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THE BROWN COUNTY PRESS Serving Brown County, Ohio since 1973

Vol. 38 No. 3

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Three men charged with rape BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press A Brown County grand jury has indicted three men for rape and other felony sexual offenses for incidents that allegedly occurred in Brown County. Dean Price, 33, who is in the Correctional Reception Center in Orient, Ohio, on Identity Theft charges from Clermont County, was indicted on two counts of rape with

life specifications, two counts of sexual battery, three counts of gross sexual imposition and three counts of intimidation of a victim. Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little said she plans to ask for life in prison for Price at trial. Price is expected to be released from state prison in November. At that time, Little said he will be arrested and brought to Brown County to face the

charges. Regarding the rape counts, Price allegedly on or about or between Aug. 15, 2006, and March 18, 2007, and also on or about or between May 18 and Aug. 26, 2007, engaged in described sexual conduct with an individual with that alleged victim reportedly being younger than 13. Grand jury members specified with each rape count Price compelled the alleged CONTINUED ON PAGE 14

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Local schools to get federal money BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press The U.S. Department of Education has selected Ohio as one of the winning states to be funded in Round 2 of the Race to the Top program. Ohio will receive 400 million dollars during the next four years. About half of that money will come to local school districts who signed up for the program. In Brown County, that includes Western Brown, Georgetown, Fayetteville-Perry Ripley-Union-Lewisand Huntington. Details on when the money will be distributed are still being worked out, but Fayetteville-Perry is expected to receive 100 thousand dollars, Georgetown $160,479 dollars, RULH $204,996 dollars and Western Brown $394,798 dollars. The money will be used to

pay for professional development training to meet new state goals and standards. It will also be used for programs that will provide more data for teachers and to develop new evaluation systems for educators. Roy Hill, Superintendent of the Fayetteville-Perry School District, said “any new money that flows into the district is good”, but he hopes that “the guidelines are constructed in such a way that there is enough leeway to meet the needs of the district.” Melissa Cropper of the Georgetown School district was one of five people who traveled to Washington, DC earlier this month to present the case for Ohio. Her companions included Ohio State Superintendent Deborah Delisle and Governor Ted Strickland. Georgetown Superintendent Tony Dunn said “We are very proud of Melissa for being part

of that team. She represented not only Georgetown well, but all other rural schools as well.” As for the new money, Dunn said “Those funds will support plans we have to improve instruction and learning in a dramatic way.” Superintendent Ripley Charles Birkholtz said that the money will help his district comply with new state standards, as well as help fund professional development. Western Brown Superintendent Jeff Royalty also said the money will help, and that he feels his district is ahead of the game because “many of the initiatives the state requires are things we’re already working on.” The Round 2 Race to the Top application was submitted by the Ohio Department of Education in June. In total, more than 538 Local Education Agencies, representing more than 60 percent, or about 1 million, of Ohio’s

school children, agreed to participate directly in Ohio’s Race to the Top activities. The U.S. Department of Education provided guidance in terms of centering the reform work on four specific areas: standards and assessments; data systems to support instruction; great teachers and leaders; and turning around the lowestachieving schools. The funds will be used to support Race to the Top activities either directly through Ohio schools districts or through state-supported initiatives. A list of participating schools and funding amounts can be found at The Ohio Department of

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Western Brown is one of four Brown County school districts that will receive Race to the Top funding from the US Department of Education.

Education will begin working with each entity on its imple-

mentation plan. Plans must be submitted by November.

School superintendents report good start to year BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press Superintendents of five public school districts and a vocational school district in Brown County reported smooth starts to the 2010-11 Academic Year this past week. Classes began Monday, Aug. 23, in the Eastern, Fayetteville-Perry, RipleyUnion-Lewis-Huntington, and Western Brown local school districts and at

Southern Hills Career and Center in Technical Georgetown while the first day of classes for Georgetown Exempted Village School District students was this past Wednesday, Aug. 25. Eastern Eastern Local School District Superintendent Alan Simmons said the 2010-11 Academic Year started off “great” and “very smoothly” this past Monday. Simmons said there were some minor problems involv-

ing transportation issues and a few individual students' schedules. The superintendent said even considering construction going on of a new Eastern Local Middle School at the district's high school and middle school complex in the Macon area, things are going well. Simmons said opening days at all four Eastern District schools were planned and organized well “and CONTINUED ON PAGE 14

Unemployment rate drops slightly BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press The unemployment rate in Brown County and across the region continued to fall in July...albeit slowly. Brown County saw the biggest drop in the region, going from 11.9 percent in June to 11.4 percent in July. 11.4 percent is the lowest

unemployment rate seen in Brown County since December of 2008. The .5 percent drop from the June rate beat out the .3 percent decline in Adams County, the .2 drop in Clermont County, the .2 drop in Highland County and the .1 decline in Clinton County. The July unemployment rates for counties bordering


Brown County were 14.0 percent in Adams County, 10.0 percent in Clermont County, 16.7 percent in Clinton County and 15.8 percent in Highland County. Clinton and Highland counties remain numbers one and two in the state for the highest unemployment rate. Debora Plymail, Director CONTINUED ON PAGE 14

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Racing at Moler Raceway Park is still restricted to Friday nights following a ruling by Judge W. Richard Walton.

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tions against Moler Raceway in Sterling Township will continue while an appeal of the restrictions makes its way through the court system. Judge W. Richard Walton has ruled that racing still may only take place on Friday nights and still must end by midnight. Walton said in his ruling that other restrictions on noise and placement of speakers and lights could be lifted pending a ruling on the appeal...if the Molers put up a 400 thousand dollar bond. Moler attorney Joe Trauth said his clients will appeal the amount of the bond to the Twelfth Appellate District of Ohio. That appeal will be in addition to the appeal of the overall ruling expected to be filed later this year. “We are pleased the Judge granted the stay, we just disagree with the amount of the

bond”, Trauth said. Trauth characterized the amount of the bond as “excessive”. He added that the Molers would continue to operate the raceway within the boundaries of the restrictions while the appeal is pending. In the ruling, Judge Walton writes “The bottom line is that the purpose of a stay pending an appeal is to preserve the status quo. In this case, racing had been on Fridays with a few rare exceptions since the raceway opened for business. Also, racing had been completely over by midnight with a few rare exceptions. In order to maintain the status quo, those portions of the Court’s Order of June 28 2010 as relates to Friday racing only and terminations of racing activities by midnight shall remain in full force and effect.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 14


Racing restrictions to stay in place as Moler continues appeal

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Bill Glener of High Top Roofing works on a roof in Mt. Orab. Seasonal jobs are one area of the economy that keep the unemployment rate fluctuating.

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An insider bid to purchase the assets of the bankrupt Brown Publishing Company has apparently fallen through. Court documents show that the unnamed lender for Brown Media, the prospective buyer, has pulled out of the deal. Brown Media was formed by Brown Publishing President and CEO Roy Brown, along with two other Brown Publishing executives. According to information from Editor and Publisher’s Mark Fitzgerald, Brown Media is asking the US Bankruptcy Court to name PNC Bank as the new buyer of the company. Brown Media bid $22.4 million for the majority of the company’s assets. PNC was the second high-

est bidder. The amount of PNC’s bid was not disclosed. According to documents filed by Brown Publishing attorneys, the company is in talks with PNC Bank and believes it will be in a position to close an asset sale to the bank. According to the court documents, Brown Publishing says PNC Bank appears ready to close the sale no later than Sept. 3. Attorneys for Brown asked that the company be allowed to continue using cash collateral to operate the business until the sale to PNC can be closed. If not, court filings show, the company will be forced to shut down and sell all assets. It is not known at this time whether PNC would continue to operate the assets of Brown Publishing as one entity or seek to break them up and sell

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them. PNC bank is the single largest creditor for Brown Publishing, holding loans for approximately 70 million dollars. The Brown Publishing Co., which owns several newspapers throughout Ohio and several other states, filed for bankruptcy in April. Brown Publishing owns several daily and weekly newspapers throughout the United States, including the News Democrat and Ripley Bee in Brown County.

No charges filed in drownings BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press The babysitter for Justin and Blake DeVercelly will not face charges in their deaths. A Grand Jury empaneled in Georgetown on August 20 considered the facts of the case, but chose not to return an indictment against Michelle Gray. 11 year old Justin and 8 year old Blake DeVercelly of Felicity drowned in Bullskin Creek near the Clermont/Brown County line on June 9. A flash flood brought about by heavy rain swept the boys away after they had gone down to the creek to play. Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little's office released a statement following the Grand Jury's decision that read "After considering the evidence presented, the Grand Jury returned no indictment in this matter. Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little said this was a terrible accident and she hopes that the healing process can begin for the family and the community."

BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press A Pike Township woman sentenced to community control for reportedly assaulting two Ripley police officers during a July 2009 chase reportedly has violated that community control. In an affidavit filed Aug. 10 in Brown County Common Pleas Court, Brown County Adult Probation Officer Jammie Huber alleges Karen Beckler, 41, has failed to comply with community control rules and regulations regarding her taking of medications as prescribed and as a result has had adverse contact with law enforcement officers by contacting the 911 Communications Center on several occasions. Huber also claims Beckler has failed to report for counseling as scheduled. The Brown County Probation Department has retained a report from Brown County Recovery Services and call records from the 911 Communications Center for the court's review, Huber stated in the affidavit. The Adult Probation officer asked the court in the affidavit to have Beckler brought before the court to show cause as why community control should not be revoked and an original sentence be reinstated. In an Aug. 24 telephone interview, Huber said Beckler could be sentenced for violating that community control to a maximum 10 years in prison or ordered to receive treatment at a lockdown mental health facility at Summit Behavioral Healthcare in Cincinnati. Beckler's defense attorney filed documents in Brown County Common Pleas Court on Aug. 19 regarding a suggestion of incompetency on Beckler's part and “not guilty” by reason of insanity on the community control

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violation charge. Brown County Common Pleas Court Judge Scott Gusweiler ordered Beckler to Summit conveyed Behavioral Healthcare to receive an evaluation on her competency to stand trial. A hearing has been set for Beckler at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, in Brown County Common Pleas Court regarding her alleged community control violation. Beckler was transferred from the Brown County Adult Center in Detention Georgetown to Summit Behavioral Healthcare this past Tuesday, Aug. 24. Beckler, whose address was listed as 1337 New Harmony-Shiloh Road, Williamsburg, pleaded guilty this past April 8 in Brown County Common Pleas Court to two counts of felonious assault, each of which is a first-degree felony. sentenced Gusweiler Beckler this past May 4 to five years of community control on each count with the two sentences to be served concurrently rather than consecutively, thereby making her total sentence five years. The incident reportedly involving Beckler occurred July 30, 2009. Ripley Police Sgt. Adam Pennington said he clocked a blue Cadillac going 51 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone about 10:05 p.m. that

date near the First Stop convenience store along South Second Street (U.S. 52-6268) in Ripley. Pennington, who identified the driver of that car as being Beckler, reported a chase pursued after he turned on the lights in his cruiser to make a traffic stop. She headed east on U.S. 52-62-68 into Aberdeen, and Aberdeen Police Investigator Dan Nichols and Brown County Sheriff's Deputy Michelle Hudepohl joined in the pursuit of the Cadillac in Aberdeen, Pennington reported. He said after the Cadillac had traveled 3 miles into Adams County, it went off the right side of the road and turned around to head west back toward Aberdeen. Pennington said he had closed in to block the Cadillac at an angle in front of that car. Beckler than allegedly hit the car's accelerator and rammed the passenger side front of Pennington's cruiser while he and Ripley Police Patrolman Mark Kendall were inside. Pennington said neither he nor Kendall was seriously injured; that incident became the basis for Beckler's indictment by a grand jury on felonious assault charges. After Pennington eventually was unable to continue pursuing the Cadillac because his cruiser had become incapacitated with a flat tire, he reported the Aberdeen police and Brown County Sheriff's cruisers continued pursuing the Cadillac. Pennington said he was told at 10:45 p.m. that police officers from Manchester in Adams County had gotten the Cadillac stopped at Milepost 24 on U.S. 52. He said he was told Beckler was tased several times, arrested and taken to the Adams County Jail in West Union.


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Party leaders urge strong effort for Nov. 2 elections BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press The upcoming General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 2, was on the minds of many of the approximately 45 people who attended the Brown County Republican Picnic on Aug. 21 at White Oak Golf Course near Sardinia. Brown County Republican Club President Mariah Votel said she thought that day's rain may have kept the event's numbers down. The Picnic took place under a shelter at that golf course. County Candidates Speak The Brown County Republican Party's two candidates for Brown County government offices this Nov. 2 spoke briefly. Rick Eagan, who is running for the only Brown County commissioner seat on the ballot, was struck by a car in Scott Township on Nov. 24, 2009, and subsequently was hospitalized. He is running against first-term Democratic Party Commissioner incumbent Margery Paeltz. “Thank you for your prayers,” Eagan said. “I am running. I will be there in November.” Incumbent Doug Green is running unopposed for Brown County auditor on Nov. 2. “Thank you for your continued support,” Green said. “I appreciate your vote in November.” Green also commented about the current controversy over building a Muslim mosque in New York City near Ground Zero, the site where radical Muslim terrorists struck the former World Trade Center's Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001, with hijacked airplanes, killing thousands of innocent people. The incumbent auditor asked how it was all of a sudden some

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State Rep. Danny Bubp speaks at the Brown County Republican Picnic on Aug. 21 at White Oak Golf Course near Sardinia.

Rick Eagan, the Brown County Republican Party candidate for Brown County commissioner in the Nov. 2 General Election, speaks at the Brown County Republican Picnic at White Oak Golf Course.

people are talking about religious freedom concerning the mosque when some of those same people have fought to get “In God We Trust” taken off U.S. money and succeeded in getting prayer taken out of the United States' public schools. “I just don't get that,” Green said. “If somebody gets that, let me know.” Husband Schmidt's Speaks Peter Schmidt spoke on behalf of his wife, U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt, who couldn't attend the Picnic because she was at a rally featuring John Kasich, the Republican nominee for Ohio governor, being held that day in Hamilton County. Mr. Schmidt said Republicans have a chance this year to pick up some Democratic seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and mentioned how Congress for the first time in 50 years hasn't produced a budget. Mr. Schmidt said this year's election is a “key election” and said the key for Republicans to capture some Democratic seats is to get all possible supporters to the polls and work in such efforts as door-to-door campaigning and phoning possible supporters. Bubp Has Positive News

State Rep. Danny Bubp, who represents Brown County in the Ohio State House of Representatives, said 1,000 people or more had attended the Kasich rally that day in Hamilton County, and he mentioned they were “so energetic”. Bubp said he thought Kasich gave one of his best presentations ever at that rally and commented how he thought a new way is needed in both Columbus (the state government) and Washington, D.C. (the federal government. “Nov. 2 is critical, I think, to the future of Ohio as well as the United States,” the state representative told his listeners. Bubp said new leadership was needed in Columbus and mentioned how the Republicans needed to get control back in the Ohio State House of Representatives. While Democrats control the Ohio House, Republicans still control the Ohio State Senate. Party's Local News Reported Brown County Republican Party Chairman Paul Hall mentioned the party's Brown County Headquarters again will be in a building on East State Street in Georgetown next to Rent 2 Own and across from St. Michael Catholic Church.

Hall mentioned the Brown County Republican Party will aim for Portman to receive 70 percent or more of the county's vote on Nov. 2. He mentioned while he thought strong campaigns and finishes by Portman and Kasich would help other Republican candidates on the ballot, one Democratic candidate to watch is David Pepper, a Hamilton County commissioner who is challenging Republican Dave Yost for state auditor. He mentioned how Pepper is well thought of in Hamilton County.

“Try to get involved – that is what I would encourage you to

do,” Hall told his fellow Brown County Republicans.



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Varnau friend says court ruling is wrong


Recovery Act Funds will accelerate pace of weatherization in Ohio to targeted homes U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) recently announced that People Working Cooperatively, based in Cincinnati, will receive $1,500,000 in funds from the U.S. Department of Energy to weatherize low-income housing in Ohio. This project, selected through a competitive process, augments efforts already in place to make Ohio an energy efficient state. “Ohioans are already saving energy,” said Brown. “These funds will help even more Ohio families reduce energy use and costs throughout the year.” Ohio is a national leader in

SHERROD BROWN weatherization. The Buckeye State was one of the first states to incorporate blowerdoor usage, combustion appliance analysis testing for efficiency and safety, and client education as an integral part of the program. People Working Cooperatively will use the funds to provide low-income, elderly, and disabled homeowners with the resources

reports, the Recovery Act Weatherization Assistance Program supported more than 13,000 jobs in the second quarter of 2010, including nearly 1,400 jobs in Ohio. More than 15,000 Ohio homes have been weatherized this year with Recovery Act funds. According to the Energy Department, Ohio is one of the largest energy consumers in the United States and weatherization services can save families an average of more than $400 in energy costs during the first year after home retrofits are installed.

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“America Speaking Out” helps deliver your message As I have traveled the District over the last two years, there is one thing that the overwhelming majority of people have told me. Whether Congress was debating the so-called stimulus bill, cap-and-trade, legislation, or the recently enacted healthcare bill the message has been the same – “Washington just is not listening.” I agree… the current majority is not listening to the American people. This failure to listen has led to the feelings of frustration and cynicism that many Americans currently share. In an effort to make sure that we are doing the work that the American people want us to do, through the rest of this Congress, the House Republican Conference has introduced “America Speaking Out.” This initiative is an attempt to provide a forum for the American people to provide their input, thoughts and ideas on what Congress should be focused

JEAN SCHMIDT on. Over the last couple of months, I have been holding meetings and listening sessions throughout the Second District as part of this effort. Whether listening to a small business owner from Hamilton County or a resident of Portsmouth the messages have been pretty much the same. Cut spending and reduce the deficit. Spur economic growth without mas-

sive new government spending programs. And, pass real healthcare reform that does not jeopardize current private plans. Becoming part of this effort is really simple. You do not need to attend a listening session or write your Congresswoman. There is an online forum for people around the country to add their two-cents worth to the discussion. Simply log on to and make sure that your voice is heard. Given the magnitude of the problems our nation is facing, it is more important than ever that the American people are

engaged in this debate. As Congress prepares for the August recess we will be using your ideas to develop an agenda for the rest of this Congress. I urge everyone, regardless of your party or ideology, to go to the website to submit ideas, discuss issues with other concerned Americans or even vote on what you think are the best ideas that have been posted. We are truly in a new era of government. There are so many ways to communicate with your elected officials. There is no reason that they should not be hearing your thoughts and opinions.

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cannot even be challenged in court. That being the case, it seems to me that the Board should also be duty-bound to make the results of thier investigations available to the public. In my layman's way of thinking, the Board of Elections should be required to produce the results of an investigation that they are required by law to perform, and that they apparently promised, in a letter to Varnau, they would perform. If they had produced such results, the case would have been done and over very quickly because one's credentials are either valid or not and are easy to check. How can any court expect Mr. Varnau to produce evidence that an investigation did not happen if, in fact, it did not? This makes no sense to me. Non-events leave no evidence to produce. If no investigation by the Board was ever done, as the 12th District Court says is required by law, then it seems to me that Varnau's due process rights are being violated and he has good cause to appeal this decision. This story is an example of how our legal system turns something that should be exceedingly simple, i.e., verification of valid credentials, into something so complex, convoluted, time-consuming and costly that people tire of it and eventually drop thier interest in finding out the underlying truth. Jerry R. Nieb, P.E. Batavia

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and will protect consumers from unfair penalty and inactivity fees, Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray said today. "Consumers have been demanding these changes for years," Cordray said. "These rule changes are a step in the right direction. Soon credit card companies will no longer be able to charge consumers excessive late fees or charge them multiple penalty fees for a single late payment." Among several provisions, the rule: • Generally prohibits late fees that exceed $25. • Prohibits penalty fees that exceed the dollar value of the violation. (For example, the rule would prohibit a $39 late fee on a $20 minimum payment.) • Requires most gift cards

to last at least five years and bans gift card inactivity fees for at least the first 12 months after the issue date. • Requires credit card issuers to re-evaluate interest rate increases implemented since Jan. 1, 2009 and, if appropriate, reduce interest rates. • Prohibits multiple penalty fees based on a single late payment. Most of these provisions take effect Aug. 22. This new rule is the third phase of the Federal Reserve's implementation of the federal Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, which was enacted in May 2009. To learn about earlier credit card changes, visit www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.g ov/CreditCardChanges.



