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 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

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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