News Democrat- RSS Feed Tue, 3 Mar 2015 06:08:51 EST 1800 Rep. Green applauds Ohio House passage of HB 7 COLUMBUS—State Representative Doug Green, R-Mt. Orab, applauded the passage of House Bill 7, legislation that passed out of the House earlier this month that provides academic protections for students taking new state assessments during the... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:06:31 EST Georgetown home struck by fire A house fire was reported at 447 North Main St. at the intersection of Ohio Street in Georgetown at around 6:15 p.m. Friday.An eye witness reported seeing two men carrying a resident of the home and taking the person next door. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:31:31 EST GUMC announces rummage and bake sale Georgetown United Methodist Women will host the spring rummage and bake sale at the church, located 217 S. Main Street. Use the side entrance, facing State Street, to enter the fellowship hall. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:16:32 EST Sizer is new football coach MT. ORAB – After former coach Evan Dreyer left the Broncos program for the Oak Hills job, it wasn't long until Western Brown filled the position with a familiar face to the Western Brown community and Bronco fans. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:16:31 EST Nominees sought for Business Woman of the Year The News Democrat and The Ripley Bee are accepting nominations for 2014 Business Woman of the Year. The award recognizes achievements for women in business who either work in Brown County or live in Brown County and work... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:36:33 EST Apologies for the lack of fish To the editor: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:21:32 EST Vietnam Veterans’ luncheon planned The Ripley-Lieutenant Byrd Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution invite Vietnam Veterans from the Ripley area to a chili luncheon at the American Legion Post in Ripley, beginning 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:01:35 EST Healthcare provider CPR classes at Southern Hills Healthcare Provider CPR class will be offered at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center on Tuesday, March 3. Learn how to perform CPR at the level necessary for hospital, nursing home and EMS employees following the American Heart Association... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:51:33 EST Winter is for birding! As the Ohio weather continues to amaze me with record temperature lows and record snow fall I have been very busy feeding the woodstove and my fine feathered bird friends. Through the years I have tried a variety of different bird seed, but now the... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:36:38 EST Grant FFA: New Animal Science Facility offers exciting programs In the fall of 2014, the Grant Career Center FFA welcomed two new programs into the FFA organization. With the opening of the Animal Science Facility, the Veterinary Science and Equine Science programs joined the Horticulture program in welcoming... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:26:37 EST Support two local charities while celebrating St. Patrick’s Day The eighth annual St. Patrick's Day Party with a Purpose will be held from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at St. Michael's Church Hall in Mt. Orab. This year, all proceeds from the party will benefit the Yellow Ribbon Support Center... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:26:33 EST Church goes hog wild Hello to all! Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:16:36 EST MCTC holding pre-admission for medical laboratory technician program Maysville Community and Technical College is holding three pre-admission conferences in March for students interested in enrolling in the Medical Laboratory Technician program at the Maysville Campus. MCTC will admit a new cohort of MLT students in... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:11:33 EST Put your tax refund to work In 2014, the average tax refund was about $2,700. If you got that much this year, what would you do with it? Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:06:33 EST Chatfield College named a Best Value School For the second consecutive year, Chatfield College in St. Martin, located in Brown County and in Cincinnati, has been designated a Best Value School by University Research and Review, a company dedicated to improving the process of how a student... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:01:33 EST Marriages Jeremy M. Harris, 35, Georgetown, self employed and Tina Louise Blank, 40, Georgetown, STNARichard Wayne Rorick, 45, Georgetown, truck driver and Ashley Nicole Puckett, 27, Georgetown, homemaker Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:41:35 EST Property transfers Thomas Lee Mayes to Danny R. Bubp, Lot 35, Lot 36, Lake Waynoka, $65,000Helen M. Clem to George W. and Myrna Sue Morris, Lot 5, Lot 6, Green Twp.,... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:41:32 EST Probate 20151038 Denise A. Applegate, Sardinia20151035 Edward I. Bronner, Hamersville20151037 Carolyn J. McDaniel, Ripley Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:36:32 EST Common pleas Midland Funding vs. Jeremy Nicely, other civilDiscover Bank vs. James S. Bowmens, other civilLaboratory Corporation vs. Southwest Healthcare, other civilDiscover Bank vs. Angela M. Johnson, other civil Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:32:38 EST OVRDC hosts county caucus GEORGETOWN — The Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission held its annual county caucus reorganization meeting for Brown County Monday in the Brown County Commissioners' Office. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:32:33 EST