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Man arrested for child porn BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press A Sardinia man is in the Brown County Jail on 62 counts of child pornography, child sexual solicitation and endangering children charges. Marcus Spaulding is 54 years old and could spend the rest of his life in prison upon conviction. Brown County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Zac Corbin said that 59 of the charges involve Spaulding sharing pictures of his 11 year old victim on the internet.

The investigation was begun by Brown County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy John Schadle. “(Schadle) was contacted by some authorities up in Cleveland who alerted him to some of Mr. Spauldings, online activity, primarily on Facebook”, Corbin said. “Through working with Facebook Security, we were able to determine that Mr. Spaulding had sent and received, during the dates included in the indictment, at least 59 images that exploited children. They were photos that showed

children in a state of nudity or actually engaging in sexual conduct.” Corbin added that the charges against Spaulding were about more than just pictures. “You’re not just dealing with electronic images, which are bad enough, but if you look at the importuning and the child endangering, you’ve got a real life victim.” Corbin said that the girl was living in Spaulding’s home at the time of the alleged crimes. “Those importuning charges are basically solic-

iting a minor to engage in sexual activity. Some of those discussions he had with that young girl, it’s my hope that those will warrant a lengthy prison sentence”, Corbin said. He added that the investigation of Spaulding was not over and that more charges could be forthcoming. “There is a computer that belonged to the defendant that has been sent off for analysis at the BCI computer crime lab. So there could very well be more uncovered on his computer”, Corbin said.

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A former nurse at the Brown County Jail is facing charges of having sex with two female inmates. John Kevin Dugan, 34 of Georgetown, is charged with five counts of Sexual Battery. Brown County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Zac Corbin is overseeing the case, “The sexual conduct took place in July and August of this year”, Corbin said. “They all took place while he was the medic there. It’s our belief that these things took place in his office at the jail.” Corbin said that the Sexual Battery charges stem from Dugan’s position of authority over the prisoners. “Because of his status as an employee of the jail while they were inmates, that’s what makes it a crime, even though there is no allegation of force”, Corbin said. Brown County Sheriff’s CONTINUED ON PAGE 14

The Village of Aberdeen has been blocked from transferring any money by Brown County Common Pleas Court Judge Scott Gusweiler. Gusweiler ordered on December 20 that the village “is hereby prohibited from any transfer of its property, tangible or intangible, while Shinn Brothers judgment against Aberdeen remains unsatisfied. Specifically, funds which are currently being held by U.S. Bank or funds in any other financial institutions held by Village of Aberdeen.” Gusweiler continued that “It is the further order of this court that this Order of Stay is applicable to anyone who holds an official office in the Village of Aberdeen, including the fiscal officer.” Meanwhile, Village Solicitor David Grimes has filed a motion asking Gusweiler to order Shinn Brothers and Artesian of PiCONTINUED ON PAGE 14

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Karen Woodruff, Rebecca Wallace, Barry Woodruff and Denny Wallace stand with their dinner guests following the Christmas meal in Georgetown.

Giving the gift of fellowship BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press The Woodruff family participated in a new Christmas tradition on December 18th when they hosted their second annual Christmas Dinner for the Brown County Senior Citizens Group. About eighty meals were served to guests at the ABCAP building in Georgetown, and twenty more meals were prepared for shut-ins.

Barry and Karen Woodruff, along with Daughter and Son-In-Law Rebecca and Denny Wallace, put the meal together for the seniors. Woodruff’s brother Steve and son Barry, Jr. also participated from afar with donations and support. Barry Woodruff said the idea for the meal came to his wife Karen a couple of years ago. “When we discovered this group at the old VFW

building, they had tried to have a Christmas dinner and it all fell apart, so on the way home, my wife said that she would like to feed those folks Christmas dinner next year”, Woodruff said. “We called a caterer and fed about a hundred folks last year and we will feed about that many this year.” Woodruff said that his family saw a need and decided to do something about it. “My dad always said

that if you see a problem that you have the ability to solve and you don’t do it, shame on you. I hope we do this year after year, if we’re alive and healthy and able to do it.” Woodruff said that he hopes the annual meal will help the group gain more members during the year. “They need some younger folks coming in, so we’re telling them to invite a few friends that aren’t members of their CONTINUED ON PAGE 14

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Stykes murder top story of 2013 2013 was a year for news County. Here back at the top of the year.

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1. Brittany Stykes Murder 22 year old Brittany Stykes was found shot to death in a wooded area off of Highway 68 between State Route 125 and Laycock Road on August 28. Her daughter Aubree was in the Jeep with her, suffering a bullet wound to the head. Brittany was seventeen weeks pregnant. Aubree had to undergo several operations to repair the damage caused by the

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gunshot wound. Investigators are still working on solving the case, even going so far as to stop traffic for two hours on Highway 68 during the time of the shooting in search of leads. 2. Aberdeen Water Plant The village of Aberdeen decided in December not to build a water plant and to give back the $2.7 million dollars in bond money it had borrowed to fund the project. The village lost a breach of contract suit to Shinn Brothers, Inc., the general contractor hired to build the water plant. Common Pleas Judge Scott Gusweiler ordered that the village pay Shinn Brothers just over one million dollars for breaching the contract. Gusweiler has ordered that the village not transfer any funds from village accounts until the judgement is satisfied, leaving the village unable to give the bond money back to the bondholder. The village is also at risk of being placed in Fiscal Emergency status by the Auditor of State’s Office. Expect to see this situa-

tion back in the top ten stories of 2014. 3. Coroner/Sheriff Conflict On her first day in office, Brown County Coroner Dr. Judith Varnau sent a letter to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, questioning the authority and qualifications of Brown County Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger. Since then, the two offices have had a strained relationship, with the Brown County Sheriff’s Office revising its policy on death scenes to strictly comply with Ohio law as it relates to the responsibility of the coroner at death scenes. A special prosecutor was hired by the Brown County Commissioners over the summer to create a written protocol between the Brown County Sheriff and Brown County Coroner for death investigations but the effort did not work. C. David Warren, in a letter to the commissioners dated June 26, said that he had met with Brown County Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger, Brown County Coroner Dr. Judith Varnau and Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little “on several occasions”

during his effort. Warren wrote, “Even though I felt we were making excellent progress toward a protocol regarding death investigations, I unfortunately must inform you that no agreement could be reached. I am also of the opinion that any further attempts to reach an agreement would not be successful.” Wenninger said that he didn’t sign the agreement because he and his deputies were already following Ohio law. 4. Inmate Hanging in Brown County Jail Brown County Coroner Dr. Judith Varnau concluded in December that the death of Zachary Goldson in the Brown County Jail last October was a homicide. Goldson was found hanging in his cell on Saturday, October 5. In a document titled “Technical Explanation of Determinations”, Varnau wrote “Mr. Goldson did not commit suicide...he could not have hanged himself, but had to have help in making it look like he did. There were only four individuals who escorted him to the holding cell...one or

more or all of these individuals had to have had some part in the death of Mr. Goldson.” Varnau’s notes indicate that Goldson was in the custody of BCSO employees when he was returned to the jail after an escape attempt at Southwest Regional Medical Center where he assaulted Deputy Travis Justice and attempted to grab his gun. Brown County Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger said he is confident that his employees did not break the law. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification in-

vestigation into the jail death is still pending. 5. Sebastian Swartz Shooting Death Nine year old Sebastian Swartz was shot in the head at his Decatur home in February. He died a short time later at Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati. His parents, Chris and Shanna Swartz were charged with Felony Child Endangerment in March. Investigators later determined that an older sister of the boy “discharged the CONTINUED ON PAGE 14

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Some people find the ‘Spirit of Giving’ during the holidays, while others

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have that spirit all year long and act on it. According to Tamma Plymesser executive director of the Pregnancy Resource Center in Georgetown, one such person in Brown County is 100 year old Georgetown resident Margaret Mann. “Margaret spends hours and hours crocheting beautiful baby blankets that she donates to the Pregnancy Resource Center (PRC),” Plymesser said. “She told me that she would be bored without anything to do and she enjoys being of value to someone. She is a truly amazing lady.” Margaret has been crocheting since she was just a child. She said her grandmother tried to teach her how to crochet, but because she was left-handed, she was unable to show her how to do it. “After a while my grandmother just gave up on me,” Margaret said with a chuckle, “so I got a book and taught myself, and I’ve been crocheting ever since. “For several years now I’ve made lap robes for the veterans at the Ohio Veterans Home here in Georgetown. They are very warm and lay across the lap.” Margaret said that at her age she can’t get around like she used to but has a strong belief is doing what you can do to help others. “I am strongly against abortion, and I believe in what the Pregnancy Resource Center does in helping these young mothers who are in difficult situations,” Margaret said. “What they do at that center is important to these new babies too, so I feel grateful to be able to do what I do.” Margaret attributes her church, the Georgetown

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Church of the Nazarene for first telling her about the PRC. She said her congregation also helps and supports the center. “I feel grateful to have lived to be 100,” she said, “even though I only feel 80, and I feel blessed that I can do what I do for the center.” Plymesser said the blankets that Margaret crochets are used in a variety of ways at the PRC. She said Margaret also makes baby caps for the center. “We have a ‘Blankies for Babies” program here at the center,” explained Plymesser. “Parents who participate in this program watch a half an hour video and receive 3 brand new, hand made blankets, afghans or quilts for their baby. If they have more than one baby, they can choose two for each child. We have videos for parents of infants Martha B. Jacob/THE BROWN COUNTY PRESS and toddlers and even some geared Margaret Mann shows off one of the beautiful crocheted blankets she made which will be donated to the Georgetown Pregjust for dads.” nancy Resource Center. Plymesser said that the blankets Newborn Layette,” Ply- for their babies, regardless made by Margaret are also messer said. “All the their circumstances. placed in the center’s mother (or dad) has to do is The Sweet Dreams Crib “Newborn Layettes” which bring the baby in and re- Award Program is a series include a gift bag stuffed quest it. Even those who of six weeks of classes for with all the essentials are not currently clients can those in need of a crib for needed for newborns. receive a layette for their their baby. After completItems in the “Newborn baby. ing the class, they receive a Layettes” include diapers, “Parents who participate brand new crib with matbaby wipes, baby shampoo, in our ‘Sweet Dreams Crib tress and bedding for their baby lotion, baby powder, Award Program” often also baby. onesies, clothes, blankets, participate in the ‘Blankie’s “Expectant parents and bottles, toys, rattles and for Babies” program.” those with infants under even a couple of goodies Plymesser said the pur- one year of age are eligible for the mother. pose of the PRC is to help for this program,” Ply“Newborn up to three young mothers with caring messer said. months are eligible for a

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During the recent Christmas festivities in Georgetown, a very special event included a tour of seven of the beautiful churches found in Georgetown. Georgetown resident Carol Myers attended the tour and said it was inspirational. “I just wish the weather hadn’t been so very cold,” Myers said. “It was a beautiful tour seeing all the churches decked out for the holidays.” The first church to be visited during the tour was the Georgetown Presbyterian Church located at 401 S. Main Street. Georgetown Presbyterian Church The Georgetown Presbyterian Church began in 1803 as the Straight Creek Presbyterian Church. When the population shifted and membership grew, the location moved from Straight Creek to Georgetown and trustees petitioned the Ohio legislature for incorporation of the Georgetown Presbyterian Church. In 1830 a small brick church was built on the current lot. In 1848 the question of slavery caused several members to leave and establish the Free Presbyterian Church of Straight Creek on Free Soil Road. The church operated from 1849 through 1869, after which members rejoined the Georgetown Presbyterian Church. The current building was designed by Virginia architect Hubbard Baker and was erected in 1853 for $7,000. For more than 200 years, the Georgetown Presbyterian Church has sought to share the good news of Jesus Christ in Brown County according to Pastor David Eversole. Georgetown Baptist Church The Georgetown Baptist Church was organized on June 1, 1956. The church was organized with the help of the Lockland Baptist Church in Cincinnati, and Calvary Baptist Church in Lebanon as a missionary church. Services were first held at 512 East State Street until the property was purchased and a new building was constructed at the present day site of 794 South Main Street in Georgetown in 1962. The church was officially dedicated on October 21, 1962 by Evangelist Ray Roberts. The current pastor is Cliff Myers. Georgetown Church of the Nazarene Several attempts were made to establish a Nazarene Church in Georgetown, dating back as early as the 1930’s. It was not until 1949 that the church had its real beginning. A tent was pitched on a lot on West State Street for a “tent revival.” The meetings lasted four weeks with Reverend William Applegate and Reverend Frodge doing the preaching. On July 24, Sunday School began with 37 in attendance. On August 7, 1949 the church was organized with 11 charter members. A lot was purchased on August

9 where the present church now stands. The first building was a converted army barracks. By April 1957, the congregation had grown and a new sanctuary was needed. Construction began with men from the congregation donating their time and labor. Reverend Applegate served as pastor from August 1949 through March of 1965. Since its beginning, the church has added a parsonage and an educational unit for Sunday School rooms and offices. In 1983 a Christian Activities Building was constructed. The ‘Wee Care Learning Center” occupies the building today. Richie Pride is the current Pastor.

St. George Catholic Church In May of 1902, ground was broken for a Catholic Church in Georgetown on a lot at Apple and Plum Streets. The church was called the Assumption, and served the Catholic population of Georgetown until November of 1952 when the current church on the corner of State and Elm Streets was dedicated as St. George Parish. The old church is still standing and is now the Apple Street Christian Church. In 1983 an addition with a social hall and classrooms was added. The addition included a stained glass window of St. George that was designed and executed by Jerry Blum, Sr. and a memorial garden with a fountain was created between the church and social hall. Father Dohrman Byers is the Pastor of St. George Parish. Apple Street Christian Church This church was dedicated in October 1902. The cost of the church building was $2,488. The expense was funded by the many friends and benefactors of six families. The church building served the parish until 1952. Today, the congregation of the Apple Street Christian Church calls the building their church home.

In 1969 a two story addition was added to the back of the building. The Georgetown Church of Christ met at 402 North Main Street for 114 years. In 1987, 12.6 acres of land was purchased on Hamer Road. A new building was built and the first service was held on Mother’s Day 1991. As the congregation grew, more space was needed. In 2002, the Family Life Center was added, giving the church 72,000 square feet of space in which to serve the Lord. The Georgetown Church of Christ is non-denominational, rejecting all manmade creeds. They accept the Bible as God’s Word and follow the New Testament guide, as the early church did, for church doctrine and practice. As of 2012 the church averages 575 people in attendance each Sunday. The current pastors are Kevin Whitsett, Scott Hennig, Jason Galley and Adam Jones.

Georgetown United Methodist Church The Methodist Church has occupied an important place in the spiritual life of Brown County from its earliest years. Methodists first met for worship in a cottage in the Hillman-Ridge area as early as 1812. The First Methodist Church in Brown County was located on Hillman Ridge, three and a half miles southeast of Georgetown and was built in 1815. In 1820, when Georgetown was being laid out, residents were determined to have a House of Worship and the Methodist Episcopal

Society was formed. In 1826, Abel and Elizabeth Rees deeded a tract of land opposite of Singles Grist Mill to the Society and a small brick building was erected. This was the first church in Georgetown. A new church was built on the corner of Main and Market Streets (now State Street). The building was completed in 1846 at a cost of $6,500. In 1892 the vestibule was completely modernized and new stairways were built. The church was destroyed by a fire on April 26, 1926. It was rebuilt using the same walls and foundation which held the old building. After much personal sacrifice, the new building was rededicated to the glory of God and to the service to the community in 1929. In 1940, The Methodist Episcopal Church, Methodist Protestant and the Methodist Episcopal South were merged under the name of the Methodist Church. In 1968 at the general conference in Dallas, Texas , the Methodist Episcopal and the Evangelical United Brethren Church were united and adopted the name of The United Methodist Church. On January 24, 1993 the congregation approved the renovation/remodeling plans to connect the old Sears building and the church to create the Fellowship Hall and extensive remodeling began. The project was completed on Feb. 9, 1995 and rededicated on Sunday, May 21, 1995. The current Pastor of the church is Reverend Zedda Myers.

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Georgetown Church of Christ In 1822, Matthew Gardner, a restoration movement minister in the Barton Warren Stone group, organized the Georgetown Christian Church in Georgetown, which would become the Georgetown Church of Christ. A house of worship was erected on what is now known as Dutch Hill. Around 1834, the Stone group joined with the Thomas and Alexander Campbell Group. Richard Rackets was chosen as minister of the new congregation, along with elders and deacons. The lot on North Main Street was donated by A. G. Quinlan in 1976. A frame building was dedicated on Nov. 25, 1877 with a membership of 82 people. Due to an increase in church membership, the church started a building fund in 1912 for a new building. In 1927, under the ministry of E.U. Dotson, a new brick building was dedicated.

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Taking A Trip Through Time

Pictured is the sardinia Town Band on May 30, 1913. This photo was taken in front of a building that is on the south side of winchester street, about the middle of the block. Pictured left - right, front row, ed shaw, Joe rosselott, F.h. slaughter, ed Campbell, second row, Bryce Kincaid, George huggins, earl Campbell, Ira King, Jim Liston, third row, Mary Campbell Zimmerman, Marie Calvin, wanda Brady Malott, Lucille Kincaid Bennington, back row, ?? williams, Clarence ‘shux’ Bare, ray Liston. A huge thanks to Jimmy ellis, sardinia for sharing this photo with us.‘taking a trip through time’ is a feature of the Brown county Press that is supplied by our readers. if you have photos of places within Brown county that are at least 30 years old please feel free to submit them along with some information about the photo to the Brown county Press by email to bcpress@frontier.com or mail them to or drop them off at the Brown county Press 219 south high street Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154. you will get your picture back. you can also reach us at (937) 444-3441.

Pregnancy Resource Center seeks help Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, This is an appeal for help. I am the chairman of the Board of Directors for the Pregnancy Resource Center—A Place of Hope located in Georgetown, Ohio. We are a Christian based, pro-life, non-profit organization. We are committed to those struggling with the issues arising out of an unexpected pregnancy, enabling them to choose life for their children. We serve all of Brown County and surrounding communities. No one is turned away. All of our services are at no cost to our clients. The PRC is funded through private donors, churches and fund-raisers. We are not a government agency and receive no fed-

eral, state, county or local funds or grants. It is only through the generosity of the many supporters who see the value of our work that we have been able to continue our services for the past 20 years. The economy of the past few years has hit the PRC hard, as it has everyone. I am sorry to say that in the previous five years our income has declined steadily. Our financial outlook is bleak. Our income for both 2012 and 2013 was $20,000 less than that of 2008. We have cut our expenses over 15% annually and are faced with the necessity of making drastic cuts in our services and the number of hours we can be open to provide for our clients. If our finances do

not improve we will be forced to close our doors by the end of 2014. Our primary purpose is to minister practical help to individuals and families with infants and toddlers. We offer such services as free pregnancy tests, confidential mentoring, parenting and relationship classes, and an opportunity to earn items such as a crib, car seat, stroller and many other needed items for babies. In the past 20 years, thousands of families have benefited from the services of the Pregnancy Resource Center (PRC). Hundreds of babies have slept in safe cribs and traveled in safe car seats because of the PRC. Countless diapers, wipes, jars of baby food and other material goods

have been given to families with infants and toddlers. We are appealing to our community and asking for help in keeping this very worthy organization in operation. I know that many choose to give to charities during the Christmas season. I ask that you consider the Pregnancy Resource Center as you make your year-end donations. I will remind you that your gifts to the PRC are tax-deductible. Donations may be sent to the Pregnancy Resource Center, PO Box 136, Georgetown, OH 45121. Thank you in advance for your generosity. Sincerely, John Bender, Chairman PRC Board of Directors

Dear Editor, The Friends of the Ripley Library hosted their "Chili and CHAIRity" event on Sunday, December 15, The event started with music from Benjamin and Harrison Pedigo which had everyones' toes tapping. Guests enjoyed a variety of chili and cornbread before the Chair-ity auction began. The one-of-a-kind chairs created and donated by local artists, got a lot of attention by everyone in at-

tendance. Looking over each and every chair was the last step before bidding began. When the auction was over, the Friends organization (with the help of auctioneer Fred Dengler) had raised over $1200 for the Ripley Library! It was a fun event, an amazing event and the Friends appreciate everyone that helped make it an amazing success. Many thanks to the sponsors for their support

and displaying all the chairs: First State Bank; Bristows Pharmacy; Ripley Builders Supply; Mike Pfeffer, Attorney at Law; Ripley Florist; Ripley 50’s Diner, River Breeze Corner Cafe, Woods Insurance Cohearts Riverhouse, Rockin' Robins and Ripley Federal. We'd also like to thank all the chair creators and donors: Alison Gibson, Linda South, Linda Ross, Robin Gilbert, Sara Goldsberry, Walt Orlowsky,

Roberta Gaudio, Sonja Cropper, Roxanne Malone, Ruth Malone, Don Zipperian, Leonard Fitzwater, Olivia, JoAnn and Larry May, Jean Grant, Renee McAfee and Jill Benintendi. And thanks to everyone that attended, enjoyed music and chili, purchased chairs and donated to the Friends of the Ripley Library. Robin Gilbert, Treasurer, Friends of the Library

Dear Editor, Answer to Thomas Smith In a rebuttal to Mr.

