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

Ripley’s Christmas Candlelight House Tour

By Carol Stivers –

The Dec. 11, Ripley Heritage Candlelight House Tour will include twelve sites.  Hours are from 1-5 p.m.  Tickets may be purchased for $15 at Ripley Museum, 219 N. Second St. in historic Ripley, Ohio.
Ripley Heritage, Inc. will host the Christmas Candlelight House Tour during “River Village Christmas”.
The self guided tour will include twelve sites, most are in Ripley’s 55 acre historic district.  The sites will feature architecture of Federal, Victorian and Prairie design.  The Ripley tour of homes is always a highlight of the holiday season as you are welcomed into some of the most historic and interesting homes in our area.
Listed on the 2016 house tour are:
• (1) Ripley Museum, 219 N. Second Street, an 1850’s Federal style house where tickets for this year’s tour may be purchased.
• (2) The home of Chris and Jill Benintendi, 230 N. Front Street, a 1900’s 21/2  story Prairie brick style
• (3) The home of Jerry and Hylda Strange, 200 N. Front Street, an early 1800’s Federal style home.
• (4) The home of Tom and Jane Zachman, 136 N. Front Street, a 1890’s Italianate style 21/2 story brick.
• (5) The home of Donald & Doris Brookbank, 124 N. Front Street, an early 1800’s row house.
• (6)  The home of Ben & Kim Pedigo, 12 N. Front Street, an early 1800’s Federal style row house.
• (7) The home of Larry & Patty Fithen, 19 N. Third Street, a two story brick bungalow style home built in 1916
• (8) The home of Sara Goldsberry, 106 N. Third Street, a late 1800’s Victorian.
Also featured on this year’s tour will be:
• (9) The Ohio Tobacco Museum, 703 S. Second Street, an early Federal Style, 2 story brick
• (10)The Parker House, a National Historic Landmark ,300 N. Front Street
• (11) St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 16 N. Fourth Street
• (12) Centenary United Methodist Church, Gothic and Romanesque Revival style architecture built around 1867.
Hot spiced tea will be served at Ripley Museum.  Strolling carolers will be heard singing traditional Christmas carols.  At dusk the village will glow with the light of candle luminaries.
This year’s tour features an outstanding group of sites.  Plan to spend Sunday, December 11 at the Ripley Heritage Candlelight House Tour.  The tour starts at Ripley Museum, 219 N. Second Street at 1 p.m.
The Ripley House Tour is for the benefit of Ripley Heritage, Inc. which operates Ripley Museum and Rankin House State Memorial.  For further information about the Dec. 11, Ripley Candlelight House Tour call:  Carol Stivers, 937-392-1135.

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