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

Engineering Technology Program receives new 3-D Printer

The Engineering Technology program at the Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center (OVCTC) has received their new 3-D printer. The new Afinia H800 is the latest addition to the new program at the OVCTC.

The process of 3-D printing starts long before the actual printing begins. First, students will design a part from their own work or given dimensions through Inventor, the 3-D modeling software from Autodesk. Using the design, the student will then take the file and transfer it to the Afinia printing software to be loaded into the printer. Then, after heating a spool of ABS plastic, the printer will print fine layers of melted ABS into the shape of the design. The juniors of the Engineering Tech Program plan to use the printer for custom work and replicating parts.

In the new program at the OVCTC, students are able to learn the basics of engineering before moving on to college. Concepts such as electricity, 3-D modeling, technical sketching, truss calculations, digital electronics, manufacturing, simple machines, and robotic coding are just some of the topics covered in the program. This program gives students who are interested in engineering a hands-on boost before hitting the first textbook in college.

College credit is also available to the students who complete the requirements. Any current sophomore who is interested in the program can contact the OVCTC at 937-544-2336 about enrolling for next fall. Enrollment starts March 2 at the Open House from 4-7 p.m. Space is limited.

Shane Deskins-Meyer and Garret Clark prep for printing.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Printer1.jpgShane Deskins-Meyer and Garret Clark prep for printing. Submitted photos

Shane Deskins-Meyer loads a file for printing.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Printer2.jpgShane Deskins-Meyer loads a file for printing. Submitted photos

Submitted by Melanie Ohnewehr

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