ORVC Weekly Report (January 23-28)Players of the Week.Girls Basketball: Lucy Carrigan – Rising Sun and Julia Rea – South Ripley.Boys Basketball: Zac Minnich – Milan and Cory Walker – South Ripley.ORVC Report (January 23-28)Courtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.
Jack L. Bryan, 81, of Batesville, Indiana, passed away peacefully surrounded by members of his family in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday, March 30th, 2017.Jack was born on the family farm in Chester, West Virginia on September 1, 1935. He was the second son of the late Joseph and Beatrice (Sayre) Bryan.Jack graduated from Chester High School in 1953. He then attended Marshall University where he enjoyed playing football and baseball for the University’s teams. On March 17th, 1956, Jack married Phyllis Balmenti at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Chester, West Virginia. Just over a decade later, in 1968, Jack took a position at the Batesville Casket Company, where he moved him, his wife and five children to Batesville, Indiana. He retired from Batesville Casket Company back in 2002 with 34 years of service to the Company.Jack was a giving and kindhearted person. He was also a true friend to all, never too busy to help others. Jack would give anyone the shirt off his back, and to help anyone in a moment’s notice, whenever the need arose. On any given day, you could find Jack in his garage, amongst his friends, enjoying each other’s company. He had a true passion for sports and athletics, which came naturally to him. Jack was an avid sportsman, he enjoyed playing golf and hunting throughout his adult life, sharing this pleasure with his children and grandchildren. He was man of few words and modest actions as he grew older, and was always a man who you could go and talk to.Survivors include Jack’s wife, Phyllis (Balmenti) Bryan and five children: Michael Bryan of Batesville, Indiana, Michelle (Manuel) Linhares of Las Vegas, Nevada, Daniel (Amy) Bryan of Batesville, Indiana, Christopher Bryan of Batesville, Indiana, and, Stephen (Danielle) Bryan of Whitewright, Texas. Jack is also survived by his nephew Brian (Kathy) Nesselrode of Jacksonville, Florida.Other survivors include Jack’s fourteen grandchildren, Marc Linhares, Daniel (Katharine) Bryan, Michael Bryan, Dominic Bryan, Anthony Bryan, Emily Bryan, Dustin Powell, Jordon Bryan, and Holly Bryan. Also, survived by Jack, are his step-grandchildren, Sarah Linhares, Dylan, Rachel, Heather, and Caleb Kennemur.In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by siblings, Richard Bryan, Janet (Bryan) Nesselrode, and Joseph Bryan.Jack was loved by his family and friends, and will be dearly missed. Memorial services will be announced at a later date.
GREENSBURG, Ind. — A Milan man was arrested after trespassing in Greensburg.According to police, Mitchell Sherman-Russell, 26, is facing two counts of Criminal Trespass.Police say officers saw Russell’s vehicle on a property and were aware that Russell has a no trespass order for the property.When confronting Russell, he told them that the property manager told him the order was going to be dropped, but when officers reached out to the manager, the manager informed them the request was never dropped.
Memorial contributions can be directed to Liberty Church of Christ. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Norma Skinner. Norma Jean “Jeannie” Skinner, of Liberty, was born on July 16, 1927, in Fairfield, Indiana, the daughter of Raymond and Marjorie Huber Apsley. On November 10, 1945 she married John A. Skinner. Norma enjoyed being a homemaker and was a member of the Liberty Church of Christ and the Fairfield Order of the Eastern Star. She loved quilting, sewing, flower arranging and gardening, and spending winters in Florida. On Monday, May 1, 2017, at the age of 89, Norma passed away at McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford, Ohio. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. David Soper, Pastor of the Liberty Church of Christ will officiate the service at 12 noon at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Sims Brier Cemetery in New Fairfield. Those surviving who will cherish Norma’s memory include her sons, Darrell (Belinda) Skinner of Madison, Gregory (Kathy) Skinner of Brookville, and Jan (Annette) Skinner of Liberty; 7 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; sisters, Marilyn Scaggs and Vivian Moles both of Liberty, Nedra Smith of Crestline, OH, and one brother, Alton Apsley of Palm Bay, FL. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Skinner on June 20, 2011; a great grandchild, Passion Skinner; a brother, Robert Apsley, and a sister, Nancy Webb.
