Unemployment rate rises in Brown County Pick a Lollipop, help a dog Manchester grad enjoys a “Super” Experience Taking Adams County patriotism to the state capitol John P Sininger Jo Ann Hayslip Harvey U Schrock Eunice G. Burgess Senior Profile: Kaulen St Michael Cox Racing returns to Brushcreek on April 2 Southern Hills Athletic Conference holds Winter Sports Awards ceremony Adams County provides multiple walking venues Adams County parks are tobacco-free Rhoads Memorial 5K Run/Walk is April 9 Peebles Elem. Staff of the Month Floyd E Maddy Raymond A Holt Derrick Poe Spencer E McFarland Mintie F Rogers Roberta Eylar Big Time Wrestling coming to NAHS Carl Tomlin CTC students help with storm clean-up Opening the door for high-tech jobs Jack R Slyger Thomas Stratton Jr Eastern Lady Warriors headed to Final Four Senior Profile: Logan Rogers Southern Hills Athletic Conference names 2016-17 All-Conference Basketball Teams Winchester PD continues assault on drugs Alonso joins Defender staff Sheriff to set up outpost in Manchester Johnson named OEDA Membership Chairperson Sherman E Young Ruth Jackman ‘Kitten Season’ comes to Ohio Manchester Council votes to disband PD Olde Wayside Inn under new management Two overdose on heroin Senior Profile: Ethan Parrett Adams/Brown Youth League holds postseason tourney Three nights of pain Furious rally falls short, Lady Devils again eliminated in Div. III district finals, 45-42 Oscar Moore Barbara J Finnegan Ohio Senate and House honor Miss Ohio USA Michael Eldridge Frances Towner Thelma R Williamson BREAKING NEWS: Manchester council votes to eliminate police department Before all dogs go to heaven Adaptive Bikes delivered in Adams County Adams County Junior Fair Market Hog Identification plans announced for 2017 Local couple takes ownership of two local businesses Jo Hanson to retire after nearly 50 years in banking Sierra Club, hero or villain? Greyhounds, Devils are runners-up in SHAC Tournaments Harold L Purdin Senior Profile: Jacob Wickerham 98-year old author publishes first book Early March storm packs destructive punch Jeeps rally in second half to end the Peebles season How about some post season awards? Thanks for all the great sports coverage PHS Principal hopes to expand students’ world view When spring becomes a promise Greg Lorenz Clay shoots the lights out, shoots down Greyhounds’ season Senior Profile: Savannah McFarland Devils put up a good fight, but fall to Portsmouth in sectional final, 50-43 Second half comeback sends Lady Devils to district finals for third straight year Butts honored by Southeast District Athletic Board North Adams Elementary holds Random Acts of Kindness Week Chester W Eyre BREAKING NEWS: March makes its entrance with force WUES kicks off Right to Read Week with guest readers WUHS students see Aronoff show on the life of Edgar Allan Poe Local high school seniors winners of Wendy’s Heisman Awards The emotions of a senior year Market Hog Clinic scheduled for March 4 Venture Hawks fall to Scioto County Senior Profile : Colton Thornburg Lady Dragons’ season ends with sectional loss to Lynchburg Devils advance in tourney with convincing win over West Union, will face Portsmouth for sectional title Wenstrup selected as Vice Chairman of House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Adams County 4-H Shooting Sports to hold fund raiser 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

Election 2015 in the books

According to officials at the Adams County Board of Elections, the county had a strong turn out at the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

“I haven’t actually looked at the numbers, said Mary Fannin, Deputy Director of the Board of Elections, but we had a good turn out this years. I’d say it was better than 2013.

People did seem to take a very personal interest in the election this year. The controversial nature of Issues 2 and 3 did bring out a lot of voters who had very definite ideas on the subject. Off year elections rarely generate large scale turn outs, but hot topic issues of interest to the general public do increase voter turnout. Especially when the issues are as devicive as the legalization of marijuana.

Issue 1 represented a very important change in statehouse governing. The bipartisan issue won nearly 2 to 1.

According to election officials, the counting went smoothly. Two precincts, Sprigg and Manchester, were late coming. “There was no problem, they just wanted to make sure they crossed all their t’s and dotted all their i’s,” Fannin said.

The unofficial election results were published in the Wednesday edition of the Defender.

The polls were kept open until 9 p.m. in Hamilton County to ensure that everyone had a fair opportunity to vote., after some voting issues cropped up early in the process. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted sent out a notice banning the release of election results until 9 p.m.

The offical counting of the votes will be on Nov. 16 when all the provisional ballots will be in and counted.

“It will change the vote numbers somewhat, I don’t think the numbers will change make any difference in the outcome of the races.” said Fannin.

The Defender will be publishing the results of the official count in a later edition.

Here, voters cast their ballots at the Peebles Fire Station.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_Voter22.jpgHere, voters cast their ballots at the Peebles Fire Station.
BOE reports smooth sailing

By Patricia Beech

pbeech@civitasmedia.com

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

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