Practices get underway for fall sports Jays soon to begin quest for SHAC title Western Brown to hold Meet the Teams Night and OHSAA parent meeting Aug. 8 Norville F Hardyman Carol J Tracy James Witt Ripley officer receives commendation for quick action Bicentennial at Ripley First Presbyterian RULH welcomes new school principals Aberdeen’s Police Dept. continues to grow Mary F McElroy Broncos out to defend SBAAC American Division soccer title Bronco 5K to take place Aug. 5 EHS volleyball team ready for new season Michael C Cooper Raymond Mays Harry E Smittle Jr Mary A Flaugher Western Brown’s Leto excels in Australia Rockets ready for 1st season in SBAAC Paddling, hiking activities available at Ohio State Parks SB Warriors get set to hit gridiron for 2nd year of varsity football Scotty W Johnson Glenna V Moertle Rickey L Hoffer Ruth E Ward David A Watson Janet L Dotson Vilvie S King Steven C Utter Cropper joins Fallis at Bethel-Tate Local kids find success in world of martial arts 13th annual Bronco 5K Run and Fitness Walk set for Aug. 5 Teams compete in memory of Randy Fulton Mike W Smith Roger Helton David A Borders Timothy E Argenbright Joseph W Sherrill Frances K Pedigo Water distribution plans for Ripley move forward Historic Trapp and Wilson building sold RULH graduate wins HFR Scholarship Blanche Malblanc Pauline L Kirk Over 70 take part in 11th Joe Myers 5K Classic Lions Club 4th of July Festival brings outdoor fun to Ripley ODNR reminds visitors to swim safe this summer Changes in high school track and field/cross country rules include school issued and approved uniforms Betty L Philpott Judy B Williams Billie J Russell Remembering Ravye 25 attend volleyball camp in Fayetteville Western Brown hosts Pee Wee Football Camp Eugene L Baumann RULH selects Wilkins as new superintendent Corps of Engineer to study erosion issue in Ripley More funds available through Revolving Loans Jack Hamilton Charles L Glover Maxine M Stires Western Brown youth basketball camps a success Leto to represent Team USA in Australia Broncos hard at work in preparation for fall season Eastern approves bowling team Phyllis Ruth Lois A Manley Eddie L Carr Thomas L Carnahan Cameron Barkley Walter J McGee Gary J Graham George D Johnson Walter F Crawford Jr Charles E Meranda Jr Historic home in Ripley is sold following renovations Hyde finds home at Midway Youngsters work to improve on hoop skills at Eastern basketball camps Sizer named All-District Honorable Mention Western Brown’s Barnes earns All-State, All-District honors Local players compete in SWOFCA Ron Woyan East/West All-Star Game 6th annual Ravye Williams Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament set for June 24 Clarence E Teal Rosie B Poe Monard C Boots James P Conrad James T Dinser Scott J Swearingen Eastern’s Farris earns award for top 2-point field percentage in Ohio Georgetown’s Seigla earns All-District honors OHSAA announces 2017 football regions and playoffs format Western Brown volleyball camps a success with over 100 in attendance Rigdon finishes high school running career with 10th place finish at state track and field championship meet Grace E Fite Students speak out in support of Skinner Ripley Council to pay half the cost for Air Evac services John McGee Timmy Burson Patricia A London

Denise A McCleese

image_200Denise Anita McCleese, age 57 of Mt. Orab, Ohio died Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Mt. Orab Medical Center in Mt. Orab, Ohio. Denise was born April 5, 1959 in Cincinnati, Ohio the daughter of Stanley Glen Sluder of Williamsburg, Kentucky and the late Mary (Foster) Sluder. She was also preceded in death by her eldest son – Daniel Wayne McCleese in 2011 and one brother – Keith Sluder.

Denise married Richard Wayne McCleese on February 12, 1977. This union was blessed with four sons. She was there for her boys during their formative years before finishing her education and entering the work force. She held different positions from sales associate to management in physicians practice and finally in medical billing.  Denise was happiest when she felt she was helping others.  During the past 10 years and 9 months she has been suffering from a debilitating injury sustained post-surgery.  Denise has battled long and hard to overcome.

In addition to her father, Mrs. McCleese is survived by her husband of 39 years – Richard Wayne McCleese; three sons – Jeremy Scott McCleese and wife Tiffany, Justin McCleese and Steven McCleese all of Cincinnati, Ohio; three brothers – Michael Sluder and wife Viola of Cincinnati, Ohio, Dwight Sluder of Washington Courthouse, Ohio and Kevin Sluder of Cincinnati, Ohio; one sister – Kim Johnson and husband Sam of Waynesburg, Kentucky; one half-sister – Ivy Jones and husband Steve of Danville, Kentucky; three grandchildren – Rozlyn McCleese of Moscow, Ohio and Jeremiah and Jordyn McCleese both of Cincinnati, Ohio; father and mother-in-law – Rev. Avery and Charlotte McCleese; two sisters-in-law – Sherry (Darrell) McPherson and Sheila (Bob) Cook all of Mt. Orab, Ohio; host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and other family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at the Mt. Orab First Baptist Church in Mt. Orab, Ohio. Pastor Mike Cornelius will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at the Cahall Funeral Home in Mt. Orab, Ohio. Interment will be in the Mt. Orab Cemetery in Mt. Orab, Ohio.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Donor’s Choice.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.cahallfuneralhomes.com

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