Wilbur named to the Wilmington College Dean’s List Opal Van Hoose Ruby Yazell Chris Volk North Adams High School holds annual Homecoming ceremonies Six workers injured in power plant explosion Commissioners hold proclamation ceremony for 4-H Week Senior Profile: Shyanne Tucker Coach Young Classic is Saturday at NAHS Helen Kerr Anna L DeMint The garden that got us through the winter months Virginia L Fricker JV Devils top Northwest 51-34 Senior Profile: Caitlin Young North Adams moves to 7-5 with 16-point Homecoming win over Northwest Held to a higher standard Claudia J Purtee Shaylee E Prewitt Questions still linger in Stuart explosion Richard Holsinger J Ruth Madden Frank E Swayne Robert Bechdolt Sara D Hatfield Barbara Goodwin Jeffrey Frederick Grace E Myers Johnny A Sullender Sr. Senator Joe Uecker sworn-in for second term Wenstrup sworn in for third term in House Ronald L Chochard Patrick P Clift Samuel W Freeland Senior Profile: Casey Mullenix Lady Dragons win ugly, taking Classic consolation game over Manchester, 48-45 Greyhounds roll by West Union to take Classic consolation game, 82-58 History made as Ward takes oath of office Peter A Bennington Tangela R King McDonald’s Classic crowns 2016 champions MVP Arey leads Peebles to McDonald’s Classic title, Indians outlast North Adams 82-76 in double overtime thriller Lady Devils get Classic three-peat, make it 10 of 11, 14 titles for Coach Davis Senior Profile: Raegan Dick Teaching students the power of giving Kids at Children’s Home gifted with shopping spree Marion Liming Dorothy Huff John R Murphy Michael L McAninch Rita Rogers Edward L Combs Ronald W Staggs Mary H Grooms Gladys Wilson Donald Barnhill Monda Van Vorren Deborah Spires Senior Profile: Andre Wolke Indians pull away in second half, get past Manchester 71-58 in Classic semis On home floor, Lady Indians move to Classic title game North Adams handles West Union, Devils move to Classic finals with 68-53 victory Lady Devils roll into Classic championship Beth E Rowley Leatrice Lewis Senior Profile: Justin Aldridge Mary Helterbridle Wanda Huffman PES Performing Arts entertains at Hometown Christmas Adams County Manor sends holiday wishes Peebles Lions Club hosts Christmas breakfast Elusive Elf on a Shelf makes a return visit to PES Santas in blue spread Christmas cheer in a very special way Senior Profile: Aubrey McFarland WUHS holds Hall of Fame induction ceremonies WUHS Academic Team has undefeated season Serving those who served their country From Pearl Harbor to ‘America’s Got Talent’, 93-year-old WWII vet is still going strong Yester Years brings a touch of old to the new Merry Christmas to you all North Adams Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners Peebles High School hosts Homecoming ceremonies Children in need receive gifts at PES Adams County Manor holds annual Door Decorating Contest WUHS celebrates with numerous Christmas activities Halftime lead quickly vanishes, Dragons fall to Northwest 73-62 in Saturday night non-conference match up Tammy S Scott Oscar Hilterbrandt Neil R Swayne Beulah M Daniels McDonald’s Classic begins Dec. 27 Letters to Santa Senior Profile: Tyler Swearingen Leadership Adams donates to local outreach programs North Adams student/athletes are part of Holiday Sharing Event Senior Profile: Kylie Lucas West Union Elementary holds Academic Fair on Dec. 2 WUES holds annual Spelling Bee NAHS Art students help out the Humane Society Peebles Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners

The Candidates Speak

The Defender invited candidates in contested races to respond to a series of questions aimed at providing information to voters before going to the polls on Tuesday. The following three candidates were inadvertently omitted from our weekend edition.

Candidate Sande Applegate-Staggs for Fiscal Officer in Liberty Twp.

I graduated from West Union High School in 1987. I continued my education at The Ohio State University and graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. I have been in the insurance industry for over 20 years. During my career, I have managed small clients to larger employers with over 500 employees. I have helped clients manage their budgets and overhead expenses as well as help them forecast their claims and expenses. I’ve worked with payroll companies and vendors of all sizes.

I have the business experience and customer service background to work with the Township Trustees, the residents of Liberty Township, The State of Ohio and the contractors that the Township works with on a daily basis. I have extensive experience with varies computer software programs that will be an asset to perform the job that is required of the Fiscal Officer. I have also attended the Township meetings for four years so I am well versed in the monthly proceedings that occur at each meeting.

The Fiscal Officer does not have any voting rights in the Township meetings. If elected, I would continue to stay abreast of the current laws and guidelines of the office. I would attend all training seminars and meetings as required to insure that I am doing the best job I can for the citizens of Liberty Township.

Candidate Kent M. Staten for Trustee in Tiffin Twp.

Experience I will bring to the office of Trustee is the ability to rectify any problems in a timely manner. I have managerial experience, budgeting experience, a CDL license, and I know how to work hard and run equipment from our family farm.

What makes me the better candidate: I am loyal, trustworthy, dependable and already know what work needs to be done because I live on and travel Tiffin township roads everyday.

If problems do arise, I will do my best to rectify them.

Candidate Joseph Welage for Fiscal Officer in Franklin Twp.

I have been a member of Franklin Township for all of my adult life. Over the past three years I have had the opportunity to work with the township. I have developed a strong working relationship with all of the trustees, which would benefit me in the duties of this office. I studied Accounting and Business Administration while in college. If elected, I will be transparent in my work, and be willing to share the finances of the township. One thing I would do while in office is to set aside specific times each month for the public to come and see the township’s books and ask questions. This way, the community can see what is going on money-wise, and offer ways for the township to be more financially stable. Ultimately, my goal is to strengthen the community, and being elected as the township’s Fiscal Officer is the best way for me to help achieve this goal. I enjoy working for and being involved with Franklin Township. The community is filled with great people, and I hope you will me the chance to serve them.

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By Patricia Beech

pbeech@civitasmedia.com

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

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