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 Adams 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 The emotions of a senior year Market Hog Clinic scheduled for March 4 Venture Hawks fall to Scioto County Senior Profile : Colton Thornburg Lady Dragons’ season ends with sectional loss to Lynchburg Devils advance in tourney with convincing win over West Union, will face Portsmouth for sectional title Wenstrup selected as Vice Chairman of House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Adams County 4-H Shooting Sports to hold fund raiser Linda M Howland Nellie B Hayslip Russell E Bailey Gladys M Perdue Commissioners meet in Columbus with DP&L CEO Tom Raga Missing the Dirtrollers The farms that aren’t forgotten Flora Hilderbran Commissioners to meet with DP&L officials New state graduation requirements called a ‘train wreck’ Catching up with Keller Senior Profile: Justin Knechtly Piketon size is too much for Lady Indians, Peebles falls in sectional finals Greyhounds grab Senior Night win Indians finish regular season riding six-game winning streak

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 www.digitalworksjobs.com.

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Community invited to Open House on Aug. 26

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