles 2293. 100 men signed the list for membership in 1938.

continued our efforts to raise money to invest back in our community.” In the past after learning of the devastation and terrible flooding in Iowa City, the group organized a collection of items which were then sent out to help the victims of the flooding. “That was in 2000 that we all worked together to gather all kinds of necessities for those people in Iowa City,” he added. “It felt good to help any way we could. We also help out in local disasters, such as when a family

loses their home to a fire. It’s what we do here at the F.O.E., we help when we can. “In fact, that’s our motto, ‘People Helping People.’” Berry added that on August 3, this year, the F.O.E. will hold a special anniversary dinner and dance and everyone from the community is invited to attend. Anyone interested in learning more about becoming a part of the Georgetown F.O.E. 2293 Pleasant Aerie, please call (937) 378-4330.

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In 2000, members of the Georgetown Fraternal order of eagles collected thousands of donated items which were shipped to victims of a devastating flood in Iowa City, only one of the many generous acts of its members.




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urday night, June 29. The Cincy Rockers are a six-member classic rock dance band from the greater Cincinnati area. They represent over 120 years of experience in music and recording

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The ‘Cincy rockers’ Band will perform saturday night, June 29 at the Music in the Park concert in Mt. orab. shown from left are performers Terry Truhart, Jeanne Blessing, Mark o’Keefe, Dan smith, Jeff wilson and Pat semancik.

business. The band plays songs that sound like the original and usually get their audience dancing. The perform songs from the 50’s through the 90’s. Members of the Cincy Rockers have appeared with national entertainers such as Johnny Rivers, the Buckinghams, The Vandells, Phil Dirt and the Dozers, the Turtles and Grand Funk Railroad. “We are excited to have this band next week,” said Music in the Park coordinator Woody Whittington. “The Cincy Rockers is a great band and I hope, weather pending, that everyone will come out and join in this free entertainment. “Bring your own lawn chair, and sit back and enjoy this family-oriented evening

of good clean fun.” The concert begins at 6:30 and runs until 10 p.m. Saturday night. Also during the evening a 50/50 split-the-pot event will be held with all the proceeds going towards the construction of a structure to cover the stage area and protect equipment. There is plenty of parking for everyone, and everyone is invited. Upcoming shows include: • July 13, 4 on the Floor; • July 27, Robin Lacy & Dezydeco; • August 10, Acoustic Edge; • August 24, Off R Rockers; • September 7, Spearpoint; • September 14, Phoenix Rising. For more information on this event or any of the up-

Fayetteville dedicates new flag pole, sets village-wide yard sale for July 4,5,6 and 7 BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press Fayetteville Village Councilman Joe Huber spoke briefly to council during its June 12 meeting about the success of the Memorial Day flag pole dedication that took place in the village. “I am pleased to say that the flag pole dedication and the regular Memorial Day Service went very well,” Huber began, “The local Cub Scouts raised the first flag on the new flag pole. I’d like to thank them for doing it and everyone else who participated in the event.”

Huber said the ceremony was well accepted by the community and he had received many nice comments. Huber said there is a plaque at the base of the flag pole, which reads...’Dedicated in memory of United States Military Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Scanlon-Kelly VFW Post 5920, Knights of Columbus-Sourd Council 2423, Fayetteville, Ohio May27, 2013.” In other business, Fayetteville Mayor Bernie Vilvens asked council if they would like to schedule this year’s ice-cream social. Police Chief Randy Car-

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son commented that he was all for it and said that last years ice cream social was one of the biggest turnouts the village had ever had. “Well, for everyone who would like to participate,” Vilvens said, “Now is the time to get your ice cream ordered.” Following a brief discussion council set the date for this years ice cream social for Saturday, September 14. Village clerk Barbara Kiley said she would check with other organizations to make sure nothing else is going on that same day. Park committee chair councilman Ed Coleman reported to council that young people continue to tear up the parking lot by spinning around in it and other damage in the park had also been reported including knocking over picnic tables and moving them around and upsetting the bleachers. Chief Carson told council that he had narrowed it down and knew who had done the damage. He said he is in the process of talking to the parents about the situation. “I’m sure I can find some work for these young people to do in the village to make up for their acts of vandalism in the park. I think I can keep them real busy,” Carson said. Carson told council that after last months heavy expenses in repairs to his cruisers, he was happy to report that all the vehicles were now back in service and that all the bills for repairs had been turned in. Carson also stated that earlier this year his department had received some ammo and each car will now be equipped with an AR-15 and its ammo. He said his officers will be receiving special training for the AR-15’s. Councilwoman Harriet Kleemeyer told council that she would like to thank John’s Flowers located in Fayetteville for donating all the beautiful flowers now located in the middle of town. Kleemeyer planted the flowers. In regard to the park, Mayor Viviens passed around a catalog showing a variety of grills available to the village which could be placed in the park for families wishing to grill out. The grill Vilvens recommended cost approximately $180. Although most of council agreed that a new grill would be nice, they felt the money would be better spent on painting the shelter house and the picnic tables. The issue was tabled until next month. Councilman Huber offered to check with Lowes to get a quote on the cost of picnic tables. He said Lowes offers discounts to all American veterans. Mayor Vilvens announced that all the new signs that had been ordered by the village to be placed in the park had been placed in their appropriate spots. The signs included: • ‘Caution, Do Not Play or Stand on Cables’; • ‘Use the Front Entrance’; • ‘Playground is for Use for Children 2 to 12’; •’Caution Surfaces May be hot due to Sunlight Exposure’; • ‘Play at Your Own Risk’. Village Administrator Bob Campbell told council that everything in the village was going very well. He said water is still flowing well in the village and repairs to the

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Fayetteville Councilwoman, harrett Kleemeyer, shows off the beautiful flowers near council’s chambers, donated by John’s Flowers in Fayetteville

catch basins were nearly complete. In other actions at the meeting, council set July 4, 5, 6 and 7 (Thursday through Sunday) as the ‘Townwide Yard Sale dates.

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What Do You Think? The American Medical Association has adopted a new policy on obesity. Obesity is now considered a disease. What are your feelings on this new policy?




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Taking A Trip Through Time this bell was purchased to warn the village of ripley of the approach of John hunt morgan (morgan's raiders) during the Civil war. there is no record if it was ever used. It was later moved to the ripley methodist Church tower. our thanks are extended to Greg haitz, ripley for sharing the above photo. If you would like more information or if you know more about this photo please call Greg at (937) 392-4007. ‘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.

I think the government already has its nose in too many places. Myra Wilson, Lake Waynoka

Oh yes, I also consider it a disease. Ray Tolston, Lake Waynoka

Well, maybe now people can get some help with their obesity and live better lives. Tammy Polley, Georgetown

I would have to say that I do not consider it a disease. Carl Barber, Sardinia

I think it should be considered a disease, it's certainly is a health issue, but people should be in control of their own weight. Kristan Cover, Georgetown

They can say its a disease, and I'm sure there are some cases of obesity that are health related, but much of it is because of over-eating. Stuart French, Mt. Orab

Congress must protect our children The rescue of three Cleveland women, found after being enslaved for years, left us asking how such a horrific incident could happen in our communities, right in our own backyard. The troubling fact is that there’s a silent scourge sweeping our nation, where vulnerable children are exploited as a commodity and sexually trafficked. It’s easy and comfortable to think that sex trafficking only happens elsewhere, far away, but the truth is that exploitation of American children occurs every day in nearly every city and town across this country. The stories of victims of sex trafficking are the headlines you don’t see on the nightly news. Children who are targeted are the most vulnerable in our society, often forgotten or disregarded by a system that was established to keep them safe. The void of vulnerability is created when children experience abuse or neglect, and it grows when they are displaced from family relationships where there is love and security. Even before they meet a trafficker, these factors place children in a dangerously vulnerable state Last November, I met Withelma “T” Ortiz and listened as she told her

roB Portman story, one that is all too common among victims of sex trafficking. T was born to parents who were drug addicts and was placed in the care of child welfare at a very young age. She was shuttled from foster home to foster home — 14 in all before she was 10 years old — often experiencing physical and sexual abuse. Scared and alone, she was drawn to a man who promised the love and security she had never had. It was in this vulnerable place that a godsend boyfriend turned into a nightmare. T was forced to sell her body on the streets. Her day wouldn’t end until she made $1,000 for her trafficker. If she meet that couldn’t amount, she was beaten. T’s experience is remarkable not because her sex trafficking story is unique, but because she was able to escape at 17. She now advocates for kids just like her who are forgotten and alone. It’s time for our government to join her in her fight. Together with Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), I intro-

duced a bipartisan bill that will begin to break down the barriers to ending the sex trafficking of children. First, we need to do a better job of keeping track of runaways and missing kids. Our bill requires that child welfare agencies immediately report a child missing to law enforcement for entry into the National Crime Information Center’s missing persons database of the FBI. We also require these agencies to notify the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children every time a child is reported missing from foster care family homes or childcare institutions. We also must treat children who are exploited as victims, not as criminals. Under the current law, children who are trafficked by someone other than a family member are not eligible for child welfare services. Instead, they are funneled through the juvenile justice system. In many cases victims are locked up, adding to the trauma they’ve already experienced. Our bill breaks down this barrier to treatment by stating that children who are trafficked are victims of child abuse and eligible to receive treatment and care through the child welfare system. Finally, we need to bet-

ter understand the scope of sex trafficking in America. We need to streamline and enhance data collection on children who have been identified as victims of sex trafficking. States need to work to better coordinate with other agencies. And developing evidence-based policies at the federal, state and local level must be a priority. Our bill addresses the lack of data on victims of sex trafficking by requiring that state agencies identify and document each child who is reported as being a victim of sex trafficking. Additionally, our legislation encourages states to find solutions to address the needs of victims, including placements in stable housing, treatments for sexual trauma, and other measures to help them reach a full recovery. For too long, we’ve treated sex trafficking as if it is a problem in other places, for other countries. But it is happening here, and it is happening now. We can no longer close our eyes to the suffering of the most vulnerable among us. Instead, we must do everything in our power to make sex trafficking of children a thing of the past. Our bill is the first step down the path to accomplishing that goal.

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We all know trade matters for Ohioans, and for manufacturers and middle-class workers throughout the country. That’s because when we increase our exports, manufacturers can increase their bottom line. But, our growing trade deficit keeps our domestic companies on the defensive. In fact, recently, new U.S.-China trade deficit figures from April revealed a 34 percent increase since March. Ohio workers and businesses can compete with anyone in the world, but when countries manipulate their currency – to give their exports an unfair price advantage over American-made products – that’s not competing; it’s cheating. The numbers speak for themselves. In 2011, an Economic Policy Institute report estimated that our trade deficit with China, exacerbated by Chinese currency manipulation, has caused the loss of more than 2.8 million

Sherrod Brown American jobs since 2001 – including more than 1.9 million manufacturing jobs. And Ohio alone has lost more than 100,000 of these manufacturing jobs as a result of the Chinese trade deficit. This is unacceptable. Our state has skilled, productive workers and world class infrastructure. But when a country like China purposefully manipulates its currency to make its exports cheaper, our manufacturers don’t even get the chance to compete. Currency manipulation – the act of intervening in currency markets to undervalue its currency to effectively subsidize its exports – drives American companies out-of-business, costs Ohio jobs, and undermines our economy.

But China is not the only country cheating at trade. The Top 20 list of currency manipulators named in a recent report includes China, plus three potential Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, trade partners – Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore. Ohio jobs can be created—not taken away— when trade laws are enforced. In fact, a recent report found that addressing currency manipulation could create more than 2 million jobs – including between about 95,000 and 200,000 in Ohio alone. But legislation is needed to use trade laws to combat currency manipulation. That’s why last week, along with Senator Sessions (R-AL) and a strong bipartisan group of our colleagues, I re-introduced a jobs bill to treat currency manipulation as the illegal trade subsidy it is. The Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2013 establishes new criteria for the Treasury Department

to identify countries misaligning currency – and trigger tougher consequences for those who engage in such unfair trade practices. The bill would also allow for industries harmed by currency manipulation to seek relief, the way they do for other export subsidies, which several industries in Ohio have sought – such as steel pipe producers in Lorain and Youngstown. And our bipartisan bill has no cost to taxpayers. The Senate came together in 2011 to address this problem—to stand up for Ohio businesses and manufacturers, and to help spur our economic recovery. And, again, I plan to work with my colleagues, on both sides of the aisle, to pass this legislation. By addressing currency manipulation and other unfair trade practices, we can create American jobs and position ourselves to meet the challenges and opportunities of globalization.

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Take precautions now for late tobacco Tobacco Issues With the May and early June weather, some of the tobacco crop has not yet been transplanted into the field. The later crop could increase chance of disease and insect damage. Take pre-cautions now. I know that quite a bit of the tobacco has already been set by the time you read this, but for those who have not transplanted, you may be at the greatest risk. Black shank has already been found in some Kentucky patches this year. Later crops are normally at more risk for some insect issues and other diseases, too. In recent years, there have been some new products made available to tobacco producers. These are products that are like insurance to a producer. They are not free, but they could free you up later. Products that can be put into the setter water include the fungicide Ridomil for black shank and other plant diseases, the insecticides Admire or a generic equivalent for aphids, and Coragen for bud worms and tobacco hornworms. We have seen significant success with these products in on-farm research trials done in recent years in Southern Ohio. These are preventative type products. They may be more expensive than a rescue product, but normally you will have damage by the time a rescue treatment is made, plus the cost and time of application. Another preventative that is worth looking at is a little later into the growing season. Target Spot is a disease that is often mistaken for blue mold because it attacks the lower leaves of the crop and holes drop out. A closer look

Hospital retirees to meet Brown County General Hospital retirees and former employees will meet for breakfast on Tuesday, June 25 at Lake Manor in Mt. Orab at 9 a.m.

DaviD Dugan OSU EXTENSION SERVING ADAMS, BROWN AND HIGHLAND CO. will show a circular like target, thus the name. Spraying over the top with 8 ounces of Quadris when the tobacco is beginning to close in between the rows has shown great success in trials throughout Kentucky and Southern Ohio in recent years. For those of you who were able to find soil conditions favorable for setting tobacco between the rains, you may be seeing some issues of concern. Sun scald has been found on some tobacco set during the 90 degree days we had during the last week of May. Sun scald usually happens when plants wilt on the day they are transplanted in extreme heat. The wilted plant stem is sometimes damaged by the sun, but in most cases will recover. Plants that are at the most risk are plants that have weak or damaged roots as a result of pythium or plants that are transplanted into very dry soil

Residents of the Village of Sardinia will have an opportunity to voice their opinion on the matter of placing aggregation on the November ballot. Aggregation would allow the Village of Sardinia to purchase electricity on behalf of residential and smallbusiness utility customers living in the village. A special meeting has been scheduled for Monday, June 24 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall. A representative from PUCO will be on hand to explain resident’s options. For more information call (937) 446-3807.

• Myths of internal parasite control in small ruminants • Basic sheep management practices for the beginning shepherd • Minerals for small ruminants • Small ruminant livestock handling • Dealing with drought alternative feeds • Use of small ruminants to control weeds and build fertility For more information about this program go to the following website: Dates to Remember SOACDF Meetings July 2 at Cherry Fork Gym at 6 p.m.; July 9 at Southern Hills Career Center at 2 p.m.; and July 11 at USDA in Lucasville at 6:30 p.m. Pesticide License Testing - Private and commercial testing for applicator license will be offered on August 12 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.

Shopko Foundation awards nearly $80,000 in community grants The Shopko Foundation recently announced that it has awarded grants totaling $79,800 during the first quarter of fiscal year 2013 through its Green Bay Area and Community Charitable Grant Programs. The Shopko Foundation is proud to have awarded grants totaling over $26 million in the last 33 years in the communities where Shopko does business. “Shopko views each community where we serve our customers as our ‘hometown’,” said Mike Bettiga, Shopko Interim CEO and Chief Operating Officer. “We appreciate the opportunity to serve

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without transplant water. Not much soil around this part of Ohio that has been “very dry” this spring. In most cases when symptoms appear, recovery is just a rain away, and we have seen the rain. If anyone found field conditions favorable for setting tobacco on the June 12 or 13, we had the same kind of heat. Sheep Day in Wooster The 2013 Ohio Sheep Day will be held on Saturday July 13 beginning at 8 a.m. at the OARDC Sheep Research Unit located at 5743 Fredericksburg Road in Wooster. Contact OSU Sheep Specialist Roger High at (614) 246-8299 or e-mail at by The program will include: “Myths of Successful Sheep Production”, presented by Francis Fluharty, OSU Animal Sciences Program. Here are more specific programming titles. • Starting a small ruminant farm • Successful pasture and barn lambing strategies • Successful pasture and barn weaning strategies • Alternative forages for grazing small ruminants

The Buford Church of Christ has set their Vacation Bible School for June 25 - 27, 2013 from 9:30 11:30 a.m. for children age 3 years through 6th graders. Bring a friend to ‘Hay Day - Growing in Jesus’ for singing, crafts lots of fun and learning the Jesus is our friend! The church is located at 2457 State Route 134, Buford.

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Thomas L. Carpenter, 66

Emma Jane Black, 86

Twilla Dawn Hauke, 66

Louis William “Bill” Sroufe, 72 of Ripley, Oh., died Tuesday, June 18, 2013. He was a farmer, a United States Army Veteran and a member of the Beebe Chapel in Ripley. Mr. Sroufe was born March 9, 1941 in Ripley, the son of the late Stanley Alexander and Florence Delores (Board) Sroufe, Sr.. He was also preceded in death by one son, Jason Sroufe; four sisters, Frances Ross, Victoria Elaine Sroufe, Doris Jenkins and Linda Allen; one brother, Stanley Alexander Sroufe, Jr.. Mr. Sroufe is survived by one sister, Jacqueline Wallace of Cincinnati, Ohio and two brothers – Ronald Sroufe of Columbus, Oh., and Gordon Sroufe of Galloway, Oh. Funeral services have been set for 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Cahall Funeral Home in Ripley. Rev. James Settles will officiate. Visitation has been set for 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley with military honors provided by the Courts-Fussnecker American Legion Post #367 of Ripley, Ohio. The Cahall Funeral Home, Ripley, served the family.

Thomas L. Carpenter, 66, Sardinia died Tuesday, June 18 , 2013. He operated Carpenter Mower and Small Engine repair for many years. He is survived by 1 sister, Brenda Ellis. Funeral services have been set for Friday, June 21, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Beam-Fender Funeral Home in Sardinia. Visitation has been set for 11 a.m. until time of service Friday. Burial in Mt. Orab Cemetery, Mt. Orab, Oh. The Beam-Fender Funeral Home, Sardinia, served the family.

Emma Jane Black, 86, Winchester, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013. She was born in Hamersville, Oh., on November 25, 1926 the daughter of the late Walter and Marie (Higby) Fithen. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Black who passed away in 2002; son-in-law, David Klein; two brothers, Richard and Freddie Fithen; and sister, Clara Best. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Donna Black of Bel-Are, Ks., two daughters, Karen Klein of Winchester and Barbara Black and Elwood Barnes of Batavia; three brothers, William of Bethel, Harold of Florida, and Earl Fithen of Goshen; two sisters, Ethel Carrington of Georgetown and Mary Ellen Latham of Georgetown; 9 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services has been set for Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home, BradfordSullivan Chapel in Winchester. Burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 21, 2013 from 6 till 8 p.m. at the Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home, BradfordSullivan Chapel in Winchester. The Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home, Bradford-Sullivan Chapel in Winchester, served the family.

Twilla Dawn Hauke, 66 of Ripley, Oh., died Thursday, June 13, 2013. She was a former employee of Lazarus and prior to that, a former employee of U.S. Shoe in Ripley. She was also a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Ripley, a former member of the DAV Auxiliary and a former member of the Citizen’s Concerned for Youth. Mrs. Hauke was born February 15, 1947 in Maysville, Ky., the daughter of the late Glenn and Mary Ruth (Applegate) Leasoure. Mrs. Hauke is survived by her loving husband of 51 ½ years, Floyd Hauke; three daughters, Thela Mc(Kelly) Cormick, California, Ky., Toni (Joey) England, Ripley, and Tammy Hauke of Ripley, four grandchildren, Ryan (Mike) Bartunek, North Port, Flor., Shawn (Breanne) McCormick, California, Ky., Jordan England and fiancée Melissa Mitchell, Ripley, and Dalton England, Ripley, one great grandson, Brody Bartunek; two sisters, Denise (Bill) Sweet, Ripley, and Tara (John) McFarland, Louisville, Ky., many nieces, nephews and friends. Mass of Christian Burial has been set for 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Ripley. Rev. Dohrman Byers will be the Celebrant. Visitation has been set for 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 17 at Cahall Funeral Home in Ripley. Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to: The Ripley Fire Department, The Ripley Life Squad or St. Michael Church. The Cahall Funeral Home, Ripley, served the family.

Louis Kostoff, 70 Louis Kostoff, 70 of Sardinia, Oh., passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013. He was a carpenter. He is survived by his wife Martha, 2 sons Michael Kostoff, Kenneth Kostoff, 2 grandchildren Josh Kostoff, Kodi Kostoff and 1 sister, Lois Whited. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. The Beam-Fender Funeral Home, Sardinia, served the family.

