Ronnie Simpson Under new management county hospital is thriving against all odds Historic fairground gazebo demolished One year later, still no arrests in Rhoden family murders There will be trouble in River City! Monna L Fitzgerald test pdf viewer Jesse Carrington Janice M Sowards Rhoden family members make plea for tips in Pike Co murders of loved ones Quilting – the art that’s no longer just for Grandma Young is Adams County recipient of Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award Wenstrup recognized as Community Health Advocate Ready, set, go! 25th annual Egg Hunt draws hundreds Applicants needed for Adams County Fair Queen Humane Society encourages responsible animal ownership ACCS holds annual Science Fair Peebles Elementary names March Students of the Month Pierce fires perfect game as Peebles blanks West Union Hunters preparing for 2017 Wild Turkey Season Lady Hounds fall 12-3 at Lynchburg Dragons lose early lead, drop SHAC match up with Fayetteville, 13-6 Senior Profile: Isaiah Anderson Devils roll to big SHAC win at Ripley Despite soggy night, WUHS hosts annual Invitational Meet Celebrities for a night George F Carr Jr Teresa S Hoskins Mary B McClure Richard B Collins Randall D Fetters Former Manchester officer indicted on five counts WUHS student wins state Beta Club Secretary’s seat OVCTC students part of state competition S.R. 73 closed for culvert replacement Peebles Lions Club holds first Easter Egg Hunt Weyrich graduates with honors from Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics North Adams Elementary releases Honor Roll for Third grading Period Scholarships available from Jefferson Alumni Olympic athlete speaks at April 6 SAAM event Venture Hawks end their basketball season with a victory at WUHS Devils baseball sweeps doubleheader from Northwest Greyhounds gain SHAC split, split twinbill with East England signs with Rio Grande golf Pierce fans 16, Lady Indians blank Eastern Brown 4-0 Maybe somebody on the river does have a plan Senior Profile: Ryan Dryden Enjoying the view Still a time for celebration Carl R Brown Lena R Staggs Adams County Crews Schedule Culvert Replacement Projects Merlan Shoemaker Dwayne E Thompson Help is on the line! West Union Elementary honors February Students of the Month WUHS hosts 2017 All-County Arts and Music Festival Ohio Brush Creek Canoe/Kayak Access Grand Opening set for April 20 Kasich cracks down on opiate-based prescriptions West Union High School students have successful trip to State Beta Convention North Adams Beta Club excels at State Convention ACRMC hosts annual Health Fair Robert H Bushman Senior Profile: Skylar Newman Nine-run inning leads Lady Hounds to run rule win over West Union WUHS foursome breaks school record First county baseball battle goes to the Greyhounds On the road, Lady Indians pick up two more SHAC victories Senior Profile: Christa Williams One more ‘shining moment’ for SHAC seniors at C103 All-Star Game Esie M Chandler Phyllis Adkins Former Manchester police deputy faces Grand Jury Indictments Cornell tosses no-hitter, Fenton goes deep, Dragons open season with 11-0 SHAC win over Whiteoak New Verizon store opening in West Union Stephen R Palmer Dual culvert replacements for SR 73 Deana P Grooms Tim Phipps Marcella Walker Alvin R Mitchum Senior Profile: Chase Darnell SHAC hoopsters shine at District 14 All-Star Game Greyhounds run rule St. Pat, 15-0 Indians drop SHAC opener West Union hosts early JH Track Meet North Adams student wins state Beta Club President’s seat Anna B Copas Charles A Nelson Nation’s #1 movie comes to stage Artectis hosts grand opening Waiting for the ax to fall, who’s to blame? WU Seniors going to State Sci. Fair Peebles Elem. releases Honor Roll Finding the strength to endure They fought for us Born and raised “free range” Senior Profile: Jordan Crum Big Time Wrestling slams the county Associated Press names All-Ohio Teams for 2016-17 season

Winchester Happenings

Hope everyone had a Happy Valentine’s Day and hope at least some of you enjoyed the snow. Thanks to Mike Swackhammer who was out and about clearing the roads. If you dislike the snow, it is only 33 days until spring. Yeah.

Steve Darby continues to need our healing prayers. Juree Burns had surgery last week and I understand she did great. Mike Harper also had surgery last week and is doing well but they both need our prayers.

A former resident, Ralph Beighle of Amelia, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9 at the age of 96. He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy (Moore) Beighle and one son Rex. He is survived by five children including Ted and Sheila Beighle of Vandalia and many grandchildren. Services were held Friday. Sympathy is extended to the family.

There was a memoriam for Dr. Ronald Seaman of San Antonio, Texas, in Sunday’s Defender. Ronald was the son of the late Tom and Pauline Seaman of Winchester. He graduated from Winchester High School in 1965 and from UC in 1970. He went on to earn his PhD from Duke in Biomedical Engineering. He also had an MBA from Louisiana Tech where he was a Professor for several years. He was known as a brilliant research scientist and is credited with influencing 5,000 young and future engineers in the area of central Texas. He leaves his wife Nancy of San Antonio, two sons and a daughter. He was preceded in death by his brother Joe of Winchester and Gary of West Union. The family has our sympathy.

Bill Penrod, 90, of Winchester, passed away Monday, Feb. 8 at the Adams County Regional Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his wife Frances. He is survived by two children, Connie Sayyah of Batavia and William Charles Penrod, Jr. of Lewisburg, Tenn., grandchildren and great grandchildren.

W3CU Compassion Ministries will be hosting the monthly food and clothing program on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the building adjacent to the church. If anyone is interested in attending the nutrition class prior to the food pantry, it is provided by OSU SNAP-Ed, Marsha McCormick. Marsha educates us on healthy eating. The class is held in the main church at 1:30 p.m.

Winchester’s Past (Florence Bryson): The next child of John and Mary Darlinton was a daughter Nancy Jane born in 1829. She married John H. Allison in 1852, died in 1869 and is buried at Cherry Fork. They had five children. Mary Adaline (Addie) was born in 1852 and married Carey Alexander of Eckmansville in 1877. They had seven children and her husband formed Alexander’s Band and several of the children, including the girls played in the band. They later joined the Liberty Band. Next child was James Allison born in 1855. He married Nettie Pittenger and they went to Kansas and then Tulsa, Oklshoms. Next was John Franklin born in 1857 who married Anna Pflummer. He farmed and moved to Seaman when he retired. Howard “Irve” born in 1859 never married and farmed in Kansas before moving to Tulsa where a cousin Ellsworth Darlinton was living. Etta Margaret born 1863, married Frank Williams and they moved to Kansas. Only two of them stayed in Ohio. continued

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By Joyce Porter and Florence Bryson

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