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THE BROWN COUNTY PRESS Serving Brown County, Ohio since 1973

Vol. 37 No. 49

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Duke tax dispute with Ohio will effect Brown County soon The tax dispute between Duke Energy and Ohio will be hitting every political entity in Brown County soon. When Brown County Auditor Doug Green issues tax settlements from the July payment, there will be approximately 109,000 dollars less than expected from the utility company. If Duke wins the tax fight, that number will jump to 438,000 fewer dollars per year. The dispute centers around the Public Utilities Personal Property tax. That tax is applied to every pole, wire, substation, power plant and any other Duke property in the state. The more property Duke has within the boundaries of a particular entity, the larger the impact. Duke is claiming that Ohio is overvaluing its property by forty percent and is seeking a ruling from the Ohio Tax Commission to reduce its tax obligation.

The company is allowed by law to pay at the lower rate they are asking for during the appeal process before the commission. Duke paid their second half of 2009 assessment to Brown County on July 9 by certified mail. Brown County Treasurer Connie Patrick sand the company sent a check for $329,719.59, which is forty percent less than the assessed value of $548,249.54. On July 14, the company announced in a press release that it had reached an agreement with the Ohio Tax Commission that will “minimize the short-term community impact” of the tax dispute. Duke is agreeing to pay 90 percent of their annual assessment while the appeal process continues. That would mean that the company will pay Brown County an additional payment of half of what it withheld, or $108,500 dollars. Duke withheld 20 percent of the assessed value for the second half of 2009 assessment.

Since the company paid 100 percent of the first half of 2009 assessment, holding back 20 percent of six months worth works out to paying 90 percent of the tax obligation for the entire year. Patrick said on July 14 that she had not received an additional payment from the utility. The appeal is still under review, pending a decision by State Tax Commissioner Tom Zaino. A decision could come before the end of Summer. Should Zaino decide against Duke, the company has the option to appeal the decision the the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals. If that body denies the appeal, Duke has the option to appeal the matter to the Ohio Supreme Court. Depending on the outcome, Duke or the entities it pays taxes to could end up owing or paying back tax funds. If Duke gets the 40 percent reduction it is seeking, for example, the entities receiving the tax payments this month would have to refund 219,000

dollars in total between them. If Duke loses, the utility will pay back up to a total of 219,000 dollars for the second half of 2010. Or the decision could fall somewhere in between. The dispute could also extend into next year or beyond, leaving the eventual loser(s) to have to pay or refund hundreds of thousands of additional dollars. The uncertainty of the situation has treasurers and other fiscal officers in the county in “wait and see” mode. “Our budget is already set for this year and no more cuts are planned.”, said Eastern Treasurer Kevin Local Kendall. “We’re waiting to see what the (Duke) numbers are going to be.” Vivian Armour, Treasurer of the RULH school district, echoed that sentiment. “We’re building a budget assuming we’re going to take that cut and wait to see what happens”, Armour said. She added that she was more concerned with potential cuts in the state education

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Duke Energy pays Public Utility Personal Property taxes on equipment like this substation in Mt. Orab.

budget. “Seventy five percent of our budget comes from the state and we’ll have to see what happens there. We’re anticipating having to make cuts next year (for the 2011-2012 school year)”. Green said he sympathizes with those who are having to make decisions based on an uncertain outcome. “You look at the numbers and you wonder how some of

them are going to make ends meet”, Green said. 42 school districts, townships, villages and even library and senior citizen levies will take a hit from the lower payment...some larger than others. Each of the entities or levies has property in Brown County from which tax revenue is generated. CONTINUED ON PAGE 9

Amy Baker sentenced to two years on drug charges BY Brett Roller Clermont Sun

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Adjutant Steve Bernhardt, left, with George A. Lambert Post 755 of the American Legion in Sardinia, presents Post Sergeant-At-Arms Walter Kress his 50-Year Pin signifying Kress' half-century of membership in the American Legion during the Post's Independence Day Program on July 4 at the Sardinia Veterans and Community Park Shelter.

Longtime Legion member honored at July 4 program BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press About 40 people witnessed the special honoring of an long-time American Legion member at an Independence Day Program conducted July 4 at the Sardinia Veterans and Community Park Shelter. Adjutant Steve Bernhardt with George A. Lambert Post 755 of the American Legion in Sardinia presented Walter Kress a 50-Year Pin for being an American Legion member

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for a half-century. Kress, 79, who serves as the Post's sergeant-at-arms, is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served two years during the Korean War and then six years in the Reserves. A Franklin Township resident, Kress said in a telephone interview he got involved with the American Legion because of all the help it renders to other people. Kress said he really has enjoyed his time with the American Legion and commented, “I feel like we do a lot of good things.” He retired about 12 years ago, he mentioned, after working at the former Equity Dairies in Sardinia and for a milk marketing co-operative out of Cleveland. Also at the Independence Day Program, Bernhardt mentioned this year is the 60th Anniversary of the start of the Korean War. He gave special recognition to Post member John Lewis, who fought with the U.S. Army in two battles at the famous Pork Chop Hill along the South Korea-North Korea border. Lewis received a Bronze Star with a “V” for Valor for his service during that war. CONTINUED ON PAGE 9

Amy Baker-Ramsey has now joined Liz Carroll in the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville where she will serve up to two years for trafficking and possession of drugs following her sentencing Friday, July 9. Baker, who now uses her maiden name Ramsey, testified against Carroll in the 2007 murder case of Carroll's three-year-old foster son Marcus Fiesel in which Carroll was sentenced to 54 years to life in prison. Her husband David Carroll Jr. pleaded guilty to murder and gross abuse of a corpse and was sentenced to 16 years in prison. Ramsey traveled to Kentucky with the Carrolls knowing that Fiesel was left bound in a closet and when they returned to find Fiesel dead Ramsey testified that she helped David Carroll burn the

body and dispose of the remains from a bridge conAberdeen to necting Maysville, Ky. Ramsey was granted immunity to testify against Liz Carroll. Ramsey was arrested on March 13 in Goshen and charged with driving under the influence of drugs, four counts of trafficking in drugs, two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, and one count of aggravated trafficking in drugs. Her cousin Christy Haas, 23, of Fayetteville was also arrested during the incident. Hass pleaded guilty to two counts of trafficking in drugs on May 10. She was sentenced to six months in jail. Three of Ramsey's trafficking charges were dropped in exchange for a guilty plea. Ramsey's lawyer William Rapp spoke on her behalf before Judge William Walker's sentence was handed down. CONTINUED ON PAGE 9

Lewis approved as police chief BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press While Sardinia has not had an acting police chief for more than a year, that situation changed at the Sardinia Village Council meeting on July 12. Following an executive session, council members approved Mayor Todd Bumbalough's appointment of Georgetown resident Jim Lewis as the village's new police chief. Sardinia had been without an acting chief after the village on

June 17, 2009, placed Police Chief Frank Sedarat on administrative leave with pay and unscheduled hours, former Mayor Paul Gould had reported at that time. The reason for that action wasn't reported then, and Gould in a July 9, 2009, telephone interview said he couldn't comment on the specifics regarding that action by the village, mentioning a matter involving Sedarat was out of the village's hands. CONTINUED ON PAGE 9

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Sardinia Mayor Todd Bumbalough, left, congratulates Jim Lewis after swearing Lewis in as Sardinia's new police chief at the Sardinia Village Council meeting on July 12.


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The building that housed the former Sardinia Elementary School on College Avenue in Sardinia soon will be home to the office and operations of G & D Alternative Living Inc., a social services business that offers day programs for developmentally disabled adults. The former school may become home as well to some small businesses that may rent available space from G & D owners Gordon and Diana Fitzpatrick.

Old SES building to house social services business BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press The building that housed the former Sardinia Elementary School in Sardinia became vacant after the conclusion of the 2008-09 School Year because a new SES was going to open at the beginning of the next school year. The vacant school building on College Avenue won't be unoccupied much longer, however, following a purchase of that structure earlier this year by a Sardinia-based social services business. Gordon and Diana Fitzpatrick, owners and administrators of G & D Alternative Living Inc., will house their business' office and services in the former SES. G & D's current business office is at 121 Charles St., Sardinia. At a regular Core Meeting held May 10, the Eastern Local School District Board of Education voted to sell the former SES building to G & D for $112,000, District Treasurer Kevin Kendall reported. In a July 13 telephone interview, Gordon Fitzpatrick said G & D offers day programs for developmentally disabled adults just as the Brown County Board of

Developmental Disabilities' Habilitation Center does in Georgetown. While the Habilitation Center is a county tax-supported social services program and sheltered workshop, G & D is privately owned and operated. Fitzpatrick said he anticipates the new G & D building opening for services within a month to six weeks. A major reason he said he and his wife purchased the SES building is the extra space it will provide G & D to serve its current and future clients, and he added the purchased structure is in good physical shape. G & D currently offers services to 21 clients at a Williamsburg building that encompasses about 3,000 square feet. Fitzpatrick said the SES building has at least 20 classrooms with about 1,000 square feet each, and the former school's gymnasium has a lot of space as well. “We can serve up to probably 100 people,” he said of the capacity for services to clients the former SES building offers, reporting how G & D will need only five or six classrooms for its operations. CONTINUED ON PAGE 9



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Aberdeen voters this coming November apparently will decide whether to offer the village's water system to a bidder for purchase. A water system ballot issue, if approved for placement on the Tuesday, Nov. 2, General Election Ballot by the Brown County Board of Elections, would offer the village's water system and its assets and related infrastructure for purchase by a bidder, who then would operate that system. The ballot measure is being

sought as a citizen signaturegathering initiative. The possible purchase is being sought apparently as an alternative to the Aberdeen Village Council's earlier decision to construct a water treatment plant in the village rather than having a supplier, such as Brown County Rural Water Association, provide water to Aberdeen. Aberdeen resident Gene Riley, who started the citizen initiative drive, said in a July 15 telephone interview the majority of Aberdeen voters do not want a water treatment plant constructed to bring about more debt for the village.



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He said 99 percent of 362 respondents to a survey in The Ledger Independent daily newspaper in neighboring Maysville, Ky., said they preferred the village purchase water from Pleasant Townshipbased BCRWA rather than build a water treatment plant. In his interview, he said while BCRWA was mentioned in the survey question, the village would have to seek bids from whichever interested water suppliers wished to submit them, and the village then would have to choose the best qualified and experienced supplier to take over Aberdeen's water system. Aberdeen Village Council members discussed the proposed ballot measure at their regular meeting on July 6. Councilman Jay Castle, one of two council members who hadn't supported the water treatment plant in the council's earlier 4-2 vote to build that facility, said he was concerned about the ballot's language. Castle read that it stated Aberdeen's water system was unneeded, obsolete and unfit to supply water. Although the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has instructed the village to improve its water system, Castle commented OEPA never has said Aberdeen's system is the way the ballot measure describes it to be. The councilman also expressed his concern that the way the measure was written, anybody could bid to purchase Aberdeen's water system and then could charge its customers whatever he wanted. Castle said he had no problems with voters exercising their rights at the ballot box, but he said the measure simply could have asked voters whether they wanted the water treatment system or rather to purchase water from a supplier. Council President Jason Phillips said the council still could vote to nullify the voters' decision if that measure is passed and still build the water treatment plant. In his interview, Riley said attorneys he had talked to seemed to indicate to him the council couldn't take such action if voters approve the water system purchase on Nov. 2.

Ripley Farmers Market closing indoor operation BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press The Ripley Farmers Market is closing down – at least as an indoor operation. Ripley Farmers Market President Vicki Bixler said the market's last day at its indoor location at 14 Main St. in downtown Ripley will be Saturday, July 31. It will not be open this coming weekend (Friday and Saturday, July 23 and 24) or on Friday, July 30. The market moved to its current site this past January from its former location at 30 Main St., which was at Main Street's intersection with U.S. 52. Bixler said the move had been made because of the rent that had been charged the Farmers Market at the 30 Main St. location. When the move was made earlier this year, according to Bixler, “The support of the

community did not come with us.” That lack of support caused those involved with Ripley Farmers Market to decide to discontinue its indoor operation. She said those involved will regroup and see what they are going to do about their overall operation. They may have a market, like the case is in Georgetown, in which agricultural and craft vendors simply set up outdoors on the street. Ripley Farmers The Market's indoor location offered meals to customers including omelets on Fridays, waffles and omelets on Saturdays, and lunch specials both days. The Market also continued to serve customers with such agricultural products as farm fresh eggs, free-ranged chickens, onions, potatoes, fresh lettuce and greens, locallyproduced honey, maple syrup, granola, and other items. The

indoor operation also included such items as candy, baked goods and crafts. Bixler said while the Ripley Farmers Market may continue as an outdoor operation while warm weather permits, it will not operate during the Ohio Tobacco Festival, which is scheduled the fourth full weekend in August in downtown Ripley. Further information about the future of the Ripley Farmers Market will be forthcoming. Anyone wanting further information may call Bixler at (937) 515-0109. She said a couple of future street parties the Ripley Merchants Association are planning in downtown Ripley are still scheduled for Saturdays, Aug. 14 and Sept. 11. Bixler said homemade ice cream currently is being planned as a feature of both those events


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Decision denying Sardinia annexation upheld by judge BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press Brown County Common Pleas Court Judge Scott Gusweiler has upheld a Brown County Board of Commissioners' decision denying an annexation of Washington Township land requested by the Village of Sardinia. The commissioners on April 27, 2009, rejected Sardinia's petition to annex 105.609 acres of Washington Township land including the new Sardinia Elementary School site. The village appealed that decision in Brown County Common Pleas Court, and Gusweiler in correspondence dated July 1 ruled in favor of the commissioners, thereby denying Sardinia's annexation attempt. Gusweiler addressed that correspondence to Batavia attorney George Pattison, who was representing Sardinia, and Columbus attorney Wanda Carter, who was representing the Washington Township Board of Trustees, who opposed the annexation attempt. Background Of Case Given An estimated 130 people attended a three-hour hearing on March 30, 2009, in Georgetown regarding Sardinia's proposed annexation. Pattison and Carter were present at that hearing. The properties proposed for annexation into Sardinia are located between Sardinia's current corporate limits on Tri-County Highway and the new SES. In order to annex

SES, the village also had to annex properties located between the school and the village limits. Pattison said at that hearing the residences the village was seeking to annex were on the south side of Tri-County Highway just as the new school is and mentioned Sardinia probably would not have sought those annexations except for the sewer line installation being planned for the school. Each of the three members serving on the Washington Township Board of Trustees at that time spoke against the proposed annexation, and two are still on that board today – Janie Wills, who serves as chairwoman, and John Corboy. Corboy said the annexed residents in the targeted area would have to pay a large amount of money to tap into the sewer main that would go near their properties to the new school and those residents also would pay even more if their homes needed replumbing work. A majority of Washington Township residents who spoke at that hearing opposed annexation. Commissioners Decide The Brown County commissioners unanimously decided on April 27, 2009, to deny Sardinia's annexation petition for the 105.609 acres. They stated after looking at briefs submitted by Pattison and Carter in the matter, they had determined Sardinia's petition failed to contain the signatures of a required majority of the real estate owners in the territory proposed for

annexation. Following the commissioners' decision to deny the annexation, Sardinia Village Council members voted 5-0 on May 11, 2009, to appeal that decision, and the village filed that appeal May 22, 2009, in Brown County Common Pleas Court. Sardinia Mayor Todd Bumbalough brought up Gusweiler's decision at the Sardinia Village Council's latest meeting on July 12. “I can't say I'm pleased, but his decision is his decision,” Bumbalough told the council. The mayor said he and Jay Cutrell, who has replaced Pattison as the village's solicitor, both felt an appeal of Gusweiler's decision would be “diminishing ourselves” and said they decided to try to get annexation through by another petition drive. Bumbalough said the village will try to persuade property owners in the targeted area to agree to annexation. “Let's back up, regroup, do it right this time and get people in.” He said he really wants to get the new SES annexed into Sardinia and feels Sardinia police could be more available and able to provide protection for that building than can be rendered by the Brown County Sheriff's Office, which patrols unincorporated areas in Brown County. Wills said of Gusweiler's decision in a July 14 telephone interview, “We are very happy with his decision and happy for our township residents that did not want to be annexed.”

Eastern Board Ernst joins Merchants staff Merchants National Bank Brian was born and raised in won't hold is pleased to announce the Brown County, and currently addition of Brian Ernst to our resides near Georgetown with lending staff. He will be his wife, Kara, and son, July meeting working in the Georgetown Isaiah. He enjoys spending

Taylor’s Chapel UMC to hold Ice Cream Social Taylor’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 2460 Greenbush West Road, Williamsburg, (Sterling Township) will sponsor its annual Ice Cream Social on Saturday, July 24. Sandwiches, pies, cakes and beverages will be offered in addition to ice cream. Serving begins at 5 p.m.

Office located at 120 South Main Street and Higginsport Office located at 314 Washington Street. Brian has been involved in local banking for the past six years, and will be handling consumer, real estate, and commercial loans. He is looking forward to serving everyone in the surrounding communities. Brian is a graduate of Morehead State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

time with his family, and playing golf. Please stop in or call Brian in Georgetown at 937-378-2603 or in Higginsport at 937-375-4242 for all your borrowing needs. His background and experience strengthens Merchants National Bank’s commitment to provide excellent personal customer service. Merchants National Bank was established in 1879 in Hillsboro, Ohio where its Main Office still resides.

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The Eastern Local School District Board of Education's regular monthly meeting for July, which would have been held this Tuesday, July 20, has been cancelled. The board's next regular monthly meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 17, will begin at 6:30 p.m. to include an open forum for the public. The board normally meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the District Administrative Offices on U.S. 62 south of Macon. The District Offices may be reached at (937) 378-3981 or (937) 695-1399.

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trator and solicitor candidates' names before council members at their next regular meeting on Monday, July 19. Legal Advisor Approved While Aberdeen currently lacks a solicitor, it now has a legal advisor following action by council members at the July 6 meeting. The council voted 5-1, with Councilwoman Billie Eitel opposed, to employ Keith Nixon as the village's legal advisor until a solicitor is hired. Eitel said the Ohio Revised Code doesn't authorize villages to employ temporary legal help. Nixon, who was at the July 6 meeting, said he is the village solicitor for South Lebanon in Warren County. Councilman Robert Hutchison said the village needed legal advice and said what had happened to him at the council's June 21 meeting occurred because of a lack of a village solicitor. Renchen had Aberdeen Police Chief Clark Gast to eject Hutchison from that meeting. Asked his opinion about what had happened, Nixon


BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press

Time is running out for Ohio farmers to win $2,500 to help grow their local communities. America’s Farmers Grow Communities ProjectSM, a program sponsored by Monsanto Fund, allows farmers in eligible counties to enter for a chance to win a $2,500 award for their favorite local nonprofit group. With less than a month left in the application period, Ohio farmers are being encouraged to enter now if they want a chance to help their communities. Farmers in eligible counties can apply at, or they can call 1.877.267.3332 and apply by phone. Tom Anderson, a Madison County farmer, recently entered for a chance to win. “Anytime a partner like the Monsanto Fund wants to be involved in the community, I want to help,” he said. “The Monsanto Fund has done a lot

to get involved within the community, and this is another example of something that will give back.” In Ohio, one winner will be drawn from each of the state’s 52 participating counties. Monsanto Fund will announce winning farmers and recipient organizations in August 2010. In total, more than $130,000 will be donated to charities throughout Ohio. “If I were to be selected, the donation will be given to the local 4-H because it reaches so many children who are not only in agriculture, but other groups as well,” Anderson explained. “At the County Junior Fair, we have seen so many people within the community who are not specifically involved in agriculture step up and get involved with 4-H projects. This is another example of how the corporate community is trying to give back, and I definitely want to help out.” Farmers, age 21 and over,

who are actively engaged in farming a minimum of 250 acres of corn, soybeans and/or cotton, or 40 acres of openfield vegetables, or at least 10 acres of tomatoes, peppers and/or cucumbers grown in protected culture, are eligible. The application period runs May 1 through July 31, 2010. The program is open to all qualifying farmers who live in eligible counties in California, Kansas, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and South Dakota, where a minimum of 50,000 acres of corn or soybeans, or 25,000 acres of cotton, or 50,000 acres of vegetables, are planted. No purchase is necessary in order to enter or win. The new project is part of a broad commitment by Monsanto Fund to support charities in farm communities, in order to highlight the important contributions farmers make every day to our society.

Sardinia Fire Department gets new ladder truck for $15,000 Business owners voice concerns about recent problems at festival BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press The Sardinia Village Council took advantage of an apparent bargain at their June 14 meeting when they approved the purchase of a 65foot ladder fire truck for $15,000. Sardinia Fire Chief Lee Naylor had notified council members on June 14 about a ladder truck Clermont County's Washington Township was offering to Sardinia for $15,000. Naylor said the truck was appraised for $60,000 to $90,000. Council members voted unanimously at that meeting to purchase the ladder truck, and the Sardinia Fire Department displayed it on June 27 during a firefighter skills demonstration held behind the old Sardinia Elementary School building during the Founder's Day Celebration. During their July 12 meeting, council members adopted a bond anticipation notes ordinance to pay for the truck. Also at that meeting, Jackson Township residents Gerald and Carmela Reeves spoke to the council this past Monday night about a reported inability to find police officers to assist them concerning problems they encountered during the Founder's Day Celebration the last weekend of June. The Reeveses own a car wash, a laundry facility and rental units on College Avenue in the Sardinia area where the Founder's Day Festival is held. Gerald Reeves said as great as that festival is, it causes him and his wife problems because customers are unable to get to their businesses during the festival. Reeves mentioned how his wife had to break up a fight in front of a pop machine in their area and said a “young lady” parked on a lot on their property who wasn't supposed to do so and had an open container of an alcoholic beverage in her car. He said a police officer simply told that driver to get rid of that beverage and commented he thought that officer should have taken further action such

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The Sardinia Fire Department's new ladder truck is displayed during a firefighter skills demonstration at the Sardinia Founder's Day Celebration on June 27.

as possibly issuing a citation. He also said the auxiliary police officers working at the festival should have been more spread out especially during the busy Sunday of the festival. Gerald Reeves said he saw several police officers bunched together at a dunking booth set up to raise money for the Founder's Day Committee. Police officers were the main volunteers being dunked in that fundraising effort. He commented how he thought the police officers needed to do a better job. “The dunking booth should have been the last thing on their minds.” Mayor Todd Bumbalough said he would talk about the matter with Tyrone Pharris, the auxiliary police officer who was in charge over other officers during the festival weekend. Bumbalough mentioned he had received compliments as well about the police officers' work during the Founder's Day Celebration. He said many of those officers hadn't worked for the village a long time. The mayor said police dealt that weekend with some small groups of youths who had to be run off of private properties in parts of the village. While Bumbalough said he thought the officers handled problems as soon as they possibly could, he also told Gerald and Carmela Reeves concerning the problems they reportedly had encountered, “I do apologize.”