Dear Editor: Background: I am an old UC classmate of Dennis Varnau from the 1970s. I only recently renewed contact with him, after 30 years out of touch, because I happened to see a "Varnau for Sheriff" bumper sticker in 08, got curious if it was for my old classmate, and looked him up. He, of course, told me about this story and I became interested in it because I also hold a professional credential from the state. The 12th district summary judgement says that it ruled against Varnau mainly because there was no evidence that the Board of Elections did NOT conduct an into Mr. investigation Wenninger's eligibility that it (the Board) was required by law to do. As an experienced engineering investigator, I know it is almost impossible to produce evidence that something did not happen. In this case, if the Board of Elections had conducted such an investigation, as the 12th District Court assumed, but did not confirm, that it had, should there not have been a public record of it available? I emailed Dennis about this and he tells me there is no such record. The 12th District ruling says the Board had a legal duty to conduct an investigation and that the Board's findings are final, mainly because of its strict legal investigative duty. This ruling states that Boards of Election have so much power to rule on a candidate's fitness to be on a ballot that a Board's decisions

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waiting periods before pregnant women receive abortions, parental notification concerning minors seeking abortions, sonogram programs that inform

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“Sunlight is the best disinfectant,” Surya Yalamanchili commented to about a dozen listeners on Aug. 12 at the regular meeting of the Catholic Rural Life Conference of the St. Martin Deanery. Yalamanchili, 28, the Democratic candidate for U.S. representative from Ohio's Second Congressional District, was referring to his belief Congress needs to make an open account of how its spends federal funds. A Cincinnati resident, he is running against Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt in the Second District, which encompasses all of Brown, Adams, Clermont, and Pike counties and portions of Hamilton, Scioto, and Warren counties. Yalamanchili is noted for being a former contestant who got fired on mogul Donald Trump's “The Apprentice” reality television show. Background Is Business Yalamanchili said his background was business rather than rural issues, mentioning he had been a branch manager for Procter and Gamble for five years and had worked for technology companies. He added, however, his grandparents were farmers in India and one farm there still is in his family. Yalamanchili mentioned one of the most enjoyable parts of running for office, with his U.S. House race being his first try at winning office, is seeing the “vast diversity” of the Second District. During discussion about farm issues, Ralph Benson of Clark Township mentioned how the federal farm subsidy payment system seemed to be “inherently unfair” because large corporate farms seemed to receive those funds instead of smaller farms. Yalamanchili said based on his understanding of the issue, that system needs to be changed, and he absolutely favored restructuring that system as it currently is set up. Georgetown resident Patrick Hornschemeier, chairman of the St. Martin Deanery CRLC, said if federal farm subsidy funds were steered away from “megafarms” and toward beginning farmers, that money could be used for such purposes as setting up mentoring programs for those beginners. Patty Schwartz of Lewis Township commented if people involved in agriculture were interested in getting the younger generation taking over agricultural operations eventually in the future, “Somebody needs to get on the ball.” Candidate Mentions Deficit Yalamanchili then commented about how the United States is in trouble with a 'terrible” fiscal deficit of about $15 trillion and 17 percent of its labor force either unemployed or underemployed. Jerry Schwallie of Washington Township asked if federal budget cuts have to be made to reduce the federal deficit, would Yalamanchili favor reducing everybody's fed-

their money goes and said such wasteful spending as $400 to $500 for a hammer needs to be exposed. He mentioned government programs that just do not work need to be cut. Yalamanchili said the way the federal government currently is heading fiscally “is not sustainable” and added, “Government should have a higher purpose – doing right by the people.” Yalamanchili also said he favored members of Congress reading the bills they pass before they vote on them without knowing what's in them. Abortion Issue Discussed Asked by Stieritz about abortion, which is a big concern to voters on both sides of that issue, Yalamanchili said there needs to be as few abortions as possible, but also said, “I don't know when life begins.” He said he favors 24-hour

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BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press The agency which administers Ripley's village income tax will now be issuing subpoenas in an effort to get delinquent taxpayers to pay their back taxes. Ripley Village Council members unanimously adopted a resolution at their regular meeting Aug. 24 authorizing the village to enter into a subpoena program with Brecksville-based Regional Income Tax Agency. Council members first suspended the rules so the resolution could be adopted on its second reading rather than after three separate readings. First reading was offered at the council's Aug. 10 meeting. The resolution mentions a service by which RITA will issue subpoenas to taxpayers who fail to file an annual tax return with the Village of Ripley. Those subpoenas will instruct the delinquent taxpayers to appear at the Ripley Community Building or another location with their tax records in order that auditors can complete tax returns for those taxpayers on behalf of

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ed. Village Administrator Charles Ashmore said in an Aug. 25 telephone interview the village itself had subpoenaed delinquent taxpayers before it was decided to give RITA that duty. Also at last Tuesday's council meeting, Council President Charles Poole mentioned a circus that will be held on Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 6) behind Ripley-Union-LewisHuntington High School in the village. The Lewis and Clark Award Winning Olde Fashioned Tent Circus is scheduled to present shows at 5 and 7:30 p.m. that day. Admission will be $10 for adults, and children 14 and younger will be admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. Poole mentioned the village will receive a percentage of the circus' ticket sales and said that money can be placed in the village's Discretionary Fund through which it can help local organizations with projects such as perhaps the Ripley Lions Club with its Fourth of July fireworks or the Ripley 2012 Bicentennial Planning Committee with its

planned upcoming activities. Further information about the circus is available by calling the Ripley Municipal Offices at (937) 392-4377. Councilwoman Roberta Sidwell reported the Ripley 2012 Bicentennial Planning Committee's next meeting is scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the Union Township Library in downtown Ripley. That committee is planning a number of events to be held at a festival in 2012 to celebrate Ripley's 200th Birthday as a village. Sidwell also said that Committee is planning a Cemetery Walk fund-raiser to begin about 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the RULH Elementary School parking lot on Catherine Street. Participants will visit 10 or so grave sites on a guided tour in Ripley's Maplewood Cemetery, and storytellers at those sites will talk about some history of the people buried there. Refreshments will be available for purchasing at the elementary school parking lot in connection with the event. Further information will be forthcoming.

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RITA. Each subpoena will cost the Village of Ripley $8 with the cost to be deducted from the tax distribution payments remitted by RITA to the village. Village Solicitor Jay Cutrell informed council members on Aug. 10 he thought the Subpoena Program was a good idea and worth trying for one year. Cutrell said the village has had a history of non-filing taxpayers and Ripley will “not get anything out of them unless you put pressure on them”. Ripley residents, whether they work in or out of the village, and non-residents who work in Ripley pay a 1 percent income tax to the village. Ripley Tax Administrator Kim Spiller said residents must file a tax return with the village as well as any non-residents who work in the village but don't have Ripley income taxes withheld, such as some self-employed contractors. Employees who work in the village but live outside Ripley don't have to file a tax return with Ripley if their village income taxes are withheld by their employers, Spiller report-



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Annual 9/11 Parade and Celebration”, at the Sardinia Village Council's regular meeting held Aug. 10 at the Sardinia Life Squad Building. Cassidy serves that council as its president, and at that meeting nearly three weeks ago, he passed out copies of an Income Statement concerning the 2010 Sardinia Founder's Day Celebration. The Committee's checking balance before the festival was $1,600, but the total revenue rose to $14,884 following cash donations from 28 merchants; donations of merchandise from 27 merchants; fireworks donations; donated services included 180 hours of police coverage; event revenue; booth rentals; and a 15 percent share of carnival ride income. Expenses, which the Income Statement also detailed, totaled $20,719, however, leaving the Committee's finances at a $5,835 deficit following this year's festival. Cassidy discussed the Income Statement with The Brown County Press following the council meeting. While the Aug. 15 story had reported Cassidy as saying part of the reason for the $5,835 deficit was because of continued payments for expenses connected to the 2009 Sardinia Founder's Day Celebration, he said in an Aug. 24 telephone interview he had not made that comment. He said he had mentioned other Founder's Day Celebration Committees have held fund-raisers following their festivals to pay off resulting deficits. Cassidy said the $1,600 beginning checking balance on the Income Statement he handed out was the amount

the 2010 Sardinia Founder's Day Committee had to work with following the conclusion of some fund-raisers held this past spring and before the Committee received contributions from merchants who wished to help out the festival. Cassidy said the $5,835 deficit following this year's festival had nothing to do with expenses connected to the 2009 Sardinia Founder's Day Celebration. That festival's expenses had been paid off before the 2010 Sardinia Founder's Day Day Committee began working with the budget that started out with $1,600, he said. The 2010 Committee chairman said he wanted to apologize for any misunderstanding that resulted from the Aug. 15 newspaper story. The writer of a letter to the editor in the Aug. 22 edition of The Brown County Press had responded to that story by stating she was a member of the 2009 Founder's Day Celebration Committee and all expenses associated with that festival had been paid before the 2009 Committee had turned over materials, including a financial statement, to the 2010 Committee. “I would never be judgmental on what they have done in prior years,” Cassidy said of Sardinia Founder's Day Celebration Committee members who had planned those annual festivals prior to 2010. Mentioning how the 2010 Committee is in a “catch-up mode”, he said the Sept. 11 event is just one event planned for the late summer and fall to raise funds to erase this year's festival's deficit. Some other planned fundraisers include a Labor Day Weekend Cookout of outdoor refreshments at Martin's Super Valu Foods supermarket in Sardinia; a Golf Scramble slated Sunday, Oct. 3, at White Oak Golf Course

near Sardinia; and a Texas Hold'em Tournament slated Friday, Nov. 19, at the Sardinia Life Squad Building. Sardinia Village Council members on Aug. 9 unanimously approved the Sept. 11 special event after Cassidy had brought it up. The “First Annual 9/11 Parade and Celebration” planned for the second Saturday in September will kick off at 2 p.m. with a Parade and Citizens Walk, which will commence at the Sardinia Life Squad at 157 Winchester St. and end at Sardinia Veterans and Community Park behind the Sardinia Public Library at 13309 Purdy Road. An Opening Ceremony also is slated at 2 p.m. Events scheduled at the park will include a Squirt Gun Fight at 3 p.m., a Cornhole Tournament at 4 p.m., a Kids' Watermelon Eating Contest at 6 p.m., a Scavenger Hunt at 7 p.m. and a Giant Bonfire at 10 p.m. Cassidy said there also will be live music, games of chance, face painting and “plenty of food” at the park with all proceeds benefiting the Sardinia Founder's Day Celebration Committee, which already is making plans for that annual Sardinia festival to be held the fourth weekend of June 2011. The Sardinia Founder's Day Celebration Committee is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Sardinia Town Hall at 151 Maple Ave. Members of the public are invited to attend and join the Committee or bring input about possible activities for the 2011 Sardinia Founder's Day Celebration. Anyone with questions about the Committee or the planned Sept. 11 Parade and Celebration activities may call Cassidy at (937) 4464454.



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Patricia J. (Louderback) Ballard, 40 Patricia J. (Louderback) Ballard, Hillsboro, died Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at the Highland District Hospital in Hillsboro, Ohio. She was born on March 3, 1970 to the late Denver Louderback and Marsha (Durbin) Louderback, who survives in Hillsboro. She was a 1989 Graduate of Lynchburg-Clay High School. In addition to her mother other survivors include her grandmother Mary Louderback, Buford; sonJared Ballard, Hillsboro; daughter - Kirklynn Ballard, Hillsboro; two brothersDenver Douglas Louderback, Buford and Steve (Misty) Louderback, Hillsboro; Andrew nephew Louderback; many aunts, uncles, and cousins, and estranged husband - Doug Ballard, Peebles. were held Services Saturday at the Buford Church of Christ where Pastor Hugh Hurley officiated. Burial followed immediately at the Buford Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Rhoads-Edgington Funeral Home, 138 East Main Street, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133 to assist with funeral expenses. The Rhoads-Edgington Funeral Home, Hillsboro, served the family.

Walter E. Fuhr, 93 Walter E. Fuhr, 93, passed away on August 1, 2010. Wa l t e r was born on May 19, in 1917 Wa r w o o d , WV., the son of the late Ervin and Ruth (nee Heil) Fuhr. Walter attended Linsley Military Academy, US Naval Academy - Annapolis, MD and Iowa State University, graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering. He worked for the Milwaukee Railroad for 42 years, retiring in 1980. Walter continued working with his own consultant business and Hansen Engineering in Chicago until he was 85 years old. He moved to Georgetown in 2003. In addition to his parents, Walter was preceded in death by his first wife, Miriam (nee Baughman) Fuhr. He is survived by his second wife, Marcia (nee Siers) Fuhr and siblings, Donald Fuhr and June Miller. He is also survived by his children, Suzanne (John) Stoy, Joanne (Ron) Nead, Richard (Elise) Fuhr, Tiffany (Kevin) Roarty, Michael (Lezlie) Fuhr and his six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice, 4360 GlendaleMilford Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242. caring for the family. The Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.


Richard Kuhlwein, 85 Richard Kuhlwein, 85, Batavia, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2010. He was born June 11, 1925 to the late George Frederick and Icie (nee Wean) Kuhlwein. Richard was the beloved husband of Grace Kuhlwein. Batavia, loving father of Michael R. Kuhlwein, Dallas, Tex., caring stepfather of Marla Allen Wallace, Navarre, Flor., and dear grandfather of Allen Harley Wallace. Mr. Kuhlwein was a member of Mt. Orab United Methodist Church and retired from Thompson Funeral Home. Services were held 12 Noon Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010 at Megie Funeral Home, 104 Spice Street, Mt. Orab, Oh., where friends were received from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Earl L. Stevens officiated. Interment was in Mt. Orab Cemetery. The Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

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Jericca Nevaeh James, eighteen month old daughter of Jerry W. James, Jr. and Tara R. Clifton of Georgetown, Oh., died M o n d a y, Aug. 16, 2010 at the Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, Oh., from complications sustained in an automobile accident. She was born Jan. 19, 2009 in Georgetown, Oh. Jerrica was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather – Harland “Jerry” Clifton in 2007. In addition to her parents, Jerrica is survived by one brother – Cory James, Georgetown, three sisters – Chloe James, Georgetown, Ohio, Kimberly Benjamin, Felicity, and Kateylyn Wheeler, Bethel, paternal grandparents – Jerry W. James, Sr., Georgetown, and Sharon Doyle and husband William, Flemingsburg, Ky., maternal grandmother – Rene Roe, Felicity, maternal great grandparents – Tom and Lois Roe, Georgetown, and Becky Clifton, Clermont County; one aunt – Tammy Clifton, Clermont County; special great aunt and uncle – Trixie “Ticky” and Jeff Clifton, Georgetown, special friend of the family – Dave Dawson, Georgetown, and many other family and friends. Services are pending at this time. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Jerrica James Memorial Fund c/o Fifth Third Bank. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Dennis Charles Thomas, 59, Sardinia, Oh., died Friday, Aug. 20, 2010 at his home. Dennis leaves behind his wife, Gwendolyn, son, Justin Ellis-friend April Sullivan, one daughter Rebecca Cline, son Russell Thomas, mother, Mary Belle Thomas, two brothers, Brian, Craig (Fran) Thomas, one sister, Beverly Kestter, three grandchildren, Landon Young, Alexis Young, Kaytlynn Young. Services were Friday, Aug. 27 at the Church Christ. Burial was in Sardinia Cemetery. Memorails may be made to the American Diabetes Association 644 Linn St., Suite 304, Cincinnati, Oh., 45203 The Beam-Fender Funeral Home, Sardinia, served the family.

Clarence Miller, Sr., 88, Mt. Orab, Oh., died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010. Clarence was born Jan. 10, 1922 in Lake City, Tenn. to the late, Carl Otis and Mae Linda (nee Wright) Miller. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by a son, James Marion Miller. Mr. Miller was the beloved husband of Wilma Jean (nee Adkins) Miller of Mt. Orab, loving father of Frances (Roy) Short of Amelia, Linda (Dan) Daniels of Lynchburg, and Clarence (Lydia) Miller Jr. of Williamsburg, cherished grandfather of Terry Latham, Tammy Kenneda, Roy Short Jr., Cheri Hile, Dale Short, Robert Berger, Joni Kellum, Carl Berger, Daron Miller, Sara Keith, Adam Chase and Amber Brinson; caring great-grandfather of 12 and great-great-grandfather of 1; dear brother of Ralph Miller, Bob Miller, and Charles Miller, all of Anderson County, Tenn., Lucy Reed of Gary, Ind., and Jewell Stone of Anderson County, Tenn. Mr. Miller was a long time member of Bible Baptist Church. He was a retired Iron Worker and a member of Local 44. Services were held Friday, August 20, 2010 at Bible Baptist Church, Mt. Orab, where Dr. Charles Smith and Rev. Ted House officiated. Interment was in Williamsburg Cemetery, Williamsburg, Ohio. Memorial donations may be directed to Megie Funeral Home, 104 Spice Street, PO Box 266, Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154. Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Ellis Castor Helton, 90 Ellis Castor Helton, 90, a former resident of Cincinnati, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010. He was the dear father of Judith (Thomas) Koch, Gregory, Gary (MaryAnn), Daniel (Elaina) and the late Randall Helton, brother of Jack Helton, and also survived by six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services were Monday, Aug. 23, 2010 at Arlington Memorial Gardens Mt. Healthy, Oh. Memorials may be made to Tom Gaskins, Ministry to the Aged, 3221 Clover Rd., Bethel, Ohio 45106. E.C. Nurre Funeral Home Bethel, served the family.

Justin Hinkle, 30 Justin Hinkle, 30, Mt. Orab, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010. Justin was born February 11, 1980. He was the beloved son of Bob and R i t a Hinkle, Mt. Orab, caring brother of Aimy (Randy) Moler, Mt. Orab, loving father of Damion Hinkle, Taylor Hinkle, Eiryn Hinkle and Brooklyn Hinkle all of Mt. Orab. Services were held Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at the Living Church of Five Mile, Mt. Orab, where Pastor Don White officiated. Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Thelma Edna Puckett, 81 Thelma Edna Puckett, 81, Sardinia, Oh., died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010 at the Ohio Valley Manor. Thelma leaves behind four daughters, Rosalea (Russell) Hardyman, Neva (Wendell) Fetters, Donna (Jim) Combs, Brenda (Bill) Hardyman, six sons, Jesse Puckett, Jim (Diana) Puckett, Eric (Kim) Puckett, Scott (Precilla) Puckett, John (Monica) Pucket, Jody (Jeanie) Puckett, 33 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren, two sisters, Yvonne Conn and Phyllis Craig. Mrs. Puckett served her family, her church, her community and now is going to serve her God. Services were Wednesday, Aug. 25 at the Sardinia Church of the Nazarene. Burial was in Sardinia Cemetery. The Beam-Fender Funeral Home, Sardinia, served the family.

