Tracy L Dodson Dorothy Thomas Broncos are BC Holiday Tourney champs Lady Warriors win 3rd straight BC Holiday Tournament Jays take two in Pepsi Classic Lady Jays cap off Pepsi Classic with victory over St. Patrick Michael N Davis Alan P Johnson Paul Nevels James L Ballein Top ten stories of 2017 Chamber discusses plans for 2018 Marcy’s Country Kitchen holiday gifts Lawrence J Reynolds Chester L Sininger John E Wilson Lewis recognized by EHS Athletic Dept. Western Brown wrestling team tops Tigers in regular season dual Broncos even at 3-3 Lady Rockets blast past CCP, fall to Bethel-Tate Angela L Shuler John C Otten Shop With a Cop 2017 Teen charged with multiple rapes G’Town Council plans to raise water rates Rita Tarvin Rocket win streak reaches five G-Men ascend to 4-0 in SBAAC National Division with win at Williamsburg Jays soar to 3-1 with win at North Adams Young Lady Jays improving as season progresses Mary J Yockey Callie J Maynard Windle Blanton Daisy D Nevels Regional disaster drill held Jacob honored Sardinia joins new fire district County pays 10K in Varnau attorney fees Gast’s three-point shower drowns the Tigers Lady Rockets capture wins over Ripley, Batavia Keplinger signs with Shawnee State Warriors down the Devils, fall to the Greyhounds Broncos edge out Williamsburg, 53-50 Carol S Newman John E Short $200M Solar Farm discussed Adult education continues to grow at Southern Hills Georgetown 2017 Christmas parade Donald C Vance John C Morris Rebecca E Simpon Hot start sets pace for Broncos’ 85-40 win over CNE G-Men get off to 1-1 start Lady Rockets start off season with tough string of road games Basketball Special: 2017-18 Katherine J Wolfe Virginia J Germann Rev Commadora Manning Mona K Kirker Anderson pleads guilty Mt. Orab Christmas Parade Senior Playground now open Unemployment rate up slightly in October Bonita Planck Carol J Wagner Christopher O Richey Sr Five new members to enter WBHS Athletic Hall of Fame Blue Jays ready to soar under Woodward Fischer named to OPSWA All-Ohio First Team of football all-stars High school girls’ hoop action kicks off in Brown County Man charged with killing grandson Orscheln holds grand opening in Mt. Orab New joint Fire & EMS District discussed Dale G Ferriel John E Slack Nicholas A Arthur Bonnie J Roush Charles E Faul Phyllis A Mills Carl L Watson Marc W Bolce Robert R Moore Robert K King June R Williams William T Ishmael Sr Deborah J Napier High school hoop action begins Fayetteville SAY Girls Wing Soccer Team finishes season among state’s Final Four Devils visit Georgetown for OHSAA Foundation Games Grandfather charged in boy’s death Reward for Stykes info doubles Veterans honored at Western Brown Wenstrup to run for re-election Shop With A Cop Donation Kenneth M McKinley Vilvens signs with Mount St. Joseph SBAAC awards girls tennis all-stars Layman inducted into Miami University Athletic Hall of Fame SBAAC hands out awards to First Team girls’ soccer all-stars John D Marks

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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