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 Attorney General to visit Georgetown schools Clermont County GOP hosts Wenstrup, DeWine at dinner Fatal car crash in Adams County BC Chamber welcomes new Cricket Wireless store to Mt. Orab Aberdeen Council approves 2017 budget Royce K Zimmerman Lady Warriors advance to Elite 8 SBAAC awards boys basketball all-stars SBAAC girls basketball all-stars take home awards SHAC Winter Sports Awards Banquet set for March 12 Altman claims 170-pound district title Sirkka L Buller Arthur C Schneider Lowell G Neal Virginia M Schirmer Connie S Darling Harold L Purdin Terry E Frye Lucille Schumacher Lady Warriors roll to district finals Broncos take care of business to claim sectional crown G-Men upset MVCA to earn berth sectional finals WBHS JROTC Rifle Team competes at Camp Perry Lady Rockets finish 12-12 Season reaches end for Rockets Eugene D Ring Two indicted on major drug charges Two charged with home invasion Cincinnati airport expanding services, lowering prices in effort to compete Two sentenced in common pleas court Georgetown man hurt in car crash Robert G Miller Linda M Howland Robert E McKinney Mildred J Hodges Farrel L Amiott Patricia Brown Rick L Dye Mary E Nagel Betty Ratliff Broncos claim SBAAC wrestling title Broncos pull ahead for win over G-Men in SBAAC Tourney Ripley boys wrap up regular season with win at Lynchburg Eastern girls are sectional champs Anderson pleads not guilty to battery charge Some county offices to change locations Fayetteville prepares for Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall HealthSource hosts Chamber of Commerce meeting Five sentenced in Brown County Common Pleas Court June Howser Marguerite A Fender Timothy D Harris Jay R Purdy Robin S Godwin Marc A Wachter Chester W Eyre Warriors blast past the G-Men, 61-40 Rockets performing well heading into post-season tournament play Lady Warriors bring home the Gold with perfect 13-0 finish in SHAC Western Brown Junior High wrestling team wraps up successful season Rockets fall victim to ‘Pack’ attack Broncos suffer heartbreaking loss to Mentor Lake Catholic in state quarterfinals Adult Education Center coming to county ‘Senior Playground’ moving forward at Georgetown park Brown County 4-H kicks off another year Eastern Middle School celebrates “Kindness Week” Billie L Shoemaker

Election upset

In a stunning upset, veteran teacher and former Eastern Brown School District Athletic Director Lowell Richey won election on to the Eastern School Board of Education, ousting incumbent Vernon Creighton.

According to the Brown County Board of Election’s unofficial election night total, Richey amassed 1,585 votes, good for more than 28 percent of the total of 5,594 votes compiled for the school board election. He’s joined on the school board by incumbents Martin Yockey (26 percent, 1,467 votes) and Ken Kelch (23.5 percent, 1,316 votes).

Creighton, who earned a respectable 1,226 votes, lost by just 90 votes.

In Fayetteville, with only 150 votes counted for, Randall Carson won election for mayor, beating interim Mayor Bob Campbell by six votes. Carson earned 49 total votes.

Joining him on village council in Fayetteville is Edward Coleman and James McMullan.

In the Western Brown School Board of Education race, JoAnn Hildebrandt finished first, followed by fellow incumbent Richey Pride and newcomer Brian Rhoades. Shane Bishop lost by 31 votes.

In contested township elections, Mike Foster won the Pike Township trustee race by more than 110 votes, picking up 41 percent of the total vote of more than 1,000 cast ballots. Gary Gray was re-elected trustee in Pleasant Township, Eric Gray beat Dallas Huff by seven votes in Byrd Township, and Kathy Dingus picked up 49 percent of the vote to be named Sterling Township Trustee, beating out Dan Frazier and Barbara Watson.

Ripley Mayor Tom Leonard won re-election in a close race, winning by 41 votes over Scott Eagan, while Tiffany Regenstein and Bill Taylor won election to village council, beating out incumbent Linda South.

Both Georgetown Mayor Dale Cahall and Mt. Orab Mayor Bruce Lunsford won re-election unopposed.

Below are a list of candidates for mayor, council, township trustee, and more. Winners of each race are in bold.

