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 CTC FCCLA / Culinary Arts class holds Cancer Awareness Drive Amen receives Distinguished Service Award ‘Tis the season for family-past, present, and future MHS Computer Class aces MOS Exam WUES recognizes November Bus Riders of the Month NAHS Beta Club sponsors canned food drive Peebles Elementary announces November Students of the Month Crisis text line reaches out during the holidays Paul Wesley Ailshire

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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