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 Lincoln’s Generals to appear at Grant Days Eagle takes new mate Brenda R Harris Ripley Women’s Club announces “My Ohio Hero” essay winners “Chromebook for Every Student” now complete in Ripley Reception honoring Becky Cropper April 2 RULH & G’Town students make anti-drug video Rockets blast past the Blue Jays Georgetown hosts ‘season opener’ track and field invite Lady Rockets cruise to 10-0 win over Ripley Lady Warriors, Lady G-Men split games in season opener double-header Bobby A Reed Harold L Barger Ralph M Gaither Aberdeen passes resolution hoping to halt closing of DP&L coal fired power stations Aberdeen Council to go after delinquent income taxes Ripley’s Tree City, USA committee receives $3,000 grant, prepares for Arbor Day A season to remember G-Men hit the field for first baseball scrimmage Eastern’s Rigdon, Purdy earn AP SE District Div. III honors New blocking, kicking rules address risk minimization in high school football Judy A Schneider James M Darnell Lawanda R Truesdell Paul E Grisham Arrelous R Rowland Dennis E Stivers David M Daniels New 1st Stop has grand opening in Ripley Library to focus on historic floods Students perform at Farm & Family Night In it to win it! Bronco wrestlers end season on successful note Eastern’s Hopkins finishes 5th in long jump at OATCCC State Indoor Track and Field Meet SBAAC awards academic all-stars, winning teams Marvin D Atkin Beverly S Flatt Jessie M Sanders Leroy Deck Sr Jody A Towler Sherman E Young Kenneth C Burton Aberdeen welcomes new fiscal officer Fatal car crash in Adams County Ripley missons group to have fundraiser OVM recognizes retiring asst. admin. Royce K Zimmerman Lady Warriors advance to Elite 8 SBAAC awards boys basketball all-stars SBAAC girls basketball all-stars take home awards SHAC Winter Sports Awards Banquet set for March 12 Altman claims 170-pound district title Sirkka L Buller Arthur C Schneider

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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