News Democrat- RSS Feed Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:16:52 EST 1800 Senior News Thirty-Five members and four guests were present at the Aug. 27 Senior Citizens meeting. We welcomed Fae Miller; Mary Howlett; Shirley Brierly; and Tom Mayes, our speaker; and hope to see them back often. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:15:10 EST Gas pocket ignites, closing 41 Emergency services responded to reports of a gas explosion and fire just south of the State Route 41 and State Route 136 junction near Roy Pence Road north of Bentonville on Friday, Sept. 19 at 12:30 p.m. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:45:16 EST The outhouse was in centerfield Right after I started editing the paper in West Union I received an email from a reader of the People's Defender. He said, “loved reading your column about getting lost in Shawnee State Forest. Brought back many memories since I... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:03:13 EST Georgetown selects Owens GEORGETOWN — Art Owens has been appointed to be the next Georgetown Village Administrator. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:47:12 EST St. Michael School is pick for Rusty Ball St. Michael School has been chosen as a beneficiary of The Rusty Griswolds' Rusty Ball 2014. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:45:04 EST Remembering 9/11 GEORGETOWN — A large crowd converged in front of the Brown County Courthouse on Thursday, Sept. 11 to honor those who died in the terrible tragedies on that day, 13 years prior. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:45:03 EST Educational events schedule for Brown County Fair The schedule of educational events for the Neal Building at the 2014 Brown County Fair includes:Monday2 - 3 p.m. FFA State President workshop for chapter officers Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:44:24 EST Tackling woes lead to losing battle for Rockets FAYETTEVILLE - Another week of football action resulted in another tough loss for the Fayetteville Rockets on Friday, Sept. 12, as they fell to the Batavia Bulldogs 35-21 at home. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:44:22 EST Broncos record remains intact after tough road victory ROSS - The Western Brown Broncos found themselves in the rare instance of trailing going into the half in the Friday, Sept. 12, game at Ross High School. The Rams had taken a 10-7 lead going into the break and had virtually stopped the high potent... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:44:17 EST Remembering Sept. 11 GEORGETOWN — A large crowd converged in front of the Brown County Courthouse on Thursday, Sept. 11 to honor those who died in the terrible tragedies on that day, 13 years prior. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:44:13 EST Brown County hosts BOE district meeting GEORGETOWN — The Brown County Board of Elections hosted a District 4 meeting Friday, Sept. 12 with more than 40 people from nearby Board of Election offices in attendance. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:44:10 EST Georgetown hears about Solid Waste Plan GEORGETOWN — Georgetown Village Council met in regular session on Sept. 11, and commenced what ended up being a meeting lasting more than an hour and a half. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:43:15 EST News Democrat and Ripley Bee office to close early The office of The News Democrat and The Ripley Bee will close 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22 for the Brown County Fair parade. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:43:13 EST The pear tree and lessons of harvest It was the end of the season. The grass had stopped growing and the night air was crisp. The buckeye leaves had begun to fall, and one day, when Greg and I were out and about, we decided to stop by the mega discount store to see what already... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:43:09 EST Ensuring clean Drinking water for Ohio communities Earlier this month, I visited Put-in-Bay to tour The Ohio State University's Stone Laboratory. I met with Stone Lab scientists and accompanied them as they collected water samples of Lake Erie to better understand the rise in toxic algal... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:43:07 EST Schmitt adds 5 goals in rout SARDINIA - Jealousy may have set in Monday night at Eastern High School between two seniors. Last Monday, senior Jacob Handra set the Eastern record scoring five goals in a game against Ripley. Not to be outdone, one week later fellow senior Nathan... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:40:17 EST Southern State shocks PSU-GA in overtime In the second game of the season, the Southern State Community College soccer team defeated Penn State University – Greater Allegheny, Aug. 31, in a sudden death overtime thriller. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:40:15 EST Not a stamp too late! One hundred years ago, Americans across the eastern United States could have looked up into the sky and seen it filled with passenger pigeons. Their flocks numbered in the billions and could turn day into night. Now they are extinct, the victim of... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:40:13 EST Lady Jays dropped match to tough Lady Warriors squad. RIPLEY - Last Thursday, Sept.11, the RULH volleyball team met with cross-county and league foe Eastern at RULH High School. The Lady Jays fell behind early and dropped three games 25-12, 25-14, 25-18 to the Lady Warriors. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:40:10 EST Conservation District offering workshop The Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District is offering a Backyard Composting workshop this fall for Brown County residents. The workshop will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Adams Brown Recycling Center, located 9262... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:40:07 EST