Thomas Smith’s opinion, I never claimed Yashua was born on December 25. But, I did state that he was

“conceived” on that date. Higher critics amuse me. Zacharias was performing priestly duties during the course of “Abia”. Gabriel visited him to tell him Elizabeth would conceive. He departed for home around June 20 due to June 13-19 being the dates of Abia. He could not travel on the 20th due to it’s being a Sabbath. He traveled approximately 30 miles and got home about June 23 of 24 which

would be when John was conceived. Elizabeth hid her pregnancy for five months which would be approximately Nov. 24. Now, the angel Gabriel told Mary that Elizabeth was six months pregnant; Nov. 24 and 1 month is approximately December 25 – the day of Christ’s conception. Merry Christmas. David Duncanson, Jr.

Editors Note: Normally this section of the paper is reserved only for Letters to the Editor, but Santa Claus contacted The Brown County Press and asked that we print this letter as it was written so the sender would know that he had received her letter. He also

said to tell her and all of our readers Merry Christmas! Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a makup sadsat and a pridre sat! Thank you Noel Gillham

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Patrol offers tips and warnings about driving in winter weather

The Georgetown Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is warning drivers about the dangers of driving in winter weather and is offering some tips on what drivers should do in the event of a vehicle break down or a crash. From December 2012 through March 2013, 18,779 crashes occurred on snow, ice or slush covered roadways killing 42 people and injuring 5,253. Speedrelated factors were reported as a cause in 56 percent of these crashes. To view a breakdown of winter crashes visit http://www.statepatrol.ohio .gov/doc/Winter_Driving_Bulletin_2013.pdf In the event of inclement weather, the Patrol is urging motorists to allow extra time to get to their destination, maintain a safe distance between their vehicle and the traffic ahead, pay close attention to bridges and overpasses – as they are often the first to freeze over – and to drive slowly, as everything including accelerating, turning and braking, take longer on snow-covered roadways. “In case of a vehicle breakdown, motorists should turn on their hazard warning lights, safely position the vehicle as far off the road as possible, call #677 for assistance and remain in the vehicle until help arrives,” explained Lt. Randy McElfresh, com-

Lieutenant Randy MceLfResh mander of the Georgetown Post. Troopers further suggest that if you get stuck in snow; make sure that your tail pipe is free of all snow and debris, to decrease your chance of carbon monoxide poisoning. All motorists are encouraged to prepare their vehicle for winter driving by ensuring that the battery, cooling system, tires, wipers and defroster are all in working order. Drivers are also encouraged to carry the following winter car kit items in their vehicle in case of a breakdown: • Cell phone with car charger • Road flares or reflectors • Help or Call Police signs • First aid kit • Flashlight • Blanket/Sleeping bag • Small shovel • Bottled water and energy foods • Candles and matches • Tow strap/chain Up-to-the-minute road conditions are always available by logging onto the Ohio Department of Transportation's website, ohgo.com.

Do you have any special goals set for 2014? What Do You Think?

My goal is to grow closer to God. Dominic Phillips, Mt. Orab

I want to ride in a musical kur at a horse show. Elyse Glover, Mt. Orab

To get married! Ben Hoop, Bethel

To stay out of debt. Cheryl Sellers, Georgetown

We just moved and my goal is to get completely unpacked as soon as possible. Brandi Warren, Mt. Orab

I haven't smoked in over two weeks, my goal for 2014 is to never start back up. Marilyn Dustin, Mt. Orab

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SUSAN BASTA overnight guests—if someone is drunk and has no safe way to get home, a couple of blow-up mattresses or sleeping bags can come in handy. If you have local taxi service, having those numbers on hand is a good idea. Another good suggestion is to plan ahead to have enough food and drink on hand, as a beer run in the middle of the party is just asking for trouble. Let’s also talk about the use of designated drivers. Very smart—as long as those designated drivers are SOBER drivers. Make sure that you know who the designated drivers are, and that they are the ones who hold the keys to the cars. It’s also smart to make sure that their vehicles aren’t blocked out by other cars. Another neat idea is to treat the designated drivers as special celebrities to show them that they are really appreciated. And they ARE special—they are helping to keep their friends and others safe on the road! Also, make a point to stop serving alcohol at least an hour before wrapping up the party. After the party, don’t let anyone leave without your knowledge. Don’t let anyone who’s drunk drive away—but help him or her to either find a safe way home or invite them to spend the night. Thanks your designated drivers and ask them to give you a call, text, or tweet when they get home to let you know that everyone got home safely. And let’s talk for a mo-

THE YOUNG CHILD Let’s talk some more about Jesus beginning in Luke 2:41: “Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it. But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day’s journey; and they sought him among their kinfolk and acquaintance. And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him. And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. And he said unto them. How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business? And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them: And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.” Here Jesus was only 12 years old and still considered a child. After this He would be considered a man at the age of 13 and He would have taken on some of the responsibilities of a man. But going back, notice that His parents did not discover that He was missing until they had went a day’s journey. By the time they got back to Jerusalem He had been missing 2 days and it took most of the 3rd day to find Him. And where else would they find Him but in the temple discussing scripture with doctors of Theology? That figures! Then it says the doctors were astonished at His understanding and His answers. Isaiah 11:2 said that the spirit of wisdom and understanding would rest on Him. In verse 52 of Luke 2 it tells us that He increased in wisdom as He grew. He was and is human and

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He was and is God. Can you imagine some of the questions He might have asked those doctors in the temple? I think He might have asked them about the Messiah and when He would come and what was to happen. If He did, it would have been interesting to have heard how they answered Him; don’t you think? Their expectations of the coming Messiah was the same then as it is today. And there they were, with no idea that they were talking with the Messiah, sitting in the temple answering His questions! Think about that. They were then, and still are today, expecting the Messiah to come and set up his kingdom. The problem was that they missed His first coming even though they were looking Him right in the face. They did not understand that their Messiah would die for sin of the whole world. They had no concept of the man, the human being, Christ Jesus. And then along came Joseph and Mary and when they saw Jesus Mary said: “....behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.” It was then that Jesus gently reminded her that although He was subject to her and Joseph, Joseph was not His Father. Jesus told her: “...wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business? He wasn’t in the temple doing Joseph’s business, you can mark it down! It makes it very clear here that Jesus knew who His real Father was and who His father was not. The Gospel of Luke presents the human side of Jesus beginning in chapter 2 with His birth, and then giving details of His ministry, His crucifixion, His entombment, His resurrection, and ending with His Ascension in chapter 24. It is in chapter 1 we find the actual time that the birth of Christ took place. It is all based on Zacharias and the course of Abia. And guess what; it is December 25th according to the Bible!

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ment about serving alcohol to a minor at your party (don’t even think about it!). Know that according to Ohio law, as an adult you cannot serve alcohol to minors in your home (or have minors help themselves to alcohol in your home), even

with their parents’ knowledge and consent. So be very clear about this at the beginning of your party and be ready to monitor. If you don’t think you can do this, then don’t invite minors to the party! The consequences of doing this are

pretty severe. Unfortunately, the holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s can be one of the deadliest and most dangerous times on America’s roadways due to an increase in drunk driving. So let’s all do our part to

prevent tragedies on Brown County roads during what is supposed to be one of the most joyous times of the year. Instead of “HO-HO-HO”, make “NO-NO-NO” (to drunk driving) your party motto this holiday season!

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, chestnuts will be roasting on an open fire, and Baby, it’s cold outside! Yes, the Christmas holiday season is upon us, and folks will be celebrating. Some will toast the holidays with beer, wine, and/or liquor. Remember—Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over! And if you are planning to throw a party and serve alcoholic beverages to your guests, there are definitely some things you should know. First of all, know that your decision to host a party where alcohol will be served is not one to be taken lightly. If you are going to do this, remember—you have potential legal liability if a drunken party guest drives away and is involved in a motor vehicle crash. DrinkingandDriving.Or g is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to promote DUI prevention through education and to provide easy access to DUI-related services. I just recently became aware of it and its website (www.DrinkingandDriving.org). The website has several easy-to-read handouts which contain a lot of helpful facts about drunk driving and also very practical tips for preventing drunk driving situations. Employers who want to help their employees to avoid drunk driving can download and copy these brochures, as can anyone who wants to use them for educational purposes. In the “DrinkingandDriving.Org Party Planner” brochure, there are several tips for party hosts to use before, during, and after throwing their parties which include alcoholic beverages. It’s not a bad idea to actually plan for a few

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David “Sam” Cropper, 72 of Georgetown, Oh., died Sunday, December 22, 2013. He was a 1959 graduate of Georgetown High School, received his bachelors in education from University of Cincinnati and his masters from Xavier University. Mr. Cropper was a retired high school college-prep math teacher. He taught math at New Richmond High School for twenty-one years and spent his last ten years at Georgetown High School. He was a Real Estate Broker for thirty-five years and was the owner and operator of Hook Reality in Georgetown, with his wife Beverly. Mr. Cropper was a member of the Georgetown United Methodist Church, the Southern Ohio Board of Realtors and the National and Ohio Association of Realtors. He was born September 26, 1941 in Cincinnati, the son of the late Floyd and Isabel (Fryer) Cropper. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother-in-law – Larry S. Lindsey. Mr. Cropper is survived by his wife of forty-one years, Beverly (Lindsey) Cropper; two daughters – Alicia Shope and husband Shane of New Vienna, and Jill Brickner and husband Jeff of Batavia, six grandchildren – Emily, Grace, Logan and Avery Shope and Troy and Samantha Brickner; two sisters-in-law – Patricia Cornett and husband Kirby and Mary Lindsey all of Hamersville, Ohio and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and friends. Funeral services have been set for 11 a.m. Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the Georgetown United Methodist Church, 217 South Main Street, Georgetown. Rev. Zedda Myers will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 - 9 p.m. Friday, December 27, 2013 at the church fellowship hall. Interment will be in the Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown, Ohio. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Georgetown United Methodist Church. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Dennis Carl Bolender, 93 of Bethel, Oh., died Tuesday December 24, 2013. He was retired from the Ford Motor Company, a United States Coast Guard Veteran and a member of the Carey-Bavis American Legion Post #180 in Georgetown. Dennis was born September 2, 1920 in Cincinnati, Ohio the son of late Dennis and Bertha (Ely) Bolender, Sr. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one son – Larry Bolender and three brothers – Louis, Donald and Kenny Bolender. Mr. Bolender is survived by his wife, Carolyn (Pope) Bolender; two sons Barry Bolender and wife Patricia of Mt. Orab, Ohio and Mark Bolender and wife Rachel of Bethel, Ohio; one daughter Linda Pride and husband Danny of Feesburg, Ohio; one daughter-in-law – Sandy Bolender of Hamersville, Ohio; three sisters – Emma Melchiorre of Chicago, Illinois, Roberta Reeder of Avon, Ohio and Betty Johnson of Morrow, Ohio; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services have been set at 12 p.m. Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the Cahall Funeral Home in Mt. Orab. Vernon Green will officiate. Visitation has also been set from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Tate Township Cemetery in Bethel. The Cahall Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Diana Lynn Poole, 60 Diana Lynn Poole, 60 of Mt. Orab, Oh., died Saturday, December 21, 2013. She was a retired secretary for Western Brown Middle School. She was born April 13, 1953 in Cincinnati, the daughter of late Lathura “Lee” (Major) and Willard “Bill” Dean. Mrs. Poole is survived by her husband – James Poole; one daughter – Jami Brown and husband Gerald of Cincinnati, one sister – Susie Barber and husband Brad of Mt. Orab, three grandchildren – Rylie Gessendorf, Julien Brown and Landen Brown all of Cincinnati. Funeral services have been set at 12 p.m. Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at the Cahall Funeral Home in Mt. Orab, where Ken Croley and Kevin Hamilton will officiate. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Sardinia Cemetery in Sardinia. The Cahall Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Wanda Mae Emery, 76 Wanda Mae Emery, 76, of Mowrystown, Oh., passed away Sunday, December 22, 2013. She was born May 20, 1937 in Sugartree Ridge, Oh., daughter of the late John W. and Loretta Lucille (Stockmeier) Temple Sr. On June 2, 1956, she married Lowell Gene Emery, who passed away November 7, 1998. Wanda retired as a cook for the Bright Local Schools. She was a member of the Mowrystown Church of Christ. Surviving are her 2 sons- Rick (Susan) Emery of Mowrystown, and Daryl Emery of Brooksville, Ky.; six grandchildren - Luanna, Travis, Noah, Caleb, Jacob and Hannah. In addition to her parents and her husband, Wanda was preceded in death by her daughter- Beth Ann Emery, two brothers- John W. Temple Jr. and Henry Temple. Services have been set for 11 a.m. Friday, December 12, 2013 at Edgington Funeral Home, 17 East Main Street, Mowrystown. Interment will follow in the Mowrystown Cemetery. Friends will be received from 5 - 8 p.m. Thursday, December 26,2013 at Edgington Funeral Home. The Edgington Funeral Home, Mowrystown, served the family.

William M. Neeper, 94 William M. Neeper, 94 of Columbus, Oh., and formerly of Aberdeen, Oh., died Monday, December 16, 2013. He was a retired Chief Warrant Officer from the United States Marine Corp. and a WWII Veteran. He was also a member of the Aberdeen United Methodist Church and former Master of the Aberdeen Masonic Lodge. Mr. Neeper was born July 22, 1919 in Aberdeen, Ohio the son of the late William and Ida Neeper. He was also preceded in death by his wife in 2008 Osee Nadine Neeper and two sisters – Inez Neeper and Zelma Martin. Mr. Neeper is survived by three daughters – Barbara Crissinger and husband Jerry of Yukon, Oklahoma, Susan Moss of Columbus, Ohio and Sharon Dyrland and husband Russ of Dunkirk, Maryland; two sons – Bennie Neeper and wife Katherine of Palm Bay, Florida and William Martin Neeper, II and wife Sherry of Pickerington, Ohio; fifteen grandchildren, several great grandchildren and one great great grandson. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 P.M. on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Cahall Funeral Home in Ripley, Ohio. Visitation will be from 2 to 2:30 P.M. on Sunday. Interment will follow the funeral service in Charter Oak Cemetery in Aberdeen, Ohio. The Cahall Funeral Home, Ripley, served the family.

Larry David Caldwell, 66 Larry David Caldwell, 66 of Georgetown, Oh., died Monday, December 23, 2013. Mr. Caldwell was a custodian at Western Brown High School, a member of the Georgetown Church of Christ and a Vietnam War Air Force veteran. He served twenty years of military service and retired as a Master Sergeant. Larry was born June 28, 1947 in Covington, Ky., the son of the late Leonard and Anna (Crouch) Caldwell. Mr. Caldwell is survived by his wife of forty-five years – Sharon (Ackley) Caldwell, whom he married October 12, 1968; three children – Chris Caldwell and wife Nancy of Las Vegas, Nev., Brent Caldwell and wife Shelly of Georgetown, and Emily Gay and husband Ryan of Columbia, SC.; six grandchildren – Katie, Drew, Mason, Clayton and Alexis Caldwell and Isaac Gay and one brother – Dennis Caldwell and wife Bonnie of Independence, Ky. Funeral services have been set for 2 p.m. Sunday, December 29, 2013 at the Georgetown Church of Christ, 149 Hamer Road, Georgetown. Scott Hennig will officiate. Visitation has been set for 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday at the church. Interment will be in the Confidence Cemetery with veteran’s services by the Carey Bavis American Legion Post #180 of Georgetown. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Georgetown Church of Christ, 149 Hamer Road, Georgetown, Ohio 45121. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Deborah G. “Debbie” Bolling DeBoard, 54 Deborah G. “Debbie” Bolling DeBoard, 54, passed away Saturday, December 21, 2013. She was born in Cincinnati on October 27, 1959. Daughter of Dewey Bolling and the late Barbara F. Bolling Moore (nee Barger). Wife of Jim Deboard. Mother to Dana Bolling Jackson and RJ Stanfield (aka Richard Allen Stanfield Jr.). Grannie to Dewey Jackson, Brianna Jackson, and Zack Jackson. Sister of Tresa Gossett. Aunt to Brandy (Mike) Williams Sowards, Beau (Sam Renn) Williams, and Dominique Gossett. Great Aunt to Autumn Sowards. Debbie left behind many aunts, uncles, cousins, family, and friends that she loved dearly. Services were set for on Monday December 23, 2013. Interment was at Tate Twp. Cemetery. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

Theresa Colleen (nee Arthon) Rector, 53 Theresa Colleen Rector (nee Arthon), age 53 of Mt.Orab, Oh., died Tuesday, December 17, 2013. She was a data processer. She was born September 13, 1960 in Cincinnati, the daughter of Patricia M. (Lamberth) Arthon of Mt. Orab, Ohio and the late Anthony Thomas Arthon, II. Besides her father, Theresa was preceded in death by her sister – Bernadette Arthon. In addition to her mother, Theresa is survived by two sons – Dale Martin, Jr. and wife Jaime of Newton, Ohio and Chad Martin of Mt. Orab, four grandsons – Andrew, Joshua, Zachary and Kyle; two sisters – Paula Attinger and husband John of Fayetteville, and Patricia Taylor and husband Charles of West Union, three brothers – Anthony Arthon, III and wife Rose of Erin, Tennessee, Timothy Arthon and wife Tammy of Erin, Tennessee and John Arthon and wife Darlene of Withamsville, and many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 21, 2013 at the St. Philomena Catholic Church, Stonelick Williams Corner Road, Batavia, Ohio. Rev. Jerry Hiland will be the celebrant. Visitation will be from 6 – 8:00 P.M. Friday at the Cahall Funeral Home in Mt. Orab, Ohio. Interment will be in the St. Philomena Cemetery, Batavia, Ohio. The Cahall Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

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Hibbett Sports, a national sporting goods retailer, is planning to open their Amelia location by next summer, according to a release from the company. The Birmingham, Ala., based company has 915 stores in the United States. Most locations are in the southeast, mid-Atlantic, and midwest. This will be the first Hibbett Sports in Clermont County. The next closest location is in Alexandria, Ky. The company caries a variety of athletic equipment, footwear and apparel including Adidas, New Balance, McDavid, Nike, Under Armor and other brands. The company has a long history focusing on the needs of local teams and leagues in the areas of their locations, according to the release.

The company targets small to mid-sized markets. Amelia officials first announced the arrival of Hibbett Sports when they broke ground for a new shopping center next to Kroger Marketplace in Amelia Nov. 9. The center will house several stores including Hibbett Sports, Petco, Verizon Wireless, GNC, and more. The center will also have free standing businesses including a Wendy’s. Select Strategies, JDL Warm Construction and Park National Bank are involved in building the new center and securing the tenants. Brian Neltner and Mike Paolucci with Select Strategies said that they wanted to bring a shopping center to the area because they saw a hole in the market in Amelia and knew it was a busy area. “Amelia Olive-Branch Road dead ends into the property,” Paolucci said

during the ground breaking ceremony. “It is the busiest intersection not connecting to a highway.” Paolucci said they have been working on developing the center in Amelia for several years. Paolucci said they are still working to secure one tenant for the shopping center under construction and additional tenants for the next phase of the shopping area. Construction has been underway on the new shopping center since officials broke ground in November. Todd Hehman, superintendent of the project for JDL Warm Construction, said the conditions have been cold and wet so they didn't have a great December. “It will get better,” Hehman said. For more information about Hibbett Sports, visit www.hibbett.com. For more information about Select Strategies, www.selectstrat.com.

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said. “It was getting to the point where it needed to be replaced and it was having some issues.” Feldkamp said if it weren't for the grant money, he is not sure how they would have replaced the ambulance. “We have very limited funding so it was very exciting to hear that we were receiving a grant for a new one,” Feldkamp said. He said the new ambulance has lower engine emissions than the previous ambulance and has a better floor plan for working inside. “The floor plan in the back is a lot more user friendly and also matches our other 2009 ambulance, which makes it a lot easier,” Feldkamp said.

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Barons poised to win SBC back-to-back for first time BY CHRIS CHANEY Sun staff

Entering the 2013-14 season with a Southern Buckeye Conference-sized target on their backs, the Amelia Barons have risen to the occasion and proven that they will not relinquish their claim as the American Division’s best without a fight. “Any body could beat any body,” head coach Craig Mazzaro said, talking about the SBC this season. Still, at 4-1 overall and 31 in the conference, Mazzaro’s Barons have shown that they will be the team beating their opponents more often than not. And while some winter weather has thrown a wrench in some of the early-season scheduling, Amelia is right in the hunt for back-to-back league titles, something that hasn’t happened for any team in the league since 2003-04. Led by reigning Player of the Year Tommy Hacker, Amelia has filled in some gaps left by graduating and transferring players mostly by going in-house and bumping junior varsity players up onto the main stage. “We had some guys stepping up from JV that had to get acclimated to playing on varsity,” Mazzaro explained. “Brett Greenough has stepped up and taken on a starting role and is one of our better shooters. Sean Stewart’s the same; he’s started a few games for us. Mason Blankenship, a point guard for us, is starting to get a lot more time.” As the new guys got acclimated, the familiar faces made sure to keep the team towards the top of the standings. Hacker is averaging 15.8 per night and good for nearly eight rebounds while Keegan Carson adds more offensive firepower, averaging just under 13 points. Garrett Weaver rounds out the Barons attack, going for 12 points a night and also

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grabs around seven boards. Opening up the season 30, the Barons scored victories over Mount Healthy in the season opener and against Norwood in their conference opener. Due to some weather postponements, the Barons’ matchup with title contender New Richmond became the first Friday night home game of the season. “We ran into a pretty good New Richmond team in our first home game,” Mazzaro said. “We got a little stage fright and New Richmond got after us. “The snow-out games hurt us a bit because it made that game a big crowd, but there’s no excuses, they were the better team.” Whatever stage fright or acclimation period the New Richmond game represented, Mazzaro rallied the troops and the Barons have put up two of their most impressive performances of the season in its aftermath: a 79-33 drudging of Goshen and a 73-29 rout of BethelTate. “Against Goshen we really shot the ball well and ended up with 12 3-pointers,” Mazzaro said. “It was

the first time we really put everything together. We defended well, kept them in the 30s and scored all of our points. That was our best game overall.” Due to scheduling, at 3-1 in the SBC, the Barons have a full slate of non-conference games coming up before a stretch run that sees all five American Division opponents (Western Brown twice). Amelia has two games before the calendar changes from ‘13 to ‘14 against Turpin (Dec. 28) and Taylor (Dec. 30) and Mazzaro said the goals are the same: keep plowing ahead. “We just want to get our style down,” he said. “We need to defend, handle the ball and rebound — we really lack rebounding. We need to come up with a couple of guys who want to rebound the ball and get us some second-chance points and hopefully we can win a few of the games over the winter break.” The Barons will host each of their next two games with both tips set for 7:30 p.m.

