Ronnie Simpson Under new management county hospital is thriving against all odds Historic fairground gazebo demolished One year later, still no arrests in Rhoden family murders There will be trouble in River City! Monna L Fitzgerald test pdf viewer Jesse Carrington Janice M Sowards Rhoden family members make plea for tips in Pike Co murders of loved ones Quilting – the art that’s no longer just for Grandma Young is Adams County recipient of Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award Wenstrup recognized as Community Health Advocate Ready, set, go! 25th annual Egg Hunt draws hundreds Applicants needed for Adams County Fair Queen Humane Society encourages responsible animal ownership ACCS holds annual Science Fair Peebles Elementary names March Students of the Month Pierce fires perfect game as Peebles blanks West Union Hunters preparing for 2017 Wild Turkey Season Lady Hounds fall 12-3 at Lynchburg Dragons lose early lead, drop SHAC match up with Fayetteville, 13-6 Senior Profile: Isaiah Anderson Devils roll to big SHAC win at Ripley Despite soggy night, WUHS hosts annual Invitational Meet Celebrities for a night George F Carr Jr Teresa S Hoskins Mary B McClure Richard B Collins Randall D Fetters Former Manchester officer indicted on five counts WUHS student wins state Beta Club Secretary’s seat OVCTC students part of state competition S.R. 73 closed for culvert replacement Peebles Lions Club holds first Easter Egg Hunt Weyrich graduates with honors from Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics North Adams Elementary releases Honor Roll for Third grading Period Scholarships available from Jefferson Alumni Olympic athlete speaks at April 6 SAAM event Venture Hawks end their basketball season with a victory at WUHS Devils baseball sweeps doubleheader from Northwest Greyhounds gain SHAC split, split twinbill with East England signs with Rio Grande golf Pierce fans 16, Lady Indians blank Eastern Brown 4-0 Maybe somebody on the river does have a plan Senior Profile: Ryan Dryden Enjoying the view Still a time for celebration Carl R Brown Lena R Staggs Adams County Crews Schedule Culvert Replacement Projects Merlan Shoemaker Dwayne E Thompson Help is on the line! West Union Elementary honors February Students of the Month WUHS hosts 2017 All-County Arts and Music Festival Ohio Brush Creek Canoe/Kayak Access Grand Opening set for April 20 Kasich cracks down on opiate-based prescriptions West Union High School students have successful trip to State Beta Convention North Adams Beta Club excels at State Convention ACRMC hosts annual Health Fair Robert H Bushman Senior Profile: Skylar Newman Nine-run inning leads Lady Hounds to run rule win over West Union WUHS foursome breaks school record First county baseball battle goes to the Greyhounds On the road, Lady Indians pick up two more SHAC victories Senior Profile: Christa Williams One more ‘shining moment’ for SHAC seniors at C103 All-Star Game Esie M Chandler Phyllis Adkins Former Manchester police deputy faces Grand Jury Indictments Cornell tosses no-hitter, Fenton goes deep, Dragons open season with 11-0 SHAC win over Whiteoak New Verizon store opening in West Union Stephen R Palmer Dual culvert replacements for SR 73 Deana P Grooms Tim Phipps Marcella Walker Alvin R Mitchum Senior Profile: Chase Darnell SHAC hoopsters shine at District 14 All-Star Game Greyhounds run rule St. Pat, 15-0 Indians drop SHAC opener West Union hosts early JH Track Meet North Adams student wins state Beta Club President’s seat Anna B Copas Charles A Nelson Nation’s #1 movie comes to stage Artectis hosts grand opening Waiting for the ax to fall, who’s to blame? WU Seniors going to State Sci. Fair Peebles Elem. releases Honor Roll Finding the strength to endure They fought for us Born and raised “free range” Senior Profile: Jordan Crum Big Time Wrestling slams the county Associated Press names All-Ohio Teams for 2016-17 season

Adams County Library News

Santa and Mrs. Claus paid a special visit to the Peebles Public Library on Thursday, Dec. 17, and helped share Christmas cheer with library patrons. Thanks to Aaron Fletcher and Amber Renchen for hosting a wonderful visit as Santa and Mrs. Claus. Thank you to Peebles Fire Chief Mike Estep and PABA, the Peebles Fire Department, and the Franklin Township Fire Department for donating treat bags for kids at the Peebles Library. All children who visit the Peebles Library will receive a donated gift, while supplies last. The library appreciates your support.

Need a family-friendly activity? Stop by the library while school is out to borrow books or movies, use a public computer, connect to free WiFi, or meet with friends. Bring young children to Story Time with reading, crafts, and games, offered weekly at each library location. School-age kids are invited to After School and Teen activities, held regularly at the library. A schedule of library events is available at adamscolibrary.org.

Call ahead to make an appointment for personal assistance with your computer, tablet, or smartphone question. AmeriCorps volunteer technology trainer Melissa offers one-on-one computer help sessions at each library weekly. Learn to use a new device, or get started borrowing library eBooks, audio books, and magazines online at ohioebooks.org. Pick up some holiday weekend reading, or find a classic Christmas movie to share with your family.

The Adams County Public Library will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 24 and 25 in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Items are not due on days the library is closed, and all items may be returned at any time in the book drop window. The North Adams Library offers a drive-through book drop window behind the library.

The Online Catalog and Ohio Digital Library are always open. Use your library card number and PIN to log in, renew checkouts, search for titles, place holds, and instantly download thousands of eBooks and audio book titles. The Ohio Digital Library also offers magazines, streaming video, and music.

The Adams County Public Library will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 in observance of New Years’ Eve and New Years’ Day. The Adams County Public Library staff and board wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday season. Thank you for your support of your local library throughout the year.

Bella and Elissa visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Peebles Library.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Library2.jpgBella and Elissa visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Peebles Library. Submitted photo

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