Ellis Castor Helton, 90 Ellis Castor Helton, 90, a former resident of Cincinnati, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010. He was the dear father of Judith (Thomas) Koch, Gregory, Gary (MaryAnn), Daniel (Elaina) and the late Randall Helton, brother of Jack Helton, and also survived by six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services were Monday, Aug. 23, 2010 at Arlington Memorial Gardens Mt. Healthy, Oh. Memorials may be made to Tom Gaskins, Ministry to the Aged, 3221 Clover Rd., Bethel, Ohio 45106. E.C. Nurre Funeral Home Bethel, served the family.

Betty Elizabeth Wardlow, 61 Betty Elizabeth Wardlow, 61, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010 at the U.C. Medical Hospital, Cincinnati, Oh. Betty leaves behind two sisters, Roberta Beach, Rachel Wells, several nieces and nephews and two aunts, Mary Waits and Patsy Bolender. Services were Friday, Aug. 27, 2010 at Beam-Fender Funeral Home, Sardinia.


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GOD AND GOVERNMENT PART I In I Kings 18 we will find the dismaying story of one particular king of Israel. This king set a precedence over the nation. His name was Ahab. The Bible tells us that: “...Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD above all that were before him.” He sinned more than any king before him. On top of that he married Jezebel who worshipped the false god Baal. In fact, in the nation of Israel Baal worship had just about become a state church. You could say that with both the king and queen involved in worshipping Baal that it was considered the official religion of Israel at that time. It was church and state. I want you to see what God was going to do about it. Go back to chapter 17 and verse 1: “And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD GOD of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.” God said that He was going to simply shut their water off! They were not even going to have dew on the ground for “these years.” The king did not know how long that was going to be. He might not have even believed Elijah but he was soon to find out just how true it was. Now on to chapter 18: “And it came to pass after many days, that the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the third year saying, Go, shew thyself unto Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth. And Elijah went to shew himself unto Ahab. And there was a sore famine in Samaria.” How do you suppose it would be here in America if it did not rain for three years? I can not even imagine it. Verses 3-9: “And Ahab called Obadiah, which was the governor of his house. (Now Obadiah feared the LORD greatly. For it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, that Obadiah took an hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water.) And Ahab said unto Obadiah, Go into the land, unto all fountains of water, and unto all brooks: peradventure we may find grass to save the horses and mules alive , that we lose not all the beasts. So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it: Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself. And as Obadiah was in the way, behold, Elijah met him: and he knew him, and fell on his face, and said, Art thou that my lord Elijah? And he

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DR. CHARLES SMITH MT. ORAB BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH answered him, I am; go, tell thy lord, Behold, Elijah is here. And he said, What have I sinned, that thou wouldest deliver thy servant in the hand of Ahab, to slay me?” Ahab had sent to every nation and kingdom seeking Elijah and had not found him. He even went so far as to make them take an oath that he was not there. Now Obadiah was afraid to tell Ahab that Elijah was there because he was afraid that the Spirit of the LORD would take Elijah away again. If that happened Ahab would think Obadiah had mislead him and therefore kill him. Elijah assured Obadiah that would not happen so Obadiah went to tell Ahab and Ahab went to meet Elijah. Verse 17: “And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said onto him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel?” Notice that it was the king who went to meet the man of God; not the other way around. The two were not tied at the hip! There was separation of church and state, religion and government. It is taught all the way through the Bible. When Ahab combined religion with government God called it wicked. I am glad that America has kept the two separate and I hope we will always continue with this position. I am not saying that there should not be godly men in government. In fact, we definitely need godly men in government, but we do not need the government running the church and we definitely do not need the church running the government. When Ahab asked Elijah if he was the one who troubled Israel Elijah said: “...I have not troubled Israel; but thou, and thy father’s house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the LORD, and thou hast followed Baalim.” God was unhappy with the way the government was running the nation! And do you know what? God does not change. To be continued next week.

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Lake Waynoka Chapel donates to kids

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Surprise 85th birthday party held for Ruth Purdin-Horner

members make Brown County a better place for all. Our children and school are

truly blessed to have such kind and caring neighbors.

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The Jackson Jr. Farmers 4-H Club held a Lamb and Goat clinic on August 13.

Jackson Jr. Farmers 4-H Club holds clinic

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The Jackson Jr. Farmers 4H Club held a Lamb and Goat clinic on Aug. 13 at Bill and Darlene Williams home. Many thanks to Shane Farmer and Bob Hare for taking the time to come and help our kids. We also had a swine, chicken, and rabbit clinic on Aug.

16 at Larry and Linda Wells home. The kids learned how to show a hog in showmanship. Dee Wells and Jordanna Downing did a very nice job demonstrating how to care for and to show a rabbit. Bill and Olivia Williams showed us how to properly show a chicken. The clinics were very

helpful to those who are showing these animals this year and to those kids who might be interested in showing these animals another year. Many thanks to those who attended and helped put the clinics on.

The Power of Play: Annual conference makes ‘fun’ fundamental So, what is the power of play? “It’s the most powerful thing we can do for our children. We help them make a conscientious effort in their learning and help them become more independent,” said guest speaker Jina Bohl at the third annual early childhood education conference “Building Bridges Birth Through Grade Three” held recently at Southern State Community College. “Role playing demands a conscious effort on the child’s part to grasp all aspects of a specific role,” Bohl said. “If children understand what and why they are supposed to learn, how to learn it and then reflect, they can utilize this process for other situations.” Approximately 100 teachers and presenters participated in the three-day event sponsored by the Region 14

Hopewell Center and hosted by Southern State. There is no cost to attend the sessions which are approved by the Department of Ohio Education, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, and Step Up To Quality, and participants can earn continuing education units. This year’s conference included sessions on Early Learning Content Standards, presented by representatives of Early Childhood Quality Network (ecQ-net); Center on the Social Emotional Foundations for Learning, presented by Marleen Bottoms and Suzanne Free; Social Studies SIRI (preschool and kindergarten), presented by Diane Tomlin; Infant and Toddler Guidelines, presented by representatives of the Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association (OCCRA); Special Quest,

WBHS offers prep course for ACT/SAT CMYK

Laura Layton, PTO Treasurer, Mr. Micheal Bick, SES Principal, Barbara Berry and Pastor Bonnie Keith, Lake Waynoka Chapel.

Ruth Purdin-Horner, Lake Waynoka, was surprised on her 85th birthday by her many friends and relatives, and was hosted by Suzie Lyons. Mrs. Horner was president of the Bank of Russellville and with her added years as director of the Fifth Third Bank of Brown County spent 50 years in the banking business. Shown are some of the employees she worked with during those years. Left to right are beverly Edwards, Cindy Kratzer, Susan Polley, Julie Casity, Ruth Horner, Suzie Lyons, Fred Wagel, and Mary Ann Karrambellas. The Brown County Press would like to wish Ruth a belated Happy Birthday!

Advocating the importance of exercise and nutrition in the lives of young children, Southern State’s Becky Storer and Sue Brunacini led a workshop in “Helpful Hints for Healthy Kids” during the third annual early childhood education conference “Building Bridges Birth Through Grade Three” at Southern State Community College.


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Attention Western Brown High School Seniors! Are you prepared for the ACT and SAT college entrance tests? Your last opportunities to test are approaching fast. WBHS now offers an ACT/SAT Prep Course that will help students learn strategies necessary to increase their score. This class was developed by LEAP (Learning Enrichment and Assistance Program) and has been successful with thousands of Greater Cincinnati students for the last decade. The class will be held at WBHS. Students will meet

after school on Wednesdays for five weeks beginning Sept 15th. Each class meeting will last for 90 minutes and will focus on a different aspect of the test (English, Math, Reading, Science and Essay Writing). During the course, students will have the opportunity to take a fulllength ACT test that will be graded and returned to you. Contact LEAP at or 480-0300 for more information or to sign-up today. Space is limited so don’t delay!

presented by Marsha King; Environmental Sciences Ages 3-7, presented by Barb Cook; Project EASE, presented by Sheree McGraw; K-3 Research-Based Literacy Interventions, presented by Sheila Bobst; Birth-Grade Roundtable Three Discussion, presented by Jina Bohl; and Helpful Hints for Healthy Kids, presented by Becky Storer and Sue Brunacini. As part of the Helpful Hints for Healthy Kids presentation, participants were engaged in fun exercise activities and guided in seasonal nutritious snack recipes, such as the springtime bird’s nest recipe, summer fun seashell salad, an autumnal pumpkin fluff, and a veggie snowman for the winter months. To learn more about the annual conference which is offered free to attendees, please contact coordinator Becky Storer, assistant professor of early childhood education at Southern State Community College, at 1800-628-7722, ext. 2628, or For more information about Southern State’s associate degree opportunities in early childhood education, please visit grees/early_childhood.htm.

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Brown County K-9 Renegades raise funds at Mt. Orab Skyline Samantha Smith, Amanda McQueary, Angelina DeFosse, Kayla Tomlin, Kayla Cady, Shalane Van Winkle and Lara Staples of the Brown County K-9 Renegades had a fundraiser recently at Skyline Chili in Mt. Orab. They would like to thank Skyline for allowing them to do the fundraiser and thank all those who came out to support them.

WBHS marching band selling chances for prizes The Western Brown High School Marching Band is making music for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Buy a raffle ticket from a member of the band for your chance to one of several great prizes. We are donating half of the money raised to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Please help a good cause by purchasing raffle tickets at home football games or by seeing a band member. Tickets are only $1 each or 6 for $5. Drawing will be held approximately Sept. 25, 2010.



The Sardinia Elementary PTO, students, teachers, and staff would like to express our deep appreciation and gratitude to Pastor Bonnie Keith and the congregation of the Lake Waynoka Chapel for their generous donation of $1500.00 to purchase school supplies for classrooms at Sardinia Elementrary. Church members, Rodger Goldwire, Barbara Berry, and many others work throughout the year organizing fundraising projects such as the piggy bank challenge and quilt raffle to raise funds for mission programs that benefit hundreds of children in our community. Purchasing school supplies and providing children and families in need with gifts and clothing at Christmas time are examples of how the Lake Waynoka Chapel and its




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G’town church members volunteer

The Village of Mt. Orab has a new Flood Damage Reduction Ordinance following action by Mt. Orab Village Council members at their regular meeting Aug. 12. The ordinance implements the updated Flood Insurance Rate Map issued for the village by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Among the ordinance's stated purposes are: Ensuring that those who occupy the areas of special flood hazard assume responsibility for their actions. Minimizing the impact of development on adjacent properties within and near flood prone areas. Minimizing the impact of development on the natural, beneficial values of the floodplain. In an Aug. 25 telephone interview, Mt. Orab Mayor Bruce Lunsford said the ordinance's major objective is to prohibit construction in floodplain areas. Council members also approved a Fire Protection Contract between Mt. Orab Fire Department and neighboring Clay Township in Highland County. The agreement is retroactive to July 1 and runs through Friday, Dec. 31, at a cost to Clay Township of $5,250. The contract states MOFD shall bill the “at fault” dri-

ver's insurance company for rescue, traffic, and cleanup operations performed at the scene of a motor vehicle crash(es) and also shall bill for hazardous material responses as provided by the Ohio Revised Code. The village agrees in the contract its fire department will answer fire calls in Clay Township and send its members and firefighting equipment to extinguish fires in that township. The village also agrees to keep operable fire equipment at the existing firehouse owned by Clay Township in Buford. Also at the Aug. 12 meeting: Council members heard about the proposed closing for one week of both Apple Street West just past the Kroger Marketplace supermarket's first entrance drive and Bratten Road in order for the Kroger Company to remove about 8,000 cubic yards of soil waste from the Gast Property bounded by the Kroger parking area, Apple Street West, and Bratten Road and haul that waste to the Gast Property to the west of Apple Street. Accepted the resignations of Mt. Orab police officers James Florance and Ryan Wedmore Voted to declare a 2004 Ford Expedition sports utility vehicle owned by the village as surplus and sell it to the Village of Ripley for $11,000.

Schools, nursing homes and elderly individuals benefited from services provided by about 200 Georgetown Church of Christ volunteers who participated in “Servolution Saturday” on Aug. 21. GCC Community Life Minister Jason Galley said this was the third year members of that church went out on one special day to serve people in their community, but instead of simply referring to it as “One Great Day of Service” as before, the church referred to it as “Servolution Saturday” this year. “We want as a church to be a people of service to our community,” Galley said in a telephone interview. G'town Schools Benefited The Georgetown Exempted Village School District Schools Complex was one recipient of GCC volunteers' service. Volunteers painted the Georgetown High School baseball diamond fence and backstop, mowed and weed eated around the GHS baseball and softball diamonds and the GEVS District's 3-mile cross country/Nature Trail path, and spread mulch on Georgetown Elementary School's two playgrounds and separate courtyard area. GES Principal Rebecca Honaker said the larger of those two playgrounds received its first new mulch since that new school opened in 2006. Honaker said the old mulch had been worn down so much by years of playground use that rain made that area “muddy and mucky”, but the new mulch

will allow people to use the playground more frequently. “The playground looks great,” the principal said. “It (the mulch) was a much needed addition for the play area.” Honaker also said the courtyard area really looks attractive with its new mulch. She said GES really appreciates the hard work the volunteers did that day and commented how that special day provided an opportunity for that church's youths and other congregants to put into practice the teaching they had received at that church. Georgetown Junior-Senior High School Athletic Director Jerry Underwood said GJSHS really appreciates the work GCC volunteers did in making its facilities more aesthetically pleasing. Underwood said GCC Associate Minister Scott Hennig, whom he reported helped supervise the athletic facilities' work that Saturday, and Galley are great assets to the Georgetown community as also are all the GCC church members who volunteered that day. GEVS Superintendent Tony Dunn said the work GCC volunteers did at the GEVS District's Schools Complex was a “tremendous help” to the district, and the district really appreciates that work. '”I want to thank them for coming out and helping,” Dunn said. Elderly Individuals Helped Galley said some volunteers helped elderly individuals at five residences in the Georgetown area through such work as repairing a roof and pouring a sidewalk.

Some other volunteers went to three Georgetown nursing home facilities Ohio Veterans Home, Meadow Wood Nursing Home and Villa Georgetown Nursing Facility and Rehabilitation Center - in an effort to cheer up those facilities' residents by handing them Smiley Face balloons. Other “Servolution Saturday” volunteer projects Galley reported occurred on Aug. 21 included: Painting of the Pregnancy Resource Center in Georgetown. Cleaning out and “power washing” the Helping Hands Ministry building in Georgetown. Giving out of Bibles in the Georgetown community as part of GCC's Grapevine Ministry. Those participating volunteers

also asked the residents they visited if those people had any needs for which they could pray. The creation of about 40 small stuffed bears by GCC's Caring Cubs ministry. Those bears will be given to police officers and firefighters to present to children they come across who are in a distressed situation (such as a child whose home has burned down). While Galley said the special Saturday was a success with its number of participants and completed projects, he stressed GCC's plans are to continue to reach out to its community and meet the needs of its people. “We want to do a better job of partnering with the community because we care.” GCC may be reached at (937) 378-3309.

Dirt Track Race Free classes offered at Car Show exhibitors needed Rambler Center Exhibitors are wanted for a Dirt Track Race Car Show to take place on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 10a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Courthouse Square in Georgetown. Trophies and prizes will be awarded for the following classes: Open Wheel Modified, Chevettes, Late Models, and Street Stocks. Call (513) 260-0520 for more information. The event is being sponsored by the Courthouse Square Open Air Market, Inc. with support from Dr. Septic and ABC Tire Shop of Georgetown.

Free knitting and crochet classes will resume at The Rambler Center in Russellville, on Friday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. will continue Classes through winter every Friday, weather permitting, and will end Memorial Day weekend of 2011. Students work on individual projects and at their own pace so no one has to worry about falling behind or missing classes. For more information and a list of supplies call: Mary Kelch at (513) 734-2501 or (513) 543-3137.

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Community Yard Sales 5-K Run Registration Opening Ceremonies National Anthem (Becky Semple) Prayer - Pastor John Waugh 5-K Run - North of Stage Caramel Queen Contest / C-103 Don Bowles, M.C. Hot Rod & the Fast Lane (Drugstore Parking Lot) Announce winners of the 5-K Run Good Time Cloggers (stage) David James & Gang (stage)) Rootbound (Drugstore Parking Lot)

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Mt. Orab Village Council members at their regular meeting Aug. 12 adopted nine bond and note ordinances related to previous bonds and notes issued by the village. One ordinance rolls over for a year the notes, not to exceed $600,000, issued in connection with the construction of the new Apple Street West that goes from North High Street (U.S. 68) near Merchants National Bank to the new Kroger Marketplace supermarket. The ordinance mentions the prior notes issued in connection with that project are about to mature and should be renewed in the same principal amount.


The associated bonds shall be dated approximately for Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, shall bear interest at the rate of approximately 6 percent per annum, and shall mature in substantially equal annual installments for 20 years after their issuance. Mt. Orab Mayor Bruce Lunsford said in a telephone interview the ordinance rolls over those notes for a year as the village anticipates getting paid back for that road project from Tax Incremental Financing funds the Kroger Company is expected to pay. The other eight ordinances adopted at that meeting are interrelated with seven being adopted for specific past bond and note issuances and the other ordinance consolidating all seven note issues

(Softball Complex off North High Street) and Uptown Park (Municipal Park off South High Street) for $157,150 (projects from 2006 and 2007). Street improvements in the village for $150,000. Sewer system improvements for $75,000. A new Uptown Park rest room for $75,000. Lunsford said each of those ordinances reflects a rollover of those notes for 60 days to give the village the opportunity to try to find less expensive interest rates it has to pay in connection with those notes. The Mt. Orab Council's next meeting is scheduled at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7 (the day after Labor Day), at the Mt. Orab Municipal Building, 211 S. High St.

Governor, state leaders launch Ohio veterans bonus program An estimated 200,000 Ohio residents are eligible for the Ohio Veterans Bonus. All Ohio veterans could be eligible for a bonus if they served on active duty with U.S. armed forces, including the Ohio National Guard, anywhere in the world during specified periods of time. The active duty must be for purposes other than training. Applicants must have been legal residents of Ohio when they went on active duty and also must be Ohio residents when they apply for a bonus. The estimated processing time for bonus applications is approximately eight weeks, depending on the volume of applications initially received. To apply for the bonus, applishould go to cants, and complete the online application. Ohio’s public libraries are prepared to assist with the online application if applicants do not have Internet access. In addition, staff at Ohio’s County Veterans Service Offices is available to assist in the application process. Ohio Department of Veterans Services Director Bill Hartnett

said eligible veterans must satisfy three basic requirements. “We want to know about residency, geography and time,” Hartnett said. “The Veterans must be Ohio residents now and must have been an Ohio resident when they were called to active duty. Next, we have to know where they served and finally we have to know when they served.” Eligible veterans may receive $100 for each month of active duty service in the following locations during these specified dates: • Persian Gulf: Between August 2, 1990 and March 3, 1991, the date when Iraq accepted the conditions for a permanent cease fire. Eligible veterans can apply for a bonus until December 31, 2013. • Afghanistan: Since October 7, 2001. Eligible veterans can apply for a bonus for up to three years after the President declares an end to U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. • Iraq: Since March 19, 2003. Eligible veterans can apply for a bonus for up to three years after the president declares an end to U.S. involvement in

Higginsport Volunteer Fire and EMS Association launch photo fundraiser


addressed in separate ordinances. The seven separate ordinances concern previous bonds and notes issued for: Increased water capacity purchase rights from Brown County Rural Water Association for $642,000. Construction and improvement of streets as part of 2006 and 2007 projects for $434,850 with those projects including the construction of turn lanes on North High Street, construction of Homan Way off Brooks-Malott Road, and drainage improvements to Apple Street and Boyd Road. Acquisition of land and design costs for a new fire station in Mt. Orab for $245,000. Improvements to the village's Reservoir Park

Representatives will be knocking on doors in and around Higginsport and Lewis Township over the next few weeks. Residents will be asked to support the Higginsport Vol. Fire & EMS Association’s Family Portrait Fundraiser. Every family will be asked to help support with a $20.00 contribution. Each family that supports will receive a certificate for a complimentary 10 X 13 Color Portrait.

