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Naked Man Steals Vehicles Woman Indicted forRape of a Juvenile A man was being treated at the eadowview Regional Medical Center on Thursday, July 26, when he apparantly left the facility naked and was chased. The man then ran through a nearby field where he stole a Jeep from a nearby farm. The Brown County Sheriff’s Office received a report issued by the Maysville, Kentucky Police Department concerning a stolen Jeep from the Maysville, Kentucky area. It was reported that the Jeep was last seen on US 52 operating in a reckless manner. Later on that same day, the Brown County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a resident on Kattine Dugan Road near Russellville, that a subject had pulled into their driveway in a motorhome and struck their porch causing damage as they were trying to leave. Deputies responded to the scene on Kattine Dugan Road and was able to locate the blue Jeep that was stolen from Maysville, Kentucky abandoned in a nearby field. Deputies followed tracks across the field for approximately 200 yards and located the abandoned motorhome behind a line of trees. The Maysville Police Department identified the suspect as Justin

Young, 34, formerly from Florida, who was currently residing at an address in Ripley. The Brown County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement units were actively searching for the suspect. At approximately 5:00 a.m. on Friday, July 27, the Georgetown Life Squad was dispatched to a report of an injured male subject with head injuries near Rt. 68 at Straight Creek. The subject was identified as the suspect, Justin Young. He was transported to the Southwest Regional Medical Center in Georgetown, where he was treated for his head injuries. Detectives from the Brown County Sheriff’s Office obtained a confession from Young as to the stolen Jeep from Maysville, Kentucky and the stolen motorhome, which was stolen from a resident on Conn Geeslin Road in Brown County. Sheriff Wenninger stated that the suspect was being transferred to another medical facility in the Cincinnati area for further evaluation and treatment. Justin Young will be facing charges of Grand Theft Auto, Receiving Stolen Property and Criminal Damaging pending presentation to a Brown County Grand Jury.

Brown County Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger released last week that on Monday, July 2, the Brown County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an alleged sexual assault. Further investigation revealed that a 39 year old female, Tina Brockman, of Mt. Orab, had been forcefully engaging in sexual activity with a female victim who was under 13 years of age at the time of the assault. The forced sexual assault occurred between June 15 and July 2. The investigation resulted in a five count indictment being issued on July 19. Brockman has been charged with four counts of Rape and one count of Gross Sexual Imposition. Brockman was arrested on Monday, July 2 and remains incarcerated at the Brown County Adult Detention Center on a $500,000.00 cash, surety, 10% Bond.

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Farm Credit Presents $25,000 to 4-H Camp

2 Car Crash Sends 4 to Hospital

Traffic was disrupted on Thursday, July 26, on State Route 247 just north of West Union due to a two car crash. The West Union Fire Department and Life Squad was dispatched shortly after 5:00 p.m. The Fire Department was responding to a Fire Alarm activation and was already in the area when the crash occurred. According to troopers Renee Trabue, 25 of West Union, was operating a 2006 Pontiac Vibe with two occupants Jeremiah Traubee, 34 and a 12 year old child.

A 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo operated by Zach Simpson, 24, of Seaman was the other vehicle. Air Care was called, but could not fly to the scene due to the storm in the area. All four individuals were transported to the Adams County Regional Medical Center by Life Squads. The 12 year old was transported by air cared later to Children's Hospital. Troopers said the accident is still pending and the crash remains under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol Georgetown Post.

Kid's Health Fair The Adams County Health Department will once again be sponsoring the Adams County Kid's Health Fair around the county at each of the four High Schools for ages 318. Free Health Screening and free school supplies will be given to each child. Free Blood Pressure Screening, Scoliocis Screening, Height/Weight/ BMI and Vision Screening. The Schedule of the Kid's Health Fair is: Manchester High School, Tuesday, July 31, from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Peebles High School, Thursday, August 2, from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. North Adams High School, Monday, August 6, from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. West Union High School, Thursday, August 9, from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Pictured: Representatives from Farm Credit Mid-America recently presented Extension educators and Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp representatives with a gift of $25,000 to pay for improvements to the boys’ cabins, located on what will now be referred to as Farm Credit Hill. Among those pictured are Heather Simpkins, Farm Credit loan officer and 4-H advisor (holding left side of plaque) and Connie Goble, Extension educator, 4-H Youth Development, OSU Extension Pike County (holding right side of plaque). This year the camp will serve as a Camp The Elizabeth L. Evans Outdoor Education CenterOwned and Operated by Canter’s Cave 4- Corral site for sons and daughters of military parents who have been disabled or wounded while in H Camp. Southern Ohio’s Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp is the service. And it will host another camp for the latest of the state’s network of 4-H camps to youth of parents serving in the armed forces. Connie Goble, who is an extension educator receive a major gift from Farm Credit MidAmerica. The $25,000 corporate donation from Pike County and a very active member of received its initial impetus from a Farm Credit the camp’s board, said the camp has a passion for employee who experienced some of the camp’s trying to provide opportunities for all youth, and didn’t hesitate to offer her belief that Canter’s needs firsthand. Heather Simpkins, a 4-H alumna and a loan Cave is “the best 4-H camp in the state.” She said officer with Farm Credit’s Washington Court that Farm Credit’s gift would be invaluable. “Farm Credit’s assistance will be monumenHouse office, is a 4-H advisor with Adams County’s Buckeye Barn Busters 4-H Club. While tal to this project,” said Goble. “We do our best to helping to lead a work day at the camp, Simpkins be self-sufficient, but grants like this help us get a lot of things fixed that we couldn’t do otherwise.” recognized both a problem and an opportunity. Farm Credit’s Simpkins said she was glad “We went expecting to paint two cabins,” she said. “But there was so much work to be done, for the opportunity to be a link in helping with the we couldn’t even get one finished. It quickly restoration project. “When we submitted the application, I didbecame obvious to me that the camp would be a good candidate for Farm Credit’s stewardship n’t know what was going to happen, and it’s just so exciting to see things fall into place,” she said. program.” Simpkins worked with camp officials to “Projects like this afford us the opportunity to complete the application and submitted it for con- give back to the communities we serve, for both sideration. The request was approved and the our members and non-members. I’m a firm award was presented at the camp on June 22. As believer in 4-H, and like many Farm Credit soon as the summer camping season is complet- employees, it’s an important part of my backed, work will begin on replacing roofs, fixing ground.” doors and other refurbishing of five cabins on the “Boys Hill,” which will be re-named “Farm About Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, ACA Credit Hill.” 4-H youth and volunteers will provide a significant portion of the labor for the ren- Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, ACA is an $18.3 billion financial services cooperative servovation. The camp, which is located in northeastern ing more than 95,000 farmers, agribusinesses and Jackson County on 350 beautifully wooded acres, rural residents in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and annually serves more than 2,000 4-H members Tennessee. The association provides loans for all from a nine-county area, including Adams farm and rural living purposes including real County. In addition, the facility also hosts a num- estate, operating equipment and housing and ber of specialized camps for a diverse clientele, related services such as crop insurance, and vehiincluding the state’s 4-H Special Needs Camp for cle, equipment and building leases. For more youth with disabilities and their caregivers. information about Farm Credit, call 1-800-444Canter’s Cave is also the home of the Ohio 4-H FARM or visit them on the web at www.e-farmcredit.com. Shooting Sports Program.

Grand Jury Hands Down 11 Indictments The Adams County Grand Jury was reconvened in response to recent Felony criminal charges against people alleged to have broken the law. Under the United States and Ohio Constitutions, all people charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. During the Grand Jury session, the following people were indicted for Felonies: Aaron Blanton, 29, of Lucasville, was indicted for Grand Theft Auto, a Felony of the Fourth Degree. Robert Peck, 42, of West Union, was indicted on the charge of Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a minor with Findings (three counts), a Felony of the Second Degree. Michael J. Williams, 44, of Seaman, was indicted on the charge of illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals for the Manufacture of Drugs with Specification, a Felony of the Third Degree. Charles Savage, 68, of Xenia, was indicted on the

charge of Sexual Battery (seven counts) and Corruption of a Minor (four counts), Felonies of the Third Degree. Derrick Hackworth, 38, Blue Creek, was indicted on the charge of Receiving Stolen Property, a Felony of the Fourth Degree. Shawna Evans, 29, of West Union, was indicted on the charge of Illegal Conveyance of Weapons or Prohibited Items onto the Grounds of a Detention Facility or Institution, a Felony of the Third Degree. Kathy Jones, 43, of West Union, was Indicted on the charge of Illegal Conveyance of Weapons or Prohibited Items onto the Grounds of a Detention Facility or Institution, a Felony of the Third Degree. Brian Long, 38, of West Union, was indicted on the charge of Burglary, a Felony of the Third Degree. Noble Grooms, 39, of West Union, was indicted on the charge of Burglary, a Felony of the Third Degree. Jesse Arwood, 35, of Peebles,

was indicted on the charge of illegal Manufacture of Drugs with Specification, a Felony of the First Degree. Amanda Lamb, 30, of Peebles, was indicted on the charge of illegal Manufacture of Drugs with Specification, a Felony of the First Degree.

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Governor Kasich Makes Appointment to SSCC Board, Reindictment of U.S. Navy Veterans Association Leader, Man Crashed Motorcycle in Ditch, Emergency Haying and Grazing Available and ODOT Travel Report.

OBITUARIES

The following obituaries are on page 3 of this week’s edition: Patricia M. (Jones) Grooms, Danny Carroll, William “Bill” Blythe, David Klein, Marshall Abbott and James Wesley Crase.


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Governor Kasich Makes Appointment to SSCC Board Governor John R. Kasich reappointed Paul E. Hall of Mount Orab, to the Southern State Community College Board of Trustees for a term beginning Thursday, July 26 and ending May 11, 2018.