The Rapture It is important to watch what is happening in the Middle East today. In your Bible in Matthew chapter 24, there is a conversation going on between Jesus and His disciples. Beginning in verse 3 it states: “And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” We are seeing the pestilences, the earthquakes, the wars, and the rumors of wars now, but the Bible says the end is not yet. Ladies and Gentlemen, before the end comes the rapture is going to take place. We are not staying around here to the end. The rapture is not spelled out in the book of Matthew because at this point it is still a secret. In the book of I Corinthians chapter 15, the Apostle Paul tells us: “Behold, I shew you a mystery;” This was not known before. He said: “We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” It tells us about it again in I Thessalonians 4:1317. Verses 16-17 tells us: “...and the dead in Christ shall rise first:” that is the ones in the graves, “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” Now watch, this no doubt is going to be the rapture taking place right here in verse 8 in Matthew. Once the rapture has taken place and the Christians are gone, anti-Semitism is going to go wild. Right now the Christians hold it somewhat in check. America has a lot of strong Christians that make their voice known all over this nation that we are in favor of Israel. But what about when we are gone? According to several newspapers I have read ant-Semitism is going like a forest fire out of control. In Australia they were throwing eggs at Jews going to the synagogue, they were burning synagogues down, and etc., etc., etc. They said it was the worst outbreak since Hitler of World War II, and it is happening now. In Matthew it goes on to say that they shall even

Esther Black, 85 Esther Black, 85 of Ripley, Oh., passed away Tuesday June 18, 2013. She was born August 3, 1927 in Brown County, Oh., the daughter of the late Virgil and Bessie (Black) Purdin. Esther was a homemaker and a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness in Russellville. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Ezra Black. She is survived by 1 son; Larry Black of Ripley, 2 daughters; Sandy Black of Ripley, Cathy (Ronald) Wilson of Aberdeen, 2 grandsons; Heath Wilson, Seth (Kelly) Wilson, 3 great grandchildren; Haley, Saige and Leighton and several nieces and nephews. Graveside serviceshave been set for Friday June 21, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Linwood Cemetery in Russellville under the direction of the Meeker Funeral Home. There will be no visitation. The Meeker Funeral Home, Russellville, served the family.


hate one another. Sometimes a Jew will deny being one to keep from being persecuted. Others will die before they would deny it. Look at Pearl over there in Pakistan. They put a knife to his throat and when he would not deny being a Jew they slit his throat from ear to ear. After that they decapitated him, which is the manner of the Moslem religion. What will they do in the Great Tribulation? The Bible says that there will be beheading. We are seeing some of these things coming to pass. In verse 14 Jesus said: “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” I have heard some of my preacher friends say that we have to get the gospel out because when we do, Jesus is coming back. They are out of context. The context here is the Tribulation period and we are not here at that time. We are going to be home. The Bible tells us so. We know this is the middle of the Tribulation period because of verse 15: “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)” Daniel spoke about this event in the middle of the 70th week. He said that the prince would break the covenant. “..for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate,” (Daniel 9:27). The 70th week is the last week or 7-year period of the Great Tribulation. Therefore, we have already been gone for 3-1/2 years before verse 15 takes place. Amen? The unsaved Jews, along with others, are the ones who are going to see this happen. The 144,000 elect of God will be Jewish preachers (Rev. 7&14) preaching the Kingdom of heaven is at hand. We do not preach the gospel of the kingdom. We preach the gospel of the grace of God. We are under the dispensation of grace up until the rapture, then it will be the gospel of the Kingdom just like John the Baptist was preaching. We, that are saved, are all part of the Kingdom of God. Now, differentiate, the Kingdom of God is here now, but the kingdom of heaven is not here; otherwise Christ would be reigning and instead of praying “thy kingdom come” we would be praying, “they kingdom has come.” Amen?

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Lois E. Hensley, 78 Lois E. Hensley, 78, Bethel, passed away Saturday June 15, 2013. She was the loving wife of the late Herbert Hensley, mother of the late Nancy Pollaey (Russell), Linda Hensley, Herbert R. Hensley (Jenny), Kathy Moyer (Barry), David Hensley (Nancy) and Phillip Hensley, grandmother of 15 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild, sister of Shirley Adkins, Margaret Upchurch, Phillis Carmine, Judy Wilson, Mary Abbott and Brenda Jones. She was preceded in death by her brother James Tucker. Visitation has been set at E. C. Nurre Funeral Home 177 W. Main St. (St. Rt. 125) Amelia, on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 9 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment has been set for Arlington Memorial Gardens. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia, served the family.

Brenda Kay Short, 62 Brenda Kay Short, 62, Sardinia died Tuesday June 11, 2013. She was a nurse aide. She is survived by her husband Mickey Short, 1 daughter Heather (Kenny) Doss and 4 sons Scotty, Mickey (Rachael), Casey (Sarah) and Cory (Jordan) Short, 11 grandchildren, 2 sisters, Beverly Pollitt and Michelle Barker, 3 brothers, George Young, Rodney Little, and Kerry Lee Campbell. Funeral services have been set for Monday June 17, 2013 1 p.m. at the Sardinia Church of Christ. visitation has been set for Sunday June 16, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. also at the Church. The Beam-Fender Funeral Home, Sardinia, served the family.

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Thomas “High Pockets” Turner, 97 Thomas “High Pockets” Turner, 97 of Georgetown, Oh., died Monday, June 17, 2013. He was born June 22, 1915 in Olive Branch, Tenn., the ninth of thirteen children born to Samuel and Ada (Wilson) Turner. When Thomas was 10 years old, his family moved to Glendale, Oh., where he attended school. Upon graduating from Glendale High School in 1934 , he attended the Tuskegee Institute for two years on a football scholarship. In 1936, Tom played shortstop for the Cincinnati Stars, the only black team in the Indiana/Ohio Baseball League. In 1940 he was drafted into the United States Army and spent five years at Ft. Huachuca, Arizona where he was an expert marksman with the rifle and taught marksmanship on the range for six weeks at a time, as a result, he lost his hearing and that kept him from WWII overseas military action. On the base, Tom applied leadership skills to organize competitive women’s sports and recreational teams. He played basketball, roller skated and was captain of the football team and the baseball team which he played first base for Army’s 9th Service Command Unit (SCU) team, which swept the 1942 military World Series. The SCU team played all over the Southwest and Northern Mexico. As a result from Tom’s reputation he was offered to play professionally in Sonora, Mexico. He played outfield, first base and pitched for the Hermosillo team in Hermosillo, Mexico from 1945-1947. After a short stint in Mexico, Tom returned to the U.S. to play for the Chicago American Giants in the Negro League. It was with that team that he hit his only home run. When is pay was cut in half, he returned to Cincinnati, Ohio to play for and manage the Valley Tigers from 19481954. He worked at Shillito’s Department Store and General Electric Aeronautical Plant. Tom organized the first women’s softball team in Lincoln Heights, Oh. He participated in the Civil Rights Movement, attending Dr. Martin Luther King’s March on Washington in 1963 and two years later he drove from Ohio to Selma, Alabama for the Selma to Montgomery March. In 1966 he and his three children moved to Seattle, Wash., where he worked for Boeing. After three years with Boeing he went to work for the City of Seattle in Parks and Recreation as senior supervisor. Tom taught and coached softball, basketball, tennis and many other sports. He retired in 1982. Tom and his second wife, Betty moved to Georgetown, in 1984 and Tom conducted exercise classes at the Senior Citizens Center. He quickly became involved in other volunteer activities at the Villa Georgetown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and the Locust Ridge Nursing Home. Tom was awarded the “John Horn Memorial Roll Up Your Sleeves” award in 2000 by the Alzheimer Association as outstanding volunteer. In 2001 he was chosen Volunteer of the year by Points of Lights, an organization set up by President Reagan to honor worthy volunteers. He was honored by The Ohio House of Rep-

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Buford A. “Boots” Moss, 90, Bethel, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2013. Loving husband of the late Laura Marie Moss (nee Zorens), father of Tracey M. Parm (Roy A.). Grandfather of Eric Fries (Brittney), also survived by numerous siblings, nieces and nephews. A Masonic Scottish Rite service was held at the visitation. Funeral services were held Thursday June 20, 2013 followed by Interment at Greenmound Cemetery. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

resentatives as one of the Negro Baseball League’s finest athletes and received the Heart of Brown County Award from the Brown County General Hospital Foundation. Tom was a member of the Fairview Chapel where he was active in teaching Sunday School and organizing Vacation Bible School. Mr. Turner is survived by his wife of 46 years, Lora E. “Betty” (Jackson) Turner; two daughters, Dr. Ana V. Thorne of Los Angeles, Cal., and Olga A. Turner of Chicago, Ill., one son, Glen T. Turner of Los Angeles, Cal., six grandchildren, five great grandchildren, one brother, Otis A. Turner of Cincinnati, and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2013 at the Georgetown Church of Christ, 149 Hamer Road, Georgetown, Ohio. Rev. Lee Shafer will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 - 7 p.m. Saturday at the church. Interment will be in the Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley, with military services by the Carey-Bavis American Legion Post #180 of Georgetown. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Thomas Turner Patient Recreation Fund, c/o Villa Georgetown, 8065 Dr. Faul Road, Georgetown, Ohio 45121. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.


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Oscar L. ‘Bud’ Berry, Jr., 60 Oscar L. "Bud" Berry, Jr., 60, Milford, Oh., died Sunday, June 16, 2013. He was the loving husband of Sandra K. (nee Flottman) Berry, dear father of Benjamin (Alisha) Berry of Loveland, grandfather of William L. Berry, son of the late Edith and Alford “Tommy” Farmer, brother of L. Jane Smith of Columbus, brother-in-law of Gary and John Flottman, also survived by nieces and nephews, Cari Longsworth, Tim Smith, Tori (Aaron) Hawk, great nephew, Declan Longsworth and great nieces, Emma and Cora Hawk, Amber (BJ) Reckers, Ruthanne, Becky and Brian Flottman. Visitation has been set for 6 - 8 p.m., Monday, June 24, 2013 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel. Funeral service has been set for 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 25 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Tate Township Cemetery, Bethel. The E. C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

Mary L. (nee Morgan) Ellison, 80 Mary L. (nee Morgan) Ellison, 80, passed into eternal rest Tuesday, June 11, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Fred Ellison, loving daughter of the late Harry and Louella Morgan, loving mother of Wanda (Larry) Anderson and Ronald (Joan) Ellison, Mary was preceded in death by her sister, Irene Gast and her brothers, Donald, Herbert, Harry, Olen and George Morgan, cherished grandmother of Tammy O’Toole, Angie Hook, Tabitha Strickland, Chris Anderson, Robbie Ellison, John Gulf and Jeremy Rabon, also survived by 14 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews. Services were held Friday, June 14, 2013. The Maham Funeral Home, Williamsburg, served the family.




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August 16, 2013 will mark the 70th Anniversary of the Commissioning of the U.S.S. Intrepid (CVS-11), the World War II-era Essex class aircraft carrier that is now home to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City. To mark the occasion, Intrepid is putting out a coast-to-coast “all call” for former USS Intrepid crew

OBITUARIES Arthur Schweickart, 75 Arthur Schweickart, 75, Winchester, passed away Friday, June 19, 2013. He was born in Brown County, Oh., on January 11, 1938 the son of the late Robert F. and Lucille (Boone) Schweickart. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha D. Schweickart who passed away on August 9, 2011; his step mother, Alta Schweickart; and step daughter, Venita Jandes. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Julie Schweickart of Winchester; half sister, Carol Collett of Winchester; two grandchildren, Joshua and Chandra Schweickart and Justin and Bryana Schweickart; 4 great grandchildren, Hayden, Brody, Breestin, and Bentley; and step son, Ed McNown of Winchester. Funeral services have been set for Monday, June 24, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home, Bradford-Sullivan Chapel in Winchester with Bill Collett officiating. Burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery . Visitation has been set for Sunday, June 23 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the WallaceThompson Funeral Home, Bradford-Sullivan Chapel in Winchester. Memorials may be made to WinchesterWayne Township Life Squad. The Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home, BradfordSullivan Chapel in Winchester, served the family.


Minnie Foster, 92 Minnie Foster, 92, Seaman, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013. She was born in Brown County, Oh., on April 24, 1921 the daughter of the late Loren and Grace (Rickey) Gelter. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Foster who passed away on June 2, 1992; two brothers, Howard and Ralph Gelter; and one sister, Irene Gelter. Minnie attended Cherry Fork Presbyterian Church and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Sharon Foster of Milford and Jeff and Becky Foster of Cherry Fork; one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Steve Layton of Milford; two brothers, Charles Gelter of Georgetown and Frank Gelter of Cherry Fork; five sisters, Norvilla Wright of Seaman, Alice Dailey of Ripley, Vivian Farley of Mt. Orab, Sadie Ruth Allen of Chillicothe, and Dorothy Schultz of Mooresville, Ind.; 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services have been set for Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Cherry Fork Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in Cherry Fork Cemetery . Visitation has been set for Friday from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home, Lewis-Sullivan Chapel in Seaman. Memorials may be made to Cherry Fork Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 107 Cherry Fork, Ohio 45618. The Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home, Lewis-Sullivan Chapel, Seaman, served the family.

members, including those who live in our area, to be reunited in a special Homecoming Weekend from August 16 to 18. To learn more about this weekend and for registration information, former crew members and their family members can visit The homecoming weekend will feature a special ceremony marking the 70th Anniversary of Intrepid’s Commissioning, on August 16 at 11 a.m. at which former crew members will reunite and share stories of their tours of duty. Throughout the weekend, the museum will offer guided tours of the ship and behind-the-scenes curator-led tours of their museum collection storage facility. For some former crew members, this will be the first time they have been aboard their beloved ship since the completion of their service. The Intrepid’s homecoming weekend is open to the public, and will feature programs and events specifically tailored for former crew members and their families. Entrance to the museum will be free of charge for former crew members and their family members. Now a museum ship and national historic landmark, the aircraft carrier Intrepid (CVS-11), was one of the most successful and stalwart ships in US history, serving in the Pacific during World War II, when it was hit by five Kamikaze attacks but refused to sink, and nicknamed “the Ghost Ship” by the Japanese.

How much Is too much? Part 2 Celebrex’s usage has dropped off as more and more insurance companies refuse to pay for it. There hasn’t been much backlash about what drug to use for arthritis, but what about drugs used to treat cancer? The National Health Service (NHS) of the UK, for example, decided not to pay for a drug used to treat late stage prostate cancer in men because it was too expensive. Part of the problem is that these new cancer drugs are presented as “a major advance” or “breakthrough”. In the case of the breakthrough cancer drug rejected by the NHS, however, the average increase in life expectancy was only 4 months. As a personal note, I lost my eldest daughter Amy to malignant melanoma in October 2010. I am well aware of the pressure to do anything, pay any amount to find a cure. Amy was convinced that she was going to beat the melanoma. Like most people with a terminal illness, she started researching the internet for the newest and best treatments. She found news articles about a new drug that was not yet approved called ipilimumab. She was sure this was the magic bullet. Between then and now, ipilimumab has been approved. The median increase in survival is only four months. Ipilimumab has a cost of $30,000 per treatment, and with 4 treatments per patient, that is a

HealtH Matters Tom Callahan, Rph total cost of $120,000. That means that on average it would be $30,000 per extra month, or $1,000 per day. I wouldn’t want to be the one to tell my daughter that her life wasn’t worth $1,000 per day, but I think we need to seriously discuss it as a society. This is not really a discussion of how much a life is worth. It is more a discussion of how much a day is worth. Remember, most of these “breakthrough” drugs do not promise to cure the cancer, but simply prolong for several more months. That brings us to our next problem: drug companies and the media preying on desperate, dying patients. Try doing a Google search for “breakthrough cancer treatment” and you will get over 29 million hits. Limit that to just news article and you still get over 13,000 hits. That’s 13,000 articles touting the newest treatment as a “breakthrough”. If there were truly that many breakthroughs in the treatment of cancer, we would have cured it already. Pharmaceutical companies know that patients will lobby insurance companies to pay for a cancer treatment if it’s a breakthrough. Media companies know that a headline that proclaims a new breakthrough in treating cancer will sell

papers (or the tease will get people to tune in to the evening news). How can we have a responsible discussion about whether to pay for these drugs when we let pharmaceutical companies promote them as breakthroughs. That’s like holding out a glass of ice water in front of a man dying of thirst. It’s just not fair. My daughter was 29, and if ipilimumab could add four more months, that means it would extend her life 1.2 percent. Is it worth $120,000 to live one percent longer? How many of us have already wasted one percent of our lives sitting in front of the TV, or complaining about something we can’t do anything about? Instead of going broke to live longer, let’s figure out how to live better, more fulfilling lives. 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


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Front row, left to right: nathan Bixler, Foster simpson, Daniel Grayless, Austin McCord. Back row: Darcie Prather, Breana rowland, Vanessa Corboy, natalie wagner, Bethany Grayless, Austin Burbage, and Gage Dailey

Eastern Brown FFA hosts banquet On Friday May the 17th the Eastern Brown FFA chapter hosted its annual chapter banquet. Members, parents, neighboring chapters, community members, and local businesses were all invited to Eastern Brown High school to celebrate the achievements of the chapter members. At the banquet members were recognized for their participation in contests, success of their supervised agricultural experience programs and received their new degrees. First year members received their greenhand degrees, second year members received their chapter degrees, five members were recognized for re-

ceiving their state degrees, and five members were recognized for meeting the qualifications to receive their American FFA degrees which they will receive at national convention in the The chapter also fall. awarded two members of the community, Cody Clifton and Jerrode Jones, with the Honorary Chapter FFA degree. Members also presented Mark Durbin with the Chapter Uncle and Joe Gray with the Chapter Aunt awards. At the end of the evening the new officer team was installed to office: President Daniel Grayless, Vice President Foster Simpson, Secretary Vanessa Corboy,

Treasurer Darcie Prather, Student Advisor Austin Burbage, Reporter Natalie Wagner, Historian Bethany Grayless, Sentinel Breana Rowland, Chaplain Austin McCord, Parliamentarian Nathan Bixler, and Committee Chair Gage Dailey received the responsibility and privilege of being 20132014 Eastern Brown FFA chapter officers. The chapter banquet is just one of the many activities that the Eastern Brown FFA Chapter hosts throughout the year to learn more visit their website at sternFFA.aspx

Royal receives Self-Reliant award from First State Bank First State Banking Center, Ripley, annually makes a donation to award a senior in the Ripley-UnionLewis-Huntington School District the Self-Reliant Award. The Ripley Alumni Association has chosen Niya Royal to receive the 2013 Self-Reliant Award. The Self-Reliant Senior Award has been given out since the late 1960's with the Ripley Banking Center being a proud donor of the award. Niya Royal has been an outstanding self-motivated and self-reliant senior at RULH with plans to attend Lane College in Tennessee seeking a business degree. First State Bank congratulates Niya and wishes her much success in meeting her life's challenges and fulfilling her dreams. Along with the Ripley Banking Center location, First State Bank has eight other banking locations: Georgetown, Hillsboro,

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Pictured presenting the check to niya royal (center) is Gerry schumacher, First state Bank - Banking Center Branch Manager and shirley J. wagoner, First state Bank - Banking Center office Manager.

Manchester, Mt. Orab, Peebles, Seaman, West Union, and Winchester. First State Bank is a local community bank proudly supporting local

community events, fairs, Chamber of Commerce, and area schools. You may visit the web site at Member F.D.I.C.


Local students named on Dean's List at Shawnee State University David Todt, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs at Shawnee State University, has released the Dean's List for the Spring Semester 2013. To be named on the list, students must be full time and achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better. The following students are on the Dean's List for Spring 2013 semester: Robert Dryden, of Manchester, a Athletic Training major; Ashley Fischer, of Hamersville, a Nursing major; Harold Houchin, of Bethel, a Computer Engineering Technology major; Branton Miller, of Hillsboro, a Athletic Training major; Chase Rader, of Manchester, a Business Administration major; Anthony Richendollar, of Winchester, a Plastics Engineering Technology major; Kayla Shipley, of Winchester, a Business Administration major; Christina Howison, of Bethel, a Psychology major; Taylor Jodrey, of Winchester, a Intervention Specialist K-12 major; Lyna Kelley, of Aberdeen, a Arts and Hu-

manities major; Dawson Little, of Manchester, a Early Childhood PreK-3 major; Jessica Martin, of Bethel, a Fine Arts major; Tara McNeese, of Bethel, a Intervention Specialist K-12 major; Amanda Morrison, of Manchester, a Psychology major; Olivia Mullins, of Fayetteville, a Mathematical Sciences major; Chelsey Noble, of Williamsburg, a Fine Arts major; Garrett Payne, of Winchester, a Sociology major; Elizabeth Prayner, of Hillsboro, a Psychology major; Krissia Purdin, of Manchester, a Intervention Specialist K-12 major; Jessica Reed, of Ripley, a Sociology major; Corey

Richards, of Mount Orab, a Sociology major; Katelyn Smith, of Bethel, a Psychology major; Heather Stephenson, of Winchester, a English Humanities major; Logan Beckett, of Winchester, a Biology major; Ann Marie Daly-Hyden, of Aberdeen, a Fine Arts major; Allison Falgner, of Blanchester, a Psychology major; Samantha Fetters, of Georgetown, a Mathematical Sciences major; LeAron Foster, of Winchester, a Mathematical Sciences major; Courtney Smith, of Georgetown, a Natural Science major; and Anna Fuchs, of Hillsboro, a Early Childhood PreK-3 major.

SSCC info session July 9 Southern State Community College will host two informational sessions regarding college classes offered in Adams County. The info sessions will be held 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, at the DP&L Generation Center, 401 Starks Drive, Manchester. For more information

about the upcoming sessions, please contact Amy McClellan at (800) 628-7722 (in Ohio) or (937) 393-3431, ext. 2785. To learn more about the Electromechanical Engineering degree offered in Adams County, please visit

Seth Erwin of Fayetteville, Ohio has been awarded the Harold I. Richard Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year. Seth, son of Mitch and Cindy Erwin, is a currently a junior at The Ohio State University majoring in Agribusiness and Applied Economics. He is a member of Ohio Staters, Inc., Alpha Zeta Partners, FarmHouse Fraternity, and Beanie Drake Board. He also serves as a College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences ambassador and peer mentor and Agriculture Future of America student advisor. A 2010 graduate of Fayetteville-Perry High School, Seth plans to travel and work within agriculture abroad for a few years after graduation before returning back to the U.S. industry. The Harold I. Richard Scholarship, open to Agribusiness and Applied Economics majors at OSU, is awarded on the basis of scholarship, leadership,

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seth erwin, left, scholarship recipient, and David richard, Donor representative.

and potential contribution to the agricultural industry. It is one of several scholarships made available by agribusiness firms, individuals, and agricultural organizations for students interested in agribusiness, farm finance, agricultural marketing, farm manage-

ment, and closely related areas. To learn more about the 2013-2014 scholarship competition, and to obtain information on AEDE’s undergraduate and graduate programs of study, please visit

Rising Stars 4-H Club met On April 28, 2013 the Rising Stars 4 H club met at the Georgetown Jr. Sr. High school for their annual membership meeting. The pledge of allegiance was led by Meranda Sullivan and the 4H pledge was led by Sarah Lillich. This is the most important meeting of the season. Enrollment forms with selected projects are due along with book fees, membership dues, candy money and tshirt order. In the absence of the secretary Shelby Griffith, the secretary minutes were read by Vice – President Morgan Meranda. A motion to accept the minutes was made,the minutes were accepted .There was no treasurer report. Jenna Griffith quoted an inspirational reading to get the meeting started. . En-

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Pictured above, front row: Andrew Green, Katie Colwell, Brandon McMurry, Amanda Poff, and Cody Colwell, back row: ragen Gable and Laura wood.

ergy officer Laura Wood challenged each member to save old “AAA” “AA” ”A” ”C” ”D” ”9V” batteries. She has offered a reward to the member who brings in the most. Club community service was voted on and decided to

do a litter pick up in Franklin township. Winners of the recreation by officer Ragen Gable assisted by Laura Wood, were Andrew Green, Katie Colwell, Brandon McMurry, Amanda Poff, and Cody Colwell. Congratulations !