Also at last Monday's meeting: Council members voted to close the Sardinia village office on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the remainder of July and August to allow Miller the opportunity to accomplish some other office work in addition to dealing with the public. The council voted to pay former Village Solicitor George Pattison $2,375 for his work on the village's annexation lawsuit against the Brown County Board of Commissioners and to terminate any further service of Pattison's. (That lawsuit, which the village lost, is discussed in another story in this week's edition of The Brown County Press.) Councilman Arthur Hoovler mentioned the Sardinia Founder's Day Celebration had gone off well and asked Council President Greg Cassidy to pass on his compliment to Founder's Day Celebration Committee members. Cassidy served as that committee's chairman this year and commented how that festival work had been a learning experience for him. The council set the following committee meetings: Finance Committee, 5 p.m., Monday, July 19; and Economic Development Committee, 5 p.m., and Public Works Committee, 7 p.m., both on Monday, July 26. The council's next regular meeting is scheduled at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9.

Aberdeen residents will decide for a second time this year whether to have their village participate in a program that reportedly will reduce their natural gas costs. And while the village is still without an administrator and a solicitor, candidates are seeking to fill those positions. Aberdeen Village Council members discussed those matters at their regular meeting on July 6. Council members voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance to place a ballot measure on the Tuesday, Nov. 2, General Election to authorize Aberdeen to implement an Opt-Out Natural Gas and Electric Aggregation Program. Aberdeen voters during the Primary Election on May 4 rejected an Opt-Out Natural Gas Aggregation Program ballot measure by a 53-55 vote. Former Aberdeen Village Solicitor Jay Cutrell had said that rejected proposal would have allowed the village to contract with and negotiate with other natural gas suppliers besides Aberdeen's current supplier in an effort to obtain less expensive natural gas rates for that village's residents. Residents would have the choice about whether to participate and therefore could opt out of that program. Also at that meeting, Mayor Garland Renchen informed the council 21 candidates had applied for Aberdeen's vacant village administrator position and also mentioned he had a candidate in mind to bring before them to fill the vacant solicitor position. Cutrell resigned recently as village solicitor for what he cited were “personal reasons”, and former Village Administrator Don Hafer resigned earlier this year after the council decided against changing his part-time status to full-time with higher pay. Renchen said he hoped to bring recommended adminis-

said he thought state law regarding ejections from public meetings applied more to members of an audience than to public officials, such as council members, who have a statutory obligations to attend such meetings. After Aberdeen Fiscal Officer Rhonda Bothman read the June 21 meeting minutes in which it stated Hutchison had been ejected from that council session for “inexcusable behavior”, Hutchison objected to that language. Renchen then advised Bothman to change the language to read “disrupting a public meeting”. Hutchison and Councilman Hugh Hall ended up voting against approving the previous meeting's minutes while the other council members approved them. Hutchison later said he still took exception to the way the minutes were worded regarding his ejection and noted how he had been removed from that council meeting without a vote of other council members to do so.

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Letters to the Editor Speaking out against anti-intellectual movement Dear Editor: A measured anti-intellectual movement has been a vital part the the American of Fundamentalist and Pentecostal sects for a number of generations, with a few notable exceptions along the way, and it has continued to influence many conservative/evangelical Christians away from the pursuit of a higher education. this has not proven beneficial in making advances for the church in the way it influences the larger culture, or at least in the acceptance of a more evangelical/conservative Christianity among those of the larger culture. Now, as I’ve stated, there have been a few notable exceptions, for which I’m grateful. C.S. Lewis, Dr. Francis Shaefer, Oz Guiness, Ravi Zacharies, C. Peter Wagner, thomas Oden and Peter Marshall, Jr. are among those who stand out as prime examples. All of these men have addressed issues in secular

society from an evangelical/conservative Christian worldview while demonstrating prowess. intellectual Unfortunately, many more of those representing the church to the wider world tend to be the antithesis of intellectualism, which is very sad for the church. One preacher that I know is constantly telling those in his congregation that “educated Christians” are the very thing that the church does not need, that people who are educated cannot be people of “faith.” Thus, he encourages members of his congregation to not go any further than high school in their educational process and to read only the 1611 King James version of the Bible. No other books are allowed, not even newspapers or magazines. In other words, he wants them to be uninformed (Why? My feeling is that, in this way, they’ll be easier to manipulate). for me, personally, this is a bit scary and cultish in nature.

who can articulate their faith in such a way that it resonates with those outside of the church. We are in desperate need of well-read church members who can speak with authority on a number of issues and bring their faith into play on a number of levels. If the apostle Paul can do it, then why can’t the rest of us? (Check out Paul’s addressing the philosophers on Mars Hill in Athens.) Christians should never shy away from education, it’s a tool that can be used by God to bring people into a deeper relationship with Christ and a deeper understanding of their faith. Just being a “stupid Christian” has no appeal to anyone who is thoughtful in nature, as should be the case. There is never an excuse for intellectual poverty. As Paul said to Timothy, “Study to show thyself approved unto God a workman, that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” Rev. Sam Talley

ing seriously. And that is what drunk driving is – a crime. Drunk driving is a crime that puts innocent people in danger, and all too frequently results in tragic consequences. State troopers, however, do more than enforce Ohio’s traffic laws. We also use checkpoints and other specialized enforcement programs to deter and intercept impaired drivers. We educate drivers of all ages about the importance of making responsible decisions – including the decision not to drive impaired. But we can’t fight the battle against drunk driving on our own – We need your commitment to make our roads safe. Each person can, and must, help by actively influencing friends and family to make the type of safe, responsible decisions that save lives. Simple things like planning ahead to designate a driver if you choose to consume alcohol, and insisting that everyone in the vehicle is buckled up before you leave, can go a long way toward ensuring tragedies do not occur. I also want to encourage the public to continue using 1877-7-PATROL to report dangerous drivers or stranded motorists, or 1-800-GRAB DUI to report impaired drivers.

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Sterling versus Moler Raceway Park: Who won? Who Won? After years of controversy between Sterling township residents and Moler Raceway Park (MRP) the case has finally been heard in court. Some of the issues brought out in the court proceedings were as follows: All plaintiffs testified to living at their properties BEFORE the Molers built the track. Neighbors objected to the track in the township meetings BEFORE the Molers finished construction. Township meeting minutes can confirm this. The Molers chose to continue construction knowing of the opposition. Kim Moler said in those township meetings and in the local papers that studies had been done on the noise, and they had done everything they could and would address our concerns later. She also

stated since there was NO ZONING in Sterling Township they could use their property in any way they wished. In court it was admitted BY Moler that NO studies were done, and Moler never addressed our concerns or spoke seriously with any of us. In fact the opening night of the track she had a neighbor removed from her property only because this person came to speak with her about the noise. Another conversation held with a different plaintiff, who was genuinely trying to work with Kim, was then made fun of and posted on MRP’s website by Kim. Kim claimed in the local papers and online, we were happy to take their taxes and that local businesses were benefiting from the track. Sterling Township has no hotels, one gas station, and no restaurants. It was also

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Among the more extreme fundamentalist and Pentecostal sects, this tends to be the rule of thumb, and it now seems to be taking an even deeper root among other evangelical groups. Much of this can be traced back to a more reactionary beat among the more fundamentalist sects of the early 20th century who did this as a response to the liberal theology taking root in many of the historical denominations at the time. To put it another way, some groups over-reacted and ended up throwing the baby out with the bathwater (or as I heard it stated once before, many think that it’s more spiritual to be “stupid for Jesus”). Well, contrary to what some may think, the evangelical church doesn’t need “uneducated goons.” We’ve already got plenty of them filling our pulpits and selling drip-dry prayer cloths and miracle water. The church is in need of educated people who also have a strong commitment to Jesus Christ and


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brought out in court that the Molers have claimed heavy LOSSES on their taxes the past 3 years. Therefore our township is not benefiting as they claim. In fact a township official stated in court we would likely look for grants to widen the road the track is on. We feel regardless of the imaginary money the track is supposed to have generated for our area, none of it is a fair trade for us having to close up our homes and live our lives around the noise of the Molers. As to the comment we can move if we don’t like it – how many people are going to buy a home next to a track? Very few people choose to live near anything that generates a large amount of noise. The Molers noise and dust are invading our properties. Many plaintiffs testified to this under oath. For those saying they have driven around the area to listen to the noise, your vehicle is designed to deaden outside noise even with the windows down, so this is not an accurate way to judge our concerns. According to the court, the track is not a nuisance per se, but could ripen into one unchecked. Therefore the court has placed restrictions on MRP. The track must require mufflers that comply with requirements for automobiles set forth by the State of Ohio or other government agency controlling the same, in any event, not more that 75 decibels at 100 feet. The lights used to illuminate the track shall be aimed at the track area and not out-

ward. The loud speakers used at the track shall be aimed at the track and the stands. Racing in this predominately rural/residential area, shall be limited to Friday nights. The racing shall cease by midnight and no further use of the loud speaker or track lighting for racing shall be allowed after that time. The restrictions placed upon the defendants’ use of the property in Sterling Township shall run with the land and be binding upon the current and future owners and operation of activities upon the premises. July 2, 2010 MRP held their regularly scheduled races and were found to be in violation of the court’s order, as sound readings were consistently recorded exceeding the 75 decibel limit and as high as 88 decibels. Sources confirm the Molers placed an order at a local parts place for mufflers the morning after their attorney was notified of this violation. It is not known whether said mufflers comply with the judge’s order or why the order was placed considering the Molers have claimed they have always required mufflers and even testified to this in court. While we are disappointed we did not achieve a total shutdown, MRP now has restrictions they must abide by. Continued failure to comply with the court order will lead to further legal actions. And the winner is… William S. Mountain Sterling Township

“The games.” Alyssa Ramey Russellville

“Playing games.” Easton Simpson Decatur

“Getting prizes and getting my arms and face painted.” Morgan Gelter Russellville

“The games and the face painting.” Cameron Paul Batavia



Time after time in public opinion surveys, motorists rank being hit by a drunk driver as one of their top fears about driving. The vast majority of these same motorists are law-abiding people who drive to get to work, shop, go to their kid’s sporting games, or any number of other events and places without thinking twice about the dangers they could face on the roads every day. One thing people almost universally agree on, however, is they are grateful law enforcement professionals are out there protecting them, and their families, from drunk drivers. One important way Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers work to make Ohio roads safe to travel is by aggressively searching for and removing, impaired drivers from the roadways before they can cause a tragedy to someone in your family, or someone you know. Troopers arrested 24,250 impaired drivers last year – some of the most dangerous criminals on Ohio roads. That meant 24,250 potential traffic crash tragedies were prevented by the diligence of our officers. I hope it is comforting for those drivers who represent the majority that obey traffic laws and make safe driving a priority, that your local state troopers are out there protecting you from the other person who may cause a tragic situation through the selfishness of driving impaired. State troopers universally take the crime of drunk driv-



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“The parade.” Kyle Berry Eagle Township

“I can hang out with some of my friends I haven't seen in a while and eat homemade ice cream.” Eva Farmakis Maysville, Ky.

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der to give way alongside a tributary to Big Threemile Creek. While the route is closed, motorists will be detoured via state routes 41, 136 and 125 in Adams County, and the scheduled completion date for all work is September 30, 2010. The Alan Stone Company of Cutler, Ohio, was awarded a contract in the amount of $459,464 to complete the project. For information on additional lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events visit the ODOT’s web site at

Witch hunts begin at Magic Waters this weekend Starting July 16, the youngsters take to the Magic Waters Theatre stage with ‘Hansel & Gretel & The Book of Spells’. Indeed, not the Hansel and Gretel many of you knew as children, but a special updated version written by Tony Copper especially for the Magic Waters Theatre stage. In this play, Hansel and Gretel have escaped from the witch, and are now teenage witch hunters. There are many wonderful aspiring young actors and actresses getting a chance to turn their dreams into reality in this fun presentation at Magic Waters. The production also features some talented adult players. Dates of the production are: July 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25,

30, 31, & Aug. 1. Friday and Saturday shows start at 8 p.m., and Sunday shows start at 7 p.m. Most parents will want to bring their children earlier, though, as Boonie the magician, entertains with his special brand of kiddie magic for nearly an hour before show time. Actually, folks of all ages will enjoy this delightful play and also the magic! Admission is Adult- $7.00. Child-$3.50, and Srs.-$4.00. For more information about the Hansel & Gretel show, to make theatre reservations, or to order pre-show dinners, call (937) 365-1388 or visit us at

Christian events gathering

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A band performs worship music at a Christian events gathering held July 10 in Ripley Community Park in downtown Ripley. Ripley Assembly of God and Real Life Assembly of God in Forest Park put the gathering on together. Events included volleyball, a talent contest, a tug-of-war, and face painting, and those attending were treated to free popcorn, hot dogs and soft drinks.

Aberdeen cornhole winners

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On July 3, 2010, the Huntington Hotshots held their annual Baby, Little Mr.and Miss Aberdeen, and Jr Miss Aberdeen show. We had an excellent turn out as 97 contestants entered the show to compete for the top 3 places. The Trophies and crowns/sashes were sponsored by many different people as well as businesses. The Hotshots would like to thank them for so generously supporting the 4-H club and our community. We also would like to thank our contestants, because without them it wouldn't have been possible. (JW Curtis, Hotshots News Reporter)

Some Founder's Day event winners reported Several events featuring competitors and winners took place at the 2010 Sardinia Founder's Day Celebration June 25-27. Some event winners are listed below. Children's Parade on June 25: Most Creative: Cassie Smith, Sardinia, “School's Out” by Alice Cooper. Most Original: Xander and Luken Roades, Sardinia, as crayons. Best Theme Entry: Thomas, Ruthie and Marideth Barrow, Mt. Orab, on a Schoolhouse Float. (The festival's theme was “Remembering School Days”.) Judge's Choice: Kaleb and Elizabeth Penn, Sardinia, and Alexis Gould, New Richmond, who passed out Yellow Ribbons along the Parade Route urging members of the crowd to “Support The Troops”. Best of Show: Samuel Kirk, Eagle Township, on an entry featuring a chalkboard. Hot Dog Eating Contest Youth Division on June 26: Shane Creech, Jackson Township, first, seven hot dogs eaten in 10 minutes. Kendra Creech, Jackson Township, second, five hot dogs eaten in 10 seconds. Third-place finisher, name unavailable, three hot dogs eaten in 10 minutes. Hot Dog Eating Contest Adult Division on June 26: David McGroder, Mansfield, first, eight hot dogs eaten in 10 minutes. Shawn Smith, Sardinia, second, seven hot dogs eaten in 10 minutes. Tim Biggs, third, Delaware, Ohio, six hot dogs eaten in 10 minutes. Horseshoe Tournament on June 26: Ron Cracraft and Jeff Brunk, both of Mt. Orab, first-place team. Chet Puckett and Mike Hardyman, both of Sardinia, second-place team. Ron Cracraft, first place, Ringer Contest, four ringers. Chet Puckett, second place, Ringer Contest, three ringers. Weiner Dog Races on June 26: Mickey, a dachshundChihuahua mix owned by Andrea Smith of Sardinia, Overall Winner and 3 and Older Male Division Winner. Sid, a dachshund owned by Jackilynn McGee of Mt. Orab, Longest Weiner Dog in contest, 34 ? inches in length. Baking Contest on June 27: Miscellaneous Candy - Adult Division: Georgia Wamsley, Mt. Orab, first place, pecan peanut butter fudge.


Winners of the Kayla Ruark Memorial Scholarship Fund Cornhole Tournament held July 4 in the Aberdeen Greenspace include, from left, winning team of Dan Reed, Mt. Orab, and Phil Conover, Eagle Township, who received $40 each; runner-up team of Mike Robersion, Vanceburg, Ky., and Corky Middleton, Maysville, Ky., who received $20 each. Tournament Chairman Jason Phillips said the competition raised an estimated $400 to $500 for the Scholarship Fund. The tournament was held as part of the Aberdeen Fourth of July Celebration In The Park.


Contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation are set to begin a retaining wall project on state Route 763 in Brown County. On Monday, July 12, crews from the Alan Stone Company will close S.R. 763 between Township Road 251 (Stringtown Road) and County Road 31 (Martin Hill Road), north of Aberdeen, for the installation of a retaining wall that will reinforce the bank, stabilize the shoulder and provide erosion control. The project site is located just north of state Route 41, where lane restrictions have been in place since flooding undermined the pavement and caused portions of the shoul-

Huntington Hotshots Baby Contest

Peanut Butter Candy - Adult Division: Georgia Wamsley, first place. Chocolate Cake - Adult Division: Jean Boblitt, Goshen Township, first place, Hershey's chocolate walnut cake. Homemade Yeast Bread – Adult Division: Rebecca Kenney, Sardinia, first place. Decorated Cake – Adult Division: Rebecca Kenney, first place.. Fruit Pie Adult Division: Jayne Burke, Sardinia, first place, apple pie. Watermelon Eating Contest on June 27: 5-8 Division: Jason Holbrook, 6, Mt. Orab, champion. 9-12 Division: Syrina McIntyre, 12, Taylor Mill, Ky., champion. 13-16 Division: Tiffany McClaskey, 14, South Shore, Ky., champion.

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Mount Orab has now lost over 1200 lbs. because of the “biggest loser” challenge


Pictured are some of the winners of the recently completed Weight-Loss Challenge in Mount Orab. To date, challenge participants have lost over 1200 lbs and nearly one hundred feet of excess body fat. Many also have commented on improved energy and improved overall health. The challenge is the local version of the Biggest Loser TV show, put on by certified wellness and weight-loss coaches, Sue & Jim Wylie. This community service class started April 1st, and ran for 12 weeks, with the goal of not just losing weight, but also teaching real lifestyle changes which improves participant's energy level, nutrition, and general over-all health. Throughout the 12 week class, there are weekly weigh-ins, and discussion topics relating to weight management, exercise, along with other lifestyle changes to help the group through their healthy transformation. This isn't a fad diet program, it is all about helping people find their personal balance necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Prize winners are awarded with cash based on the largest percentage of weight lost. Prize money awarded to our 4 winners, this challenge, exceeded $475. The Wylie's are very proud of the group as well as the winners, and are starting another Challenge Aug. 5, please call 444-6161 for more information.

Financing a business: where to find money and how to prepare A free seminar will be held July 29, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Maysville Mason Co. & Visitors Convention Bureau located at 201 East Third Street, Maysville that will cover all the different avenues for financing a business and what the lender or investor may want you to have prepared. This seminar is at no charge. For more information and to register contact Mike Jackson at (606) 564-5534.



Lerado Church of Christ St. George MiniEvangelist Rick Kentucky Christian College, Breidenbaugh was called on and Indiana University. Rick Fest July 23, 24 June 13 to minister with the is also the founding Lerado Church of Christ. Prior to this ministry he has served as Evangelist with the New Hope Church of Christ, Waverly, Ohio; Beechwood Heights Church of Christ, Parkersburg, West Virginia; and First Church of Christ, Peru, Indiana in addition to helping several other congregations in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. He has been preaching the gospel for thirty-seven years beginning three months following his conversion to Christ. In addition to being a local Evangelist he has held revival meetings, seminars, and lectures in several different states. Evangelist Breidenbaugh received his education at the University of Maryland,

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Whether you are canning green beans, freezing corn, or making blackberry jam, be sure that you are doing it correctly so that you will produce a safe and high quality food product for you and your family to enjoy. If you are going to can or freeze garden produce and fruit this summer, you need to be sure that you are using up-to-date and reliable food preservation information and safe processing methods. Where can you find this reliable information quickly, easily and free of charge? It is as easy as calling the Ohio State University Extension Office at 378-6716 or connecting to our web site at, click on the Family and Consumer Sciences section and go to helpful links section. Under links you can find go to Ohioline or the National Food Preservation website for wide variety of information and factsheets on pertaining to

home food preservation. You can also stop by our office located on the Brown County Fairgrounds at 325 West State Street, in Georgetown. We can provide you with the most current information available and also assist you with canning problems and questions. Testing of Dial Gauge on Pressure Canners If you have a pressure canner with a dial gauge you need to have the gauge tested yearly for accuracy. This is the only way to know if you are processing your home canned foods at the proper poundage and temperature. If your gauge is reading incorrectly, you could be under processing which produces a food safety risk, or over processing foods, which will affect the quality of the food. To test your gauge, call and make an appointment with Kathy Jelley, FCS Extension Educator at (937) 378-6716. You can also bring your gauges to be tested without an appointment on Tuesday, July 20 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The testing process takes about 10 minutes and is free of charge.

