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 Harper, Hupp, Defense lead Lady Devils to fourth consecutive sectional championship West Union Elementary recognizes Students of the Month for January Second Healthy Hero awarded by Adams County Health and Wellness Coalition Coal company files to intervene in power plant closings Senior Profile: Jessica Sowards Senior Profile: Dennis Welch Dorothy E Walls Mabel Chamblin Michael R Jones Marie I Simmons Ray Johnson One thing to remember this President’s Day Adams County Deer Harvest down over 21% MLSD amends five-year budget, prepares for future with power plant closings Lady Dragons triumph in sectional opener Lady Hounds eighth graders capture SHAC Tournament title Gary L Fetters Sr Boys Sectional brackets released ‘We’re only as good as the way we treat others’ Another round of smiles Adams County Board of DD members recognized Terry L Unger 8th Grade Lady Devils ousted in tourney semis WU’s McCarty signs with Ohio Christian Joyce A Huddleson Carolyn Spires BREAKING NEWS: Peebles police search for man accused of selling marijuana-laced sweets Decision Time BBN Senior Profile: Summer Grundy Lady Devils fall to Southeastern, 56-48 Devils outlast Manchester 47-44 in double overtime Peebles holds second Hall of Fame Ceremony Senior Profile: Patrick England Sowards hits 1,000, ties PHS three-point mark County agencies prepare for sweeping budget cuts Manchester Council votes to cut police chief’s hours Wrestling debuts in Adams County Peebles Library hosts book signing As plants power down, community must step up Raymond P Dryden Alva Palmer Billie L Shoemaker Judith Long Brent A Arn Girls basketball sectional pairings announced WU’s Weeks will continue gridiron career at next level West Union JH Boys drop pair at Ripley Eighth Grade Lady Hounds roll into SHAC semi-finals Janet A Kennedy DP&L moving ahead with plans to close power plants Outreach Center in Peebles is a hub of giving River Sweep contest winners announced Gordley hits 1,000 mark, but Indians drop crucial SHAC contest to Lynchburg Manchester lifters compete at Piketon Senior Profile: Madelyn Sanders Charles L Hurd Randy Casto Bobby Strunk Dorothy J Scott Chester A Lanter Coach David Smalley picks up 500th career win at Rio Grande Dustin Holbrook Senior Profile: Camron Gordley As usual, optimism abounds on 2017 Reds Caravan Breeze, Beasley newest members of NAHS Athletic HOF Two humble men Adams County Manor Home Health Care makes road to recovery easier Don and Venita Bowles named as Outstanding Fair Supporters ‘Tip off For Tammy’ is a huge success, joint effort by two schools Husted campaign makes stop in Peebles Benefit held for double-lung transplant recipient I loved that muddy water, building in the creek Margaret E Broughton Larry A Hanson DP&L press release confirms closing of power plants Eighth grade girls showdown lives up to hype, North Adams wins in overtime, 45-43 Senior Profile: Raeanna Stamm North Adams Football sign-ups coming soon North Adams JV girls go 11-4 with win over Peebles Harper wins MaxPreps/JJHuddle Athlete of the Week West Union duo headed to the college gridiron Lady Devils make it 11 straight with win at Peebles Adams County residents attend Trump Inauguration A Look back at our Archives Peebles native comes home to film documentary

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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