District 9 Weekly Travel Report The following traffic advisory includes road construction and major maintenance projects requiring lane restrictions and/or road closures along the state and federal highway system within ODOT District 9. For additional weather-related travel information or road construction and maintenance projects throughout the state, visit www.buckeyetraffic.org,All work will take place during daytime, business hours Monday through Friday unless otherwise indicated. Adams County A resurfacing project on S.R. 32 continues between the county line and S.R. 247 at Seaman and throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in at least one lane in each direction. The project is anticipated to be completed by mid to late October. A Safe Routes to School sidewalk construction project adjacent to S.R. 41 in Peebles is nearing completion and there should be little to no impact to traffic. An intersection improvement project on S.R. 73 is under way, and crews are upgrading the alignment and adding a left-turn lane at the route’s intersection with C.R. 18H (Jaybird Road), between S.R. 32 and the Adams-Scioto County line. Traffic will be maintained in one lane with the use of temporary signals, and construction is anticipated to be completed by late summer. Effective Monday, July 30, S.R. 348 will be closed near the 11-mile marker for a bridge replacement project. The project site is located near the route's junction with C.R. 18 and T.R. 165. While the route is closed, motorists will be detoured by way of S.R. 781, S.R. 41 and S.R. 125 to S.R. 348. Brown County Operations for a bridge replacement project on C.R. 21 (White Oak Valley Road) at T.R. 32 (McCall Road) continue, and the route is closed. Traffic is being detoured via U.S. 68 and C.R. 83 (Smoky Row Road) and the project is anticipated to be completed by late summer. A guardrail replacement project continues on S.R. 41, between Aberdeen and S.R. 136 in Adams County, working as weather permits. Traffic will be maintained with the use of flaggers and/or arrow boards. A slip repair project is under way on S.R. 41, and the route is reduced

to one lane at the 1.80-mile marker, just north of Aberdeen. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in one lane with the use of temporary traffic signals. A resurfacing on S.R. 32, between C.R. 76 (Purdy Road) near Sardinia and T.R. 171 (Freeh Road) has begun. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in one lane in each direction and the project is anticipated to be completed by late fall. S.R. 221 is reduced to one lane between the 7.0 and 8.0-mile markers, south of Georgetown, due to a slip. Traffic is being maintained with the use of temporary traffic signals.S.R. 221 will be closed effective Tuesday, July 31, at the 1.25-mile marker, just north of U.S. 52 at Higginsport, for a slip repair project. Traffic will be detoured via U.S. 52 to S.R. 505 to S.R. 125 to S.R. 221 at Georgetown. The project is anticipated to be completed by late October. Beginning August 6 and continuing through August 17, S.R. 763 will be closed during daytime, business hours for a slip repair project near C.R. 31 (Martin Hill Road). The daily closures will be in effect from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day, with the route open to evening and overnight travel. During periods of closure, motorists will be detoured via S.R. 41 to S.R. 136 in Adams County to S.R. 125. U.S. 52 is reduced to one, 10-foot lane at T.R. 232 (Logan Gap Road), between Ripley and Aberdeen, for a slip repair project. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in one lane with the use of temporary signals. A streetscape project is under way along U.S. 52 (Second Street) in Ripley, between Main and Market streets. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained on affected streets with the use of flaggers as needed. Highland County A slip repair project continues on S.R. 41, and the route is reduced to one, 9-foot lane at the 0.72-mile marker, just north of T.R. 423 (Brushcreek Road), between Sinking Spring and the Highland-Adams County line. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in one lane with the use of temporary traffic signals.

A few thoughts… Over the past few weeks, we have had some tragic news on the front page of our newspaper. 11 individuals passed away in the month of July from our area. Nine were car accidents, motorcycles and a firefighter responding to an accident. We should be remembering the families of these individuals in our thoughts and prayers. At times it feels like the bad news will never stop coming into our office. I'm sure that you have heard of "Slow news day" or "Slow news week." Well, let me tell you, those slow news weeks are never easy and trying to be creative to fill pages one and two can be challenging at times. However, being forced to run tragic news stories is never easy either. I was going through newspapers from last year and noticed we were talking about the "High Debt Ceiling Debate" that was coming

out of Washington. Now we're facing the 2012 Election with the commissioners seats and a stong presidential race. Ohio once again being the hot bed, with a Mitt Romney Camp setting up a Campaign Headquartes in Portsmouth. Maybe we will see him and President Barack Obama campaign through our region. Troy A. Jolly The dog days of Publisher of summer are approachThe Informer – ing...it is hard to believe Adams County that children will soon return to school for another year! We still have a few more weeks, but not much longer. So shall we all enjoy the last few weeks before school starts. The Manchester Kinfolk's Landing Days is this weekend, so make plans to come down and enjoy the weekend. Hitch up the camper or drive the motorhome, we have campgrounds that are close to town and you can enjoy a quick trip that's close to home.

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Reindictment of U.S. Navy Veterans Association Leader Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) announced last week that a Cleveland Grand Jury has reindicted Bobby Thompson, the mastermind of the alleged charity scam U.S. Navy Veterans Association. The new 24-count indictment reflects new information discovered since the previous two indictments were filed in October 2010 and December 2010. The new indictment also consolidates some charges together. Charges include engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, seven counts of complicity to money laundering and 12 counts of identity fraud, among others. "Our office has worked years on this case against a man who is believed to have collected nearly $2 million in Ohio money and tens of millions more from donors in 40 other states since 2001," said Attorney General DeWine. "We have a built a solid case for a jury to ultimately decide the fate of this scammer who ripped off people who thought they were giving money to help veterans." The true identity of Bobby Thompson remains unknown. He has refused to reveal his real name and has signed court documents in the name of "Mr. X." The Ohio Attorney General's Office stands ready to convict him under any name. Brad Tammaro, of the Ohio Attorney General's Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission (OOCIC), is serving as Special Prosecutor in this case. The judge assigned to the case has not ruled on a request for Thompson's DNA sample.

Thompson Bobby Thompson will be arraigned on July 30th. The Ohio Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) continues to search for more leads, including cash, in the case, after a suitcase in a Portland, Oregon, storage unit Thompson rented was discovered with $981,650 in May. In addition to the cash, multiple birth certificates and other forms of identification were discovered. Anyone with information on Bobby Thompson's identity should contact BCI at 855-BCI-OHIO.

Man Crashed Motorcycle in Ditch

The Manchester Fire Department and Life Squad responded to the intersection of Sunny View and Cemetery Street Thursday evening, July 26 for a motorcycle crash. Christopher M. Morrison, was operating a Harley Davidson when he apparently lost control and crashed in a ditch. Morrison, was transported to the hospital

by Manchester Life Squad. According to neighbors who heard the crash mentioned that he knocked on their door and then collapsed to the ground. They immediately called 911. Morrison was cited for Failure to maintain, Operating under Suspension and Driving with no motorcycle endorsement by Manchester Chief Jeff Bowling.

Emergency Haying and Grazing Available To Help Livestock Producers Impacted by Drought The Ohio Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Steve Maurer announced additional drought relief for Ohio’s livestock producers today. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack authorized the release of emergency haying and grazing lands for all Ohio counties for certain practices and acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). USDA will allow acres under CRP to be used for haying or grazing under emergency conditions. This will allow lands that are not yet classified as "under severe drought" but that are "abnormally dry" to be used for haying and grazing. This will increase available forage for livestock. · Under emergency haying at least fifty percent of each field or contiguous fields must be left unhayed for wildlife. Under emergency grazing at least twenty-five percent of each field or contiguous CRP fields must be left ungrazed for wildlife, or graze

not more than seventy-five percent of the stocking rate as determined by NRCS. · Under emergency haying and grazing CRP participants will be assessed a payment reduction based on the number of acres actually hayed or grazed times the CRP annual rental payment times ten percent. · Participants may sell hay harvested under emergency provisions. CRP participants who do not own or lease livestock may rent or lease the haying or grazing privilege to an eligible livestock producer. CRP is a voluntary program that provides producers annual rental payments on their land in exchange for planting resource conserving crops on cropland to help prevent erosion, provide wildlife habitat and improve the environment. Producers must notify their local FSA office at 807 NE Main St., West Union or call 544-2033. and file a request and receive approval before starting this emergency haying and grazing activity.

ODOT Repair Projects Underway Adams County St. Rt. 348 Bridge Replacement Set To Begin Route To Be Closed Next Week Contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation are set to undertake a bridge replacement project on state Route 348 in Adams County and the route will be closed next week. Crews from Boone Coleman Construction will close Ohio-348 on Monday, July 30, at the route’s 10.98-mile marker to replace the deficient twin-pipe structure with a four-sided, precast concrete box culvert. The project site is located at County Road 18 (Blue Creek Road) and Township Road 165 (Shawnee Road), just west of the route’s junction with S.R. 781 and the Scioto County line. S.R. 348 is subject to be closed for up to 45 days, and while it is closed, motorists will be detoured by way of S.R. 781 to S.R. 41 near Jacksonville to S.R. 125 at West Union to S.R. 348. Boone Coleman Construction, Inc., of West Portsmouth, was awarded a contract in the amount of approximately $174,673 to complete the project and all associated work is anticipated to be completed by late November.

Brown County Crews Ready For Slip Project State Route 763 in Brown County will be subject to daytime closure for two weeks next month as crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Brown County Highway Maintenance Facility undertake a slip repair project. Beginning Monday, August 6 and continuing through Friday, August 17, S.R. 763 will be closed during daytime, business hours at County Road 31 (Martin Hill Road), approximately 1.5 miles north of its junction with S.R. 41 near Aberdeen, while maintenance crews drill, drive piling and repair the slip. The route will be closed from approximately 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, and while it is closed, motorists will be detoured via S.R. 41 to S.R. 136 in Adams County to S.R. 125 and S.R. 763. The route will be open to evening and overnight travel. For additional information on lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events throughout the state, visit Buckeye Traffic on ODOT’s web site at www.buckeyetraffic.org


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Obituaries Patricia M. (Jones) Grooms

Patricia M. (Jones) Grooms, 56, of Lynx, died Monday, July 23, at the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. She was born December 15, 1955 in West Union. She was preceded in death by parents Bobby and Nelia (Sparks) Jones, husband Robert “Bob” Grooms a sister Cheri Wiget. She is survived by companion Ron Mosbacker; son Keith (Megan) Jones of Williamsburg; daughter Nicole (Amanda) Grooms of Batavia, two brothers Mike Jones of Liberty Township in Adams County and Robbie Jones of West Union, one sister Debbie Simmons of Elsemere, Kentucky five grandchildren Naomi, Mason, Jordan, Savannah, Zander, several uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins. She was a former manager/employee at several local service businesses. She was a 1973 graduate of West Union High School. She received an Associate’s degree from Southern State Community College (south campus). Memorial donations can be made to the American Heart Association, Adams County Division, 106 S. Main Street, P.O. Box 123, Georgetown, Ohio 45121 Mrs. Grooms will be cremated. Lafferty Funeral Home of West Union is served the family

Marshall Abbott

Marshall Abbott, 91, of Blue Creek, died Wednesday, July 25 at his residence. Mr. Abbott was born August 11, 1920 the son of the late Mereidith and Margaret Abbott (Copas) in Adams County. Beside his parents Mr. Abbott was preceded by his first wife Nellie Graham Abbott and two sisters Jessie AbbottCooper and Bessie Sartin. Mr. Abbott was a member of the Gospel Lighthouse Chapel, retired Brush Creek Township Trustee, School bus driver and was the Adams County Bee Inspector. Survivors inclkude his wife Marcella (Grooms) Abbott of Blue Creek, three daughters Velma Potts of West Union, Joyce Price of Blue Creek, Pam Grooms and Mark of Blue Creek; two sons Lennie Abbott and Mary and Terry Abbot and Cathy all of Blue Creek; two step daughters Cheryl Moore of Hampton Virginia, Debbie West of West Union; one step son Rodger Lykins of Fort Wayne, Indiana; nine grandchildren Matt Potts, Jill Kennedy, Kathy Tolle, Joe Price, Tim Price, Daniel Abbott, Denny Abbott, Dusty Williams and Heather Pollitt; 15 great-grandchildren, three step grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 28 at the Gospel Lighthouse Chapel under the direction of the ThomasMeeker Funeral Home, West Union. Mike Bender officiated. Burial followed at the East Liberty Cemetery, with military graveside services by the Adams County Honor Guard. Memorials can be made to the Gospel Lighthouse Chapel. Family and friends can sign Mr.Abbott's online guestbook @www.meekerfuneralhomes.com

Community News/Events The Adams County Board of Developmental Disabilities regular board meeting is Thursday, August 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Venture Productions, Inc.