Evangelist of The Gospel Defender Ministries, a gospel radio and publishing ministry, which he has directed since 1982, that is located in Chillicothe, Ohio. This ministry can be heard on several radio stations. He has been married to his wife, Nancy, for forty-four years and together they have four daughters and ten grandchildren. He and the Lerado Church of Christ, located at 5852 Marathon-Edenton Rd. just off St. Rt. 131 in Lerado, invite you to visit with them. The times for their Sunday assemblies are, Bible School at 10 a.m., preaching at 11 a.m., and evening service at 6 p.m.. For further information you can call (740) 703-5140 or (513) 683-2741.

On July 23 and 24, plan to attend the St. George Mini-Fest activities. On Friday, dinner will be served from 4:30 to 6 p.m. At 6 p.m., paddles for the Quarter Auction will be available for purchase. Quarter Auction starts at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m., there will be games and activities for children of all ages, a fish pond, ball toss, ring toss and face painting. From 2-4 p.m., come listen to a local teen band. Weather permitting, there will be a flea market/yard sale, country store outside. Product vendors, bake sale (from noon to 8 p.m.) and food (noon to 4 p.m.) will be inside. Tickets for the $1,000 drawing are on sale for $10 each until the winning ticket is drawn at 8 p.m. on Saturday. At 6:30 p.m., the third annual Taste of St. George will be held both inside and outside. The St. George Church is located at 509 East Ste Street in Georgetown.

Fayetteville Pinewood Derby results are in On April 24, Fayetteville Cub Scout Pack #456 held their first annual Pinewood Derby. Fifty boys participated with the following boys placing as follows: 1st place: Cole Brown, 2nd place: Colton Bone, 3rd place: Ethan Waddle. Other awards included: Best paint job: Kyle Helton, Most unusual design: Gavin Holden, Most Authentic Looking Race Car Design: Max Roth, Best Cub Scout Theme: Nathan Deininger. Many thanks to all who participated and those who organized the event!

BC General Hospital Auxiliary installs officers The Brown County General Hospital Auxiliary will be holding its annual meeting on Monday, July 19, 2010, at 1 p.m. in the Executive conference Room at the hospital. This is a special meeting at which time the Auxiliary will be installing new officers that will serve on their executive committee. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served by the Dietary Department.

VBS at Living Church of Five Mile, pre-registration event on July 17 The Living Church of Five Mile will be holding their vacation bible school from July 19 - 23 from 6 – 9 p.m. The church is located at 16908 U.S. 68, Mt. Orab. The VBS Hero headquarters will be full of excitement and skill-building for kids as they sign up for super challenges and fun!

Hero HQ kids will participate in music, drama, classes, crafts, snacks, games and fun that will introduce them to some unnamed, yet amazing heroes from the Bible. Each day, super hero Maintenance Mac will challenge Water Woman, Pizza Man and the Kids to join forces with God! The challenges will help kids do the unexpected, take action, step out on faith, save the day and stand for truth! Mac, Water Woman, Pizza Man and Super Cooper are

waiting! Don’t miss this exciting, challenging, super fun VBS program! Get kids ready to be heroes-in-training today! Sign up at our preregistration event on Saturday, July 17, 2010 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs and other refreshments. Can’t wait to see you there. For more information call Virginia White at (937) 4449363 or on the web at

Gospel sing in Decatur Park A Gospel Sing will be held in the Decatur Park on State Route 125 this Sunday, July 18, from 2-5 p.m. Music for the afternoon will include, Who So Ever, Two for the Lord, Jason Cooper and Peggy Grimes. The gospel Sing will benefit the We Can Help Food Bank in Decatur. Admission to the event is a food or money donation. Refreshments will be available and everyone is invited. Please bring along a lawn chair. The event marks the one

year anniversary of the opening of the food bank. According to Coordinator Annie Staggs, the first year has been successful. “We were able to help 500 area people,” said Staggs. “Continued donations are needed to help those who are struggling to make it through these depressed times, so I hope to see a good crowd at the park Sunday, showing their support for our local food bank. Every little bit counts and I thank you.”

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Home Food Preservation Basics Class to be Offered If you would like to learn more about how to safely can and freeze fruits and vegetables at home, plan to attend the “Home Food Preservation Basics” class being offered by the Ohio State University Extension Office in Brown County. Topic to be covered are canning basics, freezing basics, and food safety concerns. You will receive a packet of OSU food preservation fact sheets with the most up-to-date processing times and instructions and recipes. Other reliable food preservation resources will be discussed. The class will taught by Kathy Jelley, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Educator and will be held at the OSU Extension office, located on the Brown County Fairgrounds. The class will be offered July 30, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m or Aug. 10, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Please call and pre-register for which class you plan to attend by July 26. There will be a $5 charge for the class.

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Mt. Orab UMC News In Mt. Orab United Methodist Church News, coming up, Community dinner and Vacation Bible School. On July 24, we will have our community Dinner in the fellowship hall. All are welcome to join us for a free meal and fellowship. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Our Vacation Bible School will be July 26 through July 30. Time is 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. for children ages 2years-old to 6th grade. This year’s theme is Galactic Blast. Come join us for fun and adventure as we learn of God’s creation and love. Limited transportation is available. Call (937) 4441046 for more information and to pre register.

Last call for C.A.M.P. C.A.M.P. (Constructing Assured & Motivated People) is a highly acclaimed program for Middle School through High School youth. The program has received awards of merit from “Parents Magazine”, “Successful Meetings” magazine, from the Governor of Ohio, and the President of the United States,--just to mention a few! Directed since its inception in 1956 by Janny and Boonie Brizius, the camp is celebrating its 55th camp session during the week of their regular camp session, Aug. 1-7, 2010. At press time there are still some openings for this unique motivational camping program. A call to Janny or Boonie at (937) 365-1388 or to Dave and Tina Brizius at (614) 475-0740 will answer many questions about C.A.M.P. , but a visit to their web page might be better ,as should you decide this sounds really good for your child, you can read all about it and actually sign up right there on line at



BY Kathy Jelley OSU Extension Educator for Family and Consumer Sciences, Brown County


Safe and reliable food preservation information from Extension Office

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Albert Earl ‘TV Al’ Catron, Jr., 79 Albert Earl ‘TV Al’ Catron, Jr., 79, Aberdeen, Oh., and formerly of Ripley, Oh., died Monday, July 12, 2010 at Pioneer Trace Nursing Home in Flemingsburg, Ky. He was a United States Marine Corps Korean War Veteran. After serving in the Marine Corps, Al worked as a civilian for the Department of the Army as a radar and missile guidance systems maintenance supervisor for twenty years. After retiring from the Department of the Army, Al owned and operated Al’s TV in Ripley, for twenty-two years. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge in Spring Hill, Fla., the Moose Lodge in Maysville, Ky., and the Carey Bavis American Legion Post #180 of Georgetown. Al was born Nov. 29, 1930 in Aberdeen, the son of the late Albert Earl and Laura Alice (Young) Catron, Sr.. He was also preceded in death by his wife of fifty five years, Lois Jean (Bice) Catron and an infant brother, Donald Catron. Al is survived by one daughter, Gail Jones and husband Bill, Maysville, Ky., one son, David Catron and wife Elsie of Mayslick, Ky., six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one sister, Sharon Mitchell and husband Rufus, Maysville, Ky. Services were held on Friday, July 16, 2010 at Cahall Funeral Home in Ripley, where Scott Asman officiated. Interment followed in Charter Oak Cemetery in Aberdeen. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.cahall

Virginia R. (nee Hazenfield) Hancock, 91 R. (nee Virginia Hazenfield) Hancock, 91, Bethel, died Monday, July 12, 2010 Virginia was born July 8, 1919. She was preceded in death by her husband, George C. Hancock and her daughter, Shirley Reynolds. Virginia was the dear mother of Ronald (Mary) Hancock, and she is also survived by 4 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Services were Thursday July 15, 2010 at Tate Township Cemetery Bethel, Oh. Memorials may be made to Ohio Parkinson Foundation 325 North Third Street Fairborn, Ohio 45324-4959


Richard Lee ‘Rick’ Phillips, 50 Richard Lee "Rick" Phillips, 50, Mt. Orab, died Wednesday, July 7, 2010 in Mt. Orab. He was employed in construction at Colonial Post and Fence. Mr. Phillips was born Nov. 21, 1959 in Cincinnati, the son of Emily Jane Tankersly Phillips and the late Jack Wayne Phillips Sr. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Brian Phillips. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Cecelia L. Ratliff, Mt. Orab; two daughters, Baylee Phillips, Mt. Orab and Tralana Phillips, Mt. Healthy; one son, Bryan Phillips, Mt. Orab; four sisters, Melissa Voils, Denise Harris and Krista Meece, all of Russell Springs, and Michelle Brandenburg, Bethel; three brothers, Jack Phillips, Georgetown, Jeff Phillips, Amelia and Greg Phillips, Bethel; and two grandchildren. Services were held Monday, July 12 at Egbert Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, where Charles Gray officiated. Burial was in the Sardinia Cemetery.

Frederick Maxwell Corum, 94, West Union, Oh., formerly of Pennsylvania, New York, California, and Georgia, died Saturday, July 10, 2010 at home. Frederick was born Nov. 3, 1915 to the late Reverend Dr. Jesse maxwell and Laura (Vetter) Corum, Jr. in Newark, New Jersey. He was a US Army and Navy veteran of WWII and a teacher and worked for several libraries. Frederick is survived by wife, Gretchen Moore (Waldrep) Corum, West Union; two daughters: Edythe Emily Corum, Clovis, Cal., and G. Lisa (David) Corum Fox, West Union; brother, Reverend Jesse Maxwell (Joy) Corum, III,, Saranca Lake, New York; two grandchildren, four nephews; two nieces; and many great nephews and nieces. The Memorial Service was Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at the First Presbyterian Church in West Union under the direction of Lafferty Funeral Home of West Union. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in August, in the Adirondack Mountains in Chestertown, New York.

Evelyn Mae (Newberry) Smith, 79 Evelyn Mae (Newberry) Smith, 79, Georgetown, died Sunday, July 11, 2010 in Cincinnati, Oh. She had worked in assembly at US Shoe. She was born June 8, 1931 to the late Marvin and Martha (McKenzie) Newberry in New Hope, Oh. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, William F. Smith, Sr. Evelyn is survived by two sons, Donald (Michele) Smith, Williamsburg, William F. Smith, Jr., Georgetown, two daughters, Karen (Russell) Lewis, Mt. Orab, Kathy (Kelly) Elam, Mt. brothers, George Orab, Newberry, Goshen, Dwight Newberry, Georgetown, Junior Newberry, Hamersville, eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren. Services were Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at Egbert Funeral Home where Pauline Elam officiated. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Attending the “Meet the Artists Tea” to conclude the Area Agency on Aging District 7’s 28th Annual Art Show and Essay/Poetry Contest from Brown County were, pictured left to right, Paula Rankin, Steve Rankin, and Pamela K. Matura, Executive Director of the Area Agency on Aging District 7.

28th annual senior citizens art show winners announced – Brown County The artwork of local seniors was recently showcased at the Area Agency on Aging District 7’s (AAA7) 28th Annual Senior Citizens Art Show and Essay/Poetry Contest that was held at the Esther Allen Greer Museum and Gallery, located on the campus of the University of Rio Grande in Rio Grande, Ohio. Ohio residents age 55 or older were eligible to participate in the Art Show and Essay/Poetry Contest. Winners announced from Brown County include:

1st Place Oil/Portraits (Professional) “Indian on a Horse in Handcarved Frame” by Steven L. Rankin 1st Place Oil/Portraits (Professional) “Marine” by Steven L. Rankin 1st Place Oil/Portraits (Professional) “Turkish Hunter in Handcarved Frame” by Steven L. Rankin Place 2nd Photography/Birds “Can You See Me?” by Joseph E. Huber

Saturday night concert set for Georgetown In a departure from their Thursday night format for concerts, the public Courthouse Square Open Air Market committee announces a Saturday night concert on July 24, at 7 p.m., in front of the historic Brown County Courthouse in Georgetown, Ohio. Leroy Ellington and the Efunk Band will appear in this special outdoor event. They are known as a hard driving show band from Amelia moving audiences out of their chairs and onto the dance floor since 1994. The Band provides the perfect combination of masterful musicianship, exhilarating entertainment and unparalleled audience participation. Pizza, old fashion ice

cream, popcorn, snow cones, and home baked desserts will be available at nominal prices. Attendees are reminded to bring a portable chair. In the event of rain, the concert will be held inside the historic Gaslight Theater. This concert and two future outdoor concerts, plus the Woodworkers and Woodcrafters day on July 31, as well as the Saturday morning open air markets are produced by the volunteers of CSOAM, Inc. with support from the community, including local organizations, philanthropists and businesses. For more information, please call (937) 378-9000 or (937) 378-6769.

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Bob Hardyman has out done himself for this year’s Brown Co. Fair. Our Entertainment Director has Inside Straight Band as the opening act. Neil McCoy is our Headliner for Tuesday Night in the Main Ring. Local Acts will be featured in the Floral Hall all week. The qualifying round for our Brown County Fair Talent Show is Thursday at the Danny Gray Activities Center. Friday at 3 p.m. we have an Elvis act by Jo-El. At 7 p.m. The Gold Wing Express is back this year. Then Saturday we have the Legends at 4 p.m. then at 6 p.m. we have the finals for our own Talent Show. Prize Money for our Talent Show is $500, $400, $300, $200, and $100 for fifth place. Closing our entertainment at 8 p.m. is the Newbees, a Beatles music group. All these acts will be in our new Danny Gray Activities Center for you to enjoy. Brown County 4-H race/walk is being held on July 31st at the fairgrounds in Georgetown, Ohio. The race will begin at 8:30 a.m. with sign-ups at 7 a.m. The race has many age categories for runners and walkers. There are door prizes for all age groups in the race. If you have any questions call OSU Extension Office at (937) 378-6716 or Chris Neal, race chairman, (937) 379-1711. This is the main fund raiser for the 4-H committee and your help is

DENNIS BROUGHTON greatly appreciated. Repair work has been done on two horse barns at the fairgrounds. We are planning to open another parking area behind the Junior Fair Horse Ring so we can have a great Western Horse Show on Saturday. Ms. Shelly Moler a member of the Brown County Horseman Association has offered to help and with good weather I think we will have a strong showing at the Brown Co, Fair. The horse committee has added more Draft Horse Show classes this year, Last year they were a fan favorite on Saturday. With good weather we hope to have a great Senior Fair Horse Show Thursday through Saturday. I guess the question last month was pretty easy to answer. 4-H in Brown Co. and the Junior Fair is a proud part of our heritage. In 1941 the W.P.A was contracted to build a building on the fair grounds. This building is still standing today. Remember the 159th Brown Co. Fair is Sept. 27th till Oct. 2nd. Contact us at : 937-3783558. E-Mail brcof a i r @ b r i g h t . n e t

Thanks to the Cahall Funeral Home for the efficient services they provided for Joe Holloway, Jr.; to Rev. Tom Friskney for his consoling words at the graveside services; to the pallbearers and to Meadow Wood Care Center for all of the good care and compassion they showed Joe in his time there. May God bless you. June Pittenger

THE ONLY ROAD Ephesians 3:5-6: “Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel.” The view here in Ephesians of the church is not the millennial reign. It is not a view of the latter days of the church age, the Laodicean period, that we are in now. It is not talking about the 7 year period of the Great Tribulation. What you do have is a view which goes past all of that. The view that we are seeing here in the book of Ephesians is a view that passes everything here on earth. It goes directly into eternity when the saved of earth are in heaven. Where will you be when this view comes to pass? Look with me in the first chapter of the book of Ephesians: “Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.” Let me tell you this. We have friends of ours who are HardShell Baptists; we do not agree with them, but we are still friends. There are also those called Primitive Baptist and we do not agree with them either. They believe that when you are born you are born to go to heaven or born to go to hell. If you are predestinated before you are born you are born to go to heaven then the rest of the people who are not automatically predestinated to go to hell. We do not accept that in anyway, shape, or form. It is a misunderstanding of what the Bible is actually saying. Here is how predestination works. Before the foundation of the world, before God the Father used Jesus Christ to make the world (Eph.

DR. CHARLES SMITH MT. ORAB BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH 3:9), before that time, God had predestined, predetermined, that the Son, Jesus Christ, would gather a body of believers that would be called a church. And He, Jesus Christ, was predestined before the foundation of the world. There is no doubt about that. I don’t think any of our Hard-Shell Baptist would disagree with that. What they don’t see it is that we are not predestined until we are in Christ. As soon as we are in Christ we are onboard! Years ago there was a song entitled: “Get On Board Little Children, Get On Board.” The train belongs to Jesus Christ and once you are on that train you are part of Him. It is the train, so to speak, that is predestined from before the foundation of the world. Christ is the one that predestination has to do with; and if you are in Christ you are in. If you are not in; you are not in. It is that simple. It is up to you whether you get on that train or not. Predestinated before the foundation of the world: verse 10: “That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.” You must first trust in Christ before you get onboard that glory train! Verse 13: “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise.” Once we belong to Christ we are sealed with that holy Spirit of promise! And that seal can not be broken. Won’t you receive Christ and get onboard that train to heaven? That is a choice only you can make.

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Brown County Fair will be entertaining


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Elmer Moon family reunion


The meeting of the Moons was a great success The Moon family name has been recognized in Brown County since 1847. Moons from Alabama, Florida, Tennessee and Ohio congregated at Veterans Memorial Park in Eastgate on Sunday, May 30, for one of the largest Moon gatherings since the early 1900s. There were grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, cousins and inlaws by the dozen. The Elmer Moon Family has been gathering for a reunion every couple of years since 1980. Elmer and Emma Moon

were the proud parents of six children, Blanche Mildred (Wylie/Bowen), (Courts), Carl, Doris Violet (Matthews), (McKinney) and Paul. The only surviving son, Paul, lives in Florida, with his wife Betty, and they were the stars of this year's reunion. Of the 18 grandchildren, 10 were at the reunion: Beverly (Wylie) Wallace of Mt. Orab, Lannie Matthews, Janet (Moon) Shaffer and Rita (Courts) Potrafke of Cincinnati, Rosa Nell

Elmer. Those cousins present this year included: Elaine (Roberts) and George Breuer, Don and Beverly Donohoo, Marietta (Cornetet) and David Dunn, Bill and Mary (Donohoo) Goodpastor, Andrew Goodpastor, Rev. Dr. Herbert and Shirley Hicks, Larry and Angie Moon, Bruce Moon, Barbara (Donohoo) Sams, and Sandra (Hawk) and James Adams. The cousins shared memories that only a family could create.

Caldwell graduates from basic training

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Lila Grace Loudon


(Matthews) McDonald, Joyce Matthews, Loren and Linda Matthews Matthews of Cookeville, Tenn., Leroy McKinney, Melody (McKinney) Green from Nashville, Tenn., and Gene Courts of Venice, Fla. Barbara (Stratton) Cahall of Mt. Orab, niece of Emma (Stratton) Moon, also joined the festivities. The family welcome mat was out for many descendants of Leonard and Lavina (Kennedy) Moon who were the parents of 10 including

Loudons welcome a daughter Grant and Tania JonesLoudon, of Norwood, would like to announce the birth of their second child, Lila Grace Loudon. Lila Grace was born Thursday, April 29th, 2010 at Christ Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 inches in length. Lila was welcomed home by her big brother Jackson Henry. Her father, Grant, is a 1996 graduate of Georgetown High School and a 2000 graduate of Ohio Northern University. Her mother, Tania, is a 1998 graduate of Georgetown High School and a 2002 graduate of Miami University. Grandparents are Tom and

Linda Watson of Georgetown, Rex and Dot Loudon of Georgetown, and Greg and Jeannette Jones of Berea, KY. Maternal Great-Grandparents are Carol and the late A.J. Watson of Georgetown, and Faye and the late Nathan Clements of St. Petersburg, FL. Paternal Great-Grandparents are Betty Loudon and the late Dwight Loudon of Georgetown, the late Ed and Henrietta Stenger of Georgetown, and Lloyd and Ginger Purdin of Russellville. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate Grant and Tania on the arrival of Lila.

Air Force Reserve Airman Jennifer N. Caldwell graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. She is the daughter of Ken and Brenda Wells, Fayetteville. Caldwell is a 2000 graduate of Fayetteville High School. The Brown COunty Press would like to thank Airman

Combs celebrate 65th wedding anniversary Roy and Lottie (Fox) Combs, Hamersville will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on July 21. Married back in 1945, they are originally from Owsley and Lee Counties, Kentucky but have mainly resided in Brown and Clermont Counties. Mr. Combs was a brick mason for 62 years and Mrs. Combs worked sporadically at Beau Brummel Ties, a record making factory and Old Coney Island, but was mainly a stay-at-home mom. They have 9 children: Frances, Shirley, Patsy, Wanda, Rhonda, Roy Jr., Debbie, April and Evelyn, 23 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren. Their love of and faith in God, Jesus and each other have seen them through the good times and the bad and thankfully with pretty good health. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate the Combs’!

St. Mary’s to hold annual festival Aug. 1

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Airman Jennifer N. Caldwell

Jennifer Caldwell for serving our country.

St. Michael School 50/50 Club St. Michael School is now collecting dues for the second half of 2010 for members of the 50/50 Club. New members are being accepted at any time during the year, with half-year dues at $30 and full year, $60. Drawings are the last Sunday of each month to split the 50/50 funds collected for that month. The winner of the June drawing was Sara Goldsberry who collected $267.50 as 50 percent of the

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funds collected for the club during June. Anyone who wishes to become a member to join, to pay dues for the last half or full year, please contact Mary Kaye Helbling (937) 3924386 or Linda DeFosse (937) 392-0398. The membership fee is $5.00 per month and can be paid on a monthly basis, but half-year or fullyear memberships are encouraged.