VILLAGES

Aberdeen – Mayor and two council seats

Mayor – Jason Phillips

Council – Billie J Eitel

Council – Tony Combess

Council – Wanda Perraut

Fayetteville – Mayor, two council seats and clerk/treasurer

Mayor – James J Thery, Sr

Mayor – Randall Carson

Mayor – Robert Aubry

Mayor – Bob Campbell

Mayor – Jody F Edwards

Mayor – Tina Houk

Council – James W McMullen

Council – Edward E Coleman

Council – Robert R Williams

Clerk/Treas – Barbara J Kiley

Georgetown – Mayor and two council seats

Mayor – Dale E Cahall

Council – Virginia Colwell

Council – Kelley Campbell Jr. (Write-In)

Hamersville – Mayor, three council seats and two board of public affairs

Mayor – Betty Kirkpatrick

Council – Kimberly M Budke

PBA – Megan Treadwell

PBA – Steven Ernst

Higginsport – Mayor and two council seats

Mayor – Eddie Crawford, Jr

Council – Karen Burchwell

Council – Jennifer Elliott

Council – Patrick Elliott

Mt. Orab – Mayor, two council seats and two board of public affairs

Mayor – Bruce Lunsford

Council – Fred Hansen

Council – Woody Whittington

BPA – Robert E Meyer

BPA – Michael K Kirk

Ripley – Mayor and two council seats

Mayor – Scotty Eagan

Mayor – Tom Leonard

Council – Judy Brooks

Council – Kathy Lynn Lewis

Council – Tiffany Regenstein

Council – Linda South

Council – William Taylor III

Russellville – Mayor and two council seats

Mayor – Amy Rau (Write-In)

Council – Brenda Weatherspoon

Council – Alyssa Woollard

Sardinia – Mayor and two council seats

Mayor – Todd Bumbalough

Council – John G Hudepohl

Council – Bill North

TOWNSHIPS

Byrd – Trustee and Fiscal Officer

Fiscal Officer – Connie Scott

Trustee – Dallas R Huff

Trustee – Eric R Gray

Clark – Trustee and Fiscal Officer

Fiscal Officer – Tammie Sue Ogle

Trustee – Steven A Wallace

Eagle – Trustee and Fiscal Officer

Fiscal Officer – Donna Young

Trustee – Joseph M Purdy

Franklin – Trustee and Fiscal Officer

Fiscal Officer – Tracy Berry

Fiscal Officer – Charlotte Gifford

Fiscal Officer – David Daniel

Trustee – Frank Fussnecker

Green – Trustee and Fiscal Officer

Fiscal Officer – Pam Campbell

Trustee – Daren Howser

Huntington – Trustee and Fiscal Officer

Fiscal Officer – Alisa Applegate

Trustee – Randy L Ginn

Jackson – Trustee and Fiscal Officer

Fiscal Officer – Warren G Wagner

Trustee – Danny Smith

Jefferson – Trustee and Fiscal Officer

Fiscal Officer – Sandra Best

Trustee – Jeff Johnson

Lewis – Trustee and Fiscal Officer

Fiscal Officer – Troy R Farrell

Trustee – Robert Starrett

Perry – Trustee and Fiscal Officer

Fiscal Officer – Lisa C Tussey

Trustee – William Pritchard

Pike – Trustee and Fiscal Officer

Fiscal Officer – Jenny Lind Conrad

Trustee – Michael Foster

Trustee – Mike Ober

Trustee – Harmon Sizemore

Pleasant – Trustee and Fiscal Officer

Fiscal Officer – Lori E Drake

Trustee – Gary L Gray

Trustee – Mike Napier

Scott – Trustee and Fiscal Officer

Fiscal Officer – Joni G Wallace

Fiscal Officer – Linda Reyes

Trustee – Tommy Vaughn

Sterling – Trustee and Fiscal Officer

Fiscal Officer – Marilyn J Lawrence

Trustee – Kathy A Dingus

Trustee – Dan Frazier

Trustee – Barbara Watson

Union – Trustee and Fiscal Officer

Fiscal Officer – Angela Hauke

Trustee – Richard Haitz

Trustee – Mike Darnall

Washington – Trustee and Fiscal Officer

Trustee – John Corboy

SCHOOL BOARDS

Brown County ESC – tw
o seats

Jim Ferguson

Bryan Mount

Eastern – three seats and one unexpired term ending 12-13-17

Deborah Forsythe (unexpired term)

Vernon E Creighton

Kenneth W Kelch

Lowell Richey

Martin L Yockey

Fayetteville-Perry – three seats

Kathleen Johnson

Angela C Murphy

Craig Smucker

Georgetown Exempted – two seats

Ray Virost

Jeff Donohoo

Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington – two seats

Jeffrey T Cluxton

Jeff Wilson

Western Brown – three seats

Shane Bishop

JoAnn Hildebrandt

Richey Pride

Brian Rhodes

Georgetown residents vote on November 3 for local and state issues on election day.
http://newsdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_GeorgetownPollingPlace2-2015-DanielKarell-.jpgGeorgetown residents vote on November 3 for local and state issues on election day.

Brown County citizens cast their ballots on November 3 in the 2015 General Election
http://newsdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_GeorgetownPolling2015-DanielKarell-.jpgBrown County citizens cast their ballots on November 3 in the 2015 General Election
Lowell Richey beat out field to earn seat on Eastern school board, Carson wins election in Fayetteville

By Daniel Karell

dkarell@civitasmedia.com

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