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

Ripley mayor and administrator wrap up 2016, prepare for 2017

By Tom Leonard, Ripley Mayor and Pete Renshaw, Administrator –

“Looking back at the past year, 2016, the Village of Ripley has accomplished a great deal,” said Ripley Village Administrator Pete Renshaw. Mayor Leonard and I prepared the following information, month by month on all that has happened in our village.”

January, 2016
• New water wells drilled and casings and screens installed
• Brown County Emergency Management Agency conducted a “table top” exercise scenario for Ripley Village leadership

February, 2016
• The dock downtown has been refurbished with new stainless Steel hardware and then power washed

March, 2016
• Water Quality Report 2015 released with all items within normal limits and no EPA violations
• Southwest Ohio Catholic Charities Food Pantry opened with distribution every third Wednesday
• Water Line Flushing program begun

April, 2016
• Sanitary Sewer Pump Station at Ohio Valley Manor rebuild begun
• Women’s Club donated 3 dog waste receptacles and bags to the Village
• Arbor Day program Friday April 29 held at 1 p.m. in Maplewood Cemetery at the monument

May, 2016
• Potholes filled
• Village Building parking lot sealed and striped
• Stones vandalized in Maplewood Cemetery

June, 2016
• Front Street Stone Wall being repaired near Liberty Monument
• Several electrical power outages occurred.  Tree branches cleared from electrical line, ending a series of outages.

July, 2016
• New water treatment plant operator hired to replace contract operators
• Pipeline connecting new wells and the water treatment plant contract advertised and awarded to contractor.

August, 2016
• Met with planners of the Rural Heritage Festival
• Water treatment plant operator recognized by the Ohio EPA as Operator of Record
• Surprise Wastewater Treatment Plant EPA Inspection completed with no discrepancies
• Police Chief Harvey Bowman retired after thirty six years of service
• Backup Electrical Generators Annual Inspection and Maintenance completed
• Village website www.villageofripley.com now in operation

September, 2016
• US 52 Resurfacing Project (ODOT) From Congress Street in Ripley to the Village of Aberdeen
• Raw water main from new wells to the water treatment plant route revised to cut costs

October, 2016
• Sanitary Sewer Pump Station at OVM refurbishment complete. Station should be good for another 20 years
• Ohio Department of Natural Resources Urban Specialist held training on proper tree pruning

November, 2016
• Fire Levy passed
• New Fire Contract signed with Union Township for fire protection
• Star moved to Rankin Hill and set upon its base with new LED light bulbs

December, 2016
• Holiday Forest of Lights lit December 1

“We look forward to 2017 and we already have a lot of projects on our agenda, including the following,” Renshaw said.
• Complete well project
• Inspect sidewalks and refurbish those not in compliance
• Have Village Engineer inspect unsafe structures and condemn those found to be unsafe and unsanitary
• Enforce grass and week ordinance
• Repave several streets
• Pay off trash truck
• Replace 100 year old Third Street garage with a new storage building

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