St Mary's in Arnheim (Brown County) will be holding their annual festival. Dinners are served in the air conditioned hall from noon to 4:30 p.m. with the outside games and food booths running from noon to 6 p.m. The annual cow races, and games of chance will occur. The cows have all been coached for the annual cow races at St. Mary's Church in Arnheim, located five miles south of Sardinia off Purdy Road. This family friendly event features games of chance, meals in the air condiditioned dining hall, a country store and plenty of home made ice cream. The volunteers have increased the number of gallons of home made ice cream so there will be plenty for one and all. There is a flea market, country store, cash and quilt raffle, and plenty of games for adults and children. For more information con-

tact the parish at (937) 4462555. Festival date is Aug. 1, 2010.

Renegades news By Kayla Cady Renegades News Following is a list of training dates set to prepare for any upcoming fun matches and the Ohio State Fair. July 18, 22 and 29, all training sessions will be held at Kathryn Hanlon Park in Georgetown in the back of the park, starting at 6:30 p.m. The next scheduled meeting for the Renegades will be Aug. 22, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. That meeting is also at the park. If you have any questions, contact Karen at (937) 4443605.

Woolard named to President’s Honor List

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Williams dances in spring recital Olivia Williams, 17, of Georgetown, participated in the Anderson Dance Academy spring recital “What moves you.” The recital was held on May 22, 2010, at the Performing Arts Auditorium at Amelia High School. Williams participated in two performances. The first performance, a classical ballet piece entitled “Rubies,” and a the second performance was “Take Five,” during which Williams danced on pointe. Williams attends ballet and pointe classes at the Academy. she has participated in several recitals and dance demonstrations since the age of four. Williams plans to teach preschool/kinder ballet classes in the future.

The Western Brown Class of 1990 will be holding their 20 year reunion at the home of Gretchen and Mark McKinney 10803 state Route 774, Hamersville on Saturday, July 24 at 3 p.m. Lee’s chicken and tableware will be provided, please bring a side dish or dessert, chairs and drinks. Call (937) 483-6016 with questions. Pass the word!

in pursuit of a KCTCS degree. Clinton’s name has also been added to the active Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry, after completing and passing both his written and performance tests of the Medicaid Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation. He is a 2009 graduate of Eastern Brown High School in Sardinia. Clinton is the son of Linda Kirschner of Ripley and Tim Woollard of Winchester. He is pursuing a degree in Registered Nursing, specializing in Anesthesiology.



Clinton Woollard, Ripley was named to the President’s Honor List at Maysville Community & Technical College for both the Fall 2009 and the Spring 2010 Semesters. This distinction is awarded to full-time students who have successfully completed 12 KCTCS semester credits for the academic term with a 4.0 grade point average in course work numbered 100 without withdrawing from a course and have a declared a major

Carr/Neel reunion The Carr/Neel reunion is set for Saturday, July 17, 2010, at the Legion Hall on College Avenue in Sardinia. Lunch is scheduled for 1 p.m. Everyone is to bring a picnic dinner and food will be buffet style. Dinnerware will be provided if needed. If you have any questions, call (937) 446-3191.

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Baker sentenced to two years Duke tax dispute with Ohio will effect Brown County soon "Fortunately for Miss Ramsey we are in this court room in Clermont County and we are a system of laws, not a system of mob rules," Rapp said. He made the argument that Ramsey's involvement in the Fiesel case should not have any bearing on her sentencing for the drug charges. "We are asking the court to punish her fairly," Rapp said, "to take into account that this is her first felony (conviction), these are (fourth and fifth degree felonies). Blind retribution, which is perhaps what society out there is asking for...that is best left to the primitive societies." Judge Walker said Ramsey's history with the court system still carried weight in her sentencing consideration whether she was given immunity or not. "Your counsel mentioned blind retribution. The symbol of justice is lady justice with a blindfold. Once you are convicted the blindfold comes off and justice is expected to look at the whole person," Walker said. "Your history is with you here today. I don't think you have any genuine remorse for these circumstances." Walker sentenced Ramsey to six months in prison for each of the four trafficking and possession charges to be served consecutively. He also sentenced her to six months in jail for the driving under the influence charge but suspended all but three days, which were counted in her almost four months served in Clermont County Jail since March. She was also fined the $375 minimum and will serve three years community control after her release. Walker noted that Ramsey was accepted into the River City drug and alcohol rehabilitation program and he said

that depending upon her behavior and other factors she could be out of prison and in the program six months from her sentencing. Including her 120 days in county jail and six months in the rehabilitation program, Walker said Ramsey could serve as little as one and a half years incarceration. Rapp detailed Ramsey's history before and after the Fiesel case. He said that Ramsey had not had an easy childhood and was married at the age of 18. She had three children with her now former husband. She was found guilty of a menacing charge in 2000 related to a verbal altercation with her husband for which she received a suspended sentence. In 2006 she was convicted of misdemeanor alcohol offenses relating to an incident at the Brown County Fair. In September 2006 she lost custody of her three children. Custody was returned in 2009. Also in 2009 she earned her General Equivalency Diploma. Following the Fiesel case she was diagnosed with an alcohol addiction and post traumatic stress disorder. Kevin Jodrey, Pastor of a small church in Decatur in Brown County, also spoke on behalf of Ramsey. He met her while working as a manager at the Dollar General in Williamsburg and eventually hired her for a position at the Dollar General. Jodrey said she has had a very difficult time keeping a job since the Fiesel case, and the Dollar General position was no different. Near the end of Ramsey's shift Jodrey began to receive angry phone calls from customers and employees upset over her hiring. Five hours after Ramsey started her first shift at the store Jodrey received a call from his district manager. "My district manager calls me and said 'Did you hire Amy Baker' and I said 'Yes I

did.' He said 'I can't believe you did that'...he told me I created a public relations nightmare," Jodrey said. While Dollar General could not fire her after she had passed a background check, Ramsey told Jodrey that she felt it was in her best interest to quit. Jodrey had put in his two weeks notice at the Dollar General before hiring Ramsey and he continued to council her when she was arrested later that month. "I thought maybe I could help her out a little bit because I knew the case and I knew what she suffered through and I saw how people treated her," Jodrey said. "As I look back on that day...I think, for me that was just one day. It was a traumatic day for me and it was traumatic for her as well. And I thought, she suffered that so many times since 2006 and she can't get a job. That's so unfair that public outrage would allowed to keep her from getting a job." Jodrey said he has spent about 50 hours counseling Ramsey since her arrest. "She has a very difficult time because of her infamous status and ended up abusing drugs," Rapp said. Following the sentencing Jodrey told reporters that, while he was not surprised by Walker's sentence, he did not think it was appropriate. "I felt she's been remorseful," Jodrey said. "She does need rehab but I believe she should be allowed to have a normal life." Jodrey said Ramsey was a good mother to her children and he thought she had wanted to leave the area following the Fiesel trials but did not have the means to do so. He said he will continue to counsel her in prison. "I believe God put me there to help her out," Jodrey said. "I'm just doing my job as a pastor."

Old SES now social services business CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 G & D Director of Operations Keith Crothers said that business' clients currently range in age from 18 to 75, and about 42 employees work for G & D. Crothers said G & D aims to teach its clients such skills as writing their names, addresses, and phone numbers and computer usage. He also mentioned the business provides music therapy programs and teaches clients skills with animals at a farm G & D owns in Brown County about 3 miles outside Williamsburg and with fish and hamsters who live at the G & D servic-

es building. Crothers also mentioned how G & D takes its clients out into the community to teach other skills and to provide recreational opportunities. He said they are taught how and when to cross streets, how to recognize traffic signs, and, when they eat out, how to manage money. Fitzpatrick, who said he has been working at his business for 30 years or so, also mentioned it operates seven group homes in Brown County and an eighth such home in Clermont County. The purchase of the former SES building also will create

an opportunity for some other small businesses to locate in Sardinia. Fitzpatrick said he plans to rent space G & D won't need to small business tenants and also mentioned how he can rent the gymnasium out for such functions as parties and wedding receptions. G & D, which Fitzpatrick said became incorporated in 1991, will hold an Open House in the near future to offer the public an opportunity to learn about the services it offers. G & D Alternative Living Inc. may be reached at (937) 446-2803. Its website is at

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 The following is a list of entities or levies affected by the reduced tax payments provided by Green. The first figure is the 20 percent reduction already paid by Duke Energy for the second half of 2009 assessment, including the additional payment announced on July 14. The second figure is the 40 percent annual reduction the utility is asking for. The second number is provided to show the potential maximum impact should Duke win the tax appeal. Eastern Local $27,000, $108,000 RULH $17,300, $69,200 Southern Hills JVS $15,000, $60,000 Western Brown $13,750, 55,000

Georgetown EVSD $11,000, $44,000 Brown County $9,000, $36,000 Fayetteville Perry $7,500, $30,000 BCDD $4,750, $19,000 Library Services Levy $2,350, $9,400 Senior Citizens Levy $1,900, $7,600 Perry Twp $1,325, $5,300 Jackson Twp $1,150, $4,600 Mt. Orab $1,150, $4,600 Lewis Twp $1,080, $4,320 Ripley $920, $3,680 Russellville $850, $3,400 Sterling Twp $650, $2,600 Clark Twp $550, $2,200 Green Twp $540, $2,160 Union Twp $460, $1,840 Georgetown $455, $1,820 Brown Co. Library Bond Levy $450, $1,800 Pike Twp $445, $1,780 Fayetteville $325, $1,500

Bethel Tate $350, $1,400 Franklin Twp $330, $1,320 Huntington Twp $325, $1,300 Higginsport $275, $1,100 Blanchester $260, $1,040 Scott Twp $250, $1,000 Pleasant Twp $245, $980.00 Jefferson Twp $205, $820 Willamsburg Local $180, $720 Washington Twp $165, $660 US Grant JVS $75, $300 Eagle Twp $37.50, 150 Byrd Twp $34, $136 Hamersville $30, $120 Aberdeen $27.50, $110 Great Oaks JVS $20, $80 Blanchester Library $7.50, $30 St. Martin $3.50. $14 The village of Sardinia did not receive a Public Utility Personal Property tax payment according to the information supplied by Green.

Longtime Legion member honored CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Bernhardt Opens Program “We love this great country of ours – that is why we are here tonight,” Bernhardt said as he opened the program. Post Chaplain Dennie Keyes then offered the invocation and prayed to God, “We give You thanks for this great country. We thank you for giving our forefathers the foresight to lay down the divine foundations of where we are today.” Keyes thanked God for all the servicemen and servicewomen who were fighting for their country. Bernhardt then led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance and commented, “Today we celebrate the 234th Birthday of the greatest nation known to man.” Bernhardt conducted the program's Prisoner Of War/Missing In Action Place Setting Remembrance Service by a small table with a white tablecloth and other symbols and explained to his listeners what

each symbol meant. Among those symbols, the adjutant said, are the table, which being small symbolizes the helplessness of one person alone against his oppressors; the tablecloth's white color, which represents the purity of POWs' and MIAs' intentions in responding to their country's call to arms; and a yellow ribbon around a vase symbolizing the United States' unyielding determination to demand a proper accounting of its POWs and MIAs. “Remember, we all called them comrades, brothers, sisters and friends,” Bernhardt solemnly said. “Do not let them be forgotten for surely they have not forgotten us.” He then asked the crowd to pause for a Moment of Silence in honor of all the United States' POWs and MIAs. Keynote Address Delivered Bernhardt delivered the program's main speech by telling his listeners how they had a lot of blessings in their lives simply because they lived in the great

nation of the United States. He talked about how he was one of six children raised by a single mother in Newark, N.J., who walked to work each day. “We didn't have a whole lot, but we had each other,” Bernhardt recollected. He talked about such freedoms Americans have as the right to assemble as those gathered were exercising that evening; the right to worship God in one's own way; and the right to travel from one place to another without the permission of the local authority. He concluded by saying, “This Fourth of July, as Americans celebrated our freedom, our thoughts are also with the men and women who defend that freedom as members of the United States military. Our community and nation honors their service and sacrifice, and one of our greatest sources of pride on this Fourth of July is that men and women like them wear the uniform of our country throughout our country and others.






CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Sedarat appeared with legal representation at the village council's regular meeting this past May 10. While the council held an executive session that night to discuss personnel, they didn't call Sedarat and his legal representation into the executive session and took no action regarding Sedarat that night. Council members this past Monday also approved a Release and Settlement Agreement regarding Sedarat that had been signed by his attorney David Hardin of Cincinnati. New Chief Sworn In Bumbalough swore in Lewis this past Monday night after council members had approved him as Sardinia's new police chief. Bumbalough mentioned Lewis provides a fresh start for the village and its police department and added it was time for the village to move on from the past. Lewis, 50, retired this past September from the Georgetown Police Department where he had served 28 years including 16 as assistant chief. In an interview following last Monday's meeting, Lewis said said he agreed to accept the Sardinia chief's position because “The mayor called me and asked me if I was interested in coming over and seeing about getting the Police Department back on track.” Lewis said one of his biggest challenges as the new chief will be to try “to get cit-

izens to realize the Police Department is there to help them”. He will be paid $11 per hour for 36 hours of work per week and will be the Sardinia Police Department's only paid officer for now. In an interview after the meeting, Bumbalough commented about how the village has to have a police department “people can depend on”. He said the village has 18 auxiliary police officers, who receive no pay for their work but keep up their certification and credentials through their duties. Bumbalough said he would like if possible for the village to have some paid part-time officers next year. The Sardinia Police Department's officer in charge prior to Lewis' hiring was Sgt. Dan Nichols, who had been that department's only paid officer. Bumbalough said the village has now laid off Nichols from that paid position. Agreement's Terms Given The Release and Settlement Agreement the council approved between Sardinia and Sedarat include: Sedarat will continue on paid administrative leave as a part-time employee until Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. He will not exercise any law enforcement powers on behalf of the Sardinia Police Department, other than those necessary to facilitate the agreement's terms, during the paid administrative leave period. Sardinia will pay Sedarat $1,000 per month, minus cus-

tomary payroll deductions, from this past July 1 through Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. That pay will increase to $1,500 per month, minus customary payroll deductions, from Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, to Feb. 1, 2012. Sedarat will relinquish his “chief of police” title upon the first date after the full execution of the agreement, and upon that relinquishment, he automatically will be converted to the police officer position from that date until a date not before Feb. 1, 2012. If all of the agreed to payments have been made and received by Sedarat by Feb. 1, 2012, he will resign from the Sardinia Police Department effective that date. During the entirety of the agreement's terms, Sardinia will continue to make all current and necessary pension contributions on Sedarat's behalf to the appropriate retirement entity. The parties agree to fully and completely cooperate in all manners necessary to facilitate the terms of the agreement including cooperating in maintaining all of Sedarat's necessary law enforcement certifications until Feb. 1, 2012. The village will withdraw all charges and/or allegations and accompanying documentation from Sedarat's personnel and other files to the extent permitted by law. Sardinia and Sedarat agree to a release of all pending and potential claims in existence, but not previously settled or resolved, at the time the agreement is executed.


Lewis approved as Sardinia police chief


Ripley Elementary School will be hosting “Back to School/Open House” on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, from 4-8 p.m. This RULH Elementary event has been a great way to kickoff a new school year since 2000. This event showcases community resources for “goods” or “services” oriented to students and families. If you are interested in having a booth or donating to the event, please contact the elementary. This event is for the Ripley-Union-LewisHuntington School District and will provide ample advertising opportunity and local media coverage at little or no cost to you. There is no charge for the booth. However, we ask that you provide some type of school supply to the student when they visit your booth. We hope to have booth commitments arranged by Aug. 9. Please feel free to call for more information. Since our office will have limited summer hours, please leave a message if you are unable to reach us. We will return your call as soon as possible. RULH General School Supply List Kind.-Grade 2 -Crayola large crayons box of eight -Crayola crayons box of 16 and 24 -No. 1 lead pencils -1.27 ounce glue stick

-Washable Crayola markers box of eight -Fiskars school safety scissors child size -Small pencil box (not larger than 10 x 6 inches) -Plain two-pocket folders -Backpack (without wheels) -Primary paper -Erasers (large and penciltop) -Expo dry erase markers (pack of four) -No. 2 pencils (no mechanical) -Small bottle of glue -Yellow highlighters -Dictionary -One inch three-ring binders Grades 3-4 -Zipper pencil pouch -Wide-ruled notebook paper -No. 1 lead pencils -Washable markers -colored pencils -Two-and-one-half inch three-ring binders -Crayola crayons box of 24 -Eight ounce bottle of glue -Glue sticks -Seventy-sheet wide-ruled notebook -Erasers (large and penciltop) -Plain two-pocket folders -No. 2 pencils (no mechanical) -Student-size scissors -One inch binders -Dictionary -Backpack (without wheels)

Brian Wright graduates from Northcentral University Brian Wright of Mount Orab, OH, has graduated with their Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA) with a specialization Commerce in Electronic from Northcentral University. Wright was among the 460 graduates from 11 countries that had their degrees conferred during the June 5, 2010 ceremony. Northcentral's President, Dr. Clinton Gardner challenged this year's graduates to better their lives and the lives of those around them. "It is each graduate's responsibility to make positive contributions to their communities." The graduates were addressed at the commencement ceremony by former Columbia Space Shuttle Commander Colonel Rick Searfoss (USAF, Retired). "We were honored to have Colonel Searfoss address the 2010 graduating class," Gardner said. "Throughout his service as a space shuttle commander, Colonel Searfoss has faced many challenges

and repeatedly demonstrated he has the 'right stuff' to succeed. Colonel Searfoss spoke from the heart about character and leadership in a way that, I believe, inspired our graduates to go forth in the world to make their own unique and valuable contributions to humanity." This year, Northcentral University ( awarded graduates Bachelor, Master's, and Doctoral degrees from the Schools of Business and Technology Management, Education, and Behavioral and Health Sciences. Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Northcentral University's distinct approach to higher education uses the power of the Internet to offer learners a cost-effective, individualized education, while maintaining personalized attention through their unparalleled faculty-mentoring program.


New competitive entry for SSCC’s nursing program Good news for those interested in Southern State Community College’s associate degree nursing program – the wait list is gone. Beginning with the spring 2011 class, the college will use a competitive-entry format for all applicants. In the past, if applicants met all entry requirements to the college’s associate degree nursing program, they were placed on a waiting list and admitted to the program according to their wait-list number. For the upcoming round of applications, however, the highest-scoring applicants will be admitted to the program. “The competitive entry process was designed to select the most highly prepared applicants to enter the nursing program,” said Dr. Julianne Krebs, director of nursing at Southern State. “Other nursing programs have seen a higher rate of completion when similar entry processes are utilized. “The applicants must complete pre-requisite courses and achieve the required minimum standards before they submit an application to

the nursing program,” she s a i d . Application dates to remember are as follows: • Spring Quarter 2011 on Central Campus: Applications will be available online Aug. 1, 2010; application deadline is Sept. 30, 2010; acceptance/denial letters will be mailed on or before Oct. 31, 2010. • Fall Quarter 2011 on Central Campus: Applications will be available online Feb. 1, 2011; application deadline is March 30, 2011; acceptance/denial letters will be mailed on or before April 30, 2011. • Fall Quarter 2011 on South Campus: Applications will be available online Feb. 1, 2011; application deadline is March 30, 2011; acceptance/denial letters will be mailed on or before April 30, 2011. To learn more about Southern State’s nursing programs, please call Dr. Krebs at 1-800-628-7722, ext. 2641, email, or grees/nursing.htm.

SSCC’s Adult Opportunity Center holds recognition celebration Thirty area residents who passed the General Education Development (GED) test were honored June 17 at the 22nd annual recognition celebration at Southern State Community College’s Central Campus in Hillsboro. During the recognition ceremony, several students were presented savings bonds for achieving high scores on the tests. Savings bonds were awarded to David Young, Melissa Collett, Jeffery Alford and Rachel Bennett from Liberty Savings Bank; to Jeffery Alford from Wilmington Savings Bank; and to Jeremy Rutledge from Merchants National Bank. Trustee Honor Scholarships were awarded to Kimberly Pendergrass, Sharon Hamilton and Cindy Tolle. GED preparation is offered through the Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) program at Southern State’s Adult Opportunity Center, under the direction of Karyn Evans, with assistance from staff, part-time instructors and volunteers. Special awards were presented to volunteers Norma Duran, Caitlin Mefford and Harold Vail. Through Southern State’s Adult Opportunity Center, ABLE classes are free and offered on each campus and in several off-campus locations. All books and materials are provided. Morning, afternoon or evening classes are available for adult literacy, GED preparation, nursing program preparation, college refresher courses, workforce English for education, Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and reading, writing and math improvement. Program sponsors for 2010 are First State Bank, Liberty Savings, McDonald’s, from Georgetown are Backstreet Deli & Carryout LLC, and The Flower Patch; from Greenfield, Robbin’s Village Florist; from Hillsboro, Bob Evans, C&C Builders, Charlotte Mann, Community Markets, Cundiff’s Tree and Landscaping, Donald E. Fender Inc. Realtors, Frisch’s, FRS Counseling and Transportation, Higgins Construction, Highland Auto Service, Holtfield Coffee Station, Jerry Haag Motors Inc., Katina’s Flowers, Kroger, Lucas & Clark Family Dentistry, Merchants National Bank, Moon Tractor Company, NCB, Pizza Hut, Ponderosa, Reed Chiropractic Wellness Center, The TimesGazette, Turner Funeral Services Inc., and Wendy’s; from Leesburg, Leesburg Federal Savings Bank; from

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Southern State AOC honorees include (front row, l-r) Melissa Collett, Tina Hampton, Rae Marie Funk, Jan Ackley, Rachel Bennett, Keain Fletcher, Carrie Cottrell, Tiffany Flora; (second row, l-r) Hannah Roberts, Cindy Tolle, Charles Kuhn, Albert Fry, Aaron Harris, Kevin Axline, John Cordes; (third row, l-r) Jeffery Alford, Jessica Rhoads, Joey Jordan, Christy Ritchie, Kimberly Pendergrass, Jeremy Rutledge, Sharon Hamilton, Jennifer Carcraft; (back row, l-r) Jillian McCarty, Bobbie Swisshelm, Jennifer Moon, Janet Wood, David Young, Robert Watterly and Randall Rogers.

