Western Brown youth basketball camps a success Leto to represent Team USA in Australia Broncos hard at work in preparation for fall season Eastern approves bowling team Phyllis Ruth Lois A Manley Eddie L Carr Thomas L Carnahan Cameron Barkley Walter J McGee Gary J Graham George D Johnson Walter F Crawford Jr Charles E Meranda Jr Corbin testifies before Ohio Senate Five arrested in Hamersville drug bust Neil Diamond tribute band coming Hyde finds home at Midway Youngsters work to improve on hoop skills at Eastern basketball camps Sizer named All-District Honorable Mention Western Brown’s Barnes earns All-State, All-District honors Local players compete in SWOFCA Ron Woyan East/West All-Star Game 6th annual Ravye Williams Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament set for June 24 Clarence E Teal Rosie B Poe Monard C Boots James P Conrad James T Dinser Scott J Swearingen Eastern’s Farris earns award for top 2-point field percentage in Ohio Georgetown’s Seigla earns All-District honors OHSAA announces 2017 football regions and playoffs format Western Brown volleyball camps a success with over 100 in attendance Rigdon finishes high school running career with 10th place finish at state track and field championship meet Grace E Fite Women return to county jail as funds start to run low Georgetown Council takes action on vacant structures Veterans honored in Mt. Orab John McGee Timmy Burson Patricia A London Mary J Hall Kenneth R Behymer Western Brown’s Joe Sams commits to Marietta College WBHS to hold girls youth basketball camp Huseman signs with UC Clermont Day to continue baseball career on collegiate level at UC Clermont Western’s Pack signs with NKU WBHS to host youth boys basketball camp Eastern’s Rigdon, Hopkins are STATE BOUND James Ratliff Robert P Lesko Armstrong sentenced to twenty years on child porn possession charges Russellville hires new Village Clerk Russellville Council approves purchase of two ambulances FP School Board changes millage funding formula Thirteen charged by Brown Co. Grand Jury Local athletes advance to track and field regionals SBAAC awards baseball, softball, boys track and field First Team all-stars SHAC awards baseball all-stars Lady Broncos finish as SW District Div. II runner-up Lady Warriors cap off season as SE District Div. III runner-up Impressive post-season tourney run reaches end for Lady Rockets Rose M Crone Thousands visit Traveling Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall Strategies discussed to join Maysville/Mason County KY with Brown Co. communities for economic growth Road and bridge work planned in county Linda M Lawson Margaret G Newkirk Gregory R Dunn Sandra L Haitz Wesley A Cooper Everette F Donell Lady Broncos move to SW District Div. II finals Lady Rockets top Cincy Christian 22-1 to earn berth in district finals Lady Warriors head to SE District Div. III finals with win over Gallia SW District Track and Field Tourney action gets underway Russell E Conn Robert T Fisher Philip L Paeltz David Beals Gregory A Smith II William G Mullinnix Patricia Ogden Brittany Stykes remembered by friends and family 2018 county budget could be cut by up to ten percent Georgetown Police Chief updates council Over 40 vendors, crafters at 2017 Annual Craft Show Cropper’s time as GHS girls basketball coach expected to end after 21 years at the helm Barnes’ perfect game and big hits lead Lady Broncos to round one sectional win Broncos advance in sectional play with win over Mt. Healthy Kenny B Williams Stephen E Marcum Christopher J Lovett Brandon M Traylor Gaslight renovations set to begin Ripley students view mock crash at school ‘Angela’s Curbside Cuisine’ taking area by storm Fisher sentenced to 17 years for child porn possession Fundraiser for Russellville 200th Celebration May 6

Duke sponsors event

Warren Walker of Duke Energy presents a $10,000 check to Southern Hills Career and Technical Center. Involved in the presentation are, from left, Guy Hopkins, SHCTC Principal; Walker; SHCTC Superintendent Kevin Kratzer, and Career Tech Consultant Tim Nolan.

Western Brown Local School District and the Southern Hills Career and Technical Center appreciate Warren Walker and Duke Energy for their donation of $10,000 to support the first Summer College and Career Academy. As a result of this generosity over 30 students entering Western Brown High School this coming August had the opportunity during the week of June 8 – 11 to spend four days exploring one of four different career pathways as well as visiting multiple local colleges and businesses. This investment in these students’ future assists the Duke Energy Foundation to achieve one of its community service goals.

The incoming ninth grade students spent time at both WBHS and Southern Hills CTC. While at WBHS these students toured their new school, and at the Career Center worked a great deal of the time in labs in their chosen career field. The four career fields to choose from were Construction Tech (Instructor Todd Blust), Culinary Arts (Instructor Chef Julie Evans), Clinical Health Care (Instructor Jackie Hansen, RN), and Criminal Justice (Instructor former Police Chief Randy Carson). The active engagement and “hands-on” learning focus helps these students to acquire knowledge and skills to make an informed career choice later in their lives.

Three regional colleges (UC Clermont, Chatfield College, and Southern State Community College at Mt. Orab) conducted a half-day program designed to demonstrate to these students the career pathways of these careers into higher education. Southern State hosted this session.

This opportunity was made possible by the Duke Energy Foundation as well as through the work of many dedicated professionals from both Western Brown and Southern Hills. WBLSD Assistant Superintendent, Jina Bohl; Mt. Orab Middle School Guidance Counselor, Paula Hitt; Hamersville Guidance Counselor, Kim Schram; and Southern Hills CTC Principal, Guy Hopkins along with Career Tech consultant, Tim Nolan came together to formulate a fantastic learning experience for these young people. These students dedicated four days of their summer break to learn more about the many career opportunities in Brown County.

Local business owner and restaurant entrepreneur Tim O’Hara said, “The program with Southern Hills, Western Brown and Duke Energy helps my business by helping to grow interest in, and expand training in the culinary field. These sort of workforce development programs are a big help to our business, LaRosa’s of Mt. Orab.”

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