Marvin Setty Richard G Waldron Grand Marshals selected for West Union Fourth of July Parade Adams County, Maysville Vet team up to save injured dog Michael S Knauff Victor P Price Success builds from the bottom up Finalists named for 2017 Fair Queen Contest William Glenn DeWine, Reader Call For Tips in Rhoden Murder Investigation MHS principal to take superintendent post Peebles Skate Park now a reality 2017-18 Fur and Feather Ambassadors named Caley Grooms is Cattlemen’s Beef Ambassador Dr. Mueller leaving Health Department’s free clinic Hourglass Quilt Barn returning to Adams County Lung, Thornburg are First Team All-District selections North Adams hosts annual Boys Basketball Camps Walk-off winner Wanda Hill George D Johnson Life can be a juggling act My favorite thing to do on the farm Wolves in Adams County! Ronald L Wedmore Three lessons from Dad Donald D Morgan Wenstrup uninjured in Virginia shooting Portman staff to hold grant funding workshop Raymond E Applegate Keeping the Peebles tradition alive Back on the hardwood, local hoops squads compete in Monday Night League Seven county athletes recognized as All-SHAC Baseball honorees Stepping to the podium Lady Hounds host Youth Volleyball Camp Senior Profile: Bryan Young Junior Deputy Boot Camps kick off in Manchester Hayes pleads “not guilty” to 109 counts Six-year-old girl finds long-lost class ring Jefferson Alumni awards annual scholarships Paul Tate Jr Marcus I Cox Jewell Gill James M Hill Jr Jeffrey S Jones Samuel A Disher Jack Sterling BREAKING NEWS: Parents face charges after son overdoses on opiate License Hikes and Tall Turkey Tales Danger under every rock Reigning Miss Ohio USA will judge 2017 Adams County Fair Queen Pageant Gordley’s hoops career will continue at Mount St. Joseph Russell C Newman Kenneth C Thurman George Uebel Summer Reading Program underway Honor Flight carries local veteran to DC When rescuers become victims Passing the torch, West Union hosts week-long basketball camp for future Dragons SENIOR PROFILE: Sara Knechtly Terry L Powell Willie Shreffler James C Fitzpatrick Senior Profile: Austin Parks Six countians named to All-SHAC Softball squad Lady Indians get summer camp season underway Memorial Day services pay tribute to local veterans WUHS Steel Band will perform at Bogart’s SSCC announces Honors Lists for spring semester Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for final nine weeks West Union Elementary announces Honor Roll for fourth nine weeks Back to State! Mom calls daughter “living proof” seat belts save lives Rent-2-Own donation means new soccer scoreboard at WUHS NAHS student selected for Engineering Summer Camp Southern Hills Athletic Conferences honors Spring Sports athletes Senior Profile: Kailyn Boyd Madison Welch receives Riffle Scholarship Junior Achievement Volunteers visit county’s seventh graders Marcella J Abbott James Ratliff Gladys Davitz Harry G Shupert Memories on Memorial Day A soldier’s story, a family’s grief Thank You for your sacrifice Seaman community honors local veterans with special tribute Former PES teacher dies in tragic accident All County Senior Citizens Day celebrated Parks signs with SSCC Soccer Senior Profile: Lexie Bunn Jessie Rodgers Memorial Day services set for county Truly our greatest generation Bertha Lashley Maia Swartz Jessie Rodgers Errors spell the end of Devils’ baseball season Senior Profile: Carry Hayslip Lady Hounds’ season ends with tourney loss to Paint Valley

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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