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 Economic development project planned Gerald P Morel Lady Broncos capture softball program’s 5th straight SBAAC American Division title

Avery W McCleese

Avery W. McCleese born on July 17, 1929 the son of the late Thomas A. and Nancy E. (Smith) McCleese in Lewis County, Kentucky. Avery married Charlotte M. (Stewart) on December 13, 1952. To this union was born four children – Richard Wayne, Sherry Lee, Brenda Sue and Sheila Lynn. Avery was a retiree of the Ford Motor Company, a retired Minister of the Church of God, Cleveland Assembly and a United States Korean War Army veteran.  Avery departed this life on January 2, 2017 at his home in Mt. Orab, Ohio surrounded by his family. Avery was a very well-liked and respected Minister everywhere he traveled.  He will be missed by all who got to know him.

Avery is survived by his wife – Charlotte M. (Stewart) McCleese; one son – Wayne McCleese of Mt. Orab, Ohio; two daughters – Sherry McPherson and Sheila Cook both of Mt. Orab, Ohio; ten grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; one brother – Clinton McCleese of Michigan; one sister – Eleanor Lawrence of Bethel, Ohio and a host of other family and friends.  Avery was preceded in death by one daughter – Brenda Sue McCleese; one daughter-in-law – Denise A. McCleese; one grandson – Daniel Wayne McCleese; parents – Thomas A. and Nancy E. (Smith) McCleese; four brothers – Elmer, Jess, Glenn and Junior and five sisters – Opal Duff, Violet Douhmer, Dorothy Lang, Irene Richey and Imogene French.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Living Church of Five Mile, 16908 US Highway 68, Mt. Orab, Ohio. Tim M. Hill will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5:00-9:00 P.M. Friday, January 6, 2017 at the church. Interment will be in the Mt. Orab Cemetery in Mt. Orab, Ohio with military services by the Carey Bavis American Legion Post #180 of Georgetown, Ohio. The Cahall Funeral Home in Mt. Orab, Ohio is serving the family.

If desired, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio  45206.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.cahallfuneralhomes.com

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