Following his sentencing, we heard from the girl who says she is a victim. We are not revealing the girl's identity to protect her privacy.


Franklin was born Dec. 24, 1916, to Forest Hunter Dye and Cora Alma Fox Dye at Dye Ridge, Benton Township, Monroe County. He married Mildred Barnhouse, April 2, 1937, who predeceased him on Feb. 7, 2008.


Late last week, Gov. John Kasich announced the appointment of two judges to fill vacancies in Monroe and Belmont counties, with the newly appointed Monroe County Court judge to take over the position next week. Clifford N. Sickler, former Monroe County Probate/Juvenile Court Judge, will take over as the Monroe County Court judge Monday.


The Bedford Township Board will review and vote Tuesday on contracts to improve sections of Half Mile, Rauch, Summerfield, Temperance, and Vienna West roads. The most expensive proposed contract with the Monroe County Road Commission is for Temperance Road between Secor and Summerfield for $169,440.