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This year while decorating I decided to keep closer to the real meaning of Christmas by not using any of my Santa decorations. Well, lo and behold , while eating at Maysville's Ponderosa late Tuesday afternoon who should walk in but Santa Claus! Santa walked through the dining area of customers and then of all things sat down in my booth-something he had done with any of the other customers. Ms. Gloria took our picture, which is now on Facebook. To tell you the truth it was a thrill to be that close to Santa. That was my first time ever! It seems that my little girls heart still would like to believe. Merry Christmas however without the message of the Easter cross, and one man's sacrifice, Christmas could mean nothing. ### Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to John Carl, Debbie Ferguson, Adam Griffith, Marrissa Rodgers, Nancy Siemianowski Paul, Courtney Hafer, Chris Holtman, Seth Blevins, Viola Craycraft, Melissa M. Snider Dodson, Luther Pelletier, Mary Rose Watson, Jane Truesdell Polley, Nikki Poole, Charles D. Rice, Stella Rice, Phyliss Pelletier Brandenburg, Patricia Mountjoy, Ward Brierly, Cameron McCall, Michael Mills, Martha and Gerald

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ABCAP’s Bailey speaks to H’ville 2nd graders

Presenter, Mary Bailey, from the ABCAP clinic department spoke to Hamersville second graders about nutrition on December 16, 2013. This program is funded through a grant by the state for five years to prevent childhood obesity. Mrs. Bailey presented the five main food groups, discussed with students the variety of foods in each group, and how each group helps our bodies to stay healthy. She told a story about a royal family who ate healthy foods and a dragon who only ate junk foods. The story says the little dragon was weak and sickly from eating so much junk food. The royal family taught the little dragon to eat healthy food so he would feel better and stay healthy. At the conclusion of the presentation, Mrs. Bailey served foods from the meat, grain, and vegetable groups for children to experience a taste test of a variety of healthy foods. Kroger Marketplace partners with this program, Little D's Nutrition Exploration, by supplying food at a minimum cost. Hamersville School's second grade classes wish to thank Mrs. Bailey for sharing quality information about eating healthy. It was truly a wonderful learning experience!

Red Hats celebrate Christmas

The Wild Red Hats of Ripley visited Lebanon, Ohio on Tuesday, December 19, 2013. We ate at the famous "Golden Lamb" Restaurant. We reserved the upstairs "Harrison" room. There were seventeen people in attendance. The special guests were: Debbie Pfeffer, Mary Kay Helbling, and Betty Daulton McKenzie. Other ladies were: June Zipperian, Linda Kratzer, Marianne Speed, Lois Schumacher, Pat Daulton, Thelma Poff, Betty Schroth, Linda Hampton, Queen Bee,

SHJVSD board meeting

The Southern Hills JVSD Board of Education will hold its budget hearing, organizational, and regular meeting Thursday, January 9, 2014, at 6 p.m. The meeting will take place in the board office at 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown, OH.

Nancy Ellis, Judith Gray, Carol Cooper, Cathy Mathews, Linda Defosse, and Sandi Trammel. There were two birthdays celebrated: Nancy Ellis and Betty Schroth. The door prize was won by Cathy Mathews. June Zipperian told about a memory from her teaching days when she taught her class table man-

ners, then took them all to lunch at the "Golden Lamb" and they did very well. Red Hats will meet again on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at the Red Lobster Restaurant on Beechmont Avenue in the Cherry Grove area at 1 p.m. Please call Nancy Ellis, if you plan to attend.

Holbrook graduates

Laura Holbrook, Sardinia, graduated from University of Indianapolis with a Masters of Occupational Therapy degree. The University of Indianapolis Hooding and Pinning ceremony took place on Friday, December 13, 2013 in Indianapolis, Ind. Rick and Martha Holbrook, Tim and Corrin Geraci and Lindsey Wilson joined Laura to celebrate her accomplishments. Holbrook is a 2007 graduate of Eastern High School and a 2011 graduate of Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science. Holbrook is currently finishing an internship in Chicago and preparing for State Boards.

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Ladies Christmas gathering at Faith in God Fellowship Church

Faith In God Fellowship Church begins own Christmas tradition

Beginning our own Christmas tradition, Faith in God Fellowship held the second annual Heart Touch Holiday Program, “celebrating the birth of our King”. Twenty seven ladies attended the special occasion, which was held on December 11th . Shellie Von Lanken wife of Pastor Scott hosted the event. We dined on appetizers and homemade cookies as

Shellie introduced the evening events. Ministry leaders were presented gifts of appreciation for their service throughout the past year. All ladies received a Christmas Cookie booklet compiled of recipes from the heart of family and friends of Faith In God Fellowship. Participants had the opportunity to select a wrapped Christmas mug which held a Bible Verse inside.

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A few of the women shared Christmas traditions and memories held in their homes during the holidays while the children decorated Christmas cookies and played games. Cassie Von Lanken shared a poem she had comprised entitled, “Dawn of Dreams”. In the spirit of giving, the evening ended with the exchange of Christmas cookies from one home to another.

House is H’ville Dec. storyteller Hamersville School welcomed Mr. Ted House as December's Storyteller of the Month. Mr. House read books about Christmas and led second graders in both traditional Christmas songs and carols. He read The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg. One student was chosen to shake a hand held jingle bell stick as second grade classes sang Jingle Bells. We sang The Twelve Days of Christmas, or maybe better known as A Partridge in a Pear Tree, as twelve students participated in holding up pictures and words for each day in the song. Before singing Silent Night, Mr. House related the German history of it. We ended the visit with We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Mr. House gave everyone a candy cane. Thank you, Mr. House,

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20120814CVE United States of America, acting through the Rural Development of Agriculture Plaintiff -vsChristopher R. Stowell, Sr., et al Defendant In pursuance of an Alias Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 27th day of January, 2014, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Lewis to-wit: Exhibit A Legal Description File Number: T2012-0682 PARCEL I: A parcel of land situated in Lewis Twp., Brown Co., Ohio, and in F. Taylor’s MS. No. 1657, lying northeast of Robertson Road, and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a rail road spike (set) in the center line of Robertson Road, said spike being N. 45 deg 03 min. 25 sec W., 80.00 feet from a rail road spike (found) at the southeast corner to the 10.001 acres of which this is a part and a corner of the 5.000 acres conveyed to Mark Sizemore by deed recorded in O.R. 127, Pg. 448 in the Office of the Recorder of Brown County, Ohio; thence with the center line of Roberston Road N. 45 deg. 03 min. 25 sec. W., 20.00 feet to a rail road spike (set); a corner of the Orig. 26.939 acres conveyed to John C., Jr. & Barbara L. Johnson, O.R. 258, Pg. 2131, thence leaving said road, with the line of John C., Jr. & Barbara L. Johnson for the next four calls: N. 44 deg. 47 min. 47 sec. E., 327.58 feet, passing a 5/8” iron pin (set) at 30.00 feet, to a 5/8” iron pin (found); N. 17 deg. 51 min. 20 sec. E, 526.23 feet to a 5/8” iron pin (found); N. 48 deg. 54 min. 32 sec. W., 277.30 feet to a 5/8” iron pin (found); N. 44 deg. 55 min. 21 sec. E., 321.67 feet to a 1/2” iron pin (set); thence with a division line for the next five calls: S. 41 deg. 13 min. 59 sec. E., 66.17 feet to a 1/2” iron pin (set); S. 01 deg. 47 min. 35 sec. W., 412.56 feet to a 1/2” iron pin (set); S. 34 deg. 03 min. 35 sec. W., 152.22 feet to a 3/4” iron pin (set); S. 17 deg. 51 min. 20 sec. W., 350.24 feet to a 3/4” iron pin (set); S. 44 deg. 47 min. 47 sec. W., 332.42 feet, passing a 3/4” iron pin (set) at 302.42 feet, to the place of beginning containing 1.951 acres, more or less, and subject to existing easements of record. Bearings are based upon the record bearing (N. 44 deg., 55 min. 21 sec. E.) an east line of the 10.001 acres found in O.R. 258, Pg. 2131. Being part of the land coneyed to Jeff Harman by deed recorded in O.R. 258, Pg. 2131 in the Office of the Recorder of Brown County, Ohio. This description was prepared by Lawrence W. Thatcher, Registered Surveyor No. 6312 on May 3, 2002 based on a field survey. PARCEL II: A parcel of land situated in Lewis Twp., Brown Co., Ohio, and in F. Taylor’s M.S. No. 1657, lying north of Robertson Road, and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a 5/8” iron pin (found) at the most northerly corner of the Orig. 10.001 acres conveyed to Jeff Hartman by deed recorded in O.R. 258, Pg. 2131 in the Office of the Recorder of Brown County, Ohio; thence with the line of Jeff Hartman and Christopher & Angela Stowell, 1.951 acres, O.R. 259, Pg. 2234 S. 44 deg. 55 min. 21 sec. W., 271.44 feet, passing a 1/2” iron pin (found) at 183.84 feet, a corner of Christopher & Angela Stowell, to a 1/2” iron pin (set); thence with a division line N. 44 deg. 28 min. 09 sec. W., 400.18 feet to a 1/2” iron pin (set) in the line of the 6.168 acres conveyed to Richard L. & Tina M. Stephens, O.R. 229, Pg. 1263; thence with the line of Richard L. & Tina M. Stephens N. 45 deg. 42 min. 14 sec., E., 271.42 feet to a 1/2” iron pin (found) in the line of the 5.454 acres conveyed to David B. Tucker, O.R. 226, Pg. 2054; thence with David B. Tucker’s line S. 44 deg. 28 min. 09 sec. E., 396.48 feet, to the place of beginning, containing 2.482 acres, more or less, and subject to existing easements and restrictions of record. Bearings are based upon the S. 44 deg. 55 min. 21 sec. W. line. Being part of the Orig. 26.939 acres conveyed to John C., Jr. & Barbara L. Johnson by deed recorded in O.R. 258, Pg. 2126 in the Office of the Recorder, Brown County, Ohio. This description was prepared by Lawrence W. Thatcher, Registered Surveyor No. 6312 on September 6, 2002 based on a field survey.

Current Owner/Deed Reference: Christopher R. Stowell, Sr. and Angela Stowell by virtue of a General Warranty Deed dated February 1, 2006 and recorded February 14, 2006 in OR Book 340, Page 1790. Premises commonly known as: 531 D Robertson Road, Felicity, OH 45120 Parcel Number: 190392920037 7 190392920038 Said Premises Located at 531 D Robertson Road, Felicity, OH 45120 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $30,000 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: December 22 & 29, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Terms of Sale: All taxes and assessments that appear on the duplicate filed with the Brown County Treasurer will be deducted from proceeds from the sale. This includes taxes and assessments for all prior years yet unpaid and delinquent tax amounts. The successful bidder will be responsible for any subsequent taxes or assessments that appear on said tax duplicate after the date of the sale of Property. Minimun bid set at $16,550.00 Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Stephen D Miles #003716 Attorney ---------------------------------------SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20130082CVE Bank of America, N.A. Successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. aka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff -vsJamie A. Layman and Jaimee L. Layman, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Alias Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 27th day of January, 2014, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Washington to-wit: Exhibit A Legal Description A parcel of land situated in Washington Township, Brown County, Ohio and in T. Warring’s M.S. No. 3655, lying South of Tri-County Highway, and more particularly described as follows; Beginning at a mag nail (set) in the center line of Tri-County Highway, a corner of the 4.736 acres conveyed to Carl E. Yockey, D.B. 184, Pg. 616; thence, leaving said road, with Carl E. Yockey’s line for the next three calls, S. 02 deg. 02’ 29” E, 244.24, passing a 5/8” iron pin (set) at 30.00 feet, to a 5/8” iron pin (set); S. 89 deg. 46’ 17” E. 80.90 feet to a 5/8” iron pin (set); S. 00 deg. 39’ 41” W. 489.56 feet to a 5/8” iron pin (set) in the line of the 155.164 acres conveyed to Nancy J. Carraher, DB 240, Pg. 551; thence with Nancy J. Carraher’s line; S. 77 deg. 53’ 42” W. 225.22 feet to a 5/8” iron pin (set); thence with a division line for the next two calls, N. 29 deg. 46’ 46” W. 313.93 feet to a 5/8” iron pin (set) N. 14 deg. 57’ 26” E. 566.87 feet, passing a 5/8” iron pin (set) at 536.87 feet, to a mag nail (set) in the center line of Tri-County Highway; thence with the center line of said highway, S. 75 deg. 02’ 34” E. 150.99 feet to the place of beginning, containing 5.000 acres, more or less, and subject to existing easements of record. Bearing are based upon the record bearing (N. 74 deg. 30 min. 00 sec. W.) of the center line of Tri-County Highway, this description was prepared by Lawrence W. Thatcher, Registered Surveyor No. 6312 on July 9, 1998 based on field survey. Property commonly known as: 6394 Tri County Highway, Sardinia, OH 45171 Permanent Parcel Number: 42-081520.0000 Prior Deed Reference: O.R. Book 366, Page 1652 Said Premises Located at 6394 Tri County Highway, Sardinia, OH 45171 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $75,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: December 22 & 29, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Terms of Sale: Ten percent (10%) of the appraised value down at the time of sale. Balance to be paid within thirty (30) days of the confirmation. Any sum not

paid within said thirty (30) days shall bear interest at the rate of ten percent (10.00%) per annum from the date of sale. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio George J. Annos #0060075 Attorney ---------------------------------------SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20130316CVE Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC Plaintiff -vsTroy E. Vineyard, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Alias Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 27th day of January, 2014, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Pleasant to-wit: Situated in the County of Brown in the State of Ohio and in the Township of Pleasant: Situate in R. Lawson’s Military Survey No. 2523, Village of Georgetown, Pleasant Township, Brown County, Ohio, and being bounded and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a 3/4” iron pin found on the westerly line of Main Street, said beginning point being the southeast corner of Marian P. Stapleton’s 0.40 acre tract as recorded in Deed Book 171, page 17 of the Deed Records of Brown County, Ohio; thence from said beginning point and with the westerly line of Main Street South 05 degrees 26 minutes 08 seconds West a distance of 15.00 feet to a 1/2” iron pin set corner to Kenneth J. and Joan C. McClennan; thence with the line of said McClennan North 84 degrees 09 minutes 03 seconds West a distance of 133.50 feet to a 1/2” iron pin set corner to said McClennan; thence with the line of said McClennan South 05 degrees 35 minutes 28 seconds West a distance of 74.62 feet to a 1/2” iron pin set corner to said McClennan and on the line of James G. and Lucille M. Hart; thence with the line of said Hart North 84 degrees 12 minutes 10 seconds West a distance of 64.66 feet to a 1/2” iron pin found corner to said Hart and on the line of Joan R. Wood; thence with the line of said Wood and continuing with the line of Ann L. Harmon North 05 degrees 35 minutes 28 seconds East a distance of 89.68 feet to a 3/4” iron pin found on the line of said Harmon and corner to Marian P. Stapleton; thence with the line of said Stapleton South 84 degrees 09 minutes 03 seconds East a distance of 198.12 feet to the place of beginning, Containing 0.179 Acres more or less subject, however, to all easements of record and being all the land conveyed to Beverly Gay and Mitchell Vineyard as recorded in Deed Book 255, Page 426 of the Deed Records of Brown County, Ohio. Basis of bearing the easterly line of J. Wood’s 0.88 Acre tract North 05 degrees 35 minutes 28 Seconds East established by G.S. Renshaw’s 1993 survey. Surveyed by Gerald S. Renshaw, Professional Surveyor No. 4872 on 14 June 1994. Parcel Number(s): 330611080000 Said Premises Located at 443 North Main Street, Georgetown, Ohio 45121 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $25,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: December 22 & 29, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Terms of Sale: To be sold for not less than two-thirds of the appraised value. A deposit equal to 10% of the appraised value of the property must be made in the form of a cashiers check at the time of sale. The balance of the purchase price must be paid by cashiers check within thirty days of the sale. If the purchaser fails to pay the balance of the purchase price within thirty days of the sale, the deposit shall be forfeited to Plaintiff for the costs associated with the advertisement and resale of the property and for interest charges. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio David F. Hanson #0059580 Attorney ----------------------------------------

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20121228CVE Old National Bank, Plaintiff -vsRonald H. Moffett, Jr. and Laura Moffett, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Alias Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 27th day of January, 2014, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Union to-wit: Description 5.864 Acres A parcel of land situated in the Village of Ripley, Union Township, Brown County, State of Ohio, and in J. Poage’s M.S. No. 418, lying north of Main Street (Old U.S. 62), and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a 3/4” iron pipe (found) on the north side of Main Street said pipe being N. 14 deg. 56 min. 50 sec. W., 26.00 feet from a spike (set) in the center line of Main Street (Old U.S. 62), a corner of the 0.64 acre conveyed to Thomas Properties, Vol 200, Pg. 215; thence with Thomas Properties’ line, N. 14 deg. 56 min. 50 sec. W., 393.72 feet to a 1” iron pin (found), a corner of the land conveyed to State of Ohio, Vol. 33, Pg. 466; thence with the State of Ohio’s line for the next three calls, N. 12 deg. 04 min. 43 sec. W., 303.29 feet to a 1” iron pin (found); thence N. 2 deg. 19 min. 49 sec. E., 226.76 feet to a 1” iron pin (found); thence N. 35 deg. 34 mins. 07 sec. E., 33.00 feet to a 1” iron pin (found), a corner of the 108.721 acres conveyed to Everett Gill, Vol. 258, Pg. 392; then with Everett Gill’s line, S. 79 deg. 04 min. 13 sec. E., 407.32 feet ti a 1/2” iron pin (found), a corner of Carol Keller, Vol. 229, Pg. 90; thence with Carol Keller’s line, S. 10 deg. 59 min. 13 sec. W., 815.60 feet to a point, said point being referenced by a 5/8” iron pin (set), at S. 10 deg. 59 min. 13 sec. W., 1.00 feet; thence with the north side of Main Street, S. 64 deg. 02 min. 44 sec. W., 120.00 feet to the place of beginning, containing 5.864 acres, more or less, and subject to existing easements of record. Bearings are magnetic and based upon the record bearing (N. 12 deg. 04 min. 43 sec. W.) an east line of a survey made in April, 1991 for the State of Ohio. Being a consolidation of the (FIRST TRACT) 4 acres and 2 roads, (SECOND TRACT) 33 poles and (THIRD TRACT) 1 acre and 6 poles conveyed to Lowell O. & Stephen C. Thomas by deed, Vol. 254, Pg. 367, in the Office of the Recorder, Brown County, Ohio. A survey of this property was made on April 19, 1996 by Lawrence W. Thatcher, Registered Suveyor No. 6312. Parcel No.: 41-080680.0000 Address: 452 Main Street, Ripley, OH 45167 Deed Reference: O.R. Deed Book 220, Page 587 Robert H. Moffett, Jr. & Laura Moffett Said Premises Located at 452 Main Street, Ripley, OH 45167 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $42,500.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: December 22 & 29, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Terms of Sale: 10% of the purchase price to be paid on day of sale. Balance Due within 30 days. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Brian Duffy #0089462 Attorney ----------------------------------------

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20130570CVE Wells Fargo Bank, NA as trustee for Option One Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-2 AssetBacked Certificates, Services Plaintiff -vsDaryl R. Marshall htta Daryl Marshall, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 27th day of January, 2014, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Byrd to-wit: 6493 Decatur Eckmansville, Decatur, OH 45115 Legal Description Situated in the County of Brown, State of Ohio, and Township of Byrd and bounded and described as follows: In the unincorporated Village of Decatur and the east two-third (2/3rd) of Inlot No. 25 as the same is known and designated on the recorded plat of said Village excepting 28 feet square from the northeast corner of said Inlot on said portion of said Inlot No. 25 is situated a house. Also the following described real estate: Situated in the County of Brown, in the State of Ohio and in the unincorporated Village of Decatur, Township of Byrd bounded and described as follows: Being the west 1/3 of Lots Nos. 25, 26, 27, and 28, said premises containing a large frame stable. Said Real Estate being located on the south side of North Street and east side of Water Street in said unincorporated Village of Decatur, County of Brown and State of Ohio. Plat found in transcribed Record Book Adams County 1, Page 15. Parcel Number(s): 01001376-000, 01-001276-000, 01001272-000, 01-001268-000, and 01-001264-000 Prior Deed Info: General Warranty Deed Recorded in OR Book: 346, Page: 2148, Instrument No 200600004919 and filed on 6/30/2006. Said Premises Located at 6493 Decatur Eckmansville Rd., Decatur, Ohio 45115 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $8,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: December 22 & 29, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Terms of Sale: 10% of purchase price to be paid on day of sal. Balance due within 30 days. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Charles V. Gasior #0075946 Attorney ---------------------------------------SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20121231CVE Bank of America N.A. Plaintiff -vsRobert Thackston, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 27th day of January, 2014, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Jackson to-wit: Description of Land Situated in the County of Brown in the State of Ohio and in the Township of Jackson, in Military Survey No. 1785, and bounded and described as follows: Beginning at an iron pin at the point of intersection of the centerlines of Yockey Road and at the southeast corner of the original 56-1/4 acres of which this was a part and at the northeast corner of the 122 acres of Donald Yockey as recorded in Volume 54, Page 100; thence with the centerline of Yockey Road and said Donald Yockey’s line, N. 83 deg. 01’ W. a distance of 330.00 feet to a spike in said centerline; thence with two division lines through the original tract, N. 6 deg. 26’ E. passing an iron pin at 20.00 feet, a distance of 396.00 feet to an iron pin; thence S. 83 deg. 01’ E. a distance of 330.00 feet to an iron pin in the line of Cary Bachman and in the east line of the original tract; thence with said Bachman’s line S. 6 deg. 26’ W. a distance of 396.00 feet to the beginning, containing 3.00 acres, more or less. A survey of this property was made by Robert E. Sutterfield Registered Surveyor