Danny Carroll

Danny Carroll, 72, of Winchester, passed away Saturday, July 21, at his residence. He was born in Adams County, on June 6, 1940 the son of the late Robert F. and Donna (Dixon) Carroll. Danny attended Winchester United Methodist Church; he retired from Keebler in 2000 after 44 years and he was a member of the F.O.E. in Georgetown. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Pam (Eckstein) Carroll of Winchester, four daughters Brynda Carroll of Edgewood, Kentucky, Lynda Smith of Edgewood, Kentucky, Rhonda McAfee of Winchester and Nancy Gray of Reading, one sister and brother-in-law Susan and Bob Pitzer of Port Charlotte, Florida, three grandsons Colin Smith of Bethel, Ian Carroll of Edgewood, Kentucky and Chris Cyser of Reading and numerous cousins. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 25, at the Winchester United Methodist Church. Rev. John Waugh officiated. Burial followed in the Winchester Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Danny Carroll Outreach Fund at Winchester United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 123 Winchester, Ohio 45697. Wallace-Thompson Funeral Homes, Bradford-Sullivan Chapel in Winchester was in charge of the arrangements. To sign our online guest book, visit us at www.thompsonfuneralhomes.com

Davud Klein

David Klein, 68, of Winchester, passed away Monday, July 23, at his residence. He was born in Cincinnati, on October 26, 1943 the son of the late June (Root) Klein. David was a U.S. Air Force Reserve veteran. He is survived by his wife Karen (Black) Klein of Winchester, his father Kenneth Klein of Withamsville, one son and daughter-in-law Chris and Nancee Klein of Sardinia, one daughter and son-in-law Sherri and Jerry Walters of Bethel, one sister Gail Irwin of Perry, Oklahoma, five grandchildren Daniel of Bethel, Alicia of Bethel, Colin of Sardinia and Brady of Sardinia, mother-inlaw Emma Black of Winchester, two step brothers Tommy Burger of Cincinnati and Jimmy Burger of Louisville, Kentucky and one step sister Judy Simpson of Cincinnati. Funeral services were held on Friday, July 27, at the Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home, Bradford-Sullivan Chapel in Winchester. Rev. Dan Harrison officiated. Burial followed in the Linwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 163549 Columbus, Ohio 43216-3549. To sign our online guest book, visit us at www.thompsonfuneralhomes.com

James Wesley Crase

James Wesley Crase, 25, of West Union and formerly of Peebles, died Friday, July 20, at Bethesda North in Cincinnati. He was born February 19, 1987, in Batavia. He was preceded in death by parents Roger Wesley Whitaker and Audrey Jaylene Crase. He is survived by son Tucker Eli Crase of West Union; stepfather Randy Wamsley of Otway; sister Lyndsay (Chad) Williams of Mt. Orab; fiance Heather Haire of West Union; several uncles, aunts and cousins. He was a former brick mason for M.M.T. Construction in Peebles and Chambers Masonry of West Union for seven years. He was a 2005 Graduate of Peebles High School and was on the baseball and soccer teams. His hobby was playing his guitar. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the James Wesley Crase Memorial Fund, c/o any First State Bank. The funeral service was Thursday, July 26, at Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union. Reverend Theodore House officiated. The interment was at Cherry Fork Cemetery in Cherry Fork.

Foster/Adoptive Parent Training William “Bill” Blythe

William “Bill” Blythe, 87, of West Union, died Monday, July 23, at the Legacy Village Assisted Living in Xenia. He was born December 22, 1924 in Manchester. He was preceded in death by parents James Robert and Ada Lee (Horsley) Blythe. He is survived by one daughter Joyce (Bill) Drake of Xenia, one brother Raymond Elwood Blythe of Wheelersburg, three sisters Aubrey Mildred Osman of West Union, Violet Grimes of Kettering and Mary Lou Madewell of Dayton, two granddaughters Beth Ann (Mike) Wilson of Xenia and Jennifer Elaine (Donnie) Couch of Dayton, four great-grandchildren and a special friend Kay Swayne. He retired from N.C.R. in Dayton after 30 years of service. He was owner and operator of the former William Blythe Lawn Service in Dayton. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of W.W.II. He was a member of the Northside Church in West Union for three years. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 3131 South Dixie Drive, Suite 208, Dayton, Ohio 45439. The funeral service was Friday, July 27, at the Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union. Pastor James Richard Lloyd officiated. The interment was at the Manchester Cemetery in Manchester. The Adams County Honor Guard will perform a military service.

Funeral Directory Lafferty

Funeral Home Inc.

John R. Lafferty, Owner & Manager Established 1848 205 S. Cherry St., West Union, Ohio

937-544-2121

Thompson Meeker Funeral Home (Formerly Beam Funeral Home) www.meekerfuneralhomes.com 216 W. Mulberry St. West Union, Ohio

937-544-2133

Wilson

Homes for Funerals, Inc. 35 W. 2nd St., Manchester, Ohio

937-549-3363

www.wilsonhomeforfunerals.com

Monuments Peebles Monument Company

172 N. Main St., Peebles, Ohio 45660

937-587-2210

236 N. Market St., West Union, Ohio 45693

937-544-2931 Holsinger Monument & Rock Engraving

937-544-4000

206 N. Pleasant St., West Union

Adams County Children Services will be hosting the 36 hour Adams/Brown Foster/Adoptive Parent Preservice Training Classes in August, September and October 2012. Classes will begin on Tuesday, August 28, from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Classes will continue to be held Tuesday’s and Thursday’s on the following dates: August 28, 30; September 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27;

October 2 and 4 and will be held at Adams County Children Services/Wilson Children’s Home, 300 North Wilson Drive, West Union, Ohio 45693. Anyone interested in attending is asked to please contact Dawn Grooms, Foster/Adoption Specialist at (937)544-2511 to register for training. The training is free of charge.

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I find it amazing how the Republicans represented on your editorial page of July 24, 2012, can distort the truth, rewrite history and quote out of context. First, John Boehner wrote that President Obama said, and he quotes, "If you've got a business - - you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen". The key to the quote is what's in the dashes and what was said between the sentences. The actual intent of the Obama quote was the same as the actual intent of a Romney quote when talking to the Olympics of 2002. That is that you don't get anywhere without the help of others. No one operates in a vacuum. Successful business people will tell you that there were many that contributed to their success. Just as those who excel in sports will tell you that winners ride on the backs of parents, fans, and

In Memory

Rev. Robert McCartney Dec. 31 1931 - Aug. 7, 2009

Sadley Missed and Loved Glenna, Susan & Lc

instructors. We all need each other to achieve success. I have operated a small business, worried all night about how to make payroll, worried about paying taxes for employees, worried about group medical care, and relied on banks and customers, and suppliers to make it all happen. If I was at all successful, it's because of others, not me alone. President Obama is right and he does understand the small businessperson. Once again, I believe Boehner has made a fool out of himself by obviously distorting the intent of the President's words. U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt bemoans the fact that there will be mandated budget cuts in 2013 due to the fact that the bi-partisan budget committee could not come up with a viable plan by the deadline. Jean Schmidt was in the House of Representatives when every budget proposal was

blocked. She has signed on to lobbyist Grover Norquist's pledge and seems proud of it. This mandate for budget cuts in 2013, including military, clearly falls at the feet of the House Republicans in 2011 and Jean Schmidt knows it. She just forgot and has started to rewrite history. I don't understand why politicians cannot step up to the plate, propose and vote in favor, give credit where credit is due, and stop trying to punish the opposition with distortions and foolish statements. The voters are not as stupid as these folks expect. Jean Schmidt has already been voted out of office during the primary. I hope her successor will be an honorable person and represent the people, not the lobbyists or the largest donors. Roger S. Cruser Peebles

65th Wedding Anniversary William J. and Bessie B. Sininger will celebrate their 85th birthdays and 65th Wedding Anniversary in August. They were married August 6, 1947 in West Union, at the home of Dr. Hazel L. Sproull. They are the parents of Donna (Richard) Moore and Patricia Stepp (David) of West Union, William R. (Kathy) Sininger of Muskegon, Michigan and marilyn Spires of Erlanger, Kentucky. They also have six grandchildren: Alyssa Moore, Stephanie Bowles, Jeffrey (Ashley) Sininger, Jessica (Brandyn) Dillow, Leah (Matt) Wozniak and Grant Sininger. Their

great grandchildren are Jalen Bowles, Trinity Stamper and Natalie Wozniak. They have reached a truly remarkable milestone and we love them.

Adams County Public Library Did you know that the Adams County Public Library provides access to Chilton’s Automotive Repair information online? Visit the Library’s website to access Chilton’s vehicle repair information via the Internet. Chilton’s website is easy to use – simply select the year, make, and model of the vehicle you’d like to research, and Chilton’s website will display repair, maintenance, and recall information for that vehicle. You can read the information online, or print a section to take with you. Need to take Chilton’s manuals with you to the garage? Chilton’s offers an app for your mobile device! Visit m.gale.com/aml/ PublicLibrary/ from your smartphone to download the free app, and access Chilton’s manuals directly from your mobile device. On Monday, August 6, at 2:30 pm, North Adams Public Library is hosting the popular “Movie and a Sundae Monday.” Join us for a family-style movie, and before we start, you can assemble your own ice cream sundae! Kids are invited to bring a comfy pillow to sit on. The movie starts at 2:30 in the North Adams community room. Come cool off with us, and bring a friend! At the Manchester Library, the Summer Reading Program is over, but the fun continues yearround in our weekly preschool story hour! Join Adam every Wednesday at 10:30 am, to hear great books and participate in fun activities. The Manchester Friends of the Library will hold a

Book Sale during Manchester’s Kinfolk’s Landing Days. Stop by to browse hundreds of books and other items on Saturday, August 4, from 10 am til 3 pm at the Manchester Library (weather permitting). The Manchester Friends of the Library help support the Summer Reading Program, and other Library programs. The Friends would like to commend this year’s Summer Readers for their enthusiastic participation!

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From The Kitchen Of Pat Wylie New Find of Asian Longhorn Beetle Frankly Savory Cabbage 1/4 c. butter 1 t. caraway seed 2 c. sliced onion rings 8 c. coarsely shredded cabbage (about 1 1/2 lb.) 1/4 c. flour 1 1/2 t. salt 3 t. prepared mustard 2 c. milk 1 lb. frankfurters

Melt butter in dutch oven or large deep skillet. Add caraway seed and onion; saute until onion is tender. Add cabbage, cover and simmer 3 minutes. Sprinkle flour and salt over cabbage; stir to blend well. Mix mustard into milk and gradually add to cabbage. Heat to boiling,

Pat Wylie, Sandy Baker, Casey Rutledge & Stacy Kinhalt COSMETOLOGIST stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Cut frankfurters into 1-inch pieces. Add to cabbage and simmer about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until frankfurters are heated through. Makes eight servings.

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3 elderly couples were sitting at the table. The first man asked his wife to pass me the sugar, Sugar! the seconded man asked his wife to pass the honey, Honey! the third man asked his wife to pass the tea bag! If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled? Man broke into a dress store three nights in a row. He told the Judge that he had picked a dress out for his wife, but had to exchange it three times! George Perry

Home Food Preservation Class to be offered If you would like to learn more about how to safely can and freeze fruits and vegetables at home, plan to attend the Home Food Preservation class being offered by the Ohio State University Extension. The class is open to all Adams, Brown, and Highland county residents. Topics to be covered are canning basics, freezing basics, and related food safety concerns. The class will be offered on Tuesday, August 14 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The class will be held at the Highland County Administration Building located at 119 Governor Foraker Place, Hillsboro,

Ohio, 45133. (The building is located behind the courthouse. When you enter the front of the building, take the stairs or elevator (on right) down to the basement.) The class will be taught by Amy Habig and Lisa Barlage, Extension Educators for Family Consumer Sciences from Ohio State University Extension, Ohio Valley EERA. The fee for the class is $10 per person. You will receive a packet of OSU food preservation fact sheets with the most up-to-date processing times and instructions. Other reliable food preservation resources will be discussed. To register, call the Ohio State

University Extension office in Highland County at 937-3931918. Registration deadline is Thursday, August 9. If you have a pressure canner with a dial gauge, you need to have the gauge tested yearly. Testing will be available as a part of the class. For testing, you will need to bring your canner lid with the dial gauge attached. Testing will be offered from 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. For more information, you can contact Amy Habig, Extension Educator for Family and Consumer Sciences in Adams, Brown, and Highland counties, at 937393-1918 or email habig.13@osu.edu.

