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Written by Nancy Bowman   
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 00:00

Cornhole Court Options To Be Explored
The possibilities for installing a permanent cornhole court in a city park will be explored.
The Tipp City Parks Advisory Board briefly discussed the concept of a court at its Nov. 12 meeting. Board member Pam Hale made the suggestion after seeing a permanent court made of concrete and slate in a 5 Rivers MetroParks park in Englewood.
Jim Asher, city parks superintendent said he talked with people regarding the Englewood court. The cost for the court about five years ago was around $1,000.
Asher said he would do added research on other possible court styles and materials and provide information to the board at future meeting.
Rape Case Hearing Date Delayed
A preliminary hearing for a Tipp City man facing felony charges of rape and gross sexual imposition involving a child under age 13 was continued last week until Nov. 27 in Miami County Municipal Court.
Joseph N. Gilbert, 35, of South County Road 25A is being held in the county jail on $1 million bail.
Miami County Sheriff's reports said the investigation began when the alleged victim's mother contacted detectives. The date of the offense is listed as Sept. 1.
Court Asked to Rule in Kessler-Cowlesville Land Dispute
A Miami County judge is being asked to make rulings in a dispute over contracts involving the 76-plus acre Eidemiller land at 610 Kessler-Cowlesville Road.
A complaint for declaratory judgment and other relief was filed in Common Pleas Court earlier this month by Eidemiller Land Co. of State Route 571; Elden Eidemiller and Colleen Eidemiller of State Route 571; and Eric Eidemiller of Kessler-Cowlesville Road against Carl W. Owens and Carl W. Owens Investments Inc., both of Versailles; Tipp City Development Group of State Route 571, Tipp City; and Gearied Hitchcock Jr. of Gallipolis, Ohio.
Hitchcock is named as a party who might have an interest in the lawsuit. Defendant Tipp City Development Group was formed in 2008 and is comprised of the Eidemiller Land Co. plus Carl Owens investments.
Eidemiller Land Co. and the Eidemillers individually ask the court to make rulings on the validity of purported purchase contracts involving the property and whether any defendants have breached the contracts. They also alleged that Owens failed to perform responsibilities under the contact by allegedly undertaking self-dealing practices unfavorable to the Land Company and the Eidemillers.
They ask the court to declare the contracts null and void, to dissolve the Tipp City Land Development Group; award them in excess of $25,000 in damages from Owens.
The complaint was assigned to Judge Robert Lindeman.

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