Four charged in overdose death Underage felonies strain county system Fayetteville looks forward to 2018 celebration Russellville council discusses underground tanks in village Marilyn A Wren Larry E Carter 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

Community briefs

Community Thanksgiving service in Ripley

The Community Thanksgiving Service for the community of Ripley will take place Wednesday, Nov. 25, at St, Michael’s Catholic Church, located 16 North Fourth Street in Ripley. The service begins 7 p.m. Pastor Dohrman, of Saint Michael’s Catholic Church in Ripley, will be the speaker.

Everyone is invited to join.

Rumpke Thanksgiving Day collection schedule

Rumpke collection service will run as scheduled on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26. Service will remain uninterrupted during the week of Nov. 22 – 28.

This holiday schedule affects Rumpke customers in Ohio counties: Adams, Brown, Clinton, Clermont, Highland, with the exception for the city of Greenfield residents only: Waste collection will not occur on Thanksgiving Day. Customers with service on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday will not be affected by Thanksgiving. Thursday collection will move to Friday, and Friday collection will move to Saturday. Rumpke will return to its regular collection schedule the following week.

Kentucky counties: Bracken, Lewis, Mason are also on a regular schedule.

Contact Rumpke’s customer service with additional questions at 1-877-786-7537 or visit www.rumpke.com.

GUMC serving Thanksgiving dinner

Georgetown United Methodist Church will serve a free Thanksgiving dinner to the community from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving Day). The menu will be turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, vegetable, roll and pumpkin pie.

All are welcome. Enter through the Fellowship Hall door on the state Route 125 side of the building. There will be no carry-out. Call 937-378-3353 and leave a message for more information or donations.

Zoning meeting to be held for Georgetown

A Public Hearing for the Village of Georgetown Proposed Zoning will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the Town Hall Building, located 301 S. Main Street, in Georgetown. A public record request can be made at the Village Offices to receive a paper copy of the proposed zoning packet. A free digital copy can be viewed on the Village website at www.georgetownohio.us.

Grange to hold craft fair and bazaar

The Mowrystown Holiday Craft Fair and Bazaar will be held at Whiteoak High School, on North High Street, in Mowrystown, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.

Lunch will be served. Menu to include soups, sandwiches, chips, pies, cakes and drinks.

Santa will be making an appearance following the holiday parade which will begin at Crop Production (west Main Street) 1 p.m. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served while pictures with Santa are being taken.

Vendor spaces are still available. Call 937-442-4704 or 937-446-2070 for more information or to reserve a space.

Christmas Craft Show at Georgetown Presbyterian Church

Vendor are needed for the Christmas Craft Show sponsored by Georgetown Presbyterian Church. The show will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.

The church is located 401 S. Main Street, in Georgetown.

For more information and a registration form, visit www.georgetownchristmasassociationinc.org or call Kim at 937-213-2135 after 4:30 p.m.

Board of Mental Health to hold meeting

The Brown County Board of Mental Health will meet 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3 at the board office, located 85 Banting Drive, in Georgetown.

Call 937-378-3504 with any questions or for more information.

Conservation District meeting reset

The Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors announces the rescheduling of the December board meeting. This meeting, originally scheduled for Dec. 16, will now take place 7 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9. Meetings are held at the Brown SWCD office located 706 South Main Street, in Georgetown.

Meetings are open to the public.

Wreaths Across America at OVH

Wreaths Across America will take place 2 p.m Saturday, Dec. 12, in the great room at the Ohio Veterans Home, located in Georgetown.

Open House will take place beginning 1 p.m. in the new multi-purpose building.

Refreshments will be provided by the Ohio Veterans home Volunteer Committee.

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