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    Tax collections up in county
    , Wayne Gates - Editor
    Property tax collections are up in Brown County.
    Treasurer Connie Patrick reports that $16,559,812.41 was collected in her office for bills due for the first six months of 2014.
    “I’m happy to report that we collected more than the same time period last year by about $620,000.  Part of that we attribute to the CAUV adjustment and part of it is that more people have been able to pay.”
    Patrick said that about six percent of taxes owed to the county...
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    ‘Grandparents as parents’ support group started
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 233,000 Ohio children live in homes where the householders are grandparents or other relatives.  Those numbers compose 8.9% of the children in the state.
    Brown County attorney Julie Steddom said that she first began thinking about the number of children who are now being raised by grandparents because of her personal contact with the children through the juvenile courts of Adams and Brown Counties in Ohio and Mason and Bracken Counties in...
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    G’town council discusses problem of abandoned homes
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    Art Owens, Village of Georgetown Administrator, told members of council that steps were now in place to assure that the contractors working on the new wastewater treatment plant, including Jones and Henry (village engineers) will be paid by PAE and Associates, Inc. 
    Village solicitor Jay Cutrell  worked out a plan where the village wrote two-party checks to pay the contractors instead of giving the funds directly to PAE.
    Owens also told council the he has not received the plans from...
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    Community leaders hosted at SHCTC
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    As part of its annual celebration of National Career and Technical Education Month, Southern Hills Career and Technical Center in Georgetown hosted their  annual Community Leaders’ Luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 26. The event took place in the new culinary arts restaurant, the Chef's Corner.
    According to Kevin Kratzer, superintendent of SHCTC, the school has served Brown and southern Highland Counties with quality vocational/career-technical training for 39 years.
    “Our students and staff are always eager to show their skills and encourage...
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    Gauche honored for service to FP
    , Martha Jacob - Press Staff
    The Fayetteville-Perry Local School District Board of Education met in regular session on Feb. 19 and took the opportunity to recognize John Gauche, district supervisor for grounds and transportation. Gauche was the spotlight employee for the month of February.
    According to JoAnna Carraher, board treasurer, Gauche has been a dedicated employee for more than thirty years. The board thanked him for his years of hard work and dedication.
    The board also approved a list of bills and approved Carraher’s investment...