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Moore sentenced to 16 years in prison for assault Issue 42, Volume 127

BY Wayne Gates

Kyle Moore is going to prison for 16 years for assaulting Ripley Police Officer John Amole. Moore pleaded guilty to Felonious Assault, Aggravated Robbery and Failure to Comply With an Order or Signal of Police Officer charges on October 14. Common Pleas Judge Scott Gusweiler sentenced more the same day. Moore assaulted Amole following a traffic stop in January. He knocked Amole unconscious, took his gun and fled. That lead to a daylong manhunt in the Ripley area until Moore was captured in

the area of Ohio Valley Manor. Eight of the 16 years that Moore was sentenced to are mandatory based on the charges and the involvement of a firearm. "The last thing Kyle Moore said to me was that he was not going back to jail,� Amole said following the hearing. “Today proved different. I am grateful for the outpouring of support I have received from the wonderful people of Brown County. I also want to thank Zac Corbin and all if the Prosecutors Office for the wonderful job they did with this case. I also owe a thank you to the Common Pleas Court Judge, the Honorable

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Kyle moore pleaded guilty on october 14 to assaulting ripley Police officer John amole last January.  he was sentenced to 16 years in prison.

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Hamersville Police Dept. introduces newest officer BY Martha B. Jacob

Chief Guy Sutton of the Hamersville Police Department recently welcomed his departments newest officer. Officer Sakura is a Belgian Melinois K9, currently being trained in disciplines including narcotics and tracking. “Sakura’s handler is

Officer Copley and we are happy to have them both on our force,� Chief Sutton said. “Sakura received her badge at the Hamersville Village Council meeting on Oct. 10. “We would like to thank to Hiwatare Kennel in Athens Georgia for making sure that we received such a fine dog.� Chief Sutton said he

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The hamersville Police department recently welcomed its newest female officer, K9 Unit officer sakura. she is Belgian melinois and has been trained to serve the department as a narcotics and tracking K9 Unit. shown from left Police chief Guy sutton, officer Brandon copley with officer sakura.

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would also like to thank Lt. Gazarek of the Perrysburg Township Police for seeing that the K9 Unit has a suitable vehicle to patrol in. “Sheriff Black and Deputy Peska of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department were also very helpful in making this all happen,â€? Chief Sutton said. “They arranged to get us a variety of equipment and training assistance.â€? Chief Sutton also thanked the following people for their help, including: • K9 Officer Matt Windle of the Seaman Police Department for his support in training materials and wealth of knowledge; • Mt. Orab Auto Mall for its generous donation; • Staci Goveia, Alesha Brandt, Jody Wright and Loren Pantaleone for helping to raise the funds and also supplying resources for the K9 program to get started.

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Justice has been served, and Mr. Moore is where he belongs. For the next 16 year he will not be a problem to society. Knowing that makes everything worth it. I know I did my job that night." Moore made it a point to apologize for his actions to Amole and his wife who were in the courtroom for the guilty plea and sentencing. Gusweiler told Moore during the sentencing that he understood that he had experienced a difficult life, but he was ultimately responsible for his actions. “There is nothing this court can do, Mr. Moore, to undo what you did. You’ve been through a lot. But at some point that violent cycle

needs to stop. You cannot expect to not be punished when you almost kill a law enforcement officer,� Gusweiler said. John Amole’s wife Kelsey compared the two men following the hearing. “He’s the same age as my husband. Just because one took the harder road doesn’t excuse any of his actions. My husband was out there making a difference and he was out there being a menace. At the end of the day, both of them are where they belong. John in a patrol car and him behind bars.� Both Kelsey and John Amole expressed relief that the legal proceedings following the assault were finally over.

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The Brown county Tea Party hosted a candidate forum on october 13 at southern hills career and Technical center in Georgetown.

Tea Party holds candidate forum BY Wayne Gates

Local candidates made their cases to Brown County voters on October 13. The Brown County Tea Party hosted a candidate forum, where candidates were able to speak to the audience and also took questions.

Most local candidates attended, with Alex Scharfetter filling in for Second District Congressman Brad Wenstrup. Scharfetter said that Wenstrup was still backing Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump. He also mentioned the work that Wenstrup was

doing on trying to solve large national issues like poverty, national security, health care, tax reform and the economy. Wenstrup opponent William Smith did not attend. State Senator Joe Uecker spoke next, discussing how he would like

streets. Council agreed to create a letter under the signature of the mayor indicating the following‌ “These alleys are not being maintained and therefore the Village of Russellville currently has no plans to improve them.â€? Council approved the action.â€? Council also approved the following actions: • Accept an ordinance approving the fiscal offi-

cer’s residence outside the city limits; • Approve the minutes from the August meeting, financial reports and to pay all the bills; • Approve the transfer of $8,1301 to the General Fund; • After waiving the three reading rules approve a resolution accepting the amounts and rates for property tax receipts;

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Russellville Council takes action on closing alleys BY Martha B. Jacob

Russellville Village Council met in September for its regular meeting with several community members present. Resident Glen Fisher talked briefly to council about a drainage issue on his property. He had previously received a letter indicating the issue was his responsibility to resolve and was not an issue for the village to solve. Fisher told council that he had begun digging in the area and found that the drain actually curved up toward the street and he

wanted the village to reconsider the drainage issue, based on the new information. Mayor Amy Rau asked the village sewer department to revisit the site. Fisher requested council members to also take a look at it. Residents Terry Fisher and Joann Morgan, speaking for Sandy Hastings asked council for something from the village indicating that a local property (the Hastings property) could not be cut into lots and sold. The pair requested that the property be considered “land-locked and that the alleys are closed and no longer

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Sardinia American Legion Bingo will take place every Thursday, including Oct. 20, beginning with early bird at 7:15 p.m. and regular bingo at 7:30 p.m. For more information please call (937) 442-4704. The Sardinia American Legion is located at 106 College Avenue next to the old car wash.

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to return to the legislature for another four year term to represent Senate District 14. “I will continue to fight for the Ohio Constitution, to continue to fight for jobs, for public education and to continue make Ohioans proud to live, work and raise a family,” Uecker told the audience. His opponent, Charles Carlier, did not attend the event. The next to speak was State Rep. Doug Green of the 66th district. Green discussed the duties and accomplishments of serving in the Ohio House on the Finance, Government Accountability and Oversight, Healthcare Efficiencies Study and Transportation and Infrastructure committees. “All of this is great background in establishing an understanding the different facets of how our state works,” Green said. He closed by asking the support of the audience to continue his work as a state representative. Ken McNeely, Green’s opponent, did not attend the event. Both individuals who are running for Brown County Prosecuting Attorney also spoke. First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Zac Corbin went first, discussing his roots in Brown County. He noted that he, his wife and his parents were all lifelong Brown County residents. “As the first assistant (prosecutor) it is my responsibility to review all felony cases in the county,” Corbin said. “Eighty percent of our cases have something to do with drugs...I was instrumental in early 2015 in helping to

the Pregnancy Resource Center, 852 Mt. Orab Pike in Georgetown. This support group is for grandparents who have custody of a relative’s children. All are welcome. For more information call Julie Steddom at (937) 392-3057 or Tamma Plymesser at (937) 378-6853.

Free Writer’s Group will meet each Thursday, including Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. at the Brown County Public Library in Mt. Orab. This is a non-profit free group. For more details contact Lawrence Parlier at (513) 427-4211, Lisa Brandstetter Holt at (513) 6598567 or the library at (937) 4441414.

establish the Brown County Drug and Major Crimes Task Force. That is a group of law enforcement officers in Brown County who work together to send them where they belong.” Corbin’s challenger Dennis Varnau then spoke, discussing his background and military service. He then spoke about how the office would run under his supervision. “I couldn’t prosecute a case in the courtroom. What I would do as prosecutor is donate my salary back to the assistant prosecutor’s fund so I could hire five or six good prosecutors.” He then said that he didn’t agree with how things are being done in the county. “I believe there is as much corruption down here as up in the national level,” Varnau said. Nick Owens is running for the Ohio State Board of Education, District 10. “We have to bring back drug education and awareness training to our schools,” Owens said. “Schools play a vital role in combatting the drug problem.” Braydon Bevens, the opponent of Owens, did not attend the event. Former Brown County Commissioner and current candidate Jim Ferguson then spoke about his accomplishments when he served in county government. “We got a new animal shelter, a new child support building, a new 911 communication center, purchased the health department facility and renovated the courthouse. All of these were accomplished without putting Brown County in debt or running any kind of a tax levy,” Ferguson said. His opponent, incumbent Brown County Commissioner Barry

NEWS GriefShare Program will be offered to the local community by the Sardinia Church of Christ each Thursday evening, including Thursday, Oct. 20, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the church, 7130 Bachman Road in Sardinia. For more information or to register please call (937) 446-2594. This program is free to the public.

Miracle AlRipley’s Anon/Alateen Group Meetings will be held every Thursday, including Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Beebe Chapel, 438 Main Street in Ripley. Georgetown Village Council will

Woodruff, addressed the audience about the jail issue. “The drug epidemic hit like a tsunami and our jail was built for a whopping 38 inmates. We have 64 over there tonight, plus 20 more in Butler County,” Woodruff said. In regards to the nearly $2 million spent to renovate the jail and house prisoners elsewhere during the work, Woodruff said “We had a hot potato dropped in our lap and we dealt with it. We did not borrow money to do it.” Incumbent Brown County Commissioner Daryll Gray also spoke. He addressed the issues that he has dealt with during his first term, including the closure and renovation of the jail. “I do not know which commissioners we can blame for the bad devices on the jail cell doors, but I do know what commissioners fixed the problem. It’s the ones you have in office right now.” Gray’s opponent, Ralph Jennings, spoke next. He said that he had over 30 years of experience as a township trustee, four years of experience as a Brown County Commissioner and a good work ethic. He added, “I consider myself to be a good communicator. One of the most important things in county government is the ability of a commissioner to communicate and cooperate with those at the local and state level.” Unopposed candidates Gordon Ellis, Connie Patrick, Todd Cluxton and Amy DeClaire also spoke. Another candidate forum, sponsored by the Brown County Press and the News Democrat, will be held October 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Southern Hills Career and Technology Center.

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meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 and the public is invited to attend.

Pike Township Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Township Hall, 12700 St. Rt. 774. The public is invited to attend.

Brown County Chamber of Commerce will meet at 8 a.m. on Oct. 20 at the Country Inn Restaurant in Mt. Orab. All members are encouraged to attend.

Scott Township Trustees will meet at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Township Hall, for details please call Joni Wallace at (937) 731-0152. will Alcoholics Anonymous meet 8 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab. FRIDAY, OCT. 21

Celebrate Recovery will meet every Friday beginning at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. including Friday, Oct. 21, at the Crosspoint Wesleyan Church, 300 West Main Street in Mt. Orab, in the fellowship room. This is a Christcentered recovery program that will allow discussions on life’s hurts, hang-ups and habits. For more information call (937) 4443370. SATURDAY, OCT. 22

Mt. Orab UMC Food Pantry will operate weekly for those who qualify and live in the Western Brown School District, open on Saturday, Oct. 22. The food pantry will be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Donations are accepted during food pantry hours or by calling (937) 4441046 to arrange a time. SUNDAY, OCT. 23


Fitness Activities at Sardinia Church of Christ will take place every Monday evening, including Monday, Oct. 24, which includes pilates at 6:30 p.m. and Yoga at 7 p.m. The cost is only $2 per person per session. Please bring your own mat if you have one. Be good to yourself, you’ll be glad you did. The church is located at 7130 Bachman Road. TOPS Chapter in Mt. Orab


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• Pass a resolution accepting the 2017 Amounts and Rates for Russellville Property Tax Receipts; • Approved closing by Paula England to close the Fifth Third Bank account; • Approved appropriating $4600 into Mayor’s Court dues and fees;

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meets at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays including Monday Oct. 24 at Hospice of Hope, 215 Hughes Blvd. in Mt. Orab. Further information is available by calling Nancy at (937) 444-3437.

TOPS Chapter in Sardinia will meet on Mondays including Monday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Sardinia Church of the Nazarene on Sardinia-Mowrystown Road. Further information is available by calling Regina Davidson at (937) 446-3714.

TUESDAY, OCT. 25 The Lake Waynoka Civic Club will meet each 4th Tuesday of the month including Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Waynoka Lodge. Please contact Tony Tatman at (937) 446-9575 for more information. Al-Anon Family Group Sessions will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Methodist Church on Church Street, off N. High Street. This group can provide support and information to families and individuals who know someone who suffers from substance abuse. For more information call Jennifer at (513) 910-6263. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26

Yoga Classes will be offered on Wednesdays, including Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m at the Hospice Center located on Hughes Blvd in Mt. Orab. For more information on this class please contact Jane Amiot at (513) 535-7507.

Fitness Activities at Sardinia Church of Christ will take place every Wednesday, including Wednesday, Oct. 26, which include Zumba at 6:30 p.m. and Yoga at 7 p.m. The cost is only $2 per person per session. Please bring your own mat if you have one. The church is located at 7130 Bachman Road.

TOPS Chapter in Winchester meets at 10 a.m. every Wednesday, including Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Winchester Church of Christ, 1540 Tri-County Road in Winchester. For more information please contact Ruth at (937) 444-4209. ONGOING EVENTS

R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) for children ages 5 plus will be held each

Monday in October and November between 6:30 and 7:30 at the Mt. Orab Library. For details call the library at (937) 444-1414.