The Asian Longhorn Beetle situation in Clermont County is pretty well known by now. The risk of spreading is mostly by humans transporting firewood or other wood products out of the infested area. The damage that ALB can cause is devastating to landscapes, but the risk in to timber is even greater. Last week the Ohio Department of Agriculture announced the discovery of ALB in Stonelick Township in Southern Clermont County. The new discovery could be traced back to firewood being moved in 2010. This is the second new discovery in Clermont County that has occurred as a result of firewood being moved prior to the quarantine. Quick response and alert home owners reporting will reduce the spread of this insect and speed up the eradication, thus reducing the damage. The following is directly from the ODA News Release. “To prevent the spread of this destructive insect, it is crucial that firewood not be moved from areas known to have ALB,” said Matt Beal, chief of the ODA Division of Plant Health. “As we learn more about where potentially infested material has moved in recent years, it is important for property owners familiarize themselves with the signs of an ALB infestation, monitor your trees and firewood, and as the property owner did correctly in this instance, report any signs of infestation as soon as possible.” Adult ALBs are large, shiny black insects measuring 1 to 1 ½ inches long, not including antennae, with random white spots. Their white-banded antennae can be as long as the body itself on females and almost twice the body length on males. Signs of infestation include perfectly round exit holes (about 3/8 to 1/2 inch in diameter) made by adult beetles when they emerge from trees; the pockmarks on tree trunks and branches where female beetles deposit eggs; frass (wood shavings and saw dust) produced by larvae feeding and tunneling; early fall coloration of leaves or dead branches, and running sap produced by the tree at the egg laying sites, or in response to larval tunneling. To report signs or symptoms

of ALB, please call the Ohio ALB Cooperative Eradication Program Office at 513-3817180 or report online at www.BeetleBusters.info.

is the recent finds of insect damage in some parts of Ohio. I have heard reports of horn worm damage in tobacco, spider mites in Soybeans, etc.

2012 Adams Co. Fair is History The 2012 Adams Co. Fair is in the books. This had to have been one of the coolest Adams Co. Fairs in decades. There were times that the temperatures were a little uncomfortable, but not like the norm. All in all the shows went well, and as usual, the support David Dugan from the community and Extension Educator, local businesses was outAgriculture and Natural standing. A BIG THANK Resources YOU to all who support the Ohio Valley Extension youth at the Jr. Fair Sales in Education Research Adams, Brown and Area Highland Counties. Adams/Brown/Highland During the fair there Counties were several times that we did get some showers. starts at 9:30 am and will con- Some areas received more rain clude around 3:00 p.m. The fol- than others, but I think everyone lowing will be topics covered saw some rain during the week. and opportunities including the It seemed to be pretty common to see people with cell phones trade show: • Response of Corn and in hand, looking at the local Soybeans to the environment radar anytime a cloud came up. As with any fair, there is time and climate changes • Soil Density and to visit and discuss crops, the weather, and other issues on the Compaction • Weed Resistance- It’s not farm. The risk of nitrate toxicity was a common theme with going away • Planting and seeding rate stressed crops. The information that I sent to the newspapers last adjustments to optimize yield. • Plant stress during drought week contained information that explains the risks and what conditions • Water quality and fertilizer can be done to reduce the risk of use in the Chesapeake Bay losing livestock. If you can’t region, Chip Bowling, NCGA locate it, or have additional questions you can contact me Corn Board Member • OCGA Update, Tadd by contacting the Adams Co. Nicholson, OCGA Executive Extension Office at (937)5442339, Brown Co. Extension Director • Cover crop management Office at (937) 378-6716, Highland Co. Extension Office and plot tour • Corn and Soybean Show at (937) 393-1918, or e-mail me at dugan.46@osu.edu My Plots • Two $500 gift certificate work cell is (937) 515-2314. There is additional informadrawing for Ohio Corn Grower tion concerning the drought Members available through the OSU Beef • Trade Show • Farm Pesticide Disposal Team. This can be found online at http://beef.osu.edu , you can Collection (10:30am-2:30pm) • Health Screenings (Please also information at http://ohioline.osu.edu fast prior for blood testing) I have a number of e-mail • CCA Credits offered lists that are specific to certain areas of agriculture. The Beef Scouting Fields Despite the rains of last Blog comes by e-mail daily. week, the need to scout fields There are other the newsletters closely is recommended. I have like the C.O.R.N newsletter, talked to some producers who forage news, etc. If you would have discovered something dif- like to be added to any of the eferent once they actually mail lists, simply send me a walked the field. Another rea- request by e-mail with which son to walk and scout the fields subjects you would like to read. Southwest Ohio Corn Growers Field Day The Southwest Ohio Corn Growers Field Day will be held this year on August 14 at the Demonstration Farm in Fayette County, just west of Washington Court House on SR 38. The field day is free and

Points of Interest for Veterans Fair Week: If you remember, in my last column, I stated that I would be having an informational presence at the 2012 Adams County Fair, July 15-21. It was my first such endeavor and a very interesting experience as well as a productive one. I met a lot of veterans that I had not met before and several that I have done claim work for over the years. I also met veterans from the Cincinnati and Columbus area and passed along the contacts for their respective areas. I gave out lots of informational brochures and Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents pamphlets. I spoke with veterans that did not know about the Ohio Veterans Bonus, medical enrollment, transportation, and many other benefits. Many men and women stopped by with stories of parents or grandparents who had served in the military at various times. Wednesday, free admission day for Veterans and Senior Citizens, was a very productive day; however, the evening got real-

ly interesting: my canopy was ruined by a sudden, brief wind burst. The frame was bent and broken by the wind. Thanks to all those folks who were nearby and helped me recover. The $50.00 gas card drawing for veterans on

even better. Caution! Caution! Caution! I receive calls and/or emails on a regular basis, as I feel sure you do as well, from people asking questions and wanting information. Please use caution. Protect your identity and vital information. I am required to comGuest Column plete many hours of continuing education each year to Veterans Corner maintain my accreditation Tony A. Blevins, with the Ohio Department of Veterans Services CVSO (ODVS). Several of these workshops are about the need for security and other issues having to do with Wednesday was won by identity theft. One thing that is Wendell Swearingen. always stressed is that the VA Margaret Blevins donated the will never call you, the vetercard and Dennis J. Grooms, an, and ask for personal informinister of Moore’s Chapel mation such as social security United Methodist Church, did number and/or file number. the honor of drawing Do not give this information Swearingen’s name. to anyone who calls or emails Thursday, as I rounded up a you. If you, however, call the new cover, I kept the office VA and work with a councilor, open as usual, and on Friday I that councilor may then ask returned to the fair for two for this information. Please more days. I learned a lot use common sense. If anyone from this experience – what calls or emails you and says worked and didn’t. Maybe that he or she is from the VA next year, I can serve you and asks for personal information, beware. It is suspect. Don’t give out anything over the phone or by email; the VA will contact you by snail mail if they need anything from you concerning a pending claim. And, the VA never asks you to send money, by any means, in order for you to receive a pension/money. If a friend, relative, or acquaintance tells you of some great new government “freebie,” beware! Report suspected scams and fraud to the appropriate authorities immediately. Dates to Remember: August 4, 2012, will be the 222nd birthday of the U.S. Coast Guard, established in 1790. August 14 marks the 67th anniversary of the day that Japan surrendered, marking the end of WWII in 1945. If you have questions about financial assistance or other benefits for veterans, call Tony Blevins, Adams County Veterans’ Service Officer at 544-5005, or stop by the Veterans’ Service Office at 641 Panhandle Ave., West Union, OH.


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Politics & Government 16 Ohio State Reps. Urges Obama Administration to Now is not the time to raise taxes on anybody Safeguard Constitutional Rights, Protect Security of Citizens State Representative Danny Bubp (R), along with fifteen other House members, has drafted a resolution urging the Obama administration not to sign the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty currently being drafted establishes international standards on the global trade of conventional weapons. President Obama supports this treaty, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has pledged to sign it. In the eyes of the United Nations and non-governmental organizations (NGO) arms control supporters, the treaty will support efforts to regulate the trade of arms that would limit access of weapons to countries that would inflict human rights violations on its people or other nations. However, those in opposition to the treaty believe that the treaty infringes upon the Second Amendment rights of the U.S. Constitution, which grants an individual the right

to bear arms. Furthermore, many fear not only the infringement upon individual rights but also the dangers this treaty poses to U.S. national security. “International gun reg-

will enact tougher licensing requirements for gun permits as well as create an international gun registry. Furthermore, it will regulate global arms sales, making it illegal to sell weapons to a country that is suspected of committing human GUEST COLUMN rights violations. R e p r e s e n t a t i v e Ratification by twothirds of the Senate is Danny Bubp necessary in order to pass R-Ohio an international treaty into law. To date, 58 U.S. senators have signed a letter stating istry that would expose gun their refusal to ratify the ownership information in the U.N. agreements, including United States is absolutely 12 Democrats and 46 unacceptable and would be a Republicans. threat to the security of our NRA Executive Vice citizens�, said President Wayne LaPierre Representative Bubp. “This stated, “They are trying to proposed treaty on arms impose a UN policy that trade will make it even more gives guns to the governdifficult to effectively regu- ments – but the UN doesn’t late arms sales because deal- in turn make moral judgership will go underground. ments as to whether these I strongly encourage every governments are good or citizen to contact their U.S. bad. If you’re the governsenator concerning this leg- ment, you get the guns, if islation.� you’re a civilian, you don’t. While details are still But this will just end up under discussion, a draft of helping evil governments the treaty indicates that it and tyrants.�

Executive OrderSigned to Help Drought Stricken Farmers Severe heat, sparse rain hurting Ohio’s farmers, agriculture industry In response to severe heat and rainfall shortages across large areas of the state which are afflicting much of Ohio’s agriculture industry, today Governor John R. Kasich signed Executive Order 201211K instructing state agencies to help farmers reduce the negative impacts of the drought and to seek federal assistance. As part of Kasich’s order, Ohio will urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture to give Ohio farmers access to droughtrelated federal assistance such as emergency lowinterest loans for crop losses, relief payments for noninsurable losses, the temporary deferral of payments on federal loans and permission to cut hay for livestock from acreage oth-

erwise set aside for conservation. Additionally, Kasich’s order: -Instructs the Ohio Department of Agriculture to educate farmers on the adverse impacts of drought conditions and how best to mitigate them, as well as to

- Allows the Ohio Department of Transportation to grant permits for farmers cut hay for livestock they own from highway rights-ofway if their land is adjacent and it can be done safely. “Farmers are the foundation of Ohio’s $105 Guest Column billion food and agriculGov. John R. ture industry and taking Kasich (R) Ohio steps to help them through this hot, dry weather is essential to their survival. We need to be taking the right steps so they don’t sufconduct a series of regional fer devastating losses or drought education meetings aren’t forced to abandon to discuss forage manage- their fields or herds. It’s in ment, water availability, all Ohioans’ best interests heat stress on livestock and for our hard-hit farmers to mitigation strategies. be able to come back next -Instructs the Ohio year and these measures Department of Agriculture can help make that hapto create a website to pen,� said Governor inform farmers of where Kasich. they can find hay to purThe Executive Order is chase for their livestock. effective immediately.

