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 Lowell G Neal Virginia M Schirmer Connie S Darling Harold L Purdin Lucille Schumacher Terry E Frye Lady Warriors roll to district finals Broncos take care of business to claim sectional crown G-Men upset MVCA to earn berth sectional finals WBHS JROTC Rifle Team competes at Camp Perry Lady Rockets finish 12-12 Season reaches end for Rockets Eugene D Ring New water lines open soon in Ripley RULH celebrates Black History Month Goat receives smooch from teacher Ripley Library to remember floods Robert G Miller Linda M Howland Robert E McKinney Mildred J Hodges Farrel L Amiott Patricia Brown Rick L Dye Mary E Nagel Betty Ratliff Broncos claim SBAAC wrestling title Broncos pull ahead for win over G-Men in SBAAC Tourney Ripley boys wrap up regular season with win at Lynchburg Eastern girls are sectional champs RULH Board meets, planning session set New LIDAR technology in Ripley begins St. Michael School announces Science Fair June Howser Marguerite A Fender Timothy D Harris Jay R Purdy Robin S Godwin Marc A Wachter Chester W Eyre Warriors blast past the G-Men, 61-40 Rockets performing well heading into post-season tournament play Lady Warriors bring home the Gold with perfect 13-0 finish in SHAC Western Brown Junior High wrestling team wraps up successful season Rockets fall victim to ‘Pack’ attack Broncos suffer heartbreaking loss to Mentor Lake Catholic in state quarterfinals Ripley PD busts key figure in BC drug ring “Prom Dress Resale Shop” at RULH High Small wooden replicas of Ripley Church and organ now available Billie L Shoemaker Erma J Teeters Ralph L Tracy Darrell Inskeep Jeffrey C Clark Carole Metzger Tommy R Ring Brent A Arn Daniel L Sellers Lady Warriors finish regular season as SHAC Division I champions Regular season comes to a close for Lady Rockets

RULH Board meets, planning session set

By Martha Jacob –

Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington Board of Education met in regular session Feb. 15 at the high school with the full board, Superintendent Dr. Linda Naylor and board treasurer Jeff Rowley in attendance.
The board promptly entered into executive session which lasted nearly an hour and a half, to discuss personnel items with its attorney.
Guests at the meeting included Kevin Kratzer, superintendent of Southern Hills Career and Technical Center. Kratzer, along with John Adams, welding instructor, Alisa Applegate Renewed Opportunities instructor and Daulton England, welding class and junior at RULH High School attended the meeting.
Kratzer talked briefly about the possible careers and the technical education in honor of February being Career Technical Education month. Daulton, Adams and Applegate also spoke about the opportunities available at SHCTC. He talked about the new adult education center opening in Mt. Orab.
During Dr. Naylor’s report, she discussed the first of two upcoming Strategic Visioning Planning sessions to be held at the middle school on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Dr. Kevin Boys, president of Southern State Community College is facilitating the sessions for the district. Community, parents, students and staff are invited to attend. Dr. Naylor mentioned upcoming Career and Technical Advisory Committee meetings set for April.
Each of the principals of RULH Schools gave a report on progress in their buildings. Susie Skinner, principal at the high school said that she was pleased with the number of students at the high school who had made the honor roll. Principal Chris Smith at the middle school as well  Aric Fiscus noted the increased number of students who earned the second nine weeks incentive for Attitude, Academics and Atten-dance.
Mr. Fiscus discussed some of the successes seen with the Son-day Reading Intervention Program at the Elementary School.
Dick Zurbuch, facilities and maintenance supervisor, with gave a brief update on facilities mentioning the plans to blacktop the back high school parking lot when school it out and that work on the new shelter house beside the elementary school would hopefully begin soon.
Treasurer Rowley gave a short presentation on the new biennium budget as proposed by Governor Kasich which proposed budget which includes the most recent property re-evaluation which, because of increased property values, reduced the amount the state pays to RULH for core services.
“Under the governor’s proposal,” Rowley told the board, “RULH stands to lose about $363,522 in state aid from 2017 to 2018. We would like to see our concerned citizens contact their legislators to address this loss of state aid.”
Under Dr. Naylor’s recommendations which were approved were the following:
•    Approve a trip for FCCLA to travel to Columbus on April 26-28 for the state FCCLA Convention;
•    Approve  Heather Hauke as the new secretary for the Special Education Program ;
•    Approve Mary Hiler to consult with Hauke during a transition period;
•    Approve Lori Blackburn as substitute for the areas of cafeteria, custodian and secretary;
•    Approve Tonya Schwierling as gate worker;
•    Resignations were accepted from Mary Hiler, Patrick Pfeffer, Colonel James Clark, Cheryl Roberts and Deborah Moran;
• Approved as volunteer coaches for varsity baseball were Dave Dunn and Lonnie Patrick;
• K-2 Chromebooks and Tech Tubs have been distributed;
• The next regular meeting was changed to March 22 at the high school.

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