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    BOE halted by disputes
    , Wayne Gates - Editor
    A Columbus lawyer is representing Democrat board members of the Brown County Board of Elections in a dispute with their Republican counterparts, and Secretary of State Jon Husted doesn’t like it.
    In a Dec. 9 letter to the board, Husted writes “...as I trust you are aware, the Brown County Prosecuting Attorney is the Board’s statutorily appointed legal counsel”.
    He continues, “Any board member who engages the services of a private attorney without the consent of a majority of the...
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    O’Reilly store coming
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    An O’Reilly Auto Parts store is coming to Mt. Orab.
    According to a resolution passed at the Dec. 9 Mt. Orab Village Council Meeting, the Mt. Orab Port Authority has entered into an agreement with Hutton Growth One, LLC for the purchase of land located  across the street from the Family Dollar store on US 68, at a cost of $250,000.
    Hutton Growth plans on constructing an O’Reilly Auto Parts store on the site.
    Mt. Orab Mayor Bruce Lunsford said...
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    RULH hosts 'Baskets for Brookbank'
    , Wade Linville - Press Staff
    A dry eye could hardly be found in the Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington High School gymnasium on Dec. 4, as members of the Ripley community gathered to show support for Kilee Brookbank, an RULH junior who is recovering from severe burns at Shriner's Hospital for Children following an explosion at her home on Nov. 10 in Georgetown. The Dec. 4 event, held during the RULH Lady Jays' basketball game against the Manchester Lady Greyhounds, was called “Baskets for Brookbank.” A number of donations have been...
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    Georgetown Old-Fashioned Christmas fun for everyone
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    The miserable, cold wind and rain came to a complete stop about 30 minutes before the Georgetown 2014 Old Fashioned Christmas Parade began, Saturday, Dec. 6, much to the delight of hundreds of spectators.
    Carol Myers, coordinator of the parade and member of the Georgetown Christmas Association, Inc. said even the weather couldn’t dampen the excitement during the parade and the many other events going on Saturday.
    “We were all especially excited with the turnout for the Christian Theatre for Children’s...
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    Nine charged by Brown Co. Grand Jury
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    A Brown County Grand Jury indicted nine people on various charges on Dec. 11.
    Mark A. Dilley faces three counts of trafficking in heroin (less than 10 unit doses), fifth degree felonies, three counts of trafficking in heroin, fourth degree felonies, one count of trafficking in counterfeit controlled substances a fifth degree felony, one count of trafficking in counterfeit controlled substances, fourth degree felony, one count of possession of heroin, fourth degree felony, one count of tampering with evidence a...
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    Sardinia Council discusses fence
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    During the Dec. 8 Sardinia Village Council meeting,  administrator Tim Mock said that members of the Sardinia Historical Society have been diligent in their efforts to raise enough money to replace the 1829 wrought iron fence located in front of the Sardinia Cemetery. Local resident Lee McRoberts estimated the cost to redo or replace the fence to be approximately $22,880. The first three sections have already been repaired and replaced.
    “The three new sections of fencing look great” said Mock,...
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    Brown County dog license only $12 until January 31
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    The sale of dog license tags in Brown County is the primary source of income for the Brown County Animal Shelter in Georgetown, according to Leslie Zureick, board chair of the Brown County Humane Society which operates the shelter.
       “It has been estimated that there are thousands of unlicensed dogs in this county and our dog wardens will be out in force this year making sure that all of these dogs are properly tagged,” Zureick said. “The Humane Society...

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