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Sunday, September 18, 2016

‘Cruising up and down the main drag all night long’ Hundreds turn out Saturday night in P-Town ‘with no particular place to go’ BY PATRICIA BEECH PEOPLE'S DEFENDER Most Saturday nights in Peebles are a laid-back affair. The town is still, and Main Street is empty but for the occasional car pulling up to one of the

town's two pizza parlors. But last Saturday night the downtown area was just a camera crew shy of fullon American Graffiti – cars bumper to bumper, music pouring out of open windows, horns honking, and people waving and laugh-


ing as they looped the main drag from Ogden's Dairy Bar to the parking lot where Top-Jo Dairy Bar once stood. More than a hundred cars, trucks, and jeeps cruised the route from the north to the south side of town and back again. As Meatloaf once put it, “Cruising up and down the main drag all night long.”

It all started with a single Facebook post: “Thinking about having an 80's Style Cruise-In just like back in the day when everyone

from all over used to come to Peebles to cruise. Let me know what your thoughts are on this, and if you want to do it. Spread the word

and let's take a trip back in time for a night.” The 80's style cruising event was the brain-child of

treatment program for opiate addiction and alcohol addiction using the drug Vivitrol. “Opiate addiction, including addiction to prescription pain medications containing opiates as well as to heroin, is treatable and addicts can recover their lives,” according to Erin Holsted of FRS. Vivitrol is not like

Methadone or Suboxone because it fully blocks the opiate or the alcohol from absorption into the brain and eliminates the physical cravings for the opiate or alcohol. “Cravings are one of the biggest reasons why addicts relapse following detox,” said Holsted. “Using Vivitrol along with

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New drug treatment offers more hope for recovering addicts

Obituary: A2 Sports: B1-B3 Classifieds: B4-B9

Vivitrol kills the craving and the pain of withdrawal

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.BY PATRICIA BEECH PEOPLE'S DEFENDER Drug addiction is a reality that is defining the lives of more and more American families, including many in Adams County. The 1970's “junkie” image of drug addicts shooting up in flop houses and back alleys has been replaced by a more frightening reality – the

kid next door overdosing in small-town America. Because the drug problem has invaded every social and economic walk of life, society has had to redefine beliefs and the approach to drug addiction, including treating it not as a crime, but as a disease. FRS Counseling in West Union recently implemented a medically assisted

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Liberty Farmers 4-H Marriage Licenses hold meet and greet


Sept. 2-9, 2016

Sylvester Mefford

Sylvester Mefford, 79, of Seaman, passed away Sept. 9, 2016. He was born on Oct. 30, 1936 in Lou Ellen, Ky. to Leamon and Beatrice Mefford. Sylvester retired from Olinger Distributers in 1998 after 30 years plus of working for them. He loved the outdoors, mowing his grass, spending time with his grandchildren and family. Sylvester is survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara Jean Mefford; children and their spouses, Danny (Patricia) Hensley, Darlene (Rick) Allgood, Teresa

Mefford, Charlene (Andrew) Gomez, Ronald Mefford, Sandra (Billy) Hale, Leamon Mefford, Vernon (Summer) Mefford, and John Mefford; siblings, Mildred Campbell, Ronnie (Cathy) Mefford, Billy Ray (JoAnn) Mefford, Kenny (Judy) Mefford, Wanda Sue Rector, Roger (Rosie) Mefford, and Betty Lou (Bob) Burgett; 27 grandchildren; 24 greatgrandchildren; 1 great-greatgrandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding Sylvester in death are his parents, daughter Ellen Mefford, and siblings John D. Mefford, Barbara Jean Mefford, and Jayce Fay Mefford. Visitation was held from 4- 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 at the Newcomer Funeral Home, 925 East Hanna Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 at the funeral home. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Memory Garden in Greenwood.

The Liberty Farmers 4-H club held a meet and greet on Sept. 3 at the Sunset Bowling Alley. There was an attendance of 33 people which included 17 club members for 2017. Everyone enjoyed hot dogs, chili dogs, French fries, drinks and several games of bowling compliments of Kimmerly's Animal and Crop Farm and Mary Burchett. The 2017 members present were: Joseph Kimmerly, Samuel M Kimmerly, Christian Malone, Navaeh Malone, Kriheana Pitre, Delphia Pitre, Chelsey Yates, Karrie Streber, Calista Gorman, Savannah Gorman, Luke Kabler, Landon Kabler, Lillie Kabler, Haylee

Fields, Alizabeth Snider, and Jacob Snider. Advisors present were: Linda Kimmerly, Sam Kimmerly Jr. and Jennifer Taylor. Parents and visitors in attendance were: Dottie Lorenz (2017 potential Cloverbud Advisor) Brandon Purdin, Roland Purdin, Valan Purdin, Heather Gorman, Earl Gorman, Josh Snider, Missy Snider, Casey Malone, Mary Burchett, Chris Prebble, Katie McCormick, Maria Fox, and Cheyenne Kabler. The next meeting will be an October date with the time still to be decided but it will be held at the Liberty Township building in Panhandle.

Helen Ellison celebrating her 99th birthday

Criminal Traffic Disposition Report Sept. 7, 2016

presented to the Grand Jury. Steven Cluxton, Poss/Heroin, Dismissed, Special Conditions: Dismissed without prejudice. This matter has been presented to the Grand Jury. Tonya M. Wagner, Aberdeen, Speed 74/60, Fine $42, Court Cost $155 Jill D. Johnson, Newberry, SC, Speed 75/60, Fine $42, Court Cost $155 Melissa A. Underwood, Fayetteville, WV, Speed 83/60, Fine $150, Court Cost $80 Brian W. Grant, Bethel, Speed 75/60, Fine $42, Court Cost $80 Shirley J. Boling, West Union, Tinted Windows, Fine $15, Court Cost $80 Timothy D. Varney, West Union, Speed 71/55, Fine $42, Court Cost $80 Krystal D. Whitehouse, Springfield, VA, Speed 77/60, Fine $100, Court Cost $80

Kaleb A. Moran, Florence, KY, Speed 73/60, Fine $42, Court Cost $80 Tammy W. Fite, Manchester, Stop Sign, Shari R. Hiltibran Fine $15, Court Cost $80 Jeffrey T. Vice, Shari Rae Hiltibran, 59, of Mrs. Hiltibran will be creMaysville, Speed 75/55, West Union, formerly of mated. The inurnment will Fine $42, Court Cost $80 Springfield, died Monday, be at West Union Village Joshua T. Whitt, Blue Sept. 12, 2016 at the Eagle Cemetery at a later date. Creek, Speed 73/60, Fine Creek Nursing Center in Lafferty Funeral Home in $42, Court Cost $80 West Union. West Union is serving the Timothy P. Thompson, She was born March 9, family. Fayetteville, 2nd Speed: 1957 in Springfield. She Memorial donations may 73/60, Fine $79, Court was preceded in death by her be made to the American Cost $80 husband, Mark Hiltibran, Lung Association of Ohio, Robert T. Raker, and parents, Richard Allen Southwest Region, 4050 Cincinnati, Speed 75/60, Evelsizor and Ruth Ann Executive Park Drive, Suite Fine $42, Court Cost $80 (Jones) Evelsizor. 402, Cincinnati, Ohio 45241. Bradley K. Johnson, Middletown, Fine $100, Court Cost $80 Shelby W. Freeman, Cincinnati, Cincinnati, On Saturday, Sept. 24, the an informative and fun pres- Disorderly/Cond., Fine $150, Court Cost $90 Chaparral Prairie Nature entation on monarchs and Russell K. Lewis, West Preserve will be hosting an end outdoors scanning the Union, Rape, Dismissed, afternoon of Monarch prairie for butterflies, to Special Conditions: Butterfly Banding. The catch, tag, and release. Be Dismissed without prejuevent runs from 2-4 p.m. sure to dress in layers. dice. This matter has been Spend the afternoon learnThe Chaparral Prairie ing about monarch butterNature Preserve is located at flies in the beautiful pre209 Hawk Hill Road in West Advertising pays in The serve. Begin indoors with Union.

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Tyler Alan McFarland, 23, of Peebles to Amanda Jane Farthing, 18, of West Union Mark Douglas Tepe, 30, of Cherry Fork to Megan Diane Scarbrough, 27, of Cherry Fork Troy Dylan Crabb, 24,

of Peebles to Christina Michelle Mitchell, 25, of Peebles Matthew William Iler, 38, of Seaman to Chase Leigh Gleason, 24, of Seaman Travis Heath Fleshman, 24, of West Union to Ashley Nicole Clark, 24, of West Union

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Helen Foster Ellison, formerly of West Union, will be celebrating her 99th birthday on Sept. 19. She is shown here with her Cincinnati Reds birthday certificate and her “Happy 99th Birthday” baseball autographed by the Reds’ Billy Hamilton. Cards can be sent to Helen at the Forest Hills Care Center, 8700 Moran Road, Room 506, Cincinnati, OH 45255.

Registration for fall midterm classes at MCTC now available Registration for fall midterm classes is going on now for new and current students at Maysville Community and Technical College. Classes are available on campus and online. The deadline to register is Oct. 14 and classes will begin on Oct. 17.

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Jack was in his mid 60’s when admitted to hospice for end stage lung cancer. He seemed like a “jack of all trades”, accustomed to hard work, practical, direct and self-determined. He seemed rugged and a little intimidating. He seemed to look right through you. Considering the kind of man that Jack seemed to be, I started off by sharing the philosophy of hospice, that hospice does all it can to help patients live the best they can with the illnesses they have, that our hope is that patients can come to accept their illnesses without resignation, and that if we think that a patient is giving up that we challenge them to continue to live on purpose. Considering the kind of man that Jack seemed to be, I thought he would immediately jump on board with what seemed to be our shared philosophy. But in my zeal, I think I not only got ahead of myself, but I got ahead of Jack too. Jack exclaimed, “Man, can’t you just be with me where I am!” I apologized, slowed down, stepped back, and attempted to recover, but I doubt I ever fully did. It’s been several years since Jack died, and many of the details are blurred, but the memory of starting off on

the wrong foot remains grievously regretful. Why didn’t I start off by exploring LOREN HARDIN what STRAIGHT PATHS was on Jack’s heart and mind? Why didn’t I start off by trying to understand where Jack was and joining him there? After all, I’m a Social Worker, I should have known better. You may have noticed I used the word “seemed” several times in reference to Jack, but it’s not wise to assume who, what, and where a person is because people and things aren’t always what they “seem”. My encounter with Jack reminds me of the lyrics of a song by Francesca Bettistelli titled, “Behind the Scenes”: “You may think I'm just fine. How could anything ever be out of line? I take my time to set the stage; make sure everything is all in place. Even though I've got the lines rehearsed; a picture only paints a thousand words. Things aren't always what they seem; you're only seeing part of me.

There's more than you could ever know, behind the scenes. I'm incomplete and I'm undone; but I suppose like everyone; there's so much more that's going on behind the scenes.” Don’t we all long for someone to be with us where we are, someone to understand? Paul Tournier, Swiss physician, wrote about the power of understanding and feeling understood: “There are some emotions pent up and unexpressed, which block the flow of life. It is rare for people to open their hearts to each other in this way. When I question the person who has just told me something he has never dared to admit to anyone else, he replies, ‘I was afraid of not being understood.’ The feeling that he is understood is what helps him to live, to face any problem, however difficult, without being false to himself. It is a moment of truth, of confidence, of deep emotion, for him - but also for me. I have not understood only with my heard, but my heart. I too will never be the same again.” “A plan in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.” (Proverbs 20:5; American Standard Bible)

The Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission’s (OVRDC) Full Commission meeting and picnic will be held on Friday, Sept. 23 in Pike County at the OVRDC Office, 73 Progress Drive in Waverly. Registration will be held at 10:30 a.m. with the meeting

beginning at 11 a.m. and lunch will follow at noon. OVRDC Full Commission members have received registration information and anyone planning to attend must RSVP by Monday, Sept. 19. The meeting is open to the public and registra-

tion information is on the website www.ovrdc.org. If you have any questions, please call 1-800-2237491 or visit our website (www.ovrdc.org). The picnic cost for non-members and/or guests is $25.00, which must be paid by Thursday, Sept. 22.

Sept. 9, 2016

Judgment Entry Filed. (Defendants 8/2/16 motion to reconsider denial of motion to suppress and states 8/9/16 response thereto. Defendants motion for reconsideration is denied.) State of Ohio vs Paige Buschard, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry Filed. (Def’s bond is modified to $20,000 OR.) State of Ohio vs Paige Buschard, Judgment Entry: Plea of guilty, Judgment Entry of guilty filed. (Defendant plead guilty to, Count I possession of Heroin F5. Plead guilty to, Count I possession of heroin F5. Sentencing will be 10/7/16 at 10:30 a.m.) State of Ohio vs Jason Bennett, Judgment Entry: Plea of Guilty, Judgment Entry of guilty filed. (Defendant plead guilty to, (aggravated possession of drugs, F5, sentencing on 10/7/16 at 9:00 a.m.) State of Ohio vs Robert Mowen, Judgment Entry: Judgment Entry on sentence filed. (Def. convicted of CT I trafficking in heroin F5 and CT II possession of heroin F5and sentenced to 2 yrs comm. Control, 1 yr intensive supervision commencing upon completion of STAR, Comm. Service 160 hrs, $500 fine, complete RU, complete 200 hrs cognitive therapy, attend STAR, pay cost and DNA test. Def. shall stay in Adams Co. Jail until transport to STAR on 10/10/16.) State of Ohio vs Brandon McNamara,Judgment Entry: Plea of guilty, Judgment Entry of guilty filed. (Defendant plead guilty to, (Tampering with records with finding, F3. Counts I of indictment dismissed. Sentencing on 10/5/16 at 2:30 p.m.) State of Ohio vs William Kaiser IV, Judgment Entry: Judgment Entry on sentence filed. (Def. convicted of CT I

possession of heroin F4 and CT II tampering with evidence F3 and sentenced to 1 yr in prison and CT I and 30 months on CT II to run concurrent for a total of 30 months in ORDC with credit for 133 days as of 9/7/16, $250 fine, pay cost and DNA test.) State of Ohio vs Michelle Hodges, Judgment Entry: Plea of guilty, Judgment Entry of guilty filed. (Defendant plead guilty to, possession of heroin. Sentencing set for 10/6/16 at 3:30 p.m. State of Ohio vs Michelle Hodges, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry Filed. Address Change Approved. State of Ohio vs Brian Young, Judgment Entry: Plea of guilty, Judgment Entry of guilty filed. (Defendant plead guilty to, (Possession of heroin, F5. Sentencing on 11/2/16 at 12:45 p.m.) State of Ohio vs Marty Dotson, Judgment Entry: Plea of guilty, Judgment Entry of guilty filed. (Defendant plead guilty to, (Aggravated possession of drugs, F5, Sentencing on 10/4/16 at 12:45 p.m.) State of Ohio vs Terry Bennington, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry Filed. (Journal Entry Filed. Defendant arrested on capias for failure to abide by terms and conditions of bond. $10,000 O.R. Bond reverts to $10,000 CA/SU. Final pretrial and Jury trial have been advanced to final pretrial 9/12/16 at 8:45 a.m. Jury trial on 10/3/16 and 10/4/16 at 9:00 a.m.) State of Ohio vs Matthew Osborne, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry filed. (The court orders the Def. to immediately contact the Adams Co Probation Dept. and make an appointment for assessment to determine Def’s eligibility to participate in the treatment in lieu of conviction program. Court will review the assessment on 10/5/16

OVRDC Full Commission meeting and picnic is Sept. 23

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Hi I am Trajan! I am an amazing boy with only one eye. I came into the Humane Society as a baby and had a horrendous eye infection. Even with medical intervention my eye couldn't be saved, but don't feel to sorry for me I play the pirate well. I am vaccinated, dewormed and neutered and so ready for a home of my own. If you want a one eyed Pirate...well cat, come meet me at the Humane Society of Adams County, I will steal your heart. If you would be interested in giving me a fur-ever home, please contact The Humane Society of Adams County, Inc. at (937) 544-8585 to set up a time to come meet me and fill out an adoption application.

