Eugene M Jennings Jr Billy R Kilgore Sr Carol D Roberts Thelma L Gray Ripley FFA off to a busy start this year Ripley River Village Christmas adds new events Man found dead in ditch Rev Alvin B Woodruff Jackson L Russell Lady Broncos bring home 11th SBAAC American Division title in 12 years Lady Rockets wrap up regular season Warriors rally for win Broncos make it two in a row Helen L Whalen Veterans saluted at the Brown County Fair Prints available of Eagle Creek Bridge, by local artist Tommy J Stamper Sue Day Broncos move closer to SBAAC American Division title Lady G-Men working hard, showing improvement Sports complex soon to open in Mt. Orab Week 6 football roundup H Ray Warnock Ripley McDonalds robbed overnight Familiar pizzeria in Ripley has new owners Linda Taylor Rene Sizemore-Dahlheimer Eugene Snider Eric Workman Gregory Terry Edith M Moore Eileen Womacks Michael C Jennings Janice K Brunner Cheer squads compete at ‘Little State Fair’ Truck, tractor pulls draw a crowd at Brown County Fair Week 5 football roundup Lady Broncos rise to 11-6 with win over Batavia Broncos buck Clinton-Massie, Goshen James H Boyd Warren A Stanley Jane R Ernst Darrell F Anderson James W Ball Jr June R Paul Robert Kattine Tony W Ratliff Carroll G Boothby Ripley Council addresses roof replacement and paving projects Beasley Farm to remain agricultural forever Janet R Whitt Jacqualine Attinger L Mae Spencer Battle between Broncos, G-Men ends in tie SB Warriors rout Peebles, 60-0 Lady Jays celebrate first victory Lady Rockets on a roll Rockets cruise to 4-0 Broncos celebrate homecoming Sininger wraps up another outstanding regular season of high school golf Joan E Stevens Esther R Kennedy Myrtle Mays Ripley artist to exhibit her works Ripley Police sponsor ‘Night Out in the Park’ Every BIRDY welcome at fish fry Have breakfast with RULH Superintendent Sept. 21 G-Men win streak hits 5 Runners compete at Vern Hawkins XC Invite Lady G-Men stand at 3-2-2 SHAC play begins for Ripley golfers Week 3 football roundup Jays rise to 5-2 with win over Williamsburg Audrey F Staten Rural Heritage Quilt Show winners RULH Elementary first graders take on new technology 2017 DAR Charity Golf Scramble St. Michael students visit “Living Lands and Waters” RULH High School reaches out to those in need Lillian E Cowdrey Catherine A Houk Warriors win Jim Neu XC Invite Week 2 football roundup Broncos unbeaten at 4-0 Lady Broncos compete in Bob Schul XC Invite Ronnie L Day Nettie F Lightner Buildings demolished, Village waits to be paid Ohio Rural Heritage Festival celebrated Henry E Fields Anleah W Stamper Maxine M Garrett U.S. 68 reopens Drought ends for Lady Rockets G-Men rise to 3-1 with back-to-back victories Rockets cruise to 4-0 win over Jays Lady Broncos start off SBAAC American Division play with 3-2 win over Goshen Week one football roundup Preparation begins for Ripley River Village Christmas celebration 3rd Annual Job Fair sponsored by Open Arms*****Always helps Veterans and others

James T Smith

image_469James T. Smith, 69, passed away peacefully on Friday December 2, 2016 at his home in Conneautville.  He was born August 13, 1947 in Frenchburg, KY to the late Bill and Gloria (Carpenter) Smith.  He married Carol Virginia James.  She survives.

James worked for Summerhill Township for nearly 22 years and was proud of the work he did.  He was an Army Veteran serving our country in the late 1960s and earning the National Defense Service Medal.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing as well as watching Westerns and reruns of Hee Haw.  His love of Blue Grass music led him to play banjo for the “Lazy Grass” band for approximately 17 years.  He enjoyed his pets,  especially his horses and his late dog, Heidi.  He loved his family dearly.  His bigger than life personality and his sense of humor will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his wife Carol; seven children, Melinda Cutright and her husband John of Michigan, Misty Kobow of Linesville, Mike Bahny and his companion Nadine of Tacoma, WA, Walter Bahny and his wife Diane of Carlton, Michigan, Joseph Negron and his wife Donna of Monroe, Michigan, Margaret McLaughlin and her husband Jeff of Monroe, Michigan and Judy Ulrich and her husband Jay of Taylor, Michigan; thirteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren including two very special granddaughters, Savannah Durrant and Miranda Grove whom he helped raise and in turn they helped care for him over the past several years; three siblings, Sheryl Havens and her husband Phil of Mt. Orab, Ohio, Ada Smith of Morehead, Kentucky and Jonathan Smith of Morehead, Kentucky; and many nieces and nephews.

There will be no public services as James requested. His remains were donated to the Humanity Gifts program where they will be used at LECOM to further scientific research and education.

Donations can be made in his name to Hospice of Crawford County 464 Pine St. Meadville, PA 16335 or the Yolanda G. Barco Oncology Institute, 16792 Conneaut Lake Rd., Meadville, PA 16335.

All arrangements have been entrusted to McCauley Funeral Home, 1405 Main St., Conneautville, PA 16406.

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