Happen Group, Miracles (Narcotics Anonymous) meets at 7 p.m. every Sunday at the Brown County Community Board of ADAMHS, 85 Banting Drive (around the back), in Georgetown. For more information on this group please call 800587-4232.

Walk for Health, Walk for Fun, this in an ongoing free event to take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at 5:15 p.m. at the Mt. Orab United Methodist Church. Everyone is invited to join us for this free event sponsored by Sue and Jim Wylie, Ideal Nutrition. Narcotics Anonymous meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Faith in God Fellowship Church, 7736 US Rt. 62 in Russellville. For more information please call Joe Rose at (937) 798-0329.

Helping Hands Please come shop with us any Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday from 9 a.m. until noon at 668 Camp Run Road in Georgetown.

Senior Bingo will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each Monday at the Georgetown Nutrition Center. Please bring a $1 wrapped gift. A nutritional meal will be offered. HIV/Hepatitis C Testing is offered free by the Brown County Health Department by appointment only. The HIV test results are available within 15 minutes. To schedule an appointment call (937) 378-6892.

Celebrate Recovery will meet every Friday at Crosspoint Wesleyan Church, 300 W. Main Street in Mt. Orab. The meetings will begin at 7:40 and go to about 8:30. This is a Christ-centered recovery program that will allow discussions on life’s hurts, hangups and habits. For more information call (937) 444-3370.

Chair Volleyball is held every Friday at 3 p.m. at the Lake Waynoka Health and Recreation Gym. Contact Dana at (937) 4461778 for more information or to register. Free to all Waynoka Property Owners Association members, $5 per session for guests.

• Appropriate $1,500 to begin paying the EMS cell phone bills; • Appropriate $1,175 to make whole the outstanding August bill for Village Solicitor David Grimes; • Accept the temporary 2017 budget.

In other actions at the meeting council discussed the status of firefighters, credit card procedures, blighted property that should be considered for tearing down, fire department parking lots improvements.

There’s something for everyone at the 17th Annual Decatur Halloween Fall Festival Friday, Oct. 21 at the Decatur Community Center on St. Rte. 125. Food serving begins at 5p.m. Menu includes Chili, sandwiches, cake, pie and drinks. Events for the evening will include a pumpkin contest, masquerade parade, costume contest, kids games, auction and raffle. Decorate or carve your pumpkins and bring them for the pumpkin contest. Categories includes: largest decorated, most original and best carved. First and second place prizes will be awarded in each category Judging begins at 5:45 p.m. The pumpkin contest is open to all ages groups.

At 6 p.m. get ready to participate in the masquerade parade followed by the costume contest. This year’s categories include: 6 and under: ugliest, prettiest, princess, witch, goblin, animal, most original and cartoon character; 7 to 12 age group: ugliest, witch, prettiest, most original, most comical and cartoon character; and 18 and over: ugliest, most original and most comical. First and second place prizes will be awarded in each category. A girl’s and boy’s bicycle will be raffled during the evening. The bicycles were donated by Mary Ann Karambellas, Treasurer of the Byrd Township School Preservation Committee. The raffle is the last event of the evening. Several tables of gifts will be raffled donated by local businesses, and organizations. Come and join in the fun. The Halloween Fall Festival is sponsored by the Byrd Township School Preservation Committee with proceeds going to preserve and maintain the Decatur Community Center.

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I’ve always considered myself to be a courteous, thoughtful person. I always hold doors open for people and have always respected my elders. I make a point to always say please, thank you and your welcome. My parents raised me that way and that’s the way we raised our children. Being polite doesn’t cost a thing so anyone and everyone has access to it. Several years ago, my husband, Roger, and I were grocery shopping at Kroger picking up a few odds and ends. We were nearly finished shopping and about to head toward the checkout. For whatever reason, just as we started to get in line, so did

five other people. Even though all the checkouts were open, there were about four people ahead of us. That works out good for me though, because I like browsing the trash magazines while I wait. It also gave me a chance to slip a box of Ho-Hos into the cart without my husband noticing. The line was moving very slowly, but finally there were only two people in front of us. Unfortunately, the cashier had to call for a price check, which we all had to wait for. Then, the little woman insisted on paying with the proper change, $23 and 17 cents. When she realized she didn’t have any pennies, the transaction had to start all over. The couple ahead of us had a cart full like we did. So that took a little while, too. I glanced up just in time to see an elderly woman studying each of the four

lines of carts and people. I felt sorry for her since she only had three or four items clutched in her arms. “I’m going to ask that little lady to go ahead of us,” I said to my husband. Do you mind?” “Of course not,” he said, “go ahead.” But before I had the opportunity to ask her, she pushed her way past all the customers patiently waiting behind us, right past me, to the checkout counter. She proceeded to lay her few items on the conveyer as she looked at me smugly and said, “I’ve only got a few things here, so I’m going to go ahead of you.” I felt Roger take hold of my arm, knowing me like he did, and whisper, “Let it go, babe. Don’t say anything.” But he knew when he said let it go, that that wasn’t going to happen. I know that he knew what my reaction was going to be, because he immediately stepped out of line, handed me the checkbook and went to the car.

“I don’t think you are,” I said to the woman as I picked up her items from the conveyer and handed them back to her. “I think you’re going to go to the end of the line like all these other people and wait your turn.” “But I only have these few items, and you have a whole cart full.” she said as she laid her items back down. “Doesn’t matter,” I told her politely, with a smile, as I picked her items back up. “I don’t let my children be rude to me and I’m not about to let you be rude to me. “All you had to do was ask politely and I would have gladly let you ahead of me.” The woman glared at me briefly then moved to the back of the line. Like I said, I’m a big believer in being polite, but I expect the same from others. I don’t think that’s asking so much. But I could be wrong.

under the old chicken house so I put some fish cleanings by the hole so the opossum could eat the fish cleaning. I got up to let Mr. Chester in about 3 AM and there was Mr. Opossum sitting on the porch. I wonder if maybe he was looking for more fish. That made me laugh! Now you can mark your calendar on October 29 as the Bethel Lion’s Club will have their first pancake breakfast. Serving starts at 7:30 AM till 10:30 AM. The price for the breakfast is $5 for adults and $3 for 12 years and under. This is one way the club makes money to help support different things. If you have any old eyeglasses you don't need please bring them. The club can take them to a place so they can be used for the Third World countries. This allows folks in those countries to be able to see. One woman that got glasses through the Lions Club was able to see her grandchildren. Now Mr. Chester is doing

great. In the mornings when I get up he knows when I go to the kitchen to get his food ready for him. He lays on the clothes hamper and watches me. I like to brush my teeth first then get dressed and go turn the living room light on and then I go to the kitchen. He then beats me to the kitchen. He has trained me good. Last Sunday evening I went to the Nazarene Church for the Sunday evening service and last night they were getting ready for a revival. So the

minister asked me to go with him to some member’s home for a prayer service. I sure enjoyed the prayer service – there were nine folks there. The minister for the revival is Dr. Carla Sunberg. I am excited about being able to be at the service. One of the papers has asked me to shorten my column down so this is why this article is shorter. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praising the good Lord. God bless all . . More later . . .

Getting ready for Fall activities GEORGE ROOKS

Howdy folks-There are so many activities this fall so keep up on each of them. One is the Fall Festival that will be held in Saltair. It is the Saltair's 34th Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 29 from 10 AM till 4 PM. There will be lots of food with my favorite – soup beans and cornbread. They will also have vegetable soup, sausage and biscuits, hotdogs, popcorn, candy apples, apple fritters and lots more desserts. This is one of the wonderful fall festivals at the Church at Saltair. They have this each year so get your fall clothes ready and go spend the day. The minister Bob Wickline might just tell you some stories. I cleaned fish the other day. I have a opossum living


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SBAAC holds XC championships Georgetown News Democrat

Dietrick leads Georgetown, Easterling leads Western Brown BY WADE LINVILLE THE NEWS DEMOCRAT

The Southern Buckeye Athletic/Academic Conference held its annual cross country championship meet at Williamsburg High School, Oct. 15, and while there were no high school teams of Brown County to earn league titles there were some local runners to perform well as individuals. Georgetown senior Chris Dietrick led the G-Men to the finish line, placing fifth of 66 runners in the SBAAC National Division to earn a spot on this year's list of SBAAC National Division Cross Country First Team All-Stars. Western Brown's Chase Easterling ran for a fifth place finish of 79 runners in the SBAAC American Division to earn a spot on

the league's First Team. Western Brown's Max Brunk placed 12th overall with a time of 18:01.82, while teammate Cade Eyre placed 16th with a time of 18:16.14. Western Brown's Rob Conaty placed 18th with a time of 18:28.74, and rounding out Western Brown's top five was Blake Hurt, who placed 23rd with a time of 18:50.75. Georgetown's Tanner Ellis placed 16th in the SBAAC National Division with a time of 18:39.52, while teammate Kaden Mountain placed 23rd with a time of 19:19.47. Georgetown senior Tanner Householder placed 30th with a time of 19:51.34, while teammate Sam Clifton placed 31st with a time of 19:53.34. Winning the SBAAC American Division was the

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team from Batavia, while Bethel-Tate won the SBAAC National Division. Amelia's Tom Casavant won the SBAAC American Division with a time of 16:53.51, while Bethel's Jackson Coates won the SBAAC National Division with a time of 16:50.47. For SBAAC high school girls XC results, be on the lookout for the Oct. 23 edition of The Brown County Press. SBAAC HS BOYS XC STANDINGS American Division 1. Batavia 50 2. New Richmond 59 3. Amelia 68 4. Western Brown 73 5. Goshen 96

National Division 1. Bethel-Tate 50 2. Blanchester 54 3. Felicity 79 4. Georgetown 98 5. CNE 115 6. Williamsburg 115

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Georgetown’s Chris Dietrick, left, leads the G-Men to the finish line while Western Brown’s Chase Easterling, right, leads the Broncos to the finish line during the SBAAC Cross Country Championships held at Williamsburg Oct. 15. Dietrick and Easterling both earned spots on their league’s First Team of all-stars.

McGill goal in double OT lifts Jays to 3-2 sectional win over Bethel-Tate BY WADE LINVILLE THE NEWS DEMOCRAT

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Eastern teams run for 2nd place finishes at SHAC Cross Country Championships Runners head down the first hill of the 5K Ripley course while competing in the SHAC high school boys championship race on Oct. 15.


Teams of local runners ventured to Ripley-UnionLewis-Huntington High School on the morning of Oct. 15 to compete for this year's Southern Hills Athletic Conference cross country titles. The calling was the annual SHAC Cross Country Championships, and after all runners had crossed the finish line it was the Eastern High School girls team and the Eastern High

School boys team each running for runner-up finishes. With Eastern's senior star Blake Rigdon unable to compete for unsaid reasons, it was Logan Lainhart leading the Warriors to the finish line with teammate Garyn Purdy not far behind. Lainhart finished eighth overall on the field of 89 runners with a time of 17:18.3, while Purdy finished 10th overall with a time of 17:27.3. Also contributing to the

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Camryn Pickerill, front, and Juanita Frost lead the Eastern Lady Warriors to a runner-up finish in the SHAC Cross Country Championships held at Ripley, Oct 15.

Warriors' success was Cy Young, who placed 14th overall with a time of 17:48.5; Ian Wiles, who placed 17th with a time of 18:14.2; and Landyn Pickerill, who placed 34th with a time of 19:31.8. Peebles' star runner Matt Seas led all runners to the finish line, winning the high school boys' race with a time of 16:14.3. It was the team from Fairfield High School in Leesburg winning the SHAC championship this year with a team score of 23, 49 points ahead of the Eastern Warriors. The Ripley-UnionLewis-Huntington Blue Jays finished fifth of nine teams with a score of 145, led to the finish line by Josh Deaton who placed 21st overall with a time of 18:51.5. Ripley's Tristin Fisher placed 27th overall with a time of 19:12.2, while teammate Clinton Bartley placed 35th with a time of 19:40.3. Ripley's Chris Reuss placed 41st overall with a time of 20:03.1, and rounding out Ripley's top five was Taylor McGuffey, who placed 49th with a finish time of 20:55. SHAC HS BOYS TEAM STANDINGS 1. Fairfield 23 2. Eastern 72 3. Manchester 93 4. West Union 131 5. Ripley 145

6. Peebles 7. Whiteoak 8. Lynchburg 9. North Adams

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In high school girls action, it was the team from Fairfield High School capturing the SHAC title with a score of 57, while Eastern finished runner-up with a score of 73. Eastern was led by freshman Camryn Pickerill, who placed third of 53 See SHAC | 7

Eastern’s Logan Lainhart leads the Warriors to the finish line in the SHAC Cross Country Championships held at Ripley, Oct 15.