The chairman of the Federal Reserve recently told Congress that reducing unemployment in the United States is “frustratingly slow.� We already knew that. The national unemployment rate has been above 8 percent for more than three years. Unfortunately, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke also says the economic recovery – as weak as it has been – appears to be losing steam. Now is not the time to raise taxes on anybody. But, that’s exactly what President Obama is prescribing for our ailing economy. Tax cuts enacted in 2001 and 2003 are set to expire at the end of this year. If Congress fails to act, tax rates would revert to their pre-cut levels. The net effect would be a $4.3 trillion tax increase over the next decade. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that such a tax increase would shock the economy and push the United States back into a “shallow recession.� These looming tax increases, along with the

pending budget cuts called for under the Budget Control Act, constitute the “fiscal cliff� that has economists wringing their hands. The right thing to do would be to extend all the tax cuts and let the economy stabilize. The president wants to pick winners and losers. He wants some people’s taxes to increase and others’ to go down. Recently, the accounting firm Ernst & Young ran the numbers on his plan. It

Far from forcing the rich to “pay their fair share,� the president’s plan would actually increase taxes on job creators and small businesses. Many of them operate as “passthrough entities� whose taxes are counted as the owners’ personal income. According to the Ernst & Young report, “these businesses employ 54 percent of the private sector work force and pay 44 percent of federal business income taxes.� Additionally, “more than 20 million workers are employed by (pass-through) businesses with more than U.S. Rep. 100 employees.� Jean Schmidt The fact is that R-Ohio increasing taxes on small businesses isn’t going to increase employment or grow found that the long-term the economy. The majority in the effect of increasing taxes would be to siphon $200 House has pledged to probillion out of the economy vide an opportunity to – and cost 710,000 jobs. It extend the 2001 and 2003 also found that, in the long tax cuts before the start of run, capital stock and the August recess. I hope investment would decline the president will support and “real after-tax wages that effort. We need to would fall by 1.8 percent, push the economy forward, reflecting a decline in not shock it back into a workers’ living standards shallow recession. relative to what would have occurred otherwise.�

All Schools are Urged to Submit Safety Plans Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) announced Tuesday, July 24, at the 2012 Ohio Safe Schools Summit called on all schools to meet the state law requirement that directs them to file a copy of both floor plans and safety plans with the Attorney General's Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI). "The great majority of Ohio schools have filed their plans with us, but for more than 150 school buildings we have not received anything," said Attorney General DeWine. "We hope that we will never experience school violence and we must do all we can to prevent it. Having these plans in place and ready to be accessed by local law enforcement is an important part of our

efforts to protect children." Since the tragic loss of life from shootings at Chardon High School,

Chardon High School was in compliance with the filing requirement. Attorney General DeWine also urged schools to submit plans that are clear and effective. Some schools, Mike DeWine despite having met the Ohio Attorney filing requirements, General have submitted plans (R) that are too brief or unnecessarily detailed to be very helpful to local authorities who 1,030 buildings represent- must move quickly if an ing more than 109 districts incident occurs. School safety plans became compliant or renewed their compliance may be sent by e-mail to with state law that requires SchoolPlans@OhioAttorne each of Ohio's school facil- yGeneral.gov. Hard copies ities to file a copy of both of the plans may be mailed floor plans and safety to the Attorney General's at: School plans, updating them at office least every three years or Digitization Project, The sooner, if changes occur. Ohio Attorney General's Of those buildings, 320 Office, 150 E. Gay St., schools had never submit- 18th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215. ted materials.

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West Union Village Council Criminal and Traffic Disposition Report West Union Village Council met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on July 10, at the Municipal Building, with Mayor Ted Grooms presiding. The pledge to the flag, call to order and roll call: John Lafferty-present, Steve Rothwell-present, Benny McCarty-present, Jason Buda-present, Randy Brewer-present, Neil Morrison-present; also in attendance: Tanya Johnson-Clerk, Shelley Gifford-Treasurer, Jerry K i r k e r - Vi l l a g e Administrator/Fire Chief, Roy Strickett-Police Chief, Lisa Rothwell CopelandSolicitor, Visitors: Chris Puckett, E.L.Copeland, Tyler E. Cantrell, Steve Ogg, Troy Jolly, D. Michael Roberts and Officer Shawn Grooms. 2013 Tax Budget Hearing: After some discussion, motion by Steve Rothwell to adopt the Budget for 2013, second by Randy Brewer, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed. Motion by Neil Morrison to approve the Minutes of 6-26-12 with 2 spelling correction, second by Benny McCarty, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed. Motion by Randy Brewer to approve the payments of bills submitted, second by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed. Motion by Neil Morrison to accept the statement of receipts for Mayor's Court for the month of June for the net amount of: $9,182.88, second by Benny McCarty, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed. The Mayor opened 3 "Sealed Bids" for the South Street property: 1. Mary Jane CampbellParcel II Market Street$5,003.20; 2. D Michael Roberts-Parcel I and II$50,001.00; 3. West Union

Village Green, a non-profit organization, Tyler Cantrell Statutory Agent, Parcel I- $95,001.00 and Parcel II-$5,001.00. At this time, motion by Steve Rothwell for executive session, ORC 121.22 G-2 selling of property, second by Benny McCarty, roll call vote: 5 yea, John Lafferty-abstain. Motion by Steve Rothwell for Parcel I to accept the highest bid of: $95,001.00 West Union Village Green, second by Benny McCarty, roll call vote: 5 yea, john Laffertyabstain, motion passed. Motion by Steve Rothwell for Parcel II to accept the highest bid of: $5,003.20 Mary Jane Campbell, second by Randy Brewer, roll call vote: 4 yea, John Lafferty abstain, Neil Morrison nay, motion passed. Motion by Steve Rothwell to have the Solicitor proceed with the closing on these 2 parcels of property, second by Randy Brewer, roll call vote: 5 yeas, John Lafferty -abstain, motion passed. Steve Ogg, Tax Administrator passed out his monthly report, new telephone number and address to Council, no action was taken. Discussion on the Humane Society entering a home and removing dogs from the property, no action was taken. Report from Jerry Kirker, Village Administrator/Fire Chief 1. The Village Employees had to clean up property at the corner of West Street and South Street. 2. Discussion of fire hydrants and apartment on West Street. Motion by Steve Rothwell to have the Solicitor proceed to cancel the contract with Capital Recovery system and Mayor's Court, second by

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Benny McCarty, roll call vote: 5 yea, Morrison nay, motion passed. Resolution 2012-8 appointing Jerry Kirker to the District 15b Public Works Integrating Committee, motion by Benny McCarty to accept the Mayor's appointment, second by Neil Morrison, roll call vote: all yea, resolution passed. Roy Stricklett, Police Chief told Council his Officers were doing a great job with the theft of the air conditioning units, all of the court cases, and requested Council to ride along with the Officers. Motion by Steve Rothwell to proceed with the selling of the old white cruiser and the 2003 Hyundai, second by Neil Morrison, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed. Motion by Benny McCarty to have Jody Tolle as the Nuisance Wild Life Control Officer for a trial period of 3 months (90 days) with no arresting powers and can serve tickets (1/2 proceeds to Village and 1/2 to Tolle), second by Neil Morrison, roll call vote: 4 yea, Jason Buda, Randy Brewer-nay, motion passed. Motion by Steve Rothwell to allow Mayor Ted Grooms, Clerk Tanya Johnson, Treasurer Shelley Gifford and Village Administrator Jerry Kirker to sign checks for the Village of West Union at the Nation Bank of Adams County, second by Benny McCarty, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed. Chief Roy Stricklett and the Mayor met with Joshua Halfway and Tyrone Simms representatives from Optotraffic Company, after some discussion, the Solicitor with check into the contract and agreement, tabled until next Council meeting. Discussion on hiring Kenny Stephenson for 16 hours a week as contract labor, no action was taken. Items that were discussed: properties that need mowed and cleaned up, fights and kids out after curfew, purchase order. Motion by Neil Morrison to adjourn, second by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea, meeting adjourned.

July 25 Report James W. Bennington, Blue Creek, Domestic Violence, Fine $250.00, Court Cost $441.00, 2 Years of Community Control. Cody A. Bartlett, Winchester, DUS-Civil Judgement, Fine $300.00, Court Cost $197.00, 180 Days in Jail, 180 days Suspended, 2 Year Probation, 60 Hours Community Servive by 10/01/12. Cody A. Bartlett, Peebles, Failure to Control, Fine $22.00, Court Cost $74.00. Nathan A. Gray, Washington Courthouse, Per. Disorderly,Court Cost $175.00, 30 Days in Jail, 30 days Suspended, 1 Year of Community Control, Complete anger Counseling. Christopher S. Holcomb, Millersport, Drug Paraphernalia, Fine $150.00, Court Cost $66.00. Heather Grooms, West Union, Disorderly Conduct, $150.00, Court Cost $92.00. Cameron Abbott, Lynx, Poss. Marijuana, Fine $150.00, Court Cost $64.00. Kolan Shelton, Peebles, Fail/Tag/Dog, Fine $25.00, Court Cost $22.00. Sandra K. Ferguson, West Union, OVI/1st, Fine $375.00, Court Cost $133.00, 180 Days in Jail, 150 Days Suspended, 2 Years Probation Complete Assesment at St Cert ODADAS Agency 30 Days Credit DDIP. Sandra K. Ferguson, West Union, Failure Control, Fine $22.00, Court Cost $22.00.

