Manchester grad enjoys a “Super” Experience Taking Adams County patriotism to the state capitol John P Sininger Jo Ann Hayslip Harvey U Schrock Eunice G. Burgess Senior Profile: Kaulen St Michael Cox Racing returns to Brushcreek on April 2 Southern Hills Athletic Conference holds Winter Sports Awards ceremony Adams County provides multiple walking venues Adams County parks are tobacco-free Rhoads Memorial 5K Run/Walk is April 9 Peebles Elem. Staff of the Month Floyd E Maddy Raymond A Holt Derrick Poe Spencer E McFarland Mintie F Rogers Roberta Eylar Big Time Wrestling coming to NAHS Carl Tomlin CTC students help with storm clean-up Opening the door for high-tech jobs Jack R Slyger Thomas Stratton Jr Eastern Lady Warriors headed to Final Four Senior Profile: Logan Rogers Southern Hills Athletic Conference names 2016-17 All-Conference Basketball Teams Winchester PD continues assault on drugs Alonso joins Defender staff Sheriff to set up outpost in Manchester Johnson named OEDA Membership Chairperson Sherman E Young Ruth Jackman ‘Kitten Season’ comes to Ohio Manchester Council votes to disband PD Olde Wayside Inn under new management Two overdose on heroin Senior Profile: Ethan Parrett Adams/Brown Youth League holds postseason tourney Three nights of pain Furious rally falls short, Lady Devils again eliminated in Div. III district finals, 45-42 Oscar Moore Barbara J Finnegan Ohio Senate and House honor Miss Ohio USA Michael Eldridge Frances Towner Thelma R Williamson BREAKING NEWS: Manchester council votes to eliminate police department Before all dogs go to heaven Adaptive Bikes delivered in Adams County Adams County Junior Fair Market Hog Identification plans announced for 2017 Local couple takes ownership of two local businesses Jo Hanson to retire after nearly 50 years in banking Sierra Club, hero or villain? Greyhounds, Devils are runners-up in SHAC Tournaments Harold L Purdin Senior Profile: Jacob Wickerham 98-year old author publishes first book Early March storm packs destructive punch Jeeps rally in second half to end the Peebles season How about some post season awards? Thanks for all the great sports coverage PHS Principal hopes to expand students’ world view When spring becomes a promise Greg Lorenz Clay shoots the lights out, shoots down Greyhounds’ season Senior Profile: Savannah McFarland Devils put up a good fight, but fall to Portsmouth in sectional final, 50-43 Second half comeback sends Lady Devils to district finals for third straight year Butts honored by Southeast District Athletic Board North Adams Elementary holds Random Acts of Kindness Week Chester W Eyre BREAKING NEWS: March makes its entrance with force WUES kicks off Right to Read Week with guest readers WUHS students see Aronoff show on the life of Edgar Allan Poe Local high school seniors winners of Wendy’s Heisman Awards The emotions of a senior year Market Hog Clinic scheduled for March 4 Venture Hawks fall to Scioto County Senior Profile : Colton Thornburg Lady Dragons’ season ends with sectional loss to Lynchburg Devils advance in tourney with convincing win over West Union, will face Portsmouth for sectional title Wenstrup selected as Vice Chairman of House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Adams County 4-H Shooting Sports to hold fund raiser Linda M Howland Nellie B Hayslip Russell E Bailey Gladys M Perdue Commissioners meet in Columbus with DP&L CEO Tom Raga Missing the Dirtrollers The farms that aren’t forgotten Flora Hilderbran Commissioners to meet with DP&L officials New state graduation requirements called a ‘train wreck’ Catching up with Keller Senior Profile: Justin Knechtly Piketon size is too much for Lady Indians, Peebles falls in sectional finals Greyhounds grab Senior Night win Indians finish regular season riding six-game winning streak

Winchester Happenings

Well, winter has arrived and I must share that I am not too happy about it. I’m just a little envious of some of our snowbird friends in Florida.

Josh and Erin Edminsten are at the hospital awaiting birth of their triplets. We all pray that everything goes well with the delivery for mom and babies.

Our community is saddened by so many deaths due to heroin overdose. It is an overwhelming issue because it impacts so many families and friends on all socio-economic levels. If you are aware of dealers, you can make an anonymous notification to local law enforcement.

Dayla Porter still needs our prayers as she has been a patient at University of Cincinnati. We have lots of folks who are experiencing illness so remember your neighbors and check on them during this cold weather.

Dorothy Walls was a patient at Adams County Regional Medical Center and was recently moved to Ohio Valley Manor. I had the pleasure of visiting with her and she is just as pleasant and thankful as she was many years ago. She has been a blessing to so many lives and I am sure she would appreciate visitors.

Winchester’s Past (Florence Bryson): I have an envelope that has The Miller House, Winchester, Ohio, on it. I never knew where it was until I was doing research on Johnson Miller. His uncle, Robert A. Miller was born in Brown County in 1832. He married Martha Blair and they had 6 children. In 1880 he came to Winchester and bought the former Bunn Hotel and livery stable. In October of 1886 the Hotel burned down. He rented another building until 1891 when he bought the building that stood on the parking lot next to the Southern Hills Therapy office. He remodeled and enlarged it so it could accommodate 40 guests. The Miller House was the finest hotel in the area. Robert died in1898 and his wife in 1911. At some time the building was made into apartments and their daughter Elizabeth “Lizzie” lived in one of them. She and a brother Wylie ran the Corner Grocery where the Hair Company is now located. Robert, Martha, Lizzie and Wylie are all buried in the Winchester Cemetery.

Information is due by Sunday evening and can be sent by calling 937-695-9977 (leave a message) or by email @ japorter45697@gmail.com.

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By Joyce Porter and Florence Bryson

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