Inmate housing options narrow Opiate addiction strains Municipal Court Lillian E Cowdrey Catherine A Houk Warriors win Jim Neu XC Invite Week 2 football roundup Broncos unbeaten at 4-0 Lady Broncos compete in Bob Schul XC Invite Ronnie L Day Nettie F Lightner Wallace sentenced to life in prison Court filing links Anderson and Sawyers Man killed in Fatal Crash on US 52 Henry E Fields Anleah W Stamper Maxine M Garrett U.S. 68 reopens Drought ends for Lady Rockets G-Men rise to 3-1 with back-to-back victories Rockets cruise to 4-0 win over Jays Lady Broncos start off SBAAC American Division play with 3-2 win over Goshen Week one football roundup Fair board president Orville Whalen passes away Wallace guilty, faces life in prison Zoning ordinance approved for Village of Sardinia Felicity man killed in boat crash Evelyn E Smith Peggy A Wiederhold Thomas P Neary Warriors kick off SHAC play Lady Broncos stand at 2-1 Late Devil goals lead to Lady Warrior loss David R Carrington Sr Crum arraigned on murder charge Sawyers faces new charge Aberdeen’s fiscal officer resigns 12th Annual Golf Tournament by Veterans Home Aug. 26 Betty G Schatzman Robert L McAfee Paul V Tolle Herbert D Smith Helen R Little Eugene M Press Lady Broncos out to defend league title SHAC holds volleyball preview Lady Warriors packed with experience, talent for 2017 fall soccer campaign Georgetown’s Sininger off to excellent start for 2017 golf season New response team for overdoses Drugged driving becoming a bigger problem Danny F Dickson Eva J Smith Michael R Stewart Sr Charles McRoberts III Marsha B Thigpen Michael L Chinn William A Coyne Jr Woman found dead in Ripley A girl’s life on the gridiron Rockets face G-Men in preseason scrimmage 13th annual Bronco 5K Run and Fitness Walk draws a crowd William C Latham Four charged in overdose death Underage felonies strain county system Fayetteville looks forward to 2018 celebration Russellville council discusses underground tanks in village Marilyn A Wren Larry E Carter Virginia L McQuitty Practices get underway for fall sports Jays soon to begin quest for SHAC title Western Brown to hold Meet the Teams Night and OHSAA parent meeting Aug. 8 Norville F Hardyman Carol J Tracy James Witt Hundreds of Narcan doses used in 2016 Heavy weekend rain causes flooding and damaged roads Child Focus hosts Chamber of Commerce meeting Mary F McElroy Broncos out to defend SBAAC American Division soccer title Bronco 5K to take place Aug. 5 EHS volleyball team ready for new season Michael C Cooper Raymond Mays Harry E Smittle Jr Mary A Flaugher 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 Ricky 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

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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