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‘The Printer’s Kiss’ – author comes to Ripley

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Patricia A. Donohoe will be speaking and signing copies of her recently released book, “The Printer’s Kiss – The life and Letters of a Civil War Newspaperman and His Family”, 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. This is event is being hosted by the Ripley Library. For further information call 937-392-4871 or email


SSCC Trustees cancel special meeting for Oct. 23

The Southern State Community College Board of Trustees has canceled a special meeting for the consideration of the sale of property. The meeting had been scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in Room 184 of Central Campus, 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro.The trustees’ 2014 schedule includes a regular meeting on Nov. 12. Please visit for more information.

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Steddom addresses Brown County Democrats

The highlight of the Brown County Central Committee Fall Dinner was the standing ovation that non-partisan candidate for Juvenile/Probate Judge Julie Steddom received after being introduced.Streddom was the last speaker of the evening and was introduced by Bill Carkeek, current Court Administrator and Chief Probation Officer in the Brown County Juvenile/Probate Court.“Let me explain something to you. Danny Bubp offered me a job,” said Carkeek. ”It didn&...

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John Kasich: Completing the mission

John Kasich says this is it.After erasing an $8 billion budgetary shortfall and cutting the state’s jobless rate to 5.7 percent from10 percent during his first term as governor, he wants four more years to finish the job of restoring Ohio’s economy.After that, he’ll be 66 years old, ready to take on new challenges, but done with politics.“What might I do after I’m done with this job? I’m not going to be in the government,...

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Ed FitzGerald: Why Ohio needs a change

Ed FitzGerald asserts he isn’t trying to be contrary. The Democrat running for Ohio governor just doesn’t see the state the same way incumbent John Kasich does.Is the state better off than it was four years ago? “I don’t think so,” he told a group of Civitas Media editors earlier this month.Did Kasich successfully balance the state’s budget deficit? “To me, it’s just not responsible to brag you’re cutting taxes and yo...

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Dairy MPP presented to local farmers

The Ohio State University Extension Office of Adams County and the Farm Service Agency teamed up to present the new Dairy Margin Protection Program to area dairy farmers at the West Union Frisch’s Big Boy on Thursday, Oct. 16.The MPP is part of the new farm bill passed by the U.S. Congress, as the old farm bill originally passed in 2008 ended and did not receive an extension, after receiving an extension in 2013. MPP replaces the Milk Income Loss Contract or MILC Program.

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Fatal shooting reported near Fayetteville

A fatal shooting has been reported near Fayetteville on Baker Road. Brown County Sheriff Deputies are on the scene as well as the Brown County Coroner. No other details are available at this time.

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Mt. Orab purchase 3,000 gallon fire tanker

In about a year’s time, the Mt. Orab Fire Department will welcome a new fire tanker to the force.Following Mt. Orab’s Village Council meeting on Oct. 7, Mt. Orab placed an order for a new 3,000 gallon tanker, which will help when the fire department is called to a fire in a location far away from a fire hydrant.“Basically, a good majority of our area doesn’t have hydrants in it, and the tanker is a water shuttle vehicle,” Fire Chief Lisa Ree...

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Singers needed for River Village Christmas

That’s right: If you’re the kind of person who loves holiday music and can’t wait to start singing Christmas carols, organizers of Ripley’s River Village Christmas Concert are looking for you.For the 33rd year in a row, the River Village Christmas Community Choir is preparing for its annual concert, which will be performed during Ripley’s River Village Christmas celebration 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13.This year’s choir will be under the d...

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Lady Broncos end season with 2 losses

AMELIA - With a league title up for grabs and a guaranteed finish of a tie for first at worst, the Lady Broncos traveled to Amelia High School Thursday night to take on the Lady Barons for their senior night.Entering the game undefeated, the Broncos had a “come from behind” victory at home against Amelia earlier in the season. However, for the Lady Baron’s senior night, they took hold and the win 25-15, 24-26, 25-23, 25-22 to knock off the perfect regular season f...