Sabina, McCarty Gardens, and Phil and Vicki Snow; from Seaman, Mr. and Mrs. D.E. Meade; from Washington C.H., Horney’s Texas Style Barbeque, and Korn O’Neill Insurance; from West Union, As It Was In The Beginning, and The People’s Defender; from Wilmington, ACE Hardware, Books ‘N’ More, Downtown Hair Etc., Granny’s Country Cupboard,

Green Glen Apartments, Jen’s Deli, Lorry Swindler, Nancy Bernard, Richard and Linda Cebula, Swindler & Sons Florist, and Wilmington Savings Bank; from Winchester, Hilltop Designs, and The Roosters Nest; from Chillicothe, Thomas Gas Service Inc.; and from Maysville, Ky., Haughaboo Trucking. The ABLE program is a

state and federally funded program offered at no charge to participants. Orientation is the first step for all enrolling students and pre-registration is required. For more inforplease visit mation, lt_opportunity_center.htm or contact Southern State’s Adult Opportunity Center at 1-800-628-7722, ext. 2687.

Photo compliments of Kayla Cady

Renegades place in Fun Matches The K-9 Renegades attended the Fun Match in Warren County on June 5, 2010. Amanda McQueary (left) with dogs, Gunner and Shiloh, took 1st place in showmanship. Kayla Tomlin (middle) with dog, Sammy, took 1st place in showmanship, 1st place in obedience and 5th place in Skill-A-Thon. Kayla Cady (right) with her dog, Josie, placed 3rd in obedience and 2nd in you and your dog. On June 12, 2010, the trio attended a Fun Match in Clark County. McQueary took 2nd in showmanship, 4th in you and your dog and 5th in rally. McQueary also took home High Scoring Award of the non-sporting breed. Cady placed 5th in obedience, 7th in you and your dog and 2nd in rally.

Scholarship money available at Chatfield College

SSCC to host annual early childhood conference

Chatfield College has announced that private scholarship money is now available for students registering for the fall term, which begins August 23. In addition to federally funded programs, such as Pell Grants, this scholarship money is available due to the generosity of individual and corporate donors to this private, Catholic, liberal arts college. Chatfield offers the Associate of Arts degree at its St. Martin campus in northern Brown County, and is an open enrollment college accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. “We are delighted to be able to offer tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships to our incoming and returning students,” said Zana Smith,

Ohio Region 14 Third Annual Conference for all Early childhood Educators birth through grade three will be hosted by Southern State Community College at the Central Campus in Hillsboro on Wednesday, Aug. 11 through Friday, Aug. 13. The pre-conference only will start on Aug. 11 and run from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. On Thursday, Aug. 12, the con-

Chatfield’s Director of Student Financial Services. “To apply, all students need to do is to pick up and return an application during the admission and enrollment process.” Chatfield’s open enrollment policy means that prospective students need only have a High School Diploma or GED to attend Chatfield and will be guided individually through the enrollment and Financial Aid application process. Chatfield’s accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission allows credits earned at Chatfield to easily transfer to four-year colleges. For more information, call (513) 875-3344, visit the website at, or email

ference runs from 8 a.m. until 3:35 p.m. On Friday, Aug. 13, the conference runs from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The session schedule is available at To register, call Nicki Knoblauch at (937) 3931904, ext. 128, or email nknoblauch@ohioregion14.o rg.

Kindergarten play date at Mt. Orab Elementary Kindergarten Play Date at Mt. Orab Elementary The Mt. Orab Elementary Kindergarten teachers have planned a play date for children starting kindergarten in the fall. This is a great opportunity for your child to meet his/her teacher before their open house and possibly make a new friend for school. They are holding this event at the Mt. Orab Elementary


RULH Elementary open house and supply lists



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Kindergarten Playground at the back of the Elementary building. This will take place on July 15th from 6:30 to 7:30. This would also be the perfect time to have your child pre-screened if they were unable to attend the prescreening in the spring. A parent must attend and supervise their child at this event. Hope to see you there.

Photo compliments of Kayla Cady

Renegades new officers The Brown County K-9 Renegades have announced their new officers. From l-to-r, Lara Staples (president), Samantha Smith (secretary), Kayla Cady (news reporter) and Molly Paz (vice president).

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TJ's Fishing Lake, 14393 New Harmony-Shiloh Road, Mt. Orab, will sponsor a Kids Fishing Tournament noon-4 p.m. Sunday, July 18. Further information is available by calling (937) 444-3658. Lake Waynoka will host an Old-Fashioned Tent Gospel Concert on the front lawn of the lodge beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 18. Members of the public are invited to come as they are with men invited to wear bib overalls and women invited to wear bonnets and long skirts as they enjoy the great talent of the Lake Waynoka Singers. Further information is available by calling (937) 446-2631. First Baptist Church, 704 S. High St., Mt. Orab, will host its Vacation Bible School, “Saddle Ridge Ranch”, for ages 3 through sixth grades 6:30-9 p.m. Sunday-Friday, July 18-23. Children will hear Bible stories, participate in crafts, join in music, eat snacks and play games. Teen-agers (grades 7-12) may experience Bible study and special activities 7-9 p.m. on those dates. Former “Hee Haw” entertainer Lulu Roman will be in concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 18, at Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 330 Gay St., Williamsburg. Further information is available by contacting Kyle Overstake at (937) 515-8190 or Magic Waters Theatre on Cave Road in Bainbridge off U.S. 50 midway between Hillsboro and Chillicothe will offer performances of “Hansel and Gretel”, a family favorite with a modern-day twist, at 7 p.m. Sundays, July 18 and 25 and Aug. 1, and 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, July 23 and 24 and 30 and 31. Preshow dinners if ordered in advance are served one hour before the show begins, and magic by Boonie the Magician also occurs for about one hour prior to the show. Further information including admission and dinner costs is available by calling (937) 365-1388 or accessing MONDAY Western Brown Local School District Board of Education will meet at 8 a.m. Monday, July 19, at the District Administrative Offices, 524 W. Main St., Mt. Orab. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, July 19, at the Commissioners Office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. Free bingo will be offered to senior citizens 60

and older 9:45-11:15 a.m. Monday, July 19, at the Brown County Senior Nutrition Center, 505 N. Main St., Georgetown. Those coming are asked to bring a wrapped $1 gift for the prize table. All senior citizens are invited to attend for fun, fellowship and food. A regular nutritional lunch will be served at noon each weekday at the Center. Northern Brown Senior Center at St. Martin's Chapel in St. Martin will host activities for senior citizens 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, July 19. Indoor walking also is slated during that time. All area citizens 55 and older are invited to attend. Brown County General Hospital Auxiliary will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, July 19, in the BCGH Executive Conference Room, 425 Home St., Georgetown. Refreshments will be served by the BCGH Dietary Department. The public is invited to attend. Ripley Girls Basketball Camp will be held 5:308 p.m. Monday-Thursday, July 19-22, at RipleyUnion-Lewis-Huntington High School Gymnasium in Ripley. Incoming third through eighth-grade girls may attend. The cost will be $45, and each participant will receive a T-shirt and a basketball. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. Monday, July 19, in the gymnasium. Living Church of Five Mile, 16908 U.S. 68 north of Mt. Orab in Green Township, will host its “Hero Headquarters” Vacation Bible School 6-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 19-23. The VBS will include music, drama, stories, games and food. Further information is available by contacting Virginia White at (937) 444-9363 or accessing the church's website at Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church, 11693 State Route 774, Clark Township, will host its “High Seas Expedition” Vacation Bible School, “Exploring the Mighty Love of God”, 6-8:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 19-23. Anyone with questions may contact the church at (937) 379-1225. Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley, 215 Hughes Blvd., Mt. Orab, will offer a Grief and Loss Support Group 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, July 19, and the third Monday of every month for individuals who have lost a loved one recently. Further information is available by calling 1-800-928-4848 or (937) 444-4900. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter in Winchester will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, July 19, at Winchester Church of Christ in Christian Union, 1540 Tri-County Highway, Winchester. Further information is available by calling Bobbi Wilson at (937) 446-4662. TOPS Chapter in Mt. Orab will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 19, at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High St. Further information is available by calling Hope Fain at (937) 444-0404. TOPS Chapter in Ripley will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 19, at Ripley Church of The

COURT NEWS Property Sales Daphne Lynn and Michael DePugh to Kenneth R. and Beth C. Hauke, 23.64 acres, Eagle Twp., $88,500 Joseph R. Wolfe to Mark and Jennifer Pfeffer, Lot 2530 (Lake Waynoka Subdivision), Franklin Twp., $1,478 Edward J. and Donna J. Spears to Mark and Jennifer Pfeffer, Lot 3191 (Lake Waynoka Subdivision), Franklin Twp., $2,197 Waynoka Property Owners Association Inc. to Dale and Kathleen Davis, Lot 3567 (Lake Waynoka Subdivision), Franklin Twp., $500 M&T Bank to Terry and Valerie Lloyd, Lots 2462 and 2463 (Lake Waynoka Subdivision), Franklin Twp., $51,000 The Bank of New York Mellon formerly known as The Bank of New York as trustee on behalf of CIT Mortgage Loan Trust 2007-1 to Patrick and Tracy Watson, 7.28 acres, Green Twp., $108,000 AZ Development of Mt. Orab, L.L.C. to Cole AZ Mount Orab OH, L.L.C., Lot 2 (AutoZone Subdivision), Mt. Orab Village. $1,364,000 Vicky K. and Edward B. Cierley to Jami R. Fry, Lot 104 A and B (Wilhoit Heights Subdivision Section IV), Mt. Orab Village, $82,400 Phyllis D. Mays-Mann to Joseph T. Huhn, Lot 21 (The Heritage Subdivision IV), Mt. Orab Village, $84,000 Waynoka Property Owners Association Inc. to Jason B. and Dana N. Whalen, Lot 3797 (Lake Waynoka Subdivision), Jackson Twp., $500 Harry J. and Ellen S. Prats and Jeffrey M. and Laura A. Chrystal to Molly A. Busam, Lot 705 (Lake Waynoka Subdivision), Jackson Twp., $43,900 Waynoka Property Owners Association Inc. to Wayne and Laura Prescott, Lots 1231 and 1232 (Lake Waynoka Subdivision), Jackson Twp., $2,500 Federal National Mortgage Association to Thomas and Robin Moran, Lot 1606 (Lake Lorelei Subdivision), Perry Twp., $35,000 Firm Foundations Property Renovation, L.L.C. to Joseph S. and Vanessa M. Anderson, .76 acre, Fayetteville Village, $111,000 Capstone Real Estate, L.L.P. to Tracy L. Bishop and Deanie Bishop, Lot 28 (Longwood Estates Subdivision), Mt. Orab Village, $109,900 Apex Development Co., L.L.C. to Jarad C. and Angel M. Cahall, Lot 56 (Village at Wills Point Subdivision), Mt. Orab Village, $131,000 Phyllis A. Brookbank, successor trustee of the Brookbank Family Trust to Anthony D. and Lindsey F. Vaughn, .69 acre, Pleasant Twp. and .62 acre, Georgetown Village, $55,000 Betty Ross Klausner to Charbel Abou Rjeily and Diala Amir Tawk, Lot 11 (Lakewood Estates Subdivision), Georgetown Village, $150,000 Rodney H. Davis to H.D. Milton Associates, .9 acre, Scott Twp., $7,000 Daniel and Diana Newman to John G. and Dannette Hopkins, 1 acre, Washington Twp., $125,000 Happy and Brenda Mullins to Sardinia United Methodist Church, Inc., Lot 66 (Sardinia Village Lots), Sardinia Village, $9,000 Schlabach Construction, L.L.C. to Terence R. and Angela K. Suder, Lot 2A of replat of Lot 2 (Heritage Subdivision), Mt. Orab Village, $105,000

Marriages Natasha Kreimer, 20, Blanchester, State Tested Nursing Assistant, and Timothy Boyd Saylor II, 18, Hamersville, caregiver Christina Sue Chandler, 22, Russellville, and Justin Michael Haughn, 21, Georgetown, United Parcel Service employee Ginger Ann Lang, 35, Mt. Orab, homemaker, and Jed A. Love, 36, Mt. Orab, electrician Trachelle Rene McCracken, 40, Mt. Orab, community manager, and Dennis Lee Wallace, 44, Mt. Orab, business owner Whitney Green, 24, Mt. Orab, childcare employee, and Douglas Bravard, 24, Mt. Orab, roofing employee

Probate William Wallace Ferguson, Williamsburg, Case No. 20101126, DOD 12/08/09, file date 07/07/10 Mary Hazel Higle, Hamersville, Case No. 20101123, DOD 12/02/07, file date 07/06/10 Milton M. Hopkins, Hamersville, Case No. 20101122, DOD 05/07/10, file date 07/06/10 Michael G. McCormick, Georgetown, Case No. 20101125, DOD 03/29/10, file date 07/07/10 Notburga Puckett, Ripley, Case No. 20101124, DOD 04/12/10, file date 07/07/10 Paul Snider, Russellville, Case No. 20101127, DOD 04/25/10, file date 07/07/10


Common Pleas CIVIL CASES BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P.. formerly known as Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. vs. Dewayne Sexton et al, foreclosure HSBC Bank (U.S.A.), N.A., as trustee on behalf of Ace Securities Corporation Home Equity Loan Trust, Series 2006-HE1 for the registered holders of Ace Securities Corporation Home Equity Loan Trust, Series 2006-HE1, Asset Backed Pass-Through Certificates and the insurer care of Ocwen Loan Servicing, L.L.C. vs. Daniel Cramlet et al, foreclosure Wells Fargo (N.A.) vs. Paul Nevels et al, foreclosure Discover Bank care of DFS Services, L.L.C. vs. Christina Tipton, other civil Capital One Bank (U.S.A.), N.A. vs. Sandy D. Lang, other civil Capital One Bank (U.S.A.), N.A. vs. James D. Franckewitz, other civil Chase Bank (U.S.A.), N.A. vs. George E. Brooks, other civil Capital One Bank (U.S.A.), N.A. vs. Hershel K. Osborne, other civil Asset Acceptance, L.L.C. vs. John Wymer, other civil U.S. Bank (N.A.) vs. Jeramy Helton et al, foreclosure CitiFinancial Inc. vs. David F. Blaylock et al, foreclosure DOMESTIC CASES Jeremy Latham, Georgetown, vs. Amy Paul, Mt. Orab, stalking order Amanda Drott, Ripley, vs. Thomas Drott, Russellville, domestic violence Billy Gray, Mt. Orab, vs. Darcy Roberts, no address given, stalking order Heather Sharp, Higginsport, vs. Kelly Lunsford, Higginsport, stalking order Amber D. Purtee, Sardinia, vs. Kenneth J. Altman, no address given, domestic violence Keta Florence, Georgetown, vs. James Florence, Georgetown, domestic violence Keta Florence, Georgetown, vs. Leelen T. Florence, Georgetown, domestic violence Becky Burson, Russellville, vs. Darrell Manley, Georgetown, domestic violence Amanda K. Green, Williamsburg, vs. Joshua T. Carter, Batavia, domestic violence

Nazarene, 230 N. Second St. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501. TOPS Chapter in Sardinia will not meet Monday, July 19, at Sardinia Church of The Nazarene on Sardinia-Mowrystown Road. The chapter normally meets at 6:30 p.m. each Monday. Mt. Orab Lions Club Directors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, July 19, at the Houser Law Offices, 750 S. High St., Mt. Orab. Holy Trinity Bingo for St. Vincent de Paul will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, July 19, at Clermont County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3954, 4070 Greenbriar Road, Batavia. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. A snack bar will be available. Russellville Community Action Planners will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 19, at the Rambler Center in Russellville. Carey Bavis Post 180 and Auxiliary of the American Legion, 1001 S. Main St., Georgetown, will meet at 8 p.m. Monday, July 19, at the Post. TUESDAY Brown County Planning Commission will meet at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, at the Brown County Commissioners' Office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. Brown County Health Department, 826 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown, will administer general immunizations 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, or other days by appointment. The immunizations include the tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) and the tetanus and diphtheria (TD) booster all seventh-grade students are required to receive. Those wishing to be immunized need to bring their shot records with them. Further information is available by calling (937) 378-6892 or toll free at 1-866-8676892. Cherry Ridge Stables, 4158 Vinegar Hill Road, Scott Township, has announced its Mini Horse Camp to be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. TuesdayThursday, July 20-22. Campers will engage in a variety of activities including horseback riding, barn chores, crafting, hayrides, lunching on the banks of White Oak Creek and cooling off in the creek. Each camper will receive a camp T-shirt. Registration is $65 and is limited. Further information is available by calling Kelly Watson at (513) 732-2159 or visiting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, at Sardinia Town Hall, 151 Maple Ave., Sardinia. Adams Brown Community Action Program will host bingo every Tuesday, including July 20, at 406 W. Plum St., Georgetown. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with bingo beginning at 7 p.m. Further information is available by calling (937) 3786041, Ext. 257. Alzheimer's Family Support Group will meet 67:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, at the Brown County General Hospital Private Dining Room in Georgetown. Further information is available by calling 1-800-272-3900. Lake Waynoka Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, at the Lake Waynoka Lodge. Wilson Sroufe Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9772 Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, at the Post, 117 W. Main St., Mt. Orab. Pleasant Township Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, at the Municipal Building in Georgetown. Danbery Chapter 230 Order of The Eastern Star will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, at Union Lodge 71 Free and Accepted Masons Temple, 210 N. Second St., Ripley. Mt. Orab Village Council will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, at the Mt. Orab Municipal Building, 211 S. High St. This will be the council's only scheduled meeting for July. Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2293 and Auxiliary will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, at the Eagles Lodge in Georgetown. WEDNESDAY Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will meet at 7 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, at the BCSWCD Office, 706 S. Main St., Georgetown. Georgetown Lions Club will meet at 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, at the Fireside Restaurant in Georgetown. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, at the Commissioners Office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. Sit and Stitch, a new group, will meet 10 a.m.noon Wednesdays, including July 21, 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 invited to bring a current project. Children are welcome. Further information is available by calling (937) 403-8481 or (513) 314-1656. Mary P. Shelton Public Library Adult Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, at the library, 200 W. Grant Ave., Georgetown. TOPS Chapter in Aberdeen will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, at the Riverbend Apartments Community Room. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501. Yoga class will be held 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, at Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley Office, 215 Hughes Blvd., Mt. Orab. The cost is $8. Further information is available by calling Jane Amiot at (513) 535-7507.

Northern Brown Senior Center at St. Martin's Chapel Hall in St. Martin will conduct an Arthritis Exercise Program beginning at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 22, for interested citizens 55 and older. Indoor walking is scheduled 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Chair volleyball practice will be held, and lunch will be eaten at the Center. Brown County Writers' Group will meet 5:307:30 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High St., Mt. Orab. George A. Lambert Post 755 of the American Legion will host instant bingo at 6 p.m., Early Bird bingo at 7:15 p.m. and regular bingo at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at the Legion Hall on College Avenue in Sardinia. Brown County Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 22, for its Annual Picnic/Buffet Carry-In Dinner on the grounds of the historic Pisgah Ridge Church on Pisgah Ridge Road in Union Township. The public is invited to attend, and those coming are asked to bring a potluck dish to share, lawn chairs, and their own dinnerware and utensils. A short business meeting and a subsequent auction will follow the meal. Those coming are asked to bring some interesting item or items to donate to the auction. The public is invited to attend. Ripley Lions Club will hold a Dinner Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at Ruby's Restaurant on U.S. 52-62-68 in Aberdeen. Mt. Orab Public Library Adult Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at the library, 613 S. High St., Mt. Orab. Russellville Kiwanis Club will meet at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at the Russellville Firehouse. This will be the club's monthly Partners Night. Georgetown Village Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at the Municipal Building. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab. FRIDAY Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker-Waits Road, Williamsburg (Sterling Township), will host “Topless Night” Friday, July 23, featuring Late Models $1,500 to win plus UMP Modifieds, SS and Chevettes. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m. with Hot Laps at 7 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m. Further information is available at the park's website at or by calling (937) 444-6215. Carey Bavis Post 180 of The American Legion will host bingo beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, July 23, at the Post, 1001 S. Main St., Georgetown. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 23, at Sardinia Town Hall, 151 Maple Ave., Sardinia. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY St. George Catholic Church, 509 E. State St., Georgetown, will host St. George Mini-Fest Friday and Saturday, July 23 and 24. Dinner will be served 4:30-6 p.m. Friday, paddles for the Quarter Auction will be available for purchase at 6 p.m., and the Quarter Auction will begin at 6 p.m. Games and activities for children of all ages will be available noon-4 p.m. Saturday, and, weather permitting, there will be a Flea Market and Yard Sale and a Country Store outside with product vendors, a Bake Sale (noon-8 p.m.), and food (noon-4 p.m.) inside. Tickets for a $1,000 drawing will be on sale for $10 each until the winning ticket is picked at 8 p.m. Saturday. The Third Annual Taste of St. George will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday both inside and outside. SATURDAY Courthouse Square OpenAir Market will be held in front of the Brown County Courthouse in downtown Georgetown 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 24, and other Saturdays this summer. Agricultural products from Brown County and the nearby area will be available for purchasing including vegetable seeding, farm fresh eggs, jams, jellies, and home-baked breads and pastries. The Market also offers handcrafted and fine jewelry, woodcraft, and beautiful hanging baskets for sale and pets for adoption. Anyone is invited to set up at the Market with crafts, antiques or local farm products. The Market is sponsored by the Courthouse Square Open Air Market Inc., a non-profit organization staffed by volunteers. There is no fee to set up, and registration is easy by calling (937) 378-9000. Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley, 215 Hughes Blvd., Mt. Orab, will begin a six-week Loss Support Group at 10 a.m. each Saturday beginning July 24 for individuals who have lost a spouse through death. Further information is available by calling (937) 444-4900. Western Brown High School Class of 1990 will hold its 20-Year Reunion at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at the home of Gretchen and Mark McKinney, 10803 State Route 774, Hamersville. Fried chicken and tableware will be provided; those coming are asked to bring a side dish or dessert, drinks, and chairs. Further information is available by calling (937) 483-6016. Summer Concerts on The Courthouse Square 2010 Series will continue with a performance by the Leroy Ellington and the E-Funk Band at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 24, in front of the Brown County Courthouse in downtown Georgetown. Those coming are advised to bring lawn chairs. The concerts are coordinated by the Courthouse Square Open Air Market Committee and supported by donations from local businesses, citizens, and philanthropists. Further information is available by calling (937) 378-9000 or (937) 378-6769. Ripley Life Squad will host bingo at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at the Life Squad Building, 799 S. Second St., Ripley. Doors will open at 5 p.m.

