Western Brown’s Leto excels in Australia Rockets ready for 1st season in SBAAC Paddling, hiking activities available at Ohio State Parks SB Warriors get set to hit gridiron for 2nd year of varsity football Scotty W Johnson Glenna V Moertle Rickey L Hoffer Ruth E Ward David A Watson Janet L Dotson Vilvie S King Steven C Utter Cropper joins Fallis at Bethel-Tate Local kids find success in world of martial arts 13th annual Bronco 5K Run and Fitness Walk set for Aug. 5 Teams compete in memory of Randy Fulton Mike W Smith Roger Helton David A Borders Timothy E Argenbright Joseph W Sherrill Frances K Pedigo Water distribution plans for Ripley move forward Historic Trapp and Wilson building sold RULH graduate wins HFR Scholarship Blanche Malblanc Pauline L Kirk Over 70 take part in 11th Joe Myers 5K Classic Lions Club 4th of July Festival brings outdoor fun to Ripley ODNR reminds visitors to swim safe this summer Changes in high school track and field/cross country rules include school issued and approved uniforms Betty L Philpott Judy B Williams Billie J Russell Remembering Ravye 25 attend volleyball camp in Fayetteville Western Brown hosts Pee Wee Football Camp Eugene L Baumann RULH selects Wilkins as new superintendent Corps of Engineer to study erosion issue in Ripley More funds available through Revolving Loans 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

Ralph M Gaither

Ralph Martin Gaither, age 86 of Manchester, Ohio, died Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the Ohio Valley Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center near Ripley, Ohio.  He was a farmer, he worked at the Bank of Maysville for twenty-eight years, where he was V.P. of the installment loan department and worked at Ashland Oil for ten years as a truck driver and bookkeeper.  He was also a lifelong member and Deacon at the Aberdeen Baptist Church in Aberdeen, Ohio and served as a trustee for Hiett’s Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Gaither was a devoted husband, brother and son and a loving father and grandfather.  He had a very generous heart and was a genuine, hardworking, kind and extremely self-less gentleman.  He was born February 14, 1931 in Huntington Township, Ohio the son of the late Lee M. and Mary L. (Cooper) Gaither.  He was also preceded in death by his wife Lena Leota (Jones) Gaither in 2003; one granddaughter – Sarah Beth Gaither and a sister-in-law – Doris Gaither.
Mr. Gaither is survived by one daughter – Rosemary Gentry and husband Charles of LaGrange, Kentucky; one son – Randy Gaither and wife Ninette of Louisville, Kentucky; four grandchildren – Matt Gaither of Louisville, Kentucky, Doug Towler of Friendswood, Texas, Rebecca Morgan of Louisville, Kentucky and Brian Towler of Louisville, Kentucky; seven great grandchildren; one brother – Wilbur Gaither of Ripley, Ohio and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the Aberdeen Baptist Church in Aberdeen, Ohio.  Pastor Phillip Huffman will officiate.  Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Monday March 27, 2017 at Cahall Funeral Home in Ripley, Ohio and from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, March 28 at Aberdeen Baptist Church.  Interment will follow the funeral service in Charter Oak Cemetery in Aberdeen, Ohio.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to:  the Aberdeen Baptist Church P.O. Box 529 Aberdeen, Ohio 45101 or Hospice of Hope 909 Kenton Station Dr. Maysville, KY. 41056.
Condolences may be sent to the family at:  www.cahallfuneralhomes.com

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