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 Ohio Valley Wrestling Cub hosting home match on Jan. 31 Ruth A Branscome Velma Hughes Carol L Lewis Betty L Greiner Devils top New Boston 63-53 in finale of Coach Young Classic Lady Devils rout Eastern Pike in Young Classic

Community Announcements

Democrat Club dinner set for Nov. 7

The Adams County Democrat Club covered dish Thanksgiving meeting is Saturday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at Venture Productions, Inc., hosted by Green. Bring a covered dish and friends and everyone is welcome.

ACORN fundraiser is Nov. 7

A fund raiser for the Adams County Ohio Rescue will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Manchester Community Building at 400 Pike Street in Manchester. Vendors and crafters can still set up by calling JoAnn Hilderbrand at 937-779-7818. Come do some Christmas shopping and help ACORN at the same time.

Christians Across America dinner is Nov. 7

The Christians Across America Giving thanks dinner will be Saturday, Nov. 7 from 5-7 p.m. at the Burning Heart Campground cafeteria in Bentonville. For more information, call the Naylors at 937-549-3360.

P.E.R.I. local #72 meets Nov. 10

The Adams County P.E.R.I. Local #72 will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. in the Adams County Job and Family Services Conference Room located at 482 Rice Drive in West Union. One Exchange enrollment issues will be reviewed.

WUES Veterans Day program is Nov. 10

West Union Elementary School would like to invite all veterans and guests to honor past and present military personnel. County Commissioner, Parl Worley, will be the guest speaker. Please join us at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 10. Veterans and guest will assemble in the school library between 1300 and 1330 hours.

ACRMC Trustees special meeting is Nov. 11

A special meeting of the Adams County Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees will be held on Nov.11 at noon at the Frisch’s Restaurant, 11157 State Route 41, in West Union.

ACOVSD Board to meet Nov. 12

The Adams County Ohio Valley School District Board of Education will hold a regular board meeting on Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Career and Technical Center beginning at 7 p.m.

Developmental Disabilities Board meets Nov. 12

The regular meeting of the Adams County Board of Developmental Disabilities is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Venture Productions, Inc.

Leaves vacuumed in Peebles until Nov. 24

Residents of the village of Peebles: the village truck will vacuum up leaves from your residence through Nov. 24. Do not bag leaves. You may call the Water Dept. at 587-3273 to schedule pick up. Rake all leaves to the curb.

Alzheimer’s Support group meets monthly

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Family and Caregiver Support Group. Program is free of charge, however registration is requested. Held at Adams County Regional Medical Center, in the second floor conference room. Group meeting is held the second Monday of each month from 1- 2:30 pm. To Register or for more information, please call Robyn Gleadle at 937-779-6990.

Reformers Unanimous to meet

The Reformers Unanimous Addiction Recovery Program is held 7 p.m. every Friday at 106 Rice Drive in West Union. For information contact Phil Fulton at 937-587-1797 or Ron Baker at 937-544-4110.

Celebrate recovery

A Christ-centered recovery program for people who struggle with addictions or any life-controlling issue will meet on Mondays from 6 -8:30 p.m. at Church 180 located at 2556 Moores Road, in Seaman. A program for children (ages 5-12) of parents who attend the program is available as well. For more information contact Dan Sheridan at 937-205-5464 or Carol Sheridan at 513-509-3911.

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