Archive for March, 2013

After a misunderstanding, I’m back in the trailer again

By George Brown I thought I had made it through winter without being banished to our travel trailer. No such luck. Evidently last week’s column sparked a rumor about my marital fidelity – or the possible lack thereof. When the backdraft from that rumor reached our home it set off a full-fledged firestorm. The result, [ Read More ]

Ohio workers have what it takes to excel in the global economy

By Sherrod Brown At the President’s State of the Union address, I was joined by Cookie Hall, a second-generation Cleveland steelworker who knows from experience that American workers are the most productive in the world. Cookie works at Cleveland Works, a steel plant owned by ArcelorMittal North America. Workers at this plant produce one ton [ Read More ]

Municipal income tax compliance is badly hurting Ohio businesses

By John Becker In many respects, being unique is a welcomed quality. But one aspect that makes the state of Ohio unique also drastically hurts its chances for attracting businesses.  Ohio is the only state in the country that allows each city and village to establish its own set of rules and regulations for collecting [ Read More ]

Williamsburg track & field making the best out of a snowy situation

By Chris Chaney Sun staff The Williamsburg Wildcats’ bid to earn a third straight Southern Buckeye Conference title has begun unlike any other head coach Chris Rolph can remember: running through the halls. “I’ve coached close to 30 years and never seen anything like this year,” Rolph said of the weather’s impact on preseason training. [ Read More ]

For Bethel’s Taggert, faith and soccer meet at Kentucky Christian University

By Chris Chaney Sun staff When it came to making a decision on where Bethel-Tate senior defenseman Nick Taggert would continue his education and soccer career, he chose a place that had already seemed like a home away from home. Taggert signed his National Letter of Intent to attend and compete at Kentucky Christian University [ Read More ]

New Richmond tennis in search of third SBC title

By Chris Chaney Sun staff Winning at least a share of the Southern Buckeye Conference title each of the past two seasons and returning a stellar group of seniors in 2013 has the New Richmond Lions and head coach Rylan Shebesta expecting big things this spring. “My expectations and goals this year would be to [ Read More ]

Lady Rockets looking to take the next step

By Chris Chaney Sun staff One step further. That’s what Clermont Northeastern softball coach Bill Goldfuss has been preaching since the end of last May when the Lady Rockets’ bid to reach the Final Four of the state tournament came to the end at the hands of Southern Buckeye Conference foe Felicity-Franklin. One step further [ Read More ]

Veva Toole, 85

Veva Toole, 85, of Milford, died March 18 in Goshen Township. Toole was a secretary and book keeper. She is survived by her husband Raymond, children Barbara (Jerry) Ball, Caoonie (Peter Tennant) Batten and Diane (Jeff) Johnson, 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Donald Toole, father Elsie Reed [ Read More ]

Bobbie Mues, 74

Bobbie Jean Mues, 74, of Batavia Township, died March 16. Mues is survived by her husband William, children Bill (Patty) Mes, David (Lisa) Mues, Tracy (Joe) Barker and Kevin (Angie) Mues, grandchildren Natasha and Joey Barker, David, Christy, Brandon, Ashley and Hope Mues, siblings Betty Holloway and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in [ Read More ]

Charles Sims, 87

Charles Sims, 87, died March 13 at Batavia Nursing Care Center. Sims is survived by his wife Brenda, step-children Gail, Debra and Mark, brother Robert Sims and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. services March 18 at Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home in Felicity. Interment at convenience of the family.

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