After wrapping up Southern Hills Athletic Conference play with a second place finish in Division I, the RipleyUnion-Lewis-Huntington Blue Jays ventured to Bethel-Tate High School for round one of Southwest District Division III Sectional Tournament play on Oct. 17. In one of the most exciting sectional tournament games thus far, it was a goal by Ripley freshman Montrez McGill in double overtime that would seal a 3-2 Blue Jay victory. The winning goal marked the second of the game for McGill, and also scoring a goal for the Jays in the sectional win was sophomore Tristan Finn. The Jays entered sectional tournament play as the No. 13 seed and will move on to face No. 12 seed Purcell Marian in round two of the sectional tournament on Oct. 20 after upsetting the No. 9 seed Bethel-Tate Tigers. Purcell Marian advanced to round two by topping the No. 11 seed Georgetown G-Men 8-2 in the round one sectional bout at Georgetown on Monday night. As the higher seed, Purcell will have home field advantage for the Oct. 20 game against the Jays. The Jays, headed this year by first-year coach Kevin Poe, clinched sec-

ond place in SHAC Division I standings with a 4-1 victory over the visiting Peebles Indians on Senior Night at Ripley on Oct. 12. “With the energy they showed today, I'm confident going into the match against Lynchburg-Clay and into the sectional tournament,” Poe said following the Jays' win over Peebles. For Poe, this year has been a great experience as a first-year head coach who leads a great deal of talented players on this year's Ripley varsity boys soccer team that includes four seniors – Jordan Griffith, Laymon Marshall, Dalton Moran, and Scottie Ott. “It's been a new experience, but it's been a lot of fun,” said Poe. “The guys have come to work hard every day, which is all I can ask of them. I love the game and I'm glad I can help turn this program around and hopefully keep it going for awhile.” It was McGill scoring the Jays first goal of the day in the Oct. 12 win over Peebles with 17:14 to go in the first half. The Indians tied the game at one apiece with 6:13 remaining in the first half, as junior Tanner Schmitz scored off a penalty shot. The Jays rose to a 1-1 lead as Marshall sailed a See JAYS | 7

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Ripley’s first-year head soccer coach Kevin Poe pays the price for victory, being doused with the water jug by his players after the Jays’ Oct. 12 win over Peebles.


Rockets rise to 6-2 with win over Jefferson Twp Georgetown News Democrat

FPHS football team ranks 7th Region 24 B Y WADE L INVILLE T HE N EWS D EMOCRAT

The Fayetteville-Perry Rockets upped their overall record to 6-2 by topping Jefferson Township 41-20 while on the road for week eight on the gridiron, Oct. 14. The win also clinched

the Rockets their second straight Ohio Valley Athletic League title, as they finished with a perfect 4-0 league mark. The week eight win also helped the Rockets remain in position for the football program's first ever state playoff berth, as they rank seventh in

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Division VI, Region 24. The Rockets will wrap up their regular season schedule with a couple of tough non-league opponents, Notre Dame (6-2) and Bishop Ready (5-3). The Rockets will be on their home field for their final two weeks of the regular season.

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Eastern’s Garyn Purdy crosses the finish line to aid the Warriors to a runnerup finish in the SHAC.


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runners with a time of 20:47.9; and Juanita Frost, who placed fourth overall with a finish time of 20:50. The third Eastern runner to cross the finish line was Emily Fannin, who placed ninth overall with a time of 22:17.3; while Eastern's Abby Gillispie finished 26th overall with a time of 25:15.1. Rounding out Eastern's top five was Sierra

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Ripley senior Josh Deaton leads the Blue Jays to the finish line while competing in the SHAC Cross Country Championships in Ripley, Oct. 15.

Mitchell, who placed 37th with a time of 26:56.2. Fayetteville-Perry High School lacked enough runners to compete as a full team, but Fayetteville sophomore Cecilia Murphy would perform well to place seventh overall with a time of 21:55.6 to earn a spot on the SHAC All-Conference Team. Ripley also lacked enough runners to compete as a full team. Ripley's Charity York placed 25th overall with a time of 25:14, while Ripley's

Tiffany Deaton placed 45th with a time of 28:18.9. Winning the high school girls' race was Peebles' Jenny Seas with a first place time of 18:01.5. SHAC HS GIRLS TEAM STANDINGS 1. Fairfield 57 2. Eastern 73 3. Manchester 75 4. Peebles 103 5. Lynchburg 108 6. West Union 116 7. Whiteoak 126

Ripley’s Laymon Marshall celebrates with teammates (Nigel Royal, Dalton Moran, and Jaki Royal) after scoring one of his two goals in the Blue Jays’ Oct. 12 win over Peebles.


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penalty kick over the Peebles defensive wall and into the net with 4:55 to go in the first half. Just over a minute later, it was Ripley sophomore Tristan Finn bouncing a

shot off the crossbar, but Griffith scored on the follow up to give the Jays a 31 lead that would last through halftime. Some excellent saves from Ripley goalkeeper Jaki Royal helped to keep the Indians scoreless in the second half, as well as some aggressive defense

by Marshall, Ott and others. After nearly 39 minutes of scoreless soccer in the second half, it was Marshall finishing off an attack by scoring an impressive goal from long range over the head of the Peebles goalie to cap-off the 4-1 Ripley victory.

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Members of the Eastern High School girls cross country team celebrated a runnerup team finish in the Southern Hills Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships held at Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington High School, Oct. 15.


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Ripley goalkeeper Jaki Royal has played a key role in the Blue Jays’ success on the field this season.

Season ends for G-Men

A successful season of high school soccer reached an end for the Georgetown G-Men on Oct. 17, as they fell to Purcell Marian 8-2 in round one of the Southwest District Division III Sectional Tournament game at Georgetown. The G-Men finished their season with an overall record of 8-6-3 and finished runner-up in Southern Buckeye Athletic/Academic Conference National Division standings with a league record of 7-2-1. The G-Men struggled defensively in the sectional loss to Purcell, a team that had won only two games at the time of the sectional tournament draw but faced

some stiff competition during their regular season. Scoring both Georgetown goals in the sectional bout was sophomore Emerson Cahall. Monday’s loss marked the end of high school soccer careers for Georgetown seniors Zach Shouse (goalkeeper), Tanner Householder (forward), Chris Hettinger (defender), and Solomon Underwood (midfielder/forward); who were able to end their careers with a successful season. Purcell Marian had home field advantage as they move don to play the Ripley-Union-LewisHuntington Blue Jays in round two of the Southwest District Division III

Sectional Tournament on Oct. 20. The RULH Blue Jays advanced to round two by nabbing a 3-2 victory over the Bethel-Tate Tigers (142 at the time of the tournament draw) in a sectional bout that saw two overtimes. The Jays entered the sectional tournament as the No. 13 seed, while Purcell is the No. 12 seed. The winner of the Oct. 20 game between Ripley and Purcell Marian advanced to the sectional finals at Indian Hill High School, facing the winner of the round two game between No. 14 seed Fayetteville-Perry and No. 1 seed Summit Country Day.

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H.S. Diploma or G.E.D., Background Checks, Valid Driver’s License Required

Benefit package includes paid vacations, paid holidays, sick leave, personal days, health insurance, mileage reimbursement and incentive plan. All applicants must have valid Ohio Driver’s License, vehicle insurance and be in good health.

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for a busy tax office in Clermont County. Must have experience. Seasonal day shift. We pay competitive wages. Starting at the end of November through April 15th SEND RESUME TO:

AUTO BODY or AUTO MECHANIC Must have own tools, references and experience. VANDEMARK COMPANY


EMPOWERING PEOPLE is seeking experienced, compassionate and dedicated people who like a challenge and enjoy working with the DD population. If you are looking for a great career opportunity, please apply. FT 2nd/3rd shifts available in Clermont/Hamilton counties. $11-$13/hr. based on exp. w/excellent benefits. Duties include assisting w/ADLs, med passing, transportation, etc. Must be 18 yrs. w/clean valid driving record. Send resume to: info@ or Apply in person at 350 Kolb Dr., Fairfield, OH 45014.

DRIVERS WANTED Tanker Endorsement Needed Earn up to $300 a day 2 Years Experience Class A CDL Local Hauling $500 Sign-on Bonus (See details at TCB office) Call TCB Trucking 513-309-7559 513-625-8183


Experienced shoe/leather stitcher. Part-time or Full-time work in stitching of leather infant shoes. Flexible hours, excellent working conditions, salary based on ability to perform the various functions of commercial shoe stitching. Excellent position for a retired individual seeking extra income. Please call

(937) 392-4669.

RESTAURANT/ BAR Help Needed Friday-Sunday Riverside Cafe 1329 US 52 New Richmond Call 614-207-8933.

NURSES & STNAs needed for long term care facility. Must be dependable. Please apply at Locust Ridge Nursing Home 12745 Elm Corner Rd, Williamsburg, Ohio or call 937-444-2920 or 513-579-9949.

EXPERIENCED ROUGH FRAMER or Carpenter’s Helper needed, new construction. MUST HAVE Transportation & Phone. Call 513-752-1606 leave message. SEM VILLA Milford Full/Part time Kitchen/Cook Call Rosanna 513-831-3262 EOE TTY 1-800-750-0750.


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FELICITY GARRISON PLACE SENIOR APARTMENTS 62 & OVER Rent Subsidized Free Utilities Secure Bldg. On-site laundry Pets allowed 513-876-3590

TTY 800-750-0750

BATAVIA - TWO and THREE bedroom apartments available with open wait list. Accepting applications M-F, 9a.m.-4p.m. Apartments are income based. 513-732-3804

WAITING LIST NOW OPEN Owensville Commons Apartments

is currently accepting applications for 1br apartments for 62 years of age or older, handicapped/disabled regardless of age. Applications taken M-F 9:30am-3:30pm. 513-732-6935 TDD# 1-800-750-0750 “This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer.” WILLIAMSBURG, SPACIOUS 1 & 2BR apartments available, off street parking, heat & water included. Non-smoking preferred. 513-732-5771.

MT. ORAB - 55 and older community. New construction - 2 BEDROOM SPECIALS! Call today! 937-444-1708

1 & 2 BR APARTMENTS Williamsburg, all utilities included except electric. 513-724-7802. HOUSES FOR RENT

BEAUTIFUL SPACIOUS 4 bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 car garage home to rent ASAP in Mt. Orab.  Located near WB schools. Kitchen appliances included. Over 1800 sq ft. living space.  NO pets, tenants responsible for water, electric, and lawn maintenance. 1 yr lease, deposit required. Call 937-213-1548 or go to www.tristaterental for more information and to download an application.

RIPLEY - 2/3 BEDROOM, 1 bath with basement. large 24x42 two car detached garage. Laundry room. Appliances included. One year lease required. Available November 1st. $675/month plus $600/deposit. 937822-1717.

BEAUTIFUL OLDER 3 BR, utility room, eat-in kitchen, unattached garage, Blanchester Schools, NO PETS. Non smoking. $750/month and $750/deposit. 937783-4010

TWO FAMILY Duplex For Rent in the Village of Bethel Ground floor unit only NO SMOKING RESIDENCE 2 Bedroom - 1 Bath Upgrades include: Hardwood floors, new carpet, linoleum, fresh paint, updated kitchen & bathroom washer/dryer hookup gas furnace - No central air. Nice Yard One pet allowed must weigh under 20 pounds when full grown. Tenant pays all utilities $700 per month $700 Deposit $25 Application Fee Call 513-479-3452.

MT. ORAB AREA (located between Mt. Orab & Fayetteville) 3-BR, 1-BA rural home, $575 per month plus tenant pays all utilities, one month security deposit, 1-year lease, no pets, no smoking; References required. 740-919-1187.

3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH IN RUSSELLVILLE. $650/month, first & last month rent deposit - water & sewage included. References. Call 937-5153306

FOR RENT OR SALE 682 US 52, Aberdeen 1 BR apt. upstairs with down stairs space available for business or storage. Has 25x40 garage behind property. 2acres total. Will consider land contract. Across from BP station. Financing availa b l e ! 606-584-8881 or 606584-8008.


QUAINT 2BR, all electric, private wooded lot, lawn building, located near Bethel; No pets. References & deposit required. $650/mo. 513-310-0646 or 937379-2277. FOR RENT: MOBILE HOMES in Georgetown and Aberdeen mobile home parks. Deposit and Reference required. No Pets, Call 937-795-8080. GARAGE/PARKIN G/STORAGE

GARAGE FOR RENT CHEAP!! 9x18 garage with concrete floor and roll-up door. No car/boat repair, etc. FOR STORAGE ONLY. $65.00 per month Call Bill 513-383-4084 14 North Third Street Ripley, Ohio 45167 WANTED TO RENT

WANTED SMALL PLACE TO RENT with garage for disabled person. 1 bedroom is fine. 513616-3821 HOUSES FOR SALE

1 1/2 STORY with 23 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bath situated on corner lot, 2 blocks from river in Ripley, Ohio $67,500. Call (937)618-0012 for details.

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DOUBLE WIDE home for sale. 3 bedroom two bath. Older homes from the eighties. Sets on 2.5 acres at end of private road. Electric heat. Western Brown Schools. Close to Williamsburg. Inside needs to be painted and carpet put down. I have paint and new carpet ready to be put in. Selling as is now for $65,000. firm on price. Has small storage shed. Has a nice building lot in the woods. Call 937-302-7992. MISC. REAL ESTATE

20 PRIME ACRES. 1800’ frontage all tillable Scott Township 937-444-7048 CHILD CARE

IN HOME CHILD CARE AVAILABLE out of Mt. Orab home located off US 68. CPR & first aid certified. Call/text Raven at 513-335-5726 for rates and questions. SEWING & ALTERATIONS

FOR ALL your sewing needs for you, your family and your home. Call 937-4444276. Reasonable rates, expert service. MISC. FOR RENT

HALL RENTAL Two halls available for rent. One hall is 4000 sq. ft. w/complete kitchen. Second hall holds 175 people. Call for pricing. 937378-4330.


