James E Newman Paul E Funk Alan Hanselman Robert V Nash III Frances L Poole Minnie E Fisher Donovan M Pope Irvin E Stiens Myrtle L Lane Ralph L Davidson August J Pace Carl R Brown Phyllis J Beard Lady G-Men complete sweep of Tigers in SBAAC Nat’l Division G-Men pluck Cardinals, 6-4 Warriors climb to 4-1 in SHAC with victory over North Adams Broncos rally in 7th for 5-4 win over Batavia Blue Jays still in search of first win Three million dollar jail expansion planned Higginsport enforcing speed with camera Unemployment rate falls in county, southern Ohio Varnau not restricted from talking online about Goldson case Rockets fall to 4-1 in SHAC with loss to North Adams Bronco tennis team tops Bethel-Tate, 5-0 Lady G-Men rise to 7-4 with win at Goshen Lady Broncos’ big bats hammer out 11-0 win over Batavia G-Men showing improvement Keith Shouse Diane L Steele August Hensley Louise R Murrell Fire strikes Mt. Orab Bible Baptist Church Grant Days 2017 attractions Man accused of sex crime, giving pot to kids Ten indicted by Brown County Grand Jury 5th Annual Rick Eagan Memorial 5K Run/Walk coming up in May Birds of Prey Three sentenced in common pleas court John H Young II Sally A Gibson Barbara Burris Mary Ann Napier Martha L Newland Marlene Thompson Patricia A Firrell Kellie J Berry Mt. Orab, Hamersville students take part in ‘Hoops for Heart’ Eastern players take part in District 14 All-Star Games DeWine meets with local officials Eastern Superintendent praises students accomplishments during board meeting Local author’s story appears in new book Four sentenced in common pleas court Three to run for Municipal Judge Grant Days 2017 coming in April Lincoln’s Generals at Grant Days Brenda R Harris Mock crash staged at Georgetown High School Georgetown to hire eighth full time police officer Reception honoring Becky Cropper April 2 PRC to host annual community supper Rockets blast past the Blue Jays Georgetown hosts ‘season opener’ track and field invite Lady Rockets cruise to 10-0 win over Ripley Lady Warriors, Lady G-Men split games in season opener double-header Bobby A Reed Harold L Barger Ralph M Gaither Stranded students rescued by Brown County cooperation 4-H Teen Ambassador Dunning attends SHOT Show Veterans Service Commission invites veterans to seek help with benefits Unemployment rate rises in Brown County Pick a Lollipop, help a dog A season to remember G-Men hit the field for first baseball scrimmage Eastern’s Rigdon, Purdy earn AP SE District Div. III honors New blocking, kicking rules address risk minimization in high school football Judy A Schneider James M Darnell Lawanda R Truesdell Paul E Grisham Arrelous R Rowland Dennis E Stivers David M Daniels Fayetteville man is charged with child porn April 1st Grand Opening for Jacob’s Ladder Resale Boutique in Georgetown Talent Show auditions at Gaslight Theatre Nine indicted by county grand jury Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall visit coming next May to BC Fairgrounds In it to win it! Bronco wrestlers end season on successful note Eastern’s Hopkins finishes 5th in long jump at OATCCC State Indoor Track and Field Meet SBAAC awards academic all-stars, winning teams Marvin D Atkin Beverly S Flatt Jessie M Sanders Leroy Deck Sr Jody A Towler Sherman E Young Kenneth C Burton Varnau’s face second defamation suit

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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