Geneva E Vogler Susan L Kremin Local golf teams complete play at state tournament Lady Dragons make school history with tournament win Browning gets hands-on look at NASA’s latest robotics Local beautician celebrates 80th birthday Health Department appeals to November voters Betty R Toller Senior Profile: Craig Horton Helen F Hoffer Super Saturday at Freedom Field Lady Dragons hang on for five-set victory over Manchester Seventh Grade Lady Hounds are SHAC Tournament champions Peebles Elementary announces September Students of the Month Rideout’s Muffler celebrating 40th anniversary this month Senior Citizens levy will appear on November ballot Bonnie J Orr Dorothy M Edenfield Senior Profile: Grace Barge Jerry Paquette Dragons get big 38-20 win at Green Manchester takes varsity team titles at West Union Invitational Lady Devils knock off Peebles on Volley For the Cure Night Manhunt ends with arrest of alleged bank robber Senior Profile: Kelsey Friend Lady Dragons finish as District Runners-Up Sectional pairings announced for volleyball and soccer 2 and 3 and worried is me Patricia Clift Adams County Humane Agent saves abandoned dogs and puppies Tourism had major economic impact on Adams County in 2015 Senator Portman brings his campaign to Adams County Betty E Lawson Sanborn NAHS holds National Honor Society induction ceremonies Harlan W Benjamin Joyce A Lafferty Senior Profile: Lee Hesler Dragons get SHAC win, 2-1 over Fairfield North Adams tops Peebles in ‘Kickin Cancer’ battles Double duty coming at Boys’ State Golf Tournament as West Union and North Adams both qualify Humane Society providing ‘Straws For Paws’ North Adams Elementary honors students and staff Russell Rockwell Julie L Wagner Hobert C Robinson Samuel D McClellan Brenda S Bare Clarencce Walker Jr Dolly M Hilterbrandt Jack Roush Day returns to Manchester West Union FFA has busy opening to school year ODOT opens new full-service Maintenance Facility Peebles Elementary introduces Peer Mentoring program Frost is recipient of Morgan Memorial Scholarship Peebles Fire Department has a new addition Heritage Days return to Tranquility Wheat Ridge Olde Thyme Herb Fair and Harvest Festival begins Friday Caraway Farm hosts annual Pumpkin Festival ‘Run Gio’ makes a visit to Adams County Senior Profile: Mackenzie Smith West Union, North Adams grab top two spots in Division III golf sectional tournament This memory will live with me forever Will M Stern West Union and North Adams-State Bound! Lillian N Smith Betty R Shelton Barbara ER Bohl Brenda Farley Senior Profile: Caitlyn Bradford Dragons roar to 40-0 Homecoming victory Greyhounds take three of four races at annual Adams County Meet Monarch Meadows holds grand opening Discovering a touch of glass on Erie’s Shores Junior L Conaway William B Brumley Sr Fred G Davis Ohio Valley FFA Officers for 2016-17 named ACRMC Emergency Care Center renamed after Dr. Bruce Ashley West Union holds football Homecoming festivities First graders pick the Sheriff Cross honored by ODNR with the prestigious Cardinal Award Renowned Ohio artist visits WUHS Don and Venita Bowles named 2016 Outstanding Fair Supporters PES students part of new Lego League Ferno donates $2,500 to OVCTC From the cistern to the city water Basketball officiating class being offered in October Peebles rolls by West Union in straight sets Par for the course, Dragons sweep SHAC Golf titles Greyhounds hang on late for first win of 2016 season You have to understand the process to understand the job Alex K Miller Ann E Campbell Scott N Atkinson Senior Profile: Tyler Fowler Martin named to All-Tourney Team in North/South Battlefield Classic 200 years on the banks of the Ohio, in a little town called Moscow Edwin P Prince ACRMC Emergency Care Center renamed after Dr. Bruce Ashley Volleyball teams honor young cancer patient

Adams County Library News

The Adams County Public Library is giving away a free Windows 10 computer by random drawing. To enter, attend two free, one-hour computer training sessions at the library between now and March 31. AmeriCorps volunteer Melissa Downs offers computer training and help sessions at each library, thanks to Guiding Ohio Online, a grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio and ServeOhio. Melissa offers computer help for all skills levels, from getting started with computers and the Internet, learning to use email and Google Drive, through advanced classes in Microsoft Office or QuickBooks.

Schedule an appointment with Melissa at the Peebles Library on Mondays and Fridays, the West Union Library on Tuesdays, the Manchester Library on Wednesdays, and the North Adams Library on Thursdays. View a list of computer training topics eligible for the drawing on our website, at Need help with a computer topic not on our contest-eligible list? Just ask and Melissa can provide one-on-one computer help in the library nearest you. Call 937-587-2085 to schedule an appointment.

Join the Peebles Library Book Club the “Bibliophiles” on Monday, Jan. 18 at 4:30 p.m. We’ll discuss “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho, an international bestseller about a shepherd boy who learns how to live his dreams. The Bibliophiles meet on the third Monday of each month at the Peebles Library for an informal book discussion. View the list of titles for 2016 at, and sign up for our monthly email newsletter to receive reminders and book reviews.

The North Adams Library is starting an Adult Book Club. Join us on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot, the true story of a black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medical research. The North Adams Library adult book club will meet on the fourth Thursday of the month. Come to our February meeting to help select the reading list for 2016, and let us know what subjects most interest you. For more information, visit

The West Union Public Library will be closed Jan. 25- 30 for carpet replacement. The book return and WiFi will not be available that week. Items checked out at the West Union Library will not be due while the library is closed. Please visit one of your other Adams County Public Library locations during those dates. Thank you for your patience as we improve the library space to better serve you.

Find out about the library’s weekly activities for kids, teens, and adults on our website, or by liking the Adams County Public Library on Facebook.

The library is open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. For weather closing information, please check Facebook and our website in the mornings.

These two young fellows were having fun during Story Time at the West Union Library. two young fellows were having fun during Story Time at the West Union Library. Submitted photo

By Jessica Dooley

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