The funds raised will go towards needed equipment for the Fire Dept. The portraits will be taken at the Higginsport Fire House on Sunday November 14th 2010. Anyone that is not contacted or has any questions may call Chief Rob Starrett at: 937-375-4141 or 937-3756721. The Higginsport Vol. Fire & EMS Assoc would like to thank you for your support.

Iraq. • The maximum benefit for service in those three areas is $1,000. Eligible veterans serving on active duty (except active duty for training) anywhere else in the world during the specified dates, may receive $50 a month up to a maximum bonus of $500. An eligible veteran may combine their service bonuses for a maximum payment of $1,500. To be eligible for a bonus: • The veteran must have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions. • The veteran remains on

active duty service. • After active duty service, the veteran remains in any reserve component of the armed forces, including the Ohio National Guard. Veterans’applications are not complete until they are printed, signed and mailed to: Ohio Veterans Bonus, P.O. Box 373 Sandusky, Ohio 44871. The final application cannot be submitted on the Internet because the signed application must be notarized or acknowledged. Applicants with specific questions can call 1 -877OHIO-VET or go online at:


Pet of the Week This adorable little Yorkshire terrier mix (#529) is a timid soul just waiting for the right person to love him. He’s about 1 – 2 years old and long-legged. His tail is docked and he weighs about 15 pounds. The little guy is shy but not at all nippy and gets along with everyone. He is available now for adoption at the Brown County Animal Shelter located at 100 Veterans Blvd., Georgetown, between the Ohio Veterans Home and the County Engineer’s office off Camp Run Road. You can have this little fellow in your life for an adoption fee of $50 that includes his $10 current license tag. If he’s lucky enough to be adopted by the time you read this, come to the shelter to see the many more pets looking for someone to give them homes. Shelter hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 937-378-2097 for more information.

Region 4, OAGC presents flower show The Region 4 flower show planning committee has announced that the Region 4 of the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs will be presenting a Standard Flower Show at the upcoming Fall Regional Meeting to be held on Friday, Oct. 22, 2010 at the Reception Conference Center located at 10681 Loveland-Madeira Road, Loveland, Oh. Members are encouraged to participate this wonderful experience. The show will be open for public viewing from 1 - 2:30 p.m. Take down will not occur until after the close of the scheduled Region 4 meeting.The regularly scheduled Region 4 meeting will take place in the morning with a luncheon followed by the afternoon speaker, details are to be announced. Entries will be accepted from 8:30 - 9:45 a.m. the day

of the show. No entries will be accepted after that time. There will be eight classes in the horticultural division with pre-registration required only in special classes 7 and 8. Pre-registration can be made by calling Liz Rippey at (937) 378-2002. There will be 2 classes open for Junior Horticulture exhibits. All artistic classes (including Junior Artistic) also require pre-registration with Judy Chrisrman at (513) 722-2844. Entry tags are available now to club presidents for members to expedite the entry process. To get your clubs entry forms contact Kimberly Long (513) 7202386, leave message. For more information call Flower Show co-chairman, Gail Blevins at (513) 7271275. Schedule questions should be directed to Judy Christman (513) 722-2844.\

Brown County 4-Hers excel at the Ohio State Fair The Ohio State Fair has concluded for 2010 and the following 4-Hers placed during the annual event: Sierra Bachman clock trophy Exploring Outdoors Alicia Gifford clock trophy workforce preparation Morgan Cowdrey clock trophy clothing outstanding of the day in creative arts and outstanding of the day in rockets Jenna Griffith outstanding of the day family life day Shelby Loebker outstanding of the day clothing Abigail DeWitt outstanding of the day in food and nutrition and outstanding of the day in Money Maneuvers Bethany Grayless outstanding of the day in food and nutrition Madison Brown 5th in horse speaking Laura Pucket outstanding roses and 3rd place rosette in Cats and cat showmanship Amber Wilson, MOlly Paz, Eliese Kendrick and Perrianne Dixon were part of the OHio 4-H Ambassadors assisting at this year's state fair. Dog projects at the state fair: Kayla Tomlin 1st place showmanship Jr showmanship A and gold rating in Rally A.6th place sub novice A Amanda AMcQuerary 12th place showmanship B and outstanding rosette Jr You and Your Dog and bronze rating in

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Elvis sizzles in Fizzleville An Elvis Presley impersonator croons one of that rock 'n' roll superstar's many hits at the Annual Fizzleville Fair Aug. 14 in the Huntington Township rural community of Fizzleville.

Air Evac Lifeteam to hold open house September 11 To celebrate its first year in operation, the Brown County, Ohio Air Evac Lifeteam crew invites the public to attend a hog roast/open house cookout at the base Saturday, Sept. 11, from 12 to 6 p.m. The base, which opened in August, 2009, is located at 418 Home Street in Georgetown, Oh. “This open house is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the citizens of Brown County, southern Ohio and northern Kentucky,” said Program Director Kay Bardoorian. “We invite everyone to come out with their families, relax, and just have a good time.” Air Evac Lifeteam, an air

ambulance service that provides emergency health care and rapid medical transport to rural communities throughout the central United States, provides on-the-scene medical care, rapid transport to medical facilities and critical care inter-facility transfers. The company currently operates 93 air ambulance bases in 14 states. For more information about the open house, call the base at (937) 378-3191. For information about Air Evac Lifeteam services, call (800) 793-0010 or visit

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Sierra Bachman, the daugther of Valerie Richey and Joe Bachman is pictured with her clock trophy for her Exploring the Outdoors project at the Ohio State Fair. She is a member of the New Creations 4-H Club and this is her 2nd clock trophy in the last 2 years. The clock trophy is the highest award a member may attain at the Ohio State Fair.

Rally A Lara Staples 4th place Showmanship B ,gold rating Rally B and A,3rd place Open A,,2nd place Brace, gold in Canine Freestyle,silver rating Rally B advanced,versatility award Kayla Cady outstanding rosette You and Your Dog and gold rating in Rally A, 15th place Novice Dog Obedience and bronze in agility Molly Paz gold rating rally B and Buckeye Ambassador assisting at the Ohio State Fair,12th place Dog Obedience and 15th dog

poster Justin Cluxton: 12th sheep showmanship, 5th place and 17th places in classes, open beef: 11th, 13th and 16th Darcy Howser beef 2nd in showmanship, 4th in Simmental Solutions, 7th in open Dara Howser, 3rd in showmanship, 1st in Jr, 1st in open show Sarah Simpson 1st in showmanship, 4th in Maintianer Heifer, 2nd in open with Mainetainer Jr Show, 6th with lamb in open 4th in lamb showmanship

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Morgan Cowdrey the daughter of Todd and Sherrill Cowdrey is pictured wearing her clothing project that earned her the State Fair 4-H Clock trophy. She is a member of the Rising Stars 4-H Club. The Clock trophy is the highest award that can be earned at the Ohio State Fair.

Mt. Orab resident Chris Rogers is one of 20 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2010-2011 AgriPOWER program. Rogers is employed by Brown County Soil & Water Conservation as district administrator/technician. His farming operation consists of a cow/calf operation. OFBF launched AgriPOWER in 2008 as an elite training program designed to help participants become leaders and advocates for agriculture. The yearlong program consists of seven two-to-three-day training sessions that focus on public policy issues confronting agriculture and the food industry. Topics covered include public policy issues facing local communities, the state of Ohio, the nation and the world. Specific sessions help

class members develop important skills necessary to becoming an effective leader and advocate, including spokesperson and media training, etiquette training, social networking, communications and more. One of the institute programs will be held in Washington, D.C. to help class members gain a valuable understanding of national and global issues. “As farmers, we have always known what our business is and how we do it, but when it comes to communicating this to others, that is not our strength,” said Ryan McClure, a Paulding County grain and livestock farmer who was a member of the initial AgriPOWER class. “Through AgriPOWER, I was able to gain the tools and comfort level needed to be able to convey my messages to others.”


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Preparations continue for county fair A lot of things are starting to be ready for the Brown County Fair. We have reports of three Giant Pumpkins bulking up for the week of Sept. 27. Southwest Landmark is sponsoring our first Giant Pumpkin Class at the fair this year. The fair board has graveled some more of our parking lot. Work has been done on some of the buildings, work on the bathrooms, and we have a new parking area for trailers coming in on Saturday for our Western Show. Bob Hardyman has received some promo material from Neil McCoy and we are looking forward to Tuesday the 28th to hear him perform at the little state fair. The fair books are out for you who want to pre-register for our Talent Show. The application for it is in there as well as

DENNIS BROUGHTON camper spaces and registering for the Floral Hall. While looking at your fair book notice all the performers who will be here this year. Bob has done a great job of getting us top performers in music for all ages. Bob thought I might get to bring Elvis to the Danny Gray Activity Center on Saturday. After a successful Summer Tractor Pull, Bob Neal and Kyle Cahall are setting their sights on giving you a great Tractor Pull from Thursday Saturday each through evening. Sponsored by BioGene Seeds and other spon-

sors we know you are looking forward to seeing this. the Pork Remember Tenderloin Booth and the Association. Cattlemen’s Their booths are right in front of the Tractor Pull area. I want to thank all the businesses who have donated gifts for our raffle membership drive. We have a home computer as a grand prize from Rent-A-Center in Georgetown. Each day we’ll draw for gifts and then on Saturday, Oct. 2 we will draw for the Grand Prize. We have over 40 gifts to give away from Monday through Saturday. See any Fair Board Director and get your membership passes for the 159th Brown County Fair. You must live in Brown County and be 18 years old to belong to the Agricultural Society. You don’t have to be present to

Humane Society donates dog food The Brown County Humane Society (BCHS) recently donated 1632 pounds of Purina dog food to the Brown County Animal Shelter. The BCHS obtained the food through the Animal Services and Assistance Programs in partnership with the Nestle Purina Petcare Company. BCHS members, Noel and Leslie Zuriek drove to Columbus, Ohio, and back for the distribution and delivery of the food while Marion Misch met them at the shelter to help with the unloading and stacking. The BCHS works daily with the shelter to provide needed items that make the lives of the dogs sheltered there safer and more comfortable. Call (937) 378-2210 for more information, to make

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Lake Waynoka Lion’s Club 10th Annual Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show scheduled The Lake Waynoka Lion’s Club has scheduled their 10th Annual Car, Truck, & Motorcycle Show for Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010 at the Little Turtle Recreation Area There will be awards for the top 40 car and truck, 1984 and older, top 10 car and truck, 1985 and newer, and top 3 motorcycle, any years plus specialty awards for Best Engine, Best Paint, Best Interior, Club Participation, Longest Distance, Best Motorcycle, Best Ford, Best G.M., Best Mopar, Best Foreign, Best Street Rod, Best Truck,& Best of Show. There will be a D.J., food and drink, door prizes, 50/50, and raffle for a Barcalounger

win and we’ll have the winners posted at the Fair Board office with the donor who gave you your gift. I want to congratulate all the Junior Fair Members who showed at the State Fair this year. My granddaughter won a showmanship class with her dog Sammy. My niece Amanda was under the weather but she also placed with her dog Shilo. We are very proud of all of you who represented Brown Co. All these young people will be showing and displaying their projects at our fair and we hope you take time to walk around and view the leaders of tomorrow in Brown Co. The building I mentioned last month was the Gazebo in the center of the ring. Music was played upstairs while the horse show was going on. Our motto this year: “A tradition like no other” gives you a little in sight on why we are so proud of the Brown Co. Fairgrounds. One of my favorite classes at the Horse Show is Road Horse under saddle and cart. I always cheer them on and wish the Judge would let them run longer. In 1925 a famous Road Horse died on the Fairgrounds during a race and was buried on the fairgrounds. Owned and Raced by Charlie Trout from Feesburg what was its name. To contact us call: (937) 3783558. Fax: (937) 378-1361 or or go to See you at the 159th Brown Co. Fair Sept. 27 through Oct. 2.

Recliner donated by Cole’s Furniture, Mt. Orab, a Mac Tool Box donated by Stanley Tools, Georgetown, a Gas Powered Blower donated by Bryan Equipment Sales of Loveland, and more. Don’t forget to turn in your old eye glasses for the Lion’s Club to recycle and receive a free soft drink at the Pepsi booth. Registration will be from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., with awards at 4 p.m. The registration fee is $10.00 This is open to the public

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Glenn Bowles performs at Mt. Orab UMC On Sept. 11, 2010, the Mt. Orab United Methodist church presents an evening of inspirtational music, as Glenn Bowles sings the gospel music of Elvis Presley beginning at 7 p.m. Bowles is known for his uncanny ability to recreate the voice of Elvis Presley. So much so, that he was, that he was the first winner of the prestigious ‘Images of the

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St. Michael School’s next Quarter-Rama will be held on Saturday, Sept. 4, beginning at 1 p.m. for viewing the items for bid. Bidding will start at 2 p.m. This event will be held at the Lodge of Logan’s Gap Campground Resort, 7074 Scoffield Road, Ripley. All campers, the Ripley community, and surroundings communities are invited to participate. Sponsors donating items for the auction include: Silpada Thirty-One, Jewelry, Tastefully Simple, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Premier Jewelry, Avon, Lia

Sophia Jewelry, Mary Kay, Longaberger, Personalized Stone Necklaces by Candita, and Susie’s Sunshine Handmade Jewelry. There will be various other special items submitted for bidding. Paddles are $1.00 each and patrons may purchase up to 5 paddles for use in bidding. Bring quarters for bidding and/or purchase these during the event. Food and drinks will be available. Bring your spouse or a friend to be entered into a special prize drawing. All proceeds benefit St. Michael School.



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Thomas Shelton to appear UC Clermont College and Chamber of at Lerado Church of Christ Commerce announce business plan Gospel musician Thomas Shelton will hold a gospel concert at the Lerado Church of Christ on Sept. 5 during the 11 a.m. congregational assembly, Over the last thirty-three years Shelton has shared his God-given talent with thousands. An Indiana native, Shelton was raised in a devout Christian home. In 1977 he was inducted into "Who's Who in American Music." In June of that same year he joined the touring group "General Delivery USA." Since then he has traveled as the lead singer for the "Gospelites" of Dobbins, California, as well as a tenor the the "Watchmen" of "Operation Evangelize." He and his wife Shannon spent two years in the Caribbean and in South America as

BCGH Foundation planning fundraiser trip to Kentucky The Brown County General Hospital Foundation is planning a trip to Frankfort, Ky. on Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, and would like for those who enjoy travel to join us. The Foundation Major Gifts Committee is busy making plans for what promises to be a fun-filled day. A Croswell Deluxe Motorcoach will leave Georgetown for the trip to Frankfort. While in Frankfort, the group will tour the Kentucky State Capitol and the Buffalo Trace Distillery. The next stop will be lunch at Jim’s Seafood, followed by a stop at Rebecca This will Ruth Candy. include a tour of the kitchen at Rebecca Ruth’s. The cost of the trip is

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cruise directors for "New Creation World Wide Christian Cruises." He has served in four separate congregations in the development of music and youth programs. His ministry has taken him to all fifty states of the U.S. as well as eleven other countries. Now as a soloist, you can hear Thomas Shelton in concert. For additional information call (740) 703-5140 or (513) 683-2741. Lerado will host a fellowship meal following the morning assembly, Rick Evangelist Breidenbaugh and the Lerado congregation extend a warm invitation to everyone to attend this gospel concert. The church is located at 5852 Marathon-Edenton Road just off State Route 131.

$75.00. The funds that are generated from the trip will be used by the Foundation to support the “Veterans Fund”, a program that helps our veterans with needed medical tests and care. Many of our veterans have very little healthcare coverage, and this fund provides assistance to these very deserving people. The deadline for purchasing tickets is very soon. We need at least 30 people in order to take this trip and will need to operate on a first come-first served basis. If you are interested in going on the Frankfort Trip, please call Teri Baumann, Brown County General Hospital Foundation Special Projects Coordinator, at (937) 378-7712 for a brochure and reservation form as soon as possible.

competition and free business classes UC Clermont College and the Ohio Small Business Development Center at the Clermont Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce a Business Plan Competition. Designed to stimulate entrepreneurial activity and awareness of increase resources available to grow entrepreneurs in Clermont County, this competition has two categories: entrepreneur and student. “The Business Plan Competition is an excellent opportunity for business owners and start-up entrepreneurs to build their skills in business planning while also competing for a substantial cash prize. In this tough business environment, there is nothing more critical than having a wellconsidered plan," said John Melvin, director of the Small Business Development Center at the Clermont Chamber. All competitors are encouraged to attend the free business planning classes offered by UC Clermont College in conjunction with the Ohio Small Business Development Center and sponsors of the competition. “UC Clermont is delighted to offer free classes to assist current businesses or new businesses in the Clermont County area in developing plans for the future of their businesses. The instructors for the classes have all managed or owned a business, so we will provide a hands-on session that will help you hit the ground running. Attend one class or all of the classes based on your schedule and specific business needs,” said Jeff Bauer, chair of the Business, Law, and Technology Department at UC Clermont College. All classes are from 6:30-

8:30 p.m. at UC Clermont College, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Batavia, OH 45103. Classes are free, but registration is required. Contact Jeff Bauer, 513-7325257, to save your seat! Entry deadline is 5 p.m. October 15, 2010. Competitors may compete in only one category. Individual or teams may submit entries. Winners will be announced November 15, 2010. Competitors must submit a complete business plan of no more than 30 pages for a company that operates or will operate in Clermont County. It should be for a new business, early stage company, or a proposed expansion or recovery of an existing business. Winners in the Entrepreneur category must use their winnings in the business itself. Students must attend a Clermont County school or college. Awards will be as follows: Entrepreneur Category -First Place $5000, Second Place $2500, Third Place $1000 and in the Student Category - First Place $1000, Second Place $500 and Third Place $250. Complete rules and the Business Class schedule are available at ture_Students/default.html under the Resources for Students section. Business Plan The Competition is being sponsored by: principal sponsor – Park National Bank. Supporting sponsors are Ohio Small Business Development Centers, Kinker-Evenleigh Insurance Agency, River Hills Bank, UC Clermont College, Kamphaus, Henning & Hood, CPA Inc., Bethel Building and Loan, Center Bank, Rep. Jean Ohio 2nd Schmidt, Congressional District and LCNB Bank.


