Wenstrup announces re-election campaign Delta Dental provides two local schools with new drinking fountains Ernie McFarland honored by Ohio Bankers League Veterans Day parade, ceremony held in West Union Adams County schools celebrate Veterans Day Being the change November: As Mr. Seas it Protecting Ohio seniors from rising healthcare costs It’s November-have some soup and pie SHAC Boys Preview is Nov. 24 at Peebles June Hall Alice B Himes Claudia U Mitchell TRAFFIC ALERT: SR 41 restrictions set for Saturday Jewell Foster Senior Profile: Nicholas Fish SHAC Girls Preview set for Nov. 17 Senior Profile: Lakyn Hupp Again, Lady Devils ousted in district finals ‘Lighting the Serpent’ event is being discontinued Voters favor incumbents at the ballot Arts Council dedicates Buzzardroost Rock mural Heroes in disguise Fighting for future generations in OH2 A few puffs of smoke, and a happy ending Lois Wilson Helen M Hesler Jerry L Dickson Ohio’s Traditional Deer-Gun Hunting Season begins Nov. 27 WWII veteran honored in banner raising ceremony Veteran of three wars honored for volunteer work Charlotte Evans Jason A Barr Why we celebrate Manchester man killed in single-car accident Adams County Election Results – 2017 Hubert Knauff To keep or not to keep Time again for the changing of the seasons November proclaimed as Adoption Recognition and Recruitment Month Local business is seven decades old and counting Local student gets Nashville call Senior Profile: Gabe Grooms Lady Indians fall in districts Quest For The Cup complete for Dragons Meeting a true sports hero WU’s McCarty named District Player of the Year With regional run, Pennywitt completes memorable career West Union eighth grade volleyball finishes as SHAC runner-up Senior Profile: Tray Brand Greyhounds drop home finale, finish at 4-6 Lady Devils fall in district semis Devils go down in district finals Matt Seas headed back to State XC Meet Senior Profile: Charlee Louden Lady Indians ousted in sectional final Lady Devils down Minford 4-1 in district semis North Adams volleyball claims fourth consecutive sectional crown Senior Profile: Brooklyn Howlett Afterschool fun begins at NAES Wearing it pink in October Kenneth L Austin Jay E Minnich Reuben E Hershberger Bobby L Williams 18 years just isn’t long enough Emotional, historic, and victorious Taking action against addiction Utilities commission approves DP&L electric security plan What matters and what doesn’t Oh dear, is that a deer? Junior Gaffin Charlotte J Thatcher Matthew D Miller Megan R Phillips Ralph M Swearingen Linda C Ackley Robert Ralston Shelly Seaman Increased access to treatment, Improving economic opportunity keys to combating Ohio’s Opioid Crisis Seas siblings are again SHAC Cross-Country Champions Lady Hounds cruise to sectional victory Senior Profile: Alyssa Hoskins 101 and another sectional championship Lady Indians claim sectional title North Adams tops Peebles for sectional soccer crown Senior Profile: Shay Boldman 13.5 seconds, heartbreak for West Union PHS JV Volleyball completes unbeaten season On the course that Nicklaus helped design On the ballot: Meigs Township Trustees West Union Christian Church will again be collection center for Operation Christmas Child Peebles voters will choose council members in upcoming election Seven candidates seek seats on ACOVSD school board A time for transformation What will future generations say? Finding all those treasures Janet K Campbell Robert D Hill Lady Devils blank West Union 7-0 in SHAC soccer finale

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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