DP&L to stick with planned June 2018 plant closings Preventing identity theft during tax season 4-H awards 11 local scholarships Peebles Elementary holds Spirit Week to prepare for AIR Testing Humane Society holding Radio Auction April 19-21 Local business partners find historical treasure in old bank building DP&L employees meet with union leadership GE-Peebles Test Operation joins the campaign about Distracted Driving North Adams Elementary recognizes February Students of the Month Senior Profile: Sydney Michael Stars will shine for the 34th annual C-103 All-Star Game NAHS Track/XC host Shamrock Shuffle 5K Associated Press names All-Southeast District Teams Senior Profile: Hannah Howard Nice to finally be a small part of March Madness The tractor has always been special Jimmy Nelson Kathryn Boldman James E Downs 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 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

Adams County Library News

The Friends of the North Adams Library are hosting their annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Supper at the McDonald’s in Seaman from 5- 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22. For a $5 ticket, come have all-you-can-eat pancakes, a side of sausage or bacon, and a small soft drink or coffee. Those who attend will be entered in a drawing for a $50 Kroger gift card and a $25 McDonald’s gift card, and kids will receive door prizes. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any Friend of the North Adams Library, or from the First State Bank in Seaman or Winchester. Funds raised benefit the Friends, who support programs including the Summer Reading Program at the North Adams Library. This popular, family-friendly annual gathering draws community members, neighbors, and friends together for a social evening. Thank you to McDonald’s for partnering with the Friends to host this event. For more information, call 937-695-0124.

Would you like to research your family tree? The Adams County Genealogy Society is holding a one-day Genealogy Workshop at the Manchester Library on Saturday, March 19 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. In the morning, Becky Reed and Ethel Chambers will discuss how to plan a DIY genealogy project, how to avoid common mistakes, and resources available online and at the Genealogy Society library. In the afternoon, Guiding Ohio Online technology trainer Melissa Downs will share about the genealogy resources available through the Adams County Public Library, and provide hands-on help starting your own genealogy project online. Bring your own laptop, or use one of the library’s computers. There is no charge for this event, but space is limited, so please call 937-549-3359 to register in advance.

Sherri Carter will share an Introduction to Essential Oils at the Peebles Library on Thursday, March 24 at 5:30 p.m. Learn how to use all-natural essential oils in easy, DIY applications to create relaxation, adjust mood, and promote wellness. Join us for a relaxing evening, and enter to win a door prize. For more information, call 937-587-2085.

Is there a Bigfoot in Ohio? Join Mike and Mike of the Ohio Night Stalkers at the Manchester Library on Saturday, March 26 at 2 p.m. See footprint castings and hear an audio recording made near Lynx in Adams County, and watch the 1967 Patterson Gimlin film uncut. Have you seen Bigfoot (or a relative)? Come share your experiences with us. For more information, call 937-549-3359.

The Adams County Public Library hosts monthly adult book clubs at the library. On March 21 at 4 p.m., join the Peebles Bibliophiles to discuss “Dreamland” by Sam Quinones. On March 31 at 5:30 p.m., join Julia at the North Adams Library to talk about “Ethan Frome” by Edith Wharton. On March 31 at 6 p.m. at the West Union Library, come to the first meeting of a new book club with Amy, and help us set future dates and times. We’ll discuss “The Paris Architect” by Charles Belfoure, and select future reads. For the 2016 Reading List for each book club, and more information, visit adamscolibrary.org/book-club.

All Adams County Public Library locations are open from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Follow us on Facebook to keep up with the latest news and events, or visit adamscolibrary.org to see new books, manage your account, and more.

The North Adams Library Book Club meets the last Thursday of each month.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Library-1.jpgThe North Adams Library Book Club meets the last Thursday of each month. Submitted photo

By Jessica Dooley

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