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A crossing quandary

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Melody White stands on her front porch, gazing at the lines of traffic barreling down East State Street in front of her home next to Burger King. Despite having a crosswalk between her side of the street and the shopping center on the other side — where many enjoy their lunches at Gold Star and Subway or get pampered at Ultimate Salon — expecting vehicles to stop at the marked crosswalk is just unrealistic.“We had some friends come up from Florida last week and they wanted to eat at Gold Star, so in the mid-afternoon we started to walk up there to the crosswalk,” White says. “People just kept going by — they did it about four or five times.”

 

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Usually at some point in the summer I receive some inspiration to write about my old adventures on the farm. Summers were usually pretty good on the farm, no school, maybe some Little League games, plenty of farm chores to keep you busy and some down time to have plain old fun.Recently we had a yard sale at my son’s house. He had a house full as four families pitched in on his big sale. One of my many jobs for this big sale was to help keep track of the granddaughter. This re...

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Faster, easier website unveiled today

The News Democrat is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making newsdemocrat.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers.As with this week’s launch of our redesigned print product, the new website is largely the result of feedback from both readers and advertisers over the past several months.Among our improved and upgraded features are:· Easier to read headlines with one-click accessibility t...

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Goldson case to go to Grand Jury

It’s one of many unsolved mysteries that’s been flooding the headlines for almost a year. Now, with the initial investigation by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation completed, information about what authorities think may have happened to inmate Zachary Ryan Goldson could come to light in the coming months. A grand jury presentation is just on the horizon. Goldson, 24, was found hanging in a cell at the Brown County Adult Detention Center Oct. 5, leaving his family...

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Farm Bureau offering interactive agriculture experiences at state fair

Family fun and a connection to rural Ohio are just two of the many reasons for visitors to stop by the “Land and Living” exhibit at the Ohio State Fair, July 23 to Aug. 3. Presented by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Nationwide, the exhibit demonstrates agriculture’s link to everyday life.Visitors to the exhibit, located in the Nationwide/Donahey Ag and Hort building, can participate in a variety of interactive activities such as playing with local rescue dogs, wa...

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Brown County Public Library hosts big foot event

The Tri-State Bigfoot Group Investigative Team will be at the Gaslight Theater in Georgetown, 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, to present “Bigfoot in Brown County.” This is a free event hosted by the Brown County Public Library and open to the public for all ages. Come with your questions and possible sighting for the team. Free popcorn and a children’s craft will be provided.

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SSCC expands bachelor, master degree opportunities

Southern State Community College is expanding its partnership with Lindsey Wilson College to offer advanced degrees in Fayette County. Classes begin Friday, Aug. 29.LWC will now offer accelerated bachelor of arts and master of education degrees in Mental Health Counseling and Human Development on two SSCC campuses – Central Campus in Hillsboro and Fayette Campus in Washington C.H.In 2009, SSCC and LWC joined forces to offer LWC classes from 4-9:15 p.m. each Friday ...

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Volunteer senior advocates needed

We have a unique opportunity at the Area Agency on Aging District 7 for those who are interested in serving as a volunteer advocate for nursing home residents. This opportunity is made available through our Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program which is committed to protecting the rights of long-term care consumers.The Ombudsman Program provides this support for nursing home residents by helping them resolve problems and advocating for their rights with the overall goal of enha...

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Ohio Valley RC&D Office moves

The Ohio Valley RC&D has moved to a new location due to the closure of the south campus of Southern State Community College in Fincastle. Ohio Valley RC&D is now located 338 West Main Street, in Hillsboro, and the new phone number is (937) 402-3033. At the present time, SSCC email addresses may still be used for OVRCD employees, and include jkellis@sscc.edu and bbradds@sscc.edu.

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Landowner Liability meeting scheduled

Join the Brown County Farm Bureau and the Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District from 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 for a program discussing landowner liability when people use property for recreational purposes. The meeting will take place at the Mt. Orab Library, located 613 South High Street, in Mt. Orab.A landowner is often hesitant to allow other people to use property because of concern about lawsuits in the event of an accident. Ohio’s law has safety precauti...

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‘Pre-Oktoberfest Celebration’ is planned

The Kentucky Gateway Museum Center will be hosting a “Pre-Oktoberfest Celebration” from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24 at the museum, located 215 Sutton Street. The celebration will serve as an open house for a new German Heritage Exhibit that will be housed in the museum’s changing exhibits gallery.

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Woodworkers/Woodcarvers Day planned

The fifth annual Woodworkers/Woodcarvers Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 26, in front of the historic Brown County Courthouse, located 102 South Main Street in Georgetown.The Courthouse Square Association, Inc., sponsors this show and sale of woodcraft which highlights the works of local artisans, including Ken Liming, a teacher of wood skills at the Grant Career Center in Bethel. The Stihl chainsaw demonstration, featuring the talent of Mike Hopkins, will be...

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Republican Club to meet

The Brown County Republican Club will meet 7:30 p.m. Thursday July 31. The meeting will be held at the Southern Hills Career and Technical Center Board office building. All are invited to attend.

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Worth more: One man or an entire city?

A population of 100,000 is substantial. Five states don’t even have one metropolis that large. Some cities that size, like Fargo, North Dakota, are their state’s biggest. Others, like Lansing, Michigan, are state capitals.About 100,000 people live in Rochester, Minnesota, home of the Mayo Clinic. The same goes for Burbank, California and Springfield, Ohio.Most of America’s cities of 100,000 now share one uncomfortable reality.

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Of bare feet and lightning bugs

Usually at some point in the summer I receive some inspiration to write about my old adventures on the farm. Summers were usually pretty good, no school, maybe some Little League games, plenty of farm chores to keep you busy and some down time to have plain old fun.This past weekend was yard sales weekend in Georgetown. My son had a house full and three or four families pitched in on his big sale. One of my many jobs for this big sale was to help keep track of the granddaughter. Th...

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Watering - how often and how much?

Newly planted shrubs, perennials and trees struggle to get established when temperatures are in the 90’s and drying winds keep us busy with supplemental watering. Proper watering is an important part of gardening. Lasting damage can occur when leaves and stems wilt. Regular watering helps keep plants and trees growing. Flower and fruit the following spring will be much better with regular watering, and so will fall color.

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Smart use of ‘variables’ can lead to answers for retirement

If you think back to your math classes in high school or college, you may remember that many of the problems involved the use of variables. Changing these variables around in any fashion would change the outcome of the problem. Similar situations occur in life all the time. To illustrate: If you look at the need to manage your retirement income so that you can’t outlive it as a “problem” to be solved, you will need to adjust some variables to arrive at the solution you seek....

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Southwest Regional Medical Center to host Community Blood Drive

Southwest Regional Medical Center has partnered with Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati to host a Community Blood Drive from 1 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7. The Blood Drive will take place in the Lower Level Community Education Room, located 425 Home Street, in Georgetown.To schedule an appointment, call Hoxworth Blood Center at 1-800-830-1091. Hoxworth recognizes that blood donors’ time is valuable. Priority will be given to donors who have scheduled an appoint...

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