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 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

Fatal car crash in Adams County

The Georgetown Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a three-vehicle crash that occurred on March 3, 2017, at approximately 4:20 P.M. on State Route 136, near Milepost 14, in Wayne Township, in Adams County.
The preliminary investigation has revealed that a gray, 2006 Chevrolet HHR, operated by Michael A. Eldridge, age 49, of West Union, Ohio, was traveling northbound on State Route 136. Michael Eldridge’s vehicle drove left of center striking head-on a black, 2016, Dodge Ram 3500, operated by William Chapman, age 57, also of West Union, Ohio. William Chapman’s vehicle was also struck in the rear by a beige, 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, operated by Brandi N. Fletcher, age 39, of Winchester, Ohio.
Michael Eldridge was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Adams County Coroner’s Office. The front seat passenger in Michael Eldridge’s vehicle, Connie Myers, age 56, of West Union, was flown from the scene by Air Evac Ambulance Service helicopter, to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for life threatening injuries.
William Chapman was transported by the Wayne Township Life squad to the Adams County Regional Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. One juvenile passenger from Brandi Fletcher’s vehicle was transported by the Village of Winchester Life Squad to the Adams County Regional Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Michael Eldridge was not wearing his safety belt at the time of the crash, and drugs are suspected to be a contributing factor. The crash remains under investigation by the Patrol. The Wayne Township Fire-EMS, Winchester Fire-EMS, and the Ohio Department of Transportation were present assisting at the scene. State Route 136 was closed for approximately five-hours during the course of the investigation.
“OVI-related crashes accounted for 37 percent of all fatal crashes in Ohio,” said Sergeant Anthony Pearcy. “You can help fight the battle against impaired driving by actively influencing friends and family not to drive impaired.”
The public is encouraged to call #677 to report impaired drivers, and/or drug activity.

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