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No. 4238, November 1974. Recorded in Deed Book 213, Page 805, Deed Records of Brown County, Ohio. Property Address: 8261 Yockey Road, Georgetown, OH 45121 Parcel Number: 160270680100 Property Owner: Melody R. Thackston Prior Deed Reference: O.R. Book 414, Page 290, Instrument #201200002478 Said Premises Located at 8261 Yockey Rd., Georgetown, Ohio 45121 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $40,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: December 22 & 29, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Terms of Sale: 10% of purchase price to be paid on day of sale. Balance due within 30 days. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Jeffrey R. Jinkins #0019301 Attorney ---------------------------------------SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20130508CVE U.S. Bank National Association Plaintiff -vsThomas W. Day aka Thomas Day, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 27th day of January, 2014, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Pleasant to-wit: Exhibit A Situated in the Village of Georgetown, Township of Pleasant, County of Brown and State of Ohio and being all of Lot No. 35 in the Harmon Heights Addition to the Village of Georgetown, Ohio as shown of the plat of said addition made by George P. Hoss, civil engineer, and recorded in Plat Book C3, Page 89, Slide 97. Property Address: 427 Lincoln Avenue, Georgetown, OH 45121 Parcel Number: 33066628.0000 Prior Instrument Number: O.R. Volume 295, Page 2315 Said Premises Located at 427 Lincoln Ave., Georgetown, Ohio 45121 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $35,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: December 22 & 29, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Terms of Sale: 10% of purchase price to be paid on day of sale. Balance due within 30 days. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Lorelei C. Bolohan #0081839 Attorney ----------------------------------------

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20110088CVE Lifetime Homes, LLC, Plaintiff -vsDavid E. Deininger, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 27th day of January, 2014, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Jackson to-wit: Street Address: 10546 Kendall Road, Winchester, Ohio 45697 Parcel Number: 160263121000 Legal Description: Situated in the Township of Jackson, County of Brown and State of Ohio and more particularly described as follows: Being a part of F. Peyton’s Survey No. 2552 and also being a part of an 80.023 acre tract conveyed to C&E Partnership as recorded in Volume 257, Page 695, Brown County Deed Records, and being bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a reference spike (found) in the centerline of Kendall Road (T-210), said spike being a corner of a 6.03 acre tact conveyed to Seleta Fender (Volume 199, Page 377 BCDR); thence with the centerline of said Kendall Road for the next four calls: S. 66 deg. 07’ 56” W. 379.62 feet to a spike (found); thence S. 69 deg 15’ 15” W. 212.12 feet to a spike (found); thence S. 71 deg. 25’ 25” W. 135.51 feet to a spike (set), said spike being the true point of beginning of the tract hereby conveyed; thence S. 73 deg, 13’ 08” W. 343.07 feet to a spike (set); thence leaving said Kendall Road S. 33 deg 26’ 02” E., passing a rebar (set) at 25.00 feet, a total distance of 903.94 feet to a rebar (set) in the line of Carol Ann Martain (Volume 153, Page 50 BCDR); thence with said Carol Ann Martain and also with said James E. And Shirley C. Lester, N. 55 deg 17’ 49” E. 370.00 feet to a rebar (set); thence with another new division line through the tract of which this is a part, N. 36 deg 23’ 37” W. 798.50 feet to the true point of beginning CONTAINING 6.80 acres, more or less, but subject to all legal rights-of-way and easements of record. The basis of all bearings is magnetic. The above survey was performed under the supervision of Gerald Hart Wallingford. Registered Land Surveyor 6658 in November 2001. Prior Deed Reference: OR Book 393, Page 1110, filed May 28, 2010, of the records of the Recorder’s Office, Brown County, Ohio. Said Premises Located at 10546 Kendall Rd., Winchester, Ohio 45697 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $55,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: December 22 & 29, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Terms of Sale: To be sold for not less than two-thirds of the appraised value. A deposit equal to 10% of the appraised value of the property must be made in the form of a cashiers check at the time of sale. The balance of the purchase price must be paid by cashiers check within (30) days of the sale. If the purchaser fails to pay the balance of the purchase price within (30) days of the sale, the deposit shall be forfeited to Plaintiff for the costs associated with the advertisement and resale of the property and for interest charges. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Patrick Gregory #0001147 Attorney ----------------------------------------

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20130678CVE Fifth Third Bank, An Ohio Banking Co. Plaintiff -vsDaniel L. Ballein, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 27th day of January, 2014, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Pike to-wit: EXHIBIT A Legal Description: Situated in the County of Brown in the State of Ohio and in the Township of Pike: and in L. Jordan and A. Thompson’s Military Survey No. 12857 and 12858 and being bounded and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at an iron spike found on the centerline of Oakland Road, said beginning point being North 64 degrees 15 minutes 00 seconds East a distance of 939.40 feet and North 64 degrees 41 minutes 08 seconds East a distance of 292.00 feet from the centerline intersection of Oakland Road and Brannon Road, said beginning point also being corner to Tony and Edna Davidson; thence from said beginning point and with the centerline of Oakland Road North 64 degrees 41 minutes 08 seconds East a distance of 160.00 feet to a P.K. spike set; thence on a new division line through the land of Carl G. and Rolsalie Ballein for the next two (2) courses: South 24 degrees 29 minutes 52 seconds East a distance of 221.70 feet to an iron pin set; South 64 degrees 41 minutes 08 seconds West a distance of 259.38 feet to an iron pin set on the line of Gregory L. and Charlene S. Waits’ thence with the line of said Waits North 65 degrees 49 minutes 59 seconds West a distance of 83.79 feet to an iron pin found corner to Tony and Edna Davidson; thence with the line of said Davidson North 64 degrees 41 minutes 08 seconds East a distance of 154.73 feet to an iron pin found corner to said Davidson; thence with the line of said Davidson North 24 degrees 29 minutes 51 seconds West a distance of 158.00 feet to the place of beginning Containing 1.000 acres more or less subject, however, to all legal highways and easements of record and being a part of the land conveyed to Carl G. and Rosalie Ballein as recorded in Deed Book 235, Page 151 of the Deed Records of Brown County, Ohio. Surveyed by Gerald S. Renshaw, Registered Surveyor No. 4872 on 11 March 1992. Parcel Number(s): 290545880100 Property Address: 4432 Oakland Road, Bethel, OH 45106 Deed Reference Number: dated March 27, 1992, filed March 30, 1992, recorded as Deed Book Volume 260, Page 902, Brown County, Ohio records Case Number: CV 20130678 Said Premises Located at 4432 Oakland Rd., Bethel, Ohio 45106 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $27,750.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: December 22 & 29, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Terms of Sale: To be sold for not less than two-thirds of the appraised value. A deposit equal to 10% of the appraisal value of the property must be made in the form of a cashiers check at the time of sale. The balance of the purchase price must be paid by cashiers check within thirty days of the sale. If the purchaser fails to pay the balance of the purchase price within thirty days of the sale, the deposit shall be forfeited to Plaintiff for the costs associated with the advertisement and resale of the property and for interest charges. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Michael E. Carleton #0083352 Attorney ----------------------------------------

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20130456CVE Wells Fargo Bank, NA Plaintiff -vsJohn R. Ehrhardt, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 27th day of January, 2014, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Sterling to-wit: Parcel I: Situated in the Township of Sterling, County of Brown, and State of Ohio: And known as being in T. Kirby’s Military Survey Nos. 12934 and 10363 and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a spike found in the centerline of Bloomrose Road (Twp. Rd. No. 1), said spike being North 39 deg. 47’ 00” East, 544.30 feet from a railroad spike found at the intersection of the centerlines of Bloomrose Road (Twp. Rd. No. 1) and Stewart Harbaugh Road (Co. Rd. No. 119); Thence, leaving Bloomrose Road, North 50 deg. 11; 20” West, passing a 5/8” Iron pin set at 20.00 feet, a total distance of 217.80 feet to a 5/8” Iron pin set; Thence, being a severance line for the next two courses and distances: North 40 deg. 10’ 30” East, 200.00 feet to a 5.8” iron pin set. Thence South 50 deg. 11’ 20” East, passing a 5/8” iron pin set at 197.80 feet, a total distance of 217.80 to a mag nail set in the centerline of Bloomrose Road (Twp. Rd. No. 1); Thence, with said centerline, South 40 deg. 10’ 30” West, 200.00 feet to a spike found and the place of beginning. Containing 1.0000 Acres of land. Subject to all legal highways, easements and restrictions of record. The above description is taken from and in accordance with a field survey and plat by Jerome Rosenfeldt, Ohio Registered Surveyor No. 7598, dated January 28, 1998. Parcel II: Situated in the Township of Sterling, County of Brown, and State of Ohio: And known as being in T. Kirby’s Military Survey Nos. 12934 and 10363 and being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at a railroad spike found at the intersection of the centerlines of Bloomrose Road (Twp. Rd. No. 1) and Stewart Harbaugh Road (Co. Rd. No. 119): Thence with the centerline of Bloomrose Road (Twp. Rd. No. 1), North 39 deg. 47’ 00” East, 544.30 feet to a spike found; Thence North 40 deg. 10’ 30” East, 200.00 feet to a mag nail set and being the place of beginning; Thence, being severance lines for the next two courses and distances: North 50 deg. 11’ 20” West, passing a 5/8” iron pin set at 20.00 feet, a total distance of 217.80 feet to a 5/8” iron pin set; Thence South 40 deg. 10’ 30” West, 200.00 feet to a 5/8” iron pin set; Thence North 50 deg. 11’ 20” West, 679.42 feet to a 1” iron pipe found; Thence North 32 deg. 23’ 50” East, 327.07 feet to a stone found; Thence South 50 deg. 13; 00” East, passing a 5/8” iron pin set at 921.49 feet, a total distance of 941.49 feet to a P.K. Nail found in the centerline of Bloomrose Road (Twp. Rd. No. 1); Thence, with said centerline, South 40 deg. 10’ 30” West, 124.80 feet to a mag nail set and the place of beginning. Containing 5.8502 Acres of land. Subject to all legal highways, easements and restrictions of record. The above description is taken from and in accordance with a field survey and plat by Jerome Rosenfeldt, Ohio Registered Surveyor No. 7598, dated January 28, 1998. Parcel No. 37-072552.0000 & 37-072552.0100 Address: 17481 Bloomrose Road, Williamsburg, OH 45176 Deed Reference No. OR Book 351, pages 1784-1786 Said Premises Located at 17481 Bloomrose Rd., Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $105,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: December 22 & 29, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Terms of Sale: 10% of purchase price to be paid on day of sale. Balance due within 30 days. THE BROWN COUNTYDwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Brian Duffy #0089462 Attorney Sun Group NEWSPAPERS ----------------------------------------

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20130638CVE Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. Plaintiff -vsWesley Todd aka Wesley J Todd, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 27th day of January, 2014, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Clark to-wit: EXHIBIT ‘A’ Situated in Brown County, Ohio, Clark Township John Watts Military Survey No. 4262 and being Lot 3, of Drakeland Subdivision, see Plat Cabinet 2, Slide Number 78/79. Permanent Parcel No. 03002552.0102 Property Address 10473 St. Rt. 774, Hamersville, OH 45130 Prior Reference O.R. Book 132, Page 1 Said Premises Located at 10473 St. Rte. 774, Hamersville, Ohio 45130 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $17,500.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: December 22 & 29, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Terms of Sale: 10% of purchase price to be paid on day of sale. Balance due within 30 days. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Robert K. Hogan #0024966 Attorney ---------------------------------------SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20120891CVE Wells Fargo Bank, NA Plaintiff -vsTyler Elliott, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 27th day of January, 2014, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Pleasant to-wit: Situated in the Village of Georgetown, Township of Pleasant, County of Brown, State of Ohio, described as follows: Being Lot Number Seventeen (#17) of Stephen Manor Subdivision, as the same is known, numbered and designated on the recorded plat of said Subdivision, Plat Book 5, Page 59, Plat Records of Brown County, Ohio. Slide 441 Parcel No. 330686800000 Prior Deed Reference: O.R. Bk. 404 Pg. 1148-1149 Address: 40 Char Del Drive, Georgetown, OH 45121 Said Premises Located at 40 Char Del Drive, Georgetown, Ohio 45121 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $57,500 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: December 22 & 29, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Terms of Sale: 10% of purchase price to be paid on day of sale. Balance due within 30 days. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Brian Duffy #0089462 Attorney ----------------------------------------

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20130399CVE CitiMortgage, Inc. Plaintiff -vsDebra J. Thompson, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 27th day of January, 2014, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Clark to-wit: Situated in the Township of Clark, County of Brown, State of Ohio, being a part of Albert Gallatin’s Military Survey No. 3859, being a part of the 78.190 acres tract as conveyed to Countrytyme Lebanon Ltd. and recorded in Official Record Volume 209, Page 604 of the Brown County Recorder’s Office, and being further bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a miner spike (set) in the centerline of Lucas Road (County Road No. 41), said miner spike being the northeasterly corner of a 3.020 acres tract as conveyed to Terre D. Ogden (D.B. 258, Page 118) and being the Southeasterly corner of 50.240 acres tract as conveyed to Eugene Riley, et ux (D.B. 270, Page 192); Thence with Riley’s easterly N. 03 deg. 48 min. 16 sec. E, passing a 5/8” iron pin (set) at 25.00 ft., a total distance of 937.43 ft. to a 5/8” iron pin (set); Thence with a new division line N 89 deg. 23 min. 26 sec. E, a distance of 226.18 ft. to a 5/8” iron pin (set); Thence with another new division line S 03 deg. 48 min. 16 sec. W, passing a 5/8” iron pin (set) at 947.26, a total distance of 972.26 ft. to a miner spike (set) in the centerline of Lucas Road, said miner spike also being in the northerly line of a 1.152 acres tract as conveyed to Grace Robinson (D.B. 257, Page 026); Thence with Robinson’s northerly line N 88 deg. 19 min. 49 sec. W, leaving the centerline of Lucas Road, a distance of 225.66 ft. to a stone (found), said stone being in the easterly line of the aforementioned 3.020 acres tract as conveyed to Terre D. Ogden (D.B . 258, Page 118); Thence with Ogden’s easterly line N 03 deg. 48 min. 16 sec. E, a distance of 25.48 ft. to the beginning, containing 5.010 acres of land. Subject to all legal easements and rights of way of record. Bearings are based upon the record bearing (S 88 deg. 50 min. 40 sec. E) of the southerly line of the 5.961 acres tract as found in Deed Book 249, Page 675. Land surveyed in June and July 1999, under the direction of Eric N. Lutz, Registered Professional Surveyor No. 7232, the survey plat of which is referred to as Drawing No. S99-220 on file in the office of McCarty Associates, Hillsboro, Ohio. Parcel No. 030701720300 Prior Deed Reference: O.R. Book 241, Page 319 More commonly known as: 2919 Lucas Road, Hamersville, Ohio 45130 Said Premises Located at 2919 Lucas Road, Hamersville, Ohio 45130 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $67,500.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: December 22 & 29, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Terms of Sale: 10% of purchase price to be paid on day of sale. Balance due within 30 days. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Colette S. Carr #0075097 Attorney ----------------------------------------

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20130019CVE Fifth Third Mortgage Company Plaintiff -vsJeanine M. Anderson, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 27th day of January, 2014, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Byrd to-wit: Exhibit A Situated in the Township of Byrd, County of Brown, State of Ohio, and being Lot Number 8A & 8B a replat of Lot 8 in Russell Acres Subdivision as the same is known, and designated upon the recorded plat thereof of record in the Recorder’s Office in Brown County, Ohio, recorded in Plat Cab 3 Slide 126, and being subject to restrictions therein contained. Property Address: 9535 State Route 125, Russellville, OH 45168 Parcel Number: 010000560800 and 010000560801 Prior Instrument Number: O.R.r 366 Page 360 Said Premises Located at 9535 St. Rte. 125, Russellville, Ohio 45168 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $120,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: December 22 & 29, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Terms of Sale: 10% of purchase price to be paid on day of sale. Balance due within 30 days. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Maria T. Williams #0079972 Attorney ----------------------------------------

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Rescheduled Cahall Bros. Inc. Reindeer 5K Run/Walk is now set to begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 28. The event was first scheduled for Dec. 7, then again on Dec. 14 but was forced to reschedule due to bad weather. Entry to the 5K is only $20 which includes a tee shirt and proceeds will go to the Georgetown Christmas Association to help pay for insurance, advertising and office supplies. For more information contact Mike Jennings at pedalingwithpurpose@gmail.com. Farm Machinery Consignment Sale, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28 at Fussnecker and Sons Tractor Sales in Ripley. A MONDAY, DECEMBER 30 Sterling Township Trustees will meet in regular session on Monday, Dec. 30 at 5 p.m. in the Sterling Township Hall, located at the corner of Eastwood and Greenbush West Road. This meeting is open to the public. TOPS Chapter in Mt. Orab meets at 5:30 p.m. every Monday, including Dec. 30, at Hospice of Hope, 215 Hughes Blvd. in Mt. Orab. Further information is available by calling Nancy at (937) 444-3437. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at the commissioners office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. The public is invited to attend. TOPS Chapter in Sardinia meets at 6:30 p.m. every Mon-

group can provide support and information to families and individuals who know someone who suffers from substance abuse. For more information call Jean at (937) 444-3877.

TOPS Chapter in Ripley meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday including Dec. 30 at the Ripley Church of the Nazarene, 230 North Second Street. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501.

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31 Alcoholics Anonymous in Sardinia meets from 11 a.m. until noon each Tuesday morning at the Sardinia Town Hall. Please enter the back door. For more information call (937) 4443877. New Year’s Eve Dance at American Legion Post #180 will begin at 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31. The Legion is located at 1001 S. Main Street in Georgetown. Cost is only $15 per person which includes a meal. Zumba Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 127 North Point Drive in Mt. Orab. These classes are for members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members. Please call (937) 444-5230 for more information. Yoga Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness, 127, North Point Drive, Mt. Orab at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at the center. Members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members are welcome. Please call (937) 4445230 for details and new hours. Flu Shots will be Available every Tuesday from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Brown County Health Department in Georgetown. For more information call (937) 3786892 or toll free at (866-8676892. Al-Anon Family Group Sessions will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Methodist Church on Church Street, off N. High Street. This

Free Weaving Classes will not be held on Christmas Day but will resume every Wednesday, at 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon) at the Rambler Center (the old Russellville-Jefferson High School) on St. Rt. 125 in Russellville. Anyone interested in learning how to weave are asked to call Geri at (937) 3783426 Brown County Board of Commissioners will not meet on Wednesday, Jan. 1. Sit and Stitch will not meet on New Years Day, Anyone who is a crocheter or spinner or who wants to learn, is invited to attend and bring a current project. Children are welcome. Further information is available by calling (937) 403-8481 or (513) 314-1656. THURSDAY, JANUARY 2 Kick-boxing Classes will be offered on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 2, at the Snap Fitness Center in Mt. Orab, 127 North Point Drive. These classes are open to members as well as non-members. For details call (937) 444-5230. Mt. Orab Village Council will meet at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2. This meeting is open to the public. Franklin Township Trustees Meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 2 at 7 p.m. in Arnheim. This meeting is open to the public. Yoga Classes will be offered on Thursdays including Jan. 2, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m at the Hospice Center located on Hughes Blvd in Mt. Orab. For more information on this class please contact Jane Amiot at (513) 535-7507.