I'm Tedd I am a shy guy but ready to go on some adventures when I get to know you. Check out my unusual coat, isn't it really cool. I am ready to find a loving home. If you would be interested in giving me a furever home, please contact The Humane Society of Adams County, Inc. at (937) 544-8585 to set up a time to come meet me and fill out an adoption application.

Adams County College Fair is Sept. 29 at PHS Peebles High School will be hosting the Adams County College Fair on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 2-6:30 p.m.. A representative from

Shawnee State University will be on hand to provide parents and students with information about the FAFSA and the new financial aid

dates. The SSU representative will be in the high school round room from 6-6:30 p.m.

at 3 p.m.) State of Ohio vs Terry Jewell, Judgment Entry: Plea of Guilty, Judgment Entry of guilty filed. (Defendant plead guilty to, CT I trafficking in drugs F5 and CT Ii trafficking in Drugs F5. Sentencing will be 10/26/16 at 12:45 p.m. Probation is ordered to prepare a PSI.) State of Ohio vs Terry Jewell, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry Filed. (Def’s bond modified to $20,000 O.R.) State of Ohio vs Darian Pribble, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry Filed. (Matter before court on 8/24/16 for final pretrial. Court being advised Tanya Drinnon had been appointed counsel on 8/17/16 and not prepared to go to trial set on 8/29/16. Counsel advised court defendant signed waiver of Statutory time and asked trial be continued. Final pretrial set for 10/25/16 at 11:45 a.m. Jury Trial set for 11/17/16 and 11/18/16 at 9:00 a.m. State of Ohio vs Logan Brumley, Judgment Entry: Judgment Entry on sentence filed. (Def. convicted of CT I illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs F3 and sentenced to 30 months in ODRC with credit for 78 days granted as of 9/1/16, OL suspension for 6 months commencing 10/1/18, $200 fine, Pay cost and DNA test.) State of Ohio vs Christopher Hale, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry Filed. (Matter before court upon motion for bond modification. Court finds motion not well taken. Bond remains set at $10,000 CA/SU. Due to incarceration court finds it necessary to advance final pretrial to 10/5/16 at 8:30 a.m. and Jury trial to 10/31/16 and 11/1/16 at 9:00 a.m.) State of Ohio vs Devin Stewart, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry Filed. (Plea

hearing will now be 9/26/16 at 2 p.m. and sentencing on 9/26/16 at 2:30 p.m.) State of Ohio vs David E. Deininger Jr, Judgment Entry: Entry to release personal property filed. (Def’s personal property to be release.) (Def’s personal property to be release.) State of Ohio vs Devin Michael, Judgment Entry: Pre-trial Order Filed. (Final pretrial on 11/9/16 at 12:00 Noon and Jury trial on 12/1/16 and 12/2/16 at 9:00 a.m.) State of Ohio vs Tommy Prewitt, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry Filed. (Defendant advised court defendant wishes to enter change of plea. Trial is vacated. Change of plea set for 9/19/16 at 1:00 p.m. and sentencing set for 10/18/16 at 12:30 p.m.) State of Ohio vs Bretton McKinney, Judgment Entry: Order directing the evaluation of the Defendant’s competence to stand trial filed. (It is ordered that the court clinic forensic services conduct an evaluation on the defendant to determine if he is competent to stand trial.) State of Ohio vs Bretton McKinney, Judgment Entry: Pre-trial order filed. (Final pretrial on 11/16/16 at 11:30 a.m. and Jury trial on 12/1/16 and 12/2/16 at 9:00 a.m. State of Ohio vs Brandon M. Hembree, Judgment Entry: Pre-trial Order Filed. (Final pretrial on 12/14/16 at 11:30 a.m. and Jury Trial on 1/12/17 and 1/13/17 at 9:00 a.m.) State of Ohio vs Holly C. Wolford, Judgment Entry: Pre-trial Order Filed. (Final pretrial on 10/26/16 at 12:15 p.m. and jury trial on 11/17/16 and 11/18/16 at 9:00 a.m.) State of Ohio vs Dakota Murphy, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry on arraignment filed. (Bond set at

$30,000 O.R., Plus attached conditions, $25 bond surcharge, IDSF of $60 due within 60 days, $25 Public Defender fee if applicable.) State of Ohio vs Dakota Murphy, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry order assigning Counsel filed. (Sarah Shelton appointed as Counsel.) State of Ohio vs John Passmore, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry on arraignment filed. (Bond set at $10,000 CA/SU/10%, Plus attached conditions, $25 bond surcharge, IDSF of $60 due within 60 days, $25 Public Defender fee if applicable.) JOURNAL ENTRY ON ARRAIGNMENT FILED. State of Ohio vs Russell Lewis, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry on Arraignment Filed. (Bond set at $250,000.00 CA/SU 10%, plus attached conditions, $25 bond surcharge, IDSF of $60 due within 60 days, $25 Public Defender fee surcharge, IDSF Of $60 due within 60 days, $25 Public Defender fee if applicable.)

Adams County Common Pleas Court Report

Criminal Cases State of Ohio vs Chad Conley, Judgment Entry: Plea of Guilty, Judgment Entry of guilty filed.(Defendant plead guilty to, (Non-support of dependents, F5. Sentencing on 10/26/16 at 12:00 Noon.) State of Ohio vs Chad Conley, Judgment Entry: Plea of guilty, Judgment Entry of guilty filed. (Defendant plead guilty to, (2 counts non-support of dependents, F5. Sentencing on 10/26/16 at 12:00 Noon). State of Ohio vs Cary Francis, Judgment Entry: Judgment Entry on sentence filed. (Def. convicted of CT III OVI with spec. and sentenced to a mandatory prison term of 120 days in ODRC, def. shall appear for transport to the institution by 6 p.m. 9/4/16, $1,350.00. Fine, OL Suspension for life, pay cost and submit to DNA testing.) State of Ohio vs Joannie Grooms, Judgment Entry: Plea of guilty, Judgment Entry of guilty filed. (Defendant plead guilty to, possession of heroin and heroin and possession of cocaine. Sentencing set for 10/19/16 at 11:30 a.m. Counts II and IV dismissed. State of Ohio vs Aaron Copas, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry Filed. Review of the file states that the plea negotiations resulted in the defendant entering into a agreement with the State of Ohio to serve a 2 year stipulated prison term. The motion is hereby denied. State of Ohio vs Jeremy Fuller, Judgment Entry: Plea of guilty, Judgment Entry of guilty filed. (Defendant [plead guilty to, (Aggravated possession of drugs, F5. Sentencing on 10/19/16 at 11:45 a.m.) State of Ohio vs Daniel Fristoe, Judgment Entry:

Domestic Cases Crystal Mefford, Seaman vs Keith Mefford, Seaman, Action: Divorce without children

Domestic Relations Division Jeremy Fields vs Cheyenne Fields, Judgment Entry: Magistrates Decision and Judgment Entry Filed. (Matter before court motion filed 8/2/16. Court adopts shared parenting plan and finds amendment is fair and in best interest of children. Movant shall pay and due and owing court costs within 90 days.)

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Community Announcements

Ag Society has Director Opening for East at Large The Adams County Agricultural Society has a Director opening for East At Large. A letter of interest with your name, address, and phone number should be mailed to P.O. Box 548 West Union, Ohio 45693 before Oct. 6. WUHS Class of 1969 meeting Sept. 17 The West Union High School Class of 1969 will celebrate 47 years with a potluck dinner at noon on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Adams Lake State Park. All state laws apply.

Dedication of Ashley Emergency Care Center is Sept. 22 The Adams County Regional Medical Center will be hosting an Emergency Care Center Dedication Ceremony in honor of the late Bruce

Ashley, M.D. on Thursday, Sept. 22. The ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. ACRMC Trustees will meet Sept. 22 A regular meeting of the Adams County Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees will be held on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 4:30 p.m. in the Conference Center at 230 Medical Center Drive in Seaman.

ACOVSD Board will meet Sept. 22 The Adams County Ohio Valley School District Board of Education will hold a Board Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Career and Technical Center beginning at 7 p.m. Breakfast Cruise-In is Sept. 24 in Seaman A Breakfast Cruise-In will be held from 8:30-11 a.m. on Sept. 24 at 2556 Moores Road in Seaman. It is open to all makes and

Becky Semple. The church is located at 542 E. Main St. in West Union and everyone is welcome.


models with an entry fee of $5 and trophies to be awarded. The first 25 entries will receive dash plaques. For more information, call (513) 2189759.

Peebles Foodbank giveaway is Sept. 24 The Peebles Foodbank will hold a food giveaway at 8 a.m. on Sept. 24 at the Church of Christ Outreach Center on Nixon Avenue. This is for Peebles residents only. USDA guidelines apply and ID is required.

West Union Christian Union holding special service and cookout on Sept. 25 The West Union Christian Union Church will host a cookout and special singing service on Sunday, Sept. 25. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served from 4:30-5:30 p.m.and special singing will begin at 6 p.m. featuring

Catholic Charities Food Pantry moving starting Sept. 27 The Catholic Charities Mobile Food Pantry will not be located at the InterFaith House any longer. The Food Pantry will be at the Adams County Fairgrounds beginning Sept. 27. West Union CommunityWide Yard Sale is Sept. 29-Oct. 1 The village of West Union will be holding a community-wide yard sale from Sept. 29-Oct. 1. No yard sale permits are required.

Sorghum Makin’ Festival is Sept. 30-Oct. 2 The 35th annual old fashioned Sorghum Makin’ Festival will be held from Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at 8721 Pond Creek.Carey’s run Road near Portsmouth.


Think about your favorite restaurant. What do you like about it? Just as the management of a restaurant creates enticing features and menu items that keep you coming back, you can turn your yard into an attractive bistro for butterflies as well. Authors, Jason Neumann and Molly Sterling’s tips for attracting butterflies include: • Advertise: Make your flower beds easy to locate by planting flowers in large diverse groups. • Create ambiance: Provide shelter from the wind as well as cover such as shrubs, shade trees and log piles. Place landing pads and sunbathing perches in open, sunny areas. • Stay “open” all season: Grow nectar plants that bloom throughout the season to provide tasty nectar options for butterflies from spring through fall. • Offer something for everyone: The bill of fare of plants you offer should cater to all different tastes, including both a “main menu” of nectar plants for adult butterflies and a

“kids’ menu” of host plants for caterpillars. • Select flowers that vary in color, height and structure to attract a variety of butterfly species: Stick with wild strains of native plants. Cultivated varieties of native plants are sometimes select4ed based on ornamental traits, not their usefulness as nectar plants. Avoid varieties whose flowers are radically different in shape or color. Open-pollinated natives are also more genetically diverse than cultivars making them more resistant to disease. • Satisfy caterpillars with a customized “Kids’ Menu”: Caterpillars, like human children, are picky eaters. Host plants provide larval butterflies with nutrients, energy, and sometimes even protection from predators. Each caterpillar species will feed on a select few plant species. Monarchs need milkweed and the spicebush swallowtails require sassafras or spicebush. There are countless caterpillar-host relationships that might appear in a well-planted garden. With a good design, your backyard bistro will be filled with colorful flowers and elegantly-

Alzheimers’ Support Group meets monthly Alzheimer’s/Dementia Family and Caregiver Support Group.Program is free of charge, however registration is requested. Held at Adams County Regional Medical Center, in the second floor conference room. Group meeting is held the second Monday of each month from 1- 2:30 pm. To Register or for more information, please call Robyn Gleadle at 937-7796990. Reformers Unanimous to meet The Reformers Unanimous Addiction Recovery Program is held 7 p.m. every Friday at 106 Rice Drive in West Union. For information contact

Phil Fulton at 937-5871797 or Ron Baker at 937544-4110.

Celebrate recovery A Christ-centered recovery program for people who struggle with addictions or any life-controlling issue will meet on Mondays from 6 -8:30 p.m. at Church 180 located at 2556 Moores Road, in Seaman. A program for children (ages 512) of parents who attend the program is available as well. For more information contact Dan Sheridan at 937-205-5464 or Carol Sheridan at 513-509-3911.

Solace of Adams County meeting twice a month Solace of Adams County, a local community group that supports individuals who have suffered the loss of a loved one to drugs, will meet on the second and fourth Friday of every month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the second floor Conference Room of the Adams County Regional Medical Center. The group will also provide support to recovering addicts, as well as advocating prevention and bringing awareness into the community. Snacks and beverages will be provided and for more information, call 937-217-1527 or email solaceofadamscounty@gma il.com.

Turn your back yard into a bistro for butterflies. dressed butterfly guests. Interested in learning more about what you can plant in your garden to attract butterflies and other pollinators? Go to the Ohioline website and search for “Attracting Pollinators to the Garden” and “Giant Caterpillars”. Do you have an area in your landscape that needs some up-dating? Take a walk and make some notes in your garden journal, or take some photographs. Then get out your pencil and graph paper and design your own butterfly bistro. It’s time to mark your calendars for the Sept. 22 garden seminar being host-

ed by the OSUE Brown County Master Gardener Volunteers. Chris McCullough, President of the Cincinnati Chapter of Wild Ones, will present the program, “Getting Started: A Beginner’s Guide to Natural Landscaping in Your Own Backyard.” All seminars are free and open to the public and are held at the Mt. Orab campus of Southern State Community College in Room 107 from 7- 8 p.m. Chris will have great ideas on how to add more native plants to your landscape. The countdown to the Brown County Fair is on. Be sure to stop by our booth.

It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Brian Baldridge to extend Nevada Road Hearing to Oct. 31, 2016 at 10 a.m. Roll Call Vote: all yeas. ECD Director Holly Johnson met with the Board to introduce Keirsten Hall an intern for the Economic and Community Development Office. Ms. Hall is a Senior at Wright State University majoring in Political Science. Ms. Johnson also reviewed the progress with the Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup Grant and other current projects. It was moved by Ty Pell and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the participation agreement between Adams County Board of Commissioners and the Ohio Receivers Group Inc., upon the recommendation of ECD Director Holly Johnson, upon the approval of the Assistant Prosecutor Dana N Whalen. Roll Call Vote: all yeas. Cheryl Copas from the Sheriff’s Office met with the Board to discuss additional appropriations for inmate housing. Kim Boldman from the

Auditor's Office met with the Board to discuss additional appropriations for delinquent land court cost. It was moved by Ty Pell and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the Contract Agreement for Alteration to the Work Release Facility at the Alexander Salmon Airport between the Adams County Board of Commissioners and Robert Wilson Construction LLC. Roll Call Vote: all yeas. Engineer David Hook met with the Board to discuss the Adams County Roadway Improvements2016 OPWC Project CO03T to be approved. The Board also asked Mr. Hook to do a study of Nevada Road, and give an estimate and details of what it would take to bring the road up to county road standards. The Board informed Mr. Hook the hearing for the road had been extended until Oct. 31 at 10 a.m It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Ty Pell to approve the Contract Agreement for Adams County Roadway Inprovements-2016 OPWC Project CO03T between the Adams County Board of Commissioners and the Brown County Construction Company Inc., upon the recommendation of Engineer David Hook. Roll Call Vote: all yeas. It was moved by Ty Pell and seconded by Brian Baldridge to adjourn. For more information on County Government, visit adamscountyoh.com or call the Board of Commissioners at 937-5443286.