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Hope Van Schedule Thursday, August 2, Wheat Ridge 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 7, Winchester, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. and Cherry Fork 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. NOTICE Resolution 2012-9 Appointing Steve Rothwell as the alternate to the District 15 Public Works Integrating Committee. Resolution 2012-10 authorizing the mayor and the clerk to sign for the selling of the South Street property. The remainder of these resolutions may be viewed or copy obtained at the Village Clerks Office at 33 Logans Lane, West Union. 8/7

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Adams County Commissioners The Board of Adams County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, July 16, 2012 with the following members present: Brian Baldridge, Justin Cooper, and Roger Rhonemus. Clerk Diane Ward and Assistant Clerk Linda Mendenhall were also present. It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Roger Rhonemus to approve the minutes of the previous meeting. Vote: All yeas

It was moved by Roger Rhonemus and seconded by Justin Cooper to enter into Executive Session at 8:45 a.m. to discuss personnel. Vote: Baldridge, yea, Cooper, yea, Rhonemus, yea. It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Justin Cooper to reconvene at 9:00 a.m. Vote: Baldridge, yea, Cooper, yea, Rhonemus, yea. ECD Director Holly Johnson and Soil & Water Director Allan Cluxton met with the board to discuss

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relocation of offices in the annex. The E.C.D. department would like the front office of the annex and Soil & Water is agreeable with relocating to the E.C.D.’s current location. Mr. Cluxton also discussed the current status of the GIS program and informed the board that CAUV will eventually have to be set up on GIS also. Ms. Johnson also discussed the following with the board: Jaybird Road progress, Barnes Sewer project Hendrix easement access restoration agreement, Sunshine Ridge Waterline – documents are in Washington, D.C. for approval, Moving Forward Grant – 26 applications for razing have been received, and the Poggemyer Design Group - perform an economic development study. Grant funding is available for this study in the amount of $100,000.00 and will include downtown plan-

ning and the county as a whole. Chairman Justin Cooper signed the Environmental Review Record for the West Union Village Water & Sewer Facilities CDBG Grant Agreement B-F-1-1AA-1. It was moved by Justin Cooper and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the Barnes Sewer Phase I Access Easement Restoration agreement with John Hendrix and Ina Hendrix upon the recommendation of E.C.D. Director Holly Johnson. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Justin Cooper and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the Ohio Attorney General’s Office Moving Forward Demolition Program agreement upon the request of E.C.D. Director Holly Johnson. It was moved by Roger Rhonemus and seconded by Justin Cooper to

approve the JFS payroll of $49,236.26 for pay period July 1, 2012, through July 14, 2012, upon the recommendation of JFS Director Sue Fulton. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Roger Rhonemus and seconded by Justin Cooper to approve the transfers, additional appropriations, and advances. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Roger Rhonemus to approve the following travel: Sue Fulton, ODJFS Summer Conference, Dublin, OH, 7/22-24/12, $563.48, Susan Hopkins, ODJFS Summer Conference, Dublin, OH, 7/24-25/12, $178.41. Vote: All yeas. JFS Director Sue Fulton met with the board to discuss generator repairs, Back-to-School clothing project, and personnel. It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by

Justin Cooper to approve the bills. Vote: All yeas. Angela Richmond met with the board to discuss solicitation in county buildings. Melody Myers of the Sheriff’s department met with the board to discuss budgetary concerns and to request additional funding for the Medical Expense and Contract Services appropriations. Facilities Director Sally Hayslip met with the board to discuss personnel and vehicles. Engineer Dave Hook met with the board to discuss the following: Faith Road – drawing up paperwork for the Newman easement - it will be a dedication/right-of-way for the township, Beasley Fork Bridge project – bridge & installation agreements, and Beasley Fork & Bethany Ridge slip repairs agreement. Continued on page 8

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R2 – WEST UNION – Frame home with vinyl siding, 1411 SF living area, 3 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen with appliances, nat. gas furnace, C/A, 2-car det. garage with heat & A/C, 10x12 building. PRICE REDUCED TO $48,000. R4 – WEST UNION – Frame home with vinyl siding, 1020 SF living area, half finished full basement, 3 BR, 1 bath, living & family rooms, eat-in kitchen, gas furnace, heat pump, C/A, gas F/P, new windows, new floating floor, 1car garage, fenced back yard. $84,900.

R18 – WEST UNION – Newly remodeled brick/vinyl sided home, 1080 SF living area, 3 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen, elec. furnace, county water, new flooring, carport, small barn. $69,900. R22 – WEST UNION – Frame home with vinyl siding, 1764 SF living area, 4 BR, 1 bath, living room, kitchen with appliances, dining room, cellar, gas furnace, gas F/P, 3 A/C, hardwood floors, 2-car att. garage, back deck, $5,000 worth of landscaping. $54,900. R26 – CHERRY FORK – Frame home with vinyl siding, 948 SF living area, 2 BR, 1 bath, living room, kitchen with appliances, dining room, gas furnace, heating stove, county water, enclosed back porch, 10x12 building, nice

H8 - WEST UNION - 4.225 acres with DW, cabin, 2 barns, DW features 2 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen, all appliances, elec. furnace, 12x24 screened-in porch, 1-car garage. Cabin features 1 BR, 1 bath, kitchen with lots of cabinets, acreage has woods and abundant wildlife. $84,000.

H28 – WEST UNION – 5.3 acres with 1991 Palm Harbor mobile home (14x70), 2 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen, new elec. furnace, county water, front porch & back deck, 2 small barns. $59,900.

R32 - PEEBLES - Frame home with vinyl siding, 1383 SF living area, 4 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen, gas furnace plus elec. heat, , small barn, home is in need of repair. $35,000. R38 – SEAMAN – Partial brick/vinyl sided home, 1188 SF living area plus full basement, 2 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen & dining room, fuel oil furnace, C/A, F/P, hardwood floors, 2-car garage, 2 covered porches. PRICE REDUCED TO $102,900.

H32 – PEEBLES – 2.278 acres with 1998 Clayton mobile home (14x70), 2 BR, 2 full baths, living room, eat-in kitchen with appliances, elec. furnace, heat pump, gas wall heater, C/A, county water, 28x48 garage, large front porch, carport, shed. $59,900. H10 – WEST UNION - 7.387 acres in excellent location with 2584 SF brick/vinyl split level home featuring 3 BR, 3 1/2 baths, living room, kitchen & dining room, laundry room, 2-car att. garage & 2-car det. garage, 12x44 screened porch & 12x 44 covered porch, 12x27 deck, gazebo with hot tub, 16x32 in-ground pool, 1160 SF pool house with open floor plan includes living room/rec. room, kitchen, full bath, laundry facilities & 2-car attached garage. PRICE REDUCED TO 299,900.

R8 – PEEBLES – Frame home with vinyl siding, 1240 SF living area, 3 BR, 2 full baths, living & family room, eat-in kitchen with appliances, full finished basement, hardwood floors, city utilities, heat pump, nice .6 acre lot. $119,900.

R16 – MANCHESTER – 2 apartments with 1 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen in each apt., elec. heat, city water/sewage. Apartments rent for $100/week per apt. Property also has 2 mobile home hook-ups. PRICE REDUCED TO $44,900.

H24 – STOUT – 1.387 acres located on Ohio River, 14x70 mobile home, 3 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen with appliances, boat dock, steps to river, all furniture stays with home + grill & picnic table, 8x10 building. PRICE REDUCED TO $45,000.

H30 – MANCHESTER – 1 ½ story brick home featuring 3426 SF living area plus full finished basement, 5 BR, 3 full baths, living room, kitchen with appliances, dining room, utility room, 2 nat. gas furnaces, 2 C/A units, gas F/P, hardwood & tile floors, 2-car att. garage, front porch, 2 decks, 18x36 in-ground pool, 18x32 pool house. This is one of the nicest homes in the county. PRICED TO SELL AT $289,900.

R6 - NEW LISTING - MANCHESTER - Completely remodeled frame home with vinyl siding on 0.928 acre, 1224 SF living area, 3 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen, large utility room, (new windows, kitchen cabinets, heat pump, C/A, water heater, bath, flooring, updated electric & plumbing, drywall & insulation), 2 barns (16x12, 13x20). $89,900.

R14 – WEST UNION – Brick/vinyl sided home, 1136 SF living area, 3 BR, 1 bath, living room eat-in kitchen with appliances, utility room, new elec. heat, new carpet, 1cat att. garage, front porch, large back deck. PRICED REDUCED TO $72,500.

H6 – PEEBLES - 1.29 acres with vinyl sided home built in 1997, 1792 SF living area, 4 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen & dining room, new elec. heat pump, C/A, county water, vinyl & hardwood floors, 2-car garage, storage building. $139,900.

H12 – BLUE CREEK – 29.19 acres with log home, 1153 SF living area, 3 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen, fuel oil stove, county water, 40x72 barn and small barn. $129,900. R48 – WEST UNION – Frame home with vinyl siding, 2 BR, 1 bath, living room, kitchen with appliances, utility room, public water/sewer, 10x16 building. PRICE REDUCED TO $35,900. R50 – WEST UNION - Newly remodeled frame home with vinyl siding, 2 BR, 1 bath, living room, kitchen with nice cabinets, laundry room, basement, nat. gas furnace, city water/sewer, covered front porch, 12x12 storage barn, nice 1/4 acre lot. $44,900. R60 – MANCHESTER – Brick home featuring 3151 SF living area, 3 BR, 2 full baths, living & family rooms, kitchen with appliances, dining room, basement, nat. gas heat, C/A, 2 F/P, hardwood & tile floors, 2-car garage, 2car carport, patio. A MUST SEE – PRICED TO SELL AT $145,000. HOMES WITH ACREAGE H2 - WEST UNION - Frame home with vinyl siding built in 2004, 1568 SF living area, 3 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen & dining room, elec. furnace + wood stove tied into duct work, C/A, 28x40 det. garage with 14x40 lean-to, 12x14 shed. Home sets on 2.171 acres in very nice location. PRICE REDUCED TO $110,000. MOTIVATED SELLER. ADDITIONAL ACREAGE AVAILABLE.

H34 – MANCHESTER – 2.32 acres with brick/vinyl sided home, 1176 SF living area plus finished basement, 2 BR with possible 3rd BR, 1 ½ baths, living & family rooms, kitchen & dining room, utility room, elec. furnace, F/P, county water, hardwood floors, large porch, 8x10 building. $59,900. H36 – MANCHESTER – 1.289 acres joining Nature Conservancy with frame home with redwood siding, 1680 SF living area, 3 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen with appliances, dining room, finished basement with kitchenette, utility room, rec. room, heat pump, C/A, wood stove, 2-car garage, large screened porch, storage shed. PRICE REDUCED TO $119,000.

H14 – PEEBLES – Frame home with vinyl siding remodeled in 2010, 1428 SF living area, 3 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen with appliances, dining room, elec. furnace, heat pump, fuel oil backup heat, C/A, 14x20 metal building, 12x20 apartment building finished all but plumbing with fuel oil furnace, carpet, laminate flooring. Property is 1.88 acres with creek, woods, 2 water taps. $79,900. H18 - WEST UNION - 6.285 acres with 1997 DW with cedar siding, 1296 SF living area, 3 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen & dining room, utility room, all appliances, elec. furnace, C/A, wood burning F/P, laminate flooring, new 24x18 det. garage, wrap-around deck, new metal roof, small barn, very nice location with view of Ohio Brush Creek. $99,000. H20 - BLUE CREEK - 3.756 acres with vinyl sided frame home, 2520 SF living area, 3 BR with large master suite added in 2009, 2 1/2 baths, living & family rooms, kitchen with new appliances, dining room, lots of closets, large storage area, elec. heat pump, C/A, Anderson windows, 3car garage, large front porch. $149,900. H22 – WEST UNION – 1997 DW, 1460 SF living area, 3 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen with appliances, dining room, utility room, elec. furnace, C/A, public water, 2car att. garage, front & back decks, nice location on 1 acre next to Adams Lake. PRICE REDUCED TO $98,500.

H38 – SEAMAN - 13+ acres with home & cabin, Home is frame with vinyl siding, 1968 SF living area, 4 BR, 2 full baths, living & family rooms, kitchen with appliances, dining room, elec. furnace, heat pump, C/A, county water, double paned vinyl windows, 27x40 garage, 3 porches, pond, 20x36 pole barn, 16x26 cabin with electric & wood stove. $168,000. H42 – PEEBLES – 25+ acres with good hunting, deer stands, riding trails, frame home with new vinyl siding, new windows, some new carpeting, 1700 SF living area, 3 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen, utility room, computer room, all appliances, elec. furnace, county water, hardwood floors, large deck, 3 barns, 2 horse stalls, located near Mineral Springs Lake. $99,900.