H’ville Elementary and Middle School perfect attendance The Hamersville Elementary and Middle School has released its 4th Quarter Perfect Attendance. Those listed include: Kindergarten: Jason Burdine, Xavier Cadwell, Josie Davis, Cammy Gaghan, Gauge Haddix, Hunter Hamblen, Alex Hammel, Paris Lawson, Elly McMullen, Lucas Powell, Jessalyn Powers, Kylie Scott-Moore, Seth VanWinkle, Kyle Wagers and Jude Woodruff 1st Grade: Cassidy Armstrong, Silas Brookover, Cassandra Cadwell, Kyra Cadwell, Connor Casey, Destiny Davis, Shaeleigh Duncanson, Lilah Flores, Ashton Friend, Carson Gartner, Bobby Hammel, Kaylee Helbling, Zackery Jones, Andrew Keith, Emilee Lanning, AJ Oelker, Kody Tucker and Levi Watson 2nd Grade: Isaac Bernhardt, Gillian Bishop, Adriana Blair, Robert Brookbank, Samara Cmehil, Tyler Cohorn, Janie Davis, Jewels Davis, Mac Doyle, Sammi Doyle, Hannah Fite, Paige Friend, Gaven Lucas, Peyton Schadle, Bobby Schluttnehofer III, Ben Schuler, Shane Silcox, Trenton Tucker, Cody Wagers, Saul Woodruff and Zane Workman 3rd Grade: Shane Abrams, Catherine Asher, Mya Baker, Nicolas Bautista, Spencer Bick, Jacob Crase/Holland, Zhoe Crawford, Junior Crossley, Mary Donley, Rylyn Dyer, Matt Friend, Kalisa Jennings, Brandon Lanning, Ryann Liming, Colton O’Hara, Brianna Planck, Liam Powell, Kayli Sanchez, David Tincher, Kyleigh Tucker, Samara Weil, Luke Woodruff, Kori

Yost and Olivia Young 4th Grade: Cheyenne Baugus, Rylie Bridges, Samantha Cadwell, Bryson Chambers, Bryar Cornett, Kristopher Darlington, Jadyn Flores, Dalton Harman, Ellie Hirons, Tyler Johnson, Taylor Lucas, Gary Powell, Abby Roberts, Pierce Schadle, Evan Schauer, Lexy Schuler, Kaleb Scott, Jake Segrist, Hunter Shepherd, Rolena Stowell and Steven Swope 5th Grade: Dustin Bishop, Kindra Blankenship, Cameron Buchanan, Blade Carrington, Wyatt Cole, Ryan Cooper, Bryan Cowdrey, Gage Daugherty, Rosie Dean, Madison Derose, Jesalyn Duncanson, Billy Goforth, Austin Grammar, Elicia Hamblen, Skyler Hammons-Mofford, Emily Huddleston, Justin Ingram, Chance Moore, Faith Morrow, Kaden Newberry, Alyssa Parvino, Emma Sams, Zach Segrist, Taylor Tolliver and Caityln Walters

6th Grade: Lizzy Black, Cassidy Cox, Ryan Craig, Griffin Fite, Noah Hiler, Jessica Jones, Joey Kinder, Kyla King, Jake Schuler, Taylor Staley, Joey Striffolino and Andrew Todd 7th Grade: Katie Bolender, Mackenzie Bridges, Auston Brooks, Audra Compton, Karley Cornett, Sierra Darlington, Hannah Hacker, Kayla Hedge, Jordan Hunley, Kylin Kidwell, Blake Luck, JT Martin, Danielle Morrow, Adam Nance, Haley Perkins, Johnny Price, Joseph Tolliver, Kara Waits and Rylie Young 8th Grade: Brett Andryshak, Cameron Brayton, Alex Cadwell, Sammy Cliff, Karolann Comberger, Caylee Compton, Drew Day, Morgan Hirons, Justin Morgan, Michael Nehus, Tia Newberry, Gabe O’Hara, Hunter O’Hara, Jesse Roberts, Jefferey Schlueter, David Schuler and Garett Sellers

Locals graduate from Wilmington College Wilmington College conferred 345 graduating seniors with Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS) and Masters in Education (MED) degrees at its 137th annual commencement ceremony. Graduates, some receiving special honor recognition, were from WC’s main campus, Cincinnati Branch in Blue Ash and the degree completion program at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Area residents from the

main campus are: ADAMS COUNTY SEAMAN – Shelby L. Jones, BS, agriculture. BROWN COUNTY FAYETTEVILLE – James H. Attinger, BA, education and mathematics; Kristin M. Finkbeiner, summa cum laude, BS, psychology; Bernadette L. Attinger, BS, psychology. HAMERSVILLE – Ethan P. Fite, BS, agriculture; Emily L. Fite, BA, business administration.



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EMS students visit the Vietnam Veterans in Georgetown eastern Middle school students designed cards and wrote letters to the Vietnam veterans in Georgetown. two students were chosen from each grade for creating the best card and/or letter. the chosen students took a trip on April 26, to the Veteran’s home to hand deliver the cards and letters to the veterans. the students were grateful for the opportunity to thank our Vietnam veterans for their service. one of the students, Kassidy seigla, said the trip was, “An eye opener and an amazing opportunity to give back to those who served our country.” After the visit the veterans, the students were treated to McDonalds for lunch. eastern Middle school students: Jaime hoover, haley sherman, Breanna Green, and Kassidy seigla.

The Hamersville Elementary and Middle School has released their 4th Quarter Honor Roll for the 2012-13 school year. Kindergarten Logan Baker, Rebekah Bernhardt, Katelyn Blair, Dakota Bolender, Hunter Bragg, Mia Breedlove, Sam Carcon, Hadlie Clark, Kaylee Clark, Becca Clark, Hayden Clarkson, Carly Cooper, Jesse Crawford, Josie Davis, Lily Dean, Joseph Dillon, Haley Dumford, Savannah Ebright, Mason Ernst, Sydney Fite, Ryder Gagen, Cammy Gaghan, Hayden Gulley, Gauge Haddix, Hunter Hamblin, Alex Hammel, Sadie Hathorn, Lily Holder, Hanna Hollin, Jet Jamison, Kylee Knoblauch, Paris Lawson, Savanah Luneack, Trent MacMillian, Gracelynd McFann, Elly McMullen, Brianna Meyer, Aidain Middleton, Madelyn Miller, Dylan Moore, Hannah Noschang, Mavis Pack, Jake Pride, Kylie Scott-Moore, Paige Smith, Bianca Tarter, Esta Timmers, Seth VanWinkle, George Vineyard, Steven Wheeler, Abby Winchenbach, and Jude Woodruff. 1st Grade Caleb Argenbright, Cassidy Armstrong, Lainey Athon, Matthew Barber, Silas Brookover, Dylan Braun, Emma Braun, Cassandra Cadwell, Connor Casey, Camdyn Cunningham, Emma Davidson, Destiny Davis, Shaeleigh Duncanson, Olivia Fischer, Lilah Flores, Ashton Friend, Peyton Furhman, Carson Gartner, Bobby Hammel, Brianna Hathorn, Merritt Hawks, Kaylee Helbling, Gracie Hughes, Ashlyn Jetter, Hayley Kattine, Andrew Keith, Bryce Keith, Randy King, Emilee Lanning, Zachary McElroy, Presley McFann, Devon McIntosh, Kerstyn Menshouse, Tameena Mingua, Laney Noffsinger, Alexis Ormes, Lacey Patten, John Puckett, Emma Roberts, Ben Rothwell, Andrew Rutherford, Joey Schneider, Landon Schuler, Brianna Smith, Savannah Smith, Caitlynn Steger, Anthony Stein, Preston Stike, Abbi Sutton, Keegan

Tarter, Ben Trumble, Kody Tucker, Levi Watson, and Kristie Wright. 2nd Grade Seth Barber, Isaac Bernhardt, Gillian Bishop, Adriana Blair, Michael Boggs, Katelyn Bowling, Jackie Brown, Erika Burdine, Tyler Cohorn, Kayli Cover, Corbyn Cunningham, Janie Davis, Jewels Davis, Sydney Davis, Lexie Dillon, Sammi Doyle, Hannah Fite, Isabella Fite, Jack Fite, Kara Fite, Paige Friend, Kayne Fulcher, Katie Gibson, Morgan Goodman, Caroline Gorman, AJ Graham, Raygan Gulley, Dawson Hitt, Aubree Hodge, Audrey Keith, Connor Keplinger, Raeann King, Aubri Lovell, Gaven Lucas, Alex Martin, Grace Miller, Brian Moore, Maria Perry, Kyle Poehlmann, Angel Powers, Aidan Price, Cameron Ridpath, Peyton Schadle, Bobby Schluttenhofer, Ben Schuler, Jason Segrist, Shane Silcox, Brianna Stacy, Angel Stinchcomb, Kate Stratton, Jackson Tackett, Tristan Timmers, Madi Townley, and Zane Workman. 3rd Grade –Straight A Honor Roll Paige Abbinante, Catherine Asher, Nicolas Bautista, Jaydee Brown, Jacob Crase/Holland, Ben Erhardt, Chris Ernst, Mason Gartner, Evan Grimes, Kalisa Jennings, Cooper Murray, Skylar Niesen, Colton O’Hara, Liam Powell, Trey Randolph, David Tincher, Jackson Vinson, and Olivia Young. 3rd Grade –A/B Honor Roll Kellan Arn, Mya Baker, Spencer Bick, Zhoe Crawford, Junior Crossley, Brookelyn Duncan, Rylyn Dyer, Sophia Ernst, Austin Hamilton, Austin Haney, Bella Harrell, Jake Holbrook, Jordan Jacobs, Hailey Jones, Brandon Lanning, Parker Lauders, Krishelle Miller, Bri Planck, Payton Puckett, Alex Rothwell, Kayli Sanchez, Ryan Schuler, Riley Shepherd, Keaton Shiveley, Christian Springer, Samara Weil, and Luke Woodruff. 4th Grade – Straight A Honor Roll Hannah Barber, Maddie

Benjamin, Aubrey Botts, Bryar Cornett, Madison Finney, Jadyn Flores, Justice Maloney, Gary Powell, Lily Powell, Pierce Schadle, Jake Segrist, Scott Shouse, and Lexi VanWinkle. 4th Grade –A/B Honor Roll Bradley Armstrong, Kerstin Baucom, Rylie Bridges, Bryson Chambers, Lanie Clark, Hannah Collett, Kristopher Darlington, Ellie Hirons, Pashience Hughes, David Hurst, Aleah Iker, Taylor Lucas, Jada Neal, Shay Pegram, Lexus Reese, Abby Roberts, Kaylee Rogers, Evan Schauer, Lexy Schuler, Hunter Shepherd, Aliesha Smith, Rolena Stowell, Hunter Stutz, Logan Teegarden, Ben Todd, and Reagan Votel. 5th Grade – Straight A Honor Roll Kylee Bragg, Ryan Cooper, Gage Daugherty, Rosie Dean, Madison Derose, Jesa Duncanson, Grace Erhardt, Gunner Henry, Isabella Holland, Hunter Kattine, Abby Keith, Tristen Luneack, Maddie Shepherd, Bailey Tolliver, Caitlyn Walters, and Waylen Whitaker. 5th Grade – A/B Honor Roll Kenzie Benjamin, Sadie Bryant, Wyatt Cole, Bryan Cowdrey, Trace Dyer, Gracie Fischer, Elicia Hamblen, Thomas Hamilton, Skyler Hammons-Mofford, Emma Holder, Zoe Hurst, Lynsey Jackson, Meagan Long, Kasey Marcum, Xavier McIntosh, Chance Moore, Kaden Newberry, Madison Ogden, Alyssa Parvino, Vanessa Ross, Emma Sams, Grace Sarbach, Zach Segrist, Alexis Stone, Taylor Tolliver, Colton Townley, Kayla Wilson, and Rebecca Zahn. 6th Grade - Straight A Honor Roll Morgan Back, Ryan Craig, Caleb Fite, Reagan Henderson, Noah Hiler, Joey Kinder, Trevor Miller, Brooklyn O’Hara, Wesley O’Hara, Jesse Osborne, Cameron Schauer, and Gabriel Teegarden. 6th Grade – A/B Honor Roll Lizzy Black, Brennan Bocks, Shawnta Bowling, Kalli Bryant, Cassidy Cox, Jordan Davis, Jadienne Hall, Jessica Jones, Liam Keller, Chase


Career Tech students demonstrate skills for the bronze medal Southern Hills Career and Technical Center Graphics students competed at the SkillsUSA State Championships in Columbus, Ohio. A team of three seniors, Amanda Garver, Kyle Bowman and Erica Dabbs won the Bronze Medal for their Career Pathways Showcase in the Arts. One junior, Hannah Henning competed in the Advertising Design Contest. The Advertising Design Contest challenged the student to create an original logo, an advertising flyer and a banner within a 4hour time period. In the Career Pathways in Arts contest, the student team used their course of study as the basis for a project that benefitted their school. The project highlighted their design, illustration, photography, video, print and oral presentation skills as well as their academic skills in science, math, history and English. This year’s Graphics team developed a display about Southern Hills Career Center’s new Culinary Arts program coming in the fall of 2014. They were judged on the mastery of their

Lovett, Alexis Lunsford, Mariah Massmann, Penni Neal, Brendon Ormes, Madison Patton, Sabrina Stutz, Natasha Turner, Katelyn Wallace, and Kortney Wright. 7th Grade – Straight A Honor Roll Bryson Blankenship, Mackenzie Bridges, Kain Carter, Savannah Cassady, Rob Conaty, Emily Cooper, Karley Cornett, Taylor Couch, Alaina Cowdrey, Sierra Darlington, Alanis Daugherty, Wyatt Fischer, Samuel Gibson, Kayla Hedge, Corrin Keplinger, Kylin Kidwell, Jenny Rogers, Will Stratton, Maddy Whisman, and Rylie Young. 7th Grade – A/B Honor Roll Jonathon Armstrong, Seth Becker, Katie Bolender, Ashley Branning, Audra Compton, Brad Davisson, Morgan Epperhart, Corey Erbe, Eric Funk, Emma Gibson, Caylee Graham, Bryant Green, Hannah Hacker, Sierra Hammons, Brandon Huddleston, Hannah Liming, Blake Luck, Danielle Morrow, Kensey Murray, Sarah Pike, Alyssa Pollard, Chase Powers, Johnny Price, Sara Schick, Tyler Seng, Taylor Shelley, Zach Stacy, Brett Stinson, Lexi Swope, Joseph Tolliver, Gage Vineyard, Robby Wagers, Meranda Watson, and Evan Wells. 8th Grade – Straight A Honor Roll Jack Erhardt, Jake Henderson, Sydney Layman, Tia Newberry, Logan Nickell, Gabe O’Hara, Hunter O’Hara, Brianna Pack, Ginny Pollard, Jesse Roberts, Jefferey Schlueter, and Garett Sellers. 8th Grade – A/B Honor Roll Destiny Anderson, Brett Andryshak, Cameron Brayton, Bailey Brown, Alex Cadwell, Kasey Canter, Sam Cliff, Drew Day, Gunnar Donell, Cole Dotson, Karlie Doyle, Timothy Harvey, Morgan Hirons, Austin Lucas, Matthew Mason, Dillan Murray, Michael Nehus, Abby Owen, Drew Owen, Joseph Sams, David Schuler, Karis Shiveley, Jordan Stewart, Jacob Verdin, Siarra Wilson, and Kylee Wright.

Obholz earns degree from LeTourneau University Audrey Obholz of Blanchester, Oh., graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from LeTourneau University.

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training, its application, the benefit to the community, and their display and presentation techniques. Their Southern Hills instructor, Amy Cunningham, says, “These wonderful students work hard all year long learning to create things, from logos to video effects, illustrations to vehicle wraps, and more. They have to apply all of their current academic knowledge plus the new hands-on skills they are learning in order to compete in their career fields. We are all

happy for their accomplishments at the SkillsUSA State Championships.” Looking to the future, Erica Dabbs will be attending Shawnee University for Digital Visual Design. Amanda Garver will be attending Maysville Community College with the goal of becoming an Illustrator. Kyle Bowman plans to attend Shawnee State University to study Game Design. Hannah Henning is on track to complete her second year of Graphics at Southern Hills.

Pack makes Deans List Cody Pack of Georgetown has been named to the dean's list for the winter/spring term at Centre College, an honor reserved for students who maintain at least a 3.60 grade point average. Pack is the son of John and Gigi Pack of Georgetown and is a graduate of Georgetown Jr-Sr High School. 2013 Graduates don’t forget to get your free online BCP suBsCriPtion!

Wright graduates from UK Megan Wright a 2009 Western Brown graduate wraps up a quality University of Kentucky running career having contributed for the Wildcats on cross country teams as well as track. She competed at multiple SEC Championships, as part of a scoring distance medley relay team at the conference championships. Megan also reached the 2012 NCAA cross country regional. She competed at the Texas Relays, the Florida Relays, the Husky Invitational, the Payton Jordan Invitational at Stanford University and many other top running events during her four years at Kentucky. She was named to the SEC freshman honor roll as well as the 2011, 2012, and 2013 SEC honor roll. During the 2011 season she was nominated by her coach for a prestigious Catspy "Scratch" Award given

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each year to the hardest working, most dedicated athlete in any sport at the University. She graduates with a degree in Integrated Strategic Communications and a Political Science minor

Rose graduates from Ohio Wesleyan University Rachel Rose of Bethel, graduated May 12, 2013, from Ohio Wesleyan University. Rose earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. Ohio Wesleyan's Class of 2013 included 381 spring, summer, and fall graduates,

with 64 cum laude, 34 magna cum laude, and 19 summa cum laude honorees. For more information about Ohio Wesleyan's 2013 commencement, visit http://commencement.owu.e du.

SSU announces Spring 2013 graduates Local students graduate with Bachelor's Degrees Shawnee State University held commencement on Saturday, May 4, conferring degrees on 533 students with 303 receiving Bachelor's Degrees, 318 receiving Associate's Degrees and 12 graduates received Master's Degrees in education. "You've acquired the knowledge and tools to advance your careers, you've been taught how to think and as graduates, you have the self confidence that will take you places in the world outside this campus," SSU President Rita Rice Morris said to the graduates at commencement. "Reach out and take all the opportunities that come your way." The following local students graduated with Bachelor's Degrees: Blake Germann, of Georgetown, Ohio receives

a Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training. Tyler Morgan, of Hamerstown, Ohio receives a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering Technology. Ashley Fischer, of Hamersville, Ohio receives a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. Morgan Tokar, of Hillsboro, Ohio receives a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Pre K-3. Jesse Faircloth, of Hillsboro, Ohio receives a Bachelor's Degree in Plastics Eng Tech. Amanda Morrison, of Manchester, Ohio receives a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. Oma Morgan, of Manchester, OH receives a Bachelor's Degree in Individualized Studies. Corey Richards, of Mount Orab, Ohio receives a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. Garrett Payne, of Winchester, Ohio receives a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology.

Stroud graduates from Northeast Ohio Medical University Dr. Andrew Stroud, of Lynchburg, Ohio, was one of 184 public health professionals, pharmacists and physicians to graduate from Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) during its commencement ceremony on May 18 at The University of Akron's E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Center.


Dr. Stroud was awarded a Doctor of Medicine degree. Dr. Stroud will pursue a residency in Internal Medicine at Kettering Medical Center in Kettering, Ohio. Dr. Stroud is a graduate of Blanchester High School and Wilmington College. He is the son of Kevin Stroud and Shari Stroud.


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F’ville Rocket Run great success Fayetteville Boy and Cub Scouts Pack and Troop 456 and their chartered organization The Knights of Columbus appreciates those who came and participated on Sunday, June 16, 2013 in the Fayetteville Rocket Run II car show. We would also like to congratulate Cindy Call for winning Best of Show.


Ohioans with Conservation Reserve Program Contracts can Re-enroll Property Landowners with Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts that expire on Sept. 30 have the opportunity to re-enroll acreage without competing in the general CRP sign-up, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). CRP is a land conservation program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA). Many choices are available to landowners for automatic acceptance back into CRP through the Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP). Landowners statewide may enroll whole or partial fields in the pollinator habitat practice and establish wildflowers. These wildflowers are important for bees, butterflies, moths and hummingbirds. Pollinator species are a vital component for Ohio’s agricultural crops. Landowners in the Lake Erie watershed may enroll land into the Conservation

Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP). Available land options include wetlands, grass buffers and windbreaks. Annual rental payment bonuses are available. Landowners who have CRP in targeted counties may enroll in the State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE). Ohio has two SAFE programs: Grasslands and Wetlands Complexes focuses on maintaining and establishing quality habitat in areas where wildlife species are declining, and Pheasant SAFE focuses on vital grassland habitat for upland birds. Whole fields may be enrolled in either SAFE. Field edges may be enrolled into the quail buffer program statewide. These buffers provide cover and food for upland birds and many other species of wildlife. Wetlands may also be restored through CCRP. Many wildlife species are dependent on wetland habitat, but Ohio

has lost nearly 90 percent of its original wetlands. No other practice will attract as diverse a group of wildlife to a person’s property as building a wetland. Annual rental payment bonuses are available for most wetland programs. Some programs offer an additional bonus of 40 percent on top of the 50 percent cost-share to establish habitat. Conservation practices not only create wildlife habitat, but also reduce soil erosion and improve the water quality of Ohio’s streams, rivers and lakes. Landowners are encouraged to contact an ODNR Division of Wildlife private lands biologist for expert guidance on CCRP options. Landowners can also find more information from the FSA. ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the website at ODNR

Sheep Grazing Tour is July 12 Experienced sheep producers or anyone interested in starting up a sheep farm can tour a series of successful Amish farms July 12 led in part by a group of livestock and forage experts from Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. The tour will offer both beginning and experienced farmers tips on everything from sheep grazing management to sheep marketing, said Rory Lewandowski, an agriculture and natural resources educator for Ohio State University Extension. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of the college. The tour is designed to provide participants a "unique opportunity to spend time on four Amish farms to

get a first-hand look at their operations," said Lewandowski, who is also helping organize the tour. The tour will focus on four Amish sheep grazing farms in Holmes County, Lewandowski said. Topics to be discussed include: • Beginning sheep farmer using low cost start-up investment • Sheep production • Cool season pasture species • Warm season annuals • Use of minerals • Fencing and rotation management • Breeding management • Sheep and farm marketing Check-in for the tour begins at 8 a.m. in the parking

lot of Keim Lumber, 4465 S.R. 557, in Charm, Oh. The tour bus will leave the parking lot at 9 a.m., returning by 4 p.m. Registration is $35 per person and includes lunch. The deadline to register is July 1 and is limited to the first 100 participants. A registration form can be found at Payments made out to OHSIA (Ohio Heartland Sheep ImAssociation) provement should be sent to Velda Limbach, 14950 Stanwood Street, S.W., Dalton, Ohio 44618. The tour is sponsored by the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association, OSU Extension, the OHSIA and the Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council.