Specialist 1, effective Sept. 7, 2016, with a probationary period ending Jan. 26, 2017. Roll Call Vote: all yeas. The Board held a phone conference with Nate Filler of DP&L to discuss a letter of support. Jay Hazelbaker and Caroline Sanker with TAH Benefits met the Board to discuss county healthcare insurance. The Board of Commissioner held a public hearing for Nevada Road at 11:30 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Office in the Government Center. These individuals were present for the hearing: Theresa Davis, Susan Miller, Kay Kimble-Kerns, Justin Ross; Liberty Township Trustee, Wendell W. Swearingen; Liberty Township Trustee. The Board and the group discuss the previous viewing of the road, and the citizens’ concerns of the road, safety and general use. After some discussion it was decided to ask the County Engineer David Hook to do a road study to see what the road needs to bring it up to county road standards.

Ohio Can meets in Seaman Ohio Can, a non-profit group pro-active in raising money to get the community involved in drug awareness and prevention, will meet on the first Thursday of every month from 6:308:30 p.m. at the Seaman Community Building. The group plans on putting together meaningful events to gather support in Adams County. Snacks and beverages will be provided. For more information, call 937217-1527 or email solaceofadamscounty@gmail.com.

PES celebrates Grandparent’s Day

Commissioners hold Sept. 7 meeting, hold public hearing on Nevada Road Petition The Board of Adams County Commissioners met in regular session on Sept. 7, 2016, in the Government Center, with the following members present: Brian Baldridge, Paul Worley, and Ty Pell. The meeting was opened with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Commissioner Ty Pell. The minutes of the previous regular session were approved and spread upon the pages of the Commissioners’ Journal. Roll Call Vote: all yeas The Commissioners examined, approved and ordered the bills paid. It was moved by Ty Pell and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the transfer of funds. Roll Call Vote: all yeas. The Board conducted a Directors’ meeting at 9:30 a.m. to review the current projects and status of each department under the jurisdiction of the Adams County Board of Commissioners. Those in attendance were as follows: ECD Director Holly Johnson, Special Projects Director Donnie Swayne, JFS Director Sue Fulton, HR Director Diane Ward and GIS Director Angelena Newman. JFS Director Sue Fulton met with the Board to discuss personnel and general updates. It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the JFS Promotion of Charlotte DeAtley to JFS Elig/Ref

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First grade students at Peebles Elementary celebrated Grandparent's Day on Friday, Sept. 9. Students invited their grandparents to spend the morning with them making a special craft and sharing a snack. Over 70 students had grandparents represented, with over 100 visitors total. It was a wonderful event for staff, students, and grandparents.

Land Transfers Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 2016 David F. Hoffman, Deanna Hoffman to Maurice L G Bosse, Julie Lynn Bosse, Monroe Twp, 65.204 ac. Charles K. Miller, Martha K. Miller to Ralph Weins, Melissa Weins, Sprigg Twp, 10.409 ac. Charles K. Miller, Martha K. Miller to Richard Kessler, Taunya Kessler, Sprigg Twp, 30.524 ac. Leona Marie Nixon to Thomas N. Boehm, Vania L. Boehm, Monroe Twp, 76.211 ac. Dana Hendrix to Allen D. Frost, Linda F. Frost, West Union Village, lot 124, lot 123 Chrystal A. Jenkins, Chrystal A. Brown, David Jenkins to Brooke Tolle, Tiffin Twp, 1.113 ac. Sherry K. Hill to Sherry K. Hill, Michael Hill, Tiffin Twp, 252.095 ac. Keith Longacre to Jim A. Agnew, Jodie C. Agnew, Oliver Twp, 8.01 ac. Sept. 2-8, 2016 Patricia S. Strickland, Robert M. Strickland to Billy Barlow, Christina Barlow, Monroe Twp, 0.16 ac. Ralph Pertuset, Fonda E. Pertuset to Kyle W. Smalley, Amy J. Smalley, Bratton Twp, 0.294 ac. Ronald Storer, Carol Storer to Rae Sonya Jaros, Franklin Twp, 122.80 ac. Vanessa Schack, Aka Vanessa Dawn, Martin Schack to Tom Mefford, Kim Mefford, Tiffin Twp, 1.73 ac. Heeter Land Development LLC to Kenneth W. Staubitz, Ahren M. Staubitz, Monroe Twp, 56.588 ac. Patricia Geeslin, Marvin Geeslin, James Darrell Maddox, Rae Jean Maddox to James Darrell Maddox, Rae Jean Maddox, Winchester Village, 0.091 ac. Travis Picklesimer to Judy

A. Picklesimer, Brush Creek Twp, 50.00 ac. Judy A. Picklesimer to Judy A. Picklesimer, Stanley Tincher, Brush Creek Twp, 50.00 ac. Sherri Lynn Leasure, Jeffrey W. Leasure to CMH Homes, Seaman Village, 0.298 ac. Shannon Papania to JPMorgan Chase Bank, Winchester Village, lot 27, lot 26 Ernest E. Stegall Jr., Marlena A. Stegall to William R. Rader, Sprigg Twp, 2.00 ac. Sarah A. Caplinger, Sarah A. Boldman to Rosemary Miller, Oliver Twp, 1.00 ac. Mary Jean Williamson, Trustee, Stout Family Trust to David W. Semple, Brooke A. Semple, Winchester Twp, 134.404 ac. Forrest Thomas Caraway, Angela S. Caraway to Bryan J. Hazelbaker, Amy Hazelbaker, Jefferson Twp, 0.372 ac. Forrest Thomas Caraway, Angela S. Caraway to Forrest Thomas Caraway, Angela S. Caraway, Jefferson Twp, 132.743 ac. Robert M. Elkins, Barbara Elkins to Carol Tincher, Seaman Village, lots 5,6,7,8,19,20,21,22 Bryan Whalen to Sam Whalen, Winchester Twp, 4.00 ac. Rachel D. Young to Ethan McCarty, Brooklyn McCarty, West Union Village, 0.115 ac. Sarah E. Shelton to Wilbur L. Shelton, Mary Ellen Shelton, Manchester Village, lot 66 Joe Lee Easter, Carolyn Easter to Easter Trust, Green Twp, 584.497 ac. Arnold Pitts to James R. Pitts, Bratton Twp, 1.469 ac. Structured Assett Securities Corp, US Bank National , Trustee to Melissa Dawn Ross, Jefferson Twp, 1.01 ac.

DeWine warns of scams targeting grandparents



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In recognition of National Grandparents Day last Sunday, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning families to beware of scams targeting grandparents. More than 30 Ohioans have reported losing money to the "grandparent scam" this year, after they received a phony call claiming their grandchild was in trouble. The average loss was about $4,000. "Scam artists rely on scare tactics and surprise," Attorney General DeWine said. "They'll call, crying, saying 'Hi Grandma' or 'Hi Grandpa.' They'll claim there's been an accident and they need money right away. They're very good actors. They try to catch people off guard so that they send money before they realize it's a scam." The grandparent scam often begins with a phone call saying a grandchild was in an accident, found with drugs, driving under the influence, arrested, or thrown in jail. Grandparents are told to pay to cover bail, medical or hospital fees, attorney fees, or court costs. The callers generally instruct grandparents to go to the store right away to buy gift cards (such as iTunes or Amazon gift cards) and then read the card numbers over the phone. This allows scammers to drain the cards' funds almost instantly. Alternatively, grandparents may be asked to pay via money transfer or even cash. If grandparents pay once, they likely will receive additional calls telling them to send more money to help the grandchild return home safely. Eventually, grandparents discover that their grandchild was not truly in trouble. Here are some tips to prevent grandparent scams: • Communicate with your family members. Talk to your family about scams and discuss how you would communicate during a true emergency. •Verify a caller's claims. If you receive a call about a family member who claims to be in trouble, contact someone else (such as the person's parents) to determine if the person truly needs your help. Be wary if the caller says "Don't tell mom or dad" or asks you not to contact any other family members. This is a tactic used by scammers. When in doubt, ask questions only your real family members would know how to answer, such as the last time you saw each other. • Limit sharing information online. Don't post upcoming travel plans or detailed personal information online, and encourage your family members to take similar precautions. Scammers may use information available online to learn more about their targets and to make their ploys seem believable. Check your account privacy settings and limit who can view your information. • Be wary of specific payment requests. If someone tells you that you must pay using a gift card, prepaid reloadable card, money transfer, or cash, it may be a scam. These payment methods are difficult to trace and used regularly in scams. Once the money is sent, it is very difficult to recover. The Ohio Attorney General's Office warns consumers about scams and offers a variety of educational materials, including a phone scams checklist. To learn more or to report scams to the Ohio Attorney General's Office, visit www.OhioProtects.org or call 800-282-0515.

Kicks For Jesus holds September promotion

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The local Kicks For Jesus Taekwondo group recently held its September promotion. Front row, from Maya Warren, Colton Arnett, Jack Hoople, and Lily Howard; Second row, from left, .Steven McCane, Clayton Clark, Ashlee Starnes, Brooklynn Egnor, Kyla Kidder, Gabrielle Arnett, Josiah Grooms, Isaiah Grooms, and James Bennington; Third row, from left, Zach King, Eli Marshall, Cayse Chamblin, India Bradford, Faith Journey Bennington, and Barbara Grooms; Back row, from Jonathan King, Pearlon , Maylard, Dawn Howard, Ian Bradford, Jamie Bennington, Karry Bennington, David Grover. Absent from the photo were McKayla Vogler, Payton Snyder, Daniel Griffen, Allison Sissel, Gavin Rowe, and Joseph Piatt.


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Peebles resident R.D. Malcom, who says he came up with the idea after a friend complained that the town was dead. “I thought about it for a couple days then put the idea of cruising on Facebook to see how people would respond and it just exploded everybody was like, 'lets do it'!” You'd have to explain it to anyone under 30. Cruising? What's the point? But for those who grew up in small towns across America between the 1950's and 1990's, cruising was how you spent your weekends. It wasn't just a pastime, it was a rite of passage. For teenagers, it represented a coveted status. You got your driver's license and officially became a member of the cruising culture. Even if you had to drive your parent's car it was your first real taste of freedom, and it


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intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment has been shown to be an effective treatment for opiate addiction and alcohol addiction. In addition, medically supported intervention to decrease the most common problems associated with opiate or alcohol detox is available for individuals with an opiate or alcohol use problem during the initial phase of detox. Jim (who has chosen to remain anonymous) is a great example of someone who decided to take his life back. He has been battling addiction for 13 years following an extended period of time on prescription pain pills. “I really didn’t have a way to quit,” he says. “I prayed that God would make a way for me.” Not even one hour later, Jim was arrested at his home and taken to jail. As part of the jail program, he was offered treatment for his addiction. “I was scared to try medically assisted treatment, like counseling and Vivitrol, because of rumors that I'd

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was the center of your social life. But, Saturday night's cruise-in wasn't a coming of age event. It was a blast from the past for the town's cruising alumni and their families – without benefit of a DeLorean. “We had people of all ages,” Malcom said, “So next year I'm changing the name to Cruise Fest to cover all the age groups.” Support for the idea of an annual cruise-in was multigenerational and unanimous. PHS Senior Jessica Sowards posted on Facebook, “Tonight was such an awesome experience for me. Glad I got to participate. Definitely should do this more often. Thanks RD for setting up such a great event” 1980's PHS graduate Tanya Evans posted, “It was a blast. Great evening, can't wait to have another one soon.” From the 1970's Randy Franklin posted, “Really

heard about the treatment.” Ultimately, he decided that he could not risk a chance at sobriety by listening to people who were not ready to change. He decided to do the program because it could change his life - and it did. Jim is celebrating sobriety and has been clean and sober since receiving the medically assisted treatment. “Vivitrol totally blocks all the cravings that I used to have and couldn’t shake.” “At FRS Counseling, we celebrate the success of our clients in their efforts to become and stay sober,” said Holsted. “We invite anyone who would like to learn more about this new treatment to contact us at (937)779-3030.” Individuals who would like to learn more about opiate use or alcohol problems or who would like to explore their treatment options should call (937)779-3030 to schedule an initial assessment at the 116 Mulberry Street in West Union FRS Counseling location.

nice seeing the community spirit. Next one needs to be 70's style.” 1960's graduate Eva Hodge, posted, “I think that was awesome, you should at least make it a monthly Cruise-in.” Cruising alumni now living out-of-state followed the event live on Facebook. “We had one guy who came all the way from Tennessee, and a lot of my friends who live out of state couldn't make it, but they plan on being here next year,” said Malcom. “We've already set the date - Sept. 9, 2017, the second Saturday of the month, so it'll be the like the last bash of summer before fall starts, and I expect the second turn out to be a lot bigger than the first.” Malcom queued up seven hours of 80's rock music for the event on his radio station 88.5 WBUZ – The Buzz, and the cruisers listened in sync as they rode the main drag. He also got local businesses involved in

the event. “I asked Ogden's Main Street Dairy Bar to stay open a little longer, and they sold out of their burgers within two hours,” he said. “It was good for the community and for the businesses - the dairy bar, the gas station, and the pizza places all made money.” Inevitably, the nostalgic event raised an obvious question – Should cruising make a comeback? In a small town where there's little else to do, isn't cruising a safer past time for young people than going to parties or driving to distant events? It may be difficult for young people to imagine the simple joy of driving in circles for hours, especially when the alternative is cruising cyberspace where gathering places exist at their fingertips in the pixels of their cell phones. Who knows? Saturday night might have given them a taste of what they're missing.

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Weather reports indicate that temperatures will reach almost 90 degrees in the coming days. The Adams Brown Counties Economic Opportunities and Ohio Development Services Agency want to remind Ohioans that help is available to stay cool during these hot summer days. Ohioans can contact their local Energy Assistance Provider for resources to cool their homes. A list of providers is available at energyhelp.ohio.gov. The Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program runs from July 1 until August 31, 2016 and provides eligible Ohioans assistance paying an electric bill or assistance paying for central air conditioning repairs. Eligible customers may also receive an air conditioner. The program provides assistance to low-income households with an elderly member (60 years or older), or households that can provide physician documentation that cooling assistance is needed for a household member's health. This can include lung disease; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; or asthma. Ohioans must have a gross income at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines to qualify for assistance. For a family of four the annual income must be at or below $42,525. To apply for the program, customers are required to schedule an appointment with their local Energy Assistance Provider. Customers need to bring: • a copy of their most recent energy bill, • a list of all household members and proof of income for the last 90 days for each member • proof of citizenship or legal resident, and • Physician documentation that cooling assistance is needed for a household member’s health (if there isn’t a household member over the age of 60). Eligible households can receive up to $300 if they are a customer of a regulated utility, or $500 if they are a customer of unregulated utilities such as electric cooperatives and municipal utilities. The benefit can be a combination of an air conditioner, and/or utility assistance. Utility assistance is applied to a customer’s utility bill or applied to central air conditioning repair costs. Ohioans enrolled in the Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus Program (PIPP Plus) are not eligible for bill payment assistance through the program but are encouraged to work with Adams Brown Counties Economic Opportunities to identify other opportunities for assistance. For more information about the features of the Summer Crisis Program locally, contact Adams Brown Counties Economic Opportunities. Additional information can also be found at www.energyhelp.ohio.gov or by calling the toll-free at (800) 282-0880.

