‘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 Der professionelle Basketball-Traum Local pair attend Wabash College Wrestling Camp Shootouts in the summer time Eight dollars and three keys When life gets messy Hot summer days were no sweat Janice McGlothin Jeannine O Evans Gerald Grooms Marvin Setty Richard G Waldron Grand Marshals selected for West Union Fourth of July Parade Adams County, Maysville Vet team up to save injured dog Michael S Knauff Victor P Price Success builds from the bottom up Finalists named for 2017 Fair Queen Contest William Glenn DeWine, Reader Call For Tips in Rhoden Murder Investigation MHS principal to take superintendent post Peebles Skate Park now a reality 2017-18 Fur and Feather Ambassadors named Caley Grooms is Cattlemen’s Beef Ambassador Dr. Mueller leaving Health Department’s free clinic Hourglass Quilt Barn returning to Adams County Lung, Thornburg are First Team All-District selections North Adams hosts annual Boys Basketball Camps Walk-off winner Wanda Hill George D Johnson Life can be a juggling act My favorite thing to do on the farm Wolves in Adams County! Ronald L Wedmore Three lessons from Dad Donald D Morgan Wenstrup uninjured in Virginia shooting Portman staff to hold grant funding workshop Raymond E Applegate Keeping the Peebles tradition alive Back on the hardwood, local hoops squads compete in Monday Night League Seven county athletes recognized as All-SHAC Baseball honorees Stepping to the podium Lady Hounds host Youth Volleyball Camp Senior Profile: Bryan Young Junior Deputy Boot Camps kick off in Manchester Hayes pleads “not guilty” to 109 counts Six-year-old girl finds long-lost class ring Jefferson Alumni awards annual scholarships Paul Tate Jr Marcus I Cox Jewell Gill James M Hill Jr Jeffrey S Jones Samuel A Disher Jack Sterling BREAKING NEWS: Parents face charges after son overdoses on opiate License Hikes and Tall Turkey Tales Danger under every rock Reigning Miss Ohio USA will judge 2017 Adams County Fair Queen Pageant Gordley’s hoops career will continue at Mount St. Joseph Russell C Newman Kenneth C Thurman George Uebel Summer Reading Program underway Honor Flight carries local veteran to DC When rescuers become victims Passing the torch, West Union hosts week-long basketball camp for future Dragons SENIOR PROFILE: Sara Knechtly Terry L Powell Willie Shreffler James C Fitzpatrick Senior Profile: Austin Parks Six countians named to All-SHAC Softball squad Lady Indians get summer camp season underway Memorial Day services pay tribute to local veterans WUHS Steel Band will perform at Bogart’s SSCC announces Honors Lists for spring semester Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for final nine weeks West Union Elementary announces Honor Roll for fourth nine weeks Back to State! Mom calls daughter “living proof” seat belts save lives Rent-2-Own donation means new soccer scoreboard at WUHS NAHS student selected for Engineering Summer Camp Southern Hills Athletic Conferences honors Spring Sports athletes Senior Profile: Kailyn Boyd Madison Welch receives Riffle Scholarship Junior Achievement Volunteers visit county’s seventh graders Marcella J Abbott James Ratliff Gladys Davitz Harry G Shupert

ADAMS COUNTY LIBRARY NEWS

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month and you celebrate with the Adams County Public Library by visiting your local library to sign up for a card. A new library card is always free, and gives you access to borrow thousands of new books, DVDs, audio books, magazines, and more. Borrow unlimited books, and up to five DVDs at a time. Use your card to download eBooks and audio books to your tablet or smart phone, or use it to access online databases the library subscribes to for your use, including genealogy research site Heritage Quest, and auto-repair database Chilton.

To apply for a new library card, simply bring your photo ID and proof of address, such as a bill or insurance card mailed to your address. Children under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present to receive a new card. If you’ve lost track of your card, stop by to replace it. The fee for a replacement card is $1, and library cards come with a duplicate keychain card. The library offers many other services, including public Internet computers and free WiFi, printing, copying, scanning, and faxing, free appointments for one-on-one computer help, and weekly Story Time for young children. If you have questions, just ask. We’re glad to help you find the answer. Stop by your local library to discover why your library card might become the favorite card in your wallet.

The West Union Public Library is saying goodbye to two special employees who are moving on this week. Brenda Ballinger is the Collection Development Specialist for all four Adams County Public Libraries, and has made a difference working at the West Union and Manchester Libraries for 34 years. Sarahanna Akers is a Library Clerk who has been a familiar face at the West Union Library’s service desk since 2014. The Adams County Public Library staff and Board of Trustees will miss them, and we wish them both all the best in their future endeavors.

Have you heard spooky sounds in the woods at night? Is there a Bigfoot in Ohio? Plan to join us at the West Union Library on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 1 p.m., when The Ohio Nightstalkers present a program about their investigation and encounters with Bigfoot in Ohio. See footprint castings, hear audio recordings and firsthand accounts of encounters, and share your own experiences with Bigfoot. The Ohio Nightstalkers will show the 1967 Patterson Gimlin film uncut, and also play an audio recording made by The Ohio Nightstalkers in October of 2014 near Lynx in Adams County.

New patrons and returning patrons who sign up for a library card or replacement card at the North Adams Library during September will be entered in a drawing to win a surprise prize. Show off your new card by posing for a picture with your card in the library, and we’ll feature you on our Facebook page.

The Adams County Public Library is open from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit us online at adamscolibrary.org, or follow us on Facebook to keep up the latest news and events.

Pictured is North Adams Friends of the Library President Becky Semple, who was a recent special guest leader of Story Time at the North Adams Library.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_library.jpgPictured is North Adams Friends of the Library President Becky Semple, who was a recent special guest leader of Story Time at the North Adams Library.

By Jessica Dooley

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