Smith. Wharton’s firm filed a motion on behalf of Burrows asking for a judgement on the pleadings in the case on May 22. The motion claims that the suit against Burrows makes one specific allegation...that he was Superintendent of the Western Brown Local School District in 2011-2012. “Nowhere else in the body of the Amended Complaint is Burrows specifically identified and there are no allegations alleging any specific misconduct or failure to act on his

part”, the motion reads. In a motion in response, attorneys for the Smith family wrote that they have met their obligation in their claim against Burrows. “Alternatively, Plaintiffs should be granted leave to amend their complaint setting forth specific allegations directed to Defendant Burrows”, the complaint continues. It closes by asking Common Pleas Judge Scott Gusweiler to overrule the motion. Wharton said back in May that his firm will also ask Gusweiler to dismiss the suit against the remaining three defendants.

Local legend passes away CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 that the time is here, the time is now, to settle all these differences and do what’s best for all America. Americans must work together, hand-in-hand to make this country all it can be,” Turner said.”

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, June 23, 2013 at the Georgetown Church of Christ, 149 Hamer Road, Georgetown, Ohio. Rev. Lee Shafer will officiate. Turner’s complete obituary can be found on page 6 of this newspaper.

“The individual defendants’ position is that the allegations are untrue and don’t support the plaintiff’s claims against them.”, Wharton said. “We believe that when the facts are in and the law is applied, the cases against the individual defendants will be dismissed.” For statutory immunity not to apply to Burrows, Cooper, Gray and Smith, the plaintiffs will have to prove that they acted with “wanton misconduct and recklessness” that resulted

Shake It, Bake It, Grill It Fundraiser Shake It, Bake It and Grill It will take place on Saturday, June 22 on the Courthouse Square in Georgetown. This great family fun event is to benefit Brian Grant Foundation: Parkinson’s Disease. This fun filled day will include the Shake It 5K Run/Fitness Walk and 1K Kids Run - registration begins at 8 a.m., a Grill Off registration begins at 8 a.m., cooking starts at noon, judging at 5 p.m. Entry fee $50.00 each category. Celebrity judges will include Brian Grant (former NBA player), Judge Gusweiler, Steve Gentry (former Xavier player), and Bill Rowland (SideBar Restaurant). Overall Best Griller wins $500.00 cash, and there are additional prizes., Zumba, entertain-

in the death of Chance Smith in February of 2012. Smith’s parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the district in April. Michelle and Burly Smith claim their son’s death “was a direct and proximate result of the reckless and wanton misconduct of Defendants, who failed to exercise the requisite care toward Chance R. Smith.” Smith went missing on February 6, and his body was discovered the morning of February 7.

$8M Housing project coming CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 laundry room with washer/dryer hookups, walk-in closets, full bath, breakfast bar/island, over sized vanity/side drawers, adjustable shelving in the linen closet and a fully accessible roll-in shower. “This village has made some good decisions regarding its finances these last few years when the economy was so bad,” Lunsford said, “now

Brown County Safe Communities Coalition wants to provide our citizens with some information that can help to keep motorcyclists traveling in Brown County safe. First of all, it’s a given that ALL MOTORISTS need to be extra alert and “Look Out for Motorcycles”, especially during this time of the year when we begin to see milder weather. Remember that motorcycles are some of the smallest vehicles on our roads, often hidden in a vehicle’s blind spot, so everyone needs to really watch for them. It’s really important that drivers of other types of motor vehicles always look for motorcycles by checking mirrors and blind spots before entering or leaving a lane of traffic & at intersections. But here’s a motorcycle safety concern that was recently brought to my attention by a local motorcyclist—I surely thank her doing so—and it’s something with which just about everyone in the community can help! Now that the weather is warmer and the grass is growing at a steady clip (great for horses and cows but a pain for property owners, unless you happen to be one of the minority who just love to mow their lawns), did you know that this can set up road hazards, particularly for the motorcyclist? Grass clippings which are blown onto the road can create slick road condi-

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tions on paved surfaces (especially on curves), and can cause a motorcyclist to lose traction. In fact, in searching on the Internet for more information about this safety issue, I found that some cities, towns and villages actually have ordinances to guard against these types of road hazards. Perhaps many of us, including me, have been guilty of not paying too much attention to this in the past and not really thinking about the safety issue at hand. Well, let’s all have a fresh start this spring and resolve to keep those grass clippings off of the roadway next to our property! Whether you’re a biker or a driver, motorcycle safety is really everybody’s business. Let’s all work together to make this one of the safest motorcycle seasons ever on Brown County roads! Brown County Safe Communities (BCSC) is a participant in the Ohio Safe Communities program, which was developed through the Ohio Department of Public Safety to establish and expand community partnerships to create safer, communities healthier throughout Ohio. Funded by the U.S. Dept. of Transportation/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Ohio Dept. of Public Safety/Ohio State Patrol— Ohio Traffic Safety Office, BCSC is administered by HEALTH-UC and the University of Cincinnati AHEC Program. HEALTH-UC’s office is located at 114 East State Street, Georgetown, OH.


Here’s one of my freshman year-college memories that I’d just as soon forget. It was the spring of 1970, just before the riots of that year broke out all around Ohio’s college campuses in protest of the Vietnam War. I had just returned to my dorm at The Ohio State University after being out on a Friday night date. Some of my friends and I were talking in the dorm lobby when we all heard a crash, and then my boyfriend yelled to us, “Someone call an ambulance!”. (Remember, this was well before our more extensive EMS and 9-1-1 systems.) We did so and ran outside to see what was happening. A male student had wiped out on his motorcycle in front of our dorm on 12th Avenue and was down on the street, swearing and screaming in pain. Little wonder, as I looked down and noticed that his foot had been disconnected from his ankle and the rest of his leg as a result of the crash! (Interestingly enough, I later found out that this guy was from the town in northeastern Ohio in which my dad had his auto repair business, had later dated a roommate of mine, and had adjusted reasonably well to his foot amputation, but that’s a whole other story.) Any way, I never did hear what exactly caused this wreck—apparently no other vehicle was involved--but this was my first direct exposure to a motorcycle crash. Did you know that per vehicle mile traveled, motorcyclists are about 37 times more likely than a passenger car driver or rider to die in a traffic crash?!? That’s why the

things are beginning to open up for Mt. Orab and there are a lot of good things coming in the next few months. “I’m very excited about this new apartment complex, it’s going to be a real asset to our village.” Those interested in the project can find more information by calling 1-800329-RENT (7368) or by visiting www.yournextplacetolive.c om.

ment includes live music and DJ, dunking booth, Split the Pot, Jail & Bail, games, raffle and much more. Vendors welcome -

email For more information call (937) 213-3077 or (937) 618-1036.

Highway Patrol slapped in ruling CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 units.”, the ruling reads. The next day, according to the ruling, a successful drug buy was made and a search warrant was obtained from Probate/Juvenile Court Judge Margaret Clark with the assistance of the Brown County Prosecutor’s Office. Gusweiler then references testimony provided during a suppression hearing held on April 11, 2013. He wrote that Troopers Simmons and Investigator Mark Herren “inexplicably testified that jurisdictional issues never crossed their minds. Both conceded that they had never been involved in this type of investigation before.” The ruling then references testimony by Chief Deputy John Schadle and now retired Detective Carl Smith of the Brown County Sheriff’s Office. Both men testified that they informed Herren “about the jurisdiction problem”. “The Highway Patrolman’s response was that it was one step removed from a traffic stop and we do this all the time”, Gusweiler wrote. He continued, “Chief Schadle, Deputy Smith and the Sheriff met and determined not to assist the Highway Patrol because the Highway Patrol had no jurisdiction and they didn’t want to be involved in committing an illegal act.” Following the ruling, Schadle said “The jurisdictional issue is what led to the Sheriff's Office decision to not be involved in this case. We felt then,

and feel today, that as a professional Sheriff's Office, the law should always dictate our course of action. The BCSO commends Judge Gusweiler on his ruling, and his integrity in following the Ohio Revised Code, and not giving in to public or political pressure.” Lieutenant Anne Ralston of the Public Affairs Division of the Ohio Highway Patrol said the following in response to the ruling. “Although the decision is disappointing, it underscores the importance of law enforcement agencies working together. The public suffers when that doesn’t occur. We will work with the special prosecutor to weigh next options.” Ralston added that the Highway Patrol did not anticipate any policy or procedure changes in light of Gusweiler’s ruling. She also indicated that the Ohio Highway Patrol could not comments on the specifics of the case while it remained open. A hearing in the case is set for July 16.

WB football team to hold car wash The Western Brown JV/Varsity Football team would like to invite you to come and get your car washed on Saturday June 22 at the Wendy's Mt. Orab from 11a.m. - 2 p.m. Donations will be accepted for service.



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During the Eastern Local School District Board of Education meeting June 18, Eastern High School junior Katie Woods shared information she learned from attending a HOBY (Hugh O’Brian Youth) conference. Woods told the board that the experience she had at HOBY was unlike any other she had ever had and said it was difficult to come up with the words to describe it. “One of the things I learned at HOBY was that everyone has different personalities for leadership,” Woods began, “I also learned how different personalities get along with each other. HOBY has a specific mission to inspire and develop student’s global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. HOBY serves more that 9,000 students annually.


Katie Woods Junior at Eastern High School

“I took a pledge while I was there to spent 100 hours this year in community service,” Woods said, “Being a part of HOBY has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.” In other business at the meeting Superintendent Michelle Filon introduced three new teachers to the board including: • JP Gouche, 5th grade math/science teacher at Sardinia Elementary; • Drew Montgomery, 4th

students, a return to indexed weights rather than dollar amounts and fund supplemental transportation aid outside the funding formula. The OSBA would also like to see the bill remove provisions from the bill that would replace publicly elected board members on JVSDs with appointed individuals from the private sector and remove the provisions that would expand vouchers. “In regard to HB 167, referred to as the Columbus Plan that we talked a little bit about at last months meeting,” Filon added. “There are three main components requiring legislative action. The first is authorizing the mayor to community sponsor schools, the second part prescribes the creation of the position of independent auditor for the district, subject to voter approval. “The third pard requires the district to seek a levy from which revenue would be shared with partnering community schools.”

Terry W. Lovell sentenced to prison

Eric S. Reeves sentenced to prison

In April 2013, a four count indictment was filed against Terry W. Lovell. The indictment charged Count One, Trafficking in Marijuana, which is a felony of the fifth degree, having a maximum penalty of twelve (12) months in prison; Count Two, Trafficking in Drugs, which is a felony of the fifth degree, having a maximum penalty of twelve (12) months in prison; Count Three, Trafficking in Marijuana, being a felony of the fifth degree, having a maximum penalty of twelve (12) months in prison; Count Four, Trafficking in Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree, having a maximum penalty of twelve (12) months in Brown County prison. Court of Common Pleas Judge, Scott T. Gusweiler accepted a plea of guilty to Count One and Count Four. Upon a motion by the State of Ohio, Counts Two and Three were dismissed. On June 6, Judge Gusweiler sentenced Mr. Lovell to ten (10) months in prison on Count One and ten

In February 2013, a five count indictment was filed against Eric S. Reeves. The indictment charged Count One, Illegal Manufacture of Drugs, a felony of the second degree, with a maximum penalty of eight (8) years in prison; Count Two, Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals for the Manufacture of Drugs, a felony of the third degree having a maximum penalty of thirty-six (36) months in prison; Count Three, Conspiracy, a felony of the third degree, having a maximum penalty of thirty-six (36) months in prison; Count Four, Conspiracy, a felony of the third degree, having maximum penalty of thirtysix (36) months in prison; Count Five, Possessing Drug Abuse Instruments, a misdemeanor of the first degree, having a maximum penalty of One Hundred Eighty (180) days in jail. Brown County Court of Common Pleas Judge, Scott T. Gusweiler accepted a plea of guilty to Count Two. Upon a motion by the State of Ohio, the remaining counts in the indictment were dismissed. On June 13, Judge Gusweiler sentenced Mr. Reeves to thirty-six (36) months in prison. Mr. Reeves was also ordered to pay court costs and Public Defender fees. Judge Gusweiler further advised Reeves of the optional (3) years of post-release control at the discretion of the Adult


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(10) months in prison on Count Four, which will run consecutively for a total of twenty (20) months in the Ohio Department of Corrections. Judge Gusweiler ordered Mr. Lovell to pay court costs and a twelve (12) month suspension of his Ohio Drivers License. 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.

Decatur Day in the Park celebrates 30 years Join in the fun at the 30th Annual Decatur Day in the Park. This years celebration will be a three day event beginning Friday, July 12 with a baby show at 5 p.m., a corn hole tournament and the Noah Smith Band. On Saturday, July 13, a full day of activities are scheduled including a parade, kids games, 4-H Baking Contest and Auction, Liberty Band, David James and the Gang Band, Horse Cookie Contest and drawing for Split the Pot. Then on Sunday, July 14 at 1 p.m., the first annual Horse Show will be held at the Decatur Community Center on State Route 125 as part of the Day in the Park weekend festivities celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Byrd Township Volunteer Fire department. Baby Show registration will begin at 4 p.m. on Fri-


grade math/science teacher at Sardinia Elementary; • Jennifer Walden, 3rd grade math/science teacher at Russellville Elementary. All three teachers were in attendance of the meeting and all were approved by the board later in the meeting. Filon offered her legislative liaison report which included a power point presentation. “I’m watching the progress of the biennial budget, House Bill (HB) 59,” Filon explained, “ Earlier in the month the Ohio Senate approved its version of the budget bill. “The Ohio House of Representatives voted last week to not concur with the Senate version of the bill. This triggered the appointment of a conference committee to ‘hammer out’ the differences between the two versions.” Filon said that the Ohio School Board Association has requested changes to HB 59 including restoration of House levels of funding for disadvantaged

Seniors to meet The Brown County Senior Citizens Club will meet on Wednesday, June 26 at 12 noon for a potluck luncheon followed by a favorite of many, Bingo. Please remember to bring your treasures as prizes. We will meet at the ABCAP Building located at 406 W. Plum Street, Georgetown. Parking is available in rear.

day, July 12 in the park. Car Show registration is set for Saturday, July 13 at 8 a.m. at the park. Parade registration and line-up will be from 10 10:45 a.m. at the Decatur Community Center. Horse Cookie chances are being sold at the Corner Mart for $10.00 per square. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Decatur Community including the Byrd Township Fire Department, the Decatur Community Center, 4-H groups and the annual Day in the Park Celebration. For more information please call Chairman Brian Day at (937) 515-7519.


Eric S. Reeves

Parole Authority upon his release from prison.

Filon told the board that this legislation has not yet been voted on but is scheduled for a possible vote in the Senate committee next week. She said she is also watching HB 18 which provides federal funding for financial assistance for the purchase of metal detectors, and HB 58 which would change the voting membership of the State Board of Education to include only elected officials representing each of Ohio’s congressional districts. “But the only one of these bills that I actually agree with HB 178,” Filon said, “It calls for the reduction of the number of required fire drills while increasing the number of safety drills.” Filon also expressed some concern over SB 127 which would create a property tax and a manufactured home tax reduction for parents of home-schooled children equal to the taxes levied by the school district on the homestead of the parent. In other business, board treasurer Kevin Kendall talked briefly to the board about fiscal year 20313 final appropriations and fiscal year 2014 temporary appropriations. The board approved both issues. Kendall asked the board for approval of the purchase of a new propane boiler for Russellville Elementary. Facilities supervisor Bill Mullins told the board that there are two boilers at the school currently but the back-up boiler was unable to be fixed. He said he had researched changing the new boiler from fuel oil to propane which would save the district a great deal of money to operate and it would be paid for in four years with the savings. “I’ve received two bids on replacing the boiler,”

Kendall said, “One bid was from Wellers for $73,930 and the second bid was from Feldcomp for $79,400. Following discussion by the board to purchase a new boiler it accepted the bid from Wellers and approved the change. Superintendent Filon proposed to the board that it not replace the two bus drivers who had retired last year, and instead eliminate one bus route. “The route I’m talking about goes to St. Michael,” Filon said, “It currently only carries nine students and some days it only carries 5 students. I recommend we eliminate that route, and also internally eliminate one bus route.” Kendall told the board that eliminating the two routes would free up approximately $50,000. “Now that doesn’t mean we will save $50,000, let’s get that clear,” Kendall told the board, “But it could be put into the funding formula and we could get reimbursed for some of it, maybe as much as $24,000. The board approved the recommendation following a brief discussion. The board also approved the following requests: • approve and adopt the revised section 504 policies and procedures; • approve Bethlehem Church Missions for use of the facilities on August 10, 2013; • approve classified supplemental contracts with Danny Jodrey as transportation supervisor, Janie Wills as special education aide/10 extended days and Donna Sentney, educational aide/guidance/10 extended days; • approve Joan Garrett as FCCLA (Family, Community and Career Leaders of America) instructor, $2,000 to be paid using student activity account.

Village Art House Little Kids’ Art Camp 2013 Application *********************************************************************** Little Kids’ Art Camp – Joy Mansfield and Suzy Pellegrini, experienced art educators in the West Clermont schools, will be hosting our 2013 Little Kids’ Art Camp. It is designed for kids 4 to 7 years old. The children will work with clay, do sculpture, paint, draw, and make surprises. All supplies are provided.

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Phone To Reached Parent (Day) _______________________ (Evening) ______________________ Emergency Contact Name ___________________________________ Phone __________________ My child, _______________________________________, will be attending the Little Kids’ Art Camp. I understand that I will be responsible for getting my child to and from the Village Art House. No supervision will be available before or after the session times. Therefore, children should arrive promptly, and be picked up on time. The following person is authorized to pick up my child: Name ______________________________________ Phone Number ____________________ If your child is not permitted to leave with a particular person, please notify us. Applications are due by Friday, June 28, 2013. Please mail a completed application and a check for $60 per child (made payable to “Village Art House”) to: Kathy McCoy Village Art House 120 North Market Street Batavia, OH 45103 All students will receive an e-mail or telephone confirmation informing them of their acceptance.

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shops Consignment throughout America have gained in popularity recently, expecially since 2008 when the economy took a dive. The economy, however, seems to be bouncing back and so are many small businesses in the area. The ‘Country Barn’ consignment shop in Georgetown, located at 105 N. Main Street, (right next to the new location of the Brown County Chamber of Commerce), is doing very well and seems to be just what the area needed. Owned and operated by Ann Kinder, the Country Barn is filled to capacity with slightly used and some new quality items at affordable prices. “I have approximately 75 consignees that bring in great items for resale,” Kinder explained. “But the majority of the items in my shop come from estate sales. I buy these estate sale items and then research what their worth is. But I understand that Georgetown is a small rural village that consists of a lot of farmers and people who just can’t always pay a lot for things. So it is very important for me to keep my prices reasonable.” Kinder said everything in her store has been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before taking a place on her shelves. “One thing the Country Barn is able to offer is a free lay-a-way,” she added. “I offer some high quality merchandise that customers want but can’t come up with all the money at once. I have over 1,100 square feet of space, and I can hold items for a while.” Kinder said her lay-away system is free, with a 10% fee for restocking if the item isn’t picked up. According to Kinder, who has 26 years experience in retail, said she first started in the consignment business several years ago with a yard sale. She said she watched what people were buying, what they asked for and how excited they were to find what

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The Country Barn features furniture of all kinds and shelves and shelves of household items.

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shelves and shelves of glassware and one-of-a kind vintage items fill the Country Barn in Georgetown located at 105 n. Main street.

they were looking for. “Eventually, I started setting up a sort of flea market stand in front of the Save-a-lot store,” Kinder said with a smile, “but everyone who stopped encouraged me to open a shop, so that’s what I did.” She continued, “I started out just across the street but quickly ran out of space. So when this building opened up I jumped on it, and opened up in December of last year. I’ve been so pleased with how quickly my customer response has been. And I can proudly say, I know my customers by name and look forward to seeing them when they come in.” Kinder said she also offers wares from local artists including handmade and designed purses and hand-made goat milk soap. She said she loves providing locally made items to the community. Merchandise in the County Barn include: • men’s clothing, shoes,

sports wear, collectibles, NASCAR, knives fishing poles and jewelry; • women’s clothing, shoes, sports wear, jewelry, linens and many houseware items; • large collection of furniture; • childrens clothing, toys and furniture, and much more. “I have a running wishlist from many of my customers looking for specific items,” Kinder added, “They tell me what they’re looking for and I keep my eyes open for the items at a cost they want to pay. Sometimes I don’t make any money, but I sure make my customers happy. I’d like to invite everyone in to look around the County Barn. I can almost guarantee I have something you’ve been looking for.” The County Barn is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Kinder may be reached at (937) 378-0229.

