John C Otten Grace Pedigo plays cello for class at RULH RULH fourth grade math class hard at work RULH MS students visit Aronoff Center Fifteen indicted by Brown County Grand Jury Rita Tarvin Rocket win streak reaches five G-Men ascend to 4-0 in SBAAC National Division with win at Williamsburg Jays soar to 3-1 with win at North Adams Young Lady Jays improving as season progresses Mary J Yockey Callie J Maynard Windle Blanton Daisy D Nevels RULH HS students visit Jungle Jims Aberdeen Council has busy end of the year River Village Christmas celebration begins SR 41 now open Gast’s three-point shower drowns the Tigers Lady Rockets capture wins over Ripley, Batavia Keplinger signs with Shawnee State Warriors down the Devils, fall to the Greyhounds Broncos edge out Williamsburg, 53-50 Carol S Newman John E Short RULH Elementary names ‘Go Green’ Students RE/MAX Local Experts opens in Williamsburg RULH wraps up ‘No Shave November’ fundraiser Eleven indicted by Brown County Grand Jury Donald C Vance John C Morris Rebecca E Simpson Hot start sets pace for Broncos’ 85-40 win over CNE G-Men get off to 1-1 start Lady Rockets start off season with tough string of road games Basketball Special: 2017-18 Katherine J Wolfe Virginia J Germann Rev Commadora Manning Mona K Kirker Ohio Rural Heritage Association donates to Food Pantry RULH FCCLA attends meeting in D.C. RULH MS students try ‘Tabletop Twitter’ Ripley Village Christmas update Bonita Planck Carol J Wagner Christopher O Richey Sr Five new members to enter WBHS Athletic Hall of Fame Blue Jays ready to soar under Woodward Fischer named to OPSWA All-Ohio First Team of football all-stars High school girls’ hoop action kicks off in Brown County Formation of new joint Fire & EMS District discussed RULH students learn about ‘Global Food’ Personal financial management class at RULH High School Dale G Ferriel John E Slack Nicholas A Arthur Bonnie J Roush Charles E Faul Phyllis A Mills Carl L Watson Marc W Bolce Robert R Moore Robert K King June R Williams William T Ishmael Sr Deborah J Napier High school hoop action begins Fayetteville SAY Girls Wing Soccer Team finishes season among state’s Final Four Devils visit Georgetown for OHSAA Foundation Games Grandfather charged in boy’s death ‘Real Money’ at RULH Middle School Ripley High School celebrates Veterans Day Reward increases for information leading to conviction in Stykes’ murder Ripley Village Christmas update Kenneth M McKinley Vilvens signs with Mount St. Joseph SBAAC awards girls tennis all-stars Layman inducted into Miami University Athletic Hall of Fame SBAAC hands out awards to First Team girls’ soccer all-stars John D Marks Aberdeen Police Department receives ‘Shop With a Cop’ donation Benefit to take place Nov. 17 for Grace Copple St. Michael students take part in Community Soup Supper Voters return Worley to the bench Ruby A Ratliff Donna J Moore Stella M Glasscock Ellen L Gelter Alverda T Guillermin Justin N Beach EHS dedicates ‘Kiser Court’ SBAAC awards First Team football all-stars, winning teams Sizer earns SBAAC American Division Volleyball Player of Year honors for 3rd straight year Broncos to host Blue Jays for OHSAA ‘Jimmy Young’ Foundation Game, Nov. 17 Vern W Kidd Jr Brown County Election Results – 2017 Michael D Hines Raymond W Napier Leslie E Boyle

Commissioners journal

The Brown County Board of Commissioners met in regular session July 8 with the following members present:Daryll Gray, President; Tony Applegate, Member; Barry Woodruff, Member.

Motion moved by Barry Woodruff to approve minutes of the previous regular meeting and dispense with the oral reading. Second: Tony Applegate.

Motion moved by Tony Applegate to approve the following bills for payment: A00, County, $47,292.54; C60, Certification of Title Adm. Fund, $14,754.34; B20, Probate Indigent Guardianship, $750; B01, Dog and Kennel, $4,645.75; A25, E-911 ¼ % Sales Tax, $1,424.67; J01, Real Estate Assessment, $1,225.25; A26, Enhanced 911 Surcharge, $6.96; M60, Felony Del. Custody and Care, $1,320; H01, Job and Family Services, $11,674.37; S50, Childrens Services, $18,641.70; A70, Concealed Handgun License Fund, $996; P34, Solid Waste District/HB 592, $2.80; H10, Child Support Enforcement Agency, $3,186.42; K01, Auto and Gas, $37,340.93; D30, CHIP CDBG, $44; T10, Community Development and Block Grant, $101; P36, Drug Crime Task Force, $1,500. Total: $144,906.73. Second: Barry Woodruff.

Motion moved by Barry Woodruff upon the request of Todd Cluxton, Brown County Engineer, to advertise the Notice to Bidders for the 2015 Aggregate. Second: Tony Applegate.

Motion moved by Tony Applegate to purchase the following vehicle from Mt. Orab Ford, Mt. Orab, for a Board of Commissioners vehicle to be shared with Economic Development, 2014 Ford Fusion, purchase price $18,000. Second: Barry Woodruff.

Motion moved by Barry Woodruff to record as matter of record Amended Certificate of Estimated Resources, Office of Budget Commissioner, Brown County, to the Taxing Authority of Brown County Commissioners for fiscal year beginning Jan. 1, 2015 as revised by the Budget Commission of Brown County, which shall govern the total appropriations made at any time during such year. Second: Tony Applegate.

Motion moved by Tony Applegate to approve the request of Lisa Spiller, Co-ord. Clerk, for a supplemental appropriation of unappropriated funds from A00 (County General) fund in the amount of $35,000. First, $5,000 into 1a8 (Travel) to cover costs associated with all county departments’ travel. Secondly, $30,000 into 4b13 (Contract Services) to cover costs of property repairs by independent contractors outside of routine maintenance. Second: Barry Woodruff.

The bid opening for the 2015 Aggregate was held at 10 a.m. Two bids were received and read aloud: Brown County Asphalt, Inc., $56,100; Brown County Construction Co. Inc., $63,495. The bids were given to the Brown Development for review and will be awarded at a later date. Bid opening declared over at 10:10 a.m. In attendance: Connie Sawyers and Lora Abernathy, News Democrat/Ripley Bee.

Motion moved by Barry Woodruff upon the request of David Sharp, Director, BCJFS, to hire two new employees. Emily Clements as an Eligibility Referral Specialist, paid in a pay range 28 step 1 base $14.15 plus 50 cents, for for a total of $14.65 hour. Ms. Clements’ hire date will be effective July 20, 2015 and she will be a full time employee eligible for benefits. Gary Troutman as an Eligibility Referral Specialist paid in a pay range 28 step 1 base $14.15 plus $.75 for a total of $14.90 and he will be a full time employee eligible for benefits. Troutman’s hire date will be effective July 20, 2015. In attendance: David M. Sharp, JFS, Emily Clements and Gary Troutman. Second: Tony Applegate.

Motion moved by Tony Applegate to adjourn meeting with no further business before the Board July 8. Second: Barry Woodruff.

Lora Abernathy, The News Democrat/The Ripley Bee, attended the Board of Commissioners meeting, July 8.

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