Broncos make WBHS wrestling history with 15th dual victory The leaders in local high school hoops Kleemeyer leads way for Lady Broncos in win over Clinton Massie Larry R Estes Juanita Cramer Vivienne I Van Harlingen Marion Partin 2017 busy for prosecutor’s office Property tax bills on the way Fire engine restoration project moves forward Rhonda O Kessel-Allen Roy E Boone Howard L Meeker Cleo Scott Domie J Knowles G-Men on top in SBAAC Nat’l Division standings at 5-0 Blue Jays bounce back from loss to Eastern Lady Warriors stroll to 10-3 Janice B Fite Perlie R Jennings Sr Kirby L Cornett Kenneth L Stein Jimmie R Gifford Sr Sister Cecilia Huber Ethel W Shelton Charles F Wright III Vivian A Wainright Two charged in body dumping case Eight charged by Brown County grand jury FP considers all computer classes Continued frigid temperatures forecasted Tracy L Dodson Dorothy Thomas Broncos are BC Holiday Tourney champs Lady Warriors win 3rd straight BC Holiday Tournament Jays take two in Pepsi Classic Lady Jays cap off Pepsi Classic with victory over St. Patrick Michael N Davis Alan P Johnson Paul Nevels James L Ballein Top ten stories of 2017 Chamber discusses plans for 2018 Marcy’s Country Kitchen holiday gifts Lawrence J Reynolds Chester L Sininger John E Wilson Lewis recognized by EHS Athletic Dept. Western Brown wrestling team tops Tigers in regular season dual Broncos even at 3-3 Lady Rockets blast past CCP, fall to Bethel-Tate Angela L Shuler John C Otten Shop With a Cop 2017 Teen charged with multiple rapes G’Town Council plans to raise water rates Rita Tarvin Rocket win streak reaches five G-Men ascend to 4-0 in SBAAC National Division with win at Williamsburg Jays soar to 3-1 with win at North Adams Young Lady Jays improving as season progresses Mary J Yockey Callie J Maynard Windle Blanton Daisy D Nevels Regional disaster drill held Jacob honored Sardinia joins new fire district County pays 10K in Varnau attorney fees Gast’s three-point shower drowns the Tigers Lady Rockets capture wins over Ripley, Batavia Keplinger signs with Shawnee State Warriors down the Devils, fall to the Greyhounds Broncos edge out Williamsburg, 53-50 Carol S Newman John E Short $200M Solar Farm discussed Adult education continues to grow at Southern Hills Georgetown 2017 Christmas parade Donald C Vance John C Morris Rebecca E Simpon Hot start sets pace for Broncos’ 85-40 win over CNE G-Men get off to 1-1 start Lady Rockets start off season with tough string of road games Basketball Special: 2017-18 Katherine J Wolfe Virginia J Germann Rev Commadora Manning Mona K Kirker Anderson pleads guilty Mt. Orab Christmas Parade Senior Playground now open Unemployment rate up slightly in October Bonita Planck Carol J Wagner Christopher O Richey Sr Five new members to enter WBHS Athletic Hall of Fame Blue Jays ready to soar under Woodward Fischer named to OPSWA All-Ohio First Team of football all-stars

Shanklin is new Sports Editor

Garth Shanklin has joined the staff of The News Democrat and The Ripley Bee as the Sports Editor. A native of Williamsburg, the 2011 Western Brown graduate spent the last four years pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Communication at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. Shanklin’s time at Bradley included four years on the production […]

Lady Jays beat Fleming Co.

The Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington Lady Blue Jays varsity soccer team surprised head coach Marty Adams with their first performance of the season. Playing in a scrimmage against Fleming County on Aug. 12, the Lady Blue Jays won, 4-1. Sophomore Madisyn Blackburn scored twice and junior Bailey Adams and sophomore Kursten Prater scored one goal each. “We actually […]

Rockets Return to D6

The Fayetteville-Perry Rockets football team’s chances of making the playoffs this season became a little bit harder. On Aug. 13, the Ohio High School Athletic Association released new enrollment figures, ones that place the Rockets back into Division 6 for football. The Western Brown Broncos remained in Division 3. The new figures don’t take into […]

Hall of Famer

Although he is known in the region as one of the top track and field coaches in the sport’s history, Vern Hawkins was finally recognized in Cincinnati for his illustrious career. On Aug. 2 at the original Montgomery Inn in Montgomery, Hawkins was honored as one of five people inducted into the 2015 class of […]

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