Wenstrup votes to protect life On Tuesday, June 18, 2013, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1797, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Representative Brad Wenstrup, a cosponsor of the bill, voted in support of the legislation, which passed 228 to 196. “I firmly believe that all human life is sacred and that life begins at conception. I have always and will always stand to protect the lives of the un-

born. The disturbing details that recently came to light surrounding abortion clinics like Kermit Gosnell’s and his crimes highlight the need to take action to prevent future atrocities.” Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortion doctor, was recently convicted of three counts of murder, one count of involuntary manslaughter, and various lesser counts. His abortion clinic was

described as a “House of Horrors” by his staff at trial. “This bill takes steps to protect some of society’s most vulnerable: pregnant mothers and the unborn. It would prevent ending the life of unborn children that are capable of feeling pain past 20 weeks of gestation. I am proud to be a cosponsor of H.R. 1797, and hope that the Senate takes up this important bill to further protect life.”



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Adamson stands above the rest at Meet of Champions BY Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press All it took was a little (more) competition to bring out the best in Jess Adamson. The Georgetown track and field athlete wrapped up a successful high school career with a personal-best put to capture the shot put title at the Midwest Meet of Champions at Northrup High School in Ft. Wayne, Ind. last Saturday. Against the best Ohio, Indiana and Michigan had to offer, Adamson unleashed a put of 63-5.75 to cap his high school career as a champion. In a cruel twist of fate, it wasn’t until his final throw as a high school competitor that Adamson broke through and delivered a put he knew was always there. It came in just the nick of time. “I went out with a major PR and it was the last throw of my high school career,” Adamson said with glee in his voice in a phone conversation on Tuesday. “I beat the state champ from Ohio, the state champ from Michigan and the state champ from Indiana.” The opportunity to compete at the Midwest Meet of Champions almost didn’t happen for Adamson. Each of the three states bring just three competitors for each individual event. According to Adamson, the top three are determined by who has had the best times, or in this case, throws, in the entire state. Initially, Adamson was on the outside looking in. When all the best throws in the state were tallied from

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Georgetown’s Jess Adamson (competing at the state Track and Field Championships on June 7) was the shot put champion at the Midwest Meet of Champions last saturday in Ft. wayne, Ind.

the past season, he had the fourth best throw in the state. He got his chance to compete in the meet because of an injury. Waverly’s Dylan Dyke, who had the best throw in the state, broke his foot and wasn’t able to compete. As it turns out, Adamson filled in quite admirably. Having not thrown quite as well as he knew he could the previous two weeks at, first, regionals, and then, state, Adamson put it all together in Ft. Wayne. He said he was throwing

65 feet in warmups, something he hadn’t done before. But when he got into the ring for the final time and unleashed the 63-5.75 put, Adamson was feeling good. “They were yelling me on. I even yelled in the circle,” he said. “I was excited. (The throw) didn't even feel good. I had a warmup out to 65. I was really feeling it.” The throw was easily the best of the day. He won by almost two and a half feet. CONTINUED ON PAGE 14

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Tiffin university thrower Mack Tudor, a 2012 western Brown graduate, finished second in the discus at the Division II outdoor Championships on May 24.


BY Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press Midway through his spin during his final discus throw at NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships Mack Tudor knew he was about to let loose a really good throw. The whole throw felt that good. It wasn’t until the small, black weighted disc came to a rest on the ground at Neta & Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl at Colorado State University-Pueblo in Pueblo, Colo. on May 24 that Tudor realized what he’d just accomplished. He’d not only set yet another personal record during his freshman season at Tiffin University but he had put himself in position to win a national championship. That dream was dashed just minutes later when Pittsburg St. senior John Talbert threw exactly six feet further to capture the Division II discus title. Yet, the national runnerup finish was simply a cap on a spectacular freshman

season at Tiffin for Tudor, a 2012 Western Brown graduate. He broke the Northwest Ohio school’s discus and shot put records, won a conference title in the discus and advanced to the Division II Outdoor Championships in both discus and shot put. All things considered, it was a better freshman season that Tudor could ever have imagined. “I couldn't ask for much more. I trained as hard as I could think. I had a couple personal bests I wanted to beat. I definitely out-threw what I was expecting to,” Tudor explained in a phone interview on Tuesday. “My expectations going in were 180 (feet in the discus) and 55 (feet) in shot put. I didn't think I would throw as well as I did. I kind of blew it out of the water I guess you could say.” Initially, the thought of Tudor competing in the Outdoor Championships as a true freshman would have simply been a dream. That was because, like CONTINUED ON PAGE 14


A freshman season for the (record) books

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The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) released its 2013-2014 fall sports divisional breakdown this week. The biggest development coming from the announcement was that the OHSAA approved a new seven division format for football. They adopted the new seven class system to en-

sure that classes were more fairly balanced. With the additional class, the OHSAA placed the biggest 72 schools into a new Division I class. The remaining football schools were placed evenly among the next six classes. This development had an impact on both the local football playing schools. Western Brown, who had been a Division II school in football, moved down to Division III.

They’ll now be among the bigger schools in Division III along with Ross, Talawanda and Wilmington, among others, who had all previously been Division II schools. Meanwhile, Fayetteville just barely stayed as a Division VI school. The cutoff line between Division VI and the new Division VII was 112 boys. Fayetteville has 114 boys registered for the school year, ensuring they’ll be

one of the smallest schools in Division VI. They’ll also face some tough competition in Division VI with a lot of Division V schools moving down to Division VI, including, among others, Summit Country Day and Cincinnati Country Day. In addition to the release of the new football classes, the OHSAA released the divisional breakdown for each of the other fall sports. Again, the school most

affected was Western Brown. For the next two years, the Lady Broncos volleyball team and girls soccer team will move back up to Division I. On the flip side, the Broncos boys soccer team will move back down to Division II after spending the past two years in Division I. The only other change among fall sports teams was in Fayetteville.

The Lady Rockets volleyball team will move back down to Division IV this fall. Those were the only schools and teams affected by the new division breakdown for this fall. Every other fall sport team will be in the same division they had been the past two years. Division breakdowns for winter and spring sports will be announced by the OHSAA on Aug. 8.


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sBC honors its spring All-League performers BY Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press


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A group of 35 incoming fourth through eighth graders took part in the Lady G-Men Basketball Camp last week at Georgetown high school. Lady G-Men coach Bernie Cropper directed the camp with the help of assistant varsity coaches and players.

Georgetown Lady G-Men Basketball Camp a success BY Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press A group of 35 campers took part in the annual Lady G-Men Basketball Camp last week at Georgetown High School. Under the direction of Lady G-Men coach Bernie Cropper, campers learned fundamentals and took part in competition and league games. Campers were divided into two groups (fourth, five and sixth graders and seventh and eighth graders)

who took part in free throw, two ball layup, hot shot and one-on-one competitions throughout the week. Winners in the competitions were as follows: •Free throws: Fourth, fifth and sixth: Rylee Leonard; Seventh and eighth: Reagan Leonard. •Two ball layup: Fourth, fifth and sixth: Gracie Fischer; Seventh and eighth: Madi Kattine. •Hot shot: Fourth, fifth and sixth: Kati Colwell; Seventh and eighth: Reagan Leonard.

berry, Hannah Cox and Gracie Fisher. At the completion of camp on Friday, awards were given out to the best defensive player and most improved player in camp. The Best Defensive Player honor was bestowed upon Kiana Dauwe (4-5-6) and Kennedy Underwood (7-8). The Most Improved Player was awarded to three campers. Grace Burrows (4-5-6) was honored as was Sarah Stansberry and Amaya Lovell (7-8).

Tudor: Wraps up freshman season with runner-up finish CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 he did in the indoor season, Tudor had expected to redshirt the outdoor season this spring to work on getting bigger and adjusting to the bigger shot put, which is 16 pounds compared to the 12 pound shot he threw in high school. It turned out his work during his redshirted indoor season payed off. His determined volume training regimen of heavy reps and heavy sets helped him add 35 pounds to his 6foot-4 frame. Even though he expected to fill in and get bigger once he got to college as he was always one of the youngest in his class -- he was just 17 when he graduated from Western Brown -- the added bulk convinced him and his Tiffin coaches to allow Tudor to compete during the outdoor. “It was clear I could compete for nationals and for a national championship,” he said. Quickly it was apparent that Tudor would have little trouble adjusting to the collegiate level despite being one of the youngest competitors. He broke Tiffin’s discus school record in his firstever competition, the Samford Invitational in Birmingham, Ala. Two meets later, at the Marv Frey Invitational at Ohio Wesleyan University, Tudor unleashed a throw of 184-8, which was good enough to qualify him for the Division II Outdoor

Championships. On every level except Division I track and field, athletes earn a trip to the nationals by hitting a certain mark in their specific event. Finding success in the discus didn’t take long for Tudor but it was a little longer before he saw a similar type of success in the shot put. He worked to adjust to the added four pounds and it finally came to a head at the Ashland Invitational at Ashland University on April 27. His put of 59-1.50 was his career-best and, at that time, the fifth best in the country. It also turned out to be good enough to qualify for nationals while also breaking the school record. Clinching trips to the Outdoor Championships in both the discus and shot put before regular season came to an end allowed Tudor to relax and have plenty of time to prepare for the trip to Colorado to compete in nationals. “It was definitely great. Now I (could) focus on nationals in a couple week,” Tudor said. “It (was) another week to survive type of thing. It definitely took weight off my shoulders.” Tudor would go on to win the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title in the discus on May 2, beating Findlay senior thrower Derrick Vicars along the way. Beating Vicars, a twotime Division II National Champion (one in the dis-

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•One-on-one: Fourth, fifth and sixth: Gracie Fischer; Seventh and eighth: Kimmy Seigla. The campers also took part in league play, culminating in a league championship game played near the end of camp on Friday. The league champion fourth, fifth and sixth grade team featured Madi Benjamin, Ceirra Boehmer, Shelby Nichols, Tori Utter and Emma Sams. The seventh and eighth grade league champion featured Kimmy Seigla, Bri Golds-

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cus and one in the shot put), was something Tudor was incredibly proud of. “I wanted to compete against Derrick Vicars,” Tudor said. “It's nice to say I beat that caliber athlete.” Fresh off his triumph over Vicars, Tudor headed to the Outdoor Championships as one of the youngest competitors. Just three freshman qualified for both the shot put and discus -- Tudor, Nebraska-Kearney’s Ryan Hircock (finished 19th in discus) and Ashland’s Dustin Porter (finished 19th in shot put). Tudor would go on to finish 16th in the shot put but it was performance in the discus that was noteworthy. He threw nearly 175 feet in his first throw of the afternoon in the discus, a throw he figured would be good enough to get into the finals, which it did. Still, Tudor wasn’t quite clicking on all cylinders. He struggled to find his footing in the ring. “The ring was really slick in Colorado. I couldn't get any traction,” he said. “I was slipping on my back foot. That was getting in my head.” In the finals, Tudor’s first two throws were in the mid170’s. He knew he had to do make something happen in his last throw. “I came out of the ring my second to last throw thinking I have to get something done on my last throw,” Tudor said. “I was sitting in seventh place going into the last round. I was gonna get, at least, an All-American spot. I wasn't going to let anybody take that from me.” He promptly stepped into

the ring and delivered. “It was 190-6. I couldn't believe it,” Tudor said of the throw. “I was about to cry. I couldn't believe I won a national champions.” Then Talbert stepped into the ring just minutes later and threw 196-7 and won the national title, making Tudor the runner-up and an All-American to boot. “I went through so many emotions in five minutes,” Tudor said. “(Talbert) was a great guy. He was a senior. He deserved it.” Having recently wrapped up his freshman season, Tudor looked excitely to the future on Tuesday. As always, Tudor has set his standards high for the future. He’s spent the last couple weeks researching how former UCLA AllAmerican and three-time Division I national champion and two-time Olympian John Godina had performed during his freshman season so he knows where he stands against the best. “I've always had high standards. I always think about throwing further and further,” he said. “I know what I need to do.” But he did take a few moments to reflect on what turned out to be an outstanding freshman season at Tiffin. “It was definitely a change,” Tudor said of the collegiate level. “At major competitions I've never performed my best. I show up at nationals my freshman and I dominated a little bit. I enjoyed being on the other end of the pole. It was definitely a great feeling. “Being one of the best freshman in the country has me excited for the future.”

Joe Myers 5K set for July 4th The annual Joe Myers 5K Classic will kick off at 8:00 a.m. on July 4 at the Rambler Center in Russellville. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. There will be eight categories for runners plus and one for runners. The top male and female finisher will be awarded plaques. The top two finishers in each class will be awarded a medal. All proceeds wil go to the Joe Myers Eastern High School Lady Warrior and Warrior Basketball Scholarship Fund.

Adamson: Finishes a champion CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 Riley Norman, of Michigan, finished second with a put of 61-1.5. Adamson also beat his Ohio teammate, David Paliscak, who had beaten him out a week earlier for the Division III shot put title at the State Track and Field Championships. Paliscak finished third with a throw 60-6.5 in what was a loaded field. “This was the best of the best. This was harder than the state meet,” Adamson said. “I felt more proud winning the meet of champions than I did if I won the state meet.” The throw was also a vindication of sorts for Adamson. He’d been able to throw over 60 feet in practice regularly this season, including several throws of 64 feet, but hadn’t been able to do so as much in competition. But against some of the best throwers in the Midwest, Adamson finally was

able to put his best foot forward in competition. “I finally got to prove myself,” he said. As a bonus, Adamson got to one-up his friend and former competitor, Mack Tudor. His throw broke the former Western Brown thrower’s city of Cincinnati record in the shot put. Tudor had set the record last year with a throw of 62-6. Chad Sexton, Western Brown track and field coach, told Adamson that he now held the city record even though the throw came at a postseason meet. “I was happy that I finally beat Macklin, at least record wise,” Adamson said. “He had 62 and I really wanted to beat him. I finally beat his season best.” A championship in hand, Adamson was on top of the world and feeling pretty good about a high school career that saw him go out on top. “I’m very excited,” an understated Adamson said.



There may be just two local teams who compete in the Southern Buckeye Conference but they combine to acquit themselves quite well against the rest of the league. In fact, they tend to perform pretty well. The 2013 spring season was no exception as four Western Brown or Georgetown teams took home titles this spring. They were honored at the SBC Spring Banquet on May 28 at Hamersville School. It was another strong spring for Western Brown teams, whose combined performances helped the school earn its 11th straight American Division AllSports Award title. The Broncos baseball team won a share of its second straight American Division title. They finished 8-2, the same record as cochampion New Richmond. Meanwhile, the Lady Broncos softball title won a share of its first title since 2009. The Lady Broncos finished 8-2 to share the title with Amelia. Western Brown senior shortstop Brittany Palmer was named softball CoPlayer of the Year for the American Division along with Amelia’s Brady Portafke. The Lady Broncos’ coach, Blaine Wallace, was honored with Amelia’s Kelly Throckmorton as the American Division softball Co-Coach of the Year. It was just as successful, if not more, of a spring season for the Western Brown and Georgetown track and field teams. Both the Broncos boys track team and the G-Men boys track team took home titles at the SBC League Meet on May 14-15 at Western Brown High School. Several track athletes and coaches were bestowed with individual honors. Chad Sexton was named American Division boys track Coach of the Year after leading the Broncos to another league title despite significant losses from the year before. His senior runner and pole vaulter, Chase Latham, was named the boys track American Division Runner fo the Year. Latham’s senior classmate, Lauren Stacy, was named the girls track American Division Field Event Person of the Year. In the National Division,

Georgetown swept the boys track awards after running away with the National Division title. Nick McAfee was named Runner of the Year while his senior classmate and teammate Jess Adamson was named Field Event Person of the Year. G-Men coach Tracy Hawkins was selected National Division boys track Coach of the Year. These young men and women weren’t the only local student-athletes who were honored for their efforts this spring, however. Many more were named either first or second team All-League in their sport. They are listed below, by sport: •Baseball: First team: Trevor Lind, Caden Piatt, Scotty Ryan, Tim Ward and Nick Osborne (Western Brown); Jacob Miller (Georgetown). Second team: Gunnar Wallace and Jarred Haggerty (Western Brown); Brad Zurbach (Georgetown). •Softball: First team: Brittany Palmer, Josie McElroy, Lindsey Harvey, Morgan Fischer and Brianna Stacy (Western Brown); Morgan Gast Second (Georgetown). team: Morgan Nickell and Kasey York (Western Brown); Taylor Linkous (Georgetown). track: First •Boys team: Nick McAfee, Jess Adamson, Jake Cropper, Tom Cropper, Kyle Damen, Logan Lucas, Banon Swartz, Evan Cotter, Brandon Tucker and Janson Florence (Georgetown); Chase Latham, Derrick Mitchell, Rick Pride, Gage Perkins, Nick Orr, Chaz Patten, Jake McKinney and Jessie Leonard (Western Brown). Second team: Cody Hanson and Antonio Hill (Western Brown). •Girls track: First team: Dominique Hunter, Felicia Zeller, Lauren Stacy, Tori Patten, Delayne Seigla and Holly O’Hara (Western Brown); Kelsey Miller, Rachel Gibbons, Kylie Watson, Megan Williams and Stephanie Ayers (Georgetown). Second team: Miranda Arnold, Michelle Goslin, Meggie O’Hara and Kelsa Gruber (Western Brown); Hanna Wilburn, Cheyenne Dunseith and Savanna Swartz (Georgetown). •Boys tennis: First team: Quade Kidwell and Tanner Luck (Western Brown). Second Team: Cory Kuttler. Look for more coverage of the SBC All-League performers on page 15.

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SBC-A All-League Performers

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The Southern Buckeye Conference-American Division first team baseball AllLeague performers.

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The Southern Buckeye Conference-American Division first team softball All-League performers.

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The Southern Buckeye Conference-American Division first team girls track and field All-League performers.

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The Southern Buckeye Conference-American Division first team boys track and field All-League performers.

Look for coverage of the SBC-National Division All-League performers in next week’s edition of The Brown County Press.

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The Southern Buckeye Conference-American Division first team boys tennis AllLeague performers.


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western Brown basketball campers have successful week The western Brown youth Summer Boys Basketball Summer Camp was held last week, June 10-13, at the high school. A big group of campers in grades three through eight learned drills and skills to help better themselves both as teammates and players from western Brown varsity coaches and players, led by Broncos head coach Greg Foster. The campers took part in five-on-five, three-on-three and one-on-one games to learn to work together as a team but also to work on individual skills. Competitions were held and prizes were awarded to the winners.

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wB’s woodyard helps east to win western Brown’s Gunnar woodyard took part in the ron woyan east/west All-Star football game last Thursday night at Kings high School.

Local runners from Eastern, Western Brown and Hamersville, Williamsburg, Felicity and Georgetown participated in a cross country camp on June 1013 at Hocking Hills State Park. Campers had the chance to run twice per day as well as attend clinics to learn about everything from flexibility and exercises to aid their running to motivation and training plans to make them better. Additionally, every afternoon, campers were able to go on excursions to see the local sites and were able to canoe, kayak and swim. A big thank you goes out to all the coaches and parents that helped make it such a fun experience. Coaches and parents who attended the camp included Nathan Hauke, Chad Sexton, Chris Rolph, Toby Lewin, Ginger Marsh, Barry Henderson and Brian Binion. The runners who participated in the camp included



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runners from Brown and Clermont County took part in a cross country camp at hocking hills State Park on June 10-13.

Brady Patrick, Nick McAfee, Jordan Kattine, Dakota Williams, Colin Graham, Jordan Rolph, Nathan Webb, Kristin Bein, Jessie Marsh, Jamie Simmons, Roger Thornberry, Randy Thornberry, Lindsey Smith, Pearce Williford,

Bradley Elkins, Emma Lewin, Hannah Lewin, Jared Boeckmann, Colt Baker, Wyatt Crozier, Aidan Binion, Ethan Binion, Nick Jarman, Johnny Jarman, Clayton Griffith, Bailey Lowe, Austin Perry, Becky Appelmann, Alex

Baird, Nick Waits, Morgan Back, Sophia Leto, Seth Teaney, Jacob Collins, Gage Perkins, Noah Hayslip, Ethan Mitchell, Lane Sexton, Rick Pride, Kelsa Gruber, Reagan Henderson and Jake Henderson.

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woodyard played receiver for the east squad, who won 21-19. he had two receptions for 31 yards in the win.

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Chapter officers – first row left to right – Phyllis wahl, Dorothy helton; second row left to right – Jessica Little, Jessamine Clark, eileen Beasley, Diana schwartz, sue McKinley


The Taliaferro Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the historic Georgetown Presbyterian Church. There were 15 members and guests present. Following a delicious meal catered by The Country Inn of Georgetown, Mr. Stanley Jennings of Georgetown was recognized for the proper use, care and display of the American flag. Mr. Jennings who resides on Free Soil Rd. in Georgetown takes great pride and honor in showing his love of country by properly lighting and displaying the flag. The next order of business for the chapter was the installation of the new officers that will serve the chapter for the next three years. Those officers are: Diana Schwartz, Regent; Sue McKinley, Vice Regent; Phyllis Wahl, Treasurer; Eileen Beasley, Chaplain; Jessamine Clark, Secretary; Dorothy Helton, Registrar; Jessica Little, Historian. Regent Schwartz then took the gavel. Her first order of business was to recognize outgoing Regent Jessica Little for

Mount orab based band "spearpoint" performs at sawyer Point sunday, June 16, 2013 at The Celebration of Fatherhood presented by the Talbert house. Guest appearance by Gapper from the Cincinnati reds.

Gregory S. Baker graduates from Marine basic training

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Marine Corps Pfc. Gregory S. Baker, son of Cindy Strite and Scott Baker, both of Mt. Orab, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C.

Left to right, Jessica Little, stanley Jennings, Gaynell Britton

her dedication and service to the chapter. Regent Little was presented a beautiful wall clock and thanked for serving with pride and dignity. Discussion focused on recognizing all Revolutionary Soldiers from Brown County by placing a brick at the Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown in their honor, providing birthday greetings to all veterans at the Veterans Home and the state Fun Fair to be held in Columbus on Saturday, August 17th. Following the adjournment of the regular business meeting, Regent Schwartz

asked all members to meet at Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown for a grave marking ceremony for our departed member Barbara Wilson. Seven members and two of Mrs. Wilson’s family members were present for this very touching ceremony. The next meeting of the chapter will be September 14th, 2013. Any person interested in honoring their Revolutionary soldier is encouraged to do so by becoming a member of the chapter. You may contact any chapter member for additional information.

Bronco yard sale fundraiser scheduled The Lady Broncos Soccer Team will be having a fundraiser yard sale on Saturday, July 13 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Western Brown High School parking lot. To make donations or for more information call Sandy at (513) 255-4342.

