Great American Solar Eclipse coming Aug. 21 BREAKING NEWS: West Union wins fifth consecutive County Cup Wallace B Boden John L Fletcher Lady Indians golfers learning the links North Adams, West Union golfers open 2017 seasons This Labor Day, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Blanton announces candicacy for Court of Appeals Local student attends Congress of Future Medical Leaders MHS welcomes new principal Made in America When it feels like you’re spinning plates Bonfires and “building” a farm Lady Devils looking to take that next step 50 years of Bengal memories Ag Society delivers donation to Dragonfly Foundation Young Memorial Scholarship awarded to a pair of local seniors ‘Musical passion is in his blood’ Naylor named NAHS Principal Boldman retiring after 17 years as Homeless Shelter director Manchester concludes another River Days celebration Drug Treatment vs. Prison James R Brown Bobby Lawler Jr Adams County man charged with killing estranged girlfriend Lexie N Hopkins Volleyball, soccer previews coming this weekend Michael A Cheek Discover Ohio’s Ancient Cultures during Archaeology Day at Serpent Mound Summer Reading Program ends as new school year approaches Lady Hounds preparing for 2017 volleyball campaign, looking for more improvement A servant’s hands Oh my, nothing better than a sweet tooth Rec Park hosts All-Star Sunday A Saturday night peek at a gridiron future McDowell, McCarty awarded Farm Bureau Scholarships Adams County Medical Foundation awards Dr. Bruce Ashley Legacy Scholarships Your kid on heroin Jerry W Olinger Douglas R Burchett Wayne Cowles Shirley Collins Jack L Yates Wayne Grooms Sr Adams County Building and Loan merging with Southern Hills Community Bank Ahead of Sales Tax Holiday, Attorney General DeWine offers tips for consumers Delores L Cook Harold L Smith Pell, Seas have high hopes for new SSCC campus ‘We prayed and believed it was going to happen’ 4-H Scholarships awarded during Fair Week Showmanship Sweepstakes concludes Junior Fair Competitions Junior Fair Crops are a Premium Show Southern Ohio’s only blackberry farmer wants to make berry pickin’ fun again Challenges ahead for new MLSD Superintendent SAY Soccer celebrating 50 years North Adams hosts Youth Football Mini-Camp Lady Dragons host Soccer Shootout 38 years later, Indians football returns It’s time Ten years and twenty goats later When nobody is watching When a blackberry wasn’t just a cell phone, but delicious Heroin user’s mom says addiction is a disease, not a choice Mary A Wallingford Rickey L Vincent Pauline Ertel William Bryant ACOVSD announces 2017-18 policy for free and reduced lunches What we are made of When summer really arrived Horse project 4-H members head to Ohio State Fair Defender hosts annual Cornhole Tournament George’s Brave Shave’ benefits other Year of planning, work pays off for 2017 fair Local teen opens new business Why can’t you stop? Camp first step in preparation for 2018 Greyhounds on the gridiron Young awarded SEDAB Scholarship Fair hosts Hall of Fame broadcaster Peebles goes back-to-back at the Barnyard The sport of goats Massive storms rumble through Ohio Valley James W Morgan Tiffany R Edwards Marshall W Groves Fairgoers wanna iguana! SSCC moving forward with plans for Adams County campus Mary Wallingford Leslie V Lawrence Jr Fair hosts Cheerleading Competition Peebles FFA installs 2017-18 Officers Adams County Fair Baby Contest Seniors Citizens and Armed Forces Day at the fair Cheers! It’s mocktail time! North Adams Beta Club attends National Convention at Disney ‘You won’t believe the chaos it rains around you’ McCarty’s receive 4-H Alumni award McKayla Raines crowned 2017 Junior Fair Queen Eastern knocks off Peebles 10-5 to capture 14 U baseball tourney

Great American Solar Eclipse coming Aug. 21

Power companies prepare to boost electrical grid as solar arrays power down -  By Patricia Beech -  The Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017 will test the strength and resilience of America's electrical grid as it travels across the country on Monday, Aug. 21. This will be the first coast-to-

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Members of the Adams County Safe Communities Coalition receive the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2017 proclamation from the Adams County Commissioners, declaring their support for the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2017 Labor Day Holiday Statewide Crackdown.   Pictured above, left to right, are: Ty R. Pell, Adams County Commissioner, Debbie Ryan, Adams County Safe Communities Coordinator, Brian Baldridge, Adams County Commissioner, Jason Work, Adams County Health Department, Leeann Puckett, GE-Peebles and Adams County Health and Wellness Coalition, Holly Johnson, Adams County Economic and Community Development Director, Dr. William Hablitzel, Adams County Health Commissioner, Diane Ward, Adams County Commissioner, Amanda Fraley, Adams County Economic and Community Development Office, and Beverly Mathias, Adams County Health Department.

This Labor Day, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’

The end of summer is traditionally marked by the Labor Day holiday, a time for our country to reflect on the hard work of our fellow Americans. The long weekend is typically celebrated through picnics, pool parties, and barbecues, as families and friends enjoy the last few days of summer before fa

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Adams County Assistant Prosecutor Kris Blanton recently announced his candicacy for the Fourth District Court of Appeals Judge.

Blanton announces candicacy for Court of Appeals

    Criminal prosecutor Kris Blanton this week formally announced his candidacy for Fourth District Court of Appeals Judge. Blanton has more than 15 years of legal experience practicing in a wide-variety of fields. He's currently first assistant prosecutor in Adams County where he work

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BREAKING NEWS: West Union wins fifth consecutive County Cup

In a battle that literally went down to the final hole, Coach Carl Schneider and his West Union Dragons boys golf squad captured their fifth consecutive Adams County Cup on Wednesday at Hilltop Golf Course. The Dragons and the North Adams Green Devils went down to the wire, with West Union prevail

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Pictured above are the North Adams High School golfers who participated in the Aug. 8 McClain Invitational, where the Green Devils placed second.  From left, Carson Hall, Nick Fish,Coach Ammon Mitchell, Colt Shumaker, Bryant Lung, Uriah Hall,and Noah Lung.

North Adams, West Union golfers open 2017 seasons

By Mark Carpenter -  Fresh off a trip to the Division III state golf tournament in 2016, Coach Ammon Mitchell and his North Adams Green Devils linksters opened their 2017 campaign on Tuesday, Aug. 8 with a trip to Buckeye Hills to participate in the Sharp Memorial / McClain Invitational. It was

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The 2017 Peebles girls golf squad, from left, Nicole Burns, Jessica Newman, Shay Boldman, Jasmine Francis, Katie Setty, Sarah Laxton, Brooklyn Cluxton, Tessa Gaffin, and Holly Niswander.  Absent from the photo was Anna McElwee.

Lady Indians golfers learning the links

Herman takes over as head coach -  Story and photo by Mark Carpenter -  To say that new head coach Rachel Herman is taking over an inexperienced Lady Indians' golf squad might be an understatement. Though the Peebles roster boasts an impressive 10 girls, six of them have never played the game

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