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Cooper's Heating and A/C opens in downtown G'town


BY Wayne Boblitt The Brown County Press Downtown Georgetown's newest business was celebrated Aug. 23 with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held by the Brown County Chamber of Commerce. Cooper's Heating and A/C opened its doors at noon this past Monday at 105 N. Main St. after being in business the past three years at 777 S. Main St. in Georgetown across from Harold's Quick Shop Carry Out. Owner Richard Cooper, who lives in Georgetown, said while business was good at the former location, he moved downtown in an effort to receive possibly better exposure. “Hopefully I will get more business.” Cooper's Heating and A/C sells heating, ventilation, and air conditioning parts and supplies including items homeowners can install themselves. The business also installs and repairs HVAC components, he mentioned, adding, “We don't work on them; we fix them.” Cooper said prior to starting his own business three years ago in Georgetown, he worked 20 years in the HVAC business for different companies. Cooper said while he is both an HVAC installer and repairer, his business

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Participants in a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony the Brown County Chamber of Commerce held Aug. 23 at Cooper's Heating and A/C's new location in downtown Georgetown include, from left, Chamber member Brian Ernst; Chamber Treasurer Gerry Schumacher; Cooper's Heating and A/C owner Richard Cooper and his daughter and wife, Elizabeth Cooper and Jackie Cooper; Chamber member Carrie Schneder; and Chamber President Tim McKeown.

employs two other installers – Landon Calhoun, who he said has about 10 years HVAC experience, and Jeff Lange, who he said has about three years such experience. Cooper invited members of the public to stop by and see what services his business offers. He said if no

NAP coverage deadlines The Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) was designed to reduce financial losses that occur when natural disasters cause a catastrophic loss of production or prevented planting of an eligible crop by providing coverage equivalent to FCIC catastrophic (CAT) insurance. Statute limits NAP to each commercial crop or agricultural commodity, except livestock, for which CAT insurance is not available. The application and service fee deadline for the 2011 NAP coverage on Winter Wheat,

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Rye, Barley and Speltz is Sept., 30, 2010 in Ohio. Also, the final date to obtain 2011 NAP coverage on Fruits, Vegetables and Forages for Hay and Pasture is Nov. 20, 2010. Please remember in order to be eligible for the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program (SURE); all crops (including Hay) must be covered by FCIC or NAP. For more information on NAP coverage, please contact the Brown County Farm Service Agency at (937) 3786173.

employ happens to be at the business when a customer drops by, that customer may leave a message on the business' phone at (937) 6906325. Cooper's Heating and A/C's hours are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 8 a.m.noon Saturdays. Cooper and his wife, Jackie, have three children: Elizabeth, 4, who accompanied her parents at the

Sardinia Recycling holds customer appreciation day Sardinia Recycling will be a Customer holding Appreciation Day on Friday, Sept. 3 with hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. Food and drink will be available from 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. There will be special pricing on all items all day on Friday Sept. 3, 2010. For more information call (937) 446-4100.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, and Rebecca, 10, and Cory, 13, who respectively are in the fourth-grade and eighthgrade at St. Michael School in Ripley.

Ice Cream Social set for F’ville next month The Fayetteville Village Council and Beautification Committee will hold their Annual Ice Cream Social Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Fayetteville Village Hall at Pike and Apple streets (U.S. 50 and U.S. 68). Serving of homemade ice cream will begin at 5 p.m., and a ceremony to honor veterans and those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, will be held at 6 p.m. Entertainment will include the Shawn Adkins Band and the GM Cloggers. The public is invited to attend.

“Buying A House In This Economic Climate” will be the theme of a seminar the Brown County Chamber of Commerce has scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, in Georgetown. “The Chamber is happy to provide this service to the county and to our members,” President Tim Chamber McKeown said. McKeown said the county's businesses and residents support the county's economy, and he also stressed the importance of county residents buying locally. He said banks and real estate companies will be among the businesses expected to send representatives to the seminar at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, 9193 Hamer Road. Businesses who wish to set up displays such as those featuring home improvement or remodeling services are asked to be at SHCTC at 6 p.m. that

Decatur food bank moves to new location The ‘We Can Help Food Bank’ has moved up the street to the corner of Decatur Ecksmanville Road and state Route 125. According to Food Bank Coordinator Annie Staggs “we are right at the blinking light across from the post office in Decatur”. The food bank is open on Friday’s from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

day so they may talk with those attending the seminar before the program begins, McKeown said. While displays will be free for Brown County Chamber members, non-members will be charged a $75 fee. The seminar is free and open to the public. The event will include discussion about such topics as purchasing homes in the current economy and purchasing distressed houses. McKeown said the seminar is being organized by Danny Grooms with Ripley Federal Savings Bank, Gerry Schumacher with First State Bank and Terry Fisher with Koogler-Eyre Realtors. Anyone wanting further information about the upcoming seminar may call the Brown County Chamber of Commerce Office, 110 E. State St., Georgetown, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays at (937) 3784784.

VFW Auxiliary plans Rummage/ Bake Sale Wilson Sroufe Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9772 Auxiliary met Aug. 17 and planned a Rummage and Bake Sale to be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Post 9772 Hall, 117 W. Main St., Mt. Orab. Donations will be accepted and can be dropped off at the Hall 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, or the early afternoon of Friday, Sept. 10. Auxiliary members thank the public for its support.

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victim to submit by force or threat of force and also that the victim was younger than 10. Little said Price told his victim that he would harm a family member of theirs if the victim reported the crime. Regarding one of the GSI counts, Price between May 18 and Aug. 26, 2007, purposely had sexual contact with another alleged victim, and the victim was younger than 13. Joshua A. Polley, 33, of Russellville, was charged with one count of rape, two counts of sexual battery, one count of GSI, four counts of contributing to the unruliness or delinquency of a child, and four counts of furnishing beer or intoxicating liquor to an underage person. Regarding the rape count,

Judge rules racing restrictions to stay CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Regarding the bond, Walton writes gaining an injunction in a nuisance case...the owner of land restrained may obtain reprieve prior to the final hearing by posting a bond for the full amount of the value of the property involved.” Walton writes that he arrived at the 400 thousand dollar figure because “The Defendants did testify that they had put $400,000.00 into the raceway.” Trauth said that the 12th District Court of Appeals has yet to set a date for oral arguments or briefs to be filed for the overall appeal. Once those take place, the court will then take the matter under advisement and then issue a ruling. Trauth said a final ruling on the overall appeal could be as much as a year away.

Polley allegedly on or about this past Aug. 3 engaged in described sexual conduct with an individual, and that alleged victim's ability to resist or consent was substantially impaired because of alcohol. “It’s our contention as alleged in the indictment that the alcohol furnished contributed significantly to the rape”, Little said. Regarding the contributing to unruliness or delinquency counts, Polley allegedly on or about this past Aug. 3 aided, abetted, induced, caused, encouraged, or contributed to four individuals becoming unruly children. Regarding the furnishing of alcoholic beverage counts, Polley allegedly on or about this past Aug. 3 unlawfully sold, bought, or furnished beer or intoxicating beverages to those same four underage individuals. Polley is free on bond pending a hearing in September. Mitchell Thomas, 26, of Maysville, Ky., was indicted on one count each of rape, sexual battery, Gross Sexual Imposition, and two counts each of contributing to the

Sardinia United Methodist Women plan rummage sale Sardinia United Methodist (SUM) Women invite everyone to attend their annual rummage sale to be held at the SUM church annex starting at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3 through Saturday, Sept. 4. All items in the rummage sale are ‘sold’ by donation only. Many items including school clothing will be available. Pay as much as you can or as little as you need. All proceeds benefit the Agape Christian Emergency Fund.

unruliness or delinquency of a child, and furnishing beer or intoxicating liquor to an underage person. Regarding the rape count, Thomas allegedly on or about this past June 12 engaged in described sexual conduct with an individual, and that alleged victim's ability to resist or consent was substantially impaired and Thomas allegedly knew or had reasonable cause to believe that victim's ability to resist or consent was substantially impaired because of those reasons. Regarding the sexual battery and GSI counts, Thomas allegedly on or about this past June 12 engaged in described sexual conduct with the same individual, and Thomas allegedly knew the victim's ability to appraise the nature of or control her own conduct was substantially impaired. Regarding the contributing to unruliness or delinquency counts, Thomas allegedly on or about this past June 12 aided, abetted, induced, caused, encouraged or contributed to two individuals becoming unruly children. Regarding the furnishing of alcoholic beverage counts, Thomas allegedly on or about this past June 12 unlawfully sold, bought, or furnished beer or intoxicating beverages to those same two underage individuals. Thomas was arraigned in Brown County Common Pleas Court on Aug. 25, and bond was set at $75,000 10 percent cash, surety, or property. He was still lodged in the Brown County Adult Detention Center in Georgetown the morning of Aug. 26. An indictment means a grand jury found that enough evidence exists that an accused person likely committed the crime(s) with which he is charged. An indictment by itself, however, does not mean the person is guilty of a specific crime or crimes or that he actually committed a specific crime or crimes.


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Russellville Elementary School first-grade teacher Kelly Murphy reads “The Kissing Hand” story to her students on the first day of classes for the 2010-11 School Year this past Monday, Aug. 23.

School superintendents report good start to year Classes begin in Brown County for 2010-11 Academic Year CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 of Workforce Connections for Brown and Adams County, said the data could be better, but at least it’s moving in the right direction. “We’re glad it’s down, even slightly”, Plymail said. She added that things still appear to be improving for area job seekers. “We do see a few more openings and ads for employ-

ees. We’re also being contacted by more prospective employers.” The jobless rate in the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area, which includes Brown, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties, saw the jobless rate drop to 9.8 percent in July from 9.9 percent in June. The State of Ohio showed similar improvement, dropping to 10.3 percent in July

County Unemployment rate drops slightly CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 of Workforce Connections for Brown and Adams County, said the data could be better, but at least it’s moving in the right direction. “We’re glad it’s down, even slightly”, Plymail said. She added that things still appear to be improving for area job seekers. “We do see a few more openings and ads for employees. We’re also being contacted by more prospective employers.” The jobless rate in the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area, which includes Brown, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties, saw the

jobless rate drop to 9.8 percent in July from 9.9 percent in June. The State of Ohio showed similar improvement, dropping to 10.3 percent in July from 10.4 percent in June. The top five Ohio counties with the highest unemployment rate are Clinton with 16.7 percent, Highland with 15.8 percent, Meigs at 15.3 percent, Noble at 14.7 percent and Pike at 14.5 percent. The best jobless rate in the state can be found in Geauga County at 7.1 percent. Holmes County is next at 7.5 percent, followed by Delaware, Mercer and Medina counties at 7.6, 7.7 and 8.0 percent respectively.

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Free pig roast to be held The Williams Corner Church of God will be hosting an ‘Old Fashioned Dinner on the Grounds’ on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010 beginning at 10:30 a.m. and will continue way into the afternoon The church will be having a pig roast along with soup beans, corn bread, cole slaw, and then watermelon or ice cream for dessert, plus tea, lemonade (served the old fashioned way out of crocks!) and coffee. In addition to the dinner, there will be preaching and Linda Gibson-Johnson will be the special guest singer. Johnson, Leslie County, Ky., is best know for her releases ‘Tear Off The Roof’, ‘Funeral Plans’ and ‘I’m One Of Them’. The dinner is free, but a love offering will be received. The church is located at 6162 State Route 132, Goshen. For more information please call 513-625-6459.

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Air band plays with Midnight Special Children “play” toy guitars and “perform” with Cincinnati-based band Midnight Special on Aug. 19 at the latest Concert on The Courthouse Square in downtown Georgetown. A crowd of about 400 listened to Midnight Special perform a variety of 1970s classic rock tunes.

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Broncos host Wildcats in Jamboree Game

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Football 9/3 Western @ Franklin 9/3 Fayetteville vs. Southeastern Golf 8/30 Western @ CNE 8/30 Eastern @ Ripley 8/31 Western vs. Goshen 8/31 Ripley @ North Adams 9/1 Western vs. Sycamore 9/2 Georgetown @ Blanchester 9/2 Ripley @ Manchester 9/2 Eastern vs. North Adams Tennis 8/31 Western vs. Amelia 9/2 Western @ Blanchester Volleyball 8/30 Fayetteville vs. New Richmond 8/31 Western vs. Bethel 8/31 Fayetteville @ Eastern 8/31 Georgetown @ Batavia 8/31 Ripley vs. Lynchburg 9/1 Fayetteville vs. Felicity 9/1 Ripley @ Eastern 9/2 Western @ CNE 9/2 Fayetteville @ Peebles

9/2 Georgetown vs. Williamsburg 9/4 Western vs. North Adams/Clinton-Massie 9/4 Eastern vs. Hillsboro Cross Country 8/31 Georgetown @ West Union 9/4 Western, Fayetteville, Georgetown @ Hillsboro Soccer 8/30 Fayetteville @ Cincinnati Christian 8/30 Ripley vs. Mason County 8/30 Eastern vs. Lynchburg 8/31 Western @ Amelia 8/31 Georgetown vs. Williamsburg (girls) 9/1 Fayetteville vs. West Union 9/1 Ripley @ Lynchburg 9/1 Eastern @ North Adams 9/2 Western vs. Bethel 9/2 Georgetown vs. Batavia 9/3 Fayetteville @ Fairfield 9/3 Ripley vs. North Adams 9/3 Eastern vs. Peebles

The Western cheerleaders performed cheers and dances during the Jamboree Game festivities last Friday.

By Ritchie Butler The Brown County Press The Western Broncos and Williamsburg Wildcats played their final tuneup of the preseason in the Jamboree Game on LaRosa’s Field at Kibler Stadium last Friday. The all-evening event saw games featuring middle school, junior varsity and varsity teams. The Western, Hamersville and Williamsburg cheerleaders performed and the Western High School marching band provided entertainment prior to the varsity scrimmage. This was the second year

for the Jamboree Game. Western and Williamsburg each raised $250, which is given to the Ohio High School Athletic Association to fund catastrophic insurance. The insurance covers every athlete participating in OHSAA sponsored sports. “It really ran smoothly,” said Western Athletic Administrator Tim Cook. “We worked out some kinks and should be ready to roll next Friday.” The varsity scrimmage game was played like a regular season game, complete with kicks, punts and change of possession. But the two

teams only played two quarters. Western came out on top, 8-6. “It was a penalty-ridden game,” said Western coach Evan Dreyer. “We threw for 198 yards in one half, but we could’ve thrown for 300 without the penalties.” Nick Woodyard scored the Broncos’ touchdown on a pass reception from Matty Corcoran. “We played fast on offense and defense,” said Dreyer. “It’s a fun, exciting way to play and the kids are realizing how it can be.” The Bronco junior varsity also had a good night, espe-

cially on the defensive side of the ball. “Our junior varsity defense allowed only 10 total yards on 20 plays,” said Dreyer. “They also had an interception and recorded a safety.” On preparing for the season opener, Dreyer talked about what to expect. “Hillsboro is big, strong and fast,” said Dreyer. “They are coming off a 6-4 season. We will change a couple of things for them. We are worrying about ourselves this week and improving as a team.” The Broncos were scheduled to open the regular season at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

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The Western High School marching band performed prior to varsity kickoff in the Jamboree Game.

Western’s Nick Woodyard races for the endzone during the Broncos’ scrimmage versus Williamsburg.



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The Fayetteville Rockets opened the 2010 soccer season with a 2-1 win over the Goshen Warriors on Monday. “We did a nice job in our passing game and with possession,” said Rocket coach Craig Smucker. “But we were disappointed with our scoring.” The Rockets and Warriors started on a torrid pace, scoring two goals in the first six minutes of play. Jordan Schmidt connected on a penalty kick with 35:27

showing on the first-half clock. Goshen answered with a goal on a penalty kick just 30 seconds later. The two teams slowed offensively in the final 30 minutes of the half, playing to a 1-1 tie after 40 minutes. “We kept it in their half of the field all night,” said Smucker. “Our goalie, Kasey Fitzpatrick, didn’t have too many chances at saves. We only got two goals, which is like getting only half your paycheck on payday.” The second and game-winning goal came with 30:35 remaining in the contest. D.J.

Iles took a pass from E.J. Aubry and knocked it into the net. “D.J. came in and did his job,” added Smucker. “E.J. dominated his corner. Christian (Connor) was everywhere. Nick durham did a nice job in the back.” The Rockets played possession for most of the final 30 minutes, holding on for the 21 win. The Rockets were scheduled for an early season showdown with Ripley on Friday. “We’ve got to go to Ripley and play as good as we can,” said Smucker.


Fayetteville opens season with 2-1 win over Goshen

After slow start, Lady Rockets blast Goshen Lady Warriors


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Fayetteville’s D.J. Iles fires a shot past the Goshen keeper. Iles’ goal, off a pass from E.J. Aubry, gave the Rockets a 2-1 win in the season opener.

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“I think we have a talented team,” said Schmidt. “This was a good start to the season. Goshen will put some pressure on people. They came out relentless early in that second half.” Fayetteville was set to play at Ripley on Friday, opening Southern Hills League play. “It will be tough for us out of the gate,” added Schmidt. “We must go one game at a time and keep practicing hard. We also need to stay healthy.”

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The Fayetteville Lady Rockets dominated the final 32 minutes of play on their way to a 6-1 win over the Goshen Lady Warriors in the first soccer game of the 2010 season. “We started slow, maybe due to the first day jitters,” said Fayetteville coach Jim Schmidt. “They played hard in that second half. Everybody got to play good minutes and it worked out fine.” The Lady Rockets and Lady Warriors were scoreless for the first 21 minutes of the game. Breanna Plapp broke the scoreless tie when she stuck back a rebound with just under 19 minutes left in the first half. Tori Huber doubled the Lady Rockets’ lead with just under 10 minutes left in the half when she scored off a pass from Lexi Wiederhold. When the halftime horn sounded, Fayetteville held a 20 advantage. Five minutes into the the second stanza, Goshen trimmed Fayetteville’s lead to 2-1 when a Lady Warrior scored off a cross. The goal seemed to motivate the Lady Rockets, as they answered with four goals over

the next 17 minutes. Huber got loose and scored on two break aways, one at the 32:08 mark and another with 30:29 showing on the clock, giving her a hat trick on the evening. Wiederhold added a goal with 23:57 remaining. Jill Ryan capped off the scoring with an unassisted goal with 18 minutes left. The Lady Rockets controlled the action for the remainder, cruising to the 6-1 win.

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By Ritchie Butler The Brown County Press The Western Lady Broncos are off to a good start on the courts. the WBHS netters downed the Bethel Lady Tigers last week, 3-2, before traveling to Blanchester over the weekend to compete in a tournament. Against the Lady Tigers, it came down to the final match of the day. Morgan Wright won her first singles match by scores of 8-6 in a tie break and 6-2. Taylor Helton won her third singles match by scores of 6-4, 6-

4. Kandice King and Allison Kelsey lost their first doubles match in a close contest, 5-7, 57. Felicia Zeller and Jessica Young dropped their second doubles match by scores of 4-6 and 3-6, tying the overall team score at 2-2. Second singles player Sara Wiesenhahn dropped her first set, 4-6, and was still on the court when all other varsity matches were over. She battled back to win her second set, 6-4, setting up an exciting conclusion with one set to go to decide her match and the team’s fate.

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Western second singles player, Sara Wiesenhahn, hits a forehand winner during her three-set win against Bethel.

Wiesenhahn used a combination of forehand winners and a strong service to defeat her Bethel opponent in the final set, 6-1. Her win gave the Lady Broncos a 3-2 team victory. “Consistency was key today,” said Western coach Max Vavilov. “We struggled in every match, especially early on. but the kids realized the mistakes they were making. They adjusted and gained some confidence.” The first-year coach praised his singles players for some tough-fought wins and talked about what needed to happen to get the doubles teams back to winning ways. “We must be able to communicate in doubles play,” said Vavilov. “We have some good players, but there is more to doubles. We must work on playing as a team.” On Friday and Saturday, the Lady Broncos went to Blanchester, competing in a tournament with other SBAAC teams. three singles players and both doubles teams made it to the final round of eight. Wright made the finals of the first singles bracket by defeating the No. 2 seed from Amelia. She won the first set of the finals over Bethel’s Claire Schaljo, 6-0, and was ahead in the second set when rain suspended play. On Wednesday, Wright captured the title. After losing the second set, 4-6, she won the third set, 6-4. For scores and results from the tournament at Blanchester, visit

Local team first runners-up in Northern Kentucky League Players from three schools, West Union, Manchester, and Ripley, combined to take second place in tournament league playoffs held on Monday Aug. 2, at the Maysville League Tournaments. Playing teams from Mason, Pendleton and Lewis Counties in Northern Kentucky, this

team, comprised of girls from Adams and Brown Counties of Ohio, had an outstanding season in the junior division. Each of the girls did an outstanding job of playing great softball, displaying good teamwork and displaying outstanding sportsmanship. They came to practice on time during the hot days, each learned

at least one other position from what they normally play and they had fun. The team would like to thank Angie Ross for keeping the team book and a huge thank you to Jimmy Sanders and all of the umpires who make the Maysville girls summer leagues possible.