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RULH Middle School volleyball visits OSU

COLUMBUS - The RULH Middle School volleyball team made the trip to Columbus to get a first hand look at what a Big Ten college volleyball match looks like as The Ohio State University took on Northwestern on Oct. 11.The Buckeyes won the game, but the RULH Middle School players and coach Michelle Arnold took it as opportunity to visit a college campus.“It was an incentive trip to get these girls to see what it’s like at the college level,” Arnold said. &...

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Eastern blanks Fairfield 4-0 in open round tilt

MACON - In a survive and go home match-up, the Warriors of Eastern faced off with the Fairfield Lions on Monday, Oct. 13, in sectional action. In the previous matches the Warriors out scored the Lions 14-1 and added to that total with a 4-0 win at home in sectional play Monday.Once again it was the front line senior leadership of Jacob Handra, Nathan Schmitt, and Brandon Covert, who all scored goals Monday against Fairfield. Eastern’s other goal came by way of Alex Minton on ...

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River Sweep Poster Contest open

The River Sweep 2015 annual Poster Contest is officially open and accepting entries.The Sweep, an annual one-day clean-up project connecting communities and covering more than 3,000 miles of shoreline, will take place Saturday, June 20, 2015.The poster contest is open to students in grades K-12 who live or attend school in a county along the Ohio River — meaning all K-12 students of Brown and Adams counties.Entries must be no larger than 24 x 36 inches a...

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Sardinia run/walk canceled, but other events go on

The Sardinia Historical Society will be selling 2015 Historical Calendars and T-shirts after their meeting from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. Monday Oct. 20. Anyone interested in purchasing these items may come to the meeting location, The Perk’s in Sardinia, to make their purchase.There has been much information supplied about people of Sardinia area from The 1800’s and on at meetings.Things are beginning to look interesting with calls received from people who are going ...

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Trick or Treat times announced

Several local villages have set times for Halloween Trick or Treat.Mt. Orab will hold Trick or Treat from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30. Georgetown will hold Trick or Treat from 6 to 7:30p.m., Aberdeen from 6 to 8 p.m., and Ripley from 5:30 to 7 p.m., all on Friday, Oct. 31.

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Commissioners Journal

The Brown County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Oct. 6 with the following members present: Barry Woodruff, President; Daryll Gray, Member; Tony Applegate, Member.Motion moved by Daryll Gray to approve the minutes of the previous regular meeting and dispense with the oral reading. Second: Tony Applegate.Motion moved by Tony Applegate to approve the request of Jill Hall, Brown County Auditor, for a supplemental appropriation from B01 (Dog an...

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Common pleas

Matthew Nickolas vs. Donald J. Hauke, other civilMidland Funding vs. Bryan Doyle, other civilChrissy Suiter vs. Jonathan Hause, civil stalkingMidland Funding vs. Jerry Staggs, other civilMidland Funding vs. Lawson Lynch, Jr., other civilCitifinancial vs. Judy E. Gullett, foreclosureNationstar vs. Janice L. Schosky, foreclosureEd and Diane Santoro vs. John Wood Insurance, other civilNationstar vs. Chastity ...

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Property transfers

Sam Tatman, Jr. and Betty Jean Tatman to Sam Tatman, Jr. and Betty Jean Tatman, 72.41 acres, Byrd Twp., $0Max A. Sales, Jr. to William B. and Tara J. Fisher, 15.76 acres, Byrd Twp., $63,020Lillian Elnore Cowdrey to Robert L. and Lois Cowdrey, 140.28 acres, Byrd Twp., $210,000Charles R. Brooks to Steven R. and Peggy A. McKinney, 2 acres, Clark Twp., $35,000Roy and Lottie Combs, et al to Roy Combs, Sr. and Lottie Combs, 5.08 acres, Clark Twp., $0...

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