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

‘Pioneer Award’ and Horizon Award presented at Chamber of Commerce meeting June 16

By Martha Jacob –

Brian Elliott, president of the Brown County Chamber of Commerce opened the June 16 ‘After Hour’s- meeting by welcoming everyone to the Indian Springs Winery in Sardinia.
The chamber occasionally offers an evening meeting to benefit the members who are unable to attend the normally scheduled 8 a.m. meetings.
Elliott invited each member present to introduce themselves following a light meal offered by Indian Springs Winery hosts included  Vernon Creighton, Matt Layton and Andy Creighton.
During the round-table part of the meeting, Brown County Commissioner Barry Woodruff updated the chamber of county activities, including progress being made at the county’s jail project.
“Well, the jail is open now, but if you’re a female and you get arrested you’re still going to Butler County jail, at least for now,” Commissioner Woodruff said. “We received our certificate of occupancy, so to speak, from Clermont County last week, and my Monday, we already had 27 inmates in the jail already, all of them for drug issues.”
Woodruff said that the commissioners had decided early on to accept  Casino money and treat it like it wasn’t  there and save it for an emergency. He said that the work done at the jail was paid for with casino money.
“The issues we have now are, how to expand our facility and how to go about it,” Woodruff said. “ We got a half a million dollar grant for the three sections of  heating/air conditioning, and we replaced one of them, but the other two are also 36 years old so it’s just a matter of time before the other two go.
Elliott announced winners at the recent Golf outing included 1st Place, Friendly Meadows, 2nd Place Buttermilk Falls and 3rd Place First State Bank. He thanked everyone who participated in the event.
He said that SummerFest is scheduled for August 5 and 6 and booths were still available.
“I did want to announce that this year at SummerFest we will be having a great raffle,” Elliott said. “We have partnered with Mt. Orab Ford we’re going to be giving away a  2016 Ford Fusion or $20,000 cash this year. All the details can be found on our website, because there are some restrictions. So spread the word.’
Following the roundtable, Elliott introduced the recipient of this year’s  Horizon Award, Stanley Adamson, owner of  Hamersville  Electric.
“We present the Horizon Award to an individual who shows great participation in their community someone who is always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in the community and is dedicated to improvement of the community as a whole,” Elliott said, “That person this year is Stanly Adamson, owner of Hamersville Electric.”
Adamson also received recognition and certificate’s of appreciation  from State Representative Doug Green, from Senator Joe Uecker’s office and Secretary of State John Husted.
Green KovachJoe Kovach received the Pioneer Award, which is presented by the chamber annually to an individual who displays exemplary commitment to economic development.
“Joe owns and operates ‘Grandma’s and Grandpa’s’ in Wahlsburg and ‘Harolds’s Quik Stop,” Elliott said. “Congratulations to Joe and his family.”
Kovach also received certificates of appreciation from Senator Uecker’s office, Representative Doug Green and Secretary of State John Husted.

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