For 13 weeks, Baker 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, Baker 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. Baker is a 2012 graduate of Western Brown High School of Mt. Orab, Ohio.

The Lake waynoka Garden Club met at the Indian spring winery on Thursday, June 13. The Creighton family provided some wine tasting and everyone enjoyed the evening at Brown County's newest winery.

Marvin's Organic Gardens to present program on Edible Gardening BY Louis Mays Lake Waynoka Garden Club Recorder Do you know about edible landscaping? This is especially useful if you lack garden space. You can develop a landscape that's both practical and beautiful. The Lake Waynoka Garden Club welcomes Wes Duren, son of Marvin

Duren of Marvin's Organic Gardens in Lebanon, Oh. Wes will be providing a very informative program on edible gardening. The Duren family has been providing informative lectures about many topics associated with organic gardening and usually draw overflow crowds to their programs. More information about Marvin's Organic Gardens, including a

list of the lecture series, can be found at this web site: This program will be held on Thursday, July 11, at 7 p.m. at the Lodge and will be open to the public. We ask attendees to bring their favorite covered dish and to make a small contribution to help offset the cost of bringing Wes Duren to the meeting.

For those of you that like to plan ahead, the garden club has invited Bob Thobaden, President of the Ohio Bird Banding Association, to speak at the lodge about attracting birds to your garden for our meeting on August 8 at 7 p.m. For more information about the Lake Waynoka Garden Club, contact Louis Mays, recorder, at (937) 446-2769.

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The Brown County Press would like to thank Marine Corps Pfc. Gregory S. Baker for serving our country.

C.G.M.A. District Rally to be held at Faith Center Pastor Henry Taylor and the congregation of the Faith Center, Bethel are inviting the community to the Church of God Mountain Assembly (C.G.M.A.) District Rally to be held at Faith Center on Thursday and Friday, June 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. nightly. Ministering Thursday night will be Rev. Don White, pastor of the Living Church of Five

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Mile, Mt. Orab and on Friday will be Rev. Eddie Hounshell, pastor of the Newport Church of God, Newport, Ky. There will be special singing nightly. The church is located at 3112 South Bantam Road, Bethel. For more information call Rev. Rick McKinney at (513) 305-8825.

Henderson, Third Generation Singers at local church revival Pastor Richard Deems and the congregation of the Freedom In The Rock Church will be holding revival services with Rev. Glen Henderson, Fairborn, Oh., on Friday and Saturday, June 28 and 29 at 7 p.m. then on Sunday, June 30 at 6 p.m. Also minister-

ing in song on Friday will be the Third Generation Singers. The church is located at 3187 South Bantam Road, Bethel. For more information call Pastors Richard or Sharon Deems at (513) 276-8673.


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Frost wins contest

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Fayetteville Scouts part of parade on sunday June 16, 2013 the Fayetteville Boy and Cub scouts Pack and Troop 456 participated in the Fayetteville Firemans Festival Parade to show their appreciation for scouting and their community.

The russellville Kiwanis Club presents regan Frost, the safety Poster Contest winner from russellville elementary school. regan’s poster, “say no to drugs,” was judged the best poster of all the entries of the fifth grade class at her school. regan, and her parents Mark and Barbara were guests of the Kiwanis Club when regan was presented with her cash price for her winning poster. The Kiwanis Club distributes “Personal safety Books” to fifth grade students to teach safety at home, safety at school, and safety at play. The Club wishes to thank all our partners in safety who make this project possible. Pictured above, Gerry schumacher, russellville Kiwanis Past-President presenting regan Frost, safety Poster winner from russellville elementary school award.



Jennings recognized by DAR

Mt. Orab’s Spearpoint performs

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BY Faye Mahaffey Master Gardner Volunteer As I take my daily walk I stop to observe what caterpillars are munching away on my plants and try to identify the butterflies collecting nectar in my flower beds. I keep my phone in my pocket so I can snap a quick photograph of any garden visitors. My father worked diligently to eradicate any milkweed from our farm ground and would surely be disappointed with me for enthusiastically planting several varieties in my gardens. Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) is probably the most invasive culprit. It selfsows freely, so deadhead if you don’t want volunteer seedlings each year. All parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested. The milkweeds contain toxins called cardiac glycosides. Monarch and Queen Caterpillars accumulate these toxins while feeding and become distasteful to predators such as birds and reptiles. The toxins remain even in the body of the adult butterfly, and in the Monarch are concentrated in the wings and the abdomen. Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) is a wellbehaved garden plant. It forms a large clump and will not spread by runners like so many of its cousins. As with


Butterfly Weed

the Common Milkweed, Swamp Milkweed attracts bees, butterflies and birds. Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) is native to North America and can be found in prairies and along railroad beds growing in clumps. This true milkweed lacks milky sap; instead, its stem and leaves bleed clear sap. The species name tuberosa refers to its large taproot, which makes it nearly impossible to transplant (it can be grown from seed). Its single stems branch only near the top and its flower stalks harbor up to 25 individual flowers. Flowers vary from all yellow to red. Butterfly Weed is a host plant for Gray Hairstreak and Monarch butterfly cater-

pillars. The life history of a Monarch butterfly is fascinating to observe. There are four stages to a butterfly’s life, and each is radically different from the others. A butterfly starts as an egg, which hatches in about 4 to 6 days. The tiny caterpillar starts to eat and, as it gets bigger, sheds its skin 4 to 6 times. After about 2 to 3 weeks it is full grown and transforms into a pupa, a quiescent stage during which its body structures change into those of an adult. Five to fifteen days later the adult butterfly emerges. Adults mate, the females lay eggs, and the cycle starts over. This whole process is called metamorwhich means phosis, “change of form.” I apologize for getting so “scientific”, but sometimes we forget the chain of events. Needless to say, I learn more about butterflies each year. I have read about rearing butterflies, but I think my calico cat would more than likely help the caterpillars meet an untimely death! If you would like more information about butterfly gardens go to the Ohio State University Extension Web Site at and read Fact Sheets W-12-2002, (Butterfly Gardens) W-13-

Local meets, events and birthdays


At the suggestion of a person that has been very successful at business I am requesting that you contact the newspaper editor associated with this paper, the one that you are now reading, and thank the editor for printing this newspaper column and/or any other column that draws your attention. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. *** A surprise telephone call from my friend Gloria ended up in an impromptu trip around the southern Ohio countryside. We had a delicious meal at the truckstop just east of Sardinia, visited Lyndon Yocum's gravesite on Father's Day, found out about two new businesses (at least to me), and had a great time conversing. The two new businesses in our small traveling area of US Route 62 to Sardinia through Arnheim is Indian Springs Winery and Farmers Market. They are open on Saturdays for both, and I forget the other day and I also forget the name of the road except to know that it is the second road to the north after turning from Arnheim toward Lake Waynoka. The second business is the Good Seed Farms which has moved from beautiful but faraway Tranquilty to easily accessible Macon. You cannot miss this business. It could have been the day of perfect temperatures and perfect sunshine but it seemed as if every plant in the whole area was magically calling my name, “Mary, see how beautiful I am? Take me home with you!” Yes, every single one is beautiful and Steve Boehme and his knowledgeable staff were extremely helpful. *** If you are interested in writing Jimmy Joe Eckler his address is James J. Eckler,


MARY HOWLETTE 679-690, 15708 McConnelsville Road, Caldwell, Ohio, 43724 *** Mandolin Farm, located at Flemingsburg, Ky is having a brown bean and cornbread dinner on July 6. Then at 10 p.m. will be a fireworks display “Mandolin Farm style”. The cost of admission (to cover the cost of the fireworks) is $5 a person or $10 a car load. There will also be different styles of music. Anyone interested can also camp on the grounds. Willie rents lots in many different time sequences including seasonal for very reasonable rates, at least they were that way last year. *** The BCGH Retirees breakfast will be held June 25th at 9 a.m. at Lake Manor. *** A benefit for David Frazier, our co-worker, will be held Saturday June 29th starting at 6 until 9 p.m. at Lake Waynoka clubhouse. *** Also, on June 29th, a benefit supper and dance will be held for our neighbor, Brandon Fussnecker, on the grounds of the Antique Machinery Show. *** Sincere sympathy to classmate Twila Lesoure Hauke's family, friends, and loved ones as the Death Angel came and took her leaving her place empty at the family table. *** Congratulations to Nathan Bixler, the reason he and his 4-H teammates have been

one of 55 qualified from Ohio that will participate for Global Competition at the University of Tennessee. The team members will compete with other teams from all over the world. The requirements they have to met sound very, very stiff to this technically challengered author. All I can say to this team that in my eyes you are winners. Nathan is the grandson of Ruth Ann Teeters, and son of Larry and Vicki Bixler, coaches for this team along with Amy Combs. Congratulations Team. *** The Brown County Sing will be held this month at the New Beginning's Church at Farmer's Chapel at 3417 White Oak Valley Road, Georgetown, Ohio 45121. You are welcome. *** Thursday evening I had the great pleasure of being one of the packed out audience at the Gaslight Theatre to see the Christian Theatre for Children 2013 Summer Theatre Presentation of Disney's “The Jungle Book.” What a thrill for me to see the young people perform, their excitement, their enthusiasm! Many thanks to Dody Crisp Staker for realizing her dream and also for her hard work that went being awarded the State Farm Insurance Company $25,000 grant. Another production is scheduled to be presented at the Gaslight Theatre on December 6th. Also, many thanks to Sandy Hanselman Eversole, Debbie Haubner Adkins, and Jill McCarley Dotson for bringing this all together in a such a wonderful way. *** Happy Birthday and anniversary to: Adam Klump, Travis Hamilton, Eric Greene, Trixie Goodman Clifton


Food for Fines huge success From May 12-25th the Brown County Public Library offered “Food for Fines.” Patrons were able to bring in canned food or gift cards to help pay off their library fines. This was a great way to help patrons clear up their library accounts and help the local food pantries. 941 food items were taken, as well as $281 in gift cards, which helped pay off the fines for 238 patrons. All together $2731 was waived from all four branches of the Brown County Public Library system. Fayetteville-Perry Library gave their donations to Hope Emergency located in Lynchburg, Ohio. The Georgetown Library gave their donations to Helping Hands located in Georgetown, Ohio. The Mt. Orab Library gave their donations to the Living Church of Five Mile’s food pantry located in Mt. Orab. The Sardinia Library donated their items to the Sardinia food pantry, an interfaith food pantry provided by Sardinia area churches.

2002, (Native Landscaping for Birds, Bees, Butterflies, and other Wildlife) and Bulletin 865 (Native Plants of Ohio). The vegetable garden is growing nicely. Tomatoes are appearing on the vines and I can almost taste them. The tomato map is hanging in the garden so that we can find the name of the tomato that we are sampling. This past week-end we hosted an outdoor wedding reception for a good friend. The lower yard needed weeded and mulched. We ended up spreading 23 yards of mulch! I feel like I am ready for a garden tour. The deer have been trimming the hostas down at the cabin. I sprinkled some “repellant” and then we were blessed with 3 ½ inches of rain, so I had to sprinkle again. The farmers have planted corn all around us, so the deer will be dining in our landscape more this year. I have been watching a family of rabbits hop around the fenced in part of my garden each morning- so far they haven’t hopped over. Are you starting to find insect damage on your plants or roses? Don’t forget that your gardening questions can be emailed to Mike Hannah, Brown County Master Gardener, at

Free concert at Mt. Orab First Baptist Pastor Timothy Cline and the congregation of the First Baptist Church will be hosting Brad White in concert on Sunday, June 23 at 6 p.m. This will be an evening of classic southern gospel musical worship and praise for all generations as twotime Grammy nominee leads the evening of worship through his music. White is an accomplished Christian musician on the saxophone, piano and also a vocalist. The concert is free. For more information go to or call (937) 444-2712.

Tea party to meet The Brown County Tea Party announces their next regular meeting with be held at the Municipal Park Shelter at 221 South High Street in Mt. Orab on Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m. We are pleased to announce that Thea Shoemake will speak on the subject of Common Core. Common Core is a national educational standard which is being implemented in our schools without any input from state or local administrations. Please join us to learn more about this subject and many other issues currently facing our Nation. If you would like more information, please call (937) 4443673.

OTH volunteer correction Ohio Therapeutic Horsemanship would like to announce a correction in the dates of the volunteer training, volunteer training will be held on June 26 from 67:30 p.m. at Cherry Ridge Farms (4158 Vinegar Hill Rd, Georgetown Ohio). We would like to invite anyone interested in volunteering with our program to come out! Please contact Program Director Sabrina Mignerey for information at or (937) 213-2378.

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R’ville sets July 4th Celebration in the Park A patriotic parade will kickoff Russellville’s 3rd Annual July 4th Celebration in the Park on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 10:00 am. Harriet Jackson Groh, the Burbage Family Singers and Alexis Forsythe will be among the featured entertainment. The Eastern High School Band will march in the parade. The parade lines up at the new elementary school on St. Rt. 125 at 9 a.m. and moves out at 10 a.m. Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for the best seating along the parade route. The parade will feature floats, antique tractors, horse units, antique

and classic cars, decorated bicycles, fire engines and emergency vehicles. A cruise-in will also be featured following the parade. Food will be available all day; pork tenderloin sandwiches, hamburgers, corn on the cob, desserts, homemade ice cream. RCAPS Annual 4th of July Lunch will begin at 11:00 am at the RCAPS building. The American Legion Post will conduct a flag retirement ceremony. There will also be children’s games, euchre tournaments and crafts. The program continues throughout the afternoon and evening with karaoke and a street dance at 7 p.m.

Screenings will be available at Jaymie Jamison Foundation event On July 13, 2013 the Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope is hosting the 3rd Annual Panties Across the Bridge at the Purple People Bridge in Newport, KY. Beginning at noon will be a health and wellness fair, and an opportunity to be able to get several different types of health screenings. The Mercy Health Mammography Mobile will be on site. You must make an appointment before June 28th to be seen on July 13th. Please call 513-686-3300 to schedule your appointment. This unit accepts most medical insurances. Financial assistance is also available. St. Elizabeth's Cardiovascular Mobile Unit will

also be on site. Screenings are $25. They are now scheduling appointments, but will also take walk-in's the day of the event. Please call 859-301-WELL. The Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope is encouraging both men and women to take care of yourself. Often many people put their needs last, and it can lead to health problems. Come down to Panties Across the Bridge and take care of some health needs, educate yourself on gynecological cancers, donate a pair of panties to hang on the bridge, enjoy live music, and witness the Purple People Bridge turn teal for the first time ever!

Magie Waters Summer Theatre in full swing Return to Our House” is both an invitation and the title of the first play for the Summer at Magic Waters Theatre near Bainbridge. Indeed, the folks at Magic Waters Theatre do want folks to know that they are open this Summer and invite them to return to “Broadway on Cave Holler!”, and Jean Lowe of the Magic Waters troupe has written a delightful offering for the first show of the season, sort of appropriately titled “Return to Our House”. The show opened on June 7, and it will play for just one more weekend, June 14, 15, & 16. The play is a comedy, but also deals with some serious life struggles which the audiences so far have truly appreciated. Friday and Saturday shows start at 8 p.m. at the rustic amphitheatre on Cave Road, and the Sunday shows start at 7 p.m. Optional preshow dinners may be ordered ahead of time and are served one hour before show time. Boonie the Magician also entertains for nearly an hour before the show, so folks wanting to catch a bit of that should plan on arriving early. Magic Waters Theatre is located on the Cave Road, just off of US Route 50 and 4 miles west of Bainbridge. Admission to all shows for the Summer is: Adult- $7.00, Child-$3.50 and Srs.-$4.00. The optional pre-show dinners cost $6.95 plus tax. Money-saving season tickets are on sale at this time,

and group rates begin at 20 people (Please call to arrange for a large group.) Magic Waters will present two other shows this summer: “Maggie’s Mischievous Back to magic Land” and “Charlotte’s Web”, with the Maggie show happening the last two weekends of June and Charlotte’s Web filling the last three weekends of July. Both of these shows are appropriate for the young in heart of any age. (There is no show on the Independence Day weekend.) All folks visiting Magic Waters Theatre this Summer will get chance to win a “Getaway Give-away” which features overnite stays at either Bayview Cottages or Blueberry Hill cabins at Rocky Fork Lake, tickets to “Tecumseh!”, day passes to Long’s Retreat and even more! (Actually there will be four of these great mini-vacations awarded by the luck of the draw! To make reservations, to inquire about group rates, or to order pre-show dinners call (937) 365-1388. A visit to the web page may be very helpful, as well:


Coalition to meet Mt. Orab Coalition meeting will take place on Thursday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. at JC's in Mt. Orab.

Car and Bike Show set at Festival of the Bells The Festival of the Bells Car and Bike Show will take place on Saturday, July 6 in Hillsboro at the old high school parking lot. Registration is from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Dash plaques for the first 50 registered participants, top 30 show with additional trophies for Best of Show and People’s Choice, trophies awarded at 3 p.m. Rain or shine - and food will be available served by


Butterflies and the Milkweed Family

the Kamp Dovetail volunteers. For more information call Mary at (937) 393-8550. All proceeds benefit Kamp Dovetail. There will also be a Corn Hole Tournament. All proceeds from that will benefit SATH and Kamp Dovetail. For more information call Linda at (937) 393-1904 ext 131 or Mary at (937) 3938550.


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SATURDAY, June 22 Car Wash at Wendy’s in Mt. Orab, sponsored by the Western Brown JV/Varsity football team from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations will be accepted for service. Phileo Ministries, Clothing Ministries of Tri County Baptist Church will be open on Saturday June 22 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. For more information call (937) 446-1416. Baby Show, sponsored by the Ripley Life Squad will bill be held on Saturday, June 22 at 799 South Second Street in Ripley. Registration set to begin at 9 a.m. Show begins at 10 a.m. For more information on this event or to attend, please call (937) 618-2322 or (937) 213-3656. Brian Grant Foundation (Parkinson’s Disease) Fun Day has been set for Saturday, June 22 beginning at 8 a.m. with a grill-off registration, judging will be at 5 p.m. Entry fee is only $50 each category. For more information call (937) 213-3077 or (937) 618-1036. Brown County Historical Society Meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 22 at the Old Timers’ building on the fairgrounds to car pool for the annual June historic tour. This year the group will travel to the Blue Licks Battlefield and Museum in Kentucky as well as possible other stops including the Underground Railway Museum in Maysville. For more information contact society president Ned Lodwick at (937) 378-6334. Brown County Tea Party Meeting has been scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 at the Municipal Park Shelter at 221 South High Street in Mt. Orab. For more information please call (937) 444-3673. Cruise-In at the Corner continues every Saturday night through July 20 from beginning at 6 p.m. Oldies music, food, homemade desserts and free vehicle registration for door prizes. The church is located at 6162 State Route 132, Goshen. Call (513) 288-1977 for more information. SUNDAY, JUNE 23 Free Concert at Mt. Orab First Baptist Church will be held on Sunday, June 23 beginning at 6 p.m. The evening will include a Brad White concert and classic southern gospel musi-

cal worship and praise. This event is free to everyone. For more information visit or call (937) 444-2712. MONDAY, JUNE 24 Mt. Orab Lions Club will meet on Monday, June 24 at the New Harmony Lodge at 6:30 p.m. The lodge is located at 110 S. High Street. For more information contact Bob Richmond at (937) 444-4791. Meal is included. Northern Brown Senior Center will offer center activities, bingo and the library will visit at the center on Monday, June 24 at St. Martin Hall, For more information contact Nancy Stegbauer, activity director at (513) 875-2317. Sterling Township Trustees will meet in regular session on Monday, June 24 at 5 p.m. at the township hall. This meeting is open to the public. TOPS Chapter in Mt. Orab meets at 5:30 p.m. every Monday, including June 24, at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High Street. Further information is available by calling Velvet Frye at (937) 444-7237. Perry Township Trustees will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 24 in Fayetteville. The public is invited to attend. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, June 24, at the commissioners office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. The public is invited to attend. Western Brown Local School District Board of Education Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 24. This is an open-to-the -public meeting. TOPS Chapter in Sardinia meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday, including June 24, at Sardinia Church of the Nazarene on Sardinia-Mowrystown Road. Further information is available by calling Regina Davidson at (937) 446-3714. TOPS Chapter in Ripley meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday including June 24, at the Ripley Church of the Nazarene, 230 North Second Street. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501. TUESDAY, JUNE 25 Phileo Ministries, Clothing Min-

istries of Tri County Baptist Church will be open on Tuesday, June 18 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. For more information call (937) 446-1416. Ripley Village Council will meet in regular session at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25. This meeting is open to the public. Zumba Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness on Tuesday, June 25 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. Book Club for Adults will meet at the Mt. Orab Public Library on Tuesday June 25 at 1:30 p.m. The library is located at 613 W. High Street and may be reached by calling (937) 444-1414. 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. Yoga Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness, 127, North Point Drive, Mt. Orab at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25 at the center. Members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members are welcome. Please call (937) 444-5230 for details and new hours. Al-Anon Family Group Sessions will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Methodist Church on Church Street, off N. High Street. This group can provide support and information to families and individuals who know someone who suffers from substance abuse. For more information call Jean at (937) 444-3877. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 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, June 26, at the commissioners office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. The public is invited to attend. Southern Hills JVSD Board of Education Meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26 at the board office at 9193 Hamer Road in Georgetown. Sit and Stitch will meet 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 26 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, JUNE 27 Farmers Market in Georgetown has been set for each Thursday, including June 27 from 3 to 7 p.m. on the west side of South Main Street at the corner of S. Main and Cherry Street. Vendors please call (937) 392-1543 for information. No flea market merchandise is permitted. Brown County Retired Teacher’s Association will meet on Thursday, June 27, beginning with a meal at noon followed by a business meeting at 12:30 p.m. at the Brown County Educational Service Center. For more information on the association call Carolyn Carr at (937) 446-3191 or Phyllis Paeltz at (937) 392-1146. Kick-boxing Classes will be offered on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on June 27, 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 (937) 4445230. Georgetown Village Council will meet in regular session at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 27. This meeting is open to the public. Book Club for Adults will meet at the Mt. Orab Public Library on Thursday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m. The library is located at 613 W. High Street and may be reached by calling (937) 444-1414. Fayetteville Perry Local School District Board of Education Meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 27. This meeting is open to the public. Free Suppers Served at Decatur Park will be held each Thursday, including Thursday, June 27 and July 4, sponsored by the ‘We Can Help’ food bank in Decatur. Serving begins at 6 p.m to 8 p.m. 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. Yoga Classes will be offered at the Snap Fitness Center in Mt. Orab, 127 North Point Drive beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27. 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, June 27, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab. Brown County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 27 at the Brown County Eductional Service Center. Every retired school employee is invited to attend. For more information call Carolyn Carr at (937) 446-3191 or



