Thomas M Calvert Thomas J Wolfer Cropper coaches way to 500th career victory Ohio’s Deer-Gun Season opens with more than 18,000 deer harvested Lady Broncos face talented Wilmington squad in season opener at Western Brown SHAC teams hit the hardwood for annual Boys Basketball Preview Western’s Leto and Jones excel in sophomore season of XC Lady Rockets open season with victory over Hillsboro Gary P Garrison Rev Larry T Allen Georgetown, Eastern MS honored by state Woodruff updates Chamber of Commerce Operation Christmas Child reaching out overseas G’town Christmas Parade Dec. 3 Ronald E Blessing Sharlee R West June A Goecke Rockets earn OVAL honors Ogden Court dedication set for Dec. 10 Jays host Broncos for OHSAA Foundation Game Ohio’s young hunters harvest nearly 6,000 deer during Youth Gun Season SHAC holds Girls Basketball Preview Foreclosure filed on former Meadowwood Care Facility Ten indicted by Brown County Grand Jury Nature Works Grant funds for new Senior Playground Shop with a Cop looking for donations and support BC Beekeepers Association busy rescuing honey bees Hilda F Steele Ronald L Palmer Bruce E Phillips Elizabeth J Ellison Daniel L Turner Cook inducted into OIAAA Hall of Fame Eastern honors Coach Kiser G-Men, Devils battle it out in OHSAA Foundation Game Jester is OVAL Football Player of the Year Ipad program a success in Georgetown schools Powih sentenced to six years on rape charges Air Evac team to get new headquarters building in Georgetown Four sentenced in Brown County Common Pleas Court Homer C Eldridge Dennis D Johnson SBAAC First Team soccer all-stars take home awards Ohio’s Deer-gun hunting season quickly approaching League champ Lady Broncos recognized at fall sports banquet SBAAC awards First Team football all-stars, league champion teams Irene D Thurman County GOP sweeps at ballot box Landfill project to provide electricity Three indicted by County Grand Jury BREAKING ELECTION NEWS Wanda L Nixon Ella A Moon David Rogers Joanna W Carter Ann L Yeary Tony Gacek Rigdon finishes 3rd in Pickerington Div. III Regional Meet, advances to OHSAA XC State Tournament Week 10 football roundup Linkous named SBAAC American Division Soccer Player of the Year SHAC awards boys golf all-stars, winning teams Donald L Bauer Andrew W Brown Early voting still going strong at Election Board Tree ordinance brings more questions at G’Town Council Steele named new mayor in R’ville ABCAP’s Reproductive Center receives $2,000 from Jaymie Jamison Foundation Robert E Bailey Myrtle L Stiltner Etta M Mays Kathleen A Holden Eastern XC teams head to Regional Meet A season to remember Lady Warriors finish runner-up in SHAC Div. I Lady Broncos finish season 10-8-1 Week 9 football roundup G-Men and Colwell head to Div. III Regional XC Meet Marie E Thompson Georgia E Smith Jonathan C Gee Wenstrup discusses regulations, drug issue Woman charged with injecting pregnant woman Public meeting on drug problem draws large crowd BC Chamber of Commerce looks for nominees Mary A Brauns Lynn V Augline Denise A McCleese Tommy E Vaughn Beulah M White Anthony Dozier Moore sentenced to 16 years in prison for assault Tea Party holds candidate forum Hamersville Police Dept. introduces newest officer Russellville Council takes action on closing alleys Anthony R Traylor Caryl J Eyre Jays clinch 2nd in SHAC Division I Week 7 football roundup Battle between Eastern, Ripley ends in tie

Commissioners journal

The Brown County Board of Commissioners met in regular session July 8 with the following members present:Daryll Gray, President; Tony Applegate, Member; Barry Woodruff, Member.

Motion moved by Barry Woodruff to approve minutes of the previous regular meeting and dispense with the oral reading. Second: Tony Applegate.

Motion moved by Tony Applegate to approve the following bills for payment: A00, County, $47,292.54; C60, Certification of Title Adm. Fund, $14,754.34; B20, Probate Indigent Guardianship, $750; B01, Dog and Kennel, $4,645.75; A25, E-911 ¼ % Sales Tax, $1,424.67; J01, Real Estate Assessment, $1,225.25; A26, Enhanced 911 Surcharge, $6.96; M60, Felony Del. Custody and Care, $1,320; H01, Job and Family Services, $11,674.37; S50, Childrens Services, $18,641.70; A70, Concealed Handgun License Fund, $996; P34, Solid Waste District/HB 592, $2.80; H10, Child Support Enforcement Agency, $3,186.42; K01, Auto and Gas, $37,340.93; D30, CHIP CDBG, $44; T10, Community Development and Block Grant, $101; P36, Drug Crime Task Force, $1,500. Total: $144,906.73. Second: Barry Woodruff.

Motion moved by Barry Woodruff upon the request of Todd Cluxton, Brown County Engineer, to advertise the Notice to Bidders for the 2015 Aggregate. Second: Tony Applegate.

Motion moved by Tony Applegate to purchase the following vehicle from Mt. Orab Ford, Mt. Orab, for a Board of Commissioners vehicle to be shared with Economic Development, 2014 Ford Fusion, purchase price $18,000. Second: Barry Woodruff.

Motion moved by Barry Woodruff to record as matter of record Amended Certificate of Estimated Resources, Office of Budget Commissioner, Brown County, to the Taxing Authority of Brown County Commissioners for fiscal year beginning Jan. 1, 2015 as revised by the Budget Commission of Brown County, which shall govern the total appropriations made at any time during such year. Second: Tony Applegate.

Motion moved by Tony Applegate to approve the request of Lisa Spiller, Co-ord. Clerk, for a supplemental appropriation of unappropriated funds from A00 (County General) fund in the amount of $35,000. First, $5,000 into 1a8 (Travel) to cover costs associated with all county departments’ travel. Secondly, $30,000 into 4b13 (Contract Services) to cover costs of property repairs by independent contractors outside of routine maintenance. Second: Barry Woodruff.

The bid opening for the 2015 Aggregate was held at 10 a.m. Two bids were received and read aloud: Brown County Asphalt, Inc., $56,100; Brown County Construction Co. Inc., $63,495. The bids were given to the Brown Development for review and will be awarded at a later date. Bid opening declared over at 10:10 a.m. In attendance: Connie Sawyers and Lora Abernathy, News Democrat/Ripley Bee.

Motion moved by Barry Woodruff upon the request of David Sharp, Director, BCJFS, to hire two new employees. Emily Clements as an Eligibility Referral Specialist, paid in a pay range 28 step 1 base $14.15 plus 50 cents, for for a total of $14.65 hour. Ms. Clements’ hire date will be effective July 20, 2015 and she will be a full time employee eligible for benefits. Gary Troutman as an Eligibility Referral Specialist paid in a pay range 28 step 1 base $14.15 plus $.75 for a total of $14.90 and he will be a full time employee eligible for benefits. Troutman’s hire date will be effective July 20, 2015. In attendance: David M. Sharp, JFS, Emily Clements and Gary Troutman. Second: Tony Applegate.

Motion moved by Tony Applegate to adjourn meeting with no further business before the Board July 8. Second: Barry Woodruff.

Lora Abernathy, The News Democrat/The Ripley Bee, attended the Board of Commissioners meeting, July 8.

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