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 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

Commissioner’s journal

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session Jan. 25 with the following members present: Barry Woodruff, President; Tony Applegate, Member; Daryll Gray, Member

Motion moved by Tony Applegate to approve the minutes of the previous regular meeting and dispense with the oral reading. Second: Daryll Gray.

Motion moved by Daryll Gray to approve the following bills for payment: T30, Prosecutor Victims Assistance, $165.95; P36, Drug Crime Task Force, $3,756; A00, County, $41,035.34; K01, Auto and Gas, $4,597.95; C60, Certificate of Title Adm. Fund, $1,647.26; C80, Probation Services Fund, $15; H10, Child Support Enforcement Agency, $7,225.14. Total: $58,442.64.

Motion moved by Daryll Gray to adopt Resolution No. 01252016-2, contract for cleaning supply and return grills at Brown County Sheriff’s Office. The Board finds the $8,800 proposal from Kenny Tutt of Tutt’s Heating & Cooling to be a reasonable proposal for said cleaning of heating and cooling grills to remove debris. Second: Daryll Gray.

Motion moved by Tony Applegate to enter agreement with Tutt’s Heating and Cooling, Winchester, to clean the supply and return grills of the Brown County Detention Center free of inmate placed debris, beginning on 1/25/16 in amount of $8,800, to be paid as $2,000 after first 2 weeks of work and balance paid following final inspection of Commissioners. (See complete agreement on file). Second: Daryll Gray.

Motion moved by Tony Applegate to adopt Resolution No. 01252016-3, authorizing participation in Ohio Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program. Second: Daryll Gray.

Motion moved by Daryll Gray to approve the request of Jill Hall, Brown County Auditor, for a supplemental appropriation of unappropriated funds from PR (Payroll) in the amount of $96.57 into P/R-DD11 (Health Insurance). Deduction was withdrawn from incorrect code and needs to be returned. Second: Tony Applegate.

Motion moved by Tony Applegate to accept the resignation of Donna Orr from BCJFS, effective January 1, 2016. Second: Daryll Gray.

Motion moved by Daryll Gray to approve the request of Sarah Prebble, Clerk, for the following post certificate: Clermont County YWCA, $6,201.99. Second: Tony Applegate.

Motion moved by Daryll Gray to adopt Resolution No. 01252016-1, regarding operating agreement with Brown County Humane Society. Second: Tony Applegate.

Motion moved by Tony Applegate to enter into agreement, upon the approval of Jessica Little, Prosecutor, with the Brown County Humane Society for operation and control of the Brown County Animal Shelter to be placed with the Brown County Humane Society. Board agrees funding shall come from the 7.5 percent indirect and direct costs of the Auditor, and any other statutory expenses, citation monies collected by the municipal court, adoption fees and other income paid into the dog and kennel fund. The Board has authority to enter said agreement pursuant to R.C. §§ 955.12 & 955.15. (See complete agreement on file.) Second: Daryll Gray.

Motion moved by Tony Applegate to adopt Proclamation designating Feb. 7-13 as FCCLA Week. In attendance: Ethan Puckett, Victoria Kohler, Victoria Richards, Alex Bateman and Joan Garrett. Second: Daryll Gray.

Motion moved by Daryll Gray to adjourn meeting with no further business before the Board Jan. 25. Second: Tony Applegate.

In the matter to adjourn

Brian Durham, The News Democrat, was present for the second portion of the meeting, Jan. 25.

Commissioners toured the Clermont County Jail, Batavia, Jan. 20.

Commissioner, Barry Woodruff, attended the monthly Board of DD meeting and swore Board Members into Office, Jan. 20.

Commissioner, Barry Woodruff, attended the Chamber of Commerce Meeting at Hospice of Hope, Mt. Orab, Jan. 21.

Commissioners and staff attended the 2016 Chamber Business Breakfast, Georgetown Church of Christ, Jan. 25.

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