Property Sales Justin Neal Liming to Justin Neal Liming, Lot 1A and Lot 2A in Liming Sub., Clark Twp., filed 6-10-2013 Claude Caldwell to Harry S. and Sandra Mofford, In-Lot 20 whole in Hamersville, Clark Twp., filed 6-162013, $37,000 Doris Boitnott and Deutsche Bank National Trust Company to Jeff Ridout, 5.44 acres of land in Eagle Twp., filed 6-10-2013, $12,000 John G. and Karen Shelton to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, 2.65 acres of land in Eagle Twp., filed 6-12-2013, $20,000 Donald and Ellen Lee Gelter and Ellen Lee Gelter to Dale Gelter and Ray Gelter, 127.85 acres of land in Franklin Twp., filed 6-10-2013 First State Bank, Springleaf Financial Services and Tynia L. and Franklin L. Seipelt Jr., to Andrew and Edna Mae Fisher, 2.82 acres of land in Franklin Twp., filed 6-10-2013, $54,000 Sherry Ammerman to John Mahanes, In-Lot 246 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 6-11-2013, $1,536 Steven A. Shaver to James J. Lyons, In-Lot 2716 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 6-11-2013, $422 Sharon Miller to Randy and Mary Hiler, In-Lot 737 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 6-11-2013, $3,000 Jerilyn Jones to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, In-Lot 2264 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 6-10-2013 Louis and Clara Bramel LLC to Matthew Shotwell, Lot 22 in The River at Aberdeen Sub., Aberdeen, Huntington Twp., filed 6-6-2013, $101,000 Lawrence and Gid Cadwallader to Dorthea and Shaheen Miro, .43 acres of land in Aberdeen, Huntington Twp., filed 6-12-2013 First State Bank and Pam Kratzer to Nikolus Brownlee, 1 acre of land in Jackson Twp., filed 6-102013, $63,000 John and Sandra L. and John Graus and the Waynoka Property Owners Association to Todd Dearth and Bronda Meeker, In-Lot 3725 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Twp., filed 6-10-2013, $500 Ray Cable to Waynoka Property Owners Association, Inc., In-Lot 3753 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Twp., filed 6-6-2013 Adam Howell to John Zeilman, In-Lot 3922 in Lake Waynoka Sub.,

Jackson Twp., filed 6-12-2013 Deanna Leis to John and Shelli Ward, In-Lot 799 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Twp., filed 6-10-2013, $250 Everette Richards to Keith Gray, In-Lot 1794 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Twp., filed 6-11-2013, $8,200 Sandy West to Bev Brown, In-Lot 863 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Twp., filed 6-11-2013, $382 Pamela K. and Robert A. Jordan to Scott S. Renshaw, In-Lot 1004 in Lake Waynoka Sub., filed 6-12-2013 Ian and Susan Martin to Randy and Mary Hiler, In-Lot1182 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Twp., filed 6-11-2013, $1,162 Crystal D. and Bryan C. Francis to Bryan C. Francis, In-Lot 12RW in Russellville, Jefferson Twp., filed 610-2013 Beverly S. and Tom Gilpin Jr., to Ralph T. Gilpin Jr and Beverly Lang, 3.72 acres and 1.72 acres of land in Lewis Twp., filed 6-11-2013 Ralph Thomas Gilpin Jr., to Ralph T. Gilpin and Beverly Lang, 1 acre of land in Lewis Twp., filed 611-2013 Richard Lemay to Dorothy Downing, In-Lot 372 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 6-12-2013, $381 Todd R. Steele to Todd Randall Steele and Molly Anne Miller Steele, trustees, In-Lot 1074 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 6-10-2013 Denise Frost and US Bank National Association to Phillip and Diane Fishback, In-Lot 23 in Georgetown Acres Sub., Perry Twp., filed 6-11-2013, $38,500 Michael and Pamela McPherson to Pamela McPherson, Lot 10 in Barber Sub., Perry Twp., filed 6-12013 Teresa Adkins to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, .90 acres of land in Mt. Orab, Pike Twp., filed 6-12-2013, $50,000 Michael Gene and Tammy Dietrick to Thomas S. and Jeanine Gail Tucker, In-Lot 97 and In-Lot 98 in McClughen Addition in Mt. Orab, Pike Twp., filed 6-10-2013, $80,000 Donald R. Hamm etal to Rosa Lee Colyer, trustee, 7.57 acres of land in Pleasant Twp., filed 6-122013 Thomas G. Koenig to Jared Webber and Samantha Eversole, Lot 2 in Lakewood Estates Sub., in Georgetown, filed 6-10-2013, $145,000 Mitchell J. and Carla Royalty to Wells Fargo Bank, NA, .27 acre of land in Pleasant Twp., Georgetown,

filed 6-11-2013, $20,000 David H. smiley and Amy M. Yockey to David H. Smiley and Amy M. Yockey, .57 acres, 1.97 acres, .42 acres and 61 acres of land in Scott Twp., filed 6-11-2013 Marion C. and Rick L. Misch to Rick L. and Marion C. Misch, 14.65 acres of land in Scott Twp., filed 611-2013 Donna Lou Heslar to Donald E. Kallam, 14.32 acres of land in Deer Run Sub.., in Sterling Twp., filed 612-2013, $43,500 Cecil L. Black etal to Cecil Black, 1.13 acres of land in Union Twp., filed 6-11-2013 Cecil and Shirley Black to Cecil Black, 1.57 acres of land in Union Twp., filed 6-11-2013 North Star Properties and L.C. Taylor to Justin David Bracco, 3.13 acres of land in Union Twp., filed 611-2013, $13,000 Stella and Milton A. Jordan to David and Susan Poole, In-Lot 9 (part) in Ripley, Union Twp., filed 612-2013, $8,000 Fred E. Settles to Campbell and Gifford Partnership, In-Lot 230 whole, in Ripley, Union Twp., filed 611-2013, $954 Fred E. Settles to Campbell and Gifford Partnership, In-Lot 231 whole in Ripley, Union Twp., filed 611-2013, $323 Michael C. Miller etal to Keith T. and Kelly R. Wendel, 97.93 acres of land in Washington Twp., filed 6-122013, $185,000

Marriages Patricia Ann Durham, 50, Williamsburg, homemaker to marry Jimmy Dale Powers, 54, Williamsburg, carpenter, filed 6-6-2013 Erin Machelle Ratliff, 26, Winchester, Brown County Child Support to marry Jeremy Adam Meranda, 29, Georgetown, farmer, filed 6-10-2013 Amber Lynn Malott, 21, Mt. Orab, Hampton Inn to marry Timothy Wayne Williams, Jr., 27, Mt. Orab, Build Pool/Whit Castle, filed 6-102013 Patricia A. Scanlon, 49, Hamersville, assistant manager to marry Anthony E. Scanlon, 49, Hamersville, self-employed, filed 610-2013 Leslie Ruth Poole, 55, Sardinia, clerical to marry Donald Darren Piatt,50, Sardinia, machinist, filed 610-2013 Jade Louderback, 27, Sardinia, beautician to marry Ryan Louderback, 33, Sardinia, lineman, filed 5-

10-2013 Nicole Ann Click, 27, Georgetown, mental health tech, to marry Eric Thomas Telfor, 28, Georgetown, parts washer, filed 6-12-2013 Miranda Lynn Brierly, 21, Hamersville, cashier to marry Joseph Mathew Howell, 22, Hamersville, McDonald’s manager, filed 6-12-2013 Kristen Marie Leeke, 23, Florence, KY, loan specialist to marry Eric John Wind, 29, Independence, KY, laborer, filed 6-7-2013

Common Pleas CIVIL CASES Tim Swafford versus Chance Swafford, case #20130436, filed 610-2013, Action: stalking JPMorgan Chase Bank, National versus Ronald D. Donohoo, case #20130441, filed 6-12-2013, Action: foreclosures U.S. Bank, NA as trustee versus Beckie J. Tucker, case #20130443, filed 6-12-2013, Action: foreclosures Mark A. Johnson versus Martin Dennison, case #20130448, filed 612-2013, Action: other civil Capital One Bank USA, NA versus Jack Bedford III, case #20130449, filed 6-12-2013, Action: other civil DOMESTIC CASES Elizabeth A. Swanger, Ripley versus Charles L. Swanger, Ripley, case #20130425, filed 6-6-2013, Action: termination of marriage Greg A. Young, Hamersville versus Keli P. Young, Cincinnati, case #20130426, filed 6-6-2013, Action: termination of marriage Jasson R. Spencer, Mt. Orab versus Tina M. Spencer, Corbin, KY, case #20130427, filed 6-7-2013, Action: termination of marriage Sherry L. Moore, Bethel versus Rusty W. Moore, Moscow, OH case #20130428, filed 6-7-2013, Action: termination of marriage Lisa M. Colley, Mt. Orab versus Tommy W. Combs, Hillsboro, case #20130429, filed 6-7-2013, Action: termination of marriage Nakia L. Brandenburg, Georgetown versus Aaron M. Brandenburg, Georgetown, case #20130430, filed 6-7-2013 Ronald R. Taylor, Mt. Orab versus Marissa L. Aberdeen, case #20130431, filed 6-7-2013, Action: termination of marriage

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FRIDAY, JUNE 28 Agape Food Pantry will be open on Friday, June 28, sponsored by the Fayetteville United Methodist Church, 61 East Humber Street. This pantry is for Perry Township residents only.

Vacation Bible School at Hamersville Baptist Church will be held from July 7 through July 12 at 7 to 9 p.m. each evening. This event is for 4-year-old children through 12th grade. The church is located at 1661 St. Rt. 125 in Hamersville.

Free Knitting and Crocheting Classes at the Rambler Center (old Russellville-Jefferson High School) in Russellville will be held 10 a.m.-noon Friday, June 28. 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. SATURDAY, JUNE 29 Brandon Fussnecker Benefit will be held at the Ohio Valley Antique Machinery showgrounds on Saturday, June 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. The event will include pulled pork, potato salad, cole slaw and Mac & cheese, all for only $10 a plate, children under 5 eat free. A silent auction, raffle, split-te-pot and live auction will be held. A dance will begin at 9 p.m. with DJ Bruce Kattine. For more information call Monica Boler at (937) 213-3910. Music in the Park Concert in Mt. Orab will feature the band “Cincy Rockers”. Show runs from 6:30 to 10 p.m on Saturday, June 29 pending weather. For more information call Woody Whittington at (937) 444-2916. UPCOMING EVENTS Union #71 Masonic Lodge of Ripley Meeting will be held at 6:30 (dinner) and 7 p.m. meeting, on Monday, July 1. Meeting will be held in the speed format to facilitate quicker meeting times. Fayetteville Village Yard Sale will take place on Thursday, July 4 through Sunday, July 7 and everyone is invited to attend. Phileo Ministries, Clothing Ministries of Tri County Baptist Church will be open on Tuesday July 2 and Saturday July13 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. For more information call (937) 446-1416. Power Over Parkinson’s Support Group will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2 at the Villa Georgetown Skilled Nursing an Rehabilitation Center. This group will exercise, socialize, learn and offer support. For more information contact Heather Frye or Nikki Pelvit at (937) 378-4178. Joe Myers 5K Classic will kick off at 8 a.m. on July 4 at the Rambler Center in Russellville. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Event will include 8 categories for runners-plus, and one for runners. All proceeds will go to the Joe Myers Eastern High School Lady Warrior and Warrior Basketball Scholarship Fund. For more information contact Bobbie Tibbe at (937) 377-4300. Russellville 3rd Annual July 4th Celebration in the Park will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 4. This event will feature entertainers Harriet Jackson Groh, the Burbage Family Singers and Alexis Forsythe. The Eastern High School Band will march in the parade. Food, a cruise-in, games, crafts and a euchre tournament will also be held. Hamersville Fall Soccer Signups Deadline July 5. Apply on line at or call Jeremy Fite for more information at (513) 846-6912. The fee is $75 for 1 child, $125 for 2 and $150 for 3 or more, uniform fee is only $25. Mt. Holly Christian Country Gospel Singing will be held on Friday July 5 and July 19 featuring great gospel music, refreshment/food and door prizes. For more information call Dan Cook at (513) 509-7312 or Kevin Cain at (513)602-4654. The chapel is located at 2141 E. Ohio Pike in Amelia. Central Ohio Opry Classic Country and Bluegrass Show will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday July 6 and Saturday July 20 at the Clay Township Park (old Buford School) tickets are $8 for adults children under 12 are free. Concessions are available as well as door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Vacation Bible School “Colossal Coaster World” sponsored by the Hamersville Baptist Church will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning July 7 (Sunday) through July 12 (Friday) for 4 year olds through 12th grade. Brown County Sugar Helpers Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 8 at the Georgetown Methodist Church. Special speakers will be featured, as well as educational materials, diabetic recipes and more. Brown County Beekeepers Meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 9, at 7 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Park. Anyone interested in beekeeping is urged to join this group. For more information please call (937) 393-6586 or (937) 618-1332. 30th Annual Decatur Day in the Park Celebration is being extended to a three-day event this year, running from Friday evening at 5 p.m. on July 12 through Sunday, July 14. This event will include a baby show, corn hole tournament and Noah Smith Bank, parade and a horse show. The park is located on St. Rt. 125 in Decatur. The Byrd Township Fire Department and the Decatur Community are hosting this years celebration. Southern Ohio Council of Governments (SOCOG) will meet on Thursday, July 11 at 10 a.m. in room A of the Ross County Service Center at 475 Western Avenue in Chillicothe. For more information contact Lori Lip-

3rd Annual Panties Across the Bridge at the Purple People Bridge in Newport, KY will be held on July 13 beginning at 12 noon, hosted by the Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope. The Mercy Health Mammography Mobile will be on site, (appointments must be made by June 28) by calling (513) 686-3300. Brown County Singing Convention will meet at The Living Church of Five Mile, 16908 U.S. 62 in Russellville on Friday, July 19. Anyone with a special song, poem or any other God-given talent, please come and share it, or just come and enjoy a fun time of fellowship. For more information contact Larry Downing at (937) 446-3259. Brown County’s Morgan’s Trail Battlefield Marker Dedication will be held on Saturday, August 3 beginning at 10 a.m. with a guided auto tour starting at the new Harmony Church parking lot. Official dedication will take place at 7:30 p.m. with the dedication of the Morgan’s Trail Battlefield Marker at the Brown County Courthouse. For more information call Dr. Ned Lodwick at (937) 378-6334. 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. County Adams/Brown Alzheimer/s/Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group will meet on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Adams County Regional Medical Center in the second floor conference room. For more information (937) 386-3590. We Can Help Food Bank at the corner of Decatur-Eckmansville Road and State Route 125 is open 11 a.m4 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. Southern Hills Adult Education Department offers adults an array of computer classes throughout the school year at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown. Anyone wanting further information or wishing to register for an Adult Education class may contact Southern Hills Adult Education at (937) 378-6131, Ext. 357. The Brown County Senior Citizens Council, located at 505 N. Main Street in Georgetown offers transportation for medical appointments, shopping area, nutrition sites and other service providers. It also offers homemaker assistance, Respite Care, Passport which offers alternatives to nursing home placement and caregiver support. To contact a representative, call (937) 378-6603 or toll free at (877) 259-8598.



CORRECTION: The Brown County Singing Convention will be at the New Beginnings Church at Farmer Chapel, Friday, June 21, not at the Living Church of Five Mile as it was listed in the June 16 calendar of the Brown County Press. The church is located at 3417 White Oak Valley Road in Georgetown. The singing at the New Beginnings Church at Farmer Chapel will begin at 7 p.m. and everyone is invited to attend. The Brown County Press apologizes for any inconvenience. For more information on the singing convention please call Larry Downing at (937) 446-3259.



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Applications for low income housing will be accepted at MONTGOMERY MANOR APARTMENTS 109 Dewey Drive

Our staff have rewarding careers as Direct Service Professionals working PT/FT, 2nd/3rd shift supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, who live in their own family-style homes in Milford/Goshen area. We would like to introduce you to our career opportunity if you have a GED/HS diploma, a valid driver license with good driving record, acceptable background check, and are at least 18 years of age. Stop in any Tuesday morning at 10 or 11 or Thursday afternoons at 1, 2 or 3 and tour with us! Or call for a day/time more convenient. You may just find it in your heart to be a member of our team.

Community Concepts, Inc. 6699 Tri-Way Dr., Mason, OH 45040 513-229-2281 Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Environment

DUMP TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED Two Years CDL Experience Required

Jerry Ritter Trucking Morris Nursing Home is accepting applications and looking to fill some PRN positions and State Tested Nurse Aides immediately. Morris Nursing Home is one of the highest rated Skilled Nursing Facilities in Ohio and offers competitive pay and benefits. STNA’s must have completed all appropriate courses and have a valid license for the State of Ohio. Please submit resumes and applications in person and ask for Mary Leggett, Health Services Supervisor at:

Morris Nursing Home 322 S. Charity St. Bethel, OH 45106 You can contact Mary at: 513-734-7401 You may also send resumes to: Human Resource Director Or you can apply online at under the “Contact Us” tab


Now Hiring Class A CDL Drivers. Must have clean record and pass drug test. Good equipment, steady work, mostly local with some overnights. Retirement and health insurance available. Bonus & Performace Incentives. Call 937-444-3717. ALLIED AMBULANCE Services looking for FT/PT EMT Basics, $10.50hr., EMT Intermediate $11.50hr., Paramedic $12.50hr. Contact 937-379-1404 for more information.








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

DRIVERS: WANT a Professional Career? Haul Flatbed Loads for Trinity Logistics Group! Earn $.425-.525cpm! CDL-A w/2yrs. Exp. EEO/AA 800-628-3408.

200 - HELP WANTED DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS Empowering People is seeking experienced, compassionate and dedicated people who like a challenge and enjoy working with the DD population. FT/PT shifts available in Clermont/ Hamilton counties; $11$13/hr. based on exp. w/ADLs, med passing, transportation, etc. Must be 18 yrs. w/clean driving record. If you are looking for the perfect career opportunity, please attend one of our upcoming interview sessions. Open interviews will be held at: Batavia Nursing Care Center 4000 Golden Age Dr. Batavia, OH 45103 on 6/26 from 9a-1p or fax resume to: 513-766-7885 ATTN: Cindy

DRIVERS- $2000 sign on! Competitive Benefits. Avg. income 2011 $61K. CDL-A, 1yr OTR req. A&R Transport - Jason 888-202-0004. DRIVERS: CDL-A, Home Weekends! Regional No-Touch + Sign-On Bonus, Good Pay/Benefits, CDL-A w/1yr Experience Req. 513-761-9600.

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HELP WANTED Seeking a Maintenance person, must be able to pass a background check, run a zero turn mower, be able to complete repairs such as plumbing, electrical, painting, and much more. Have a clear driving record, must be honest & trustworthy. For more information call 937-446-2803.

RIPLEY FEDERAL Savings Bank is taking applications for an experienced loan operations manager. You may apply online through the link on our website:

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SUPERVISORS/DD FULL-TIME supervisory positions in Warren, Clermont & Preble Counties: Home Manager, Team Leader & Program Coordinator; to provide support for adult individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities. HOME MANAGERS/TEAM LEADERS (prior management experience preferred) schedule & supervise staff; oversee payroll; ensure timely documentation. PROGRAM COORDINATORS (Bachelor degree, 1 yr. DD experience required) plan, develop & monitor daily living programs. All work varying shifts. Must pass driving, background & drug test checks. EOE. Community Concepts, Inc., Community Options, Inc. Call 513-229-2279 email resume to:

DRIVERS: HOME Everyday. Full-time Dedicated Openings! Great Pay & Benefits. CDL-A w/2yrs Exp. Midwest Logistics Systems: 419-733-0642 .

EXPERIENCED DRIVERS: HOME Weekends! Pay up to .40 cpm. Chromed out trucks w/APU’s. 70% Drop & Hook. CDL-A, 6mos Exp. 877-704-3773.

DRIVERS: PAM Transport! Company Drivers & Owner Operators Wanted! No Touch Freight, 90% Drop & Hook, dedicated opportunities available. Call Doug 877-698-4760. Also seeking Recent Grads. Call Lavonna 877-440-7890 Apply Online:

DRIVERS: SIGN-ON Bonus. Great Pay. Benefits, Vacation, Holidays & More! OTR. 10-14 days out. CDL-A. Kurtis; 877-412-7209 x3.

J & B HEATING & COOLING now accepting applications for experienced service tech & installer. We are a small, fast growing company. If you would like to join our team call 937-378-2222.

Interior Trim Carpenters For More Info. Call

937-444-0820 PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE company is looking for individuals with experience in all aspects of landscape maintenance. Must have driver’s license & clean driving record. You must be willing to work long hours in all types of weather. Pay commensurate with experience. We offer good pay to those committed to our team. Please only apply if you are able & available for work & have true work ethic. Clean-cut, mature, honest and drug free may apply by calling 513-276-2836 to schedule and interview.

or submit your Resume to P.O. Box 220, Ripley, OH 45167 by June 22nd. No phone calls.


205 - EDUCATION INSTRUCTION AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-676-3836.

Call 513-732-2511 to place your ad.

BATAVIA - Age 62 & over, new 1BR apartments. Rent subsidized, utilities included. 513-732-3700. TTY 800-750-0750.

EFFICIENCY, 1 & 2BR apartments for rent in Ripley, utilities not included, no pets. $200-$350 /mo. Background check required. 937-618-0066. FELICITY GARRISON PLACE SENIOR APARTMENTS 62 & OVER Rent Subsidized Free Utilities Secure Bldg. On-site laundry Pets allowed

513-876-3590 TTY 800-750-0750

GEORGETOWN - 2br, 1ba Duplex apartment, equipped kitchen & laundry, attached garage, no pets, $450/mo. Call 937-446-9371. 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.

300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED 1 & 2BR APARTMENTS, Williamsburg, all utilities included except electric. 513-724-7802.