Green Township Trustees will meet on Thursday, Jan. 2 at 7 p.m. in Greenbush. This meeting is open to the public who are invited to attend. Yoga Classes will be offered at the Snap Fitness Center in Mt. Orab, 127 North Point Drive beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2. These classes are open to both members and nonmembers. Call (937) 444-5230 for more information. Pike Township Trustees Meeting will be held at 7 pm. on Thursday, Jan. 2 in the Pike Township Community Center on Rt. 774. The public is welcome to attend. Southern Ohio Council of Governments (SOCOG) will meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2 in Room A of the Ross County Service Center, 475 Western Avenue in Chillicothe. For more information call (740) 775-5030. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab. FRIDAY, JANUARY 3 Catholics Return Home, six session event will be held , beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 3 at the St. George Catholic Church in Georgetown. For more information please call Marilyn Fryer at (937) 3784583. Fundraising Dinner by Harmony-Star, Masonic and Eastern Star set for 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 3 at the Masonic Lodge, 110 S. High Street in Mt. Orab. For more information please contact Farrell Amiott at (937) 444-0045. Mt. Holly Christian Chapel Gospel Singing will be held on Friday, Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. and again on Friday, Jan. 17 at the chapel, 2141 E. Ohio Pike in Amelia. This event features great gospel music, refreshments/food and door prizes. Call Dan Cook (513) 509-7312 or Kevin Cain at (513) 602-

COURT NEWS Property Sales Timothy P. and Tracy J. O’Hara to O’Hara Maple Farms, LLC, 66.65 acres of land in Clark Twp., filed 1218-2013 James and Mae Bishop to Mae Bishop, In-Lot 113 whole in Rich Addition, Hamersville, Clark Twp., filed 12-18-2013 Terry Blair to Michael Scott Malott, 42.67 acres of land in Eagle Twp., filed 12-13-2013, $172,000 Timothy A. and Rebecca J. Dyer to Timothy A. and Rebecca J. Dyer, 10 acres of land in Eagle Twp., filed 12-16-2013 Timothy A. and Rebecca J. Dyer to Joshua J. and Sheri L. Tabor, 10.22 acres of land in Eagle Twp., filed 12-16-2013 Flagstar Bank and Robert J. Holste to Frank Henry Chapin, In-Lot 2586, In-Lot 2587 and In-Lot 2588 in Lake Waynoka Sub., in Franklin Twp., filed 12-16-2013, $103,000 Ralph F. and Mary Baker to Mary L. Baker, 12.64 acres of land in Green Twp., filed 12-16-2013 JPMorgan Chase Bank National to Sarina Haugen, 3 acres of land in Green Twp., filed 12-17-2013 Carl W. and Norma M. Weaver to Audrey C. Haas, 2.47 acres of land in Green Twp., filed 12-172013, $89,000 Michael A. Yale to Ruby Jeanette and Raymond Emery II, .10 acres of land in Mt. Orab, Green Twp., filed 12-17-2013 Deborah K. and Floyd E. Hensley, Sr. to Deborah K. Hensley, Lot 21 in Grants Crossing Sub., Green Twp., filed 12-12-2013 Robert L. Wooten Sr. to Jonathan M. Perraut, .18 acres, 5.49 acres, .23 acres, 1.15 acres of land in Huntington Twp., and In-Lot part 209, .14 acres, .30 acres, 1.81 acres and .26 acres of land in Aberdeen, filed 12-12-13 Wm E. and Mary J. Sparks to Louis Tyrone and Peggy L. Sparks, In-Lot 13, In-Lot 14, In-Lot 15 and InLot 16 in Taylorsville in Huntington Twp., filed 12-18-2013 Ruth A. King to Kelly King and Kristina L. Truitt, Out-Lot 5 Plat 5 in Huntington Park Sub., Aberdeen, Huntington Twp., filed 12-12-2013 Blanche and Edward B. Harris Jr., to Waynoka Property Owners Association, In-Lot 1525 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Twp., filed 12-13-2013 Merchants National Bank to Sandra K. and Leonard Germann, .28 acres of land in Higginsport, Lewis Twp., filed 12-17-2013, $120,000 James F. McCafferty to John A. and Charles R. McCafferty II and Evelyn Bardua and Mary Whelan, In-Lot 124, In-Lot 123, In-Lot 125 in

Lake Lorelei Sub, and 1.34 acres of land in Perry Twp., filed 12-13-2013 Brenda K. Nixon to Joel Bradford and Cindy E. Nixon, In-Lot 1043 and In-Lot 1044 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 12-13-2013 Charles and Sandra Sheppard to Michael W. Greynolds, 2 acres of land in Perry Twp., filed 12-16-2013, $50,500 Florence M. Startsman to Dennis J. and Connie S. Christie, 10.07 acres and 50 acres of land in Perry Twp., filed 12-16-2013, $641,076 Mary Lou Butler to Lloyd D. Moore, .62 acres and .02 acres of land in Fayetteville, Perry Twp., filed 12-12-2013, $66,500 Rickie and Margaret Connors to Rickie Connors, In-Lot 130 in Fayetteville, Perry Twp., filed 12-18-2013 Roger K. Ernst to Suzanne Madden, .60 acres and .05 acres of land in Pike Twp., filed 12-13-2013, $13,500 Wells Fargo Bank, NA to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, .61 acres of land in Pleasant Twp., filed 12-18-2013 Charles R. and Dollie Truitt Trust to Charles R. Truitt Revocable Living Trust, C. Truitt Trustee, 3 acres of land in Pleasant Twp., filed 12-172013 Marvin and Cecil Windsor to Linda Sweet, Lot 6 in Hope Sub., in Georgetown, filed 12-17-2013, $42,500 Gary W. and Vicki C. Black to The National Bank and Trust Company, In-Lot 6 whole in Andrews 1st Sub., in Georgetown, Pleasant Twp., filed 12-12-2013, $30,000 Christopher G. and Lisa M. Wells to Eve Ewing, In-Lot 18 and In-Lot 19 in Marshall Sub., in Georgetown, Pleasant Twp., filed 12-17-2013 Jeffrey P. and Elizabeth Stevens to Nicholas T. and Kathryn J. Hultz, 4.68 acres and 1 acre of land in Scott Twp., filed 12-16-2013, $217,000 Steve and Frances Ogden to Daniel Bell, 1 acre of land in Scott Twp., filed 12-12-2013, $180,000 Karen and John G. Shelton to Enrique Gutierrez, Lot 27 in The Promised Land Sub., in Sterling Twp., filed 12-13-2013, $41,300 Jerry C. Riddle and Michael Murtland to Theodore H. Torbeck, 55.37 acres of land in Sterling Twp., filed 12-12-2013, $500,000 Douglas P. Hickman to Frank and Carolyn J. Estep, Lot 9 in Cumberland Meadows Sub., Sterling Twp., filed 12-12-2013, $40,500 David Rutherford Jr. to William and Katherine D. Stone, 10 acres of land in Rutherford’s Sub., Sterling Twp., filed 12-17-2013, $65,000 Charles R. and Dollie Truitt Trust to Charles R. Truitt Revocable Living Trust, C Truitt Trustee, 6.91

acres of land in Union Twp., filed 1217-2013 Patsy Ann Ring to Gene Linville, .92 acres and 1.84 acres of land in Union Twp., filed 12-13-2013, $12,000 Geneva and William H. Hall to Fannie Mae, Lot 9 in Eagle Landing sub., in Union Twp., filed 12-12-2013 Daryl R. Meece to Andrew and Amanda Sergent, Lot 1 in Ripley, Union Twp., filed 12-12-2013, $85,000 Floyd and Rebecca Higginbotham to The Higginbotham Family Revocable Living Trust, 3.33 acres of land in Washington Twp., filed 12-17-2013 Betty Tutt to Betty Tutt Family Preservation, James R. and Kenneth W. Tutt Trustees, 5 acres of land in Washington Twp., filed 1216-2013 Carolyn A. Motz to Kindereight LLC, .83 acres of land in Mt. Orab, Sterling Twp., filed 12-17-2013

Marriages Shari Renee Easterling, 44, Mt. Orab, teacher to marry Aaron Eugene Carnahan, 47, Mt. Orab, Highway Tech 3, filed 12-13-2013 Sarah Ann Godby, 21, Fayetteville, student to marry Ricky Austin Wilson, 24, Lynchburg, sales manager, filed 12-16-2013 Jennifer Lynn Meyer, 20, Russellville to marry Daniel Dale Hutchens, 24, Williamsburg, filed 12-16-2013 Erica Burke, 30, Pleasant Plain, dental assistant to marry Daniel Pangallo, 33, Georgetown, maintenance manager, filed 12-17-2013 Shara Elizabeth Wooster, 40, Mt. Orab, homemaker to marry Douglas Wayne Moore, 52, Mt. Orab, carpenter, filed 12-13-2013 Krista Renee Bettle, 27, Hamersville, veterinary receptionist to marry James Lee Keefer, 28, Hamersville, service technician, filed 12-16-2013

Probate Mary L. Baker, Mt. Orab, case #20131266, DOD 11-9-2013, filed 12-17-2013 James E. Bishop, Hamersville, case #20131266, DOD 1-21-2011, filed 12-17-2013 Mae Devon Bishop, Hamersville, case #20131270, DOD 10-31-2013, filed 12-18-2013 Joseph Lee Coffey, Mt. Orab, case #20131264, DOD 9-15-2013, filed 12-13-2013 Larry S. Lindsey, Hamersville, case #20131263, DOD 11-9-2013, filed 12-13-2013 Billy Jo McPherson, Fayetteville,

case #20131269, DOD 3-11-2011, filed 12-18-2013 Cody Romine, case #20131268, DOD 6-21-2011, filed 12-17-2013 Earl W. Stephens, Mt. Orab, #20131261, DOD 9-7-2013, filed 12-12-2013 Charles Vernatter, Williamsurg, case #20131265, DOD 9-9-2012, filed 12-17-2013 Lillian Wardlow, Mt. Orab, case #20131262, DOD 10-9-2013, filed 12-13-2013

Common Pleas CIVIL CASES The National Bank and Trust Company verus Garrett and Parker, LLC, case #20130869, filed 12-122013, Action: foreclosures Merchants National Bank versus Nelson D. Otto, filed 12-12-2013, Action: other civil Wells Fargo Bank, NA versus Lee D. Belcher, case #20130872, filed 12-16-2013, Action: foreclosures Green Tree Servicing, LLC versus Robin M. Conley, case #20130874, filed 12-16-2013, Action: foreclosures Lowell G. Osborne versus Andrew Smith, Jr., case #20130875, filed 12-17-2013, Action: civil stalking Discover Bank c/o DB Servicing versus Donna Burson, case #20130877, filed 12-18-2013, Action: other civil Allied Property and Casualty versus Bryanna Sue Tungate, case #20130878, filed 12-18-2013, Action: other civil Wells Fargo Bank, NA versus Chad Swain, case #20130879, filed 12-18-2013, Action: foreclosure Christiana Trust versus Jeffrey Williamson, case #20130880, filed 12-18-2013, Action: foreclosures Union Savings Bank versus Shad E. Whisman, case #20130881, filed 12-18-2013, Action: foreclosures Giget Jones versus Steven Garren, case #20130882, filed 12-182013, Action: civil stalking DOMESTIC CASES Kristy Joo, Winchester versus Violet Phillips, Portsmouth, case #20130868, filed 12-12-2013, Action: domestic violence Brandy Duncan, Williamsburg versus Chris Duncan, Mt. Orab, case #20130871, filed 12-16-2013, Action: domestic violence Brandi Bailey, Winchester versus Wesley Bailey, Maysville, KY, case #20130876, filed 12-17-2013, Action: domestic violence

4654. This event is free to all. UPCOMING EVENTS Union #71 Masonic Lodge of Ripley will meet at 6:30 p.m. for dinner and a meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 6 at the lodge. Phileo Ministries-Clothing Ministry will be open for operation on Tuesday, Jan. 7 and Saturday, Jan. 11. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The location is at 110 Winchester Street in Sardinia. This is a ministry of the County Baptist Church. For more information call (937) 446-1416. Book Club for Adults will meet at the Fayetteville-Perry Library at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8. The library is located at 406 N. East Street in Fayetteville. For more information call the library at (513) 875-2665. Book Club for Adults will meet at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9 at the Fayetteville-Perry Library in Fayetteville. The public is invited to join. For details call the library at (513) 875-2665. Wilson Sroufe VFW Post 9772 meeting will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at the Pike Township Building on SR 774. For more information contact Bill Cornetet at (937) 618-0325. Sugar Helpers Diabetes Support Group will meet at 6:30 till 8 p.m. on Monday Jan. 13 at the Georgetown Baptist Church, 794 S. Main Street in Georgetown. Different diabetes related topics will be discussed at each meeting. For more information call the Brown County Health Department at (937) 378-6892. Mt. Orab Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13 and again on Monday, Jan. 27 at the lodge at 110 S. High Street in Mt. Orab. For more information contact Bob Richmond at (937) 444-4791. (Meal included). Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District meeting will be held at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at the SWCD office, 706 South Main Street in Georgetown. Meetings are open to the public. For more information call (937) 3784424. Brown County Public Library Board Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at the Mary P. Shelton Library, 200 W. Grant Ave in Georgetown. The personnel committee of the board of trustees will also meet at 5:30 p.m. For more information please call (937) 444-0181. Book Club for Adults will meet at the Sardinia Library, 13309 Purdy Road in Sardinia on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 11 a.m. For more information, call the library at (937) 446-1565. Book Club for Adults will meet on Wednesday, January 15 at 1 p.m. at the Georgetown Library, 200 W. Grant Street in Georgetown. For more information call (937) 378-3197. Brown County FFA Consignment Auction on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Brown County Fairgrounds beginning at 10 a.m. Anyone interested in consigning please call Bill at (513) 3169660 or email bcffaca@yahoo.com. Hocking Hills Winter Hike has been scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 18. The six mile hike starts at Old Man’s Cave to Ash Cave. For more information visit explorehockinghills.com or call (800) 462-5464. Rescheduled Brown County Democrat’s Christmas Dinner will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the Reading Room at the Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, 9391 Hamer Road in Georgetown. The club and central committee will provide table service, meat courses and soft drinks. This event will begin at 6 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m. Book Club for Adults will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan.23 at the Mt. Orab Library 613 S. High Street in Mt. Orab. For more information on this meeting call the library at (937) 4441414. ONGOING EVENTS Miracles Happen Group, (Narcotics Anonymous) meets at 7 p.m. every Sunday at the Brown County Community Board of ADAMHS, 85 Banting Drive (around the back), in Georgetown. For more information on this group please call1-800-587-4232.

Southern Hills Tea Party meets each 4th Thursday of the month at the Ripley Library. The public is invited to attend.

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day, including Dec. 30, at Sardinia Church of the Nazarene on Sardinia-Mowrystown Road. Further information is available by calling Regina Davidson at (937) 446-3714.

“Walk in the Park” free to the public are offered daily by Ideal Nutrition in Mt. Orab Village Park. Tee shirts are also provided to anyone who walks and registers their dates and distances at Ideal Nutrition. For more information contact Sue at (937) 515-8488. Helping Hands Please come shop with us any Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday from 9 a.m. until noon at 668 Camp Run Road in Georgetown.

Senior Bingo will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each Monday at the Georgetown Nutrition Center. Please bring a $1 wrapped gift. A nutritional meal will be offered. HIV/Hepatitis C Testing is offered free by the Brown County Health Department by appointment only. The HIV test results are available within 15 minutes. To schedule an appointment call (937) 378-6892. Tuesday Community Bingo will be held every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Community Building in Country Place Apartments, located across from the Country Inn in Georgetown. Please bring a $1 gift and join in the fun. This is a free event. For more information contact Joy Gelter at (937) 483-4614. Crafting Classes will be offered the second Saturday of the month at the Mt. Orab Public Library, sessions from 1 to 2 p.m., at the library, 613 South High Street in Mt. Orab. The classes are for adult patrons with the Care and Share program. Adams/Brown County Alzheimer/s/Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group will meet on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Adams County Regional Medical Center in the second floor conference room. For more information (937) 3863590. Adams-Brown Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program available, anyone wishing to obtain further information or to schedule an appointment to discuss obtaining E-HEAP services may contact the Adams Brown Community Action Program Office in Georgetown at (937) 378-6041 or 1-800-553-7393, Ext. 253 or 254. Walk-in hours are 8-11 a.m. daily at the ABCAP Office at 406 W. Plum St., Georgetown, and outreach is available for the very elderly or disabled. We Can Help Food Bank at the corner of Decatur-Eckmansville Road and State Route 125 is open 11 a.m-4 p.m. Fridays and is sponsored by private donations. Donations should be made when the Food Bank is not open, and all donations are appreciated. Southern Hills Adult Education Department offers adults an array of computer classes throughout the school year at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown. Anyone wanting further information or wishing to register for an Adult Education class may contact Southern Hills Adult Education at (937) 378-6131, Ext. 357. The Brown County Senior Citizens Council, located at 505 N. Main Street in Georgetown offers transportation for medical appointments, shopping area, nutrition sites and other service providers. It also offers homemaker assistance, Respite Care, Passport which offers alternatives to nursing home placement and caregiver support. To contact a representative, call (937) 378-6603 or toll free at (877) 259-8598.

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Betty Rolands served as a board of education member for Fayetteville-Perry Local School District for 16 years, but has stepped away from the position when she didn’t run for office in November. She has also served the district as board treasurer, a softball coach and a bus driver since 1950. “At times I have felt that was too many years,” Rolands said. “But I have no regrets. I just felt like it was time for me to move on.” The board, as well as several visitors enjoyed a light meal and treats while congratulating Rolands and thanking her for her dedication to the district. They all agreed that she will be

sorely missed by all. The board presented Rolands with an afghan which portrayed the school district and had her name on it. Brian Kleemeyer will move into the vacant board of education seat in January 2014. During the meeting, Superintendent White told the board that according to the School Law Review, if passed, House Bill 237 would repeal the Common Core standards in Ohio and void any actions taken towards their adoption or implementation. The Common Core standards are a set of standards denoting what students should know and be able to do in the subjects of math and English. They are not a list of textbooks or lesson plans that teachers are re-

quired to use, but instead more rigorous standards to emphasize critical thinking over rote (repetition) learning in classrooms to better prepare students for the future. Ohio adopted the Common Core standards in 2010, along with 45 states nationwide to be effective the 2014-2015 school year. White said if HB 237 passes it would: • prohibit the state board of education from implementing the Common Core standards; • prohibit the use of Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers assessments; • forbid state officials from relinquishing any control over academic content standards; • require public notice from the state board re-

garding any proposed adoption or revision of the standards; • require a hearing in every congressional district before changing the academic standards. In other business, Superintendent White discussed the new plan to change the district from having to attend a set number of days of school to a set number of hours of school each year. “The Ohio budget bill changed the minimum school year requirement for city, exempted village, local and joint vocational school districts from “days” to “hours,” White explained. “This is set to be in place by the school year 2014-2015. “Districts must be open for instruction at a minimum of 455 hours for halfday kindergarten, 910

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Superintendent of Fayetteville-Perry Schools, Raegan White assists board member Betty Rolands in showing off the beautiful afghan presented to her during her last board meeting, Dec. 19. Rolands did not run for board this year ending 16 years of service to the board.

hours for full-day kindergarten, 910 hours for grades 1-6 and 1,001 hours for grades 7 to 12.” White told the board that most public schools (including Fayetteville Perry) far exceed the 1001 hours that are needed. “One of the effects of these changes that will take place in July 1, of 2014,” White continued, “it means the elimination of minimum school days and legislation means state excused calamity days.” In other actions the board approved increasing the minimum wage to

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G’town teachers help local families

The staff of Georgetown Exempted Village Schools recently supported a movement to collect gifts for local families through a Christmas Giving Tree Campaign. Organized by a few district teachers

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Governor signs Uecker bill to make elections fairer, simpler

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gun in the direction of” Sebastian. She faced charges of Reckless Homicide in July. The results of her case are sealed by law because of her status as a juvenile. Chris Swartz pleaded guilty to one count of Endangering Children in August. Charges against his wife Shanna were dropped.

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decades to come.”, said Mt. Orab Mayor Bruce Lunsford. 7. Georgetown IGA reopens

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and Kidnapping. Planck is also charged with Trafficking in Heroin, a fourth degree felony. Eitel and Wells also face a third degree felony count of Having a Weapon Under Disability. Each charge also carries an additional “gun specification” charge because a firearm was allegedly used in the commission of the offense. A gun specification charge adds three years in prison for each count upon conviction. Brown County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Zac Corbin said the men had robbery in mind when they broke into the apartment in Aberdeen. “They had a gun, demanded money and took a wallet and some pills that belonged to a relative of one of the two victims. They threatened both of the victims and caused physical harm to both of the victims, both of the victims had pretty significant injuries where they had been hit in the head.” Corbin said the men also face kidnapping charges for restraining the liberty of the two men in the apartment. “We believe that both

victims had their faces covered and were made to lay on the floor while this was going on”, Corbin said. The three men were on their way back to Maysville when they were arrested. “The defendants were picked up by the Maysville Police while walking across the bridge and taken to the Mason County Detention Center. When they got there, they were found to have a firearm and a wallet belonging to one of the victims”, Corbin said. Robert Stankorb, address unlisted and Stephanie Varney, 19 of Georgetown, also face multiple first degree felony counts in connection with a home robbery on December 11. Both are charged with Aggravated Burglary, Aggravated Robbery, Kidnapping and Theft from an Elderly Person or Disabled Adult. Additionally, both face firearm specification charges that would add three years to their sentences upon conviction. The two are accused of entering a home and robbing the resident of $900.00 at gunpoint and restraining his liberty. Gunnar Patton, 21 of Williamsburg, faces multiple charges in connection with Burglary and Theft charges at three separate homes on November 1. Patton is charged with two second degree felony counts of Burglary, two first degree misdemeanor charges of Petty Theft, and fifth degree felony charges of Breaking and Entering and Theft from an Elderly Person of Disabled Adult. Nathan Blevins, 27 of Mt. Orab, faces a second degree felony Burglary charge, as well as fourth degree felony Grand Theft

of a Motor Vehicle and fifth degree felony Breaking and Entering charges. He is accused of breaking into a home, burglarizing it and stealing a truck on November 27. Heather Rains, 27 of Mt. Orab, also faces a second degree felony Burglary charge, as well as fourth degree felony Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle and fifth degree felony Breaking and Entering charges. She is accused of breaking into a home, burglarizing it and stealing a truck on November 27. Jill Cowan, 36 of Sardinia, faces a second degree Illegal Manufacture of Drugs and a third degree Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals for the Manufacture of Drugs charges. She is accused of making methamphetamine during January through December 11 of 2013. Edward Powers, 34 of Cincinnati, faces fifth degree felony Possession of Heroin and first degree misdemeanor Possessing Drug Abuse Instruments charges. Adam Powers, 36 of Amelia, faces third degree felony Tampering With Evidence and fifth degree felony Aggravated Possession of Drugs charges. Pamela Griffith, 51 of Williamsburg, faces third degree Illegal Cultivation of Marijuana charges. Jeffery Hassebrock, 55 of Williamsburg, faces third degree Illegal Cultivation of Marijuana charges. An indictment means that charges have been filed against an individual. It is not a finding or admission of guilt.

