200 years on the banks of the Ohio, in a little town called Moscow Edwin P Prince ACRMC Emergency Care Center renamed after Dr. Bruce Ashley Volleyball teams honor young cancer patient MHS honors veterans during pregame Kirker Covered Bridge gets a ‘Brown Goose’ facelift Adams County Heritage Days are Sept. 30-Oct. 1 Lady Devils prevail 1-0 over Peebles on Kickin’ Cancer Night Senior Profile: Patrick Baldwin Michael W Milby James R Grooms Sr. Fall Festival crowns Little Miss and Mister UPDATE: Pike County multiple murder Investigation; redacted autopsy reports released West Union Elementary names August Students of the Month SHAC streak continues for North Adams volleyball West Union volleyball picks up a pair of W’s Animal Shelter booth sees record crowds at Old Timer’s Day Festival Dragons top Manchester in Defender Bowl battle, 28-22 Senior Profile: Kendall Gallowitz Lady Dragons grab early lead in SHAC Tourney, final round is coming Friday Another Old Timer’s Days in the books and successful Run Gio Foundation to hold Oct. 1 benefit in Adams County Betty L Kelley Tom Cross, ACTVB Director, to receive ODNR Cardinal Award Seaman Fall Festival begins Wednesday, runs through Saturday Dragons still lead after two rounds of SHAC Golf, McCarty tops individual leader board Lady Dragons get SHAC win, downing Fayetteville 3-1 Overcoming obstacles, Pennywitt etches his name in MHS record books Dragons take first day lead in SHAC Golf Tourney New drug treatment offers more hope for recovering addicts Ronnie G Nace Lucille Wright Lois M Bixler Time to change those soccer rules Senior Profile: Hannah Grimes ‘Cruising up and down the main drag all night long’ Community effort erects town clock S Bridge to be replaced on Graces Run Road Senior Profile: Brittany Caldwell Lady Dragons break ACCC course record Dragons roll in county gridiron battle Down to last play, Hounds fall in heartbreaker I never won, but those lawn games were special times Donnie Austin Shari R Hiltibran Bentonville hosts 40th Annual Harvest Festival West Union soccer teams sweep Williamsburg, St. Patrick “Rockin” the mats again Senior Profile: Brittany Caldwell Sylvester Mefford Local teens selected to State 4-H Teen Leadership Council Connect with Serpent Mound over Old Timer’s Days Guthrie to speak about pests and diseases in beekeeping Old Timers Days Festival Cornhole Tournament is this week Defender Bowl coming Thursday Bentonville Harvest Festival holds Toddler Pageants 40th Anniversary Bentonville Harvest Festival hosts Baby Show 9/11 Reminds Us That We Are All Americans Lady Dragons are 2016 County Cup winners Bob Birchfield Senior Profile: Ryan Henderson Dragons take JV golf match Another rough night for Greyhounds, Notre Dame rolls to big win Remembering 9/11-15 years later Hughes honored at GABP Concussions and Youth Sports Roberta Newman to retire after more than 46 years at First State Bank Reaching out to the Baton Rouge flood victims Bentonville Harvest Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary Fire it up! Annual Jr. Fair BBQ cooks up another savory fare Lady Indians take down Whiteoak in four sets Senior Profile: Zack Best Greyhounds produce three winners at the 2016 Dragon Run Lady Hounds win in five sets at West Union Teresa Houdeshell Rosa Grooms Roy C Shiveley Mathew R Potts Staggs and Louiso to visit nation’s capital MLSD board members disagree on the merits of drug-testing students Law enforcement will target impaired drivers Labor Day weekend Figgins goal gives Devils a 1-0 win over West Union Lady Devils soccer rolls past West Union 9-1 Senior Profile: Madison Jenkins Boys golf season in full swing in county Winchester Homecoming Festival beats the heat and the storm I learned a lot from Rusty Verona McRoberts Lester Boldman Elsworth Cook Jr Harold L Applegate Governor Kasich honors Defender’s 150th anniversary ACRMC offers Language Interpretation Greyhounds stumble in opener, Green rushing attack leads to big win Notre Dame drops North Adams in straight sets SENIOR PROFILE: Gavin Baldwin Lady Dragons win Friday match at ACCC Juanita Lee Annual Junior Fair Beef BBQ is Thursday night Earl Jackson

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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