Brown County Public Library District Board of Trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, at the Fayetteville-Perry Public Library, 406 N. East St., for the purpose of conducting any business that may come before the Board at that time.

George A. Lambert Post 755 of the American Legion will host a Card Party at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at the Post on College Avenue in Sardinia. Admission will be $1.50.

Fayetteville-Perry Township Regional Sewer District Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, at the sewage treatment plant on Snowhill Road in Perry Township.

UPCOMING EVENTS Lewis Township Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 25, at the Higginsport Community Building.

Ripley Life Squad will host bingo at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, at the Life Squad Building, 799 S. Second St., Ripley. Doors will open at 5 p.m.

Mt. Orab United Methodist Church, 212 Church St., Mt. Orab, will hold its Vacation Bible School, whose theme is “Galactic Blast”, 6:30-8:45 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 26-30, for ages 2 to sixthgrade. The church will be transformed into space stations and galaxies as children learn about the wonders of God's creation. Limited transportation is available. Anyone wishing to preregister may call (937) 444-1046.

Man To Man Prostate Cancer Education and Support Program sponsored by the American Cancer Society will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, and the third Wednesday of each month in Room 215 at Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Milford. Further information is available by contacting Fred Thomas at (513) 683-9733 orACS at (513) 229-0616 or 1-888-227-6446. Brown County Democratic Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, and the third Wednesday of each month at the Brown County Democratic Party Headquarters Building at the Brown County Fairgrounds in Georgetown. This is a change of time and location as the club formerly met at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Brown County Senior Services Building in Georgetown. THURSDAY Brown County Subdivision Regulations Review Board Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 22, at the Brown County Planning Commission Office, 740 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown.

Governing Board of the Brown County Educational Service Center will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, at the Board Offices at the Brown County Fairgrounds, 325 W. Main St., Georgetown, to conduct any business which may be necessary. This is a changed date from the Board's normal meeting date at 10:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District will offer a new Backyard Composting Workshop for Brown County residents 6:308:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, atAdams Brown Recycling Station, 9262 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. Preregistration is required by Friday, July 23, by calling the BCSWCD Office at (937) 378-4424, Ext. 4. Ninth Annual Brown County 4-H 5-Kilometer Race/Fitness Walk will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, July 31, at the Brown County Fairgrounds in Georgetown. Registration will


SUNDAY Centenary United Methodist Church in Ripley invites the public to attend a “Worship By The Riverside” event it is hosting at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 18, at the Ripley Lions Club Shelter in downtown Ripley. Donuts, coffee and juice will be provided starting at 10:30 a.m.

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BCRW eagles The Eagles at Brown County Rural Water moved their nest this year to an area southeast of the old nest and on the Ohio River side of the woods. The nest isn't visible from the viewing area set aside by BCRW and the area wasn't open this year. The eagles had one eaglet this year and it fledged successfully on June 28. A volunteer monitor for the Ohio Division of Wildlife started monitoring the eagles in 2005 and have monitored them every year since then. The picture is of the eaglet in flight on June 29. begin at 7 a.m. There also will be a Kids 4-H Fun Run for children 7 and younger after the main race. Many door prizes will be awarded to participants. Preregistration can be made by downloading a race flyer from the Brown County Ohio State University Extension Services Office website at Anyone with questions may contact the OSU Extension Services Office at (937) 378-6716 or Race Chairwoman Chris Neal at (937) 379-1711. Tenth Annual Becky Menard Scholarship Tournament will take place Saturday, July 31, at Ogden's Softball Park, 12730 Liming Van Thompson Road, Pike Township. Play will begin at 9:30 a.m. Teams will be co-ed, and three games are guaranteed in round robin play. Entry fee for the tournament will be $100 per team payable prior to playing the first game. Proceeds will contribute to a scholarship fund for a Western Brown High School scholar-athlete. Entry may be made by contacting Perry Ogden at (937) 444-2274 or Bill Bick at (937) 379-1854. Entry deadline will be 8 p.m. Thursday, July 29. Courthouse Square Open Market Inc. Committee is seeking exhibitors for a special show, demonstration, sale, and auction of woodcarving and woodwork being planned 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at the Courthouse Square in downtown Georgetown. Further information is available by calling Carol Myers at (937) 378-6769. St. Mary Catholic Church, 3398 State Route 125, Bethel, will host a Pig Roast beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 31. The event will feature delicious homemade food, children's games and music. Prepaid tickets will be $7 for adults and $4 for children. Tickets at the door will be $8 for adults and $5 for children. Anyone desiring tickets may call (513) 969-8914. Local Farm Service Agency County Committee nomination deadline is Monday, Aug. 2. Nominations began June 15, and voting will take place between Friday, Nov. 5, and, Monday, Dec. 6. Anyone wishing to hold office as an FSA County Committee member must meet the basic eligibility requirements. People uncertain about their eligibility to vote in the election may contact the Brown County FSA Office in Georgetown at (937) 378-6174 or visit the FSA website at Hayswood Foundation is accepting applications for grants to be awarded during the Fall of 2010. The deadline for submitting applications is 5 p.m. Monday,Aug. 2. The grants are awarded to non-profit organizations that promote education or provide mental or physical health services. Application forms may be obtained on the Foundation's website at as well as at the Foundation's office in Suite 3A of the Browning Medical Building on McDonald Parkway in Maysville, Ky. Applications also may be requested by e-mailing hfound@maysvillekynet. Tony Becraft Co-Ed Memorial Softball Tournament, which was rained out June 19, has been rescheduled for Saturday, Aug. 7, at Ogden's Softball Park, 12730 Liming Van Thompson Road, Pike Township. Anyone who would like to enter a team or make a donation may contact Shelly Chisman at (937) 446-9592. Ohio Young Farmers Inc. will hold its annual Ohio Young Farmers Summer Tour Saturday and Sunday,Aug. 14 and 15. This year's tour will be hosted by United Young Farmers Inc. with the tour headquarters being the Salem Saxon Club in Salem. Further information is available by calling Rick Zehentbauer at (330) 223-1061 or the OYF Office at (740) 828-3832. ONGOING EVENTS Fall Quarter Registration began May 24 and is under way at Southern State Community College's campuses including SSCC South Campus in Fincastle. Further information is available by calling 1-800628-7722 or Home Energy Assistance Program/Summer Crisis Program administered through Adams Brown Counties Economic Opportunities Inc. began July 1 and continue through Tuesday, Aug. 31. SCP can assist eligible households with one electric payment up to $175 (a disconnect notice is not required). Physician documentation is not required for applicants 60 and older. Due to this summer's funding, air conditioners will be available for elderly households only (those 60 and older) who are income eligible, provided such a household did not receive an air conditioner in 2007, 2008, or 2009. Those wishing to schedule an appointment to talk about possible obtaining of services may call Adams Brown Community Action Program in Georgetown at 1-800-553-7393 or (937) 3786041, Ext. 280. Office hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays with walk-ins accepted 8-10 a.m. those days. Outreach is available for the very elderly or disabled. Rambler Weavers will not hold its regular weekly meetings again until 9:30-noon Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the Rambler Center (old RussellvilleJefferson High School) in Russellville. Membership in the Rambler Weavers group is open to any interested person. Further information is available by calling Geri Cahall at (937) 378-3426. Free knitting and crocheting classes at the Rambler Center (old Russellville-Jefferson High School) in Russellville have been discontinued until Friday, Sept. 10. 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) 5433137. Brown County Fair Board and Southwest Landmark invite Brown County residents to compete in the Giant Pumpkin Contest, a new contest class at the 2010 Brown County Fair. Further information is available by calling Donnie Sroufe at (937) 392-1175. The Fair is scheduled Monday-Saturday, Sept. 27-Oct. 2, at the Brown County Fairgrounds in Georgetown. Western Brown Local School District will offer Open Enrollment to students residing anywhere in Ohio outside the district. The district's resolution permitting Open Enrollment became effective Thursday, July 1, 2010, and will end Thursday, June 30, 2011. The deadline for accepting Open Enrollment students during the 2010-11 School Year will be Friday, Oct. 1, 2010. Applications received after this deadline will be considered on a case by case basis. Further information is available by calling the WBLSD Office at (937) 444-2044. Southern State Community College Medical Assisting Program will offer the three-credit-hour

Introduction to Medical Assisting (MAST 101) this fall at its South Campus in Fincastle, its Central Campus in Hillsboro and its Fayette Campus in Washington Court House. Further information is available by calling Associate Professor Dr. Carry DeAtley at 1-800-628-7722, Ext. 3639 or e-mailing U.S. Department of Agriculture is sponsoring a “Strengthening Economies Together” program for a Southern Ohio region, the “BuckeyeForesite”, which includes Brown County and two of its neighboring counties, Adams and Highland, as well as some other counties. Further information is available by calling Debbie Rausch at (614) 255-2425. Dolly Partin Imagination Library is offering free books to children born on or after Jan. 1, 2008, who are Brown County residents. Enrollment forms are available at many locations throughout Brown County, and interested parents also may call (937) 239-8234. Ohio Department of Agriculture is providing grants to farmers markets through the Farmers Market Access Project to help fund new infrastructure to accept Electronic Benefits Transfer. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, firstserve basis and are subject to available funding and will range from $500 to $1,000. Anyone desiring further information about the Farmers MarketAccess Project or wishing to apply for the grants may visit Rural Ohio residents may apply for loan and grant funds to repair their homes. Further information is available by calling Linda AyresLouiso, underwriter of U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, at the Rural Development Field Office in Hillsboro at (937) 393-1921. Volunteer host families are needed to welcome high school students from around the world. Those students, who are 15-18 and speak English, will be attending local high schools, and there is no typical family. Further information is available by calling toll-free 1-866-755-0921 or e-mailing Funds totaling nearly $18,000 are currently unclaimed by Brown County residents, according to the Brown County Clerk of Courts Office in Georgetown. There is a list posted in the Brown County Treasurer's Office in the Brown County Administration Building at 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown, of those who are owed money by the county. Farm Service Agency offers loans for farmers to purchase farmland and finance agricultural operations. Further information is available by calling the Brown County FSA Office, 702 S. Main St., Georgetown, at (937) 378-6173. Adams-Brown Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program income guidelines have been increased to 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Anyone wishing to obtain further information or to schedule an appointment to discuss obtaining E-HEAP services may contact the Adams Brown Community Action Program Office in Georgetown at (937) 378-6041 or 1-800-553-7393, Ext. 253 or 254. Walk-in hours are 8-11 a.m. daily at the ABCAP Office at 406 W. Plum St., Georgetown, and outreach is available for the very elderly or disabled. We Can Help Food Bank on DecaturEckmansville Road in the Decatur area needs donations including a variety of food items, shampoo, toothpaste, soap, detergent and toilet paper. The Food Bank is open 11 a.m-4 p.m. Fridays and is sponsored by private donations and the Decatur United Methodist Church. Donations should be made when the Food Bank is not open, and all donations are appreciated.


Ripley Community Food Pantry, housed in the downstairs of First Presbyterian Church, 114 Mulberry St., Ripley, needs help in replenishing its supply of food to help needy people in the Ripley community. Anyone desiring to help or obtain further information may contact Nathan Poff at (937) 392-4869 or Cecil and Shirley Black at (937) 392-4897. Brown County Animal Shelter in Georgetown needs volunteers to stop in and take its dogs for a walk. Senior citizens and families are welcome, and children may walk the canines if an adult is with them. Walkers are needed each day but Sunday, and the Shelter is open 9 a.m.4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Brown County Health Department, 826 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown, is offering free and confidential HIV and Hepatitis C screenings by appointment only. Anyone wishing to schedule an HIV or Hepatitis C screening appointment may call (937) 378-6892 or toll free at 1-866867-6892. The free HIV and Hepatitis C screenings are offered by the South Central Ohio Education and Test Center in coordination with BCHD. 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 a class may contact Southern Hills Adult Education at (937) 378-6131, Ext. 357. U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Office in Hillsboro has announced federal funding is readily available for eligible applicants who wish to purchase a home. That office serves 23 Southwestern Ohio counties including Brown County. Further information about the home purchasing funding or other programs is available by contacting USDA Rural Development Office at (937) 393-1921; e-mailing; mailing correspondence to USDA Rural Development Office, Suite 3, 514 Harry Sauner Road, Hillsboro, OH 45133; or visiting Anyone involved with a governing body, an organization, or a regularly-scheduled activity that has a meeting date and/or time or location change should contact The Brown County Press two weeks in advance, if possible, about that change(s) so the correct date and/or time and location may be listed in the Weekly Calendar. Also, anyone who would like an activity listed in The Brown County Press' Weekly Calendar that currently is not listed should call the newspaper office during regular hours at (937) 444-3441. An extended version of this Calendar is available on the Brown County Press' website at




Page 12 - The Brown County Press - Sunday, July 18, 2010

BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press


The 27th Annual Decatur Day In The Park was a success on July 10, Publicity Chairwoman Kay Fry reported. “It was a pretty day, and it looks like everyone turned up,” Fry said about the single-day celebration that serves as a homecoming opportunity for many former Decatur residents. While Arm Wrestling Tournament participation was down from previous years,


according to that event's Chairman Sam Cooper, there was a great turnout for the Cornhole Tournament. Cornhole Tournament Chairman Duane Scott reported 22 two-person teams participated in that single-elimination competition, the biggest participation in that event in the five years or so it has been a Decatur Day In The Park event. Fry said this year's Parade was one of the biggest ever with more floats and antique cars participating than did last year.

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A Color Guard from the U.S. Grant Homestead Association in Georgetown carries the flags and the rifles in the Decatur Day In The Park Parade July 10 on State Route 125 in Decatur.

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The four grand marshals of this year's Decatur Day In The Park Parade. The grand marshals, who were selected for their many years of contributing to the Decatur community, include, from left, Jane Wagner, 76; Ruth Jodrey, 80; Gertrude Young, 100; and Betty Edwards, 101.

Opening Ceremonies Held Bill Paul, one of the Decatur Day In the Park's organizers, began the festival's Opening Ceremonies by talking about how those attending had “a lot to be thankful for”, mentioning among other things that day's low humidity. Paul talked about how that year's grand marshals were going to be four women who had contributed much to the Decatur community over a long period of time: Betty Edwards, who is 101; Gertrude Young, who turned 100 earlier this year; Ruth Jodrey, 80; and Jane Wagner, 76. He also mentioned five other women who had contributed much to Decatur would be honored posthumously as grand marshals: Eva Harris, Mildred Huff, Shirley Lucas Parker, Helen Sheeler, and Odessa Patrick. Parade Has Many Entries The Parade began about 11 a.m. with a Color Guard from the U.S. Grant Homestead Association in Georgetown, dressed in Civil War-era Union Army uniforms, carrying the flags and rifles. Grand marshals Jodrey and Wagner rode in a convertible while grand marshals Edwards and Young rode on a float behind them. The parade included such entries as tractors, antique cars, floats, a church group, Adams Brown Early Head Start, lots of children, politicians, and horses including a riderless horse honoring military personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Byrd Township Fire Department member Marty Pfeffer announced each parade entry as it passed the park where hundreds of spectators were watching. Pfeffer announced the following parade entries as plaque winners in their particular categories: Best Horse Entry – Missy Day, Denette Hicks and B.J. Sneed. Best Tractor – 1951 Oliver 77 driven and owned by Jim Creamer. Best Car – 1962 Chrysler 300 Convertible sold new in Rhode Island and driven and owned by Gary Haas of Ash Ridge, sponsored by Liberty Park Restaurant in Russellville. Best Float – Adams Brown Early Head Start with past and

present Early Head Start children riding on the float and Early Head Start staff members and parents walking. Best Kids Entry – the Creamer Kids (Jacob, Alex, Grace and Drew) portraying the Hometown Heroes, a group of misfit super heroes. Parade Best of Show - 1954 Chevrolet owned by Sue Wills and Frances Tumbleson, both of Winchester, and driven by Darrell Wills of Winchester.

Following the Parade, the Sheeler Sisters, four sisters who grew up in the Decatur area, presented their Annual Decatur Day In The Park Skit in which they humorously portrayed the Three Blind Mice and the Farmer's Wife of nursery rhyme fame. An auction of baked goods, which followed judging of a Baked Goods Contest, was held after the Parade to benefit the Decatur Duty Doers 4-H Club

and the Byrd Township Community Center. Fry said the next major social events in Decatur, both slated to take place in the Byrd Township Community Center, are the Halloween Carnival, which will begin about 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, and the Election Day Luncheon, which will begin about 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2. Both will benefit the Byrd Township School Preservation Committee.


Annual Decatur Day In Park deemed successful event

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Eastern Warrior basketball camps successful – Hot Shot – Allison Day; 3 Point Shooting – Allison Day; Best Ballhandler – Kimberly Seigla; Best Defense – Maddie Shipley; Most Hustle – Camryn Pickerill; 2 Ball Layup – Shelby Burchell; Free Throw – Allison Day; 3 on 3 Champs – Alanna Prine, Kim Seigla, Lilly Worth, Grace McDowell; 1 on 1 Champ – Whitney Broughton; Most Valuable Camper –

Gardner; 3 Point Shooting – Garyn Purdy; Best Ballhandler – Clayton Purdy; Best Defense – Hunter Rucker; Most Hustle – Zach Harless; 2 Ball Layup – Clayton Purdy; Free Throw – Cameron Young; 3 on 3 Champs – Joe Cooper, Cameron Young, Garyn Purdy; 1 on 1 Champ – Hunter Ruckel; Most Valuable Camper – Hunter Ruckel; Girls (3rd – 5th)

Allison Day. Boys (6th – 8th) – Hot Shot – Brandon Covert; 3 Point Shooting – Grant McIntosh; Best Ballhandler – Blake Rigdon; Best Defense – Heath Unger; Most Hustle – Bryant Mayhugh; 2 Ball Layup – Marcus Day; Free Throw – Grant McIntosh; 3 on 3 Champs – Marcus Day, Heath Unger, Kenny Dash, Alex Minton; 1 on 1 Champ – Marcus Day; Most

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Valuable Camper – Marcus Day; Girls (6th – 8th) Hot Shot – Lindsey Malott; 3 Point Shooting – Kayla Seigla; Best Ballhandler – Kayla Seigla; Best Defense – Molly Prine; Most Hustle – Maddie Toole; 2 Ball Layup – Molly Prine; Free Throw – Molly Prine; 3 on 3 Champs – Kayla Seigla, Sydney Michael, Kaitlyn Young; 1 on 1 Champ – Kayla Seigla; Most Valuable Camper – Kayla Seigla.. The K – 2 honorees are 2 Ball Layup – Christian Hoskins and Bailey Dotson; Best Ballhandler – Ethan Daniels and Grace Burrows; Best Defense – Rob Gray and Caroline Day; 1 on 1 Champs – Ryan Boone and Grace Burrows; Free Throw – Ryan Boone and Bailey Dotson; 3 Point Shooting – Ryan Boone and Bailey Dotson; Most Hustle – Kyle Berry and Kelsey Shideler; Hot Shot – Ryan Boone and Selena Mingua; Most Valuable Camper – Ryan Boone and Bailey Dotson. The Eastern Warriors and Lady Warriors are proud of all of the campers. Everyone worked very hard and gave it 110% dur-

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Sports Shorts Broncos soccer camp July 26 The Western girls and boys soccer teams will host their annual soccer camp July 26 through July 29, from 6-9 p.m. at the LaRosa’s Turf field at Kibler Stadium. Registration forms are located in the town library and the high school office. completed forms may be dropped off or mailed to the high school office. Cost of camp is determined by team or individual signup. Individual cost is $35. Team cost is as follows, ages 10-14, up to 15 players per team is $300, ages 8-9, up to 12 players per team is $250, ages 5-7, up to 10 players per team is $180. Any additional player on the team signup will cost $30. Camp tee shirts are included.