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FARMS F2 – BLUE CREEK AREA – 23.3 acre farm with 1 ½ story frame home with vinyl siding, 2460 SF living area, 4 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen with appliances, elec. furnace, C/A, public water, 2 wells, 36x24 garage, 42x36 barn, 40x60 barn, 60x30 storage shed, cellar, pond, small creek. PRICE REDUCED TO $143,500. F4 – 102 Acre Farm at Cedar Mills – If privacy & seclusion is what you are looking for, this is the place for you. 102.41 acres located on a dead-end road. Approx. 75 acres are wooded & 25 acres are tillable making this the perfect place for hunting, ATV’s or just a great place for getting away from it all. Property includes a 100+ year old 2-story, 4 BR home with all utilities, 30x50 barn, 2 storage buildings (20x30, 10x16), 2 septic systems, all new fence. PRICE REDUCED TO $259,000. F6 - PEEBLES - 28.631 acre mini farm with equipment, 1996 Clayton DW, 1475 SF living area, 3 BR, 2 full baths, living & family rooms, kitchen & dining room, all appliances, elec. heat pump, C/A, wood stove, 2-car att. garage with storage room, 2 barns, shed, orchard, grape arbor, equipment too numerous to list. Call for more details. $230,000. F8 - WEST UNION - 30 acre farm privately situated at end of dead end road, fully furnished 4-year-old frame home with vinyl siding, 2944 SF living area + poured walk-out basement,

open floor plan, 3 BR all with walk-in closets, 2 full baths, living room, large kitchen with appliances, island & lots of cabinets, dining room, office, mud room, elec. heat pump, C/A with humidifier, wood furnace, gas stove, flooring is combination of hardwood, tile & carpeting, att. garage, 2 decks, large machinery shed, large barn, 4 large outbuildings, horse facilities, 2 ponds. Owners are moving out of country so all furniture & appliances included with home, regretful sale. A MUST SEE! $395,000. F10 – BENTONVILLE AREA – 89.223 acre farm with approx. 70 tillable acres, Old 2336 SF farm house not in livable condition but could be rehabbed, 12x20 garage, 3 barns (48x36, 72x48, 28x26), corn crib. Good location, land could be farmed or developed. $311,500. F14 – WEST UNION – 45 acres +/- in great location near schools, acreage is mostly level with approx. 12 acres of woods, 2 mobile homes which each rent for $350/month, both mobile homes have 3 BR, 1 bath, all appliances, county water, septic, storage building. $149,900. F16 - SEAMAN - 28.88 acre farm in nice location next to Tranquility wildlife area, frame home with vinyl siding, 1376 SF living area plus finished basement, 3 BR, 2 full baths, living & family rooms, kitchen & dining room, all appliances, elec. heat pump, C/A, gas F/P, wood stove, 2-car garage, 40x24 barn, 8x10 barn, 30x24 shed with lean-to, pond, acreage is mostly level with approx. 25 acres tillable. $203,000.

BUILDING LOTS L2 – WEST UNION – POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING 1.429 acre lot close to town with water & electric available. PRICE REDUCED TO $12,500. OWNER WILL CONSIDER TRADE. L4 – WEST UNION – 1.006 acre town lot, utilities available, some woods. $8,500. L8 – WEST UNION – 1 acre lot in good location, nice place for new home or mobile home, county water available. PRICE REDUCED TO $9,900. L10 – WEST UNION – Very nice lot 0.706 acre lot in nice restricted subdivision, city water/sewage available, excellent spot for new home. $23,500. VACANT LAND V4 – OTWAY AREA – 196 wooded acres. $195,000. V8 – WINCHESTER – Nice 3 acre building lot with 34x18 garage and 24x30 barn, city water/sewer, all contents go with property (tools, lawn mower, motorcycle, tiller etc.). $42,500. V10 - OTWAY - 92.962 wooded acres bordering Shawnee State Forest, 2 small barns, electric & water available, nice hunting land & nice place to build home. $152,000.

V14 – WEST UNION AREA – 2 wooded acres on blacktop county road with over 300 feet of road frontage, county water available. $10,900. V22 – WEST UNION – 59 acres with approx. 25 acres of woods. PRICE REDUCED TO $88,500. V28 – MANCHESTER AREA – 10 partially wooded acres with county water available, excellent place to build a home nestled in the hills of Adams County. PRICE REDUCED TO $24,900. BUSINESS B2 – SEAMAN – 4000 SF building located on Main St. under traffic light. Building has extensive fire damage. HUGE PRICE REDUCTION TO $17,500 - MOTIVATED SELLER. B8 – PEEBLES – 1 acre lot with office building located in high traffic area in town. Property previously used as car lot. PRICED TO SELL AT $72,900. B18 – MANCHESTER – Large 2-story commercial building located on corner of Pike St. & Second St. (US 52), 2500+ SF on both floors. Building has previously been a hardware store but could be used for many types of business, also a storage area behind building, building has nat. gas furnace, C/A, city utilities. A good investment at $50,000.


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Adams County Commissioners Continued from page 7 It was moved by Roger Rhonemus and seconded by Justin Cooper to approve the Ohio Bridge Corporation bid award and agreement in the amount of $709,436.00 for the Beasley Fork Road Bridge project bridge upon the recommendation of Engineer David Hook. Vote: All yeas. It was moved Justin Cooper and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the Bridge Construction Company, an affiliate of Ohio Bridge, bid award and agreement in the amount of $398,064.00 for installation of the bridge upon the recommendation of Engineer David Hook. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Justin Cooper to approve the U.S. Bridge bid award and agreement for the Beasley Fork Road Slip Repair in the amount of $105,848.00 and the Bethany Ridge Road Slip Repair in the amount of $93,923.50 upon the rec-

ommendation of Engineer David Hook. Vote: All yeas. A phone conference was conducted with Delta Airport Consultant representative Steve Potoczak to discuss the FAA NPE entitlement funds allocated to Adams County for FY2012. Brown County has requested the transfer and the funding will be returned to Adams County in FY2013. Ty Pell was also present for a portion of the session. It was moved by Roger Rhonemus and seconded by Justin Cooper to approve the FAA transfer of NPE Alexander Salamon Airport entitlement funds to Brown County in the amount of $90,010.00. A contract agreement will be executed with Brown County for the repayment of project funding in FY2013. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Roger Rhonemus and seconded by Justin Cooper to approve the carryover of FAA AIP unused grant funds to FY2013 for the Alexander Salamon

Airport. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Justin Cooper to approve and sign the $1,100,000 – 2.375% County of Adams, Ohio Courthouse Renovation Bond Anticipation Notes, dated July 24, 2012 and maturing December 19, 2012 and all corresponding documentation. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Justin Cooper and seconded by Roger Rhonemus to recess at 2:55 p.m. in order for the board to attend a meeting in the Common Pleas Courtroom upon the request of Judge Brett Spencer to discuss the statutes pertaining to the responsibilities of the Dog Warden and the Humane Agent. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Roger Rhonemus and seconded by Justin Cooper to reconvene at 4:08 p.m. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Roger Rhonemus and seconded by Justin Cooper to adjourn at 4:16 p.m. Vote: All yeas.

Adams County Land Transfers

JJ Detweiler Enterprises to John C. and Lisa Day, 18.371 acres, Liberty Twp. $37,000. Linda L. and Steven Redding to Mark and Traci Mills, 4.00 acres, Green Twp. $5,350. Ronald Eugene and Velma Jean Vogler to Adams County/Ohio Valley School District, 28.091 acres, Liberty Twp. $140,475. Leonard G. Hartman to Bank of New York Mellon, Trustee, 9.00 acres, Tiffin Twp. $20,000.

Sheila R. and Harvey M. Shaw to Deutsche Bank, Trustee, 3.74 acres, Oliver Twp. and 3.06 acres, Tiffin Twp. $60,000. Wendell Andrew and Irene Armstrong to Troy David Wisecup, 11.746 acres, Jefferson Twp. $11,000. Martha Brewer and Martha Maynard to Daise Smith, Manchester Village. $10,000. Tammac Holdings to Jessica Rothwell, 7.015 acres, Brush Creek Twp. $23,000.

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: One way to help feed butterflies is to feed hummingbirds, is my belief. Hummingbirds will come to artificial feeders and leave more flower food for butterflies. During dry spells there are fewer flowers and they have less or even no nectar. Lots of other things use flower nectarmoths, bees, wasps ants, some flies and probably many other invertebrates. To feed

everything, plant nectar varieties of flowers and leave many kinds of the native ones, both large and small-flowered. Flowers go to all that energy cost of making nectar to attract things to them for pollination so there will be more seeds, more flowers, more nectar to feed more pollinators. It's one of the cycle dances in nature. Barbara A. Lund Lynx

THANK YOU! Gracie Grooms, of Manchester, is pictured with her pig Sparkles at the 2012 Adams County Fair. Gracie would like to Thank Long John Silvers for purchasing Sparkles.

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MARRIAGE REPORT Patrick Roman Holsinger, 22, of West Union and Ashley Sanders, 21, of Manchester. Herbert Samuel Mahon, 55 and Doris Elaine Boldman, 45, both of West Union. Clayton Levi Koenig, 20 and Kayla Brooke Clark, 18, both of Blue Creek. James Edward Richards, 30 and Samantha Countryman, 29, both of Peebles.

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Accepting Nominations for the 2012 Old Timers Days Couple

Quilting and Needle Arts Featured Artist of the Week

Pictured is the 2011 Old Timers Days Couple Paul and Grace Baker of Peebles. Accepting nominations for this year’s couple. Deadline: September 1, 2012. · Must have a Peebles zip code or live in the school district. · One of the couple must be 65 years old. · Not a previous winner of this award. · The person nominating does not have to live in the Peebles district. · Write a detailed letter on what you know, love & admire about the couple. Include their family, good qualities, etc. Send letters to: Old Timers Days Couple, P.O. Box 243 Peebles, OH 45660 or call (937) 587-3749.

CUFFS & COLLARS

Field reports from Ohio Division of Wildlife Officers Southwest Ohio Shelby County Wildlife Officer Tim Rourke was working the Great Miami River area when he noticed three people fishing below a bridge, looking up at him. Officer Rourke parked his patrol truck, and climbed down the bank to talk to the fishermen, and see how their luck was running. As the officer approached, he could see that neither of the adults was engaged in fishing, but only an adolescent boy was wetting his line. Officer Rourke spent a few minutes talking with the family, and listened as the adults explained how they weren’t fishing, but rather were just out enjoying the weekend. In general conversation, the officer agreed that the weather was perfect for fishing, and made sure to suggest they purchase their licenses and take advantage of it. The parents went on to explain to the officer the importance of enjoying the great weather with family, and taking advantage of the early spring to get their son out for some fishing fun. Rourke left the family, doubled-back, and walked through the woods on the opposite bank of the river, only to see all three family members fishing feverishly. After a short stint, Officer Rourke climbed up to the bridge, and as he walked across, was met with menacing stares from the family below. Upon recontacting the family, the officer expressed his disappointment that his first visit didn’t serve as a friendly “heads-up” to the fact that the area was being patrolled for fishing license compliance. Two citations for fishing without a license were issued, resulting in fines of $360.

