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

Hear from Pike Township trustee candidates

With Steven Royalty stepping down from his position as Pike Township trustee, the race for Pike Township trustee is wide open. Three candidates have entered the race – Michael Foster, Mike Ober, and Harmon Sizemore – and all three believe they have what it takes to be township trustee.

Here what they have to say below about why they’re running for the position and what they’d like to accomplish if they win the election.

Michael Foster

“I was raised here in this area and I’m a 1998 graduate of Western Brown HS. It’s my qualifications, my background, my history with the township, education, work history, I have two business degrees from the University of Cincinnati, and I think a lot of my studies will pertain to the job. My four years of experience working with the trustees and fiscal officer.

“I was the zoning inspector and cemetery manager for four years. The cemetery is an ideal place for folks to come and take their leisure walks because we do such a good job at keeping it up and taking care of it. It’s good to be a part of that.

“I plan to uphold the tradition, the history, and the zoning resolution, and to protect the citizens of the township. It’s also very important to continue to improve our roadways so folks can go to and from. I want to do everything we can ourselves so we don’t have to contract out, such as being frugal with the money, keeping the costs down, and salting the roads ourselves.”

Mike Ober

“Steve Royalty is a good friend of mine and since he was stepping down, and he suggested since I’ve been an electric contractor for several years and knowledgeable with farming equipment, and I’ve got the tree trimming equipment, I’d be a good asset to take care of the roads and ditches. I know people around here and they’ve said why don’t you run for trustee, you run a good smart business, you’ve done our electric work, etc. Half a mile from my house is the township building. I think I’m honest, hard working, dedicated and I know I’d be good for Pike Township.

“I would just like to oversee the roads and if the people call and say there’s a tree down, I feel I can get out at any time of night because I’m on call as an electrician anyway. I can get a tree or snow removed, and I have a good relationship with the Ohio Department of Transportation and Jeff Cluxton at the Brown County Engineer’s Office to get the job done. I’ve got a good working relationship with A&H safety. I’ve got a lot of resources at my fingertips for my business and I can pass that along to the township at no cost.”

Harmon Sizemore

“I live in the township and I’ve always been civic minded and I wanted to give back to the community. I want to make sure that the people are heard and taken care of. Whatever their needs are I want to focus on those and take care of those. I also want to do the rest of the duties of the trustees making sure the roads are clear and cemeteries are clean.

“I just am civic minded and I volunteer locally. I’m there for the people. I have no hidden agendas.”

Mike Ober
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Harmon Sizemore
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Mike Foster
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By Daniel Karell

dkarell@civitasmedia.com

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