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 G’Town Christmas Parade enjoyed by spectators Mt. Orab Auto Mall collects over 1,100 canned goods for local families “Celebration of Lights” held at fairgrounds Thirteen indicted by grand jury Lady Warriors hit the hardwood with high expectations Warriors reload after graduating four starters Six seniors hit the hardwood for Rockets Lady Rockets packed with size, talent Lady G-Men to rely heavily on young talent G-Men seek improvement after last year’s three-win season Skilled crew on the return for the Blue Jays Broncos begin quest for SBAAC American Div. crown

Georgetown Council examines options for electricity purchase

By Martha Jacob

During its May 12 council meeting members of the Georgetown Village Council, after suspending the three reading rule adopted a resolution for the purchase of electricity by the village.
“I’ve handed out a purchase agreement to everyone to look at,” Mayor Dale Cahall said, “There is a company that will be buying the methane gas from Rumpke Landfill and then selling it. We are currently purchasing our electricity from American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) of which we are a member. We have an agreement with AMP to be our power supplier. We will be paying the same as we always have, so this won’t really save us any money.”
After suspending the rules, council adopted the agreement resolution.
Mayor Cahall commented that Mayor’s Court was doing very well and showed more activity than last month. He said there were over 60 cases heard.
Council also adopted a resolution making a supplemental appropriation of $47,000 for building and other structures for the village after declaring it an emergency and suspending the rules. “This is for the purpose of fronting the money for the ‘Senior Playground,” Cahall said. “The grant we’re getting will reimburse the village.”
Village Administrator Art Owens reported to council that he plans to advertise for bids for the sidewalk replacement in the upcoming week. Bids will be opened on June 21. He also said that he had signed for the crosswalk painting which is scheduled to begin in a few weeks and will be done by A & A Safety.
Owens also told council that the street sweeping would have to be done again because the company that was hired to do it did a really bad job. The street sweeping will be done again.
Georgetown Police Chief Rob Freeland reported to council that since his last council report on April 14, his department had received 555 calls for service, 19 incident reports, 10 crash reports, 84 mayor’s court citations issued and 17 charges filed with county court.
“With the warmer weather, certain people have been taking their drinking and partying outdoors, disturbing neighbors, being disorderly and fighting,” Chief Freeland reported to council.
“Our officers have dealt with several underage drinkers causing problems, including one called in by a resident who found an underage drinker passed out in his yard.”
Freeland said that whenever possible, officers charged the individuals who provide or purchased the alcohol for those underage as well as the actual drinker.
Freeland briefly discussed other cases of domestic violence and disorderly conduct.
“Unfortunately we had another incident where a man stole his girlfriend’s truck and credit card and withdrew several hundreds of dollars then went to Cincinnati to buy heroin,” Freeland said. “Then he drove to Tennessee for an unknown reason.
“Officers Detective Matthew Staggs and Corporal Kyle Singleton intercepted the stolen truck as it entered the village on SR 125 and arrested the man.”
Freeland told council that his office had received two trauma packs that had been donated by Ripley Officer John Amole. Amole was severely injured after being assaulted while attempting to arrest a man in January. He returned to active duty about a month ago.

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