Virginia L McQuitty Practices get underway for fall sports Jays soon to begin quest for SHAC title Western Brown to hold Meet the Teams Night and OHSAA parent meeting Aug. 8 Norville F Hardyman Carol J Tracy James Witt Hundreds of Narcan doses used in 2016 Heavy weekend rain causes flooding and damaged roads Child Focus hosts Chamber of Commerce meeting Mary F McElroy Broncos out to defend SBAAC American Division soccer title Bronco 5K to take place Aug. 5 EHS volleyball team ready for new season Michael C Cooper Raymond Mays Harry E Smittle Jr Mary A Flaugher Western Brown’s Leto excels in Australia Rockets ready for 1st season in SBAAC Paddling, hiking activities available at Ohio State Parks SB Warriors get set to hit gridiron for 2nd year of varsity football Scotty W Johnson Glenna V Moertle Ricky L Hoffer Ruth E Ward David A Watson Janet L Dotson Vilvie S King Steven C Utter Cropper joins Fallis at Bethel-Tate Local kids find success in world of martial arts 13th annual Bronco 5K Run and Fitness Walk set for Aug. 5 Teams compete in memory of Randy Fulton Mike W Smith Roger Helton David A Borders Timothy E Argenbright Joseph W Sherrill Frances K Pedigo Cecil N Graham Sawyers charged in sex for heroin plot Group demands changes at ELSD Blanche Malblanc Pauline L Kirk Over 70 take part in 11th Joe Myers 5K Classic Lions Club 4th of July Festival brings outdoor fun to Ripley ODNR reminds visitors to swim safe this summer Changes in high school track and field/cross country rules include school issued and approved uniforms Betty L Philpott Judy B Williams Billie J Russell Remembering Ravye 25 attend volleyball camp in Fayetteville Western Brown hosts Pee Wee Football Camp Eugene L Baumann Kids enjoy a ‘Touch-a-Truck’ event in Mt. Orab New police chief takes over in Fayetteville BC Chamber moving forward on 2017 SummerFest Two killed in wrong way crash in Mt. Orab Jack Hamilton Charles L Glover Maxine M Stires 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

Hear from candidates

With just a couple of days to go before the 2015 General Election, hear from some more candidates running in contested races in Brown County.

WESTERN BROWN BOARD OF EDUCATION

JoAnn Hildebrandt

“I think we still have a lot to accomplish. I still really care about Western Brown and I want to contribute.

“I would really like to see have more satellite programs with the vocation school, working with them, and maybe build on it. There’s a lot of kids who can’t go to college now but there’s a lot of success stories with kids who aren’t college material but go on to get a good job. And I would like to lose fewer kids to open enrollment, because Western Brown has so much to offer.

“I think that in my 12 years, we’ve really got a good administration and I think everyone’s really starting to get on board. You’re asking all these employees to do all of this, I think we’re working well together, and I think we have some first class people here in the administration. I’m proud of that.”

Richey Pride

“I’ve been on the Board of Education for 12 years, I’ve taught in the public school system for 32 and a half years, and I was a guidance counselor for 20 years at a vocational school. I feel like I really know what’s going on with education.

“I just want to treat them like I’ve been treated down through the years. I just feel like I’ve got a lot to give back. My heart’s in the right place and I try to do everything I can. I really truly enjoy education. The one thing I really like at Western Brown, if there’s a grievance and parents want to come in and complain, I hear that. All the parent wants to know is that you’ve heard their complaint. Really it’s about communication.

“I think we’re moving in the right direction. I think we need to keep updated with curriculum. It changes every ⅘ years. You need to know the cutting edge of textbooks available.”

STERLING TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE

Kathy Dingus

“My husband Hank was the trustee for eight years until he got sick and wasn’t able to run anymore. I was always interested so four years ago I decided to run and I enjoyed it. I decided to run again because I wanted the opportunity to serve the public again.

“I had started some projects. We have records that are just on giant pieces of paper and I’m trying to get everything up-to-date as much as I can. Also, we are trying to get the cemetery roads paved. They’re gravel now and we’d like to have them blacktopped. We also have some ditching and culvert projects we’d like to do as well.”

Barbara Watson

“I was a trustee for eight years. I was the first woman to be a sterling township trustee. I love this community and I’m always involved in it, whether it be helping 4-H kids or doing other things. I have horses and have always supported that. I feed a lot of people on Christmas and I’m just always trying to do my part.

“I would just like to see the upkeep on the roads and ditches and all the stuff that can be done. When I was in office, we made an agreement with Mt. Orab and now we have a firehouse substation on Eastwood road.It’s half the township hall and half the fire house.

“I really care about this community. I ran a business in this community for the last 23 years, I know a lot of people on this side of Sterling Township. I do all my own work, I ran the ditcher, I ran the mower for the side of the road, I did all this myself, I was very keyed into this. I just care a lot.”

Richey Pride
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JoAnn Hildebrandt
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Kathy Dingus
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This weekend we hear from Sterling Township and Western Brown Board of Education

By Daniel Karell

dkarell@civitasmedia.com

Reach Daniel Karell at 937-378-6161. Follow him on Twitter @GNDKarell

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