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

Stephen E Marcum

Stephen E Marcum, age 74, of Sardinia, OH, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at the Ohio Veteran’s Home in Georgetown, OH. He was born in Webb, WV on November 25, 1942 to the late Boyd and Dove (Copley) Marcum. His wife of 54 years, Claudia (Linkous) Marcum survives.

Stephen is also survived by two sons: Pastor Stephen (Rebel) Marcum of Tipp City and Brad (Erin) Marcum of Apex, NC; and five grandchildren: Jesse, Benjamin, Samantha, Andrew and Matthew. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: William “Bill” and Danny Marcum; and one sister: Rose Bailey.

Stephen was a member of Alcony Grace Church. He retired in 2002 from General Electric after 25 years of service. He had worked for Eastern Airlines and was fixed base operator at Shelbyville, IN and Highland County, OH Airports. Stephen proudly served his country as a member of the US Army. He was a decorated Vietnam War Veteran. Stephen received the Good Conduct Medal, Air Medals (2nd Oak Leaf), Vietnam Service Medal, Aircraft Crewman B Badge and National Defense Service Medal. He graduated from Wheelersburg High School and Spartan School of Aeronautics. Stephen was a member of American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vietnam Veterans of America, Disabled American Veterans and Wounded Warriors. His hobbies were flying and golf.

Services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Baird Funeral Home in Troy with his son, Pastor Stephen Marcum, officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Troy with full military honors presented by Veterans Memorial Honor Guard of Troy. Friends may call from ­­­­­12:00 – 1:00 PM on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alcony Grace Church, 1045 S. Alcony-Conover Road, Troy, OH 45373 or Ohio Veterans Home, 2003 Veterans Blvd, Georgetown, OH 45121. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.bairdfuneralhome.com.

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