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The Eastern Warriors and Lady Warriors hosted Warrior PRIDE basketball camps June 7-9 for grades K-2 and June 1417 for grades 3–5 and 6-8. Over 80 boys and girls attended these camps. The 3rd through 8th grade camps honored campers with awards for a variety of competitions. The winners were: Boys (3rd – 5th) – Hot Shot – Mason

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By Ritchie Butler The Brown County Press


Manana Farms Spring Horse Show

finish. Cody Shaver (Wilmington) suffered the loss. He worked four innings, allowing six runs, all earned, on four hits. Shaver walked eight and struck out one. Uhl tossed three innings of relief. He allowed nor runs and no hits. Uhl walked two and struck out one. Wise led Hillsboro with three hits. Arehart, Steagall, Corey Walker (Hillsboro) and Matt Kibler (East Clinton) added one hit each. Game two ended with Post 129 on the short end of an 8-5 decision. Again, Hillsboro grabbed an early two-run lead, but was unable to put Lancaster away. Dillon took the loss on the mound. He worked six innings, allowing eight runs, five earned, on 11 hits. Dillon walked four and struck out two. Nathaniel Miller (Fairfield) pitched one inning. He allowed no runs and no hits. Brandon Carrington exploded for three hits. Arehart, Uhl and Brett Carrington added two hits each. Wise, Steagall, Ian Adams (Fairfield) and Walker chipped in one hit each. On Monday, Post 129 made up a rainout from an earlier

Photo Compliments of Tara Butler

Post 129’s Brandon Carrington (Eastern) takes a lead off third base during Hillsboro’s win over Portsmouth.

date with Portsmouth Post 23. In game one, Hillsboro dropped its third consecutive contest, falling by a count of 9-4. Wise got the loss on the mound. He worked six innings, allowing seven runs, all earned, on eight hits. Wise issued four walks, hit three batters and fanned five. Miller worked one inning in relief. He allowed two runs, both earned, on four hits. Offensively, Post 129 struggled at the plate. Arehart, Steagall, Brett Carrington and Hughes had one hit each. In game two, Post 129 regained its form, defeating

Post 23 by a score of 7-3. Louden picked up the complete-game win. He allowed three runs, all earned, on five hits. Louden walked two, hit a batter and struck out one. Wise led the offense with two hits. Dillon, Uhl, Walker and Miller added one hit each. The win lifted Hillsboro to 16-15 for the regular season. Post 129 finished 7-5 in the league. Heading into district play, Hillsboro has a bye and was set to play the winner of Waverly Post 142 and Chillicothe Post 757. Post 129 is 1-2 versus Chillicothe and 3-0 versus Waverly this year.

Decatur Day in the Park

Photo Compliments of Suzanne Fischer

Angela Meyer, on Majik, executes a jump during the Manana Farms Spring Horse Show.

On June 19, 2010, Manana Farms presented it’s Spring Dressage Show, which was a success. Competitors and spectators had a good time. First winner of the Prix Caprilli with Ground Poles was Sherri Lanter, riding S.K. Boy. Riding the USDF Intro Test A was first-place winner, Angela Meyer; second-place winner was Kathy Shannon and third-place winner was Sherri Lanter. Riding the USDF Intro Test B class, was first-place winner Samantha Pepper and second place winner was Angela Meyer. Finally, riding the Training Level Test 1 was the firstplace winner Samantha Pepper, riding Soliloquoy (Lilly). Bill Fields was the judge and did a wonderful job. On June 20, 2010, Manana Farms presented their threephase event, the Horse Trials, which included Dressage, Cross Country and Stadium challenges. Both Shows were sponsored by Ralph Gabbard’s Mt. Orab Ford/Mercury; National Bank and Trust; Everyday Cut and Tan; American Family Insurance; Bill’s Auto & Towing Service, Inc.,; Sound Solutions; Complementary Veterinary; Egbert Funeral Home; Mt.

Orab Family Dentistry; Mt. Orab Veterinary Clinic; Southern Ohio Heatmor; Tack Trunk; Trudy’s True Trots; Bulldawg Screen Printing; The Party Place; Country Inn Restaurant; Rammel Poured Walls; Reveal 4-N-1; Ellis Feed and Farm Supply; Kroger Marketplace; Wright’s Country Store; and Lambert’s Heating and Cooling. Because of their support, we were able to set new fences, provide volunteer’s with soda and water, have an outstanding judge and much, much more. Volunteers are essential to a successful show and we thank them all for their support in Equestrian Eventing. We also thank the many spectators who came to the show and enjoyed the program and food provided by the Brown County Mavericks 4-H Club. They make the best pulled pork sandwiches we have ever tasted. Now for the results of the Horse Trials. There were two Divisions, Starter and Beginner Novice. Starter Divisions winners were Samantha Pepper on Cocoa Bean, first place; Arias Fischer on Rebal, second place; Brianna Gonzalez on Arian Rose, third place; Marie Paquette on Beau, fourth

The Brown County Press/WAYNE BOBLITT

Above, Deron Jodrey of Decatur lets a cornhole bag fly as Brandon Downing of Decatur, in back, glances at something as he waits his turn during the Decatur Day In The Park Cornhole Tournament Championship Game July 10 in Decatur. At left, this year's winning team out of 22 duos who entered the single-elimination competition includes Jerod Jodrey, left, of Byrd Township and Deron Jodrey. The winners defeated the runner-up team of Downing and Marty Pfeffer of Russellville by a 21-3 score.

place; Nancy Paquette on King of Kids, fifth place; Connie Palazzolo on Tonka, sixth place; and finally, Devyn Burgert on Cool Whip won seventh place. The winners of the Beginner Novice Division. First place was awarded to Angela Meyer, riding Majik; second place was Tara Temple, riding Blue; and third place went to Emily Uldrich, riding Bad Medicine. All riders were very competitive and safe and we are happy to announce no one was injured at the show and everyone seemed to have a good time. The weather was a little hot but we had a cooling area for the horses and mule and the competitors did not seem to mind the heat as they sat in the shade or under tents out of the sun. We welcome spectators to come to our shows and spur the eventors on. There is also one last group to commend for their professional talent and lasting photographs and that was Suzanne Fischer Photography. You can go to her web site and check out the photographs from our show and other shows in the area. We will see you at our next show. Thank you everyone.

The Brown County Press/WAYNE BOBLITT

Above, first and secondplace medal winners in the Decatur Day In The Park Arm Wrestling Tournament held July 10 in Decatur include, front row from left, Shalee Cooper, Decatur; Brenton Ramey, address not available; Thanasi Farmakis, Maysville, Ky.; Dakota Cooper, Decatur; back row from left, Ryan Clark, Tyler Gray, Danny Hicks, Jenna Jones, and Daryl Marshall, all of Decatur; Jeremy Mingua, Mowrystown. Left, Daryl Marshall defeats Jeremy Mingua in the tournament's Adult Division action.



Photo Compliments of Tara Butler

Post 129’s Brett Carrington (Eastern) attempts a sacrifice bunt during a win over Portsmouth.

Trace) suffered the loss on the mound. He worked seven innings, allowing 10 runs, nine earned, on 12 hits. Hughes walked three and struck out three. Airic Steagall (Hillsboro) led Post 129 at the plate with two hits. Logan Wise (McClain), Zach Uhl (McClain), Sam Louden (North Adams) and Brett Carrington (Eastern) added one hit each. Hillsboro rebounded with a win in the nightcap, downing Post 757, 9-8. Carrington Brandon (Eastern) picked up the win on the hill. He worked 5 1/3 innings, allowing seven runs, four earned, on six hits. Brandon Carrington walked two and struck out two. Steagall got the save in 1 2/3 innings of relief. He allowed one run, earned, on one hit. Steagall fanned three. Wise led the offense with two hits. Brandon Arehart (Wilmington), Steagall, Uhl, Louden, Brett Carrington and Jacob Dillon (McClain) added one hit each. On Sunday, host 129 dropped the first game of a doubleheader to Lancaster Post 11 by a score of 6-4. Again, Post 129 grabbed the early lead but was unable to

Lady Jay golf scramble set for July 31 Photo Compliments of Suzanne Fischer

Samantha Pepper, on Cocoa Bean, executes a jump during the Spring Horse Show.

Sixth annual Bronco 5K Run/Walk The sixth annual Bronco 5K Run/Walk, sponsored by Holman Motors and Merchants National Bank, will be Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. The event will be held at Western High School, beginning at 8 a.m.

Proceeds from the race benefit the Bronco and Lady Bronco cross country teams. There will be 34 divisions for runners and walkers. Preregistration is $10, or $16 with a shirt, if received by July 31. Race day registration is $12,

or $18 with a shirt. Entries should be mailed to Jim Neu, 2746 White Oak Valley Road, Hamersville, Ohio, 45130. For more information, call Neu at (937) 379-1462.

The Ripley-Union-Lewis Huntington High School girls varsity basketball team will be hosting a golf scramble at Kenton Station Golf Course in Maysville, Kentucky on Saturday, July 31. Tee time is 8 a.m. and the

event runs until 1 p.m. Cost is $50 for non-members and $40 for members. cost includes green fees, cart rental, prize money, food and more. The tournament is a fourperson scramble format, bring your own team. Based on the

number of teams, an afternoon session may be added. To register, contact Jeff Wilson at (937) 515-8457, Chris Coleman at (937) 3924098, or Mike Sims at (937) 392-1513 by 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28.

For more sports, turn to page 16 of The Brown County Press



The Hillsboro American Legion Post 129 baseball team wrapped up its regular season last weekend. The team split a doubleheader with Chillicothe Post 757 on Saturday, dropped

two to Lancaster Post 11 on Sunday and split a twinbill with Portsmouth Post 23 on Monday. In game one on Saturday, Hillsboro fell by a score of 105 after leading for four innings. Tucker Hughes (Miami


Post 129 finishes regular season

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It was the Mt. Orab Ford Modifieds going for $1,500 to win in the annual Modified Mania event at Moler Raceway Park on July 2. It was West Portsmouth, Ohio’s Doug Adkins sweeping the evening’s activities. Starting with qualifications, Adkins topped the 27-car charts with a 14.40 lap. In heat-race action, Adkins claimed another win with Devin Gilpin and Matt Hamilton also taking checkers. Rick Curtain claimed the time-shortened B-main event. In the feature, it was Adkins jumping to the top spot with Gilpin in tow. On lap four, third-place running Hamilton spun out in turn four and had to restart from the tail of the field. On the restart, Berea, Kentucky’s Russ Gabbert was able to take over third place from Joey Kramer and, despite challenges to Gilpin for the second position, he had to settle for third position. At

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Garage sponsored machine. Whitney came home second with Combs, Robbie Hensley and Meyers rounding out the top five spots. In the Holman Motors Chevette division, it looked like it might be another Jeff Watson and Miles Tarvin show as the two dominant cars in the class jumped to the top two positions at the wave of the green flag. Sean Jones had none of that as he took the two leaders three wide, taking the top spot and ran away from the pack to claim his second feature win of the season in his Rv’s R Us, Hesler’s Country Corner, Odysey Canvas Works sponsored machine. Tarvin took second position, followed by Watson, Rusty Yarger and Derrick Davis in the top five. Tarvin, Watson, and Jones each won heat races while John Mallot, Jr. took the checkered flag in the B-main event. In the US Race Gear Street Stocks, it was once again the H&H Continuous Guttering, Git-R-Done Graphics machine of Jeremie Bretz taking yet

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the night. The packed house at MRP saw an awesome fireworks show sponsored by Holman Motors, Mt. Orab Ford and Phantom Fireworks, a great salute to the Fourth of July weekend and the track’s victory in court.

Racing was rained out on July 9 but is set to return on July 16 with a Regular Show plus 1,200cc Mini Sprints. It’s also Church Youth Night where Kids in Youth Group, ages 0-15 are admitted free.

Heat finish undefeated

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The Mt. Orab Braves went undefeated, finishing 16-0, and brought back the district 26 championship to Mt. Orab. Front row, l-to-r, Bryce Rayner, Hunter Bolender, Robby Gray, Rodney Gray, Trey Satterfield and Jonathan Woodward. Middle row, l-to-r, Chase Glover,Kayden Reed, Zyon Tull, Brett Whisman, Seth Utter and Gaven Meece. Back row, l-to-r, Tom Meece, Tim Rayner, Tommy Tull and Dan Reed.

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The Hamersville Heat fast-pitch softball U-10 team recently won the SOSLI end-of-theseason tournament held in Mt. Orab June 26 through July 2. The Heat also placed first in the league and won the mid-season tournament, finishing with a perfect 20-0 mark. Front row, l-to-r, Karley Cornette, Kayla Hedge, Morgan Hirons and Danielle Morrow. Second row, l-to-r, Emily Cooper, Tia Newberry, Mackenzie Bridges, Amberly Pack and Caylee Graham. Third row, l-to-r, Lexi Jamison, Maddie Whisman and Karis Shiveley. Back row, l-to-r, coaches Chris Cooper, Dan Morrow and David Shiveley. Not pictured were Cierra Richey and Kelsey Grant.

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Portsmouth, Ohio’s Doug Adkins won the Modified Mania event at Moler Raceway Park.

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Creature Feature Protect your dog with heartworm preventative BY DR. DAN MEAKIN

Dog owners need to take heartworm disease seriously in Clermont County this summer. The disease is becoming increasingly widespread, and threatens any dogs that go outside. The worm that causes the devastating disease is carried from dog to dog by mosquitoes. Mild winters give us more mosquitoes and therefore greater likelihood of your dog getting bitten by a heartworm infected mosquito. The heartworm life-cycle enables your dog to become infected without ever seeing another dog. Fortunately, there is a alternative to getting heartworm disease, and that is daily or monthly heartworm preventative. However, your veterinarian must first heartworm blood test your dog before placing them on heartworm prevention. If you dog does carry the heartworm parasite, the treatment is expensive and endangers your best friend’s life. Heartworm infections are common in dogs not on preventative in Clermont County. For instance, this past week All Creatures Animal Hospital has diagnosed three cases of heartworm disease. For the proportionally small amount of money you put in to preven-

tion (about $2-$5 per month based on body weight) you can help assure your dog will be protected from the fatal parasite this summer. If your pet has not been tested for Heartworm disease in the past nine months

and is currently off heartworm prevention, All Creatures Animal Hospital will screen your pet for no charge during the month of April. Call (513) 797-7387 for an appointment.

July is . . .

K-9 Preventative Healthcare Month Vaccines, Flea Preventatives, and Heartworm Medication go a long way to prevent the diseases in our community that your K-9 can catch simply by walking out into your yard! Having vaccines up to date can save a lot of money in the long run, making certain your pet is safe and healthy! All Creatures Great Amelia,

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Doug ‘The Buzzard’ Adkins takes Modified Mania win

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FOR SALE Converted shuttle bus into mobile food unit. Refrigerator, freezer, griddle (two burners on side), double steam table, new exhaust fan, ice bin, hook up for soft drink dispenser, sinks, lots of cabinets, roof top AC. Runs on 110V and propane, Used for auctions, fairs, festivals, car shows, local corners. In use now, ready for you to start. $18,000. 937-444-4212. MAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUT OUR YARD SALE SPECIAL! YOU CAN’T BEAT THE PRICE! $4.75 FOR 20 WORDS OR LESS, 5 CENTS FOR EACH ADDITIONAL WORD.

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The University of Cincinnati and the U.C. Clermont have an opening for a full-time Equipment Application Specialist. This position is responsible for supporting and maintaining all technology equipment and systems at the new UC East Campus. This includes client and server systems, network support, daily support calls, A/V equipment, instructional technology equipment, video distribution systems, phone/voice mail systems, and Technology Services administrative duties as required. All listed responsibilities apply to both U.C. Clermont and University systems located at the UC East campus:

Minimum Qualifications: Associate Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or relevant field. Minimum of 1 year of relevant experience. Basic knowledge of computer networking, Windows Active Directory, and client/server administration. Working knowledge of audio/visual equipment and classroom technology. Working knowledge of industry standard operating systems, web browsers, web applications, and other various industry standard software. Ability to promptly trouble shoot simple to moderate technical issues. Ability to make sound judgments and technical decisions. Excellent oral/written communication skills. Excellent organizational and time management skills and the ability to multitask and prioritize tasks/projects. Ability to research, recommend, and implement new and innovative solutions. Ability to work alone or on a team to complete assigned tasks/projects in a timely manner.

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GEORGETOWN - 2 & 3br apartments available for immediate occupancy. 2br, 1ba, c/a, all kitchen appliances, w/d hookup, $560/mo & util., $560/dep. 3br, 1.5ba, 1-car att. garage, c/a, all kitchen appliances, laundry room, $675/mo & util. $675/dep., 513-253-8170 or ACCEPTING APPLI- 513-616-3504. CATIONS for 1, 2 & 3br, Equal Opportunity MT. ORAB - 2br, 1ba, $575/dep., Housing, apply at Forest $575/mo., Glade Apartments, 9001 w/washer/dryer, stove, reAirport Rd., Georgetown, frigerator, water/sewer/garbage inOH, 937-378-4565. cluded. Also brand new, w/cathedral BATAVIA: 2BR, $600/mo. $500/MO., $250 deposit, ceilings. 513-504-3368 or quiet family friendly, car- 513-616-6817. peted, central a/c, eat-in equipped kitchen, laun- MT. ORAB - 2br apartdry. Off-street parking. ment, 1st floor, $425/mo., $450/dep., no pets. 513-561-4014. 937-444-2689. BETHEL 2BR, EQUIPPED kitchen, no MT. ORAB, 2br, a ba, steps. NO PETS! Avail- cathedral ceilings, nice extra parking, able immediately. yard, $575/mo. 513- 616-6817 513-724-6017, 513-307-4079, NEW 2BR duplex apart513-724-7991. ment, near Rt. 32, large LYTLE TRACE Apart- attached garage, C/A, ments, Williamsburg, $650/mo plus deposit, no OH. Unfurnished, age pets. 513-876-2781 or 62+, 1br, secure building, 513-310-3395. utilities included, rent subsidized, laundry room, NOW RENTING Hacommunity room, library, mant Villa Apartments, cozy living. Call Mt. Orab, mature living, 513-724-3358. 1-story, W/D hookup, call for move-in special. 513-724-2841 or 513-313-8262.

NOW RENTING One bedroom apartment, utilities included. Rent is income based. Applicants must meet eligibility criteria and have a mental illness. For more information call Amanda 937-378-6041, Ext. 257

ONLY 1 LEFT 2 bedroom, big, has A/C W/D hookup Call, it won’t last! 513-724-3951 RIPLEY SCHOOLHOUSE Apartments, 1br units available, Move-in Rent Special, rent-$255 plus utilities, for Seniors 62 years old, disabled or handicapped. For questions call 937-392-9216 or 937-378-6603. Managed by Brown County Senior Citizens Council.

“SUMMERTIME IS MOVING TIME” 1 BD extra storage, nice, quiet property Call about our “Move in Specials” 513-724-3951

303 - HOUSES FOR RENT $850/MO. 3BR ranch home at Lake Lorelei. Make offer. Call 513-460-6754. 3BR BRICK ranch for rent, Sardinia area, attached garage, nice yard, $850/mo., horses can be boarded at additional charge. 513-317-6904 or 513-317-6903. FOR RENT - House in the country, Williamsburg address. 513-724-7227. HIGGINSPORT AREA - 3br, $500 plus utilities & deposit. 1-800-347-6657 10-6, evening 937-375-3801.

GEORGETOWN AREA - 3br home on se9-acre lot, cluded $700/mo. plus utilities & deposit. Call 800-347-6657 between evenings 10am-6pm, 937-375-3801. HAMERSVILLE, 3BR, 1ba, C/A, W/D, microwave, range, fridge, NO references, PETS, $695/mo. plus deposit. 937-392-6052 or 513-734-4460. HOUSE FOR RENT 2 - bedrooms, 1 bath W/D Hookup Convenient Location in Bethel Village $500/mo., 1/mo. deposit Fenced Backyard Call 513-313-2247

Relevant Experience; 1-2 years. Previous experience in higher education highly desirable. To apply for position (2101T0956), please see: The University of Cincinnati is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. UC is a smoke-free work environment

307 - MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT 2BR MOBILE home for rent, very private, porch, large yard, garden, heats w/fuel oil, cooks w/gas, new carpet throughout, storage shed. Deposit required. 937-379-1981 or 513-319-3424. GEORGETOWN - 2br, 2ba mobile home, $435/mo. 937-378-4706 or 937-378-2400. SARDINIA - 2br mobile home for rent, lots of shade, $395 plus deposit. 937-822-1366.

308-OFFICE/BUSINESS SPACE FOR RENT UPTOWN BUILDING, prime location, 2000sq. ft., great for retail or ofspace. Call fice 937-205-1678 for details.

400 - HOUSES FOR SALE $79,900 3BD ranch home at Lake Lorelei. Make offer. Call 513-460-6754 or go to https://www. 124789 for details. 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

LARGE 3BR, 2-full baths, living room, family room, dine-in kitchenette, back porch, 11x22, front 30ft. handicap ramp, a must see! $125,000, 1+ 513-734-6349 or acre, electric heat, air 937-444-6925 Dan conditioner, electric bill (May also sell for less average $175/mo., lots of with fewer acres) extras, real nice place. Call 513-967-7341. OWN YOUR home! STOP renting. OWNER SARDINIA, 121 Mae St., FINANCING, $2,500 4br, 1.5ba, W/D hookup, down, owner will finance 2-car garage, partial remainder; $580 month; fence, corner lot. All elec- SARDINIA 121 Mae tric w/CA; $595/mo. rent, Street - 4 BR, 1.5 BA, $595/dep., No Inside W/D hookup, 2-car gaPets. The house will be rage, partial fence, corner shown by appointment. lot, all electric w/CA. 937-379-1304, references You CAN afford to required. OWN!! The house will be shown by appointment. 307 - MOBILE HOMES 937-379-1304, references required. FOR RENT 2BR MOBILE home for rent on private lot on dead-end road. Located between Mt. Orab & Georgetown, Mt. Orab School District, $500/mo., $500/dep. Call 513-616-8851.

STOP FORECLOSURE, offer on your home within 24 hours

2BR MOBILE home for rent, WBSD, 1.5-acres, $385/mo. Call 513-284-8585.


