Winchester- How an interstate highway changed the face of one small town Facebook – a growing marketplace for local entrepreneurs When kids know best Giving some love to those dog days Junior Fair BBQ again a big success Beulah B James Senior Profile: Josie Myers Lady Indians place second at Ohio Classic in Hillsboro MVCA dominates Greyhounds in 45-0 triumph For Lady Devils, SHAC streak goes to 55 matches 9/11: Sixteen years later Gertrude Gibson Defender Bowl coming Sept. 16 Joyce A Walker Virginia R Young Senior Profile: Abby Campton West Union hosts 2017 Dragon Run New gridiron history begins for Peebles Trout, fire, and blueberry fields forever Senior Profile: Baylee Justice Lady Devils win SHAC thriller at Eastern Brown From Blue Creek to the Beaneaters Tough loss for Greyhounds in season opener Turning tragedy into hope What we learn from failure Absolutely had to get the wrinkles out Frances S Kidder Leo Trotter 41st Bentonville Festival set to begin Sept. 8 Winchester celebrates its history during three-day street fair Cruisefest returning to streets of Peebles Blue Creek- a community in transition honors its history and heritage Cuteness Galore – Winchester Homecoming Festival Baby Show Ronnie L Day Cast your vote for the Adams County Fairgrounds Nelson E Atkinson Ryan L Colvin Richard Tackett William L Tadlock Penny Pollard Wendell Beasley West Union soccer drops pair at Mason County Lady Indians go down in straight sets Senior Profile: Michael Gill Senior Profile: Katie Sandlin Royals dominate in big win over North Adams Dragons continue County Cup domination Archaeology Day returns to Serpent Mound Hourglass Quilt Square is back up again Manchester family hosts International Guests History, farming, and family- the bedrock of Cherry Fork’s community Bus drivers, emergency responders prepare for coming school year Working up a real good sweat What’s behind the motive? Rondal R Bailey Jr Thelma J Yates She’s all grown up now Scott A Yeager Soccer talent on display at 2017 SHAC preview Baseball community mourns the loss of Gene Bennett Winchester Homecoming Festival is Aug 25-27 Eleanor P Tumbleson Felicity man killed in Ohio River boating accident WUHS golfers take Portsmouth Invitational It was pretty cold that day Volleyball kicks off with SHAC Preview Night Young awarded Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarship One Mistake Senator Portman visits GE Test Facility in Peebles Adams County school districts facing some major challenges for the coming year Family, friends, and roots: the ties that bind residents of one Adams County village What is your strength? Just the chance to take a look back Ronnie L Wolford Dale J Marshall Herbert Purvis Great American Solar Eclipse coming Aug. 21 BREAKING NEWS: West Union wins fifth consecutive County Cup Wallace B Boden John L Fletcher Lady Indians golfers learning the links North Adams, West Union golfers open 2017 seasons This Labor Day, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Blanton announces candicacy for Court of Appeals Local student attends Congress of Future Medical Leaders MHS welcomes new principal Made in America When it feels like you’re spinning plates Bonfires and “building” a farm Lady Devils looking to take that next step 50 years of Bengal memories Ag Society delivers donation to Dragonfly Foundation Young Memorial Scholarship awarded to a pair of local seniors ‘Musical passion is in his blood’ Naylor named NAHS Principal Boldman retiring after 17 years as Homeless Shelter director Manchester concludes another River Days celebration Drug Treatment vs. Prison James R Brown Bobby Lawler Jr

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.

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Ohio voters must show ID to vote

By Patricia Beech

pbeech@civitasmedia.com

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

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