ABANDONED DOUBLEWIDEplease take over. $3500 Deposit required 859-371-2140 FIREWOOD

FOR SALE SEASONED FIREWOOD & OUTSIDE FURNACE WOOD All year round. Local. I would like to haul 14’ dump loads. Scott Malott 937-213-3193 WANTED TO BUY

CASH PAID TODAY! Antiques, jewelry, furniture, appliances, gold silver, records, tools, all collectibles, household, estates, used cars. 30 year buyer - almost anything! 937-3782850, 937-378-2399, 513-348-5870 or 513256-8623. PETS AND SUPPLIES

AKC GREAT DANE Puppies $400. Parents on premises. Ready for their new home. Call or text 937-515-3411. HAY & GRAIN

HAY FOR SALE Mixed grass, hay 4 X 5 round bales, and small square bales (937) 725-5050

MIXED HAY FOR SALE - 5x5 round bales $30.00, also square bales $4.00 937-618-1410






Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 • 10:00 AM

Inspection and Registration begins at 8:00 AM


Off Clough Pike about a mile from the intersection of Clough and Mt Carmel Tobasco Rd. Plenty of free parking Lazy Boy Recliners, Stainless Steel Refrigerator, Washer & Dryer, Bedroom Sets, Dining Room Set, Tools, Sewing Machines, Vintage Papers, Vintage Photo Albums, Flat Screen TV, Fenton Glass, Kitchenware, Microwaves, Stereo Equipment, Lots of Household items, Holiday Items, along with Lots of other nice items included. To view pictures See our listing at (Our id number is 41394) Concessions will be available Terms of the sale – cash, check (with proper id) Same day removal Auction day takes precedence over all printed and on line information Auctioneers: Jeffery C. Pierce,

BUILDING SUPPLIES: Dimensional shingles; Primed cedar siding; Interior trim; New sky lights; New toilets; LP furnace; New cabinets; New faucets; 2 – new Jacuzzi brand tubs; Doors interior and exterior; LVL’s; Wooden I joist; Stacks of plywood- 1/2” & 3/4” t & g; & OSB board 7/16 3/4”; closet tracks; approx. 30sq. of primed cement board siding; dimensional lumber 2x4, 2x6, 2x8, 2x10 ,2x12-8ft. to 24ft. long; engineered 4x4x24; new electric base board heaters; 4x6, 16’ to 20’ treated; 6x6, 16’ to 20’ treated; bar joist 20’ long; 1 20x40 pole barn package “no metal”; new Anderson windows; new vinyl siding; R-R ties; WAY TO MUCH TO LIST. FORK LIFT & VW RABBIT: 1994 Teledyne-Princeton-D5000 diesel Fork lift; 1980 VW Rabbit, 80,000 miles, like new. AUCTIONEERS NOTE AND TERMS: Everything sold as is where is, with no guarantees. Mr. Brashear has sold his building and needs to get this stuff out, if you need building supplies this is your chance to pick up a large variety at public auction. Come early to inspect and be prepared to remove. Cash or Ohio check w/ photo Id, we also accept Visa, Master Card, & Discover, a 3% fee will be added to all credit cards. No buyers premium! Visit user #7414 for pics/info SELLER: JOHN BRASHEAR

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Jeffery C Pierce Auctioneering Licensed by the Dept of Agriculture and a Member of the Auction Recovery Fund



SINGLE WHITE Christian male age 71 who doesn’t drink or smoke looking for a single white Christian woman age 56-66 for a lasting relationship & to share expenses. 937-373-3730. AUTOS FOR SALE

1994 FORD ASPIRE - 4 cylinder, 5 speed with air, new tires, breaks, exhaust. Some minor dents. $950. 513-616-3821. YARD/GARAGE SALE

MOVING SALE OCT. 13, 14, 15 & OCT. 27, 28, 29 8:30am-4:30pm. All must go! Sale inside house - furniture, appliances, everything! 108 Spice St., Mt. Orab

YARD SALE RAIN OR SHINE Sardinia Nazarene Church 133 SardiniaMowrystown Rd, Sardinia Sat., Oct. 22 9am-4pm Got questions? Call 937-4462051

GIANT BARN SALE LOCATED AT: 5426 ST. RT. 134 GIANT POLE BARN RAIN OR SHINE OCTOBER 20, 21, & 22 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Rain or Shine Call Wendy at 937-444-1885. Antiques, marble dresser, Thomas Kincade prints, Coke items, Christmas items, dolls, Camel items, advertising items, large 5 quart jug, china cabinet, jewelry, glassware, pottery, Winnie the Pooh items, Star Trek, pillow,s cast iron, large wood boat, JohnnyRockets glassware, Cincinanti Reds items, music, cigarette advertisement, table chairs, end tables, walkers, gun cabinet, magazines, old comic books, beer items, old skillets, quilts, wash basin, perfume bottles, pitchers, tools, biscuit board, bowls, ladies vanity items and much, much more!!!!!


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Thelma Sue Whitsett, 87

Thelma Sue Whitsett, age 87 of Georgetown, Ohio, formerly of Bloomington/Normal, Illinois passed away October 13, 2016 at her home after a brief illness. She was born December 18, 1928 in Carterville, Illinois the daughter of the late Len and Mary (Volner) Faull. She was also preceded in death by one sister – Marilyn Faull and one brother – Franklin Faull. Sue married Scott Whitsett May 30, 1948, a marriage that lasted fortynine years. He also preceded her in death. Sue worked as a secretary for State Farm Insurance, she spent several years raising her children and babysitting others in her home and later worked for many years at Carmichael Agricultural Services. Being raised in a Christian home, Sue faithfully served the Lord her entire life. In 1955, what would become the Eastview Christian Church (Normal, Illinois) began in her home. She traveled on short term mission trips, entertained guests, missionaries and evangelists in her home and was generous to those in need. She enjoyed traveling, shopping and studying the Bible. She was an active member of the Emerson Street Christian Church, Eastview Christian Church, College Park Christian Church (all in Normal, Illinois) and the Georgetown (Ohio) Church of Christ. She loved her God and loved His people. Sue is survived by four children – Mark Whitsett of Minnetrista, Minnesota, Sandy Hatfield and husband David of Brighton, Michigan, Marsha Wade and husband Ken of Jasonville, Indiana and Kevin Whitsett and wife Cindy of Georgetown, Ohio; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; two sisters – Linda Faull and Donna Faull – both of Normal, Illinois and one brother – George L. Faull of Peru, Indiana. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at the Georgetown Church of Christ in Georgetown, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the College Park Christian Church in Normal, Illinois with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Bloomington, Illinois. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Summit Theological Seminary, 2766 West Airport Road, Peru, Indiana 46970. The Cahall Funeral in Georgetown, Ohio is serving the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at

G’town zoning meeting The Georgetown Board of Zoning Appeals will be meeting to discuss an exceptional use application for Summit Grace Church to operate within a mixed-use zoned area within the Village of Georgetown. The meeting will be held October 25 at 7 p.m. in the Georgetown council cham-

bers. The Summit of Grace Church has applied for such permission to be located at 852 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown, Ohio 45121. Any and all interested parties may appear at this public meeting for comments to the Board of Zoning Appeals.


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Anthony R. Traylor, 23

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Margaret G. Taylor, 76

Anthony Ryan Traylor, age 23 of Bethel, Ohio died Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at his residence. He worked for I m a g e Cleaning, was a member of the Mt. O r a b Church of Christ and loved racing compact cars at Moler Raceway Park near Mt. Orab, Ohio. Anthony was born July 10, 1993 in Georgetown, Ohio the son of Paul and Heidi (Blue) Traylor of Mt. Orab, Ohio. In addition to his parents, Mr. Traylor is survived by one brother – Andrew Traylor of Bethel, Ohio; maternal grandparents– Vicky Blue of Bethel, Ohio and Dean Blue of Springfield, Ohio; paternal grandparents – Don and Susan Traylor of Mt. Orab, Ohio; maternal great grandparents - Jack and Norma Smith of Urbana, Ohio; four aunts and uncles – Hayley Blue of Mt.Orab, Ohio, Paula Traylor of Mt. Orab, Ohio, Michael Traylor and wife Angela of Mt.Orab, Ohio and Nancy Parlier and husband Ray of Sardinia, Ohio and many cousins. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, October 17, 2016 at the Mt. Orab Church of Christ in Mt. Orab, Ohio. Joe Strunk will officiate. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.Sunday, October 16, 2016 at the Cahall Funeral Home in Mt. Orab, Ohio.Interment will be in the Mt. Orab Cemetery in Mt. Orab, Ohio. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Anthony R. Traylor Memorial Fund c/o Chase Bank. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Margaret G. Taylor age 76 of Winchester, Ohio passed away Sunday October 16, 2016 at her residence. She was born July 31, 1940 in L i b e r t y, KY the daughter of the late Arthur S. and Mary Catheryn (Swallows) Stayton. She was a restaurant owner. Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by her second husband, Robert E. Taylor; two brothers, Jack and Ernie Stayton and one granddaughter, Leticia Lawson. Margaret is survived by two sons, Brian Reed Lawson of Morrow, OH and Russell E. Lawson of Cincinnati; two daughters, Karen Lynn Lawson of Loveland, OH and Catherine Marie West of Winchester; two sisters, Lena Rose of Beattysville, KY and Verna St. John of Palm Springs, CA; five grandchildren; Molly Asher, Katrina Lawson, Russell Lawson, Dakota West and Coltan Picklesimer; five great grandchildren and one honorary grandson. Funeral Services will be Wednesday October 19, 2016 at 12:00 PM at the Meeker Funeral Home in Russellville. Burial will follow in the Ash Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206. Friends and families may sign Margaret’s online guestbook at

Families, are you looking for a little spooky fun this Halloween? Join us at the Mt. Orab Library on Tuesday, October 25 at 6:00 pm for an evening of chills and thrills. Kids will enjoy games, activities, and treats based on the best-selling R.L. Stine series, “Goosebumps.” An extra treat will be given to any child who dress-

es in their best “Goosebumps” inspired costume. No registration is required for this FREE fun event. For more information on this and other upcoming programs, visit our website,; or call the Mt. Orab Library at (937) 4441414.

The HERO TributeHelping Everyone Remember Ours-will be holding a Quarter Raffle on Friday Oct 21 at the American Legion 2944 Elk River RD in Ripley OH. Doors open at 6 when food, split the pot and the Silent Auction will start. The raffle will begin at 7pm. Paddles are $1 each or 6 for $5. Money raised will be used to bring the AVTT Traveling Wall to Brown County. The wall will be displayed at the Brown County Fairgrounds in Georgetown. The dates of the event will be May 11th – 14th, 2017. The “Healing Wall” as it is referred to by some will be displayed for the entire time frame, with people being able to come and visit at any time during

those days. This replica of the Vietnam Wall is 360 feet in length and reaches 8 feet as its apex. It provides those who are not able to visit the memorial in Washington D.C. with the opportunity to honor those who served while paying specific tribute to those that gave all in that service.

Get spooky at the Mt. Orab Library

HERO Quarter Raffle

Fish Fry and Euchre party

The Russellville Masonic Lodge will be hosting a Fish Fry and Euchre Party on Friday, October 28 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome and cost is $8 suggested donation per meal. Euchre games will begin after the meal.

Caryl Jean Roberts Eyre, 86

Caryl Jean Roberts Eyre passed away quietly at the Hospice of Hope-Adams County at 9:22 p.m. Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at the age of 86 years, 1 month and 4 days. S h e was born September 7, 1930 in Mowrystown, OH, daughter of Gerald Roberts and Mildred Yochum Roberts. Caryl Jean was a member of the Mowrystown Church of Christ where she was baptized in 1941. More recently she faithfully attended the Sardinia Church of Christ when her health allowed In 1949, she married Hugh L. Eyre and in 1951 they purchased a farm and moved outside of Mowrystown, where they have resided for the last 65 years. She was employed by the Bright Local School District after several years as serving as the Clerk-Treasurer position and retired in 1992. Following her school retirement she enjoyed selling real estate in her spare time. Caryl Jean was a faithful Christian wife, mother and grandmother. She could drive a tractor, teach a Sunday School Class and put a meal on the table with the best of them. She loved her friends and family, and particularly her grandchildren and great grandchildren. And her comment to all of her nurses, caregivers, friends and family in the last few days of her life was "Don't be sad, be happy for me and I'll see you in Heaven!" Surviving is her husband, Hugh L. Eyre, one daughter, Linda (Tim) Roush of Hillsboro, two grandchildren, Brian Roush of Hillsboro, Angie (Travis) Bogart of Sardinia and five great-grandchildren, Tanner, Trey, Averi and Alli Bogart and Briley Roush, several nieces, nephews and brothers-in-law, Marvin (Shirley) Eyre of Sardinia, Chester (Linda) Eyre of Hillsboro, brothers-in-law, Otto Tuttle of Chillicothe and Rodger Roberts of Winchester, sisters-in-law Verna (Charles) Burnett and Lucille Eyre of Hillsboro. In addition to her parents, Caryl Jean was preceded in death by her three sisters, Letha Tuttle, Brenda Roberts, and Phyllis Roberts and brothers/sisters-in-law Harold and Carol Eyre, Brothers-in-law Dene Eyre, Gene Eyre and Alvin Eyre. Services will be held at the Sardinia Church of Christ, Monday October 17, 2016 at 11:00 am with Kevin Hamilton and Chris Gobin officiating. Interment will follow in the Mowrystown Cemetery, Fenwick Road. Friends will be received at the church Sunday, October 16, 2016, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sardinia Church of Christ or Southern Ohio Pregnancy Center. The Edgington Funeral Home, Mowrystown, is entrusted with arrangements. To sign the online guest book, go to

