Michael D Karos Jr John H Kirk Janet R Meyer Patsy A Clark Dorothy J Schroeder Broncos trample the G-Men, 73-40 Rockets down the Devils, 59-55 Seven new inductees to enter WBHS Sports Hall of Fame Lady Warriors ascend to 13-1 Broncos finish 2nd of 22 teams in Hammer and Anvil Invitational Hedwig Lambert Billie G Walkup Some county offices may be moved G’town Council approves 2017 budget Family doubles in size with adoption Sardinia Mayor looks forward to 2017 2017 Fayetteville Firemen’s Festival set Floyd Newberry Jr Donna F Lang Gene Warren Dwight L Fulton Virginia A O’Neil Anne L Durbin-Thomas Marietta Dunn Charles L Latchford Broncos win ‘Battle of 32’ Lady Broncos claim win over Bethel-Tate Jays top Warriors, fall to Mustangs Lady Warriors claim top spot in SHAC with win over Lynchburg-Clay Broncos buck the Lions, 54-51 James N DeHaas Questions still linger in Stuart explosion New direction for Brittany Stykes case New public safety director now on duty in Brown Co. Fayetteville Mayor anticipates a good year for the village Chamber of Commerce announces awardees Robert Bechdolt Carl E Lindsey Audrey F Maher LeJeune Howser Tammy L Connor Henry C Mayhall Jr Chad Spilker Frank W Kemmeter Jr Wanda J Howard Dorothy Huff Colon C Malott Eastern varsity teams come out on top to capture Brown County Holiday Classic crowns WBHS Army JROTC hosts rifle shooting competition Bronco varsity wrestling team unbeaten at 8-0 Blue Jays finish 1-1 in Ripley Pepsi Classic Mona G Van Vooren Hiram Beardsworth Avery W McCleese Ethel E Long Children learn safety from ‘Officer Phil’ Microchips can help locate lost pets Local GOP plans trip to Washington Three sentenced in common pleas Estel Earhart Roy Stewart Tenacious ‘D’ leads Lady Jays to victory over Blanchester on day one of Ripley Pepsi Classic Fayetteville’s Thompson, Jester earn SWOFCA All-City honors Jays fall to Blanchester on first day of Pepsi Classic Ticket details announced for OHSAA basketball and wrestling state tournaments Jerri K McKenzie Randy D Vaughn Georgetown JR/SR high to have new library Georgetown saw many improvements in 2016 Three sentenced in common pleas court Esther O Brown G-Men go on scoring rampage for 77-41 win over Cardinals Warriors climb to 4-2 with wins over West Union, Lynchburg Rockets top Whiteoak for first win Shirley M Bray Carter Lumber closes in G’town Wenstrup looks forward to 2017 Seven indicted by county grand jury John Ruthven holds pre-Christmas Open House New pet boarding facility now open in Georgetown Denver W Emmons Carl W Liebig Mary L McKinley Blake C Roush Louis A Koewler William D Cornetet Western Brown dedicates Perry Ogden Court Lady Warrior win streak hits 5 Lady Rockets wrap up tough week on the hardwood Barons rally for win over Broncos Georgetown to hire two paid Firefighter/EMT’s Noble receives statewide law enforcement award County helps family in need after house fire Flashing signs banned in G’town historic district ‘Christmas Extravaganza’ at Gaslight Thelma L Ernst Roy L Bruce Ken Leimberger Cathye J Bunthoff Lending a holiday helping hand

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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