Manchester grad enjoys a “Super” Experience Taking Adams County patriotism to the state capitol John P Sininger Jo Ann Hayslip Harvey U Schrock Eunice G. Burgess Senior Profile: Kaulen St Michael Cox Racing returns to Brushcreek on April 2 Southern Hills Athletic Conference holds Winter Sports Awards ceremony Adams County provides multiple walking venues Adams County parks are tobacco-free Rhoads Memorial 5K Run/Walk is April 9 Peebles Elem. Staff of the Month Floyd E Maddy Raymond A Holt Derrick Poe Spencer E McFarland Mintie F Rogers Roberta Eylar Big Time Wrestling coming to NAHS Carl Tomlin CTC students help with storm clean-up Opening the door for high-tech jobs Jack R Slyger Thomas Stratton Jr Eastern Lady Warriors headed to Final Four Senior Profile: Logan Rogers Southern Hills Athletic Conference names 2016-17 All-Conference Basketball Teams Winchester PD continues assault on drugs Alonso joins Defender staff Sheriff to set up outpost in Manchester Johnson named OEDA Membership Chairperson Sherman E Young Ruth Jackman ‘Kitten Season’ comes to Ohio Manchester Council votes to disband PD Olde Wayside Inn under new management Two overdose on heroin Senior Profile: Ethan Parrett Adams/Brown Youth League holds postseason tourney Three nights of pain Furious rally falls short, Lady Devils again eliminated in Div. III district finals, 45-42 Oscar Moore Barbara J Finnegan Ohio Senate and House honor Miss Ohio USA Michael Eldridge Frances Towner Thelma R Williamson BREAKING NEWS: Manchester council votes to eliminate police department Before all dogs go to heaven Adaptive Bikes delivered in Adams County Adams County Junior Fair Market Hog Identification plans announced for 2017 Local couple takes ownership of two local businesses Jo Hanson to retire after nearly 50 years in banking Sierra Club, hero or villain? Greyhounds, Devils are runners-up in SHAC Tournaments Harold L Purdin Senior Profile: Jacob Wickerham 98-year old author publishes first book Early March storm packs destructive punch Jeeps rally in second half to end the Peebles season How about some post season awards? Thanks for all the great sports coverage PHS Principal hopes to expand students’ world view When spring becomes a promise Greg Lorenz Clay shoots the lights out, shoots down Greyhounds’ season Senior Profile: Savannah McFarland Devils put up a good fight, but fall to Portsmouth in sectional final, 50-43 Second half comeback sends Lady Devils to district finals for third straight year Butts honored by Southeast District Athletic Board North Adams Elementary holds Random Acts of Kindness Week Chester W Eyre BREAKING NEWS: March makes its entrance with force WUES kicks off Right to Read Week with guest readers WUHS students see Aronoff show on the life of Edgar Allan Poe Local high school seniors winners of Wendy’s Heisman Awards The emotions of a senior year Market Hog Clinic scheduled for March 4 Venture Hawks fall to Scioto County Senior Profile : Colton Thornburg Lady Dragons’ season ends with sectional loss to Lynchburg Devils advance in tourney with convincing win over West Union, will face Portsmouth for sectional title Wenstrup selected as Vice Chairman of House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Adams County 4-H Shooting Sports to hold fund raiser Linda M Howland Nellie B Hayslip Russell E Bailey Gladys M Perdue Commissioners meet in Columbus with DP&L CEO Tom Raga Missing the Dirtrollers The farms that aren’t forgotten Flora Hilderbran Commissioners to meet with DP&L officials New state graduation requirements called a ‘train wreck’ Catching up with Keller Senior Profile: Justin Knechtly Piketon size is too much for Lady Indians, Peebles falls in sectional finals Greyhounds grab Senior Night win Indians finish regular season riding six-game winning streak

Under the direction of Mr. Neil DeAtley, the West Union High School Chamber choir had the honor of performing the National Anthem before last Friday’s afternoon session of the OHSAA girls state basketball tournament.

Taking Adams County patriotism to the state capitol

By Jamie Puckett - On Friday, March 17, the West Union High School Chamber Choir had the honor of performing the National Anthem at the Schottenstein Center on the campus of Ohio State University for the OHSSA Division III girls state basketball tournament. The choir is directed by Mr. James O’

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One of the most popular hikes in the county is Buzzardroost, a 4/5 mile round trip trek that offers a spectacular overlook of the Brush Creek valley.

Adams County provides multiple walking venues

Walking is a definite benefit to health - By Patricia Beech - It's time to shake off the sedentary haze of winter lazies, take the walking shoes out of mothballs, strap the fitness tracker onto your wrist, and head outdoors to experience Adams County's walking and hiking trails while you're gett

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Adams County parks, such as the McCoy Memorial Park in Peebles, are now tobacco-free sites to improve the health of everyone using the parks.

Adams County parks are tobacco-free

    Village Councils and Park Committees throughout Adams Co. have recently adopted tobacco-free policies for their community parks. According to Sherry Stout, the Adams County Medical Foundation Director and Chairman of the Adams County Tobacco Task Force, the new policies/ordinances

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2014 Manchester High School graduate Tyler Brummett (right side with hat), was part of a group of Wilmington College students who had the experience of a lifetime being part of a volunteer force for Super Bowl LI in Houston last month.

Manchester grad enjoys a “Super” Experience

Brummett part of Wilmington group volunteering at NFL’s biggest game - By Mark Carpenter - For most of us, Super Bowl Sunday is a day to gather with friends or just stay around the house to watch the NFL's biggest game with family.  For one recent graduate of Manchester High School, Super Bow

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Southern Hills Athletic Conference holds Winter Sports Awards ceremony

Southern Hills Athletic Conference holds Winter Sports Awards ceremony

By Mark Carpenter - North Adams High School was the site on Sunday, March 12 for the Southern Hills Athletic Conference Winter Sports Awards, as the conference honored its finest from the 2016-17 season. Commissioner Michelle Gleim and members of the SHAC Board were the hosts for the awards cerem

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Racing returns to Brushcreek on April 2

Media Release, Hidden Gem Motorsports - It's that time once again, time to fill the Adams County air with the sound of competition, the sound of hundreds of horsepower roaring around a dirt track outside of Peebles, the pilots of the machines in search of a check, Championship Points and a win at

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