The fax went on to list all of the entries in the file from the initial complaint in July up to the date of the request. Brittany Halpin, spokesperson for Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost, said “We are aware of the issues in Aberdeen and want to stay on top of them.” When asked about whether the village would be declared in fiscal distress status because of the court ruling against the village, Halpin said “At this time we have not conducted the analysis that would place them in the Fiscal Distress category.” According to the Auditor of State website, “If the deficit exceeds one-sixth of the total general fund budget, the local government’s situation becomes a fiscal emergency. In the case of a fiscal emergency, a seven-member public commission is created to oversee the government’s financial operations and develop a plan for recovery.” Aberdeen’s General Fund Budget is approximately $450,000, according to Aberdeen Fiscal Officer Nathan Pfeffer. One sixth of that amount is approximately $72,000, significantly less than the million dollar judgment faced by the village. An internal e-mail dated December 13 from Christa

Criddle of the Cincinnati Regional Office of the Auditor of State to supervisors and colleagues discusses the situation faced by Pfeffer. “He is stuck regarding payment as he is also ordered by council to repay the bond out of the bond fund. They can’t pay both”, Criddle writes. I think either way they go, that are going to be facing financial issues that LGS will need to look at. Just keeping you all in the loop.” LGS is the Office of Local Government Services within the State Auditor’s Office. Other motions in the case still pending before Gusweiler include a motion by Grimes to “...stay the execution of the December 3, 2013 Judgment Entry” that awarded Shinn Brothers, Inc. just over $1,000,000. The motion continues with Grimes writing “Defendant has filed a Request for Findings and Conclusions of Law for the purpose of filing an appeal...” If the village appeals Gusweiler’s ruling, an answer from the 12th District Court of Appeals in Middletown could take up to eight months. If Gusweiler upholds the storage costs of $3050 per day, the decision to appeal could cost the village an additional $732,000 in

storage fees for an eight month period. Timothy Heather, the attorney for Shinn Brothers has also filed two motions with Gusweiler. Heather is asking that any transfer of property be prohibited. Gusweiler’s order to prohibit transfer of assets essentially grants this motion pending the December 30 hearing. Heather also filed a motion opposing the requests by Grimes for a Request for Findings and Conclusions of Law and to stay the execution of the judgement entry. In responses to the motions filed by the village, Heather claims that according to law, the village cannot request a stay of execution of the order until an appeal has actually been filed. Regarding the Request for Findings and Conclusions of Law, Heather writes that according to law, the village should have requested the finding before the ruling was made. Heather points out that Gusweiler made his conclusions clear in the original ruling and that the request by the village would be redundant. When contacted about this article, Aberdeen Mayor Harry Foxworthy had no comment.

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Office Chief Deputy John Schadle said that Dugan’s alleged activities would be a violation of jail procedure. “Proper procedures are already in place to prevent this type of activity. If proper procedure had been followed, the alleged activity by Mr. Dugan would not have taken place. If the allegations are true, I can only assume that policies were not followed”, Schadle said. He added that proper protocol calls for a corrections officer to accompany an inmate to the nurses office. Schadle also said that the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification was called in to investigate the matter. “Because this was an allegation that the law was broken, we called BCI in to do the investigation. If the allegations are true, this was more than just a violation of internal procedure”, he said. Each count of Sexual Battery is a third degree felony and carrys a maximum penalty of five years in prison. Dugan was indicted by a Brown County Grand Jury on December 19, along with eleven others. Those also indicted on various charges include; Jordan Planck, 21 of Maysville, is charged with breaking into an apartment and attacking the residents, forcing them to lie on the floor at gunpoint and robbing them. Justin Eitel and Richard Wells of Maysville face similar charges. All three men are charged with six first degree felony counts, two each for Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Burglary

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oneer to release the components of the failed water plant currently being stored by Artesian at a cost to the village of $3050 per day. Grimes wrote that the village “was to receive these items and for Defendant (the village) to pay storage until the items are removed. Defendant has attempted to make arrangements to retrieve the items but Artesian of Pioneer, Plaintiff’s subcontractor, has stated he will not allow Defendant to remove the items. Plaintiff (Shinn Brothers) is interfering with Defendant’s attempts to liquidate the water treatment plant components.” A hearing is set before Gusweiler for this and other motions on December 30. Ed Kidston of Artesian of Pioneer told The Brown County Press that he would release the components when his company is paid for them. Until then, he said “we are complying with the order of the court to store the items.” The issue has also caught the eye of the Ohio Auditor of State’s Office. On December 20, the Office Manager of the Legal Division faxed Brown County Clerk of Courts Clark Gray a request for “copies of several pleadings” in the case.

High School band, an honor guard of veterans to officially raise the flag and dozens of employees and community members. “It’s a great feeling. I’m pretty emotional with the honor guard and all that.”, Rabe said at the time. “Having all these people here just puts a big exclamation point on how important it is to the community to have a grocery store. We are honored to be here.” 8. Western Brown goes to the playoffs Following an undefeated regular season, the Western Brown Bronco football team hosted the first ever home playoff game at the school. The team fell in a hard fought contest to Dayton Thurgood Marshall. Residents and businesses in Mt. Orab showed their support for the team by decorating around town and holding various celebrations and pep rallys. Western Brown football coach Evan Dreyer, told everyone at one of the pep rallies that he is very proud of his team. “This is not just us going to these playoffs,” Coach Dreyer said. “It’s this community going to the playoffs. And I know this means a lot to all the former football players and teams as well as the whole Bronco family.” 9. Bluegrass Pipeline

It was announced in June that the Bluegrass Pipeline would be crossing Brown County. The proposed route will run from eastern Ohio down to Kentucky. The proposed date for the pipeline to become opera-

tional is late 2015. The 1100 mile project is being spearheaded by the Williams company out of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, a company with an extensive pipeline network in Texas and Louisiana. The pipeline will be buried three feet underground, allowing property owners to continue to be able to use their land. The company is asking landowners for a fifty foot easement on their property to build the pipeline. Landowners who agree will be compensated one time. 10. Hospital Sale

Southwest Regional Medical Center was sold for the third time since 2011. Former CEO Joan Phillips, who purchased the hospital in September of 2012 from former owner Paul Tuft, sold the facility to new owner Doctor Krishna P. Surapaneni. At the time of the sale, Surapaneni said the next step for the hospital was to add more doctors and improve infrastructure. “We are going to improve our emergency room services and in-patient services”, he said. “We have also already signed contracts with two additional surgeons and we will also have two family physicians joining us. All four of them will be working for us between now and June of next year.” He added that he was talking with other healthcare providers in the area who could provide tertiary, or specialty care not normally found in a small hospital like neurosurgery.

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group so they can get some new recruits in here for their group.” Woodruff said that Karen helps the group out once a month during their meetings. “Every month they meet here and my wife will cook a pot roast or some other meat dish and a lot of them will tell us it’s the best meal they’ve had all month. Some of them don’t feel safe cooking at home because they still live by themselves. It’s something that we feel good doing, it’s a need that we’re able to fulfill and our family is more than happy to do it.” Woodruff led the group in singing Christmas carols as the meal drew to a close. He said that you could see how the music and the season was affecting them. “During the singing today, some of them wept a little because they’ve got loved ones that are missing”, he said. Woodruff himself had to pause for a moment to collect his emotions before leading the group in singing “Amazing Grace”. He later said he became emotional because of his late mother. “When you’re singing it and you have that family harmony, I can still hear my mother’s voice in the background. I miss her deeply”, Woodruff said. He said that his family is continuing to honor his mother, Dora Schaffer Woodruff. “Our family is giving

away music scholarships in her name. If we can help the next group of folks that are coming along, that’s what we’re here for.” Woodruff also talked about his 88 year old father, Alvin Bruce Woodruff. “My dad built a camp for underprivileged kids in the 1960’s and always looked out for them. Kids could go there for a week and he never charged more than twelve dollars. Folks would give him bad checks and my mother would say ‘Bruce, that family is back and they didn’t pay you last year’ and he would say ‘It’s not the kids fault. Let ‘em on the bus. We’ll take ‘em.” He then talked his parents’ commitment to God. “They built a church in Mt. Carmel in a rented building that was the size of a two car garage. And when he retired, they had a 2200 seat auditorium on 26 acres. It wasn’t just them, they had a lot of good people helping them. I’m very lucky to have been born to the parents I was born to in the country I was born in”, Woodruff said. When asked how she enjoyed the meal, 83 year old Ruth Teeters was enthusiastic. “Words can’t express it. It’s just so wonderful. Most of us are getting old and can’t get around and it means so much to us.” Woodruff said his family hopes to see a larger crowd at the meal next year.

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Over 140 participate in Sardinia Christmas Walk Walk in Sardinia. A total of 144 people took part in all the activities of the day. The event was organized

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Saturday, Dec. 15, but it didn’t stop over fifty people from taking part in the first of it’s kind Christmas

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Nearly 50 people walked during the first ever Christmas Village Walk held in Sardinia, Dec. 15. Over 140 residents took part in the festivities of the day.

by members of the Sardinia Community Group which formed in November, with hopes of revitalizing the village and encouraging residents to come out in support of village activities. “It was such a fun day for everyone,” said Marjorie Muller member of the group. “especially the children. They heard stories told by Mrs. Claus and made decorations for the village Christmas tree.” The walk began at the Sardinia Life Squad building and ended at the American Legion Post where kids got to visit with Santa. “This year our group didn’t ask for donations,”

Muller said, “we asked for items that could be given away as door prizes. That way no one had to spend any money, everything was donated. “Every child and every adult went home that day with a gift. That’s how many items were donated. It was a wonderful experience for us all. And it was great to see all the support residents had for this event. We’ve already made our plans for next year’s Christmas Walk and have lots of new ideas on what people want. Next year’s walk will be held on Sunday, December 14.” Many people who took

part in the event also made a donation of a canned good which was donated to the Sardinia Methodist Food Pantry. The village officials shut the street down during the event for the safety of the walkers. Muller said the Christmas Walk is only the first of several events the Sardinia Community Group has planned for the future. “We would like to thank everyone who donated items for the drawing,” Muller said. “Thanks to this communities generosity, the event was a huge success, even with the frigid temperatures.”

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THE BLUEGRASS PIPELINE is coming through Brown and Clermont Counties. CASSITY LAW OFFICES can provide assistance negotiating for you and protecting your rights regarding YOUR PROPERTY!! Provided/THE BROWN COUNTY PRESS

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Children who took part in Sardinia’s Christmas Village Walk listen as Mrs. Claus reads them a story.

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James Nobel located On December 23, 2013, Sheriff Wenninger reports that missing person James Noble was located in Berea, Kentucky. James Noble was reported missing on December 10, 2013 from the Fayetteville area. Deputies searched the area by foot, four wheeler, and airplane with no results in locating him. The Kentucky State Police spoke with Noble and confirmed he was fine. Sheriff Wenninger wishes to thank the many people who assisted in the search for Mr. Noble.

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Pets with arthritis can be made more comfortable Arthritis is also known by the medical term “Osteoarthritis.” It is a disease resulting in degeneration of one or more joints of the body. Reasons joints become affected with arthritis include injury, birth defects resulting in malformation and aging. As a result, regardless of the cause, the slick surface of the bones in the joint (cartilage) is worn away exposing the underlying bone which is much rougher. Inflammation forms the roughened edges rubbing within the joint, and enters the joint capsule (lining of the joint), ligaments, and the adjacent muscles become irritated and scarred. The above description of the development of arthritis makes it easy to see why your pet may not want to do simple ordinary things such as running, jumping, or even walking in severe cases. The pet may first appear stiff on the afflicted leg. As it progresses over time, a limp may become noticeable and eventually your pet will have difficulty in rising from a lying or sitting position. Signs of Osteoarthritis include: • Lameness • Hot, swollen joints • Pain, especially with exercise • Decreased “range of motion” (shorter steps) • Decrease in muscle size Treatment of Osteoarthritis attempts to: • Reduce pain • Prevent or slow down degeneration of the bone • Restore function as much as possible Diagnosis of

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Osteoarthritis includes: • History • Physical examination • Radiographs (x-rays) • Joint fluid analysis Treatment for Osteoarthritis may include the following: • Rest; keep warm and dry; use soft bedding, such as “egg crate mattress” • Weight loss to decrease overall pressure on joints • Anti-inflammatory drugs • Drugs to increase joint fluid such as Adequan

• Non-weight bearing exercise (such as swimming) to maintain muscle strength and range of motion. • Surgical correction (knee replacement, joint removal, joint replacement, etc.) • Nutritional Supplements such as Dasuquin There is no cure for Osteoarthritis – but life can be made more comfortable! It is important to reevaluate regularly to evaluate effectiveness of treatment and progression of disease.

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Jan Crawford and Mary Smith really got into the Christmas spirit as they helped children decorate item which would be hung on the village Christmas tree.

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Please stop into The Mt. Orab Food Court and pick up your prize! The winners of the coloring contest are as follows: Age 0-5: Kelsey Thoroughman, Mt. Orab Brynna, Buford

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Age 6-10: Cody Thoroughman, Mt. Orab Karson Overstake, Sardinia

Catholics returning home Were you raised Catholic but do not come or seldom come to church anymore? Are you a Catholic who now feels separated from the Church? Would you like to know more about the Catholic Church as it is today? Would you like to

feel at home in the Catholic Church again? No matter how long you have been away and no matter the reason, we invite you to consider renewing your relationship with the Catholic Church. Please join us for informal listen-

ing sessions and an update of the catholic faith. The six sessions are held at St. George Catholic Church in Georgetown beginning on January 3 at 7 p.m. For more information call Marilyn Fryer at (937) 3784583.

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After faithfully serving Hamersville for 37 years, Police Chief Jim Canter retired. On December 16, 2013, the Hamersville Village Council and staff hosted a Christmas Celebration dinner in his honor, joined by many members of his family. Chief Canter was presented a plaque to recognize his long career with Hamersville’s Police Department, as well as a Proclamation from the State of Ohio. He was also given some furniture accessories, made by his brother Ray Canter, from the rolltop desk that Chief Canter used for so many years serving his community. It was an evening full of warm appreciation and best wishes.

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Santa came to Hamersville! The Village of Hamersville welcomed Santa Claus on Saturday, December 14, 2013 for the event held at the Village Office. It was a great success, as many children came to visit and give him their Christmas list. Skip Bollinger, Hamersville’s valuable staff member arranged for Santa’s visit this year. David Bolender brought the jolly fellow in one of Hamersville-Clark Township’s Fire Trucks, smiling and waving at everyone waiting for him. Free pictures were taken with Santa, and gift bags with small toys and candy were given to each child thanks to Edna Pride, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Lawrence, Michele Watson, Vicky Coburn, McKinney Mart, Sub City, Wiseway Inc., Friendly Meadows Golf Course, Linville Golf Course and HD Waterworks Supply.

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Hot start lifts Warriors over Huntington BY Wade Linville The Brown County Press It was a hot start that sparked a 50-34 victory for the Eastern Brown Warriors Dec. 20, as they played host to the Huntington Huntsmen in a non league contest. The Warriors

jumped to a 19-7 lead in the first period and never looked back, although a second half rally for the Huntsmen would cause a bit of concern. The Warriors led 17-5 with two minutes to go in the first period after Eastern senior Nathan Scott drained

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Eastern’s Mickey Hundley floats in the paint for a score during the Warriors’ Dec. 20 win over Huntington.

a long two-point field goal. What followed was a pass by Eastern senior guard Layne Pickerill for a score on transition by sophomore teammate Mickey Hundley to widen the margin to 14 points with a minute to go in the first. The Warriors outscored the Huntsmen 11-4 in the second period to hold a comfortable 30-11 lead at halftime. A three-pointer by Hundley lifted the Warriors to a 22-7 advantage with 7:35 to go in the second frame. Scoring would slow on both ends of the court following Hundley’s threepointer. Answering a Huntsmen score with 2:12 to go in the second quarter was Eastern‘s Charles Bellamy with a three-pointer from the side to put the Warriors up 25-9. Then it was Scott snatching a steal and going coast-to-coast for a score on transition to put the Warriors up 27-9 with just over a minute remaining before halftime break. Capping off scoring in the first half was a set of hit free throws by Hundley, followed by a hit free throw by Scott to put the Warriors up 30-9. The Warrior lead hit 4114 after Eastern’s Grant McIntosh drove through the lane for a bucket with 21.5 seconds to go in the third quarter, but Hunting-

ton’s Jacob Kellough rifled in a three-pointer at the buzzer to cap off the third. With three quarters in the books, the Warriors led 4117. Scott picked up his fourth foul early in the fourth quarter, and the Huntsmen would take advantage with Eastern’s leading scorer on the bench in foul trouble. Kellough buried his second three-pointer of the night to slice the Warrior lead to 41-22 with 6:20 to go in the fourth, and then it was Huntington’s Elijah Shanks getting in on the scoring action. A Shanks’ free throw with 5:13 to go left the Huntsmen trailing by 18. Kellough sank his third three-pointer of the night to cut the Eastern lead to 4126 with 4:50 to go in the fourth. A bucket from close range by Huntington’s Brian Hall left the Huntsmen trailing by 13 midway through the fourth quarter. A set of hit free throws by Eastern’s John Stivers in the single bonus expanded the Warrior lead to 15 points, helping to ward off the late-game Huntsmen rally. Scott returned to the court at the midway point in the fourth quarter, immediately making a difference CONTINUED ON PAGE 18

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Eastern’s Nathan Scott fires off a shot over Huntington’s Brian Hall during the Dec. 20 Warrior win.

G-Men dominate for fourth straight victory BY Wade Linville The Brown County Press

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The Western Brown Broncos topped the Bethel-Tate Tigers 40-30 during this year’s In-School Dual Meet at Western Brown High School, Dec. 19. Members of the Western Brown High School wrestling team include (in no particular order) Kenon Bowling, David Ellis, Ryan Fulmer, Devon Worthington, Blake Silvis, Cody Wilson, Tyler Adkins, Cole Brown, Jesse Leonard, Nick Wells, Bryon Whitaker, Jacob Altman, Taylor Benz, Justin Carpenter, Steve Craddock, Malachi Marlow, Thomas Mendenhall, Corey Meyer, Jeremiah Purdin, Shade Stewart, George Casey, Blake Colliver, Drew Day, Jasper Freese, Jake Henderson, Noah Hill, head coach Wendel Donathan, and assistant coaches Harmon Sizemore and Aaron Carnahan.

W. Brown tops BethelTate in ‘In-School Dual’ BY Wade Linville The Brown County Press

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Bronco wrestlers hit the mats once again Dec. 19, topping the Bethel-Tate Tigers 40-30 in this year’s In-School Dual Meet held in front of the entire high school student body at Western Brown High School. As a team, the Broncos claimed victories in seven of 13 matches with two wins coming by forfeit. Winning performances for the Broncos included junior Tyler Adkins win by pin in the 113-pound weight class, sophomore Malachi Marlow’s win by pin in the

132-pound weight class, freshman Jasper Freese’s win by pin in the 138-pound weight class, junior Nick Wells’ 11-2 win by decision, and Cody Wilson’s win by pin in the 220-pound class. Western Brown’s Drew Day and Steve Craddock won by forfeits in the 120-pound and the 285pound classes. Western Brown head wrestling coach Wendel Donathan was pleased to see his team come away with a win, especially while competing in front of the entire student body during school hours, but felt there are still many improve-

ments that need to be made. “We got a win, and that’s what is most important. But I don’t think we wrestled our best,” said Donathan. “As a collective whole, we have got to get tougher.” Some key victories that included Freese’s win in the 138-pound class played a huge role in the team win, but forfeits in some classes would also play a role. “Some surprise matches worked in our favor,” said Donathan. The Broncos are scheduled to be back in action Jan. 4 at Bellbrook, after competing at West Jefferson on Dec. 27-28.

Broncos nab second win Fulton leads way with 19 in win over Tigers BY Wade Linville The Brown County Press The Western Brown Broncos upped their overall record to 2-3 and their Southern Buckeye Athletic/Academic Conference American Division record to 1-2 by topping the Bethel-Tate Tigers in a league bout at Bethel-Tate High School on Tuesday, Dec. 17.