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Giving thanks. That was common place at this year’s Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7) Annual Appreciation Brunch, which was recently held at the Southern Ohio Medical Center Friends Center in Portsmouth. During the special event, several individuals and groups throughout the Agency’s 10-county district were recognized for their service and dedication to not only the Agency as a whole, but more importantly, the communities and seniors served by the Agency. The Area Agency on Aging District 7 serves the following counties: Adams, Brown, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto and Vinton. Special awards that were presented at the event to individuals or groups included: William A. Jenkins Award (Outstanding Contributor to Our Southern Ohio Aging Network) This year’s Area Agency on Aging District 7 “William A. Jenkins Award” was presented to Bertha Scowden of the Pike County Senior Center/Community Action Committee (CAC) of Pike County. The AAA7 presents the award annually to an outstanding contributor to the southern Ohio aging network. The announcement of the recipient of the award is kept secret until the day of the Appreciation Brunch. The award is named in memory of William A. Jenkins, a native of Gallia County, who helped build the aging network in southern Ohio through the Area Agency on Aging District 7. Scowden, who has been with the CAC of Pike County for the past 39 years, has been an individual the AAA7 has enjoyed working with for many years through her role at the Senior Center. During the award presentation, Pam Matura, Executive Director of the AAA7, acknowledged Scowden for her many years of dedicated service to the aging network and seniors in Pike County. In addition to a special award from the AAA7, Scowden also received special commendations from Ohio Speaker of the House Cliff Rosenberger, and Ohio State Senators Bob Peterson and Joe Uecker. Lifetime Achievement Award This year, the AAA7 presented a special “Lifetime Achievement Award” to Janet Miller, Staff Accountant for Payroll at the Area Agency on Aging

District 7. This special award was a first for the Agency as it has not been presented before. Miller, who will retire September 2016 after over 36 years at the AAA7, began at the Agency as a Bookkeeper in February of 1980. During her employment, Miller has been involved in many Agency committees and has been very active with the local United Way chapter and American Cancer Society Relay for Life. During the award presentation, Pam Matura, Executive Director of the AAA7, commended Miller for her many years of service to the Agency and noted that she will be the first to retire from the AAA7 with the number of years of service she accomplished. Miller also received special commendations from Ohio State Senators Bob Peterson and Joe Uecker, and State Representative Ryan Smith. Community Partnership of the Year Award The Area Agency on Aging District 7 “Community Partnership of the Year Award” was presented to the Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Chillicothe, and National Church Residences’ Heritage Day Adult Day Care Center. Both facilities teamed with the Ohio Department of Aging and the Area Agency on Aging District 7 Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman Department in a coordinated statewide approach to provide Music and Memory SM to Ohio’s Veterans, their caregivers, and others with cognitive impairment in home and community-based settings. Music and Memory SM is an innovative approach to care developed by New York social worker Dan Cohen that uses personalized playlists on digital music players to help people with dementia and other chronic conditions focus and reconnect with the world around them. Nationally, the primary focus has been on implementing Music and Memory SM in nursing homes and other care facilities; however, Ohio’s effort has been the first effort of its’ kind in this country to make the program available to individuals and families in home and community-based settings. The Area Agency on Aging District 7 Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, Shawnee State University’s Master of Occupational Therapy students, and the Veteran-Directed Home and Community-Based Program through the Chillicothe VA Medical


Center provided on-site Music and Memory SM training for the staff of the Chillicothe VA Medical Center and Heritage Adult Day Care Center to enable the facilities to implement this program with their clients. Since the implementation of this grant program, the Chillicothe VA Medical Center has placed iPods and individualized playlists into the hands of 21 veterans, and Heritage Adult Day Care Center has provided this specialized approach to 20 individuals. Both agencies are continuing to work with these individuals and adding participants to the program. The Ohio Department of Aging and the Area Agency on Aging District 7 is proud of this collective effort to improve the quality of care for all Ohioans, regardless of where they call home. Music and Memory SM has been shown to help individuals feel happier and more social, build stronger relationships between caregivers and care recipients, and may reduce the use of antipsychotic medications. Educational Partnership of the Year Award The Area Agency on Aging District 7 “Educational Partnership Award” was presented to Christine Raber, Ph.D., professor with the Master of Occupational Therapy Program at Shawnee State University. The award is presented to an individual or group who understands the importance of continued learning surrounding home and communitybased care in the lives of students who are working toward careers that support initiatives in this realm. This past year, Dr. Raber and Shawnee State University’s Master of Occupational Therapy Students teamed with the AAA7 to bring Music and Memory SM into the lives of nursing home residents as well the lives of veterans and adult day care clients. Dr. Raber and her students worked with the AAA7 to provide on-site Music and Memory SM training to the Chillicothe Veterans Affairs Medical Center staff as well as to the staff of Heritage Adult Day Care Center in Chillicothe. After the trainings were completed, Shawnee State OT Masters students worked one-on-one with veterans and adult day care recipients by interviewing them to identify their individual playlists, purchasing the music for them on iTunes, and downloading the music onto the participants’ iPods. Dr. Raber and her students provided 374 hours of volunteer service or $8,700 of in-kind contribution.


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Outstanding Seniors Recognized: Front row, left to right, Anna Mae Evans (Jackson County); Ralph Kelley (Lawrence County – Sybene/Chesapeake Senior Center); Bobbi Kitchen (Adams County); Kaci Compton, Field Representative for US Congressman Brad Wenstrup; and State Representative Doug Green; Back row, left to right, Alice Ward, AAA7 Board of Trustees; State Senator Joe Uecker; and Pam Matura, AAA7 Executive Director. In addition, Dr. Raber and her students have worked with the AAA7 on numerous projects through the years including the Senior Home Information Project (SHIP) in Ross And Scioto Counties; the Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program’s Person-Centered Care Project; the showing of the Music and Memory SM documentary, “Alive Inside” at Shawnee State University; and having students trained as community coaches with the AAA7’s Matter of Balance Falls Management Program. Caregiver of the Year Award The Caregiver of the Year Award was presented to Luronda Thacker of Vinton County. Informal caregivers are those unpaid individuals such as a spouse, partner, family member, friend, or neighbor who are involved in assisting others with activities of daily living or medical tasks. 65 million caregivers make up 29 percent of the adult population providing this care in the United States. A Gallup survey in November 2012 found 72 percent of caregivers were caring for a parent, stepparent, mother in-law or father in-law, with 50 percent of these caregivers being employed full-time. Working caregivers often must rearrange their work schedules, decrease their work hours, or take unpaid leave to care for their loved ones. The Caregiver Support Program at the Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7) was created in 2001 through Older Americans Act funding to assist informal caregivers with information about caring for themselves and their loved ones, providing respite services, and linking caregivers to other needed services. Legislator of the Year

Award The Legislator of the Year Award was presented to State Representative Doug Green, who represents Brown and Clinton Counties in Ohio. Through the Older Americans Act legislation, the Area Agency on Aging District 7 is charged with advocating for older adults and programs that help them live safely and independently in their communities for as long as possible. Educating legislators about important programs and the impact they have on our older population is important in order to ensure proper funding is available to run the programs successfully and make them available to the populations who need them. Adult Protective Services is a program that helps vulnerable adults age 60 and older who are in danger of harm, are unable to protect themselves, and may have no one to assist them. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services supervises the state’s Adult Protective Services program with county departments of Job and Family Services receiving and investigating reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults and evaluating the need for protective services. Last year, the AAA7, along with the Ohio Association for Area Agencies on Aging (o4a), conducted advocacy requesting increased funding in the state budget for this important service throughout all of Ohio’s 88 counties. State Representative Doug Green was one legislator who stepped up to support an amendment to increase the funding for Adult Protective Services. Although the final budget did not include the increased funding as requested, it did provide

UC Clermont College will hold its annual Open House on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. for new students and their families. Prospective students can preview programs, meet faculty, tour campus and discuss financial aid with staff that will be available to answer questions. The $50 application fee will be waived for anyone who applies that evening. The event will be held in the Student Activities Building at the UC Clermont Campus located at 4200 Clermont College Dr. in Batavia. Please

RSVP: http://www.ucclermont.edu/fall-openhouse.html “This event is futurestudent focused. It is a great way to explore different majors, discuss your plans with our faculty, tour campus, learn about financial aid, and apply to attend UC Clermont; all in a single visit!” said Associate Director of Recruitment Blaine Kelley. For more information about the open house or for maps and directions: www.ucclermont.edu or call 513.732.5319 or 866.446.2822.

UC Clermont College hosts Open House on Oct. 6

additional funding for this important service, and the AAA7 applauded Representative Green for his leadership, foresight, and awareness of the needs of seniors in our area. Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman Volunteers Ronda Bivens, Carol Carter, Lynsi Eason, Beverly Flowers, Betty Gilpan, Sharon Hallam, Jeannette Hayburn, Rachel Inlow, Dena Morris, Debra Neal, Maryellen Pratt, Lavon Shields, Donna Thompson and Karen Vlaskamp. Wellness Coach Volunteers Cher Bellar, Judy Bright, Libby Brisker, Daniel Charlebois, Etta Charlebois, Debbie Dailey, Ashley Daniels, Don Davis, Brittany Farley, Cindy Goodman, April Greer, Sue Jackson, Kim Johnston, Tami Jolly, Shelley Lyons, Dee Meddock, Terri Pearson, Dawn Richards, Ashley Salyers, Cathy Shipley, Patty Snyder, Elizabeth Welch and Sandra Williams. Art Show and Essay/Poetry Contest Volunteers Joan Arrowood, Shelia Arrowood, Rita Baker, Kathy Bays, Bill Bond, Connie Bond, Jane Bragg, Alice Chinn, Jack Chinn, Dennis Crabtree, Penny Crabtree, Diana Evans, Doris Evans, Phyllis Fulk, Bonnie Harris, Joyce Haag, Jeri Ingles, Mary Maxson, Rushie McAllister, Calvin Minnis, Maudine Minnis, Carolee Lewis, Bob Powell, Vickie Powell, Joan Shasteen, Nancy Shaw, Lavon Shields, Irena Skaggs, Jim Skaggs, David Summers and Don Swisher. Also recognized were winners at this year’s Art Show, including: Pat Parsons of Gallia County – “Victor Potts Best of Show Award” in the Amateur Category; Mary Jo Copeland of Highland County – “Victor Potts Best of Show Award” in the Professional Category; Jo Ann White of Adams County - “Mary Peck Friend of Animals Award”; Dennis Crabtree of Jackson County – “People’s Choice Award” – R. Eugene Wallace of Ross County for “Best Overall Essay”; and Dorothy Strickland of Scioto County for “Best Overall Poem.” Outstanding Seniors (As Selected by Each County Senior Center) Adams County – Bobbi Kitchen; Highland County – Sara Burnett; Jackson County – Anna Mae Evans; Lawrence County (Ironton Senior Center) – Gregory L. King; Lawrence County (SybeneChesapeake Senior Center) – Ralph Kelley; Pike County – Logan and Kathryn Pendleton; and Ross County – Fred Saunders. The Area Agency on Aging District 7 was pleased to host another successful Appreciation Brunch to extend its thankfulness and appreciation to all the individuals and groups who make the district so special.

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Dryden’s Overcoming obstacles, Pennywitt etches his name Den: Week 2 in MHS record books Junior runner sets new cross-country in the mark at Mason County Invitational NFL BY MARK CARPENTER PEOPLE'S DEFENDER

A ton of upsets filled Week One as did key injuries. The Los Angeles Rams were a big disappointment while rookie Carson Wentz and Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo were pivotal parts of dominating victories. Week Two has several big time divisional tilts. My thoughts: Week One: 6-10 TNF: New York Jets at Buffalo - A key AFC East battle with the Bills and Jets coming off tough Scott Dryden losses. New Guest York’s Columnist defense will be the difference. NYJ 23 BUF 17 Baltimore at Cleveland – The Ravens held off Buffalo while the Browns fell flat on their face in Philly. RGIII is out but don’t sleep on Josh McCown – in a close game Baltimore ekes out a victory. BALT 30 CLE 24 San Francisco at Carolina – The Niners surprisingly dismantled the Rams on Monday night. A short week plus a cross country trip – easy pickings for the Panthers. CAR 34 SF 13 Dallas at Washington – The Cowboy rookies will have to step up to win a tough divisional road game. The Redskins bounce back on a short week. WASH 31 DAL 23 Cincinnati at Pittsburgh – The Bengals gritted out a tough victory over the Jets while the Steelers demolished the Skins on MNF. The two hated rivals will once again produce a dandy – to the home team goes the spoils. PIT 30 CIN 24 New Orleans at New York Giants – The Saints lost an emotional home game to the Raiders. A tough game to bounce back from – especially on the road. Eli Manning outduels Drew Brees. NYG 34 NO 31 Miami at New England – The Dolphins gave the Seahawks all they wanted but couldn’t seal the deal. Bill Belichick once again proved why he is the best coach in the game. The Patriots win a hard fought divisional battle. NE 20 MIA 17 Kansas City at Houston – A rematch of last year’s playoff game will feature a different signal-caller for Houston. He will deliver as Osweiler pushes the Texans to 2-0. HOU 27 KC 20 Tennessee at Detroit – The Titans looked bad in a home loss to Minnesota. Detroit on the other hand surprised most with a thrilling win in Indianapolis. The Lions move to 2-0 behind Matthew Stafford’s arm. DET 31 TEN 20 Seattle at Los Angeles – Seattle typically struggles with the Rams. That will again be the case (pun intended) as a raucous crowd and better play from Case Keenum results in a glorious return to Los Angeles. LA 20 SEA 13 Tampa Bay at Arizona –

Sometimes achieving a goal is not an easy task. There are obstacles in the way which sometimes move that goal farther and farther away, but for 16year old Manchester High School junior Ethan Pennywitt, a lifetime goal came to fruition last Saturday afternoon. Reaching a goal that he had set as a youngster, Pennywitt is now the school record holder in boys cross-country as he broke the previous mark with his time of 17:03 in last Saturday's Mason County Invitational. “I was four years old when I ran my first race,” said Pennywitt. “We ran in something called the Dog Pack Challenge and it was just a one-mile race and I think I got second running with elementary kids. When I was like seven or eight, I ran my first 5K at the Shawnee Bear Run and I just kept running 5K races after that and I have never stopped. “I guess it is just some-

thing that I have always done and I have probably run in well over 100 races. I have over 60 medals in my room plus a bunch of trophies for winning.” The junior runner ran six 5K races this past summer and won all six of them. The previous Manchester record was set by Jason Barr in 1997 (17:07) and Pennywitt has had his eyes on that mark for a long time, but the road to the top has not been an easy one for the last few years as he has battled a serious case of celiac disease, which has totally changed the lifestyle and eating habits of he and his family. Celiac disease is something you are born with but it often takes a stressor of some sort to trigger its symptoms. For Pennywitt, that was a dirt bike accident when he was a high school freshman. “I always had these rashes during the summer and we thought it was just poison ivy,” Pennywitt says. The rashes always seemed to be on the back of my legs and I had never

been around any poison ivy. The dirt bike accident started all the pain and sickness and I was so sick for about two months, in an out of hospitals and doctor's offices looking to get straightened out. I had every kind of blood work done, ultrasounds, ER trips at three in the morning because I was in so much pain I couldn't sleep. I had achy pain in my legs but my stomach just felt like being stabbed with a knife. Any time I ate it would hurt and I would just lay on the floor, not able to move. When they did the tests to finally determine the celiac, a high level on the test was considered to be around 30 and I tested out over 200. The doctors said ot was the highest they had ever seen.” “They finally diagnosed me with celiac but it took me about a year to get back to even close to 100%. That is when life in his household took on a major change as all hints of glutens had to be removed, which meant his parents Lonnie and Michelle Bilyeu had to buy all new pots and pans, clean out all the cabinets

Photo by Michelle Bilyeu

Junior Ethan Pennywitt is now the Manchester High School record holder for boys cross-country with his record-breaking 17:03 time last weekend in the Mason County Invitational. and make grocery trips totally different than anything they had done in the past. “I try to have a homecooked meal every night and the nights that I work

late it's a crock pot meal,” says his mother Michelle. “Everything has to be gluten-free and when I go

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Lady Devils roll to 44th consecutive SHAC win North Adams tops West Union in straight sets BY MARK CARPENTER PEOPLE'S DEFENDER When a young, rebuilding team in any sport faces off with a strong, established veteran squad, the results may be predictable. That may have been the case on Tuesday night at West Union High School when the young Lady Dragons volleyball squad became another notch in the belt of the North Adams Lady Devils as the Lady Devils continued to march through the Southern Hills Athletic Conference like Sherman marched through Georgia.

