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B4 | SPRINGFIELDNEWS-SUN | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2019 COMPLETE. IN-DEPTH. DEPENDABLE. LOCAL& STATE OHIOPOLITICS Judges cite time considerations in denying Ohio. The trial could last twoweeks. Either partywould have the option to appeal directly to the U.S. Supreme Court, taking upmore time. voters in May overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment to limit howmuch themajority party could control the process of drawing congressional lines, beginning in 2022 after results of the next census are available. The lawsuit attempts to force changes two years earlier. The Supreme Court is to hear argumentsontheNorth Carolina on March 26. Ohio Court, taking up more time. The lawsuit was filed in May 2018 on behalf of the League of Women Voters others. The state of Ohio is arguing to keep things as they are. “The court has powerfully struck downthe defendants’ delay tactic. ... and recognized that if our allegations are proven at trial, than a new map need to be drawn quickly,” Freda Levenson, lead attorney in the case for the ACLU of Ohio, said in a statement Friday. apotentially severe hardship for the Plaintiffffffffffffs (and Ohio voters generally)— that is, an unremedied constitutional violation,” the ruling said. “Moreover, the litigants and voters would benefifit from a timely resolution of this trial, nomatter the outcome, because as the September deadline approaches, the risk of confusion uncertainty increases.” trial could last two weeks. Either party would have the option to appeal directly to the U.S. Supreme Ohio and ByRichExner AdvanceOhioMedia But the judges in their Friday ruling cited time considerations. The state has said any changes to a map must be in place by Sept. 20, 2019, to get ready for the 2020 election. “Given these tight time constraints, a stay couldpose the trial, scheduled to start March 4, until after rulings are released this summer in two gerrymandering cases before the U. S. Supreme Court — one brought by Republicans in Maryland and one brought by Democrats in North Carolina. A three-judge federal panel rejected a request from the state of Ohio to delay a gerrymandering lawsuit that aims to put a new Ohio congressional district map in place in time for the 2020 election. The state wanted to delay CINCINNATI— and will andMarylandcases The CONTINUINGCOVERAGE CONTINUINGCOVERAGE Detective killed in standoffff laid to rest Acting police chief plans to bring change Clermont County offifficer, a 20-year veteran, died Feb. 2. Quinlan assumed leadership in Columbus Friday. Township Police and is a United States Air Force veteran. Quinlan said he wants to make sure the division focuses on having the best technology to prevent crime and officers feel supported. He said taking over the division’s leadershipwas like a weight being lifted offff Jacobs’ shoulders on his. “There’s 2,300people you have to be responsible for now,” he said. “It’s a lot to take in in one ceremony. It’ll sink in the next few days. “Although things were going well under Chief Jacobs, if the community needs change, we have to adjust.” Quinlan has been instrumental” in workingwith the safety advisory committee, Ginther’s offiffice said. “Mayor Ginther ... believes (Quinlan) will take thisopportunity tomake real advances in the way we police, including a focus on implementing strategies to increase diversity within the Division,” Ginther’s offiffice said in a statement. Quinlan said he wants to make strides in having the police offifficers in the division reflflect the community they serve and bemore transparent those in the community. “It’s important to listen to the community and be available to listen to concerns,” he said. WCPO.com — A Clermont County deputy who was in the line of duty was laid to rest Friday. Detective Bill Brewer, a 20-year veteran of the ClermontCountySheriffff’sOffiffice, was shotandkilledinastandoff in Pierce Township on Feb. 2. Brewer leaves behind a wife and a 5-year-old son. Brewer’s funeral services were heldMt. Christian Church. SheriffffSteve Leahy saidhe was “devastated” by Brewer’s death. “How can I not be, when I know that Bill’s family is not OK, and my staffff is not OK?” he said. Leahy praisedBrewer, saying he would have wanted Brewer to be the one who responded if his own family memberswere ever in need. He thanked all the responderswhoalsoworked the Pierce Township standoffffffffffff, and all those who have offffffffffffered support since. “Bill is gone fromus today, but his life and service will never be forgotten,” Leahy said. The sheriff also harshly addressed Brewer’s alleged killer, Wade Winn, who is being