Stranded students rescued by Brown County cooperation 4-H Teen Ambassador Dunning attends SHOT Show Veterans Service Commission invites veterans to seek help with benefits Unemployment rate rises in Brown County Pick a Lollipop, help a dog 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 Fayetteville man is charged with child porn April 1st Grand Opening for Jacob’s Ladder Resale Boutique in Georgetown Talent Show auditions at Gaslight Theatre Nine indicted by county grand jury Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall visit coming next May to BC Fairgrounds 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 Varnau’s face second defamation suit Attorney General to visit Georgetown schools Clermont County GOP hosts Wenstrup, DeWine at dinner Fatal car crash in Adams County BC Chamber welcomes new Cricket Wireless store to Mt. Orab Aberdeen Council approves 2017 budget 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 Terry E Frye Lucille Schumacher 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 Two indicted on major drug charges Two charged with home invasion Cincinnati airport expanding services, lowering prices in effort to compete Two sentenced in common pleas court Georgetown man hurt in car crash 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 Anderson pleads not guilty to battery charge Some county offices to change locations Fayetteville prepares for Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall HealthSource hosts Chamber of Commerce meeting Five sentenced in Brown County Common Pleas Court 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 Adult Education Center coming to county ‘Senior Playground’ moving forward at Georgetown park Brown County 4-H kicks off another year Eastern Middle School celebrates “Kindness Week” Billie L Shoemaker

Ripley Village Council weigh in on their candidacy

With less than a week to go, it’s still a wide-open race for two seats on Ripley Village Council. Linda South is running for re-election, but with Daniel Dragoo deciding not to run again, the other four candidates for council are vying for one of the two seats available.

Here’s a chance to listen to the final three candidates for village council:

Judy Brooks

“I was on council before and I didn’t get everything accomplished that I liked to, so I’d like to try again. A lot of our condemned buildings and they’re still not taken care of. I don’t know what the solution to the problem is to get the people to work with us. I think maybe with some new people council can come up with some new ideas.

I would like to see more businesses come to town, I’d like to see our water problem solved, we still have people complaining about brown water, it seems like an ongoing problem, and I want to do what I can to make it better here.

I’ve lived in Ripley my whole life, for 66 years. I’m very active in the community. I’m in the heritage committee. I get involved in anything that goes on in the village to make it better. I was a business owner here for 22 years, I don’t have any thing to be done for myself, I want to do what’s best for our town.

Bill Taylor

“My main reason for running is just my concern for the community. My wife and I have four kids we are raising in Ripley and we want to make sure its a safe community for older and younger couples alike. I want to make it a place where people want to come and raise a family.

“I don’t have an agenda, I don’t have a particular thing I want done, I just want what’s best for the people of the village of Ripley, whether that means making sure we have a good strong police presence, making sure we communicate well with the citizens here, and inviting them to our meetings so that we know what their thoughts are. Turning it into an atmosphere where people have a voice, and I don’t know if you could say that right now.

“I would hope that people who vote who know me personally know the kind of person I am, the integrity I have, and they want a fresh face and a fresh voice in office.”

Kathy Lewis

“I decided to run for Ripley Village Council in July. I ran the last election as a write-in candidate. I have lived in Ripley all my life. I have been on the Ripley Life Squad for eight years. I have had the privilege of helping people in their time of need. I would like to try and help our town with the help of the other council members to try and focus on bringing business back to our village.

“First and foremost, we need to focus on getting a grocery store back to our town so our residents don’t have to go out of town or even out of state to buy groceries. We need to work on utilizing the empty buildings by trying to fix them up to attract potential new businesses.

“I am a big supporter of our Police and Fire Department. We need to make sure they have the proper equipment to keep them save and to be able to keep the residents and their properties safe. We need to stay up on the issues that the council have been working on to make sure they are accomplished.

“I will listen to all concerns and try to act on them with the help of other council members to settle any concerns the residents have. The Ripley Village Council has to work as a team to accomplish any goals which are set forth. I would do my best to help accomplish the goals which the council has for our town.”

Candidates vie for a place on Ripley Village Council.
http://newsdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_RipleyCouncil1-DanielKarell-.jpgCandidates vie for a place on Ripley Village Council. Daniel Karell | News Democrat

Five candidates are competing for two seats on Ripley Village Council.
http://newsdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_RipleyCommunityBuilding1-DanielKarell-.jpgFive candidates are competing for two seats on Ripley Village Council. Daniel Karell | News Democrat

By Daniel Karell

dkarell@civitasmedia.com

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