Central Ohio An evening in June, Logan County Wildlife Officer Adam Smith finished checking anglers for fishing license compliance at Indian Lake and returned to his patrol vehicle. Parked next to his vehicle was a truck with a boat loaded on a trailer. Three individuals were standing next to the boat; two were getting their fishing rods rigged up. The third individual was standing nearby, watching his friends get their fishing rods ready. Officer Smith saw a third fishing rod sitting in the bed of the truck. He asked the third individual what kind of fish he was going after and the man replied, “I’m not going fishing.” Officer Smith told the group to have a good evening, be safe, and drove away. Smith circled around and found a spot to watch the group. After observing all three fishing, Smith contacted the group and learned that the man who had previously said that he was not going fishing, did not have a valid fishing license. The angler was cited for fishing without a license and paid a fine of $98.50 and court costs of $76.50. Northeast Ohio Lake County Wildlife Officer Jason Keller was contacted by the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office in reference to two untagged deer. The two men had been arrested the previous night and their vehicle impounded. Three sets of untagged antlers were also located in truck. It was later discovered that there were three men in the truck and that they had spotlighted and killed two deer with a rifle. Officer Keller learned the identity of the third individual, an Athens County resident, who was driving the vehicle. With the assistance of Athens County Wildlife Officer Dan Perko, Officer Keller issued the

three men a total of nine summonses. The men were found guilty in the Ashtabula Municipal Court and were ordered to pay $750 in fines and $500 in restitution for the deer. Each of the men lost their hunting privileges for three years and the Stevens 25-06 rifle and the antlers were forfeited to the state. Both of the deer were donated to the Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry program. Northwest Ohio Wildlife District TwoJust before midnight on a mild spring evening, State Wildlife Officer Brad Baaske worked enforcement activities at the Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area in southern Wyandot County. At 12:30 a.m., Officer Baaske observed a car pull into a parking lot at the wildlife area and come to a stop next to a large cottonwood tree. Two men got out of the car, retrieved a cooler from the trunk, a pizza box from the back seat, and proceeded to sit down on the hood of the car with the cooler and pizza between them. Officer Baaske watched for several minutes as the men enjoyed their beer and pizza and talked about their day. As each man emptied a bottle, the men would make a comment and throw the glass bottle against the cottonwood tree leaving shattered glass around its trunk. When the cooler was empty and the pizza gone, the cooler was put back into the trunk and the men began driving away. Officer Baaske stopped the vehicle and identified the two men. Baaske determined that the men had consumed a total of 12 beers and all of the bottles, as well as the pizza box remained at the base of the large cottonwood tree. Each man was cited for the litter and alcohol violations, and family members were called to drive them home.

United Producers Inc. - Hillsboro Sale Date July 23 Total Headage 669 Total Hogs 297 Total Cattle 167 Total Sheep/Lambs 126 Goats 79 Low Hogs Headage 102 #1 Carcass Price $85.00 Sows Headage 26 Light Heavy

$36.25 $38.25

Boars Headage 26 Light Heavy

$46.50 $20.00

Feeder Pigs Headage 143 By Head CWT Cattle Headage 30

$20.00 $50.00

High

$37.25 $40.50

$58.50 $56.00

Choice Steers Choice Heifers Cow/Calf Pairs

$102.00 $101.00 $1,250.00

$109.00 $109.00

Cows Headage 41 Comm & Utility Canner/Cutter

$72.00 $55.00

$85.00 $72.00

Bulls Headage 8 All Bulls

$80.00

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Feeder Cattle Headage 88 Steer Calves (300-600) $100.00 Holstein Calves (300-600) $95.00 Sheep & Lambs Headage 126 Choice Wools $95.00 Roasters $130.00 Aged Slaughter Sheep $30.00 Goats Headage 79 All Goats

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This week we are featuring Nancy Campbell. She has been making chevron bracelets out of Embroidery Floss. The bracelets are made with a series of knots and be made any length the artist desires and in any color combination. Nancy is a senior at West Union High School and paints as well as being a fiber artist. She gives away her work but would love to find an art she could make a living at. The picture is shot at an angle and does not do the work justice as it is tiny in actual size. If you would like to be featured as an artist please write or e-mail this paper.

Dear Miss Needles Dear Miss Needles: Can you tell me me how to make a knot in my quilt thread that will be easy to pull into the batting without making a giant hole? Signed, Crater Maker Dear Crater: After threading your needle, cross the needle over the end of the thread on the end you want your knot. Hold the end of the thread against the needles, then wrap the needle twice with the thread at that end and pull the needle through. IT makes a nice small knot. I saw a quilt in a museum once that had dark stains every so ofter and there was a sign that said the quilt maker had wet the thread with

her mouth and since the quilt had never been washed the acid in her system was causing the quilt to discolor. My Aunt like to hand piece her quilts so she could slip the knot inside when quilting and not have to make holes. She thought it was horrible to make a hole. Good luck! Dear Miss Needles: I am into purchasing vintage linens with lace at flea markets and auctions. Can you tell me how to tell the difference between crochet and tatted lace? Signed; Lacy Dear Lacy: I like to think of Tatting as macrome with thread. A lot of the old stitches and knots you

saw in macrome are the same ones you see in tatting. Crochet will usually have some double crochets which is a row of knots or stitches on top of each other. If you see a little loop that appears to be one single piece of thread, the loops are usually tatted. It is each to add the loops with a tatting shuttle and no knot is need for the next loop like crochet. Think of crochet as a set of loops when the thread or yarn keeps going through the previous loop. Good luck and happy collecting. If you have a question you would like Miss Needles to answer, please e-mail her at dearmissneedles@yahoo.com or write to her in care of The Informer.

Pattern of the Week - Basket Quilt Block

This week we are featuring the basket quilt. I have seen the majoirty of these blocks set on point, and usually the handles are appliqued on, sometimes with objects in the basket. The basic block is a half square triangle and a strip is added to two sides with smaller triangles added to give it feet. These are fun quilts to make. I made one once out of easter egg fabric and it was beutiful. Baskets have been popular for many years and are striking whether made with one color or a variety of colors. The variations include strips and other pieces. A popular variation is to make severa half square triangles and sew then as building clocks to make the basket. Good luck and have fun with this classic pattern.

Pressure Canner Dial Gauge Testing Available Amy L. Habig Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences Ohio State University Extension, Adams/Brown/ Highland Counties Gardens are starting to produce those lovely, fresh vegetables we all love. Gardeners and other lovers of fresh produce are often interested in extending the season's bounty by home-preserving fruits and vegetables. Foods can be preserved via several different processes including canning, freezing, and drying. It is important to use up-to-date food preservation instructions and follow instructions precisely to ensure high-quality, safe products that you can enjoy

with friends and family. When preserving foods, it is also important to ensure that your equipment is working well and is safe to use. For pressure canners with dial gauges, the United States Department of Agriculture recommends that all dial gauges be checked for accuracy before use each year. Dial gauges should also be checked if they are dropped or banged around. Ohio State University Extension offers testing of pressure canner dial gauges in Adams, Brown, and Highland counties. You can come into your local Extension Office on one of our regularly scheduled days, or drop off your canner lid and gauge and pick

them up at a later date. Call your local Extension Office to make an appointment for one of the following days. Tuesdays: Brown County Extension Office (located on the fairgrounds) 325 W. State St., Bldg. B Georgetown, 937-378-6716. Fridays: Adams County Extension Office (located in the County Annex Building) 215 N. Cross St., Room 104 West Union, 544-2339. Visit the National Center for Home Food Preservation w e b s i t e (http://nchfp.uga.edu) or OSU Extension’s Ohioline website (http://ohio line.osu.edu/lines/food.html) for detailed food preservation information.

Satterfield Chapel Ladies Aid

$145.00 $130.00

$120.00 $200.00 $73.00

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The Ladies Aid Society of Satterfield Chapel met at the Fellowship Hall with Penny Dixon as hostess. Ruth Ann Moore had the program with the topic "Our Independence Day." Songs were :\"America The Beautiful" and "Faith of Our Fathers." Mark 112:14-17 was read by Ruth Ann Moore. United Prayer was held. Roll call was to name a red, white and blue flower. Penny Dixon gave the treasurers report. Marcella Norris read the Minutes of the last meeting and they were approved. The program was to tell an event in our country's history that hap-

pened in our lifetime,. The meeting adjourned with the Lord's Prayer. The August

meeting will be August2, at the Fellowship Hall. Marcella Norris

Louden Church Camp Meeting 2600 SR 73 Peebles Aug. 6th - 11th

Services @ 10AM, 2PM & 7PM Daily Lunch will be served around noon, and dinner around 5PM

If you would like to join us, bring a covered dish or a dessert, and fellowship for awhile! For more information please call: Doug Obryant @ 937-822-1735


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20tt h A nnual K inff olk's L anding D ays A ug. 3 -55 The 20th Annual Kinfolk's Landing Days On the banks of the Ohio River in Manchester Friday, August 3 - Sunday August 5 Schedule o f e ventS Friday, August 3 5:00 p.m. Flag Raising Ceremony and music by Liberty Band (Riverview Park). 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Queen's Pageant on the Stage. Pageant is open to all. *If it rains the Pageant will be at the Community Building. 6:30 p.m. Registration for the Lawn Tractor Demolition Derby. 7:00 p.m. Lawn Tractor Demolition Derby (Behind the Stage). Entertainment 7:30 p.m. Root 52 9:30 p.m. Remnant Saints

Manchester Veterans Club

Saturday, August 4 8:30 a.m. Kory Franklin Memorial 5K Run/Walk (3.1 miles). 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Baby Pageant, Little Toddler, Miss and Mr., Little Miss and Mr., Jr. Miss and Mr., Little Prince and Princess Contests. (Open to all) 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Car Show Registration at Ellison Square. 10:00 - 3:00 p.m. 11th Annual Book Sale at the library. 11:00 a.m. Pet Show small, medium, large dogs, cats and other pets. 11:00 a.m. Parade (Line Up at the Old School). 11:00 - 12:30 p.m. Registration for Lawn Tractor Pull. 11;00 - 12:30 p.m. Registration for Poker Runat Harover's East End Carry-out. 11:30 a.m. Judging of the Car Show. Noon Registration Lip-Sync. Noon Grand Parade. Grand Marshalls Kenny and Sandra Back. 1:00 p.m. Dachshund Race 1:00 p.m. Lawn Tractor Pull (Behind Stage). 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Childrens Oudoor Games and Frog Jumping Contest. 2:00 p.m. Jet Ski/Poker Run Starts at Twin Islands Boat Ramp. 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Lip-Sync Competition (Individuals and Groups). Entertainment 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Three Old White Guys 8:30 p.m. Baked Goods Auction 9:00 - 10:30 p.m. Ralston-Lewis Band 10:30 p.m. Gigantic Fireworks Display

Pet Show

Sunday, August 5 9:30 a.m. Community Worship service. (Under the Big Tent) 2:00 p.m. M.A.M.A. Annual Duck Derby Contact Information Queens Pageant and Baby Pageant Jessika Saunders 814 366-2778. Lawn Tractor Derby Rich Arnold 937 549-4295 or 779-0687. Lawn Tractor Pull Rick DeAtley 549-8467 or David Gray 549-3238. 5K Run/Walk Vic Bowman 549-3691. Car Show Ray 544-3154. Pet Show Sinda 549-4234. Parade Sherry 937 217-9164. Dachshund Race Carolyn 549-3345. Poker Run Anita Harover 217-3000. Outdoor Games Kim Groneck 606 375-9287. Lip-Sync Jenny 549-1619. For Concessions Roy Carpenter 549-1685. For General information Jane Wilson 549-4074.

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Celebrating Kinfolk Landing Days With They’re Annual Boat/Jet Ski Poker Run August 4th Registration 11:00 - 12:30 The day of the event Pre-Register at Harover’s East End Carry Out or Twin Islands Boat Ramp during hours of operation.

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