DIRECT CARE PERSONNEL Agency Expanding Services 2nd & 3rd SHIFT Full Time Positions Seeking individuals to Assist Mentally Challenged Persons in Daily Living Skills, Community Activities, Social Skills, Work Skills & Health / Safety Skills H.S. Diploma or G.E.D. required

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Local manufacturer seeks a full-time, highly organized candidate with 3-5 years experience in customer service, inside sales & bookkeeping utilizing QuickBooks Professional, skilled in Word & Excel is a plus. Candidate must be detail oriented and able to work in a fast-paced environment. Send resume & salary requirements to:

Cindoco Wood Products Co. 410 Mt. Clifton Dr. Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154 THE BROWN COUNTY PRESS Is looking for qualified local contributors to cover news for their Brown County neighborhoods. Submit resume and writing sample to: With a subject line of ‘freelance’ or mail to:

The Brown County Press 219 South High Street Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154 No phone calls or walk-ins please!

JOB OPPORTUNITY! Bookkeeper/Secretary Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission Waverly, OH

$22,000 - $30,000 Visit: for details

“An Equal Opportunity Employer”

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

For questions call Amanda

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200 - HELP WANTED BEST CHOICE Home Care: Mt. Orab, Ohio is seeking qualified persons Full-time and for Part-time Home Health Aides. Requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age or older, must have a high school diploma, GED, or 2 years work experience working with elderly; must have a valid Ohio Driver’s license and auto insurance. Prefer STNA or HHA but will provide training if needed. Must be willing to travel to assignment and process a genuine love working with the elderly. Employment depends upon a clean fingerprinting record. Wage and benefit package is based upon experience. Please call for an interview at: 1-877-656-8526 or 1-937-444-7053.

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Growing cucumbers in the home garden

901 - SALES


BY Faye Mahaffey Brown County Master Gardener Volunteer

“Doing Business Since 1953” COMPLETE REAL ESTATE SERVICES 121 W. State St, Georgetown, OH 45121 937-378-6181 513-721-0222

Rain or Shine Friday, July 30 8:30 am - 5 pm Saturday, July 31 8:30 am - 1 pm


Lots of great stuff, sorry we have no clothes or books

FOOD AND BAKE SALE TOO! (as long as the food lasts)

Williams Corner Church of God 6162 SR 132 Goshen • Need info? 513-288-1977







FORD PARTS, motors, 2BR, 1BA, large mobile FOR SALE tobacco transmission. For sale, home outside Mt. Orab. sticks $90. per 1000. lumber from 1830’s home, oak, all parts. Completely remodeled. 937-695-0755. 937-289-1040. One acre tree-lined lot. Heated garage, stone 608 - FARM PRODUCE firepit w/picnic area. All & WASHER & Dryer Hotappliances stay. Covered BLUEBERRIES front deck, enclosed rear Blackberries for sale, you point top loader washer porch, central air, pick or we pick. Taking water saver, Whirlpool dryer, both white like orders. 937-444-2179. $46,000. 937-217-1101. new, $375 for pair OBO. HAY 4X5 Timothy/Clo- 937-213-2060 or 405 - LOTS & ACREAGE ver Grass, can deliver, 937-444-1005. $20/ea. 937-515-9734. BEAUTIFUL

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

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


FOR sale HAY /TRAILERS $3.50/bale. Clean square bales. (513)876-3403. 1983 HONEY Motor Home, 350 Chev Class C, No delivery. 22ft., 67K actual miles, HAY FOR sale square generator needs work, bales Timothy and Or- second owner, $3500 chard grass mix. firm! 513-734-2554. $2.50/bale. Round bales available also. 804 - AUTOS WANTED 937-205-0275.


HAY YEAR-ROUND square/round, delivered or pick up, lower price directly picked up from field, same day baled. 937-444-2694.


(513) 304-2280 YELLOW BODACIOUS sweet corn & 409 - LAND FOR RENT white corn. $3.00/dozen, I Pay CASH for MOBILE HOME lot for clover square bale hay. Junk Car’s, rent or sale. 1 acre lot to 937-444-4137. Trucks & place your home on. LoVans!! cated in the country be- 611 - WANTED TO BUY tween Mt. Orab and Sar- BUYING STANDING dinia. $300/mo. to rent or timber, honest & reason$35,000 to buy, has sand able. Yutzy Brothers, 807 - TRUCKS FOR SALE filter septic system. Call Winchester. 937-515-9734. 513-616-8851. 1994 CHEVY Truck Club Cab, 4x4, 501-CHILDCARE INDIAN ARTIFACTS, radio-tape, Burgundy & CHILDCARE - Have old indian beadwork, Na- gray, cloth interior red, two openings for vajo rugs, antique knives, 198K/miles, $2,900.00. full-time, also before & swords, old guns and es- Call 513-734-7535. after school, WBS, 6yrs. tates. One call, buys it all experience, Beacon Hills 937-695-0755 evenings. Subdivision. 1997 DODGE Dakota TOP DOLLAR Paid: 513-479-9023. 4x4, extended cab, power Furniture, jewelry, gold, windows & locks, silver, antiques, games, $3200.00. 937-213-2243. OPENINGS FOR game systems, DVD’s, CHILDCARE AGES records, appliances. Al- 808 - AUTOS FOR SALE 0-12YRS. Full-time or most anything. 1930’S-PRESENT part-time at 9471 Kendall 937-378-1819 or Rd., Winchester, 513-348-5870. MARK WANTS Ashridge area, Eastern running, wrecked, School District, meals & 613-PETS AND SUPPLIES dead cars and snacks provided, reason- AKC REGISTERED able rates, references Toy Rat Terriers, 3-fetrucks. available. Call Susanne at males, 2-males, Saddle Now paying 937-695-0961. Back Tri Color, Sire & $150 $400/cash Dam on premises, born 504 - BUSINESS SERVICES Feb. 28th. Need homes for complete JOHN’S GENERAL now, $150/ea. w/regisvehicles. MAINTENANCE tered papers. FREE TOW! Mowing, field planting, 513-575-0671. fencing, gravel/dirt, 937-446-3021 or plumbing, backhoe work, BLUE PITBULLS - M/F 513-739-0774 equipment/general re- - POP, father weighs 100 lbs., mother weighs 83 pairs, home clean-up inlbs. Vet checked, ready to JUNKED, WRECKED side/outside. go. $300/cash. Call unwanted autos, autos, 937-444-2694 trucks, motorcycles, etc., 513-312-3364. 506 - CLEANING some towed free, cash FOR SALE - Great paid for some. Call RESIDENTIAL CLEANING or just Pyrenees puppies, 8wks. 513-734-1650 needing some spring old, $100. 513-628-0081. cleaning, great rates, and PUPPY RESCUE Ac- 901-SALES even better references. cepting litters, free Call for a quote, or for pickup, Non-kill. In busi- GINORMOUS YARD more information. ness for 15 years. Call Sale, July 23rd & 24th, 9am-5pm, 830 Greenbush 513-255-4342. 513-885-9943. East (In Buford). 937-446-1501. Antiques, 507 - SEWING 614 - HORSES/LIVESTOCK collectibles, primitives, & ALTERATIONS 2-3 YR old goats; Pure- furniture, old toys, egg For all your sewing needs bred Nubian Does w/Nu- items, tins, graniteware, for you, your family and bian Doelings at side. 2 yr fishing poles, old tools, your home. Call 937-444- old Doe Bred to Freshen power tools, nail gun, 4276. Reasonable rates, in June. Yearling Doe chain saw, beer signs, expert service. open, born June 11, 2006. sewing machine, CS Bell, Call after 5pm for prices. RR sign, wood stove, 600 - FURNITURE Interested calls only, model T coils, Boyd FOR SALE - Sofa & please. Call Bears, rolling pins, KTM love seat, excellent condi- 937-764-1260. 65 dirt bike, milk bottles, tion, not sat on very Cub Cadet mower, over much, for looks only, cus- BOER AND Boer cross 300 Halloween costumes tom made by Bushline goats for sale. Call (from 0-9/mos. to adult), Corp. Cream background 937-379-0203. Halloween accessories, w/light blue flower patMail Pouch thermometer, tern, beautiful, must see, STABLE BEDDING in fern stand, quilt rack, asking $300/firm. Paid bulk, we deliver, call for trunks, nursing books, over $2000 few years price at 937-515-9734. brand new sunglasses, ago. 513-876-3403. Lion coffee box, Nectar 615-MISC. FOR SALE coffee tin, & clothes (nice 606 - FARM BEAUTIFUL WHITE name brand). Way too MERCHANDISE much to list! This is the Maggie Sottero FARM EQUIPMENT: yard sale of the year. wedding gown, 2003 JD 926 Haybind Check us out on size 8, w/rollers like new never worn, $12,000. 1989 JD 2755 $800 OBO Tractor w/loader $12,000. Call 937-213-1860 or HUGE CHURCH Yard Also, 937-378-6658-no answer, Sale! Friday, July 30th, Chapel length veil leave message. 8:30am-5pm & Sat., July never worn, 31st, 8:30am-1pm. Lots $75 OBO For more information of great stuff! Lunch FOR SALE M&W call: available plus a bake sale! Round baler. Never off Sorry we do not have any 937-515-2692 the farm. Ready to bale. clothes or books. WilBarn kept. Looks like new $7000. 1455 Oliver FOR SALE chestnut liams Corner Church of Utility Tractor, barn kept. lumber and walnut lum- God, 6162 SR 132 Questions? Ready to work $7000. ber. Been in storage for Goshen. 18 years. 937-695-0755. 513-288-1977. Call 937-695-0755.

GEORGETOWN VILLAGE- Immaculate 2 BR/2 Bath home w/many recent updates. Newer NG furnace w/air, & HWH. Newer roof on house, garage & storage bldg. Freshly painted interior. Front porch & rear deck. 2 Car detached garage. Corner lot. Asking $69,900. HAMERSVILLE- Nice starter home on 1.26 acres w/no close neighbors. Country location w/back yard bordering a small creek. 6 Rooms. 1 Bath. Gas FA heat w/CA. All appliances stay. Oversized 2 car garage. Mature shade. Now Reduced to $64,900.

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BRICK RANCH on 1.080 acre country lot. 3 Bedrooms. 1 Bathroom. EBB Heat. Large kitchen & separate family room. 2 Car detached garage & fenced back yard. Seller will only consider cash offers. Asking $54,900.

COUNTRY LOCATION between Georgetown & Mt. Orab! 4 Bedrooms. Solid oak floors in LR, kitchen & dining area. Large back yard. Mature shade & updated landscaping. New dimensional roof shingles to be installed soon. Asking $105,000. 86.930 ACRES with excellent blend of cropland & mature woods. A well drained tract having a large amount of road frontage. Situated on a blacktop road w/minimal traffic. Asking $265,000. GEORGETOWN VILLAGE- Corner lot location on .918 acre. Tri-level w/walkout basement. 3 Bedrooms. 2 Baths. Family room w/WBFP. Many recent improvements including replacement windows, roof & furnace. Ceiling fans. Make your appointment today to see this lovely home! Asking $124,900.

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One of my favorite vegetables to grow in the garden is cucumbers. I use an old wire hog panel with a couple of fence posts and the cucumber vines cover it nicely and I can conserve garden space. Harvesting cucumbers from the vines is much easier when the vines are vertical since they are hanging from the vine. A friend called and asked why his cucumber vine had wilted and died. Several questions finally led us to the answer. He had noticed a few individual leaves with severe wilt symptoms on sunny days. Within a week the condition had spread to the entire vine. He had treated the vine with an insecticide when he noticed the wilting leaves, but it was too late. Bacterial wilt had claimed another “victim”. Wilting of individual leaves or vines of the plant is the characteristic symptom. One or a few leaves wilt and become dull green. The disease spreads from the leaves downward into the petioles and then the stem until the entire plant wilts and dies. There are other factors, such as vine borers and soil-borne fungal pathogens, that may cause cucurbits to wilt. Sometimes, if an affected stem is cut off near the ground, the sap may be milky in appearance or sticky and, if touched with the finger, the sap will string up to half an inch. This is a helpful test in diagnosis of bacterial wilt, but cannot be depended upon for positive identification. This disease is caused by a bacterium, Erwinia tracheiphila, that overwinters in the bodies of the striped and 12-spotted cucumber beetles. In the spring, the beetles emerge from the ground and feed on young plants, introducing bacteria into the leaves or stems. The bacteria reproduce in the water-conducting vessels, producing gums that interfere with water transport. The beetles and bacteria are so intimately related that controlling the beetles will control infection by the bacteria. Once infection has occurred, however, no control is possible and wilting plants should be removed, if practical. The only practical management measure is to use an insecticide when seedlings first emerge to control the black and yellow cucumber beetles. Early infections are most severe, but total control depends on applications continuing at frequent intervals during the growing season. Be sure to avoid using insecticides in the garden when pollinating insects such as bees are working the flowers! If you need more information on growing cucumbers be sure to check out the fact sheets at I put out a late garden this year and have just started harvesting cucumbers. I use my Mother’s recipe for cucumber and onion salad. Slice the cucumbers and salt each layer as you place them in the bowl. Slice some onions. Heat to boiling: 1 cup water, 1 cup vinegar and 1 cup sugar. Cool and pour over cucumbers and onions. Chill before serving. Enjoy!


YARD SALE - July 23rd, 24th, 25th, 9-4pm, 7986 Black Rd. off South 62. Baby clothes & todtoys, women’s dler jeans/tops, small refrigerator, police scanner, knick-knacks, antiques, creamers, Elvis cards, video.

Validation of Ohio livestock care standards board The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has announced its support for the agreement announced today between the Ohioans for Livestock Care coalition and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The agreement validates Ohio voters’ decision last fall to pass State Issue 2, which established the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board as the appropriate venue for defining acceptable farm animal care practices. “One of animal agriculture’s most vocal critics has agreed that the Livestock Care Standards Board is the proper authority to handle difficult questions about farm animal care,” said Jack Fisher, OFBF executive vice president. “This is truly a milestone and confirms Ohio’s position as a national leader in farm animal care.” OFBF cited additional reasons for supporting the agreement. Farmers now have certainty for an extended period of time regarding housing regulations. The livestock industry will be less vulnerable to emotional video used to sway public opinion on farm animal care. Farmers, their organizations and allies will not be forced into a multi-million dollar media battle. Importantly, the agreement helps farmers live up to the promises they made during the Issue 2 campaign. “We will be able to continue producing safe, local, affordable food for Ohio’s consumers,” Fisher explained. He added that the provisions of the agreement will protect jobs throughout the food industry. Fisher complimented the Ohio agricultural organizations that have led the Ohioans for Livestock Care coalition. Farmer-leaders of Ohio’s beef, corn, dairy, pork, poultry and soybean organizations along with Farm Bureau “have been united in their commitment to do what’s best for farmers and consumers,” according to Fisher. Their unanimous acceptance of this agreement signals continued unity among all the groups. “When farmers proposed the Care Board, we envisioned veterinarians, farmers, consumer advocates, animal specialists and other Ohioans making informed, transparent decisions on farm animal care issues,” Fisher said. “With this agreement, we have assured that the Board will have ample time to prove its value.”

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1223464 - Georgetown - Newer windows, furnace & renovated kitchen. Hdwd flrs. thru-out. Fresh paint in most rooms. Huge walk-in pantry, covered front porch. Public water & sewer. $44,900

1208772- Mt. Orab - Come enjoy your peaceful new home. 3 Bedroom, 2 full bath ranch on 1+ acre near Lake Grant. 1 car detached garage. Large wood deck. $94,900! Call Christy Today at 513-317-1313.


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

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

1219866- Western Brown Schools - Better then new! 3BD, 2BA. Beautiful story and half on/public water & sewer. Grand covered front & back porch. Shiney hdwd flrs in LR, DR & kitchen. Upstairs bdrms have massive built-in storage. Ceramic master bath totally renovated in '08. $129,900

1226919 - Mt. Orab - 3BD on 1/2 Acre Lot that is beautifully landscaped. Updated and affordable, low maintence home located at the edge of the Beacon Hill sub-divison. Brand New Furnance and A/C Absolutely ready to move into. An in-ground pool. Storage shed for your mower. $149,900


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




1220565- Georgetown- Beauty with a breathtaking view! 4BD, 2BA, with Large Den. Stunning hardwood flrs in main living area. Open floor plan. Wooden counter bar in spacious kit. 20x12 deck off of kit/dining area. Stone sidewalks. MBR suite has a huge walk-in closet. Over 2000 SF. $89,900


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1221686 - Georgetown- Beautiful curb appeal for this custom quad level home. 4 possible 5 BD, 2BA. Full brick. Glass walled DR overlooking inground pool. Inside Sauna off FR. 3 stall barn w/tack room, water & loafing shed. The vinyl fenced pasture seals the deal! All appliances stay. $239,900

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




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1229943- Georgetown - Great location. Minutes to Georgetown, Sardinia & Mt.Orab. Beautiful hdwd flooring, wbfp, kitchen w/island, huge mbr. suite, back side of property is creeklined. Priced to sell! $79,900. Call Dominic Today!

1226182 - Western Brown Schools - Solid 6 yr. old Contemporary w/vaulted, 4 BD, 2 BA, soaring ceilings, hdwd flrs, split flr.plan, MBR suite, covered front & back porch, bonus rm.Open foyer 24x56 bldg. w/concrete flr. 5 ac. Beautiful setting. $219,900

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1206370 -Mt. Orab- 2BD, totally renovated home on public water & sewer. Beautiful hrdwd floors thru-out. Fully equipped kitchen. Full bsmnt. Why rent? $69,900

1201948 - Williamsburg - 27.5 acres located min. from Williamsburg, Mt. Orab and Batavia. Stocked pond w/newer dock, woods and an income producer. Driveway installed. If you are looking for a beautiful bldg. lot, look no more. $99,900

1123757- Four family Apt. bldg. located two blocks off of SR 52. All units have been totally renovated. Each unit has 2BD and a laundry area available. Each apt. is separately metered. 4000 plus SF. Bldg and units are in mint condition. PLEASE, ONLY PRE-APPROVED BUYERS. $147,500

1228760 - Georgetown - 30 ACRES to be divided off of a 49 acre tract. Beautifully rolls. Can be sub-divided w/plenty road frontage. In an area of nice farms. 64X32 tobacco barn. $119,900


1180019- Georgetown - Fantastic positive cash flow! Duplex in good condition. 1 & 2 bdrm. units. Fully equipped washer, dryer hook-ups in both units. Great location. Huge walk in attic. $44,900

1227072- Winchester- Solid home on public water & sewer. 3BD, 1.5BA. Brand new roof. This home has been well cared for. Attached 1 car garage is finished w/opener. 20x34, 2 car garage oversized. Nicely landscaped. $89,900



THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 22ND @ 6:00 PM OUTSIDE VIEWING ANYTIME OR OPEN TO INSPECT 1 HOUR BEFORE AUCTION LOCATED: 2729 Old St. Rt. 32 in Afton-Batavia, OH. 45103between Batavia & Williamsburg in the East Fork Lake area. Being sold to the Highest Bidder regardless of price in order to settle an estate. Terrific Opportunity for the Investor Remodeler - Reseller or New Home Site. Beautiful 1.13 Acre Lot with both Public Water and Sewer!! Has Some Nice Trees - Some Open Land and is bordered by a Small Creek. The Small 5 Room House is in bad shape but could be fixed up. Has 3 Bedrooms, Living Room, Dining Room/Kitchen Combination and Bathroom. Also has a Single Car Garage and a Utility Shed. TERMS- CONDITIONS: Buyer to pay 10% of purchase price as down payment deposit. Balance due at closing. There will be a 10% buyer premium added to the final bid to determine the purchase price. Inspections must be made prior to bidding. Broker/Auctioneer represents the estate. PICTURE ON WWW.JTWILSON.COM PARCEL #012024018




OWNER FINANCING possible on 3 acre homesite located in Bethel/MtOrab area. Some restrictions RETREAT or full time living...10 wooded acres with walking trails and new 2 BR cottage...privacy plus. Why go to the Smokies when this is just minutes off SR 32? Call Dorothy today!! MAKE AN OFFER - 3 BR home with most renovation complete. Only $69,900. If you’re preparing to sell your house, start by doing a few simple things that will make your house seem more appealing and increase its value to prospective buyers. Check off the items on this handy checklist to help you evaluate your home and decide what will need work. Remember when you are ready, our experienced sales specialists can help you locate prime prospects and get the price you’re looking for.

ESTATE AUCTION JULY 30 & JULY 31, 2010 FRI. EVENING 6:00 PM SATURDAY 11:00 AM 238 Garden Lane off St. Rt. 125 East, West Union, OHIO The GLEN GROOMS Estate! While this sale will Include some pocket knives, straight razors, Indian Relics, fiddles, this auction will mostly include, besides a Model A and a Model T car; lots of Model A & Model T parts, collectible signage, a Bank of West Union (OH) (1838? 1858?) $10 banknote, automotive parts, equipment and advertising, lots of tools, & much more (a later auction will be conducted during which the bulk of Glen's coins, straight razors, Indian relics, pocket knives, pocket watches, clocks and fiddles will be sold!).A lot of merchandise to sift through as Glen was an avid collector who's interests were varied who filled buildings with collectibles that we are still going through! Check out our website ( or, for photos, more descriptive information, terms, directions, etc., as well as to be advised when/where the future auction of small items will take place! Contact Craig by e-mail to be included on our e-mail notification list to receive auction and real estate updates as well as links to "Our Current Advertising"! Auction Conducted by Craig A. Stanfield Real Estate & Auction Services 2126 W. KY 10 Tollesboro, KY 41189 Craig A. Stanfield Ohio Auctioneer License 2010000114 KY Real Estate Broker & Auctioneer 606-798-2009 or 606-301-3350 • E-mail: • Equal Opportunity Auctioneer

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JUST REDUCED!! Lovely 3 BR home on 2 acres in the country near Mt Orab. 4 BR HOME 3 1/2 baths, gourmet kitchen, grt rm w/fireplace, inground pool, bsmt, a real for appt to see.

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