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    Goldson grand jury to finish in Nov.
    2014-10-17T15:13:46.774Z
    , Wayne Gates - Editor
    Multiple sources have confirmed that the remaining evidence in the death of Zachary Goldson will not be presented to a Brown County Grand Jury until some time in mid November.
    The grand jury heard some of the evidence in the case on October 2.  Ohio Attorney General Spokesperson Dan Tierney  said on that day that “Due to the unavailability of witnesses, it will be necessary to continue the process beyond the initial session.”
    The investigation into the case has taken...
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    Ebola information available at Health Dept
    2014-10-17T15:16:31.472Z
    , Wayne Gates - Editor
    Many people nationwide are concerned about Ebola.
    The Brown County Health Department is monitoring the local area for Ebola just as it does for a number of other communicable diseases.
    Health Commissioner Rusty Vermillion said that his office is in constant contact with a number of agencies. 
    “We have the Ohio Department of Health communication system.  Every time they receive a notification from the CDC or from another health department, we receive that as well.  Whether it’s of an emergency...
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    Six indicted by Grand Jury
    2014-10-17T15:17:52.611Z
    , Wayne Gates - Editor
    Six people were indicted by a Brown County Grand Jury on Oct. 15 for a variety of offenses.
    Jason Brevard, 29 of Sardinia, faces one count of Aggravated Vehicular Assault, a third degree felony.  
    He also faces one fifth degree felony count of Endangering Children, causing serious physical harm to a six year old victim.
    He also faces three first degree misdemeanor counts of Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Controlled Substance.
    Kevin Hamilton,...
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    Eagan resigns from G’town council, officer hired
    2014-10-17T15:18:45.340Z
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    As members of Georgetown Council welcomed Art Owens in as its new administrator, councilwoman Sarah Eagan handed in her resignation which was read aloud before council at its Oct. 9 meeting.
    In the letter Eagan stated that she and her husband Doug are moving to Amelia, which makes her ineligible to serve on council. Doug is a volunteer firefighter with the Georgetown Fire Department.
    Council will appoint a new council member by November.
    Georgetown Chief of Police Rob Freeland then...
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    Mt. Orab to spend 600K to rebuild sewer lines
    2014-10-17T15:19:42.434Z
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    During the Mt. Orab Village Council meeting  Oct. 7, Mt. Orab Mayor Bruce Lunsford asked council to authorize a resolution to allow him to apply for, accept and enter into an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency water pollution control loan Fund agreement.
    The funds would be for the construction of a Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project.
    The village intends to apply for an OEPA loan for the project.
    “Basically this is a pipeline project,” Mayor Lunsford said. “Our sewer lines are getting...
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    Village of F’ville faces budget woes, State Rep. Candidate Ken McNeely visits meeting
    2014-10-17T15:20:28.856Z
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    During the Village of Fayetteville Council meeting Oct. 8, village clerk Barb Kiley, gave council a bleak report on the current financial situation of the village.
    “It’s thumbs down people,” Kiley said. “The general fund is way down, we have about $2,700 in there and we need to have $8 or $9 thousand a month in there. So that’s not good at all. We’re almost back to where we were this time last year.
    “We just don’t have much coming...
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    Fire coverage discussed in Sardinia
    2014-10-17T15:21:23.809Z
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    At the October 14 Sardinia Council meeting, Franklin Township Trustees Frank Fussnecker and Mike Kress attended  to discuss fire coverage in the Lake Waynoka area and their township.
    The trustees wanted to discuss the current contract the township has with Sardinia and possibly renegotiate terms.
    “As council is probably aware,” Fussnecker began, “Lake Waynoka is wanting fire protection to be closer to them. Russellville has put a sub-station in at Ash Ridge in Jackson Township. They have agreed to cover...
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    Georgetown Fire & EMS awarded 2014 Ohio Volunteer Fire Department of the Year
    2014-10-17T15:22:47.238Z
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    It was a great honor for the Georgetown Volunteer Fire and EMS to be awarded the 2014 Ohio Volunteer Fire Department of the Year Award.
    According to Georgetown Fire Chief Joey Rockey, the presentation ceremony was held at the Division of State Fire Marshal in Reynoldsburg on Sept. 17.
    The award is presented annually by the Firefighter and Fire Safety Inspector Training  Committee along with the Ohio Department of Public Safety Division Emergency Medical Services.
    It is given to fire...
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    Informational RULH meeting in Higginsport
    2014-10-17T15:23:44.491Z
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    Members of the Citizens for RULH Students group will hold a special free community supper and informational meeting on Thursday, October 23 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Lewis Township fire building in Higginsport.
    The purpose of the community supper is to help inform RULH School District voters about the importance of the upcoming election on Nov. 4.
    RULH School District residents will be voting on a 2.6 mill, 5-year, permanent improvement levy which will generate about $251,000 per year for five years.
    Mike Wright,...

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