1 BR, 1ba, utility room, No Pets. Georgetown $350/mo., 314 W. Grant. 513-876-3105 3BR, 1.5BA split level w/steps, $400/mo. plus deposit. No pets. 312 W. Grant, Georgetown, 513-876-3105. ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for 1, 2 & 3br, Equal Opportunity Housing, apply at Forest Glade Apartments, 9001 Airport Rd., Georgetown, OH, 937-378-4565. APARTMENTS FOR rent. Felicity area. One or two bedrooms plus efficiency apartment, furnished kitchen, a/c, electric heat, private entrance, off street parking. Available now. References, deposit required. Call 513-876-3017.

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BATAVIA - 2br, 1ba, $520/mo plus deposit. 513-561-4014.

MT. ORAB Candlelight Apartments 2br Townhouses Start at $565 With discount. Visit our website:

or call 513-532-5291 or 937-515-3092 Ask about our student, senior & other discounts

MT. ORAB - 2-family apartment house, zoned commercial, located in growing area, $110,000, possible owner financing, 937-444-2689. WILLIAMSBURG/ GEORGETOWN - Efficiency 3br. Trash paid. Beautiful setting, spacious apartment homes. Rents $319-$750. Call to view 513-365-4000.

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

Go with your instincts and use the Classifieds today.


300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED WAITING LIST now open. Owensville Commons Apartments is currently accepting applications for 1br apartments for 62 years of age or older, handicapped/disabled regardless of age. Applications taken M-F 9:30a.m.-3:30p.m. 513-732-6935 TDD #1-800-750-0750 “This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.” Equal Housing Opportunity

303 - HOUSES FOR RENT 3-4BR HOUSE, 1ba, screened in porch, No pets. Newly remodeled. 943 S. Main, Georgetown, $600/mo. 513-876-3105. HIGGINSPORT - 3br home $550/mo. plus utilities & deposit. Call 1-800-347-6657 between 10am-6pm evenings. 937-375-3801. NEAR BETHEL - 3br, 2ba, walk-in closet, large kitchen, vaulted ceilings, lawn building, central heat & air, no pets! $800/mo. 937-379-2277 or 513-310-0646.

307 - MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT MOBILE HOME Rent to Own Hamersville area 3br, 1.5 ba, $250 month plus taxes & insurance. Lot rent $250. 513-724-1315. NEAR BETHEL - neat & clean 2br, washer/dryer hookup, C/A & heat, convenient location, $550/mo., no pets. 937-379-2277 or 513-310-0646.

400 - HOUSES FOR SALE FARM WITH nice 1.5 story older home w/basement, 3 car detached garage, barns & 20 rolling acres with large rock lined creek and woods, great for hunting or farming, more or less acreage available, Bethel New Hope Rd., 1 mi. from Clermont County line, Western Brown but close enough for Bethel. Asking $215,000 513-734-6349 or 937-444-6925 Dan (May also sell for less with fewer acres) MT. ORAB - 4br home in town, large lot, possible owner financing, $59,900. 937-444-2689.

401 - CONDOS/TOWNHOUSES FOR RENT FOR RENT - Large 2-story townhouse apartment, 2br, 1ba, recently remodeled. Living room, full kitchen, w/stove & refrigerator, washer/dryer hookups, central heat & air, located in Mowrystown, $450/mo., $450/dep. No pets, no smoking. Call 937-205-5256.





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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

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) LOT FOR Sale - .721 acre wooded lot, priced to sell, located on Titus Place Cul-de-sac within Mt. Orab’s Beacon Hill Subdivision. Call 937-689-4266.

406 - FARMS FOR SALE HORSE FARM, Indoor arena. Facility is state-of-art in every way. Near Georgetown. See at:

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


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

613 - PETS AND SUPPLIES KITTENS ADORABLE balls of fur $10 to good home, 7 weeks old, tabbey, grey & white, peach & white 513-875-4280.

614 - HORSES/LIVESTOCK 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.

615 - MISC. FOR SALE 2005 CHEVY Colorada, 5-speed, excellent condition. Outdoor patio furniture, some household, female Chihuahua - dog is free to excellent home. 937-695-1237. BEAUTIFUL WHITE Maggie Sottero wedding gown, size 8, never worn, $800 OBO Also, Chapel length veil never worn, $75 OBO For more information call:

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

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

601 - FLEA MARKET RIVERSIDE SHOPS 13 N. Second St., Ripley Flea Market, knives, mattress & box sets $115.00 to $275.00, 937-213-2298 or 937-392-3000. Open 7 days. Queen $185. & up. King $195 & up.

606 - FARM MERCHANDISE FORD 5000 Tractor w/quick tach loader, hydraulic bucket & bale spear. $6550.00 937-379-1009.

607 - FIREWOOD 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

608 - FARM PRODUCE BLUBERRIES- PICK your own, starting July 1. Call 937-444-2179 or 239-677-9463, leave message if no answer.

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

ESTATE AUCTION 506 Market St. Felicity, Oh

Thurs. June 27th, 5:00 Estate of Keith Huntley Case No. ES0733 + Other Consignments Antiques- Household14 Pcs. of FentonMcCoy- Weller- Lots of Small Items- Box LotsBaseball Memorabilia 2 Tables Full- 05’ Ford Ranger 38,000 Miles 1 Owner- Mr. Huntley was 87 Years Young(Special Terms Call) J.D. Riding Mower- 16’ Utility Trailer- Tools & Misc. 3 Sets of New Kitchen Cabinets- + 4,500 sq.ft. of Hardwood Flooring- Patrick Gregory AttorneyItems may be Picked up Later!


Sun. June 30th, 10:00 New Building Supplies Plus- Call or See Web for List & Terms-

Towler’s Auction Service Inc. Mike Towler Auctioneer 513-309-7779

REAL ESTATE • REAL ESTATE • REAL ESTATE JUST LISTED- RIVERFRONT- 100 ACRES- 2500 feet of river frontage, city water available, house, barn, woods, 55 acres tillable, $350,000 ----------------------------------------------2 ACRES RIVERFRONT - Near Augusta Ferry- 200 feet frontage, water, electric, deck, storage building RV pad, $110,000 ----------------------------------------------1+ ½ acres RIVERFRONT- 150 feet frontage, electric, storage building, $79,900 ----------------------------------------------Lovingly restored to combine elegance and livability of of this Ohio River Estate. In addition to a living room, dining room, parlor and huge kitchen, residence has two bedrooms and 2.5 bathroom, one with laundry area, on the first floor. The second floor has 4 additional bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom. $360,000 ----------------------------------------------Aberdeen - Huntington Park - 3 BR, full basement, corner lot, fireplace, Price drastically Reduced. ----------------------------------------------Mobile Home Park - State Approved and licensed for 31 units$150,000 ----------------------------------------------Duplex, Great Income to Price ratio $34,500 ----------------------------------------------5 acres Deep water creek frontage with River access, $24,500 ----------------------------------------------Just Listed - 1 acre Riverfront Lot, Adams Co.- good elevation, $27,500 ----------------------------------------------3 BR, 2 bath, Riverfront Home, detached garage plus, new pole barn, $179,000 ----------------------------------------------Creekfront lot and Mobile Home, River access, $29,900 ----------------------------------------------BROWN CO. - 8 acres - 2004 built, 2,744 sq. ft., 3 BR, 2 ½ bath, 2 Story, home. $239,000 -----------------------------------------------

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





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


901 - SALES CHURCH YARD Sale The congregation of The Freedom in the Rock Church is holding a daily sale in Williamsburg, 8th Street at church shelter thru July 8th. 9am-5pm. Pastor Deems 513-276-8673. GARAGE SALE Friday June 28 & 29, 8am-5pm 113 Heritage Blvd., Mt. Orab near WB High School, toys, antique bedroom set, household items, copiers, clothes, table & chairs, washer, etc. GARAGE SALE June 28th, 29th, 30th, 9am-5pm, 12412 Fite Rd., 2 miles from Lake Manor Restaurant off SR 774. 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. LADY BRONCOS Soccer Team Fundraiser Yard Sale, Saturday, July 13 8am-3pm, Western Brown High School parking lot. Want to donate? Call Sandy at 513-255-4342.

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Go with your instincts and use the Classifieds today.

Our papers are the blueprint for a happy future for you and your family.Check all our papers to locate the best deals on great homes all around town. To place your Real Estate ad, please call: 513-732-2511 or 1-800-404-3157









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

611 - WANTED TO BUY I WANT to buy antique furniture, toys, banks, crocks, Indian relics, jewelry, thermometers, signs, advertising, anything. See me Mondays at The Olde Piano Factory Antique Mall, 207 N. 2nd St., Ripley 10am-4pm or call Kay 513-313-0338 anytime.

RIVERFRONT - 3 Br, 2 1/2 bath home on deep water frontage. Custom built home has full walk-out basement with bar, too many amenities to list here, situated on double riverfront lot. Decks, patios, boat docks, new barn with ample storage for boats and cars, blacktop drive and more, more, more! $274,500 ----------------------------------------------Mobile Home with 2 ½ acres and 200 feet of Ohio River Frontage$72,500 ----------------------------------------------PRICE REDUCED to $249,000 West/Central BROWN CO.- 20 Acres, 4 BR Home, 600' Road Frontage, Shop, Shed, Round Crib, Barn with Hay Loft, Converted Crib with concrete floor, Tobacco barn, horse stalls, tack room, feed room, frost proof water, feed and cattle barn. Black Top Drive, Black Board Fence. Family Room with stone fireplace - French doors open onto shaded large deck. Utility Room with washer, dryer and laundry tub. New floors and floor coverings. Lots of solid oak kitchen cabinets with island bar and smooth top Jenn-Air Range, dishwasher, side by side refrigerator, microwave, bar stools. Gas Furnace with central air. Living Room with vintage tile fireplace. 10' ceilings in majority of house. Leaded glass entry doors. Master suite with fireplace. Thermopane Windows. MUCH, MUCH, More! ----------------------------------------------3 Acres in the Country - Master Suite on main floor, 10 rooms, 3 BR, 2 1/2 baths, 2 car garage with loft, breezeway, office, city water....much, much more! 13 X 15 bedrooms, 2 story entrance foyer, large baths, family room. One of the area’s nicer homes. ----------------------------------------------OHIO RIVER - Just feet away- 20 Acres of Waterfront, barn, On Whiteoak Creek with access to River- $79,000. Bank Owned… Make Offer!


FURNITURE, EXCELLENT to good condition. Items include Howard piano, hutch, armoire, lift recliner, sofa, and several others. 513-602-5618 or 937-213-3870.






QUEEN DELUXE pilmattress set lowtop w/memory foam, brand new, still in plastic, $800 value, sell $300. 10yr. warranty. factory 937-515-6590.



901 - SALES THE ANNUAL GINORMOUS 10-FAMILY YARD SALE (In Buford). New Location! Now at the corner of Greenbush/Sicily. June 28, 29, 30, 8am-6pm, 644 Greenbush East Road. 937-446-1501. Rain or Shine! Crocks, jugs, Roseville pottery, dry Possum Belly sink, Bakers table, wood desk, bookcases, trunks, vanity w/stool, drafting table, patio tables, oversized lift chair recliner, primitive store jars, wooden spools, Boyds Bears, 1984 & 1985 Cabbage Patch Dolls in box, metal lunchboxes, Disney Lithograph’s, Disney Decor, Karaoke machine w/CD’s, brand new reams of tissue paper, Leapster w/8 games, charger & carrying case, bare minerals, pro-active, cookbooks, wine opener, (2) jewelry boxes, 10 gal. drink cooler, Pampered Chef items (some new), house plan books, books (adult & kids), space heaters, fans, Zhu Zhu pets w/tunnels & houses in orig. boxes, easy bake oven, pet items, automotive stuff, pictures, blinds, old windows, custom made Amish Oak captains bed, full w/12 drawers & headboard, washer & dryer, wood stove, tan-ning bed, clothes (All brand name girls, boys, women’s & all sizes), men’s, household & small appliances, tons of antique & primitive items. us out on Check Craigslist or Garage Sale Cow. We have moved & found tons of things we did not even know we had! Something for everyone!



ABANDONED DOUBLEWIDE with land, PLEASE TAKE OVER, $3500 deposit. 888-221-4503.







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D9 TRUCK WINNERS – (l-r) – Eric Beery, District 9 traffic maintenance engineer, Aaron Moran, Brandon Shamhart, Jamie Barton, Mike Beasley, Josh Havens, Dustin Pfeifer, and Troy Huff, District 9 Highway Management Administrator.

D9 LOADER WINNERS – (l-r) – Eric Beery, District 9 traffic maintenance engineer, Rusty DeMint, Dustin Beekman, Garold Cox, David Jenkins, Josh Havens, Dustin Pfeifer, and Troy Huff, District 9 Highway Management Administrator.

ODOT employees compete In District Roadeo


the employees who operate some of the state’s heaviest equipment. Through a series of tests and a driving course of clearances, serpentines and stops, the Roadeo is a challenging competition that measures the skill level of participating highway technicians and mechanics. “The Roadeo serves to develop drivers’ awareness, ability and safe driving practices, and those who

participate are scored based on set criteria that judges their skills against the course and the clock,” said ODOT District 9 Deputy Director Vaughn Wilson. “It is a difficult event that gives them the opportunity to demonstrate their tremendous abilities and to hone their skills.” This year’s District 9 Roadeo winner in the truck competition was Josh Havens, a highway techni-

Learn about composting ODNR offers program at your local library for first time campers The Fayetteville-Perry would like to invite you to join Ray Koch, Master Gardner, in a fun Family Night Event. Mr. Koch will be speaking on composting and its benefits for our gardens and land. If you have ever wondered how to begin composting, what items are compostable, how to upkeep your compost, or are just interested in learning more on the subject, feel

free to join us on Monday, June 24 at 6 pm. All ages are welcome. For more information please call the library at (513) 875-BOOK (2665) or visit the library at 406 North East Street, Fayetteville, Ohio, 45118. Additional information, Family Night Events, and other programs are also available on our website

July 4th Baby Show, Mr. and Miss Contest set A Fourth of July Baby Show, Mr. and Miss Contest has been set for Thursday, July 4, 2013 at the Aberdeen park. Registration will start at 10 a.m. and the Baby Show will start at 11 a.m. The Mr. and Miss and Jr. Miss Contest will follow after the Baby Show. Baby Show classes: newborn to 6 months boys and girls, 7-12 months boys and girls, one year

boys and girls, two year boys and girls, and three and four year boys and girls. Little Mr. and Miss for ages five, six, seven and eight. Jr. Miss for ages nine, ten, eleven and twelve. Registration fee is $15.00. This event is sponsored by the Huntington Hotshots 4-H Club. For more information call (937) 549-2941 or (937) 549-4197.

Ohio State Parks will offer families an opportunity to experience camping for the first time with all the gear provided, along with helpful tips from experts, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). “Camping 101” weekends are scheduled for June 21-23 at Alum Creek State Park , June 28-30 at Deer Creek State Park , July 12-14 at Buck Creek State Park and July 19-21 at Delaware State Park . Up to 10 families, or groups up to six, can participate in each Camping 101 weekend. The Camping 101 participants get two nights of camping at a discounted rate of $20 per night, plus some meals, and free use of camping equipment including a six-person tent, sleeping bags, camp chairs, cooler, cook stove and skillet. Each Camping 101 group will be assigned to their own

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MLS#1360466 - Georgetown - New Construction *2250 sq.ft. Ranch w/ceramic work second to none *Open flr plan *Ceramic wbfp*MBR suite w/dbl walk-in closets *Family Rm w/walk-out to covered bk porch *20x20 matching shed in rear *Att. 2 car gar*Prof. landscaped w/fountain. $157,500

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 SOL




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

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 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

scenic campsite with a picnic table and fire ring, with campground restrooms and showers nearby. This program is specifically targeted for families who are interested in learning how to camp. Camper hosts at the participating parks will offer help for the firsttime campers on the basics, such as campsite set-up, outdoor cooking and building a campfire. Other activities planned for the weekend include nature programs and hikes, family fishing and movies at the campground amphitheater. Interested persons can register by calling (614) 265-7077 or sending an email to jean.backs@dnr.state.oh. us with their preferred date and location. Participation is limited to the first 10 groups to sign up for each location on the specified date.

Dustin Pfeifer of Ross County; and Brandon Shamhart of Scioto County. And in the loader division, Josh Havens came in second, with Ross County’s Pfeifer, Garold Cox of Lawrence County, Dustin Beekman of Pike County, and Rusty DeMint of Adams County rounding out the top six. Moving forward to compete in the statewide Director’s Cup of the ODOT

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

1265584 - Mt. Orab - OWNER FINANCING! Flexible Terms!! Former Cahall Apparel Store in ILY the heart of Mt. I - FA M T L U M 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 PRIC




1331501 - Mt. Orab 3 BR 2BA Full brick home on a picturesque 1.4 acre setting. Almost 2000 sq. ft. of living area. Newer roof and laundry room. The tiered decking on the rear serves as an add'l recreation area w/lots of mature shade. This is the first offering in this arena. Call Bert or Dominic for more details! $129,500

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

MLS#1328251 - Mt. Orab - All brick in exclusive Beacon Hill subdivision MBR suite with tray ceiling and 2 roomy walk-in closets. Huge family room which leads to a beautiful Florida room. Cathedral ceilings. work shop & flower garden in rear of home. 2 c att gar. $209,900

1355240- Mt. Orab- Total renovation*Modules have movable walls to set office space up to suit your needs*Newer HVAC, elec service, wndws (on tanning side)*HWH & flring thru-out *Tanning business sold separately *New stone facade *Office furniture is negotiable. $165,000. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY! Established Tanning Business for sale operating out of this bldg. Includes 4 Envy 434-3F Beds w/deco lites and a stand-up bed. Call Bert for more details. $25,000.

L A N D LI STI NG S 1356142 - Sardinia - 20-49 Acres on Stephens Rd. $140,000 1333914 - Mt. Orab - S.E. corner of SR 32 & Klein Rd. 51.49 acs avail which would house 2200 ft. of frontage on (limited access) SR 32 & 1585 ft. of frontage on Klein Road available. Multi-purpose ground. Water at the road. An Absolute Deal!! Add'l 41 acs avail. $119,900 PRIC




1243844 - Investment opportunity! Nothing to do but take over the rent roll!! Total renovation on all units. 4 different units! Elec & gas separately metered. Laundry facilities on site. Partial Bsmt. Fresh paint on exterior. $147,500

1337896 - Mt. Orab - First offering! Full brick quad level home built like a fortress! 4BD, 2.5 BA. Former construction 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 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

1358528 Georgetown WOW! All brick home w/brand new roof, paint & flring* Both baths & kit. fully renovated* 3BD, 2BA. Open foyer w/ceramic flring & closet*Fam. Rm. w/bar & wall of french doors* Deck w/lanai*2 walk in clsts in MBR suite*Coy pond* Beautifully landscaped. $137,500

Mt. Orab Beautiful all brick home in prestigious Beacon Hill Sub-division. 3 BR 2Ba home which sits on .88 professionally landscaped ac. Brick gas log F/P. Dining area opens into huge family room w/walk-out. MBR suite w/ dbl walk-in closet. Private back patio. 3 car gar. All on a culde sac. $169,900 E CH



1343983 - Mt. Orab - Have it finished your way! 90% complete. Bath tubs set in place. 3BD, 2BA. All electric established. Furnace & kitchen cabinets are in the hse. and ready to install. 56x28 det. gar. has water and elec. one shed stays. $99,900


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

1342940 - Mt. Orab - Simply D PE SOL Amazing! Cathredral ceilings, expansive stone/ ceramic work, exclusive lighting pkg, hdwd style laminate flooring. Hanstone quartz counter tops. French door leads to nautical playland, w/pool. Back yard fully fenced. Not a drive by!!!. $139,900 NG CHA


1336285 Georgetown E PRIC 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 & sewer with 2 separate taps. $72,500

Truck and Loader Roadeo to be held in September, Havens and Moran will represent the district in the truck competition, while Jenkins and Pfeifer will participate in the loader division. As Havens placed in both events, he deferred his second-place finish in the loader division to thirdplace finisher Dustin Pfeifer, giving him the chance to compete in the Director’s Cup.

Keeping your medications safe Our Agency recently developed a flyer with our friends at Compass Community Health/The Counseling Center on tips for keeping your medications safe. Sadly, crimes involving prescription medications are a reality. It’s important to follow the practice of not sharing information with others, of course outside of trusted caregivers, family members, friends and medical personnel, concerning the types of medications one is taking, especially if it involves any kind of pain medications. It’s always good to keep in mind the following important pointers for when you are home or away, or if you or someone you know takes medications on a regular basis. When You are Home: • If using mail order medications, set-up a Post Office Box instead of




cian at ODOT’s Pike County Highway Maintenance Facility, while the winner of the loader division was David Jenkins, a highway technician from the Lawrence County facility. Respectively, this year’s top six scorers in the truck included competition Aaron Moran of Brown County; Jamie Barton of Highland County; Mike Beasley of Pike County;

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home delivery. • Do a pill count regularly to ensure none are missing. • Keep medications in a locked area or locked box out of sight and in a safe place. Avoid leaving them on the kitchen table or in front of a window. • Only share information about the types of medications you are taking with trusted family members, trusted friends, trusted caregivers, and your medical team, especially any type of pain medication. • Install a dead bolt or chain lock on doors, and consider a home security system or door alarm if necessary. • Do not give out personal information over the phone, through the mail, or over the Internet unless you have initiated the contact or know with whom you are dealing. When You are Away: When going out while carrying medications, try to go with family and friends. Keep car doors locked; be alert and park near a well-lit entrance. With Your Doctor: Speak with your doctor about whether the medications you are taking have any kind of “street value.” If so, perhaps the doctor can prescribe something that would not carry a similar street value. If this isn’t possible, you should keep these medications in a secure location and do not relay this information to anyone outside of a trusted caregiver, family member, or friend. Always ask your medical team for information or education regarding medication safety and drug interactions. For more information about home and community-based long-term care options in your community, call our Resource Center Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm at 1-800-5827277. A trained social worker or nurse is available to help connect you with resources that can assist you or someone you know with living safely and independently at home.



Thirty-one employees from the Ohio Department of Transportation - District 9 showed their driving muscle last week as they participated in the district’s 2013 Truck and Loader Roadeo Competition at the Scioto County Highway Maintenance Facility in Lucasville. Created in 1988, the Roadeo is held every spring in ODOT’s 12 districts as a means to recognize and test

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