Sophomore Eli Fulton led the Broncos in the win with 19 points, burying seven-of16 shots from the field and five-of-nine attempts from the foul line. Fulton also hammered the boards for 10 rebounds, recording a double-double against the Tigers. Western Brown senior Jarred Haggerty finished with eight points, also recording seven rebounds

and three steals. Western Brown guard Oshay Bennett ended the night with seven points. It was a 13-3 run by the Broncos in the first period that helped to set the pace for the win over the Tigers, a team that’s struggled for victories this season. The victory over the Tigers came after the Broncos fell to the Mason County Royal of Kentucky CONTINUED ON PAGE 18

The Georgetown G-Men stood at a perfect record of 4-0 in Southern Buckeye Athletic/Academic Conference National Division play after dominating the court for recent wins over the Clermont Northeastern Rockets (88-52) and the Blanchester Wildcats (9736). The win over the Wildcats marked the G-Men's fourth straight, as they continued to dominate the hardwood in the early season of league play. The G-Men hosted Clermont Northeastern for their first home game on Dec. 20 after capturing league victories on the road against the Williamsburg Wildcats and Felicity-Franklin Cardinals to start the season. The G-Men led the Rockets 17-10 at the end of the first quarter. The G-Men picked up the pace in the second quarter, outscoring the Rockets 34-14 to hold a comfortable 51-24 lead at halftime. The G-Men were able to expand on their lead in the second half, outscoring the Rockets 37-28 to draw cheers from their home crowd with an easy 36point victory. Five G-Men shot for double figures in the win over the Rockets. Georgetown junior Jake Cropper led the G-Men in scoring and on the boards with 21 points and 11 rebounds to record a double-double. Georgetown’s senior center, Bruce DerrickWilliams, buried seven-of-10 shots from the field and one-of-four from the foul line to finish with 15 points. He also hit the boards for six rebounds. Georgetown junior Tanner Pack also shot for 15 points in the win over the Rockets, draining seven-of10 shots from the field and one-of-two attempts from the foul line. Junior forward Gage Bradley aided the G-Men with 14 points to go along

with eight rebounds, while junior guard Jake Miller finished with 10 points. Georgetown junior Jonathon Staggs fired for six points against the Rockets, sinking three-of-four shots from the field. Junior Daniel Broadwell contributed with five points,

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KAYLA SEIGLA, GEORGETOWN Junior Kayla Seigla has played a key role in the Georgetown Lady GMen’s success on the court this season. During the Lady G-Men’s Dec. 19 win over FelicityFranklin, Seigla shot for 15 points while pulling down eight rebounds and passing for four assists. The Lady G-Men stood at an overall record of 7-1 coming into the Brown County Holiday Tournament scheduled for Dec. 27-28 with Seigla averaging 12.2 points per game.

MICKEY HUNDLEY, EASTERN Eastern Brown High School sophomore Mickey Hundley knocked down some key buckets to aid the Warriors to a 534 victory over the Huntington Huntsmen Dec. 20, finishing with 11 points. Hundley buried three shots from inside the arc, one three-pointer, and two-of-four attempts from the charity stripe to contribute in the Warrior win. The sophomore guard/forward displayed skills beyond his years in the Dec. 20 bout.

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The Georgetown Lady G-Men triumphed over the Clermont Northeastern Lady Rockets on Thursday, Dec. 19 at home in a Southern Buckeye Athletic/Academic National Division Conference game, with a final score of 64-17. The Lady G-Men came out aggressive and ready for another victory as they continue their quest for their 14th straight league crown. The Lady G-Men turned on the full court pressure at the beginning of the game, and capitalized on offensive opportunities for good baskets. The Lady G-Men relaxed the full court pressure after a few minutes on the young CNE team. Once they built an early lead, they transitioned to a half court defense. The Lady G-Men were right on target with their shooting game, outscoring the Lady Rockets 21-5 in the first period alone. The Lady G-Men continued to dominate on both ends of the court as the game rolled along, and did an excellent job finding the open man. The Lady G-Men extended their lead at the half 35-8. The Lady G-Men came out refreshed and ready for the second half. They were backed by good offensive transition that led to easy baskets, and boasting 16 assists. The top two scoring contributors for the Lady GMen were starter Mackenzi Carrington with 16 points, and starter Kayla Seigla with 15 points. The Lady G-Men’s overall record rose to 7 - 1 and 5 - 0 in conference play with the win over CNE. “We came out and pressured full court, and got off to a quick start,” Georgetown head coach Bernie Cropper said following the win over CNE. “Our full court press was effective to get easy baskets. We did a nice job offensively, being patient and getting good shots with every trip down floor. There were eight turnovers. Defensively, I thought we did a good job.” The Lady G-Men had an impressive defensive showing with 19 steals, a feat Cropper was pleased with. “We have to be aggressive defensively. We got in the passing lane, and they got their hands on the ball. Those are big, easy bas-

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Georgetown’s rachel Gibbons sinks a shot during a Lady G-Men win this season.

kets,” said Cropper. Cropper felt that the Lady G-Men could improve by handling their transition game a little better. “Our transition defense still needs work,” said Cropper. “If we want to beat the good teams, we need to work on our transition defense.” The Lady G-Men were pretty impressive in their rebounding game, but Cropper would like to see more defensive rebounds. The Lady G-Men had 13 offensive rebounds, and 14

defensive rebounds while facing CNE. The Lady G-Men prepared for the Brown County Classic Holiday Tournament with CNE out of the way. “It’s going to be a great two days of basketball, with excellent teams,” Cropper said of this year’s Brown County Classic. “Our focus is on first game, Western Brown is a very talented team. They have been playing very well. They have a lot of depth and very athletic.”

Ball and Neu to be inducted into WBHS Sports Hall of Fame

BY Wade Linville The Brown County Press

Western Brown High School will induct two new members to its Sports Hall of Fame on Jan. 3 during the high school basketball outings. This year’s inductees are Tom Ball and Jim Neu. Ball graduated from Louisa High School in Kentucky in 1957 and Morehead State University in 1965 and received his Master’s Degree in 1979 from Miami University. He has spent 49 years in education as a teacher and coach. He retired after 36 years as a full time teacher, but has continued to substitute almost on a daily basis for the past 13 years. Ball was a football coach for 28 years and is currently the Boys Tennis coach, where he is now in his 35th year at the helm. He has also been an OHSAA official in basketball for 14 years and football for 21 years. Coach Ball began his teaching and coaching career at Huntington HS during the 1965-66 school year, moved to Piketon HS his second year in 1966-67 and

then moved to Mt. Orab in the Fall of the 1967-68 school year and has remained ever since. Tom's career started here in the old Mt. Orab High School building which is now the park uptown. He taught seventh grade English and coached freshmen basketball during his first year. Neu is a 1964 graduate of Hamersville High School and was the valedictorian of his class. He attended Miami University and received his BS degree in Education in 1968 and his Master’s in Education in 1975. He has been the varsity football clock operator (and the only clock operator except for a hand full of games) since Western Brown started football in 1972. Neu retired as a teacher from Western Brown after spending 26 years in the district. He spent most of those years at Hamersville Elementary and Middle School from 1974-75 thru 1997-98. While a studentathlete at Hamersville, Neu played baseball and basketball for four years and was the captain on the 1963-64 basketball team where he was all league and helped

his team to a Brown County Co-Championship. Neu has dedicated his life in many ways to the district, but coaching has been the area where he has built a reputation as one of the best. He has coached middle school cross country, track and basketball as well as youth basketball for many years, but it is boys and girls cross country at Western Brown High School that where he has enjoyed tremendous success. In his 28th year at the helm, Neu has led his teams to seven conference titles in boys cross country and seven in girls cross country during his tenure. He has finished runner-up numerous times. He has been selected as the SBC Coach of the Year 12 times and has amassed over 1,500 wins as the boys coach and over 1000 wins as the girls coach. Neu was awarded the OHSAA Award in 2001 and the Southwest District Boards “Friends of Athletics” award in 2013 for his many years of service to the youth in the Western Brown District. Among his biggest accomplishments was when he ran in the 1991 Boston Marathon.

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by a score of 81-52 on Saturday, Dec. 14. The Broncos ventured to

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New Richmond High School Dec. 20 for their third straight road game, falling to the home-standing Lions 69-47 to drop to a 2-

4 overall record and 1-3 record in Southern Buckeye Athletic/Academic Conference American Division play.

their fourth league victory of the season by clobbering the Blanchester Wildcats by a 61-point margin. The G-Men showed no signs of fatigue while taking the court for the Dec. 21 make-up game against the Wildcats after coming out victorious over the Rockets the night before. The G-Men outscored the Wildcats 24-11 in the first period and 27-12 in the second quarter to lead by 28 at halftime. The G-Men never let up, and they would cap off the victory by ending the game on a 25-2 run. The same five G-Men who fired for double figures the night before against the Rockets would also shoot for double figures in scoring against the Wildcats. Cropper led the G-Men with 23 points to go along with five steals, three assists, and three rebounds. Miller ended the day with 18 points while dishing for an impressive nine assists and snatching six steals. Miller also hammered the boards for seven rebounds. Pack scored 17 while pulling down seven rebounds and recording four steals. Bradley was just one rebound shy of a doubledouble performance with nine boards and 12 points. Williams did record a double-double against the Wildcats, pounding the boards for 10 rebounds and shooting for 12 points. Broadwell finished with eight points, McElroy added five points to Georgetown’s side of the scoreboard, and Staggs buried a field goal for two points. The G-Men were scheduled to be back in action

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Georgetown’s Jake Cropper launches a shot from beyond the arc during the G-Men’s dec. 21 win over Blanchester.

Dec. 27-28, competing in the Brown County holiday Classic Tournament at Fayetteville-Perry High School. BHS 11 12 11 2 - 36 GHS 24 27 21 25 - 97

Cropper 7 8-9 23, Miller 5 6-10 18, Pack 7 3-6 17, Bradley 3 6-8 12, Williams 5 2-3 12, Broadwell 2 3-6 8, McElroy 2 0-0 5, Staggs 1 0-0 2. Team: 32 28-42 97. Three-pointers: Miller 2, Cropper 1, Broadwell 1, McElroy 1.

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for the Warriors. Scott sank two-of-two from the charity stripe after he was fouled on a shot with just under four minutes to go in the fourth to widen the margin to 15 points. Scott then grabbed a steal on the other end of the court, and was fouled on another shot attempt seconds later to earn a trip to the charity stripe where he buried one-of-two attempts, putting the Warriors up 4632. The Warriors finished the Huntsmen off with successful shooting from the charity stripe, as senior Curtis Burns and sophomore Marcus Day came through with some key free throws in the final minutes. Scott led the Warriors in the win with 16 points, while Hundley ended a good night with 11 points. Stivers contributed with seven points. Day and Bellamy both ended the night with five points, while McIntosh sank two field goals for four points. Burns contributed two points in the Warrior victory. The Warriors’ only loss of the season coming into this year’s Brown County Holiday Classic Tournament scheduled to take place Dec. 27-28 was a league loss at the hands of the Peebles Indians. The Warriors stood at an overall record of 6-1 and a 2-1 record in Southern Hills

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eastern’s Grant Mcintosh drives through the lane for a score in the Warriors’ dec. 20 victory over huntington.

Athletic Conference play following the win over the Huntsmen. HHS 7 4 6 17 - 34 EHS 19 11 11 9 - 50 Huntington (34): Kellough 3 0-0 9, Shoemaker 1 1-2 3, Toohey 1 0-0 2, Hall 2 2-3 6, Shanks 4 4-6 12, Sarver 1

0-0 2. Team: 12 7-11 34. Three-pointers: Kellough 3. Eastern (50): Scott 5 6-8 16, Stivers 2 2-2 7, Bellamy 2 0-0 5, Hundley 4 2-4 11, McIntosh 2 0-0 4, Burns 0 2-2 2, Day 1 2-2 5. Team: 16 14-18 50. Three-pointers: Hundley 1, Bellamy 1, Stivers 1, Day 1.


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

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511 - CRAFTS

CRAFT SUPPLIES. Georgetown. 513-314-6594. Plastic canvas, Pretty Punch yarns, pellon, paper twist, lamp kits, beads, etc., too much to list.

602 - ANTIQUES

ANTIQUES AND Collectibles. Georgetown 513-314-6594. Lighted Christmas houses, accessories; sewing machine, silk-skin dolls, churns, lard can, wood-spool thread, more.

607 - FIREWOOD

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611 - WANTED TO BUY ANTIQUES CASH PAID! For costume jewelry, dishes, vases, silverware, sterling silver, old toys, metal signs, crocks, old books of Brown, Adams or Clermont Counties, Indian relics. See Kay at Ripley’s Old Piano Factory Antique Mall Monday 10am-4pm or call 513-313-0338 any time.

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937-515-2692 808 - AUTOS FOR SALE 1930’S-PRESENT

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

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HUGE FAMILY Yard Sale every Fri., Sat. & Sun. from 9am-7pm at Holly Lanes on St. Rt. 125, Amelia. Lots of items for home, clothes for kids & adults, great prices.

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Answers to cattle questions Is Plastic Twine or Net a Risk for Cattle? With people making a stronger effort to reduce the wasted hay that they produce, many bales are now stored under roof or net wrapped. However, some may have balers that only string tie and do not have space to put all bales under roof. In some cases, especially if hay is going to be transported at feeding time, plastic twine may be used instead of the traditional twine. Plastic twine comes with more feet of string and it is cheaper by the roll. It does not rot like traditional twine either. That can be good or bad. The good is with the string not rotting means you lose less hay when moving the bales. The bad, it may never rot and can create a major mess. With traditional twine, bales that were stored outside could be fed without removing the strings. They would break down and rot fairly quickly. The plastic twine or net should be removed before feeding the hay. If you make use of the manure in the feeding area, and if you are looking at your budget of where you can cut costs you should be making use of this valuable fertilizer, this plastic string is a nightmare when hauling and spreading. The nutrients available in that manure can provide a bigger savings compared to commercial fertilizer than the difference in the price of the twine used on the hay. In addition to eliminating that string problem when hauling manure, the string can also get around cattle’s feet that could cause a problem. The plastic does not rot, and if other cattle step on it, the knot could become tighter. Catching a calf to remove a string from a foot is not fun, and it is time consuming, too. Then you also have the issue that calves seem to want to eat the

DAVID DUGAN OSU EXTENSION SERVING ADAMS, BROWN AND HIGHLAND CO. strings, or at least chew on them. I am sure when they chew on them they end up taking some of it in. How dangerous is that plastic to the animal if they swallow it? In a recent article I read about what has been found in the digestive system of some animals. Dr. Rick Rasby, Animal Sciences Beef Specialist at the University of Nebraska stated, “Some of it passes completely through the digestive tract and ends up in manure. But a large amount of it can end up as a tangled up ball that gets stuck in the rumen, especially the plastic twine”. So what does a tangled up ball of plastic twine in the rumen mean? Does not sound good to me, but here is what veterinarians had to say about it. Dr. Dee Griffin, veterinarian in Clay Center at the Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center, recently discovered a large twine mass in a feedlot heifer. He asked other veterinarians how frequently they find twine in the rumen of dead cattle. Their response suggested that it is quite common but it usually isn’t a serious problem. However, in large amounts the twine could limit intake by occupying space in the rumen and it might aggravate other illnesses or health conditions and on occasion causes obstruction so severe as to cause death. So, what is the bottom line here? It appears that the string does have some risk, but not a huge risk to the digestive system. So, this might mean a little more work, and this is hardest when it is blowing snow or rain. Removing the string or

net is a good idea, especially the plastic string. On another note, if you seem to lose more ear tags in the winter, the strings left on the hay may be increasing the number of tags lost as the cattle reach in for hay and pull away with the string, if the string catches on the tag it may be the first thing to give. ### Johne’s Disease: An Emerging Problem for the Cattle Industry I had this article from some time ago, and unfortunately do not have the source. It is good information about this problem. Although the disease has been recognized since at least 1985, Johne’s disease is now considered a major disease problem for the cattle industry. Current estimates from the USDA place the prevalence of the disease at about 22% of dairy herds and 8% of beef herds. These are conservative estimates. As evidence of the concern expressed by the livestock industries about this disease, in 2003 the USDA made available about $20 million to the states for Johne’s disease control efforts. It is likely that there will be similar funding for the next fiscal year. Why all this concern? Johne’s disease doesn’t cause high death losses like the bovine respiratory disease complex (shipping fever) or reproductive losses like another important disease, BVD. Johne’s disease is a chronic infection that usually enters the herd silently, but once it is established, it may affect a large proportion of the herd and cause production losses, premature culling, and loss of marketability of breeding stock. The infection is incurable, and eradicating it is very difficult, time consuming, and expensive. Johne’s (pronounced Yo'n-ees) disease is a

chronic bacterial infection of the intestines that affects all ruminants. It occurs worldwide and is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP), a hardy germ related to those that cause tuberculosis and leprosy. The signs of the disease in cattle include a chronic watery diarrhea that does not respond well to treatment and progressive, severe weight loss. In infected sheep and goats, diarrhea usually does not occur, or only occurs sporadically, and severe weight loss is the predominant sign. Most cattle become infected with MAP in the first few weeks of life, but they do not develop signs of the disease until at least two years later. Animals as old as ten or twelve years-of-age may show signs of the disease, but the usual case is 2-6 years old. In cows, the disease frequently shows up after the stress of freshening, and beef bulls often begin to show signs after the breeding season. Unfortunately, infected animals may shed MAP in their manure for months to years before the signs of the disease are obvious. Infected animals often shed billions of MAP in their manure daily, and it may only take a few thousand to infect a calf. MAP can survive in the environment for about a year. The key to control of the disease is sanitation and preventing young animals from ingesting the bacteria. Recommended control practices include: Reduce environmental contamination by identifying infected animals and culling them from the herd. Provide clean, welldrained areas for calving. Dirty udders and cows are sources of MAP for the young calves at the time they are most susceptible. Remove cow and calf pairs from the calving area

as soon as possible after calving and place them on uncontaminated pasture. This recommendation is useful to prevent other calfhood diseases as well. In dairies, calves should be removed from the calving area a soon as possible and placed in clean rearing facilities. When possible, raise heifers separate from adults. Adult cattle represent potential carriers of infective bacteria. Do not spread manure on heifer pastures. Isolate unthrifty animals or animals with diarrhea until a diagnosis is made or until the animal is culled. ### Farmer’s Tax Guides Are Here We have had the Farmer’s Tax Guides here in the office for a couple of weeks now. Stop by and pick one up, they are FREE! We also have the 2013 Ohio Corn, Soybean, & Forage Performance Trial available. ### Dates to Remember January/Feb., 2014 Small Farm College offered in two locations. One in Warren County and the other in Athens. Flyers will be available soon. You may want to check out the Clinton County website in the coming weeks for more information. http://clinton.osu.edu January 22, 2014 - Pesticide Re-certification at SSCC Fincastle starts at 5:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required by calling 378-6716. January 27, 2014 - Pesticide Re-certification at SSCC Fincastle starts at noon. Pre-registration is required. January 28, 2013 - First night of Beef School. Other dates are Feb. 18 and March 11 with all starting at 7 p.m. Feb. 3, 2014 - First night of Sheep and Goat School at Greenfield HS Ag Classroom starting at 7 p.m, with other nights being every Monday night in February.

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Ohio's Hocking Hills only US destination to make BuzzFeed’s 2014 "Bucket List" Magazines and websites add to region's accolades What do El Djem, Tunisia; Lofoten Islands, Norway; Kampong Thom, Cambodia; and Ohio's Hocking Hills have in common? They all garnered a spot on the list of BuzzFeed.com's "22 Stunning Under-the-Radar Destinations to Add to Your Bucket List in 2014." The only US destination to make the list of global gems, inclusion of the Hocking Hills might have those unfamiliar with one of the most unspoiled spots in America scratching their heads. But BuzzFeed, a news aggregator that draws some 10 million unique visitors each month, called the Hocking Hills " ... a must for nature lovers, filled with cliffs, gorges, and waterfalls," adding, "The area was formerly inhabited by Native American tribes such as the Delaware and Shawnee." Marked by the beautiful natural features mentioned in the BuzzFeed post, the area also boasts truly one-of-a-kind lodging, allowing visitors to sleep in everything from a Mongolian yurt or authentic Sioux tipi to an antique train caboose or a deluxe, secluded cabin. The region's unusual topography, which was carved from the earth by glaciers, can be easily experienced firsthand during solo or naturalistled hikes and treks. Travelers can immerse themselves in the notable Native American history through authentic Shawnee storytelling hikes. Beyond the BuzzFeed ac-

colades, the Hocking Hills was just named a "10 Best Midwest Travel Destination" by FlipKey.com, TripAdvisor's vacation rental company. FlipKey lists Hocking Hills' famous Rock House and Old Man's Cave, as well as the region's hundreds of acres of unbroken forest and nature preserves as reasons why the Hocking Hills top their list of Midwest destinations. Glossing over the obvious stunning natural wonders of the Hocking Hills, the County Seat of Logan was just named a "Best Hometown of 20132014" by Ohio Magazine. The Ohio-centric lifestyle glossy publication cites the fact that the city is home to America's last remaining washboard factory, hosts an annual Washboard Music Festival and offers unparalleled local flavor, such as the Pencil Sharpener Museum. Located 40 miles southeast of Columbus, Ohio, Hocking Hills offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences that make every day feel like Saturday, with plenty of Admission: FREE activities. The region boasts a wide variety of affordable lodging, from camping, cabins and cottages to hotels and inns. In addition to hiking trails, parks and forests, the Hocking Hills is the Canopy Tour Capital of the Midwest, with 55 ziplines being offered via three distinct guide services. Unique gift and antique shops, canoeing, horseback riding, golf, spas and more add to the allure of the Hocking Hills as the perfect place to unplug. Complete traveler information is available at ExploreHockingHills.com or 1800-Hocking (800-462-5464).

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Tate Township land near East Fork State Park which has now been preserved as farmland forever.

