Eugene L Baumann Kids enjoy a ‘Touch-a-Truck’ event in Mt. Orab New police chief takes over in Fayetteville BC Chamber moving forward on 2017 SummerFest Two killed in wrong way crash in Mt. Orab 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 Corbin testifies before Ohio Senate Five arrested in Hamersville drug bust Neil Diamond tribute band coming 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 Women return to county jail as funds start to run low Georgetown Council takes action on vacant structures Veterans honored in Mt. Orab 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 Huseman signs with UC Clermont 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 Armstrong sentenced to twenty years on child porn possession charges Russellville hires new Village Clerk Russellville Council approves purchase of two ambulances FP School Board changes millage funding formula Thirteen charged by Brown Co. Grand Jury 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 Thousands visit Traveling Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall Strategies discussed to join Maysville/Mason County KY with Brown Co. communities for economic growth Road and bridge work planned in county 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 Brittany Stykes remembered by friends and family 2018 county budget could be cut by up to ten percent Georgetown Police Chief updates council Over 40 vendors, crafters at 2017 Annual Craft Show 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

LIBRARY TALK

August, already? Darn. Best get all those projects I had planned for the year started. Listening to our patrons that come in, I’m not the only one that feels the year is slipping by.

I don’t often order books just by looking at the New York Times Bestseller lists, but I did look it up today to see what was there, and what I had ordered using other review sources that were on this list. Our collection had a pretty good hit rate on the fiction side, including books by the stable of bestselling authors, Stephen King, Stuart Woods, James Patterson and the like. But, I missed some intriguing books that I have just rush ordered, including a debut novel by Julia Pierpont titled “Among the Ten Thousand Things”—a novel about the bonds of family life after a secret life is revealed as well as “Little Paris Bookshop” by Nina George in which the main character uses books to help his clients heal from life’s troubles but can’t help himself.

I also looked at the hardback non-fiction NYT Bestseller list. Of course we had the latest from David McCullough and his “Wright Brothers” and Erik Larson’s “Dead Wake” about the Lusitania, but I was pleased to see several that I had pre-ordered early on that were on the list—Rinker Buck’s “The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey”, Jimmy Carter’s “A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety” and Joseph Ellis’ “The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution 1783-1789.” A few titles I will add to the collection after reading the reviews from the list include Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “Between the World and Me” illuminating his views on race as set in letters to his son, and “Elon Musk: Tesla SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future” by Ashlee Vance.

It is interesting to me how long some books last on the bestseller list, and others if you blink, you’ve missed the title. Beyond the hardback fiction and non-fiction, NYT also runs a list of bestselling advice or how-to books, and we will have in our collection “Get What’s Yours: The Secrets of Maxing Out Your Social Security”, “The Gift of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You Are Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are”, Tony Robbins’ latest financial tome titled “MONEY Master the Game: Seven Simple Steps to Financial Freedom”, and “Brain Maker: the Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain”, just to name a few.

As always, I am open to suggestions of titles or subjects—I appreciate input and hope that you find our eclectic collection interesting, useful and entertaining.

For the very young “readers”, we are starting a new program at the Russellville Branch Library. Storytime for Toddlers, two and three years old, is being held 11 a.m. Thursday. Join us for stories, songs and crafts. Questions? Call the Russellville Library at 937-377-2700.

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By Alison Gibson

Director, Ripley Library

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