One thing to remember this President’s Day Adams County Deer Harvest down over 21% MLSD amends five-year budget, prepares for future with power plant closings Lady Dragons triumph in sectional opener Lady Hounds eighth graders capture SHAC Tournament title Gary L Fetters Sr Boys Sectional brackets released ‘We’re only as good as the way we treat others’ Another round of smiles Adams County Board of DD members recognized Terry L Unger 8th Grade Lady Devils ousted in tourney semis WU’s McCarty signs with Ohio Christian Joyce A Huddleson Carolyn Spires BREAKING NEWS: Peebles police search for man accused of selling marijuana-laced sweets Decision Time BBN Senior Profile: Summer Grundy Lady Devils fall to Southeastern, 56-48 Devils outlast Manchester 47-44 in double overtime Peebles holds second Hall of Fame Ceremony Senior Profile: Patrick England Sowards hits 1,000, ties PHS three-point mark County agencies prepare for sweeping budget cuts Manchester Council votes to cut police chief’s hours Wrestling debuts in Adams County Peebles Library hosts book signing As plants power down, community must step up Raymond P Dryden Alva Palmer Billie L Shoemaker Judith Long Brent A Arn Girls basketball sectional pairings announced WU’s Weeks will continue gridiron career at next level West Union JH Boys drop pair at Ripley Eighth Grade Lady Hounds roll into SHAC semi-finals Janet A Kennedy DP&L moving ahead with plans to close power plants Outreach Center in Peebles is a hub of giving River Sweep contest winners announced Gordley hits 1,000 mark, but Indians drop crucial SHAC contest to Lynchburg Manchester lifters compete at Piketon Senior Profile: Madelyn Sanders Charles L Hurd Randy Casto Bobby Strunk Dorothy J Scott Chester A Lanter Coach David Smalley picks up 500th career win at Rio Grande Dustin Holbrook Senior Profile: Camron Gordley As usual, optimism abounds on 2017 Reds Caravan Breeze, Beasley newest members of NAHS Athletic HOF Two humble men Adams County Manor Home Health Care makes road to recovery easier Don and Venita Bowles named as Outstanding Fair Supporters ‘Tip off For Tammy’ is a huge success, joint effort by two schools Husted campaign makes stop in Peebles Benefit held for double-lung transplant recipient I loved that muddy water, building in the creek Margaret E Broughton Larry A Hanson DP&L press release confirms closing of power plants Eighth grade girls showdown lives up to hype, North Adams wins in overtime, 45-43 Senior Profile: Raeanna Stamm North Adams Football sign-ups coming soon North Adams JV girls go 11-4 with win over Peebles Harper wins MaxPreps/JJHuddle Athlete of the Week West Union duo headed to the college gridiron Lady Devils make it 11 straight with win at Peebles Adams County residents attend Trump Inauguration A Look back at our Archives Peebles native comes home to film documentary Ohio Valley Wrestling Cub hosting home match on Jan. 31 Ruth A Branscome Velma Hughes Carol L Lewis Betty L Greiner Devils top New Boston 63-53 in finale of Coach Young Classic Lady Devils rout Eastern Pike in Young Classic Indians bounce back with 67-59 win over East OHSAA Baseball Pitch Count Regulation approved for 2017 At the buzzer, Rothwell gives Dragons an overtime win Greyhounds fall to Portsmouth Lady Indians roll past West Union 80-29 From Division II to the Senior Bowl COSI On Wheels visits West Union Elementary News from the Peebles PTO NAJH Basketball hosting ‘Play For The Cure’ Jan. 28 North Adams Elementary recognizes Students and Staff Members of the Month for December Honoring a coaching legend Benefit will assist double-lung transplant patient Peebles to be featured in new documentary Cleaning the stables-the worst job on the farm Wenstrup reselected to serve on House Intelligence Committee Venture Hawks and Sheriff’s Department square off on Feb. 12 Cecil R Dupree Harper wins MaxPreps/JJHuddle Athlete of the Week Star Wars costume exhibition coming to Museum Center

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

pbeech@civitasmedia.com

Reach Patricia Beech at 937-544-2391 or at pbeech@civitasmedia.com

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