Carol S Newman John E Short RULH Elementary names ‘Go Green’ Students RE/MAX Local Experts opens in Williamsburg RULH wraps up ‘No Shave November’ fundraiser Eleven indicted by Brown County Grand Jury Donald C Vance John C Morris Rebecca E Simpson Hot start sets pace for Broncos’ 85-40 win over CNE G-Men get off to 1-1 start Lady Rockets start off season with tough string of road games Basketball Special: 2017-18 Katherine J Wolfe Virginia J Germann Rev Commadora Manning Mona K Kirker Ohio Rural Heritage Association donates to Food Pantry RULH FCCLA attends meeting in D.C. RULH MS students try ‘Tabletop Twitter’ Ripley Village Christmas update Bonita Planck Carol J Wagner Christopher O Richey Sr Five new members to enter WBHS Athletic Hall of Fame Blue Jays ready to soar under Woodward Fischer named to OPSWA All-Ohio First Team of football all-stars High school girls’ hoop action kicks off in Brown County Formation of new joint Fire & EMS District discussed RULH students learn about ‘Global Food’ Personal financial management class at RULH High School Dale G Ferriel John E Slack Nicholas A Arthur Bonnie J Roush Charles E Faul Phyllis A Mills Carl L Watson Marc W Bolce Robert R Moore Robert K King June R Williams William T Ishmael Sr Deborah J Napier High school hoop action begins Fayetteville SAY Girls Wing Soccer Team finishes season among state’s Final Four Devils visit Georgetown for OHSAA Foundation Games Grandfather charged in boy’s death ‘Real Money’ at RULH Middle School Ripley High School celebrates Veterans Day Reward increases for information leading to conviction in Stykes’ murder Ripley Village Christmas update Kenneth M McKinley Vilvens signs with Mount St. Joseph SBAAC awards girls tennis all-stars Layman inducted into Miami University Athletic Hall of Fame SBAAC hands out awards to First Team girls’ soccer all-stars John D Marks Aberdeen Police Department receives ‘Shop With a Cop’ donation Benefit to take place Nov. 17 for Grace Copple St. Michael students take part in Community Soup Supper Voters return Worley to the bench Ruby A Ratliff Donna J Moore Stella M Glasscock Ellen L Gelter Alverda T Guillermin Justin N Beach EHS dedicates ‘Kiser Court’ SBAAC awards First Team football all-stars, winning teams Sizer earns SBAAC American Division Volleyball Player of Year honors for 3rd straight year Broncos to host Blue Jays for OHSAA ‘Jimmy Young’ Foundation Game, Nov. 17 Vern W Kidd Jr Brown County Election Results – 2017 Michael D Hines Raymond W Napier Leslie E Boyle Gary L Barber RULH NHS welcomes new inductees K-9 Units and handlers visit RULH High School EMS members honored for service Road work on Ripley streets to begin Russell K Wolfer SHAC recognizes volleyball all-stars SHAC cross country all-stars take home awards Eastern girls finish runner-up in SHAC golf standings Week 10 football roundup Kathleen J Bright Sister Marjean Clement Veterans Service Office Moves RULH MS students hold first Science Club meeting Bald Eagles spotted 2017 Celebration of Lights being planned Carlos L Beck Georgetown XC teams qualify for regional championship meet Warriors advance to Div. II Regional Meet Lady Rockets reach end to successful volleyball season Week nine football roundup Lady Warriors regional bound Amy J Caudill


By Alison Gibson

Director, Union Township Public Library

The scarecrows on the Ripley library fence continue to garner comments and compliments. In the comment column, several people have said that they didn’t know about the project until the scarecrows were up. We try very hard to spread the word about our different events/projects but if you have any suggestions as to how we can better reach you, we are all ears. Currently, I write this column that The Ripley Bee graciously prints, we send “public announcement” bits to the local newspapers and we have a very active Facebook page that you can read online without having to have a Facebook account as well as our own website.

This Saturday is filled with events. Shaheen Miro will return to the Ripley Library 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct, 10, this time to discuss the differences between ghosts and spirits, and what a haunting might really be. This is a free program and open to everyone. From noon-3 p.m., Shaheen will be available for short 10 minute tarot card readings. He did this the last time he was at the library and the time slots were quickly filled. There is a fee for this reading, but it is reduced from his normal charge. The sign-up sheet is at the Ripley library, so if you are interested, please call or stop in soon 937-392-4871.

Looks like it will be chilly Saturday evening, and maybe a bit spooky, with our resident Hollywood star David Gray telling historic local stories of murder, mayhem and maybe ghosts down in the Parker House amphitheater on Front Street from 7-8 p.m. This will be geared more for adults, so no young children please. We’ll have some light refreshments, hot chocolate sounds good. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we will hold this storytelling at the library.

Books out this week and next have some familiar authors. John Sandford, known for his “Prey” books joins with author Ctein and creates a futuristic adventure novel titled “Saturn Run” that takes place in 2066—a race for a new technology in space, filled with espionage, heroics, and strong characters.

The flood of Christmas books are also hitting the shelves, everything from Country Living’s “Christmas Joys: Decorating, Crafts and Recipes” to Debbie Macomber’s annual short holiday novel “Dashing through the Snow,” to the myriad of Amish Christmas themed-books including Wanda Brunstetter’s “The Lopsided Christmas Cake.” We have also added a bunch of how-to books, “The Backyard Homestead Book of Kitchen Know-How: Field –to-Table Cooking Skills,” “Microshelters: 59 Creative Cabins, Tiny Houses, Tree Houses and other Small Structures,” and “The Apple Cookbook: 125 Freshly Picked Recipes.”

Some books come to us in unusual ways. “At Home-Charleston: Traditions and Entertaining in a Charleston Home” by Catherine H. Forrester is a pretty book with delicious recipes and a Ripley connection. Via a genealogist’s visit to the library, I was told in the book the author talked about her grandmother, Juliette McCague Wiles, born in Ripley in 1906, and her grandmother Juliette Hathaway Wiles, who was the head of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union in Ripley. Small world.

Brooke Sims of Ripley poses with her scarecrow creation that is one of many now decorating the front of the library in Ripley. Sims of Ripley poses with her scarecrow creation that is one of many now decorating the front of the library in Ripley. Mark Carpenter | Ripley Bee

By Alison Gibson

Director, Union Township Public Library

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