Tate Township owners preserve 57 acres of farmland On December 18, Karen McClanahan and Kayla Collier granted an Agricultural Easement to the Southern Ohio Farmland Preservation Association (SOFPA) which will ensure that 57.86 acres of agricultural property in Tate Township will remain available for agriculture forever. The family has owned the property for four generations. The land had been owned by Clyde Mattox, the father of the present owners, and his parents and grandparents before him. The agricultural easement will ensure that no residential or industrial development may occur on the land but that it will be available for a wide range of agricultural uses. The owners hope that it will serve as a cat-

alyst to keep southeastern Clermont County a strong agricultural area. SOFPA was enthusiastic about joining in the effort of the owners. SOFPA is a local nonprofit corporation headquartered in Georgetown which works with landowners who wish to preserve their land from development. Under an agricultural easement, SOFPA has the legal right to insist that there will never be commercial, industrial, or residential development on the acreage involved. SOFPA holds agricultural easements in Adams, Brown and Clermont Counties and is actively working with farm owners in Highland County to preserve farmland there. According to Jerry

Schwallie, SOFPA President, landowners who decide to restrict the future development of their property usually have two reasons for doing so. Like Mrs. McClanahan and Mrs. Collier, they have a strong desire that their land remain open and available for agriculture forever. Landowners may also be motivated by the potential financial benefit from the tax deduction for donating to a non-profit corporation the right to insist that the land never be developed. Landowners who want more information about easement donation may contact Patrick Hornschemeier, Attorney for SOFPA, at his office in Georgetown, for a free no-obligation informational session.

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& Auction

17th Annual

Hillsboro FFA Alumni

CONSIGNMENT AUCTION

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2014 at 10:00 A.M.

AUCTION SITE: Hillsboro United Producers West Main St. (US 50, West edge of Hillsboro, Ohio)

SALE

Consign Early! If you would like your items to be advertised, you need to contact us before January 6, 2014. The 2013 Auction was a huge success, with 98% of all items actually sold! Proceeds benefit the Hillsboro FFA Scholarship Fund.

SPECIAL CONSIGNMENT FARM EQUIPMENT

For more information to consign your items, contact: The Hillsboro FFA at 937-393-4418 or 937-393-3485 or Auctioneers, Rick Williams or Brad Williams

at 937-393-9447

SATURDAY, January 11, 2014

or e-mail: rwilliamsauction@sbcglobal.net Auction Conducted By:

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NEW YEAR’S DAY AUCTION

Located at 604 John Street, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133, Highland County Fairgrounds. TRACTORS: JD 4630 Quad Range, 6,900 hrs. w/ CHA, good; JD 6300, 5917 hrs. w/ CHA, good; JD 5103 w/ JD 512 loader, 322 hrs., like new; Case 1370, 6,000 hrs., duals, 70% good, CHA, good; Ford 8700, 6,054 hrs., duals, weights, new clutch, pressure plate and throw out bearings, CHA, good; Versatile 935, 4WD, 2,523 hrs., CHA, 4 remotes, 3 pt. hitch, good; Ford 5000 showing 140 hrs., 3 remotes, good; JD 790, 4 WD, 134 hrs. with JD 419 loader, like new; JD 670, 4 WD, 918 hrs., w/ front blade, good; JD 650, 4 WD, 1416 hrs., w/ JD 60 in. finishing mower, good. NOTE: All of the tractors have diesel engines. PLANTING EQUIPMENT: JD 750, 15 ft. drill; JD 8300, 21-7 drill w/ grass seeder; IH 510, 21-7 drill w/ press wheels; JD 7000, 12 row front fold planter w/ 30 in. markers, good; JD 7000, 4 row planter liq. fert.; White 5100 Seed Boss 6 row w/ 5100 S, 5 row splitter, 700 acres on new metal PTO hyd. pump, very good; Crust Buster 3400, All Plant DD 22X8 drill. TILLAGE: Case-IH 4200 Mulcher, 27 ft. field cultivator w/ harrow, very nice; JD 712 chisel disc, 9 shank, nice; JD 960, 25 ft. field cultivator walking tandem C shank spring load single bar harrow; Deutz-Allis 1400 field cultivator 27 ft. w/ harrow; IH 645, 16 ft. field cultivator. HAY EQUIPMENT: JD 936 Moco disc bine mower, good; JD 375 round baler, hyd. tie; NH 855 round baler; JD 337 twine square baler; NH 277 haybine; Hesston 1130 haybine; NH 848 round baler, hyd. tie; NH 660 Fastnet, net or twine round baler; Vermeer 605 G round baler; NH 1047 bale stack wagon w/ Ford gas engine; JD 704, 12 wheel rake; Frontier WR 1112, 12 wheel rake; Hesston 12 wheel rake; NH 55 & 56 rakes. NOTE: All of hay equipment is in good working order. FERTILIZER-SPRAYING EQUIPMENT: Blu-Jet Little Husky 13 shank with pump for 28, nitrogen or anhydrous, good; Century 750, 60 ft. booms, walking tandems, 20 in. spacing, fresh water tank, inductor control module, nice; John Blue 500 gal., 37 ft. boom piston pump, good; Terra-Gator spreader 1664, 555 V-8 Cummings engine; 5500 hrs., good rubber, new bed liner, runs good, used this year; 1985 GMC Field sprayer, 1600 gal. stainless steel tank, 60 ft. booms, Cat engine, new clutch and pump. GRAIN AUGERS: Westfield 8 in., 61 ft. w/ swing away auger; Cardinal 8 in., 60ft. auger. MISC. EQUIPMENT: Woods 121, 10 ft. rotary cutter; Woods R 660, 3 pt. finishing mower; Bush Hog ATH 720, 3 pt. rotary cutter; JD 513, 5 ft., 3 pt. rotary cutter; 6 ft., 3 pt. scraper blade; 3 pt. post hole digger; NI 3622 manure spreader w/ gate, good; Gehl 100 Grinder Mixer with magnet, good; JD 450 grain cart w/ roll tarp; LaForge front hitch 3 pt. for 6300 series tractor; Bucket bale spear; 3 – Home Made header cart, 1 w/ JD gears; 12.4-28 Snap-on duals. CORN HEAD: JD 444, 4 row wide, very good. DOZER: JD 450 G crawler w/ 3300 hrs., joystick control, 6 way blade. COMBINE: JD Turbo 7720 hyd., 4100 eng. Hrs., 4WD bin ext. w/ JD 643 corn head. EXCAVATOR & BACKHOE ATTACHMENT: Kubota KX 121-3 Super Series angle blade 14,000 lbs. machine cab heat, air, radio, 1-2-3 ft. buckets, swivel boom w/ 12 ft. extension; JD 960 Backhoe, fits JD 260 Skid Loader, new cond., used for 1 hr. RIDING MOWERS: JD Zero Turns Z225, 727A, Z445. OTHER JD MOWERS: GT275, LA130, 4 – 345, 325, GT 245, 355D, X720, F725, 335, LA100, LX288, LA145, X485. OTHER MOWERS: Grasshopper 718 Zero Turn, 60 in. cut; Exmark LHP 23hp, 52 in. cut; Cub Cadet 3184. AUCTIONEER’S NOTE: We invite you to the 1st Five Points Implement Co. LLC Customer Appreciation Auction. You may still consign by calling auctioneers at 937-3939447 or 937-402-0836, watch for updates on Auction Zip. This is a partial list and is subject to change. If you are in need of financing through John Deere Credit or Farm Credit you may call Five Points Implement Co. LLC by Friday, December 27 at 12 noon at 937393-4020, ask for Keith Sowell, Alan Blackburn, Blake Singer, or Charlie Walker in sales. Loader tractors will be available. Check www.rickwilliamsauctionco.com for many photos. NO SMALL ITEMS, SO BE ON TIME. TERMS: Cash or check with proper ID. Lunch Available. AUCTIONEERS: Rick Williams, Chip Yochum, Brad Williams

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Beacon Hill Sub-division - Gorgeous 4BR 3.5 Ba One story and a half 3/4 wrap brick home. Freshly painted. 1st flr MBR suite, Formal DR, Family Rm, Chair rail, Gas Log F/P, Fully Equipped Kit w/island. Beautiful wooded rolling corner lot.

1379088 - Bethel - IMMACULATE! Unbelievably constructed. Inside walls insulated, 2 full kit, Formal DR w/crown molded tray ceiling, Deluxe MBR suite, Full brick w/ coined corners, Decking & patio, 40x60 Tecumseh bldg. w/ water. Elec to bldg. Rolling ac w/a creek, shed. $325,000

1377691 - Georgetown - Immaculate! Absolutely everything has been recently updated: flring, lite pkg., bathrooms. 3BD, 2.5BA. Custom kit. w/granite cntr tops, hardwood flrs, glass doors, SS appliance package and cabinetry. Must see to believe. Beau landscaped all on no outlet street. $132,500 1265584 - Mt. Orab - OWNER MU FINANCING! Flexible Terms!! Former Cahall Apparel Store in the heart of Mt. Orab. 1100 sq ft of store front office area w/4 add'l rental apts. Full walkout bsmt. Low maintence. 15 space parking lot with mo. income. Public Utilities. $199,900

Consigned from Farm Implement Dealers and Farmers TRACTORS AND MACHINERY (Many Makes and Models) SALE TO BE HELD INDOORS

Kentucky King Tobacco Whse. (Behind IGA on Forest Avenue)

BUYERS’ NUMBERS ARE A MUST TERMS OF SALE Equipment Must Be Paid For Before Removal. 10% up to $1,000.00 - No less than $10.00 per item 5% - $1,001.00 & Up - No less than $100.00 per item Maximum Charge - $350.00 per item • Minimum Charge $10.00 per item 3% of last bid on no sale, not less than $10.00 per item Maximum charge $125.00 per item

COMMISSION ON ALL SALES. Sale Conducted By

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B R O A D S H E E T O D D

Elden Ginn is not responsible for titles. The Sales Committee reserves the right to refuse to accept merchandise for sale. We also reserve the right to refuse bids from any questionable bidder. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for misrepresentation of any item by anyone.

Auctioneers: Bill Holton, Ray Campbell, W. J. Holton, Jason Reynolds and Jessie McKenzie It Is Consignor’s Responsibility To Make Rejection Of Bids At Time Of Sale. Not Responsible For Any Accidents. Not Responsible For Theft Or Damage.

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1384418 - Paradise! 2250 sq.ft. Brick Ranch, Granite flring in entry + formal Din. Rm., Floor to ceiling WBFP, MBR suite, Huge Eat-in Kit, Brand NEW Gilkey windows, Inground pool, Stocked pond, Regulation Tennis court, Full court basketball, 32x16 bldg 7.67 wooded acs. $184,900 1381702 Batavia Get Wow! ready to move. Formal Model Home. 2BD, 2BA. Two year old condo in excellent condition w/brand new laminate thruout. Fresh neutral paint. Gorgeous lite pkg. Fully equip. kit. and laun. Move-In-Ready!! A absolute true MUST SEE!!! Call Dominic today! $93,000

1370921 Felicity Immaculate 8 yr old home located in a beau country setting with amazing views. 4BD, 3.5BA. 2 story with fin LL w/walkout. Fully equipped kit, vaulted ceiling in LR. Huge family rm. Baths on all levels. Beautifully landscaped, newly refinished deck & patio 5.6 ac. $199,900 LD

1377086- Mt. Orab - Unique, yet immaculate wood sided home private, private, private nestled on 6.3 lush acres. Home has a ultra open floor plan w/views of the woods and creek that will satisfy any nature lover. Fully equipped kitchen w/ custom cabinetry and counter tops. MBR has a plumbed 2nd bathroom and a huge walk-in closet. 25 min drive to Eastgate. $114,700 SO

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Georgetown - WOW! Total remodel! Refinished hardwood floors throughout! The Kitchen is amazingly updated. 1.5 story. 3BD, 1BA. Rolling 0.62 acre lot, detached garage, potting shed, full basement. Quaint quiet neighborhood. Walk to the Brown county Fair! WOW! $69,900

1355240 - Mt. Orab- Total renovation* Modules have movable walls to set office space up to suit your needs*Newer HVAC, elec service, wndws (on tanning side) *HWH & flring thru-out *Tanning business sold separately *New stone facade *Office furniture is negotiable. $165,000. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY! 1243844 Investment opportunity! Nothing to do but take over the rent roll!! Total renovation on all units. 4 different units! Elec & gas separately metered. Laundry facilities on site. Partial Bsmt. Fresh paint on exterior. $134,000

Location, Location, Location! Total Re-hab tastefully done. Brand New Roof, Elec. Service, Vinyl, HWH, Gar Door & Opener. 3BD, 2BA. Plumbing, Clst Doors, Paint & flring. BRAND NEW fully Equipped Kit. New vanities in baths. Shed. All on 1 ac. Better than New! Bethel Area. $107,500

From Our Family To Yours 1374916 Ripley Wonderful river view! 2BD, 1BA. Brand new kitchen, bsmt windows & paint thru-out. Hardwood flring. Large living room. Newer retaining wall at walk-out. Truly affordable. Why rent? $42,000

1358528 - Georgetown - WOW! All brick home w/brand new roof, paint & flring* Both baths & kit. fully renovated* 3BD, 2BA. Open foyer w/ceramic flring & closet *Fam. Rm. w/bar & wall of french doors* Deck w/lanai*2 walk in clsts in MBR suite*Coy pond* Beautifully landscaped. $129,900 SOLD

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1376435 - Mt. Orab - Move-in Beauty! 3BD, 2BA. This corner location is ready to accept your growing family. Open floor plan, fully equipped kit w/island, neutral wall colors, study, MBR suite w/walk-in clst, French door walk-out to fully fenced back yard. Prof. landscaped. Immac!! $135,000

Commercial Georgetown - $72,777.00 Comm'l gar. set up to meet many needs. Two separate gar. drs on front w/ rear and side entry. Office in bldg. Separate renovated home included in the sale. Two water and sewer taps. Gar and home metered separately. 120' rd. fron. 1.077 ac.

1367802 - Fayetteville - Quaint 3 bdrm. stick built tucked away on a gorgeous wooded lot. More than ready to move in. Brand new flooring & sub-flooring, drywall, Kitchen cabinets & counter tops. Lighting, windows. 1 carport. $57,900

1355243- Lake Lorelei- Park-like setting for this well built cedar sided home w/separate mother-in-law suite. 2BD, 2BA. *Huge family/florida rm*Brick wall fireplace*Counter bar in kit*3 car gar. all together.* 4 wooded lots* Horseshoe pit & fountain* Short walk to lake. $119,900

1374087 - Ripley - Get ready to move! 3BR, 2 full Ba. Quaint & Spacious 2 story village home (Public water & sewer) w/partially finished walkout bsmt. Hdwd floors thru-out. Updated Kitchen,lighting, electric, patio & front door. Beautiful rock wall perinnial garden. $95,000

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Banking RIPLEY FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Home Office: 1006 S. Second St. Ripley Ph. (937) 392-4375 1-26 TFN

Branch Office: 200 E. State St. Georgetown Ph. (937) 378-6134

444-2244 / 1-866-451-2244 12-2 TFN

Supplying all of your seeding needs... Garden to Farm Also Specializing in Orchard Grass, Timothy, Clover, Alfalfa, Wild Life Plot Mixes & Numerous Other Varieties of Hay & Pasture Mixes Also Available Bagged Fertilizer and Bulk Garden Seed

TFN 2-16

Barbara.Howser@gmail.com

Daren and Barb Howser

Couch’s Fence Company INDUSTRIAL - RESIDENTIAL ALL TYPES OF WOOD & CHAINLINK • SPLITRAIL • KY BOARD • CHAINLINK • FARM FENCE FREE ESTIMATES TFN 1-5

TERRY COUCH (513) 625-7771

PIANO LESSONS Julianne Holbrook 937-446-4422

Call Today for your FREE Introductory Lesson TFN

• ROOFING • SIDING • SEAMLESS GUTTERS • SHEET METAL Work with ALL Insurance Claims Free Estimates • Fully Insured Owner Operated

DUN-RIGHT

Gravel Hauling

CONTRACTORS Complete Interior & Exterior Remodeling • Residential Roofing • Metal/Wood & Vinyl Siding • Garages/Pole Barns • Custom Decks • Glass Block • Room Additions • Bath/Kitchen & Basements

RC TFN

Free Estimates All Work Guaranteed References available upon request

Phone: 513-283-3435

(937) 378-0602 TFN

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Gutters Let Us Take Care of Your Gutter Needs

Owner: Paul Dunaway 1-26

Give us 5% of your trust and we’ll earn the other 95%. Our experienced team of craftsmen will hand build to your specifications 12-29 TFN

(937) 446-4400 Visit us @ www.CMTruss.com (937) 515-9378

• Leaf Relief • Gutter Protection That Really Works • 5”-6” Gutters

Nick Yoder (937) 386-3184

Tree Service

DAY ROOFING

EXPERT TREE CARE

Servicing the Area Over 35 Years! Roofing, Siding, Soffit & Trim, Gutters, Windows, Decks, Emergency Repair, Free Estimates, Extended Warranty Accepting MC/Visa/AM.Express/Disc. Fully Insured & Certified TFN 937-444-3815 1-5

Southern Ohio Stove Systems 11256 Hamer Rd. Georgetown, OH 45121

(937) 446-4443

TFN 1-5

corn, pellet, wood, & gas Free-standing & Add-on units

LAND & TREE TENDING COMPANY SINCE 1975 • 513-876-3081 WWW.LANDANDTREETENDING.COM

Upholstery WE DO UPHOLSTERY FURNITURE, TRUCK & CAR SEATS

937-444-2720

1-26

2-9

• TRIMMING • FERTILIZATION • CROWN REDUCTION • PLANTING & REMOVAL • LANDSCAPE SERVICES

2-23 TFN

1x1 Ad 9 Weeks for $46.00

Music Store

The Brown County Press

1-13

1x1 Ad 9 Weeks for $46.00

Transmission Service TRANSAXLES STANDARDS

OVERDRIVES CLUTCHES

STEVE’S TRANSMISSIONS 13034 LOWER CUMBERLAND ROAD MT. ORAB, OHIO Certified with 25 Years Experience STEVE

(937) 444-2815

2-2 TFN

ELECTRONIC DIAGNOSIS

has something for everyone. From local news to sports to business, you’ll find in-depth coverage of the topics that matter most to you.

Place your business directory ad in The Brown County Press!

Call René at 1-800-404-3157

Handyman Handyman Dan Have Danny Do Your “Honey Do’s” Junk Removal & Light Hauling Call Dan: 937-446-4256 513-305-3691 Danny Bauer Handyman

TFN 1-5

Roofing

STEVE’S TRUCKING

GRAVEL

www.extreme-construction.com

513-479-7249 • 937-444-0868

Stoves

Musical Instruction

Fencing

Construction

Barns/Pole Buildings

Quality you can see at a price you will appreciate: - Heavy 29 Gauge Metal (Standard) - 40 Year Warranty (Standard) - Steel Framed Sliding Doors (Standard) - Talented and courteous work team with over 10 years experience.

“OVER 4000 PARTS IN STOCK”

Greenbush Seed

BOB FITZPATRICK (937) 444-3178 TFN 2-9

GROW, Inc. - Awards Dept. Customized T-Shirts & More!! Open Mon. - Fri. 8:00 am-3:30 pm TFN 11-10 9116 Hamer Rd. • Georgetown, OH

Extreme Construction L.L.C.

•GRAVEL, SAND, DIRT, DELIVERED & SPREAD •GRAVEL DRIVEWAY REPAIR •BOB CAT SERVICE

Awards/Trophies

.... unbeatable prices

“STORM DAMAGE”

Farm & Garden

cell 937-483-6141 fax 937-444-4787

Carpet Cleaning & Restoration, LLC Fire, Smoke, Water & Mold Damage Restoration IICRC Certified

Roofing

Mon 9-7 Tues-Fri 9-6 Sat 9-3

15898 Driver Collins Rd. Now in stock. 16234 us 68 Landscaping Fabric Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154

(937) 288-2686

TFN 2-9

Owner/Partner

Gravel Hauling RIVER RIDGE TRUCKING

209 N. High Street •  Mt. Orab, Ohio

Trophies, Ribbons,Plaques, Engraving, & more

Liscensed Insured, 24 Years Exp.

114 North High Mt. Orab OH

27 yrs. Work in Area Fully Ins. • Free Estimates TFN 1-26 Firewood

When Disaster Strikes Call Chem

SERVICE HEATING/COOLING

A/C / HEAT PUMPS DOORS/WINDOWS TUBS/SHOWERS SKIRTING/STEPS FAUCETTS/FITTINGS FURNACES PLUMBING

Excavating

2x1 Ad 9 Weeks for $92.00 ZUGG & SONS REPAIR SVC. LLC

M

1-26

Tree Service WARDLOW TREE SERVICE

OFFICE (513) 753-9660 Ext. 247 CELL (513) 633-3027 EMAIL eyre@koogler-eyre.com WEBSITE www.koogler-eyre.com

Beverly Eyre

MT. ORAB 444-2665 Evenings Call 444-4193

TFN

(937) 378-6721 • 1-800-772-6795 Mark Ellision (937) 213-1889 Emergency Service Owner (937) 213-3384 chemteccleaning.com 2/9

IL

OB

300 W. Main Street, Batavia, Ohio 45103 Stephen G. Handra • Shirley Handra

Specialize in: Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Volkswagon, Porsche, Jaguar, Volvo All others are WELCOME!!

Auto Service

E M HO PARTS E

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COMPLETE TRANSMISSION SERVICE SINCE 1979 • MEMBER ATSG FOREIGN & DOMESTIC • LIMITED FREE TOWING HARD PARTS - FREE OR AT COST • 24 HR. TOWING

Real Estate

Auto Service “Affordable Alternative to Dealer Service”

CMYK

Accounting Bookkeeping Income Tax Services

CALL RENE:

TFN 2-2

1x1 Ad ................................9 Weeks for $46.00 2x1 Ad ................................9 Weeks for $92.00 2x1.5 Ad ...........................9 Weeks for $115.00 1x4 or 2x2 Ad ...................9 Weeks for $184.00 2x4 Ad ..............................9 Weeks for $368.00

CMYK

Accounting

CMYK

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