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 MHS honors veterans during pregame Kirker Covered Bridge gets a ‘Brown Goose’ facelift

General election is Nov. 3

Voters in Adams County will go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 3 to elect village and township leaders.

Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and Ohio voters are required to present identification.

In West Union Ted R. Grooms is running unopposed for his second term as Mayor. In the race for Village Clerk, incumbent candidate Tanya Johnson is being challenged by Robin L. Young; and in the village council race, current council members John R. Lafferty and Harry B. McCarty are on the ballot.

Winchester has no opposed races. Current Mayor William C. Foster and council candidates Rob Davis and Barry Lung are on the ballot. For the Board of Public Affairs, Gaylen Roades and James Kendall.

In Peebles Victor Warfe runs unopposed for Mayor. Amanda Gaffin, Jerry O. Grooms, Richard W. Hoop, and Norman L. Newman have all filed to run for village council. Only two will be elected.

In Seaman current mayor, David Hughes, runs unopposed along with Trina Sparks and David W. Hancock for village council.

In Manchester, there is a hotly contested mayor’s race between four candidates: Bryan Church, Billie Jo Goodwin, Robert E. Hilderbrand, and current mayor Troy A. Jolly. Christine Henderson and Cody L. Wagner are candidates for village council. James R. Bowman III is the sole candidate for the Board of Public Affairs.

Candidates in the township races include: Manchester Township – Dorothy McFarland for Fiscal Officer; Steve Henderson and Mark A. Morgan for Trustee (unexpired term) and Wallace B. Boden and Philip Colvin (full term).

In Meigs Township candidates are Bill D. Setty and Carla Wesley for Fiscal Officer; Joshua M. Lloyd and Bob Wallace for Trustee.

In Monroe Township there are two uncontested races: Angela Wikoff for Fiscal Officer and Brenda G. Emery for Trustee.

Green Township also has two uncontested races. Joyce Rideout for Fiscal Officer and Matthew D. Gray for Trustee.

In Jefferson Township Ronald Boldman is running for Fiscal Officer and Jack Lewis for Trustee.

In Liberty Township the ballot will offer three candidates for Fiscal Officer: Erica Davis, Sande Applegate Staggs, and Erica Swearingen. Five candidates are also on the ballot in the Trustee race: Jason D. Baldwin, R.J. Davis, Ty Haitz, Larry Hanson, and Justin Ross.

In Oliver Township Debra A. Rigdon for Fiscal Officer and Brian B. Williams for Trustee, both run unopposed.

In Scott Township Charles L. Newman runs unopposed for Fiscal Officer. Eddie Geeslin and Homer F. Holsted are on the ballot for Trustee.

David Dugan and Roger Rayburn are candidates for Sprigg Township Fiscal Officer, and Floyd Chuck Hayslip for Trustee.

In Tiffin Township, Sharon K. Chenoweth runs unopposed for Fiscal Officer. Three candidates are vying for Trustee: Caleb M. Grooms, Robert H. McCarty, and Kent M. Staten.

Angie L. McCoy runs unopposed for Fiscal Officer in Bratton Township. Rick Jones and write-in candidate Matt Jamison are on the ballot for Trustee.

In Brush Creek Township there are two unopposed races: Charles L. Taylor for Fiscal Officer and L. Steve Hayslip for Trustee.

Fiscal Officer of Franklin Township is another hotly contested race with five candidates: Sandra Douglas, Lynne Newman, Toby P. Smalley, Joseph Welage, and Becky Williams Sanders. For Trustee, Tom Purdue runs unopposed.

Wayne Township has one candidate on the ballot: Penny Tolle for Fiscal Officer.

In Winchester Township Rae Jean Maddox runs unopposed for Fiscal Officer, as does Rick Hardin for Trustee.

According to the Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s website, Ohio law requires that every voter, upon appearing at the polling place to vote on Election Day, must announce his or her full name and current address and provide proof of identity.

The forms of identification that may be used by a voter who appears at a polling place to vote on Election Day include:

-An unexpired Ohio driver’s license or state identification card with present or former address so long as the voter’s present residential address is printed in the official list of registered voters for that precinct;

-A military identification

-A photo identification that was issued by the United States government or the State of Ohio, that contains the voter’s name and current address and that has an expiration date that has not passed;

-An original or copy of a current utility bill with the voter’s name and present address;

-An original or copy of a current bank statement with the voter’s name and present address;

-An original or copy of a current government check with the voter’s name and present address;

-An original or copy of a current paycheck with the voter’s name and present address; or

-An original or copy of a current other government document (other than a notice of voter registration mailed by a board of elections) that shows the voter’s name and present address.

For utility bills, bank statements, government checks, paychecks, and other government documents, “current” is defined as within the last 12 months. “Utility bill” includes a cell phone bill. “Other government document” includes license renewal and other notices, fishing and marine equipment operator’s license, court papers, or grade reports or transcripts. “Government office” includes any local (including county, city, township, school district and village), state or federal (United States) government office, branch, agency, commission, public college or university or public community college, whether or not in Ohio.

Provisional ballots: If you do not have any of the above forms of identification you may provide either your Ohio driver’s license or state identification number (which begins with two letters followed by six numbers) or the last four digits of your Social Security number and cast a provisional ballot. Once the information is reviewed and verified by the Board of elections, your ballot will be counted.

If you do not provide one of the above documents or your driver’s license/state identification number or the last four digits of your Social Security number at the precinct, you will still be able to vote using a provisional ballot. However, in order for that ballot to be counted, you must return to the board of elections no later than seven days following Election Day to provide a qualifying form of identification.

Ohio voters must show ID to vote

By Patricia Beech


Reach Patricia Beech at 937-544-2391 or at pbeech@civitasmedia.com

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