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Betty Loudon, 84

Betty Hanselman Loudon, known to her friends as “Betso”, age 84 of Georgetown, Ohio passed a w a y M o n d a y, October 3, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. S h e graduated from Decatur High School in Decatur, Ohio in 1950 and began working for General Electric. Following her marriage to Dwight Loudon on January 7, 1956, she worked for White & Loudon Inc. in Georgetown, Ohio. Betty retired as an office assistant at the former Brown County Counseling Service and also worked part-time for the Brown County Jobs and Family Services Department. Betty and Dwight were co-founders of the Brown County Charity Horse show, a fundraising event that is still held annually at the Brown County Fairgrounds in Georgetown, Ohio. She also volunteered her time for numerous civic organizations, including the American Heart Association and the former Brown County General Hospital Auxiliary. She was an active former member of the Rosie Reds and enjoyed travelling with the group to baseball games. Betty loved to travel and her adventures included trips to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Napa Valley. After retirement, Betty extended her daily walks around Georgetown to about six miles a day no matter the weather. She was known for her colorful outfits and her quick wave and hello to those she encountered along her route. She ran errands, did favors and shared her newspapers with her neighbors and those she knew along her walking routes. Betty was an avid University of Kentucky basketball fan but enjoyed watching any sporting event on television. She loved to work the jumble word puzzles and enjoyed visiting with family and friends. Betty was born August 21, 1932 in Russellville, Ohio the daughter of the late William Edward and Stella (nee Martin) Hanselman. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight in 1976 and three brothers - Robert "Bob" Hanselman, William "Red" Hanselman and Darrell "Jack" Hanselman. Mrs Loudon is survived by her daughter - Nanette Loudon and husband John Tomlinson of Atlanta, Georgia; three step-sons Dwight "Butch" Loudon and wife Stephany of Bethel, Ohio; Rex Loudon of Georgetown; Ohio and J.D. "Jay" Loudon and wife Karen of Georgetown; Ohio; seven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren, one sister-in-law - Helen "Hedy" Hanselman of Middleburg Heights, Ohio; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. A celebration of life will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at the Cahall Funeral Home in Georgetown, Ohio. The family will host friends and family following the services at the home of Jay and Karen Loudon, 110 Bennington Court in Georgetown. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Hope 215 Hughes Blvd, Mt Orab, Ohio 45154, Hospice Atlanta, 1244 Park Vista Dr. NE Atlanta, Georgia or Piedmont Healthcare Foundation, P.O. Box 105452, Atlanta Georgia. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Election Day Chili Dinner

Bible Chapel U.C.C. in Hamersville is hosting an Election Day Chili Dinner on Tuesday, November 8 from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Carry out service is available for all menu items. Bible Chapel is located at 119 North Avenue in Hamersville, one block north of State Route 125. All are welcome.

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Obituaries Joyce A. Mignerey, 83

Joyce A. Mignerey, 83, of Sardinia, OH went to be with her Savior and many loved ones on Thursday, October 6, 2016. Her long battle with diabetes ended peacefully at the Ohio Valley Manor. She was born August 6, 1933 in Elliot County, KY, daughter of the late Autie S. and Sara E. Fraley Gibson. Joyce leaves behind her loving and devoted husband of 12 years, Stanley Mignerey, two children - Bill Holbrook and Julianne Holbrook of Sardinia, OH. Also, two grandchildren Blake Holbrook of Cincinnati, OH and Heather Holbrook of Knoxville, TN. Joyce’s first husband, Dr. Julian P. Holbrook, died in 1999 and they were married on July 19, 1952. Joyce had 5 siblings - Jim Gibson (deceased) and Gary Gibson of Poplar Plains, KY, Bill Gibson of Fort Thomas, KY, Gordon Gibson of Cincinnati, OH, and Wilma Gibson Hillis (deceased) of Elizaville, KY. Along with her siblings, Joyce was loved and adored by numerous nieces and nephews as well as the entire Mignerey family - who fondly called her Grandma Joyce. Joyce worked to help put Julian through dental school and later continued to work in his office as needed. Over almost 40 decades she taught the high school Sunday School class at the Sardinia Church of Christ where she was a member. Hundreds of her former students have often expressed great fondness for her and her positive influence on their lives. All of her nieces and nephews have unique remembrances of her such as their first trip to Kings Island, shopping for school clothes, taking them to VBS, telling ghost stories along with scary trips to cemeteries - unknown to their parents. Joyce had a way of making everyone she came in contact with feel important. The last several months at Ohio Valley Manor she befriended all of her nurses and aids, and they all came by in her last days to hug and kiss her. She was a very special lady who will be greatly missed. Visitation was held on Friday, October 14 at the Sardinia Church of Christ, 7130 Bachman Rd. The funeral service was at 11:00 Saturday, October 15 at the church. Burial was in the Sardinia Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sardinia Church of Christ Building Fund, 7130 Bachman Rd. Sardinia, OH 45171, or to Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Drive, Maysville, KY 41056. The Edgington Funeral Home, Mowrystown, OH is serving the family.

Historical Society to meet

The October meeting of the Brown County Historical Society will be held on Thursday, October 27 at the Brown County campus of Southern State Community College on Route 32 in Mt. Orab. The program will be “Remembering Old Mt. Orab.” Refreshments will be cheese and crackers, provided by society members. Everyone is invited to attend.

Joyce Ann Lafferty, 78

Joyce Ann Lafferty, 78, of West Union, Ohio died Sunday, October 9, 2016 at the Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley Inpatient Center in Seaman. She was born October 9, 1938 in Tiffin Township in Adams County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ora Johnson and Mary Jeanette (Young) Crawford. She is survived by her husband, Richard Lafferty of West Union, and two sons: Greg Lafferty of West Union and Eric Lafferty of Covington, Kentucky. She recently retired after 25 years of employment in the Adams County Auditor’s Office. She was the coowner of Lafferty Funeral Home in Peebles, and also managed their Wallingford Bottled Gas business for many years She was a member of the Peebles Methodist Church. She was a 1956 Graduate of West Union High School. The visitation was held Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union. The funeral service was Friday. Pastor Steve Darby officiated. The interment was at West Union Cemetery.

Vernon Creighton, 69

Vernon Creighton age 69 of Sardinia, Ohio passed a w a y M o n d a y, October 10, 2016 at his residence. He was born on Aug 17, 1947 in Buford, OH, the son of the late Earl and Edna (Lang) Creighton. He was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Arnheim and the Brown Co Chamber of Commerce. He was also President of the Southern Hills Board of Education, was an Eastern School Board member for many years, taught middle school at Lynchburg Clay for 25 years and was principal at Russellville Elementary for 10 years. Vernon was also the owner and operator of the Indian Spring Winery. Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters. Vernon is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Joy Creighton of Sardinia, one son; Andrew Creighton and wife Sara of Sardinia, two daughters; Tara Woods and husband James of Sardinia, Sara Layton and husband Mathew of Sardinia, one brother; James Creighton of Mt. Orab, two sisters; Velma Shelton of Georgetown and Phyllis Tekuelve of Mt. Orab, six grandchildren; Katherine and James Woods, Josh (Taylor) and Madison Layton and Logan and Cierra Creighton and several nieces and nephews. Memorial Services will be held Saturday October 15, 2016 at 5:00 PM at the Southern Hills Career and Technical Center in Georgetown. A gathering of family, friends and community will be held from 1:00 5:00 PM prior to the service. The Meeker Funeral Home in Russellville is serving the family. In lieu of flowers, a memorial account has been set up in Vernon’s Memory at any First State Bank to support children and promote the arts in Brown County. Friends and Families may sign Vernon’s online guestbook at

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George W. Kilgore, 64


George Wesley Kilgore age 64 years of Hamersville, Ohio died M o n d a y, October 10, 2016. Mr. Kilgore was born on September 29, 1952 the son of Bill Kilgore and the late Emma Fultz in Russellville, Ohio. Mr. Kilgore was preceded in death by his mother Emma and step father Jerry Fultz and one grandson. Survivors include his father Bill Kilgore and wife Sue of Russellville, OH; son Daryle Kilgore of Russellville, OH; five daughters Paula and Greg Neu of Russellville, OH; Cecilia and Jason Porter of Hillsboro, OH; Kim and Mike McElfresh of Batavia, OH; Brandy Kilgore of New Richmond, OH; Whitney Kilgore of Sardinia, OH; four brothers Gary Kilgore of Macon, OH; Rick Kilgore of Maysville, KY; Dave Kilgore of Ripley, OH; Mike Fultz of Ripley, OH; two sisters Martha Vaughn of Ripley, OH; Darlene Herman of Ripley, OH: 13 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, his dog Boots, and numerous nieces and nephews and special friends Ken and Jenny Mingua of Sardinia, OH. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 1:00 PM at the Meeker Funeral Home in Russellville. Burial will follow in the Red Oak Cemetery. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Family and friends can sign Mr. Kilgore’s online guestbook at

Carol A. Tincher, 60

Carol A. Tincher age 60 of Winchester, Ohio passed away Saturday October 15, 2016 at the Clerm o n t Mercy Hospital. S h e was born September 12, 1956 in Pittsburgh, PA the daughter of Carol J (Butts) Brooks and the late Orlin F Brooks Sr. She was a machinist at Ford Motor Company and a member of the United Auto Union Local 863. Besides her father, she was also preceded in death by her twin sister Faryl Mingua. Carol is survived by her mother, Carol J. Brooks of Seaman; one son, Chad Tincher of Winchester; one daughter, Tandra Tincher of Winchester; two brothers, Freddie Brooks of Seaman, Tony Brooks of Sardinia; two sisters; Bobbie Brooks of Seaman and Patty Jones of Winchester; two grandchildren; Alexia Tincher and Bailey Marie Oaks and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Wednesday October 19, 2016 at 8:00 PM at the Meeker Funeral Home in Russellville with Larry Allan officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home. Cremation will follow services. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family in c/o Patty Jones. Friends and Families may sign Carol’s online guestbook at: w w w. m e e k e r f u n e r a l

Betty E. Sanborn, 93

Betty Ellen Lawson Sanborn, 93 of Higginsport, Ohio, died Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at her daughter’s home in Batavia, Ohio. She was b o r n August 21, 1923 in Genoa, Nebraska the daughter of the late Charles and Isabelle Lawson. Betty was also preceded in death by her husband – Earl Sanborn and her brother – Charlie Lawson. She graduated from Genoa High School in Genoa, Nebraska in 1941 and briefly taught in a one room schoolhouse in rural Nebraska before qualifying for a job with the FBI in Washington, D.C. She worked in the offices of the FBI for nineteen years before retiring to raise her family. In Washington, Betty met a naval officer from Higginsport, Ohio who was stationed there during the war. On December 17, 1949 she married Earl Sanborn and they became parents of two daughters, Sandra and Nancy. Upon retirement, they moved briefly to Higginsport, then spent five years in Florida, finally moving back to Higginsport permanently in 1975. During her lifetime, Betty loved taking care of her family. She enjoyed golfing, bingo and taking care of her grandchildren. After Earl’s death in 2007, Betty divided time between living with her daughters in Higginsport and Batavia. She enjoyed many years participating in the Clermont County Senior Services Adult Daycare program and loved playing cards and word search puzzles. Betty is survived by her two daughters – Sandra (Leonard) Germann of Higginsport, and Nancy (Mark) Herron of Batavia, five grandchildren – Christina (Brandon) Reed of Cincinnati, Kelly Germann of Higginsport, and Nicholas, Lucas and Jared Herron of Batavia. Private graveside services were held on Friday, October 14, 2016 at Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown, Ohio. Pastor Jay Madigan officiated. There was no visitation. Cahall Funeral Home of Georgetown, Ohio is serving the family. If desired, memorial donations may be made to: Clermont County Senior Services Adult Daycare Center or to the Brown County Humane Society. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Lloyd C. Black, 78

Lloyd C. Black, 78, of Aberdeen, OH passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the Care Center at Kenton Pointe. Mr. Black was born in Ripley, Ohio on December 23, 1937 son of the late Delbert and Lena Cummins Black. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Janice Sue Fraysur Black and son Brandon Lloyd Black of Ripley and his faithful dog Friday. A sister, Evelyn Casey of Ripley and several nieces also survive. He leaves behind two very special families; the John and Mary Marshall family and the Johnny and Carrie Breeze family. There will be no services. In lieu of flowers memorials suggested to Hospice of Hope. Cremation provided by Palmer Funeral Home and Crematory of May’s Lick, KY. On-line condolences may be sent to:


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Daisy Borders, 81

Daisy “Penny” Louise Borders, age 81 of Georgetown, Ohio died Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Clermont Mercy Hospital in Batavia, Ohio. M r s . Borders was retired from the United States postal service after thirty years of service which included her being the postmaster in Hamersville, Ohio. She was a member of the Georgetown Church of the Nazarene. Mrs. Borders was born March 22, 1935 in New Vienna, Ohio the daughter of the late Corbett and Hazel (Perry) Taylor. She was also preceded in death by her husband – David L. Borders in 1987 and three brothers – Donald, Raymond and Paul Taylor. Mrs. Borders is survived by seven children – Steve Curtis and wife Shirley of Pataskala, Ohio, Ron Borders and wife Kathy of Circleville, Ohio, Connie Curtis of Brookville, Indiana, Carole Davidson and husband Jon of Felicity, Ohio, Don Borders and wife Connie of Hamersville, Ohio, David Borders and wife Jeanette of Georgetown, Ohio and Richard Borders and wife Billie Jo of Fayetteville, Ohio; twentyone grandchildren; twentyseven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at the Cahall Funeral Home in Georgetown, Ohio. Rev. Cindy Church will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. Tuesday. Interment will be in the Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown, Ohio. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Georgetown Church of the Nazarene WeeCare, 4884 SR 125, Georgetown, Ohio 45121. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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Wanda Jean Ginn, 82

Wanda Jean Ginn, age 82 of Aberdeen, Ohio, died Saturday, October 15, 2016 at her home. She was retired from AutoOwners Insurance Company in Marion, Indiana, where she worked as an underwriter and was a member of Community Bible Church in Aberdeen, Ohio. Mrs. Ginn was born August 25, 1934 in Bracken County, Kentucky the daughter of the late Samuel Kelsey and Alice Louise (Marshall) Hardy. She was also preceded in death by her husband – Clyde Douglas “Joe” Ginn; a half-brother – Roscoe Hardy; a half-sister – Helen Hopkins and one niece. Mrs. Ginn is survived by her daughter – Lisa Ginn of Richmond, Indiana; two sisters – Irene Hargett of Falmouth, Kentucky and Lelia Payne of Aberdeen, Ohio; four nieces and two nephews. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Cahall Funeral Home in Ripley, Ohio. Rev. Ken Spielvogel will officiate. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday. Interment will follow the funeral service in Charter Oak Cemetery in Aberdeen, Ohio. Condolences may be sent to the family at:

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Farm Bureau members visit Washington D.C. Ohio Valley Manor News BY Carly Ratliff Brown County Farm Bureau

Carly Ratliff, with Brown County Farm Bureau spent three days in Washington, D.C. Sept. 13-15 with the Ohio Farm Bureau. Ratliff, along with 55 members of Ohio Farm Bureau AgriPOWER Class VIII and Young A g r i c u l t u r a l Professionals and several OFBF state board and staff members, reported to the American Farm Bureau Federation for briefings on current policy issues, includin g the farm bill, food safety, and trade. Two of the main legislative topics throughout the trip were trade, specifically the TransPacific Partnership, and prep for the farm bill, which will come to the legislative forefront as it is worked on and written through most of 2017, with a vote in 2018. The participants were also surprised to meet with the American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall, who stopped in at the Federation office to thank members for their

efforts and support. The surprise visit was very inspiring and motivating to the group. Attendees also visited the French Embassy to hear about agriculture in France and the European Union’s impacts on agriculture and trade in the United States. The group also had the opportunity to meet with congressional legislators and representatives from Ohio. After meeti ng with Congressional legislators, the whole group was briefed by the Senate Ag Committee. The team was also briefed at the U.S. Department of

Agriculture on beginning farmer and land tenure programs, as well as foreign ag service and trade. Ohio Farm Bureau is a true grassroots membership organization that was formed with the idea that

farmers working together could solve community problems. The organizatio n continues to do that and build partnerships between farmers and consumers in the #1 Industry in Ohio – Agriculture.

As many as 55 members of the Ohio Farm Bureau AgriPOWER Class VIII and Young agricultural Professionals visited Washington D.C. in September. Discussions with the group included topics such as trade and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

the Woolley Worm Weathercasters Provided

The past few days have been wonderfully warm. Billowing white clouds sail majestically across an ocean of deep blue sky. A gentle wind rustles the dried leaves that have fallen by the edges of the fields, our creek valley neighbors have been thankful for the dry weather as they harvest their corn and beans, and Greg and I have been preparing the farm for winter. The first frost cannot be too far away. I wonder what the coming winter holds in store. Thirteen years in the creek valley, and I am still constantly seeing things that I have not noticed before. I have learned so many things, country ways that our creek valley neighbors seem to have always known. There is one thing, however, about which I can smile and say "yes", even as a city child I knew about the weather predicting abilities of the woolly worm, but this

past week, I have seen woolly worms as I have never seen them before. The road to town passes between vast expanses of harvested corn and soy fields. As I leave the creek valley and pass through the upper fields, my eyes always seem to scan the horizon. We simply do not have such broad views down in the valley, but of late I have been keeping my eyes glued to the road just as it passed under my front bumper. Every ten feet or so was a lively fat woolly worm, literally scooting across the warm asphalt. Now I did encounter quite a few flattened forms of deceased woolly worms, and because I did not want to add to their flattened number, I drove slowly, cruising from one side of the road to the other, with hopes of avoiding any additional flattening. And one recent lazy evening, just before bed, a bit of internet research revealed that woolly worms are actually the caterpillar form of the majestic tiger moth. This I did not know. After the moth larvae emerge from their eggs in the spring,

they eat and grow all throughout the summer, eventually turning into the two inch long woolly caterpillars that we see every fall. As the days grow colder, each caterpillar spins a cocoon around its body, and as the temperatures drop, the worm freezes quite solid. It survives by producing a protective chemical that allows it to freeze, and later thaw, without harm. Then, on a warm spring day, the metamorphic tiger moth eats its way out of the cocoon, dries off its wings in the sunshine, and flies away. It seems odd that we see so many woolly worms in the fall, but so few of the majestic tiger moths in the spring. This is likely because the woolly worms eat and grow all throughout the summer and live for many months, while the beautiful moths live for only a few days. I imagine that this week's massive migration of worms across the road that separates between the upland fields can only be explained by the caterpillars' search for the perfect spot in which to spin their cocoons. And yes, even as a city

child, I knew the folklore about the woolly worm's ability to predict the nearing winter weather. The wider the brown band around the caterpillar's mid section, the milder would be the coming winter. The more black on the caterpillar, the more frigid and severe the weather. I do have to report, however, that even though I have met countless woolly worms out on the road, it appears to me that they have not been able to reach any firm predictive consensus. Many were clothed in beautiful solidly golden coats. Others were clothed completely in jet black, while still others wore brown, off set with black bands around their midsections. And so it occurs to me that we better stock the woodshed with all of the fire wood that we can find to keep warm through the coming frigid winter, while at the same time we must keep our bales of hay at hand, ready to help keep the mud at bay. It appears as though our woolly worms have predicted a bit of this, and a bit of that, and a whole lot of everything in between.

Ring Real Estate, one of the top leaders of real estate sales in Brown County held a prize drawing during the 2016 Brown County Fair. Jill C. Ring, Broker and Charles L. Ring, Sales Manager are pleased to announce that John Journell of Higginsport is the first place winner of $100 gas card. Alicia Mosley of Sardinia was the second place winner of $50 cash and Evelyn Hensley was the third place winner of $25 cash. Ring Real Estate is a full service real estate agency and has repeatedly been

recognized by the Southern Ohio Association of Realtors, and varying professionally related groups for their outstanding service and accomplishments. We’re located in the heart of Georgetown with offices at 410 W. Grant Avenue and proudly serve area residents and out of town people buy and sell homes, farms, businesses and property in the Southwestern Ohio region. The staff of Ring Real Estate would like to thank everyone for participating in the drawing and looking forward to another successful fair in 2017.

Be a part of one of Ripley’s best Christmas traditions – sing with the River Village Community Choir! This year’s concert will be Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. in the beautiful candlelit sanctuary of Ripley’s historic First Presbyterian Church. Mr. Monti Mallow will once again be directing the choir. Rehearsals, which last about two hours, will be held in the church sanctuary on Wednesday and

Thursday evenings starting Tuesday, November 2nd, at 7 p.m. at the church, located at the corner of 3rd and Mulberry Streets. So strike the harp and join the chorus: the River Village Community Choir, that is! Even better, ask a friend to join you this year! We supply the music – all you need to bring is your Christmas spirit and a smile. For more information, contact the Director of Music at 937-549-3050.


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including Jane Polley, Rhonda DeFosse, Bobby Polley and Chandra Spires, Doug and Denise Palmer, Dawn Grippa and Gary Palmer visited resident Alice Himes. Helen Henize spent time with Rhonda Jones. Mary Pharris was visited by Shirley Washington, Donnie and Diana Thompson, Zachary Heflin, Davi Pritchett and Maryann Rister. In addition to visiting the residents listed above we also stopped in to see: Kathryn Tong, Ada Daulton, Judy Burson, Bonnie Roush, Valerie Shelton, Helen Kerr, Roy Copple and Betty Flaugher. Have a great week!

World Food Day falls in October. It is a time to think about hunger at home and internationally. The GFWC Ripley Women’s Club, a member of the GFWC/Ohio Federation of Women’s Clubs, is encouraging everyone in the Ripley area to help the Ripley Community Food Pantry. The Ripley Community Food Pantry has been in existence since 1992. It serves those who are in need of emergency food in our community. Church clergy in the Ripley area refer food needs to this pantry. It is housed in the downstairs of the First Presbyterian Church at 114 Mulberry St. in Ripley. The GFWC Ripley Women’s Club has teamed up with the food pantry committee to help promote this worthwhile project. The demand for food is always great. All individuals, community churches, civic groups and schools are urged to contribute non-perishable food or money to the pantry. It is open on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1-

4 p.m. Saturday, October 22 is Make a Difference Day in the U.S.A. It is the largest national community service day for volunteering. You can make a difference in our community by donating food or money to the Ripley Community Food Pantry. They always need money to buy perishable items, such as, milk, eggs and bread. If buying canned items shop as if you were shopping for your family. No out of date or dented cans. For additional info call (937) 392-4478.

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Carly Ratliff

The residents of the Ohio Valley Manor spent time with family and friends the week of October 3rd through 10th, 2016. We enjoyed watching Dawn Grippa complete a puzzle, sorry we weren't much help. She was visited by Bob and Michelle Haults, Mark Grippa and Garry Plummer. Jeanette Carrington was pleased to see Kevin Carrington. Mark and Danielle Brenliegh stopped in to see resident Jane List. Nellie Gray and Jessie Sanders' company included Scott Stansberry and his wife and kids. Herb Polley was happy to see family and friends

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St. Michael golf fundraiser Oct. 22

St. Michael School will host a fundraiser golf outing October 22 to offset the operating cost of the school. The event will be held at Friendly Meadows Golf Course in Hamersville, OH. The entry fee for each four-person team is $300. To register a team, become a hole sponsor or donate prizes, contact the school at (937) 392-4202.

Fall Ripley River Jam

BY Sonja Cropper The Ripley Library

Please join us on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Ripley Library meeting room for the “Fall Ripley River Jam”. The jams have been very popular this year with the musicians and audience. There have been a variety of instruments and genres of music at the past

jams. The “Fall Ripley River Jam” will be a celebration of local music and river valley culture. This is a free event and everyone is welcome to attend the “Fall Ripley River Jam”, musicians and music lovers alike. The Ripley Library is located at the corner of US 52 and Main Street in downtown Ripley, Ohio.


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Property Sales

Perin Farms An OH Partnership to Mark S. Perin, 291.78 acres, 171.46 acres and .58 acres of land in Byrd Twp., 114 acres, 475.15 acres and 27.98 acres, 64.34 acres and 85.76 acres of land in Huntington Twp. filed 10-6-2016, $384,133 Charles and Marilyn J. Current to Joseph S. and Marcia J. Davisson, .81 acres of land in Clark Twp., filed 10-12-16, $85,000 James Robert Jones to Joshua E. Jewell. 1/39 acres of land in Franklin Twp., filed 10-7-2016, $115,000 James and Carolyn Clifton to Kenneth Wayne and Herma Eleen Smalley, In-Lot 2591 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 10-11-16, $2,500 Clorinda and Randall Pike to Alan Hamm, In-Lot 368R in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 10-7-16, $359,000 Lynda T. and Thomas G. DeHart to George E. Smith and Mikki J. Hunter-Smith, In-Lot 2289A in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 10-11-16, $207,000 Daniel Dennis and Harold R. Lucas to Daniel L. and Timothy A. Dennis, 21.36 acres of land in Franklin Twp., filed 10-12-16 U. S. Bank Trust NA to Timothy S. Allen, Lot 4 in Misty Meadows Sub., Green

Twp., filed 10-7-16, $119,000 Polaris Home Funding and Jeff Powers to Craig S. and Amanda L. Davidson, 3 acres of land in Green Twp., filed 10-11-16, $119,900 Kevin R. Dunn to Kevin R. and Kimberly Dunn, .40 acres and .29 acres of land in Mt. Orab, Green Twp., filed 10-7-16 Cassity Inc. to AZJ LLC, .41 acres of land in Mt. Orab, Green Twp., filed 1012-16, $92,000 Tessa Rinehart to Robert W. and Stacy D. Fridley, Lot 22 in The Heritage Sub., in Mt. Orab, Green Twp., filed 10-12-16, $145,600 Kenneth and P. Delorise Meinken to Kenneth Meinken, 128.26 acres of land in Huntington Twp., filed 10-7-16 Allen H. Katheryn M. Troyer to Frank S. and Vivian J. Forsythe, Lot 13 in Reed Park Estates Sub., Jefferson Twp., filed 10-616, $30,000 Wayne A. and Diana S. Johnson to Board of Trustees of Lewis Twp., 1.04 acres of land in Lewis Twp., filed 10-12-16, $65,000 Jerald K. Cohen and Jill A. Freshley to Judy A. and James E. Cohen, In-Lot 1083 and In-Lot 28 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 10-7-16 Kimberly R. Mesler to Theresa and Bendenetto G.