Western Lady Broncos off to good start on the courts Photo by R.A. Smith

Drivers pose for a picture during the Ike Moler Memorial at Moler Raceway Park.

Fourth Annual Ike Moler Memorial held at MRP By Mike Goins Moler Raceway Park The offering of a $5,000 check and the famed Southern Trophy was enough incentive to attract 32 top cars to Moler Raceway Park for the fourth running of the racetrack’s premiere event. The night started with one lap of qualifications and it was the “Salt Rock Express,” Eddie Carrier, Jr., taking the top spot with a 12.673 lap around the speedway. In the fast-car dash it was Bradford, Ohio’s Wayne Chinn and Cross Lanes, West Virginia’s Zach Dohm battling for the top spot with Chinn taking the checkered flag and the Sunesis Construction $100 bonus, and more importantly the pole position for the 50-lap feature event. In the heat races, it was Greg Johnson, Scott James, and Greg Oliver taking the wins with Jason Jamison and Larry Pickelheimer, Jr., taking the victory in each of the two B-main events. With a 22-car starting lineup staged, it was Chinn and Dohm out front as the race went green. At the halfway mark, the front two cars were the same, but it was Bedford, Indiana’s Johnson on the move as he was up to third spot with Carrier and R.J. Conley rounding out the top five. Chinn maintained the lead, but with 10 laps to go Johnson, in his Lineal Contracting, Universal Holdings, Kendall Truck &

Parts machine took over the top position and set sail for the win for car owner Jack Rainey. Chinn held on for second, followed by Dohm, Carrier, Justin Ratliff, R.J. Conley, Duane Chamberlain, Scott James, Rickie Combs, Greg Oliver, Tim Prince, Audie McWilliams, Chad Stapleton, Barry Doss, John Whitney, Rod Conley, Robby Hensley, Pickelheimer, Wayne Mafett, Jr., Jameson, Tim Carpenter and Dillon Huron rounding up this awesome field of cars that made the AMain. In Mt. Orab Ford Modified action, a fine field of 25 cars were on hand seeking the win and $600. In preliminary action it was Pete Holt, Dave McWilliams and Devin Gilpin taking heatrace victories with Ryan Morton claiming the B-main event. In the feature, it was McWilliams in his L&M Performance Bad Fast Chassis out front with Holt chasing him. On lap 7, McWilliams had problems and got into the outside wall in turn 2. As he came across the race track Holt had no place to go and hit McWilliams hard, eliminating both cars from the event. On the restart, it was Columbus, Indiana’s Gilpin out front with last week’s feature winner, Randy Wash, in close pursuit. Despite numerous cautions and restarts, Gilpin was able to hold on for his eighth feature win of the season at MRP and hold on to his National UMP Points lead. Wash was a close

second, followed by Shane Mugavin, Ryan Morton (started 16th) and Murrell Nafe. Racers and fans were treated with several giveaways including Mt. Orab Ford giving out $750 worth of chances to win a Ford F150 Pickup through a benefit drawing with the March of Dimes. The Holman Motors Chevette division rounded out the memorial event and each driver in action was guaranteed a $25 gas card, courtesy of Holman Motors. The fans were treated to another great finish in the feature event as Sean Jones claimed his fourth victory of the season. But it wasn’t easy as Miles Tarvin was all over him the entire race. On the last lap there was a bunch of beating and banging among the top six cars, but Jones held on for the win. Jeff Watson claimed second position, with Josh Francis, Tarvin and Scott Ramp rounding out the top five positions. In heat-race action it was Tarvin and Jones claiming heat wins. On Aug. 27, another favorite night at MRP, the drivers meet the fans and give out pictures and autographs on the front stretch. Admission is adults, $10, kids 0-15, Free. On Sept. 3, Non-Wing Sprint Night will happen at MRP, paying $1,200 to win, plus all regular classes. On Sept. 10, MRP hosts Holman Motors Chevettes, paying $1,000 to win. For more information, visit


Photo by R.A. Smith

Bedford, Indiana’s Greg Johnson won the feature event during the Ike Moler Memorial at Moler Raceway Park.

Local boys compete in select baseball league Submitted Photo

Front row, l-to-r, Ashley Ross, Erin Ross, Brook Butcher and Miranda Schiltz. Middle row, l-to-r, Morgan Conrad, Nancy Campbell, Amber Murray, Morgan Wright and Ashley Reed. Back row, l-to-r,coaches Rex Ross and Noah Schiltz. Not pictured were Brook Henley and Abby McFarland.

After one rain-out, the 5th Annual Tony Becraft Co-Ed Memorial Softball Tournament was finally held on Aug. 6, at Ogden's Softball Park. Ten teams competed in this year’s tournament, including Mt. Nebo, coached by Mary Bailey, Georgetown Clippers, coached by Cathy Werner, Jive Turkeys/Sonners Barber Shop, coached by Laura Zimmerman, Limp Noodles, coached by Mark Kidd, Scared Hitless, coached by Ryan Roush, Clermont For Kids, coached by

Andy Baughey, Becraft's Bunch, coached by Chad McKibben, Northland Intervention, coached by Lori Brookbank, Paul Hall & Associates, coached by Robbie Ring, and Has Been's, coached by Shawna Slack. Tournament champion was Limp Noodles and second place went to Has Been's. Raffle participants were Auto Zone, Buttermilk Golf Course, Butterbees, Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Cyclones, Cincinnati Reds, Country Inn

Restaurant, Eastgate Adventures, Fireside Restaurant, Friendly Meadows Golf Course, Kings Island, Kountry Sunshine Primitives, Lake Manor Restaurant, Newport On The Levee, Pizza Hut, Taylor Glen Golf Course, The Equipment Superstore and The Ultimate Salon. A big Thank You goes out to the local communities, donators, teams, umpires and concession workers for coming together for such a worthy cause and making this tournament a huge success. A total of $2,347 was raised from the tournament and raffle this year. These funds go directly into the Tony Becraft Scholarship Fund. A thank you is also extended to the managers of Ogden's Softball Park for the use of their facility and Georgetown Family Medicine, Dr. Ache, Dr. McHenry and Dr. Williams for their monetary donation for the purchase of tee shirts this year.



Becraft softball tournament a success

Submitted Photo

The Southern Ohio Sting baseball team, based out of Fayetteville, competed this Summer in the American Division of the South West Ohio League. The Sting had an overall record of 19-17 in a league that many say is the most competitive league in the Midwest. The S.W.O.L. is composed of teams from Southern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana. Members of The Sting are, standing, l-to-r, coach Dion Barber, Brady Klein (Eastern), Lucas Hiler (Hamersville), Shay Newman (Hillsboro), D.J. Fowee (Western), Gavin Griffith (Western), Ian Russo (Fayetteville), Luke Weber (St. Louis), coach Steve Burroughs and coach Mote Vilvens. Seated, l-to-r, Kendall Vilvens (Lynchburg), Dillon Wilson (Fayetteville), Stephen Burroughs (Fayetteville), Dion Barber (Fayetteville) and Casey Boyer (Fayetteville). Also on the roster, but not pictured is Zach Young (Hillsboro).

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Hamersville Baptist Church, 1661 State Route 125, Clark Township, will host special singers Won Heart Sunday, Aug. 29, with Morning Worship beginning at 11 a.m. The public is invited to attend. Lake Waynoka Art Festival will conclude Sunday, Aug. 29, featuring artists who will be painting Fresh PleinAirArt. The artists will come from Brown, Adams, and Highland counties in Ohio and Bracken and Mason counties in Kentucky. A free Open Gate Artwork Sale will be held 1-4 p.m. on the Lodge/Lounge Front Lawn. Anyone desiring a limited ticket or further information about the festival may contact Joanne Edwards at (513) 582-8489.


Southern Ohio Express Fast-Pitch Softball 14U and 10U teams will hold tryouts for the 2011 Season beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday,Aug. 29, at the Eastern Local High School ball fields off U.S. 62 south of Macon. Interested players should report to the fields at 2 p.m. for warmups and need to bring all necessary equipment. There are no tryout fees. Further information is available by calling Eric Purdy at (937) 5158635. Magic Waters Theatre on Cave Road in Bainbridge off U.S. 50 midway between Hillsboro and Chillicothe will offer its final performance of William Shakespeare's “Hamlet” at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29. Pre-show 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

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

MONDAY Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, at the Commissioners Office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown.

TOPS Chapter in Sardinia will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, at Sardinia Church of The Nazarene on Sardinia-Mowrystown Road. Further information is available by calling Regina Davidson at (937) 446-3714.

Free bingo will be offered to senior citizens 60 and older 9:45-11:15 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, 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.

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

Northern Brown Senior Center at St. Martin's Chapel in St. Martin will host activities for senior citizens including bingo 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30. Indoor walking also is slated this day. All area citizens 55 and older are invited to attend. Brown County Farm Bureau will hold its Annual Dinner Meeting Monday, Aug. 30, at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown. A “Meet The Candidates” Reception will be held at 6 p.m., and a delicious Buffet Dinner catered by Lake Manor Restaurant of Pike Township will be served at 6:30 p.m. A short business meeting will follow the dinner. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter in Winchester will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, 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, Aug. 30, at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High St. Further information is available by calling Hope Fain at (937) 4440404.

COURT NEWS Property Sales Milton A. and Stella Jordan to Lovell R. Meadows, Lots 298 and 299 (Lake Waynoka Subdivision), Franklin Twp., $2,400 Jeff W. and Susan K. Ratliff and Gregory and Wray Jean Ratliff to Jennifer Johnson, Lots 3523, 3524, 3525 and 3526 (Lake Waynoka Subdivision), Franklin Twp., $105,000 Richard D. and Susan J. Jivoin to Michael T. and MaryCay Crowe, Lot 1854 (Lake Waynoka Subdivision), Jackson Twp., $35,000 Jessie Young to Louis E. White, Lot 523 (Lake Waynoka Subdivision), Jackson Twp., $1,000 Harry R. Jr. and Loretta M. Devore to Fifth Third Mortgage Company, 4.78 acres, Jefferson Twp., $63,334 Federal National Mortgage Association to Michael S. and Connie E. Moore, Lot 65R, Lewis Twp., $21,000 RJK Partnership to Tod D. Taylor, Lot 8 (Country Crossing Subdivision), Lewis Twp., $16,900 Pamela S. Bruce, successor trustee of the Dorothy R. Garrison Family Trust dated May 1, 2001, and Donald H. and Doris M. Brookbank, trustees of the Brookbank Family Trust to Patrick E. and Jennifer L. Elliott, Lots 122, 123, 124, 125 and 126, Higginsport Village, $100,000 Lake Lorelei Property Owners Association to Douglas B. Schmees, Lot 892 (Lake Lorelei Subdivision), Perry Twp., $2,000 Rita E. Evanshine to Federal National Mortgage Association, 6.05 acres, Perry Twp., $73,334 Jerry E. and Janet M. Young to Green Tree Servicing, L.L.C., Lot 3 (Young Subdivision), Pike Twp., $45,334 William E. Beckler et al to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 1.48 acres, Pike Twp., $53,334 U.S. Bank, N.A., as trustee for RASC 2007KS1 to Bill and Janet Miller, Lot 14 (Eastwood Acres Subdivision II), Sterling Twp., $72,088 Finova Loan Administration to Danny Fithen, eastern half of Lot 143 (James Poage Addition), Ripley Village, $2,067 Forrest and Janet Little to Sardinia United Methodist Church Trustees, Lot 34 (Sardinia Village Lots), Sardinia Village, $25,000

Marriages Kristina Marie Kratzer, 31, Sardinia, medical assistant, and Christopher Reed Bailey, 41, Sardinia, machinist Brittany Rockey, 20, Georgetown, student, and Robert Wayne Souder III, 20, Georgetown, student Christina Marie Craig, 38, Georgetown, customer service representative, and Kelly Joe Colliver, 40, Georgetown, machine operator Christina Lynn Tegeder, 30, Fayetteville, Licensed Practical Nurse, and Charles Michael Evans, 31, Fayetteville, maintenance technician Linda Lee Harnish, 50, Georgetown, auditor, and Todd William Hanselman, 48, Georgetown, delivery driver

Probate Billy M. Connor, Feesburg, Case No. 20101146, DOD 07/15/10, file date 08/18/10 Ferne Laycock, Georgetown, Case No. 20101145, DOD 08/05/10, file date 08/17/10 Constance Skidmore, Sardinia, Case No. 20101144, DOD 10/18/09, file date 08/17/10 Evelyn M. Smith, Georgetown, Case No. 20101143, DOD 07/11/10, file date 08/17/10


Common Pleas CIVIL CASES In Re: petition for Motor Vehicle Certificate of Title for a 1964 Ford Fairlane in the name of Karl Andrew Russell, other civil Bradley Parrett, a minor by his parent and natural guardian Tina Parrett et al vs. Nick Reed et al, other civil A Forever Recovery vs. Zelda Smallwood, other civil Asset Acceptance, L.L.C. vs. Marjorie J. Sass, other civil Brown County Treasurer Connie Patrick vs. Brenda Dunaway et al, foreclosure Brown County Treasurer Connie Patrick vs. Don C. Neal et al, foreclosure Ripley Federal Savings Bank vs. Randiee L. Bolender et al, foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Richard Throckmorton et al, foreclosure Ohio Receivables, L.L.C. vs. Dennise L. Bracco, other civil Sterling Jewelers Inc. doing business as Kay Jewelers vs. Michael Penny et al, other civil Poklar Two, L.L.C., an Ohio limited liability company vs. Jonathan W. McCormick et al, foreclosure Chase Home Finance, L.L.C. vs. Barbara Hudson, individually and as administrator of the Estate of James Alex Patrick et al, foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P., formerly known as Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. vs. James Maines et al, foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P., formerly known as Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. vs. Timothy Hubbard et al, foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P., formerly known as Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. vs. Ray E. Short et al, foreclosure Capital One Bank (U.S.A.), N.A. vs. Kimberly Bruce, other civil (two separately filed cases) HSBC Bank Nevada, N.A. vs. Mary B. Mabe, other civil Capital One Bank (U.S.A.), N.A. vs. Joseph Dawson, other civil Capital One Bank (U.S.A.), N.A., formerly known as Capital One Bank vs. Stephen B. Woodard, other civil CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Ronald Ferree Jr. et al, foreclosure Brown County Treasurer Connie Patrick vs. Richard Nehus et al, foreclosure The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., formerly known as The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A., as successor to J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., as trustee vs. James A. Sneed et al, foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Matthew Schneider et al, foreclosure Household Realty Corporation vs. Michael E. Yazell et al, foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P., formerly known as Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. vs. Danny Clevenger et al, foreclosure Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance Inc. vs. Thomas Reynolds Jr. et al, foreclosure Chase Home Finance, L.L.C. vs. Freda Moore et al, foreclosure U.S. Bank, N.A. vs. Ryan S. Dearwester et al, foreclosure LVNV Funding, L.L.C. vs. Michael Hamilton, other civil Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc. vs. Margie A. Purcell et al, other civil DOMESTIC CASES Angela K. Osborne, Georgetown, vs. Hershel K. Osborne, Georgetown, termination of marriage Heather Mullis, Mt. Orab, vs. Ronda Roetting, Hamersville, stalking order Christina Armacost, Russellville, vs. Christopher Proffitt, Georgetown, domestic violence Samantha Taylor, Georgetown, vs. Robert Sorah, Hamersville, domestic violence Donald Cole Jr., Sardinia, vs. Stacey D. Cole, Mt. Orab, dissolution of marriage Frances I. Clark, Ripley, vs. Thomas C. Clark Jr., New Richmond, dissolution of marriage Roy Combs III, Mt. Orab, vs. Amanda R. Combs, Mt. Orab, domestic violence Angela Rogg, Hamersville, vs. Jeffery Randolph, Hamersville, termination of marriage Janice R. Smith, Aberdeen, vs. Shawn A. Smith, Georgetown, domestic violence Florene M. Brumley, Higginsport, vs. Burchell Brumley, Higginsport, domestic violence Dr. Barron W. Hixon, Georgetown, vs. Laura Hixon, Georgetown, termination of marriage Fabian Ralston, Georgetown, vs. Kyndal Cooper, Maysville, Ky., domestic violence Barron Hixon, Georgetown, vs. Laura Hixon, Georgetown, domestic violence Traci Pursley, Georgetown, vs. Steve Pursley, Hamersville, termination of marriage Maribeth Spires, Mt. Orab, vs. Andrew Spires, Williamsburg, domestic violence

Perry Township Trustees will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, regarding the request of Joseph McMullen, who is purchasing 1 acre of land from Kenneth Fisher, 4930 Savage Road, Lynchburg, to change that land's zoning from Agricultural to Residential. Any Perry Township resident or property owner is invited to attend. The public hearing will open the trustees' regular meeting at the Perry Township Community Building, 3854 U.S. 50, just east of Fayetteville's corporate limits. Holy Trinity Bingo for St. Vincent de Paul will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, 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. Sterling Township Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, at the Township Building at Eastwood and Greenbush West roads. TUESDAY U.S. Department of Agriculture employees are participating through Tuesday, Aug. 31, in a food collection drive with the federal government's goal of collecting 1.2 million pounds of food nationwide to help needy families and children. The public is invited to bring non-perishable items and place them in donation boxes at the Farm Service Agency Office, 702 S. Main St., Georgetown, or the Natural Resources Conservation Service Office, 706 S. Main St., Georgetown. Further information is available by calling (937) 378-4424, Ext. 120. Home Energy Assistance Program/Summer Crisis Program administered through Adams Brown Counties Economic Opportunities Inc. began July 1 and continues 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. Brown County Health Department, 826 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown, will administer general immunizations 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 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 1866-867-6892. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, at Sardinia Town Hall, 151 Maple Ave., Sardinia. Adams Brown Community Action Program will host bingo every Tuesday, including Aug. 31, 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. Hospice of Hope Suicide Survivors Support Group for those individuals who have lost loves ones to suicide will meet 5:30-6:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month, including Aug. 31, at Hospice of Hope's Maysville Office, 909 Kenton Station Drive, Maysville, Ky. Further information is available by calling Peg Lynch at 1-800-9284243. WEDNESDAY Deadline for 2009 production certification to comply with Average Crop Revenue Election has been extended until Wednesday, Sept. 1, according to Ohio Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Steve Maurer. Producers are encouraged to contact the Farm Service Agency Office, 702 S. Main St., Georgetown, at (937) 378-6173 for further information. Georgetown Lions Club will meet at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the Fireside Restaurant in Georgetown. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the Commissioners Office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. Sit and Stitch, a new group, will meet 10 a.m.noon Wednesdays, including Sept. 1, at the Sardinia Public Library, 13309 Purdy Road, Sardinia. Anyone who is a crocheter or spinner or who wants to learn is invited to attend and invited to bring a current project. Children are welcome. Further information is available by calling (937) 403-8481 or (513) 314-1656. TOPS Chapter in Aberdeen will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, 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, Sept. 1, 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. Union Township Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the Union Township Public Library in Ripley. Ripley Life Squad will host bingo at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the Life Squad Building, 799 S. Second St., Ripley. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Jefferson Township Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the Township Building on South Columbus Street in Russellville. WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife controlled dove hunts will be held on Indian Creek, Fallsville, Bott, Spring Valley and Rush Run wildlife areas by permit only on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 1 and 2. These areas will be open to all other dove hunters after the first two days of the season. Youth priority hunts will take place at St. Marys Fish Hatchery. Hunters are encouraged to call the Indian Creek Wildlife Area in Brown County's Perry Township at (513) 875-2111 or ODNR Division of Wildlife District Five Office in Xenia at (937) 372-9261 for information on the controlled hunts 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 30 and 31. THURSDAY Brown County Subdivision Regulations Review

