Geneva E Vogler Susan L Kremin Local golf teams complete play at state tournament Lady Dragons make school history with tournament win Browning gets hands-on look at NASA’s latest robotics Local beautician celebrates 80th birthday Health Department appeals to November voters Betty R Toller Senior Profile: Craig Horton Helen F Hoffer Super Saturday at Freedom Field Lady Dragons hang on for five-set victory over Manchester Seventh Grade Lady Hounds are SHAC Tournament champions Peebles Elementary announces September Students of the Month Rideout’s Muffler celebrating 40th anniversary this month Senior Citizens levy will appear on November ballot Bonnie J Orr Dorothy M Edenfield Senior Profile: Grace Barge Jerry Paquette Dragons get big 38-20 win at Green Manchester takes varsity team titles at West Union Invitational Lady Devils knock off Peebles on Volley For the Cure Night Manhunt ends with arrest of alleged bank robber Senior Profile: Kelsey Friend Lady Dragons finish as District Runners-Up Sectional pairings announced for volleyball and soccer 2 and 3 and worried is me Patricia Clift Adams County Humane Agent saves abandoned dogs and puppies Tourism had major economic impact on Adams County in 2015 Senator Portman brings his campaign to Adams County Betty E Lawson Sanborn NAHS holds National Honor Society induction ceremonies Harlan W Benjamin Joyce A Lafferty Senior Profile: Lee Hesler Dragons get SHAC win, 2-1 over Fairfield North Adams tops Peebles in ‘Kickin Cancer’ battles Double duty coming at Boys’ State Golf Tournament as West Union and North Adams both qualify Humane Society providing ‘Straws For Paws’ North Adams Elementary honors students and staff Russell Rockwell Julie L Wagner Hobert C Robinson Samuel D McClellan Brenda S Bare Clarencce Walker Jr Dolly M Hilterbrandt Jack Roush Day returns to Manchester West Union FFA has busy opening to school year ODOT opens new full-service Maintenance Facility Peebles Elementary introduces Peer Mentoring program Frost is recipient of Morgan Memorial Scholarship Peebles Fire Department has a new addition Heritage Days return to Tranquility Wheat Ridge Olde Thyme Herb Fair and Harvest Festival begins Friday Caraway Farm hosts annual Pumpkin Festival ‘Run Gio’ makes a visit to Adams County Senior Profile: Mackenzie Smith West Union, North Adams grab top two spots in Division III golf sectional tournament This memory will live with me forever Will M Stern West Union and North Adams-State Bound! Lillian N Smith Betty R Shelton Barbara ER Bohl Brenda Farley Senior Profile: Caitlyn Bradford Dragons roar to 40-0 Homecoming victory Greyhounds take three of four races at annual Adams County Meet Monarch Meadows holds grand opening Discovering a touch of glass on Erie’s Shores Junior L Conaway William B Brumley Sr Fred G Davis Ohio Valley FFA Officers for 2016-17 named ACRMC Emergency Care Center renamed after Dr. Bruce Ashley West Union holds football Homecoming festivities First graders pick the Sheriff Cross honored by ODNR with the prestigious Cardinal Award Renowned Ohio artist visits WUHS Don and Venita Bowles named 2016 Outstanding Fair Supporters PES students part of new Lego League Ferno donates $2,500 to OVCTC From the cistern to the city water Basketball officiating class being offered in October Peebles rolls by West Union in straight sets Par for the course, Dragons sweep SHAC Golf titles Greyhounds hang on late for first win of 2016 season You have to understand the process to understand the job Alex K Miller Ann E Campbell Scott N Atkinson Senior Profile: Tyler Fowler Martin named to All-Tourney Team in North/South Battlefield Classic 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

Sixty area jobs secured through Digital Works

Digital Works has been part of the West Union community since April 2014 and has already helped 62 area adults secure modern, online jobs. The West Union location has also provided 69 adults with computer and online skills, as well as employer-led client support and service etiquette training. Statewide, Digital Works has helped more than 500 people secure work.

The Digital Works facility in West Union, located at 111 West Main Street, is hosting an open house on Wednesday, Aug. 26 from 2-4 p.m. and invites the public to attend.

Digital Works connects people to leading-edge customer support and IT jobs for global corporations by providing training, mentorship, job placement assistance, as well as the opportunity for advanced careers. Many program graduates benefit from the work-at-home opportunities available with the more than 20 Digital Works employer partners.

“Digital Works offers a very unique opportunity to this area,” said Tracy Dwyer, Facilitator of the Digital Works West Union location. “There are few industries locally, unless you don’t mind driving more than an hour and thirty minutes to work. Our program offers more than minimum wage, while being able to work from the comfort of your own home.”

Tracy is a graduate of the Digital Works program. As a former business owner, she was working seven days a week. After the birth of her son, she knew it was time to find something with work-life balance. After graduating from the Digital Works program, she was hired as a career advisor with NexRep and worked at home. Tracy was then hired as the West Union facilitator earlier this year. The West Union location has a 100% graduation and job placement rate since Tracy started her new role.

“This is a small community,” said Tracy. “Our program is successful because of the community support outside our doors and inside. For each training group I’ve had the privilege of instructing, the group has become a little family by the end of day one. They even ride share. They are supportive of one another and I support them with encouragement.”

The Adams County Commissioners shared this comment about the program, “Digital Works continues to provide excellent job training and job opportunities for our local workforce. There are numerous success stories that have resulted from this program, and we encourage more individuals to take advantage of it.”

“Digital Works is a great opportunity for self-motivated individuals looking for a career,” said Regina, a recent West Union program graduate. Regina was immediately hired as an agent with LiveOps, with a goal of eventually being hired by Allstate Insurance. Within just a few weeks, she met that goal and is doing work she enjoys from the comfort of her home.

“I appreciate that I could complete the program in a short amount of time and begin working right away,” said Amber, another recent West Union program graduate. Amber previously owned and managed a successful restaurant until physical limitations made it too difficult for her to continue. The opportunity to work from home was perfect for her situation. Amber received multiple job offers after graduating the training program.

“I’ve been looking for a work-at-home job, to be able to work while the kids are in school,” said Elizabeth, a current West Union trainee. “I used to work six days a week and every Saturday. I’ve missed so much of my boys growing up. I don’t want to miss anymore.”

To learn more about Digital Works or to apply for the program, visit
Community invited to Open House on Aug. 26

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