held in the Clermont County Jail. Winn, 23, shot Brewer and Lt. Nick DeRose as they his apartment on Feb. 2, police said. Brewer went into the building because they believed Winn was suicidal. “Deputy Brewer gave his life attempting to help a was admittedly suicidal,” Leahy said in a statement. “This will forever ByBethanyBruner BATAVIA TheColumbus Dispatch that killed DeputyChief ThomasQuinlangaveretiring Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs an autographedOhio State football on Wednesday. The hand-offff was a precursor for the of the guard at the Division of Police. On Friday, Jacobs put the leadership of the division in the hands of Quinlan, who takes over as chief while Mayor Andrew J. Ginther conducts a nationwide search for her replacement. Quinlan, a 28-year veteran of the division, he is eager to put his stamp on thedepartment, even if only temporarily. “I have real passion about seeing the division succeed,” he said. Quinlan took over the acting chief position being the chief for thenorthernpatrol division. He has also worked in the freeway the sexual abuse squad, as a fraud forgery sergeant and has worked in the communications and professional standards bureau. He was also the training bureau commander. Before joining Columbus Police in December 1989, Quinlan worked for Madison COLUMBUS— andplaced changing Carmel interim The casket of Detective Bill Brewer, a 20-year veteran of the Clermont County Sheriffff’s Offiffice, is brought out ofMt. Carmel Christian Church during funeral ceremonies Friday in Batavia. Authorities in the Cincinnati region are reeling after the deaths of police offifficers in less than twomonths. “ fifive JOHNMINCHILLO / ASSOCIATED PRESS » » DeRose, and they are the godparents of each children. “It’s sort of surreal,” she said. “It’s good to see all the peoplewhocame out to support our law enforcement andthepeoplewhoput their lives on the lines every day.” Linda Rathbone watched the procession fromthe Wilfert Drive overpass. “It’s a tragedy,” she said. “It’s heartbreaking.” Thecommunityhas rallied in support of Brewer in the days after his death. Hundreds of people, including Gov. MikeDeWine, attended Brewer’s public visitation on Thursday. Aformerpoliceoffifficerwho now owns a T-shirt shop is printing shirts to raisemoney for Brewer’s family. Williamsburg Middle School andHigh is hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday. change the atmosphere of the Clermont County Sheriffff’s Offiffice.” DeRose was treated released fromUniversity of Cincinnati Medical Center. Prosecutors will seek the deathpenalty forWinn, Clermont County Chief Criminal ProsecutorDarrenMiller said atWinn’s arraignmentMonday. Winn’s attorney said he has a mental disability. Leahywasoneof themany Clermont County offifficials in courtMonday. HesaidBrewer’sdeathhashadaprofound impact on the department. “Bill was an outstanding man. Twenty years. He was a good father. A good husband. A good friend. A good employee,” Leahy said. “He’s what this country needsmore of. Some dirt bag has takenthisaway from everybody.” As the funeral procession wound its way to Pierce Township Cemetery on Friday, HOWTO HELP other’s Authorities saidanyone interestedin giving to Bill Brewer’s family can dropdonations offat anyParkNationalBank under“TheBillBrewer Memorial Fund,” ormail themtoParkNational Bank at1187OhioPike, Amelia, Ohio45102. and other fifirst after deputy bureau, and with it passed hundreds of people who lines the roads withblue ribbons andAmerican flflags. Jennifer Harcourt was among the onlookers. She she went to high school with Brewer for a year. “He was a great guy,” she said. Sarah Gadbur y so watchedtheprocessiongoing by, holding a sign that read, “Honoring the ultimate sacrifice.” She’s friends with entered said and DeRose al School personwho Clark County; BRANDON, Robert Clark County; HANLIN, Michael IN-DEPTH All-girl Boy Scout troop starts up in Ohio BRANDON, Robert V. 85, of Springfield passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019. He was “We’re excited about (the all-girls troop),” McFadden said.“Wehope itflflourishes.” “This is something Iwish I’d had (growing Johnson said. Taking leadership will be “a learning experience” for the girls, McFadden said. “We’re looking for adults to be volunteers,” Johnson added. Rowan Craft, an 11-yearoldEdgewoodMiddleSchool student, said her Girl Scout troop disbanded, and she “thought I could join this group with all my friends.” “I also love to camp, and I want to carve,” said Craft’s cousin, Kailey Kartisek, a 12-year-old student at Edgewood. “Outdoor things” are her favorite, Kartisek said, looking forward to “go(ing) out in the wild.” born December 11, 1933 in Springfield the son of Vincent E. and Mary (Sexton) Brandon and attended Catholic Central High School, Class of 1951. Following high school Bob went to work for the Springfield News-Sun, and in 1954 he married Joanne Ross. He then served three years in the United States Army. Bob returned to the News-Sun and worked in the Circulation Department, retiring with 45 years of service. Bob was a Past President of the Machinist Union District 82, and Local 148, with 25 years of service. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Union Club. Bob is survived by his four daughters, Kathy Strayer, Terri Dunbar, Deb Brandon and Becky (Tim) Piper, all of Springfield; a brother Jerry Brandon of Taneytown, MD; nine grandchildren Stephanie Strayer, Stacey (Kendra) Strayer-Tuttle, Brandon (Amber) Strayer, Kristin and Jenni Dunbar, Joshua V. Ogg, Ryan(Katie), Dale and Alex Piper; fourteen great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Joanne Brandon; granddaughter Andrea Ogg; son-in-law Robert Strayer; and sister Mary Anne Grewe. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 – 8 PM. in A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10:00 AM. in St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Bill Kramer officiating. Burial will follow in Garlough Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or to St. Vincent DePaul. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.richardsraffanddunbar.com. ByLindaHall WoosterDailyRecord Anythingboys can do, girls can do, too, and that includes being part of the Boy Scouts of America. A small enthusiastic group of young womenmet at Zion Lutheran Church in Wooster on Monday evening to become part of the new Troop 64 — an all- girl troop which will offer the newrecruits privileges theythinkthey’ve beenmissing, such as whittling camping. It be the all- girl BSAtrooptostart inWooster, according to organizers. Under the umbrella of the Boy Scouts organization, female Scouts ages 10-18will participate in Scouts BSA; andbecause of theirnewdesignation, may work toward the distinguished rank of Eagle just male peers. But that’s not all, according to leaders Brooke Johnson, KillbuckDistrict executive, andColleenCole, Scoutmaster. This troop will be led by the girls themselves, Cole “For the part, it will be girls leading other girls.” “It’s completely run by them,” she said. Young girls already had been streaming into Cub WOOSTER— up),” but some and will fifirst Scout leaders Brooke Johnson and Colleen Cole explain the all-girl troop to parents and potential participants at Zion Lutheran Church inWooster on Feb. 4. RICHARDS, RAFF & DUNBAR MEMORIAL HOME. MIKE SCHENK / WOOSTER DAILY RECORD Johnsonsaid,“Difffffffffffferentpeople with difffffffffffferent are being served.” She also pointed out that theScoutOathandScoutLaw are not gender specifific, but “good for all our in our community.” TheBoy andthe allgirl troop may get together for activities, Sayre said, but have separatemeetings and go camping separately. “I think it’s great,” Tom McFadden, the chartered organization representative for Zion Lutheran Church, which he said has sponsored an active Boy Scout troop for 100 years. Scout packs and needed a place to “cross once they reached grade. The Cub Scout packs, welcoming girls and boys, have beenpart of a family friendly trend in Scouting and have beenopeningupnewopportunities. Cole’s own daughter had been “watching from the sidelines ... a lot of fun activities” that Boy Scouts were enjoying, Cole said, particularly related to the outdoors. Jim Sayre, leading Troop 65, affirmed an “outdoor focus” in Boy Scouts. With the option of or interests over” fififth Scout like their HANLIN, Michael O. "Mike" rather kids 62 years old, passed away on January 21, 2019 in Ft. Myers, FL following complications from Pulmonary Fibrosis. Born August Scouts 19, 1956 in Springfield, OH he graduated from Springfield North High School in 1974 and the Ohio State University in 1978. He is preceded in death by his parents Dallas & Mary Hanlin and grandparents Carl & Cleo Ford. Mike is survived by his wife Kim (Woodrum) Hanlin, his two sons Jason Hanlin (Nicole) from Dallas, TX, DJ Hanlin (Haley) from Atlanta, GA, his sister Cheri Butler (Ken) from Dallas, TX, and his half-brother Bill Hanlin (Sharon) from St. Paris, OH. Go to beyondthedash.com for information about the Celebration of Life and for the full obituary. will said said. most joining Scouts DIGITAL CHANNEL 7.2 Girl Scouts BSA, PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTED BY PRESSREADER PressReader.com +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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