Ruggiero, In-Lot 1642 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 10-6-16, $200,000 Joanne E. Wilson to Keith and Ryan Weigand, In-Lot 1218 and In-Lot 1217 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 10-11-2016, $250,000 Ralph X. Klug to Shannon M. Palmer, Lot 14 and Lot 15 in River Reach Ranch Sub., Perry Twp., filed 10-7-16, $221,000 Bank of America NA to Castle 2016, LLC, 3.57 acres of land in Perry Twp., filed 10-12-16, $82,500 Carl E. Griffith, trustee and Roger D. Griffith to Roger D. Griffith, 59.02 acres and .72 acres of land in Pike Twp. filed 10-12-16 Glen and Jordon Carol Fancher to Timothy M. and Esther G. Reeder, Lot 10 in Janlee Allen Sub and .43 acres of land in Pike Twp., filed 10-12-16, $88,000 Jeffrey Duncan to Mary A. Feix, Lot 29 A, In-Lot 29B, Lot 30A and In-Lot 30B in Mt. Orab, Pike Twp., filed 10-7-16 Jerry L. and Robin S. Nicholson to Ginnifer P. and Christopher M. Luck, Lot 16 in Spring Meadows Sub in Georgetown, filed 10-12-16, $57,519 Robert R. Weber to Jeffrey E. and Anita C. Morgan, In-Lot 22,23,24, and 25 in Wilson Sub,

CIVIL Pauline Joan Scaggs versus Amanda Michelle Turner, case #20160630, filed 10-6-2016, Action: civil stalking Chasity Dalton versus Derek Bayes, case #20160633, filed 10-112016, Action: civil stalking

Wells Fargo Financial Ohio versus Staci L. Hatten, case #20160635, filed 10-11-2016 Action: foreclosures Wells Fargo Bank versus Steven L. Fay, case #20160636, filed 10-122016, Action: foreclosures

DOMESTIC Janet S. Woodruff, Sardinia versus Kenny R. Woodruff, Sardinia, case #20160631, filed 10-62016, Action: dissolution of marriage Gary Noble, Sardinia versus Anna Noble, Hamersville, case

USDA has announced a change to the acreage reporting deadline for Ohio’s perennial forage crop. The perennial forage crop must be reported by Nov. 15, 2016 for crop year 2017 and subsequent years. This is a major change from the previous July 15th deadline. Producers must visit Farm

Service Agency to validate and sign acreage reports, complete maps or provide program-specific information. The common data from the first-filed acreage report will now be available to prepopulate and accelerate completion of the second report. In order to comply with

FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the Brown or Clermont County FSA office to file an accurate perennial forage crop certification report by the Nov. 15th deadline. For an appointment or questions regarding crop certification and crop loss

You can qualify to serve as a precinct election official (P.E.O.) in Ohio if you are a U.S. Citizen; you are at least 17 years old, will be 18 by Election Day and are registered to vote; you are a resident of the county in which you want to serve, you are not running as a candidate for the election in which you are work, and have not been convicted of a felony. The benefits to participating are you can earn more than $100 for the day, include your

experience on job resumes and college applications, gain a better understanding of the election and voting process, and to serve your community and help democracy work by making sure every eligible voter can vote. Find out more on w w w. s o s . s t a t e . o h . u s select Elections & Voting then Precinct Election Officials or call your local county Board of Elections Office at (937) 378-3008, if you have any questions.

Norman Conn, Fayetteville, case #20161181, DOD 7-172016, filed 10-11-2016 David E. Henderson, Mt. Orab, case #20161178, DOD 3-4-2016, filed 1011-2016 Anna M. Huber, Fayetteville, case #20161183, DOD 8-24-2016, filed 1012-2016 Daniel Klump, Georgetown, case #20161179, DOD 9-20-2016, filed 1011-2016 Boyd A. McElroy, Georgetown, case #20161177, DOD 7-162016, filed 10-11-2016

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Georgetown, Pleasant Twp., Joyce and Paul Kautz to filed 10-11-16, $11,000 Ronnie and Jeanne G. John D. Landers to Hammons, .81 acres of land Roderick S. and Kirsten in Ripley, Union Twp., filed Cremeens, Lot 44 in 10-12-16, $135,000 Whispering Wynd Sub., Harold Teegarden and Sterling Twp., filed 10-6-16, Equity Resources, Inc. to $141,900 Derrick and Rachel Queen, Janet Lanter to US Bank Lot 17 and Lot 16 in National Association, 1.08 Meadowview Sub., acres of land in Sterling Washington Twp., filed 10Twp., filed 10-6-16 11-16, $80,000 Nicole L. and Gary L. James and Kimberly Tutt Sexton II, to Bryce L. and to Chas. C. Harrington, InKayla M. Graves, 3 acres of Lot 23 whole in Sardinia, land in Sterling Twp., filed Washington Twp., filed 1010-7-16, $105,000 6-16, $85,000 Wells Fargo Bank, NA to Ruth M. Burton to Corey Tumbleson, 1 acre of Mackenzie Lane Cinnamon, land in Sterling Twp., filed In-Lot 30 whole and In-Lot 10-12-16, $88,500 45 whole in Kennedy Perin Farms, Robert Perin Addition in Sardinia, to Anthony J Perin LLC, Washington Twp., filed 10Charles H. Perin Jr, LLC 7-16, $82,500 Robert J. Perin LLC, 14.59 New Day Financial to acres, 206.07 acres 1354 Thomas C. Craig, Jr., 1.55 acres, 73.88 acres, 87.79 acres of land in Sterling acres of land in Union Twp., Twp., filed 10-7-16, .14 acres filed 10-6-16, $160,000 $384,133 Van Dyke Mortgage and Kathryn Kelly Jo Graves to Gregory S. North, Jr., 29.35 acres of land in Union Twp., filed 10-6-16, $173,500 Kenneth A. and P. Delorise Meiken to Kenneth Meiken, Lot 35 in Eagle Landing Sub., Union Twp., filed 10-7-16 Paul E. Germann to Jerry C. Riddle and Christopher Cole, 12.35 acres and 19.22 The annual special elecacres of land in Union Twp., tion for the Brown County filed 10-12-16 Soil and Water Conservation District (Brown SWCD) board of supervisors will be held on #20160632, filed 10-6- October 24, 2016. 2016, Action: domestic The district’s 72nd violence Annual Meeting and Jason Moermond, Banquet will be held in Williamsburg versus John conjunction with the elecD. Mitchell, Georgetown, tion. Open to the public, case #20160634, filed 10- the event will be held at 11-2016, Action: domestic the Southern Hills Career violence and Technical Center, Georgetown, Ohio. The evening will begin with the supervisor election from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by the banquet and meeting. Soil and Water reports, please contact the Districts, Brown County FSA Office Conservation at (937) 378-6173 or the located in all 88 Ohio Clermont County FSA counties, are legal subdivisions of state government Office at (513) 732-2181. that provide natural resource management and Advertising education assistance to pays in county landowners, youth The News Democrat! and other units of government. Brown SWCD is funded by the county commissioners, and county funds are supplemented by match Jesse Nester, Hamers- funds from the Ohio ville, case #20161180, Department of Natural DOD 2-17-2016, filed 10- Resources. The district 11-2016 also utilizes grant funds for Thyra J. Whitt, Sardinia, personnel and program case #20161182, DOD 8- needs. 31-2016, filed 10-12-2016

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Alicia Rose Hall, 25, Fayetteville, homemaker to marry Kenneth W. Allen, 30, Fayetteville, lineman, applied for marriage license 10-7-2016

St. Michael Harvest Dinner

The annual St. Michael Harvest Dinner will be held on Sunday, October 30 from 11:00am until 2:00pm in the parish hall on North 4th Street in Ripley. Dinner will include turkey or pork and dressing with all the trimmings. Carry-out will be available. St. Michael School PTO will be conducting a cake auction. There will also be a silent auction. All proceeds go to support St. Michael School.

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PRC continues helping young mothers

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Tamma Plymesser

Director of Brown County Pregnancy Resource Center

This morning on my way to work, I was stopped at a construction site. While waiting for the signal to go, I glanced around and noticed I was stopped right near a lone dead tree, at least I thought it was dead, until my eyes followed up the trunk to see one small bunch of branches covered with healthy green leaves nestled right in the fork of its only other branches, two of them bare and reaching up to the sky. As I looked at it, I realized it reminded me of some of our clients who come into the Pregnancy Resource Center *A Place of Hope*…heads bowed, arms reaching out for help, desperate for someone to nourish the little bit of hope left inside of them. Their situation varies, they may be a young teen, pregnant, afraid to tell her parents or boyfriend, not

sure what to do or where to turn; perhaps it is a young woman who was preparing to leave an abusive relationship and now finds she is pregnant; maybe it is a young dad with a baby in his arms, distressed because his girlfriend is pregnant and contemplating an abortion; or perhaps it is a young mother who is now alone with three little ones and no support system; it might be a dad whose girlfriend is in jail and now he has a newborn and toddler to take care of on his own. Whatever the situation may be, these clients usually come in because someone told them, “Go to the PRC. They can help you.” As they come in, you can tell that some feel almost dead inside, like that tree I saw, head bowed, reaching out for help, discouraged with no idea of what to do next. And then we ask how we can help them and the story pours out, the hurt, the confusion, perhaps anger,

often fear of the future. And they receive something they never even expected…hope. Hope that comes when someone listens to you…really listens…not to condemn, not to tell them what they should have done, not to blame or find fault, but to give them options, to help them come up with solutions and support systems they had not even considered. Someone who gives them unconditional love and support. We listen and help them sort out their situation, if necessary help them make a plan for their future. We set them up with classes to receive the material help they need such as a crib, car seat, clothes, formula and many other baby items. We offer parenting classes to all our clients, the classes vary depending on where they are in their parenting journey, brand new parents, parents with toddlers, or those struggling with discipline

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issues. We give them referrals to other community services such as WIC, Jobs and Family Services, food pantries, ABCAP, St. Vincent De Paul, counseling services, etc. Our goal is to offer a well-rounded support system to help them through their time of crisis and to build a secure and hopeful future. I would be remiss if I did not point out that we could not be *A Place of Hope *for expectant mothers and families with infants and toddlers without the help and support of the community. We need you to refer those who are going through an unexpected pregnancy and families with infants and toddlers who are struggling financially to the PRC. We also need your continued support of our fundraisers. At our recent Walk for Life on September 17 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Mt. Orab nearly 50 peo-

Mercy Walk planned in St. Martin On Sunday, October 23, St. Martin Deanery Catholic Rural Life will sponsor a very special program for the Year of Mercy. Starting at 3:00 p.m., a procession will visit historic and naturally beautiful sites on the grounds of the Brown County Ursulines in St. Martin, Ohio (Brown County) as we reflect on the our care for God’s creation and the legacy of those who have cared for it in the past. The afternoon will include prayer, walking to four sites on the property (farmland, Settlers’ Cemetery, waterway and Sisters’ Cemetery), ending with Benediction in the Chapel. Those who wish to participate should come to the Chapel at 20860 State Route 251, St. Martin, Ohio 45118, where the outdoor procession will start. The event will be held rain or shine and vehicles will be provided for those who may not be able to walk around the grounds. The Ursuline Archives




Committee preparing for the Walk of Mercy tours sites to be visited; from left: Marilyn Fryer, Sister Chris Pratt, OSU, Jerry Schwallie, Fr. Dohrman Byers, Pat Hornschemeier

will be open from 2:00pm to 2:45pm. A cookie and coffee reception will fol-

low Benediction. For more information, call Patrick Horn-

schemeier (513) 752-0647 or Marilyn Fryer (937) 515-9075.

against Defendant, Dennis R. Irvin, in Case No. 20162038. The Defendant has been convicted of Permitting Drug Abuse, a 5th degree felony. Defendant was placed on community control for a period of 2 years. Defendant was notified at that time that a violation of community control order could result in a prison term of 10 months. On that same date Defendant appeared before Brown County Common Pleas Judge Scott T. Gusweiler. Defendant waived hearing and admitted to the violations contained in the Probation Department Report. Judge Gusweiler sentenced Mr. Irvin to serve 120 days in the Brown County Adult Detention Center. James Lawson On July 14, a 3 Count indictment was filed against James Ray Lawson, in Case No. 2016-2160. The indictment charged Count 1, Felonious Assault, a felony of the 2nd degree, having a maximum penalty of 8 years in prison and a $15,000.00 fine; Count 2, Abduction, a felony of the 3rd degree, having a maximum penalty of 36 months in prison and a $10,000.00 fine, and Count 3, Domestic Violence, a misdemeanor. On September 19, 2016, Defendant entered a plea of guilty to Count 1, as amended: Assault, M-1, before Brown County Common Pleas Judge Scott T. Gusweiler. On that same date Judge Gusweiler sentenced Mr. Lawson to 180 days in jail, all suspended, and 1 year of community control sanctions. Counts 2 & 3 are dis-

missed. Amber Ridener On February 11, a 7 Count indictment was filed against Amber Ridener, in Case No. 2016-2027. The indictment charged Count 1, Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs w/specification, a felony of the 4th degree, having a maximum penalty 18 months in prison, a $5000.00 fine and a driver’s license suspension between 6 months to 3 years; Count 2, Trafficking in Heroin w/specs., Count 4, Permitting Drug Abuse w/specs., Count 5, Aggravated Possession of Drugs w/specs., and Count 6, Possession of Heroin w/specs., all felonies of the 5th degree, having a maximum penalty of 12 months in prison and a $2500.00 fine, Count 3, Resisting Arrest and Count 7, Possession Drug Abuse Instruments, M-1. On September 19, 2016, Defendant entered a plea of guilty to Count 1 and 6 before Brown County Common Pleas Judge Scott T. Gusweiler. On that same date Judge Gusweiler sentenced Ms. Ridener to 2 years of community control sanctions, intensive probation upon completion of STAR Program plus any Aftercare, that can include Transitional Living, and a forfeiture of U.S. currency to the Brown County Sheriff’s Office. Counts 2, 3, 4, 5, & 7 are dismissed. Margaret Smith On September 20, a hearing was held for Violation of Community Control Sanction that was previously imposed on October 22, 2015, against Defendant, Margaret M. Smith, in Case

No. 2015-2248. The Defendant has been convicted of Trafficking in Heroin within the vicinity of a juvenile, a felony of the 4th degree, having a maximum penalty of 18 months in prison and a fine of $5,000.00. Defendant was placed on community control for a period of 2 years. Defendant was notified at that time that a violation of community control could result in prison for 14 months. On that same date Defendant appeared before Brown County Common Pleas Judge Scott T. Gusweiler. Defendant waived hearing and admitted to the violations contained in the Probation Department Report. On that same date Judge Gusweiler sentenced Ms. Smith to serve 14 months in the Ohio Department of Corrections.

families. Your support helps build better families and a better future for Brown County citizens. Your support helps us remain *A Place of Hope* here in Brown County and surrounding communities.

