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 Mary J Hall Kenneth R Behymer Western Brown’s Joe Sams commits to Marietta College WBHS to hold girls youth basketball camp Day to continue baseball career on collegiate level at UC Clermont Western’s Pack signs with NKU WBHS to host youth boys basketball camp Eastern’s Rigdon, Hopkins are STATE BOUND James Ratliff Robert P Lesko Air Evac Lifeteam requests contract with Ripley Council and life squad Odyssey Canvas Works, Inc. is back home working in new building Ripley’s Memorial Day Ceremony, Monday, May 29 Local athletes advance to track and field regionals SBAAC awards baseball, softball, boys track and field First Team all-stars SHAC awards baseball all-stars Lady Broncos finish as SW District Div. II runner-up Lady Warriors cap off season as SE District Div. III runner-up Impressive post-season tourney run reaches end for Lady Rockets Rose M Crone Strategies discussed to join Maysville/Mason County KY with Brown County communities for economic growth Ripley-Lieutenant Byrd Chapter/DAR looking for new members Linda M Lawson Margaret G Newkirk Gregory R Dunn Sandra L Haitz Wesley A Cooper Everette F Donell Lady Broncos move to SW District Div. II finals Lady Rockets top Cincy Christian 22-1 to earn berth in district finals Lady Warriors head to SE District Div. III finals with win over Gallia SW District Track and Field Tourney action gets underway Russell E Conn Robert T Fisher Philip L Paeltz David Beals Gregory A Smith II William G Mullinnix Patricia Ogden Narcan use becoming a source of debate nationwide Rick Eagan Memorial 5K, Saturday, May 20 Cropper’s time as GHS girls basketball coach expected to end after 21 years at the helm Barnes’ perfect game and big hits lead Lady Broncos to round one sectional win Broncos advance in sectional play with win over Mt. Healthy Kenny B Williams Stephen E Marcum Christopher J Lovett Brandon M Traylor RHS students experience mock accident caused by drinking and driving Ripley Council discusses new Lidar system during April 25 session Warriors claim SHAC Div. I title in ‘run rule’ fashion Vilvens’ grand slam caps off Lady Rockets’ win over G’town Rockets lead SHAC Div. II at 9-4 WBHS dedicates new softball press box Rodney E Berry Erma D Painter Alma Cordes Ronald D Latham

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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