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Girl Scouts donate picnic table to animal shelter Girl Scout Troop 40228 of Mt. Orab, under the leadership of Mary Caudill, recently built and donated a picnic table to the Brown County Animal Shelter. The idea they have is to provide a comfortable place for potential pet adopters to spend time with the dogs and get to know them. The troop is working on earning the Girl Scout Silver Award and their project is “Community Awareness for Pet Adoption” (CAPA). The girl scouts have been working with Chief Dog Warden Bill Frazier and staff of the Brown County Animal Shelter and Jan Staubach of the Brown County Humane Society. The troop hopes to help promote the importance of pet adoption within our community and asks that you visit the Brown County Animal Shelter at 100 Veterans Blvd., Georgetown. Shelter hours are 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (937) 378-3457 for more information. Pictured: Deputy Dog Warden, Pat McKinzie; Girl Scout Seniors, Deavon Arnold, Shelby Caudill, Cheyenne Woods, Brianna Stacy and Kelsa Gruber; Girl Scout Cadettes, Mikayla Caudill and Courtney Gentry. Board Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at the Brown County Planning Commission Office, 740 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. Northern Brown Senior Center at St. Martin's Chapel Hall in St. Martin will conduct an Arthritis Exercise Program beginning at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, 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 out. Brown County Writers' Group will meet 5:307:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, 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, Sept. 2, at the Legion Hall on College Avenue in Sardinia. Russellville Kiwanis Club will meet at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at the Russellville Firehouse. Franklin Township Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at the Township Hall in Arnheim. Pike Township Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at the Township Building on Boyd Road near Mt. Orab. Friendly Circle Women's Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at Sardinia Church of Christ, 7130 Bachman Drive, Sardinia. Scott Township Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at the Township Hall in New Hope. Mt. Orab Chapter 514 of Order of the Eastern Star will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at New Harmony Lodge 435 Free and Accepted Masons Lodge Home in Mt. Orab. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, 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 Non-Wing Sprint Night $1,200 to win plus all regular classes on Friday, Sept. 3. 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, Sept. 3, at the Post, 1001 S. Main St., Georgetown. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at Sardinia Town Hall, 151 Maple Ave., Sardinia. SATURDAY Courthouse Square Open Air Market will be held in front of the Brown County Courthouse in downtown Georgetown 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, and other Saturdays this summer. Agricultural products from Brown County and the nearby area will be available for purchasing including vegetables, 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. Ripley Life Squad will host bingo at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Life Squad Building, 799 S. Second St., Ripley. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Trail Blazers will appear 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Ash Ridge School on U.S. 62 in Ash Ridge. Light refreshments will be available along with Split The Pot and door prizes. Admission is $8. Further information is available by calling (937) 377-1508. UPCOMING EVENTS Williams Corner Church of God, 6162 State Route 132, Goshen, will host an Old-Fashioned Dinner on The Grounds with a Pig Roast, special singing and preaching beginning at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 5. Linda Gibson-Johnson will sing anointed songs. Admission is free, but a love offering will be received. Further information is available by calling (513) 625-6459. Introduction To Computer class will begin Tuesday, Sept. 7, at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown. The class will be held 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for three weeks. Anyone wanting further information about this class or wishing to register for any Adult Education class may call Southern Hills Adult Education Office at (937) 378-6131, Ext. 357. Medical Terminology class will begin Wednesday, Sept. 8, at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown. The class will be held 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays for 10 weeks. Anyone wanting further information about this class or wishing to register for any Adult Education class may call Southern Hills Adult Education Office at (937) 378-6131, Ext. 357.

Rambler Weavers will resume its regular weekly meetings 9:30-noon Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the Rambler Center (old Russellville-Jefferson High School) in Russellville. Membership in the Rambler Weavers group is open to any interested person. Further information is available by calling Geri Cahall at (937) 378-3426. Brown County Democratic Party Central and Executive Committee will meet at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the Brown County Democratic Party Headquarters, 601 N. Apple St., Georgetown. This is a change from the normal meeting date of the first Wednesday of each month. Nominating Committee slate of candidates for the Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors Annual Special Election is due on Friday, Sept. 10, and candidate petition forms for that election are due Monday, Sept. 20, all to be turned in to the BCSWCD Office, 706 S. Main St., Georgetown. The election will be held at the District's 66th Annual Meeting and Banquet scheduled Monday, Oct. 25, at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown. Additional information about the election, meeting and banquet is available by calling the BCSWCD Office at (937) 378-4424. Area Agency on Aging District 7 Senior Expo is scheduled 9 a.m-2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at the Scioto County Fairgrounds in Lucasville with the gates opening at 8 a.m. Features will include entertainment, a Cake Auction, food, games and more. Further information is available by calling 1-800-582-7277. Free knitting and crocheting classes at the Rambler Center (old Russellville-Jefferson High School) in Russellville will resume 10 a.m.-noon 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) 543-3137. Brown County General Hospital Foundation's Annual Fall Golf Outing will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at Friendly Meadows Golf Course, 809 State Route 125 near Hamersville. The cost of the outing is $80, which will include lunch, golf, cart and dinner. Proceeds will benefit the Foundation's Healthcare Careers Scholarship Program, which was established to assist student in Brown County school districts who are entering healthcare careers.Anyone interested in golfing or supporting the Outing with a donation or receiving further information may contact Teri Baumann at (937) 378-7712 by Friday, Sept. 3, or visit to sign up to play. Seventh Annual Taste of Clermont will be held 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11; and noon-7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, at Eastgate Mall in Clermont County's Union Township. The event will include great food, live music, arts and crafts, and loads of children's activities. The event is produced by the Village Association of Batavia. The adult entire weekend admission charge will be $5, and children 12 and younger will be admitted free. The Old West Festival in Sterling Township is seeking artisans and crafters for this year's event, which is scheduled Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 11 and 12, 18 and 19, and 25 and 26 and Oct. 2 and 3 and 9 and 10. Anyone wanting further information about becoming an artisan or craft vendor or the festival in general may go to or e-mail Medical Coding class will begin Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown. The class will be held 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays for 10 weeks. Anyone wanting further information about this class or wishing to register for any Adult Education class may call Southern Hills Adult Education Office at (937) 378-6131, Ext. 357. Farm Science Review, Ohio's premiere agricultural event, will take place Tuesday-Thursday, Sept. 21-23, at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio. Tickets are available at all Ohio State University Extension Services Offices including the Brown County Office in Georgetown. Farm Science Review hours will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 21 and 22, and 8 a.m-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23. Tickets are $8 at the gate with children 5 and younger admitted free. Further information is available by logging on to Ninth Annual AEP Ohio Wheelin' Sportsmen Ultimate Team-Up Special Deer Hunt will be conducted Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29 and 30, with the event activities at the Clarence E. Miller Armory in McConnelsville and the participants hunting on land known as the AEP ReCreation Land near McConnelsville. The event is open to applicants with any type of physically challenging disability. Interested hunters wishing to be considered for participation in the event should submit their names and subsequent information no later than Friday, Sept. 3. Anyone wanting further information or wishing to register should contact Dave Dingey at (740) 962-1205 or Brian Cox at (740) 962-1215. ONGOING EVENTS Fall Quarter Registration began May 24 and is

under way until the start of the Fall Quarter on Friday, Sept. 20, at Southern State Community College's campuses including SSCC South Campus in Fincastle. Further information is available by calling 1-800-628-7722 or Southern State Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program online applications became available Sunday, Aug. 1, with the application deadline being Thursday, Sept. 30. Acceptance/denial letters will be mailed on or before Sunday, Oct. 31. Further information is available by calling SSCC Nursing Director Dr. Julianne Krebs at 1-800-628-7722, Ext. 2641 or e-mailing Krebs at or accessi n g m. 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-credithour 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 1-800-6287722, 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 Market Access Project or wishing to apply for the grants may visit Rural Ohio residents may apply for loan and grant funds to repair their homes. Further information is available by calling Linda AyresLouiso, underwriter of U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, at the Rural Development Field Office in Hillsboro at (937) 393-1921. We Can Help Food Bank at the corner of Decatur-Eckmansville Road and State Route 125 (a new location) 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 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 ServiceAgency 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. 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-



SUNDAY 2010 Ohio Tobacco Festival kicks off its final day Sunday,Aug. 29, with a Prayer Breakfast at Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington Elementary School, 510 S. Second St., Ripley. Events planned later in the day in downtown Ripley include the Cornhole Tournament at noon; the Baking Contest with judging at 1 p.m. followed by a Baked Goods Auction; the Tobacco Spitting Contest and Arm Wrestling Competition at 1 p.m.; the Cigar and Pipe Smoking Contest at 1:30 p.m.; the Daily Raffle Drawing at 3 p.m.; and the Grand Prize Drawing that will close out the 2010 Festival at 4 p.m.



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led course was developed by the Ohio-based University of Findlay, an academic partner for RDPC, specifically for school administrators and emergency responders. This awareness level course provides an opportunity for rural law enforcement and school personnel to develop a partnership with regard to school safety through effective collaborative planning, preparedness, communication, and coordination of resources. Other targeted audience members include emergency management, emergency medical services, fire services, governmental administrative, law enforcement, public safety communications, and public works. All training delivered by RDPC is certified by DHS and is offered tuition-free for a broad scope of stakeholders in qualifying jurisdictions, including the traditional emergency response disciplines, and other emergency response functions as defined by the National Response Framework, as well as critical infrastructure owners and operators.

Zane Trace Car Club plan trip to veterans home The Aug. 11 meeting of the Zane Trace Antique Car Club was held at the Lake Manor restaurant near Mt Orab with hosts Fred and Donna Rettke, Glen and Shirley Carter. Don Edwards led the group in prayer. Every one enjoyed dinner while also having fellowship with other members around the tables. The desserts were furnished by the host. When the meeting resumed, President Rick Longhauser led in the Pledge to the Flag. The minutes of the July 14 meeting were read by Secretary Martha Perry. August birthdays included Gloria Puckett and Roger Neal. Roger and Edna Neal are celebrating a wedding anniversary this month. The newest members to join the club are Marie Kalb, Fayetteville and Bud

Lund of Batavia. Our guest for the evening was Ann Lund. The club is planning a car tour to the Veterans Home in Georgetown on Aug. 22. The Antique Cars will be on display from 3 - 5 p.m. for all to enjoy. Rick and Chris Longhauser spent a week in South Dakota on an international tour. Their 1915 Model T Ford Touring was judged and received a plaque for being the best in its class. The Zane Trace Antique Car Club will be joining the NOKEN Ts for a tour on Oct.10 to Chilo Oh. Lock 24 for a day in the park . The September meeting will be held at the Old Y Restaurant, state Route 62 with host Paul and Phyllis Scott and Gloria Puckett. with no other business to discuss, the meeting adjourned.

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Ralph Egbert, of Mt. Orab, will be driving a 1950 Farmall tractor in the Brown County Institute Tractor Drive on Saturday, Sept. 11.

Tractor Drive planned for September 11 BY Marsha Mundy Contributor The Brown County Institute for the Enhancement of Education is sponsoring a Tractor Drive through the southwest Ohio countryside on Saturday, Sept. 11. Classic farm tractors 30 years old and older will be leaving the Ohio Valley Antique Machinery show grounds to travel a 15mile circuit. There will be a morning drive beginning 9:30 a.m. and an afternoon drive will begin 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be available at noon. Drivers must show a driver’s license and only one person may ride on the tractor unless it is equipped with a “buddy seat.” Tractors will be permitted to haul a trailer or wagon with passengers.

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Vintage Rock & Roll Show, along with the world’s first Criss Cross River of Fire Motorcycle Jump! Phil Dirt & The Dozers bring the classic hits of the 50’s and 60’s along with the sounds of the Beach Boys to the CrabFest stage, while headlining a full day of top notch entertainment. Also appearing will be the energetic sounds of Julie Nickell, along with the classic sounds of Devona & The Demos. Hall of Famer and former back-up to Elvis – Donnie Sumner will return this year, along with 2nd Chance, Victoria Bailey and others appearing. The River of Fire Criss Cross Motorcycle Leap of Life will feature two of the world’s greatest stuntmen, Aaron Ramsey and Todd Bennick. Each of them will also perform a series of

other feature jumps and stunts throughout the day. And making appearances throughout the day will be motorcycle stunt legends, Gene Sullivan (Evel’s Knievel’s former bodyguard and true legend), and Bob Gill (The Florida Flyer). Plus, there are many other great new features including a visit by Snoopy from Island’s Planet Kings Snoopy and Scallywag will present the all new Lazer Tag arena. Also, the kids can jump in the huge inflatables and play games in the KidZone, take in the Duke Energy village, corn hole tournament, paint ball shooting and tons of games, booths, and great food including the signature Crab Burger. This year’s CrabFest celebrates its 5th Anniversary with the ‘World’s Largest

Horseshoe Crab’, one of America’s Top Roadside Attractions (as presented on CNN by Roadside, as the inspiration for the event. The World’s Largest Horseshoe Crab also had a presence in the summer feature film, ‘Eclipse’. CrabFest 2010, the End of Summer Bash, is an all day event with festivities beginning at 11a.m. Admission and parking is FREE. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the day at this family friendly event! For more information please call (513) 256-5437 or visit us at CrabFest 2010 is held at 664 West Main Street (SR 28) in Blanchester, Ohio, next to the World’s Largest Horseshoe Crab.

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cating this to others, that is not our strength,” said Ryan McClure, a Paulding County grain and livestock farmer who was a member of the initial AgriPOWER class. “Through AgriPOWER, I was able to gain the tools and comfort level needed to be able to convey my messages to others.” In addition to OFBF, AgriPOWER partners include Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, American Dairy Association Mideast, Ohio Pork Producers Council, Ohio Corn Growers Association, Ohio Sheep and Wool Program, Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, Ohio Beef Council, Ohio Soybean Council, Southern Ohio Agricultural and Community Development Foundation, United Producers, Inc., Washington State Community College, Washington State Community College Tech Prep, Brown County Farm Bureau, Butler County Farm Bureau, Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau, Franklin County Farm Bureau, Geauga County Farm Bureau, Hamilton County Farm Bureau and Wood County Farm Bureau. For additional information about AgriPOWER visit, contact OFBF at 614-246-8249 or e-mail

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Advance registration for the drive is $30 or $40 to register on the day of the event. Those interested in participating in the drive are asked to call 1(937) 239-8234 or visit t for a registration form. The Institute provides children ages 1 to 5 with age appropriate books each month as an affiliate of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. There are nearly 300 families registered in Brown County at a cost of $30 per child to receive these books. The proceeds of the Tractor Drive will benefit area children and help them develop a love of reading. To find out more about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library visit their web site at

Mt. Orab resident Chris Rogers is one of 20 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2010-2011 program. AgriPOWER Rogers is employed by Brown County Soil & Water Conservation as district administrator/technician. His farming operation consists of a cow/calf operation. OFBF launched AgriPOWER in 2008 as an elite training program designed to help participants become leaders and advocates for agriculture. The yearlong program consists of seven two-to-three-day training sessions that focus on public policy issues confronting agriculture and the food industry. Topics covered include public policy issues facing local communities, the state of Ohio, the nation and the world. Specific sessions help class members develop important skills necessary to becoming an effective leader and advocate, including spokesperson and media training, etiquette training, social networking, communications and more. One of the institute programs will be held in Washington, D.C. to help class members gain a valuable understanding of national and global issues. “As farmers, we have always known what our business is and how we do it, but when it comes to communi-


In the event of a schoolbased incident, school administrators, rural law enforcement officers, and other emergency responders must be prepared to act quickly and precisely to take control of the situation. The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) is providing these and others responsible for school security in Batavia with crisis management training on how to effectively respond to an emergency involving a school building or an entire school system. RDPC will be delivering a free Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-certified course, AWR 148 Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents: Partnering Rural Law Enforcement and the Local School Systems, on Sept. 10 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Clermont College, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Snyder Building, that will give participants a foundation of knowledge and skills to progressively establish a schoolbased emergency response plan and crisis management team through information sharing and training. The eight-hour, instructor-

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What exactly is Feline Leukemia Virus and can you tell me about it? BY DR. DAN MEAKIN Feline Leukemia Virus is the causative agent of the most frequent fatal disease complex of cats. Infection probably occurs primarily by ingestion of the virus, which is present in the saliva, respiratory secretions, feces, and urine. Transfer across the placenta to unborn kittens and through the mother’s milk are also known to occur. The period between initial exposure to the virus and the development of infection or immunity is variable. The symptoms of Feline Leukemia Virus infection are inconsistent and may involve any organ in the body. Symptomatic treatment is available but the long-term success rate is very poor. Cats which appear to recover can remain carriers themselves. Feline Leukemia Virus is not transmissible to people, dogs, or animals other than cats. As with many other diseases, prevention is the best way to handle this disease. A vaccine is available from your veterinarian. It is best to test for this disease before vacci-

nating. All outside cats should be protected from this deadly virus. Dr. Dan Meakin is the

owner of All Creatures Animal Hospital, 1894 Ohio Pike in Amelia. Call (513) 797-PETS.

August is Feline Preventative Healthcare Month All Creatures, in conjunction with our on-site, no-kill shelter, Friend's of Noah, offer a Spay/Neuter assistant program. Vouchers are available by stopping in at the front desk at ACAH. Simply fill out the form and return to our practice. Feline Spay is $42.00, Feline Neuter is $32.00 (if you are low income and have been accepted into program). Stop in today, any of our staff can assist you in your endeavor to keep the feline population under control, and help eliminate the needless euthanasia of hundreds of kitties each day or visit ACAH thanks you for your efforts!

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HEALTHSOURCE OF OHIO, A network of community health centers offers quality care close to home, has many opportunities now available. DENTAL ASSISTANT 40 hrs/wk - Mt. Orab/Seaman High School graduate or equivalent required. Ohio general operator’s license in radiology required. Certification in dental assisting preferred. One-year experience in dental assisting or graduate of dental training program preferred. Must be willing to travel between the Mt. Orab and Seaman locations. LISW Eastgate/Mt. Orab (to include other locations as needed) Must be fully licensed as an “Independent Licensed Social Worker” by the state of Ohio. Training in family, pediatric and adult therapy highly desirable. Minimum of three years of experience in the direct delivery of mental health services required; five years or more experience preferred. Previous experience in a health care setting is desirable. We offer an excellent benefit package Apply online by visiting our website at: Email resumes to: Or fax to: 513-576-1018 M/F/D/V Equal Opportunity Employer

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

403- MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 1999 EMPEROR, 3br, 2ba, new carpet, fresh paint, $1,000/down, $550/mo. Sardinia area. 513-505-8311, 513-724-7233, or 859-466-3554. 2BR, 1BA, large mobile home outside Mt. Orab. Completely remodeled. One acre tree-lined lot. Heated garage, stone firepit w/picnic area. All appliances stay. Covered front deck, enclosed rear porch, central air, $44,900. 937-217-1101.


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.