Investors should avoid high expectations EDWARD JONES FINANCIAL ADVISOR

Five sentenced in common pleas court

Five people were recently sentenced in Brown County Common Pleas Court. Wayne Dennis On June 20, a 4 Count indictment was filed against Joshua Wayne Dennis, in Case No. 2016-2134. The indictment charged Count 1, Illegal Manufacture of Drugs, a felony of the 2nd degree, having a maximum penalty of 8 years in prison and a fine of $15,000.00; Count 2, Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals for the Manufacture of Drugs, a felony of the 3rd degree, having a maximum penalty of 36 months in prison, a $10,000.00 fine and a driver’s license suspension from 6 months to 3 years; Count 3, Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a felony of the 5th degree, having a maximum penalty of 12 months in prison and a $2500.00 fine, and Count 4, Possessing Drug Abuse Instruments, M-1. On September 20, 2016, Defendant entered a plea of guilty to Count 2 (as amended), Attempt (Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals for the Manufacture of Drugs), a 4th degree felony, before Brown County Common Pleas Judge Scott T. Gusweiler. On that same date, Judge Gusweiler sentenced Mr. Dennis, a confinement of 18 months in the Ohio Department of Corrections and a driver’s license suspension for 12 months. Counts 1, 3 & 4 are dismissed. Dennis Irvin On September 20, a hearing was held for Violation of Community Control Sanction that was previously imposed on June 3, 2016,

ple participated and $4423 was collected. This money will help us to be able to continue to provide services to the women, men and families who are searching for assistance and hope as they strive to provide for their


Apart from death and taxes, few events in our world are consistently predictable – and investment returns are definitely not one of them. What can you, as an individual investor, do to cope with the ups and downs of the financial markets and make progress toward your long-term goals? To begin with, you should be aware that the financial markets have fluctuated greatly – daily, monthly and yearly – over the past three decades. Overall, though, the financial markets trended upward, as measured by major indexes such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S & P 500. Of course, as you’ve no doubt heard, past performance can’t guarantee future results. What was responsible for this long upturn? Most experts cite several factors: sharp declines in inflation and interest rates, vastly improved worker productivity (largely brought on, for at least a few years, by more advanced and efficient information technology), growth in emerging markets and a long run of strong corporate profits. Can a generally positive investment environment continue in the years ahead? As mentioned above, it’s pretty hard to forecast the performance of the financial markets. And you can be fairly certain that the market volatility we’ve seen – those large price swings – will not disappear any time soon. So to help position yourself to better withstand these sharp movements, consider the following: Modify your expectations. Don’t count on high or even positive returns throughout all your years of investing. Try to “bake in” reasonable return expectations to your long-term investment strategy. A financial professional

may be able to help you with this. Don’t make rash moves to “beat the market.” If the market doesn’t consistently yield double-digit returns, you might think that you need to take drastic actions, such as investing much more aggressively than your risk tolerance would normally allow. For example, you might be tempted to pursue some “hot” stocks that you heard about through a friend, coworker, or one of the socalled experts on the cable television shows devoted to investing. But by the time you hear about these stocks, they may not be so “hot” anymore – and they may never have been so hot for you, given your individual needs, goals and risk tolerance. So, instead of ratcheting up the aggressiveness with which you invest, look for other investment techniques to help yourself advance toward your financial objectives. Boost your investments in your retirement plans. Contribute as much as you can afford to your 401(k), IRA and other retirement accounts. The earlier you start, the more years you’ll be giving your investments to potentially grow. Be open to working longer. If you like your job, and you’re prepared to be flexible, you could gain some key benefits by working just a few more years than you had planned. Specifically, you can keep contributing to your 401(k) and IRA, and you also might be able to delay taking Social Security, thereby earning bigger monthly payments when you do start collecting your benefits. Investing would be simple if you could always count on earning big returns. However, that’s not the case. And if the markets are indeed going to be somewhat unpredictable, then you’ll want to take a page out of the Boy Scouts’ handbook and “be prepared.” This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

New semester to begin at Chatfield A new semester at Chatfield College begins the week of January 17, 2017 and the college is now registering for Spring classes. The new schedule offers a variety of courses in business, computers, education, English, history, psychology, art, public speaking, and many more. During the 15-week semester, each class meets just once a week for 2 ½ hours, which makes it convenient for arranging classes around work schedules or family responsibilities. The average class size

is just 10-12 students, so students are able to easily engage in classroom discussion and receive personal attention from instructors. Financial aid is available for eligible students. Eligibility is determined by completing the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Once the FAFSA is complete, a financial aid award can be determined. Staff members are available to assist students in completing the FAFSA. In addition to federal and state financial aid, Chatfield offers 29 endowed scholarships

available only to Chatfield students. The deadline to apply for scholarships is Nov. 4, 2016. For more information, visit the website at, call (513) 875-3344 or email .

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Broncos win at Bethel More sports coverage begins on page 6

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Western Brown defense blanks Tigers in 2nd half to aid Broncos to 48-34 win BY WADE LINVILLE THE NEWS DEMOCRAT

The Western Brown Broncos were on the road for week eight on the gridiron, venturing to BethelTate High School with hopes of bringing home their third victory of the season and their first win on the road. In a high scoring first half the two teams would find themselves knotted at 34 apiece going into halftime break, but it was the Broncos coming out to dominate the second half to nab a 48-34 nonleague win, upping their overall record to 3-5. After recovering an onside kick to start the game, the Bethel-Tate Tigers marched to the Western Brown two-yard line on their first drive of the night, but that's as close as they would come to pay dirt on their first possession of the game, being held to fourth and goal and later being forced into a turnover on downs with the Broncos holding

sturdy on defense to hold Bethel running back Steven Cooper shy of the end zone on a carry. The Bronco offense came out ready for their first drive of the night. A carry by Western Brown's junior quarterback Seth Becker, followed by an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against the Tigers, moved the Broncos to their own 33 yard-line. A five-yard reception by Jacob Daniel and a 15-yard reception by junior Wyatt Fischer moved the Broncos into Tiger territory 47 yards from pay dirt. From there, Becker connected with sophomore receiver Josh Taylor for a 47-yard touchdown. With Lane Sexton's successful kick for the extra point, the Broncos held a 7-0 lead with 6:03 to go in the first quarter. The Tiger offense was once again held shy of the end zone in their next drive of the night, and it was Fischer breaking up a pass to the end zone on fourth down to force another

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Western Brown’s Josh Taylor takes a reception for a touchdown in the Broncos’ Oct. 14 win at Bethel.

turnover on downs to bring the Western Brown offense on the field to start their next drive at their own 24yard line, but would later be forced to punt on fourth down after being held to minimal yardage by the Tiger defense. The Tigers would start their next drive at the Western Brown 47-yard line, and it was a completed pass from quarterback Chris Wheeler to Austin Carter that was good for a 23-yard gain, moving the Tigers to the Broncos' 24yard line. Another reception by Carter moved the Tigers to the Broncos' two-yard line, and from there it was Wheeler taking the quarterback sneak for Bethel's first touchdown of the night. After a failed attempt for the two-point conversion by the Tigers, the Broncos led 7-6 with 1:21 to go in the first period. The Broncos began their next drive around their own 49-yard line, and it was a five yard carry by junior running back Zach Stacy followed by a two-yard carry by Becker that put the Broncos at third down and three to go on the Bethel 44 yard line. Becker then completed a four-yard pass to Carson Eyre for a first down, moving the Broncos to the Bethel 40 yard line just before the first quarter came to a close. The Bronco offense returned to the field in the second quarter to continue its drive, and it was a 12yard reception by Stacy that would move them to the Tigers' 28 yard line and bring up a new set of downs. After an incomplete pass to bring up second down, it was Becker connecting with Taylor for a 28-yard touchdown reception. The

Western Brown quarterback Seth Becker cruises past Bethel-Tate defenders while carrying for a big gain in the Broncos’ Oct. 14 road win.

kick attempt that followed was blocked, and with 11:30 to go in the second quarter it was Western Brown leading 13-6. Just over a minute later, the Tiger offense was held to fourth down and 16 yards to go at their own 38 yard line and brought the punt team onto the field. After a bouncing snap, it was Western Brown's Eric Altman breaking through to block the punt, grab the loose ball, and make a clear run down the right side clear to the end zone to expand the Western Brown lead to 19-6. The Tigers then looked to Cooper, and the senior running back delivered. Held to third down at their own 46 yard line, it was Cooper breaking free for a 54 yard touchdown to cut the Broncos' lead to 19-12 with just under nine minutes to go in the first half. The Bronco offense responded with a 63 yard touchdown reception by Fischer and a successful two-point conversion attempt with a reception by Evan Luttrell to leave the Tigers trailing 27-12 with just over eight minutes to go in the first half. Following some big carries by Cooper and a pass interference penalty on the Broncos, the Tigers found themselves at second down and three yards to go at the Western Brown 16 yard line. The Tigers moved to the 11 yard line with an offsides penalty on the Bronco defense, and they would cap off the drive with an 11 yard touchdown carry by Cooper to slice the Bronco lead to 27-18. An interception by Bethel's Bradley Lewis brought the Tiger offense back on the field with 5:33 to go and only 19 yards from pay dirt. From there,

it was a 12-yard carry by Owen Holtke that moved the Tigers to the Broncos' seven-yard line. Cooper capped off the short Tiger drive with a seven-yard touchdown carry. Cooper ran in the two-point conversion attempt that followed, and the Tigers had cut the Bronco lead to just one, 27-26, with 5:21 to go in the first half. A 56 yard touchdown reception by Fischer, followed by Sexton's kick for the extra point, expanded the Broncos' lead to 34-26 with just over three minutes to go in the first half. The Tiger offense began its final drive of the first half at their own 48 yard line, but a short loss would bring up third down and 12 to go. With 2:15 left on the clock in the second period, it was Cooper pulling down a reception and cruising down the field for a 54-yard touchdown. Wheeler then made his way to the end zone to complete the two-point conversion, and the Tigers were able to tie the game at 34 apiece. The two teams remained knotted at 34 after a scoreless third quarter. The Broncos capped off a 73 yard drive with a 10 yard touchdown carry by Becker, followed by Sexton's kick for the extra point, to take a 41-34 lead with 10:13 to go in the fourth quarter. The Bronco defense keyed in on Cooper in the second half after the senior racked up more than 170 rushing yards off 16 carries in the first half of play, and Cooper would take just over a handful of carries in the second half. The Broncos capped off the victory by finishing off a fourth quarter drive with a short touchdown run by Becker. Sexton once again made good on the extra point attempt, sealing a

14-point win for Western Brown. “It was a hard fought victory,” said Western Brown head coach Don Sizer during a post game interview. “We knew Bethel was going to be physical and really sound, and that's what we got tonight.We're not lucky to come out with a win, but we're thrilled.” The Tigers totaled 440 yards of offense competed to the Broncos' 557 yards. Becker completed 25-of40 pass attempts for 377 passing yards and four touchdowns. Becker also took 17 carries for 120 yards. Fischer led Bronco receivers with 204 yards off 11 receptions, two of them touchdown receptions. Taylor pulled down three receptions for 91 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Western Brown's Noah Hill, Kennedy Sizemore, and Logan Elswick all recorded sacks on defense, while Luttrell had one interception and Jake Henderson two interceptions. The Tigers dropped to a 4-4 overall record with the week eight loss to the Broncos and are scheduled to face Blanchester on the road in week nine, Oct. 21. The Broncos will move on to face 7-1 Norwood in a league bout on the road Oct. 21 and host Goshen for their final league game of the regular season on Oct. 28, coming off wins over Amelia and BethelTate. “We have two really good opponents over the next two weeks,” said Sizer.

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