With a 43-match SHAC winning streak coming in, the Lady Devils easily extended that to 44 as the quickly disposed of the Lady Dragons in straight sets, 25-5, 25-11, and 257. The beginning of the first set may have been an omen of things to come as the match began with North Adams' Maddie Toole at the service line for eight straight points before an error finally got the home team on the board. The Lady Devils quickly got the serve back and junior Brooklyn Stout fired off four service aces

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The North Adams Lady Devils, foreground, picked up their 44th consecutive SHAC match win in a row on Tuesday night, downing West Union in three sets. in succession to make it 13-1. A Jaycee Baldwin kill

brought he serve back to West Union but a Madison Jenkins kill and ensuing

service ace kept the Lady

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Lady Dragons get SHAC win, downing Fayetteville 3-1 BY MARK CARPENTER PEOPLE'S DEFENDER

It is said that there is a first time for everything and never was that more true than last Monday afternoon at Fayetteville High School. On that afternoon, the West Union Lady Dragons set out to do something they had never done before on the soccer field, defeat the Lady Rockets. Defeat the Lady Rockets they did as a strong all-around effort for the West Union girls resulted in a 3-1 win in Southern Hills Athletic Conference action. “These girls of mine are a different breed,” said West Union head coach Kevin Hunter. “They truly love the sport regardless of the score and regardless of how many show up, they love the game for the challenge and the struggle. They love to engage their opponent and it is amazing to watch these teenagers lose and still be ecstatic about the small things. I have always coached my players to celebrate every victory big or small and focus on the positive.” There were no losses on Monday for the West Union, girls, only one of See NFL Picks / B2 the biggest wins for their program in years. Coach

Hunter had to make some last-minute position changes before the game, but they all worked out for the best, especially his choice to put Elexis Caudill in the goal. Caudill responded with a monster game, making 15 saves and allowing the lady Rockets just a single goal. On offense, the Lady Dragons scored within the game's first three minutes when some good ball movement left the ball on the foot of Caitlyn Cooper and she fired it home for the 1-0 advantage. “The girls spend the next 77 minutes doing what they do best-playing as a team,” said Coach Hunter. After Fayetteville tied the score, the game came down to the final six minutes, where the Lady Dragons took the lead when pressure forced the Fayetteville goalie away from her spot and Heidi Hunter took advantage with the goal that gave West Union the lead for good. Just for good measure with less than five minutes to play, the Lady Dragons' Anna Shupert made a run on goal and chipped the ball into the net over the diving keeper for the final score in a huge 3-1 win.

As the clock ticked down, the young West Union girls sensed what they had accomplished, and when time ran out, began a much-deserved celebration as they rushed the bench area.

After the game, Coach Hunter had high praise for all his players, mentioning the solid work of not only his three goal scorers, but complimenting the efforts of Madison Welch, Raegan Faulkner, Casey

Biggs, Emilee Davis, Shannon Runyan, Macy Mullenix, Mikala Wolke, and Caitlyn Cooper. “This is what it feels like to win when you work for it,” added Coach Hunter.

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West Union’s Shannon Runyan, left, chases down the ball with Fayetteville players in pursuit during the Lady Dragons’ 3-1 win on Monday night.


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Dragons take first day lead in SHAC Golf Tourney McCarty's 1-under 34 leads the way BY MARK CARPENTER PEOPLE'S DEFENDER Round One of the 2016 Southern Hills Athletic Conference Boys Golf Tournament, played at the Hilltop Golf Course, is in the books and as expected, the early lead belongs to the West Union Dragons, but perhaps not by as much as expected. West Union sits atop the team leader board after nine holes of the 36-hole event, but with just a seven stroke advantage over second place North Adams, Turning in their best team score of the season, the Ripley Blue Jays occupy the third spot. The Dragons were paced by a solid round by defending individual champion Elijah McCarty,who opened the tourney with a 1-under par score of 34, but that didn't totally pull him away from the field. Just two strokes behind at 36 is Manchester's Logan Hayslip, and three back at 37 are McCarty's teammate Craig Horton and North Adams' Bryant Lung. Three players are four off the pace at 39, North Adams' Patrick England and the Ripley duo of Dylan Phillips and Scottie Ott. When the four rounds of the SHAC Tournament are completed next week, the top 15 golfers will be named to the AllConference Team. After Day One, the top 15 also includes Noah Lung from North Adams (40), plus Tyler Fowler and Jacob

THE PEOPLE’S DEFENDER SENIOR PROFILE SPORTS EDITOR’S NOTE: Each week, The People’s Defender will profile an Adams County senior student/athlete so our community and readers can get to know better these outstanding young people who participate both in athletics and academics in their high school. NAME: Hannah Grimes SCHOOL: Manchester High School PARENTS: Rick and Whitney Grimes SPORTS PLAYED IN HIGH SCHOOL: Volleyball, Cheerleading

ARTIST OR GROUP: Don’t have a specific one

ACTIVITY: Spending time with my best friend Cassie

FAVORITE THING ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Coming together as a team and winning





MOST MEMORABLE Photo by Patrice Yezzi England HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS MOMENT: Being able to North Adams’ Bryant Lung chips towards the green compete at Disney with my during action from the first round of the 2016 SHAC cheer squad

boys golf tournament. Lung shot a 37, three strokes off the lead. FAVORITE MUSICAL Pell from West Union (42), Lurking just out of the top 15 are Manchester's Jalen James at 45 and Peebles' Bostin Robinson with the same, along with North Adams' Colt Shumaker at 46. Round Two of the SHAC was played on Thursday, Sept. 15 back at Hilltop, while the third round will be played Sept.

20 at Whiteoak and the fourth and final round at Buckeye Hills on Sept. 22, Look for reports on all that action in future issues of The People's Defender. Round One Team Scores: West Union 155, North Adams 162, Ripley 171, Manchester 186, Whiteoak 187, Eastern Brown 197, Lynchburg 200, Fairfield 209.

Hupp hat trick leads shutout win at Ripley BY MARK CARPENTER PEOPLE'S DEFENDER

Photo by Patrice Yezzi England

North Adams’ junior Lakyn Hupp gets this shot past the Ripley goalie for one of her three scores on the night as the Lady Devils pulled off a 3-0 SHAC win on the road. D'Avignon. “The entire team contributed to this win over a good Ripley team.” The Lady Devils were on the road on Saturday, Sept. 10, traveling to face a talented and unbeaten Southeastern Ross squad. North Adams played it tight, before finally falling to the Lady Panthers 2-1. In a game played in high wind conditions, the home team got on the board first at the 28:37 mark of the first half when All-District senior Kali Minton scored from about 30 yards out on a free kick after a North Adams foul. Minton's high, floating, wind-assisted shot founds its way just under the crossbar to give her team the lead. Lakyn Hupp continued her goal-scoring tear with 15 minutes to go in the first half when she took a pass from Hesler, battled a defender for possession, won the ball, turned and blasted it into the net to tie the game at one, which is how the first half ended. The only goal of the second half came less than three minutes in and again it was Minton doing the damage, dribbling the ball through the North Adams

defense, juking left and right, and finishing with a hard shot from a tight angle that Shipley had no chance. That was all the offense the Lady Panthers needed as they held on from that point for the 2-1 victory. “We played well today even dealing with some injuries,” said Coach D'Avignon. “We out shot them nearly three to one but you don't get any points for shots. Our defense was able to control Minton most of the game, but she is just one of the best players in southern Ohio. Lakyn had another amazing goal and now is on a six-game scoring streak.” On Monday, Sept. 12, the Lady Devils were back at home tangling with Westfall in a non-conference affair, and that contest ended in the dreaded word “tie” at 1-1. The North Adams girls will be back in action on Friday, Sept. 16, going on the road to Fairfield for an SHAC game. On Monday, Sept. 19, they will travel to Peebles to face the Lady Indians for the “Kickin' Cancer” contest.

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Lady Devils soccer stands at 4-2-2

After three games in the past week, the North Adams Lady Devils soccer squad now stands at 4-2-2on the year. The Lady Devils picked up a Southern Hills Athletic Conference win at Ripley, lost to an undefeated Southeastern Ross squad, then forged a tie on Monday in another nonconference battle with Westfall. The North Adams girls traveled to Ripley on Sept. 7 and playing under the lights in Blue Jay Stadium, rode the hot hand of junior Lakyn Hupp to a 3-0 shutout win. Hupp scored the hat trick with all three North Adams goals, while keeper Madee Shipley picked up her fourth shutout of the season, recording six saves in the process. Hupp's first goal came at the 18:01 mark of the first half when fullback Laney Hesler got control of a Ripley clear and sent the ball to Allison Harper, who made a long pass towards the left goal post. The Ripley goalie tried to catch the ball but Hupp beat her to it and knocked it home. Twelve minutes later Hupp was on the board again. Midfielder Jessica Woodall took a back pass from left wing Breanna Piatt, who then made a perfect pass through the Ripley defense to Hupp, who then herself split two defenders for an open shot an a 2-0 North Adams lead. Ten minutes into the second half, Hupp got the final goal of the game unassisted on a breakaway after forward Taylor Hesler had moved the ball to midfield through a gap in the Ripley defense. Thant made the final 3-0 in the Lady Devils' fourth win of 2016. “Lakyn had a good night finishing with the help of a lot of teammates,” said North Adams head coach Dave

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Pennywitt From page B1 to the grocery, I love coupons and comping, but unfortunately my items aren't always discounted or ever on sale. I don't like shopping or have much time for it with my work schedule so if a place wants my business they need to carry my favorite glutenfree brands. Sometimes we like an item and it gets discontinued. It can be very frustrating.” “It was a hassle and it is still pretty tough,” said Ethan. “You have to read a lot of labels and ingredients and going out to eat is almost impossible.” While most teenagers can drive thru McDonald's and grab a cheeseburger, you won't see Pennywitt doing that. He even has to be careful about which aisles of the grocery he walks through. About a month ago, his sister Sierra was home and baked a cake and just the particles of gluten in the air triggered another bad reaction. Another bad rash covered a majority of his body and another trip to the doctor meant a steroid shot and a supply of steroid packs to try and clear it up. Despite all these obstacles, one thing has never stopped for the Manchester teen, and that is him continuing to run and run, culminating in last weekend's recordperformance. “I've thought about this record since I first

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started running and I always saw the old record on the board at the high school,” said Pennywitt. “Before Saturday, my best time (17:24) was just the Tuesday before in an All-Comers meet at Mason County, and I was thinking that Saturday was my day, especially since I have cut off over a minute in my time in the last two weeks. I had about four different coaches telling me my time through the race so I knew I had a shot, even after I got caught in the pack in the first mile and ended up running in the tall grass to avoid the middle. “I felt good but I thought I was running slower than the Tuesday before so I was shocked when I got my first mile item and I had to slow my pace some so as not to burn out. I just kept picking people off and moving up and realized I had a shot at the record. With about 150 meters to go, Lonnie yelled my time of 16:40 at me, so I just took off flat sprinting and I was dead when I crossed the finish line.” Pennywitt finished seventh in the race which featured 164 runners, but on Saturday place took a back seat to a new school record. “They had a clock near the finish line and I saw my time as I crossed and I knew that I had the record. It hasn't really sunk in yet, but it feels good.” Not to be satisfied as a competitor, Pennywitt hopes to continue to shave time off that record mark in his final

two years of high school competition. “My first goal is to get my time down into the 16's and then I want to make it to state. That is my big goal.” Manchester crosscounty coach Vic Bowman has nothing but praise for his junior runner. “Determined, dedicated, and gutsy are just three words that come to mind when I think of Ethan,” said Bowman. “He has always had the record as a goal, along with some others that he is still chasing. He has fought through his medical issues and injuries, but still run at very opportunity despite not being anywhere near his best. He knew exactly what splits he needed on Saturday to get the record and despite not being on the pace with about 800 meters to go, he willed himself to gut out that very last part of the race to grab the record. I am very proud of him, but fully expect him to push the record even lower as this season progresses.” When he is not out running many miles each day, Pennywitt is a 4.0 student and is current enrolled in post-secondary classes at both the high school and Southern State Community College. He also has some big running dreams for his posthigh school days. “I'd like to run at someplace like Oregon or Stanford,” he says. With his track record and determination, don't put it past him.

The Falcons lost despite a valiant comeback, the Raiders pulled out a miracle. Those factors set up while be a thrilling aerial show. The Silver and Black get a big home victory. OAK 37 ATL 34 Indianapolis at Denver – The Colts laid an egg at home now face a potential 0-2 start versus the defending champs. If they can put the game in the hands of Trevor Siemian, they can secure a tough road victory. Luck withstands a beating for the win. IND 24 DEN 17 SNF: Green Bay at Minnesota – Oh boy. It could be Sam Bradford’s

Viking debut along with the unveiling of their new stadium (saw it in person by the way – beautiful). A tough contest throughout with Aaron Rodgers being the difference. GB 27 MIN 23 MNF: Philadelphia at Chicago – Carson Wentz played well in his season debut. I was in attendance – props to the Eagles for a great opening ceremony and fan experience. The surroundings will be a little different on Monday night however as Jay Cutler plays well and the Bears defense harasses Wentz throughout. CHI 24 PHI 16

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HEISMAN RACE 1. Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville Jackson has played his way to the top of the (very early) Heisman list after posting video game-level stats in the first two games of the season. He can solidify his spot as a legitimate candidate with a big game this week against Florida State.

