Michael D Karos Jr John H Kirk Janet R Meyer Patsy A Clark Dorothy J Schroeder Broncos trample the G-Men, 73-40 Rockets down the Devils, 59-55 Seven new inductees to enter WBHS Sports Hall of Fame Lady Warriors ascend to 13-1 Broncos finish 2nd of 22 teams in Hammer and Anvil Invitational Hedwig Lambert Billie G Walkup Some county offices may be moved G’town Council approves 2017 budget Family doubles in size with adoption Sardinia Mayor looks forward to 2017 2017 Fayetteville Firemen’s Festival set Floyd Newberry Jr Donna F Lang Gene Warren Dwight L Fulton Virginia A O’Neil Anne L Durbin-Thomas Marietta Dunn Charles L Latchford Broncos win ‘Battle of 32’ Lady Broncos claim win over Bethel-Tate Jays top Warriors, fall to Mustangs Lady Warriors claim top spot in SHAC with win over Lynchburg-Clay Broncos buck the Lions, 54-51 James N DeHaas Questions still linger in Stuart explosion New direction for Brittany Stykes case New public safety director now on duty in Brown Co. Fayetteville Mayor anticipates a good year for the village Chamber of Commerce announces awardees Robert Bechdolt Carl E Lindsey Audrey F Maher LeJeune Howser Tammy L Connor Henry C Mayhall Jr Chad Spilker Frank W Kemmeter Jr Wanda J Howard Dorothy Huff Colon C Malott Eastern varsity teams come out on top to capture Brown County Holiday Classic crowns WBHS Army JROTC hosts rifle shooting competition Bronco varsity wrestling team unbeaten at 8-0 Blue Jays finish 1-1 in Ripley Pepsi Classic Mona G Van Vooren Hiram Beardsworth Avery W McCleese Ethel E Long Children learn safety from ‘Officer Phil’ Microchips can help locate lost pets Local GOP plans trip to Washington Three sentenced in common pleas Estel Earhart Roy Stewart Tenacious ‘D’ leads Lady Jays to victory over Blanchester on day one of Ripley Pepsi Classic Fayetteville’s Thompson, Jester earn SWOFCA All-City honors Jays fall to Blanchester on first day of Pepsi Classic Ticket details announced for OHSAA basketball and wrestling state tournaments Jerri K McKenzie Randy D Vaughn Georgetown JR/SR high to have new library Georgetown saw many improvements in 2016 Three sentenced in common pleas court Esther O Brown G-Men go on scoring rampage for 77-41 win over Cardinals Warriors climb to 4-2 with wins over West Union, Lynchburg Rockets top Whiteoak for first win Shirley M Bray Carter Lumber closes in G’town Wenstrup looks forward to 2017 Seven indicted by county grand jury John Ruthven holds pre-Christmas Open House New pet boarding facility now open in Georgetown Denver W Emmons Carl W Liebig Mary L McKinley Blake C Roush Louis A Koewler William D Cornetet Western Brown dedicates Perry Ogden Court Lady Warrior win streak hits 5 Lady Rockets wrap up tough week on the hardwood Barons rally for win over Broncos Georgetown to hire two paid Firefighter/EMT’s Noble receives statewide law enforcement award County helps family in need after house fire Flashing signs banned in G’town historic district ‘Christmas Extravaganza’ at Gaslight Thelma L Ernst Roy L Bruce Ken Leimberger Cathye J Bunthoff Lending a holiday helping hand

Mt. Orab fire levy fails

Most of the 18 levies on the ballot passed, but a couple that failed were certainly notable.

The Village of Mt. Orab’s additional two mill fire levy was defeated by just ten votes, with 27 voters declining to vote for or against the levy. The levy would have provided the Mt. Orab Fire Department with much-needed funds to deal with the increase in ambulance calls as well as upkeep and cost of maintenance on the department’s equipment.

And in a related note, the Sterling Township replacement three mill fire levy failed by an incredible two votes, with one person over voting and 31 people not voting on the levy. The replacement levy was to go towards the contract that Sterling Township has with Mt. Orab’s Fire Department.

Some of the notable levies that passed include the Georgetown Exempted Village Schools permanent improvement levy, which passed by a 66 to 34 percent margin, and the Georgetown village fire renewal levy, which passed with a 74 to 26 percent margin.

Below is a list of the levies that were on the ballot in the 2015 General Election (First number is yes votes, second number is no votes):

Huntington Twp. Incorporated and Unincorporated Areas –Renewal – Fire Protection – 1.2 Mills – five

years – PASSED 407-175

Jefferson Twp. – Unincorporated Area – Renewal – Fire/Ambulance/EMS – 2 Mills – five years – PASSED 220-90

Jefferson Twp. – Incorporated and Unincorporated Areas – Additional – Maintaining and Operating Cemeteries – 1 Mill – five years – PASSED 268-178

Lewis Twp. – Unincorporated Area – Renewal – Fire/Ambulance/EMS – 1 Mill – five years – PASSED 418-182

Perry Twp. – Incorporated and Unincorporated Areas – Renewal – Ambulance/EMS – 2 Mills – three years – PASSED 1,009-333

Perry Twp. – Incorporated and Unincorporated Areas – Renewal – Fire/Ambulance/EMS – 1 Mill – three

years – PASSED 928-363

Pike Twp. – Unincorporated Area – Additional – Fire/Ambulance/EMS – 1 Mill – five years – PASSED 394-325

Pleasant Twp. – Unincorporated Area – Replacement and Increase – Fire – 1.5 Mills with an increase

of 0.5 Mills = 2 Mills – Continuing Period of Time – PASSED 260-209

Sterling Twp. – Unincorporated Area – Replacement – Fire/Ambulance/EMS – 3 Mills – Continuing

Period of Time – FAIL 455-457

Georgetown Exempted Village School District – Renewal – General Perm. Improvements – 1.5 Mills

– five years – PASSED 1,258-651

Fayetteville Village – Current Operating Expenses – Renewal – 2.1 Mills – five years – PASSED 94-48

Fayetteville Village – Current Operating Expenses – Renewal – 3 Mills – five years – PASSED 91-49

Georgetown Village – Renewal – Fire Protection – 2.4 Mills – five years – PASSED 814-283

Hamersville Village – Renewal – Police Protection 2 Mills – five years – PASSED 52-49

Higginsport Village – Additional – Current Expenses – 5 Mills – five years – FAIL 35-39

Village of Mt. Orab – Additional – Fire/Ambulance/EMS – 2 Mills – Continuing Period of Time – FAIL 403-413

Village of Russellville – Renewal – Current Expenses – 3.3 Mills – five years – PASSED 89-44

Village of Russellville – Renewal – Current Expenses – 4.5 Mills – five years – PASSED 85-47

By Daniel Karell

dkarell@civitasmedia.com

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