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 Just listen for the answer Time to teach a little History Fair hosts Little Miss and Mister, Toddler shows Jason E Palmer Dorothy Stephenson Shane G Varney The weekend I joined the Army David Stutz Patty Davis Battle results in new chief at the Division of Wildlife Join in with ‘Adams County Rocks’ After 500-mile journey, pigeon ‘drops’ in for a visit Nine-run third inning leads Peebles to upset win in SHYL 12U baseball tournament finals Willie L White David A Presley Connie Greene Carolyn Belczyk retiring from OSU Extension Young’s reign as Fair Queen ends, new journey begins Robert L Boone Esther C Malone Independence Day parade puts patriotism on display Being an addict’s mom: a sad and scary place to be White House newest addition to People’s Defender mailing list Young leaving Manchester to become Ripley Principal Leadoff homer holds up, Manchester takes 10U softball tourney 1-0 over North Adams North Adams tops Manchester in 12U semis Monday Night League concludes with SHAC showdown How we see ourselves In the good ole’ summertime Ronnie L Roush Elizabeth A Gifford Tom White Ivan H Copas Kathleen Lewis Paul Minton Jessica A Edmisten Workhouse helps free up jail space Penguin ‘chills’ with kids in library visit ‘Heroin has taken me to my darkest places’ The beauty of the giant combine West Union gets past North Adams 5-2 in 10U baseball tourney play Eastern Brown hosts annual Girls Soccer Shootout “It’s been a real community effort” Summer ball winds down for local squads Submit your Knothole team photos! Gokey, Morgan, Young to perform at 2017 Festival of the Bells Just looking around the room When in the course of human events When your dreams seem out of reach Ricky A Smith Ricky A Smith Dean McClellan Ruby O Shell Peggy R Atkinson Caroline E Fulton Marcia R Baldwin Juanita N Lewis Mary K Hilterbran Jack D Reed ‘I had no gumption except to get high’ Long-lost siblings meet for the first time after nearly six decades apart Freedom Festival to honor the American Flag ‘Music and Memory’ at Adams County Manor renews lives lost to dementia Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy takes gold at 2017 Ohio Police and Fire Games Toole awarded Winchester Alumni Scholarship Lady Devils host Summer Varsity Shootout In 14U, Peebles finishes regular season with blowout win


ACOVSD announces 2017-18 policy for free and reduced lunches

The Adams County Ohio Valley School District  announced this week its 2017-2018 program year policy for free and reduced-price meals for students unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast, After School Care Snack or Special Milk Prog

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Gracie Roades and her horse, Andy, will be competing at the state level, the sixth time for Gracie.

Horse project 4-H members head to Ohio State Fair

Kids show off a year of work at county fair -  By Patricia Beech -  The hard work that local 4-H members invested in their horse projects during the past year was rewarded last week at the Adams County Fair, when several club members from across the county qualified to compete at the 2017 Ohio

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Kelsey Friend, left, was one of the audience members who had her name drawn to help shave the head of Navy-bound George Hesler in a ceremony held on Saturday night of the Adams County Fair.

George’s Brave Shave’ benefits other

By Mark Carpenter -  One of Adams County's own will soon be leaving to take up the service of his country, but before departing, he left many Adams County fairgoers with a reminder of his dedication, community spirit, and his loyalty to his home county. George Hesler, the son of Bill and Jane H

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Senior-to-be Mason Bilyeu stalks his prey during a tackling drill at MHS football camp on Tuesday night.

Camp first step in preparation for 2018 Greyhounds on the gridiron

Story and photo by Mark Carpenter -  Though the extreme summer heat of the week was not exactly conducive to outdoor sporting events, sometimes the show must go on and on the practice fields at Manchester High School the show did go on, as the Greyhound football program held five days of camp,

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Caitlin Young, center, a 2017 graduate of North Adams High School was recently awarded one of the $500 Southeast District Athletic Board Scholarship.  She is pictured here with OHSAA Commissioner Dr. Dan Ross, left, and SEDAB member Wayne Horsley, right.

Young awarded SEDAB Scholarship

The Ohio High School Athletic Association annually provides scholarships for outstanding student athletes from its member schools. Each member high school may submit one senior male and one senior female candidate for scholarship consideration. Each member high school may also submit one senior fe

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Losing his helmet, Peebles’ Brennan Barr slides safely back into first base on a pickoff attempt in the first inning of the 14U tournament title game on July 3.

Eastern knocks off Peebles 10-5 to capture 14 U baseball tourney

Six-run second propels Warriors to win -  Story and photos by Mark Carpenter -  The Southern Hills Youth League 14U baseball tournament championship was on the line on July 3 at Washington Park in Sardinia as Team Latos from Peebles, looking to avenge two regular season losses, battled a very

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