Lamar Jackson and the Louisville Cardinals have an opportunity to make a major statement against Florida State on Saturday afternoon.

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2. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford McCaffrey and the Cardinal had the week off after opening the season with a win over Kansas State. He rushed for 126 yards and two TDs in the opener.

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PRIME TIME PLAYERS San Diego State running back Donnel Pumphrey rushed for 281 yards in the Aztecs’ 45–40 win over Cal and is now the school’s all-time leading rusher. Pumphrey, who has 4,651 yards two games into his senior season, moved past former SDSU All-American Marshall Faulk. ‌ Vanderbilt junior Ralph Webb became the third player in school history with at least 200 yards rushing in a game. Webb ran for

211 yards on 29 carries in the Commodores’ 47–24 win over Middle Tennessee. ‌ Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson accounted for 610 yards of offense (411 passing, 199 rushing) and five TDs in the Cardinals’ 62–28 win at Syracuse. ‌ After getting benched in a Week 1 loss to South Alabama, Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald responded with with 178 yards passing and 195 yards rushing to

lead the Bulldogs to a 27–14 win over South Carolina. ‌ No Leonard Fournette? No problem for LSU. Derrius Guice filled in for the Heisman Trophy candidate and rushed for 155 yards on 19 carries in the Tigers’ 34–13 win over Jacksonville State. ‌ Oregon dominated Virginia through the air (Dakota Prukop 331 yards passing, three TDs) and on the ground (Royce Freeman 207 yards rushing, two TDs) in a 44–26

win over the Cavs in Eugene. ‌ Luke Del Rio continues to impress in his first season as the Florida quarterback. The transfer from Oregon State (who began his career at Alabama) threw for 320 yards and four touchdowns as the Gators beat Kentucky for the 30th straight season. ‌ Miami running back Mark Walton ran for 155 yards and four TDs on 17 carries in the Canes’ 38–10 win over FAU.

3. Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon Freeman flew under the national radar last year despite rushing for 1,836 yards on a 6.5-yard average. He’s off to a hot start in 2016, with 294 yards and four touchdowns in two games. 4. Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia Chubb was held in check by a surprisingly stout Nicholls defense, running for 80 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries. That followed a 222-yard, two-TD performance in Week 1 against North Carolina. 5. J.T. Barrett, QB, Ohio State Barrett has been outstanding in the Buckeyes’ wins over Bowling Green and Tulsa. He has completed 66.0 percent of his passes for 498 yards and six TDs and has added 85 yards and three scores on the ground.

NUMBERS TO KNOW Arizona State running back Kalen tied an NCAA record with 8 Ballage eight TDs in the Sun Devils’ 68–55 win over Texas Tech. Ballage’s eight TDs (seven rushing, one receiving) came on only 15 touches from scrimmage.



STOCK REPORT Army followed its impressive Week 1 win at Temple by beating Rice 31–14 at Michie Stadium in West Point. The Black Knights, who went a combined 6–18 in Jeff Monken’s first two seasons, are 2–0 for the first time since 1996. Army’s triple-option attack is averaging 338.5 yards rushing in two games and has yet to commit a turnover.

Northwestern is 0–2 after dropping consecutive home games to Western Michigan and Illinois State. The Wildcats managed only 277 total yards and scored one touchdown in Saturday’s 9–7 loss to Illinois State. Justin Jackson, one of the Big Ten’s most productive running backs, was held to 39 yards rushing.

Utah held on for a thrilling 20–19 over rival BYU in the “Holy War� when the Cougars’ two-point conversion with 18 seconds remaining failed. Utah has won six straight in the series for the first time 1964. The Utes, 2–0, won despite committing six turnovers (three INTs from QB Troy Williams and three lost fumbles).

Lady Hounds top Ripley in volleyball action

Photo by Jennifer O’Neil Smith

Manchester’s McKinlee Grooms makes a return in the Lady Hounds’ Sept. 7 win over the Ripley Lady Jays. It was the second victory of the 2016 season for Coach Kaci Compton and her squad and they were back in action earlier this week with matches versus Lynchburg and Fairfield.

Matt Campbell is off to an 0–2 start at Iowa State after a pair of losses to instate rivals Northern Iowa and Iowa. On Saturday, the Cyclones were outgained 435-to-291 en route to a 42–3 defeat in Iowa City. Mike Warren, an All-Big 12 running back last season, had only 28 yards rushing on seven carries.

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Devils rolling. Leading later 17-3, North Adams continued to dominate from the service line as junior Sydney Kendall rattled off five straight to put her team on the verge of taking the first set, which they did on a kill by Abby Campton, taking set one emphatically 25-5. The second set started out close, but that only stayed that way until Kendall got to the service line again and ran off nine straight to give her side a 13-2 lead. Three more service points from Campton made it 18-4, but the Lady Dragons showed some signs of life, getting two service points from Alex Clark, one of them an ace. Trailing later 197, West Union rallied with



Louisville is outgaining its opponents by an average of 6.0 yards per play. The Cardinals are averaging 10.0 yards per play on offense and giving up only 4.0 on defense. Cal quarterback Davis Webb has already attempted 126 passes in two games. That’s more than both Army and Navy attempted all last season. East Carolina edged NC State 33–30, giving the Pirates their sixth straight win over an ACC opponent dating back to the 2013 season. Nick Chubb’s surgically repaired left knee appears to be fine. Georgia’s junior running back is tied for the national lead with 52 rushing attempts through the first two games.

six of the set's next seven points, getting a pair of aces from Kiersten Rowe, to cut the deficit to 19-11, but that was I for the home team as North Adams finished off the set and a 25-11 win with five service points from Stout, plus kills from Campton and Charlee Louden. The third set began as a mirror image of the first with Toole at the service line and the result a 14-0 lead for the Lady Devils. With the set well in control, a trio of Louden kills and a series of serves by Kendall wrapped things up as North Adams cruised 27-7 in the final set and took the match in three. “North Adams is just the best team in the SHAC again this year,� said West Union head coach Debbie McClanahan. “They show you what a dedicated bunch of girls can do. We have nine girls this year

with very little varsity experience and when you don't have enough to simulate game situations in practice, the kids can't really understand the pace or intensity involved. You can teach fundamentals and strategic moves all you want, but there is nothing like game experience. Give our girls another year to grow and they will be right in there.� All has not been doom and gloom for the Lady Dragons as they had picked up their first win of the 2016 season on Sept. 8 when they downed Ripley in five exciting sets, 2521, 18-25, 25-14, 22-25, 16-14. That win was a big game for senior Kendall Gallowitz,who led the team with 18 kills, with Rowe and McKenzie Bickett each contributing 15 assists.

Photos: Athlon Sports

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Ohio Veterans Home


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2016 2003 Veterans Blvd., Georgetown, OH 45121

9:00 am to 7:00 pm

OVH is looking for compassionate care partners to help serve those who have served – the heroic veterans of our great state! If you are an LPN or STNA who is looking for a rewarding career with excellent benefits, be sure to mark your calendar for this exciting event! Tours will be offered of our beautiful home! Come with your resume, references and a positive attitude to see what we have to offer! Starting rate of pay: LPNs - $20.02 and STNAs - $15.09 (Shift differential for evening and night shifts) Interviews will be conducted on-the-spot for those who qualify. Hope to see you on September 22nd!!

WANTED Recycling Specialist

Adams Brown Recycling in Georgetown, Ohio, is seeking an individual for a community-centered, fast-paced, and self-directed job. The successful individual will be responsible for creating and implementing a multi-faceted plan which results in improving the quality of recyclable material in community recycling boxes. In addition, the individual is responsible for public relations, managing curbside data/information, and educational programs. Required: College Degree preferred. Good communication and interpersonal skills, good writing skills, project planning and implementation. A good driving record is required and a drug test must be passed. Full time work, some weekend and evening work is necessary. Starting wage is $12.00 per hour.

Send your resume by September 26th to Adams Brown Recycling at mvolkert@abcap.net Adams Brown Recycling 9262 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown, OH 45121 937-378-3431 888-291-5690 Adams Brown Recycling is a division of ABCAP, an Equal Opportunity Employer www.abcap.net


We are looking for cleaning people to clean local accounts 2 times a week after 5 pm. If interested please email info to allstarcsllc@yahoo.com or call





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Interested candidates can stop by the front desk to complete an application or forward a resume to: dlouderback@atriumhospitality.com (513) 943-5803

is currently accepting applications for manufacturing/assembly positions. 1st, 2nd, 3rd shifts Hourly wage will be based on experience. Applications available at: 3455 Cross Road Winchester, Ohio 45697 Or contact adavis@macaplastics.com 937-544-8618 ext.16 Part-time

Dietician and Part-time

Social Worker

needed. We have good benefits, and would be flexible with schedule. The job is in Seaman at the Dialysis Clinic. Must Apply Online @ www.dciinc.jobs

JOB OPPORTUNITY! Bookkeeper/ Secretary, Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission, Waverly, OH $25,000-$30,000; visit www.ovrdc.org for details. “An Equal Opportunity Employer”

NOW HIRING Inquire in person at

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3266 Cross Rd., Winchester Next to Adams Cty. Airport

(937) 544-2386

NIGHT TIME MECHANIC WANTED Jerry Ritter Trucking (513)625-6495

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR Previous basement excavation experience a must. Able to operate loader, dozer & bobcat. Clean driving record. Brewer Excavating 513-236-6341.


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A Family Business for Over 35 Years ************ CDL-A Driver $1,000 sign on Bonus 2 years experience Percentage Pay Health Insurance Vacation + Holiday Regional Position 513-724-7140 NOW HIRING! CLASS A CDL DRIVERS. Must have clean record and pass drug test. Must have 2 years experience. Good equipment and steady work. Retirement and health insurance available. Call 937-444-3717. POLE BARN BUILDERS or Subcontractors needed to build pole buildings. TECUMSEH BUILDINGS 937-446-2542 or 937-446-2917

SENIOR HOMECARE UNLIMITED, LLC., a rapidly growing company in Mt. Orab, Ohio is seeking CNA’s, STNA’s, and HHA’s in Adams, Brown and Highland Counties. If you enjoy working with the elderly and a flexible schedule please contact us at 937-4440930.

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HIRING PART TO FULL TIME CDL DRIVER. Must apply in person at Roberts Paving Inc. 4354 Wildcat Road, Hillsboro, OH. M-F 8 am 3 pm. Equal Opportunity Employer


HIRING ALL positions including Line Cooks, Pizza Cooks, Dishashers & Management. Must pass drug screen & some experience is required. Send letters of interest to: The Feed Mill Restaurant, PO Box 59, Felicity, OH 45120 or fill out an application at 721 N. Market St., Felicity, OH 45120. APTS UNFURNISHED

Arcadian LifeStyle Properties For Rent In Peebles 2 Bedroom newly remodeled upstairs Apt, Electric Heat, Stove/ Refrigerator Dishwasher Included NonSmoking, No Pets, Secured Entry $450 month includes water $450 Deposit, Call (937)587-2812 Now Accepting Applications Island View Apartments at 302 Cemetery St., Manchester. We offer 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for family, elderly, handicap, or disabled residents. Rent based on 30% of adjusted income. Contact Kay Chandler 937-549-1324 or Richards Management at 888-576-6468 for details. TTD/TTY 800-750-0750. This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer and equal housing opportunity.

BATAVIA - 2 & 3 bedroom apartments available with open wait list. Accepting applications M-F, 9a.m.-4p.m. Apartments are income based. 513-732-3804

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FOR RENT Small 1 BDR, 1 Bath County home for rent, $400 Deposit, $400 Month/Lease Requirement, Need References, No Smoking, No Pets, Please Call (937)779-9293

HOUSE FOR RENT Peebles area, 38 1/2 Elm Street, 1 Bedroom, Total Electric, $375/Rent + $375/Deposit, Includes water & sewage (937) 725-3775 HOUSES FOR SALE

2 ACRES, POND, 4 BR home, 2.5 baths, full bsmt, private! Super nice custom built home! MT. ORAB - EXECUTIVE style home, 3+ BR, 3.5 Baths, Grt room, family room, formal dining room, atrium, this home has it ALL! HORSE FARM! Beautiful 6 acres w/3+BR home, horse barn, fenced paddocks plus large 40 X 80 Barn! Peaceful and private setting. HUNTING, FISHING, GET AWAY‌ 10 minutes from Mt Orab. 6 acres of woods, cabin, pond. BATAVIA- PRIVATE CULDESAC, 3 BR, 2 B, garage plus workshop, priced to sell! MAKE A DEAL! 7 ACRES, house, garage, barn‌.ASKING $90,000 BUILDING LOT – HERITAGE DRIVE – Georgetown, water & sewer.  Call Dorothy @ 513-720-0547 WANTED TO RENT

Looking to Rent A 3 BDR Trailer or house, have 2 dogs, Contact anytime: (937) 217-5860 or (937) 217-4995

Providing 1 bedroom affordable rental housing units designated for 62 years of age or older; disabled regardless of age. On site manager/maintenance. Appliances furnished. Water, sewer, trash included. No steps. Laundry / community room - air conditioner - porches - off street parking. Possibility of rental assistance. Handicap accessible. TDD # 419-526-0466 This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Wanted Land to Lease Considerate Sportsman looking for land to lease, for hunting, would prefer 100+ wooded acres (802)622-0874 LOTS AND ACREAGE

.52 ACRE LOT IN SARDINIA. Has sewage and water. $9500.00. Call 937515-0446 and leave message. MISC. FOR RENT FOR RENT Furnished Room for One, Deposit and References required (937) 470-7821 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 MISC. NOTICES

NO HUNTING OR TRESPASSING 28 + Acres 1235 Davis Memorial Road, Peebles


WANTED I’m looking for old, broken or damaged, large screen rear projection tv’s for scrap. I will haul away. No CRT or flat screens desired. Call 544-2455 HAY & GRAIN

MIXED HAY FOR SALE - 5x5 round bales $30.00, also square bales $4.50 937-618-1410 Mixed Grass, Hay, 4 X 5 Round Bales, $20 each Call (937)798-0317 MISC. FOR SALE

BULL FOR SALE Three year old bull, three-quarter angus and one quarter simmental. Phone (937)544-2044 FOR SALE 7.1 cu. Chest Freezer, 2 yrs old, works good $100, Quilt Frame, Grace E23, adjustable to 3 sizes with accessories, $150 Call (937)840-8553 AUTOS FOR SALE

‘05 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT Diesel. 354,000 miles. Runs well, new tires, needs brakes. $975. 513-319-6569


LARGE YARD SALE Sept. 17th, 9-3 210 High St, Peebles, Antique wood chairs, queen comforter sets, sheets, kitchen items, also garden, name brand purses, (Miche’, Vera Bradley), Mens XLG clothes, women, medium, numerous items If rain, no sale 3 FAMILY YARD SALE September 23, 24, 25 3343 Eckmansville Rd, Winchester, If hard rain cancel, Fuel oil stove approximate 50,000 BTU, Older homemade livestock trailer, pony cart and harness, large aluminum cart, fireboard, split wood, coal large bale mover w/spear and 3 point hook up, Like new men and womens bicycles, car bike rack, stereo like new, patio table w/2 chairs, Sears bathroom scales, assortment of dishes, home/garden birdhouses, canister set and pitcher, birdhouses, nice pictures, many new VHS movies, great gerbil cage, hardback and softback books, some designer plus size womens/mens clothing, purses, christmas items and many misc. items, Linda Downs, Jack & Mary Downs, Debbie Grooms



DESIGNATED FOR 62 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, HANDICAP/ DISABLED REGARDLESS OF AGE. ONE BEDROOM APARTMENTS WITH APPLIANCES FURNISHED. On site laundry facility. Call for details or pick up an application at the rental office Possibility of rental assistance.