Greensburg, Ind. — Japan-based auto parts manufacturer, GECOM has announced plans to expand production in Greensburg. The expansion is expected to create 30 new jobs by 2019. GECOM employs 900 people in Greensburg currently.“With companies like Japan-based GECOM continuing to expand in our state, there’s a reason why Indiana is adding manufacturing jobs at the second-fastest rate in the nation,” said Jim Schellinger, Indiana Secretary of Commerce. “Indiana’s automotive suppliers are operating in the center of a global economy. We have companies choosing to come to Indiana from around the world, locating here because of our state’s business-friendly environment, low taxes and outstanding workforce.”The company will invest $26.2 million to add three production lines. The company makes door locking components.Applications for the new positions can be submitted through Malone Staffing online at malonesolutions.com/locations/staffing-agencies-greensburg-in/.
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Ruth C. (Hoffmeier) Martini died peacefully with her family at her bedside on Monday, December 4, 2017 at Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, OH.She leaves her eight children, Susan (Paul) Roell, William (Cathy) Martini, Joseph Martini, Patrick (Teresa) Martini, Dave Martini, Julie (Michael) Crawley, John (Maria) Martini, Mary Martini; and her 14 grandchildren, Logan, Julia, Kristy, Madeline, Mike, Catherine, Alex, Nick, Olivia, Nicole, Maleah, John, Jenna, Jacob; her sister Jean (Hoffmeier) Bonomoni and many close relatives and friends.She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years Jerome (Jerry) Martini, infant daughter Linda Lee, her parents Joseph and Bessie Hoffmeier, granddaughter Rebecca Martini, daughter-in-law Denise Martini. Her brothers Edward, Robert (Red) and Bill Hoffmeier and sister AnnaJo (Hoffmeier) Kirchgassner.Ruth was born in Guilford, IN and moved to Yorkville, IN as a child. After graduating from Guilford High school she moved to Cincinnati, Ohio where she worked for Herschede’s underwriting later returning to Yorkville and working for Thatcher Glass.Ruth, along with her husband, Jerry, and brother-in law Floyd started “Jerry and Floyd’s Monarch Grill”; a landmark which greeted locals and travelers almost four decades from the late 1950’s to the early 1990’s. Ruth was the phenomenal cook at the highly acclaimed diner. She, along with husband Jerry managed Martini Nursery& Landscaping.She also was an avid horseback rider and loved animals. Ruth was well known for her cooking, supporting many of the nonprofit organizations in Dearborn County. Her roast beef and potato salad are well known classics at the St. Martin’s Church Festival.Ruth loved to travel taking all 8 of her children across the country, touching 47 states, countless national parks, and thousands of miles of countryside. Ruth was very proud of her Irish heritage. She had the biggest heart in the world, was a great inspiration and would do anything for her children, grandchildren, neighbors, and the entire Dearborn County community.A funeral service will be held at All Saints Parish (St. Martin’s Church) in Yorkville, IN; December 9th, 2017. Visitation will be from 9:15 AM to 1:00 PM with rosary at 9:15. Funeral Mass will be held at 1:30 PM.Memorials can be made to Sunman Life Squad
President and CEO Michael W. Schwebler cuts the ribbon signifying the rebranding of Dearborn County Hospital to Highpoint Health. Angela Scudder, Highpoint Health Vice President of Patient Care Services (left), and Dr. Nancy Kennedy, Highpoint Health Chief Medical Officer (right), assist by holding the ceremonial ribbon.Lawrenceburg, In. — Tuesday marks a new beginning for healthcare in Southeastern Indiana. After almost 59 years as Dearborn County Hospital, the hospital, inclusive of its physician and provider practices and outpatient services, is now Highpoint Health. The announcement was made today at a celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony where the new name, logo, mission and vision statements and brand promise were revealed to an excited crowd of invited guests and members of the public. Hospital employees, who were also in attendance, had been introduced to the new brand two weeks ago at a special in-house unveiling.“We are all extremely excited about our new brand,” said Michael W. Schwebler, Highpoint Health President and CEO. “Rebranding is so much more than just changing your name, logo or colors. While the changing of logos or corporate colors may be included in rebranding, that is only one small part of a much more in-depth and comprehensive process.“To make our rebranding successful, we need to enhance the way in which we interact with our community and with each other,” he emphasized. “In addition to creating a new, more accurate identity for the hospital, rebranding is establishing core values and systemwide principles which are adhered to 365 days a year. These are expressed in our new mission and vision statements and brand promise.“At the heart of our rebranding efforts are three simple words: hearing, helping and healing,” continued Mr. Schwebler. “These words are part of our brand promise. They very accurately and succinctly define what we do and they represent our renewed commitment to our patients and the community.”Rob Moorhead, Secretary of the hospital’s Board of Trustees, voiced his approval of the new brand. “As this hospital organization has evolved over time, the previous name and logo no longer accurately reflected our facilities, our wide range of providers and services or even the geographic area in which our patients live and work.