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 OHSAA announces 2017 football regions and playoffs format Western Brown volleyball camps a success with over 100 in attendance Rigdon finishes high school running career with 10th place finish at state track and field championship meet Grace E Fite Women return to county jail as funds start to run low Georgetown Council takes action on vacant structures Veterans honored in Mt. Orab John McGee Timmy Burson Patricia A London Mary J Hall Kenneth R Behymer Western Brown’s Joe Sams commits to Marietta College WBHS to hold girls youth basketball camp Huseman signs with UC Clermont Day to continue baseball career on collegiate level at UC Clermont Western’s Pack signs with NKU WBHS to host youth boys basketball camp Eastern’s Rigdon, Hopkins are STATE BOUND James Ratliff Robert P Lesko Armstrong sentenced to twenty years on child porn possession charges Russellville hires new Village Clerk Russellville Council approves purchase of two ambulances FP School Board changes millage funding formula Thirteen charged by Brown Co. Grand Jury Local athletes advance to track and field regionals SBAAC awards baseball, softball, boys track and field First Team all-stars SHAC awards baseball all-stars Lady Broncos finish as SW District Div. II runner-up Lady Warriors cap off season as SE District Div. III runner-up Impressive post-season tourney run reaches end for Lady Rockets Rose M Crone Thousands visit Traveling Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall Strategies discussed to join Maysville/Mason County KY with Brown Co. communities for economic growth Road and bridge work planned in county Linda M Lawson Margaret G Newkirk Gregory R Dunn Sandra L Haitz Wesley A Cooper Everette F Donell Lady Broncos move to SW District Div. II finals Lady Rockets top Cincy Christian 22-1 to earn berth in district finals Lady Warriors head to SE District Div. III finals with win over Gallia SW District Track and Field Tourney action gets underway Russell E Conn Robert T Fisher Philip L Paeltz David Beals Gregory A Smith II William G Mullinnix Patricia Ogden Brittany Stykes remembered by friends and family 2018 county budget could be cut by up to ten percent Georgetown Police Chief updates council Over 40 vendors, crafters at 2017 Annual Craft Show Cropper’s time as GHS girls basketball coach expected to end after 21 years at the helm Barnes’ perfect game and big hits lead Lady Broncos to round one sectional win Broncos advance in sectional play with win over Mt. Healthy Kenny B Williams Stephen E Marcum Christopher J Lovett Brandon M Traylor Gaslight renovations set to begin Ripley students view mock crash at school ‘Angela’s Curbside Cuisine’ taking area by storm Fisher sentenced to 17 years for child porn possession Fundraiser for Russellville 200th Celebration May 6

Dear Editor,

I am writing this letter to you in reference to the race for the Brown County Sheriff. I have lived in Brown County now for 28 years and have had several different types of involvement with the Brown County Sheriff, not just current but also past Sheriffs.

I am writing to give my opinion of who I feel would make the best candidate. Please understand that I am not someone who votes by party, or just supports any person who is running. The person I am in support of for the upcoming sheriff’s election is candidate David Benjamin. As I stated previously, I have had several types of experiences with our county law enforcement office and I do not just vote to be voting. I want to let the voters know why I am supporting Mr. Benjamin for Sheriff. I had not known Mr. Benjamin prior to September 2015. I approached him at the Antique machinery show and proceeded to ask him several questions. These were not just easy questions; these were some hardcore down to business questions ranging from all the different facets that I had previously experienced with our County Sheriff’s department in my past. Please know that I have had some major dealings and some not so major dealings both good and bad with this department, I did not speak of those dealings in any shape or form with Mr. Benjamin prior to asking the questions, so he had no idea what I “wanted to hear”.

He was with his family enjoying the day at the show and stood there for over an hour talking to me and answering questions. He never once acted stand offish or like I was putting him out. He is a Christian man who believes in the Bible and its teachings. You may say, “What does being a Christian have to do with this?” I say it has a lot to do with it! If you are a born again Christian and a follower of Christ, then you should know that the Bible wants us to lead the world in his ways. Mr. Benjamin has a plan for this county and has the people of this county in his best interest and is willing to Serve and Protect to put this county back on the map as a safe and reliable county rather than a laughing stock. We need to know that we have a Sheriff who is going to work and respond, not just put on a uniform when the time is right for him.

I want to thank you for your time and ask the voters of Brown County to stop David, ask him the questions, see what he is made of, don’t vote by party or just because this person is currently serving, vote for what Brown County needs and that is David Benjamin for Sheriff.

Sincerely,

Shannon VanWinkle

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