TDD #419-526-0466


GINORMOUS 15 FAMILY YARD SALE Sept. 23 & 24, 9 am to 6 pm, 644 Greenbush East Road (in Buford) Corner of Greenbush and Sicily Road. Antiques: sliding leaf table, porcelain table, (2) sets ladderback chairs w/cane bottoms, full size bed frame, right handed sellers cabinet, rolling pins, rug beaters, milk bottle. Kitchen utensils, small appliances, table w/buffet, canning jars, filing cabinet, (2) desks, poker table, (2) cherry bookcases, Amish made Captains bed, Longaberger baskets, old records, 36 bottle wine cooler, Janome Memory Craft MC3000 sewing machine, lounge chairs, scrapbooking, stamping, school supplies, underground fence, 3 mile range solar powered electric fence controller w/trickle charger, Christmas and halloween decor, costumes, bedding, curtains, towels, new 31 bags, yard and garden items, vegetable baskets, toys, boardgames, wii games, track lighting, ceiling fan, hot wheels, 20v & 18v rigid tool kit, lots of tools, clothing racks, household items, prom dresses, Lia Sophia earrings, 300 used bricks, baby items, breast pump, clothing - all brand names: baby girl newborn to 9M, girl 2T-5, boys SXL, womens XS-2X, mens S-3X. Come check us out! Rain or Shine!

YARD SALE & BASEMENT SALE Sept 15, 16 & 17 713 E. Walnut Street, WU, at Jean Green’s, to much to mention, everything nice & clean, Come & and see- 2 family

YARD SALE Friday & Saturday, Sept 23 & 24, 10am to 4pm, 9917 Tri-County Rd, Winchester


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Full Time Agents Patricia A. Rand,ABR Cell 937-763-3511 Greater Cincinnati

Joe Brumley Cell 937-217-5244

Lynne Spaeth Cell 937-728-0843 Home 937-987-9762

Robin C.Geier,ABR Cell 937-725-5613 Home 937-466-1782 Jaime Garen

Sue C. Boone

Krista Thompson Cell 740-606-6886 Home 937-981-3368

Broker, ABR Home: 937-393-9363 Cell: 937-763-9363

401 U.S. 62 South, Hillsboro

Cheryl A. Mullins Cell 937-402-7759

Charles N. McDaniel Cell 937-725-1156 Home 937-588-2353


Cell 937-763-3045

Melissa Travis Cell 937-509-2481

Duane Troyer Cell 740-606-1174

All information is believed accurate but is not guaranteed. All acreages, measurements and figures are approximate and not warranted.

Give us a call today! • Visit our website at www.sueboonerealty.com • We are ready to work for you! RESIDENTIAL - $164,900

Beautiful Country setting situated on 10 acres! The main home is like new. 3BR 2 bath, lg. kitchen, Liv. rm has firepl., oversized 2 car garage & covered porch. 2 barns. Also has 2 single wides that can be rented. #1 3BR 1 Bath. #2 2BR 1 Bath, both with separate yards. Quiet country living! • MLS#1501653

RESIDENTIAL - $179,900

This gorgeous, well kept property includes a nice mobile home to supplement your income or use for family. Property has large sunroom, private ball field, large workshop garage 40x50, and a private drive. Many updates throughout. Convenient location in a private setting. • MLS#1498537

R3 - MLS# 1506445 - NEW LISTING 3 bedroom 1.5 bath ranch brick on a corner lot. Stone fireplace, Built-in appliances, Newer roof, Newer forced air furnance and central air. This is a home with character and located in a neighborhood w/pride in ownership. Listed at 110,000.

H10 - MLS# 1487305 – NEW LISTING - LEAVE THE CITY LIGHTS BEHIND and enjoy a simpler life! This country home has 5.43 acres w/L.R., eat-in kitchen, BR, bath, sunroom and utility. Recently remodeled and a work in progress! New laminate flooring throughout. Perfect for that weekend retreat! Country right outside your door for the asking price of $75,000.

H16 – MLS# 1502562 – NEW LISTING – OWN YOUR OWN PONDEROSA - on this 10 ac. mini-farm with additional acreage available! There’s room on this range to keep your horses, cattle, goats, Llamas, or whatever you want to raise, including kids! The 42x36 barn w/lean to is complete with horse stalls and workshop. This beautiful 5 bdrm., 3 bath home is sure to please with over 2,600 sq. ft., adjoining mother-in-law suite, gleaming hardwood floors, partial walk-out bsement, attached garage and carport. Too many extras to mention, 12’ stocked pond, orchard, grape vineyard....the list goes on and on. Put your brand on this spread for the

RESIDENTIAL - $239,000


COMMERCIAL - $250,000

Beautiful setting with ranch home on a full basement, a building to fit all of your needs. Large Koi pond. Located on a quiet country road. Great home with plenty of room to enjoy life. Barn has workshop and space for motor home, bathroom and lots of room for projects. • MLS#1495707

This 2 story property needs some finish work only on the inside. Has new metal roof, new siding, new windows. Double lot with large yard and rear access. Road frontage on SR125. Could be used Residentially or Commercially. Some materials included. New 200 Amp electric service. Easy flip, rental, or primary residence. Has rear deck and outbuilding. • MLS#1500874

Historic Georgetown building for sale or lease. Formally U.S. Grant Memorial High School, but has newer partitions that have served as office space and clinic. Endless possibilities with this whole city block in the county seat on the main route through town. Will lease, sell, and build to suit all or part. Agent Owned. • MLS#1469534

R4 - MLS# 150043 - 3 bedroom 2 bath ranch with bonus room, Larger rooms, and plenty of car space. Great location. R6 - MLS# 1485982 - 2 bedroom home on a Vinyl sided, forced air and central air. full basement. Hard wood or carpeted floors. Listed at $98,500. Forced air natural gas heat and central air. Ready to move in with most of the home recently remodeled. Asking $69,900.

asking price of $239,000. Definitely not a drive-by!

H18 – MLS# 1500890 – Recently remodeled rustic home on 8+ acres. New eletric, new plumbing, new floor covering, new paint, new counter tops, and new stainless steel appliances. Detached pole building and detached 2 car garage. Listed at $134,900.

H21 – MLS# 1407814 H21 – OUT OF THE TENSION ZONE - OWNER SAYS SELL! ANOTHER PRICE REDUCTION!! On 5 acres off a quiet lane, set amidst towering trees, green lawns, and colorful plantings is this 3 BR 2 Bath ranch home. Features include a 25 x 25 spacious sunroom with woodland views from expansive windows, L.R., dining room, eatin kitchen with all appliances included, family room w/fireplace, luxurious master suite, huge walk-in closets, large laundry room, delightful 2-tiered side/back deck, covered front porch, 4 car detached garage, storage building, and more. A place to unwind nat-

urally at the asking price of $168,000. NOW $159,000. ONLY $149,900

H34 – MLS# 1502576 - 16.8 acres with Cabin - Cabin high in the woods with a view. Heavily wooded acreage surrounds this modern cabin with an abundance of wildlife and a modern home to enjoy it. Very secluded with County water and electric.Cabin is an open floor plan with a large loft. Listed at $134,900. C3 - MLS# 1454586 - HUGE PRICE REDUCTION - BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY - OWNER FINANCING TO QUALIFIED BUYER! Immediate possession on this commercial building; formerly used as beauty/barber shop. Many possibilities. City utilities. Call for more details. Asking $20,000. NOW ONLY $12,000. C5 – MLS# 1419908 – HUGE PRICE REDUCTION! ATTENTION INVESTORS! Great business opportunity with this two story brick that has

H9 - MLS# 1489849 - New Listing - PEACFUL & USEFUL - 28.8 acre Mini-Farm - This 3 bedroom 2 bath ranch has full basement partially finished, Amish built wood cabinets, great room for living and kitchen, brick harth w/wood stove, kitchen is open with island w/countered bar seating, dining could be family or bedroom w/vaulted ceiling & attached bath. Basement has family room w/fireplace & bedroom. Full set of farm buildings including a finished detached garage. Acreage is a comfination of tillable and woods. Attractive pond area, mature pine trees as well as fruit trees. Asking $175,000.

six separate units. Two store-fronts, plus four– 2 BR second floor apartments, all currently occupied. It will pay for itself plus give you a tax – sheltered cash flow. An opportunity that deserves your immediate investigation. Call for more details. WAS $59,000. NOW ONLY $49,900. V2- MLS# # 1489055 – PRICED REDUCED- 4.34 acres near West Union, Rolling and wooded. Electric on the property. Perfect for getaway or new home. Listed at $19,000. V6- MLS# # 1399090 – PRICED REDUCED- 4.34 acres near West Union, Rolling and wooded. Electric on the property. Perfect for getaway or new home. Listed at $19,000.

V16 - MLS# 1494221 – NEW LISTING 20 acers of rolling acreage with Hard Woods. Tall canopy of trees with good private access. Lots of wildlife signs. Additional property available. Listed at $50,000.


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Sept. 17th - Creager Tire Real Estate - Batavia Sept. 30th - Brown Co. Junior Fair Auction Oct. 1st - Brown Co. Junior Fair Auction Oct. 7th - Colliver’s Antique Store day 1 - Ripley Oct. 8th - Wilson Bro. Office Complex - Batavia Oct. 8th - Small house on 2 lots - Afton Oct. 13th - Watson - household - Georgetown Oct. 14th - Colliver’s Antique Store day 2 Oct. 29th - Beautiful historic home - Ripley Nov. 5th - Large Farm Equipment

Location: 759 Roy Pence Rd, West Union, OH 45693

1988 Ford Travel Master RV new tires, great cond. no leaks, 79,000 miles, late 1800's one horse sleigh, 1935 Allis Chalmers tractor non running, 18 1/2 HP Cub Cadet mower runs, 42 in deck, Wheel Horse 800, Moose snow plow fit 4 wheeler, Wheel Horse snowplow, 5X8 tilt metal trailer, Howard Miller grandfather clock, Hoosier type roll top kitchen cabinet etched glass on top, 4 wood stoves Buck insert & 2 others, old tobacco press, playground tube slide w/tower, Honda water pump, Vintage silverware sets, old records, old books, various types & sizes advertising tins, saddle, horse hames, single trees, Victorian secretary desk, Childs' roll top desk, mixer amplier nice, kraut cutter, apple butter paddle, wood egg crate, Buck saw, old player piano rolls, Vintage glass items, many more items not listed.

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Located At: 1159 US. Rt. 134, Sardinia, OH. 45171 (From intersection of St. Rt. 32 & St. Rt. 134 at Sardinia, go West on St. Rt. 134 approx. 2.0 miles to auction. – See Signs.)

Located At: 101 Sardinia-Mowrystown Rd. Sardinia, Ohio 45171 REAL ESTATE: This property consists of a 4 bedroom, 1 full bath, 1 1/2 Story Frame Home located in the Village of Sardinia. Home has eatin kitchen, living room, enclosed back porch area, plus small workshop. Home has newer electric heat/air w/duct work upstairs. Also, has newer metal roof and vinyl windows, and vinyl siding! Home is in good movein condition. The property has great curb appeal, plus has a large 24’ x 44’ block garage/ workshop, plus a gazebo and open-sided yard shed. Property also has mature shade and landscaping on a large corner lot w/city water and sewer! Terms on Real Estate: 10% down day of Auction. Balance due on or before Nov. 5th, 2016. Property Sold “As Is, Where Is” condition. Financing & Further Inspections are Not a contingency to close! All information is believed accurate, but not guaranteed! Anyone wanting a leadbased paint inspection must have done so prior to the Auction. Announcements made day of Auction take precedence over any & all ads. No Buyer’s Premium! Also sells w/No Reserve! Open House Dates: Wed. Sept. 7th, 5-6 PM. and Sun. Sept. 18th, 2-4 PM. Personal Property to include Antiques, Collectables, Household Items, Etc.! See NationwideSold.com for Complete List & Pictures Auctioneer’s Note: This property has been well cared for and owned by the Grisham’s for many years! Property is ideal for first time home owners, rental, or investment! “Don’t Miss It!” Very clean Auction with some good & useful items, in good condition! Plan To Attend!”

Estate of Gladys Maxine Grisham Paul Grisham, Executor - Christine Williams, Executor Brown Co. Probate # 20161132 - Julie McConn, Attorney for Estate Klayton Juillerat – Auctioneer (937) 205-5256

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THE PEOPLE’S DEFENDER 25 Rice Drive, West Union, OH 45693 937-544-2391

THURSDAY, SEPT. 22ND, 4:00 PM (Real Estate Sells at Approx. 5:00 P.M.) This 3 bedroom ranch home has a lg. kitchen w/plenty of nice cabinets; living room; full bath; utility; good closet space; lg. rear covered deck; vinyl siding; & Anderson windows. The beautiful 2 Acre Parcel has mature trees & landscaping; a 24’ x 30’ 3-sided pole shed; plus county water & septic. Auctioneer’s Note: This was the previous home of the late Mae Fern Miller. This home has truly been taken care of, shows well, and is ready to move into! Terms & Conditions: 10% down day of Auction. Balance due on or before Nov. 10th, 2016. Property sells in “As Is, Where Is” Condition. Financing & further inspections are Not a contingency to close! All information is believed accurate, but not guaranteed. Announcements made Day of Auction take precedence over any & all ads. Watch for Future Ads or see NationwideSold.com for Detailed List of Personal Property to be Sold. Includes “2” Automobiles; Mower; Appliances & Furniture; Misc. & Much More! Inspection Dates: Mon. Sept. 12th, 6-7 PM. and Sun. Sept. 18th, 2-3 PM. or call for an appt. For more Info & Pictures see NationwideSold.com or Call (937) 442-1111.

