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 Economic development project planned Gerald P Morel Lady Broncos capture softball program’s 5th straight SBAAC American Division title Warriors on top in SHAC Division I standings Lady Broncos take first in Western Brown Track Invite Rockets leading way in SHAC Div. II James E Newman Paul E Funk Alan Hanselman Robert V Nash III Frances L Poole Minnie E Fisher Donovan M Pope Irvin E Stiens Myrtle L Lane Ralph L Davidson August J Pace Carl R Brown Phyllis J Beard Lady G-Men complete sweep of Tigers in SBAAC Nat’l Division G-Men pluck Cardinals, 6-4 Warriors climb to 4-1 in SHAC with victory over North Adams Broncos rally in 7th for 5-4 win over Batavia Blue Jays still in search of first win Annual meeting of John P. Parker Historical Society April 23 Boy Scout Eagle project underway at Ripley Library National Arbor Day event set for April 28 Higginsport enforcing speed with camera RULH Alumni dinner to be held on May 20th Joseph G Bennington Rockets fall to 4-1 in SHAC with loss to North Adams Bronco tennis team tops Bethel-Tate, 5-0 Lady G-Men rise to 7-4 with win at Goshen Lady Broncos’ big bats hammer out 11-0 win over Batavia G-Men showing improvement Keith Shouse Diane L Steele August Hensley Louise R Murrell 5th Annual Rick Eagan Memorial 5K Run/Walk coming up in May Birds of Prey Grant Days 2017 attractions John H Young II Sally A Gibson Barbara Burris Mary Ann Napier Martha L Newland Marlene Thompson Patricia A Firrell Kellie J Berry Mt. Orab, Hamersville students take part in ‘Hoops for Heart’ Eastern players take part in District 14 All-Star Games RULH Middle School bans cell phones Ripley Painters Spring Show April 7-9

Robert Layton

Robert “Bob” Layton, 89, of Portsmouth, died Wednesday, November 16,  2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born March 19, 1927 in Russellville, Ohio a son of the late Harry and Frances (Harman)  Layton.

Bob graduated from Russellville High School with the Class of 1945 and was a veteran of WW  II enlisting with the US Navy on the day of his graduation. After serving his county he attended  the University of Miami before transferring to the Ohio State University where he received his  Bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering.  Mr. Layton was employed as an agricultural engineer for the Department of Agriculture in the  soil and water conservation division. He moved to New Hampshire in 1964 and retired in 1981.  After his retirement he continued consulting in soil and water conservation and later served as a  teacher’s aide in the Portsmouth school system. After some continuing education he received his  teaching degree and taught general science at Portsmouth Middle School. He finally retired in  1991.  Bob was an active member of the North Church serving several years as president of the Church  Council. He was also active with the Portsmouth Community Development Committee for 37  years and served on the committee of the Renovation of Market Square Committee. He was a 58  year member of the Lions Club joining in Ohio and transferring to the Portsmouth Lions Club  where he was made a Melvin Jones Fellow, was a past president, editor of the monthly  newsletter, and served on many committees including the eyesight and hearing committee. He  was also a member of Russellville Masonic Lodge #166 Russellville, Ohio.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. Bob always had a smile. He was a  huge Ohio State football fan and converted his family and friends as well. He also enjoyed the  outdoors and hiking with his boys and Boy Scout Troop #469. He and his wife were chaperones  with the Portsmouth Marching Band.  He shared 62 loving years of marriage with his wife Carolyn (Maxson) Layton.

In addition to his wife he leaves three children, Nancy Layton and her husband Peter Anania of  Portsmouth, Andrew Layton and his wife Judith of Deering, Daniel Layton and his wife Lorinda  of North Berwick, ME, three grandchildren, Lauren, Andrew and Matthew, his siblings David  Layton, Andrea Wilkerson and Mary Roussos all of Ohio, many nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his brother, Doctor Donald Layton last month.

Visiting hours will be from 6-8 P.M. Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the Remick & Gendron  Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton. Services will be at 11 A.M.  Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at North Church, Market Square, Portsmouth. Relatives and  friends are respectfully invited. Private interment will be in Harmony Grove Cemetery,  Portsmouth.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Portsmouth Lions Club, P.O. Box  944, Portsmouth, NH 03802 or to the North Church Memorial Fund, 355 Spinney Road,  Portsmouth, NH 03801.

Please visit www.RemickGendron.com to view Bob’s memorial  website, sign his tribute wall or for directions.

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