News Democrat- RSS Feed http://newsdemocrat.com/ http://newsdemocrat.com/ Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:07:19 EST 1800 Wreath returns to Ohio Veterans Home http://newsdemocrat.com/news/home_top-news/150908303/Wreath-returns-to-Ohio-Veterans-Home GEORGETOWN — Wreaths Across America held a wreath-laying ceremony for residents of the Ohio Veterans Home on the afternoon of Dec. 13. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:35:06 EST Lady Warriors look hot early http://newsdemocrat.com/news/sports/150891373/Lady-Warriors-look-hot-early MACON - Few, if any, spectators of the Southerns Hills Athletic Conference had predicted the Eastern Lady Warriors would be off to such a fast start early this season. After coming off a disappointing campaign last year, the Lady Warriors have doubled... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:02:05 EST Simulator added to SSCC health sciences programs http://newsdemocrat.com/news/news/150842614/Simulator-added-to-SSCC-health-sciences-programs Students in Southern State Community College health sciences programs will gain an increasingly realistic lab experience thanks to the addition of new Human Patient Simulator. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:41:11 EST Fayetteville FFA wins Parliamentary Procedure Contest http://newsdemocrat.com/news/news_agricultural/150890630/Fayetteville-FFA-wins-Parliamentary-Procedure-Contest Fayetteville FFA placed first in the annual sub-district FFA contest at White Oak High School, where they competed against five other schools from Brown and Adams counties on Nov. 25. This win qualified the Fayetteville FFA for the District 9 contest... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:36:07 EST The next Sardinia Historical Society meeting is Dec. 29 http://newsdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/150890574/The-next-Sardinia-Historical-Society-meeting-is-Dec.-29 The Sardinia Historical Society will not have a meeting on Monday, Dec. 22 but will have one 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29 at Maddy's in Sardinia. Meetings are held every Monday, at Sardinia Perk's 10 am. the first, second and third Monday... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:33:05 EST Audits available for local governments http://newsdemocrat.com/news/news/150889816/Audits-available-for-local-governments Auditor of State Dave Yost's office is responsible for auditing all public entities in Ohio. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:07:06 EST GUMC to host free Christmas day dinner http://newsdemocrat.com/news/news/150906890/GUMC-to-host-free-Christmas-day-dinner Georgetown United Methodist Church will be serving a free Christmas dinner for the community. The dinner will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Christmas day. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:55:12 EST Georgetown honors local heros http://newsdemocrat.com/news/home_top-news/150905944/Georgetown-honors-local-heros GEORGETOWN — Georgetown Mayor Dale Cahall gave a special thank you at Georgetown's most recent council meeting to three local residents who's actions saved at least one life on Nov. 10. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:21:08 EST 3 Sardinia men indicted for trafficking heroin http://newsdemocrat.com/news/blotter-news/150866954/3-Sardinia-men-indicted-for-trafficking-heroin The Brown County Grand Jury met in Georgetown last week and handed down indictments to nine individuals, filed on Wednesday, Dec. 11. Among those indicted were Mark A. Dilley, 27, Robin G. Dilley, 25, and Travis Miller, age unknown, all of Sardinia,... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:30:09 EST Western finishes second at ‘Golden Bear’ http://newsdemocrat.com/news/sports/150903761/Western-finishes-second-at-Golden-Bear GIBSONBURG - The long travel to the 37th annual Gibsonburg Golden Bear Invitational did not effect the Western Brown wrestlers. They came away with a second place finish despite not having wrestlers participate in six of the weight classes at the... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:47:07 EST Covered bridge prints make great gifts http://newsdemocrat.com/news/home_top-news/150801468/Covered-bridge-prints-make-great-gifts Brown County's covered bridges have long been a symbol of the county's history. Still standing in the county are the Brown Bridge, Bethel-New Hope Bridge, North Pole Bridge, George Miller Bridge and McCafferty Bridge. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:35:17 EST Eastern shutterbugs helps out Bengals http://newsdemocrat.com/news/home_top-news/150884214/Eastern-shutterbugs-helps-out-Bengals Eastern High School students in Mrs. Tracey Staggs' photography class were once again able to use skills learned in the classroom to help out at a charity event. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:01:12 EST DAR holds meetings in Georgetown http://newsdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/150883674/DAR-holds-meetings-in-Georgetown The Georgetown Chapter, Taliaferro, Daughters of the American Revolution, held their Dec. 13 meeting in the historic Presbyterian Church on Main Street, in Georgetown, with a luncheon honoring a new member Kimberly Coe Dahlheimer, of... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:32:06 EST Pigeon proliferation continues http://newsdemocrat.com/news/opinion/150883584/Pigeon-proliferation-continues It seems as though they have, finally, and thankfully, stopped laying eggs. Even though I enter the coop every few days, when I find a father bird sitting protectively on his nest, I hesitate to reach under his warm belly feathers and pull out the two... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:26:07 EST Fayetteville boys drop to Peebles http://newsdemocrat.com/news/sports/150900705/Fayetteville-boys-drop-to-Peebles FAYETTEVILLE - The Rockets of Fayetteville had the daunting task of trying to stop Peebles' guard Beau Justice on the basketball court on Friday, Dec. 12. Justice could be the favorite to win District Player of the Year this season. Fayetteville... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:12:12 EST Register now for spring classes at Chatfield College http://newsdemocrat.com/news/news/150850431/Register-now-for-spring-classes-at-Chatfield-College A new semester at Chatfield College begins the week of Jan. 19, and the college is registering now for spring classes. The Spring schedule offers a variety of courses in business, computers, education, English, history, psychology, art, public... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:05:10 EST Lady Jays still searching for offense http://newsdemocrat.com/news/sports/150900513/Lady-Jays-still-searching-for-offense MACON - He has said it all season long, “we are not going to score a lot of points, and we know that,” words that continue to come from Ripley Lady Jays head coach Chris Coleman's mouth after each and every game, regardless of the... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:02:07 EST Lady Broncos cruise past Amelia http://newsdemocrat.com/news/sports/150899652/Lady-Broncos-cruise-past-Amelia MT. ORAB - Poor shooting early on against Amelia did not matter much after the first quarter was over. The Lady Broncos settled down and sailed to a 61-40 victory at home over the Lady Barons. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:21:06 EST Christmas Cheer, Toys for Tots give-away set http://newsdemocrat.com/news/news/150898906/Christmas-Cheer-Toys-for-Tots-give-away-set The Christmas Cheer and Toys for Tots Program will be held 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dec. 20 in the big hall at the Eagles Hall 2293, located 600 Mt. Orab Pike, in Georgetown. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:46:06 EST Solar Planet presents plan to Western Brown http://newsdemocrat.com/news/news-news_education/150898786/Solar-Planet-presents-plan-to-Western-Brown The Western Brown Local Schools Board of Education learned about the Fayetteville-Perry Local Schools solar array at Monday evening's meeting with guest speaker Spencer Lee, of the Ohio-based company Solar Planet. Lee proposed his... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:39:08 EST