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REAL ESTATE ROSIE YOUNG .........................513-403-4126 PAT MUSTARD.........................937-728-0633 BILL HOLTON, AUCTIONEER ........513-312-1043 JESSE MCKINZIE, AUCTIONEER ...513-312-1043 DALE MENDENHALL ......................544-5385 LESLIE MCCLANAHAN............937-544-2400 OMAR VANCE ..........................937-217-2189 JOE R. GUSTIN.................................544-2224 NELSON ATKINSON ........................587-3728 BRENDA MCCLANAHAN ................695-0257

CRYSTAL SUTTERFIELD ..........937-779-1951 EARL JONES............................937-779-7078 WALT YEAGER .................................544-2434 LUCINDA HANSGEN .......................544-3353 MARTI KNAUFF .......................937-217-9344 LAWRENCE (LARRY) YOUNG..........544-3479 NANCY ATKINSON..........................587-3728 JANET WAGNER ..............................373-3111 DANNY DICK ...........................937-779-7930 NANCY REID............................513-377-2707

HOMES R3 – WEST UNION – Well maintained frame home with aluminum siding, 1188 SF living area plus full basement, 3 BR, 1 ½ baths, living room, kitchen & dining room, fuel oil furnace plus electric heater, F/P, public water/sewer, hardwood floors with some vinyl & carpeting, carport. This would make a nice starter or retirement home. PRICE REDUCED TO $40,000. R5 – WINCHESTER – Newly remodeled 2-story home, 1904 SF living area plus basement, 6 BR, 2 full baths, living room, large eat-in kitchen with appliances, electric furnace & baseboard, C/A, gas F/P, city water/sewer, new windows, nice flooring (wood, vinyl & carpeting), new 200 amp electric service, all new light fixtures, nice wood work & doors, 2-car detached garage, 18x20 barn with carport, front porch & back deck, 0.25 acre lot with additional lot available. THIS IS A MUST SEE $129,900. R7 – WEST UNION – Remodeled frame home with T111 siding, 1039 SF living area, full basement, 3 BR, 2 full baths, living room, eat-in kitchen, electric furnace, C/A, city water/sewer, new windows, new 200 amp electric, new wiring, new lights, new cabinets, newly painted, floating floors, covered front porch. $64,000. R9 – PEEBLES – 1 ½ story frame home with vinyl siding, 856 SF living area plus partial basement, 3 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen with range, heat pump, C/A, city water/sewer, hardwood floors with some carpeting, 1car detached garage, covered front porch, 0.204 acre lot. Home has been well taken care of & would make a nice starter home or rental property. $49,000. R11 – MANCHESTER – Frame home with vinyl siding on 0.122 acre lot out of flood zone, 899 SF living area plus basement, 2 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen, natural gas furnace, city water/sewer, hardwood floors + carpeting, front porch & rear deck. $59,000 – MAKE OFFER R15 – STOUT – 0.848 acre property with frontage on the Ohio River with a 1972 Kirkwood mobile home (14x70) in need of some TLC, 2 BR, 1 bath, loving room, eat-in kitchen with range, electric furnace, A/C, county water, 23x15 garage, blacktop driveway, could be lived in full time or used as a weekend retreat with a beautiful view of the river. PRICED REDUCED TO $26,999. R21 – WEST UNION – Combination brick/vinyl sided home, 2564 SF living area, 3 BR (possible 4th BR or office/bonus room), 2 full baths, living room, large family room, kitchen with island & appliances, dining room, electric furnace, heat pump, C/A, 2 F/P (1gas, 1 electric), floating floor, 2-car att. garage, above ground Kayak pool, white vinyl fenced back yard, pool house, nice 0.459 acre corner lot. MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE. $139,000. R25 – MANCHESTER – Beautiful well-maintained home with historic character and contemporary conveniences, 1832 SF living area, basement, 4 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen & dining room, hardwood floors, stained glass & new windows, newer natural gas furnace, 3 fireplaces, city water/sewer, located out of flood zone. This is a MUST SEE. PRICE REDUCED TO $65,000. R27 – PEEBLES - 2-story brick home built in 1949, 1444 SF living area, full unfinished basement, 4 BR (2 upstairs, 2 downstairs), 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen, fuel oil furnace, city water/sewer, hardwood floors, new back porch, roof is being replaced with 30-year dimensional shingles, 0.3168 acre lot. Home is currently being rented with an excellent renter who has rented for 18 years. PRICE REDUCED TO $50,000. R29 – RUSSELLVILLE – 0.6 acre lot with mobile home featuring 2 BR, 1 bath, living room, kitchen with refriger-

ator & range, dining room, electric furnace with heat pump, C/A, washer & dryer included, county water, septic, carpeting with some hardwood floors, 2-car garage, storage building. $45,500. R31 – NEW LISTING - WEST UNION – Well maintained frame home with vinyl siding, 1092 SF living area, 2 BR, 1 1/2 baths, living room, eat-in kitchen, electric heat plus wood stove, C/A, county water, carpet & vinyl floor coverings, 1-car attached garage is insulated (easily converted to another BR or family/game room), black top driveway, mature landscaping, front porch and back deck with nice back yard, nice location close to town. This is a MUST SEE. $95,000. HOMES WITH ACREAGE H1 – NEW LISTING – STOUT – 15.31 acres located at the end of a dead-end road providing privacy, frame home with wood siding built in 2008, 100 SF living area plus full basement, 3 BR, 1 bath plus shower in basement, open living room, kitchen, dining area (gas range and freezer stays), wood stove and gas wall heater, county water, vinyl & carpeting, wrap-around porch, property also has a 2 BR cabin that could be fixed up, dog kennel, outbuilding, large barn, acreage has approximately 12 acres of woods that has not been timbered in 25 years. $82,000. H2 – WINCHESTER AREA – 1.126 acres in very nice country location with vinyl sided frame home built in 2006 in great condition, 1732 SF living area, 3 BR with walk-in closet in master BR, 2 full baths with Jacuzzi tub/shower in master bath, living room, kitchen with ref., range, dishwasher, very nice cabinets & lots of counter space, dining room, sun room, utility room with washer & dryer, electric furnace, C/A, county water, septic, nice carpeting & tile, 24x24 attached garage, 8x24 covered front porch, back deck, very nice lawn with abundant garden space. THIS IS A MUST SEE - PRICE REDUCED TO $141,900. H5 – WEST UNION - 5.226 acres with double wide with additions added, 2,200+ SF living area, 4 BR, 3 baths, 4 bed rooms, 2 kitchens, handicap accessible, gas furnace & electric heat, C/A, 3-car garage, 24x36 horse barn with 3 horse stalls, fenced for horses, home is set up for two families. Also a 1992 Mobile Home with 2BR, 1 bath, living room, kitchen & dining room, C/A all appliances stay with property, property is set up to accommodate 3 families. A MUST SEE. PRICED TO SELL AT $139,900. H6 - NEW LISTING - WEST UNION - 1.136 acres located in town but has a country setting, brick home featuring 1456 SF living area plus full basement, 3 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen & dining room (microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, range, washer & dryer, electric heat pump, C/A, city water/sewer, 24x39 detached garage, front porch & large covered back porch, a MUST SEE VIEW, large yard with plenty of space for a garden, good location. PRICE TO SELL AT $134,900. H7 - NEW LISTING - SEAMAN - 25.002 acres with 1993 DW with addition, 1782 SF living area, 3 BR, 2 full baths, living & family rooms, great room, eat-in kitchen with range, utility room with dryer, electric furnace, C/A, wood burning F/P, 24x36 detached garage, porch & deck, swimming pool in need of some repair, 24 acres for hunting. PRICED TO SEE AT $139,900. H9 – WEST UNION - FIXER UPPER – 1 acre with frame building formerly used as a business, could be used as a home or business, county water, septic in need of some repair. $19,500. H13 – GEORGETOWN – 7.24 acres with 2 mobile homes, 2 septic systems, county water. Both homes rent for $450/month plus $40/month for water. Would make a


great place for a new home. $79,900. H18 – NEW LISTING - PEEBLES – 20.633 mostly wooded acres located minutes from Mineral Springs Lake, beautiful home with cedar wood siding built in 2002, 1408 SF living area, large spacious rooms including 2 BR and 2 baths, beautiful views of nature from all windows, electric heat pump & wood burning stove, very nice deck, nice heated detached garage with bathroom and A/C (garage could be used to start business or convert into a mother-in-law suite). This is a nature lovers and hunters paradise with abundant wildlife. MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE - $184,900. H19 – MANCHESTER AREA – Very beautiful setting including 2+ acres with brick/vinyl sided home built in 1994, 1650 SF living area, 3 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen with appliances, dining room, utility room, electric furnace, C/A, F/P and wood stove, county water, septic, enclosed front & back porches, 24x32(2-car) detached garage, 16x20 workshop, 14x40 shelter house, wood shed, nice yard & garden spot and creek behind home. THIS IS A MUST SEE. PRICED REDUCED TO $94,500. H23 – PEEBLES – 4 acres more or less with 1992 DW, 1920 SF living area, 4 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen with appliances, dining room, propane furnace, C/A, county water, septic, floating floors with carpeting, 2-car detached garage with new roof, covered front porch, pool house, 32x16 in-ground pool, large back deck, beautiful wellmaintained home, beautiful pine trees. $105,000. H25 – WEST UNION – 1.954 acres with 2001 Palm Harbour home with vinyl siding, 1624 SF living area, 3 BR, 2 full baths with garden tub in master, living room, eat-in kitchen with appliances, electric furnace, heat pump, C/A, wood burning F/P, county water, carpeting, vinyl and tile floors, 30x60 detached garage with office. Home offers country living close to town. MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE – PRICED TO SELL AT $99,900. H35 – WEST UNION – 2.385 in good location with stone/vinyl sided home, 4186 SF living area plus basement, 4 BR, 3 full baths, living & family rooms, kitchen & dining room, utility room, mud room, sun room, office, all appliances, elec. furnace, heat pump, C/A, 2 F/P, hardwood/tile/marble floors, pond, swimming pool with deck, hot tub, gazebo, 2 barns. PRICE REDUCED TO $275,000. FARMS F1 - BLUE CREEK AREA - NICE CABIN & BARN ON 32 ACRES -32.299 acre get away, nice 2 BR cabin, large tobacco barn, good hunting with a mix of woods & open fields, lots of road frontage of Phipps Road & Blue Creek Road, perfect retirement home, ONLY $129,900, additional 26 acres available. F2 – ABERDEEN – 80+ acre farm with about 10 acres of scattered woods and balance could be used for pasture/hay, vinyl sided frame home built in 2007, 1192 SF living area + full-out basement with 9 foot ceiling, 3 BR, 2 full baths, living room, eat-in kitchen with pantry, electric furnace, heat pump, C/A, county water, septic, Pella windows, 3-car carport with patio, 30x64 barn, 60x86 barn, pond. $299,900. F4 – CEDAR MILLS AREA – 39.1 acres with lumber sided frame home built in 2014, 1648 SF living area, 2 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen & dining room, electric furnace plus gas heater, C/A, county water, laminate & tile pasture & 2.1 acres of woods. This is a nice farm and would be great for cattle or horses. $199,900. F10 – BENTONVILLE AREA – 89.223 acre farm with approx. 70 tillable acres, Old 2336 SF farm house not in livable condition but could be rehabbed, 12x20 garage, 3 barns (48x36, 72x48, 28x26), corn crib. Good location,

land could be farmed or developed. PRICE REDUCED TO $279,000. F11 – WEST UNION – 11.004 acre mini horse farm has 1999 DW, 1596 SF living area with full basement, 3 BR, 2 1/2 baths, living room, kitchen with appliances, dining room, gas furnace, C/A, county water, deck, 2-car carport28x70 barn with 16x24 lean-to, 7 horse stalls, small barn, electric fences, creek, 30 ft. above ground pool. $129,900. BUILDING LOTS L1 – WEST UNION - POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING Agent owned town lot (33x99) located close to court house & businesses, city utilities available. PRICE REDUCED TO $7,500. L3 – PEEBLES – 3 lots totaling 0.459 acre with old house. $22,500. L5 – WEST UNION – 0.54 acre town lot, water/sewer available. $14,000. L7 – WEST UNION – Excellent 0.659 acre building lot with driveway & foundation for home, 16x18 building, dog kennel, county water & septic system. $24,900 – MAKE OFFER. VACANT LAND V3 – PEEBLES – 44.508 mostly wooded acres offering a beautiful view, great hunting with lots of wildlife, great place to build. PRICE REDUCED TO $99,900. V5 – OLIVE TWP. – 2.95 wooded acres with some marketable timber, nice building lot, water & electric available. $11,900. V7 – BLUE CREEK AREA – 26 ACRES, WOODS, BARN, HOMESITE – 26.471 acres, older barn, nice homesite, about 5 acres meadow, remainder wooded, good hunting area, lots of frontage on Blue Creek Road, also fronts of Phipps Road, ONLY $59,900, additional land available. V9 – WINCHESTER – 5.01 wooded acres with some large trees, nice place to build a new home. $32,500. V10 -WEST UNION – 6 eooded level/rolling acres joining the Chapparal Prairie State Nature. PRICED REDUCED TO $32,000. V13 - RIPLEY – 3.46 acres located on US 62/US 68, public water & sewer nearby, nice place to build. $34,900. V18 - STOUT – 20.106 acres adjoining Shawnee State Forest, approx. 12 acres of woods, county water, septic, 36x24 barn with concrete floor, RV camper. PRICE REDUCED TO $55,000. BUSINESS B1 - ABERDEEN - INVESTMENT PROPERTY - 2-story apartment building with vinyl siding, 2240 SF living area, 6 total apartments, 3 apartments have 1 BR, 1 bath, eat-in kitchen. 3 apartments have 2 BR, 1 bath, eat-in kitchen, property also has 4 mobile home hook-ups with 2 mobile homes currently on property that are in need of repair. PRICE REDUCED TO $25,000. B6 - PEEBLES - INVESTMENT PROPERTY - Building with 6 apartments (3 with 1 BR & 3 with 2 BR), each apartment has refrigerator & range, building also has a store front, new metal roof. $39,900. B10 - WEST UNION - INVESTMENT PROPERTY - 1.94 acres with 4 mobile homes that rent for $300/month each, house which rents for $425/month, Big Red Barn rents for $500/month, additional home rents for $200/month (caretaker lives in home and get a rent reduction), 4 additional mobile home hook-ups. $155,000.


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Sunday, September 18, 2016 B9


West Union People’s Defender


Ohio Outdoors Magazine

Supplement of The People’s Defender, The News Democrat & The Clermont Sun Description: 4 bedroom 1 bath home on 2 lots. covered front porch, rear screened porch. Modern home with vinyl siding, aluminum storm windows, 8 rooms total. Gingerbread accents and country charm inside and out. 2 car detached garage w/ carport. chain link fenced in yard. fuel oil forced air heat. Location: 60 Mary Street Peebles, Ohio. From 32 and 41 intersection at the Peebles exit at 32 go North on SR 41 and turn left on Pearl St. to Mary St. Property is located at the corner of Pearl and Mary streets. Viewing prior to auction by appointment: Contact WILSON REALTORS (D. Craig Wilson) 937-515-1424 or 937-544-2355 Terms: Property will be sold at public auction. Winning bidder will enter a purchase contract and will be required to pay 10% of winning bid down day of the auction and the balance due 30 days from the date of the auction. All bidders are required to have cash or financing arranged before a bid is placed. This property is selling with owner confirmation. Seller’s have the right to refuse or accept any and all bids. Any inspections that the buyer requires shall be conducted prior to auction date at the buyer’s expense. Information presented here is derived from sources deemed reliable but not warranted by the seller or representatives. All announcements made the day of the auction take precedence over previous verbal or printed materials. Dean Brown Auction Service & Wilson Realtors will be acting as agents for the seller. For more information contact Wilson Realtors at 937-515-1424 or Dean Brown at 937-205-1190. Auctioneers note: This property is great for investor or for a family. Convenient location, within walking distance to down town and easy access to 32.


BROKER: D. CRAIG WILSON WILSON REALTORS Seller: Kenneth Smalley and Ruth Smalley Sale Conducted by: Dean Brown Auctioneer / Wilson Realtors 937-205-1190

D. Craig Wilson, Broker West Union, Oh 45693 937-544-2335

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B10 West Union People’s Defender


Sunday, September 18, 2016