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501-CHILDCARE No phone calls or walk-ins please! CHILD CARE in my home, located on Main St. 611 - WANTED TO BUY in Georgetown. Great 600 - FURNITURE rates. Contact Tasha FOR SALE - Sofa & WANTED TO BUY 513-313-2184. love seat, excellent condi1 or 2 GEM tion, not sat on very cistern pumps in much, for looks only, cusworking CHILD CARE services tom made by Bushline condition. in my Mt. Orab home, Corp. Cream background 513-752-7078 flexible hours from w/light blue flower patMon.-Fri. for all ages, full tern, beautiful, must see, part-time. asking $300/firm. Paid or over $2000 few years 612 - SPORTING GOODS 513-312-8778 anytime. ago. 513-876-3403. BRAND NEW 2010 Stealth Speed Senior CHILDCARE - I have 2 604 - MUSICAL INSTRULeague baseball bat. Still full-time openings in my in plastic wrapper & has MENTS Mt. Orab home for childnever been hit. This is a YPG-625 big barrell bat that meascare & also on/off school YAMAHA bus. Seven years experi- Digital Grand Piano in ures 2-5/8” diameter & ence. Call 513-479-9023. new condition. It has over has a 10-drop ratio (30” 500 sounds & instruments long, 20 ounces). This bat installed, has weighted retails for $299. $150.00. KIDS UNIVERSE hammer keyboard to Call or text Learning Center, LLC. simulate an acoustic pi- 513-477-2002. Enrolling Now for ages ano, 88-keys, 6-track re0-12. 2225 Hales Way corder, USB port, in- 613 - PETS AND SUPPLIES Suites 210-240 Williams- stalled songs, lessons, in- AKC BOXER puppy, male, $300. burg, Ohio 45176. The tegrated wood stand, etc. - fawn new facility is located in it even has a built-in pi- 513-309-3051. the 32 Business Center on ano lesson module! Call Eastwood Road. This is or text 513-477-2002, AKC REGISTERED Brown County, but will $550.00. Toy Rat Terriers, 3-feserve surrounding coun- 608 - FARM PRODUCE males, 2-males, Saddle ties. Call 937-444-9383 Back Tri Color, Sire & HAY FOR sale square for information regarding Dam on premises, born enrollment and employ- bales Timothy and Or- Feb. 28th. Need homes chard grass mix. now, $150/ea. w/regisment. $2.50/bale. Round bales tered papers. available also. 513-575-0671. 506 - CLEANING 937-205-0275. RESIDENTIAL FULL BLOODED GerCLEANING or just HAY YEAR-ROUND needing some spring square/round, delivered or man Shepherd female, cleaning, great rates, and pick up, lower price di- up-to-date on shots. Vet even better references. rectly picked up from checked, looking for good Make offer. Call for a quote, or for field, same day baled. home. 937-509-6550. more information. 937-444-2694. 513-255-4342. GERMAN SHORT Hair 611 - WANTED TO BUY 507 - SEWING Pointer ready to go, 8-6 CASH PAID TODAY five liver, four liver blue & ALTERATIONS For all your sewing needs for furniture, appliances, tick, excellent hunting breed, taking reserves. for you, your family and your home. Call 937-444- antiques, gold, silver, Call us at 937-515-4074. 4276. Reasonable rates, expert service.

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901-SALES FIRST TIME Yard Sale: 4-family including an estate, Friday & Saturday, Sept. 3rd & 4th. Over 50 years of collectibles; furniture, many old clocks, glassware including Fenton, old bottles, dishes, etc. Old pictures, lamps, toys, kitchen wares, decor items. Clothing & shoes in a wide range of sizes, bedding & lots of household items. Over 500 books, tools, hunting & fishing items. 10917 US 68, 3rd drive past Fairview Church towards Georgetown (Hunter Hollow). NO EARLY BIRDS, rain cancels.

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HUGE BARN sale, Sept. 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th. Antiques, furniture & glassware, Longaberger baskets, lots of misc., 3217 St. Rt. 134, north of Buford. 9-5pm.

ELECTRIC ORGAN, piano, gas furnace, horse harness, cherry & cedar lumber, cast iron printing press, old Allis-Chalmers YARD tractor. Call HUGE Sale/Adoption Fundraiser, 937-378-3150. Sept. 3-4, 8am-?, N. Main Georgetown. FORD PARTS, motors, St., transmission. For sale, Multi-family, lots of good lumber from 1830’s stuff. home, oak, all parts. LABOR DAY weekend 937-289-1040. Yard/Estate Sale, SaturJENNY LINN baby bed, day & Sunday, Sept. 4th mattress & changing table & 5th, 8am-4pm. Too used very little at Grand- many items to list. 2768 ma’s house. Both $50. Tri-County Hwy. (di937-378-6631 leave mes- rectly across from Bible Baptist Church in Mt. sage. Orab). LIKE NEW - 17” Henry Miller Gaited Saddle 104 THURSDAY - SATURVista Black all leather, DAY, Sept. 2-4, 9am-?? used couple of times, ex- 3887 SR 286, Mt. Orab, cellent condition, $600. rain or shine, DVD’s, VCR tapes, CD’s, com513-876-3403. puter games, clothes, NEW 17” Western Pleas- household. ure Gaited Saddle, never YARD SALE - Fri. & used, mahogany color, Sat., Sept. 3rd & 4th, very, very nice, list price 9-5pm at 10551 Kendall $699, sell for $300 FIRM Rd. Winchester. Look for or trade for Colt 45. signs. Lots of things. 513-876-3403. YARD/BAKE SALE, 702-MISC.NOTICES 18799 sr 68, Fayetteville, REWARD!! FOR infor- Fri., Sept. 3rd, 9-6pm, mation leading to the ar- Sat., Sept. 4th, 9-4pm. men’s, rest/conviction of Children’s, person(s) responsible for women’s clothes, all theft of trailer & washer sizes, shoes, antiques, leaf Kelch Rd. blower, games, misc. All off proceeds to purchase a car 937-446-1750. for a Missionary.


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I Pay CASH for Junk Car’s, Trucks & Vans!! 807 - TRUCKS FOR SALE 1994 CHEVY Truck Club Cab, 4x4, radio-tape, Burgundy & gray, cloth interior red, 198K/miles, $2,900.00. Call 513-734-7535. 1999 CHEVY Silverado pickup truck, 8’ bed, single cab, 5.3 Vortec, garage kept, new tires, new plugs & wires. Call 937-446-3259 or 937-515-8434.


MARK WANTS running, wrecked, dead cars and trucks. Now paying $150 - $400/cash for complete vehicles. FREE TOW! 937-446-3021 or 513-739-0774 1995 MERCURY Cougar, 170K/miles, $1500. 513-724-7465. JUNKED, WRECKED unwanted autos, autos, trucks, motorcycles, etc., some towed free, cash paid for some. Call 513-734-1650


901-SALES BARN SALE - Sept. 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8am-7pm, located on St. Rt. 286. Antique furniture, men’s tools, doctor’s horse buggy, clothes & a wide variety of everything. 937-446-2850. BARN/YARD SALE: Sept. 3rd & 4th. Baby items, household items, dishes, home decor, toys & much more. Watch for signs. 12652 Purdy Rd., Sardinia. ESTATE/YARD SALE - Huge, lots of great stuff, vehicles also for sale, Sept. 3rd, 4th, 5th from 9-5pm, rain or shine, 2854 Beltz Rd. in Buford.

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Getting ready for the Tobacco Festival Tobacco Festival Week As the number of acres of tobacco produced in the Burley Belt, and Southern Ohio, has diminished over the past few years the number of young people do not have as much of an understanding about the crop that helped pay for several farms, college educations, and food on the table for many who grew up in the area. This is the 29th Annual Ohio Tobacco Festival and it will be held this week starting on Thursday and going until Sunday. There will be several tobacco related events going on during the weekend among numerous events scheduled. On Friday night the parade will take place. Part of the parade will be the winners of this year’s Ohio Tobacco Festival Scholarships. On Saturday I will be working with two contests that will include a tobacco grading contest and a tobacco stripping contest. The grading contest will be the old standard grading system that includes stalk position, quality and color. The stripping contest will be timed and include neatness, quality of grading and more. If you would like to participate, or just come out and watch. We will do a show and tell explanation of the tobacco stripping process prior to the event. Check the schedule for

DAVID DUGAN times and locations of these events. Seeding Your Lawn This year has been a real challenge for some homeowners. There has been no brown grass, and no weeks that the lawn did not need mowed. Maybe it needed mowed twice some weeks during the summer. The problems can consist of several things that grew that you did not want. Some things that grow well in wet areas may have taken over the lawn. In most cases this will not be there next year unless we are really wet again. However, I know I have had calls about “starting over” so here is a little information about seeding the lawn. Seeding can be done until Oct. 1, depending on the timing of frosts and soil moisture, emergence and maturation of seedlings may not be as successful. Once the ground freezes, surface soil moisture is unavailable, and seedlings with a meager root system will desiccate and die. If seeding is not done by Oct. 1, wait until next spring to perform dormant seed-

Families offered free day at the range The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife is sponsoring a Family Outdoor Skills Day on Saturday Sept. 18, 2010. The event will feature shotgun, rifle, pellet gun and archery shooting activities and instruction. This family-friendly day will be held at Spring Valley Shooting Range in Greene County from noon to 5:00pm. All range fees are waived for the event participants and the equipment and ammunition will be provided. “This event will provide an excellent opportunity for adults and youth alike to gain hands on training with archery and firearms at no charge from certified instructors at one of Ohio’s premier public shooting ranges,” said David Kohler, District Five Wildlife Management Supervisor. The Outdoor Skills Day has been an annual event at the range since 2002 with about 125 participants taking part yearly. Certified instructors will be on hand to help teach safe and responsible shooting and handling techniques. Snacks and

water will also be provided by event sponsors, Tecumseh Territory Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Greene County Fish & Game/ Friends of the NRA committee. The range complex at Spring Valley is handicap accessible and offers public restrooms. “By offering this day at the range we hope to provide an opportunity for families to come out and try the shooting sports without investing a lot of money, get certified instruction and to make a few memories as well”, said Scott Phillips, Spring Valley Area Manager. The Spring Valley Range is located just south of Xenia at 3450 Houston Rd., Waynesville, OH 45068. For information or directions please call the District Five office at (937) 372-9261 or Spring Valley Wildlife Area office (937) 488-3115, range (937) 862-5162.

Self-watering planters BY Faye Mahaffey OSU Brown County Master Gardener Volunteer This summer the pots on my deck and front porch have needed to be watered daily! If I forget, the Persian Shield plants and sweet potato vines will wilt from the afternoon sun. I came across a unique set of instructions for self-watering planters that I am considering for next season. Here’s what you’ll need: A pot with enough space for a water reservoir that will keep the plant hydrated for as long as you’re away. Three pieces of perforated drain tile cut into equal lengths. They should be as tall as you want your water reservoir to be deep. Wicks: Three clean socks or strips of fabric that are as long as the pot is high. A circular piece of sturdy plastic to sit on top of the drain tile and serve as your dirt platform. (The lid from a plastic pickle bucket works great.) A piece of 1-inch-wide flexible tubing as long as your pot is tall. This is your watering spout, the way you’ll fill the reservoir. Instructions: Prep the planter – set the pieces of drain tile into the bottom of the pot. Drill a small hole through the side of the pot just above the drain tile. This will serve as your overflow spout and let you know when the reservoir is full. Tape the fabric wicks to the lip of the pot, dropping the other ends into the pot

until they just touch the bottom. These wicks will allow every drop of water to be pulled from the reservoir and into the dirt. Create the dirt platform – cut the piece of plastic so it fits snugly into the pot, resting on the drain tile with very little gap around it. Once the plastic has been cut to size, perforate it with a large drill bit, putting lots of holes in it to allow the dirt to aerate and for the roots to grow through and water to percolate. Cut a small hole in the plastic platform the size of the flexible tubing. Lay the dirt platform on top of the drain tile, and stick the tubing down through the platform hole. Fill it up – now it’s time to add the dirt. But you’ll want to do this in two stages. Lay half the dirt on the platform, and then remove the tape from the socks and lay them on top of the dirt. Now you’re ready to add the rest of the dirt. This ensures that the water will wick up into the heart of the dirt, keeping everything well-watered. Plant your plants – all that’s left to do now is transfer your plant into the pot, and fill up the reservoir with a hose, watching for water to trickle from the overflow spout, telling you that your self-watering pot is ready to do the work for you! So for all those of us who yearn to be a “lazy” gardener who doesn’t have to water daily, in a few easy steps, you can be kicked back in a chair on the porch reading your favorite gardening magazine while your plants flourish!

ing. Starter fertilizer is essential for proper germination and development of seedling turfgrass, as seedling root systems have difficulty accessing nutrients, especially phosphorus, unless it is on the soil surface. Starter fertilizer NPK ratios should be 1-2-1 or 1-1-1. When possible, apply starter fertilizer again in 5-6 weeks. Farm Science Review With the Farm Science Review coming up in just a few days (Sept. 21-23), I thought we should revisit the changes made last year concerning transportation at the show. Remember you can save some money on the tickets by buying them at the OSU Extension Office prior to the show. Tickets are $5 in advance, $8 at the gate. This is just a reminder about the changes concerning golf carts and such. This information comes from the Farm Science Review web site. Please read the following carefully about Special Needs Vehicles at the show which comes directly from the web page. The address is Golf cart, electric scooter, segway or approved disabled unit will be the only mode of transportation allowed for the 2010 FSR visitor. No other types of vehicles will be allowed into the FSR exhibit area.

As the Farm Science is a pedestrian show, it is important to limit the use of golf cars to those individuals who require this type of vehicle to use at the show. An expressed need for the use of a special need vehicle should be apparent, whether the vehicle is rented or brought by the individual. It is also the policy of the Farm Science Review to limit all vehicular traffic inside the exhibit area to a minimum and to maintain the area as a primary pedestrian facility. The use of a motorized vehicle is a privilege provided to the user. The abuse of this privilege will result in the revoking of the issued Special Needs Vehicle Permit and the removal from the grounds of the Molly Caren Ag Center of the vehicle and the individual(s) to whom the Permit was issued. In such cases, no refunds of any collected fees shall be granted. Dates to Remember August 26 - Quality Assurance Class at Southern Hills Career Center at 5:30 p.m. All exhibitors must have met requirements of Quality Assurance or they will not be permitted to show at the 2010 Brown Co. Fair. This is the last class for 2010. August 26-29 - Ohio Tobacco Festival in Ripley


615-MISC. FOR SALE 5500 WATT generator storm responder, never been used, 1-year factory warranty left, sells new at Sears for over $900. Asking $725. Call or 937-213-3336 937-378-3337.

Meaning of dates on canned goods varies Most canned goods seem to have dates or codes on the bottom of the can. Are these expiration dates? If so, how do I read the ones that are in code? Canned goods don't really have expiration dates. Most canned products have a "best if used by" date, after which the quality of the food may deteriorate, but it still would be safe to eat. Other products may have the date that the product was packaged, or a code indicating its packing date. That and other information, such as which plant manufactured the product, can be used to track the item in case of a recall or other problem. Unfortunately, there's no standard method for dating or coding used by all canned good manufacturers. If you're curious about the products on your pantry shelves, probably the easiest thing to do is to call the company and ask. Almost all companies that produce canned goods put a toll-free number right on the can. Most canned goods remain safe and retain their quality for several years. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), low-acid canned foods such as meat, poultry, fish and most vegetables will keep fine for two to five years; highacid foods, such as tomatoes, grapefruit and pineapple, have a shorter shelf-life -about 12 to 18 months. After that time, you may notice deterioration in color, texture or flavor.

A few things to keep in mind: If a can shows any signs of bulging or leaking, throw it away immediately. Bulging indicates the food has the deadly botulinum toxin. The toxin is extremely rare in commercially canned foods, but it's been known to happen. Don't let curiosity or frugality cloud your better judgment -just get rid of it. Don't let canned foods freeze. The food could expand and break the can's seal, letting microbes in. While few people would put a canned food item in the freezer, a can could roll out of a grocery store bag in your trunk, and if it's in the middle of winter and there's a chance the food inside the can froze, then pitch it. Slight dents in cans aren't unusual and, as long as the can isn't leaking and the product seems fine, it's safe to consume. But steer clear of severely dented cans -- they're not worth the risk. Pay strict attention to "useby" dates on infant formula and baby food. That ensures the products have retained their nutrients and remain high quality. According to the FSIS, formula stored too long can separate and clog the nipple on a baby bottle. Chow Line is a service of Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Send questions to Chow Line, c/o Martha Filipic, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH, 432101044, or



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2010 Fusion SE Sale Price Less Rebate


$20,432 $2,000

0% for 60 mos. Available In Lieu Of Rebate

18 , 432

*0% APR Available Subject To Credit Approval.



Now through the end of August, with the lease or purchase of a new F-Series or Ranger receive a great race package which includes: • Two tickets to the Built Ford Tough 225 at the Kentucky Speedway, Sept. 3rd. • Race caps and T-shirts • Two Fan Zone Passes

All prices plus tax, title, and rebates assigned to dealer.



2007 Edge

2005-2009 Focus

All Wheel Drive

8 To Choose From

Starting At

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17 , 932


7 , 932

2003 Ford F-150 XLT Reg. Cab V8, Auto., & More................................................................ $7,932

15,932 / $237mo.* $ 2009 Mustang Convertible Leather, Loaded & More! . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$20,932 / 321mo.* $ 2009 Chevrolet Aveo LT Good Fuel Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11,932 / 170mo.* $ 2009 Ford F-350 Crew Cab XLT Long Bed, Only 14,000 Miles! . . . .$31,932 / 506mo.* $ 2005 PT Cruiser GT Convertible Sharp! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,932 / 186mo.* 2002 Ford Mustang Coupe V6, Auto., Leather, Moonroof . . . . . . . . . .$10,932 $ 2007 Lincoln MKX All Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$26,932 / 422mo.* $ 2009 Chevrolet HHR LT Low Miles, Full Power . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,932 / 237mo.* $ 2008 Ford Ranger Super Cab 4 Cyl./Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,932 / 220mo.* $ 2008 Chrysler Sebring Conv. Summertime Fun!! . . . . . . . .$13,932 / 203mo.* $ 2006 Ford F-250 Reg. Cab XLT Only 14,000 Miles . . . . . . . . .$19,932 / 304mo.* $ 2006 Ford F-350 Reg. Cab XLT 4x4 Diesel . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$22,932 / 355mo.* $ 2006 Ford F-150 XLT Super Cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$16,932 / 254mo.* $ 2009 Mercury Sable Premium Leather, Moonroof & More . . . . .$21,932 / 338mo.* 2009 Mazda 6


All New Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2010 Fusion SE Only 2,000 Miles, Fully Equipped #A2038A





2002 Chrysler GTC Convertible Only 32,000 Miles






10 , 932

/ $220mo.* $ 2006 Ford Taurus SEL Leather, Loaded, Only 36,000 Miles . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,932 / 153mo.* 2002 Ford Explorer XLT Leather, Moonroof...........................$9,932 $ 2005 Ford 500 SEL All Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,932 / 186mo.* 2004 Hyundai Tiburon Low Miles ...................................$7,932 $ 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 Leather, Roof & More . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$25,932 / 405mo.* $ 2007 Ford F-150 STX 4x4, Flareside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$20,932 / 321mo.* 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 ..................................$11,932 2002 Ford Escape XLT 4x4 .......................................$9,932 $ 2007 Ford Sport Trac XLT V8, 4x4, Moonroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$23,932 / 371mo.* $ 2005 Ford Ranger Sport Super Cab 6 cyl., 5 speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11,932 / 170mo.* $ 2006 Ford F-350 Crew Cab Lariat 4x4, Diesel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$30,932 / 489mo.* $ 2007 Jeep Liberty 4x4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,932 / 237mo.* $ 2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,932 / 220mo.* $ 2007 Chevrolet Silverado LS Crew Cab, 4x4 . . . . . . . . . . . . .$23,932 / 371mo.* 2005 Ford Free Style All Wheel Drive, Only 49,000 Miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,932




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TUES., - THURS. 9-7


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FRI. & SAT. 9-6



*Payments based on 66 mos. @ 3.75% APR, 680 Beacon Score through GEFCU. Must meet residency requirements with approved credit. Payments are plus tax & lic. & doc fees with $2,000 cash or trade equity down.

Brown County Press

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