David Kierzek Theresa C Davis Edward F Storer Ralph Rader DP&L to stick with planned closings Preventing tax season identity theft 4-H awards 11 local scholarships Peebles Elementary holds Spirit Week Humane Society to hold Radio Auction Local business partners find historical treasure in old bank building DP&L employees meet with union leadership GE-Peebles Test Operation joins the campaign about Distracted Driving North Adams Elementary recognizes February Students of the Month Senior Profile: Sydney Michael Stars will shine for the 34th annual C-103 All-Star Game NAHS Track/XC host Shamrock Shuffle 5K Associated Press names All-Southeast District Teams Senior Profile: Hannah Howard Nice to finally be a small part of March Madness The tractor has always been special Jimmy Nelson Kathryn Boldman James E Downs 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 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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ohio Valley JVSD special meeting set

The Ohio Valley Joint Vocational School District is having a special meeting on Tuesday, June 9 at the Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center in West Union at 7 p.m. There will be a Vocational Advisory Committee meeting immediately following the board meeting.

Manchester board to meet

The Manchester Local School District will meet in regular session 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 10 at Manchester High School. The Facilities Committee will meet before the board meeting at 5:30 p.m.

Alumni Dinner in Sinking Spring

The annual Sinking Spring School Alumni dinner will be held on Saturday, June 13 at the Sinking Spring Community Center, also known as the former school gymnasium. Guests are encouraged to wear red, white and blue in honor of Flag Day. The social hour is from 4-6 p.m. Dinner will be a catered buffet served at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $12 per person. Send reservations to Sinking Spring Alumni Assn. Box 143 Sinking Spring, Ohio 45172. Reservations need to be sent in by June 11. For more information call Nina at 937-588-3484.

Arts Council Mural Project planned

The Adams County Arts Council invites anyone interested in helping with a mural project for downtown West Union to come to a meeting 6 p.m. Monday, June 15, at Venture Productions, Inc., 11516 SR 41, West Union. You don’t have to be an artist to be involved. For more information, call Scott Amen at 544-2574, ext.25.

Shred It Day planned

Shred It Day is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 20 at Dinsmore Farm and Fleet, 11780 SR 41 West Union. Secure document shredding by Shred-It with all proceeds go to help the stray dogs of Adams County.

Sponsored by Crop Production Services and other generous donors the cost is $5 for one to three boxes, $5 for each add box (six box limit).

Floral Hall packets available

The Adams County Fair Floral Hall Packets and Entry Forms are now available for pick-up at all Adams County Public Library Locations. The Adams County Fair is July 12-18.

Arts Council announces Summer Arts School

The 2015 Summer Arts School organized by the Adams County Arts Council will be from July 20 – 24 at the West Union Elementary on Lloyd Road in the all-propose room. The time each day is 9 a.m. to noon.

Instructions will be given by qualified teachers in the fields of drawing, painting, sculpture, theater and music. Application forms will be distributed in the county elementary schools in late April. Students ages 9 – 13 are eligible. More information will be available in the near future.

Reformers Unanimous to meet

The Reformers Unanimous Addiction Recovery Program is held 7 p.m. every Friday at 106 Rice Dr., in West Union. For information contact Phil Fulton at 937-587-1797 or Ron Baker at 937-544-4110.

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