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 MHS honors veterans during pregame Kirker Covered Bridge gets a ‘Brown Goose’ facelift

Arctic blast, snow returns

“Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don’t forget your booties ‘cause it’s cooooold out there today” was more than just a line from a movie on Monday as a brutal arctic blast hit southern Ohio producing the coldest day yet of the winter season. Following snow showers on Sunday, the arctic tide swept into the area dropping early morning temperatures in Adams County to -2 degrees with wind chills at -15 to -5 degrees.

Sunday evening the Adams County Government Facebook page warned, “Wind chill advisories are in effect tonight into early Monday afternoon for values of 10 below zero and colder. Bundle up!”

Throughout the day temperatures climbed slowly into the lower teens, but dropped back to single digits in the evening. Wind chills hovered at -3 degrees keeping most of the tri-state area under a wind chill advisory until 1:00 p.m.

Equally frigid temperatures Tuesday morning forced a 90 minute delay for OVSD schools, and a two-hour delay for Manchester Local schools.

Wednesday is expected to bring some relief from the bitter cold with highs in the low 30 degrees. However, a quick moving low weather system is expected to deliver a combination of winter weather: snow, freezing rain, or sleet. The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a winter weather advisory for Wednesday running from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A much larger storm front on Friday is expected to possibly drop 3-5 inches of snow.

According to Lee Pertuset with the Adams County Engineer’s Office, the county highway department is ready for the coming storm. “We have 15 trucks we send out whenever it snows, covering all 375 miles of the county road system. We’re asking people to drive carefully and watch for patches of ice while there is cold weather and snow. We take pride in the job we do, and we hope that everyone remains safe on the roadways.”

OSHA recommends that drivers check their car’s battery, tire tread, windshield wipers, keep windows clear, put no-freeze fluid in the washer reservoir, and check antifreeze.

Drivers should also have a flashlight, jumper cables, abrasive material (sand, kitty litter, even floor mats), shovel, snow brush with ice scraper, warning devices (like flares) and blankets in their automobiles. For long trips, add food and water, medication and a cell phone.

If a driver becomes stopped or stalled – stay in the car, don’t overexert, put bright markers on antenna or windows and shine the dome light, and, if you run your car, clear the exhaust pipe and run it just enough to stay warm.

Additionally drivers should allow plenty of drive time (check the weather and leave early if necessary), be familiar with the maps and directions, and let others know your route and arrival time.

Scenes like this could soon return to Adams County as winter weather begins to set in.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Snow2.jpgScenes like this could soon return to Adams County as winter weather begins to set in. Photo from Defender Archives
Plummeting temperatures bring dangerous wind chills

By Patricia Beech


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