Archive for September, 2012

Hard times at the little house on Brokaw Road

By George Brown It was a cold but sunny Saturday morning in late March when I awoke and went downstairs – two months before my ninth birthday. Instead of the usual morning chores, I found Mom busily packing boxes and my Stepdad hurriedly loading them in the car. He had hooked an old trailer to [ Read More ]

Working across party lines

By Sherrod Brown There’s an old saying that it’s hard to learn with your mouth open. That’s why as Senator, I believe that the best way I can serve Ohio is by first listening to Ohioans from different walks of life, political parties, and professions. To do that, I’ve traveled to all 88 counties and [ Read More ]

Constitution protects our God-given rights

By Randy Conover “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” (Bill of Rights, 1st Amendment, 1791) “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” (Bill of Rights, 9th Amendment, 1791) “The powers not [ Read More ]

Externalities can be positive or negative

By Len Harding Standard economic theory states that any voluntary exchange is mutually beneficial to both parties involved in the trade. It is axiomatic that buyers or sellers would not trade if either thought there were no benefit to themselves. An exchange can, however, cause additional effects on third parties who are not involved in [ Read More ]

Ryan Melton, 22

Ryan Turner Melton, 22, of Milford and Miami Township, died Sept. 20 in Cincinnati. Melton was planning on joining the United States Army. He is survived by his father Todd Melton, mother Patty Montgomery Melton, sister Kristin Melton, grandparents Claude and Connie Melton and William and Barbara Montgomery, great-grandmother Virginia Cotton, aunts and uncles Shawn [ Read More ]

William Carter, 91

William P. Carter, 91, of Milford and Miami Township, died Sept. 22 in Milford. Carter was a T.V. repairman and served as a Private First Class in the United States Army during World War II. He is survived by his wife Marv Frances McGee Carter, children Thomas (Christy) Carter, Brent Carter and Sharon (Alvin) Baldree, [ Read More ]

Crystal Elaine Deutenberg, 53

Crystal Elaine Deutenberg, 53, of Milford and Miami Township, died Sept. 4 in Milford. Deutenberg was a nurse’s aid. She is survived by her children Linda, Ethan, Jeremy and Danetta, siblings Lois and Glen, half-siblings Ellamae, Melody Starr and Melinda Sue, brother-in-law Dean Roysdon and numerous nieces and nephews. Services 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at [ Read More ]

Leslie Hacker, 69

Leslie “Les” Hacker, 69, of Hamersville, died Sept. 15. Hacker was a member of the Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church and Teamsters Local 100. He is survived by his wife Teddie Hacker, daughter Leslie Marie Lovell, daughter-in-law Debbie Hacker and grandchildren Aaron Lovell, Cody Hacker, Amber Marie Lovel and Michael Buhr, great-grandchildren Samara, Autumn and [ Read More ]

Margaret Moeller-Riehle, 85

Margaret Mary Moeller-Riehle, 85, of Milford, died Sept. 14 in Montgomery. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her children Kathleen (Rick) Hibbard, Thomas (Cheryl) Moeller, William (Elizabeth) Moeller, Robert (Judith) Moeller, David and Mark Moeller and Theresa (Robert) Randolph, grandchildren Lisa Stagnaro, Michelle Claus, Dianna Moeller, Kelli Flescher, Heather, Jena, Michael and Joseph [ Read More ]

Sharon Reeves, 58

Sharon Kay Reeves, 58, of Bethel, died Sept. 8. Reeves is survived by her husband Carl and her daughter Sarah. Visitation noon until 1 p.m. services at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home in Bethel. Interment at Tate Township Cemetery in Bethel.

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