“Dearborn County Hospital, now Highpoint Health, encompasses more than 45 healthcare providers with offices located in Dearborn, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland Counties,” Mr. Moorhead noted. “In addition, we have convenient community settings such as our two outpatient physical therapy and sports medicine facilities in Bright and Versailles. Highpoint Health also offers a wide range of home health and hospice services in five Southeastern Indiana counties, sponsors area WIC and PATHS programs and holds the licenses for a number of long-term care facilities located throughout the state.”“For more than a year, our rebranding team worked closely with Madison Design, who are specialists in brand strategy, creation and implementation,” explained Dr. Nancy Kennedy, Highpoint Health Chief Medical Officer. “Focus groups, comprised of participants representing a wide cross-section of our community, were convened and asked to convey their thoughts and perceptions of the hospital’s brand. Overwhelmingly, the participants felt the existing brand did not accurately represent the depth and scope of our facilities. Additional focus groups were then utilized to explore potential new names and logos. This inclusive process allowed us to make our new brand even more representative of the thoughts and shared visions of those we serve.”The Highpoint Health logo mark is a unique “H” that consists of two progressively taller upright rectangles, communicating that we are a grounded and trustworthy healthcare partner: advising, advocating, communicating and explaining; and a tapered diagonal that moves up and to the right, emphasizing our commitment to continuously advancing quality of care. The use of color strengthens the symbolism of these components. The uprights are grounded by a familiar navy and the motion and intent of the crossbar are emphasized by an energetic teal.“It’s always a little bittersweet to close out one chapter and begin a new one, however, we are extremely excited about the new brand and the future of Highpoint Health,” said Sandy Hoff, Highpoint Health Laboratory Director and a 40 year employee of the hospital. “Nowhere is change more evident than in healthcare and we are thrilled to be entering into this new era under strong leadership and with a vibrant new brand which truly exemplifies our position in the community.”“As Sandy noted, many things have changed in healthcare since our facility first opened its doors to the community in the spring of 1959, but the fundamental message remains the same: we are neighbors who are devoted to hearing, helping and healing our fellow neighbors, regardless of the distance,” concluded Mr. Schwebler. “Our staff is proud of the many individuals they have helped and the many lives they have saved as Dearborn County Hospital, but they are even more elated about what the future holds as together we embrace the mission, vision and promise of Highpoint Health.”Highpoint Health, formerly Dearborn County Hospital, is comprised of an independent acute care hospital in Lawrenceburg, Indiana; Highpoint Health Physician Partners, a network of more than 45 specialist and primary care physicians and providers; and numerous outpatient services and facilities located in Dearborn, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland Counties in Southeastern Indiana. Highpoint Health also sponsors area WIC and PATHS programs and holds the licenses for a number of long-term care facilities located throughout the state of Indiana.The Highpoint Health MissionOur mission is to deliver quality and affordable care, improve the health of our community and embody excellence in all we do.The Highpoint Health VisionOur vision is to be independent and the healthcare provider of choice in our region.
St. Leon, In. — The East Central Horticulture program will be conducting their 12th annual spring plant sale on Thursday, May 3 and Friday, May 4 from 3-7:00 pm, Saturday, May 5 from 8-noon, Thursday, May 10 and Friday, May 11 from 3-6:30 pm, and Saturday, May 12 from 9-noon.Plants available include several varieties of tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, broccoli, marigolds, misc. annuals and houseplants. Several projects made by East Central Agricultural Science students will also be available. All plants are started from seed by East Central Agricultural Science students.The East Central Greenhouse is located on the north side of the school. Look for it on the second story of the building. Please enter through the agriculture shop doors which are directly beneath the greenhouse. For more information call 812-576-4811 x11122 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
OA at Southwestern Hanover Baseball Monday (4-30)OA 002 001 1 4 6 3SW 004 300 x 7 8 6For OA: Adam Huber 0-3, run, bb; Andrew Oesterling 1-4, run, double; Matt Sedler 1-4; ; Michael Hoff 1-3, rbi; Hunter Sullivan 1-3, rbi; Riley Schebler 1-4, run; Chris Hautman 1-3, double; Zach Wegman 0-2, sac fly rbi; Zach West 0-1, hbp, run.Michael Hoff 3.2 IP, 7 earned runs, 7 hits, 2 bb, 2 hbp, 4 k LossRiley Schebler 1.1 IP, 0 runs, 1 hit, bb, 2 k, wpZach Wegman 1 IP, 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 kOA Varsity Record: 5-5Courtesy of Twisters Coach Doug Behlmer.